Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights

Capture d’écran 2013-09-08 à 18.57.42
Israel has granted oil exploration rights inside Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights, to Genie Energy.
Major shareholders of Genie Energy – which also has interests in shale gas in the United States and shale oil in Israel – include Rupert Murdoch and Lord Jacob Rothschild. This from a 2010 Genie Energy press release:
Claude Pupkin, CEO of Genie Oil and Gas, commented, “Genie’s success will ultimately depend, in part, on access to the expertise of the oil and gas industry and to the financial markets.
Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch are extremely well regarded by and connected to leaders in these sectors. Their guidance and participation will prove invaluable.”
“I am grateful to Howard Jonas and IDT for the opportunity to invest in this important initiative,” Lord Rothschild said. “Rupert Murdoch’s extraordinary achievements speak for themselves and we are very pleased he has agreed to be our partner.
Genie Energy is making good technological progress to tap the world’s substantial oil shale deposits which could transform the future prospects of Israel, the Middle East and our allies around the world.”
For Israel to seek to exploit mineral reserves in the occupied Golan Heights is plainly illegal in international law. Japan was succesfully sued by Singapore before the International Court of Justice for exploitation of Singapore’s oil resources during the second world war.
The argument has been made in international law that an occupying power is entitled to operate oil wells which were previously functioning and operated by the sovereign power, in whose position the occupying power now stands.
But there is absolutely no disagreement in the authorities and case law that the drilling of new wells – let alone fracking – by an occupying power is illegal.
Israel tried to make the same move twenty years ago but was forced to back down after a strong reaction from the Syrian government, which gained diplomatic support from the United States. Israel is now seeking to take advantage of the weakened Syrian state; this move perhaps casts a new light on recent Israeli bombings in Syria.
In a rational world, the involvement of Rothschild and Murdoch in this international criminal activity would show them not to be fit and proper persons to hold major commercial interests elsewhere, and action would be taken. Naturally, nothing of the kind will happen.
Advertisements

FORMER GOV. OF NEW YORK: SUPPOSE OBAMA ‘NOT BORN IN U.S.’

David PATERSON Ponders scenario in which prez ‘got away’ with birth fraud

20120531-163728.jpg

WND

Democrat personality David Paterson, former governor of New York and now a talk-radio host on WOR in New York City, has suggested Barack Obama could be ineligible for the Oval Office and “got away” with it.

And Paterson compared Obama’s actions to those of Richard Nixon, which he likened to treason.

On his show yesterday, he was asserting, along with NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney should have distanced himself more from developer Donald Trump and his doubts about Obama’s eligibility.

“Even if he wasn’t born in the United States at this point,” Paterson said. “It’s kind of like he got away with it.”

He continued, “A lot of people get away with a lot of things.”

Paterson compared Obama’s actions to those of President Richard Nixon.

“We learned later that Nixon spied on Johnson’s Paris peace talks,” Paterson said. “That was actually an act of … uh … I mean it was against the interests of the U.S. government. You’ve got to say that before you would say it’s treason. But he got away with it. Decided it wasn’t a good thing to bring up at that particular time. Not only did he get away with it, he won the election.”

Continue reading

Oops! Text Editor Rushes Out Apology for Kenya ‘Mistake’ in Obama’s Bio

By Aaron Dykes, for Infowars.com

An apology for the “mistake” in Barack Obama’s official biography that said he was ‘Born in Kenya’ has conveniently been rushed out onto the world scene in rapid-response to the bombshell published today atBreitbart.com and made truly viral at the Drudge Report, along with a new media fiction theorizing that the “mistake” may well have given birth to ‘birther rumors’ in the first place.

Miriam Goderich came forward as the editor of the bio, claiming to remember the distant circumstances, and apologized in a press release for what she claims was “nothing more than a fact checking error” committed back in 1991 by publishing Barack Obama’s birthplace as “Kenya,” and further mentioning that he had been raised in both Indonesia and Hawaii (the mistake was, however, apparently not corrected until 2007). Goderich quickly exonerated the sitting president in the statement, adding, “There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii.”

Breitbart.com reported their attempt to contact Goderich for comment over several days, but received no response. The site followed up on the report, adding that “Goderich’s statement fails to explain why the ‘fact checking error’ persisted for sixteen years, through at least three different versions of Jane Dystel’s website, and through at least four different versions of Obama’s biography”– and indeed, for two years while Barack Obama was Senator.

Yet, Miriam Goderich was quick to come forward once the news broke. The White House has not yet issued an official response, as of the time of writing.

Continue reading