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General discussion / Re: The Palestine thread
« on: July 27, 2015, 05:36:16 PM »
This time last year Gaza was under a full scale attack where nowhere or anyone was safe. Day by day we saw the footage
of the place getting blown to bits. Men women and children slaughtered and injured with nowhere to go as they were locked
in the worlds largest open air prison. It was just horrific to see it all unfold, and to see how helpless they were. The 3rd full
blown war on them in the space of a few years. In that time nearly 4,000 killed and 20,000 injured. The rest of the 1.6 million
population traumatised for life.

A year on and not much has improved. Building materials have not been allowed in at a rate that allows for reconstruction of the
thousands of homes that were destroyed. 100,000 people still live in makeshift homes, tents, and UN shelters. Schools, Mosques, Universities, Government and commercial buildings lie in ruins with little prospect of reconstruction. The infrastructure destroyed
beyond recognition.

Israel violates the ceasefire agreed last August on a daily basis. At the end of March this year, they had broke the ceasefire
400 times, and the various Palestinian factions 4 times. Just this past few days they murdered 2 Palestinians in the West Bank,
and another teenager this morning. Not much mention of that in the news? Plus they brought in a new law the other day that sees anyone convicted of throwing a stone sentenced to 20 years in jail. 20 years for throwing a stone at a thief who has stolen your land, your home, your family, etc.

Aside from the death and destruction, the saddest part in the whole ongoing genocide and ethnic cleansing is the full support
Israel gets from western countries. With US support, they evade any form of justice. And one by one, more and more European
leaders give them full support. Over the years the Zionists were very smart in backing a lot of politicians that maybe one day
would rise to power. They blackmailed them, financed them, wined and dined them, and then cashed in when the rose to power.

2 examples of this currently are the upcoming US elections, and the Labour leadership contest. In the US, practically every politician
has been bought by AIPAC, and they bow to them 1st before their own country. Those running for President have already set their stall out by promising the sun moon and stars to Israel if elected. In the UK, 3 of the 4 candidates running for the Labour leadership
have also promised to support Israel in any way possible. The 3rd, Jeremy Corbyn, has always been a great supporter of Palestine, and has openly called for an arms embargo on Israel. The fear of a pro Palestinian candidate winning the leadership battle has them scared, and even scarier for them is that has could also one day become Prime Minister !!

As long as Israel receives the US support, it has the green light from the UN to carry on its policy of one day stealing all of the Palestinian land. That is their ultimate aim and goal. That is the Zionist strategy.

However, despite what Israel throws at Palestine, and its people, they stand tall with immense dignity and courage and face not only Israel, but the whole world. 3 times in recent years they have came under severe attack and who stood up for them? Who came to their rescue? Who stood up to Israel and said stop? Who told Egypt to open the gates at Rafah and let them out? This is what they have endured, and continue to endure. They have right on their side, and all Israel has is might. Day by day it is slowly starting to change. The Boycott movement have got stronger and stronger, and from my own back yard to the college campuses across the US the boycott is biting. Companies like Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard, Motorolla, and G4S are been boycotted and people are withdrawing shares. Vegetables and other produce grown on stolen land are been boycotted, and consumers are refusing to buy it when placed on the shelf. This past week at home, Spar NI and Wilsons Country Potatoes have stated that they will refuse to source goods from occupied Palestine.

Hopefully over the coming months and years we will see Israel and its warmongers in the dock at the ICC. Then we will start to see
a change, and some delayed justice delivered. Instead of been courted by politicians from here and beyond, they will be behind bars.
And one day, millions of Palestinians will be rightfully allowed to return home, and pray in Al Asqa Mosque for the 1st time.

I live in hope like the millions of Palestinians that one day this will happen.

Viva Palestina

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General discussion / Re: James McClean
« on: July 19, 2015, 03:17:32 PM »
So if someone is living and working in the UK they should respect the GSTQ anthem and stand respectfully anytime it's played?


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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 14, 2015, 04:11:36 AM »
ok GHD , that's your 3rd or 4th  post on this thread . Do you have anything to add yourself ?



The thread police have arrived, everyone stay calm.

And only his 3rd post.......

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 13, 2015, 04:08:56 PM »
OFMDFM claimed key document sent to NAMA didn’t exist

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness’s department has refused to say why it apparently hid a key document which has emerged as part of the NAMA scandal.

It can now be revealed that last year the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) claimed not to have a copy of the document – despite the fact that its potentially enormous significance to the largest property deal in the history of the island of Ireland means that it ought to have been retained in OFMDFM’s filing system.

The revelation raises further questions as to why Stormont’s most senior department appears to have attempted to hide the document.

Last May – four months after the MoU was sent from Stormont Castle – an individual lodged a Freedom of Information (FoI) request which said: “I...request in respect of 2014 copies of all correspondence, all internal briefings, all draft correspondence or briefings, all notes and in general all records held, created, sent or received by the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister concerning NAMA’s Northern Ireland loan book.”

But when OFMDFM eventually responded, it did not admit to the existence of the MoU. Instead, it released two fairly anodyne documents, which it claimed was all the relevant material held on NAMA in the relevant period

http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/regional/ofmdfm-claimed-key-document-sent-to-nama-didn-t-exist-1-6846553

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 11, 2015, 03:31:44 PM »
Nama deal: debtors helped uncover £7m at centre of Northern Ireland loan sale scandal

Businessmen hired a leading international legal firm to investigate the sale of the 'Project Eagle' portfolio for a huge discount to US investment firm Cerberus last year.

In the process, they uncovered the £7m sum in an Isle of Man bank account, controlled by a Belfast solicitor.

It is the latest twist in the controversy which erupted last week, when Independent TD Mick Wallace claimed in the Dáil that the money had been earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician or party.

On Friday night, sources close to the private investigation confirmed that the dossier in the hands of the businessmen contains allegations that the money was in fact earmarked to pay a "small group" of Northern Ireland politicians from two political parties.

The sources revealed that investigations have identified the names of up to four politicians from two Northern Ireland parties who, it is claimed, stood to be paid from the Isle of Man account.

"The enquiries carried out so far have thrown up the names of up to four politicians from political parties who we believe were due to be paid from the £7m," said a source with knowledge of the investigation.

"There are a lot of people in the North very, very concerned about this matter and what is due to emerge in the coming weeks," said the source

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/nama-deal-debtors-helped-uncover-7m-at-centre-of-northern-ireland-loan-sale-scandal-31369087.html

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 10, 2015, 12:37:46 AM »
Fair play to Jamie Bryson and his blogs over the past few days. So much of his info has been proved right and he certainly has an inside track on how the DUP is in an internal revolt over the shenanigans of Peter Robinson and his son Gareth over the Cerberus deal and other shady deals. His latest blog is well worth a read......

https://jamiebrysonblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/09/the-guns-are-still-smoking-as-the-empire-covers-up-nama-update/

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 09, 2015, 02:13:19 PM »
In June 2014, two months after the meeting, the OFMDFM responded to a freedom of information request which asked for details of all meetings in 2014 between Nama and the First or Deputy First Minister, Cerberus or other executive departments or ministers that "concerned NAMA's Northern Ireland's loan book."

The First Minister's meeting with Mr Quayle was not disclosed in the answer issued on July 4 2014 . Both the First Minister and Deputy First Minister's teams are obliged to sign off on FOI requests

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2015/07/09/news/mcguinness-kept-in-dark-over-robinson-s-quayle-meeting-176364/

OFMDFM could only respond with details of the meeting if Robinson met Cerberus while McGuinness was present or McGuinness signed off on the purpose of the meeting beforehand. If Robinson met Cerberus without McGuinness being present, then it would be in a personal capacity as leader of the DUP and not as part of OFMDFM. In those circumstances it wouldn't be disclosed by OFMDFM as they'd have no 'official' record of it.

Robinson has a lot of questions to answer, and between the hawks around him and this Cerberus deal, I think he will step down.

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 09, 2015, 12:53:59 PM »
A former Nama adviser was in line for a £5m payment after the sale of Nama's property loan portfolio in Northern Ireland,
an Irish parliament (Dáil) committee has been told.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-33458409

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 09, 2015, 10:41:18 AM »
In June 2014, two months after the meeting, the OFMDFM responded to a freedom of information request which asked for details of all meetings in 2014 between Nama and the First or Deputy First Minister, Cerberus or other executive departments or ministers that "concerned NAMA's Northern Ireland's loan book."

The First Minister's meeting with Mr Quayle was not disclosed in the answer issued on July 4 2014 . Both the First Minister and Deputy First Minister's teams are obliged to sign off on FOI requests

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2015/07/09/news/mcguinness-kept-in-dark-over-robinson-s-quayle-meeting-176364/

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 09, 2015, 10:23:40 AM »
FIRST Minister Peter Robinson's son has broken his silence to deny any involvement in the Nama property scandal that has rocked Stormont

Mr Robinson's son Gareth last night said although he has carried out work for Tughans in the past, no representatives of his PR company Verbatim Communications "facilitated or were in any way involved in the sale of Nama assets to Cerberus".

"Neither the company nor anyone representing the company benefited from the Cerberus/Nama transaction nor did they ever expect to."

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2015/07/09/news/first-minister-s-son-breaks-silence-on-nama-deal-176393/

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 08, 2015, 11:56:55 PM »
Police confirm investigation into Nama portfolio sale

PSNI can confirm that a criminal inquiry will be launched in relation to concerns raised over the sale of Nama’s NI Property portfolio and the recent claims made in the Irish parliament by independent TD Mick Wallace.


ACC Kerr, Crime Operations PSNI, said “ We believe that there is sufficient concern in relation to potential criminal activity, surrounding this property deal, to instigate an investigation.


PSNI are now engaging with a number of other national and international law enforcement partners to consider how best to take forward this investigation”.

DUP call for full co-operation into PSNI probe of Nama asset sale to Cerberus


"Following an announcement by the PSNI that it has launched an investigation into the sale of Nama assets to Cerberus, a DUP spokesman said,

“This is a welcome announcement and the appropriate step to deal with the serious allegations which have been made.  Indeed, the First Minister called for such action by the authorities last week noting that accusations of criminal behaviour tarnish politics and should be fully investigated.

We trust everyone concerned will cooperate fully with the PSNI team.”

Statement from Tughans after PSNI launches probe into Nama scandal

The Belfast solicitor firm at the centre of a £7 million off-shore bank account linked to the sale of Nama's assets in Northern Ireland has released the following statement.

"Tughans will co-operate fully with any PSNI inquiry and intends to contact the PSNI at the earliest opportunity."

 Cerberus has released a one-line statement regarding PSNI probe

Spokesperson for Cerberus:

"We welcome the investigation and will fully cooperate".


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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 08, 2015, 01:07:59 PM »
Another grubby Cerberus take over of a firm who were up to their necks in everything in Iraq and Afghanistan.....

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2010/04/12/us-dyncorp-idUSTRE63B2IZ20100412

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 08, 2015, 01:06:25 PM »
TWO secret meetings took place last year between Peter Robinson and Dan Quayle, the former Vice President of the United States and one of the key players in Cerberus, the US investment firm engulfed in a major financial scandal.

The first meeting was held at Stormont Castle on March 25 2014, just 10 days before Cerberus paid a knock-down £1.3 billion for the Northern Ireland assets owned by the Dublin government's "bad bank" Nama.

A second secret meeting at Stormont Castle took place on September 17 2014, this time involving Peter Robinson, Martin McGuinness and Dan Quayle. This was less than six months after Cerberus hoovered up the Nama portfolio at a 70 per cent discount.

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2015/07/08/news/secret-cerberus-meetings-between-peter-robinson-and-former-vice-president-of-us-174449/

Doesn't look like MMG was told he was attending a "secret meeting"
"The only public record of the meeting was a 'selfie' with Quayle and Robinson on Twitter posted by Martin McGuiinness."

In fact here's an article from April 2014 which suggests that MMG wasn't happy with the deal and that Quayle planning to meet him later in the year.
http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/this-landmark-deal-is-a-real-boost-for-crossborder-relations-30157120.html

Can't see anything in that article that suggests McGuinness wasn't happy with the deal. All it says in reference to him is:

"Yesterday, Northern Ireland's unionist leaders hailed the sale as a boost to the region's economy. There was no reaction, however, from Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness."

It always struck me as odd that neither he or the party in Stormont had anything to say on the largest land and property sale in Irish history. A new chapter opened in a long history of the absentee landlord in Ireland and they had nothing to say?

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General discussion / Re: Mick Wallace, NAMA and the £7M
« on: July 08, 2015, 11:14:28 AM »
TWO secret meetings took place last year between Peter Robinson and Dan Quayle, the former Vice President of the United States and one of the key players in Cerberus, the US investment firm engulfed in a major financial scandal.

The first meeting was held at Stormont Castle on March 25 2014, just 10 days before Cerberus paid a knock-down £1.3 billion for the Northern Ireland assets owned by the Dublin government's "bad bank" Nama.

A second secret meeting at Stormont Castle took place on September 17 2014, this time involving Peter Robinson, Martin McGuinness and Dan Quayle. This was less than six months after Cerberus hoovered up the Nama portfolio at a 70 per cent discount.

http://www.irishnews.com/news/2015/07/08/news/secret-cerberus-meetings-between-peter-robinson-and-former-vice-president-of-us-174449/

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