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June 9, 2010

Jun 09 11:04

Predator Drones: Joking over innocent deaths?

Jun 09 11:02

7 Questions for Defenders of Israel's Inhumane Siege of Gaza

Apologists for the brutal siege of Gaza base their defense largely on a single, spectacularly dishonest argument: that Israel is only trying to keep arms out of Gaza -- arms that Hamas might use against Israeli civilians.

It’s a red herring of monstrous proportions, made more pernicious by the brutal effects of the blockade it supports. It’s dishonest because people around the world are not outraged by the idea of Israel keeping weapons out of the hands of Hamas. The entire world (perhaps aside from the United States and Israel) is appalled by the gradual strangulation of the people of Gaza -- young and old, innocent and guilty-- under an intentional man-made humanitarian crisis.

Jun 09 11:02

Climate change ‘a moral issue’ – ex-US vice president Al Gore

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Translation: "I can't win your money and trust and obedience on the science, so as soon as I finish divorcing my wife (no, she does NOT get half of the internet) I will make this a moral crusade to win your money and trust and obedience!"

Jun 09 11:01

Was Freedom Activist Jim Purcey 'Suicided'?

Jim had been receiving death threats for quite some time, and according to friends, he had a new grand-daughter on the way and everything to live for. The “facts” are not adding up.



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Jun 09 10:59

Free Gaza Leader: ‘We’ll Be Back – With Bigger Flotillas’

Q: The Israelis state that violence was only used against the passengers on the Mavi Marmara who resisted. Do you agree with this?

A: This is a lie. The Israelis used excessive force and violence on all the boats even when no resistance was offered. Journalists were attacked, some activists were beaten so badly that they needed to be hospitalized when they arrived in Ashdod.

An Israeli commando stood on my head with his boot and ground my head into the deck until I screamed. I was handcuffed and a hood was put over my head. Later on in Ashkelon I was hit through the face by a policeman, elbowed in the jaw, and dragged by my hair when I refused to get into a police car.

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Ah yes, the "magnificently moral" Israeli Navy, and their actions against an unarmed humanitarian FEMALE activist; way to go, Israeli Navy!!

Have you ever shown your true colors better than during this massacre?!? I sincerely doubt it!

Jun 09 10:57

The Bigot on Comedy Central: Jon Stewart and the Crucifixion of Helen Thomas

There is a reason Jon Stewart has such an intact comedy news throne. He's well educated, always current, a sharp wit; he's funny, and he's the right religion. In my mind's eye, Stewart's face keeps blurring with Ted Nugent's, and those of other heroes who have eventually shown their real colors. The reason is simple: these are the pop culture sellouts.

I could care less what religion he or anyone else is, until it starts getting in the way of the human race, which it did in last night's program where he rips into veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas.

Jun 09 10:56

Afghan heroin took million lives last decade: Russia

"In the first 10 years of this millenium, more than a million people have died because of Afghan narcotics," Russian news agencies quoted Viktor Ivanov as saying. "More than 16 million have been affected, physically and mentally."

Jun 09 10:50

Boeing, Exxon Say New Iran Sanctions Would Hurt Global Sales

Boeing Co. and Exxon Mobil Corp. are lobbying to fend off tightened sanctions against Iran that business groups say may cost $25 billion in U.S. exports.

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"Jobs, schmobs; Israel wants Iran punished, so Iran gets punished. If we didn't stand up to Israel when they attacked a US-flagged ship in international waters (again) what makes you think we would ever stand up for you losers?" -- Official White Horse Souse



Jun 09 10:49

Netanyahu, Obama to meet at end of June

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in Washington with President Obama at the end of the month.

Obama and Netanyahu both want to upgrade U.S.-brokered "proximity" talks between Israel and the Palestinians to direct talks.

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There's not much else for them to talk about, after the UN having passed the sanctions which will preclude any attack against Iran until after the US elections in November.

And ultimately, what we will continue to see from Israel will be a brisk annexation of Jerusalem and the West Bank, coupled with forced deportations of Palestinians living there to Gaza and/or beyond.

Jun 09 10:45

Thanks, Helen, for telling it like it is!

Thanks and hugs from all, Helen Thomas, 89-year old, oft-referred to “dean of the White House press corps,” who retired today, Monday, moments after the parroting White House Correspondents Association said it was considering stripping her of her front row press briefing room seat. What brought on their echoing ire?

Well, it was as simple as Helen suggesting back in May that Israeli Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine” and return to Germany and Poland “or wherever they came from.” Bless you, Helen, for claiming your rights of free speech and the press, constitutionally granted to you, and telling the violent if not psychopathic state of Israel where to go. I personally would have suggested hell, a more fitting place for these lying, two-faced lunatics.

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The fastest way to bring down a dictatorship is to force them to act like one where everyone can see it. Israel fell into that trap a week ago, and like a Mammoth doomed to extinction stuck in the La Brea tar pits, struggles in vain to extricate itself.

Jun 09 10:41

Gulf of Mexico oil leak sparks price rise warning

There are warnings that oil prices could rise substantially because of stricter regulations brought in to prevent another oil spill like that in the Gulf of Mexico.

Contracts to buy oil are already rising in price, with a 10% increase in cost for those which end next year compared to those ending next month.

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This oil disaster in the Gulf will not only impact the price of gasoline; it will impact the prices on everything.

The Bushbama administration has shown itself totally impotent to deal with this, for all the world to see.

Jun 09 10:40

A Closer Look at Israel's Terror Accusations

Were they peaceful activists or supporters of terrorism? Israel claims that some participants and organizers of the Gaza aid convoy attacked by the Israeli navy on May 31 had links with terrorist groups -- but they have offered no evidence. SPIEGEL ONLINE takes a closer look at the accusations.



Jun 09 10:38

The Holocaust™ Song

It's the Holocaust™ Song, everyone MUST sing along

Jun 09 10:38

Pentagon Tightens Grip on the Obama Administration and the Intelligence Community

President Barack Obama's appointment of retired Gen. James Clapper as the director of national intelligence (DNI) demonstrates the Pentagon's enormous influence over the president and indicates that there is little likelihood of genuine reform of the hidebound intelligence community. Once again, the president has appointed a general officer to an important strategic position that should be in the hands of an experienced civilian who understands the need for change.

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The Bushbama presidency strikes again!

Jun 09 10:37

Attorney: Deepwater Horizon Managers Knew About Oil Rig Problem Before Explosion

Top Houston attorney Tony Buzbee says he has new evidence which indicates that Deepwater Horizon’s managers knew that the BP oil rig had major problems before its explosion on April 20, citing the eyewitness account of a crew member who rescued burning workers on the rig of a conversation between Deepwater Horizon installation manager Jimmy Harrell and someone in Houston. According to the witness, Harrell was screaming, “Are you fucking happy? Are you fucking happy? The rig’s on fire! I told you this was gonna happen.”

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We expect corporations to place profits ahead of safety. We DEMAND that the US Government maintain the safety of the nation's infrastructure, but while the White House and Congress were totally focused on helping Israel bitch-slap the Gazans, the Iraqi, the Afghani, the [watch this space] the Minerals Management Service, the official government oversight body funded with your tax dollars, spent their taxpayer-funded time watching porn on their taxpayer-funded computers, while the oil companies they were supposed to be keeping an eye on supplied them with hookers, drugs, and filled out the safety and audit paperwork themselves.

Obama is going to scowl and kick ass now that the disaster has happened, but in truth his job was to take care of the United States, not Israel, and he flat-out failed.

Jun 09 10:32

Combat's Hidden Toll: 1 in 10 Soldiers Report Mental Health Problems

Even though he's retired from active military duty, CSM Samuel Rhodes still suffers from deep emotional wounds.

"I had to take this afternoon off from work today because of anxiety," he said. "And sometimes, if I'm going through a really tough time, I think about suicide."

He spent nearly 30 years in the Army and recently spent 30 straight months deployed in Iraq where he, like many soldiers, witnessed some of the horrors of war.

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On some level, this man, and Vets like him, understand that with the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US is absolutely not on the right side of history.




Jun 09 10:29

North Sea oil platform evacuated

Around 90 workers on the Gullfaks C oil platform in the North Sea were evacuated late Thursday evening, following a sudden pressure change during the drilling of a new well, TV 2 reports.

It was discovered that there was a fault on one of two valves, designed to prevent a blow-out.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is time to seriously invest in new energy sources, rather than these token "polite efforts" that never challenge the oil oligarchy. There could be quintillions of barrels of oil still inside the Earth but if the technology cannot bring it to the surface safely and economically then the party is over and it is time to evolve or perish.

Jun 09 10:28

In apparent lie, BP continues to deny existence of huge oil plumes

Appearing on no less than three major networks Wednesday, BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles continued to deny the existence of oil plumes underneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico.

Suttles' comments came despite the fact that government and university scientists confirmed Tuesday they had found large plumes of oi

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We know when BP (which now stands for Biohazard Provocateurs)executives lie: they open their mouths, and words come out of them.

Jun 09 10:24

Iran sanctions will hurt U.S. business as well as Iran.

U.S. business groups warned the White House ... that congressional plans to expand U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten to significantly undermine U.S. economic and security interests.

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"Who cares if this hurts Americans? This is what Israel hath commandeth and we must obeyeth noweth!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 09 10:21

FBI cash funded shoot 'slay' trip

Federal agents trying to build an extortion case against Joran van der Sloot secretly gave him the cash that wound up funding his trip to Peru, where he killed a young woman exactly five years after the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, The Post has learned.

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The Keystone Cops strike again!

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

"[Your information is] too precise, too complete to be believed. The questionnaire plus the other information you brought spell out in detail exactly where, when, how, and by whom we are to be attacked. If anything, it sounds like a trap."

FBI response to the top British spy, Dusko Popov (code named "Tricycle") on August 10, 1941, dismissing Popov's report of the complete Japanese plan for the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor: The Verdict Of History by Gordon Prange, appendix 7 published in 1986. Based on records from the JOINT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Nov 15, 1945 to May 31, 1946.



Jun 09 10:18

Arab MK Receives Death Threat from New York Extremists

An extremist organization in New York, calling itself “The Pulsa Di Nura,” sent a letter to Arab member of Knesset Dr. Ahmad Tibi informing him that he has “180 days to live.” The letter threatened that his death “will be sudden and accompanied by terrible suffering and agony.”

Jun 09 10:17

Think tank: Neocons’ influence remains strong under Obama

For those who thought the end of the Bush Administration spelled doomsday for the neoconservative movement, think again.

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The Neocons have nothing to do with Conservatism. These are the people promoting Israel's control over America and they should be called Israeli Subversives.

Jun 09 10:14

Father of Four Saved by His Gun

Jun 09 10:12

Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

Secret South African documents reveal that Israel offered to sell nuclear warheads to the apartheid regime, providing the first official documentary evidence of the state's possession of nuclear weapons.

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Relinked as Obama makes a Kimosabe (Indian word for a horse's rear end) out of himself on TV nattering and gromishing about Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons. Please forward this article everywhere if for no other reason than to see the look on the megaphonies' faces!



Jun 09 10:09

UN votes for new sanctions on Iran over nuclear issue

The UN Security Council has voted in favour of fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.

The council voted 12 to two, with one abstention, in favour of a fourth round of sanctions, including tighter finance curbs and an expanded arms embargo.

The US welcomed the move and said Iran must choose a "wiser course".

But Iran's envoy to the UN's nuclear watchdog Ali Asghar Soltanieh vowed Tehran would continue its uranium enrichment activities.

"Nothing will change," he said.

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I moved this from a member post to a regular post because I wanted to add the following observations.

Remember what I said below about Russia being a chess layer? I think Obama just walked into a trap.

By going along with the sanctions, Russia and China have removed the possibility of an attack by Israel and the US for the immediate future. The US has to give the new sanctions time to work, and the fact that we know these new sanctions won't have any more effect on Iran's non-existent nuclear arsenal than previous one. But the US must be seen to give the new sanctions time to work and now that the sanctions have been voted through, there is no more story! Iran is off the table as a media distraction for the next few months!

That means Obama and Israel have lost their largest smoke screen, and now the focus shifts back to...

1. Israel's possession of nuclear weapons and the attempted sale to South Africa.

2. Israel's attack on the aid flotilla in international waters.

3. The US Government's total abandonment of American citizens and a US-flagged ship in their haste to protect Israel from criticism.

4. The collapsing economy.

5. The Gulf Oil disaster.

By going along with the new sanctions, Russia and China have created a situation where Obama cannot justify an attack on Iran until AFTER the November elections, too late to use Iran as a campaign issue to keep Democrats in control of Congress.

Shah Mat! (Checkmate) Obama. The King (more accurately his party) is TOAST!

Jun 09 09:50

Israel's Cult of Victimhood: 'Barefoot' Soldiers on the High Seas

Why are Israelis so indignant at the international outrage that has greeted their country's lethal attack last week on a flotilla of civilian ships taking aid to Gaza?

Israelis have not responded in any of the ways we might have expected. There has been little soul-searching about the morality, let alone legality, of soldiers invading ships in international waters and killing civilians. In the main, Israelis have not been interested in asking tough questions of their political and military leaders about why the incident was handled so badly. And only a few commentators appear concerned about the diplomatic fall-out.

Jun 09 09:48

The method in Israel's madness

Why would Israel, in a deliberate and methodical operation planned over a week in advance - according to statements by senior Israeli military commanders made in Hebrew-language media days before the attack - target an unarmed ship on a humanitarian mission flying the flag of Comoros? (Unlike Turkey, Comoros is a party of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, which has jurisdiction over war crimes committed on vessels of member states.)

Jun 09 09:45

Did I Read This Right? Brookings Scholar References Israel Attack on USS Liberty?

It's a powerful, blunt piece that reaches back to Israel's attack on the USS Liberty, as he writes "the only maritime incident in U.S. history where our military forces were killed that was never investigated by Congress."



Jun 09 09:41

HELEN THOMAS; AN APPRECIATION

Her words were misinterpreted and for the most part taken out of context, a normal exercise of the zionists.
When asked, ‘where should they [the Jews] go’, Thomas replied, ‘go home, Poland, Germany, and America, and everywhere else.’
That simply became ‘go home to Poland and Germany’.

The reality is….
Meir Kahane … Brooklyn
Baruch Goldstein … Brooklyn
Baruch Marzel … Brooklyn
Mike Guzovsky … American born
Yaakov Tytell … American born

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Israel screwed up yet again and has created another highly visible martyr to truth.

Jun 09 09:38

‘KNOWN TERRORISTS’ DENY RIDICULOUS CHARGES BY ISRAELI MILITARY

The Israeli military said they were “known to be involved in terrorist activity.”

This claim is unravelling under media scrutiny, as the people named in the statement deny the charges, and the Israeli military refuses to produce any evidence.

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Remember when Israel claimed the aid fleet were terrorists based solely on the reports that they had bullet proof vests (they didn't; the photo Israel showed was actually taken in 2006) and night vision scopes (which all ships at sea use to avoid Exxon Valdez type disasters)?

Jun 09 09:35

MORE ARRESTS IN WEST BANK FOR CRIMES NOT COMMITTED

One of the Associates and regular contributors to this Blog has once again been arrested by the Israeli Military. Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh took part in a demonstration yesterday in Palestine, a land that Palestinians have no say in whatsoever.

Jun 09 09:34

Putin says to meet Ahmadinejad as Iran sanctions loom

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he will meet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Istanbul on Tuesday ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Tehran. "The president of Iran is here and I think we will see each other within the framework of the conference," Putin said at a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

"We will have an opportunity to discuss these problems if my Iranian colleague will have such a need," he said, adding that the Security Council resolution has been "practically agreed."

Russia is expected to support the sanctions.

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We will see.

Israel's leadership are poker players. The US government plays hearts. But Russia and Iran play chess. Assume nothing about what Russia will do. Wait until they do it. Only then will you know the game.



Jun 09 09:30

Helen Thomas a victim of American media bias

Helen Thomas answered the questions right, but the so-called mainstream media and Israel supporters in the United States shamelessly pounced on this 89-year-old lady who will be 90 in August and accused her of indulging in “anti-Semitism” when in fact she was not. Helen Thomas did not say or mean that Jews should leave West Jerusalem, Haifa, Yafa, Tel Aviv and Nazareth and go back to Germany or Poland, as the media made it out to be. The context of her words was, in fact, a reference to the occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem by Israel since 1967.

Helen Thomas' statement does not differ much from the official US policy that considers the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem illegal.

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Anyone have contact info for Helen Thomas?

Jun 09 09:28

107 Israeli Crimes Against Palestinian Journalists

"Israel perpetrated 107 attacks and violations against Palestinian journalist’s rights since the start of 2010" said the secretary general and president of the Palestinian Journalist Syndicate (PJS), Professor Abed Al-Nasser Al-Najjar.

Jun 09 09:23

Israel eases Gaza blockade on some banned foods

Palestinian official Raed Fattouh, who coordinates the flow of goods into Gaza with Israel, said soda, juice, jam, spices, shaving cream, potato chips, cookies and candy were now permitted.

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Meaning that soda, juice, jam, spices, shaving cream, potato chips, cookies and candy were banned by Israel from reaching Gaza. I dare just one of the Megaphones to explain to the rest of us what possible military benefit comes from banning soda, juice, jam, spices, shaving cream, potato chips, cookies and candy in Gaza!

The blockade of Gaza by Israel is a repeat of the blockade of West Berlin by the USSR. The goal is to starve the people into abandoning their elected government and accepting foreign rule.

Cookies, for crying out loud; how petty and mean can you get?

Jun 09 09:18

Is Obama BP's Poodle?

After BP successfully placed a cap to divert some of the spewing oil into tankers, tens of thousands of gallons continue to flow daily into the gulf. August is slated as the earliest date that any permanent solution may emerge. BP remains totally in charge of potentially the largest environmental disaster in the earth’s recorded history, a fact that proves — in “check mate” fashion — that corporations dominate the inner workings of the U.S. government, a truth previously revealed by the bank bailouts.

More than one gigantic eco-system may be destroyed by BP, and the President of the U.S. is sadly reduced to lecturing in “serious tones,” with daily adjustments of tone based on the results of polling agencies.



Jun 09 09:17

Swiss vessel to join “Fleet of Freedom 2”

The European campaign to End the Siege on Gaza announced that preparations are being conducted on a Swiss vessel to participate in the "fleet of Freedom 2," which is being prepared by the "fleet of freedom" coalition, and expected to launch into the Gaza Strip in the up-coming weeks.

Jun 09 09:12

Nailed Again: IDF Description of Suspicious Photo It Distributed Is Retracted

The IDF apparently told Haaretz that the photo was taken immediately after its Naval commandos raided the Mavi Marmara and other flotilla ships — at least, that’s how Haaretz described the photo based on an IDF source. Yet the raid was conducted under the cover of darkness. How could a photo obviously taken during daytime have portrayed an event that took place during the late evening? Do Muslims have magical powers that allow them to turn night into day? And why were reporters standing around, casually taking photos when commandos were supposedly getting "lynched?" Once again, the IDF’s story was highly suspect.

Jun 09 09:03

Hollywood Cops Attack Bike Riders

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"To protect and to serve" has been changed to "We Treat You Like a King!"

Jun 09 09:02

Liberals... You Have Been Deceived!

What has happened in this country is that the two parties have become extremely polarized against one another and the ideologies within each have become thoroughly and completely infiltrated and corrupted by ideologies not their own. The Liberal Democrats are now led by Socialists and the Conservative Republicans by Neocons. Both groups have lost their way, are confused, angry, filled with hate and have lost their way. Things are further complicated by the fact most of our political leaders are self serving career politicians with no integrity, no substance of character and no more ability to lead than fools running into a fire because they left water boiling on the oven.



Jun 09 09:00

Egypt to keep border with impoverished Gaza Strip open

After three years of cooperating in the Israeli blockade of Gaza, Egypt said that it will leave its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely for humanitarian aid and restricted travel. With international pressure building to ease the blockade, an Egyptian security official said on Monday that sealing off Hamas-ruled Gaza has only bred more militancy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The blockade is finished. There is therefore no need for Obama to make any deals with Israel to limit the scope of an international investigation into the attack on the aid flotilla in international waters.

Obama will make that deal anyway, because any investigation will only remind the American people how the US Government shamelessly turned its back on its own citizens in the rush to protect Israel from criticism.

Jun 09 08:58

Cleaning up oil with..... MUSHROOMS?

Jun 09 08:55

The Aftermath of the Flotilla - by Anna Baltzer

Last night marked one week since Israel's attack in international waters on the Mavi Marmara Turkish humanitarian ship bound for Gaza, killing nine. One by one, the hundreds of witnesses aboard the vessels have been returning home to tell their stories after being stripped of any and all footage. By confiscating all non-military evidence of the incident, Israel has been able to successfully dominate the narrative, at least in the US where news of the attack had begun to dwindle by the time witnesses were released. One wonders, if Israel is conveying the whole story of what happened that night, why eliminate every single other piece of documentation? What does Israel have to hide?

Jun 09 08:55

Israel Opens Door For New Look At Holocaust

The radical concepts of the Likud Party in Israel, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, of limiting citizenship based on, not only racial characteristics, but bizarre interpretations of government funded genetic research into "racial purity" deeply parallel those enacted by that other "special country" in Europe many years ago. Systematic war and peace, ever expanding borders, continual propagandizing, resettlement of "impure racial stock" and exclusion from political and economic life, are characteristics of a "corporate state."



Jun 09 08:55

Apple's Iphone 4 will trounce its Ipad

Apple's fourth Iphone is technically the most impressive mobile device it has launched. It won't have the same impact as the second generation unit that brought with it the App Store, but it will help Apple in its losing fight with Android. The problem for Jobs is that it has also shown up the Ipad for the device that it really is, an oversized Iphone without a phone.

Jun 09 08:54

The Bigot on Comedy Central: Jon Stewart and the Crucifixion of Helen Thomas

He's no friend of veteran journalists, or the Palestinian people.

(SALEM, Ore.) - There is a reason Jon Stewart has such an intact comedy news throne. He's well educated, always current, a sharp wit; he's funny, and he's the right religion. In my mind's eye, Stewart's face keeps blurring with Ted Nugent's, and those of other heroes who have eventually shown their real colors. The reason is simple: these are the pop culture sellouts.

I could care less what religion he or anyone else is, until it starts getting in the way of the human race, which it did in last night's program where he rips into veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas.

Jun 09 08:53

Video: Rachel Corrie Passengers Press Conference

Jun 09 08:50

Ex-teacher learns the hard way: Watch what you put online

"One thing I told my students is not to gloat, not to strike a hostile tone in their speeches," she wrote on prettyfreaky.blogspot.com. "Then, of course, I heard a speech that did both of those things."

Collins added that she felt "annoyance" because she disagreed with the politics of the speech and "dismay" that her message about the right tone was not getting through.

(Though she never said so on her blog, in an interview Collins said that the student had given a speech about "Obama's lies." She provided The Inquirer with copies of documents from the school and the family about the events leading to her firing, and her responses.)

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A clear example of schools abandoning education to focus on political indoctrination. If the US Government intends to send these kids out to die for the Bill of Rights, the very least the teachers should do is teach the kids to use those rights! Coming down on the student publicly because she disagreed with the political content was completely over the line.



Jun 09 08:42

Essay of the week: What drives Israel?

The first and most important assumption is that what used to be historical Palestine is by sacred and irrefutable right the political, cultural and religious possession of the Jewish people represented by the Zionist movement and later the state of Israel.

Most of the Israelis, politicians and citizens alike, understand that this right can’t be fully realised. But although successive governments were pragmatic enough to accept the need to enter peace negotiations and strive for some sort of territorial compromise, the dream has not been forsaken. Far more important is the conception and representation of any pragmatic policy as an act of ultimate and unprecedented international generosity.

Jun 09 08:37

Israel set to OK 'quid pro quo' Gaza deal: report

Israel is set to accept a plan under which it would ease its Gaza blockade in return for the international community agreeing to a limited probe into a deadly flotilla raid, it was reported Wednesday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was due to hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington.

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Obama will go along with this, under the excuse of "Hey you got the blockade eased so shaddup already" but in truth the Egyptians have already broken the blockade and intend to keep their border with Gaza open indefinitely.

But Obama is in a panic. Helen Thomas may have been the first to ask why DC turned its back on Americans in their rush to protect Israel, but she will not be the last and crushing her in full public view may have created more problems than it solved. Any international investigation into the attack in the aid flotilla will be a constant reminder to the world at to America that the US Federal Government was more worried about protecting Israel than its own citizens.

That is an impossible issue to deal with in an election year and the incumbents' only chance at holding onto power is to bury the scandal and trick the voters back into thinking that things like immigration and gay marriage are most important to the nation.

Obama needs this scandal to go away as much as Israel does, and so he will make any deal that allows a real investigation to be avoided.

The problem for the Gazans is simple. Right now, with the Egyptian border open, Gaza is free. But if Israel is allowed to resume control over the Gazan borders, no matter how open they are now, eventually the slow strangulation
will start again because that is Israel's history.

The only permanent solution is for Israel to draw its borders and agree to live within them, and to accord to Palestine the same right to exist that Israel demands for itself.

Jun 09 08:16

IS TWITTER BEING JAMMED?

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All this last week Israel's "Megaphones" have fought a battle on Twitter for world opinion regarding the attack on the aid flotilla and the subsequent collapse of the blockade at the Egyptian border; a battle Israel's shills have been losing. Then today, twitter is suddenly unavailable, being jammed with far too many tweets to function either through twitter.com or through the API. Maybe it is just a coincidence, but I do not view networking that goes down when it is most convenient for the tyrants of this world as a matter of luck. Israel has the highest per-capita concentration of hackers in the world, and this downtime for twitter is certainly very convenient for them.

I wonder how long it will be before the "problem" is fixed.

UPDATE: The web interface to twitter is starting to work sporadically, but the API is still reporting it is overloaded and unavailable.

UPDATE 2: Twitter starting to work, although many functions disabled.

Jun 09 08:08

“All I saw in Israel was cowards with guns”

I remember being asked during the TJP Human Shield Action to Iraq if I was a pacifist, I responded with a quote from Gandhi by saying I am not a passive anything. To the contrary I believe in action, and I also believe in self-defence, 100%, without reservation. I would be incapable of standing by while a tyrant murders my family, and the attack on the Mavi Marmara was like an attack on my Palestinian family. I am proud to have stood shoulder to shoulder with those who refused to let a rogue Israeli military exert their will without a fight. And yes, we fought.



Jun 09 08:06

Lawsuit Filed Against Israel for Flotilla Attack

The six people who run the charity were aboard last week's Freedom Flotilla, and are bringing the suit due to Israel's use violence and force in hijacking the flotilla, and the subsequent abduction from international waters to Israel.

Glock believes that the French judiciary has jurisdiction in the case because her clients are French citizens.

Jun 09 07:58

Copter shot down in Afghanistan; 4 Americans dead

Insurgents shot down a NATO helicopter and killed four American troops in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the military said, in the latest bloodshed ahead of a major operation in the militants' heartland.

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Some points of Clarifications.

1. They are not "insurgents", they are defending their homes from a foreign invader. You and I would do the exact same thing.

2. When the Afghanis learned how to shoot down the Soviet helicopters it was the beginning of the end for the USSR.

3. The US has been in Afghanistan longer than it was in Vietnam, and aside from the oil and opium and keeping Russia from supporting Iran when that nation gets invaded, nobody seems to have a really good reason for staying any longer.

Jun 09 07:46

Tea Party Candidates, Women Roar in Primary Election Night

in Nevada, Tea Party-backed candidate Sharron Angle claimed a decisive victory after surging in the polls against a more established GOP competitor in the final weeks of the race.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Clearly the anti-incumbent fever is grabbing the nation. The Tea Party continues to be a force operating outside the traditional establishment, but the really important contest not even mentioned in this article at all is Orly Taitz, who ran for California Secretary of State. Despite her "birther" credentials, Orly was backed by the Republican Jewish Coalition and only 24 hours ago, was being touted in the corporate media as a likely victor, She lost.

She not only lost but she was crushed. IN an election dominated by women, Orly despite her Jewish support, lost to a football player who barely campaigned at all. The message here is that our "America needs leaders who put American first, second, and third" message is getting out there. Orly's webwite promotes the required pro-Israel agenda, and Orly was doing the mandatory visit to Israel even while still exploiting the birther nonsense to get her name in the media.

But it did not work. This friend of Israel was clearly sent a message she is no friend of America.

Good on the Californians! Good for America. Let us keep it up!

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Jun 09 07:06

Israel is a lying, rogue nuclear state enabled by the lying, rogue United States. Public uprising?

*hyperlinks and outstanding PuppetGov video, "The Uprising" live at source*

Israel was accepted as a member of the United Nations (UN) in 1948 contingent upon their acceptance of UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 194, which included:

11. Resolves that the refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or in equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible;

Israel has never fulfilled this condition.

Jun 09 04:54

Question War-This one and the next and the ones before-Including War on Terror

The vast amounts of money and resources that are robbed by militarism and warfare must be channeled into healing our global community and environment, rather than enforcing a corrupt, exploitive and devastating system of domination for profit. Humanity can do much better than this.

June 8, 2010

Jun 08 23:58

Letter to the Honorable and Noble Helen Thomas

Monday, June 7, 2010
Letter to the Honorable and Noble Helen Thomas: You are not alone in facing smears by Ari Fleicher et al. We're with you.
Mohamed Khodr M.D., M.P.H.
"Indeed there is free speech in America except if the Eleventh Commandment is violated which states: Thou shall not speak ill of Jews and Israel lest you be cursed.
Your comments that Jews came from Europe to settle a foreign nation, Palestine, is absolutely true and undeniable. Many courageous Israeli politicians, diplomats, academicians and journalists such as Avi Shlaim, Ilan Pappe, Benny Morris, Tom Segev, and Simha Flapan who used declassified Israeli documents to prove the creation of Israel by European Jews through ethnic cleansing (called then by Israeli politicians"transfer")"

Jun 08 23:02

Gulf oil leak may be bigger than BP says

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Gee, you think?

Jun 08 22:49

Early signs of gloom for Orly Taitz in California

Despite plenty of hype over the past 24 hours, early California returns have birther movement activist Orly Taitz losing badly in the GOP primary for California Secretary of State. Votes are being counted quickly in voter-rich Los Angeles and San Diego County, where she's losing by a 3-1 margin -- just about the margin in the rest of the state.

Jun 08 21:03

The Ringworm Children: Zionist Eugenics of the Sephardim

Just doing my part in keeping the Hell on Earth Theme Park of Israel on the map as if they aren't doing enough themselves. Its not a tourist destination most of us want to visit, yet I've been, except for US politicians on the AIPAC fast track to power. Before the Megaphonies get involved, the author of the article is a self-proclaimed tribe member, Jewish in her own right, but not very happy of that fact as of late...

The Ashkenazim, the pale white bloodline converts to Judaism we all see day to day, date back to 800 AD out of what is now Kazakhstan or Central Asia. They have much disdain for the real sephardim Jews of the region, the brown skinned locals, as they treat them like an underclass while importing other peoples of real sephardic bloodlines to experiment on - all the while shouting "anti-semite" at anyone challenging them on their war crime atrocities and apartheid politics, yet they seem to keep emulating the power structure of WWII Germany, History Channel's only programming. The Ashkenazi Zionists are the true anti-semites, haters of sephardic Jews and Arabs who both share the patriarch Abraham as they both claim him as "our Father." Just like the USS Liberty, another area of Israel that stays in the dark...

Jun 08 20:13

Labour boss of food watchdog condemned for calling opponents of GM food 'anti-science'

The Labour boss of Britain's Food Standards Agency has been condemned for criticising opponents of GM food as 'anti-science'.

Lord Jeff Rooker was appointed in the dying days of the Labour administration to the powerful post of running the nation's supposedly independent food watchdog.

However, the pro-GM politician stands accused of trying to use the Agency to force so-called Frankenstein Food onto the nation's dinner tables.

Jun 08 20:08

UN Security Council is world’s most undemocratic body: Ahmadinejad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called the UN Security Council the “most undemocratic international body” since it is dominated by the five veto-welding permanent members.

His remarks came as the Security Council is likely to approve a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program this week.

“The structure of the Security Council is discriminatory and unjust, such that the Security Council is the most undemocratic international body,” Ahmadinejad told reporters on the sidelines of a security summit in Istanbul.

“The fact that a few countries have a veto right means that they dominate the entire world,” he added.

Jun 08 20:05

Nato convoy attacked in Pakistan

At least six people have been killed and seven injured after a Nato convoy was attacked just outside Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

About 15 fighters fired machine guns and threw grenades before torching the trucks carrying military vehicles for Nato forces in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, Kalim Imam, a police officer, said.

Jun 08 19:38

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new government? 9 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 08 19:14

Are the defenders of ‘Antisemitism’ losing their edge ?

By DEBBIE MENON

A year ago, Americans were reluctant to discuss Zionism or anti-Zionism or read the stuff, even “moderate Arabs and Muslims” (whatever that means) , shied away from the communities around these two camps and lacked the strength to support the few that might have had, the guts to stand up and confront real controversy.

Jun 08 18:56

Republican Jewish Coalition Hosts Birther Taitz As 'Special Guest' At Annual Bash

Witness the mainstreaming of Orly Taitz?

The longtime Birther agitator and dentist who is now running for the GOP secretary of state nomination in California was a "special guest" of the Republican Jewish Coalition at the group's "annual summer bash" at the Beverly Hills Hilton Sunday. Also in attendance: GOP heavyweights Karl Rove, former Senator Norm Coleman, and California Senate candidates Chuck DeVore and Carly Fiorina.

An RJC staffer confirmed the program posted by Taitz is authentic. RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks was not immediately available for comment

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's obvious that this woman is being groomed for higher office where she can protect a certain foreign government's interests over those of citizens of the US.

Unflipping believable.

Jun 08 17:03

be scared REALL scared ... Fluorescent Cats, Spider Goats And Human/Pig Hybrids

this is Frankenstein scary
we will all be harmed one day for this

Thanks to advances in genetic modification, bizarre cross-species beasts are not just found in science fiction novels any longer. Now fluorescent cats, spider goats, human/pig hybrids and other incredibly weird creatures have actually been created by our scientists.
Would you like a cat that glows in the dark? They now exist! A genetically modified cat named Mr. Green Genes is the first fluorescent cat in the United States.
But if you think fluorescent cats are strange, just wait until you hear about the next creature we are going to talk about.....
"Spider goats".
Yes, animals that are part goat and part spider really exist. If you do not believe us now, you will believe by the end of this article.

Jun 08 16:25

You’re talking bollox, Mr Regev. A short primer on Israeli propaganda for media dummies

Stuart Littlewood deconstructs the Israeli propaganda that has been flooding the airwaves following Israel’s murder of humanitarian activists aboard the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla, most notably from the orifice of the Israeli prime minister’s spokesman, Australian-born Mark Regev, and debunks the propaganda manual used by Israeli officials and stooges to hoodwink Westerners.

Jun 08 15:59

Turkey accused of behaving like Iran by Israel

The Turkish ruling party AKP was savagely attacked by an unrepentant Israeli government last night, which said it was behaving like Iran and was "wholly to blame" for the deterioration in relations between the two countries.

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"You better start loving us again or we'll have the Americans kill you!!!" -- Tel Aviv

Jun 08 15:30

Senate weakens bid to tax Wall Street like rest of us

Currently, managers of these investment funds are compensated with a share of the fund's profits, referred to as "carried interest." This compensation is taxed as a capital gain, and the capital gains tax is now 15 percent.
...

"It's certainly unfair that a hedge fund manager never has to pay the same tax rate as a teacher or firefighter," said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. "But then again, we want to continue to encourage the creation of capital investment."

Jun 08 15:12

FTC floats news blog tax to bailout flailing corporate media

In other words, government policy would encourage a tax on websites like the What Really Happened, a must-read source for the news links of the day, so that the agency can redistribute the funds collected to various newspapers. Such a tax would hit other news aggregators, such as Digg, Fark and Reddit, which not only gather links, but provide a forum for a lively and entertaining discussion of the issues raised by the stories.

Of course this will backfire. The corporate media seems to forget that the majority of their web traffic comes from bloggers and news aggregators. Their dwindling readership/viewership sis caused by their lack of integrity.

Jun 08 14:50

Thomas sabotaged to take media heat off Israel's crimes

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Israel’s political occupation of the White House press corps
By Yvonne Ridley
Hold the front page!
"It seems the most famous gaggle of journalists in the world finally got steamed up about a comment made by one of their own… against Israel."
"What a gutless, feckless collective of cabestros.
Just a few days ago, no less than 60 journalists on board the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla were shot at, abused, beaten up, and robbed by the military representing the Zionist regime of Israel. Was there one word of anger, one word of recrimination, or a statement released about the treatment of fellow journalists who were on board a series of ships which were attacked in international waters?"

Jun 08 14:38

Senator Nelson: The BP Well May Have Lost Structural Integrity Beneath the Sea Floor

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL): Andrea we’re looking into something new right now, that there’s reports of oil that’s seeping up from the seabed… which would indicate, if that’s true, that the well casing itself is actually pierced… underneath the seabed. So, you know, the problems could be just enormous with what we’re facing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This makes sense. For 50 days now the inside of the drill pipe and well casing have been sandblasted with gravel and rock being spewed upward by thousands of tons of pressure of oil and gas. The well casing and drill pipe have to have eroded and breakthough was inevitable.

Jun 08 14:21

Two More Gulf Spills?

That would mean there are potentially two other operations in the Gulf leaking oil. So just how common are such leaks? The sad reality is, we really don't know.

Jun 08 14:11

War Whores Say: Dead Osama bin Laden and top aides are hiding in Sabzevar, Iran

DEBKAfile — a propaganda spigot that has known connections to Mossad -- reports that Weekend at Bernie bin Laden (you know, the guy that died back in Dec '01 as reported in all media around the world except the US media controlled concentration camp) has been hiding in Iran for the past 5 years under full Iranian protection (I know, I know, but try convincing Fox’s sheeple brigade that it’s pure bull shinto). To make it worse, Turkey's Erdogan (Israel’s enemy du jour given his firm stand on the flotilla massacre) is also said to be in cahoots. The stage is set: A blanket blitz of Tora Bora II...

Jun 08 12:58

Roger Waters sings for Gaza

"Over the new year 2009-2010, an international group of 1500 men and women from 42 nations went to Egypt to join a Freedom March to Gaza. They did this to protest the current blockade of Gaza. To protest the fact that the people of Gaza live in a virtual prison. To protest the fact that a year after the terror attack by Israeli armed forces destroyed most of their homes, hospitals, schools, and other public buildings, they have no possibility to rebuild because their borders are closed. The would be Freedom Marchers wanted to peacefully draw attention to the predicament of the Palestinian population of Gaza. The Egyptian government, (funded to the tune of $2.1 billion a year, by us, the US tax payers), would not allow the marchers to approach Gaza. How lame is that? And how predictable!

Jun 08 12:37

Lincoln trying to convince voters 'incumbent' not a dirty word

Good luck Lincoln..

Jun 08 12:23

USS Liberty, a US/Israeli planned false flag attack

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The USS Liberty, a flubbed-up false flag
June 8, 1967
"We are not going to War over a Bunch of Dead Sailors"
By Deanna Spingola
Apparently, Operation Cyanide included an Israeli war against Egypt in order to depose Gamal Abdul Nasser, a purported Soviet puppet. U.S. intelligence and military specialists were sent to Israel months before to plan and prepare for the operation. The operation was an agreement between Johnson and Israel during which the USS Liberty was supposed to be sunk, along with all of her crew. When Israel's attack failed to sink the ship, the game plan changed which included an apology from Israel and a phony cover story.

Jun 08 12:21

Videos deepen mystery over Iran nuclear scientist Amiri

The Iranian government says it has evidence that one of its nuclear scientists was abducted and is being held in the US against his will.

Shahram Amiri disappeared a year ago while on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

A video broadcast by Iranian TV purports to show Mr Amiri saying he was kidnapped and is living in Arizona.

Hours later, another video posted on YouTube appeared to show the scientist saying he was happy in America. The US denied abducting him.

Jun 08 12:20

Palestine- An Israeli dumping ground for radioactive/toxic waste

We have seen the decades of suffering by the Palestinian people at the hands of the apartheid government of Israel and yet little has been said about another unseen problem that lies buried beneath the ground.

Over a long period of time the Israeli Government has secretly been dumping highly radioactive waste from their Dimona Nuclear Facility on Palestinian land. What is ironic is the basis as to why they have dumped their waste at such locations.

Jun 08 12:17

China finally Learns the Truth about the Jews

Until recently, the notion that Jews and money were inseparable carried no anti-Semitic undertone in the country, but a relatively new book called “Currency Wars” threatens to change all that.

The book’s author, Song Hongbing, claims that behind world-changing events like the battle of Waterloo, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the deep recession in Asia during the 1990s stood an intricate conspiracy aimed at increasing Jews’ wealth and influence.

Song, a Chinese computer engineer and history buff who resides in the United States, writes that almost every defining historical moment has been instigated by Jewish bankers, and mainly the Rothschild family, which Song says dominates the global banking system, including the US Federal Reserve System.

Jun 08 12:16

Student loan market created a tuition bubble rivaling the housing bubble. When banks and government subsidize markets the average American gets an education in debt serfdom. For profit schools dominate the Pell Grant market.

Jun 08 12:02

OBAMA DESPERATELY SEARCHING FOR A SACRIFICIAL LAMB!

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Make no mistake, Obama could care less about the oil disaster. The real issue is that the nation is falling apart and Obama is taking the blame. Yes, the disasters were long in coming and cross all party boundaries, but Obama got that center seat by promising to change the course of the nation and he did not. The people of the United States have a long list of people in dire need of a good tarring and feathering and Obama knows he is in the number one slot.

So, he is looking for a scapegoat, more to thew point a human sacrifice that can be burned alive at the stake in the town square to quell the screaming and angry mob.

Jun 08 11:47

New media filling news void

“Citizen reporting is changing the game. People are no longer waiting for information to come from the top. Information is not going into a black hole.”

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Jun 08 11:41

Pelosi Heckled At DC Event Over Lack Of Federal Funding

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, if you read the update at bottom, Pelosi was heckled for being pro-Israel. And this is what we should all do whenever one of Israel's bitches gets up to speak. The time has come to remind these whores that no government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people.

Jun 08 11:37

Israel 's Crimes Against Humanity

One more time, within less than one week, and despite all the international condemnations and mass protests all over the entire globe, Israelis had, with their snobby noses and raised middle fingers towards the world, broke the international laws in a flagrant provoking challenge to the international humanitarian collective consciousness by attacking the humanitarian aid ship “Rachel Corrie”, stole the ship's humanitarian contents, and dragged the ship and its humanitarian activist to Israel in an act of kidnapping piracy.

Jun 08 11:21

Genocide is okey: Bildt rejects Israel boycott calls

Sweden will not boycott Israeli goods or break its relations to Israel, foreign minister Carl Bildt has said in a response to opposition demands in a parliamentary debate on the Israeli boarding of the Ship to Gaza aid convoy.

Genocide is our way of life:

Lundin oil sauce...

Jun 08 11:19

Another Gulf oil spill: Well near Deepwater Horizon has leaked since at least April 30

The Deepwater Horizon is not the only well leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico for the last month.

A nearby drilling rig, the Ocean Saratoga, has been leaking since at least April 30, according to a federal document.

While the leak is decidedly smaller than the Deepwater Horizon spill, a 10-mile-long slick emanating from the Ocean Saratoga is visible from space in multiple images gathered by Skytruth.org, which monitors environmental problems using satellites.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once in an accident, two a coincidence, but three a decayed and neglected infrastructure!

As a side note, some people had pointed to the dumping of oil stocks prior to the Deepwater Horizon explosion as evidence of a conspiracy, but it seems more likely that the sell-off was triggered by the expected publicity fallout from this other lea, which was ultimately overshadowed by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Jun 08 11:18

New Vatican campaign to clamp down on 'liberal opinion'

VATICAN investigators to Ireland appointed by Pope Benedict XVI are to clamp down on liberal secular opinion in an intensive drive to re-impose traditional respect for clergy, according to informed sources in the Catholic Church.

The nine-member team led by two cardinals will be instructed by the Vatican to restore a traditional sense of reverence among ordinary Catholics for their priests, the Irish Independent has learned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just as Israel's absence of remorse for the attack on the aid flotilla is driving world anger towards Israel, it is the Vatican's obvious cover-up and obfuscation of the wide-spread child molestation in its own ranks that has destroyed the church's credibility. Trust and respect arrive on foot but depart on horseback. No amount of preaching at the masses (i.e. threatening them with hellfire and damnation if they do not believe as they are ordered to believe) can rebuild that trust any time soon, and the mere attempt shows a total absence of respect by the church leaders for their congregations.

Jun 08 10:56

Rabbi Who Recorded Helen Thomas Now Suffers From His Own Viral Video Past

Welcome to the second chapter of the story of Rabbi David Nesenoff. America first got to know this man as the guy who recorded Helen Thomas on his flip-cam saying what many believed to be offensive comments regarding Jews. But just just as a pendulum swings both ways, the nature of viral video swings back to reveal Mr. Nesenoff in what many will surely see as an offensive and stereotypical portrayal of Mexican-Americans in a hackneyed weatherman shtick.

Jun 08 10:54

US cruise missile parts found in Yemeni village where 52 died

A US cruise missile armed with cluster ammunition was used in an attack in Yemen in December which resulted in the deaths of 52 people, more than half of them women and children, according to a human rights watchdog.

Jun 08 10:37

Israel Set to Steal Lebanese Gas.

Another episode of the conflict taking place between Lebanon and the Israeli enemy seems to begin.

However, this episode is unique and very different from all previous ones.

After occupying the land and detaining the men, Israel is now seeking to steal the Lebanese gas!

Jun 08 10:35

Minister Ya'alon says Navy raid a failure

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya'alon admitted on Tuesday that last week's deadly commando raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla was a failure, saying that "in a place where citations should have been given, someone failed to prepare a standard operating procedure."

Speaking during a meeting with council heads from the Likud party, Ya'alon said that "the decision was right, but there is room for improvement –and I am not going to elaborate."

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One has to wonder if what Deputy Prime Minister considers to be the "room for improvement" would have been the killing of every humanitarian aid worker on every ship in the flotilla.

Jun 08 10:32

Teachers Encourage Kids to Work to Donate to Teachers

Her daughter came home from school with instructions to “accomplish chores around the house with the goal of being paid by me for those chores the sum of $20,” Wellington wrote on her blog. “She would then have to hand the full $20 over to the school to make up for the shortfall in their overall budget.”

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Jun 08 10:30

Mystery Crop Damage Threatens Hundreds Of Acres

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone drop a test tube over at the genetics lab?

Jun 08 10:30

Erdogan, Putin: Israel won’t get our gas

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that they don’t plan to export natural gas to Israel via a new pipeline to Turkey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Turkey and Russia just got Israel where it's really going to hurt: right in the wallet of Israel's corporate businesses!

Mike comment: Not so. The US government guarantees Israel's oil and gas supplies even if it causes shortages to the American people.

Jun 08 10:28

The Real Threat Aboard the Freedom Flotilla

Israel’s violent attack on the Freedom Flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza shocked the world.

Hijacking boats in international waters and killing passengers is, of course, a serious crime.

But the crime is nothing new. For decades, Israel has been hijacking boats between Cyprus and Lebanon and killing or kidnapping passengers, sometimes holding them hostage in Israeli prisons.

Israel assumes that it can commit such crimes with impunity because the United States tolerates them and Europe generally follows the U.S.’s lead.

Jun 08 10:26

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

My heart wanted to ask her: What will it take for Jews to say, Enough!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What will it take for Americans to say, Enough!

Jun 08 10:25

BP 'manipulating search results' on Google following oil spill

BP is being accused of trying to manipulate the search results on sites like Google and Yahoo, as it attempts to salvage its battered image following the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company is purchasing terms such as “oil spill”, “Deepwater Horizon” and “Gulf of Mexico”, so that when a user types these words into the search engines, the results prominently feature a “sponsored link” to BP’s official page on its response to the spill.

Critics have described BP’s move as unethical. Maureen Mackey, a writer on the Fiscal Times, an online news site, said: “What it effectively does is that it bumps down other legitimate news and opinion pieces that are addressing the spill... and \[BP are\] paying big money for that.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

Jun 08 10:24

BP Indirectly Funded Rahm Emanuel's Rent-Free (and Tax-Free) Use of Capitol Hill Townhouse

Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer.

Shortly after Obama's happy inaugural, eyebrows rose slightly upon word that, as a House member, Emanuel had lived the last five years rent-free in a D.C. apartment of Democratic colleague Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and her husband, Stanley Greenberg.

For an ordinary American, that would likely raise some obvious tax liability questions. But like Emanuel, the guy overseeing the IRS now is another Obama insider, Tim Geithner, who had his own outstanding tax problems but skated through confirmation anyway by the Democratic-controlled Congress. ...

Jun 08 10:24

'Israel may have ordered Kurdish terror attack'

One of most important newspapers in Turkey says intelligence services looking into suspicions that bombing on same day of deadly Navy raid was 'message to Ankara'

Jun 08 10:22

BP accused of judge-shopping for seeking Republican judge to handle lawsuits

BP has been accused of “judge shopping” after pushing for a specific judge in Houston, Texas — the centre of America’s oil and gas industry — to handle the lawsuits against it.

In a move condemned yesterday by several legal experts as indicative of corporate arrogance but defended by others as accepted tactical manoeuvring, the British energy group has filed papers requesting that all pre-trial matters in litigation relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster be assigned to US District Judge Lynn Hughes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Imagine my (absence of) surprise.

Jun 08 10:10

Reflections by a Former US Marine on the Mavi Marmara

Participating in the Freedom Flotilla is like a family reunion to me. It is my long lost family whose conscience is their guide, who have shed the fear, who act with humanity.

The Israeli prostitutes of propaganda can spew all of their disgusting bile all they wish, the commandos are the murderers, we are the defenders, and yet we fought. We fought not just for our lives, not just for our cargo, not just for the people of Palestine, we fought in the name of justice and humanity. We were right to do so, in every way.

Jun 08 10:10

San Fransisco Jews Threaten Women in Black

Jun 08 10:08

ANTI ZIONIST DEMONSTRATORS THREATENED IN SAN FRANCISCO

Their silent, dignified march was greeted by members of StandWithUs/SF Voice for Israel and other affiliates who called them “kapos” (concentration camp prisoners who carried out Nazi orders on other prisoners) and suggested that Israel should “sink the next flotilla with you on it.” One man made repeated explicit threats against the peace activists and their families and used a camera to take pictures. No one from StandWithUs/SF Voice for Israel intervened.

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All that are missing are the brown shirts!

Jun 08 10:08

IAEA meeting to discuss Israel

The United Nations nuclear agency is expected to discuss Israel's nuclear capabilities at its board of governors meeting in the Austrian capital, Vienna.

It is the first time since 1991 that Israel's nuclear issue is included in the five-day meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which began on Monday.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher, reporting from Vienna, said an 18-country bloc led by the Arab nations had been pushing for the discussion.

"It's regarded as a bit of a coup that they managed after 19 years of trying to get a discussion about Israel's nuclear capability," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We'll see if this dialogue actually takes place. But if it does, it will be a positive step forward.

And hopefully, it will wake the American public up to the reality that ever since the Symington Amendment was passed, every single cent of US aid to Israel has been given to Israel illegally.

The Symington Amendment stipulates that the US cannot give any aid to any foreign country which has nuclear weapons, but refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, and allow inspections of its weapons program.

Israel has nuclear weapons, refuses to sign the NNPT, and refuses inspections of their nuclear facilities, unlike Iran.

Jun 08 10:07

ENTRIES IN THE ‘CREATE A NEW ISRAELI FLAG CONTEST’

Jun 08 10:05

CHUTZPAH OF THE WEEK ~~ ISRAEL BEGGING FOR MORE BOMBS

Israel recently approached the United States with new requests for security-related purchases, Haaretz has learned. The requests included Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM ) bombs for the Israel Air Force, as well as a significant expansion of the emergency stores held by the U.S. army in Israel.

The Israeli requests were brought up during recent visits to Washington by Defense Minister Ehud Barak and director-general of the Defense Ministry, Udi Shani, and in conversations with senior administration and Congress officials.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We used up a lot of bullets killing your guy!"

Jun 08 10:04

ISRAEL RESPONDS TO THE PHOTOS THEY DIDN’T WANT YOU TO SEE

Published by the Turkish daily Hurriyet on Sunday, one set pictures apparently show Mavi Marmara passengers protecting and administering medical aid to injured Israeli soldiers. In one image, a Turkish volunteer wraps his arm around the shoulder of an Israeli commando in fatigues and raises his other arm to stop a photographer from taking pictures.

Jun 08 10:01

The Ambush of Helen Thomas

Outrage! About what? A journalist is suddenly approached on the sidewalk by two high school students who say they’re asking everybody today if they have comments about Israel. (Might I ask: Why did this happen in the first place? Was this for a school project? Are there other filmed interviews young Adam would like to share, to prove that he and his friend were really fact “asking everybody” and not just Helen?)

“Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.” This was obviously a totally spontaneous statement, and could mean simply, “Tell them to withdraw from the occupied territories, as demanded by the entire world.”

Jun 08 09:58

Turkey to cancel defense agreements with Israel after flotilla attack

A senior government official has said that Turkey is set to cancel military agreements with Israel following the killings of nine Turks on May 31 in an Israeli commando raid on the Mavi Marmara, part of a six-vessel convoy that set out to challenge the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Jun 08 09:57

CIA Goes 14 Months without Internal Watchdog

More than a year after the CIA's inspector general stepped down, frustrated members of Congress are urging the White House to fill the internal watchdog position that was central in uncovering abuses inside the spy agency.

Jun 08 09:56

Rep. King To President: Back Israel

There was a harsh blast of President Barack Obama's Israel policy on Monday from Congressman Peter King.

He's introducing a resolution to force the president to support Israel's naval blockade of Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend to Israel is no friend of America.

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

The voters need to inform Peter King just which nation he is supposed to be working for!

Jun 08 09:56

A Week of Tragedies Open Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron

Two days before the Cumbria tragedy, twenty eight Britons were caught up in a "random act of killing", piracy, hi-jacking and kidnapping, on the ship Mavi Marmara, in an illegal act of enormity, on the high seas, in international waters. "Terrible events", indeed.

A known nine people were killed, though the number is thought to be higher. Up to sixty were injured, some seriously. The Britons, with six hundred and seventy eight others, from nearly forty countries, were abducted by armed personnel, from a total of six vessels.

In Cumbria, you expressed concern at those with "terrible facial injuries" and commented on their "bravery." The killer, you learned, appeared to have deliberately aimed at the victims heads.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The stench of the hypocracy demonstrated by both the US and UK response to the Israeli flotilla massacre is downright vomit-inducing.

Jun 08 09:53

‘If it has nothing to hide, Israel should agree to probe on ship raid’

In strongly worded remarks, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu has stated that Turkey will not let Israel get away with the killing of nine activists on a Gaza-bound aid ship by Israeli commandos, reiterating Ankara's stance that the issue is between Israel and the conscience of the international community.

Jun 08 09:52

Ankara presses for CICA to condemn Israel’s attack on aid flotilla

A summit held in ?stanbul on the occasion of Turkey taking over the term presidency of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) from Kazakhstan coincided with the host country's intensified efforts to internationalize condemnation of the May 31 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla in the eastern Mediterranean that led to the deaths of nine peace activists.

Jun 08 09:46

Queen Rania of Jordan: Hardliners are now the face of Israel

The attack stunned the world because of its blatant and absurd disregard for anything resembling international law, human rights, and diplomatic norms. Its glaring outrageousness stunned, but didn't surprise, me. It cannot be viewed in isolation. It is another upshot of a dogma long fermenting on Israel's political landscape.

Jun 08 09:40

BP suffers $1bn setback in Siberia

The political storm engulfing BP intensified yesterday as the group came under renewed pressure on its Russian front.

Gazprom, the Kremlin-controlled gas monopoly, has raised new questions over the future of a giant gasfield in Siberia controlled by the British group’s Russian joint venture TNK-BP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The pipeline catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico is going to have governments around the world re-think their relationship with BP.

Jun 08 09:37

LIVE VIDEO FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON WELL HEAD

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the leakage is getting worse.

Jun 08 09:36

Depression, PTSD plague many Iraq vets

Up to 31 percent of soldiers returning from combat in Iraq experience depression or post-traumatic stress disorder that affects their jobs, relationships, or home life, according to a new study by Army researchers.

For as many as 14 percent of these veterans, depression and PTSD cause severe problems in their daily life. These problems are often accompanied by alcohol misuse and aggressive behavior, the study found.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, despite all the military propaganda to the contrary, it is very likely that these people suffering from depression and PTSD have had that bitter moment of clarity in which they realize that the US was not on the right side of history in the invasion and occupation of both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jun 08 09:31

We Bought The Bullets

The bullets used to kill 19-year-old Furkan Dogan, a Turkish-American college student born in Troy, New York, were fired by soldiers in a foreign army -- but they were paid for with money extorted from U.S. taxpayers.

A post-mortem documented that Dogan was shot four times in the head and once in the chest by the commandos of Unit 13, which assaulted the humanitarian flotilla attempting to break the Israeli government's blockade of Gaza. Dogan was one of nine Turkish nationals killed in the attack.

Of the incident in which this young American citizen was murdered, Vice President Biden -- an infinitely self-replenishing Artesian gusher of unfiltered foolishness -- had this to say: "What's the big deal here?"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kid was an American of Turkish ancestry.

The Bushbama administration (as there is very little daylight between the Bush and Obama administration on foreign policy, particularly when it comes to Israel) knew precisely what was going to happen with this flotilla, and simply allowed it to happen, including the hijacking of an American ship in international waters.

This massacre brought two issues into very sharp focus.

First, the immoral and inhumane siege of Gaza, which is causing untold physical and emotional suffering to its people, particularly to infants, children, and the medically fragile. With Egypt having just now opened its borders indefinitely, this will be somewhat remediated, but much damage has already been done against the most helpless of Gazan citizens.

And second, that the US is not at all in charge of its foreign policy; it is Israel which has total control over US foreign policy.

If you don't believe that, take a look at the words and actions of Congressmen to defend Israel after the massacre, including those of Vice-President Biden himself.

One has to wonder just what kind of power Israel holds over the US Congress to make certain that Israel is defended by Congress, no matter how horrific the action, like this massacre, or Operation Cast Lead.

Jun 08 09:26

Lebanon may abstain from UN vote on Iran, sources say

Lebanon, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, might abstain from voting on a US-led resolution to impose new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, a Lebanese governmental source said Tuesday.

"Lebanon's decision to abstain is to avoid any domestic bickering since there are groups in the country loyal to Iran," the government source - who requested anonymity - said.

The source was referring to the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, which currently hold seats in the parliament and has two ministers in the Lebanese cabinet.

Jun 08 09:24

Israel lambasted at Turkey summit as Putin condemns Gaza raid

Jun 08 09:20

Israel demands more US military aid

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We used up a lot of bullets attacking your people in international waters!"

Jun 08 09:19

Israel Is Fueling Anti-Americanism among US Allies

The attack in the international waters of the Mediterranean in the early hours of May 31 by an elite force of the Israeli navy on the Turkish – flagged Mavi Marmara civilian ferry crammed with more than 700 international activists, including several Americans, carrying 100 tonnes of cargo including concrete, medicines and children’s toys, and leading five smaller vessels of the Free Gaza Flotilla, which left eight Turks and a U.S.

Jun 08 09:16

Norwegian oil company struggles to normalize pressure at oil rig

Last Thursday, Norwegian oil company Statoil partly evacuated the Gullfaks oil rig off the western coast after unexpected fluctuations in pressure were encountered while drilling.

The company said all 89 non-essential workers were taken off the rig as a precaution, while the other workers remained to normalize well pressure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another "Balrog" about to blow?

UPDATE: NOrway has just put all deep water drilling on hold.

Jun 08 09:13

Pakistan PM Claims US Abandoned Demands to ‘Do More’

The announcement comes less than two weeks after the US was said to have given Pakistan an ultimatum, demanding that they launch an invasion of North Waziristan and other regions “within weeks.”

The US has regularly demanded such invasions, and usually gotten its way in the end. The latest demands were seen as a default response to the failed Times Square bombing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Pakistani government understands that to attempt to launch a military attack against North Waziristan, and other tribal areas, is to risk a backlash against an already despised government which government troops would be very hard-pressed to contain.

From the perspective of many Pakistanis, their government has launched a war against its own people, rather than fix the fundamental problems of corruption and poverty; those core issues of corruption and poverty can ultimately not only make insurgency appear attractive, but also to be the only practical response left.

They see the US as the principal enabler of this Pakistani government, and see the US as truly "the enemy", dropping terror from the skies in the form of drone attacks.

Jun 08 09:07

Capitalism in the dock as Kerviel goes on trial

Rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel is on trial. The case for the defence: the insanity of global banking culture. John Lichfield reports

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not capitalism on trial but corruption and recklessness and governments asleep at the regulatory switch.

Jun 08 09:06

Power and Water Problems Loom for Florida as Oil Threat Lurks Off Shore

Jun 08 09:05

GM lobby helped draw up crucial report on Britain's food supplies

Email trail shows how biotech group helped watchdog to draw up analysis of GM crops ... and prompted two advisers to quit

Jun 08 09:04

Mutant cows die in GM trial

Genetically modified cows were born with ovaries that grew so large they caused ruptures and killed the animals.

The bungled experiment happened during a study by AgResearch scientists at Ruakura, Hamilton, to find human fertility treatments through GM cows' milk.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Our bad. Sorry!"

Jun 08 08:58

IDF Beatings, Abuse, Doctored Evidence Emerge

Although Israel successfully controlled news of its deadly commando raid on the Free Gaza (FG) flotilla during the first crucial 48 hours of media coverage, emerging evidence from witnesses and survivors is challenging the Israeli government’s version of events.

These include claims of medical treatment being withheld; beatings and abuse of passengers who never resisted; and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) doctoring audio and selectively editing videos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is standard operating procedure for the IDF against Palestinians and international protesters against the siege; this time, however, they got caught, big-time.

This story is not going away any time soon., no matter how large a "flotilla" of politicians and PR cons Israel sends out across the planet to defend the absolutely indefensible.

Jun 08 08:50

Current Oil Spill Images

Jun 08 08:48

Sanctions against Iran agreed upon: source

U.N. sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program have been "completely agreed upon", a Russian source close to Security Council talks told reporters on Tuesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...completely agreed upon...", says that Greek, Anonymous!

Were I a betting person, I would not bet that China would be on board with these sanctions, in light of the fact that the Chinese government has stated emphatically that diplomacy, not sanctions, was the intelligent way forward, and also due to the fact that China is Iran's number-one trading partner.

Jun 08 08:47

Speeches at Gaza Flotilla demonstration: 5 June 2010

On 5 June 2010, 20,000 protestors marched to the Israeli Embassy in London to protest against Israel's attack on a peaceful flotilla bringing aid to Gaza, shich left nine humanitarian activists dead. Speakers at the demonstration rally included George Galloway, film maker Ken Loach, flotilla survivors Sarah Colborne and Kevin Ovenden, Salma Jaqoob and Caroline Lucas MP. The videos below of speeches at the rally were filmed by Fourman Films.

Jun 08 08:45

Osama bin Laden and top aides are hiding in Sabzevar, Iran

Osama bin Laden's hiding place was pinned down for the first time Monday, June 7, by the Kuwaiti Al-Siyassa Monday, June 7, as the mountainous town of Savzevar in the northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan, 220 km west of Mashhad. He is said to have lived there under Tehran's protection for the last five years, along with Ayman Al-Zawahiri and five other high-ranking al Qaeda leaders.

***THE TIMING IS JUST IMPECCABLE***

Jun 08 08:45

BP Buys 'Oil' Search Terms to Redirect Users to Official Company Website

BP, the very company responsible for the oil spill that is already the worst in U.S. history, has purchased several phrases on search engines such as Google and Yahoo so that the first result that shows up directs information seekers to the company's official website.

Jun 08 08:43

PRESS TV: International Lawyer Franklin Lamb on Gaza Peace Flotilla Legal Rights

Dr. Franklin Lamb says that the Gaza flotilla survivors can certainly take legal action in their own countries. The family of the American who was murdered can sue Israel under the Federal Tort Claims Act – this will allow the family to use American Federal Court.
He added, cases may be brought against Israel for murder,

Continue reading:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/06/press-tv-international-lawyer-frankli...

Jun 08 08:43

Army plans $100 millon Afghanistan special ops HQ

The Army is planning to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northern Afghanistan, evidence of its increasing reliance on covert operations.

The project is one of many in the Obama administration, as it seeks billions in budget increases to counter expanded terror threats from abroad. It also comes as thousands of U.S. troops arrive in Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's ordered buildup.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder how much that one hundred million could do here at home to improve our country's crumbling infrastructure.

However, looking at the size of this investment, it is pretty safe to say that the US is never leaving Afghanistan.

Jun 08 08:39

More than 5,000 Palestinians cross newly opened Gaza-Egypt border

More than 5,000 Palestinians have crossed the border between Gaza and Egypt since the Egyptian president ordered it opened eight days ago, border security sources said on Tuesday.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak opened the crossing in the border town of Rafah in response to Israel's raid on an aid flotilla bound for the besieged Gaza Strip, which left nine activists dead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could possibly be seen as a calculated election year ploy by Mubarak, (Egyptian Parliamentary elections will be held in October of this year) as the lot of the average Egyptian hasn't really gotten very much better under his watch.

However, whatever the reason, I am very glad Mubarak did this, and it sends a very strong and courageous message both to Israel and the rest of the world: the siege of Gaza is all but over.

Jun 08 08:38

Autopsy Shows Israel Executed Wounded, Worse Than Munich 1972

Israel executed wounded, abused corpses and emptied automatic weapons into bodies at point blank range. These were the acts of brutal animals, not humans. Israel has bred a generation of monsters. Israel has an obsession with monsters, the gollum, the sickness of the soul that has driven every nation that has embraced belief over humanity and myth over truth. Israel is and has always been a nation of contradictions, the best and brightest sometimes led by the worlds worst con men, chiselers, torturers and yes, the exact same people the holocaust tells of.

Jun 08 08:33

Israeli Troops Issue 10-day Eviction Orders To Palestinians In Jordan Valley

Five Palestinian families in the Jordan Valley, in the eastern part of the West Bank, received eviction orders from the Israeli military on Sunday, just days after Israeli settlers set up an illegal outpost on the families’ land and took over a water well in the area. The eviction orders told the families to vacate their homes and land within ten days so that Israeli troops could occupy it.

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Jun 08 08:29

ISRAEL TRIES TO PLANT WEAPONS ON SEIZED TURKISH SHIP TO JUSTIFY MURDERS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was expected. Israel is trying to float a trial balloon claiming they found massive amounts of military weapons on board the seized Turkish ships, forgetting that the ship and its cargoes were inspected numerous times in the various ports the ships visited on their way to Gaza. Note that they admit the YouTube video of weapons is not dated. Like the doctored audio tape, this is just another Israeli "bay way of deception" propaganda stunt.

UPDATE: The video that is being shown as being weapons found on board the humanitarian aid fleet has been identified as video actually shot during the seizure of the MV Francop in 2009.

Jun 08 08:28

Gates expects UN sanctions on Iran adopted 'very soon'

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said Tuesday he expects new United Nations sanctions on Iran over its atomic programme to be agreed "very soon".

Speaking hours before the UN Security Council was set to resume to discuss a draft resolution, he said it was not too late to prevent Iran from securing a nuclear bomb.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to SecDef Gates:

1. Iran doesn't have a weapons program: it is developing a power station, with which Russia has provided technical assistance.

2. Do you really think that China, Iran's number-one trading partner, is going to go along with these sanctions?

Jun 08 08:25

United Nations' credability going down in flames today.

Jun 08 08:24

No letup in Marine attempted suicides

Marines are trying to kill themselves at a record pace this year despite a 2009 program aimed at stemming the problem, according to Marine Corps data.

Eighty-nine Marines tried to commit suicide through May, most commonly by overdose or lacerations, according to statistics and the Marine Corps suicide prevention program officer, Navy Cmdr. Aaron Werbel. At that rate, there could be more than 210 attempted suicides this year.

There were a record 164 attempted suicides in 2009.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if, at least for some of these marines, they experienced a terrible moment of clarity in the recognition of the fact that, with these wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US is absolutely not on the right side of history.

Jun 08 08:22

Gaza blockade is inflammatory, says UN

The UN's humanitarian chief, John Holmes, has described Israel's blockade of Gaza as "inflammatory" and devastating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nice words. Gonna do anything about it? Or is the United Nations going to roll over and pretend everything is fine like they did after Israel targeted UN facilities in Gaza and Lebanon? Israel has never complied with the two conditions attached to their membership at the UN. Isn't it time to kick Israel out for not playing by the rules everyone else does?

Or is Israel the real core of the One World Government, because the United Nations certainly seems to treat them like they are!

Jun 08 08:19

Obama to reopen waters for shallow water drilling

Facing an angry tsunami from oil companies, oil company employees and oil company servicers in the Gulf Coast, the Obama Administration is set to quickly reopen drilling sites in the Gulf.

The Administration will release new safety requirements in the wake of a massive BP oil spill. After a rig blew up and sank in April, a drillhole created by BP began leaking tens of thousands of barrels of oil into the sea off the coast of Louisiana.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder, considering just how "cozy" the oil companies were with the regulators before the BP blow-up, if these regulations will really be strong enough to prevent yet another catastrophe here.

Jun 08 08:19

Security Council frames new Iran sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on a resolution to impose a new round of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember what I said about it being Israel behind the push for global government rather than the United Nations? Here is more proof. We have the British press releasing documents that prove not only has Israel been in possession of nuclear weapons for some time, but they have so many they were trying to sell some to Apartheid South Africa (who else they sold to remains an unasked question and maybe that is the real reason Helen Thomas was shown the door before she got round to that one). Yet despite the fact that Israel has not signed the NNPT nor allows IAEA inspections (despite numerous requests by the United Nations) the UN has not taken up the issue of Israel's unsupervised nuclear arsenal.

Then there is the attack on the aid fleet in international waters, which while it did provoke a lot of impolite noises from the United Nations, was halted in its tracks by the usual United States veto.

So here we are a week later; the bodies of the slain aid workers are in the ground and the United Nations is back on track trying to legitimize yet another United States invasion of yet another nation that Israel hates, justifying it with the same old lies about a non-existent nuclear threat from a nation that has not attacked us, or indeed anyone for two hundred years.

So, you tell me; who ACTS like they are the center of the New World Order?

Jun 08 08:18

"We are not going to War over a Bunch of Dead Sailors"

On May 23, according to instructions from the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Cyrus R. Vance, the Liberty, commanded by William L. McGonagle, was directed to the eastern Mediterranean via Rota, Spain and placed under the direction of the Commander-in-Chief, Europe upon its arrival at Rota. [1] Frank Raven, the G Group Chief resisted such a risky move, "The ship will be defenseless out there. If war breaks out, she'll be alone and vulnerable. Either side might start shooting at her...I say the ship should be left where it is...."

Jun 08 08:15

Obama secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries across world

President Obama has secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US special forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world, with American troops now operating in 75 countries.

Jun 08 08:11

“What I Saw That Day…Israel’s June 8th, 1967 Holocaust of US Servicemen Aboard the USS LIBERTY and its Aftermath”

Jun 08 08:11

THERE ARE 3,858 OIL RIG PLATFORMS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are they all time bombs waiting to go off? Remember, the Deepwater Horizon received a safety award from the US Government before it blew up. Does that mean the other rigs are even more at risk of disaster?

Jun 08 08:03

In Memory of the USS LIBERTY

43 years ago today the Air and Naval forces of the Jewish State deliberately attacked the USS LIBERTY in international waters killing 34 Americans and wounding over 170 others. Today, June 8th, 2010, I am posting in their memory excerpts from the audio version of Phil Tourney’s book about that day and its aftermath entitled “What I Saw That Day.”

Jun 08 07:56

B.C. activist took photos of deadly Gaza flotilla clash

"I saw one die in front of my face," Neish said. "He had a huge hole in his chest and he was struggling to get his breath. I took a picture and he stopped breathing."

Jun 08 07:51

Obama Looking for "Whose Ass To Kick" Tip: Start Looking at Your Own Appointees

Yesterday, President Obama said, I don't just sit around talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they have the best answers so I know whose ass to kick. "

Matt Drudge, of the Drudge report used this tough talk to tap the not very far beneath the surface racism of his right wing readers, with the scarey, angry black president headline, ", OBAMA GOES STREET: SEEKING 'ASS TO KICK' ."

But I'm more interested in whose asses he finds. I think he should own up to his own failures first. He should be looking, first, in the White House.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Crumbling roads in the US while US tax dollars build new roads in Israel, collapsing bridges, caved-in mines, blown up oil wells and cracked pipelines, four-day school weeks, lost manufacturing, end of the space program, looted lives... the list is endless. But we can count on the members of Congress and the White House to "Stand by Israel no matter what!" even as Israel attacks US-flagged aid ships and kidnaps and kills Americans in international waters.

In short, the entire Federal Government, subverted by and subservient to a foreign power, has failed in its primary duty of taking care of this nation. If Obama wants to know whose ass to kick, he needs to start at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and work his way outward for about ten miles!

Jun 08 07:27

USS Liberty Veteran Seized by IDF on Gaza Aid Flotilla - June 4, 2010

Jun 08 07:26

Man survives two Israeli attacks

Jun 08 07:19

Jewish Ideology and World Peace by Gilad Atzmon

" …then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.” (Deuteronomy 7:1-2)

"…do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them…as the Lord your God has commanded you…” (Deuteronomy 20:16)

I think that about sums up Zionist thinking.

Jun 08 06:10

Investment Banker: It’s Going To Get Nasty – Buy Land, Barbed Wire And Guns

Paul Joseph Watson

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A top investment banker has warned that the economic fallout of the sovereign debt crisis could get so nasty over the next five years that people would be wise to abandon the markets and instead buy land, barbed wire and guns.

With gold smashing through its all time record high this morning on the back of fears over a double dip recession, analysts are turning increasingly bearish on the markets. Anthony Fry, senior managing director at Evercore Partners, told CNBC that the bond markets could turn nasty over the next few months and said that the current problems created by the European debt crisis could be with us for at least five years.

Jun 08 06:07

Afghan war overtakes Vietnam to become the longest conflict in U.S. history

Afghanistan has become the longest conflict in American history - surpassing even the Vietnam war.

The war entered its 104th month yesterday, with 30,000 American troops being deployed in the first half of this year alone.

The last U.S. ground combat soldiers were brought home from Vietnam after 103 months of fighting.

Jun 08 06:05

Sub attack was near US-SKorea drill

Two months after the sinking, U.S. officials for the first time disclosed details of the joint naval exercise held the same day as the attack on the Cheonan. Forty-six South Korean sailors died on the warship, which was not involved in the exercise. It was on routine patrol near disputed waters.

Military officials said the drill could not have detected the North Korean sub. Officials and defense experts said a minisub would have been difficult for even a nearby ship to track in shallow coastal waters.

What surprised experts was that a 130-ton minisub, without warning, could bring down a warship nine or 10 times its size, a power mismatch called asymmetric warfare.

Jun 08 05:59

S Korea's Ship Sinking - Another False Flag?

The incident begs the question as to what Pyongyang could possibly gain from an attack, especially since for years it's wanted a formal end to the Korean War, a lasting peace, and normalization with America and Seoul, despite decades of betrayal and snubs by successive US administrations, Obama no different than his predecessors.

Jun 08 05:51

Senator confirms reports that wellbore is pierced; oil seeping from seabed in multiple places

Senator Bill Nelson was interviewed by Andrea Mitchell this morning on MSNBC and confirmed reports of oil seeping up from additional leak points on the seafloor.

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL): Andrea we’re looking into something new right now, that there’s reports of oil that’s seeping up from the seabed… which would indicate, if that’s true, that the well casing itself is actually pierced… underneath the seabed. So, you know, the problems could be just enormous with what we’re facing.

Jun 08 05:48

The Cover-up: BP's Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster

WMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign -- more than John McCain or Hillary Clinton, are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP's liability for damage caused by what can be called a "mega-disaster."

Jun 08 04:10

Poll: Criminaly prosecution of BP for oil spill

Almost two-thirds of Americans agree "strongly" or "somewhat" that the federal government should pursue criminal charges against BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.

(*I'm sure the execs at BP are really troubled by this poll .)

Jun 08 01:46

Study: Wind Farms = Bird Killers

A recent study in Klickitat County, Washington shows that active wind farms in Washington and Oregon kill more than 6,500 birds and 3,000 bats annually.

Biologist Orah Zamora works for West, Inc., an ecological field study company, monitors the Windy Flats project, one of the largest wind farms in the United States. Zamora looks for dead birds and bats that have been severed by the spinning blades of the surrounding wind turbines in order to conduct survey's to observe how wind-power development is affecting birds.

"It's like a crime scene, and you try to figure out what happened," said Zamora. "Sometimes it's really obvious because you can see a slice mark."

Jun 08 00:21

Helen Thomas resigned? Nothing surprising here

Debbie Menon

Helen Thomas always asks the right questions! That is why she is known as a “top US journalist.”

Helen Thomas, 89, began her long career with the wire service United Press International in 1943, and started covering the White House in 1960, according to a biography posted on her website. She became a columnist for Hearst in 2000. She (born August 4, 1920) is an American news service reporter, a Hearst News papers columnist, member of the White House Press Corps and author. She served for fifty-seven years as a correspondent and, later, White House bureau chief for United Press International (UPI). Thomas covered 10 U.S. Presidents.

June 7, 2010

Jun 07 23:23

43 years ago Israel Attacked America - And almost to the day have reenacted that Sick Sociopathic Moment

I have not been brought to tears like this, which caught me off guard, since my little 9 year old nephew passed away from a brain tumor this January. I fought during the Cold War in the US Air Force and in US Intelligence under the DCI, but for what, as I see we are letting this war crime go unseen as the cover-up that it is, as these men gave their lives to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies, Foreign and Domestic. What happened on this day is a blatant act of Treason.

What happened to the Humanitarian Aid/NATO flagged ships attacked in international waters, as Israeli Commandos murdered by way of targeted assassination of innocents bringing aid into Apartheid Israel is not only a war crime, but a crime against humanity. If you are truly intellectually honest with yourself, you'll come to the same sad conclusion. Your gut knows. [...]

Jun 07 21:43

New NOAA Forecast: Oil spill 35 miles from Tampa Bay area by June 8

By June 8 the outer boundary of the BP oil spill is forecast to be under 40 miles from the Tampa Bay area.

Jun 07 21:03

“Defending your Life” 5-minute video: overcome fear to have the ride of your life

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Faith in religion or spiritual justice ends fear. When a human being declares a loving God who has command of Life, then there is literally nothing to fear. This is equally true if one declares karma is a law.

Therefore, growing in spiritual strength and eliminating fear go hand-in-hand.

Spiritual strength and embracing factual reality also go hand-in-hand in almost everyone’s vision. I understand the facts I present (among hundreds of writers) shine light upon fear-evoking reality of unlawful US wars and “leaders” who intentionally collapse our economy; conclusions self-evident from this academic paper, “Open proposal to higher education,” and my citizen paper, “Government by dicts.”

Jun 07 18:45

Pain of Gaza exile endures after 43 years

In the Arab world, 1967 is known as the year of the setback - al-Naksa. A year of lost hopes, dreams, land and freedom. It was also the year of my birth. My parents had been married for almost seven years and had three children with a fourth on the way - me.

Jun 07 18:40

James Cameron: US shouldn’t be relying on BP’s underwater intel

James Cameron offered to help BP find a solution to their leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico but the company turned him down. Now the Academy Award-winning director is taking his suggestions directly to the media.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please remember; even though James Cameron is a director, his brother is a highly respected oceanographer, and I would be willing to bet that they talked extensively about what the possibilities were before he ever went to BP, or went public with to the media.

Jun 07 17:35

White House Blasts Absent Thomas In Today’s Briefing;

(*with everything they never dared say when she was present)

Jun 07 17:10

Senator confirms reports that wellbore is pierced; oil seeping from seabed in multiple places

Senator Bill Nelson was interviewed by Andrea Mitchell this morning on MSNBC and confirmed reports of oil seeping up from additional leak points on the seafloor.

Jun 07 16:43

Doctors 'helped test waterboarding technique on terror suspects in U.S. custody'

Doctors helped to test and refine waterboarding and other interrogation methods on terror suspects in U.S. custody, a prominent physicians group has claimed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Take two ass-burns and call me in the morning, BWAH HAA HAA HAA HAA!"

Jun 07 16:36

US Navy Veterans Continue to seek Justice for Israeli Attack (2010)

By: Dahr Jamail

On June 8, 1967, while sailing in international waters, the US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of the Liberty’s crew of 294, more than half were killed or wounded. More than 40 years later, survivors are still seeking justice.

The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that the Liberty was an American ship, yet survivors have been forbidden to tell their story under oath to the American public.....

Jun 07 16:32

CLINTON GETS BITCH-SLAPPED

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The US Government has destroyed its own credibility by being Israel's whore,and this sort of treatment is the inevitable result. Get used to it Hillary, you are SecState of a failed nation.

Jun 07 15:01

US would accept 'reformed' Taliban in Afghanistan if 'red lines' respected: Holbrooke

you can't have a settlement with Al Qaeda, you can't talk to them, you can't negotiate with them, it's out of the question.

(* sure you can . You ever hear that slang expression ; Praying To The PORCELAIN God ?)

Jun 07 14:48

The sickening, sad reality: David has turned out to be Goliath

This song from the Spanish band Ska-P - more relevant now than ever - supports the international cry against the gangster state of Israel.

(You should at least watch to catch the hook at 1:50.)

Jun 07 14:04

Hurriyet photos of disarmed Israeli commandos receiving medical care

Hurriyet photos of disarmed Israeli commandos receiving medical care

Jun 07 13:50

New oil plume evidence uncovered

Jun 07 13:48

New oil plume evidence uncovered

The University of South Florida recently discovered a second oil plume in the northeastern Gulf. The first plume was found by Mississippi universities in early May.

Jun 07 13:42

Ice at the North Pole in 1958 and 1959 – not so thick

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The global warming cult likes to go on about how the arctic ice cap is thinning out. But looking at these photos, it has been thin before without the world coming to an end.

Jun 07 13:38

The New McCarthyism

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Relinked for Helen Thomas

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Jun 07 13:34

Journalist Helen Thomas quits amid Israel furor

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ABCNNBBCBSPBSFOX now join the ranks of those institutions that place the interests of a foreign power ahead of the American people.

Helen Thomas is actually correct. Israel does occupy Palestine, and the Ashkenazi Jews that form the majority of Israel's population are not native to the region.

But just as there can be no politicians that dare to tell the truth about Israel to Americans, so too there can be no corporate journalists that dare to tell the truth about Israel to Americans, which I guess is why you are HERE reading this rather than getting your brains sucked out by ABCNNBBCBSPBSFOX.

Helen is a woman of courage, but sadly we live in a society where courage is punished while cowering in fear before Israel is the path to wealth and fame.

Jun 07 13:28

"WEB OF TRUST" HIJACKED BY ISRAELI PROPAGANDISTS!

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I used to use "Web of Trust" with Firefox to steer clear of crooked websites, but lately the system has been hijacked by the "Megaphonies" who flood the rating system with negative ratings for any websites that question Israel's policies and actions. This page is a good example. This is the online version of the article, "The 13th Tribe" which details the Khazar heritage of the Ashkenazi. Because the fact that the Ashkenazi are the descendants of people who converted to Judaism in 800AD and NOT the direct descendants of the biblical Hebrews contradicts official Israeli claims to "own" Palestine, the megaphones have gone out and used WOT to smear any sites that discuss the matter.

But the proof is right before your eyes. The Ashkenazi have pale Caucasian skin, proof that they are not actually Semitic.

So, I will no longer use Web of Trust and suggest that everyone uninstall it immediately.

Jun 07 11:05

Ahead of sanctions, Ahmadinejad to visit China

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is heading to China this week to discuss the threat of new UN sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said world powers have the necessary votes at the Security Council.

His visit to Security Council veto-wielding permanent member China takes on particular significance as a vote on a new sanctions package looms after the United States introduced a draft resolution last month.

China, which has emerged in recent years as Iran's main trading partner, continues to insist on diplomacy to resolve the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program but US officials say they have Beijing's support for the sanctions resolution.

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Were I a betting human being, I wouldn't bet that the US actually has Beijing on board for this next round of UN Security Council sanctions being proposed.

Jun 07 10:49

U.S. Banks' Foreclosure Holdings Increased 12.5% in Q1: Report

Foreclosed property held by U.S. banks increased 12.5 percent to $41.5 billion during the first quarter of this year, according to a recent analysis by SNL Financial, a financial market research firm out of Charlottesville, Virginia.

The company says banks’ aggregate foreclosed inventory is up from $36.9 billion at year-end 2009, and $11.7 billion in the first quarter of 2008.

SNL data shows that other real estate owned, or OREO (which essentially means the same as REO and is defined as real property owned by a banking institution, most frequently the result of a borrower’s default and foreclosure), represented 0.3 percent of banks’ assets in the
first quarter of 2010, up from 0.1 percent in the comparable period of 2008.

Jun 07 10:44

Antidepressants during pregnancy cause alarming 68 percent increased risk of miscarriage

Back in 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that exposure to the antidepressant paroxetine (sold as Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva) in the first trimester of pregnancy might increase the risk for birth defects, especially heart problems. Did this halt the widespread prescribing of paroxetine and other antidepressants for pregnant women? Unfortunately, the answer is no.

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Unflipping believable.

Jun 07 10:35

Drugs for Europe: Protected by Powerful Western Interests, Afghanistan Heroin Transits Through Kosovo

Two years ago a joke was being circulated on the Runet that a heroin producer has recognized its distributor’s independence. It was about Afghanistan, which was to the first to recognize the independence of the Serbian province of Kosovo which had illegally separated from Yugoslavia.

Kosovo has since become a transit point for drugs, channelled from Asia to Europe.

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When there is control of drug trafficking, there is also control of where the drugs wind up.

Jun 07 10:32

New Director of National Intelligence: Overseeing Aggression Abroad, Repression at Home

Whether or not Clapper is confirmed by the Senate, illegal wars of aggression will continue; drones will still rain death and destruction upon unarmed civilians; America's pit bull in the Middle East, Israel, will carry out international acts of piracy and murder on the high seas with impunity as Gaza starves; and the Executive Branch will complete the destruction of the Constitution and the rule of law at home to "keep us safe."

Jun 07 10:28

The IAEA: From UN Nuclear Watchdog to US Lapdog

The most glaring indication of the IAEA’s appeasement of US belligerence over the latter’s allegations of Iranian nuclear ambitions, and therefore the need for further punitive UN sanctions, is the gaping omission from the agency’s report of the Tehran nuclear fuel swap declaration.

The report dated 31 May found its way into the media on 1 June ahead of the IAEA Board of Governors’ meeting scheduled for this week.

Conveniently for Washington’s strenuous efforts to cohere the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to vote through a fourth round of sanctions against Iran – perhaps also this week – the IAEA report played into the fevered imaginations of mainstream Western media outlets.

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It is not only the "...IAEA’s appeasement of US belligerence over the latter’s allegations of Iranian nuclear ambitions..." ; the IAEA is also caving in to Israel completely on the matter as well, in spite of the fact that no hard evidence has been found to prove that Iran is developing a weapons program.

Jun 07 10:21

Was the Obama Administration involved in the Planning of the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla?

“They even shot those who surrendered. Many of our friends saw this. They told me that there were handcuffed people who were shot,” (quoted by Press TV)

The Israeli Commando had an explicit order to kill.

There are indications that the US was consulted at the highest levels regarding the nature of this military operation. Moreover, in the wake of the attacks, both the US and the UK have unequivocally reaffirmed their support to Israel.

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It is very clear, should this information be correct, that the governments of the US and UK are uniformly complicit in the deaths and beatings of those killed or injured by the IDF.

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