Dutch colonial army’s ISIS-style beheading in Indonesia


This video says about itself:

Libya, Feb 16 2015 (ANI): Islamic State [ISIS] released a video purporting to show the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages in Libya. Egypt’s state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by Islamic State were dead. In the video, militants in black marched the captives, dressed in orange jump suits, to a beach that the group said was near Tripoli. They were forced down onto their knees, then beheaded.

At present, there is only one internationally recognized country where cruel beheading is official government policy: Saudi Arabia.

It is also the official policy of ISIS, not internationally recognized as a government, inspired in many respects by the Saudi government.

It is the policy of the extreme right pro-Kiev government Aidar paramilitary gang in Ukraine.

It used to be government policy in Hitler’s Germany.

Marine Le Pen, neo-fascist candidate for the French presidency, would like this cruelty to become official policy in France once again.

Few people know that these atrocities used to be Dutch government policy during its 1945-1949 war against Indonesian independence.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Son of officer decapitated in Sulawesi demands apology from the Netherlands

Today, 09:25

The son of an Indonesian captain who was beheaded by Dutch troops in 1947 claims in a lawsuit an apology from the Dutch government. Lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld is acting as counsel for the plaintiff in a trial that will start next week, reports NRC Handelsblad daily.

Zegveld was counsel before at a number of court cases on behalf of victims of outrages by the Dutch army in the years since Indonesia had declared its independence from the Netherlands.

The case is about the beheading of Andi Abubakar Lambogo, captain of the Indonesian National Army in Celebes, Sulawesi today. He got with his men into an ambush by Dutch troops who tried to put down the revolt of the Indonesians. Abubakar was injured and was beheaded in captivity. …

Bayonet

Dutch soldiers impaled the head on a bayonet and forced villagers to kiss it, thus discouraging other insurgents. Zegveld speaks in the NRC of a “very shameful action.”

Historians have noted that Dutch governments in the past were aware of summary executions in Indonesia, but have done nothing.

The son of Abubakar wants the Dutch government to offer apologies to the Indonesian people for all military operations during the colonial era which were contrary to the Geneva Convention. It contains the international agreements on the protection of civilians in wartime.

‘Publish 28 secret pages on Saudi Arabia-9/11 connection’


This video from the USA says about itself:

Congressman Says ‘Release The 28 Missing Pages!”

20 May 2016

Thom speaks with Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN) about the missing pages of the 9/11 report and what he knows about who was behind the attack.

Is there a smoking gun in the 28 pages that were redacted from the congressional joint inquiry on intelligence from before and after the 9/11 attacks that links the Saudi Arabian government to the attacks? A co-chair of that inquiry, former Florida Sen. Bob Graham thinks there is one. He also says the link goes all the way to the top of the Saudi government and that the government’s funding of terrorist groups continues to this day: here.

United States Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims: here.

Sheep abused by Australian elite school


This video says about itself:

20 May 2016

Elite Australian King’s School caught in sheep tackling furore.

An elite Sydney boys’ school is being investigated for animal cruelty after a video emerged of students crash tackling sheep during rugby drills.

Footage of the training sessions shows the animals being dragged around a New South Wales farm by top players from the King’s School in April.

From the ABC 7:30 TV show in Australia:

Prestigious Sydney private school investigated for animal cruelty after ABC obtains ‘horrific’ sheep-tackling video

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcast: 19/05/2016

Reporter: Lorna Knowles

The King’s School is being investigated for animal cruelty after the ABC obtained videos of members of the school’s top rugby teams crash-tackling sheep in a farm paddock, threatening to tarnish the school’s proud sporting history.

Transcript

LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: One of the nation’s most prestigious private schools is being investigated for animal cruelty.

The ABC’S obtained videos of the school’s top rugby teams crash tackling sheep in a farm paddock.

The King’s School in Parramatta helped pioneer rugby union in Australia and has produced dozens of Wallabies players.

The school’s defending the behaviour in the videos, but it’s been condemned by farming and veterinary groups, as Lorna Knowles reports.

LORNA KNOWLES, REPORTER: It’s one of the oldest and best-known independent schools in Australia and sells itself as a boys’ school for Australia’s future leaders. One of its proudest traditions is its rugby team.

But disturbing footage filmed at a recent rugby camp threatens to tarnish the school’s reputation.

The videos obtained by 7.30 show the King’s School top rugby players chasing, tackling and flipping over these young rams.

The boys are being egged on by the adult in charge, former Waratahs player and King’s old boy James Hilgendorf, who’s also the school’s PE teacher and rugby coach.

The videos have triggered an investigation by the RSPCA which could lead to criminal charges against the school and staff involved.

STEVE COLEMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, NSW RSPCA: It’s horrific. I can’t sum it up any other way – that the behaviour in that footage is disgraceful.

DEREK SCHOEN, PRESIDENT, NSW FARMERS ASSOCIATION: This is unacceptable animal husbandry practices. You’d never treat your stock like that and I would say most concerned farmers would view that with a bit of horror.

LORNA KNOWLES: The video was filmed last month at a camp for the King’s first and second 15 teams in Orange, NSW. The camp included a visit to the sheep farm of a King’s old boy.

The latest King’s School newsletter trumpets the visit:

THE KING’S HERALD (male voiceover): “The day at the farm was a huge success, the boys doing a series of activities that both challenged them, whilst also taking them out of their comfort zone.”

LORNA KNOWLES: 7.30 took the footage to the RSPCA late last week.

STEVE COLEMAN: Out of control, absolutely out of control. That’s a dog. If that’s – if that’s a stock – if he has any involvement with those sheep and he’s watching that happen, we’d like to know who that is. …

… Clearly there are actions and behaviours in that that are, again, unreasonable, unnecessary and unjustifiable and they are the three main ingredients in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

LORNA KNOWLES: RSPCA CEO Steve Coleman is most concerned about the behaviour of the adults supervising the boys.

STEVE COLEMAN: There’s a level of pre-organising, if you like, around this. This doesn’t just happen on a whim. So someone has thought about providing this as a so-called opportunity for these teenage boys.

LORNA KNOWLES: Dr Robert Suter, head of the Australian Vets Association, is also alarmed by the footage.

ROBERT SUTER, AUST. VETERINARY ASSOC.: We’re dealing with rams and rams can actually turn into – they can learn from that and when they’re adults and 120 kilo ball of muscle with a skull as head as a bowling ball, one of them might turn around and decide to take it out on a handler in the future. They might learn from this and I pity the handler.

LORNA KNOWLES: The videos have also raised serious concerns around the safety of the boys involved. 7.30 has obscured their faces, but it’s clear that some of them are uncomfortable.

STEVE COLEMAN: A group of teenage boys and like any group of people, you’ve got those that are dominant, those that are on the fence and those that aren’t comfortable all ending up over here because of some adult that’s encouraging it.

DEREK SCHOEN: A full grown ram will be over 100 kilos and frequently when they’re shorn, they’ll be sedated for the safety of shearers, so to have rams running around with a whole lot of schoolkids, I think is just plain stupid.

LORNA KNOWLES: The headmaster of King’s, Dr Tim Hawkes, declined an interview, but in a statement defended the incident.

TIM HAWKES, HEADMASTER, THE KING’S SCHOOL (male voiceover): “The task was supervised closely by the farmer who gave instructions to the boys as to how this task should be done. The two rugby coaches were assured by the farmer beforehand that the activity was safe and all the more so because he would be supervising it carefully. No animals were injured in the exercise. Neither were any boys.”

LORNA KNOWLES: These RSPCA investigators are far from satisfied with that explanation. They’re here today with a few more questions for Dr Hawkes.

So, that was yesterday. Meanwhile, today, Tim Hawkes has retracted his earlier pro-sheep abuse comments. He now says that the sheep abuse was ‘totally wrong’.

The Farmers’ Federation Derek Schoen says the farmer involved also has serious questions to answer.

DEREK SCHOEN: If it was one of my employees doing that, they would be shown the door very quickly. I would say have a serious look at your operation because especially if an accident did happen and the insurance company saw that footage, I don’t think you’d have a leg to stand on.

Mr Schoen says the sheep were ‘obviously stressed’.

STEVE COLEMAN: What I just saw was behaviour that can lead to similar behaviours towards humans. There’s a lot to be said about violence in general. The concerning factor for the RSPCA is if an otherwise balanced individual can do this to an animal, then what next?

LEIGH SALES: Lorna Knowles reporting.

Holocaust jewelry discovery in Auschwitz


Auschwitz coffee mug and hidden jewelry, AFP photo

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Hidden jewelry discovered in Auschwitz Museum

Today, 11:49

In a museum piece at the Auschwitz Museum in Poland jewelry has been found hidden in the Second World War by Jewish prisoners of the concentration camp. It is a ring and a necklace that had been hidden under the false bottom of a coffee mug.

Curators found the jewelry when they were doing maintenance work on the utensils. The mug’s double bottom was rusting, leading to the discovery of the hiding place.

Under the mug were a woman’s gold ring and a necklace wrapped in canvas. Research has shown that the jewels were made in Poland between 1921 and 1931.

Many Jews hid valuables in their luggage as they were deported. According to museum director Piotr Cywinski because they were cheated by the Nazis. The deported Jews had been told that they would be housed elsewhere and that they were allowed to take a small amount of luggage. In reality, the Nazis were after their valuables.

The museum in Poland has about 12,000 cups, pots, bowls, kettles and jugs taken away by the Nazis during the war.

No traces

The probability that the legal owners of the jewelry will be found is very small according to the museum. In the mug there are no traces which might help to identify them. The jewelry will be documented in any case and will be stored in a safe place.

In Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during WWII 1.1 million Jews and 100,000 other inmates were killed.

Ring found in Auschwitz Museum coffee mug

One should hope that this heart-breaking discovery will give pause to present day politicians in Denmark, Germany and elsewhere who want to steal the jewelry of refugees fleeing NATO’s ‘humanitarian’ wars.

CIA destroys torture evidence


This video from the USA says about itself:

CIA “Mistakenly” Destroys Detailed Evidence Of Torture

19 May 2016

The CIA inspector general’s office — the spy agency’s internal watchdog — has acknowledged it “mistakenly” destroyed its only copy of a mammoth Senate torture report at the same time lawyers for the Justice Department were assuring a federal judge that copies of the document were being preserved, Yahoo News has learned.

Read more here.

Polish girl bullied to death by British racists


Racist grafitti in Britain

This photo shows an African Caribbean girl in Britain, next to grafitti by racists.

Racists don’t just hate Africans, or Asians. Often, they consider, eg, people from Ireland, or from Poland, as also not really belonging to the so-called white race. They hate these people as well.

Dagmara Przybysz, photo Rex Features

From daily The Independent in Britain today:

Polish girl who complained of classroom racism found dead at school in Cornwall

Dagmara Przybysz had previously told the Ask.fm website that she was the victim of racist bullying

Caroline Mortimer

A Polish teenager who had previously complained of racist bullying has been found dead at her school in Cornwall.

Dagmara Przybysz,16, had complained about being bullied at school on the Ask.fm website two years before she died.

Police and paramedics were called to Pool Academy in Pool, Redruth, Cornwall on Tuesday afternoon at around 2:15pm, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

She had used the website – which itself has come under criticism for facilitating anonymous bullies – to answer a question about what problems she had at school.

She replied it was “racism” and added that her friends calling her “nasty” behind her back made her feel sad.

Friends paid tribute to her on social media with one writing: “It is so sad what people do to make people do this stuff.”

Another said: “Such a beautiful girl, died a such a young age because of absolute p***ks”, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Her friends have sent up a tribute page to her and are organising an event to remember her in Redruth on Sunday.

Dagmara has been described as “beautiful, bright and creative” by her school and headteacher Zelma Hill said she was devastated by the news.

In a statement, the school said: “It is with overwhelming sadness that the principal, governors and staff of Pool Academy can confirm the tragic, sudden death of one of our students.

“We are deeply shocked and saddened by the loss of Dagmara Przybysz. Dagmara was a beautiful, bright and creative 16-year-old student with a very promising future ahead of her. She was passionate about fashion and photography.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dagmara’s family and friends at this difficult time.”