Israel and U.S. jointly target Sweden in propaganda blitzkrieg
By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Sep 10, 2009, 00:20
(WMR) -- After
the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet published an expose of the Israeli
Defense Forces harvesting the organs from young Palestinians killed by its
forces in the West Bank, Israel�s propaganda machine, which has its tentacles
in the world�s largest media companies and the Pentagon, went to work on
Our sources in Finland report that Finnish television is
stating that Israel�s Mossad was behind the hijacking of the Maltese-flagged,
Russian-crewed, and Russo-Finnish chartered �Arctic Sea� in Swedish
territorial waters. The charter firm is Solchart Arkhangelsk Ltd. of
Helsinki. The Russian Prosecutor General�s Office Investigation Committee says
it is cooperating with authorities in Malta, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, and
Sweden on the hijacking of the �Arctic Sea.� Israel is noticeably absent from
the list of cooperating countries.
The timing of the Israeli piracy operation was to
divert attention away from the Swedish media coverage of the organ theft story
and get an additional bang out of claiming that the ship, which was carrying
Finnish timber from Pietarssari, Finland, to Algeria, was carrying S-300
missiles to Iran. The Mossad-influenced media outlets, including Rupert Murdoch�s
Sunday Times of London, and the UK�s Daily Telegraph, are
spinning the story that the S-300 missiles were loaded onto the Arctic Sea in
Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave on the Baltic Sea, that represents only one of
three nations in the Baltic that remain outside of NATO: Russia, Sweden, and
Finland. It is no coincidence that the Israeli propaganda machine is accusing
Finland of being involved in the missile transfer and Sweden permitting its
territorial waters to be used in the ship�s voyage to Algeria.
The Israeli-influenced media are reporting that the �Arctic
Sea� consorted with organized crime elements in Kaliningard to effect the
transfer of the missiles. However, the Israelis are not commenting on reports
that the �Arctic Sea�s� hijackers, ethnic Russians from Russia, Latvia, and
Estonia, have been linked to �Mishpucka� (Jewish mafia) circles in Eastern
Europe. Israel is obviously concerned that their role in the ship�s hijacking
will come out in the Moscow trial of their eight organized crime-linked
hijackers and shine a light on the close connections between the Mossad and the
Mishpucka in Eastern Europe.
The hijackers have been identified as Estonian nationals and
residents Yevgeniy Mironov, Aleksey Buleyev, Dmitriy Bartenev, Igor
Borisov, Andrey Lunev and Aleksey Andryushin, and Latvian
residents Vitaliy Lepin and Dmitriy Savin.
Sweden and Finland, in addition to having no desire to
join NATO, have also voiced sympathy for the plight of the Palestinians. Aftonbladet
and Sweden were accused of being �anti-Semitic,� a familiar mantra from the
Israelis when their human rights policies are criticized. The Swedish government
rejected a demand by Israeli expansionist Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to
condemn the Aftonbladet report on organ harveting and trafficking by the
Israel�s ambassador in Stockholm, Benny Dagan, when asked by
a Swedish reporter why Israel did not investigate the Aftonbladet report
on organ harvesting, replied with an unusual answer: �Why don�t we investigate
why the Mossad and the Jews were behind the bombing of the twin towers?�
Based on Israel�s past false flag and organized crime syndicate
operations, both investigations may have merit.
Israel turned up the heat on Sweden. Aftonbladet�s editor
Jan Helin was accused of being a �Nazi.� Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt
was disinvited from visiting Israel. The whining from Israel and its echo
chambers in the corporate media came amid other shots fired from the Israelis
against Ireland�s former President and UN Human Rights Commissioner Mary
Robinson over her being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President
Barack Obama, Norway for its policy of disinvesting in Israeli firms, Swedish
aid to the Palestinians, and former Finnish President and Nobel Peace Prize
laureate Martti Ahtisaari for calling for Hamas to be included in the Middle
East peace talks, and Scotland for releasing a Libyan agent convicted of
bombing Pan Am 103 to Libya.
Israeli and American Jewish right-wing commentators have
hurled contempt on the Celtic and Nordic nations, regardless of their liberal
and social democratic traditions, complaining that they are all rife with
anti-Semites and support terrorism. The Celtics and Nordics got a taste from
the Israelis of what is usually dished out to the Slavics. Sweden came in
for the most abuse from the Israeli propaganda circles.
It should come as no surprise that of all the charities
operating in the Kabul region, that it was a Swedish charity-run
hospital in Shaniz, south of the Afghan capital, that was stormed by U.S.
troops on September 6. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan stated that U.S.
forces tied up hospital staff members and the visiting relatives of patients.
The Americans smashed doors and searched hospital wards looking for �Taliban.�
The incursion violated international laws and agreements on the inviolability
of hospitals and medical staff in war zones but exactly mirrors Israeli tactics
in Gaza and the West Bank.
There are a number of Pentagon holdovers from the
Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld neocon clique who �Israelized� U.S. military and security
policies in Iraq and Afghanistan and are obviously still calling the
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