Sunday, January 11, 2009

Huge Gaza Rally in Paris: MANIFESTATION POUR LA PALESTINE - PARIS 10.01.2009

Here is the translation of the YouTube sidebar for this video:

Being convinced that we should not believe what we see (in this case that it is not) a TV, I followed the show of support for Palestine on Saturday 10 January 2009 in Paris.

I have taken my claque:

- Impressive (50,000, 100,000) despite the cold and ice (this part of Paris was not dirty).

- Massive police presence, in addition to the standard deployment, on the way depart I've seen some thirty police cars back to Bercy Nation. State police forces ...

- Respect the associations have struggled to make a peaceful gathering, that it has been so widely.

- Regardless of presence of TV cameras for an event of this magnitude (or so they were well planquees).

We hope that the message will pass.

3 comments:

Cargosquid said...

I'm not surprised. At least 10% of France is muslim, with a majority living in the slums around Paris. If France was better able to assimilate former colonials, they would not have such an alienated population.

Cargosquid said...

If these protesters want a peace treaty, they need to protest at the Iranian embassy. The Iranians don't want a ceasefire and are willing to fight to the last drop of Palestinian blood in order to distract the world from its own plans. Egyptian sources show that the Iranians are driving Hamas.

From QandO:
http://www.qando.net/details.aspx?Entry=9989

The Egyptian official said that the two Iranian emissaries, Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, and Said Jalili of the Iranian Intelligence Service, met in the Syrian capital with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ramadan Shallah.

"As soon as the Iranians heard about the Egyptian cease-fire initiative, they dispatched the two officials to Damascus on an urgent mission to warn the Palestinians against accepting it," the Egyptian government official told the Post.

"The Iranians threatened to stop weapons supplies and funding to the Palestinian factions if they agreed to a cease-fire with Israel. The Iranians want to fight Israel and the US indirectly. They are doing this through Hamas in Palestine and Hizbullah in Lebanon".

Mac said...

This is a very interesting article, Cargosquid, except that the Egyptian official who claims all this is anonymous, so we cannot corroborate his charges. Furthermore, Sunni Egypt is no friend of Iran and we have to ask if this at least a wee bit propagandistic.

Meanwhile we have someone else telling his proxy what to do, who also seems just as eager to keep the war on Gaza going as the above article claims Iran to be. This is from Press TV, but it is being reported elsewhere too. (http://www.presstv.ir/Detail.aspx?id=81953&sectionid=351020202):

Olmert: I told US not to vote for Gaza resolution
Tue, 13 Jan 2009 00:21:58 GMT

Washington is Tel Aviv's main ally.
Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says that he told President Bush not to vote in favor of the United Nations' last week resolution on Gaza.

"I told him (Bush) the United States could not vote in favor. It cannot vote in favor of such a resolution. He immediately called the secretary of state and told her not to vote in favor," said Olmert on Monday.

Last Thursday, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1860, calling for an immediate ceasefire between Hamas and Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip and an immediate withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza. The US was the only country that abstained while fourteen of the council's 15 members voted in favor of the resolution.

According to Olmert, Bush had ordered Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to abstain.

"In the night between Thursday and Friday, when the secretary of state wanted to lead the vote on a ceasefire at the Security Council, we did not want her to vote in favor," Olmert said in a speech in the southern town of Ashkelon.

"I said 'get me President Bush on the phone'. They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I did not care. 'I need to talk to him now'. He got off the podium and spoke to me," he added.

Despite worldwide condemnation of Israeli military campaign in Gaza, the Bush administration blamed Hamas for provoking Tel Aviv by firing rockets into Israel from coastal region.

Hamas, the democratically-elected government of the Gaza Strip, demands the complete withdrawal of Israeli forces, the opening of Gaza's border crossings and a cessation of an 18-month Israeli blockade on the coastal enclave -- home to some 1.5 million Palestinians.

Israel's three-week-old offensive on the Gaza Strip has claimed more than 919 Palestinians lives and has wounded more than 4,100.

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