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10 The Julian News political front that the U.S. State Department labels a terrorist organization. Hamas has gained political control of the Gaza Strip and has been launching rockets by the thousands into Israel. Fortunately the Israelis are so technically advanced that with their "Iron Dome" defensive system they are able to ward off the potential devastation of the Hamas rockets. The horror is that the Palestinian people are the ones that are paying the price. The will or the ability if you will Amnesty International I can't think of a time in my life when I've seen the world running amok like it is now. Above and beyond the news we get in the U.S, there are organizations throughout the world that are reporting on human rights abuses in countries you may not have even heard of. To bring abuses to light is a good thing. Amnesty International (AI) is one of those organizations. They were founded in London in 1961. The stated objective of the organization is "to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights, and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated." Amnesty International (AI) is in all areas of the world observing and issuing reports on abuses of basic human rights. Their activities on the whole would seem noble as they expose and publish abuses that might not reach the public eye. Some would accuse them of having a political agenda particularly in light of the people and organizations they align themselves with, the depth or lack thereof at the way they look at international situations and by some of the outrageous demands they make i.e.: their 2011 request to the Swiss government to begin a criminal investigation and arrest George Bush. An ally of ours, Israel is at war. Not with a nation but with a to throw these terrorists off their backs is not there. AI has recently called for Hamas to stop summary executions of their own people. The focus of the majority of their reports though, condemns the Israelis. Some international rights organizations make the claim that Hamas was democratically elected. I would counter with, Hitler was elected democratically as well. The fact that the Hamas rockets emanate from Iran doesn't seem to be on anyone's radar other than the Israelis. Nevertheless, international observers and AI are in Gaza keeping an eye and tracking things as they develop. Now Iran is a country we are negotiating with, or shall I say will negotiate with regarding their aspiration to become a nuclear state. Of course we allowed them to access some of their assets just to make sure they come to the bargaining table in the next few months. Hopefully they will not require millions or billions more to bring them to the table in a few months after that or until such time as they are truly nuclear. Amnesty International is reporting hundreds of human rights violations in Iran from imprisonment of journalists and capital punishment and torture of those that speak against the state or for religious infractions. Syria is in the midst of civil war and the abuses of both sides, but particularly those of aI-Asaad has, according to the U.N. and AI monitoring the war say the death toll is approaching 180,000 people. I think it was in June that aI-Assad was democratically re- elected. AI has issued hundreds of reports of rights abuses. The carnage, mass murder and attempted genocide by Isis in Syria and Iraq is stunning the world in its brutality. What sane people, what people who site their God for their actions could behead an American reporter, James Foley. Of course they are committing atrocious murders on thousands of Christians and Muslims in their quest for a Muslim Caliphate. "Amnesty International is calling on ISIS to end its appalling treatment of detainees and for the group's leaders to instruct their forces to respect human rights and abide by international humanitarian law." Noble but toothless. Afghanistan is another country in the immediate area where the treatment of people opposing the Taliban and particularly the treatment of women under Sharia law is a grotesque human violation. We have beaten back the Taliban but we are going to leave. The Taliban will swarm back in and that country will be reduced to the state it was in prior to the U.S. going to war there. I seriously doubt that Aland other human rights organizations will have much influence there other than letting us know how bad it is. There are hundreds of AI reports but mostly on the abuses by US/NATO forces. Then of course there's that nasty little conflict going on in the Ukraine. Russia doesn't exactly seem to bow to the political pressure of the U.N., human rights organizations the paper tiger NATO or even when confronted by the "devastating" financial sanctions of the U.S. AI is there reporting on abuses of both sides. What's going on in North Korea, God only knows. In China, which has been accused of slave labor and jailing political prisoners, religious leaders and journalists for decades is on. the U.N. Security Council along with Russia. How bad could it actually be over there? Read the AI reports and see. Myanmar, Cuba, and Venezuela are other oppressive human rights hot spots. Others are Mali, Dominican Republic, Italy, Libya and Boko Haram in Nigeria. Fortunately we've got organizations like AI on the scene keeping us informed of the terrors going on in the world. Amnesty International has come to another hot spot the past week to keep an eye on what Steven Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA says, "to observe the protests and riots, in Ferguson, MO because there is an escalating human rights crisis." "We sent observers down because there was a need for human rights observers, clearly there are violations of international human rights law and standards in terms of how the policing is being done on protests." "This unprecedented move is the first time AI has sent observers inside the United States." This is not the first time AI and I have parted philosophical company. While the death of Michael Brown is a tragedy, so are the riots and looting as an excuse of his death. Protesting is an American tradition and a right. However, the appearance by AI and their claim of human rights abuse is a farce. The facts of this case are far from being presented Unlike those countries that AI should be concerned with, we are a nation of laws. We will empanel a Grand Jury, they will be presented with witnesses and facts and they will determine whether there is enough evidence for Officer Darren Wilson to stand trial. When the Attorney General becomes involved at this early stage, before our laws and processes have begun to work and when Mo. Governor Nixon says he wants a vigorous "prosecution" rather than "investigation" they are doing nothing but pandering to the masses and poisoning our system. I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. -- Jules Verne 76O-244-91 6O Residential, Commercial, and Agricultural (760) 765 0192 We have our own private parking lot behind the office... | entrance off 'C' Street ,=.. O R N E R August 27, 2014 Hear Ye! Hear Ye! This Friday night at the Legion is "Open Mic Night" starting at 6 pm. 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