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There Are Few People Whose Passing We Should Celebrate But Ariel Sharon Is One.

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The Butcher Sharon

The Butcher Sharon

In 1983, the Israeli Kahan Commission found that Ariel Sharon bore personal responsibility for the massacre of between 762 and 3,500 civilians.  Read about the Sabra and Shatila massacre here.

That even in the eyes of the Israeli state, Sharon was deemed a war criminal places his record in its true context.  His body now putrefies alongside Hitler, Stalin, Hussein and Gaddafi in its proper place.

The only regret the world should have is that he was not brought to justice and hanged from the neck until he was dead. I oppose capital punishment but for monsters like Sharon I would gladly make an exception.

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January 12, 2014 at 9:03 am

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Sparks Fury By Comparing Israel To The Nazis.

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Roger Waters, bass, Pink Floyd.

Roger Waters, bass, Pink Floyd.

The parallels between Israel and Germany in the 1930s are ‘crushingly obvious’.

Source: theguardian.com

He’s right. The Israeli state is engaged in brutal subjugation of the Palestinians in exactly the same way as the Nazis treated the Jews.

It’s not on the same scale. Netanyahu isn’t herding millions into gas chambers but the effect is the same on each individual.  The level of immorality is the same and the vile, zionist state of Israel will persist in infamy for the rest of history just as the Nazis. As will those who comprise the despicable US Israel lobby, members of which are complict in the genocide. Palestinians may not die from Zyklon B, instead it is white phosphorous, tanks and F16s against civilians and guerilla resistance.

Of course, just as in Germany in the 1930s, there will be many innocents who oppose their own government’s actions.  Clearly, many Israelis are good people but there are also worryingly large numbers who are apathetic or ambivalent at a time when courage in the face of evil is a moral duty.

I first wrote similar words on this website in 2009 since when I have been been systematically harassed and abused, not just by zionists but by the sort of scum who will twist any strongly-held opinion to their own, dishonest ends.  My articles have been edited to portray me as an anti-semite and shared across the world to demonise me. I have had hate websites and Facebook pages set up about me. My children and elderly parents have been harassed and abused.  In 2012, the hatred and continuing abuse severly affected my health.  It still continues to this day although I have learned better how to cope with it.

Inevitably, when I became a public figure and was elected as leader of CLEAR, my articles were used against me.  Even those who had recognised my support for Palestine, as soon as they saw they could distort my opinions to their advantage, blatantly reversed their position, embarked on a construction of lies and untruths against me.

When, in due course, in the High Court, the depth of their dishonesty becomes clear, it is their own words that will condemn them to all who believed their lies.

But such men are pygmies compared to those who have the courage to speak the truth in the face of evil.  Just like the monsters who drive the Israeli machine of oppression, judgment will be visited on them in the end.

I shall have to dig out my old Floyd LPs.  It is rewarding to find support in old friends.

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December 15, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Obama Gets It At Last. Ignore Israel.

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Of course Israel’s interests must be taken into account but the deal with Iran is the right way forward. Israel has been allowed to get away with far too much for far too long. It is the major cause of conflict across the world. It must moderate its aggression and learn to live with its neighbours.  It must hand back what it has stolen and learn to use its military might responsibly and in accordance with international law.

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November 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

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BBC Bias In Favour Of The Criminal Israeli Regime

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The Result Of Israeli War Crimes In Gaza

You can complain online to the Zionist supporting BBC here. 

Complaint title:

Bias in favour of Israel

Complaint description:

Following the bus attack in Tel Aviv today the only voices heard on BBC News are in support of Israel. Three interviews come from representatives of the Zionist authorities and one from a British tourist clearly supportive of the Israeli policy of oppression and brutality against Gaza. Then William Hague condemning the bombing. Why no one condemning the massive increase in Israeli attacks?

Your presenters portray this bus bomb as an escalation likely to endanger peace negotiations when in the last 12 hours Israel has massively increased its attacks on Gaza. All the time you fail to point out the grossly disproportionate violence from Israel and although your report the facts (5 Israeli deaths, 150 Palestinian deaths) you skip over this in editorialising as if there is equality of responsibility.

Israel is a brutal, oppressive regime in breach of 64 UN resolutions, regularly murdering many times more Palestinians than are killed by its resistance. You fail entirely to remind viewers of this context and of the illegal nature of Israeli policy

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November 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

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The Nazi Israeli State Reveals Its True Intentions.

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“The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages.”

Israeli deputy prime minister, Eli Yishai, 17th November 2012

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November 18, 2012 at 11:41 am

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No Fly Zone Over Gaza NOW!

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HMS Diamond. Netanyahu’s Nemesis.

The amazing Type 45 or Daring class destroyer is the most powerful air-defence warship in the world.  HMS Diamond is just a short trip away, through the Suez canal, from coming to the rescue of the Palestinian people in Gaza.

We are morally obliged, if necessary, to blast the Israeli airforce out of the skies.  The evil actions of the war criminals in the Israeli government and the IDF far exceed those of Saddam Hussein, Colonel Gaddafi or Al Qaeda.

If we fail to rescue Gaza then we are complicit in the monstrous crimes of the Nazionists.

If Israel is concerned about the fireworks which the brave Palestinian resistance is firing in self-defence then the solution is simple.  End the illegal blockade of Gaza.  Comply with the 64 UN resolutions it is in breach of.  Stop the theft of Palestinian land and destruction of Palestinian homes.

The final reckoning must also include multi-billion dollar compensation to the people of Gaza with Netanyahu and his cronies on trial for war crimes.

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November 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

Just To Clarify My Views On Israel…

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That’s the fascist, zionist, genocidal Israeli state.

Not the Israeli people, be they Jews, Christians, Muslims or secularist, nor any of the innocent citizens that inhabit that troubled land.  I condemn the evil war criminals that comprise the Israeli government and conduct the attempted 21st century final solution on Palestine.  The thieves, renegades, child abusers and despots that oppress the Palestinian people, occupy their land, destroy their homes, traduce the very humanity of man.

We intervene against Hitler, Hussein, Gaddafi yet we allow the Israeli state to continue, we even support it.

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September 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

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I’m Back. Six Months Early.

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In January I took my website offline because it was being used to focus destructive attacks against CLEAR.

That was a mistake.  I should have kept it up.  The haters and hypocrites continue with their lies and smears irrespective of  truth or anything that I do.  I am proud of my writing here.  That is not to say that my views don’t develop and change over time but I hold true to fundamental principles of justice and against prejudice and discrimination.  It is ironic that those are the charges that have been levelled against me.

Here you will find strong opinions, powerfully expressed. My views are essentially libertarian and I repudiate hate against anyone, despite the spite and abuse that has been levelled at me.  There is evil in the world though and I make no apology for my condemnation of the Israeli state, of the wicked extremes of Islam, the crimes of all organised religions and the corrupt oligarchy of politicians, media and bankers that run the Western world.  These evils must be fought against.

Let me be very clear about CLEAR and my role in it.  It is a single issue party and I will work with anyone, whatever  their political allegiance, race, religion or philosophy in order to end the prohibition of cannabis.   I was elected leader in February 2011.  I won a vote of confidence with a 70% majority in April 2012. Under my leadership CLEAR will continue its evidence based campaign for responsible reform of the cannabis laws.

I am back.  And I will have my say.

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May 20, 2012 at 12:18 pm

An Appeal To Andrew Lansley

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Dear Mr Lansley,

Medicinal Cannabis

I am writing to you about the urgent necessity to permit the prescribing of medicinal cannabis by doctors.

Please do not refer me to the Home Office. Its intransigent position on the subject amounts to a scandalous denial of science and cruel mistreatment of hundreds of thousands of British citizens.  This is a health issue which requires your attention and care for those in pain and suffering.

There is now an overwhelming body of peer reviewed, published research that proves beyond doubt the efficacy of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of many conditions.  Britain is becoming increasingly isolated as a place where patients are denied access to the medicine they need.  Utterly absurd is that patients from the EU can bring medicinal cannabis into Britain under the protection of the Schengen Agreement but British residents risk prison for using exactly the same substance.

Every country in Europe except France and Britain now has some form of medicinal cannabis provision.  15 US states now permit medical marijuana on a doctor’s recommendation and Israel has a fast expanding programme. There are huge cost savings and benefits to be gained and enormous reductions in harm from side effects of poisonous pharmaceutical products.

There are already many instances in Britain where MS patients have been refused Sativex on cost grounds and so have been forced into illegal purchase or cultivation and have then been prosecuted as criminals. This is a shame and disgrace on our nation and I appeal to you to take steps to end it.

Perhaps you do not realise the transformational effect that medicinal cannabis can have on some people’s lives?  Almost miraculous results are being achieved, particularly with MS, Crohn’s and fibromyalgia. People who would otherwise be trapped by pain and disability are able to lead productive lives with the help of medicinal cannabis.

Please Mr Lansley, will you arrange to meet me and a delegation of people whose lives are literally saved by the use of medicinal cannabis?  This cruel and demeaning policy cannot be allowed to continue in the face of overwhelming evidence.  Safe, high quality, standardised dose cannabis is now available from Bedrocan in Holland, the Dutch government’s supplier and is exported all over Europe to fill doctors’ prescriptions.  How much longer must British citizens wait?

Co-ordinated action is already underway for dozens of patients to take the Home Office to judicial review for its refusal to grant import licenses for Bedrocan.  This is at huge cost in public money and people’s lives. You could take steps to end this suffering now.  You could enable the NHS to start making huge cost savings immediately.  This issue is not going away.

CLEAR is a new team of committed professionals that is determined to bring this issue to the top of the political agenda.  Please arrange to meet me and learn at first hand how much good you could do by a change of policy that is, in any case, inevitable. Don’t make those people in pain and suffering wait any longer.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Reynolds

Send a copy of this letter to your MP.  Download and print here.

 

 

Advisory Council On The Misuse of Drugs Meeting, 18th November 2010

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I attended this meeting last Thursday at Church House, just around the corner from the Houses of Parliament.

There were approximately 35 members of the council in attendance, sitting around a huge U shaped table with perhaps 20 people in the public seats.  Inevitably, such a huge meeting could only touch on adminstrative matters and formalities.  Clearly, most of the ACMD’s work is done in much smaller working groups.  However, there was an interesting Q&A session and I was pleased to experience a council meeting.  I wouldn’t recommend it for light entertainment though!

Prof. Leslie Iversen

Professor Leslie Iversen was in the chair for the last time. His post and those of eight other members have been advertised and their replacements will be appointed as from 1st January 2011.  These are voluntary positions with members receiving only expenses and subsistence payments for their work.  They undertake an onerous and important responsibility and I commend them for their public service.

Full minutes should be available on the Home Office website here within a few weeks.  However the main items of interest were:

  • the ACMD’s response to the Home Office’s drug strategy consultation
  • a report on anabolic steroids
  • a report on the issuing of foil by drug clinics as an alternative to injection
  • a report on 2-DPMP, marketed as the “Ivory Wave ” legal high
  • a request to report on khat, the herbal product from East Africa that contains cathinone, the same active ingredient as mephedrone
  • a request to report on cocaine use after a recent report placed Britain at the top of the European league table

Then we came to the Q&A session and, of course, yours truly had a question prepared.  First though there was a large contingent of the Somalian community present appealing for the prohibition of khat.

I have to say that nothing I have heard about either mephedrone or khat has interested me or persuaded me to experiment.  There were a number of emotional and passionate speeches rather than questions; one from an ex-khat addict, one from a Somalian psychiatrist and others from community members. It’s clear that khat does cause harm but it saddened me that the only solution being suggested was prohibition.  I understand this as a knee jerk reaction but it won’t work.  All it will do is drive use undergroud and make the problem worse.  Professor Iversen himself commented that the price of khat where it has been banned is 20 times that of where it is legal.  If prohibition is enacted in Britain all we will be doing is playing straight into the hands of criminal gangs yet again.

I asked the council whether there wasn’t an urgent need for it to update its advice to the government on the medicinal benefits of cannabis.  I cited the recent MHRA approval of Sativex which is, of course, nothing more than a tincture of herbal cannabis.  I also mentioned that Arizona had just become the 15th state in America to introduce a medical marijuana programme and that Israel has recently announced a massive increase in growing facilities and dispensaries.

I am paraphrasing here, of course, but Professor Iversen threw up his hands in horror at being asked to review cannabis again when he has already done so three times.  The general view from the council seemed to be that whatever was said to government on this subject,  no notice would be taken.  I shall be following up my oral question with a letter to Profesor Iversen.  We have to expose this Home Office lie that there are no medicinal benefits from herbal cannabis and that this is based on advice from the ACMD.  It isn’t.  It’s a government deception.

For me the most important part of the day was the opportunity to introduce myself in person to Professor Iversen.  I thanked him for agreeing to become a founder council member of the British Medicinal Cannabis Register.  He said how enthusiastic he was about the register and that he has been an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the 1990s.

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