14 January 2019

Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, speaks on Radio Biafra from Israel and answers my question - January 12, 2019

I submitted a question on Facebook during the interactive broadcast by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Saturday night. Imagine my surprise as  he took my question! Here it is plus the broadcast below in full. 

Naomi: What is the best way for Biafrans to avoid being brutalized by the Zoo military as they go about during their everyday movements in the Zoo?                            

Nnamdi Kanu: "The way we go about it, how we avoid it is by making sure that we don't confront them in any way, shape or form; to understand that there are a lot of traitors. You know that during the war that lasted for three years 1967-70 and during the years of occupation to about 1975-76 that a lot of Fulani soldiers fathered some people in our land, that is the truth. The Fulani soldiers that came, raped some women or some women perhaps due to the need to feed their family found themselves in very compromising positions with some of these Fulani soldiers and they fell pregnant and they gave birth to children. Some of them has our names. And you know that deep down they have Fulani blood cursing through their veins. 

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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
So, we have those people and they will continue to do whatever they can to undermine our efforts. They can be in ...Lagos or Kano or Madhugri with a Biafran name. But you don't know you are dealing with a dishonest person, just like Rochas Okorocha is today. 

So what we need to do is be very careful - make sure that we avoid where they are, make sure that we conduct our conversations, especially for our officers on social media by which I mean, like Telegram or Whatsapp; avoid making use of the number you are using as your Whatsapp line, little things like that can make a lot of difference. We must be very conscious ... "

"That was from Naomi, one of our very staunch supporters who is a citizen of Israel. Thank you very much. Thank you very, very much."

10 January 2019

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 2 – 8, 2019)

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 2 – 8, 2019) 

via The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

  • "This past week there was an increase in the level of violence from the Gaza Strip. During the “return march” events and in the days afterwards there were attempts to break through the security fence and infiltrate into Israeli territory; an IED was launched into Israeli territory attached to a cluster of balloons; a rocket was launched at the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon. The IDF responded with attacks on Hamas targets.
  • The increase in tension on the ground was accompanied by Hamas complaints about the freezing of the third payment of money from Qatar and threats that if the funds did not reach the Gaza Strip by the end of the week they would gradually return to activity [i.e., violence] on the Israel border, which would peak the following Friday (Hezbollah-affiliated al-Akhbar, Lebanon, January 8, 2019).
  • Meanwhile, tensions between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) reached a new high: there were mass detentions by Hamas of Fatah activists in the Gaza Strip; the PA personnel at the Rafah Crossing were evacuated and operatives of Hamas’ security forces replaced them; the offices of the PA television station in Gaza City were raided and vandalized, and workers were assaulted (senior Fatah and PA figures accused Hamas). The tension may increase Hamas’ motivation to raise the level of violence against Israel.
  • This past week the Israeli security forces detained ‘Assem Barghouti, who was responsible for the shooting attack at Givat Asaf (Ramallah region; two IDF soldiers were killed). He and his brother were also involved in the shooting attack at the bus stop in Ofra (Ramallah region; seven people were injured and a baby born prematurely died). ‘Assem Barghouti was released from an Israeli jail in April 2018 after serving a term of eleven years."
Palestinian demonstrators en route to the
Palestinian demonstrators en route to "return camp" in eastern Gaza City

02 January 2019

Leader of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu's 2019 New Year Address: "Let The People Decide"

I am deeply moved by @MaziNnamdiKanu's New Year Address as he builds #Biafra from #Israel. 
As great as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream'  #BiafraReferendum2019 #IPOB

I Have a Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr

via YouTube

01 January 2019

Lebanese Voices Call for Hezbollah to Renounce Ties with Iran or Leave

via The Trumpet 
As Iran garners more power in Lebanon, it is also becoming more accountable to the Lebanese. 
   November 22 should have been a day of celebration in Lebanon. That date marked the 75th anniversary of Lebanon’s independence from France. But no one was celebrating an independent and sovereign state.
This year, it is more apparent than ever that Lebanon is no longer independent. It is dependent on Iran. 
Iran has achieved this control through funding and controlling Hezbollah, a Shiite group that dominates southern Lebanon. 
While we in the West understand Hezbollah is a terrorist group, in Lebanon, Hezbollah is an official political party that won the most seats in the Lebanese Parliament in an election earlier this year. 
Nevertheless, most Lebanese are furious about how Hezbollah serves the interests of Iran rather than the interests of Lebanon. 
Lebanon is the most religiously diverse nation in the Middle East. Lebanese Shiites, whose main political representation is Hezbollah, account for only a quarter of the population. But not all of them support Hezbollah, politically or otherwise. 
Most observers write off Lebanon as being nothing more than an Iranian vassal. But there are actually many indications that Lebanon is about ready to throw off Iran’s powerful hold. 
Hezbollah Holding Lebanon for Ransom 
Even though elections were held eight months ago, Lebanon is still without a functioning government. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be a huge issue. However, Lebanon is facing extreme financial pressure. According to Lebanon’s president, unemployment is just under 50 percent. Public debt sits at 150 percent of gross domestic product, making Lebanon one of the most indebted nations on Earth. Add to this the fact that one quarter of those living in Lebanon are actually refugees from Syria, and you have a desperate need for cash.

31 December 2018

The Other Tunnels: Hamas, Egypt and Islamic State in Sinai

The Other Tunnels: Hamas, Egypt and Islamic State in Sinai via AUSTRALIA/ISRAEL REVIEW

In the latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas overnight which saw more than 170 rockets and mortars fired into Israel, Israeli forces struck around 140 targets in Gaza. Among them were “a factory where the terror groups constructs the concrete blocks it uses for attack tunnels and a fully operational tunnel opening near the Gaza coast belonging to Hamas’ naval commando unit” according to the Times of Israel.
Israel has destroyed a number of such terror tunnels over the last two years, and while the problem is not solved, as Gabrielle Burack reported in the latest Australia/Israel Review edition, new Israeli technological solutions are expected to at least significantly reduce this threat.
Although not in the headlines quite as often as the “terror tunnels” Hamas and associated terrorist groups in the Gaza strip construct into Israel to kill or kidnap soldiers and civilians, the subterranean tunnel economy between Gaza and the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt is just as important and just as dangerous.
According to one Palestinian interviewed by the Guardian, “if there were no tunnels, there would be such a heavy price that it would force Hamas to sit and find a solution” to the blockade. For all the Egyptian and Israeli efforts to destroy them, the tunnel business continues – though there are signs that Egyptian efforts are making a significant dent, albeit at a very high price to local residents.
Israel and Egypt imposed a blockade on the Gaza Strip in 2007 after the violent conquest by Hamas, which uncompromisingly advocates violence and the destruction of Israel. Hamas has partially offset this state of affairs by building thousands of tunnels that honeycomb the entirety of Gaza itself and extend hundreds of metres or even kilometres into both Israel and Egypt, forming a “tunnel village” for the transfer of every sort of good, from medicine, clothing, food, and fuel to cars, weapons, livestock, and even people.
These tunnels range in size and sophistication, from small and shallow dirt passages to massive and electrified corridors over sixty feet underground, some large enough to drive a truck through. Although certain tunnels are designated solely for military operations or smuggling certain goods, they are dual use, occasionally running into both Egypt and Israel and allegedly rivalling the Viet Cong’s Chu Chi tunnel network during the Vietnam War.

15 November 2018

Caroline Glick: Iran Opens a War Against Israel from Gaza

It was a frightening two days in Israel as Hamas and Islamic Jihad unleashed 400 missiles into southern Israel killing a Palestinian contractor who does business in Israel, injuring dozens and terrifying children and their parents confined to bomb shelters. An amazing turn of events, when suddenly a ceasefire was agreed upon stunned all of Israel. How could Bibi Netanyahu agree to this? As Avigdor Liberman, Minister of Defence and the citizens of southern Israel were infuriated by this seemingly cowardly move by Netanyahu, we also knew there are circumstances beyond those on the surface that have caused Netanyahu to walk back the Israel Defense Forces bombardment of striking the terrorists in Gaza. Caroline Glick explains to us what is actually going on. 

Caroline Glick: Iran Opens a War Against Israel from Gaza

h/t Breitbart News

A Kornet anti-tank missile hit a civilian bus transporting Israeli soldiers adjacent to Israel’s border with Gaza at 4:30 in the afternoon on Monday.

According to the bus driver, 50 Israeli soldiers had alighted the bus just moments before it was hit by the missile. The missile struck while the bus was moving slowly towards a parking lot. One soldier, who was standing next to the bus, was critically wounded in the blast.
Immediately after the missile strike against the bus, Hamas and its partner, Islamic Jihad, initiated the largest bombardment of Israel they had ever undertaken from Gaza. By late Tuesday morning, the two terror groups had fired more than 400 projectiles into Israel. Fifty Israelis were wounded in the onslaught. One person was killed when a mortar hit an apartment building in Ashkelon. Hundreds of mortars and rockets and missiles were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile batteries. And the government announced it was rushing more Iron Dome batteries to the area.
The flare-up came after a deadly Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday that led Hamas to vow revenge
In the hours following the joint Hamas-Islamic Jihad assault, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman (who stepped down Wednesday) ordered the Israel Air Force (IAF) to carry out a large-scale air assault against Hamas command posts and other facilities in the Gaza Strip.
In a media briefing, a senior Air Force commander said the IAF strikes since Monday night have been the most far-reaching raids Israel has ever conducted in Gaza. More than a hundred targets were hit in under two hours, he said.
Israel’s Security Cabinet, which is authorized to order the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to open large-scale operations, including war, convened on Tuesday morning. Its final decision was to walk back the conflict and agree to a ceasefire, with no terms.