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    Israel watching Mauritania coup By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank Thursday 04 August 2005, 12:04 Makka Time, 9:04 GMT
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      Israel 'watching' Mauritania coup
      By Khalid Amayreh in the West Bank
      Thursday 04 August 2005, 12:04 Makka Time, 9:04 GMT
      http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6C66EF9A-6240-4BC8-B434-E2737FF34D7B.htm


      The overthrowing of Taya was met with satisfaction in Gaza

      Israel is closely watching developments in Nouakchott after
      Wednesday's military coup that has overthrown President Maaouya
      Sid'Ahmed Taya.

      Taya had established close ties with Israel a few years ago, upsetting
      large sections of Mauritanians and alienating many Arabs and Muslims
      worldwide.

      An Israeli Foreign Ministry official told aljazeera.net on Thursday
      that Israel was watching "how things were unfolding in Nouakchott."

      "Israel has an embassy there, like many other countries. We are
      waiting to see how things will unfold," said Mark Regev, a senior
      Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman.

      Regev said Israel had not made any contacts with the new military rulers.

      He strongly denied that Taya's close relations with Israel might have
      been a key reason for the coup.

      On Thursday, the Military Council for Justice and Democracy named the
      longtime chief of national police forces, Colonel Ely Ould Mohammed
      Vall, as Mauritania's new leader.

      It is not clear what Vall's views are regarding relations with Israel.

      Earlier, Israel's ambassador to Mauritania, Boaz Besmuth Bismit said
      in an interview with the Israeli Hebrew newspaper Yedeot Ahranot's
      electronic net, the "Ynet," that the Israeli embassy was functioning
      as usual.

      He characterized Israel's ties with the west-north African nation as
      "very important."

      "This is an Arab league country that was by our side through the
      intifada," Bismit said. "Clearly, there are those who are not
      interested in this connection, but the connection with the government,
      the president and the Mauritanian people is very important."

      Criticism

      Islamic and nationalist leaders, as well as many ordinary
      Mauritanians, criticized Taya for developing close ties with Israel
      and ignoring Israeli repression of the Palestinians, especially during
      the Aqsa intifada that started in 2000.

      Taya harshly cracked down on his opponents, especially the Islamists,
      placing dozens of activists in prison.

      In the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the overthrowing of Taya has been met
      with satisfaction.

      A cartoon in Thursday's edition of the Ram aAlah-based newspaper,
      al-Ayyam showed a Mauritanian soldier kicking Taya, along with the
      Star of David, Israel's national symbol.
      Aljazeera

      http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/6C66EF9A-6240-4BC8-B434-E2737FF34D7B.htm

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      US continues to deal with the old President of Mauritania:
      the oncoming clash is another guerilla war in Africa.

      Oil rich Mauritania: Coup against the US and Israel?
      by Henk Ruyssenaars - Former Africa correspondent
      FOREIGN PRESS FOUNDATION, The Netherlands
      http://tinyurl.com/8zhvo
      FPF @ Chello.nl

      FPF - August 4th 2005 - He phoned early yesterday morning on a bad
      line from the capital Nouakchott: "Just now I can't get hold of my
      wife, and I don't know how long the telephone will work. Please tell
      her to stay in the Netherlands because a military coup just started
      here." he said. The fourth coup since 2003 in 100 percent Muslim
      Mauritania was - according to insiders - decided upon when last May
      the old regime under president Ould Taya decided to ban all religious
      speeches and teachings in the country's mosques. Together with
      findings of big oil and gas fields; the diplomatic recognition of
      Israel six years ago, the arrival of 'multinational vultures' and 2000
      (two thousand) US troops in June 'to keep peace'; that were 'the
      last drops' that did it.

      What was left of a greater group of dissident officers (earlier called
      the 'Knights of Change') in the Mauritanian army and security services
      - which has tried before to get rid of what they call the
      'totalitarian regime' - now again performed a (bloodless) coup; this
      time while president Ould Taya was abroad at the funeral of king Fahd
      in Saudi Arabia. A statement published by the Mauritanian state news
      agency said Col. Ely Ould Mohamed Vall (a dubious secret police chief)
      now was acting president of the 16 officers military council that
      seized power.

      The alarms in Washington and Tel Aviv went off at 5 'o'clock yesterday
      morning; a "Red Alert' heralding the latest country now fighting the
      multinational's interests and occupation. More will follow: as a
      bloody harvest of the violence the US neocons have been sowing, and
      many will be killed by the people they earlier have trained to do the
      killing for them. Now the guns have turned around, and some chickens
      are coming home to roost.[http://tinyurl.com/3bytm%5d

      CHANGE OF REGIME WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

      The multinationals have been using the former pro-American and
      pro-Israel Ould Taya regime to treat the West African state of
      Mauritania and it's three million inhabitants like all their other
      'sources of income' - and thus without any form of consideration or
      respect for anything called human rights or humanity. It's the oil and
      gas wealth of Mauritania [http://tinyurl.com/9o89g%5d which makes the
      coup 'unacceptable' to the inhumane so called 'New World Order', and
      they'll start to kill and destroy. How important the country and this
      part of the world is in the global reconfiguring of the US
      multinational's energy needs, was shown during the NATO conference in
      Nouakchott last October - http://tinyurl.com/8vnpb

      The Mauritanians on the other hand want peace, freedom of religion and
      the ownership of the natural resources of Mauritania which - as in
      most countries - is siphoned of for the wealth of the neocon
      multinationals.

      OVERWHELMING MEDIA PROPAGANDA

      Looking at the immediate action undertaken by the american forces and
      their many international and local collaborators in Africa, Mauritania
      will soon further be plagued by the fake US/Israeli 'War of Terror',
      resulting in the further growing of the guerilla resistance in the
      North African and Sahel States too. (see map -Url.:
      http://tinyurl.com/aptnb) too. Maybe even the by the CIA paid and
      trained but now non-existent Osama bin Laden will state something
      again on one of Rumsfeld's lying 'Ministry of Truth' web sites. Or
      the other US neocon-made 'Pimpernel' - al Zarqawi - will be blamed for
      some murderous attacks, rapes or bombings, which many times as 'False
      Flag' operations [http://tinyurl.com/ch7ka ] will be done by the
      neocon's own Special Forces...

      The American/Israeli rape of Africa and it's oil fields is a fact: the
      US in the past years has enormously expanded it's military presence in
      Africa. Under the cover of the US neocon made 'War of Terror' the US
      military and murderous 'Jackals'* - assisting the global banks* and
      their multinationals - have abandoned a lot of military bases in
      Europe and Asia, and relocated them to 'protect' nearly all oil and
      natural gas resources in Africa.

      KILLING AND DRILLING FOR PROFIT

      With the cover of the UN for instance - the Chinese, which now were
      not allowed to buy US Unocal in tactical revenge, have been forced to
      for the most leave the oil rich Darfur region in Sudan, for years
      their oil base in Africa. So called 'Royal' Dutch SHELL already for
      decades has been 'killing and drilling' for profit: in Africa their
      main victim is oil-rich Nigeria where they helped hang the famous Ken
      Saro Wiwa and some of his people - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/aekkc. -

      The US 'Robber Barons' for the past years have focused on Uganda,
      Djibouti, Senegal and Sao Tomé y Principe, where heavily armed but
      flexible, small scale 'jumping off points' exist and more are built
      for the 'oil protecting' US 'Rapid Deployment Forces'. The small
      archipelago of Sao Tomé y Principe is strategically placed in the oil
      rich Gulf of Guinea, sub-Saharan Africa's major oil producing area.
      The US Navy and collaborating states with warships, even submarines
      and reconnaissance air planes - like from the British & Dutch Navy -
      surround Africa and occupy the coastal waters: 'to protect it against
      Terror'.

      'COVER' BY THE PROPAGANDA MEDIA: MORE FAKE STORIES ABOUT 'TERRORISM'

      To get back Mauritania in the neocon's profitable fold, and first to
      be expected, is the gathering of American/Israeli forces in the
      countries surrounding Mauritania, where neighboring and collaborating
      US-ally Morocco will play a decisive role. The small airport of Atar
      in central Mauritania may be used for the attack.

      Meanwhile we can expect a lot of fake stories about 'terrorism' and
      other atrocities in the area, many times staged by the US/Israeli
      'Special Forces' and resulting in the lies spread as 'news' by the
      followers of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in the usual
      neocon mainstream media. Especially the deceptive international
      propaganda megaphones one should never believe: like AP, UPI, AFP,
      Bloomberg, Reuters ANP, BBC, CNN, FOX etc. etc. which will 'link' the
      new military rulers to 'al Qaida'. Absolutely NONE of the mainstream
      'information' sources can be trusted. NONE!

      In the Arab world - apart from Jordan and Egypt - Mauritania was the
      3d country which under US pressure opened up diplomatic ties with
      Israel, with which the 100% Muslim population didn't agree. According
      to the Israeli information paper Ha'aretz*, in a comment on the coup
      in 2003: 'recognizing Israel as a state by Ould Taya was one of the
      main reasons for the last coup.'

      Ominous, and foreboding another American/Israeli holocaust of this
      country too, was the declaration yesterday by the US State Department,
      condemning the coup, interfering with the internal affairs and asking
      for a "peaceful return for order under the constitution and the
      established government of President Tai'a," To this blunt statement
      made by US State Department spokesman Tom Casey Wasington added ''that
      the US would continue to deal with the old President, and sees no need
      for further Constitutional action.² One must conclude that
      'unconstitutional action' should be feared.

      In Mauritania many opposition figures were arrested by former
      president Ould Taya's troops, a move he explained by pointing at
      received US intelligence ''that al-Qaida was recruiting and training
      Mauritanians to fight in Iraq.'' Which of course is absolute drivel
      and untrue, but the same dirty excuse as is used by oppressive
      dictators in all US supported neocon 'colonies'.

      'LIBERATE' MAURITANIA

      The 'International Crisis Group' - [http://tinyurl.com/8l7o6 ] - said
      in a report this week - and before the coup took place - "that
      Mauritania's attempts to stifle opposition groups by denouncing them
      as terrorists risked backfiring. Mauritanian police have arrested
      scores of Islamic opposition leaders and activists since last month,
      accusing them of colluding with the Algerian-based Salafist Group for
      Preaching and Combat (GSPC). They also accuse Islamist movements of
      plotting to destabilize the Mauritanian government." They indeed
      replaced collaborating 'president' Ould Taya who is not allowed back
      into the country, and now is the front man for the coming
      american/israeli attacks "to liberate Mauritania" which are discussed
      in neighboring Niger and Morrocco.

      So when the policy statement by the coup makers in the capital
      Nouakchott was read on state TV when it went on air again late in the
      afternoon - and it started with: "In the name of Allah, the Merciful
      and Compassionate", the 'destabilization' of this source of income and
      control was a fact, as far as Washington was concerned, and now the
      whole ton of bricks will - as usual - come down on the head of the
      innocent people defending their human rights, but standing in the way
      of profits for others, if no compromise is found.

      The spreading guerilla war had started already a long time ago, with
      among others the Algerian well trained GIA group fighting the
      'multinational infidels' too. One wonders whether Bush had any clue or
      faint idea whatsoever - when he bragged and smirked: 'Bring'm on!' -
      that it would be so many millions of people, in so many countries?

      Also in Africa they know that it's spelled the wrong way, this
      expression 'New World Order':


      IT SHOULD BE NEW WORLD MURDER...



      *The Dutch author this far has worked abroad 4 decades for
      international media as a fully independent foreign correspondent, of
      which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the
      Middle East. Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds
      more terrorism: you harvest what you sow!

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