December 27, 2010: Israel - United Kingdom: London considering granting Palestinian delegates diplomatic status -- This could lead to a full-fledged recognition of Palestinian statehood as done already by Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia. The Foreign Office has already confirmed that it is considering upgrading the status of the Palestinian delegation, something that is worrying the Israeli government.A flurry of activity took place this month with South American countries deciding to recognize the Palestinian state and the region coordinating foreign policy:
Jerusalem – The UK government is considering upgrading the status of the Palestinian delegation to that of diplomatic mission, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported today. In Israel, officials fear this might lead to the unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.
If carried out, the step would follow that of various South American nations who have already granted recognition to an independent Palestinian state. The Palestinian delegation would thus enjoy a status similar to that of an independent state, which will turn Palestinian delegates into diplomats.
So far, only Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia have recognised a Palestinian state. France, Spain and Portugal have already recognised the Palestinian delegation as a diplomatic missionThe Israeli government is very concerned about the possible move because the current UK government is considered pro-Israel. Its action would profoundly change the European context.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) confirmed that it was looking into the possibility of upgrading the Palestinian delegation's status. A FCO spokesperson said the matter was indeed being examined thoroughly.
After Brazil announced in early December that it recognised a Palestinian state, Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador followed suit, and Paraguay and Uruguay said they would do the same in early 2011. Chile and Peru are also expected to reach a similar decision. Before this month, Venezuela was the only country in South America to have done so.
..."It sends out a strategic signal showing that the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), made up of the 12 countries in the region, can reach common decisions on the international stage, independently of what the United States or other powerhouses do," he said.
The United States and Israel do not like this independence. Mostly Israel doesn't like it.
Israel and the United States immediately criticised the Brazilian government's decision. A U.S. State Department official called it "premature," and an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said: "This is a very disappointing step which contributes nothing to furthering the peace process."...The new common position emerged from the debates between the South American bloc and the League of Arab States, Vigevani said, because this region sees recognition of a Palestinian state as boosting the peace process in the Middle East.
The danger of course is that the links between South America and Arab states will be used for false flag terrorism. Should something happen, say in Paraguay or the Tri-Border Area, experts will immediately point to the close ties between Arab states and South America to drive suspicion in certain directions and justify a plan of action.
The US Treasury and US State Departments have been trying to link Hezbollah to the Tri-Border Area.
The narrative about Hezbollah in South America, and in particular the Tri-Border Area, has been around for a long time.
See: the point B list
See: violence around the world
Curiously, the Tri-Border Area has not been in the news for most of December. We mean no stories, a news blackout.
Let's assume that all this nice cooperation in South America needs to be disrupted somehow. What would be the most likely place for something to go wrong and ruin everything? Probably Paraguay.
The Chaco is popular with certain people.
Filadelfia is reportedly where Nancy Pelosi and other celebrities go for R&R.
See: east of Asuncion
The Guarani Aquifer, the planet's largest supply of fresh drinking water, is adjacent to the Chaco and directly under the Tri-Border Area.
Paraguay has a lot of natural resources, and ecotourism has been suggested as a good industry since the 1990s.
I would like to see more ecotourism programs in this unique area and have them be managed in a way that preserves and enhances the Chaco's resources. Unfortunately, Natur and other Paraguayan tourism organizations have a long way to go before they achieve all of the benefits available through ecotourism. As stated, these companies need to work more closely with the native populations to ensure they receive more benefits from the programs. The Paraguayan government needs to create policies that encourages ecotourism. The government should establish preservation regulation that ensures the survival of the area's wildlife. Finally, tourism operators need to follow guidelines that reduce the impact on the resource they use. Ecotourism should be promoted in the Chaco as long as it is beneficial for the Chaco's people and wildlife.
Some people take ecotourism trips to South America to engage in sex with children.
In Brazil the FBI investigated some North Americans going down to the Amazon on ecotourism fishing trips, and taking on young girls as sex slaves, and doing this every year.
Paraguay has a huge human trafficking problem and a hardened group of sex tourists.
See: the Bangkok of Latin America
People known to have purchased large tracts of land in the Chaco include George Bush, Sun Myung Moon, and Maurice Strong.
You can read about this circa 2005 development here, and also at Rigorous Intuition:
About a year and a half ago (here and here), I referred to Sun Myung Moon's purchase of 600,000 hectares of Paraguay's Chaco for the stated intention of erecting an "ecological paradise." Moon's land sits atop the Guarani Aquifer, the Earth's largest resource of fresh drinking water, and also happens to be an "enormously strategic point in both the narcotics and arms trades," according to Paraguay's drug czar from 1976-89. "The available intelligence clearly shows that the Moon sect is involved in both these enterprises."
Those two links: (here and here) -- you might want to read those. Everything will make much more sense.
The last paragraph of the second link:
So what do we have? Two huge post-apocalyptic sanctuaries resting atop enormous aquifers [in Northern Paraguay]. Two billionaire globalists, one a New Age mystic [Maurice Strong] and the other a cultist who has insinuated himself into the leadership of the America's conservative evangelical movement [Sun Myung Moon], both patronized by the Rockefellers. UFOs and crop circles. Welcome to our world.
So, now we have a little problem appearing. Two problems actually. The first problem is the South American countries aligning their foreign policy to recognize a Palestinian state. However, since they have every right to do that, Israel's hands are tied. And yet something must be done to stop this development.
The narrative about Hezbollah in the Tri-Border Area has been in place for about twenty years, juiced up from time to time to keep it alive in the herd attention space. So it is ready to go.
In the meanwhile, it would be helpful if Paraguay had a reputation for being difficult.
Today we read about Rumbles in the Paraguayan Jungle. A drama.
IN a vast patch of wilderness half a world away, a defining confrontation is under way between two groups of people who have never set eyes on one another and probably never will.
On one side is a team of zoologists and botanists from Britain's Natural History Museum, eager to discover and document plant and animal species hitherto unknown to science. On the other is a tiny tribe of "uncontacted" Indians, the remnants of an indigenous people who want nothing to do with the outside world.
Between them lies the Gran Chaco, the great forest of impenetrable thorn scrub roughly the size of Poland that stretches across northern Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina, a place so violently hot and spectacularly inhospitable that even the conquistadors failed to penetrate it.
OK, so on one side -- "a team of zoologists and botanists from Britain's Natural History Museum, eager to discover and document plant and animal species hitherto unknown to science." Zoologists and botanists trying to save humanity.
And on the other side, a tiny tribe of "uncontacted" Indians, ready to spear the scientists in the back on sight.
The picture accompanying a story on the same subject in The Mirror called The Lost Tribe of Green Hell.
We suspect these are not the blood-thirsty "uncontacted" Indians in question, but then again, no caption accompanies the photo.
Are you going to pick a side then?
- "Last year, the Natural History Museum announced that a team of 60 scientists would be heading to the Dry Chaco forest to unlock its natural mysteries."
- "The Chaco is home to at least 3400 plant species and hundreds of species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians."
- "The Natural History Museum argues that a full scientific exploration is vital to protecting this fragile ecosystem, and predicts the expedition would uncover "several hundred new species of plants and insects"."
- "But then, last month, the Paraguayan government suspended the expedition after protests on behalf of the Ayoreo Indians, one of only a handful of uncontacted tribes left in the world, and the only one in South America outside the Amazon."
- "There are thought to be just 150 Ayoreo left in the area, in perhaps half a dozen isolated groups dotted throughout the forest."
So who is ruining everything? The Paraguayan government. Even a child can see the set up.
Obviously the need for scientists to catalog all the plants and animals in the Chaco supersedes the needs of 150 crazy Indians. There could be cures for diseases in there, right? Anyway, the scientists promise to be very careful and not bother the Indians. So who is being unreasonable? The Paraguayan government.
Maybe they are unreasonable about other things too.
Nevertheless, the author goes on to acknowledge exploitation of the Chaco.
"Vast areas are being cleared to grow meat for hamburgers and biofuel for cars. Some 90 per cent of the forest in which the Ayoreo roam is now in the hands of private owners, ranchers and investors. Satellite imagery shows that one million hectares, or nearly 10 per cent of the virgin forest of northern Paraguay, has been cleared in the past four years."
Investors like George Bush, Maurice Strong, and Sun Myung Moon?
"The real threat to the Ayoreo are not the scientists, or even the contagious diseases they might bring to the forest, but industrial-scale deforestation, cattle farming and missionaries deliberately subverting their culture.... If the scientists can draw the world's attention to the fragility of the Chaco ecosystem then that, in turn, might just protect and preserve one of the few untouched tribes on earth, for a world that seeks to protect the giant anteater and the prehistoric lungfish might also leave the Ayoreo alone. So long as the scientists are inoculated against every possible disease, and make no contact with the few remaining indigenous people, they will surely do more good than harm to the Ayoreo."The real threat are not the scientists. The scientists want to draw the world's attention to the fragile Chaco environment. Why? Because it is being exploited. But who exploits the Chaco?
Maybe we should talk about the identities of the people who exploit the Chaco.
Maybe we should ask why Nancy Pelosi and various celebrities reportedly enjoy vacationing in Filadelfia and what they might be doing there.
Maybe we should talk about the huge ranches reportedly owned by Bush, Strong and Sun.
Maybe we should talk about the identities of paramilitary groups running around killing indigenous people in the Chaco.
Maybe we should wonder what the US military does in Paraguay.
Maybe we should talk about Fernando Lugo's reported ties to the CIA.
Maybe we should talk about all the spooks reportedly running around in the Tri-Border Area while all that trafficking goes down in the pique, under their very noses.
Maybe that would draw the world's attention.
Addendum: In this video around minute 4:30, Leuren Moret talks about DNA surveys from space.
"...they are doing DNA surveys from space. This would be NASA and the Navy. NASA is run by the Navy. They have been tracking and identifying isolated populations, for instance in the Amazon, who have never had contact with Western people. These are villages of isolated people who are still living their traditional hunter-gatherer lives, and they've never seen a Westerner. That's not just humans. They are also doing a global species survey, and I've been tracking this for two years and noticed that many new species are being discovered, and it seems to be on a grid system. So they're doing a survey from space, and they went down the west coast of South America and then came up the east coast, and now they're in Southeast Asia." ~ Leuren Moret