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June 3, 2010

Jun 03 09:21

Turkey will "never forgive" Israel

The Turkish president has said that Israel's military raid on civilian aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip has caused "irreparable" damage to his country's relations with Israel, and will "never" be forgiven.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We forgive Israel. We love Israel! Israel has never done anything wrong. Israel can do no wrong! Who cares about a few captured Americans an four bullets in the head of an American or 34 Americans killed on the USS Liberty? The lives of Americans are as nothing compared to the dust on the boots of mighty Israel!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 03 09:19

Gaza flotilla attack: British activists tell of abuse by Israelis

Sarah Colborne, director of campaigns and operations at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, was also on board the Mavi Marmara.

Insisting that no one on board the boat was armed, she said the attack was an act of piracy and a "massacre".

At one point, she saw a man being shot dead by an Israeli commando.

"We still don't know how many people were actually murdered because there are still many missing," she said.

As I walked up, the dinghies the Israelis used were bristling with arms. I couldn't even count how many ships there were in the water. It was just literally bristling with ships, helicopters, gunfire. The whole thing was just horrific.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder: just when will the State Department demand, and make public, all the Americans who were - and still are - incarcerated, wounded, and shot dead in this vile operation?

Jun 03 09:17

Israel detains Hawaii activist

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am relinking this article because I decided to respond to an obvious "Megaphonie" in the comments section, and from the "Likes" it is clear that Israel continues to lose this PR war. Feel free to wade into this discussion, to let Hawaii know the whole world is watching, and also feel free to copy and paste my comments to your own letters to editors and such.

Jun 03 09:14

Israeli Murders, NATO and Afghanistan

What is troubling the hearts and souls of non-Americans in NATO HQ is this fundamental question. Is NATO genuinely a mutual defence organisation, or is it just an instrument to carry out US foreign policy? With its unthinking defence of Israel and military occupation of Afghanistan, is US foreign policy really defending Europe, or is it making the World less safe by causing Islamic militancy?

I leave the last word to one of the senior NATO officers - who incidentally is not British:

"Nobody but the Americans doubts the US position on the Gaza attack is wrong and insensitive. But everyone already quietly thought the same about wider American policy. This incident has allowed people to start saying that now privately to each other."



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Jun 03 09:11

Proposed Joint Resolution No.666 Supporting Israel

In order to save time for Israel’s representatives in both the US House and Senate – many of whom have been on vacation – probably in Israel or maybe even at “Man’s Country” – we have drawn up a joint House and Senate resolution condemning the violence perpetrated against Israel and supporting as violent an Israeli response as possible. This joint resolution is based on the Senate resolution back in January of 2009, sponsored by Senator Harry Reid (Likud, Nevada) and co-sponsored by 31 other Senators that sided with Israel in its self defense against the murderous women and children of the Gaza Strip.

Jun 03 09:10

Sabotaging Peace: The Real Motive Behind the Freedom Flotilla Attack

The real motive behind the Israeli assault is far more sinister: to deliberately undermine (if not entirely abort) consequential, substantive peace talks with the Palestinians and Syrians, and repay the Turks for negotiating a nuclear fuel-swap deal with Iran (which significantly set back Israel’s case for military intervention).

In essence, it was done to sabotage peace.

“We have to set up a dynamic state bent upon expansion,” David Ben Gurion once famously stated. And peace, stability and diplomacy are obstacles to Zionism’s tenets of land acquisition and subjugation of indigenous peoples.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What we are probably going to see happen, in short order, will be forced expulsions of Palestinians from Jerusalem and the West Bank into Gaza.

And when Israel decides it wants Gaza, every Palestinian left standing will be expelled to a no-man's land beyond its gates, with no other neighboring countries able - or willing - to let them in.

And the world will sit quietly and do.....nothing.

Jun 03 09:06

BP Oil Leak May Last Until Christmas in Worst Case Scenario

BP Plc’s failure since April to plug a Gulf of Mexico oil leak has prompted forecasts the crude may continue gushing into December in what President Barack Obama has called the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history.

BP’s attempts so far to cap the well and plug the leak on the seabed a mile below the surface haven’t worked, while the start of the Atlantic hurricane season this week indicates storms in the Gulf may disrupt other efforts.

Jun 03 09:03

Did the IDF Stage Their New “Flotilla Terrorists” Video?

The IDF and the Israeli propaganda machine would have the world believe (or at least the Americans) videos came from the same camera. I suggest to you that they did not.



Jun 03 08:57

Israel Is Already Singled Out

Israel has not been singled out in the final document of the NPT review conference. Israel is already a singled-out country which kills, imprisons, destructs, invades and exploits without being questioned or held accountable. The United States and its European allies, who are simply unable to condemn Israel for the killing of 20 unarmed, innocent civilians in the daylight, treat this counterfeit regime as if it has tumbled on the earth from another planet. Israel is already singled out because the United States and EU don't dare ask Israel a simple question of "excuse me, what are you doing, sir?!"

Jun 03 08:54

Sabotaging Peace: The Real Motive Behind the Freedom Flotilla Attack

The consensus was that Israel was “sending a message.” Anyone who dared challenge its naval blockade and siege of Gaza would meet a similar fate.

This is a correct yet superficial analysis. The real motive behind the Israeli assault is far more sinister: to deliberately undermine (if not entirely abort) consequential, substantive peace talks with the Palestinians and Syrians, and repay the Turks for negotiating a nuclear fuel-swap deal with Iran (which significantly set back Israel’s case for military intervention).

In essence, it was done to sabotage peace.

Jun 03 08:53

The Yardarm Is The Remedy

Lifting of Gaza blockade is the first goal, while the second is introduction of democracy and equality in the whole of the land between the Sea and the River. It's time for the Jews of Israel to come to terms with reality: Jews are ordinary human beings, not some supermen or space travelers or angels; they have to observe the customary law of nations. They can't go around killing people in neutral waters; they can't lock up a million of Gazans just because they are not Jews.

Jun 03 08:48

'Rachel Corrie' proceeding to Gaza

An Irish-owned boat laden with humanitarian supplies is continuing its journey towards Gaza despite Israel’s insistence it will not allow any vessel break its blockade on the territory.

The MV Rachel Corrie , which has five Irish citizens aboard, including Nobel peace laureate Mairéad Corrigan-Maguire and former UN official Denis Halliday, is currently in Libyan waters some 640 km (400 miles) from Gaza.

The boat, which is captained by Eric Harcis, is travelling at approximately 340 kms (210 miles) a day and expects to reach Gaza by Saturday. Film-maker Fiona Thompson from Dundalk and husband and wife Derek and Jenny Graham from Co Mayo are also on board.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given that Israel attacked and hijacked a US flagged ship in international waters and given that Israel kidnapped 12 US citizens in international waters and shot one of them four times in the head, if I were the US President there would be a nuclear-armed carrier group escorting the Rachel Corrie (and all other humanitarian aid ships) into Gaza, commanded by the most psychotic Admiral I could find (although all the really good psychotics seem to be on Israel's side). One shot fired at the humanitarian fleet and Tel Aviv vanishes in a blinding flash of light, like Cairo almost did when Israel attacked the USS Liberty and framed Egypt for it.

President Pussy won't do that, of course; he's too busy being Israel's door-mat over at the United Nations.

But Teddy Roosevelt sure would have. John Kennedy would have. Lincoln would have. Those men had BALLS!



Jun 03 08:41

ISRAEL CLAIMS ATTACK AUTHORIZED PERSONALLY BY LORD BALFOUR

H/T to Dublin Mick at Kenny's Sideshow

This week “religious commandos” from Israel attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters. Seven Israelis were injured during the attack with one member of the “Israeli Secret Police” thrown overboard by an 81 year old woman. Jerusalem papers report that Israel is holding the woman for attempted sexual assault.

Is it illegal to rape a pirate on the high seas? We are waiting for a ruling from the International Criminal Court at the Hague on this.

Jun 03 08:40

Report: Flotilla delays Iran sanctions vote

The UN vote on a new round of sanctions against Iran, which was scheduled for Thursday, will likely be postponed because of the IDF raid on the flotilla bound for Gaza Monday, Politico reported Wednesday.

Sources in Washington said the Obama administration would delay the vote by three weeks, and attempt to carry it off at the end of June.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Flotilla massacre will not incline Turkey, Lebanon, and Brazil to vote for these sanctions against Iran.

And ultimately, it doesn't matter when this comes up for a vote at the Security Council, the US and Israel will not get the sanctions, because China will veto.

Jun 03 08:37

Flotilla journalist recounts ordeal

A Press TV journalist detained on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla describes mistreatment of activists attacked on the aid convoy and his own ordeal in Israeli custody.

Still suffering from a lack of sleep, Hassan Ghani explained how Israeli navy forces suddenly encircled the Turkish-flagged vessel he was traveling on and launched an attack on the aid Flotilla.

"We were some 90 miles off the Israeli coast and we were by no means within the so-called military exclusion area, which was originally 20 miles but later extended to 68 miles," Ghani told Press TV on Thursday.

He described measures taken by the campaigners onboard the ships for repelling the invaders, saying water hoses were used to drive back the Israelis.

Jun 03 08:36

Israel’s Defenders Mobilize, Threaten

Faced with what the Wall Street Journal calls "one of Israel’s worst international relations disasters in years," the right-wing leadership of the so-called "Israel Lobby" has been pulling out all the stops to defend the Jewish state against global outrage over its deadly seizure of a Gaza-bound vessel in international waters carrying humanitarian supplies early Monday morning.

Its biggest concern for now is to prevent the administration of President Barack Obama from distancing itself in any way — let alone joining in the almost universal condemnation — from the military operation in which at least nine civilian passengers of Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara were killed by Israeli commandos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those "acquisitions" of Israel in every branch of the US government and military will spin the story of this massacre to Israel's benefit the best they can; but ultimately, there is no defense of the indefensible.

And Israel really doesn't have to worry about Obama going anywhere with his geopolitical "affection" for Israel; he will simply do as his masters tell him, whether it is blocking a total UN condemnation of this massacre, or going to war against Iran.




Jun 03 08:35

The Rachel Corrie to be quietly allowed to dock?

Reports are the Corrie was sabotaged by Israeli intelligence. As the lead ship in the flotilla, the name itself was viewed by Israel as a potential PR nightmare. Every US main stream media report I have seen on the ship heading to Gaza does not mention its name, only that it is Irish. No need to stir up old wounds or some may begin to question why the media has buried the Rachel Corrie story for so long and why Hollywood has not made the movie.

Jun 03 08:25

Israel REJECTS International Probe Of Deadly Raid; Obama Administration Says It Urged Restraint

Israel on Thursday rejected calls from the United Nations and others for an international investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla but left the door open to foreign involvement.

Also on Thursday, the U.S. State Department said that Obama administration officials had warned Israel to use caution and restraint when dealing with the activists as their ships were heading toward Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rogue nation Israel again proves that it doesn't care about what anyone in the US government thinks, as long as the checks don't stop.

And whatever "restraint" the US allegedly urged wound up being thrown out the window by the IDF, resulting in dead and injured peace activists, including one American who was shot dead with 4 bullets in his head.

And do we hear ONE FLIPPING WORD OF OUTRAGE FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OR WHITE HOUSE ON THAT ASSASSINATION OF THE AMERICAN EXECUTED?!?!? Absolutely none; the silence is deafening.

Jun 03 08:18

Blagojevich subpoenas Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett

Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett have received subpoenas from defense lawyers in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, joining a long list of federal officials who could be called to testify in the closely watched trial.

A White House official confirmed that Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, and Jarrett, one of Obama’s senior advisers, received the subpoenas, the existence of which were first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday afternoon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting human being, I wouldn't bet against any of these people who have received subpoenas testifying.

Jun 03 08:16

BP paid for officials’ meals, airfare and polar bear trip

The embattled oil and gas giant BP paid for a slew of travel and dining arrangements for senior government officials in the years leading up to the massive oil leak in the Gulf. Critics say BP got too close with regulators, neutering the government's safety watchdogs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is standard operating procedure between large corporations and regulators in the US; because of the catastrophe in the Gulf, however,BP (which now stands for Biohazard Provocateurs) simply got caught.



Jun 03 08:07

A Plague Upon The World: The USA is a "Failed State"

Question: What can be done?

Roberts: The American people are lost in la-la land. They have no idea that their civil liberties have been forfeited. They are only gradually learning that their economic future is compromised. They have little idea of the world’s growing hatred of Americans for their destruction of other peoples. In short, Americans are full of themselves. They have no idea of the disasters that their ignorance and inhumanity have brought upon themselves and upon the world.

Much of the world, looking at a country that appears both stupid and inhumane, wonders at Americans’ fine opinion of themselves. Is America the virtuous “indispensable nation” of neoconservative propaganda, or is America a plague upon the world?

Jun 03 08:05

ISRAEL DEFIES UNITED NATION (AGAIN)

Israel has dismissed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council to launch a probe into its deadly attack on an aid convoy, calling the UN body of no moral authority.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As I recall, the United States invaded Iraq on the claim that they were defying the United Nations. as it turned out, they were not. But I wanted to underscore President Pussy's continued kowtowing to Israel in light of Israel defiance of the United Nations. And of course, as long as the United Nations cannot control Israel, it lacks credibility as the basis for a world government. In fact it is Israel that is acting like they think they are the world government, and a tyrannical fascistic one at that!

Jun 03 07:58

Potato Peelers Justify the Flotilla Massacre

What the Zionists newspapers and the pro-Israeli media forgot to write and to clarify is that those tools (kitchen- and maintenance tools) were found in boxes after the bloody massacre, after the murder and injury of the passengers of the ship. These words, “found inside a box” mentioned in the IDF press statement, mean that the tools were not used by the passengers on board of the ship.

Jun 03 07:55

U.S. citizen among 9 Gaza convoy dead

An official in the prime minister's office told The Associated Press Thursday that there is "no case in recent history" where a democratic country's army involved in the deaths of civilians in an overseas operation has been subjected to an international investigation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ever here of "Nuremberg?"

I note that MSNBC was in such a rush to remind everyone that the Israelis were threatened with sticks that they forgot to mention that the US Citizen was shot four times in the head! MSNBC also neglects to mention that 17 people wounded in the attack are still unaccounted for.

I presume President Pussy is still studying the situation and protecting Israel at the UN.



Jun 03 07:52

Israel Is Already Singled Out

Israel has not been singled out in the final document of the NPT review conference. Israel is already a singled-out country which kills, imprisons, destructs, invades and exploits without being questioned or held accountable. The United States and its European allies, who are simply unable to condemn Israel for the killing of 20 unarmed, innocent civilians in the daylight, treat this counterfeit regime as if it has tumbled on the earth from another planet. Israel is already singled out because the United States and EU don't dare ask Israel a simple question of "excuse me, what are you doing, sir?!"

Jun 03 07:48

‘New York Times’ fails to interview a single flotilla member about killings

Jun 03 07:47

Sarkozy caught up in kickbacks scandal

A report by Luxembourg police has revealed President Sarkozy's involvement in a bribery scandal in the sale of French submarines to Pakistan in 1994.

Jun 03 07:43

Israel Unites Turks Against It

“[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has succeeded in doing the impossible,” said Paul Heinbecker, a retired senior Canadian diplomat who has been in Istanbul during this week’s crisis. “He has united Turkey’s Islamists and secularists in common contempt for Israel. There is a widespread consensus among the people that Israel, and its American benefactor, mustn’t be allowed to get away with this assault.”



Jun 03 07:40

Turkish charity chief tells of carnage on ship

"We were given the bodies of nine martyrs, but we have a longer list. There are missing people," he told reporters. "Our doctors handed over 38 injured, on our return they (the Israelis) said there were only 21 injured,"Yildirim said.

Jun 03 07:39

CONFIRMED: US CITIZEN SHOT DEAD BY ISRAELIS DURING AID FLOTILLA ATTACK!

An official from Humanitarian Relief Foundation, or ?HH, NGO that organized the flotilla to Gaza, identified the U.S. citizen as 19-year-old Furkan Do?an, originally from the central Turkish town of Kayseri. Do?an had four bullet wounds to the head and one to the chest, Ömer Ya?mur of ?HH, told Anatolia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Four gunshots to the head!

UPDATE: I am getting emails and tweets stressing that Furkan Doğan is "only" TURKISH-American and therefore does not really count as a US citizen. This idea that there are greater and lesser degrees of being American flies in the face of the Declaration of Independence which declares that All Men Are Created Equal as a founding principle of this nation.

It also smacks of the "Chosen people" versus the cattle mentality seeping into our culture from Israel.

As it turns out, however, Furkan Doğan was born in New York, and there is a great deal LESS confusion over his birth certificate than that of the President.

Israel attacked and hijacked a US flagged ship in international waters.

Israel kidnapped 12 Americans in international waters. One US citizen, AN AMERICAN, was shot four times in the head, obliterating any claims that the attacking Israelis acted in self defense.

I miss the days of John F. Kennedy, who had the balls to stand up face to face with the USSR over the Cuban Missile crisis.

Today we have President Pussy, and President Pussy, you are no John F. Kennedy.

Jun 03 07:38

The Rachel Corrie ship and crew sail to Gaza



Jun 03 07:38

Media Reports Death of Al-Qaeda No. 3 Killed in 2008

On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, The New York Times and The Washington Post both 'broke' a story. 'Al-Qaeda's third-ranking operative, an Egyptian who was a founding member of the terrorist network and a key conduit to Osama bin Laden,' has been killed in Pakistan by a US predator drone. The alleged al-CIAduh No. 3, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, is also known as Sheikh Saeed al-Masri. However, Saeed al-Masri was reported 'killed' in August 2008.

Jun 03 07:30

It is Israel's tragedy that too many of its people now believe permanent war is better than peace

This week's bloody drama at sea struck a heavy blow at Israel's moral standing. With luck - and in the strongest interests of Israel - it will bring down the discredited Netanyahu government.

Even better, it might cause Israelis to think again about where they are going. They cannot forever rely on brute force to impose their will.

Jun 03 07:26

Feds Approve New Gulf Oil Well off La as the Marine Life Washes Ashore

"I'm outraged," said Kieran Suckling, executive director for the Tucson, Ariz.-based Center for Biological Diversity. "How is it that shallow water drilling suddenly became safe again?"

Jun 03 07:26

DID ISRAEL DELIBERATELY MURDER CIVILIANS ABOARD FREEDOM FLOTILLA?

On May 31st, 2010, elite Israeli military commandos stormed six humanitarian aid ships taking part in the 'Freedom Flotilla' to Gaza, killing between 9-20 civilian passengers and injuring dozens more. As the facts of the attack come out it is clear that these killings cannot in any way be justified.



Jun 03 07:24

An open letter to President Obama - Ahmed Yousef

The United States is fast approaching a crossroad in its long history of dealing with Palestinian-Israeli affairs. It is an appointment expedited by Mr Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to seize with prejudice the 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid originally bound for Gaza. The operation resulted in the reported loss of 19 lives, 1 percent of the lives taken over a year ago in another indiscriminate attack on civilians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As a side note, The Daily Show just lost me as a viewer last night with their suck-up to Netenyahu. Even Israelis in Israel know the attack on the aid fleet was a crime, but Daily Show got their marching orders and obeyed them as eagerly as Obama. IO turned that show off and do not plan to turn it back on.

If you were as offended by Stewart's opening monologue on the attack on the aid flotilla, please take a moment to drop The Daily Show a message of complaint then post the email address comedycentral@email.comedycentral.com everywhere you can so that others can send in your concerns.
They probably do not care if they lose a few viewers over this pandering. But I had to get that off my chest.

Jun 03 07:19

Gaza flotilla attack: British activists tell of abuse by Israelis

Paveen Yaqub, from Manchester, was on board the Mavi Marmara, on which nine people were killed when it was stormed by Israeli commandos on Monday.

She said she was later kicked and abused by two Israeli policemen.

"They were kicking my legs to make me fall and mocking me in Hebrew," she said. "They were trying to take trophy pictures with me and they liked laughing in my face.

"They also searched me but I won't go into that. They took pleasure in humiliating us."

Jun 03 07:12

6 Reasons We Can't Fix The Oil Spill

The much-vaunted "top kill" attempt to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history has failed, adding yet another failure to the joint BP and U.S. mission to curb the oil that is already destroying the Gulf of Mexico's chemical balance, marine and bird populations, and delicate coastlines. Why are we struggling so to stop and contain the oil leak?

Jun 03 07:09

Low-lying Pacific islands 'growing not sinking' as sea levels rise

Many low-lying islands in the Pacific are growing in size to counter the effects of rising sea levels, according to new research.

Scientists have feared that many of the tiny, low-lying islands throughout the South Pacific will eventually disappear under rising sea levels caused by climate change.

But two researchers who measured 27 islands where local sea levels have risen 4.8 inches over the past 60 years, found just four had diminished in size.



Jun 03 07:08

'Those morons don't know what they're doing': James Cameron's view as yet another BP oil spill fix fails

'Titanic' director James Cameron has labelled those trying to clean up the BP oil spill 'morons' after revealed BP turned down his offer of help.

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Jun 03 06:33

Commercial Defaults Hit Record for Both Investors and Banks

http://www.dsnews.com/articles/commercial-defaults-hit-record-high-for...

Pressures continue to drive up commercial mortgage defaults. The economic downturn has choked off demand for retail and office space, with vacancy rates rising and prospects of new occupants limited by the duress of today’s
job market. At the same time, commercial real estate (CRE) values have dropped more than 40 percent in some markets, pushing a growing number of property owners severely underwater.

Jun 03 05:23

Israel should fix its cameras if it wants to be taken seriously [pic]

Those Flotilla "Weapons" posted on the IDF's Flickr page were actually taken in 2006.



Jun 03 04:45

Army War College Prof. Says Military Brass Knows Mossad Behind 911

Army War College Prof. Says Military Brass Knows Mossad Behind 911, Pins Hopes on U.S. Vet Organizations

by James_Madison_Lives , 04/15/2010 Daily Paul Liberty Forum

Army War College Prof. Alan Sabrosky presents convincing evidence that CIA-Mossad carried-out 911. This echoes what the formerly Italian President and head of Italian Counter-Intelligence Francesco Cossiga said in 2007: that it is widely known among all the European intelligence community that CIA-Mossad carried-out 911.http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/9-11_solved118.html

Jun 03 04:42

Architect Richard Gage on WTC 7 Collapse

In just 10 minutes Richard Gage, AIA of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth takes you through most of the scientific forensic evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the destruction of WTC 7 was accomplished with explosive controlled demolition.

Jun 03 04:41

Former Israeli Officials in the U.S. Government

Who benefits from invading and occupying Iraq? Are Americans defending U.S. national security, or the security of our colonial outpost in the Arab World? This interview discusses the neoconservative Zionist cabal of the Bush administration who beat the drums for our illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Jun 03 02:38

CNN removed the video. of Huwaida Arraf's Account

Here's GRTV's video of the same interview but not with the same clarity as was CNN's.

Richard Falk, Huwaida Arraf & Norman Finkelstein on the Freedom Flotilla. Huwaida Arraf, US. activist released from Israeli custody recounts raid on the phone from Ramallah.

Please Listen :

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/06/richard-falk-huwaida-arraf-norman-fin...



Jun 03 02:32

GORDON DUFF: ISRAEL SAYS GAZA ATTACK “A SILLY MISUNDERSTANDING”

GAZA FLOTILLA AND USS LIBERTY SURVIVORS APOLOGIZE TO ISRAEL

ISRAEL CLAIMS ATTACK AUTHORIZED PERSONALLY BY LORD BALFOUR

This week “religious commandos” from Israel attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters. Seven Israelis were injured during the attack with one member of the “Israeli Secret Police” thrown overboard by an 81 year old woman. Jerusalem papers report that Israel is holding the woman for attempted sexual assault.

Is it illegal to rape a pirate on the high seas? We are waiting for a ruling from the International Criminal Court at the Hague on this.

Jun 03 02:27

Letter From Israel:The Flotilla in the Israeli Press

By Ran Ha Cohen

Not many atrocities can be less controversial than Israel’s attack on the Turkish-based flotilla heading to Gaza yesterday. Like Somali pirates, Israel attacked the boats in international waters. Like the darkest regimes, Israeli forces opened fire on unarmed civilians who had not posed a threat to anybody, except to the siege that Israel (with Egyptian co-operation and U.S. backing) imposes on Gaza. Condemnation of what the Turkish prime minister rightly termed “an act of state terrorism” has been global, except for the shameful mumbling of the American government (but what can you expect from the complicit?).

June 2, 2010

Jun 02 22:44

VIDEO: Auschwitz Survivor on Palestine

Meyer expresses in impassioned terms his dismay at what he sees as the moral collapse of contemporary Israeli society and the worldwide Jewish community as a whole.

Jun 02 22:34

VIDEO: Israelis Celebrating Attack on Flotilla


Thanks to those who just chipped in. We are good until July 1!!


Jun 02 21:58

FLOTILLA CAPTIVES REPORTED ON WAY TO AIRPORT

Prisoners on buses going to Ben Gurion from Ber SHeva where banging on the sides of the buses shouting. "FREE FREE PALESTINE FREE FREE GAZA

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We want ALL of those people back; every single one of them, alive.

Jun 02 21:48

FLASHBACK - Red Cross Slams IDF After Grisly Gaza Find

The Red Cross has condemned the Israeli military in unusually harsh terms after finding 15 corpses in shattered houses the organization was prevented from visiting, the Washington Post reports. Officials said they received reports of casualties in the Gaza neighborhood Saturday but weren’t allowed to enter until yesterday. Four children were found lying next to their dead mothers, the group said, emaciated but alive.

Jun 02 21:47

Bizarre bar of Nazi-engraved soap free of human remains, lab test shows

A closer look at a bar of swastika-engraved soap purportedly from the Second World War has confirmed it is not made of human remains.

Analysis performed by a laboratory in southern Ontario specializing in older items reveals the soap tested negative for human or animal DNA, Montreal police said Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whoopsie!

Jun 02 21:47

Echoes of the past in Israeli ship raid

It was a military raid on a civilian ship bound for Palestine, carried out in the international waters of the Mediterranean to prevent the boat from reaching its blockaded destination.

When the soldiers boarded they met with stiffer resistance than they expected, and so they used force, killing some of the passengers and injuring many others.

The commandeered ship was towed to port and the survivors were detained, before being deported amid a storm of international condemnation.

The year was 1947, and the boat - the Exodus 1947- was carrying Jewish refugees seeking to land without the permission of the British military force in charge of Palestine.



Jun 02 21:46

FLASHBACK - U.N. Chief Says Israel Is Blocking Most Gaza Aid

The United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, repeated Tuesday his demand that Israel allow significantly more humanitarian aid into the beleaguered Gaza Strip, and he announced that he would send a team to investigate the bombings of United Nations facilities there.

Jun 02 21:43

A Cry For Help From A Political Prisoner

video on my court case, the judge ruled against me behind closed doors without having a hearing.
Jun 02 21:41

Why does our Congress protect Israels sovereignty more than our own?

If we support Israel being sovereign and nationalistic why is it so taboo for Americans to do the same within our own country!?

Jun 02 21:40

israel busted faking photo to justify their terrorism

Jun 02 21:37

SUPERB! DEMOCRACY NOW:Global Condemnation

Amy Goodman

Global Condemnation of Israeli Armed Attack on Gaza-Bound Freedom Flotilla: At Least 10 Dead, Hundreds Remain in Detention.

Jun 02 21:18

Obama’s Timidity and Deaths at Sea

By Ray McGovern

A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed.

Casualty figures are still arriving in the wake of Israel’s Sunday night-Monday morning commando attack on an unarmed flotilla trying to bring relief supplies to the 1.5 million Palestinians crowded into Gaza. Already, at least nine civilian passengers are reported killed, and dozens wounded.

Jun 02 21:13

Full Text of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Speech! (English, Turkish)

By Mary Rizzo

Today I do not only want to speak to my dear people but to all of humanity.

I want to call to the conscience and hearts and minds of the whole of humanity, I would like to share courageously my feelings.

Yesterday, in the darkest moment of the night two bloody attacks occurred.

The first of them was the terrorist attack against our military troop at the Iskenderun Naval Base. In this malicious, vicious attack six of our soldiers died, and they have become martyrs. Seven of our soldiers have been injured.

The second, at dawn in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the heart of humanity has taken one of her heaviest wounds in history. The aid ships, from the humanitarian heart, these flowing aid ships have been hindered with guns, by violence, despotism.

Jun 02 19:58

Partial List of Prohibited Items for Gaza

Prohibited Items: sage, cardamom, cumin, coriander, ginger, jam, halva, vinegar, nutmeg, chocolate, fruit preserves, seeds and nuts, biscuits and sweets, potato chips, gas for soft drinks, dried fruit, fresh meat, plaster, tar, wood for construction, cement, iron, clucose, industrial salt, plastic/glass/metal containers, industrial margarine, tarpaulin sheets for huts, fabric for clothing, flavor and smell enhancers, fishing rods, various fishing nets, buoys, ropes for fishing, nylon nets for greenhouses, hatcheries and spare parts for hatcheries, dairies for cowsheds, irrigation pipe systems, ropes to tie greenhouses, planters for saplings, heaters for chicken farms, musical instruments, size A4 paper, writing implements, notebooks, newspapers, toys, razors, sewing machines and spare par

Jun 02 19:43

Gaza flotilla: How Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs fakes photos of seized weapons

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The EXIF data on the photos presented by Israel as "proof" that the Gaza aid flotilla was smuggling weapons were actually taken in 2006!

Jun 02 19:38

Supreme Court backs off strict enforcement of Miranda rights

In her dissent, Sotomayor faulted the majority for announcing a "new general principle of law" that will be confusing in practice.

"Criminal suspects must now unambiguously invoke their right to remain silent — which, counterintuitively, requires them to speak," she said.

Jun 02 19:05

Attack complicates new sanctions on Iran

Israel's lethal confrontation with pro-Palestinian activists in the Mediterranean is complicating United States strategy toward Iran and undermining the likelihood of a solid sanctions victory at the United Nations.

US officials sought on Tuesday to separate the two issues and said they are still actively pursuing a fourth round of punitive measures against Iran in the UN Security Council.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US and Israel are not going to get a new round of sanctions passed at the UN Security Council: China will most likely see to that.

But what one can see and feel and hear here in the US is the Israeli-driven corporate propaganda machine starting its completely predictable rant about how Turkey's aid workers who were on those ships, and the charity which financed them, are terrorists, and affiliated with Hamas, Hezbullah, Syria, and Iran.

There are two possible scenarios here, both, unfortunately leading to some kind of military confrontation with Iran.

The first is some military confrontation between Israel and Turkey as Turkey offers military escort to ships attempting to break the immoral and illegal blockade of Gaza.

Israel would then use this as their "justification" to attack both Turkey and Iran.

The second is as follows: the timetable for the passage of sanctions has been set by the US government, just today, as Monday, 21 June; just barely two weeks away from the Fourth of July celebration here in the States. There may well be some kind of "false flag" attack to be blamed on Iran on the 4th, and the US would use that as their "justification" for attacking Iran.

It is appearing that there will be some kind of military attack against Iran; right now, sadly, it appears to be just a question of which country's "justification" for such an attack happens first.

Jun 02 18:53

Israeli strike echoes in Pakistan

Over the past few years the Palestinian issue, which has seen the rise of the fundamentalist Hamas in Gaza, has in many respects been downgraded from an international conflict into a complex local issue.

Israel’s deadly attack on Monday on an unarmed Turkish aid ship trying to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza has overnight changed this, sparking protest rallies across the Muslim world. Even the biggest facilitator of the Gaza siege, Israel's ally Egypt, reacting to the protests, opened the Rafah border crossing into Gaza.

The incident has also turned the spotlight on the United States, which ultimately might be the major loser, especially in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The conceptual links Pakistani people are making between the massacre of aid workers on the flotilla bound for Gaza, and the massacre of Pakistanis by US drone attacks, are going to be very difficult for the US to sever in any meaningful way, particularly when the US is demanding that the Pakistani government and military escalate a war against their own people.

Jun 02 18:33

Canadian on Gaza flotilla says he was beaten

Canadian on Gaza flotilla says he was beaten
Wed Jun 2, 3:49 PM
By The Canadian Press
Rifat Audeh was one of three Canadians detained during the raid that took place in international waters Monday.
Audeh told The Canadian Press he and other activists were physically abused by the troops.
"I was beaten by the soldiers. They tied my hands behind my back, put a blindfold on me, threw me on the ground," he said in a telephone interview from Jordan, where he arrived after being deported by Israeli authorities.
"I thought they were actually going to break my arms and legs while they were doing this because it was very violent."

Jun 02 18:32

Rising doubts over Obama Asia trip

The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama's Indonesia and Australia trip this month was still on, despite speculation he may delay it again, this time over the BP oil spill.

Obama's political handlers may judge that it would look bad for the president to head abroad while the oil disaster unfolds back home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This postponement, should it happen, will far likelier be due to a military conflict against North Korea, Iran, or both, rather than the disaster in the Gulf.

Jun 02 18:28

Conservative pundits blame Obama for Israeli raid on flotilla

On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain told Fox News that the Obama administration's calls for a settlement freeze in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem set the stage for the deadly May 31 incident.

"This is another step in a chain of unfortunate events beginning with President Obama’s insistence that there be a freeze, as a precondition for peace talks, a freeze on settlements in Jerusalem," McCain told Fox's Sean Hannity. "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not a settlement."

Talk show host Michael Savage linked President Obama to the flotilla raid much more directly. Savage told listeners that he believed the Israeli commandos sent on board the Mavi Marmara were "betrayed" so that their deaths would be "good PR" for Israel's allies. (No Israeli service members died in the raid.)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to John McCain: Israel has simply ignored the Obama administration on every issue where Obama has asked for some restraint, (including the issue of a settlement freeze), so Obama's request had absolute zero effect on the events that led up to this massacre.

Israel doesn't care at all about what the US might like it to do in the name of peace, as long as those American Taxpayer-supported checks keep on rolling in.

And a memo to John McCain: the capital of Israel is not Jerusalem: it is Tel Aviv!

This Orwellian corporate coverage of these events, and the degree to which corporate media is blaming the victims, very aptly demonstrates the degree to which the Israeli government absolutely doesn't have the truth on its side.

Jun 02 18:22

Commandos used kidnapped captain's child as threat

Thursday3/6/2010June, 2010
Activists tell of ‘barbaric’ attack
Reuters/Amman
“The attack was totally barbaric,” he said by telephone from a bus taking the freed activists to Amman. “They used legitimate and maybe illegitimate weapons: rubber bullets, live ammunition, sound bombs and tear gas bombs. They also used batons as they landed to beat those on board to control the ship.”
“We were not armed. We did not go there to fight,” Brahimi, who said he was the co-ordinator of the Algerian contingent on board the convoy’s ships, said. “We used sticks and all what we could find to defend ourselves to stop the assault. During the second assault, they succeeded in kidnapping the young son of the captain, and then we found ourselves obliged to give up.”

Jun 02 18:09

Michael Moore's website picks up story of Ann Wright.

Jun 02 17:42

Israelis shot people in forehead, says Pakistani

Israelis shot people in forehead, says Pakistani
Israel News.Net
Wednesday 2nd June, 2010 (IANS)
A Pakistani journalist who was captured during a naval attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla alleged Wednesday that Israeli soldiers were shooting people in cold blood.
Talat Hussain, one of the 124 people arriving in Jordan following their release by Israeli authorities, claimed that the commandos 'shot people in the forehead'.
'I witnessed myself the first Israeli assault on the ship. There was no weapon on the ship,' Hussain told Aaj news channel by phone from Jordan.

Jun 02 17:13

Brilliant cartoon on Netanyahu!

Jun 02 16:18

AP INTERVIEW: Turkish aid group had terror ties

"The Turkish Islamic charity behind a flotilla of aid ships that was raided by Israeli forces on its way to Gaza had ties blah blah terror blah holocaust blah blah blah anti-semite blah blah blah blah " -- Official Israeli Whore

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Jun 02 15:47

Schizophrenia Is The New Ad Gimmick - Privacy Fears Mount as Ad Targeting Grows

Offline, new digital signs with hidden cameras can use facial recognition software to tailor messages similar to the scenario in the science fiction film "Minority Report." Some analysts say the new technology is positive, enabling firms to get the most for their advertising dollars.

Walking westward on Prince St. between Mulberry and Mott Streets, I heard a woman's voice in my head whispering, "Who's there? Who's there?" Not like I "heard" a woman's voice like when I wear flared jeans with skinny shoes and I "hear" a woman's voice in my head say, "Wait, you've got to be kidding?" but like an actual woman's voice in my head. This usually means I've had a psychotic break.

Jun 02 14:52

U.S. Government: Murderers Should Lead Investigation of Their Murders

The United States thinks that Israel should lead the investigation into the incident that happened between Turkish humanitarian ships and the Israel military in which the Israeli military boarded the ships and murdered civilians defending themselves.

Jun 02 14:33

Israel detains Hawaii activist

Michael Rivero, webmaster of the activist website whatreallyhappened.com, said Wright is "a very well-liked, very well-respected peace activist." He likened the Israeli raid to piracy and called it "an act of war."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note the obvious flood of "Megaphonies" in the comments section.

Jun 02 14:29

Biden: Israel right to stop Gaza flotilla from breaking blockade

VP Biden tells Charlie Rose that the Israel Navy might not have needed to drop commandos onto the Gaza-bound ship, but insists that Israel is entitled to defend its security.

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Against Hummus???????

Jun 02 14:27

BP's Dismal Safety Record

As the nation comes to grips with the worst oil disaster in its history , there is evidence BP has one of the worst safety track records of any major oil company operating in the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet only a month before the disaster, the US Government gave the Deepwater Horizon a safety award!

Jun 02 14:25

Video on Netanyahu’s Facebook Page Says Activists Plotted ‘a Terrorist Attack’

This video was apparently made by a New York-based advocacy group called Fuel For Truth. A video on the group’s Web site explains that its “mission is to disseminate accurate information about Israel and the Middle East to young Americans, 18 to 34.”

As I noted in a previous post, the release of fragments of edited video by Israel’s military is less helpful in establishing what exactly happened during the raid than the release of the unedited, time-stamped footage would be.

That supporters of Israel in the United States feel that it is necessary to find some way to engage young American Jews is not surprising.

Jun 02 14:12

Hawaii Woman Detained In Gaza After Deadly Attack - Video - KITV Honolulu

Jun 02 14:04

U.N. Report Highly Critical of U.S. Drone Attacks

A senior United Nations official said on Wednesday that the growing use of armed drones by the United States to kill terrorism suspects is undermining global constraints on the use of military force.
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Between us and Israel, who needs constraints on the use of military force?

Jun 02 14:01

Letter from an online zionist supporter

Jun 02 13:54

US seeks UN vote on Iran sanctions by June 21

The United States hopes for a UN Security Council vote on a new Iran sanctions resolution by June 21, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said Wednesday.

"The president (Barack Obama) said he'd like to see this done by the end of spring. Is that june 20 or 21?" Crowley asked before a reporter replied June 21. "So sometime between now and then."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OK, we now have a hard deadline for UN Security Council sanctions against Iran.

If those sanctions are a "no-go" (which I would be willing to bet, China will see to, as Iran's foremost trading partner), look for unilateral and/or multi-lateral sanctions by the US, the UK, and the EU to be levied as a provocation.

Note also that the date is almost literally two weeks away from the US 4th of July holiday, which falls on a Sunday this year.

That may just be the start date for the attack against Iran.

Jun 02 13:53

Flashback: Ha'aretz says U.S. officials face 'pro-Israel' background check

Foreign Policy - Friday, December 4, 2009: There is an amazing story in Ha'aretz today on the "pro-Israel" litmus test that determines who is permitted to serve in the United States government. Here's the sort of lede you're not likely to read in the New York Times or Washington Post:

"Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community.

In the case of Obama's government in particular, every criticism against Israel made by a potential government appointee has become a catalyst for debate about whether appointing "another leftist" offers proof that Obama does not truly support Israel."

Jun 02 13:45

U.S.: UN council rushing to blame Israel for Gaza flotilla deaths

The UN Human Rights Council's resolution to condemn Israel and investigate its deadly raid of a pro-Palestinian ship puts "complete responsibility" on Israel for the clashes that left nine people dead, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My fellow patriots.

Gaze on the government supposedly of these United States, as it ignores acts of piracy and war committed against a US-flagged ship and against American citizens in international waters, in their haste to serve their masters in Tel Aviv.

Gaze on the government supposedly of these United States, which did not hesitate to invade Iraq, although Iraq had committed no offense against the USA.

Gaze on the government supposedly of these United States, which did not hesitate to invade Afghanistan, although Afghanistan had committed no offense against the USA.

Gaze on the government supposedly of these United States, which did not hesitate to invade Pakistan, although Pakistan had committed no offense against the USA.

Gaze on the government supposedly of these United States, which did not hesitate to send warships to intervene when Somali pirates started hijacking ships and kidnapping innocents in international waters.

Now gaze in disgust on that same government, supposedly of these United States, as it pointedly ignores an act of war committed not only against the United States but against NATO.

Gaze in disgust as the government supposedly of these United States, even as it failed to defend a US ship and US citizens from acts of war and piracy, work to protect the foreign nation that hijacked that US ship and kidnapped those US citizens in international waters from the just criticism and investigation of the world's civilized nations.

Gaze on that government, supposedly of these United States, and ponder this.

No government can serve two masters. A government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. As we watch this government, supposedly of these United States, turn its back on a US flagged ship and 12 American citizens attacked in international waters while protecting the nation that committed those crimes, clearly we see that this government, supposedly of these United States, clearly is not serving the American people.

Be angry.

Be very angry.

Jun 02 13:34

20 in Black Caucus Ask for Curbs on Ethics Office

Twenty members of the Congressional Black Caucus, including its chairwoman, are asking the House to severely restrict the powers of an independent ethics office that has spent much of its first full year investigating accusations of wrongdoing among black caucus members

Jun 02 13:31

ERDOGAN: " WE ARE SICK OF YOUR LIES!!! "

Jun 02 13:20

Israeli MP’s terror on aid ship: “Plan was to kill activists and deter future convoys”

Jonathan Cook reports on the eyewitness account of an Arab member of the Israeli parliament who says that Israeli warships fired on the Gaza-bound aid flotilla “a few minutes before commandoes abseiled from a helicopter directly above them”, and suggested that some unarmed peace activists had been executed while others were deliberately left to bleed to death.

Jun 02 13:19

Washington Questions Obama's Commitment to Israel

Leaders on Capitol Hill seem unlikely to come to an agreement on Israel's role in a deadly raid Monday that killed nine activists on a flotilla carrying aid to Gaza, sparking criticism the Obama administration is not forceful enough in acting in defense of a key ally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

How about criticism the Obama administration is not forceful enough in acting in defense of a US-flagged ship hijacked in international waters?

How about criticism the Obama administration is not forceful enough in acting in defense of 12 American citizens including a diplomat and ambassador kidnapped in international waters?

How about criticism the Obama administration is not forceful enough in responding to an outright act of war against our nation?

I know FOX News is supposed to be a mindless Israeli drone, but let's not abuse the privilege!

Jun 02 13:19

Israel’s shameful justification for murdering peace activists

Neve Gordon considers the flaws and contradictions in Israel’s justification for attacking the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla and murdering innocent peace activists on board.

Jun 02 13:13

Israel’s ‘mad dog’ diplomacy doesn’t make it more secure

But the Israeli commando attack on Monday on the Gaza-bound flotilla, in which several crew members and international solidarity activists were killed and dozens wounded as they tried to break Israel’s blockade of the enclave, proves that this is now a diplomatic strategy too. Israel is feeling cornered on every front it considers important – and like Dayan’s “mad dog”, it is likely to strike out in unpredictable ways.

Jun 02 13:05

FLASHBACK - IDF Cover up proves Israeli Army Cannot investigate Itself.

Jun 02 12:58

Mark Regev interviewed about Gaza Freedom Flotilla by Jon Snow

Jon Snow gives a lesson in questioning Israeli propaganda.

He leaves Regev looking like a complete turkey.

Other news organisations should take note.

Jun 02 12:49

Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida Arrested on Corruption charges

He is charged with four counts of grand theft, one count of money laundering and one count of organized scheme to defraud, according to Statewide Prosecutor William Shepherd.

Jun 02 12:41

Sydney marchers in global wave of protest against killings and blockade

A PROTEST at Sydney Town Hall last night closed down a central city block during peak hour, with thousands marching to condemn the Israeli attacks on the Gaza flotilla.

Jun 02 12:27

Robert Fisk: Western leaders are too cowardly to help save lives

Has Israel lost it? Can the Gaza War of 2008-09 (1,300 dead) and the Lebanon War of 2006 (1,006 dead) and all the other wars and now yesterday's killings mean that the world will no longer accept Israel's rule?

Don't hold your breath.

Jun 02 12:23

The Gaza Flotilla: How Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Fakes Photos of Seized Weapons

On the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs’ Flickr page, the pictures of the so-called weapons seized on the ships taking part in the Gaza Freedom Flotilla provide ample evidence of the deviousness of those darned anti-semitic terrorists. Be forewarned: the following pictures are not for the faint-hearted.

Jun 02 12:10

UN Human Rights body votes to dispatch independent probe into attack on Gaza aid convoy

Strongly condemning Israel's actions against the humanitarian flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, the United Nations Human Rights Council voted today to dispatch an independent, international probe into violations of international law resulting from Monday's incident.
Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States cannot veto the UN Human Rights Commission. An independent investigation not under Israel's control will be carried out after all. So Obama showed himself to the world as Israel's stooge for no good reason. He was just another chip played by Israel.

Jun 02 12:10

Achille Lauro ship attack, Piracy is an international crime

All At Sea
By Yvonne Ridley
June 01, 2010 "Information Clearing House" -- I wonder how many of you remember the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship the Achille Lauro way back in October 1985?
"- under article 3 of the Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 1988, it is an international crime for any person to seize or exercise control over a ship by force, and also a crime to injure or kill any person in the process. The treaty necessarily adopts a strict approach. One cannot attack a ship and then claim self-defence if the people on board resist the unlawful use of violence."

Jun 02 12:06

Feds Approve New Gulf Oil Well off La

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Swell.

Jun 02 12:06

Israel Killing Non-Violent Activists - Another Day Hard At Work

The MV Rachel Corrie,now en route to Gaza - still heroically attempting to break the deadly siege on the people of Gaza, has come under attack - not just due to the nature of its mission but for its name.

The name,as many have stated,is now coming back to haunt the people of Israel - Rachel Corrie lives.

Jun 02 12:05

Seattle: Protesting Israel's Capture and Murder of Gaza Activists on the Mavi Marmara

Jun 02 11:30

Chutzpah Lives Here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In retaliation for Turkey's expression of anger about its citizens, Israel is considering recognizing the Armenian Massacre of 1915. The same guys PERPETRATING the Palestinian massacre of... well, right now?

Just figured you might want to get a good laugh :)

Jun 02 11:24

Latest Setback for BP: Saw Snags Underwater

Jun 02 11:20

Irish aid boat holds course towards Gaza despite Israel warning

The final boat in the Gaza aid flotilla was sailing at full speed towards the territory’s coast tonight despite warnings that it would be intercepted by Israeli forces.

The MV Rachel Corrie, a 40-year-old cargo ship bought by the Irish arm of the Free Gaza Movement, was delayed and avoided capture during Monday night’s assault. Tonight it was still in international waters about two days from Gaza, carrying a consignment of aid and 19 activists and crew, among them five Irish nationals, the organisation said.

The Irish taoiseach, Brian Cowen, warned Israel tonight that he expected no violence against those on the Rachel Corrie.

Jun 02 11:19

Israel's International Piracy and Terror

As expected by many, the serial terrorist Israeli army attacked on May 31st 2010, the "Freedom Flotilla" ships with gas bombs and live fire, murdering at least 19 humanitarian international activists, 16 of them Turks including one MP, and injuring 29 others. The Israeli navy, then, kidnapped the 700 humanitarian activists and their ships to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One wonders just when Americans are going to wake up to these facts.

As I type this, the Rachel Corrie aid ship is just about 3 hours away from Gaza, with its aid materials and humanitarian volunteers.

I wouldn't bet against another massacre here, courtesy of the Israeli government.

Jun 02 11:11

Organizers: Freedom Flotilla 2 in a few weeks

"Following the massacre committed by Israeli forces against solidarity activists on board the Freedom Flotilla in international waters, there have been increasing calls by Arab, Islamic, and European countries to launch a new aid fleet much bigger than the first one. This is a clear challenge by the free people of the world in the face of Israel’s arrogance," Madhi said.

During a televised speech Tuesday, Erdogan said future flotillas bound for Gaza territorial waters under Israeli threat would be accompanied by a military escort to ensure their safety.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there is any military confrontation between Turkey and Israel, that will most likely set the entire region ablaze.

Perhaps that is what Israel wants to use as a "justification" to begin its attack on Iran.

Jun 02 11:09

DESPERATE ISRAELI PROPAGANDISTS NOW STOOPING TO FAKING RETWEETS TO SMEAR ONLINE ACTIVISTS.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is just an expansion of Israel's main talking point; that the aid flotilla and their supporters are all terrorists.

Those who have known me for the last 16 years know the tweet is a hoax. So now ask yourself, what else has Israel been lying about for the last 70 years. USS Liberty, for example.

Jun 02 11:08

A Plague Upon The World: The USA is a "Failed State"

"To American eyes a vague “terrorist threat,” a creation of their own government, is sufficient justification for naked aggression against Muslim peoples and for an agenda of world hegemony."

Jun 02 11:05

Terror on Aid Ship: "Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys"

An Arab member of the Israeli parliament who was on board the international flotilla that was attacked on Monday as it tried to take humanitarian aid to Gaza accused Israel yesterday of intending to kill peace activists as a way to deter future convoys.

Haneen Zoubi said Israeli naval vessels had surrounded the flotilla’s flagship, the Mavi Marmara, and fired on it a few minutes before commandos abseiled from a helicopter directly above them.

Terrified passengers had been forced off the deck when water was sprayed at them. She said she was not aware of any provocation or resistance by the passengers, who were all unarmed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This massacre may have the absolute opposite effect than that the Israeli government had planned on, such as a potential military confrontation with Turkey.

Jun 02 11:01

Mood of resistance sweeps continent

The British protests against cuts on 22 June will be part of a cross?European fightback. There are moves towards a day of coordinated strikes and demonstrations across the continent.

Jun 02 11:01

Israeli International Aggression: White House Thumbs Up To State Terror and Murder

Here it comes – the White House whitewash of Israel’s bloodied hands – an odious act of complicity that flouts international law and sets the scene for more state terrorism and murder of civilians.

After days of conspicuous US absence from joining the rest of the world in unequivocally condemning Israel over its killing of civilians on board the international convoy bringing humanitarian aid to the desperate people of Gaza, we now have the nauseating sight and sound of Washington defending the indefensible.

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The reaction of governmental officials to this massacre,is proof positive that the US government, from the Obama administration on down, has become Israel's complete "acquisition".

Jun 02 11:01

Lisbon: Massive Demonstration Against Government

Over three hundred thousand people (more than three per cent of the Portuguese population) marched today in central Lisbon in a mega-demonstration against the socially insulting policies of the conservative, right-wing Government provided by the Socialist Party, an insult to Socialism, an insult to Government and the epitome of laboratory politics practised by professional politicians who have never had a real job.

Jun 02 11:00

Direct Bias Shown on BBC on Flotilla Crime

In most of its coverage BBC depended on Israeli sources whilst the Palestinian side has been ignored. PRC suggests that such coverage harm the image of BBC and could classify it as an alternative for some Israeli media outlets.

Jun 02 10:59

US President Barack Obama has failed to condemn Israel over Gaza ship attack

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Like the obedient servant he is...

Jun 02 10:57

The Israeli Massacre and the Cover-Up

The precise details of the seizure and ensuing massacre remain vague. And for good reason: Israel, whose officials have for weeks been discussing diplomatic options for confronting the flotilla (whose approximately 700 participants are accompanied by some 10,000 tons of cargo), launched a media disinformation blitz parallel to the military operation. In a pattern reminiscent of the Gaza assault of 2008-9, communications from the flotilla were persistently disrupted, its satellite telephones entirely cut off just prior to the pre-dawn assault. Within Israel, the military censor moved almost immediately to prohibit reporting about details of casualties.[1] Having established a near monopoly on access to information, the Israeli government dispatched its spokespeople to tell their story.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When the participants in this flotilla are repatriated and start to talk publicly, (and trust me, the alternative media will make absolutely certain that their stories are heard), there will be no amount of official joint Israeli/US corporate media bovine excrement sufficient to cover up the real truth of what happened here.

Jun 02 10:56

THERE ARE JEWS WHO KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG

I am a Jew and I am outraged and ashamed by the acts Israel has perpetrated. I am not a self hating Jew, not an anti-semite, as some religious extremist Jews have accused me and other Jews who criticize Israel.

Jun 02 10:54

New Law Will Require a License to be a Journalist

He told FoxNews.com that some reporters covering state politics don’t know what they’re talking about and they’re working for publications he’s never heard of, so he wants to install a process that’ll help him and the general public figure out which reporters to trust.

Jun 02 10:51

Americans protest deadly Israeli attack

The protesters slammed the attack that left at least 20 international peace activists dead as “illegal and deplorable” and demanded justice for those responsible.

“This is not a Muslim issue, it’s not an Arab issue, it’s a human rights issue,” a 41-year-old demonstrator told The Detroit News.

Amid international outrage over the brutal assault, Tel Aviv has remained unabashed about its military action against the Flotilla, vowing to continue its naval blockade of Gaza as an ‘act of self defense.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Israel, "self defense" usually means slaughtering the innocent, as happened with both this massacre, and last year's "Operation Cast Lead".

Jun 02 10:48

Reporters Without Borders: 15 journalists still missing

Reporters Without Borders is urging the Israeli authorities to release a list of the journalists who were arrested during Monday’s raid on the humanitarian flotilla and to say where they are being held.

There were at least 15 foreign journalists travelling with the flotilla who still cannot be reached directly, the Paris-based media watchdog said. These are the names of the journalists known to have been aboard the flotilla:

Jun 02 10:43

Source: Hillary asking foreign leaders to `dial down' criticism of Israel

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been privately asking foreign leaders to "dial down" criticism of Israel until all the facts of the flotilla attack are known, according to a source who personally discussed the matter with her.

"She says she's been working the phones for last 24 hours trying to get people to cool off a little bit, to see what the facts are," the source tells me, adding that she said she was trying to "dial down some of the rhetoric of the inernational community."

"It's difficult," the source adds. "She says people are furious."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to US Secretary of State Clinton: the facts are known, which is why people are furious. And I can guarantee you, Madame Secretary, this issue will not go away.

These ships were grabbed in international waters by Israeli commandos who shot live-fire into them. The ships were unarmed, and attempting to deliver desperately needed aid to Gaza

Unarmed peace activists were killed and maimed in this process, and I can guarantee you, most of the aid earmarked for Gaza will never get there.

What you should be doing is demanding from Israeli official an accounting of all American citizens, find out who have been killed and/or wounded, and have a complete accounting of what has happened to retired Colonel Anne Wright, right the heck now!

Jun 02 10:41

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF THAT THERE WERE WEAPONS ABOARD PIRATED SHIP

Jun 02 10:39

Israel sees no need to apologize for raid

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... which is only fanning the world's rage even higher!

Jun 02 10:38

Pelosi: ‘I Don’t Want To Go Into A Discussion Of The Blockade Of Gaza’

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a conference call with bloggers, where she received questions — including from ThinkProgress — about Israel’s raid of the flotilla carrying humanitarian aid and activists bound for Gaza. Pelosi refused to speak directly about whether Israel’s blockade is causing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Jun 02 10:36

Freedom fleet 2 to set sail to Gaza in weeks

The "European Campaign to End Siege on Gaza", announced that it already obtain the funding of the first three ships of the new fleet which will go to the Gaza Strip, which will be named "fleet of Freedom 2", related to the name of the First Fleet, who was exposed to piracy and a bloody massacre by Israel against the peace activists on board.

Jun 02 10:34

Former U.S. Ambassador Peck Calls Gaza Ordeal--"Piracy!"

Jun 02 10:32

Captain recounts attack on Flotilla

Captain Huseyin Tokalak said the Israeli Navy had threatened to sink his ship, Gazze, before Israeli commandos took over the vessel at gun point, the Reuters news agency reported.

Jun 02 10:31

As Obama Wavers, Congressmen Cheer Aid Ship Massacre

President Obama’s reluctance to comment in any but the most vague terms of the massacre of 19 aid workers by Israeli commandos late Sunday night has left many wondering exactly where the US government will fall on an issue which has been blanketly condemned by virtually every government in the civilized world and virtually every government outside the civilized world.

But the lack of White House comment has opened the door for Congressmen to stake out public positions on the matter and, perhaps predictably, those that have commented have universally praised the killings.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every single one of these "Israel-Firsters" needs to be voted out of office just as soon as possible.

The crushing burden of supporting such a pariah nation with 3 billion dollars worth of aid annually, military aid, and a brought to heel fawning corporate media, has completely demolished this country's former reputation of fairness, and respect for the dignity of human life,and has got to go, NOW.

We need politicians who put America first, second, and third, period, end of discussion!

Jun 02 10:23

Nicaragua cuts ties with Israel

The Nicaraguan government Tuesday suspended the country’s diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of Israel’s deadly raid on the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla on Monday, various media outlets reported.

Jun 02 10:23

Turkey is ready to go in war with Israel, according to Erdogan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made it clear that Turkey is ready to go in war with Israel.

In his parliamentary address Erdogan accused Israel of a "bloody massacre” as he described Israel's raid on a flotilla, including a Turkish ship, carrying relief supplies to blockaded Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the Israeli government: welcome to the wonderful world of unintended consequences.

Jun 02 10:20

ISRAEL RAISES ON A BUSTED FLUSH!

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"They were terrorists! And they were Al Qaeda! They had Hummus of mass destruction! They had Iranian nooks! They had a death star! They were dressed like sluts! They really WANTED it! They had POINTED STICKS!!!!!!" -- Tel Aviv

Jun 02 10:19

Israel will not lift Gaza blockade – Netanyahu

Despite the international pressure, Israel is not going to lift the blockade of Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters on Wednesday. He warned against delivering lethal supplies to the Gaza Strip, which he said remains a hideout for terrorists.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; what about the infants, children, and pregnant women of Gaza?!? Are they "terrorists" also, because they have the temerity to still be breathing after this brutal, illegal, and immoral blockade?

As reported on 2 June, 2010 in:

http://www.map-uk.org/regions/opt/news/view/-/id/732/

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"10 percent of children under five are stunted (low height for age, usually attributed to a chronic lack of protein and micronutrients, including iron and essential vitamins), a steadily increasing trend over recent years, according to UNICEF. [5]

More than 10 percent of children are chronically malnourished, according to the World Health Organization, a significant increase since siege began.

The number of children under five suffering from acute malnutrition nearly doubled between 2006 and 2008 from 1.4 to 2.4 percent, according to UNICEF."

65 percent of children aged 9-12 months, and 35 percent of pregnant women are anemic. [6]"

Prime Minister Netanyahu, you and the Knesset must be particularly proud of these numbers, in terms of the health detriments infants, women, and kids, because these numbers are a direct result of your blockade of Gaza.

This is simply one horrific component of your "final solution" for Gazan Palestinians.

Jun 02 10:15

World Council of Churches condemns flotilla raid

The World Council of Churches has condemned the Israeli naval raid on a Gaza-bound vessel carrying humanitarian aid in international waters before dawn Monday that killed at least 10 civilians and injured more.

Jun 02 10:05

US naval attack group makes for South Korea

A US naval attack group led by the George Washington nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is making for South Korea for holding emergency exercises with a South Korean naval force.

Military manoeuvres with gunnery and missile firing are held one month ahead of schedule. Yet another US-South Korean military exercise is due in late June, the one against enemy submarines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"This oughta distract the suckers from Israel and that damned oil leak!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

(Ahem)

"Military exercises", my astrolabe!

Even if China votes to veto any censure of the North Korea at the UN security council, it appears that the US is getting ready to provoke North Korea into a military confrontation.

And if that happens, one has to ask; what degree of Chinese military support can North Korea count on should such a US-provoked attack happen?!?!?

Jun 02 10:00

China's Wen reveals fears of any Korea conflict spreading

North Korea has been blamed by an international investigation for sinking the South Korean corvette Cheonan in March, killing 46 sailors, but China has refused to join condemnation of its ally Pyongyang and said it is still assessing the evidence.

In a transcript of an interview with Japanese broadcaster NHK posted on the Chinese Foreign Ministry website on Wednesday, Wen declined to say whether China would support any censure of the North by the U.N. Security Council. As a permanent member of the Council, China could veto any such action.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If there is a censure vote at the UN Security Council, one can almost bet on a veto by China as an attempt to ratchet down tensions in the region.

Unfortunately, however, the US government needs a war right now, to distract a very angry populace from its financial woes, and the horrendous mismanagement of both foreign and domestic policy under Obama's watch.

Jun 02 09:56

Settlers torch hundreds of Nablus olive trees

Residents of the illegal Yitzhar settlement set fire to more than 100 dunums of Palestinian lands near Urif village, southwest of Nablus on Wednesday afternoon, Palestinian officials said.

Jun 02 09:54

China Tells Defense Secretary Gates Not To Visit

Beijing didn't elaborate, but China leaders were angered by the Obama administration's recent decision to go ahead with arms sales to Taiwan worth more than $6 billion.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My bet would be that this non-invite has nothing to do with the US arms sales to Taiwan, and everything to do with pressure to hold North Korea accountable for the torpedo which sank the South Korean ship last March, for which the US has been blaming North Korea, and wanting to forward the matter to the UN for some kind of sanctions/punishment against North Korea.

Jun 02 09:51

Netanyahu: “Siege will Continue”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Keeping the Warsaw Ghetto in starvation is necessary for the survival of the Reich!

Jun 02 09:49

Gaza flotilla activists deported as witnesses accuse Israel

On their return home, many of the activists accused the Israelis of having opened fire without warning.

"Israeli commandos started shooting from the air without warning," Kuwaiti lawyer Mubarak al-Mutawa, who was on the main vessel, the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, told reporters in Kuwait City.

Morrocan MP Abdelqader Amara told AFP in a hotel in Amman: "The Israelis used live ammunition and showed us all the barbarism and cruelty in the world although all of us were unarmed."

There was very little official information about the condition of the injured passengers being treated in Israeli hospitals. Physicians for Human Rights put the number of wounded activists at 52.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Every single country of every individual on this flotilla should demand an immediate identification of, and accounting for, all the dead and injured.

Jun 02 09:48

Israel Confidently Defies World, Rejects Independent Probe Calls

“Gaza is an “Iranian-sponsored terrorist state,”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

and at this point, the bovine excrement meter exploded, just 2 days out of warranty.

Jun 02 09:47

U.S. is world's top user of targeted killings, U.N. says

The United States was identified Wednesday as the world's No. 1 user of targeted killings, largely as a result of its dependence on unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Jun 02 09:47

SURVIVORS OF ISRAELI PIRACY RECALL THE HORRORS AT SEA

Flotilla attack: ‘First the shots, then the ship was turned into a lake of blood’

Jun 02 09:47

OVERHEARD IN JERUSALEM STREETS TODAY…..

Israel’s propaganda war in the media is obviously successful. Israel’s act of terrorism on the seas was an act of war…. now they are prepared to go full scale. Psychological preparation has been underway for a number of years now with many pre announced air raid drills. It is drummed into the Israeli skull that they are surrounded by enemies… watch the following to see children being traumatised during one of these drills.

Jun 02 09:44

Israeli ambassador calls raid ‘responsible,’ likens to US attacks in World War II

Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the United States, called his country's raid on an aid flotilla en route to Gaza "perfectly legal, perfectly humane and very responsible" in an interview Tuesday with Fox News.

Oren likened the attack to that of the US in World War II.

"The US acted under similar international law when it fought the Germans and the Japanese in World War Two," the ambassador said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, let me wrap my head around this; the killing and maiming of volunteer humanitarian aid workers, who were trying to get desperately needed aid to Gaza is "perfectly legal, perfectly humane, and perfectly responsible"?!?!?

It appears that Oren's embrace of the Orwellian use of the English language ranks right up there with that of Netanyahu or Ehud Barak, and that's saying something!

Jun 02 09:43

Goldman Sells 44% of its stocks 3 weeks before blowout.

Hmmm when did this happen before? Sound Familiar?

Jun 02 09:43

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ NEW YORKERS SAY NO TO MURDER, NO TO PIRACY, NO TO ZIONISM

Jun 02 09:38

Israel 'underestimated reactions'

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No shit!

Jun 02 09:33

Egypt allows generators into Gaza

Egypt has allowed a shipment of electric generators into Gaza, the first time it has let in non-food or medical supplies since Israel’s 2008-2009 assault on the strip.

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But, but, but, Israel said that the people of Gaza were not suffering any hardships, and now we find out they can't just plug their refrigerators into the walls?????? :)

Jun 02 09:31

Latest Oil Containment effort hits snag

I thought they said this for sure was gonna work?

Jun 02 09:25

As Obama Havers, Congressmen Cheer Aid Ship Massacre Foreign Affairs Chair Lauds Killings of 'Brutal' Aid Workers

President Obama’s reluctance to comment in any but the most vague terms of the massacre of 19 aid workers by Israeli commandos late Sunday night has left many wondering exactly where the US government will fall on an issue which has been blanketly condemned by virtually every government in the civilized world and virtually every government outside the civilized world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me see if I understand this.

An oil well blows up in the Gulf of Mexico and Obama forms a congressional commission to investigate what happened, but when Israel hijacks an American-flagged ship and kidnaps American citizens in international waters (for which the US sent warships when the Somalis did the exact same thing), Obama insists that Israel, the attacking nation, should be allowed to handle the investigation themselves.

Or did I misunderstand what President Pussy was saying?

Jun 02 09:19

A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: Almost $114 Billion

Jun 02 09:10

BP Disaster - The MTV version!

Jun 02 09:00

New Law Will Require a License to be a Journalist

What good is a government if they can’t regulate every aspect of your life? From the same lawmakers that brought us the Detroit economic calamity comes a new bill, aimed at controlling the flow of information to the unsuspecting public even more than the mainstream does now.

Jun 02 08:57

Anti-Israel Protest Photos

Jun 02 08:56

Irish ship on collision course with Israeli navy near Gaza

The 'Rachel Corrie,' the Irish-owned ship with Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire on board, continued to sail towards Gaza waters despite Israel making it clear they were giving no guarantees about its safety.

Jun 02 08:53

Steve Bell on the Israel flotilla attack

Jun 02 08:50

Israeli troops confront flotilla activists

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oy vey, Oy vay; a pirate's life for me!" (with apologies to Disney)

Jun 02 08:49

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new government? 6 of 13

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site "For Our Economy" for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice.

Jun 02 08:48

Terror on Aid Ship: "Plan Was to Kill Activists and Deter Future Convoys"

An Arab member of the Israeli parliament who was on board the international flotilla that was attacked on Monday as it tried to take humanitarian aid to Gaza accused Israel yesterday of intending to kill peace activists as a way to deter future convoys.

Haneen Zoubi said Israeli naval vessels had surrounded the flotilla’s flagship, the Mavi Marmara, and fired on it a few minutes before commandos abseiled from a helicopter directly above them.

Terrified passengers had been forced off the deck when water was sprayed at them. She said she was not aware of any provocation or resistance by the passengers, who were all unarmed.

Jun 02 08:45

USS Liberty Survivor Among 12 U.S. Citizens Abducted by Israel – 11 Have Been Released – What Happened to the 12th?

But as the announcement was made this morning and the list of the nationalities of the victims was released by the Israeli Interior Ministry I noticed a funny thing; Israel is claiming they have repatriated 11 U.S. citizens but 12 are reported to have been abducted from the flotilla in the first place. What happened to the 12th U.S. citizen? Israel released one U.S. citizen yesterday. Is that person included in Israel’s list of 11 that have been repatriated?

Michael Rivero of What Really Happened has reported that there are unconfirmed reports coming out of Greece that one of the fatalities was a U.S. citizen. Though this report is still unconfirmed at this time, this new discrepancy begs the question “what happened to the 12th U.S. citizen”? Where the Greek rumors correct?

Jun 02 08:39

Notch Up Another Disaster for Israel's Well-Oil Propaganda Machine

An old Israeli saying describing various less-than-esteemed military leaders says: "He was so stupid that even the other generals noticed." The same derisive remark could be applied almost without exception to the present generation of Israeli politicians.

Jun 02 08:24

The Mediterranean Massacre

It is often said, by Israel’s defenders, that the Jewish state is part and parcel of the West: that Israel, the only democracy in the region, must be defended because they are, after all, reliable allies who share our values, the heritage of Athens and Jerusalem. That has been the conventional wisdom – and it’s wrong. The Mediterranean Massacre underscores the wrongness of this assumption.

Jun 02 08:12

Israeli Murders, NATO and Afghanistan

NATO HQ in Brussels is today a very unhappy place. There is a strong understanding among the various national militaries that an attack by Israel on a NATO member flagged ship in international waters is an event to which NATO is obliged - legally obliged, as a matter of treaty - to react.

Jun 02 08:11

2010 Pro-Israel PAC Contributions

Webmaster's Commentary: 

HERE IS THE LIST OF US POLITICIANS ACCEPTING MONEY FROM THE NATION THAT JUST ATTACKED THE AID FLEET AND KIDNAPPED US CITIZENS IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS.

These people are all accessories to the crime because in exchange for the pro-Israel PAC money they voted through sending your tax dollars to the already-nuclear-armed Israel for the very weapons and ammunition Israel just used to murder 19 aid workers in international waters.

There can be no higher agenda this election than to kick these traitors to America out of office. No government can serve two masters. And at this time America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third. Thus, for all our sakes, and for the sake of those 9 Americans kidnapped in international waters by Israel, along with the memories of 34 Americans murdered on the USS Liberty by Israel, the time has come to purge the United States of all politicians who proclaim what good friends they are of Israel!

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

Learn the names on this list. Burn them into your memories. A friend to Israel is an enemy of the American people. Speak out against them. Vote against them. Hound and drive these friends of Israel from the halls of American government.

Jun 02 08:10

Flotilla fallout

Jake Tapper, a reporter for ABC News writes that “there won’t be any daylight between the US and Israel.” The rationale? A senior administration official says “The president has always said that it will be much easier for Israel to make peace if it feels secure.”

Of course, that’s nonsense. Israeli security has nothing to do with it. The reality is that Israeli aggression is possible only because Israel understands that the US is its poodle and that the US will work on its behalf in the UN and elsewhere, no matter what Israel does. The Israel Lobby is ultimately to blame, meaning ultimately the influence of Jewish money on the political process.

Jun 02 08:09

Eyewitness and victim recounts Israeli flotilla attack on an American boat and crew

Webmaster's Commentary: 

check this at about the middle where the lady says the Israelis ripped off everything, including money, laptops, backpacks, everything and never gave it back to any of them.

The "Noble" Israelis are common pirates, nothing more.

Jun 02 08:00

ISRAEL HAS NOT RELEASED EVERYONE!

At least four Palestinian/Israelis, Free Gaza Movement board director, Lubna Masarwa, Sheik Raed Salah, leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Mohammed Zeidan, Director of International Advocacy Programme for the Arab Association for Human Rights. and Hamed abu Dabis are facing multiple serious criminal offences for their participation in a peaceful voyage to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.

After a full day in court represented by excellent attorneys from Adalah, they were remanded until June 8, evidence of how seriously the situation is for these four human rights workers.

This illegal incarceration is just another example of Israel’s draconian policies.

Jun 02 07:59

Israel's Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

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And if Israel and the US media lie this badly over the flotilla attack, what else have they lied about for the last 70 years. Indeed, it might be easier to count the few times that Israel and the US Media have been 100% truthful.

Jun 02 07:52

FLASHBACK - Hamas Sweeps Palestinian Elections

The radical Islamic movement Hamas won a large majority in the new Palestinian parliament, according to official election results announced Thursday, trouncing the governing Fatah party in a contest that could dramatically reshape the Palestinians' relations with Israel and the rest of the world.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As you can see over at Twitter, Israel's "Megaphonies" are out in full force trying to twist Israel's latest war crime into another case of "blame the victim." One of the claims still being repeated on ABCNNBBCBS is that HAMAS is a terrorist organization that seized control of Gaza in a violent coupe. But as this article from the Washington Post (make a local copy before it gets Orwellized) proves, HAMAS won the elections and is the legal government of Gaza. Israel doe snot like that. Israel wanted FATAH, a group Israel had more control over, to win. So Israel and the US pretend the election never happened and are punishing the Gazans for daring to vote for the "wrong" people.

Please post this WaPo article everywhere you see the claim made that HAMAS "seized" Gaza or in some way is not supposed to be the legitimate government of Gaza.

Then ask these questions. If Israel and the US media are lying about the Gaza elections this blatantly, how can anyone trust anything they say about Israel or Palestine? If Israel and the US media are lying about the Gaza elections this blatantly, what else have they been lying about?

USS Liberty?

If Israel and the US media are lying about the Gaza elections this blatantly, has the last 70 years of claims made about Israel and the history of WW2 been one huge ongoing lie and deception?

If Israel and the US media are lying about the Gaza elections this blatantly, Please repost.

Jun 02 07:42

Glenn Greenwald Destroys MSNBC's Israeli Lapdog Apologist

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Israel's latest war crime will reveal who is Israel's slave in the media.

Jun 02 07:35

Israel releases image of #Flotilla terrorist mastermind attacking Israeli soldiers with Arab dagger

Jun 02 07:23

LOWKEY PROTEST IN LONDON – LONG LIVE PALESTINE !

Rapper and Poet Lowkey rightly says, “We are sick of it”, “We are sick of it”, as he leads a demonstration at London’s Downing Street, on 31st, May, to protest yet another massacre by Israel, this time of 9-16 ( numbers and names not yet confirmed) human rights activists onboard the Flotilla sailing to Gaza , with humanitarian aid for Gazans. He says, “We need the names now… this is not a crime against the Palestinian people, this not a crime against the Turkish people, this is not a crime against the British people, this is a crime against Humanity… We were not there, it is our tax dollars that went into the bullets that killed those humanitarian activists….”

Lowkey has demonstrated huge support and love for the people of Palestine .

Must watch. He is Amazing!

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Jun 02 07:15

Israel has Crossed the Rubicon

Lynda Brayer is an Israeli lawyer who I met in my homeland in Palestine.

Israel has crossed the Rubicon – by Lynda Brayer – May 31, 2010

The cold-blooded murder of unarmed civilians by government forces is the most damning of government actions. It is not only a crime, or an atrocity, or a massacre – which is bad enough in itself – but carries with it the irremovable mark of Cain, the mark of murder! Government murder, of necessity, contaminates a political system that practices it, and inextricably and inevitably causes political delegitimization of such a government....

Jun 02 06:59

Ex-Mossad agent: Gaza flotilla raid ’so stupid it’s stupefying’

The former Mossad agent is Victor Ostrovsky, who enlisted in the Israeli Defense Force at age 18 and has since written two books highly critical of Israel's war-fighting apparatus. His first book, "By Way of Deception," illustrates the brutal and often confusing nature of the Israeli spy service's covert operations, casting the agency as a villain that engages in the drug trade to further their ambitions over the good of Israel.

Jun 02 05:51

Roberts: 'AIPAC purchases US elections'

Jun 02 05:44

FORMER US ARMY COL. ANN WRIGHT SEEN ARRESTED BY ISRAELI COMMANDOS

Former United States Army Colonel, Foreign Diplomat, Peace Advocat, Ann Wright is seen in this video being arrested by Israeli commandos onboard the humanitarian aid flotilla “Marmara”, reports Dick Allgire from Honolulu.

“Israel has been allowed to get away with anything they want to, any criminal act they want to, any violation of international law, America protects them” says Ann Wright.

DEMONSTRATORS VOICE THEIR OPINIONS AT PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN NEW YORK

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http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/06/former-us-army-col-ann-wright-seen-ar...

Jun 02 05:23

Interview with U.S. Senate Candidate Merrill Cook on 9-11 and Federal Reserve Bank

After the Senatorial Discussions put on by the Heritage Training Center; members of We Are Change Utah took some time to talk to Merrill Cook about 9/11, Bilderberg and his thoughts on those topics. Surprisingly Merrill Cook has been invited to go to Bilderberg but he declined. Maybe Merrill Cook is not like the rest of the political entrepreneurs who are easily corrupted by money and lucrative opportunities. Clearly he is not afraid to speak his mind and give us entirely political rhetoric. An honest politician is scarce breed yet very refreshing.

More over, Merrill Cook has questions about 9/11, and not those of the average politician. Merrill Cook told We Are Change Utah that specifically building 7 and the FAA errors are the most pressing is his mind.

Jun 02 03:07

Obama's Timidity, Failed Policies and much more

Timidity. Euphemism for cowardice. --ts

Jun 02 03:03

Of course, they were asking for it

It's time the Israeli government's PR team made the most of its talents, and became available for hire. Then whenever a nutcase marched into a shopping mall in somewhere like Wisconsin and gunned down a selection of passers-by, they could be on hand to tell the world's press "The gunman regrets the loss of life but did all he could to avoid violence." Then various governments would issue statements saying "All we know is a man went berserk with an AK 47, and next to him there's a pile of corpses, so until we know the facts we can't pass judgement on what took place."

Jun 02 02:49

Another Israeli Crime

The Israeli government’s attack on civilian ships is an act of a desperate, panic-stricken state that has lost all other options. It is also a sign of political bankruptcy and an additional proof of the moral degeneration of an army which has been carrying out one barbaric massacre after another, not against other armies but mainly against innocent, defenceless civilians.

Jun 02 02:47

Israel Knows No Limits

If there was further proof needed about the unsurpassed criminality of the regime in Tel Aviv, we had it in the wee hours of Monday, when it sent its troops on an illegal mission to kill unarmed civilians in international waters.

Jun 02 02:45

What if it Were Your Child?

Almost every subject can be argued two ways, especially when the subject at hand is as controversial as the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. No matter how unjust the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip is, there will always be those biased souls that justify it with the “Hamas terrorists” argument and the hackneyed Israeli pretext of state security. However, one subject, which cannot possibly have a flip side to it, is the torture of children. Only a deranged and perverted mind could justify that. Oh, and of course, Israel’s security establishment.

Jun 02 02:06

Leader: West to blame for Gaza aid attack

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States, Britain and France must be held accountable for an Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy.

The Leader said the attack on the international convoy was an act of lunacy, adding that the attack brings Israel closer to its end.

"Zionism is a new and more aggressive face of fascism which is this time supported by governments claiming to be advocates of freedom and human rights with the US above all," Ayatollah Khamenei added.

Jun 02 02:01

The Enemies of Humanity Expose Themselves Again

The recent storming by Israeli state terrorists of a Turkish humanitarian aid ship Mavi Marmara in international waters, killing of twenty people during the illegal seizure, and subsequent kidnapping of nearly seven hundred passengers, is yet another of numerous Israeli operations that have highlighted the essence of Zionism and its utter disregard for humanity.

Jun 02 01:56

Greta Berlin: Marbles, paint balls and nukes [Videos]

The Israeli military (IDF), has been busy spinning the story of their attack on a civilian convoy trying to deliver aid to the besieged people of Gaza. They’ve had a head start, sending out edited videos, posting ’supposed’ military footage of the passengers attacking them, saying that they confiscated ‘weapons’ which apparently turned out to be marbles, sling shots, kitchen knives and aluminum chairs.

More will be revealed as passengers are released. We already know that Israel shot the captain of the Marmara and the European Campaign boat, maybe hoping that we would no longer be able to hire captains. Several activists have spoken to their respective Consulates and informed of being kicked, beaten, dragged along the ground, tear gassed and bags thrown over their heads.

Jun 02 01:50

Former CIA Officer’s Giraldi & McGovern: Israel Controls U.S. Government & Media

Editors Note: Some tragic and hard truths and facts, pretty much the game as we’ve known it. Every bit counts, and this is public exposure of a positive nature, so hear it from the experts in the field, in this Press TV interview.

Phillip Giraldi, Former CIA Case Officer | Ray McGovern, Former CIA Analyst/Presidential Daily Briefer

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/06/former-cia-officers-giraldi-mcgovern-...

Jun 02 01:46

AIPAC: The Voice of America — Part 2 The Treasonous Dollar Drain

By Anthony Lawson

A closer look at how the members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee exercise a grotesquely disproportionate amount of power over the foreign policies of the United States.

Jun 02 00:59

'Money is killing us,' Gulf fisherman says

The latest health risk in the Gulf of Mexico is an abundance of money, says one Louisiana fisherman.

"Money," says Clint Guidry, acting president of the Louisiana Shrimp Association, "is killing us."

BP is paying fishermen up to $3,000 a day to help clean up the oil, according to a contract between BP and one of the fishermen obtained by CNN.

June 1, 2010

Jun 01 23:21

From the 1953 CIA Overthrow of Democracy in Iran, to the Iraq War, to the Criminal Gulf Catastrophe and Deaths, BP Was There

If you were to draw an oily line from the first exploitation of oil in the Middle East by the British in 1901 (they were in the process of converting their then world dominating naval fleet from coal to oil and were in desperate need of it) to the overthrow of the secular democratic leader in Iran, Mohammed Mossadeq, in 1953, to the Iraq War, to the criminal environmental catastrophe in the Gulf, BP would have been there.

Jun 01 23:17

Obama's Timidity and Deaths at Sea

A chief lesson to learn from President Barack Obama’s recent unwillingness to stand up to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Lobby is that such timidity can get people killed.

Jun 01 23:09

Japanese PM Resigns Over Failure to Move US Base

Just over a week after being forced to make a public apology, admitting that his campaign promise to get the US to abandon a military a base in Okinawa would go unfulfilled, Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio has tendered his resignation, putting an end to his eight month reign.

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