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Nessuno lo dice ma in Iraq e Siria è guerra di religione


img-_innerArt-_taglia22Che fare in Iraq e Siria? Che l’Occidente non abbia una strategia per affrontare il rapido precipitare della guerra irachena e di quella siriana, ormai unificate, è un fatto reso ancor più evidente dalle timide e incerte iniziative di europei e statunitensi. Abbiamo rimosso la guerra dal nostro linguaggio e anche se disponiamo paradossalmente della più sofisticata tecnologia bellica mai posseduta dall’umanità siamo del tutto incapaci sul piano politico e sociale di impiegarla per vincere i conflitti. Questo Occidente non è più neppure in grado di chiamare le guerre col loro nome. In Iraq e in Siria è in atto un conflitto tra sunniti e sciti che vede lo Stato Islamico (IS) controllare territori abitati dalla popolazione sunnita combattere contro eserciti e milizie scite di  Baghdad e Damasco. Al fianco dell’IS vi sono Paesi  e ambienti finanziari e politici di Paesi sunniti quali la Turchia e le monarchie del Golfo. Con le forze regolari siriane e irachene sono saldamente schierati l’Iran e il movimento scita libanese Hezbollah .

Perché allora non definire il conflitto in atto una guerra di religione?

61561Image11Siamo forse così schiacciati dal peso delle parole e delle convenzioni ipocrite che ci siamo autoimposti negli ultimi 40 anni nel nome della correttezza politica da non riuscire a pronunciarle per paura di dover affrontare la realtà? Dopo 13 anni abbiamo già rimosso tutte le lezioni apprese dall’11 settembre 2001 per paura di dover accettare le conseguenze di una guerra che è inevitabilmente, come lo sono state molte delle più grandi e lunghe guerre dell’umanità, uno scontro di civiltà.

Inutile fingere di meravigliarsi. La guerra di religione, lo scontro tra sunniti e sciti, era un obiettivo dichiarato di Osama bin Laden e di Musayb al-Zarqawi, leader di al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia, organizzazione jihadista che ha poi originato l’ISIS e oggi lo Stato Islamico. Anche l’eliminazione fisica delle minoranze come cristiani e yazidi rientra da sempre nei programmi pubblicamente annunciati dai jihadisti e del resto le violenze contro i cristiani in Iraq (e in tutto il mondo sunnita) e il loro esodo da Mosul non sono certo cominciati il mese scorso.

2014-08-17-Situation-Report-HIGH-012Così come non sono certo iniziate con l’uccisione di James Foley le barbare esecuzioni di ostaggi occidentali da parte di militanti islamici. Ne abbiamo visti tanti di video del genere negli anni scorsi ma li abbiamo rimossi imponendoci di credere che fossero la risposta “all’imperialismo di George Bush” invece che una dimostrazione di odio, un atto di guerra nei confronti nostri e della nostra civiltà. Che l’Islam sia un problema per il mondo intero è sotto gli occhi di tutti, soprattutto perché se gli estremisti si fanno notare molto bene, i cosiddetti “moderati” sembrano avere  voce flebile. Eppure, come ha evidenziato Massimo Introvigne  sulla Nuova Bussola Quotidiana,  l’Occidente  è pieno di studiosi dell’Islam pronti a sostenere interpretazioni buoniste e introspettive della parola “jihad”.

L’Europa finge di accorgersi solo oggi che ci sono islamici che sterminano cristiani per non dover fare i conti con la sua coscienza e con il dovere di armarli o difenderli con le sue potenti, deboli armi: potenzialmente devastanti e tecnologicamente avanzate ma inutili perché non abbiamo il coraggio di impiegarle né soprattutto ideali per i quali riteniamo necessario combattere.

Abbiamo perso a tal punto ogni senso d’appartenenza nazionale e culturale da non trovare un solo motivo, valore o interesse  per cui valga la pena fare una guerra? Se è così l’IS ha già vinto perché i suoi miliziani (che sono sempre di più anche in Europa) sono pronti a uccidere e morire per la loro causa.  Sarebbe sufficiente leggere, sempre sulla NBQ,  l’analisi di Luigi Santambrogio sui jihadisti in Europa per comprendere che dobbiamo svegliarci e anche in fretta.

ISISmappa1Come ha sottolineato sabato Edward Luttwak in un’intervista a Il Giornale, l’opinione pubblica in Italia e in Europa si è mobilitata per i civili palestinesi di Gaza ma non si è contata neppure una manifestazione per i cristiani iracheni. Merito certo di decenni di cultura terzomondista e di relativismo culturale ma anche un sintomo evidente di come le leadership e i popoli occidentali non abbiano neppure la percezione di quali siano gli interessi strategici da difendere.

Certo gli Stati Uniti possono avere molti vantaggi a “giocare sporco” anche in questa crisi per favorire il caos nelle aree energetiche nel momento in cui si avviano diventare il più grande esportatore di gas e petrolio. Ma noi europei di quel gas e petrolio in Medio Oriente e Nord Africa abbiamo e avremo bisogno: non possiamo permetterci di non avere una strategia, di non combattere o di non scegliere da che parte stare.

isis-640Eppure proprio questo stiamo facendo, favorendo l’affermazione dei jihadisti dalla Libia all’Iraq, come se la questione non ci riguardasse. Per questo oggi non armiamo i cristiani iracheni e aiutiamo i curdi così blandamente da risultare ininfluenti, con l’ossessione di non irritare Baghdad e Ankara che temono un Kurdistan indipendente. Al tempo stesso esitiamo a mobilitarci contro l’IS per non irritare le monarchie sunnite del Golfo che hanno investito centinaia di miliardi di dollari in Europa e oggi influenzano in modo sempre più imbarazzante la nostra politica estera.

Fingiamo così di non sapere che la Turchia, nostro alleato nella NATO, è anche il Paese che ha ospitato e fornito aiuti alle milizie jihadiste dell’attuale Stato Islamico per sostenerle nella guerra contro il regime siriano. Cosa che abbiamo fatto anche noi europei insieme agli americani ponendoci in antagonismo alla Russia, unico grande Paese rimasto a difendere la cristianità e i valori occidentali contro l’islamismo.

ISISS1_673769S11Meno di un anno or sono Washington e alcuni alleati europei erano pronti a bombardare Damasco per abbattere Bashar Assad come avevano abbattuto Muammar Gheddafi spianando la strada ai jihadisti. Oggi in Libia qaedisti e Fratelli Musulmani stanno vincendo grazie anche al disinteresse dell’Europa e dell’Italia mentre  in Siria rifiutiamo di riconoscere i nostri errori ma saremo costretti ad aiutare Assad a combattere l’IS. Non perché il regime siriano sia composto da cherubini ma semplicemente perché è nei nostri interessi farlo e perché in Medio Oriente e Africa ci conviene fare i conti con regimi laici, anche se non del tutto simili alla democrazia svizzera, piuttosto che con Emirati e Califfati che decapitano e torturano gli infedeli.

images5Nella storia il pragmatismo ha sempre indotto gli Stati a modificare alleanze e schieramenti, sport in cui l’Italia è stata “maestra” nei due conflitti mondiali fino al tradimento del Trattato di amicizia con Gheddafi nel 2011. Basti ricordare che la Seconda guerra mondiale iniziò nel 1939 con i sovietici che si spartivano la Polonia con gli alleati tedeschi e termino con l’Armata Rossa che occupava Berlino. Allora però c’erano statisti a guidare le nazioni non gli improvvisati di esile spessore che guidano oggi le cancellerie europee.

Il realismo militare impone di valutare che solo i curdi e le truppe siriane sono in grado di fermare lo Stato Islamico.

L’esercito iracheno è allo sbando, non regge il campo di battaglia mentre nessun Paese occidentale sembra intenzionato a mandare i suoi soldati a combattere i jihadisti. Come hanno sottolineato esponenti militari a Londra e Washington la guerra non si vince se non si combattono le forze di Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi anche in Siria.

“L’IS deve essere sconfitto in Iraq e in Siria prima che si espanda in tutta la regione”, ha detto Lord Dannatt ex capo di stato maggiore dell’esercito britannico. Infatti la gran parte dei mezzi pesanti catturati dai jihadisti falle truppe irachene sono stati portati nelle basi in Siria strappate all’esercito di Assad, al riparo dai cacciabombardieri americani. In questi giorni jet americani, iracheni e siriani hanno bombardato le milizie dell’IS ma lo hanno fatto in ordine sparso, senza coordinamento e in settori diversi esercitando così una pressione limitata sui jihadisti. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ringrazia.

di Gianandrea Gaiani 28 agosto 2014, da La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana

Un animale come un’altro

child-brides

 

Sposare un musulmano o solo frequentarlo o piacergli può essere molto pericoloso. Dai frutti si può capire meglio. Ma che volete agli occidentali piace Apprezzare le altre culture, le altre identità. Ci piace sperimentare, ci innamoriamo del “multiqualsiasicosa” pur che non sia occidentale e sopratutto non ascoltiamo chi ha da dire cose da non dimenticare. … così tanto per smentirmi vogliono assassinare Carla Bruni

Buona visione :

Una giovane Iraniana

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Al Qaeda in difficoltà

Grazie alla aggressiva politica di Bush che sta sdradicando il terrorismo, Al Qaeda si trova in grossa difficoltà e comincia ad ha paura :

A new book published by Al Qaeda shows that the terrorist group is under intense pressure and in “deathly fear” of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Pakistan, terror experts say.
The 150-page book, titled “Guide to the Laws Regarding Muslim Spies,” was recently posted on jihadist Web sites. It was written by a senior Al Qaeda commander, Abu Yahya Al-Libi, and features an introduction by Ayman Al-Zawahri, the No. 2 man in Al Qaeda.
The book accuses some in Al Qaeda’s ranks of being spies who provide intelligence, including information about Al Qaeda camps and safehouses, to U.S. forces. According to the book, these “Muslim spies” have allowed the U.S. to use its Predator drone campaign to paralyze Al Qaeda leadership.
“It would be no exaggeration to say that the first line in the raging Crusader campaign waged by America and its allies against the Muslims and their lands is the network of spies, of various and sundry sorts and kinds,” says the book, translated by the Washington-based Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI
“Their effects are seen: carnage, destruction, arrest, and pursuit, but they themselves remain unseen, just like Satan and his ilk who see us while remaining unseen.”
Terror experts have called the book unique in its weak and worried tone.
“I haven’t ever seen this kind of language from senior Al Qaeda commanders before,” said Daniel Lev, who works for MEMRI. “In general, Al Qaeda speaks in a very triumphant tone,” but in the new book Al-Libi speaks of the group’s dire straits and serious problems, Lev added.
“Such an admission of distress on the part of a senior Al Qaeda commander makes this a very unique book in terms of the author.”
FOX News military analyst Tom McInerny said the book is a “gold mine” that attests to the success of the Predator strikes that are decimating Al Qaeda’s ranks in Pakistan.
“They are in deathly fear of airpower,” said McInerny, a retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force. “Whether it’s unmanned drones or whether it’s fighters or bombers using precision weapons, they are deathly afraid.”
The books also displays a deep-seated paranoia of hidden enemies, according to MEMRI. It claims that anyone — from the old and infirm to the imam of a mosque — could be a U.S. spy.
“The danger of these spies lies not only in the ability of these hidden ‘brigades’ to infiltrate and reach to the depths,” the book says.
“They include the decrepit, hunchbacked old man who can hardly walk two steps; the strong young man who can cover the length and breadth of the land; the infirm woman sitting in the depths of her house; the young woman whose veins still flow with youth; and even perhaps the prepubescent adolescent who has not reached the age of legal maturity [in Islam].”
Lev, of MEMRI, said that the group’s suspicions could be used as an excuse to conduct a purge, which could further harm the Al Qaeda’s stature in Pakistan.
“In the situation that they’re in, they’re entirely dependent on the natives, on the Pakistanis and the Afghans, and they definitely do not want to be facing a situation like Al Qaeda in Iraq, where you have the tribes turning on you,” he told FOX News.

“That can be the beginning of the end.”

Nel frattempo in Inghilterra si calano le braghe

Unbelieveable- UK Tells Police Not to Charge Islamists With Hate Crimes so They Won’t be Further Radicalized…
So clerics like Anjem Choudary will be allowed to spew venom without fear of being arrested, and this is being done as a way to stop extremists. Stunning for its sheer stupidity….

Saturday, July 11, 2009

London: In a bid to stop Muslim extremists from becoming more militant, the UK Government is set to issue a guideline for police, directing them not to charge them in many hate crime cases More.., a move that has created outrage amongst critics.
Guidelines will tell forces to press for conviction only in cases of clear-cut criminal acts, and refrain from proceeding when evidence of lawbreaking is “borderline.”
Officers will be advised to turn a blind eye on crimes such as incitement to religious hatred or viewing extremist material on the Internet.
“For instance, where there has been incitement or someone has been on the internet there can be a grey area where there is some discretion and it would be more sensible to avoid going down the criminal route,” the Daily Express quoted a White Hall source, as saying.
Critics, however, saw the move as a politically correct attempt to appease extremists who hate Britain, and warned that the move could mean Islamic radicals being give the freedom to encourage violence.
“This sounds like abject surrender. Everyone should be equal in the eyes of the law. They should all face the same risk of prosecution. There should be no special favours or treatment for any section of the community,” Tory MP David Davies said.
The move follows an updated Home Office counter-terrorism strategy announced earlier this year.
A Home Office spokesman said: “Preventing people becoming radicalised is a key priority for the Government. The police response needs to be proportionate to deal with crimes people commit while reducing the risk to public safety.”
The new strategy is likely to reduce the likelihood of prosecutions against Islamist extremists protesting against troops.

Invece di ripulire la nazione dai terroristi musulmani …

40 anni di terrorismo

Dopo la conferenza tricontinentale tenutasi all’Avana dal 3 al 15 gennaio del 1966 (fondazione dell’OSPAAAL) , la Connessione cubana al terrorismo, dopo l’intervento di ernesto che guevara, scatenò la guerra contro l’occidente … quando l’invasione dell’Iraq e dell’Afganistan non erano ancora avvenute e non potevano essere prese come scusa.
… After tricontinental conference held in Havana from January 3-15, 1966 (foundation OSPAAAL), the Cuban connection to terrorism, after participation of ernesto che guevara, unleashed the war against the West … When the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan had not yet occurred and could not be taken as an excuse

For whom the bell tolls…

July 23, 1968: An Israeli El Al flight en route from Rome to Tel Aviv, Israel with a crew of ten and thirty-eight passengers, was hijacked by four Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Islamic terrorists and forced to land in Algiers, Algeria – an OPEC, Marxist Muslim fiefdom.
August 10, 1968: While it was relatively meaningless by itself, it was part of a bigger campaign. In Turkey today, two firebombs were thrown into the USIS office in Izmir. The anti-American climate in Islamic Turkey would continue to fester and grow.
August 10, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatah detonated three grenades in Jerusalem’s Jewish section, injuring eight Israelis and two Americans.
August 19, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatahdetonated a bomb near the Parliament building in Jerusalem. No one was hurt.
August 21, 1968: Al Fatah terrorists bombed the U.S. Consulate building in East Jerusalem demonstrating their hatred for Americans.
September 4, 1968: Palestinian Muslims detonated three bombs in the Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv killing one Israeli and wounding 71 more. Attacking soft civilian targets was becoming a hallmark of Fatah terrorists.
September 13, 1968: Syrian al-Sa’iqa terrorists attacked the Israeli police headquarters in Baniyas in the Golan Heights. The facility was destroyed and all five Jews who were inside were killed.
October 26, 1968: In the Federal Republic of Germany, three prominent anti-Communist Croatians were assassinated in a Munich apartment. Throughout much of 1968, Communists in Croatia were attacking targets all across Europe.
October 26, 1968: Armed with a revolver, a member of the Black Panthers, Raymond Johnson hijacked a National Airlines flight to Cuba. The Black Panther was arrested and held by Cuba. No one was injured and there were no prisoner exchanges or ransoms.
October 26, 1968: Two Italians hijacked an Olympic Airways jet from Paris en route to Athens to publicize their opposition to the military junta in Greece. The terrorists brandished a pistol and a grenade. They gave the 130 passengers handbills telling them that they had just been punished for going to Greece. No one was injured and no prisoners were exchanged.
November 22, 1968: Islamic terrorists in Israel used a large bomb to kill 12 Jews and wound 52 more in Jerusalem’s most crowed open-air market.
December 26, 1968: Still basking in their July 23rd success, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine attacked another El Al aircraft in Athens, shooting and killing one passenger. In response, Israel destroyed 14 Lebanese planes in Beirut. The two Palestinian hijackers who perpetrated the attack were freed in September of 1970 as the result of a quad hijacking by the PFLP and subsequent prisoner exchange.
December 29, 1968: Yasser Arafat’s al-Fatah claimed “credit” for shelling the Israeli town of Beisan in northeast Israel.
December 31, 1968: In Israel, al-Fatah Islamic terrorists attacked the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Shmona in the upper Galilee. The rockets they deployed had been fired from Lebanon. It was the beginning of a foreboding trend.
January 2, 1969: A lone Islamic terrorist hijacked an Olympic Airways flight that had departed from Crete en route to Athens. The plane was flown to Cairo, Egypt.
February 3, 1969: Yasser Arafat, in the afterglow of the Time Magazine cover story on his violent and victorious defeat at the village of Al-Karameh, and flush with OPEC funding and jihadist recruits, was appointed Director of the Palestinian Liberation Organization in their meeting in Cairo, Egypt. The ugly face of Islamic terror had a new “Commander-in-Chief of the Palestinian Revolutionary Forces.” The “Chairman of the PLO’s Political Department” was now Yasser Arafat.
February 18, 1969: Palestinian Muslims attacked an Israeli El Al airliner in Zurich, Switzerland as it was preparing to take off en route to Tel Aviv. The cockpit of the airliner was machine-gunned by the four Islamic terrorists who belonged to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The terrorists fired 200 bullets and lobbed incendiary grenades from their car as the plane taxied down the runway.
February 25, 1969: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian “claimed credit” for detonating a bomb inside the British Consulate in Jerusalem. .
March 1, 1969: In Germany, Islamic terrorists corrupted by the Muslim Brotherhood used a bomb to destroy an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 707 jet at the Frankfurt Airport. Several cleaning women were injured in the blast.
The Government of Ethiopia blamed the attack on the Syrian-Egyptian Movement for the Liberation of Eritrea. The Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front claimed credit for the bombing.
March 6, 1969: Muslims belonging to the PFLP thought it would be a good idea to detonate a bomb in the Hebrew University cafeteria, so they did, mutilating and burning the bodies of 29 Jewish students.
May 22, 1969: The attempted assassination of the first Israeli Prime Minister, Ben-Gurion, failed but the would-be killers were freed by Denmark.
June 18, 1969: In Pakistan, three armed members of the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front assaulted an Ethiopian airliner at the Karachi airport. The Boeing 707 was burned in the attack. The terrorists, all of whom were captured, told authorities that they carried out the attack to dramatize their opposition to Ethiopian rule in Eritrea. Since the Islamic Pakistani government was sympathetic to their cause the three men were jailed for less than one year.
July 17, 1969: In India, a bomb was detonated inside of a USIS reading room in the American Consulate in Calcutta, burning one employee.
July 18, 1969: In London, England, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists fire-bombed a department store owned by Jewish citizens of the U.K.. The PFLP claimed responsibility for the bombing and warned that there would be more bomb attacks on Jewish-owned establishments in London and in the United States.
PFLP leader George Habbash said, “We shall expand our operations everywhere, in all parts of the world. The enemy camp includes not only Israel but also the Zionist movement, world imperialism led by the United States.” As a Muslim Marxist, Habbash had to please his Islamic and Communist financiers. Terrorism is, after all, expensive.
July 19, 1969: Islamic jihadists associated with the Sudan government firebombed a United States Information Services library in Khartoum. The fundamentalist Islamic regime in control of the Sudan would soon unleash the most deadly genocide in modern history, killing 2.7 million African Animists and Christians.
July 22, 1969: Muslims in the Philippines threw hand grenades into a USIS library in the American Consulate building in Manila, killing one Filipino. They did this because Muslims are hostile to the truth. Honest, open, and informed discussion is the one thing that is lethal to their religion – and thus to the terror Islam inspires.
August 17, 1969: In London, England, PFLP Islamic terrorists planted several bombs inside the Marks and Spencers Department Store.
August 18, 1969: Six Islamic terrorists hijacked an Egyptian Misrair Anatov-24 flying from Cairo to the tourist destination of Aswan on the Nile River. The plane was forced to land in Jidda, Saudi Arabia.
August 18, 1969: The Israel Touristy Office in Copenhagen, Denmark was bombed by Muslim militants.
August 19, 1969: TWA flight 840 from Rome to Athens was hijacked to Syria, where President Assad was sympathetic to Islamic terrorism. The Palestinian terrorists destroyed the aircraft.
August 29, 1969: In France, a TWA Boeing 707 flight from Paris was hijacked by two Palestinian Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorists and forced to land in Damascus, Syria. The plane carried a crew of 12 and 101 passengers.
After the hijack the Islamic terrorists announced to the passengers that the PFLP had taken command of the flight, and they ordered the plane flown to Damascus. Immediately upon landing, the passengers managed to jump from the plane before a bomb went off, destroying the aircraft. Four passengers were injured.
The PFLP said the hijacking and destruction of the TWA jet, along with the hijacking of an El Al Israeli Airlines plane to Algeria in July l968, the attacks on El Al planes in Athens in December 1968 and in Zurich in February 1969, were all part of their plan to strike at “imperialist interests within and outside the Arab world.” Acknowledging their Muslim overlords, they also asserted that “the action was in reprisal for American assistance to Israel.”.
September 8, 1969: Arafat’s al-Fatah recruited two teenage boys and motivated the young Muslims to throw hand grenades into the El Al Airlines offices in Brussels, Belgium. Four people were wounded in the blast.
What’s interesting is that while the perpetrators admitted that they had conducted their mission on behalf of Fatah, yet the PFLP claimed credit for the attack.
September 8, 1969: Two Islamic terrorists calling themselves “Palestinians,” bombed the Israeli Embassy in Bonn, Germany. The PFLP claimed credit.
September 8, 1969: In the Hague, Netherlands, Muslim militants threw hand grenades into the Israeli Embassy.
September 9, 1969: In Asmara, Ethiopia, the American Consul General Murray Jackson, was kidnapped along with a British businessman by Muslims corrupted in Cairo. After signing a document stating that he had been instructed in the terrorist’s objectives, and that he had not been mistreated, Mr. Jackson was released.
September 12, 1969: In Jordan, a bomb went off on the porch of the Amman home of the U.S. assistant army attaché.
September 13, 1969: Three armed members of the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines DC-6 with 66 passengers aboard. The flight, bound for Djibouti from Addis Ababa was forced by the Muslim militants to land at Aden, Southern Yemen. One of the hijackers, Muhammad Sayed, 18, was shot by an Ethiopian secret police official who had been a passenger on the flight.
October 7, 1969: An undisclosed group of Argentinean terrorists bombed a number of American businesses for reasons they never disclosed. Although there were nine attacks, no one was injured.
October 21, 1969: Marxist Muslim Muhammad Siad Barre assumed dictatorial power in a military coup d’etat following the assassination of Somalia’s second President, Abdi Rashid Ali Shermarke. Barre nationalized the economy with the help of Soviet advisers and Cuban troops. His Supreme Ruling Council formulated political and legal institutions based on the Qur’an, Marx, Mao, Lenin, and Mussolini. Siad Barre explained: “The official ideology consists of three elements: my own conception of community, a form of socialism based on Marxist principles, and Islam.”.
December 5, 1969: Four Muslim Militants were caught before they could attack an airliner in London. The subsequent plot on the 17th failed as a result.
December 12, 1969: Islamic terrorists bombed the West Berlin office of Israeli El Al Airlines. No one was injured in the blast.
December 12, 1969: Muslim militants associated with the Islamic Eritrean Liberation Front armed with pistols and explosives were killed by plainclothes security guards as they attempted to hijack an Ethiopian Airlines jet shortly after takeoff from Madrid on a flight to Addis Ababa.
In Damascus, Syria, the Eritrean Liberation Front admitted that the two slain men were members of their organization but claimed that they had not intended to hijack the airliner, merely to hand out leaflets. But on December 10, Spanish police had arrested a third ELF member at the Madrid airport for carrying explosives.
December 20, 1969: In Islamic Turkey, a bomb was detonated outside the United States Information Services building in Ankara.
December 21, 1969: Three Lebanese Muslims were caught as they tried to hijack a TWA plane in Athens. The flight was bound for Rome and then on to New York. The three Muslim militants, who used handguns and explosives, said that they were members of the PFLP, and that they had received orders to divert the airplane to Tunis where they were to evacuate the passengers and blow up the aircraft.
One of the hijackers confessed that he and his colleagues had planned to destroy the plane “to warn the Americans to stop providing air communications with Israel.” The three Islamic terrorists were freed after the hijacking of an Olympic Airways plane to Cairo on July 22, l970.
December 29, 1969: Philippine terrorists attempted to assassinate U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew by bombing his car. No one claimed credit for the assault but these same tactics were deployed countless times by local Islamic groups such as the Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah Islamiyah, and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
January 1, 1970: In Turkey, an explosion occurred at the entrance of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul. Islamic Turkey was becoming a dangerous place to be an American.
January 9, 1970: In France, a TWA 707 airliner en route from Paris to Rome with just 20 passengers and crew aboard was hijacked to Beirut by a lone French terrorist. He said that he wanted to spite Americans and Israelis for their aggression in the Middle East. Considered a hero by Muslims, when the hijacker was taken into custody in Lebanon he was only sentenced to nine months in jail essentially the time he served awaiting trial. He was promptly released and returned to France, where he was tried for illegal possession of weapons and sentenced to eight months in prison, once again, the length of the trial process.
The Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine thought their criminal act was a good thing, so they claimed responsibility for the murder and mutilations. However, since the word has a problem understanding the benefits of being judgmental, and fails to appreciate the concept of responsibility, the murdering Muslim terrorists were set free after the September 6, 1970 hijacking of one Swiss and two U.S. airliners.
January 11, 1970: In Ethiopia, Islamic jihadists shot and killed a U.S. soldier. The Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement was responsible for the shooting the American.
The Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement was composed of Islamic terrorists who are financed, trained, and armed by the fundamentalist Islamic government in neighboring Sudan. The terrorist club sought to depose the current secular government in Eritrea and replace it with an Islamic theocracy based upon Sharia Law.
January 21, 1970: In the Philippines, a car bomb exploded behind the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group headquarters in Manila. Three support staff were injured.
February 10, 1970: In Germany today, three Islamic terrorists killed an Israeli citizen and wounded 11 other Jewish passengers in a grenade attack on a bus at the Munich airport. The militants deployed guns and grenades in their assault on the El Al airport shuttle. The carnage was minimized because the Israeli pilots wrestled the weapons away from the Islamic terrorists.
February 17, 1970: The Germans foiled a PFLP hijacking of an El Al aircraft. However, their temporary success only served to encourage terrorism because the German government foolishly freed the kidnappers two months later.
February 21, 1970: A Swiss Air flight 330 from Zurich bound for Tel Aviv was bombed in mid-air nine minutes after takeoff by the PFLP General Command, a PFLP splinter group. Forty-seven innocent souls lost their lives to Islam, 15 of whom were Israelis. The bomb, placed in the cargo hold, was triggered by a change in atmospheric pressure. While the crew attempted to turn the plane back to the airport, smoke in the cockpit and the loss of electrical power thwarted their efforts,.
February 21, 1970: On the same day that the PFLP-General Command destroyed a Swiss aircraft, killing everyone aboard, the main branch of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine exploded a bomb aboard an Austrian Airlines Caravelle flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Vienna, Austria. Fortunately, the damage was not catastrophic and the plane returned to Frankfurt safely with its 33 passengers.
The bomb was detonated twenty minutes after takeoff by an altimeter reading of fourteen thousand feet.
March 1, 1970: In Italy, a bomb was found in the luggage of an Islamic terrorist aboard an Ethiopian airliner in Rome. The device had been placed by members of the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement.
March 4, 1970: Two hours after a violent anti-American demonstration in the Philippines, a bomb rocked the embassy area and damaged a passing tanker truck carrying gasoline.
March 14, 1970: A United Arab Airlines Antonov 24 flight flying from Athens to Cairo via Alexandria was four minutes out of its stopover when a bomb exploded in the landing gear well of the rear of the left engine, causing extensive damage to the undercarriage and injuring two of the ten passengers.
March 20, 1970: In Ethiopia, five members of a National Geographic film crew, including an American producer, were taken hostage by members of the Eritrean Islamic Jihad Movement. They held the five hostages for 17 days.
March 28, 1970: The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) fired seven rockets into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon and into the JFK Library, also in Beirut. The PFLP later said that the attack was in retaliation for “plans of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to foment religious strife and create civil massacres in Lebanon aimed at paralyzing the Palestine resistance movement.”
September 11, 1970: In India, a fifth jetliner, a BOAC VC-10, from Bombay to Beirut carrying 150 passengers, was hijacked by the PFLP sympathizer. The plane was also flown to Zarqa, Jordan. The passengers were held hostage pending the release of Miss Khaled from Briton and six other sub-human species. Once they were freed, the plane was blown up. No Islamic country has ever built an airplane, but their citizens became quite apt at destroying them.
September 16, 1970: In what was justified as retaliation for the plane hijackings the week before, but was actually a response to the three assassination attempts on the Jordanian King Hussein’s life, the Islamic nation’s Army attacked Palestinian communities within the kingdom. Since most Jordanian Arabs (70% of the total population) were related to those who call themselves “Palestinians,” and since the ruling monarchy wasn’t among them, this was a preemptive strike designed to keep the majority population subservient to the Hashemite minority. The armed assault on Palestinian refugee camps and communities would continue through July of 1971.
Late September, 1970: In Jordan, the terrorist organization known as Black_September was formed. An outgrowth of Arafat’s Fatah, the Arab League’s PLO, and Egypt’s Fedayeen, they claimed to be descendants of Hasan’s Hashshashin/Assassins of Persian and Crusade infamy.
February 2, 1971: In India, two armed Kashmiri Muslims hijacked an Indian Airlines plane to Pakistan. They demanded that the Indian government release 36 convicted Islamic terrorists held in Kashmir jails. When the government rejected their demands, they blew up the plane.
February 10, 1971: In Sweden, two Croatian Muslims seized control of the Yugoslav consulate in Gothenburg in an unsuccessful attempt to ransom its occupants in exchange for convicted terrorists held in Yugoslav jails. The Yugoslav government refused to meet their demands, and the terrorists surrendered the next day to the Swedish authorities. They were tried and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. But on September 16, 1972, they were released and flown to Madrid after three Croatians hijacked a Scandinavian airliner and demanded their freedom, along with the release of five Croatians involved in the assassination of the Yugoslav ambassador on April 7, 1971.
April 8, 1971: In Sweden, Croatian terrorists assassinated the Yugoslav ambassador and wounded two Yugoslav diplomats in Stockholm. These murdering jihadists were released from jail when three Croatians militants hijacked a Scandinavian airliner on September 16, 1972, and demanded their freedom.
May 29, 1971: In their second attack since this timeline began, Basque nationalists attempted to kidnap Henri Wolimer, the French Consul in San Sebastian. He resisted and escaped. There were no injuries in either mission.
June 4, 1971: PFLP terrorists carried out an assault on the Liberian-registered oil tanker Coral Sea. Using a speedboat, the jihadists fired 10 bazooka shells at the tanker, causing some damage but no casualties. The attack occurred in the Strait of Bab el Mandeb at the entrance to the Red Sea. It was intended to deter tankers from using the Israeli port of Eilat.
August 24, 1971: In Madrid, Spain, a bomb placed by Al Fatah’s Black_September Organization exploded in a Boeing 707 owned by the Royal Jordanian Airline. The aircraft was parked at the Barajas Airport.
September 26, 1971: In Yemen, three bombs exploded at a U.S. Consular officer’s home. The bombing was believed to be part of an Islamic terrorist campaign against the government.
December 15, 1971: In London, the Black_September Organization attempted to assassinate Zaid Rifai, the Jordanian Ambassador.
December 16, 1971: Three people were injured by parcel bombs sent by the Black_September Organization to the Jordanian mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Muslims first genocide in SudanDecember, 1971: The first Islamic war in the Sudan was nearing resolution. However, Arab Muslims trying to Sharia Law in all of the Sudan had already killed 500,000 Africans, 80% of them being unarmed civilians, leaving a million more homeless.
British bungling had set the stage for the slaughter in Sudan. As part of the UK’s strategy in the Middle East, the Arab Muslim north and the African animist and Christian south were merged into a single administrative protectorate. In 1953 Egypt and the UK granted “independence” to the Sudan because it was becoming impossible to control under these circumstances. Muslims don’t share power with anyone. When this happened, the Arab Muslims in the north immediately recanted the agreements they had made with the African south, and began attacking them. A succession of Islamic dominated administrations did nothing to stop the terror. It was only when a fundamentalist Muslim vs. Muslim Marxist rift in the north emerged, that the genocide temporarily lost momentum. In 1971, Joseph Lagu became the first to organize Africans in the south, providing a voice for the oppressed.
May 11, 1972: A series of bombs placed by the Baader-Meinhof Gang exploded at the Fifth U.S. Army Corps headquarters in West Germany, killing Colonel Paul Bloomquist and wounding 13 others.
The Baader-Meinhof Group was a violent communist association that acted in partnership with the PFLP. They emerged from the Federal Republic of Germany in the late 1960s. On April 2, 1968, Andreas Baader, the group’s founder, and his girlfriend Gudrun Ensslin, bombed a Frankfurt department store. The well-known German journalist Ulrike Meinhof, helped Baader flee custody. Following the prison break, Meinhof and Baader enrolled in a terrorist training camp run by the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and became infamous.
Returning from the Islamic terrorist training camp, Baader, Meinhof, and Ensslin engaged in a violent spree of bombings, abductions, and firearm attacks. They professed a hazy mix of Marxism, Maoism, and Muslim beliefs as the terrorized West Germany.
May 24, 1972: In Zimbabwe, a South African Airways Boeing 727 flying from Salisbury to Johannesburg with 66 passengers and crew on board was hijacked by two Lebanese Muslim terrorists who threatened to blow up the aircraft.
May 31, 1972: After receiving the $5 million ransom from the German government, the PLO/PFLP/BSO financed and dispatched members of the Japanese Red Army to attack Lod Airport in Tel Aviv. They bombed the terminal and used automatic weapons to gun down and kill 27 people milling in the crowd, wounding 75 to 80 more. Yes, Islam has always found soulmates in Communist, Socialist, and Fascist circles.
June 10, 1972: The West German embassy in Dublin, Ireland was damaged by a bomb that had been placed by supporters of the Baader-Meinhof Gang of Muslim-trained Marxists.
July 18, 1972: An attaché case containing fifteen pounds of explosives was discovered in the USIS Cultural Center in Manila. The device was set to explode at 1 AM Saturday. The guard did not check the case until Monday morning, and the building was spared only because of the failure of the timing device.
July 31, 1972: A group of hijackers, including George Edward Wright, George Brown, Melvin McNair, his wife Jean Allen McNair, and Joyce T. Burgess, who said they were Black Panther Party sympathizers, took over a Delta Air Lines jet over Florida and directed the plane to Algeria after collecting $1 million in ransom.
August 5, 1972: The PFLP/PLO/BSO attacked an oil refinery in Trieste, Italy. The damage they wrought in the ensuing fire in large oil storage tanks was considerable, estimated at over $7 million. The attack was justified because Germany and Austria allegedly supplied oil to Israel.
Attack on the Munich Airport, February 10, 1970: Three terrorists attacked El Al passengers in a bus at the Munich Airport with guns and grenades. One passenger was killed and 11 were injured. All three terrorists were captured by airport police. The Action Organization for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for the attack.
settembre nero attacco terroristico di monacoMunich Olympic Massacre, September 5, 1972: Eight Palestinian “Black September” terrorists seized eleven Israeli athletes in the Olympic Village in Munich, West Germany. In a bungled rescue attempt by West German authorities, nine of the hostages and five terrorists were killed.
Ambassador to Sudan Assassinated March 2, 1973: U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Cleo A. Noel and other diplomats were assassinated at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Khartoum by members of the Black September organization.
Attack and Hijacking at the Rome Airport December 17, 1973: Five terrorists pulled weapons from their luggage in the terminal lounge at the Rome airport, killing two persons. They then attacked a Pan American 707 bound for Beirut and Tehran, destroying it with incendiary grenades and killing 29 persons, including 4 senior Moroccan officials and 14 American employees of ARAMCO. They then herded 5 Italian hostages into a Lufthansa airliner and killed an Italian customs agent as he tried to escape, after which they forced the pilot to fly to Beirut. After Lebanese authorities refused to let the plane land, it landed in Athens, where the terrorists demanded the release of 2 Arab terrorists. In order to make Greek authorities comply with their demands, the terrorists killed a hostage and threw his body onto the tarmac. The plane then flew to Damascus, where it stopped for two hours to obtain fuel and food. It then flew to Kuwait, where the terrorists released their hostages in return for passage to an unknown destination. The Palestine Liberation Organization disavowed the attack, and no group claimed responsibility for it.
Ambassador to Afghanistan Assassinated, February 14, 1979: Four Afghans kidnapped U.S. Ambassador Adolph Dubs in Kabul and demanded the release of various “religious figures.” Dubs was killed, along with four alleged terrorists, when Afghan police stormed the hotel room where he was being held.
ostaggi americani in iranIran Hostage Crisis, November 4, 1979: After President Carter agreed to admit the Shah of Iran into the US, Iranian radicals seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 66 American diplomats hostage. Thirteen hostages were soon released, but the remaining 53 were held until their release on January 20, 1981.
Grand Mosque Seizure, November 20, 1979: 200 Islamic terrorists seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, taking hundreds of pilgrims hostage. Saudi and French security forces retook the shrine after an intense battle in which some 250 people were killed and 600 wounded.
Threats from Libya
When intelligence reports surfaced that Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi had plans to assassinate American diplomats in Rome and Paris, President Reagan expelled all Libyan diplomats from the U.S. (May 6, 1981) and closed Libya’s diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. Three months later, Reagan ordered U.S. Navy jets to shoot down Libyan fighters if they ventured inside what was known as the “line of death.” (This was the line created by Qaddafi to demarcate Libya’s territorial waters, which he said extended more than 100 miles off the country’s shoreline; the U.S. and other maritime nations recognized Libyan territorial waters as extending only 12 miles from shore.) As expected, the Libyan Air Force counter-attacked and Navy jets shot down two SU-22 warplanes about 60 miles off the Libyan coast.

Bombing of U.S. Embassy in Beirut, April 18, 1983: Sixty-three people, including the CIA’s Middle East director, were killed and 120 were injured in a 400-pound suicide truck-bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
beirut attentato alla ceserme dei marines
Bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, October 23, 1983 : Simultaneous suicide truck-bomb attacks were made on American and French compounds in Beirut, Lebanon. A 12,000-pound bomb destroyed the U.S. compound, killing 242 Americans, while 58 French troops were killed when a 400-pound device destroyed a French base. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
Bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, Dec. 12, 1983
The American embassy in Kuwait was bombed in a series of attacks whose targets also included the French embassy, the control tower at the airport, the country’s main oil refinery, and a residential area for employees of the American corporation Raytheon. Six people were killed, including a suicide truck bomber, and more than 80 others were injured. The suspects were thought to be members of Al Dawa, or “The Call,” an Iranian-backed group and one of the principal Shiite groups operating against Saddam Hussein in Iraq.

Kidnapping of Embassy Official, March 16, 1984: The Islamic Jihad kidnapped and later murdered Political Officer William Buckley in Beirut, Lebanon. Other U.S. citizens not connected to the U.S. government were seized over a succeeding two-year period.

TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985: A Trans-World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens by two Lebanese Hizballah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut. The eight crew members and 145 passengers were held for seventeen days, during which one American hostage, a U.S. Navy sailor, was murdered. After being flown twice to Algiers, the aircraft was returned to Beirut after Israel released 435 Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners.
Air India Bombing, June 23, 1985: A bomb destroyed an Air India Boeing 747 over the Atlantic, killing all 329 people aboard. Both Sikh and Kashmiri terrorists were blamed for the attack. Two cargo handlers were
killed at Tokyo airport, Japan, when another Sikh bomb exploded in an Air Canada aircraft en route to India.
Bombing in Copenhagen : July 22, 1985
Two near-simultaneous bombs in Copenhagen, at the Jewish synagogue and at the offices of Northwest Orient, explode, killing one and injuring 32. The bombers are interrupted while placing a third, more powerful, bomb, which they later dispose of in the city’s harbour. The bombs are later linked to Islamic Jihad.

Soviet Diplomats Kidnapped : September 30, 1985: In Beirut, Lebanon, Sunni terrorists kidnapped four Soviet diplomats. One was killed but three were later released.
Achille Lauro Hijacking, October 7, 1985: Four Palestinian Liberation Front terrorists seized the Italian cruise liner in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, taking more than 700 hostages. One U.S. passenger was murdered before the Egyptian government offered the terrorists safe haven in return for the hostages freedom.
Egyptian Airliner Hijacking November 23, 1985: An EgyptAir airplane bound from Athens to Malta and carrying several U.S. citizens was hijacked by the Abu Nidal Group.
Airport Attacks in Rome and Vienna December 27, 1985: Four gunmen belonging to the Abu Nidal Organization attacked the El Al and Trans World Airlines ticket counters at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport with grenades and automatic rifles. Thirteen persons were killed and 75 were wounded before Italian police and Israeli security guards killed three of the gunmen and captured the fourth. Three more Abu Nidal gunmen attacked the El Al ticket counter at Vienna’s Schwechat Airport, killing three persons and wounding 30. Austrian police killed one of the gunmen and captured the others.
Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30, 1986: A Palestinian splinter group detonated a bomb as TWA Flight 840 approached Athens airport, killing four U.S. citizens.
Berlin Discoteque Bombing, April 5, 1986: Two U.S. soldiers were killed and 79 American servicemen were injured in a Libyan bomb attack on a nightclub in West Berlin, West Germany. In retaliation U.S. military jets bombed targets in and around Tripoli and Benghazi.
Kidnapping of William Higgins February 17, 1988: U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel W. Higgins was kidnapped and murdered by the Iranian-backed Hizballah group while serving with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO) in southern Lebanon.
Naples USO Attack, April 14, 1988: The Organization of Jihad Brigades exploded a car-bomb outside a USO Club in Naples, Italy, killing one U.S. sailor.
Pan Am 103 Bombing, December 21, 1988: Pan American Airlines Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, by a bomb believed to have been placed on the aircraft by Libyan terrorists in Frankfurt, West Germany. All 259 people on board were killed.
Bombing of UTA Flight 772, September 19, 1989: A bomb explosion destroyed UTA Flight 772 over the Sahara Desert in southern Niger during a flight from Brazzaville to Paris. All 170 persons aboard were killed. Six Libyans were later found guilty in absentia and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17, 1992: Hizballah claimed responsibility for a blast that leveled the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, causing the deaths of 29 and wounding 242.
Hotel bombing in Somalia Dec. 29, 1992
In the first al-Qaida attack against U.S. forces, operatives bomb a hotel where U.S. troops — on their way to a humanitarian mission in Somalia — had been staying. Two Austrian tourists are killed. Almost simultaneously, another group of al-Qaida operatives are caught at Aden airport, Yemen, as they prepare to launch rockets at U.S. military planes. U.S. troops quickly leave Aden.

World Trade Center Bombing, February 26, 1993: The World Trade Center in New York City was badly damaged when a car bomb planted by Islamic terrorists exploded in an underground garage. The bomb left 6 people dead and 1,000 injured. The men carrying out the attack were followers of Umar Abd al-Rahman, an Egyptian cleric who preached in the New York City area.
Attempted Assassination of President Bush by Iraqi Agent. April 14, 1993: The Iraqi intelligence service attempted to assassinate former U.S. President George Bush during a visit to Kuwait. In retaliation, the U.S. launched a cruise missile attack 2 months later on the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Kashmiri Hostage-taking, July 4, 1995: In India six foreigners, including two U.S. citizens, were taken hostage by Al-Faran, a Kashmiri separatist group. One non-U.S. hostage was later found beheaded.
Jerusalem Bus Attack August 21, 1995: HAMAS claimed responsibility for the detonation of a bomb that killed 6 and injured over 100 persons, including several U.S. citizens.
Saudi Military Installation Attack November 13, 1995: The Islamic Movement of Change planted a bomb in a Riyadh military compound that killed one U.S. citizen, several foreign national employees of the U.S. government, and over 40 others.
Egyptian Embassy Attack November 19, 1995: A suicide bomber drove a vehicle into the Egyptian Embassy compound in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing at least 16 and injuring 60 persons. Three militant Islamic groups claimed responsibility.
HAMAS Bus Attack February 26, 1996: In Jerusalem, a suicide bomber blew up a bus, killing 26 persons, including three U.S. citizens, and injuring some 80 persons, including three other US citizens.
Dizengoff Center Bombing March 4, 1996: HAMAS and the Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) both claimed responsibility for a bombing outside of Tel Aviv’s largest shopping mall that killed 20 persons and injured 75 others, including 2 U.S. citizens.
West Bank Attack May 13, 1996: Arab gunmen opened fire on a bus and a group of Yeshiva students near the Bet El settlement, killing a dual U.S./Israeli citizen and wounding three Israelis. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but HAMAS was suspected.
Empire State Building Sniper Attack February 23, 1997: A Palestinian gunman opened fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland, and France before turning the gun on himself. A handwritten note carried by the gunman claimed this was a punishment attack against the “enemies of Palestine.”
Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing September 4, 1997: Three suicide bombers of HAMAS detonated bombs in the Ben Yehuda shopping mall in Jerusalem, killing eight persons, including the bombers, and wounding nearly 200 others. A dual U.S./Israeli citizen was among the dead, and 7 U.S. citizens were wounded.
Murder of U.S. Businessmen in Pakistan November 12, 1997: Two unidentified gunmen shot to death four U.S. auditors from Union Texas Petroleum Corporation and their Pakistani driver after they drove away from the Sheraton Hotel in Karachi. The Islami Inqilabi Council, or Islamic Revolutionary Council, claimed responsibility in a call to the U.S. Consulate in Karachi. In a letter to Pakistani newspapers, the Aimal Khufia Action Committee also claimed responsibility.
Tourist Killings in Egypt November 17, 1997: Al-Gama’at al-Islamiyya (IG) gunmen shot and killed 58 tourists and four Egyptians and wounded 26 others at the Hatshepsut Temple in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. Thirty-four Swiss, eight Japanese, five Germans, four Britons, one French, one Colombian, a dual Bulgarian/British citizen, and four unidentified persons were among the dead. Twelve Swiss, two Japanese, two Germans, one French, and nine Egyptians were among the wounded.
Attack on U.S.S. Cole, October 12, 2000: In Aden, Yemen, a small dingy carrying explosives rammed the destroyer U.S.S. Cole, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39 others. Supporters of Usama Bin Laden were suspected.
Bus Stop Bombing, April 22, 2001: A member of HAMAS detonated a bomb he was carrying near a bus stop in Kfar Siva, Israel, killing one person and injuring 60.
Philippines Hostage Incident, May 27, 2001: Muslim Abu Sayyaf guerrillas seized 13 tourists and 3 staff members at a resort on Palawan Island and took their captives to Basilan Island. The captives included three U.S. citizens: Guellermo Sobero and missionaries Martin and Gracia Burnham. Philippine troops fought a series of battles with the guerrillas between June 1 and June 3 during which 9 hostages escaped and two were found dead. The guerrillas took additional hostages when they seized the hospital in the town of Lamitan. On June 12, Abu Sayyaf spokesman Abu Sabaya claimed that Sobero had been killed and beheaded; his body was found in October. The Burnhams remained in captivity until June 2002.
Tel-Aviv Nightclub Bombing, June 1, 2001: HAMAS claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing of a popular Israeli nightclub that caused over 140 casualties.
HAMAS Restaurant Bombing, August 9, 2001: A HAMAS-planted bomb detonated in a Jerusalem pizza restaurant, killing 15 people and wounding more than 90. The Israeli response included occupation of Orient House, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s political headquarters in East Jerusalem.
Suicide Bombing in Israel, September 9, 2001: The first suicide bombing carried out by an Israeli Arab killed 3 persons in Nahariya. HAMAS claimed responsibility.
Death of “the Lion of the Panjshir”, September 9, 2001: Two suicide bombers fatally wounded Ahmed Shah Massoud, a leader of Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance, which had opposed both the Soviet occupation and the post-Soviet Taliban government. The bombers posed as journalists and were apparently linked to al-Qaida. The Northern Alliance did not confirm Massoud’s death until September 15.
Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Homeland, September 11, 2001: Two hijacked airliners crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Soon thereafter, the Pentagon was struck by a third hijacked plane. A fourth hijacked plane, suspected to be bound for a high-profile target in Washington, crashed into a field in southern Pennsylvania. The attacks killed 3,025 U.S. citizens and other nationals. President Bush and Cabinet officials indicated that Usama Bin Laden was the prime suspect and that they considered the United States in a state of war with international terrorism. In the aftermath of the attacks, the United States formed the Global Coalition Against Terrorism.

… and we know terrorism has not stopped…. it continues and we must be vigilant. We must not forget. We must not put our heads in the sand. We must demand that our elected officials stop playing politics. This isn’t a game. The common thread in all the attacks is that there is a deep seeded hatred for us.

According to them, we must submit or die. That is their goal- it is just that simple… What is our goal? I hope it is live free or die… All preceding information is an incomplete sampling of terrorist activity pulled directly from:
U.S. Department of State – Significant Terrorist Incidents, 1961-2003: A Brief Chronology

Additional sources:
Terrorism Awareness Project : What everybody needs to know about Jihad
Terrorism Awareness Project : The Islamic Mein Kampf
Prophet of Doom
Religion of Peace
Steve Spak

Palestine Facts
Wikipedia

** please note: many of the “old” organizations have morphed or simply changed their name. FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists!

Terrorist logos
List of Current Terrorist Organizations
islamic Terrorism goal
By Cathy

OBSESSION

La via del dialogo

Il colonnello libico Muammar Gheddafi è tornato alla ribalta dei media per la notizia inaspettata della riapertura dell’ambasciata americana a Tripoli.
Quasi in silenzio (a parte La Stampa dell’8 maggio e La Padania del 7 maggio) sono state, invece, accolte alcune sue dichiarazioni, rilasciate ad Al-Jazeera il 10 aprile. La notizia è stata riportata con grande ritardo in Occidente e non sembra abbia suscitato grande interesse. Chi dovrebbe allarmarsi e cercare di leggere con attenzione il documento è, invece, il Vaticano, chiamato direttamente in causa.

La Chiesa Cattolica fin dagli anni ’70 ha sempre cercato il dialogo con Gheddafi; sforzi sfociati nel 1997 con l’apertura di sedi diplomatiche. Tutto questo, come allora dichiarò il portavoce della Santa Sede Joaquin Navarro Valls: «Per favorire la vita della Chiesa locale e per contribuire alla distensione internazionale» (Corriere della sera, 11 marzo 1997). La distensione e la pace sono nobili cause, anche se spesso hanno obbligato chi le perseguiva ad inghiottire bocconi amari. L’Occidente e la Santa Sede, dopo il Concilio Vaticano II, con la “diplomazia del sorriso”, inseguendo il mito di questo “bene massimo” sono stati talvolta obbligati al sacrificio dei propri princìpi, della giustizia, della verità e persino della liberà (es. di opinione).

La via del dialogo è sempre apparsa un’iniziativa unilaterale, presa dall’Occidente e dalla Chiesa a favore dei Paesi mussulmani, ed è servita a ben poco perché il periodo del “dialogo” è coinciso col crescere del fanatismo islamico e, in molte nazioni mediorientali, con l’avvento di autentiche persecuzioni anticristiane. La conferma dell’inutilità di questo approccio, per il caso libico, venne già dallo stesso Gheddafi, nel corso di un’intervista concessa al TG3 (La Stampa, 11 marzo 1997), quando il Colonnello, con toni arroganti, sottolineò la cosiddetta “tolleranza” dell’Islam nei confronti del Cristianesimo:

«Noi riconosciamo la profezia di Gesù. Sono i cristiani che non riconoscono quella di Maometto…Allah ci insegna che i profeti sono uguali, mentre voi fate distinzione tra i profeti…».

Gheddafi nella recente intervista ad Al-Jazeera è andato ben oltre:

«Maometto è il profeta non solo dei mussulmani, ma di tutte le genti; se Gesù fosse stato vivo ai suoi tempi lo avrebbe seguito, vi sono segni che preannunciano la vittoria di Allah sull’Europa, senza il ricorso a spade e fucili. Non ci servirà una conquista militare». Secondo il colonnello libico con il vacillare della fede cristiana e l’ingresso della Turchia in Europa.

I tempi sarebbero maturi per l’inizio della conversione totale all’Islam del Vecchio Continente [o Continente Vecchio, come sarebbe meglio dire…N.d.R.]. Ben presto la Santa Sede secondo le farneticanti affermazioni di Gheddafi sarà costretta a “correggere la storia” e a dover ammettere che la sua dottrina deriva da una “falsificazione” del Vangelo.
Secondo il leader libico la verità nascosta dai vertici vaticani sarebbe custodita in un documento stimato dall’Islam come il “Vangelo Veritiero” (‘al-Ingil), conosciuto in Occidente come “il Vangelo di Barnaba”.

Purtroppo per il colonnello libico e per tutti gli appassionati cultori de Il Codice da Vinci, gli storici ormai concordano sul fatto che il testo (che non ha niente a che vedere con il Vangelo di Barnaba, scomparso) sarebbe un falso plateale, composto probabilmente in Spagna nel XIV° o XV° secolo da un prete cattolico convertito all’Islam, e poi tradotto in lingua araba. Il libello, anche se attribuito a Barnaba (citato negli Atti degli Apostoli e nelle Lettere paoline e compagno dell’apostolo San Paolo nei suoi primi viaggi) non ha, quindi, alcuna autenticità apostolica, sebbene I mussulmani lo considerino “veritiero”. Maometto, per il falso apocrifo, sarebbe un personaggio metastorico collegato al destino dell’umanità. Il “Sigillo di Profezia” (cap. LXXII); «la luce che fin dai primordi illumina l’umanità»(cap. XLIII); il «Vero e autentico Messia»(Oh Maometto, nostro Messia, vieni presto per la salvezza del mondo capp. XII e XXII). Per il falso Vangelo Gesù m(in accordo con il Corano LXI, 6) avrebbe avuto la missione di annunciare la mondo la venuta di Maometto (definito Il Paracleto, in arabo Al-Faraqli, ossia “Il Lodato”, cioè Almad, altro nome del profeta dell’Islam) e la conversione finale dell’umanità al verbo mussulmano.
L’apostolo san Paolo, ispirato da satana (secondo una ben nota teoria cara agli gnostici) e la Chiesa di Roma avrebbero in seguito falsificato i Vangeli, trasformando Gesù nel Figlio di Dio.

Per “l’inattendibile Vangelo” e per il credo mussulmano Cristo non è Dio, ovvero Dio non è il Cristo; non è Figlio di Dio, né la Terza Persona della Trinità. Non sarebbe nemmeno spirato sulla Croce di morte umana, perché Dio per sottrarlo ai carnefici, l’avrebbe elevato a Lui, sostituendolo con Giuda e prendendosi così gioco degli ebrei.
Il Colonnello libico, quando parla di «conquista islamica dell’Europa senza uso di armi» si riferisce proprio alla presunta profezia di Barnaba del piano divino della progressiva islamizzazione del mondo. Il problema è che buona parte dell’Islam condivide le sue affermazioni.

Quale sarà la presa di posizione del Vaticano nei confronti del “sermone” di Gheddafi? Non nutro, in verità, grandi speranze in una risposta da parte di certi teologi, che sembrano nutrire seri dubbi sulle verità irrinunciabili (per la stessa sopravvivenza della Chiesa) del Vangelo.
Fino all’avvento di papa Benedetto XVI  era emersa sempre più la tendenza a relativizzare la Verità del Cristianesimo e a idealizzare una certa forma di laicità come spazio etico in cui tutte le religioni potessero dialogare. Se la Chiesa accettasse di svolgere il ruolo di “religione civile”, senz’altro non avrebbe più alcuna difficoltà a “dialogare” con l’Islam, come con nessun’altra religione, ma dovrebbe rinunciare all’annuncio del Vangelo come testimone di “Buona Novella” che chiede la conversione e la rinuncia ad altri dogmi, fedi, idoli. Ma cosa dobbiamo aspettarci da chi confonde le tecniche della meditazione trascendentale o della New Age con la preghiera cristiana? Cosa dobbiamo aspettarci della comune identità delle grandi religioni monoteistiche, che sono in verità assai diverse tra loro e non facilmente assimilabili?

Oggi, quello che sembra mancare, a tanti cristiani (ma anche purtroppo a molti teologi e sacerdoti) è il coraggio della chiarezza concettuale, e forse anche la Fede.

Ps : Il serpente non ha mai smesso di fare il suo lavoro
 
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Maria mi diè, chiamata in alte grida;
e ne l’antico vostro Batisteo
insieme fui cristiano e Cacciaguida.

[…]

Poi seguitai lo ‘mperador Currado;
ed el mi cinse de la sua milizia,
tanto per ben ovrar li venni in grado.
Dietro li andai incontro alla nequizia
Di quella legge(=L’islam) il cui popolo usurpa,
per colpa d’i pastor, vostra giustizia.
Quivi fu’io da quella gente turpa(=i mussulmani)
Disviluppato dal mondo fallace,
lo cui amor molt’anime deturpa;
e venni dal martiro a questa pace
(Dante Alighieri, Paradiso XV, 133-35 e 139-48)

Connessione cubana e terrorismo

Castro e Ruhullah Musavi Khomeini
Castro e Ruhullah Musavi Khomeini

“I popoli ed i governi di Iran e Cuba possono mettere gli Satati Uniti di America in ginocchio”
Fidel Castro

Il terrorismo internazionale è un male che attacca senza fare distinzioni.
E’ un vincolo che unisce quelli che usano la morte e la distruzione come strumenti per seminare terrore tra i popoli che intendono soggiogare.
I bersagli sono, di solito, vittime innocenti usate per lasciare prova tangibile della loro capacità  di arrecare danno. Il terrorismo contemporaneo è uno sforzo mirato a smontare e, al limite, a distruggere l’ordine democratico stabilito. Il suo potere si basa sul grado di freddezza con cui si porta a termine il crimine. Non stiamo parlando di gruppi isolati o di azioni scollegate tra di loro, bensì di una rete internazionale, solidamente strutturata nella quale si ritrovano diverse chiavi di lettura del fenomeno. Mascherate da ideologie o religioni, condividono profondi nessi con il più nefasto dei sentimenti: l’odio.

“Sopra ogni cosa dobbiamo mantenere vivo il nostro odio ed alimentarlo fino al parossismo”, queste sono le parole del guerrigliero Ernesto Che Guevara poco prima della sua morte. Il suo messaggio di addio instava all’uso dell’odio come strumento di lotta. ” L’odio intransigente verso il nemico che porta l’essere umano al di là  delle sue limitazioni e lo fa diventare una fredda e selettiva macchina per uccidere”.

Il macabro messaggio diventò credo ufficiale di ogni cubano inviato a lottare in guerre internazionaliste e nella filosofia di ogni movimento guerrigliero contemporaneo.

Durante gli ultimi 40 anni il terrorismo internazionale ha avuto un nefasto padrino nella figura di Fidel Castro.

Il presidente degli Stati Uniti d’America, George W.Bush, come risposta agli attacchi terroristici dell’11 Settembre 2001 ha avvertito che non sfuggiranno i colpevoli e nemmeno chi li ospiti o li protegga.
Basta solo dirigere lo sguardo a 90 miglia a sud della Florida per trovare un paradiso per terroristi e fuggitivi che vivono sotto la protezione del regime cubano.
Alla luce dei fatti piu recenti, come l’arresto di Ana Belèn Montes, funzionaria del Dipartimento della difesa (il Pentagono per intenderci) degli Stati Uniti, accusata di essere una spia di Cuba e arrestata dieci giorni dopo gli attacchi dell’11 Settembre, sorgono serie domande.

Castro e Muammar Gheddafi
Castro e Muammar Gheddafi

Che ruolo gioca Fidel Castro nella vendita di informazioni ai paesi terroristi? Gli arresti e le condanne di cinque spie (nella realtà  sono 11 ma non ne è stata fatta menzione alcuna *) della chiamata Rete Avispa e le ammissioni di colpevolezza da parte dei rimanenti sette membri hanno chiarito che piu che spiare gli esuli cubani la priorità  per Cuba era avere informazioni sulle basi militari americane e l’introduzione di armi attraverso le isole della Florida.

L’isola di Cuba per la sua privilegiata vicinanza agli Stati Uniti continua ad essere un trampolino per il contrabbando.

Un giorno prima degli attacchi contro le Torri Gemelle ed il Pentagono è stata pubblicata la notizia dell’arresto di quattro cittadini cinesi responsabili traffico di esseri umani, che, al costo di 60.000 dollari a persona introducevano clandestini in territorio americano facendoli passare per Cuba ed altre isole dei caraibi. Un altro fatto degno di nota: tre cittadini afgani arrestati nelle isole Cayman sono stati accusati di essere entrati in territorio americano in modo illegale, provenienti da Cuba.
Ancora piu preoccupante è la testimonianza di un disertore afgano che si allenava in uno dei campi di Osama Bin Laden nelle montagne di Kunar. Costui ha testimoniato circa la presenza di armi chimiche e mercenari sudanesi, libici e cubani.
Come non credere che Fidel Castro sia ancora una pedina chiave nell’aiuto logistico al terrorismo internazionale?
E’ molto probabile che la disinformazione fornita dalla spia Belen Montes abbia cambiato la percezione generale facendo credere che Castro non rappresenti una minaccia per gli Stati Uniti. Invece il suo arresto subito dopo i fatti dell’11 Settembre evidenziano che la percezione è cambiata.
Il rapporto annuale del Dipartimento di Stato americano che disegna i profili dei protagonisti del terrorismo mondiale include Cuba nella lista degli stati connessi con il terrorismo.
Il segretario di stato americano alla difesa Donald Rumsfeld ha parlato alla rete televisiva CBS lo scorso anno per evidenziare il collegamento: “sappiamo quali stati figurano nella lista dei paesi terroristi, l’Irak è uno di questi, come la Siria, la Corea del Nord, Cuba e anche la Libia”. Sappiamo che questi stati hanno fornito protezione ed assistenza a organizzazioni terroristiche per portare a termine azioni in altri paesi”.
Il segretario Rumsfeld ha puntualizzato che questi paesi sono molto attivi in programmi di guerra chimica e batteriologica.
Osama Bin Laden è considerato il principale responsabile del crimine che è costato la vita a più di 6000 cittadini civili l’11 Settembre. Ma fatti come questi sono il risultato delle azioni di estremisti che hanno trovato formazione, allenamento, e supporto economico e professionale in una ampia rete internazionale terrorista.

Per piu di 40 anni Cuba è stata una pedina chiave in tale rete del terrore.

 Castro e Saddam Hussein
Castro e Saddam Hussein

Il recente arresto dell’ “ambasciatore” dell’esercito irlandese Niall Connolly, inviato a collaborare con la guerriglia colombiana ha reso pubblico il fatto che il terrorista irlandese Sien Fein da cinque anni vive ed opera a Cuba e ha contattato la guerriglia colombiana con l’aiuto dei servizi segreti cubani. Il ministro degli esteri spagnolo, senza preoccuparsi degli interessi degli investitori spagnoli sull’isola, ha accusato L’Avana di dare asilo e supporto logistico ai terroristi baschi dell’ETA.
Ieng Sary, uno dei capi dei Khmer Rossi, responsabile dell’assassinio di piu di due milioni di cambogiani, ha comprato una fattoria a Cuba per scappare dalla giustizia e “vivere in pace”.
L’FBI ha denunciato che Cuba ospita, come minimo, 77 ricercati dalla giustizia americana.
La visita di Fidel Castro a maggio del 2001 nei paesi arabi e le sue provocatorie dichiarazioni contro il governo americano, danno la prova del ruolo che ancora oggi Cuba gioca come epicentro del terrorismo internazionale. Secondo il giornale Ettelaat, Fidel Castro è stato ricevuto da centinaia di studenti dell’Università  Tarbiate-Modarres a Teheran, che urlavano: “guerriglia! Guerriglia!”. La risposta del padrino del narco-terrorismo è stata, secondo il giornale Kayhan: “Solo rimane uno Sha nel mondo, e quello Sha è l’imperialismo americano!”..vicino alla mia patria. E’ uno Sha sfruttatore, e così come quello dell’Iran è stato abbattuto, anche questo Sha cadrà “.

Il collegamento cubano con il terrorismo internazionale nacque agli inizi degli anni sessanta. Sotto la copertura di medici e insegnanti migliaia di cubani furono inviati in Algeria.

Solo due anni più tardi ci fu il golpe marxista in quella regione.

Il nuovo leader di Zanzibar si appropriò dell’isola africana nel 1964 dopo aver trascorso tre anni allenandosi a Cuba con i suoi uomini.
John Okello scatenò un massacro paragonabile a quello di Fidel Castro quando prese il potere nel 1959. Attraverso il terrore Cuba contribuì a creare una solida base operativa per penetrare nel continente africano dando così inizio all’esportazione di guerriglieri a poco prezzo, per cortesia di Fidel Castro.
In Guinea i consiglieri cubani erano i “genizaros” che accompagnarono Francisco Macias Nguema fino al termine del suo regno del terrore, responsabile della morte di 50 mila dei 350 mila cittadini della ex colonia spagnola.
Nell’estate del 1968 si allargò il raggio d’azione.
L’Unione Sovietica, che grazie ai generosi sussidi economici tolse a Cuba la sua autodeterminazione, chiese a Fidel Castro di consegnare le redini della sua politica al Cremlino e di mettere i suoi servizi segreti a disposizione del KGB. Proprio durante quell’estate, i comunisti arabi riuniti a Mosca, ricevettero l’ordine di infiltrare spie nel movimento armato palestinese.
Il padrone sovietico impartiva gli ordini e Cuba li eseguiva, rendendo il suo territorio terreno di addestramento di terroristi delle piu varie tendenze e nazionalità .
Le basi per queste operazioni sovversive si crearono nel gennario del 1966.
Alla Conferenza Tricontinentale all’Avana, alla quale assistettero 513 delegati rappresentanti di 83 gruppi del terzo mondo: alla base vi era la convinzione di intraprendere la lotta armata contro l’imperialismo; Fidel Castro apriva le porte di Cuba al terrorismo con il suo appoggio incondizionato a tutti i movimenti rivoluzionari del mondo.
Da quel momento il nuovo fronte era un’organizzazione, con sede a Cuba, di solidarietà  con i paesi africani, asiatici e latinoamericani, conosciuta col nome di OSPAAL. Il suo primo segretario generale fu il rinomato assassino Osmany Cienfuegos. La sua crudeltà  nel rinchiudere piu di 100 prigionieri in un camion chiuso ermeticamente e la conseguente morte per asfissia di molti di questi, gli conferiva tutti i titoli per questo nuovo incarico.
La sinistra radicale d’Africa, Europa, Asia, Nord e Sud America, è rimasta unita a benedire Fidel Castro nel suo avvilente linguaggio della violenza.
Vennero scatenati disordini in Francia, Germania, nelle Università  degli Stati Uniti e in Turchia. Il rumore delle armi scosse anche il Giappone con in testa l’estremista Zengakuren. Scoppiò la violenza nei territori baschi ed in Irlanda del Nord.

In ogni singolo focolaio è stata provata la presenza cubana.

Castro e Yasser Arafat
Castro e Yasser Arafat

La dottrina del libro rosso di Mao Tse Tung e la logorroica retorica di Fidel Castro contaminavano le menti dei giovani e nel frattempo a Beirut, George Habash inaugurava un nuovo stile di terrorismo mandando un commando a dirottare un aereo di El Al a Roma, dove un altro protetto di Fidel Castro, lo stravagante miliardario Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, faceva pubblicamente appello alla guerra di guerriglia.
A Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Maringhella pubblicò il mini manuale della guerriglia, e L’Avana si incaricò della sua distribuzione. Fidel Castro riceveva migliaia di tecnici sovietici che imponevano la volontà  del Cremlino.
Fra i piu importanti vi era Victor Simenov il quale fu messo a capo della Direzione Generale della controintelligenza cubana (DGI).
Tutti i movimenti terroristi internazionali dell’epoca avevano un debito con L’Avana. Tutti ricevevano addestramento a Cuba nonchè aiuti economici e logistici nelle ambasciate cubane in tutto il mondo.
Un colonnello del KGB, certo Vadim Kotchergine fu incaricato di fare in modo che Fidel Castro non mettesse in atto le sue volontà  di distruzioni apocalittiche.
La richiesta di Castro a Nikita Kruschev di lanciare missili verso gli Stati Uniti durante la Crisi di Ottobre, era un avvertimento per i sovietici a non lasciare libertà  di movimento al “pazzo caraibico”.

Nei primi anni settanta, un disertore della DGI, Orlando Castro Hidalgo, testimoniò davanti al Senato americano. Castro Hidalgo illustrò la complessa rete d’appoggio che offriva Cuba tramite le sue ambasciate ai movimenti terroristici.
Denaro, biglietti aerei, alloggio, passaporti e visti erano solo alcune delle agevolazioni che Cuba dispensava generosamente, mentre la sua popolazione era vittima della povertà , ufficializzata dalla tessera di razionamento.
Più tardi il suo superiore comandante e capo della missione cubana in Francia, Armando Lopez Orta, un generale della DGI che operava con il nome in codice di “Archimede”, fu espulso dalla Francia per aver dato appoggio logisitico a Carlos Ilich Ramirez, il noto terrorista venezuelano (ricordatevi la nazionalità  e fate il paio con chavez) detto “lo sciacallo”. Le ambasciate cubane in tutto il mondo alimentavano una complessa rete di terroristi e iniziarono anche ad attuare un reclutamento su larga scala.
Un altro ufficiale della DGI, Adalberto Quintana si rendeva importante per lo sviluppo di una complessa rete che si espandeva per il mondo molto velocemente. Le “Brigadas Venceremos” vennero create con lo scopo di destabilizzare il “nemico del nord”. Migliaia di studenti americani furono addestrati all’arte di creare caos in grande scala, nel fomentare rivolte e azioni violente. Esistono documenti che che raccolgono le lezioni che venivano impartite a Cuba nei campi di addestramento: gli ingenui americani venivano illusi di fatti come in mancanza d’armi un pezzo di legno con un chiodo può essere efficace come una pistola.
Più tardi sarebbero stati i sandinisti e i palestinesi coloro che avrebbero goduto le maggiori attenzioni per quanto riguardava l’addestramento. I militari che portarono il terrore in Nicaragua nell’epoca sandinista furono tutti addestrati a Cuba.
Poi sarebbe arrivato Yasser Arafat insieme a George Habash all’Avana per creare le basi di quello che sarebbe stato l’inizio di una lunga e continua cooperazione cubana con i movimenti palestinesi e i regimi terroristici medio orientali che ancora oggi sono al potere. La complessa rete d’appoggio offerta dalle ambasciate cubane alla Siria ed al Libano è servita da ombrello per i gruppi terroristici del medio oriente.
Negli Stati Uniti l’allora ambasciatore cubano all’Onu, Ricardo Alarcon, appoggiava apertamente i palestinesi. L’ambasciata cubana a Cipro si incaricava di sommistrare armi all’OLP.
Nel 1978 come documentato dalla stampa libanese, arrivarono i primi “consiglieri” cubani nei campi di addestramento dell’OLP.
Nello stesso anno l’agenzia Reuters confermava che migliaia di adepti dell’OLP riceveva addestramento a Cuba.
Era il risultato dell’accordo firmato da Castro e Arafat per la cooperazione militare e la fornitura di armi ai territori palestinesi.
Fidel Castro non tarda² a manifestare per l’ennesima volta il suo antiimperialismo denunciando gli accordi di Camp David qualificandoli di “tradimento” ( e la spinta della sinistra mondiale li fecero naufragare quando sembrava che la pace fosse a portata di mano, ndr).
Un anno dopo il giornale inglese The Economist rivelava prove inconfutabili circa la cooperazione tra Cuba ed OLP per offrire addestramento ai guerriglieri.
Questa volta lo scenario sarebbe stato il centro america. Ancora la piaga dei conflitti armati che minacciava l’emisfero occidentale aveva le sue origini all’Avana.
Nello Yemen del sud si era creato un altro fronte di cooperazione con Cuba.
Ricevevano addestramento di guerriglia da istruttori cubani i tedeschi de Baader Meinhof fino ai giapponesi, turchi, iraniani, armeni, curdi, italiani e francesi.
In Algeria si sono create condizioni simili per l’addestramento del fronte Polisario con l’aiuto di personale cubano sotto le spoglie di medici e maestri.
Nel 1980 quando Muammar Gheddafi accolse sotto la sua protezione i terroristi baschi 150 istruttori cubani vennero incaricati di addestrare i baschi che ancora oggi seminano terrore in Spagna.
La cooperazione di Cuba con la Siria e Libano si sarebbe rivelata importante nella destituzione dello Sha di Persia in Iran.
Le attività  giunsero al punto che, secondo il giornale svizzero Journal de Geneve, dei missili Sam trasportati a bordo di navi sovietiche insieme a un contingente che sbarcò nel paese arabo con passaporti falsi, permessi di lavoro e ottima conoscenza dei dialetti e delle abitudini dei diversi paesi della zona.
Cortesia di Cuba, molti di loro erano stati perfettamente addestrati nell’arte della guerriglia urbana, la lotta nel deserto, operazioni di demolizione e sabotaggio a installazioni petrolifere etc.
Queste tattiche, più tardi, sarebbero state insegnate ai guerriglieri colombiani delle FARC (Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias colombianas) e all’ELN Esercito di liberazione nazionale che ancora oggi mantengono attive basi a Cuba.
In quel periodo sorgono in tutta Cuba campi che sono stati utilizzati per l’addestramento di diversi gruppi latinoamericani come i Montoneros argentini, i Tupamaros uruguaiani e Sendero Luminoso in Perà¹.
In meno di 3 mesi si rendeva un giovane inesperto in un’autorità  nell’uso di esplosivi, sabotaggi e guerriglia urbana.
Ancora una volta Cuba era responsabile dello spargimento di sangue nel continente americano. E negli anni 80 l’esportazione del terrore prese una piega militarista quando le truppe cubane giunsero in Africa e nei paesi arabi.
Fonti della NATO a Bruxelles informarono che tra i cadaveri recuperati nello Yemen del Nord c’erano dei cubani.
Più tardi il conflitto angolano lasciò una scia di morte e devastazione con l’aiuto di truppe cubane.
Fidel Castro, come Osama Bin Laden è un elemento dannoso che si nutre dell’odio per imporre le sue terribili dottrine.
Entrambi pretendono dominare le società  libere attraverso il terrore. Entrambi hanno passato le frontiere dei loro feudi per diffondere il terrore nell’umanità .
Nell’ultimo vertice Iberoamericano a Panama, il presidente del Salvador, Francisco Flores ha avuto il coraggio di affrontare il dittatore cubano e di ricordargli la sua responsabilità  nell’aver sparso tanto sangue nel Salvador mentre tanti altri presidenti codardi sono rimasti zitti.
Il presidente George W. Bush ha detto che questa guerra contro il terrorismo perseguiterà  e punirà  i colpevoli e i loro complici.

C’è una frase che turba in modo particolare il dittatore cubano: “o sono con noi o sono con i terroristi” (il governo italiano ha fatto la sua scelta).
L’enorme file di Fidel Castro indica che al comandante restano pochi amici.

Di Ninoska Perez Castellon Miami, Florida Settembre 2001