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June 6, 2010

Jun 06 10:00

Toronto protest against Israeli flotilla attack

A loud anti-Israel protest erupted on Saturday afternoon outside the Israeli consulate on Bloor Street. Protestors waved mostly Palestinian, Turkish, and Canadian flags but some waved Hamas flags as well.

Jun 06 09:59

Anti-Israel protests on the streets of Ankara

Fury and defiance hit the streets of Ankara as Turkish demonstrators showed solidarity with the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the actions of the government following the Israeli attack on a humanitarian convoy, which left nine people dead.

Jun 06 09:58

International protests against Israel: Second Gaza bound ship seized

Anti-Israel protests were seen today in Turkey, Spain, Paris, London, the Israeli embassy and other countries around the world.

Jun 06 09:58

Paris: Demonstrators tried to break into the Israeli embassy

During a violent anti-Israel demonstration in Paris on Monday, demonstrators tried to break into the Israeli embassy.



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Jun 06 09:56

Germany: Tens of thousands protest as Israel hijacks another aid ship

Protesters across Europe on Saturday marched against the deadly Israeli raid on an aid fleet earlier this week. Earlier Saturday, Israeli troops peacefully intercepted and seized another aid ship headed to Gaza.

Tens of thousands protested across Europe on Saturday, marching against Israel's three-year-old blockade of the Gaza Strip and its deadly interception of a Turkish aid ship earlier in the week, as Israeli troops peacefully intercepted another aid ship headed to Gaza earlier in the day.

Jun 06 09:54

Thousands protest flotilla deaths, clashes in Athens

In Athens, some 3,500 protesters rallied outside the Israeli embassy, chanting "Hands off Gaza" and "Free Palestine." Several hundreds clashed with police, throwing chunks of marble, stones and bottles. Police fired teargas to disperse them.

Jun 06 09:53

Unions act to isolate Israel

The movement for Australian union action against Israel is gaining strength after the apartheid state’s latest murderous attack on the unarmed aid flotilla to Gaza.

The South Coast Labour Council (SCLC) and the New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory branches of the Australian Services Union have joined the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union in committing to the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign against the aggressive Israeli state.

Australian unions and peak bodies have also called on members to attend the many protest actions.

Jun 06 09:53

Massive anti-Israel protests across Scandinavia

Thousands of people came out across Scandinavia Monday to demonstrate against Israel's storming of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that left at least nine pro-Palestinian activists dead.

"Attacking the boats makes Israel a terrorist state. They have attacked civilians," Yasser al-Sayed, in his 30s, angrily told AFP at a demonstration in Stockholm.


Jun 06 09:52

Anti-Israeli demos held in France

Hundreds of French citizens have taken to the streets of Paris to protest against the deadly Israeli attack on the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla.

Tel Aviv is facing a wave of international criticism and condemnation over the assault on the six ships that left at least 20 peace activists dead and about 50 injured.

Jun 06 09:47

James Cameron? Really? Seriously...Really?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Some frustrated film maker's gratuitous bash on James Cameron, who at the very least can do no worse than the US Government or BP with regard to solving the Gulf Oil disaster.

Jun 06 09:40

What Is Not Allowed - A Poem

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Legitimate defense, or forced starvation?

Jun 06 09:20

George Galloway announces new convoys to break the siege of Gaza

500 vehicles and 60 boats to enter Gaza simultaneously

Viva Palestina (http://www.vivapalestina.org/) founder George Galloway, speaking to a crowd of around 20,000 protesting outside the Israeli embassy in London, revealed the latest plan to bring about the end of the siege on Gaza.

Two simultaneous convoys – one by land the other by sea – will set forth on SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER bound for Gaza. Viva Palestina, the International Committee to break the Siege on Gaza and any allies who will join us will organize the two convoys.


Jun 06 09:01

More Gaza Flotilla Detainees Released; Larudee Badly Beaten But Now Headed to Greece

Dr. Paul Larudee, a passenger on the Freedom Flotilla that was attacked by Israel before it could deliver its cargo of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, was badly beaten and tasered during the Memorial Day commando raid, but according to latest reports he was released from detention late Wednesday night and is now in flight to Greece.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Adding insult to injury, the Israelis were forcing people to sign a paper saying that they entered Israel 'illegaly' after pirating their ships.

Jun 06 08:58

Flotilla Raid Fires Up Israel Lobby

Within three days of Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla Monday, the pro-Israel lobby in Brussels was already seeking to deflect attention from the killing of nine peace activists in international waters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has committed war crimes. Those members of the Israel lobby not covered by diplomatic immunity and acting as accessories after the fact in protecting the war criminals ought to be arrested and sent to the Hague.

Jun 06 08:51

Galloway announces new land and sea convoys to break the siege of Gaza

Speaking at a demonstration in London which organisers estimated to be more than 20,000 strong, George Galloway announced new land and sea convoys to break the siege of Gaza.

“After extensive discussion in Istanbul,” said Galloway, “I can announce that a land convoy will leave Britain shortly after the end of Ramadan in September and travel through Europe, down through Turkey and Syria into Jordan. We will ask the Egyptian government then to ensure passage from the port of Aqaba to Rafah and into Gaza.

“At exactly the same time a flotilla of boats will be leaving to tour the countries of the Mediterranean before heading for Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel will scream about it;s right to exist and a right to self defense and a right to ... whatever, but the fact is that Israel was given AMPLE opportunity to search the cargoes for weapons ahead of time, as well as assurances that authorities in the ports of departure for the aid convoys had already made certain no weapons were aboard the ships. Israel REFUSED the invitation by MV Rachel Corrie to inspect the cargoes and simply seized the ship, and again what Israel is preventing from reaching Gaza are not weapons, but building and school supplies. Israel is blockading Gaza not for defense but to starve the Palestinians into accepting Israeli rule, not unlike when the USSR blockaded West Berlin to starve them into accepting Soviet rule.

Jun 06 08:45

Israel thumbs nose at world anger

Israel has triggered a new tide of global outrage after it started circulating a video that pokes fun at the Freedom Flotilla activists, recently attacked by armed Israeli commandos.

While world countries and international organizations are up in arms over a deadly Israeli attack on a ship carrying aid for Gazans, Tel Aviv continues to refuse to show any remorse for its violent actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is the arrogant refusal to show any remorse or shame for the crimes it commits that is fanning world anger and revulsion at Israel.

Israel acts like it is answerable to nobody but itself. and maybe that is the giveaway clue we aol need to be looking at.

Those who would subject the world to the yoke of global government are not the Bilderbergers, not the Masons, not the CFR, not the Trilateralists, nor even the United Nations, not some mythic Illuminati.

The slavers of the world are hiding in plain sight in Israel!

The proof occurred just a week ago when Israel sailed out into international waters and hijacked foreign flagged ships, kidnapped and murdered foreign nationals. People of the world wondered what lunacy possessed Israel's leadership to commit such a crime, but it is obvious Israel does not see it that way. To them, it was their ocean and their ships and Israel was simply chastising some of their misbehaving serfs!

Further proof that Israel is the true author of the New World Order was provided by the United States which ignored the seized US-flagged ship and American citizens and almost literally stepped over the still-warm body of a young boy born in New York and gunned down by Israeli forces in cold blood, to rush to that ersatz and impotent pretender to world government the United Nations, to save Israel from the wrath of those other nation-states that have the temerity to imagine they can criticize mighty Israel! Even now we see reports that Ban-Ki Moon, rather than enforce international law against Israel, is hard at work trying to dissuade Turkey from retaliation for the attack on their ship and nationals. Turkey is now reported to have backed away from confronting Israel! The UN, like the US, is not interested in justice, but in protecting Israel.

Yes, Bilderberg is real, but are there any attendees who are not staunch supporters of Israel? Yes, the CFR and the Trilateral Commission are real, but are there any members who are not staunch supporters of Israel? According to Ha-Aretz, Israel's newspaper, all American government officials must pass a pro-Israel background check! Is this also the case in other nations?

For myself, I am opposed to any global government from any source. The global governments of history have been wonderful affairs for the governors, and terrible for the slaves. One need only look at how Israel governs Gaza and the West Bank to see what global government centered on Israel would be like, with the capital city of Jerusalem sheathed in gold and crowned with more jewels than a Mugal Emperor's palace while the rest of the world lives in bomb-enforced squalor and rubble.

Those who would enslave the world are not hidden in some dark corner avoiding your sight but prance and preen in full view of the world, already surrounded by admiring parasitic sycophants as they arrogantly display their divinely ordained ascendancy over all others.


Jun 06 08:40

WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers

A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.

Jun 06 08:39

Off-duty police officer kills man after dispute

Police said the woman's companion, an off-duty Baltimore police officer, got into an argument and physical confrontation with Brown after they left the club Eden's Lounge. His sister said there was no fight, and that her brother apologized and tried to walk away. What happened next is not in dispute — the officer pulled out his department-issued Glock handgun and fired at the unarmed Brown 13 times from just a few feet away.

Jun 06 08:38

Media must report the truth about the Israeli flotilla attack

This horrific attack once again demonstrates that the government of Israel believes that it can act with impunity and utter disdain for international law. It is unconscionable that our tax dollars (ca. $6 billion per year) are supporting Israel’s oppressive occupation and inhumane treatment of the Palestinian people.

Jun 06 08:36

Captured and detained by Israel, an American tells his story

"I have never struck anyone in more than 20 years," he said. "I was beaten. There is black and blue all over my body. They inflicted pain on me on a frequent basis because I did not recognize their authority."


Jun 06 08:31

Teargas Paintballs

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has made a big deal of the claim that their soldiers were "only" carrying paintball guns, but the fact is that those balls can contain substances other than paint. In film and TV production, paintball guns are used with pyrotechnic materials to simulate bullet hits, and as this web page shows, pain-inducing chemicals are easily delivered using these systems. Of one thing we can therefore be sure; whatever the Israelis had on those paintball guns, it wasn't paint, because no paint splatters can be seen anywhere in the photos of the hijacked ships.

Jun 06 08:28

South Portland man: American beaten, bloodied in Gaza flotilla chaos

Hamann said the flotilla was in international waters when it was intercepted by Israeli troops. When they boarded his vessel, Challenger I, they destroyed all video footage and camera memory cards, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Israel thinks they were in the right why did they try to destroy all the evidence?

"An innocent man wants evidence in, a guilty man wants evidence out."
-- Professor Alan M. Dershowitz [re: O.J. Simpson case]

Jun 06 08:16

PHOTO - PASSENGERS ON ATTACKED FLOITILLA SHIP GAVE MEDICAL AID TO WOUNDED ISRAELIS!

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Israel's supporters have tried to portray the passengers and crew of the aid flotilla not as humanitarians but as fanatical terrorists who wanted bloodshed. Yet as this photo shows, after the attack by Israel was over the medical staff of the flotilla treated wounded Israelis right alongside the wounded aid workers.

Jun 06 07:58

Euro 'will be dead in five years'

The euro will have broken up before the end of this Parliamentary term, according to the bulk of economists taking part in a wide-ranging economic survey for The Sunday Telegraph.

The single currency is in its death throes and may not survive in its current membership for a week, let alone the next five years, according to a selection of responses to the survey – the first major wide-ranging litmus test of economic opinion in the City since the election.


Jun 06 07:46

How 'BT Sarah' spies on your Facebook account: secret new software allows BT and other firms to trawl internet looking for disgruntled customers

Some of Britain’s biggest firms were last night accused of ‘spying’ on their customers after they admitted ‘listening in’ on disgruntled conversations on the internet.

The companies include BT, which uses specially developed software to scan for negative comments about it on websites including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Budget airline easyJet, mobile-phone retailer Carphone Warehouse and banks including Lloyds TSB are also monitoring social networking sites to see what is being said about them.

Jun 06 07:40

Extra mutations help flu evade drug

Two extra mutations set the stage for the seasonal influenza virus to evolve into a form that now resists three of the four drugs designed to fight it, researchers reported on Thursday.

Try vitamin D

Jun 06 07:31

William N. Grigg On Flotilla Attack: We Bought The Bullets

Apologists for the Israeli government's actions insist that the commandos who invaded the Turkish-flagged ships were forced to defend themselves when they found themselves outnumbered by civilians armed with knives and pipes. But just as pirates and armed robbers have surrendered the right to self-defense, the commandos had no moral or legal right to continue their aggression through violent means once they met resistance.

Jun 06 07:27

How crazy can it get? Scientists propose sun block for the entire planet to save it

In an article published in the journal Nature, three scientists have called for governments to fund a massive research effort in ways to shield the planet from solar radiation as a way to stave off global warming.


Jun 06 07:25

WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers

A stunning new report reveals that top scientists who convinced the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare H1N1 a global pandemic held close financial ties to the drug companies that profited from the sale of those vaccines. This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.

Several key advisors who urged WHO to declare a pandemic received direct financial compensation from the very same vaccine manufacturers who received a windfall of profits from the pandemic announcement. During all this, WHO refused to disclose any conflicts of interests between its top advisors and the drug companies who would financially benefit from its decisions.

Jun 06 07:09

Alex Jones: Bilderberg Is Running Scared

The popular uprising and political dissent via tea parties, “Truthers” and Bilderberg critics have, if nothing else, contributed to the rising tide of voters throwing out incumbents and demonstrating furious anger at both Wall Street and Washington. Part and parcel with this is the near-total failure of the globalists’ agenda for world government at Copenhagen, failure to pass Climate Change taxation schemes and the widespread rejection of phony “global warming” rhetoric and public anger over the cooked data exposed by the Climategate scandal last fall.

Jun 06 06:42

Tens of Thousands Moroccans Protest Israel’s Deadly Raid

Tens of thousands of Moroccans, including ministers, demonstrated in the capital Rabat Sunday in support of Palestinians and against Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last week. Demonstrators trampled on an Israeli flag and brandished banners condemning last Monday's raid in which nine Turkish activists were killed, and also accused Arab nations of "complicity and silence".

Jun 06 06:00

US attendees at ‘world government’ meeting may be breaking law: activists

Activists protesting outside this year's meeting of the secretive Bilderberg Group say American citizens attending the meeting may be breaking the law.

The 56-year-old group, which hosts some of the world's most influential financiers and politicians on annual basis, is alleged to have been the driving force behind the launch of several wars and behind a push to create a single global government -- a claim that many observers describe as not credible.
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Daniel Estulin, an investigator who has written two books about Bilderberg, told RT that the big question at this year's meeting is whether the Euro will survive the continent's fiscal crisis.



Lockerdome
Jun 06 05:54

Gulf oil spill breakthrough? BP claims cap collecting 'majority' of oil

BP reported Sunday that its containment cap is now collecting 420,000 gallons a day, saying that was a 'majority' of the oil. But the flow rate in the Gulf oil spill is still uncertain, and BP has failed to live up to its optimistic predictions in the past.

June 5, 2010

Jun 05 21:08

The hijacking of the truth: Film evidence 'destroyed'

From the beginning, it was clear that Israeli forces were concentrating in their largest numbers on the Marmara, a ship carrying some 550 peace activists. The remaining five boats were much smaller and easily commandeered. After the Marmara was subdued, the passengers silenced, and their recording equipment confiscated, Israel disseminated a carefully choreographed account of the events that night that would dominate the airwaves for the first 48 hours.

Only as eyewitnesses, traumatised by their experiences, started to return to their home countries, were serious questions raised about the veracity of the Israeli version of events.

Jun 05 18:09

U.S. weighing new options over North Korea

The United States said on Saturday it was weighing new options beyond the United Nations to punish North Korea, which South Korea blames for the sinking of a warship that has blah blah blah blah blah blah blah .............

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: "Okay boys, the oil is still pouring into the gulf, Israel stepped on its' own crank and is dragging us down in a major PR disaster and now the American people know we APPROVED Israel's attack on Americans in international waters and we can't get any support to go into Iran, so we better crank up a can of whupass on North Korea or we'll be wearing tar and feathers by the end of the week!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 05 18:02

Israel under fire for doctoring flotilla recordings

Bloggers soon picked up on discrepancies between the two. Ma'an also investigated, approaching the army early Saturday and confirming with Huwaida Arraf, a Palestinian activist and chair of the Free Gaza Movement, that her voice was used in the recording. She is heard speaking normally via radio.

Saturday's version supposedly came from the Marmara, at least according to the military. But Arraf was actually a passenger on another of the flotilla's boats, the Challenger 1.


Jun 05 17:58

The Ships That Launched A Nation

"The Modern Age is the Jewish Age, and the twentieth century, in particular, is the Jewish Century."
-Yuri Slezkine, Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley, "The Jewish Century"; Princeton University Press

"What shocks and worries me is the narrow-mindedness and the shortsightedness of our military leaders. They seem to presume that the State of Israel may or even must-behave in the realm of international relations according to the laws of the jungle– -the long chain of false incidents and hostilities we have invented, and so many clashes we have provoked;"
– From Diary of Moshe Sharett, former Primer Minister of Israel in Livia Rokach, Israel's Sacred Terrorism published 980

Jun 05 17:45

ISRAELI'S WHORES GO ON ATTACK AGAINST HELEN THOMAS FOR MENTIONING FLOTILLA IN WH PRESS ROOM!

Longtime White House scribe Helen Thomas caused more than a few eyebrows to perk up when video surfaced on Friday of her declaring that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go back to Germany and Poland.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The video is actually old. The real issue is that Helen Thomas has twice asked direct questions in the White House Press Room that are VERBOTEN by das Israeligruppenfuhrer!

In his first Press conference as President, Helen asked Obama what nations in the middle east have nuclear weapons right now; a question Obama danced away from without asking.

And this week, Helen asked the White House spokeslug about the attack on the Gaza flotilla that included attacks on the US-flagged "Champion" and the kidnapping of 12 Americans in international waters (the death of one American had not been confirmed at that time).

These are questions that Israel does not like, and Ari Fleicher is trying to make an example out of Helen Thomas to keep the rest of the US media in line before they start listening to the growing voice of moral outrage shouting across the land.

Jun 05 17:38

Michael Graham v Michael D.

TD, Michael D Higgins gives Michael Graham an earful LIVE on Irish radio regarding Israel/Gaza. Despite the language used, this aired at around 6pm.

Jun 05 17:01

Maine video producer recounts Gaza flotilla ordeal

There, Israeli troops and intelligence officers intimidated and threatened the prisoners, he said. After being brought to an airport to be put on a plane, two deportees were attacked by soldiers when they refused to sign deportation orders, he said.

One of them, he said, was an American citizen who was beaten and bloodied. When soldiers gave him water to wash his face, he refused to do so, saying he wanted people to see what they did to him, Hamann said.

"Then they beat him up really bad and we haven't seen him since. The status, the last I heard, isn't good," he said.


Jun 05 16:42

What legitimacy does Israel have? UN recognition of Israel is fatally flawed

Christopher King argues that beneath Israel’s litany of crimes against the Palestinians, and most recently its murder of humanitarian workers aboard the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla, lies the fact of its own illegality.

Jun 05 16:40

Rise people, rise: call for zero tolerance of Israeli crimes

Rich Wiles views Israel’s murder of peace activists aboard the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla against the background of a long history of Israeli crimes against the Palestinians. He reminds us that, even as the world was mourning the murder of the peace activists, Israeli soldiers and settlers continued to murder Palestinians.

”People of the world, you can see what is happening. You are taking to the streets. You are rightly angry at this inhumanity. For the sake of your fellow human beings this barbarity must be stopped for ever. All inalienable rights must be enforced, and all occupied lands must be liberated. Now must be our time; Rise people, rise!”

Jun 05 16:08

SURE AS HELL DOESN'T LOOK LIKE BP STOPPED THAT OIL LEEK TO ME!!!!

Jun 05 15:08

The Iran We Don't Know, The One They Want To Nuke To Glass

This is a fantastic slideshow of a beautiful and ancient country celebrating it's 2,500th birthday.


Jun 05 14:10

israel got Green Light From U.S. Before The Humanitarian Aid Flotilla was Attacked

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The United States conspired with a foreign nation to attack Americans in international waters.

There is no higher treason by any definition of the word. Indeed when Britain's King Charles I conspired with Scotland to have them attack British subjects, the British beheaded Charles I, as well they should have!

Jun 05 13:26

Understanding Israel's criminal seige of Gaza; one facet of US Orwellian "leadership"

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

I previously wrote that if Iran had carried out the Gaza carnage, the US and Israel would have already initiated war against Iran.

In my comprehensive resource article, "Government by dicts," is the documentation of acknowledged US military/CIA control of corporate media that explains why US public understanding of Israel's criminal Crime against Peace and War Crimes are unclear.

Jun 05 13:20

Kill A Turk And Rest

On the high seas, outside territorial waters, the ship was stopped by the navy. The commandos stormed it. Hundreds of people on the deck resisted, the soldiers used force. Some of the passengers were killed, scores injured. The ship was brought into harbor, the passengers were taken off by force. The world saw them walking on the quay, men and women, young and old, all of them worn out, one after another, each being marched between two soldiers…

Jun 05 13:20

Israel vs. The Rest Of Humanity

After the flotilla massacre, the Freedom of Palestine has become a human responsibility
The massacre on board the ‘Mavi Marmara’ in international territorial water in the early hours of June 1, 2010 will change the face of the conflict from an Arab Israeli conflict to a conflict between Israel and the rest of humanity.


Jun 05 13:19

Thousands demonstrate in Tel Aviv against blockade

Jun 05 13:18

Israel Invites The World To Revolt!

Over the past 60 years, the racist regime of Israel has been continually scoffing the international community under the cover of “deliberate ambiguity” to develop one of the most perilous nuclear arsenals in the world. According to the Federation of American Scientists, Israel possesses more than 200 nuclear warheads which are simply adequate to evaporate the whole world in a matter of moments.

Jun 05 12:27

The Right to Exist: Who Has It? Where Is It? Why?

What does it mean when a people declare that they have the “right to exist” as they please because they are a “democracy,” but other people have no such right? I solemnly declare my elections legitimate — the will of my people –, but … it is obvious that you people over there (in Gaza, in Turkey, in Iran, etc.) do not have the capacity to choose leaders who can represent your true interests!

Jun 05 12:24

Following Sayyed Nasrallah's Call, Lebanon Prepares Aid Boat

Less than twenty-four hours after the call of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah to increase the number of Freedom Flotillas, two groups in Lebanon launched a campaign on Saturday to raise funds to buy a ship that they hope can set sail from Lebanon for Gaza next week carrying educational supplies and journalists.


Jun 05 12:07

Netanyahu: Israel will not allow establishment of Iranian port in Gaza

Speaking after he was updated Saturday on the peaceful takeover of the Gaza bound aid ship "Rachel Corrie," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would "not allow the establishment of an Iranian port in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to the citizens of Israel; in making that statement, your Prime Minister has demonstrated, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he has clearly gone absolutely barking mad.

These flotillas are about bringing desperately needed aid to the people of Gaza. As reported by UNICEF last year,

http://www.juancole.com/2010/01/world-health-agencies-condemn-israeli.html

"Last year UNICEF found that about one in ten children in Gaza is severely malnourished, to the point of stunting. The Israeli blockade is deeply implicated in this semi-starvation of tens of thousands of children, as is the Gaza War launched by Israel a little over a year ago, which wrecked nearly one-fifth of farms and deeply hurt agriculture in general. Gaza once flourished agriculturally, but it was cut off by Israel from its natural markets in the Levant, and the US and Egypt have been induced to support the blockade."

So, Prime Minister Netanyahu, bringing in aid to alleviate the deliberate malnutrition of Palestinian kids in Gaza is tantamount to the "...establishment of an Iranian port in Gaza"?!?!?!?

This statement completely insane, given what UNICEF tells us about the plight of children in Gaza.

I have to wonder if Israeli law has something akin to the mechanism of the US 25th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows for the replacement of our head of state if they are not able to fulfill their job requirements due to physical or mental disability.

Because if Israeli law has such a mechanism in place, now would certainly be an appropriate time to invoke it!

Jun 05 11:52

'We had no choice'

When St.-Sgt. S. fast-roped down from an air force Black Hawk helicopter onto the Mavi Marmara Turkish passenger ship on Monday morning, he did not expect to be landing in what he called “a battlefield” and facing off against a group of “murderous mercenaries.”

The 15th and last naval commando from Flotilla 13 (the Shayetet) to rappel down onto the ship from the helicopter, S. said on Thursday that he was immediately attacked by what the IDF has called “the mob of mercenaries” aboard the vessel, just like the soldiers who had boarded just before him.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israelis got killed by friendly fire, as eye-witness after eye-witness accounts of the massacre keep coming forward.

This kind of spin merely underscores Israel's desperation on the cusp of madness to win the PR war, which they have already lost in the world court of intelligent public opinion.

Jun 05 11:47

Thousands demonstrate in Tel Aviv against blockade

Left-wing groups in Israel organized a demonstration in Tel Aviv Saturday night in support of the international activists on the Rachel Corrie which was boarded by IDF forces earlier in the day and directed to the port in Ashdod.

Members and supporters of NGOs Gush Shalom, Physicians for Human Rights and Peace Now and the political parties Hadash and Meretz organized the event, which started with a march from Rabin Square and culminated with a rally of several thousand protesters at Museum Plaza in Tel Aviv later in the evening.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is amazingly revelatory that the Israeli press consistently characterizes peace activists within Israel as "left-wing".

Jun 05 11:45

STOP THE ZIONIST PIRATES OF ISRAEL



Pixfuture
Jun 05 11:43

Arab FMs Threaten: No More Normalization or Peace Talks

Arab foreign ministers met in Cairo this week to discuss the clash between Israeli troops and terrorist activists on board a Turkish ship headed for Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade. The ministers decided to “break the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza.”

The blockade should be ended “in any legitimate way,” including “resistance,” the ministers said. “Resistance” is often used as a code word for violence or terrorism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You've got to love how the Israeli press turns "humanitarian activists" into "terrorist activists."

Writing like this reminds me that George Orwell was very much more than a superb writer; he was a prophet for the latter part of the 20th century, and the first part of the 21st century.

Jun 05 11:37

Thousands protest flotilla killings in London and Istanbul

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul and London today over the killings of nine Turkish activists aboard a flotilla of aid ships bound for Gaza.

Anger in Turkey over last week’s deaths showed no sign of abating as leaked post-mortem results showed that the activists were killed by a hail of 9mm bullets, many fired at close range. Five of the nine were shot in the head.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Tel Aviv: this issue is not going away, period, end of discussion.

Jun 05 11:31

Oil Stains Beaches, Beachgoers in Alabama

Three stories from Alabama Press-Register/ Alabama Live at above link, but the photos say it all -- well all except the implication that this is all that will be washing up inherent in 'No New Beached Oil'....

Jun 05 11:30

CNN's Ben Wedeman looks at the severe shortages in Gaza and how ordinary residents are faring.


Jun 05 11:28

You will have no protection

"You will have no protection"

-- Medgar Evers to Civil Rights Activists in Mississippi, shortly before he was assassinated, 12 June, 1963

My heart is breaking; but I do not mind.

For one thing, as soon as I wrote those words I was able to weep. Which I had not been able to do since learning of the attack by armed Israeli commandos on defenseless peace activists carrying aid to Gaza who tried to fend them off using chairs and sticks. I am thankful to know what it means to be good; I know that the people of the Freedom Flotilla are/were in some cases, some of the best people on earth. They have not stood silently by and watched the destruction of others, brutally, sustained, without offering themselves, weaponless except for their bodies, to the situation.

Jun 05 11:25

Erasing International Law in Israel's Gaza Flotilla Attack

The comatose political debate over Israel’s actions is hardly surprising to those who critically follow U.S. public discourse on the Middle East. American narratives have long privileged Israel over its Arab neighbors, and this case is no exception. Still, the growth of domestic or international pressure may play a positive role in pushing the U.S. to take a more critical stance toward Israel. Whether this will happen, however, remains to be seen.

Jun 05 11:23

CINDY SHEEHAN ON THE AUDACITY OF ISRAEL

Jun 05 11:14

Israel Navy Massacres Freedom Flotilla Passengers in International Waters

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The whole video without Israel's edits.



Taboola
Jun 05 11:07

Israel, Nazi propaganda chief Göebbels would have been proud of you

As the true nature of the massacre on the Mavi Marmara becomes apparent now that witnesses can speak out, so too is the scale of the pre-planned propaganda blitz conducted by the Israelis, a blitz that was launched in tandem with the armed attack.

Clearly planned well in advance of the attack (right down to paintball guns)—and with the able assistance of the Western media—Israel has shown how reality can be manipulated; day turned into night, wrong into right, black into white.

Just how well the Western media covers for the actions of the rogue state of Israel can be seen by comparing the BBC report, also from Turkey, with the Zaman Today article quoted from above.

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Few countries have mastered such an Orwellian use of language - or media - as has Israel.

The fawning, Pavlovian American media, in lock-step with precisely what Israel has told them to say, disgusts every thinking person on the planet who is on the side of truth and justice.

Jun 05 10:55

CHART OF THE DAY: The Scariest Job Chart Ever Just Got Even Scarier

What’s clear is that while we still have a rebound including Census hiring, we’re already flattening out on the dotted line. This is a shape not seen on the other lines. suggesting that the fall is extremely deep, and the recovery is shallow.

Jun 05 10:49

Illinois - A State In Crisis

Illinois is a microcosm of the nation. Facing the largest per capital budget deficit in America, equal to half its operating budget, it's in deep crisis, one of many problems being poverty, the issue the Heartland Alliance addressed in its May 5 report titled, "2010 Report on Illinois Poverty," deepening under budget-balancing social safety net cuts, making a bad situation worse for growing numbers throughout the state, suffering under dire economic conditions, exacerbated by bad public policy.

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American citizens are of no use or value to their government, except as an allegedly endless supply of tax money for wars without end, the betterment of their own personal lifestyles, and unlimited funds and arms for Israel.

Jun 05 10:41

Russia builds listening post sparking fears of Georgia strike

Construction of the outpost near the town of Tskhinvali, capital of the enclave, has provoked Georgian warnings that Russia is actively preparing for a repeat of the 2008 August war that proved a disastrous humiliation for Western-backed democracy.

The strategic potential of the base, which would stand further south than any other Russian listening post, is much greater than has previously been suggested.

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This installation may well be less about any potential strike against Georgia, and more about a potential war against Iran.

Jun 05 10:25

Soldier with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Punished by Army

Iraq war veteran Eric Jasinski, after seeking treatment for his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is being punished by the Army.

Jasinski turned himself in to the Army late last year, after having gone absent without leave (AWOL) in order to seek help for his PTSD. Help, he told Truthout, he was not receiving from the Army, even after requesting assistance on multiple occasions.

He was court-martialed and jailed for 25 days for having gone AWOL, during which time he was escorted in shackles to therapy sessions for his PTSD. After being released from prison, he was informed that he would be given an other-than-honorable discharge, which means he is likely ineligible for full PTSD treatment from the Veterans' Administration (VA) after he leaves the service.

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I strongly suspect that the real reason we are seeing such a massive explosion of diagnoses of PTSD, is that the soldiers coping with this issue have had a very painful jolt of moral clarity, during which they realize that this time, with these wars and occupations, their country is not on the right side of history.

Jun 05 10:15

Pictures that tell the truth about the oil spill

Pictures that tell the truth about the oil spill.
look on the right and left of this first picture u will see the color the water should be (i'll prove this by more pictures) this shows underwater oil.. all the grayish white area is underwater oil!
http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2010144-0524/Louisiana.A20...
***BUT NASA is ONLY showing only HALF the picture! so you will not figure out what u are seeing! the FULL picture is REALLY hard to find,, after several hours i tracked down one
here it is
notice ALL the blue color clean water that dose not have oil in it ?
http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/4296/spillnasamay17.jpg

here is picture of the water BEFORE the oil spill

Jun 05 10:10

Bilderberg Agenda Revealed: Globalists In Crisis, Supportive Of Attack On Iran

Saturday, June 5, 2010
The 2010 Bilderberg agenda has been revealed by veteran Bilderberg sleuth Jim Tucker and it paints a picture of crisis for the globalists, who are furious at the increased exposure their gatherings have received in recent years, as well as being dismayed at their failure to rescue both the euro and the failing carbon tax agenda, but more alarmingly according to Tucker, the majority of Bilderberg members are now in favor of military air strikes on Iran.

American Free Press muckraker Tucker has proven routinely accurate with the information he obtains from sources inside Bilderberg, which makes this year’s revelations all the more intriguing.

Jun 05 10:01

Banks Seized by Regulators in Nebraska, Mississippi, Illinois

Three banks with total deposits of almost $2.3 billion were seized by regulators amid losses stemming from soured real-estate loans, raising to 81 the number of U.S. lenders that have collapsed this year.

Regulators are closing banks at the fastest pace since the 1990s amid loan losses tied to real estate. The FDIC’s list of “problem” lenders is the longest since 1992. FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair said the confidential list rose to 775 banks with $431 billion in assets in the first quarter. That’s an increase from 702 banks with $402.8 billion in assets at the end of the fourth quarter.

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This is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Jun 05 10:00

Obama secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries across world

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

When Mr Obama took office US special forces were operating in fewer than 60 countries. In the past 18 months he has ordered a big expansion in Yemen and the Horn of Africa — known areas of strong al-Qaeda activity — and elsewhere in the Middle East, central Asia and Africa.

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Note to President Obama; the alleged "Al-Qaeda" have nothing to do with the buildup of Special Forces, particularly in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, as you well know.

This is about the US wanting and needing the natural resources up which, or adjacent to which, the countries being infiltrated with US Special Forces, are sitting.

Afghanistan is a perfect example, literally cursed by its geography. Afghanistan was a target for invasion and occupation because it was the perfect place to install the pipelines with which to potentially control Eurasian oil.

There is only one small problem here, however, nearly 9 years on; the Afghan people want their country back, and are doing everything they can thing of to cause that to happen.

I would like to remind you, Mr. President, that as late as August of 2001, the Bush Administration was negotiating with the Taliban government on the rights to the pipeline routes, but considered the price being asked "too high". Then, conveniently, we had 9/11, and we were off and running with a war of occupation, which has still not brought about the outcome of "pacifying" the Afghan people enough to install the pipelines.

This is what our kids have been fighting for, getting maimed for life for, and dying for. Apparently, this price, in American blood and American money, is not considered "too high", either by the Bush Administration, or the Obama Administration.

I would also like to point out, Mr. President, that Russia and China have been making deals, rather than waging wars, to secure the energy their countries will need for the future of their countries.

Perhaps, just perhaps, the US has something to learn here.

Jun 05 09:59

Pictures from inside the Mavi Marmara after the raid.

Jun 05 09:50

Bilderberg See People With Income As “A Threat” To Their Agenda

Paul Joseph Watson

Friday, June 4, 2010
An astounding exchange between Bilderberg conference organizers overheard by a London Guardian journalist reveals that the elitists currently gathering at the Hotel Dolce Sitges in Spain see people with income as “a threat” to their agenda, highlighting the fact that the globalists are intent on eviscerating the middle class and lowering living standards.

The details of the conversation were revealed in Charlie Skelton’s latest Bilderberg blog for the Guardian website. Skelton was the last journalist to leave the Hotel Dolce Sitges.

Jun 05 09:48

U.S. Citizen Executed in Flotila Raid

Assassination of American citizen by Israelis. What will Obama do?

Jun 05 09:39

Gulf Oil Spill: Cap Placed Over Leak Collecting Only Fraction Of The Oil

Driftwood and seashells glazed with rust-colored tar lined the surf along the Gulf Coast's once-pristine white sand beaches Saturday, the crude from a busted oil well deep underwater showing up in greater quantities and farther east.

A cap placed over the gusher was collecting some of the oil, which had stained beaches with a waxy mess of tar balls and created an unusual orange foam in the surf.

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When the full measure of this catastrophe is made known, this will be characterized henceforward as "America's Chernobyl".

Jun 05 09:34

Burma is trying to build nuclear weapons and missiles, says US senator

The Burmese Government is attempting to build nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, according to a military defector who smuggled photographs and documents of secret nuclear equipment out of the isolated dictatorship.

Evidence presented by the former Burmese officer and weapons engineer suggests that the country is still a long way from creating usable nuclear weapons. But the fact that it has even a nascent nuclear programme will cause international alarm at a time when the West is struggling to contain the ambitions of Iran and North Korea.

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Memo to Senator Jim Webb: the US, in its invasion and occupation of Iraq, gave the world a magnificent object lesson as to what can happen to a nation which does not have a nuclear deterrent.

The Bush administration used the lie that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, which it did not, as the springboard for its attack against, and occupation of, Iraq.

Welcome, Senator Webb, to the wonderful world of unintended geopolitical consequences.

And of course, any allegation that will make North Korea look even more like a rogue nation is always attractive to the US, to China's embarrassment.

Jun 05 09:32

The real story from Mavi Marmara: They were shooting to kill

Jun 05 09:25

US demands gloabl action against North Korea

The United States demanded North Korea pay a price for allegedly sinking a South Korean warship even as Washington and its Asian allies brace for possible "provocations" by the Pyongyang regime.

While condemning North Korea's alleged torpedo attack, which left 46 South Korean sailors dead, Washington and Seoul have called for calm and avoided talk of a military response.

But given the North's volatile reputation, the United States and its allies have to be prepared for possible violence, Morrell said.

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Note to SecDef Gates, who obviously didn't get the memo on this; South Korea has already quietly referred this matter to the UN Security Council, where China will block any attempts at any actions against North Korea as a punishment for an act North Korea claims it did not commit.

Jun 05 09:20

"A Human Rights Nightmare is Occurring on Our Watch"

With 5% of the world's population, the United States today boasts 25% of its prison population. Despite declining crime rates in the last three decades (even in the midst of our current recession), rates of incarceration in the U.S. have been stunning.

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The American model of prisons and incarceration does not work; the rate of recidivism is incredible.

As reported, June 2006, in:

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0933722.html

"Within three years of their release, 67% of former prisoners are rearrested and 52% are re-incarcerated, a recidivism rate that calls into question the effectiveness of America's corrections system, which costs taxpayers $60 billion a year. Violence, overcrowding, poor medical and mental health care, and numerous other failings plague America's 5,000 prisons and jails."

We could learn much from Scandinavian countries, which have a far more enlightened goal of rehabilitation, rather than punishment per se, and the recidivism rates are far lower in these countries.

Jun 05 09:10

Reid statement defends Israel, essentially blames activists for their deaths

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) is facing a bruising battle this election year, and probably needs all the help he can get. According to Maplight.org, the Senate Majority Leader has received $179,640 in pro-Israel campaign contributions.

Following the lead of the Obama administration, and nearly all elected US politicians on both sides of the aisle, Reid is firmly defending Israel's interception of a "freedom flotilla" headed for Gaza, which resulted in the death of at least nine activists, including a US citizen, based on the grounds that the country has a right to defend itself.

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Reid could not possibly have made it more obvious that he no longer works for We the People of the United States, but a foreign power; Israel. What a total sycophant!

We need politicians who put this country first, second, and third in this country, period, end of discussion.

Reid should be voted out of office, as quickly as humanly possible.

Israel's geopolitical interests are not the US's geopolitical interests, and Israel is moving heaven and earth to insure that the US goes ahead with "neutralizing" Iran for it, which will most probably result in a world war. Trust me: this is not in the US's best geopolitical interests.

Jun 05 09:08

rush limbaugh on obama, israel, & The Bloody Gaza Flotilla Attack

(*this man takes enormous quantities of Oxycontin , and then goes on the radio , and is accepted by some as someone who can explain current events..
here is what we get:
)

RUSH: Is anybody still surprised a community organizer with strong personal and political ties to anti-Israel leftists will not step up — will not organize support — for America’s best ally in the Middle East if not in the world? This whole thing with this “flotilla” is a Turkish setup designed to provoke exactly what has happened. The Israelis are out there playing by the rules.
(* you've seen enough , with that , I assume, to get my point. The man is in la-la land !)

Jun 05 08:59

Booms wouldn't keep oil from Pinellas beaches

If the BP oil spill ever reaches the Tampa Bay area, there are plans to set out floating booms to protect environmentally sensitive marshes and estuaries and mangroves.

But what about the beaches that are the lifeblood of the local economy?

Jun 05 08:58

JEWS PREPARE TO CHALLENGE THE GAZA SIEGE

Jun 05 08:57

GOLDSTONE STRIPPED OF HONOURS AT JERUSALEM UNIVERSITY

Judge Richard Goldstone, who authored the controversial United Nations report criticizing the IDF for its conduct during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, has been removed from Hebrew University’s Board of Governors, the Jerusalem academic institution confirmed on Thursday.

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Israel throws another tantrum.

Jun 05 08:57

FANTASTIC POSTS THAT ARE MUST READS ~~ VOLUME 5

Jun 05 08:56

5 of 9 people killed on gaza flotilla were shot in the back

Jun 05 08:49

Israel seizes new Gaza aid ship

The Israeli navy boarded another aid ship bound for Gaza on Saturday, as Washington condemned as "unsustainable""a blockade which Israel enforced earlier in the week by killing 9 people aboard a Turkish vessel.

Jun 05 08:37

Eyewitnesses, both activists and reporters, contradict Israeli account

As Israel releases detained activists and journalists after the assault on the Gaza relief flotilla, they are beginning to tell their version of events. The story has so far been dominated by Israeli offical releases and “hasbara” so it’s important that the voices of these witnesses are heard by the international community. So far, though, these eyewitness accounts aren’t penetrating the U.S. media. If they did, more Americans would doubtless agree with the New York Times editorial calling for a “impartial international investigation” – not a self-serving one run by Israel.

Jun 05 08:30

UN rights chief says Gaza siege ‘illegal’

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If the siege is illegal, then every action Israel takes to enforce it is a crime.

Jun 05 08:21

Egyptian Men With Israeli Wives Lose Citizenship in New Ruling

A Cairo court on Saturday upheld a ruling to strip Egyptian men married to Israeli women... and their children, of their citizenship..... a ruling that cannot be appealed.... to prevent the creation of a generation "disloyal to Egypt and the Arab world." Children of such marriages "should not be allowed to perform their military service"...

Jun 05 08:16

Tories ready to reopen Dr David Kelly suicide inquiry

The investigation into the death of weapons inspector David Kelly is likely to be reopened, it has emerged.

The case has 'concerned' Attorney General Dominic Grieve and - as the highest ranking law officer in England - he is considering an inquiry to review the suicide finding, Whitehall sources say.

At the same time, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke is considering a request from campaigning doctors to release medical files relating to the death.

Jun 05 08:15

DOW Futures for Monday already 300 down! LOOK OUT BELOW!

Jun 05 08:14

A Glimpse Into Jewish Collective Morbidity-introduction By Gilad Atzmon

As I was reading in the Guardian that nine Turkish men on board the Mavi Marmara “were shot a total of 30 times and five were killed by gunshot wounds to the head.” I came across "We Con the World', a new Israeli video production. ‘The greatest bluff’ they call the Free Gaza humanitarian mission . Considering the emerging news regarding Israeli execution on the Mavi Marmara, one would expect the Israelis to restrain their so called ‘Jewish humour’ for a while.

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... or at least sing on key.

Jun 05 08:09

USS LIBERTY - ANOTHER TIME ISRAEL KILLED AMERICANS AND THE US GOVERNMENT LET THEM GET AWAY WITH IT!

Jun 05 08:06

Turkish prosecutors go after Israeli politicians

The ?stanbul Bak?rköy Prosecutor’s Office has started a probe into Israel’s attack. Commandos stormed one of the main ships in the six-vessel flotilla, killing nine and injuring dozens of unarmed civilians in international waters. Prosecutor Mehmet Ta?tan, who serves at the Ankara Prosecutor’s Office Directives Bureau, is also aiding the Bak?rköy prosecutors. He listened to the testimonies of some of the wounded who were brought to Ankara by a Turkish air ambulance.

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Ever thought you would live to see the day when the leaders of Turkey are more moral and respectable than the leaders of the US?

Jun 05 08:05

Turkish activists' bodies riddled with bullets, says autopsy report

Autopsy results on the nine Turkish activists killed in Monday's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship showed they had been shot a total of 30 times, many at close range, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Saturday.

Jun 05 08:03

Pictures of ex US marine Kenneth O'Keefe who was on board Mavi Marmara upon arrival in Istanbul airport.

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Israel attacks a US Marine in international waters, and President Pussy does nothing.

Jun 05 08:00

Erdogan may try to break blockade himself, Arab paper says

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is considering arriving in Gaza himself to break the blockade of the Strip, Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustaqbal reported Saturday.

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Am I too old to join the Turkish Navy? :)

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