Monday, February 28, 2011

More Iranian oddness, Princess Azadeh dies, pahlavis censor Ali-Reza's death

Last night I was informed of the death of Princess Azadeh, the daughter
of Princess Ashraf, Mohammed Reza Shah's twin sister. Oddly enough
there has been next to no coverage of this in the media after Prince
Ali-Reza's murder.
Speaking of which I recently checked the site on facebook reza pahlavi
created for Ali-Reza, noticibly reza pahlavi will only show pictures of
the tributes left in front of Ali-Reza's apartment which were soon
vandalized, and not of the ceremony itself which was held on the boston
common. I wonder what the pahlavis are censoring?
Peter II, Khan-e-Mazendaran
IRANDOKHT: Tribute to Princess Azadeh Shafigh Pahlavi (1951-2011)

by Darius Kadivar

Princess Azadeh Shafigh, daughter of Princess Ashraf and her Egyptian
husband Ahmed Chafik Bey died on Wednesday February 23rd, 2011 in Paris
after a long battle against leukemia at age 60.

Below is the official announcement of the démise of the Brave Princess
who like her Brother Shahriar fought like a Lion and remained Loyal to
King and Country to the very end but lost only against the enemy within:
Cancer !

It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of
the passing away of Princess Azadeh Shafigh Pahlavi.

We are deeply saddened to learn the passing away of Azadeh Shafigh,
sister of Shahryar Shafigh who was assassinated in Paris aftermath of
the Islamic Coup!

She was very much loved, admired and respected by the opponents of the
Islamic Regime for her courage and her love for Iran.

–Secretariat of HIM Princess Ashraf Pahlavi

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Zendrans Worldwide Naval Images

I have recently completed a project where I have put images of the World’s Navie taken from online sources of satellite inagess in online locations where anyone can access them. This includes the major and minor fleets of the World at strategic locations. This project includes the
US Navy
Военно-Морской Флот/Russian Navy
中國人民解放軍海軍/Chinese Navy
Marine Nationale/French Navy
Royal British Navy
भारतीय नौ सेना/Indian Navy
Marina Militare/ Italian Navy
Armada Espanola/ Spanish Navy
海上自衛隊/ Japanese Navy
대한민국 해군/ South Korean Navy
Marinha do Brasil/Brazilian Navy
กองทัพเรือ/ Royal Thai Navy
Deutsche Marine/ German Navy
Koninklijke Marine/ Royal Netherlands Navy
Turk Deniz Kuvvetleri/ Turkish Navy
Armada de la Republica Argentina/ Argentine Navy
Royal Canadian Navy
Marina de Guerra del Peru/ Peruvian Navy
Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut/ Indoneseian Navy
Πολεμικό Ναυτικό/ Greek Navy
中華民國海軍/ Taiwanese Navy
نیروی دریایی ایران/ Iranian Navy
Royal Australian Navy
Kongelig Norske Marine/ Royal Norwegian Navy
Kungliga Flottan/ Royal Swedish Navy
پاک بحریہ/ Pakistani Navy
Suid-Afrikaanse Vloot/ South African Navy
Kongelige Danske Marine/ Royal Danish Navy
Angkatan Laut Republik Singapura/ Republic of Singapore Navy
بحرية الملكية السعودية/ Royal Saudi Navy
Tentera Laut DiRaja Malaysia/ Royal Malaysian Navy
Marynarka Wojenna Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej/ Polish Navy
البحرية المصرية/ Egyptian Navy
Armada de Chile/ Chilean Navy
조선인민군 해군/ North Korean Navy
Armada Bolivariana de Venezuela/ Venezuelan Navy
Marinha Portuguesa/ Portuguese Navy
חיל הים הישראלי/ Israeli Navy
البحرية الجزائرية/ Algerian Navy
البحرية الملكية/ Royal Moroccan Navy
Hai Quan Viet/ Vietnamese Navy
Nigerian Navy
البحرية السورية/ Syrian Navy
Fortele Navale Romane/ Romanian Navy
Военноморски сили България/Bulgarian Navy
Armada de Mexico/ Mexican Navy
Військово-Морські Сили України/ Ukrainian Navy
Armada Nacional Colombiana/ Colombian Navy
البحرية الليبية/ Libyan Navy
বাংলাদেশ নৌবাহিনী/Bangladesh Navy
Royal New Zealand Navy
Marine Royal/ Belgian Navy
Armada Nacional del Uruguay/Uruguayan Navy
عمان السلطانية بحرية/ Royal Oman Navy
Myanmar Navy
Merivoimat/ Finnish Navy
البحرية الملكي البحريني/ Royal Bahraini Navy
Armada del Ecuador/ Ecuadorian Navy
Hukbong Dagat ng Pilipinas/ Phlippine Navy
Yugoslav Navy
الامارات بحرية/ United Arab Emirates Navy
Hrvatska Ratna Mornarica/ Croatian Navy
an tSirbhis Chabhlaigh/ Irish Navy
Sri Lankan Navy
Marina de Guerra Revolucionaria/ Cuban Navy
Kenyan Navy
Lietuvos kariniu juru pajegu/ Lithuanian Navy
Juras Speki/ Latvian Navy
Eesti Merevagi/ Estonian Navy
بحرية التونسية/ Tunisian Navy
Icelandic Navy
Tanzanian Navy
القوة البحرية الكويتية/Royal Kuwaiti Navy
قطر بحرية الملكي/ Royal Qatar Navy
Azerbaycan Hərbi Dəniz Quvveleri/ Azerbaijani Navy
Albanian Navy
Gabon Navy
Ghana Navy
Tentera Laut Diraja Brunei/ Royal Brunei Navy
Code d’Ivorie Navy
Sudanese Navy
Georgian Navy
بحرية اليمنية/ Yemeni Navy
Mauritius Navy
Kazakhstan Navy
Royal Naval Force of Jordan
Cameroon Navy
Mauritania Navy
Ethiopian/Eretrian Navy
Maltese Navy
Turkmenistan Navy
The facebook page for this project is at the link below
The myspace page for this project is at the link below
The pages are constantly being updated so check back for incredible images of the World’s Navies and of Naval material.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

20th century's greatest entertainer Peter Alexander dies

What is most sad is that with all the people getting killed in riots
around the World or dying because of government mismanagement the
passing of someone who not only influenced culture in Europe, but also
around the World, who influenced american entertainers from the Rat Pack
to Richard pryor to Ed Sullivan, can get next to no attention. Had I
not spotted a copy of the Suddeutsche Zeitung by dumb luck this would
have been ignored. If you still doubt that Peter Alexander was that
great check my favorites section on youtube and see his works for
yourself. or check out the video below for an artistic shock your system needs.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Exposing the provaceturs behind the riots in Libya

Below is my response to anarchist international's taking credit for being behind the Libyan riots. It is bad enough that the nigger in the white house is planning military action against his fellow Africans, but to have these provaceturs call themselves revolutionaries and spread blatant lies is sickening. More power to Qaddafi and those opposing these provaceturs who's start riots in the name of anarchy and demorcracy, destabilize countries, and pave the way for invasion by the very forces they claim to oppose.

Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 12:53 PM
From: "Peter Khan Zendran"
To: "Anarchist International Information Service - AIIS" ,
Cc: "International newsmedia and mandated persons" , "Anarchists and syndicalists etc."
Subject: Re: The situation in Libya - dialog - update 2.

While I may be authoritarian I am NOT a marxist, I am a Titoist.
I have also been in enough conflicts, including physical conflicts, with the pigs and have done them damage on numerous occasions. That has included conflicts where I have had to deal with provaceturs who called themselves anarchists. Your nonsensical statements against leaders who benefit their people and statements in support of acts which will benefit tyrants and tyrannical coroporations only confirm this.
What you call scientific reasoning is nothing more than the propaganda of the very tyrants you claim to oppose.
Peter Khan Zendran

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:48 +0100, "Anarchist International Information Service - AIIS" wrote:
Hello again Peter Khan Zendran ,

Thank you again for interesting feedback.

They way you 'argument' fully reveal your marxist policy and that you are a marxist, authoritarian, and far from anarchist, proven beyond reasonable doubt by your own writings.

Your de facto marxist dialectical, pseudoscientific, hysterical rant is not scientific and matter of fact, and have thus no effect on us and the Anarchist International in general.

AI-members only listen to matter of fact scientific reasoning, not marxist dialectical pseudoscience and invectives - lies.

We have presented to you facts and results of real scientific research, and you will not listen, i.e. typically marxist and marxism and for marxists: Authoritarian and arrogant.

@-greetings B. Hansen for AIIS and AI

PS. We send our newsletters to several marxists for discussion and fun, but they are of course not networkmembers of AI. You will hear from us - a form of (click on:) direct action against your authoritarian marxism... But you are of course not an anarchist and not a member of AI.

As for USA - read IIFOR's and AI's resolution, decided with general consent on the International Anarchist Congress - and feel free to tell us what you think:

USA on the economic-political map - new president 2009 but no significant change in the system's coordinates

Once the well known anarchist Noam Chomsky was asked : "Would you describe the US as it is now as a fascist state?" Chomsky answered: "Far from it. In many respects it is the most free country in the world." It is true that the USA is far from fascist, and rather free. USA is ranked as no 22 among the countries in the world according to libertarian degree. Thus it is among the 25 most libertarian countries in the world.

The US' system is not fascist, but liberalist, located in the conservative sector of the liberalist quadrant of the economic-political map, see System theory and EP-map, at about 57%-60% authoritarian degree, the point estimate for USA at ca 57,5%, i.e. a libertarian degree at ca 42,5%.

The degree of capitalism in USA is estimated to ca 75,5%, i.e. very significant (the degree of socialism is only ca 24,5%). The gini-index is estimated to 40.8, i.e. significantly above 35.0. As a rule of the thumb a gini-index below 35.0 indicates socialism, while a gini-index equal to or above 35.0 indicates capitalism/economical plutarchy. Also several other indicators point to a high degree of capitalism, although a relatively high efficiency indicates an opposite tendency.

The degree of statism is estimated to ca 30,2%, and thus the degree of autonomy is ca 69,8%, i.e. very significant. This relatively high degree of autonomy is partly due to USA's strong regional and international position, partly due to the domestic situation, i.e. relatively low taxes and "small government", much NGOs, a functioning political/administrative democracy, also with primary elections, and tendencies of direct democracy in some states, etc.

However, these economical-political tendencies seen all in all are clearly authoritarian, but far from totalitarian, i.e. more than 67% authoritarian degree. These coordinates of the US system are average long term structural estimates, and today we see no tendencies of a significant change. Some people fear a development of the USA in fascist, ultra-authoritarian, direction, but the Anarchist International and IIFOR see no clear tendencies in this direction at the moment, although the people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and /or income, should always be on the alert against fascist, ultra-authoritarian tendencies.

2008: The president election 2008 is a choice between neo-conservatives (Republicans) and conservatives (Democrats) and will probably not change the system in USA significantly. We have thus no expectations to the demagogue Barack Obama regarding significant change of the US system's coordinates. 2009: The president of USA, since 2009, Barack Obama, has limited influence, a powerful lobby of the military-industrial complex has most of the power, and the fundamental domestic and international aims of USA are not changed. We will probably see some marginal, mostly cosmetical changes, but no significant change of the system's coordinates on the economic-political map. As far as this issue of the new president, president Obama, having taken over and this continuing, the AI has always been saying that policies don't change much with personalities. Policies have national interests, and policies depend on an environment. The environment and national interests of the United States are the same. Obama has said USA shall lead, i.e. rule, the world. The anarchists strongly oppose this megalomaniac approach.

28.04.2009. The Obama-government's first big mistake. A YouTube video showed panicked New Yorkers scrambling as a Boeing 747 followed by a fighter plane flew frighteningly close to the lower Manhattan skyline. The Federal Aviation Administration said the aircraft, which functions as Air Force One when the president is aboard, was taking part in a classified, government-sanctioned photo shoot. Fran Townsend, who advised President George W. Bush for more than three years, called the move "crass insensitivity" in the wake of 9/11: "I'd call this felony stupidity." The half-hour flight triggered the evacuation of a number of office buildings in the city - Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he was "furious" he had not been warned. On Tuesday, Obama told reporters, "It was a mistake. It was something we found out about along with all of you. And it will not happen again." 08.05.2009. White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera has resigned amid controversy over a low-altitude flyover of New York. So Obama seems to put the blame on his subordinates. Obama should take the full responsibility himself.

15.05.2009. Anger at Obama Guantanamo ruling. Civil liberties groups and anarchists have reacted angrily to US President Barack Obama's decision to revive military trials for some Guantanamo Bay detainees. 18.11.2009. US President Barack Obama has for the first time admitted that the US will miss the January 2010 deadline he set for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison. Mr Obama made the admission in interviews with US TV networks during his tour of Asia. Also this time civil liberties groups and anarchists have reacted angrily. 15.12.2009 The Obama administration said it will move some Guantanamo Bay detainees to an Illinois prison, the Thomson Correctional Center, and hold US military commission trials there. Anarchists and others criticized Obama's plan as a.o.t a security risk. This move seems to create more problems than it solves, anarchists say. 23.12.2009. Rebuffed by skeptical lawmakers when it sought finances to buy an Illinois prison, the Obama administration is unlikely to close the Guantánamo Bay prison until 2011 at the earliest. 05.01.2010. Obama says he remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, but not in January 2010 as promised.

10.11.2009. Anarchist comment to US President Barack Obama's response to last week's killings of 13 people at an army base in Texas, that of course the anarchists condemn.

Mr Obama's comments came in an address to a memorial service for the victims of the Fort Hood shootings, after he met relatives of those who died. Maj Nidal Malik Hasan, who was carrying out the massacre, was shot by police and remains in hospital. US intelligence authorities have said they knew Maj Hasan had been in contact with a cleric sympathetic to al-Qaeda.

Mr Obama said "It may be hard to comprehend the twisted logic that led to this tragedy, but this much we do know - no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favour," he continued. "And for what he has done, we know that the killer will be met with justice - in this world, and the next."

Anarchists at large are atheists, with a small dash of agnosticism, and thus believe about zero in "the next" world be it heaven, limbo or hell or something else, and we find it strange that Obama and his "we", "know" so much about "the next" world. How can Obama be certain that "the killer will be met with justice - in this world, and the next "? The anarchists at large are not among Obama's "we". He does not speak for us.

Anarchists are against capital punishment and other barbaric and authoritarian punishment "in this world" and believe about zero of punishment and justice in "the next", see Anarchism and Human Rights, Libertarian Human Rights . This is justice. Obama is a) for capital punishment and thus at odds with justice and should b) leave the practically certain lies about justice in "the next" world to a professional lier, and real beast, as the catholic pope. Obama's comments in this case confirm the megalomaniac tendency of Obama's ideas. The anarchists don't trust Obama and we warn others about this dangerous authority, practically certain at odds with justice and reality. Obama may be worse than Bush... What will be the next???

14.01.2010. About the earthquake in Haiti. "This is one of those moments that calls out for American leadership," according to US President Barack Obama who has announced fresh help for Haiti. Help is of course OK and supported by the anarchists, but "American leadership", i.e. ruler of the world - NO - the Anarchist International declares.

25.04.2010. Obama is obsessed with ruling the world, and is thus clearly opposed to the anarchists' real-democratic approach. An Internet search for "Obama lead world" gave the following headlines: "Obama lead world nuke talks", "Obama pledges to lead world into nuclear-free future", "Obama promises to lead world on climate change", "Obama: US will lead world in building next-gen clean cars", "US President Barack Obama has announced plans to invest billions of dollars in new nuclear power stations, should Australia follow Obama's lead," "We must lead the world: 'The Obama doctrine'", "Obama to world: 'We're ready to lead again'", and many more!!! "American leadership", i.e. ruler of the world - NO - the Anarchist International repeats.

12.08.2010. Gloomy picture for the people in the USA. More Americans fell into foreclosure in July as a sour job market kept them from making payments, and banks took over homes at a near record pace. Registered unemployment held at 9.5 percent in July but would have been higher if discouraged people had not left the workforce. The real unemployment may thus be much higher than 9.5 percent. Pessimism over the economy is rising and the grim mood could hurt both parties in the November 2 congressional elections, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday 11.08.2010. Almost two-thirds of Americans believe the economy will worsen before it gets better, up from 53 percent who felt that way in January, the poll found.

Nearly six in 10 of those surveyed said the country is headed in the wrong direction, a percentage that has held steady in NBC/WSJ polling throughout the year. More than half of respondents said they disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling the economy. The poll also found Americans were split on Obama's overall job performance, with 48 percent saying they disapprove and 47 saying they approve. Unfortunately Obama and USA don't follow the advice from the World Economic Council - WEC, and must face the music.

28.10.2010. Ad midterm elections 2010: Perhaps the Democrats tendencially is the most libertarian of the parties, i.e. the least authoritarian party alternative, after all. But in general, vote for the candidate you think will do the best job, i.e. be most libertarian and thus least authoritarian, regardless of party. However, the Anglophone Anarchist Federation, section USA, calls on a boycott of the Tea Party candidates at the midterm elections 2010. 03.11.2010. Republicans rode a tide of voter discontent to take control of the House of Representatives and expand their voice in the Senate in elections Tuesday.

29.11.2010. USA = Unenlightened plutarchy plus unenlightened diplomacy. US-type diplomatic language. WikiLeaks has published some reports of the Obama-regime's diplomatic efforts: As to diplomats' portrayals of world leaders, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have been holding "wild parties" and is described as feckless, vain and ineffective and sharing a close relationship with the "alpha dog", Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. PM Putin is also called 'Batman' and President Medvedev 'Robin'. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France is said to be thin-skinned and authoritarian. The WikiLeaks documents also described Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as erratic and in the near constant company of a Ukrainian nurse who was described as "a voluptuous blonde". The Afghan president Hamid Karzai is described as paranoid. Etc. etc.! "My, my... what a diplomatic language," says a spokesperson for the Anglophone Anarchist Federation to AIIS.

The extreme capitalism/economical plutarchy in USA makes violation of fundamental workers' rights
The 'American dream' is a nightmare for the people, seen as a class in contrast to the superiors in income and/or rank
There is a $4 billion union-busting industry which aims at undermining trade union organizing

There is a poor record on worker protection, particularly in the areas of trade union rights and child labor, areas in which serious violations continue to take place. US law excludes large groups of workers from the right to organize. These include agricultural workers, many public sector workers, domestic workers, supervisors and independent contractors. Moreover, for most private sector workers forming labor federations is extremely difficult and anti-union pressure from employers is frequent. There is a huge union-busting industry which aims at undermining trade union organizing. Some 82 per cent of employers hire such companies that employ a wide range of anti-union tactics. Employers also force employees to listen to anti-union propaganda and threaten workers with company closures if they vote to form a labor federation. The US administration, rather than leading the way on protection of the rights of working people and on decent pay and conditions, has been intent on denying the freedom to join a union and bargain collectively to millions of American workers. This hurts America's working people and has a negative impact on workers' rights in other countries as well. Figures from the US Department of Labor show that the Bush Administration has been cutting back even further on labor law enforcement, now spending an average of only US$26 per employer, while spending on rigorous oversight of trade union activities amounts to an average of $2,500 per union/local union. This will probably not change much under the Obama Administration.

The Employee Free Choice Act, which would redress some of the imbalances workers are subject to, was blocked by Senate Republicans last year despite passing the House of Representatives and gaining majority support in the Senate. Moreover, the National Labor Relations Board took a number of decisions in 2007 which withdrew various workers' protections and weakened already ineffective remedies. Among these decisions was one that makes it harder for workers who are illegally fired to recover back pay and another to make it easier to discriminate against employees who are union representatives. Child labor is in many cases not effectively addressed in the US, particularly in agriculture and not least because of the hazardous conditions that children are exposed to. Many of the children are migrant farm workers, often Latino. Not enough urgency is being shown with the Children's Act for Responsible Employment (CARE) currently before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the House of Representatives, which would bring standards for children working in agriculture in line with standards for other sectors. Moreover, child labor inspections are falling.

Concerning discrimination and remuneration it should be noted that women continue to earn less than men (80.8%), and that for most women of color this gap is even larger. Women earn less in every occupational category, even in occupations where they outnumber men. Nurses and middle school teachers earn 10% less than their male colleagues even though over 80% of the employees are female. Forced labor remains a problem in the US, in particular with forced labor in agriculture for migrant workers, and manufacturing (garments) in US overseas territories, in particular the Northern Mariana Islands. Working conditions are severe, and recruitment practices often result in indentured servitude.

14.01.2010. Social dumping. Immigrant sheepherders endure harsh work, low pay. Alone and thousands of miles from home, the immigrant sheepherder roams some of the West's most desolate and frigid landscapes, tending a flock for as little as $600 a month without a day off on the horizon. Colorado Legal Services, a Denver-based nonprofit legal assistance network, visited sheepherders with temporary work visas in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming and found they sometimes toil more than 90 hours a week, can't leave the isolated sites where they work and are grossly underpaid by US standards. Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Democrat from Denver, said sheepherders often don't speak English, don't know where they are, and depend entirely on their employers for food, water and contact with the outside world. "It struck me as a situation rife with the possibility of abuse, and I was afraid that we were looking at a situation of indentured servitude, of near slavery, right here in Colorado, and that troubled me a lot," Kagan said. The struggling US sheep industry argues the immigrants - and the current pay scale - are crucial to its survival and that the jobs give foreign workers opportunities for a better life back home. That is how the US capitalism works.

29.09.2010. Unresolved problems with the right to organize and other fundamental rights. USA still has a poor record on workers' protection, particularly with regard to trade union rights and child labor, areas in which serious violations continue to take place. US law excludes large groups of workers from the right to organize. These include agricultural workers, many public sector workers, domestic workers, supervisors and independent contractors. Moreover, for most private sector workers forming trade unions is extremely difficult and anti-union pressure from employers is frequent. There is a $4 billion union-busting industry which aims at undermining trade union organizing. Some 82 per cent of employers hire such companies that employ a wide range of anti-union tactics. Employers often force employees to listen to anti-union propaganda and threaten workers with company closures if they vote to form a trade union.

The rather limited "Employee Free Choice Act", which would redress a few of the imbalances workers are subject to, continues to be blocked by Senate Republicans despite passing the House of Representatives and gaining majority support in the Senate. Child labor is in many cases not effectively addressed in the US, particularly in agriculture and not least because of the hazardous conditions that children are exposed to. Many of the children are migrant farm workers, often Latino. The main labor confederation in USA, AFL-CIO, estimates that between 300,000 and 800,000 children are employed in agriculture under dangerous conditions. Moreover, the number of child labor inspections has been falling. Concerning gender discrimination, women continue to earn less than men (77.1%). While women represent 47.8% of total employment, only 29.0% of executive and senior level officials and managers are women. Furthermore women have no guarantee of paid family leave. Finally, forced labor remains a problem in the US, in particular with forced labor in agriculture for migrant workers. Sources: AIIS and ITUC.

1 in 6 went hungry in America in 2008

Forty-nine million people in American households — one in six — went hungry or had insufficient food at some point in 2008, the highest number since the government began tracking the problem in 1995. The biggest increases were among households with children and people who were hungry most often. The report, issued by the US Department of Agriculture, found that 17 million people in the US went hungry or did not eat regularly for a few days of each month over seven or eight months last year. That's a 45% increase from 12 million people in 2007. In 2008, 16.7 million children did not eat regularly at some point, up from 12.4 million in 2007. 17.11.2009.

The share of residents of USA in poverty climbed to 14.3 percent in 2009 and the increase is continuing

The percentage of Americans struggling below the poverty line in 2009 was the highest it has been in 15 years, the Census Bureau reported Thursday 16.09.2010, and interviews with poverty experts and aid groups said the increase appeared to be continuing this year. With the country in its worst economic depression and crisis since the Great Depression, four million additional Americans found themselves in poverty in 2009, with the total reaching 44 million, or one in seven residents. And the numbers could have climbed higher: One way embattled Americans have gotten by is sharing homes with siblings, parents or even nonrelatives, sometimes resulting in overused couches and frayed nerves but holding down the rise in the national poverty rate, according to the report. The share of residents in poverty climbed to 14.3 percent in 2009, the highest level recorded since 1994. The rise was steepest for children, with one in five affected, the bureau said. For a single adult in 2009, the poverty line was $10,830 in pretax cash income; for a family of four, $22,050.

USA has still not ratified United Nations' ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining

The United Nations' International Labour Organization, ILO's Convention 98 on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining has still not been ratified by countries such as USA, Canada, China, India, Iran, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Thailand, and Vietnam. Thus, approximately half of the world's economically active population is not covered by this worker friendly Convention, with USA up front. ILO Convention 98 was established in 1949, and among many other countries the Anarchies of Norway, Switzerland and Iceland have ratified this convention.

Unenlightened plutarchy

The system in USA is what economic Nobel Prize winner and anarchist Ragnar Frisch called an "unenlightened plutarchy", see the basic ideas of Frisch. For the World Economic Council's program against unenlightened plutarchy for the USA, see the WEC resolutions. USA has a long road to go before it becomes an anarchy, socialist and autonomous. It will probably not happen while Obama is in charge.

USA, see the WEC resolutions. USA has a long road to go before it becomes an anarchy, socialist and autonomous. It will probably not happen while Obama is in charge.

Unenlightened plutarchy, plutarchy in general and plutocracy

In the American Webster's unabridged dictionary second edition the word plutarchy is mentioned, and also plutocracy. Plutarchy means rule by the rich or rule of money, a form of archy [by finance-lords and similar, enronism, etc.]. Plutarchy may be economical and/or political/administrative. Economical plutarchy is the same as capitalism. Capitalism has two main forms, liberalism and fascism, economical plutarchy is significant in both. The economical plutarchists are the capitalists, the relatively rich, superiors in income.

Plutocracy is a form of "cracy", as in democracy, the word plutocracy may 1. mean the same as plutarchy, 2. but also just mean management by the rich or related to money. In an anarchism vs other -isms context, to be precise, the concept plutarchy is in general used, not the more diffuse plutocracy. The term "unenlightened plutarchy, "uopplyst pengevelde", was used by Ragnar Frisch about liberalism, the typical unenlightened plutarchy, but it may also be used about fascism. As a tendency in a bit curtailed form the unenlightened plutarchy may also be present in marxist, mainly social-democratic, systems.

"Unenlightened" in this context just underlines that plutarchy is not in the interest of the people, seen as a class as opposed to the superiors in rank and/or income. Plutarchy is practically always "unenlightened", a bad form of system/management seen from the people's perspective. In practice "enlightened plutarchy" does not exist, although there may be more or less of the unenlightened tendency. IIFOR

---- Original Message -----
From: Peter Khan Zendran
To: Anarchist International Information Service - AIIS ;
Cc: International newsmedia and mandated persons ; Anarchists and syndicalists etc.
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: The situation in Libya - dialog - update
Your response is filled with lies similar to those disseminated by anarchist provaceturs like food not bombs and love and resistance, be it about Libya or what people in america have to suffer through.
DO NOT send me any more of your material as I wish to have no dealings with reactionary provaceturs.
Peter Z

On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 03:45 +0100, "Anarchist International Information Service - AIIS" wrote:
Hi again P.K. Khan

As you may see already at the indexpage at USA has economical plutarchy, and is thus rather far from anarchy. See also the rather critical note on USA at the USA has according to IIFOR about 42,5 % libertarian degree and 57,5 % authoritarian degree, a conservative liberalist system, and ranked as no 22 of countries according to libertarian degree.

However according to IIFOR's analysis, see the top of , Libya is ranked as no 68 and has about 32,5% libertarian degree and 67,5 authoritarian degree, a totalitarian fascist system with more 666 per thousand authoritarian degree - rather evil, but not as evil as Somalia with ochlarchy an rivaling polyarchy as system and only about 20% libertarian degree and 80% authoritarian degree.

As far as we know only friends broadly defined of Colonel Gadhafi have such fringe benefits as you mention, not the people in the east of Libya, and these fringe benefits are really only peanuts, and are of course not free, but paid by oil money, which could be distributed as real pay in stead, so people could buy what they want themselves for it.

An oilrich country like Libya could/should have an anarchist economic-political system, as the Anarchy of Norway, with about 54 % anarchy/libertarian degree, and only 46% authoritarian degree, and ranked as no 1 according to libertarian degree.

But Colonel Gadhafi has centralized most of the power, economically and political/administrative, on a few corrupt hands, that is why the system is totalitarian and fascist, and not anarchist.

No real opposition has been allowed in Libya, under Colonel Gadhafi's autocratic rule, see . And of course not now. He and his henchmen use live rounds and kill 'his own' (click on:) people.

Tunisia and Egypt, which are in embryo revolutions will very likely not be taken over by USA, but will probabaly be less influenced by USA. And anarchists do in general not sign up to Lenin's' marxist-leninist 'imperialist' theories, which it seems like you do.

The same is the future for Libya, an anarchists system as in Norway is possible there, if Colonel Gadhafi and his henchmen step down.

We have information that the tribes are co-operating already, thus there will not be ochlarchy and chaos, see if Colonel Gadhafi and his henchmen step down.

If you support Colonel Gadhafi's autocratic rule, see , you are probably on a non-anarchist, wrong economic-political track. Supporting ultra-authoritarian (click on:) totalitarian fascism as Colonel Gadhafi's autocratic rule/system is far from anarchist as far as our analysis suggest.

Feel free to continue the dialog, anarchism is a.o.t. based on dialog and free matter of fact (scientific) criticism.

We looke forward to hear more from you.

Hear from you...

@-greetings B. Hansen for AIIS

Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:47 AM

1. The last time I checked people in Libya under Qaddafi's system have free internet, electricity, gasoline, and other free ammenities which people in capatilist countries like america do not provide for their citizens. Also people in Libya, be they citizens or foreigners, recieve more rights than people in capatilist countries like america.
2. If Qaddafi were to fall so would other countries in the region, be it Algreia, Morocco, Iran, Jordan, etc who are fighting american/zionist/capatalist imperialism, thus leaving themselves open to invasion by milittary force, civil war which will cost the lives of millions, or further corporate control/exploitation of their resources by foreign powers as happened 100 years ago.
Peter Khan Zendran

On Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:37 +0100, "Anarchist International Information Service - AIIS" wrote:
Hi P.K. Zendran

Thank you for interesting feedback. We will go into a dialog with you with the purpose of reaching reasonable consensus on basic points via discussion, and matter of fact scientific reasoning.

We think as a start we have reasonable arguments, but first we will like to know why you think a) Colonel Gadhafi and b) his system is c) anarchist, and d), why he should not step down, in this case.

Hear from you...

@-greetings B. Hansen for AIIS

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Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: Important mail. T-update 100: Social-individualist anarchist tendency in the Egyptian revolt. The anarchist black flag with a white fist, a symbol of peaceful non-ochlarchical libertarian resistance is carried by many protesters. The situation in Liby

If you are demanding that Qaddafi step down then you are NOT anarchists, rather you are just like the very provaceturs who call themselves anarchists who I have dealt with since 2002.
Peter Khan Zendran

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:37 +0100, "Anarchist International Information Service - AIIS" wrote:

Hi fellow(s) - Important message!

IJA 1 (41), see below, is usually updated 2-3 times a day from about noon to midnight GMT + 1. We have the probably best coverage of the North African and Middle East revolts and (embryo) revolutions. We usually don't send updates per e-mail. Feel free to click on the link to IJA 1 (41) below to follow the news, analysis and comments, several times a day. Be updated, and discuss the updates with your fellows and own network (including AIIS etc)!

@-greetings - AIIS -

PS. Feel free to forward this e-mail to your own network!

* Read: Qatar, Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab countries on the economic-political map, including the popular revolt in Egypt - Frequently updated - Click here! *

From IJA 1/11 (41) Web: - Updated:
T-update 100: Social-individualist anarchist tendency in the Egyptian revolt. The anarchist black flag with a white fist, a symbol of peaceful
non-ochlarchical libertarian resistance is carried by many protesters. The situation in Libya.

22.02.2011. Social-individualist anarchist tendency in the Egyptian revolt. The anarchist black flag with a white fist, a symbol of peaceful non-ochlarchical libertarian resistance is carried by many protesters. The situation in Libya.

The anarchist black flag with a white fist, a symbol of peaceful and non-ochlarchical libertarian resistance, was carried by many through the streets of Cairo a.o.t. during the symbolic revolution that ousted president Hosni Mubarak. This is a symbol used by peaceful non-ochlarchical anarchists in different mixes at least since the 1970s. Black stands for anarchism, the fist for resistance or protest, and white for peace and the non-ochlarchical. This time it was probably imported via the Canvas (Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies, Serbia and international), rooted back to Otpor (Resistance), that some paranoid marxist leftists think is run by the CIA. It is however likely that organizations and individuals in USA, also some with links to CIA, may have given some money to Canvas, as many others world wide have. Canvas in general exaggerates its influence.

But Canvas' program and ideas stand on its own feet, i.e. a somewhat Tolstoy-inspired but secular, non-violent, form of social-individualist anarchism and resistance. Canvas' strategy and Tolstoy-inspired strategies in general have however its limitations, and may be manipulated in contra-revolutionary direction. But it is useful as a part of a more general strategy: As mentioned a development towards real democracy in Egypt must be done by the people's actions, i.e. act with dignity, use real matter of fact arguments and add weight behind via direct actions, including industrial actions, and via organization, dialog and elections. The main strategy of The Anarchist International - AI/IFA is basically neither pacifism nor terrorism, and for as little as possible violence. The limitations of a pacifist strategy are clear in Libya, and the policy in Egypt was not 100% pacifist. For more information about the main anarchist strategy, see Antimilitarism - an anarchist approach - IJA 2 (38) and The International Conference on Terrorism - IJA 4 (31).

Anyway Canvas' influence in Egypt was and is limited, although in 2009, in Belgrade, Canvas gave Egyptian youthgroup April 6 lessons in peaceful protest. The Egyptians however did not adopt some of Otpor's more whimsical tactics. The influence of The Anarchist International - AI/IFA, and all its sections, see The official link-site of AI/IFA, including The International Workers of the World - Egyptian section and The Anarchist Confederation of Africa - Egyptian section, is most likely more important in this connection. A somewhat anarchist, and mainly social-individualist anarchist tendency, with an Egyptian local touch, was and is significant in the still mostly informal people's movement in the country. The anarchist black flag with a white fist, a symbol of peacful non-ochlarchical libertarian resistance is carried by many protesters in Egypt.

Social-individualism, a libertarian tendency, is a centrist and progressive moderate form of anarchism, also called the third alternative, located between advanced social-democratic marxism and advanced social-liberalism on the economic-political map. Many social-individualists don't label themselves as anarchists for different reasons, but they are practically certain all de facto mainly moderate libertarians, i.e. for freedom and real democracy.

The anarchist black flag with a white fist, a symbol of peaceful non-ochlarchical libertarian resistance is carried by many during protests in Egypt.

By the way, the ultra-authoritarian, totalitarian, Muslim Brotherhood is sometimes sailing unders false anarchist black flag, documented by BBC 04.02.2011, and the International Anarchist Tribunal - IAT-APT handed out a Brown Card to the islamist movement for this serious break of the Oslo Convention.

Social-individualism, i.e. moderate libertarianism, including freedom and real democracy, is today an important tendency, especially regarding the middle to long term aim, also in Tunisia and in many other oppositions in North Africa and the Middle East. The earlier dominant islamist oppositions are less important today because the oppositions are broader people's movements, but islamism represents a contra-revolutionary strategic danger.

Libya: Gadhafi vows to die a martyr, calls on supporters to fight protesters in the street, Asscoiated Press reported: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed to fight on to his "last drop of blood" and roared at his supporters to take to the streets against protesters in a furious, fist-pounding speech Tuesday after two nights of bloodshed in the capital as his forces tried to crush the uprising that has fragmented his regime. Gadhafi's call portended a new round of mayhem in the capital of 2 million people. The night before, residents described a rampage by pro-regime militiamen, who shot on sight anyone found in the streets and opened fire from speeding vehicles at people watching from windows of their homes. Tuesday morning, bodies still lay strewn in some streets. Gunshots in celebration were heard after Gadhafi's speech, aired on state TV and on a screen to several hundred supporters in Tripoli's central Green Square, witnesses said.

Swathed in brown robes and a turban, the country's leader for nearly 42 years spoke from behind a podium in the entrance of his bombed-out Tripoli residence hit by US airstrikes in the 1980s and left unrepaired as a symbol of defiance. At times the camera panned back to show the outside of the building and its towering monument of a gold-colored fist crushing an American fighter jet. But the view also gave a surreal image of Gadhafi, shouting and waving his arms wildly all alone in a broken-down lobby with no audience, surrounded by torn tiles dangling from the ceiling, shattered concrete pillars and bare plumbing pipes. "Libya wants glory, Libya wants to be at the pinnacle, at the pinnacle of the world," he proclaimed, pounding his fist on the podium. "I am a fighter, a revolutionary from tents ... I will die as a martyr at the end," he said, vowing to fight "to my last drop of blood."

Gadhafi [falsely] depicted the protesters as misguided youths, who had been given drugs and money by a "small, sick group" to attack police and government buildings. He said the uprising was fomented by "bearded men" - a reference to islamic fundamentalists - and Libyans living abroad. He called on supporters to take to the streets to attack protesters. "You men and women who love Gadhafi ... get out of your homes and fill the streets," he said. "Leave your homes and attack them in their lairs." "The police cordons will be lifted, go out and fight them," he said, urging youth to form local committees across the country "for the defense of the revolution and the defense of Gadhafi." "Forward, forward, forward!" he barked at the speech's conclusion, pumping both fists in the air as he stormed away from the podium. He was kissed by about a dozen supporters, some in security force uniforms. Then he climbed into a golf cart-like vehicle and puttered away.

The turmoil in the capital escalates a week of protests and bloody clashes in Libya's eastern cities that have shattered Gadhafi's grip on the nation. Many cities in the east appeared to be under the control of protesters after units of Gadhafi's army defected. Protesters in the east claimed to hold several oil fields and facilities and said they were protecting them against damage or vandalism. The regime has been hit by a string of defections by ambassadors abroad, including its UN delegation, and a few officials at home. In response, Gadhafi's security forces have unleashed the bloodiest crackdown of any Arab country against the wave of protests sweeping the region, which toppled leaders of Egypt and Tunisia. At least 62 people were killed in violence in Tripoli since Sunday, according to the New York-based Human Rights Watch, but it cautioned that that figure came from only two hospitals. That comes on top of at least 233 people killed across the so far in the uprising, counted by the group from hospitals around the country.

The head of the UN human rights agency, Navi Pillay, called for an investigation, saying widespread and systematic attacks against civilians "may amount to crimes against humanity." The UN Security Council was holding an emergency session Tuesday, and Western diplomats were pushing for it to demand an end to the retaliation against protesters. Libya's deputy UN ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi called Monday for the world body to enforce a no-fly zone over cities to prevent mercenaries and military equipment from reaching the regime. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said it was up to the council whether to discuss the proposal.

The first major protests to hit an OPEC country - and major supplier to Europe - sent oil prices soaring to more than $93 a barrel Tuesday. A string of international oil companies have begun evacuating their expatriate workers or their families, and the Spanish oil company Repsol-YPF said it suspended production in Libya on Tuesday. It accounted for about 3.8 percent of Libya's total production of 1.6 million barrels a day. World leaders also have expressed outrage. US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called on Gadhafi to "stop this unacceptable bloodshed" and said the world was watching the events "with alarm."

Tripoli streets were largely empty during the day Tuesday, except for people venturing out for food, wary of militia attacks. One man in his 50s said residents of his neighborhood were piling up roadblocks of concrete, bricks and wood to try to slow militiamen. He said he had seen several streets with funeral tents mourning the dead. He described spending the night before barricaded in his home, blankets over the windows, as militiamen rampaged in the streets until dawn. Buses unloaded militia fighters - Libyans and foreigners - in several neighborhoods. Others sped in vehicles with guns mounted on the top, opening fire, including at people watching from windows, he said. "I know of two different families, one family had a 4-year-old who was shot and killed on a balcony in the eastern part of the city, and another lady on the balcony was shot in the head," he said. He, like other residents, contacted by the Associated Press, spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

One of the heaviest battlegrounds was the impoverished, densely populated district of Fashloum. There, militiamen shot any "moving human being" with live ammunition, including ambulances, so wounded were left in the streets to die, one resident said. He said that as he fled the neighborhood Monday night, he ran across a group of militiamen, including foreign fighters. "The Libyans (among them) warned me to leave and showed me bodies of the dead and told me: `We were given orders to shoot anybody who moves in the place,'" said the resident. Militias - which many witnesses say include foreign fighters who appear to be from sub-Saharan Africa - have taken the forefront in the crackdown in Tripoli. That is in part because Gadhafi has traditionally kept his military and other armed forces weakened to prevent any challenge.

The week of upheaval in Libya has weakened - if not broken for now - the control of Gadhafi's regime in parts of the east. Protesters claim to control a string of cities across just under half of Libya's 1,600-kilometer-long (1,000 mile) Mediterranean coast, from the Egyptian border in the east to the city of Ajdabiya, an important site in the oil fields of central Libya, said Tawfiq al-Shahbi, a protest organizer in the eastern city of Tobruk. He said had visited the crossing station into Egypt and that border guards had fled. In Tobruk and Benghazi, the country's second largest city, protesters were raising the pre-Gadhafi flag of Libya's monarchy on public buildings, he and other protesters said. Protesters and local tribesmen were protecting several oil fields and facilities around Ajdabiya, said Ahmed al-Zawi, a resident there. They had also organized watch groups to guard streets and entrances to the city, he said.

Residents are also guarding one of Libya's main oil export ports, Zuweita, and the pipelines feeding into it, he said. The pipelines are off and several tankers in the part left empty, said al-Zawi, who said he visited Zuweita on Tuesday morning. In Benghazi, protesters over the weekend overran police stations and security headquarters, taking control of the streets with the help of army units that broke away and sided with them. Benghazi residents, however, remained in fear of a regime backlash. One doctor in the city said Tuesday many spent the night outside their homes, hearing rumors that airstrikes and artillery assaults were imminent. "We know that although we are in control of the city, Gadhafi loyalists are still here hiding and they can do anything anytime," he said.

Gadhafi, the longest serving Arab leader, appeared briefly on TV early Tuesday to dispel rumors that he had fled. Sitting in a car in front of what appeared to be his residence and holding an umbrella out of the passenger side door, he told an interviewer that he had wanted to go to the capital's Green Square to talk to his supporters gathered there, but the rain stopped him. "I am here to show that I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela. Don't believe those misleading dog stations," Gadhafi said, referring to the media reports that he had left the country. The video clip and comments lasted less than a minute. But Tuesday evening's speech lasted well over a half hour. During it, Gadhafi recounting his days as a young revolutionary leader who "liberated" Libya - a reference to the 1969 military coup that brought him to power - and his defiance against US airstrikes.

He insisted that since he has no official title, he cannot resign - Gadhafi is referred to as the "brother leader," but is not president. He [falsely] said he had not ordered police to use any force force used against protesters [i.e. the people] - that his supporters had come out voluntarily to defend him. "I haven't ordered a single bullet fired," he [falsely] said, warning that if he does, "everything will burn." He said that if protests didn't end, he would stage a "holy march" with millions of supporters to cleanse Libya. He demanded protesters in Benghazi hand over weapons taken from captured police stations and military bases, warning of separatism and civil war. "No one allows his country to be a joke or let a mad man separate a part of it," he declared.

The Anarchist International - AI/IFA and all its sections, see The official link-site of AI/IFA, including the anarchosyndicalist labor confederation International Workers of the World and The Anarchist Confederation of Africa, declared: "We call on Colonel Gaddafi and his henchmen to step down - NOW!... i.e. if not today, within a few days or weeks!! And we call on the Libyan people: Remember Direct Action and Antimilitarism - an anarchist approach - IJA 2 (38) & The International Conference on Terrorism - IJA 4 (31)!!!"

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"History will burden those leaders with blood guilt if they do not act according to their professional and statesmanely principles and knowledge. Their soldierly loyalty must end at the boundary where their knowledge, conscience, and sense of responsibility forbid the execution of an order. In case their advice and warnings fall on deaf ears in such circumstances, then they have the right and the duty, before the people and history, to resign their offices. If they all act together, then it will be impossible to carry out military action. They will thereby saved the Fatherland from the worst, from total ruin. If a soldier in a position of highest authority in such times see his duties and tasks only within the limits of his military responsibilities, without consciousness of his higher responsibility to the whole people, then he shows a lack of greatness, a lack of comprehension of responsibility. Extraordinary times demand extraordinary actions!"
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jordanian Royals impersonated online

It is bad enough that the folks at goldman sucks and the cfr would create instability in Jordan and the region, but to do this kind of impersonation is too low for anyone to stoop to. Below is the e-mail conversartion I had with Princess Haya about her being impersonated online.

Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:23 PM
From: "Info"
To: "Peter Khan Zendran"
Subject: RE: MOHEMM

Dear Sir

I hope that you are doing well.
Please note that the email received is not authentic.
HRH Princess Haya does not and will not send emails like the one forwarded.

Thank you for bringing it to our attention.
Kind regards
HRH Office

From: Peter Khan Zendran []
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:55 PM
To: Info
Subject: MOHEMM

I recently recieved this. Is this an authentic message from HRH or is
this an impostor?
Peter II, Khan-e-Mazendaran

On Tue, 22 Feb 2011 00:07 +0000, "Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of
Jordan" wrote:
> Dearest,
> I am Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, writing to inform you of
> our desire to invest in your country.
> Considering my current position, I hopes that the transaction is strictly
> confidential as possible until the completion of the transaction.
> Hence my desire to have you as my agent abroad to protect and invest my
> funds in a profitable business.
> I have therefore decided to investigate whether you would agree to act as
> a foreign agent in order to update this transaction. If you can handle
> this, then you can come back to me via email then I will direct you on
> how we will acheive these.
> Regards.
> Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan.
> Email:
"History will burden those leaders with blood guilt if they do not act according to their professional and statesmanely principles and knowledge. Their soldierly loyalty must end at the boundary where their knowledge, conscience, and sense of responsibility forbid the execution of an order. In case their advice and warnings fall on deaf ears in such circumstances, then they have the right and the duty, before the people and history, to resign their offices. If they all act together, then it will be impossible to carry out military action. They will thereby saved the Fatherland from the worst, from total ruin. If a soldier in a position of highest authority in such times see his duties and tasks only within the limits of his military responsibilities, without consciousness of his higher responsibility to the whole people, then he shows a lack of greatness, a lack of comprehension of responsibility. Extraordinary times demand extraordinary actions!"
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Iranian Warships off Suez as israel sabre rattles with military

These Iranian ships are off Suez as a demonstration of force by Iran,
notice how Iran has not sent any of it's Submarines to accompany the
Alvand and Khark. This is being done at a time when israel is expanding
it's navy, as the news below shows. Bear in mind that Air Independent
Propulsion was developed by Admiral Donitz, which he shared with america
at nuremberg during his trial, and as such the israelis can demand those
subs from Germany. Bear in mind with the riots going on in countries
throughout the region the chance of conflict is real, in any form.
Peter Khan Zendran

Egypt: Iran asks for warships to pass Suez Canal
By HAMZA HENDAWI Associated Press © 2011 The Associated Press
Feb. 17, 2011, 12:37PM

CAIRO — Two Iranian naval vessels have submitted a request to transit
the Suez Canal, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Israel has
expressed concerns over the plans, labeling them a "provocation."

Ministry spokesman Hossam Zaki said Egyptian authorities have received
the request to grant the vessels passage, while a Suez Canal official
said the Defense Ministry would process the application.

In Tehran, Iran's official English-language Press TV cited an Iranian
naval official saying the two warships are to pass through the canal.
The official said Tehran was in contact with Egypt about the ships.

Earlier, a canal official had said the Iranians had withdrawn a request
to transit the waterway, without giving an explanation for the
application's withdrawal. The official spoke on condition of anonymity
because he was not authorized to brief the media.

Ahmed al-Manakhly, a senior Suez Canal official, said international
agreements regulate the traffic through the canal. He said that only in
the case of war with Egypt may vessels be denied transit through the

Al-Manakhly noted that Iran and Egypt are not at war, and said the final
decision on whether to grant the vessels' passage lies with the Defense

He said he will not allow any warships to transit the canal without
approval from the Defense Ministry.

The Suez Canal official identified the two vessels as the Alvand, a
frigate, and the Kharq, a supply ship, and said they were en route to
Syria. He said they were now in an area near Saudi Arabia's Red Sea port
of Jiddah.

Spokesmen for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Foreign
Ministry refused to comment.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday that Iran was
about to send two naval vessels through the Suez Canal for the first
time in years, calling it a "provocation."

Israel considers Iran an existential threat because of its disputed
nuclear program, ballistic missile development, support for militants in
the region and its threats to destroy Israel. While Israel has pressed
for international sanctions to stop Iran from developing nuclear
weapons, it has not taken the possibility of a military strike off the

On Wednesday, U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley confirmed the
presence of the two Iranian ships in the area of the canal but would not
say whether that was considered provocative.

"There are two ships in the Red Sea," he said, "What their intention is,
what their destination is, I can't say."

Vessels intending to transit the canal, which links the Red Sea and the
Mediterranean, must give the waterway's authority at least 24-hour
notice before entering the canal.

Only ships that don't meet safety requirements are banned from using the

In the case of naval vessels, clearance from the Egyptian defense and
foreign ministries is required in advance, but is rarely withheld.
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As the threat of Iran obtaining nuclear capabilities looms, Israel is
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With three Dolphin-class submarines in service and two under
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Anti-Iranian incitement coming from american government

Now that it has been shown beyond doubt that the american government was
behind Mubarak's removal in Egypt they are trying to repeat what they
did in Iran in 2009. Only this time they are doing it more openly.
Recently clinton started a twitter feed which has been posting messages
inciting Iranians to acts of violence which will destabilize Iran and
make things worse and paving the way for conflict, be it with america,
israel, or a civil war. The link is below
Do not fall for the lies of clinton. Notice also who is being followed
on that twitter account, the very people clinton and the american
government are menacing.
Speaking of clinton she is appointing marc grossman to replace dick
holbrooke as envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Whether he will
continue dick's policies is uncertain, but this comes at a time when the
american government is working openly to destabilize Iran, which has
been keeping things in Afghanistan and Pakistan stable.
Speaking of inciters an individual who uses the alias shah mahi has been
sending out invitations and messages for people to act out against Iran
via facebook. This individual was at Prince Ali-Reza's Boston memorial
and had spread slander about me via Prince Ali-Reza's facebook page.
Here is that person's link
Right now I am securing info with select people because of individual.
I should not have to repeat that if things escelate in Iran, as well as
Jordan, Morocco, Bahrain, things will get worse fast.
Peter Khan Zendran

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pete vs. dick; The Black Op duel over Iran which brought down holbrooke.

Few people realize that the riots in Iran in June 2009 and the green movement were, like most uprisings around the World, backed and orchestrated by people in america, namely dick holbrooke, the evil genius behind the breakup of Yugoslavia.
The rivalray with me and holbrooke began over Serbia’s elections, as I was instrumental in helping Kostunica get reelected in 2007. At the time I was involved in making Myspace a more respected tool which people, including World leaders, could use. When I connected with Kostunica via Myspace in 2006, he had been able to confirm that my grandfather’s godfather was King Petar I of Serbia and Yugoslavia. Kostunica and I also agreed on the issue of kosovo, that kosovo was an integral part of Serbia. On both issues dick holbrooke took personal issue with, the latter because it interfered with his designs on the region, and the former coming from the latter, for as part of his smear campaign against me he was one of the people who spread the rumor that I was a self-hating polish jew, when in fact he was the self-hating polish jew and that Kostunica was able to prove otherwise. This was to bring things to a head at the watson institute, where both he and I were involved.
On October 15, 2007 when holbrooke gave his lecture as part of the diractor’s lecture series on contemporary international affairs holbrooke stated that he was invovled in working to engineer plans for kosovo’s independence, and even discussed possible conflict with Iran over foreign interests. During the question and answer section I put him on the spot he responded evasively, and many in the audience shared my feelings, including suprisingly lincoln chafee, who was sitting a few rows in front of me in an unreserved seat and who left a few seconds after I did. Clearly, dick was annoyed by my actions, though he and I never acted out against each other while at watson.
After that holbrooke instituted a screening process for all who wanted to attend his talks at the watson institute, using the guise that he was busy working on hillary clinton’s campaign and wanted to prioritize his schedule, when in truth he was afraid of being upstaged. This he demonstrated on February 20, 2008 when ali allawi was giving his lecture at brown. As it turned out dick was sitting in the row in front of me and when he saw me he moved to the side. At that event I accused allawi of genocide and failing to help Iraq, and received an ovation from the crowd. Needless to say dick did not like that.
He would finally manifest his frustration against me by manipulating RI’s legal system. Knowing that I was in a legal dispute I was having with brown, holbrooke falsely told them I was menacing him, and allowed the bupd to use his office as an observation post. It was a member of the bupd using holbrooke office on April 17, 2008 who sounded the alarm when I went to the watson institute to discuss an event invitation I received after one of brown’s pigs claimed I was trespassed. As the details of that incident and subsuquent events, which culminated in my putting three members of the bupd in the hospital when retreving my property from the watson institute and being held until trial as my phone calls to people to bail me out were intercepted, being given a years probation for my actions, and my apeal being denied after I and my lawyer objected to my being held without bail as an appeal condition, which prevented me from presenting evidence in my own defense, are too well known I shall not go into them here. However as a result of his lies dick holbrooke succeeded in getting me court ordered off watson as a term of my probation. He had won that battle, but would lose the war in the long run.
After that incident dick holbrooke would use his position to intimidate people at watson into his line of thinking, and many of them went along with him as I was no longer there to defend them. He little realized that some people at watson still supported me and kept in touch with me via organizations outside of brown, and it was these people who kept me informed of activities there. Once clinton became secretary of state she took dick with her, though he retained the position of professor at large at brown, and took with him his council on foreign relations connections. In the cfr report he created on Afghanistan, pakistan, and Iran he used material from Chapter 8 of my book “victimization of the Farsi, Arab, Turanian, and Central and Western Asian Peoples”, the same book I raided watson and put three brown pigs in the hospital to retrieve on April 18, 2008. He would soon use his new position to become the new us special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan to meddle in Iranian affairs, including sneaking into Iran to meet with mir hossein mousavi and other dissidents, ie people who would soon be inciting the riots which broke out in Tehran after Ahmadinejad’s victory in the June 2009 presidential election, right up to the first week in June 2009.
What dick failed to realize is that I knew he was getting his material from my work and because of what I did on April 18, 2008 I had proof. In addition I had saved and memorized documents and incidents that had relevance to the situation and was able to disseminate it to show that the candidates the rioters/protesters were backing were in fact provaceturs of dick holbrooke. The people that saw this information included opposition groups allied with mousavi, and once they saw that if they joined the rioters/protesters they would be making things worse that is when the “green movement” began to crack. Along with the Iranian security forces who were able to keep order and Iran safe the fact that Iranians were able to see proof that mousavi and his supporters were being backed by the american government for nefarious purposes helped to act as the cop within to many Iranians.
Could Iran’s resistance won? That we will never know, for by collaborating with american government officals like dick holbroone they threw away their last, best chance for a win, and by doing so had become the very thing they opposed, bringing back memories of kermit roosevelt, schwarzkopf sr, huyser, and other americans who incited Iranians to a worse way of life. Not to mention people like saddam hussein, milosevic, etc. who america had becked then turned on, which was what most Iranians realized they would become if they joined the green movement, ie another controlled boogeyman to give the american military/industrial complex something to attack.
From that point on things went downhill for holbrooke in Central Asia. He had gambled on a win for mousavi to advance his agenda and crapped out. He realized that he could not improvise as he had done before and that he could not be trusted. Furthermore, his friends at brown/watson took a major loss in funding and patronage as they began to learn the details of what was really going on with brown/watson. Weakened in his work in Central Asia by the failure of his “green revolution” and weakened in his work at brown/watson his actions were like that of a plane on autopilot. When he suffered the heart problems that ultimately was the cause of his death those around the World he had wronged could breathe a sigh of releif. More than coincidentally his heart problems occurred after I posted a video message directed at some of his colleagues, some of who sent me harassing messages as a result. That he saw that message is probable, after all he was using my material, and his reported last words to end the war in Afghanistan were the confession of someone who knew he had been beaten, and knew who had beaten him.
Today as events unfold it is clear with dick holbrooke out of the picture that america is acting like a stumbling giant. Though I continue to have issues with his colleagues their behavior is like that of desperate creatures who know they no longer have holbrooke’s backing. With all his power and influence I was able to bring holbrooke down, and this is a lesson those around him forget at their risk.

Details on Egypt riot-cfr/goldman sucks connection

I managed to find this online, and was lucky as once again brown has
been burying their info again.
This is the full press release of that Egyptian dissident Saad Eddin
Ibrahim who spoke at brown in 2005 when the entire Middle East Studies
dpt. was on sabbatical. I have the text packed away in storage, however
this is more than enough to show that what we are seeing in Egypt now
had origins as far back as 2005. Also notice the speakers for the panel
discussion below.
Peter Khan Zendran
25th Journal/Brown Public Affairs Conference
Experts To Discuss ‘Democracy in Middle East: Is It Possible?’

Scholars, journalists and international experts will gather at Brown
University April 3 and 4, 2005, for the 25th annual Providence
Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference titled “Democracy in
the Middle East: Is It Possible?” The keynote address, a Stephen A.
Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture, will be delivered by Saad Eddin Ibrahim,
former Egyptian political prisoner and advocate for democracy and human
rights. All sessions are open to the public without charge.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a former political prisoner in
Egypt and now one of the Middle East’s best-known advocates for
democracy and human rights, will deliver the keynote address at the 25th
annual Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference.

The two-day conference, Sunday and Monday, April 3 and 4, 2005, will
focus on the question, “Democracy in the Middle East: Is It Possible?”
Both sessions – Ibrahim’s keynote Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and a panel
discussion of scholars and journalists Monday at 6:30 p.m. – will take
place in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green.
The conference is open to the public without charge; doors open 30
minutes before the event begins.

Ibrahim’s address is being presented by the University as a Stephen A.
Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs.

“The elections in Afghanistan, Iraq and among the Palestinians, as well as plans for multiparty elections in Egypt, have stirred a new debate about whether democratic institutions and a culture of freedom can take root in the Middle East,” said Michael Chapman, vice president for public affairs and University relations at Brown. “The possibility of democratic reform in that part of the world is arguably the most strategically important issue on America’s foreign policy agenda, and it is one that will confront us for many years to come.”

“We are fortunate to have at this year’s conference a group of experienced and very interesting people from both the Middle East and the United States to debate this question,” Chapman continued. “They will bring to our community an array of informed perspectives, both personal and intellectual, about whether democracy is really possible in a region that has, so far, resisted the spread of democracy that has extended to most other parts of the world.”

Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Keynote speaker Saad Eddin Ibrahim, a sociologist by training, is a
vocal critic of the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. His
published criticism and his activities as a sociology professor at the
American University of Cairo and founder of the Ibn Khaldun Center for
Development Studies led to his indictment and conviction of defamation
in May 2002. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and had served
nearly one and a half years before Egypt’s highest criminal court
reversed his conviction.

Ibrahim is now a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., speaking and
writing on Egyptian political affairs and working on a project titled
“Egypt’s Transition from Dictatorship.” He remains professor of
political sociology at the American University in Cairo and chairman of
the board of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies.

The Panel Discussion

The conference continues Monday, April 4, with a panel discussion on
democracy in the Middle East at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center.
Panelists will include:

* Joshua Muravchik, resident scholar, the American Enterprise
Institute. His recent books include Heaven on Earth: The Rise and
Fall of Socialism; The Imperative of American Leadership; and
Exporting Democracy.
* Salameh Nematt, Washington bureau chief, Al-Hayat and the Lebanese
Broadcasting Corp. Nematt has covered the Iran-Iraq war, the Iraqi
invasion of Kuwait that led to Desert Storm and developments in the
Arab-Israeli peace process. In addition to reports for a number of
news organizations, Nematt also served briefly as an advisor to the
King of Jordan.
* Nora Boustany, diplomatic correspondent, the Washington Post.
Boustany has been posted to the Middle East, serving as special
correspondent in Beirut, Lebanon, bureau chief in Amman, Jordan, and
a roving correspondent in most countries of the Middle East. She has
won many awards for her coverage, including the George Polk Award
for foreign news coverage.
* John R. (Rick) MacArthur, journalist, author, and president and
publisher of Harper's Magazine. A former assistant foreign editor
for UPI, MacArthur has written for the New York Times, the Wall
Street Journal and other national publications. His books include
Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War and The
Selling of Free Trade: NAFTA, Washington, and the Subversion of

The Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lectures

Since 1965, the Ogden Lectureship has presented the University and its
neighboring communities with authoritative and timely addresses about
international affairs.

Stephen A. Ogden Jr., a member of the Brown class of 1960, died in 1963
of injuries sustained in an automobile accident during his junior year.
The Ogden family established the lectureship to achieve what Ogden had
hoped to accomplish through a career in international relations: the
advancement of international peace and understanding.

As the University’s most distinguished lectureship in international
affairs, the Ogden Lectures have brought many heads of state, diplomats
and other observers of the international scene to Providence. Current
and former heads of state have included King Hussein and Queen Noor of
Jordan, Mario Soares of Portugal, Carlos Salinas of Mexico, Shimon Peres
of Israel, Mikhail Gorbachev of the former Soviet Union, Ragnar Grímsson
of Iceland, Fernando Henrique Cardoso of Brazil, Valery Giscard
d'Estaing of France, Bettino Craxi of Italy, and others.

Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference

The Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference was
originally conceived as a single lecture to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of the Journal in 1980. At their first meeting, however, the
conference founders – Michael P. Metcalf, chairman and publisher of the
Providence Journal Co., and Howard R. Swearer, 15th president of Brown
University – immediately expanded the original lecture idea to a
three-day symposium featuring national experts.

The Public Affairs Conference was intended to be a contribution to
public discourse in Providence and Rhode Island by presenting
distinguished and informed commentators on issues of public concern.
Recent conferences have considered Homeland Insecurity: The Changing
Face of Immigration (2004); A Time of Great Consequence: America and the
World (the United States as the lone superpower, 2003); The City: No
Limits (2002); and The Dignity of Children (2001).

Democracy in the Middle East: Is It Possible?

4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2005
Salomon Center for Teaching
The Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lecture on International Affairs

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, democracy and human rights activist, former
political prisoner in Egypt

6:30 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2005
Salomon Center for Teaching
Panel discussion

Joshua Muravchik, resident scholar, the American Enterprise Institute
Salameh Nematt, Washington bureau chief, Al-Hayat and the Lebanese
Broadcasting Corp.
Nora Boustany, diplomatic correspondent, the Washington Post
John R. (Rick) MacArthur, journalist, president and publisher of
Harper's Magazine

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Connection between Ali-Reza's murder and Egypt/Arab riots

With Mubarak being removed from power by the Egyptian Army on the 32nd anniversarry of the overthrow of Mohammed Reza Shah in Iran. While going over farah's memoirs last night I noticed that Ali-Reza was murdered on the 32nd anniversarry of the guadeloupe meeting where carter, callaghan, d'estaing, and schmidt agreed to remove Mohammed Reza Shah and back khomeini. Interestingly enough not only have farah and reza been silent about their friend Mubarak, but jehan sadat, widow of Mubarak's predecessor Anwar el-Sadat, has been silent too. Curiously jehan sadat was participating in the world affairs council's Middle East world leaders summit from January 3-5 2011. That summit lasted from December 29, 2010-January 12, 2011, and included zalmy khalilzad, jim baker, bill moyers, karen armstrong, joan brown campbell, and aaron david miller, just days before the riots broke in the Arab countries. Coincidence, I think not.
Peter Khan Zendran

Friday, February 11, 2011

More on Egypt/cfr connection NOT being reported

Today acting on a hunch I decided to check the
watson institute's website, rmembering what happended there and at brown
regarding egypt in 2005. I found that someone from watson has been in
with the crowds in Egypt
Also this event got my attention
Do some digging on cammett and you'll see she was in Lebanon when israel
invaded, coincidence? The other speaker ian straughn was one who helped
pirated my work on wikimapia.
Also notice this program as well
The choices program is the same one that did a half-assed program on
Iran which could not answer detailed questions about Iran's history and
The new world order at work here folks.
Peter Khan Zendran

Mubarak hands power over to Army

This is suprising, not only as Mubarak had vowed to hold on to power, but that the Army was able to do this without killing him. Notice also that Mubarak is not fleeing Egypt, but is staying in the South Sinai. What is not being asked is who persuaded the Army to do this, and of the reprecussions this will have on the region. Even stranger is the role al-jazeera has played in inciting these riots, instead of acting impartial they have played into the hands of the cfr controllers, as the editorial below by mark levine discussing a new world order demonstrates. Notice also the date this occured, exactly 32 years after the cia/mi6 guadeloupe backed khomeini seized control in Iran. This is NOT a popular uprising removing a dictator, this is history repeating itself as western factions incite the masses to remove someone they percieve as a threat.
Peter Khan Zendran

Middle East

Hosni Mubarak resigns as president

Egyptian president stands down and hands over power to the Supreme
Council for the Armed Forces.
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2011 16:19 GMT
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Pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir Square have vowed to take the
protests to a 'last and final stage' [AFP]

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, has resigned from his post,
handing over power to the armed forces.

Omar Suleiman, the vice-president, announced in a televised address that
the president was "waiving" his office, and had handed over authority to
the Supreme Council of the armed forces.

Suleiman's short statement was received with a roar of approval and by
celebratory chanting and flag-waving from a crowd of hundreds of
thousands in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as well by pro-democracy campaigners
who attended protests across the country on Friday.

The crowd in Tahrir chanted "We have brought down the regime", while
many were seen crying, cheering and embracing one another.

Mohamed ElBaradei, an opposition leader, hailed the moment as being the
"greatest day of my life", in comments to the Associated Press news

"The country has been liberated after decades of repression,'' he said.

"Tonight, after all of these weeks of frustration, of violence, of
intimidation ... today the people of Egypt undoubtedly [feel they] have
been heard, not only by the president, but by people all around the
world," our correspondent at Tahrir Square reported, following the

"The sense of euphoria is simply indescribable," our correspondent at
Mubarak's Heliopolis presidential palace, where at least ten thousand
pro-democracy activists had gathered, said.

Pro-democracy activists in the Egyptian capital had marched on the
presidential palace and state television buildings on Friday, the 18th
consecutive day of protests.

Anger at state television

At the state television building earlier in the day, thousands had
blocked people from entering or leaving, accusing the broadcaster of
supporting the current government and of not truthfully reporting on the

"The military has stood aside and people are flooding through [a gap
where barbed wire has been moved aside]," Al Jazeera's correspondent at
the state television building reported.

He said that "a lot of anger [was] generated" after Mubarak's speech
last night, where he repeated his vow to complete his term as president.

'Gaining momentum'

Outside the palace in Heliopolis, where at least ten thousand protesters
had gathered in Cairo, another Al Jazeera correspondent reported that
there was a strong military presence, but that there was "no indication
that the military want[ed] to crack down on protesters".

Click here for more of Al Jazeera's special coverage
She said that army officers had engaged in dialogue with protesters, and
that remarks had been largely "friendly".

Tanks and military personnel had been deployed to bolster barricades
around the palace.

Our correspondent said the crowd in Heliopolis was "gaining momentum by
the moment", and that the crowd had gone into a frenzy when two
helicopters were seen in the air around the palace grounds.

"By all accounts this is a highly civilised gathering. people are
separated from the palace by merely a barbed wire ... but nobody has
even attempted to cross that wire," she said.

As crowds grew outside the palace, Mubarak left Cairo on Friday for the
Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Shaikh, according to sources who spoke to Al

In Tahrir Square, hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered, chanting
slogans against Mubarak and calling for the military to join them in
their demands.

Our correspondent at the square said the "masses" of pro-democracy
campaigners there appeared to have "clear resolution" and "bigger
resolve" to achieve their goals than ever before.

However, he also said that protesters were "confused by mixed messages"
coming from the army, which has at times told them that their demands
will be met, yet in communiques and other statements supported Mubarak's
staying in power until at least September.

Army statement

In a statement read out on state television at midday on Friday, the
military announced that it would lift a 30-year-old emergency law but
only "as soon as the current circumstances end".


Thousands are laying siege to state television's office

The military said it would also guarantee changes to the constitution as
well as a free and fair election, and it called for normal business
activity to resume.

Al Jazeera's correspondent in Tahrir Square said people there were
hugely disappointed with that army statement, and had vowed to take the
protests to "a last and final stage".

"They're frustrated, they're angry, and they say protests need to go
beyond Liberation [Tahrir] Square, to the doorstep of political
institutions," she said.

Protest organisers have called for 20 million people to come out on
"Farewell Friday" in a final attempt to force Mubarak to step down.

Alexandria protests

Hossam El Hamalawy, a pro-democracy organiser and member of the
Socialist Studies Centre, said protesters were heading towards the
presidential palace from multiple directions, calling on the army to
side with them and remove Mubarak.

"People are extremely angry after yesterday's speech," he told Al
Jazeera. "Anything can happen at the moment. There is self-restraint all
over but at the same time I honestly can't tell you what the next step
will be ... At this time, we don't trust them [the army commanders] at

An Al Jazeera reporter overlooking Tahrir said the side streets leading
into the square were filling up with crowds.

"It's an incredible scene. From what I can judge, there are more people
here today than yesterday night," she said.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters havehered
in the port city of Alexandria [AFP]
"The military has not gone into the square except some top commanders,
one asking people to go home ... I don't see any kind of tensions
between the people and the army but all of this might change very soon
if the army is seen as not being on the side of the people."

Hundreds of thousands were participating in Friday prayers outside a
mosque in downtown Alexandria, Egypt's second biggest city.

Thousands of pro-democracy campaigners also gathered outside a
presidential palace in Alexandria.

Egyptian television reported that large angry crowds were heading from
Giza, adjacent to Cairo, towards Tahrir Square and some would march on
the presidential palace.

Protests are also being held in the cities of Mansoura, Mahala, Tanta,
Ismailia, and Suez, with thousands in attendance.

Violence was reported in the north Sinai town of el-Arish, where
protesters attempted to storm a police station. At least one person was
killed, and 20 wounded in that attack, our correspondent said.

Dismay at earlier statement

In a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Mubarak said he was
handing "the functions of the president" to Vice-President Omar
Suleiman. But the move means he retains his title of president.

Halfway through his much-awaited speech late at night, anticipation
turned into anger among protesters camped in Tahrir Square who began
taking off their shoes and waving them in the air.

Immediately after Mubarak's speech, Suleiman called on the protesters to
"go home" and asked Egyptians to "unite and look to the future."

Union workers have joined the protests over the past few days,
effectively crippling transportation and several industries, and dealing
a sharper blow to Mubarak’s embattled regime.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies

The shaping of a New World Order

If the revolutions of 2011 succeed, they will force the creation of a
very different regional and world system.
Mark LeVine Last Modified: 06 Feb 2011 15:07 GMT
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Armed women on guard at one of Tehran's main squares at the start of the
Iranian Revolution [Getty]

I remember the images well, even though I was too young to understand
their political significance. But they were visceral, those photos in
the New York Times from Tehran in the midst of its revolutionary moment
in late 1978 and early 1979. Not merely exuberance jumped from the page,
but also anger; anger fuelled by an intensity of religious fervour that
seemed so alien as to emanate from another planet to a "normal" pre-teen
American boy being shown the newspaper by his father over breakfast.

Many commentators are comparing Egypt to Iran of 32 years ago, mostly to
warn of the risks of the country descending into some sort of Islamist
dictatorship that would tear up the peace treaty with Israel, engage in
anti-American policies, and deprive women and minorities of their rights
(as if they had so many rights under the Mubarak dictatorship).

I write this on February 2, the precise anniversary of Khomeini's return
to Tehran from exile. It's clear that, while religion is a crucial
foundation of Egyptian identity and Mubarak's level of corruption and
brutality could give the Shah a run for his money, the situations are
radically different on the ground.

A most modern and insane revolt

The following description, I believe, sums up what Egypt faces today as
well as, if not better, than most:

"It is not a revolution, not in the literal sense of the term, not a way
of standing up and straightening things out. It is the insurrection of
men with bare hands who want to lift the fearful weight, the weight of
the entire world order that bears down on each of us - but more
specifically on them, these ... workers and peasants at the frontiers of
empires. It is perhaps the first great insurrection against global
systems, the form of revolt that is the most modern and the most insane.

One can understand the difficulties facing the politicians. They outline
solutions, which are easier to find than people say ... All of them are
based on the elimination of the [president]. What is it that the people
want? Do they really want nothing more? Everybody is quite aware that
they want something completely different. This is why the politicians
hesitate to offer them simply that, which is why the situation is at an
impasse. Indeed, what place can be given, within the calculations of
politics, to such a movement, to a movement through which blows the
breath of a religion that speaks less of the hereafter than of the
transfiguration of this world?"

The thing is, it was offered not by some astute commentator of the
current moment, but rather by the legendary French philosopher Michel
Foucault, after his return from Iran, where he witnessed firsthand the
intensity of the revolution which, in late 1978, before Khomeini's
return, really did seem to herald the dawn of a new era.

Foucault was roundly criticised by many people after Khomeini hijacked
the revolution for not seeing the writing on the wall. But the reality
was that, in those heady days where the shackles of oppression were
literally being shattered, the writing was not on the wall. Foucault
understood that it was precisely a form of "insanity" that was necessary
to risk everything for freedom, not just against one's government, but
against the global system that has nuzzled him in its bosom for so long.

What was clear, however, was that the powers that most supported the
Shah, including the US, dawdled on throwing their support behind the
masses who were toppling him. While this is by no means the principal
reason for Khomeini's successful hijacking of the revolution, it
certainly played an important role in the rise of a militantly
anti-American government social force, with disastrous results.

While Obama's rhetoric moved more quickly towards the Egyptian people
than did President Carter's towards Iranians three decades ago, his
refusal to call for Mubarak's immediate resignation raises suspicion
that, in the end, the US would be satisfied if Mubarak was able to ride
out the protests and engineer a "democratic" transition that left
American interests largely intact.

The breath of religion

Foucault was also right to assign such a powerful role to religion in
the burgeoning revolutionary moment - and he experienced what he called
a "political spirituality", But, of course, religion can be defined in
so many ways. The protestant theologian Paul Tillich wonderfully
described it as encompassing whatever was of "ultimate concern" to a
person or people. And today, clearly, most every Egyptian has gotten
religion from this perspective.

So many people, including Egypt's leaders, have used the threat of a
Muslim Brotherhood takeover to justify continued dictatorship, with Iran
as the historical example to justify such arguments. But the comparison
is plagued by historical differences. The Brotherhood has no leader of
Khomeini's stature and foreswore violence decades ago. Nor is there a
culture of violent martyrdom ready to be actualised by legions of young
men, as occurred with the Islamic Revolution. Rather than trying to take
over the movement, which clearly would never have been accepted - even
if its leaders wanted to seize the moment, the Brotherhood is very much
playing catch up with the evolving situation and has so far worked
within the rather ad hoc leadership of the protests.

But it is equally clear that religion is a crucial component of the
unfolding dynamic. Indeed, perhaps the iconic photo of the revolution is
one of throngs of people in Tahrir Square bowed in prayers, literally
surrounding a group of tanks sent there to assert the government's

This is a radically different image of Islam than most people - in the
Muslim world as much as in the West - are used to seeing: Islam taking
on state violence through militant peaceful protest; peaceful jihad
(although it is one that has occurred innumerable times around the
Muslim world, just at a smaller scale and without the world's press
there to capture it).

Such imagery, and its significance, is a natural extension of the
symbolism of Mohamed Bouazizi's self-immolation, an act of jihad that
profoundly challenges the extroverted violence of the jihadis and
militants who for decades, and especially since 9/11, have dominated the
public perception of Islam as a form of political spirituality.

Needless to say, the latest images - of civil war inside Tahrir Square -
will immediately displace these other images. Moreover, if the violence
continues and some Egyptian protesters lose their discipline and start
engaging in their own premeditated violence against the regime and its
many tentacles, there is little doubt their doing so will be offered as
"proof" that the protests are both violent and organised by the Muslim
Brotherhood or other "Islamists".

A greater threat than al-Qa'eda

As this dynamic of nonviolent resistance against entrenched regime
violence plays out, it is worth noting that so far, Osama bin Laden and
his Egyptian deputy, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, have had little - if anything -
of substance to say about the revolution in Egypt. What they've failed
to ignite with an ideology of a return to a mythical and pure beginning
- and a strategy of human bombs, IEDs, and planes turned into missiles -
a disciplined, forward-thinking yet amorphous group of young activists
and their more experienced comrades, "secular" and "religious" together
(to the extent these terms are even relevant anymore), have succeeded in
setting a fire with a universal discourse of freedom, democracy and
human values - and a strategy of increasingly calibrated chaos aimed at
uprooting one of the world's longest serving dictators.

As one chant in Egypt put it succinctly, playing on the longstanding
chants of Islamists that "Islam is the solution", with protesters
shouting: "Tunisia is the solution."

For those who don't understand why President Obama and his European
allies are having such a hard time siding with Egypt's forces of
democracy, the reason is that the amalgam of social and political forces
behind the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt today - and who knows where
tomorrow - actually constitute a far greater threat to the "global
system" al-Qa'eda has pledged to destroy than the jihadis roaming the
badlands of Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Yemen.

Mad as hell

Whether Islamist or secularist, any government of "of the people" will
turn against the neoliberal economic policies that have enriched
regional elites while forcing half or more of the population to live
below the $2 per day poverty line. They will refuse to follow the US or
Europe's lead in the war on terror if it means the continued large scale
presence of foreign troops on the region's soil. They will no longer
turn a blind eye, or even support, Israel's occupation and siege across
the Occupied Palestinian territories. They will most likely shirk from
spending a huge percentage of their national income on bloated
militaries and weapons systems that serve to enrich western defence
companies and prop up autocratic governments, rather than bringing
stability and peace to their countries - and the region as a whole.

They will seek, as China, India and other emerging powers have done, to
move the centre of global economic gravity towards their region, whose
educated and cheap work forces will further challenge the more expensive
but equally stressed workforces of Europe and the United States.

In short, if the revolutions of 2011 succeed, they will force the
creation of a very different regional and world system than the one that
has dominated the global political economy for decades, especially since
the fall of communism.

This system could bring the peace and relative equality that has so long
been missing globally - but it will do so in good measure by further
eroding the position of the United States and other "developed" or
"mature" economies. If Obama, Sarkozy, Merkel and their colleagues don't
figure out a way to live with this scenario, while supporting the
political and human rights of the peoples of the Middle East and North
Africa, they will wind up with an adversary far more cunning and
powerful than al-Qa'eda could ever hope to be: more than 300 million
newly empowered Arabs who are mad as hell and are not going to take it
any more.

Mark LeVine is a professor of history at UC Irvine and senior visiting
researcher at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University
in Sweden. His most recent books are Heavy Metal Islam (Random House)
and Impossible Peace: Israel/Palestine Since 1989 (Zed Books).

The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not
necessarily reflect Al Jazeera's editorial policy.

Source: Al Jazeera