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June 10, 2010

Jun 10 07:56

How to obtain justice for the people of Palestine

We have seen millions of dollars poured into the many campaigns to break the siege of Gaza and we have seen all of this money simply pass into the hands of the Israelis who confiscate everything.

...I would therefore like to see the vast sums of money that are currently donated put to better use in the formation of a London based “Independent International Court of Justice” specifically to fight for justice for the people of Palestine and its full sovereignty.

Jun 10 07:50

'US funding terrorist group against Iran'

A member of a terrorist organization operating in Iran says that a US State department radio station originally put him in touch with the group.

Ali Motlaq is a member of The Royalist Association of Iran or Tondar, a terrorist group that has claimed responsibility for the attacks across Iran in the last 5 years. They have killed and wounded hundreds.

Motlaq is currently under arrest for planting bombs and orchestrating the assassination of top Iranian figures.

In an exclusive interview with Press TV's IRAN TODAY, he said he first got in touch with the group through Radio Farda - a Persian language radio station funded by the US State Department.

Jun 10 07:48

Flashback: The FBI Shut Down Of Arab Muslim Web Sites In The Days Leading Up To 9/11

If you are going to frame someone, you have to make certain they cannot speak in their own defense.

Jun 10 07:39

Public consultation on cuts is vapid PR: better to save £205bn by cutting climate change agenda

If Dave is looking for a massive cut in spending that would cause no pain whatsoever, except to prospective carbon traders, he should abandon the whole climate change nonsense. Since the Climate Change Bill in 2008, Britain has been signed up to a mind-boggling expenditure totalling £205bn over the next decade, or £10,000 for each family in the country. This to “fight” a non-existent threat, the great carbon phobia of man-made global warming.

Future historians will look back on this insanity and marvel at how a primitive and discredited superstition could so imprison the minds of politicians that they bankrupted their country in subservience to it. The money might as well be burned, for all the practical good it will do.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jun 10 07:38

The Agony of a Righteous Jew: Oscar Levy

"We who have posed as the saviours of the world; we who have even boasted of having given it "the" Saviour; we are today nothing else but the world's seducers, its destroyers, its incendiaries, its executioners...I look at this world, and I shudder at its ghastliness; I shudder all the more as I know the spiritual authors of all this ghastliness. . ."

-Oscar Levy (1867-1946) was a English Jewish physician and scholar.

This is one of the most eye-opening things I've ever read.

Jun 10 07:31

Scientist Awed by Size, Density of Undersea Oil Plume in Gulf

Vast underwater concentrations of oil sprawling for miles in the Gulf of Mexico from the damaged, crude-belching BP PLC well are unprecedented in "human history" and threaten to wreak havoc on marine life, a team of scientists said today, a finding confirmed for the first time by federal officials.

Researchers aboard the F.G. Walton Smith vessel briefed reporters on a two-week cruise in which they traced an underwater oil plum 15 miles wide, 3 miles long and about 600 feet thick. The plume's core is 1,100 to 1,300 meters below the surface, they said.

"It's an infusion of oil and gas unlike anything else that has ever been seen anywhere, certainly in human history," said Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia, the expedition leader.

Jun 10 07:25

More than 114,000 Apple iPad users have email addresses exposed in massive hacking attack

The email addresses of more than 114,000 Apple iPad users including celebrities and politicians have been exposed in a targeted hacking attack in the US.

The massive security breach leaves all of those affected open to spam and malicious hacking.

The vulnerability affected only iPad users who signed up for AT&T's 3G wireless internet service.


Jun 10 07:22

U.S. asset managers worried Obama could confiscate gold

Anecdotal evidence suggests some major U.S. asset managers prefer to hold gold outside the U.S. for fear of confiscation in an echo of Roosevelt's 1933 decree.

Jun 10 06:59

Hamas is a Creation of Mossad

H/T to Jimi Vooris at Myspace.

Thanks to the Mossad, Israel's "Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks", the Hamas was allowed to reinforce its presence in the occupied territories. Meanwhile, Arafat's Fatah Movement for National Liberation as well as the Palestinian Left were subjected to the most brutal form of repression and intimidation

Let us not forget that it was Israel, which in fact created Hamas. According to Zeev Sternell, historian at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Israel thought that it was a smart ploy to push the Islamists against the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO)".

Jun 10 06:17

UNSC slaps new sanctions on Iran

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has voted in favor of imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

Of the 15 UNSC member states Brazil and Turkey voted against the new round of sanctions on Wednesday, while Lebanon abstained from vote.

The fourth round of sanctions was adopted against Iran over its uranium enrichment -- which has been portrayed as a threat in the West despite repeated assurances from the IAEA on the non-diversion of nuclear material in the country.

Jun 10 05:24

Have We Had Enough Yet?

This video speaks to the awakening of the world to the New World order agenda of the elite. I think it is powerful and right on point.


Jun 10 05:22

Israel is a lying, rogue nuclear state enabled by the lying, rogue United States

Public uprising?
June 9, 6:46 AMLA County Nonpartisan ExaminerCarl Herman

We hold these Truths to be self-evident...
Israel was accepted as a member of the United Nations (UN) in 1948 contingent upon their acceptance of UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 194, which included:

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

Israel has never fulfilled this condition.

Jun 10 05:06

Evergreen State students overwhelmingly pass divestment votes

On 2 June 2010, students at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, made history by passing two resolutions supporting human rights, upholding international law, and promoting a just peace in the Palestine/Israel conflict.

1. The first resolution calls for The Evergreen State College Foundation to divest from companies that profit from Israel's illegal occupation of Palestine, as part of instituting a socially responsible investment policy.

2. The second resolution calls on the College to ban the use of Caterpillar, Inc. equipment from campus.

Jun 10 04:35

The Campaign to Vilify Turkey Has Begun

By Daniel Larison

Mr. Erodogan’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, is a proponent of a philosophy which calls on Turkey to loosen Western ties to the U.S., NATO and the European Union and seek its own sphere of influence to the east. ~Robert Pollock

If we actually take seriously what Davutoglu has said, this is a gross distortion at best and dishonest at worst. Just last month, Davutoglu said this:

Jun 10 04:31

Ilan Pappé: The deadly closing of the Israeli mind

The decline in Israel’s reputation since the brutal attack on the Gaza flotilla is unlikely to influence the country’s leaders.

At the top of Israel’s political and military systems stand two men, Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu, who are behind the brutal attack on the Gaza flotilla that shocked the world but that seemed to be hailed as a pure act of self-defence by the Israeli public.

Although they come from the left (Defence minister Barak from the Labour Party) and the right (Prime Minister Netanyahu from Likkud) of Israeli politics, their thinking on Gaza in general and on the flotilla in particular is informed by the same history and identical worldview.


Jun 10 04:29

'The 'Tax Mahal': A Shrine to Corporate Socialism

According to architect Jonathan Levi, the renovation of the IRS regional headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts is a "visionary" project that "will be relevant 50 years from now."

This is true in exactly the same sense that the Soviet-era monuments that still disfigure the Russian countryside remain relevant reminders of that omnivorous state.

Our descendants would be exceptionally fortunate if the Andover IRS "service center" were among the institutional tombstones marking the demise of history's most profligate kleptocracy.

Jun 10 04:03

Report: Israel to ease Gaza blockade in exchange for watered-down probe

Telegraph quotes Israeli officials as saying country would agree to allow more goods into Strip, but deny willingness to cooperate linked to growing Western support for international probe into deadly flotilla raid. Western sources: Quid pro quo deal in the offing

Jun 10 03:41

Yes, Obama Is ‘Engaged’ – in a Colossal Crime

In a rational polity, the great abomination to Earth and Man in the Gulf would spell the end of the Obama presidency. We are witnessing cataclysm on a geological scale, an event with the potential to alter planetary destiny, precipitated not by the three hundred million year arc of wayward comets or the incremental slide of continent-molding tectonic plates, but by the routine exercise of corporate power in the United States.

June 9, 2010

Jun 09 22:59

Strange "flames" in oil leak video.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do not know what the orange lights are. And the only reason I linked this is that earlier tonight I was watching the life feed over at PBS and I saw the exact same thing. I have no idea what the flashes are. I doubt is is a volcano like this commentator says, and fire lacks both a supply of oxygen and an ignition source. So I admit I am currently at a loss to explain it, except that I did see myself it on the live feed earlier tonight.


Jun 09 22:30

HELICOPTER OF LOVE FROM ISRAEL – IT’S NOT FUNNY!

Feeling the Heat in Tel Aviv: By Max Blumenthal

On June 1, 2010, thousands of Israelis gathered spontaneously in front of the Turkish Embassy in Tel Aviv to demonstrate in support of the Israeli Naval commando unit that killed nine passengers on the Mavi Marmara, a Turkish-backed boat from the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Egged on by the Israeli government and media, the demonstrators lashed out at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his support of the Marmara, accusing him and passengers on the ship of terrorist ties. Besides with the massacre of Turkish aid workers, the spectacle of massive Israeli protests against Turkey threatens to permanently rupture Israel’s ties to its closest Muslim ally and further isolate the country on the world stage.

Jun 09 20:15

Vote for Helen! WP Poll - Should Helen Thomas be removed from the White House Press Room?

Should Helen Thomas be removed from the White House Press Room?

Veteran journalist Helen Thomas, who recently made controversial comments about Israel and Palestine, agreed Sunday not to appear as commencement speaker at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda.

Thomas, 89, who has covered the White House for decades, provoked criticism by her response in an impromptu video interview that was posted online. In a brief comment, she said Israelis should "get the hell" out of Palestine and go to places including Poland, Germany and the United States

The poll results are currently running 80% ‘No’...Please, vote:

http://views.washingtonpost.com/post-user-polls/2010/06/should-helen-t...

Jun 09 18:36

Nancy Pelosi, the liberal House speaker, is heckled by liberals

The celebrated San Francisco liberal took the stage to greet what should have been a friendly audience: the annual gathering of progressive activists organized by the Campaign for America's Future.

Instead, Pelosi was eaten by her own.

Just three minutes into her speech -- right after she gave the triumphant news that "Change is here!" -- two men stood up and spread out a large pink banner in front of the podium demanding "Stop Funding Israel Terror."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jun 09 18:35

John Dennis Wins in CA 8! Will Challenge Pelosi in November

Needless to say (but I'll say it anyway), this race has HUGE NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. Can you imagine a Ron Paul endorsed Republican knocking off Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in liberal San Francisco??? It is possible. Freedom is popular, and nowhere is it more popular than in San Francisco.


Jun 09 18:31

From Turkey’s Ambassador: The Gaza Flotilla

The Israel Defense Forces’ attack on the humanitarian convoy is illegal, and by no means justifiable. Israel must apologize for these killings and for this gross violation of international law; compensate the families of the dead, wounded, nongovernmental organizations and shipping companies concerned; accept an inquiry by an independent, international entity; and end the unjust blockade of Gaza that was at the heart of this tragic dispute.

Jun 09 18:29

BOYCOTTING ISRAEL CAN SOON LAND YOU IN JAIL

What is Israel’s reaction to the growing nonviolent movement of boycott, divestment, and sanctions? Well criminalize it, of course!

Jun 09 18:16

POLL: Should Israel Allow Humanitarian Aid To Be Delivery To Palestinians?

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The megaphonies are already trying to skew this one towards "no." Please share with your friends.

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Jun 09 16:46

Israel's Chutzpah and the New York Times

The New York Times ran a propaganda piece from the Israeli ambassador, in which he justifies the Mavi Marmara massacre. What do you think? http://usmediaandisrael.com/?p=381

Jun 09 15:45

Pro-peace lobbying in US Congress conspicuous by its absence

Sama Adnan argues that the failure of American pro-peace organizations to extend their work to lobbying in Congress has allowed the Israel lobby to control the US legislature as well as the state and defence departments because the Senate “through confirmation hearings for the president’s appointees, can confirm or deny the job to candidates deemed by AIPAC as ‘unsympathetic’ to Israel”.

Jun 09 15:43

Israeli MP who joined flotilla faces witch-hunt. Officials try to strip Haneen Zoubi of citizenship

Jonathan Cook reports that an Israeli Arab MP, Haneen Zoubi, who has testified that she had seen passengers on board the Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship Mavi Marmara shot in the head by Israeli soldiers and others left to bleed to death, is now facing a possible trial and revocation of her citizenship for speaking the truth.



Lockerdome
Jun 09 15:41

Israel’s cult of victimhood. “Barefoot” soldiers on the high seas

Jonathan Cook considers the collective psychosis which leads Israelis to view Jews by definition as victims even when they are aggressors and the gentile victims of Jewish violence as Jew-haters set on eliminating the Jews.

Jun 09 14:37

The Outrage at Helen Thomas

Whenever Israel commits yet another atrocity, its defenders are quick to redirect public attention away from the grisly crime scene.

Jun 09 14:33

Oil slick spotted 12 miles off Ft Lauderdale coast by yacht captain

Jun 09 14:30

The Thirteenth Tribe

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel justifies its theft of Palestinian lands with the claim that they were there before the Palestinians. If that were the determining factor, then the Hittites have a prior claim to both of them.

The fact is that the Ashkenazi Jews are not descended from the biblical Hebrews. The Ashkenazi are descended from Khazars who converted to Judaism about 800AD, then later migrated into Russia and Poland.

Israel has started pushing a study that claims to have found proof that Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews (the latter acknowledged to be the descendants of the Hewbrews) share a large common genetic heritage that proves the Ashkenazi are really Hebrew.

But, two things to keep in mind. First, as Al Gore has proven, scientists with enough grants can produce total nonsense. Second, humans share more than 90% genetic heritage with chimpanzees.

So, taking a lesson from the global warming cult to avoid pretty charts and graphics and rely on our own senses, take a look at the skin of the Sshkenazi and you will see Caucasians, not Semites.

The Temple Pomegranate, the Jehoash Tablet, the James Ossuary; Israel is a land of hoaxes myths and fakery. "By way of deception" as national ethos.


Jun 09 14:14

Israeli soldiers killing American! And Obama does nothing

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The video is shaky and hard to see, but the Israeli soldiers have 19-year old New York born Furkan down on the deck, wounded, kicking him, and finally, while he is lying on the ground, pumping four bullets into his dead.
But Iran is the threat, right President Pussy?

Jun 09 13:45

BBC sabotaging Press TV broadcasts

The British Broadcasting Corporation is showering Afghan cable networks with lucrative deals to cut broadcastings of Iran's English-language news channel, Press TV.

The Press TV bureau in Kabul was informed on Wednesday that "a number of BBC employees have recently contacted the cable networks' union in Herat to persuade them into breaking contract with Press TV and blocking all satellite transmission of its programs."

Jun 09 13:44

HELEN THOMAS WAS SET UP BY A RACIST

I tried to find some information about this so-called rabbi but found nothing on Google other than his smear campaign against Ms. Thomas. But, one of my readers came to the rescue by sending me a link about the racist background of this man. It is presented here with thanks to Hubris for linking it in his comment. We can see now that the set up was obviously intentional, the man is a master at turning racism into a joke. Racism is not funny!

Jun 09 13:28

Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench

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Includes the Deepwater Horizon bore hole prior to the disaster


Jun 09 13:22

Mexico anger as teenager shot dead by US border agent

Mexico has demanded a full inquiry after a Mexican teenager died after a US border patrol agent opened fire from the US side of the border.

The youth, believed to be 14 or 15, was found on the Mexican side under a bridge linking Ciudad Juarez with El Paso.

US authorities said the agent was defending himself and colleagues after they came under attack from people throwing stones and rocks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And rather nicely timed so that the media can drop all discussion of an American-flagged ship seized by Israel in international waters!

Jun 09 13:10

Helen Thomas - Media 'Rolled Over And Played Dead' In Run-Up To Iraq War

“Who’s Helen Thomas again?” Really, kid? Lebanese-American member of the White House Press Corps since 1960. Pioneering female journalist. The little old lady who sits in the front row at Presidential press conferences and asks the questions that the other reporters are too scared to ask. A journalist who truly challenges politicians, who wants them to be able to explain and justify their decisions and positions, whose most valued question is ‘why.’ Now she has been hounded into quitting the job that was her life. Her agent for speaking engagements has summarily dropped her. She is being vilified by many and lauded by others but no matter what, we believe that she is owed a huge debt of respect and gratitude for the work she’s done in the name of true democracy.

Jun 09 12:58

Helen Thomas: Human Sacrifice For A Dying "Free" Media

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Helen Thomas: Human Sacrifice For A Dying "Free" Media
I have been asked to comment on the Helen Thomas issue that seems to be all over the press these days. It seems that this saga came at just the right time to divert American media sources away from their inadequate and inept coverage of the murder of Humanitarian workers by their cherished state of Israel.
Here is my take: Helen Thomas spoke the truth, and she was made a sacrificial lamb and scapegoat for speaking that truth. Many are now aware of her short video response where she said that Israel should get the hell out of Palestine. Well, guess what... She is absolutely correct.

Jun 09 12:55

Did The IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Did The IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims? (Is The Sky Blue And Do Bears Crap In The Woods?)
It is so amazing how the Media in the United States is completely controlled by Israeli Interest. It is also confounding how most people in the United States (and Canada as well) are still totally unaware of the massacre of Humanitarian Aid workers on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla bound for the concentration camp called Gaza on the morning of May 31st, 2010.
"According to this new report from Counterpunch at www.counterpunch.org, it seems that the passengers on the Mavi Marmara were killed execution style by being shot in the back by the Commandos!"


Jun 09 12:12

20 More Signs Of A Full-On Economic Collapse

So just how bad is the U.S. economy
? Well, the truth is that sometimes it is hard to put into words. We have squandered the great wealth left to us by our forefathers, we have almost totally dismantled the world's greatest manufacturing base, we have shipped millions of good jobs overseas and we have piled up the biggest mountain of debt in the history of mankind.

We have taken the greatest free enterprise economy that was ever created and have turned it into a gigantic house of cards delicately balanced on a never-ending spiral of paper money and debt. For decades, all of this paper money and debt has enabled us to enjoy the greatest party in the history of the world, but now the bills are coming due and the party is nearly over.

Jun 09 12:10

For many, recovery means lower expectations

Advised by a Walgreens superior that a promotion was "very highly likely" if he transferred to the drugstore chain's Dallas division, Chris Cummings uprooted his family and bought a spacious house in this hopefully named suburb.

"The sky's the limit," he was told.

But instead of a promotion, the company for which Cummings had been an assistant manager three and a half years cut his hours so drastically that he had to take a second job. In March, he was laid off, and his part-time second job became full-time.

And so that is how a 40-year-old father of four with a master's in business administration from the University of Notre Dame finds himself bagging groceries at Sprouts, a local health-food store.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But this country still has billions for its wars without end, and support for Israel, but completely ignores its own crumbling infrastructure, and refuses to bring those high paying jobs back which have been offshored!!

Jun 09 12:09

FLASHBACK - Tea Party Rally to Oust "Dingy Harry" Reid Searchlight, Nevada -- March 27, 2010

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABCNNBBCBS isn't laughing any more.

Jun 09 12:05

Taliban Reportedly Adding HIV-Infected Needles to Explosive Devices

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Actually, the British government does not want to admit that the raping of Afghani women is a major problem, as is the Vietnam-style drug abuse problem rampant among the troops. The kids are coming home with AIDS, and this it the only excuse the warhawks can come up with to explain it all away.


Jun 09 12:05

Senior Israeli Army Commander: Turkish Attempt To Break The Siege Would Be “Act of War”

A senior commander in the the Israeli military has stated that he believes that action taken by the Turkish government in protecting an upcoming flotilla to Gaza would be considered an act of war.

Major General (Res.) Uzi Dayan stated, whilst speaking with the army radio station that, "If he [Prime Minister Erdogan] comes here with Turkish warships there can be no doubt that it would amount to a declaration of war. We need to draw a clear line and say that whoever crosses it will not be boarded but sunk."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that Edrogan may have been bluffing, to bolster his political base back home in Turkey.

But if Israel starts sinking unarmed, non-militarily escorted civilian vessels, attempting to get desperately needed aid to Gaza, this is going to escalate into a whole new, dangerous game.

Jun 09 11:58

Israeli request for more arms from US raises fears of regional violence

Israel has approached the United States for more bombs and asked Washington to increase an emergency arms cache stowed on Israeli soil by 50 per cent, according to the leading newspaper Ha'aretz.

The approach, made by Defence Minister Ehud Barak during a recent visit to Washington, reflects the heightened tensions in recent months between the Jewish state and its neighbours that have given rise to widespread fears within Israel of an imminent regional conflict.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: now that it appears, due to the passage of sanctions against Iran, Israel wants to start a war, any war, which might possibly drag Iran into that war.

Jun 09 11:52

Survivor Testimonies From Flotilla 31 May 2010

For three days as they were held in captivity and unable to speak on their own behalf, Israel presented the massacre against civilian passengers on the Mavi Marmara as self defense against a “lynching.” Now that the passengers are returning to their home nations, the global community is hearing a much different story, not just regarding the incident but also their treatment afterwards once in custody.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unflipping believable.

And please remember; every single US Congressional representative who felt they couldn't possibly defend Israel enough for this massacre, and condemned the humanitarian aid workers for daring to attempt to bring desperately needed supplies into Gaza must be voted out of office in November, and handed their hats, all of them!

Jun 09 11:48

Defense Dollars Building Boom: Pentagon Looks to Construct New Military Bases in Central Asia

The Pentagon is preparing to embark on a mini-building boom in Central Asia. A recently posted sources-sought survey indicates the US military wants to be involved in strategic construction projects in all five Central Asian states, including Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

According to the notice posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website in mid-May, the US Army Corps of Engineers wants to hear from respondents interested in participating in “large-scale ground-up design-build construction projects in the following Central South Asian States (CASA): Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; and Uzbekistan.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Take a look at a map:

http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/d54f5ff0968c.jpg

Looks like the US military is placing a "supply chain arc" to enable it to continue its war in Afghanistan, ringing Russia from the south(with the base in Kazakhstan), China to the east (with bases in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan), Pakistan to the north (with the base in Tajikistan), and Iran and Afghanistan to the north, with these bases in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

This is the US's new "Maginot Line", which is ultimately doomed to fail.


Jun 09 11:46

Obama's efforts on Iran sanctions fall short of expectations

The 12-2 vote in the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to impose a modest tightening of sanctions on Iran poses a conundrum: How could an administration that spent months reaching out to Iran and its allies to build international unity end up with a worse result than when George W. Bush was president?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think Obama just walked into a trap.

By going along with the sanctions, Russia and China have removed the possibility of an attack by Israel and the US for the immediate future. The US has to give the new sanctions time to work, and the fact that we know these new sanctions won't have any more effect on Iran's non-existent nuclear arsenal than previous one. As this article points out, the new sanctions are watered down from previous sanctions. They cannot really have an effect. Worse, American businesses are coming forward to report that the new sanctions will harm American businesses more than they will harm Iran. But Israel must be obeyed, the sanctions were voted through, and now the US must be seen to give the new sanctions time to work. Now that the sanctions are a done deal, there is no more story! Iran is off the table as a media distraction for the next few months!

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

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

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

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

4. The collapsing economy.

5. The Gulf Oil disaster.

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

Jun 09 11:44

'Israel Trains Militants In Iraq'

The director of a Turkish think tank says Israel trains the armed men with the anti-Ankara militant group, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Recall that it was the PKK that launched a rocket attack on the Turkish naval facility just as Israel attacked the aid flotilla. The rocket attack was timed to inhibit Turkey's ability to intervene when their people are being killed.

Jun 09 11:42

USNORTHCOM Gears Up For Potential Attack On U.S. Soil

USNORTHCOM admits that they are preparing military operations within the United States.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just like Israel does in Palestine!

Jun 09 11:41

GORDON DUFF: USS LIBERTY REMEMBRANCE DAY, FORGOTTEN, SUPPRESSED, SILENCED

“The ultimate lesson of the Liberty attack had far more effect on policy in Israel than America. Israel’s leaders concluded that nothing they might do would offend the Americans to the point of reprisal. If America’s leaders did not have the courage to punish Israel for the blatant murder of American citizens it seemed clear that their American friends would let them get away with almost anything.” (Undersecretary of State George Ball)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama sure as hell proved them correct last week, didn't he?

Seems like the blogs are a better fried to Americans than the White House.



Pixfuture
Jun 09 11:39

MSNBC Hit Piece Smears Tea Party As Neo-Nazis

An MSNBC hit piece set to air next week attempts to smear Tea Party activists and average Americans concerned about how the financial crisis is being exploited as neo-nazi Hitler supporters who want to go on killing sprees, highlighting once again the corporate media’s desperation to eviscerate the popularity of anti-establishment political candidates in the run up to the November elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Given last night's Tea Party victory in Nevada, coupled with Orly Taitz' Hindenberg-esque fall from the skies despite the backing of the Jewish Republican Coalition and a huge media blitz, it should be clear that the corporate media has lost control of the voters. The people understand that the Tea Party stands for "Taxed Enough Already" and crosses all party and ideological lines. Claims to the contrary on ABCNNBBCBS News are widely recognized as the USDA choice manure they really are.

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Jun 09 11:35

TIME joins the "Bash Helen for Israel" team!

Finally, I don't see any reason why the President, Robert Gibbs or any other representative of the government should feel any obligation to take her questions.

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Which is why I don't read TIME any more!

Jun 09 11:32

Liz Cheney shovels Israel's manure!

Liz Cheney, daughter of former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney and a former senior State Department official known for her conservative views, on Sunday accused Turkey of joining an axis of countries and groups seeking to harm Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look, I understand that being a mindless Israeli stooge is mandatory for a career in US politics, but let us not abuse the privilege. Please keep in mind who attacked whose ships in international waters!


Jun 09 11:28

Israel Steps Up Operations in Gaza

Gaza’s 1.5 million people are the victims of a barbaric collective punishment inflicted by the Israeli state. In Palestinian Authority elections staged in January 2006, the Fatah candidates that were favoured and funded by Israel and the US lost to Hamas. Israel, the US, and Europe responded by freezing all Palestinian Authority funds, triggering a collapse in basic services and governmental infrastructure in both Gaza and the West Bank. At the same time, Washington spearheaded covert preparations for an anti-Hamas coup, providing money and weapons to elements within Fatah.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Even in light of the literal collapse of the blockade due to Egypt's opening of the border indefinitely, look for continued IDF and Israeli Navy attacks in the region to ramp up, just to send the message "we're still in brutal control here, and there's nothing anyone else can do about it!"

Jun 09 11:25

Jewish rabbis storm the Aqsa with security protection

Senior Jewish rabbis stormed the holy Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem on Tuesday passing through the Maghareba gate under protection of Israeli occupation police.

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Israel is trying to provoke a reaction by the Muslims so that Israel can cry victim again.

Fool me once... I kill you! :)

Jun 09 11:20

The US-NATO "Arc of War" Stretches From Afghanistan to the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus

That Baku replaced Beijing on the Pentagon chief’s way to the NATO meeting indicates the importance that the comparatively small nation – with a population of under nine million while China’s is over 1.3 billion – has in American global geostrategic plans.

Gates’ main concentration – or at least that of most immediate importance – was on the expanding war in South Asia, where he will soon have 100,000 U.S. troops serving with another 50,000 NATO forces.

Western and local reports have recently divulged that 25 percent of U.S. and NATO supplies and equipment for the Afghan war pass through what is referred to as the Caucasus Spur – Azerbaijan and Georgia – and that “100,000 troops have flown through Azerbaijani airspace in the past year en route to Afghanistan.” [7]

Jun 09 11:14

I WANT ONE!!!!!!!! (I've been a good boy, Santa!!!)



Taboola
Jun 09 11:07

China reaps benefits of Iraq war with oil deals

Perspiration staining their orange jumpsuits, the Chinese engineers and laborers form Al-Waha Oil Co. work alongside their Iraqi counterparts under a sweltering sun readying an expanse of arid land southeast of Baghdad for infrastructure to extract and carry the viscous liquid on which Iraq's future lies: oil.

The scene, an increasingly common one in the new postwar Iraq, is more than a reflection of how the country home to the world's third largest proven reserves of crude is pushing to boost its output. It's also a testament to the lengths to which China will go to secure the oil it sorely needs to fuel its galloping economy as its own crude supplies fall far short of demand.

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China makes deals to get the oil it needs; the US wages wars to achieve the same outcome.

What's wrong with this picture?!? EVERYTHING, in light of the fact that these wars without end are bankrupting the country!!!!

Jun 09 11:07

Israel to Ease Blockade in Exchange For Weak Flotilla Inquiry

Israel is poised to accept a British plan to ease its blockade of Gaza in exchange for international acceptance of a watered-down investigation into last week's deadly raid on a Turkish aid ship, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.

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The blockade is already down. The border to Egypt is open. Send Israel's leadership and their American slaves to the Hague!

Jun 09 11:05

A resilient Iran shields itself from pressure by building alliances

A year ago, Iran was on its way to becoming a pariah state. Dozens of governments accused Iranian leaders of stealing the presidential election and condemned the brutal crackdown on protesters that followed. The country faced sanctions and international scorn over its controversial nuclear program.

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... while Israel and the US become more and more isolated.

Jun 09 11:04

US places No. 85 -- behind Libya -- in Global Peace Index

The 2010 Global Peace Index is an attempt to quantify which countries are the most secure and the least violent. New Zealand is No. 1, Iraq is last, and the US is in the middle.

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Not exactly an enviable position the US has in this lineup.

Jun 09 11:04

Predator Drones: Joking over innocent deaths?

Jun 09 11:02

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

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

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

Jun 09 11:02

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

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

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Jun 09 10:59

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jun 09 10:57

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

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

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

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Jun 09 10:50

Boeing, Exxon Say New Iran Sanctions Would Hurt Global Sales

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

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

Jun 09 10:49

Netanyahu, Obama to meet at end of June

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

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

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

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

Jun 09 10:45

Thanks, Helen, for telling it like it is!

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 09 10:41

Gulf of Mexico oil leak sparks price rise warning

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jun 09 10:40

A Closer Look at Israel's Terror Accusations

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

Jun 09 10:38

The Holocaust™ Song

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

Jun 09 10:38

Pentagon Tightens Grip on the Obama Administration and the Intelligence Community

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

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The Bushbama presidency strikes again!

Jun 09 10:37

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

Jun 09 10:32

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

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 09 10:29

North Sea oil platform evacuated

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 09 10:28

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

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 09 10:24

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

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

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

Jun 09 10:21

FBI cash funded shoot 'slay' trip

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

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The Keystone Cops strike again!

GREAT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE FBI.

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

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

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

Jun 09 10:18

Arab MK Receives Death Threat from New York Extremists

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

Jun 09 10:17

Think tank: Neocons’ influence remains strong under Obama

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

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

Jun 09 10:14

Father of Four Saved by His Gun

Jun 09 10:12

Revealed: how Israel offered to sell South Africa nuclear weapons

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

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

Jun 09 10:09

UN votes for new sanctions on Iran over nuclear issue

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

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

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

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

"Nothing will change," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. The collapsing economy.

5. The Gulf Oil disaster.

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

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

Jun 09 09:50

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

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

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

Jun 09 09:48

The method in Israel's madness

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

Jun 09 09:45

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

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

Jun 09 09:41

HELEN THOMAS; AN APPRECIATION

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 09 09:38

‘KNOWN TERRORISTS’ DENY RIDICULOUS CHARGES BY ISRAELI MILITARY

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Jun 09 09:35

MORE ARRESTS IN WEST BANK FOR CRIMES NOT COMMITTED

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

Jun 09 09:34

Putin says to meet Ahmadinejad as Iran sanctions loom

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

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

Russia is expected to support the sanctions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We will see.

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

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