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June 2, 2010

Jun 02 19:58

Partial List of Prohibited Items for Gaza

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

Jun 02 19:43

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 19:38

Supreme Court backs off strict enforcement of Miranda rights

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

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


Jun 02 19:05

Attack complicates new sanctions on Iran

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 18:53

Israeli strike echoes in Pakistan

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 18:33

Canadian on Gaza flotilla says he was beaten

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

Jun 02 18:32

Rising doubts over Obama Asia trip

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 18:28

Conservative pundits blame Obama for Israeli raid on flotilla

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 18:22

Commandos used kidnapped captain's child as threat

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

Jun 02 18:09

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

Jun 02 17:42

Israelis shot people in forehead, says Pakistani

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

Jun 02 17:13

Brilliant cartoon on Netanyahu!

Jun 02 16:18

AP INTERVIEW: Turkish aid group had terror ties

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

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Jun 02 15:47

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

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

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

Jun 02 14:52

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

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

Jun 02 14:33

Israel detains Hawaii activist

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 14:29

Biden: Israel right to stop Gaza flotilla from breaking blockade

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

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Against Hummus???????

Jun 02 14:27

BP's Dismal Safety Record

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 14:25

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 14:12

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

Jun 02 14:04

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

A senior United Nations official said on Wednesday that the growing use of armed drones by the United States to kill terrorism suspects is undermining global constraints on the use of military force.

Between us and Israel, who needs constraints on the use of military force?

Jun 02 14:01

Letter from an online zionist supporter

Jun 02 13:54

US seeks UN vote on Iran sanctions by June 21

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 13:53

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 13:45

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My fellow patriots.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be angry.

Be very angry.

Jun 02 13:34

20 in Black Caucus Ask for Curbs on Ethics Office

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

Jun 02 13:31


Jun 02 13:20

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

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

Jun 02 13:19

Washington Questions Obama's Commitment to Israel

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 13:19

Israel’s shameful justification for murdering peace activists

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

Jun 02 13:13

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

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

Jun 02 13:05

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

Jun 02 12:58

Mark Regev interviewed about Gaza Freedom Flotilla by Jon Snow

Jon Snow gives a lesson in questioning Israeli propaganda.

He leaves Regev looking like a complete turkey.

Other news organisations should take note.

Jun 02 12:49

Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida Arrested on Corruption charges

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

Jun 02 12:41

Sydney marchers in global wave of protest against killings and blockade

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

Jun 02 12:27

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

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

Don't hold your breath.

Jun 02 12:23

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

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

Jun 02 12:10

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

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

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

Jun 02 12:10

Achille Lauro ship attack, Piracy is an international crime

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

Jun 02 12:06

Feds Approve New Gulf Oil Well off La

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Jun 02 12:06

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

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

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

Jun 02 12:05

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

Jun 02 11:30

Chutzpah Lives Here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jun 02 11:24

Latest Setback for BP: Saw Snags Underwater

Jun 02 11:20

Irish aid boat holds course towards Gaza despite Israel warning

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

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

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

Jun 02 11:19

Israel's International Piracy and Terror

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

Jun 02 11:11

Organizers: Freedom Flotilla 2 in a few weeks

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jun 02 11:09


Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jun 02 11:08

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

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

Jun 02 11:05

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 11:01

Mood of resistance sweeps continent

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

Jun 02 11:01

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 11:01

Lisbon: Massive Demonstration Against Government

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

Jun 02 11:00

Direct Bias Shown on BBC on Flotilla Crime

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

Jun 02 10:59

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

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Like the obedient servant he is...

Jun 02 10:57

The Israeli Massacre and the Cover-Up

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 10:56


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

Jun 02 10:54

New Law Will Require a License to be a Journalist

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

Jun 02 10:51

Americans protest deadly Israeli attack

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 02 10:48

Reporters Without Borders: 15 journalists still missing

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

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

Jun 02 10:43

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 10:41


Jun 02 10:39

Israel sees no need to apologize for raid

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

Jun 02 10:38

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

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

Jun 02 10:36

Freedom fleet 2 to set sail to Gaza in weeks

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

Jun 02 10:34

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

Jun 02 10:32

Captain recounts attack on Flotilla

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

Jun 02 10:31

As Obama Wavers, Congressmen Cheer Aid Ship Massacre

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 10:23

Nicaragua cuts ties with Israel

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

Jun 02 10:23

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 10:20


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

Jun 02 10:19

Israel will not lift Gaza blockade – Netanyahu

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

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

As reported on 2 June, 2010 in:



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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 10:15

World Council of Churches condemns flotilla raid

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

Jun 02 10:05

US naval attack group makes for South Korea

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

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

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


"Military exercises", my astrolabe!

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

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

Jun 02 10:00

China's Wen reveals fears of any Korea conflict spreading

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 09:56

Settlers torch hundreds of Nablus olive trees

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

Jun 02 09:54

China Tells Defense Secretary Gates Not To Visit

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

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

Jun 02 09:51

Netanyahu: “Siege will Continue”

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

Jun 02 09:49

Gaza flotilla activists deported as witnesses accuse Israel

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 09:48

Israel Confidently Defies World, Rejects Independent Probe Calls

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

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

Jun 02 09:47

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

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

Jun 02 09:47


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

Jun 02 09:47


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

Jun 02 09:44

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 09:43

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

Hmmm when did this happen before? Sound Familiar?

Jun 02 09:43


Jun 02 09:38

Israel 'underestimated reactions'

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No shit!

Jun 02 09:33

Egypt allows generators into Gaza

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

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

Jun 02 09:31

Latest Oil Containment effort hits snag

I thought they said this for sure was gonna work?

Jun 02 09:25

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

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

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So let me see if I understand this.

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

Or did I misunderstand what President Pussy was saying?

Jun 02 09:19

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

Jun 02 09:10

BP Disaster - The MTV version!

Jun 02 09:00

New Law Will Require a License to be a Journalist

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

Jun 02 08:57

Anti-Israel Protest Photos

Jun 02 08:56

Irish ship on collision course with Israeli navy near Gaza

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

Jun 02 08:53

Steve Bell on the Israel flotilla attack

Jun 02 08:50

Israeli troops confront flotilla activists

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

Jun 02 08:49

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

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

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

Jun 02 08:48

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 08:45

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

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

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

Jun 02 08:39

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

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

Jun 02 08:24

The Mediterranean Massacre

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

Jun 02 08:12

Israeli Murders, NATO and Afghanistan

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

Jun 02 08:11

2010 Pro-Israel PAC Contributions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 02 08:10

Flotilla fallout

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

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

Jun 02 08:09

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

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

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

Jun 02 08:00


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

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

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

Jun 02 07:59

Israel's Disinformation Campaign Against the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

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

Jun 02 07:52

FLASHBACK - Hamas Sweeps Palestinian Elections

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

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

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

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

USS Liberty?

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

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

Jun 02 07:42

Glenn Greenwald Destroys MSNBC's Israeli Lapdog Apologist

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

Jun 02 07:35

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

Jun 02 07:23


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

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

Must watch. He is Amazing!

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Jun 02 07:15

Israel has Crossed the Rubicon

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

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

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

Jun 02 06:59

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

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

Jun 02 05:51

Roberts: 'AIPAC purchases US elections'

Jun 02 05:44


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

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


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Jun 02 05:23

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

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

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

Jun 02 03:07

Obama's Timidity, Failed Policies and much more

Timidity. Euphemism for cowardice. --ts

Jun 02 03:03

Of course, they were asking for it

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

Jun 02 02:49

Another Israeli Crime

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

Jun 02 02:47

Israel Knows No Limits

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

Jun 02 02:45

What if it Were Your Child?

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

Jun 02 02:06

Leader: West to blame for Gaza aid attack

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

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

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

Jun 02 02:01

The Enemies of Humanity Expose Themselves Again

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

Jun 02 01:56

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

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

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

Jun 02 01:50

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

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

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


Jun 02 01:46

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

By Anthony Lawson

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

Jun 02 00:59

'Money is killing us,' Gulf fisherman says

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

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

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

June 1, 2010

Jun 01 23:21

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

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

Jun 01 23:17

Obama's Timidity and Deaths at Sea

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

Jun 01 23:09

Japanese PM Resigns Over Failure to Move US Base

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

Jun 01 22:26

What Caused The Explosion On The Deepwater Horizon?

A worker told the Wall Street Journal that the crew was in fact preparing to drop the cement plug down the riser—standard procedure—when the order came to instead pump out the mud. “Usually we set the cement plug at that point and let it set for six hours, then displace the well,” he said. The worker told the Journal that this dangerous step was first cleared with the MMS. The MMS refused comment.

Jun 01 22:05

Safety fluid was removed before oil rig exploded in Gulf

If the final cement plug wasn't in place yet, removing the mud would be at odds with "good oil-field practice" outlined in 2003 by the federal Minerals Management Service. The MMS report, prepared by WEST Engineering Services, warns against single-point failures -- counting on one mode of protection -- by saying that "mud weight is the first round of defense against a kick, followed up by" the blowout preventer. Removing the mud left the blowout preventer as the only failsafe.

"To displace mud above the position of the upper plug with water before setting the upper plug means that you are relying on one barrier for the duration; this is not good," said a deepwater drilling expert who did not want to be identified because he does business with BP. The expert is not involved in the Deepwater Horizon project.

Jun 01 21:45

No weapons on stormed Turkish ship: Report

A Turkish customs official on Monday denied Israeli allegations that activists aboard a Turkish aid ship for Gaza stormed by Israeli forces possessed weapons, the Anatolia news agency reported.

"Allegations that there were weapons aboard the Turkish ship are baseless," Fevzi Gulcan, the head of customs at the Mediterranean port city of Antalya, told Anatolia.

Jun 01 21:41

Hawaii Woman Held By Israelis

Retired Army Col. Ann Wright, a Honolulu resident, is reportedly being held by the Israeli government after commandos stormed a flotilla of ships taking aid to Palestinians in Gaza, killing 9 and wounding dozens of others.

Wright is a former state department official who resigned in protest over the Iraq war. She was on one of the ships attempting to take supplies to Palestinians cut off by the Israelis in Gaza.

Wright has been highly critical of Israel.

“They've been able to get away with any criminal act and violation of international law, and America protects them," Wright said in an interview conducted aboard one of the ships just before the attack.

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Jun 01 21:03

Responsibility of Deepwater Horizon Disaster is Pinned to BP & MMS

After reading the following article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424... that covers testimony from Transocean Ltd., Halliburton and BP, regarding the Deepwater Horizon Exploratory Rig Disaster, fault and responsibility is placed upon the decision of BP and MMS to deviate from established, proven, cementing, curing and plugging procedures.

...According to this worker, BP asked permission from the federal Minerals Management Service to displace the mud before the final plugging operation had begun. The mud in the well weighed 14.3 pounds per gallon; it was displaced by seawater that weighed nearly 50% less. Like BP, the MMS declined to comment on this account.

Jun 01 19:48

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Will Announce His Resignation

The main cause of the collapse in polls was the result of his backtracking last month on a pledge to relocate U.S. troops stationed on Okinawa.

Jun 01 19:00

Oil Spill Hearings In Congress: Companies Blame Each Other, Refuse Responsibility

Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama grew frustrated grilling the executives on why engineers replaced a heavy "mud" compound in the well with much lighter sea water – thereby reducing downward pressure on the oil – when they were temporarily capping the site for future exploitation. He quoted an oil rig worker saying, "That's when the well came at us, basically."

"I'm not familiar with the individual procedure on that well," BP's McKay said.

Steven Newman, Transocean's president and CEO, and Halliburton executive Tim Probert repeatedly told Sessions they did not know how often sea water instead of the compound was used to seal Gulf wells.

Jun 01 18:46

Deepwater Horizon oil spill -- Wikipedia

Just hours before the explosion, a BP representative overruled Transocean employees and insisted on displacing protective drilling mud with seawater.[233] One of the BP representative on board responsible for making the final decision, Robert Kaluza, refused to testify on the Fifth Amendment grounds that he might incriminate himself; Donald Vidrine, another BP representative, cited medical reasons for his inability to testify, as did James Mansfield, Transocean's assistant marine engineer on board. [234][235][236]

Jun 01 18:44

China aims to become supercomputer superpower

"By comparison, China has 24 machines in the list. Its fastest has a top speed of 1.20 petaflops, more than double the speed of its previous top supercomputer. However, it has a theoretical top speed of nearly 3 petaflops, which would make it the fastest in the world."

Let a Thousand Reactors Bloom (Sept. 2005)

China's struggled hard to surpass the U.S. as a world power, and they've accomplished that over 10 years ago.

The 19th century belonged to the Commonwealth.
The 20th century belonged to America.
The 21st century belongs to China.
I trust China will not piss it all away like we did.

Jun 01 18:20

The madness of arrogance: Israel's attack on the Gaza aid flotilla

Alan Sabrosky argues that Israel may have overreached itself by murdering international aid workers bound for beleaguered Gaza, and that this act of wanton savagery provides the civilized world with an opportunity to rein in the rogue Jewish state once and for all.

Jun 01 18:20

After Removing Mud Before Accident, BP’s “Top Kill” Injects Mud to Stop Oil

In a hearing on Wednesday, the chief mechanic on Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon rig testified that a BP representative, in an argument that lasted for hours [9], “overruled drillers from rig owner Transocean and insisted on displacing protective drilling mud [10] from the riser that connected the rig to the oil well,” according to The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

When Scott Pelley of “60 Minutes” asked Bob Bea, a UC Berkeley engineering professor, why BP would ask for the removal of the mud [13], Bea responded: “It expedites the subsequent steps.”

Jun 01 18:18

Letter to UK Minister Henry Bellingham: the rogue state of Israel’s foulest crime

Stuart Littlewood has emailed his UK Member of Parliament, Henry Bellingham, a newly appointed Foreign Office minister in the coalition government, asking him to spell out the actions the British governments intends to take in response to Israel’s murder on the high seas of Gaza-bound international aid workers.

Jun 01 18:17

Punish North Korea! Who sank the Cheonan?

Christopher King suggests that the sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan on 26 March was an American false flag operation aimed at creating a dispute with China to use as a pretext to raise barriers to Chinese imports, suspend interest payments on US debt held by the Chinese and force Beijing to revalue the renminbi to reduce China’s trading advantages.

Jun 01 16:26

If Iran had attacked the Gaza aid ships instead of Israel, can you imagine US corporate media spin?

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

In violation of international law, Israel boarded and fired upon civilians in international waters attempting to deliver medical supplies and life-necessary materials to Gaza.

Ironically, Gaza is the world's largest concentration camp; collectively, unlawfully, and lethally punished by Israel.

Kourosh Ziabari wrote a brilliant factual article and analysis asking this question: What if Iran Had Carried Out the Gaza Carnage? I’ll reprint his article below.

For my comprehensive resources that includes US/Israel lies to foment war with Iran, click here.

Jun 01 16:22

Eyewitness accounts demolish Israeli lies

Eyewitness accounts demolish Israeli lies: Commandos opened fire before boarding Gaza flotilla, then shot and tortured people at will
Dorian Jones & Helena Smith
The Guardian
Tue, 01 Jun 2010 11:52 EDT

Jun 01 16:19

Is BP trying to cap well, or siphoning oil to sell

Is BP trying to cap the Gulf oil well, or keep it flowing?
Mike Adams
Natural News
Mon, 31 May 2010 10:49 EDT
I spoke to several people who have a work history with BP, and two of them told me they are certain that British Petroleum is NOT trying to stop the oil coming out of the well. What they are trying to do, I was told, is SAVE the oil well so that they can capture the oil and sell it. This claim stands in direct contradiction to what BP says. The company insists it's trying to stop the flow of oil from the well. But if you look at BP's actions, what they're really trying to do is siphon off the gushing oil where it can be pumped to a tanker ship and sold as crude.

Jun 01 16:05

Freedom Flotilla: Separating Truth from Zionist Bullshit

“It was clear from the size of the force that boarded the ship that the purpose was not only to stop this sail, but to cause the largest possible number of fatalities in order to stop such initiatives in the future.”

Jun 01 16:01


Jun 01 15:45

A Day Which Shall Live In Infamy

During the early morning,as the adhan (call to prayer) was heard captivating the Mediterranean and as many hometown activists watched eagerly from the privacy of their own homes via live broadcast, a violent assemblage of Israeli’s began their pre-meditated attacks on humanitarian activists heading to the tiny sliver of blockaded and besieged land known as Gaza.

Jun 01 14:52

Israel founders in international waters

Until Monday morning, the Mavi Marmara (Blue Marmara) had an undistinguished, if industrious, career. Relentlessly plying Istanbul's passenger routes, the ship carried hundreds of thousands of commuters and holidaymakers through the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. It is doubtful whether any of those passengers would have remembered her name; they were certainly not aware that they were on board one of a very select group of sea-going vessels that have permanently altered world politics. The list includes the HMS Victory, the Bismarck, the General Balgrano - and now the Mavi Marmara.

Jun 01 14:50

Warner Bros. Sued for Pirating Anti-Piracy Technology

Warner Bros. has been sued by a German technology firm which claims the movie and television production company pirated its anti-piracy technology.

German firm Medien Patent Verwaltung claims that in 2003, it revealed a new kind of anti-piracy technology to Warner Bros. that marks films with specific codes so pirated copies can be traced back to their theaters of origin. But like a great, hilariously-ironic DRM Ouroborus, the company claims that Warner began using the system throughout Europe in 2004 but hasn't actually paid a dime for it.

Jun 01 14:43

Russia condemns Israeli raid of humanitarian aid ships in neutral waters

Jun 01 14:42

Israeli Attack on Gaza Aid Ship Violates International Law

Jun 01 14:34

Turkey Promises to Send Supplies to Gaza With Naval Escort

Well, now Israel has done it. They have actually provoked Turkey to the point that they may start a war over this incident massacre:

Jun 01 14:24

Who the hell does Israel think she is?

Two days ago, Israeli forces attacked a humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters. The whole purpose of the activists on the raided Turkish ship, the Mavi Marmara, and several others around it, were to bring aid and supplies, including playgrounds for children, to Gaza. They paid the price by being the targets of Israeli machine guns.

At least 10 unarmed civilians, most of whom are Turks, were killed. Dozens of others were injured.

There is no need to mince words in the face of this atrocity: Israel has committed piracy, barbarism and state terrorism.

Jun 01 14:23

Eyeless in Gaza

I am up to my eyeballs work-wise, but just had to comment on the Israeli attack on the Turkish ship trying to bring supplies to the beleaguered Gazans. Sweet Jesus, when is the U.S. going to understand that the reflexive embrace of whatever Israel does -- particularly under the leadership of a one-dimensional bully -- is not in our interests?

Jun 01 14:22

BP Cites Broken Disk in 'Top Kill' Failure

The ruptured disk may have allowed much of the heavy drilling mud being injected into the well last week to escape into the rock formation outside of the wellbore, people familiar with BP's findings said.

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If that is true, then far more oil and gas are escaping from the well than we see at the well head.

Jun 01 14:17


This poem was written before the barbarian attack on the Freedom Flotilla, but in the translation I added a verse to salute the European martyrs of Palestine.

Jun 01 14:14

Official: US Will Stand with Israel

Regardless of the details of the flotilla incident, sources say President Obama is focused on what he sees as the longer term issue here: a successful Mideast peace process.

“The president has always said that it will be much easier for Israel to make peace if it feels secure,” a senior administration official tells ABC News.

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Israel has so many nuclear weapons they were trying to sell some to South Africa! How much more "secure" do they need to feel to start acting like a civilized nation? Yow many more people must die? How much more Palestinian land must be stolen?

I admire how brightly you have polished your Israeli slave chains, but they are still slave chains!

Jun 01 13:56

It's Official - Another BP Failure - Efforts To End Flow From BP Well Are Over, Coast Guard Says

BP Plc has given up trying to plug its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico any sooner than August, laying out a series of steps to pipe the oil to the surface and ship it ashore for refining, said Thad Allen, the U.S. government’s national commander for the incident.

Jun 01 13:53

Mossad chief says, Israel is a burden to US

Smarter people than me say that the lobby has become institutionalized; and that good journalists like my old friend Fred Hiatt are caught up in it not out of ideological commitment but because in Washington it's the water everyone who cares about his/her career swims in. I bet Bill Keller operates that way? Barack Obama? Walter Russell Mead? And the sad thing about the institutional lobby is that its liberal exponents, having checked their values/judgment at the coatcheck some time back, will just roll along with it till they really are dern sure that the rules have changed.

Jun 01 13:52

Israel - You've gone too far this time

This spring while I was in Israel for Passover my Israeli Palestinian friends in Haifa showed me pictures and stories of disabled people(men, women and children) in Gaza using sticks instead of crutches or utterly house bound for lack of a wheelchair. Many of the disabled were as a result of the Gaza war. Understandably, I was very moved by their plight even though I don't have any sympathy for Hamas. My Nephew who is a captain in the Golani Brigade arranged a meeting with the IDF bureaucrats responsible for the the Gaza blockade to hear my request to provide some wheelchairs and crutches for Gaza thru official Israeli channels.

Jun 01 13:51

Vatican bank under scrutiny

ITALIAN prosecutors are investigating the Vatican bank on suspicion of involvement in money laundering, La Repubblica daily reported on Tuesday.

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Jun 01 13:49

Stop Supporting the Troops and End the Wars

War is terrorism. Soldiers are not heroes. Presidents are not saviors.

Jun 01 13:44

It's the Corporate State, Stupid

The early twentieth century Italians, who invented the word fascism, also had a more descriptive term for the concept -- estato corporativo: the corporatist state. Unfortunately for Americans, we have come to equate fascism with its symptoms, not with its structure. The structure of fascism is corporatism, or the corporate state. The structure of fascism is the union, marriage, merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power. Failing to understand fascism, as the consolidation of corporate economic and governmental power in the hands of a few, is to completely misunderstand what fascism is. It is the consolidation of this power that produces the demagogues and regimes we understand as fascist ones.

Jun 01 13:44

Israel: "We Control America"

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And we are all Palestinians now.

Jun 01 13:39

The Enemies of Humanity Expose Themselves Again

The Enemies of Humanity Expose Themselves Again
By Doug Steil | Aletho News | June 1, 2010
The recent storming by Israeli state terrorists of a Turkish humanitarian aid ship Mavi Marmara in international waters, killing of twenty people during the illegal seizure, and subsequent kidnapping of nearly seven hundred passengers, is yet another of numerous Israeli operations that have highlighted the essence of Zionism and its utter disregard for humanity.

Jun 01 13:34

Fuck the troops!

Each and every US serviceperson today who is not deserting, refusing to follow orders or turning their weapons on their commanders is, in fact, a criminal, and one for whom we should feel neither sympathy nor pity, let alone the specious solidarity of “support the troops” when it’s those same “troops” who are carrying out slaughter, destruction and torture in our name.

Jun 01 13:29

Turkey seeks U.S. support vs Israel on flotilla

He said he was disappointed with Washington's cautious response to an incident he likened to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

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Turkey will be disappointed. The US just demonstrated at the United Nations that it remains Israel's obedient slave, blocking an investigation into the war crimes committed by Israel and suggesting rather ludicrously that Israel can be trusted to conduct their own investigation.

This nation is no longer the United States of America; but has become Israel's west annex. And we are all Palestinians now!

Jun 01 13:25

Israel should lead investigation into attack on Gaza flotilla, says US

The United States has blocked demands at the UN security council for an international inquiry into Israel's assault on the Turkish ship carrying aid to Gaza that left nine pro-Palestinian activists dead.

A compromise statement instead calls for an impartial investigation which Washington indicated could be carried out by Israel.

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A US-flagged vessel has been attacked in international waters and nine kidnapped Americans are in Israeli jails and the official US policy is to let the criminals do their own investigation???

This means there will be no honest investigation, and that is actually okay because the world will not be free to form their own opinion about what happened, because nobody will believe any official claims made by Israel and the United Nations just died, murdered by the US for the benefit of Israel.

Jun 01 13:16

Feds open criminal probe of Gulf oil spill

Funny they are still saying spill? This is a Disaster.!!!!

Jun 01 13:10

Israel, We Bless Thee

For extorting from me and my fellow Americans $6,000,000,000 (billion) a year for the last 4 decades, we bless thee.

For taking our most sophisticated weapons technology and stealing it for yourself without paying the American patent holders, we bless thee.

For taking that high-tech military technology and selling it to our enemies, such as the Russians and Chinese, thus further endangering us, we bless thee.

For using that weaponry in a sustained attack against a United States ship, the USS Liberty, in an attempt to sink her, thus preventing US servicemen from revealing to the rest of the world information concerning the war crimes they witnessed you commit against Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Desert during the Six Day War, we bless thee.

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For attacking a US-flagged ship in international waters and kidnapping 9 US citizens while the US Government sits on its hands, we bless thee......

Jun 01 13:08

Lebanon fires on Israeli warplanes: security official

Lebanon's military fired anti-aircraft artillery at Israeli warplanes that were flying over Lebanon, a senior Israeli security official said on Tuesday.

Jun 01 12:57

Israel’s International Piracy

The Israeli attack against the Freedom Flotilla was pre-meditated and pr- planned by the Israeli military headed by its defense minister, Ehud Barak, and approved by its prime minister, Netanyahu. Five large tents were erected at the Israeli port of Ashdod to hold humanitarian activists hostage. Three Israeli military ships loaded with 300 specially trained Israeli commandos accompanied by military helicopters and associated attack speed boats, headed to intercept unarmed humanitarian ships. This was the biggest Israeli naval battle since its illegal establishment in 1948.

Jun 01 12:48

The Aid Israel Claims was harmful to its security

Jun 01 12:46

Anti-Israel protests over flotilla attack intensify

Jun 01 12:35

US veteran on board 'Liberty' was flotilla passenger

A US Navy veteran who was on board the USS Liberty, which Israel attacked during the Six Day War, is now missing after taking part in the conflict-ridden flotilla, US news agencies reported Tuesday.

Sixty-three year-old Joe Miduras, of the Texas town of Corpus Christi, has not yet made contact with his wife, Jean.

Jun 01 12:31

Israel should lead investigation into attack on Gaza flotilla, says US

The US representative at the security council discussions, Alejandro Wolff, indicated that Washington would be satisfied with Israel investigating itself when he called for it to undertake a credible investigation.

Jun 01 12:26

BP Shares Plunge 20% in one day

I was waiting for this, But I actually thought it might fall even farther. Ah well the week isn't over yet.

Jun 01 12:06

Dogs Will Be Dogs–Israel’s Latest Slaughter of the Innocents Just Business as Usual

“Tell me, do the evil men of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don’t suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear us instead of feeling sorry. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness instead of admiring our nobility. Let them tremble; let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a savage country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go wild, that we might start World War Three just like that, or that we might one day go crazy and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East. Even if you’ll prove to me that the present war is a dirty immoral war, I don’t care.

Jun 01 11:48

Ships and their flags

1. Mavi Marmara passenger Flagged in Turkey

2. Sofia cargo ship Flagged in Greece

3. Gazza 1 cargo ship Flagged in Turkey

4. Gazza 2 cargo ship Flagged in Turkey

5. Spendoni passenger Flagged in Greece

6. Challenger 1 Flagged in U.S.

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Okay, this is a confirm. Israel has committed an act of war against a US flagged vessel, and Obama's reaction is "We are studying the situation." Ever ready to spill American blood in nations that have not actually attacked us such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran President Barack Obama stands obediently mute and impotent before Israel like the good little Tel Aviv slave he is. Other world leaders have blasted Israel and demanded their citizens back, or else and Israel has started sending back those citizens, while nine Americans as of this writing remain inside Israel's prison.

We are all Palestinians now.

Jun 01 11:36

Israel Turns to YouTube, Twitter After Flotilla Fiasco

Israel Turns to YouTube, Twitter After Flotilla Fiasco

* By Noah Shachtman
* June 1, 2010


The Israeli government is hoping YouTube and Twitter can help restore its reputation after a botched raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla killed nine people. Don’t get your hopes up, Bibi. There’s only so much a technological tactic can do after such a big strategic blunder. Besides, the folks on those ships had phone cameras, too.

Jun 01 11:35

US should condemn Israeli raid, push for immediate talks

THE ISRAELI raid that killed at least nine activists who sought to break the blockade of Gaza is a turning point in the Middle East. The likeliest reaction is a new wave of terrorism and conflict. The less likely — but absolutely critical — reaction should be a renewed commitment to the peace process. No event could demonstrate more clearly to all parties that the current situation on the West Bank and in Gaza is not sustainable, and that a two-state agreement is essential for world peace.

Jun 01 11:30

Detained flotilla activists denied lawyer

Rights groups have expressed concern over the continued detention of 480 passengers from the six Freedom Flotilla ships, reportedly moved to the Ela Prison in Israel's south.

Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz said Tuesday that so far 50 of the Flotilla passengers had been voluntarily repatriated to their home countries, while some 629 had refused to be deported and would remain in Israeli prison until the nation decided what, if any, legal action would be taken.

Jun 01 11:28

Photos from protest at Israeli embassy The Hague yesterday

Jun 01 11:25

Witnesses cast doubt on Israel's convoy raid account

Eyewitness accounts from ships raided by Israeli commandos have cast doubt on Israel's version of events that led to the deaths of at least 10 people.

German pro-Palestinian activist Norman Paech said he had only seen wooden sticks being brandished as troops abseiled on to the deck of the ship.

Israel says its soldiers were attacked with "knives, clubs and other weapons" and opened fire in self defence.

Jun 01 11:25

Gaza flotilla raid draws furious response from Turkey's prime minister

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"We are studying the situation." -- Obama

Jun 01 11:23

Flotilla raid passengers tell of violent attacks

Most of those killed were aboard the Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara, and there have been conflicting accounts of what happened during the assault.

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This means there was killing by the IDF on other ships.

Jun 01 11:22

Cowen: Israel faces 'serious consequences' if Irish are harmed

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"We are studying the situation." -- Obama

Jun 01 11:07

Eyewitnesses recount Israel flotilla raid

Hanin Zoabi, a member of the Israeli parliament, was on board the Miva Marmara, the ship that was the scene of a confrontation between activists and Israeli soldiers. That clash left at least nine people dead.

The Israeli Navy fired on the ships five minutes before commandos descended from ropes that dangled from helicopters, Zoabi said during a press conference in Nazareth, Israel. She said passengers on board the ship were unarmed.

Jun 01 11:02

Raid on the Gaza Flotilla Israel's Attack on Us All

Before we get swamped by Israeli hasbara let’s reiterate a few simple facts:

* Israeli soldiers invaded these ships in international waters, breaking international law, and, in killing civilians, committed a war crime. The counter-claim by Israeli commanders that their soldiers responded to an imminent "lynch" by civilians should be dismissed with the loud contempt it deserves.

Jun 01 10:58

America's Complicity in Evil

Just as the US Congress voted to deep-six Judge Goldstone's report on Israel's war crimes committed in Israel's January 2009 invasion of Gaza, Obama has deep-sixed Israel's latest act of barbarism by pretending that he doesn't know what has happened.

No one in the world will believe that America's spy apparatus did not detect the movement of the Israeli attack force toward the aid ships in international waters in an act of piracy, killing 20, wounding 50, and kidnapping the rest.

Obama's 12-hour silence in the face of extreme barbarity is his signal to the controlled corporate media to remain on the sidelines until Israeli propaganda sets the story.

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Memo to the Obama Administration: this story will be told in its total truth by those survivors of this massacre from Germany, Greece, and Turkey who have already been released; WRH will continue to cover this, and will not let it go!!

Jun 01 10:52

Israel Murders Human Rights Workers Delivering Humanitarian Aid

On Sunday, Israel murdered human rights workers who were attempting to deliver 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, because Gaza has been virtually cut off from the outside world by Israel. At least 19 people were reportedly killed and dozens injured when Israeli troops boarded the 6-ship Freedom Flotilla convoy in international waters and immediately fired live ammunition at the people on board the ships. The convoy was comprised of 700 people from 50 nationalities and included a Nobel laureate, members of parliament from Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and Malaysia, as well as Palestinian members of the Israeli Knesset and a Holocaust survivor.

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One has to wonder; by whom and how will Israel be stopped from its acts of barbarity against the Palestinian people?