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June 18, 2010

Jun 18 09:36

Time for world to confront Israel: Gilad Atzmon

According to the famous Israeli-born Jazz musician, Gilad Atzmon, “The ideology that carried out execution-style killings on the Gaza aid flotilla the ‘Mavi Marmara’ is the same ideology that carried out the massacres at Deir Yassin, Qibya, Sabra and Shatilla, Qana, Gaza, Jenin and the murder of Rachel Corrie — more than that it is the same ideology that killed Christ.” He continues: “there is no biological, racial or ethnic continuum between the ancient Israelites and the contemporary Israelis. The attack on the aid convoy is a continuum of the same ideology that killed Christ.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the United Nations were enforcing its own rules, Israel's membership would be null and void. Israel, alone among all other UN members, had two conditions placed on its membership, a right of return for Palestinians who lost their homes when Israel was created, and full compensation for those Palestinians who chose not to return. Israel has not complied with either condition.

Jun 18 09:32

Polar Heat Bringing Harder Winters

Last winter's big snowfall and cold temperatures in the eastern United States and Europe were likely caused by the loss of Arctic sea ice, researchers concluded at the International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference in Norway last week.

Climate change has warmed the entire Arctic region, melting 2.5 million square kilometres of sea ice, and that, paradoxically, is producing colder and snowier winters for Europe, Asia and parts of North America.

2.5 million square kilometres of sea ice melted? I don't think so.

Jun 18 09:29

With Rumored Manhunt for Wikileaks Founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of Video Showing Iraq Killings, Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information

Jun 18 09:28

Clinton: Obama Administration To Sue Arizona Over Immigration Law

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So ... Okay for Israel to blockade Gaza, but illegal for Arizona to protect their borders? Does this makes any sense to anyone?

Jun 18 09:19

Lebanon, Egypt condemn Israeli threat

The Lebanese and Egyptian premiers have condemned a new Israeli threat against Beirut, saying it "might have dire consequences” for Tel Aviv.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Nazif took the stance after Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned the Beirut government against allowing an aid ship to depart Lebanon for the besieged Gaza Strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hear gonads clicking as they walk!

Jun 18 09:10

Better Never Than Late

Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa was warmly greeted by Hamas representatives when the Middle East’s top diplomat paid a visit to Gaza on Sunday. It was the first time Moussa—or any senior Arab official for that matter—had set foot in the coastal enclave since Hamas’ June 2007 break with Fatah resulted in the latter’s expulsion from the territory.

Gazans who have endured the collective punishment meted out by the U.S, Israel and the Arab states since 2006 probably had a much different take on the timing of the Secretary-General’s visit. I suspect they would say: better never, than late.

Jun 18 09:07

Israel announces let-up to Gaza siege - but only in English

Prime Minister's office issues two statements, one in English announcing plan to ease blockade, one in Hebrew omitting to mention the decision.

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And of course today we learn that there is only a token amount of easing.

Jun 18 09:02

BP scaring the crap out of people: dispersants having laxative effect on Floridians

According to a blog poster on a Middle Eastern website, ingredients in a dispersant chemical used to break up the BP oil gusher are allegedly causing massive outbreaks of diarrhea in a Florida. The poster says that an outbreak of diarrhea is allegedly causing so many cases of diarrhea in Miami, entire neighborhoods smell like a giant outhouse.

Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

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Jun 18 09:01

US lawmakers blast 'disgraceful' Turkey over Iran, Israel

US lawmakers slammed "disgraceful" Turkey on Wednesday over its ties to Iran and charged Ankara had the "blood" of nine Turks killed in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship on its hands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"How DARE Turkey shove those people in front of Israel's bullets" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 18 08:53

The “Snowball” Scenario Sinks Sovereigns

A blockbuster draft report from the European Commission saw the light of day recently, thanks to some reporting from Bloomberg. It highlights an incredibly dangerous Catch-22 facing many sovereign nations — the “Snowball Scenario.”

Let me give you an example how this works …

Suppose country A’s economy goes into the tank. The government responds by borrowing boatloads of money and spending like mad on stimulus packages.

The markets allow it to go on for a while. But then investors start to get antsy about all the debt being added to the government’s balance sheet. So they start dumping its bonds, driving prices lower and rates higher. That, in turn, forces the country to implement austerity measures to get its debt and deficit under control.

The problem?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What pisses me off is that back in 2008 it was clear that this was going to be the end result of the bailouts here in this country, and 90% of Americans knew this was the wrong path, but the Congress voted the bailouts to save their own investment funds and stuck the people with the disaster which followed.

Jun 18 08:51

Turkey to react harshly if Turkish companies face problems in Israel: official

Turkish Foreign Trade Minister Zafer Caglayan said on Wednesday that Turkish government would react harshly to Israel if Turkish companies face any problem following the crisis in the two countries relationship.

Jun 18 08:50

EP condemns Israeli attack, illegal siege on Gaza strip

The European Parliament in its vote on Thursday condemned a deadly Israeli raid on a flotilla heading for Gaza and a blockade imposed on that territory by the Jewish state. The resolution condemns Israel for its military operation on the Gaza-bound flotilla carrying humanitarian aid. Israeli commandos shot dead eight Turkish activists and an American on board the Turkish Mavi Marmara ship on May 31.

Jun 18 08:49

German legislator: Stop 'thriving Holocaust industry'

Jun 18 08:47

Israel's 'Final Solution'

Picture yourself in that situation, a refugee in a land that has been yours for generations. Suddenly you are a nonperson, a nonentity, a stigma. What would it be like for you to experience this? How does it happen that for over 60 years this same scene has been repeated time after time, its perpetrators allowed to get away with it? A stranger in your own land, you walk past what used to be your property and your great-great-grandfather’s property. Someone else is living there, someone who one day claimed it as theirs, though they are the first in their family to live in or anywhere near it.

Jun 18 08:41

Iran Threatens to Stop Western Ships if Subjected to Cargo Inspection

"We warn the US and certain adventurist countries that if they are tempted to inspect Iranian air and ship cargos, we will take tough action against their ships in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman," Larijani said in an open session of the parliament here in Tehran on Wednesday.

The Iranian parliament speaker added that the Iranian retaliatory move is part of the country's policy to defend national interests.

Larijani blasted US President Barack Obama's remarks against Iran, and underscored that hypocritical moves against the Iranian nation will be against their interests.

Jun 18 08:40

Israel asks Egypt to do its dirty work; Egypt refuses

Kuwaiti paper says Egypt denied Israeli request to prevent Gaza aid ships from passing through Suez Canal

Jun 18 08:30

Arrest For Filming Oil Spill, BY BP CONTRACTORS: BP's Rules, NOT OURS

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just think about it. A foreign corporation is giving directions to a US Government agency paid with your tax dollars and the agency obeys the foreign corporation????

Jun 18 08:28

Obama Plans To Sneak Through Carbon Tax By Stealth

President Obama is planning to sneak through his job-killing, economy wrecking carbon tax by stealth according to the Washington Post, by passing a weakened bill and then adding in cap and trade provisions after the heat is off following the November elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US Government, the same government which has failed its oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, but is working hard to protect and defend that foreign nation that attacked Americans in international waters, is addicted to your money. Having ruined the economy with corporate giveaways, sees driving you down into Gaza-esque poverty and taking the surplus for themselves as their best course of action. As we noted yesterday, Obama is spending a billion dollars on ways to get Americans to give up cars and go back to bicycles or walking, just like they do in Gaza.

So, we are out of time, You need to decide. Will you allow the government to loot your life for their own addiction to money? Or is it time to stop throwing good money after bad.

Jun 18 08:26

FCC Moves to Regulate Internet--Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be 'Unfettered by Federal or State Regulation'

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to begin the formal process of bringing the Internet under greater federal control – a move sought by both President Barack Obama and FCC Chairnman Julius Genachowski--even though federal law calls for an Internet "unfettered by Federal or State regulation."

Jun 18 08:21

Your government in action - Coast Guard halts oil cleanup for fire extinguisher inspections!

Jun 18 08:18

Army awards $517M contract for high-tech surveillance blimp

The Army’s newest aircraft looks more like a Thanksgiving Day parade reject than the latest weapon against insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Hey, any excuse to suck more money from those taxpayers is a moral victory!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 18 08:17

Israel's Gaza blockade baffles residents

Military bureaucrats enforcing Israel's blockade of Gaza allow frozen salmon filet, facial scrub and low-fat yogurt into the Hamas-ruled territory. Cilantro and instant coffee are another matter — they are banned as luxury items.

Over the past three years, Israel has determined down to the tiniest detail what gets into the Gaza Strip and to its population of 1.5 million, using secret guidelines to differentiate between humanitarian necessities and nonessential luxuries in its blockade meant to squeeze the Islamic militant group Hamas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But ABCNNBBCBS keeps saying the blockade is to keep weapons out! Potato chips of mass destruction?

Jun 18 08:15

Medvedev Says He ‘Cannot Rule Out’ Collapse of Euro

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he can’t rule out the collapse of the euro as the European Union struggles to contain the sovereign debt crisis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Euro is similar to the US Federal Reserve Note in that it is a fiat public currency issued by a private banking cartel. Since all currency created by that bank is in response to a request for a loan at interest, more money is owed to the bank than actually exists. New money to pay the interest is created by more borrowing, but the interest still exceeds the available money supply.Absent a new source of wealth to satisfy the bankers, the interest on the money is paid by looting the lives of the general population. When the accumulated compounded debt gets large enough, the currency and economy will collapse. History has shown this to be the inevitable outcome of this style of banking, yet supposedly smart leaders still deliver their people into the clutches of the private bankers in exchange for a small pittance of gold.

These supposedly smart leaders would have done well to have heeded the words of former US President Woodrow Wilson, penned just 6 years after he signed the Federal Reserve act. "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world - no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.

History repeats, which is what pisses me off about history.

Jun 18 08:09

Nancy Pelosi yanks campaign finance bill

Following a rebellion by two important factions of rank-and-file House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has pulled a campaign-finance bill opposed by a broad coalition of special interest groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Jun 18 08:07

Kibbutz: Final Breaths?

At first, these thinly disguised concentration camps played an important role in the occupation of land. The agriculture was not important. A good testimony of that was the ongoing attempt to grow up cotton – a water thirsty plant – in deserted areas were water is at a premium. Early governments wanted someone to fill up the lands confiscated - or bought under threats – from Palestinians. Later, their importance decreased and their lost the government support. Eventually they collapsed financially in the 1990s and were forced to recognize the right to property, the use of money and human rights in general. Many members left them. Yet they are still out there, though their survival is not assured. In the last days a new disaster hit them; this time it may be the fatal blow.

Jun 18 08:06

Terry Gross has no empathy for Palestinians

Terry Gross once ended an interview with Palestinian human rights lawyer Raja Shehadeh by asking whether he wanted to "mov[e] someplace else so that you wouldn't be subjected to this... Israeli incursion." Shehadeh retorted gently, "life...under Occupation" has "never been as difficult and as dangerous...and as frustrating as it is now. But, no, I will not leave." NPR transcript here.

Terry Gross boasts in her new ad that "often when I'm interviewing people on Fresh Air, they give me a different way of looking at the world," but her condescension to Shehadeh, a founder of Al-Haq (The Truth), shows how blind she is to Palestinian rights under International Law and how much she assumes Palestinians must make way for Israel's expansion.

Jun 18 08:03

Cataloging the Congressional Endorsements of Israel’s Attack on the Gaza Flotilla

Forget that “collective punishment” is illegal under international law. Forget that Turkey is a NATO ally to whom we are bound by treaty (an armed attack on Turkey is considered an attack on the United States). And definitely forget the admonition to have “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind….”

None of these come into play when the government of Israel requires the government of the United States to defend it from criticism (no matter what the provocation).

And, to be honest, the Obama administration behaves no differently in this regard than previous administrations. It’s all “your wish is my command.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One cannot be loyal to America while defending a foreign nation that attacks Americans in international waters.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.Memorize this list of Israel's whores in the US Government and vote them out of office before it is your children being murdered by Israel! There is no more important issue this election!America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

Jun 18 07:59

Rabbi Ben Haim, former leader of Deal temple, pleads guilty to money laundering

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Posted for those who claim I only pick on the Catholics/font>

Jun 18 07:58

Disrespect for Government Is as American as Fried Bananas

After decades of travelling throughout Latin America and years living there, I have developed a painful twinge every time I return to the U.S. and realize the loss of freedoms and rude behavior that is in store for me. It all comes flooding into my brain. What’s the rule on shoes and searches at the airport? What will the cops do if my 7-year-old son is not in a government-approved booster seat in the rental car? What if a family member needs antibiotics or stitches? What are the things that will cause US residents to call the cops on me? What are the rules on car and health insurance that will get me in trouble? What kind of ticket will I get if I forget to turn on the headlights when there is a drizzle? Can the children stick their heads out of a sunroof or ride in the back of a pickup?

Jun 18 07:58

Standard & Poor's downgrades Miami bond rating by two notches

A key agency has downgraded cash-strapped Miami's bond credit rating, a shift that will leave the public footing a higher bill for big-ticket projects, including parking garages for the new Marlins ballpark.

Jun 18 07:57

G-d of Israel, For This We Give Thanks

When you visit your kid's grave site at some national cemetery, killed fighting 'Wars for Wall Street and Israel,' give thanks that your son or daughter died fighting a war for Zionism.

When you drive home on a pothole filled highway, silently utter a prayer for Israel and smile, knowing that the money that should have repaired that road is building state of the art highways in Israel.

Jun 18 07:57

Fox “news” continues CBS, ABC, CNN propaganda to attack Iran: today’s CIA Operation Mockingbird

In the video clip from Fox below, Bill Kristol advocates US military attack on Iran because he predicts that Israel will attack Iran. This is propaganda for an unlawful war for the following “emperor has no clothes” obvious reasons. Fox "reporting" is also a manipulative variation of the same war drone I’ve documented from CBS, ABC, and CNN.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact is that absent a new World War, the US Government is finished (actually, a new world war will finish the US, but at least DC will go out with a wild party!)

The conventional view in Washington is that nothing revives fanatical patriotism among American taxpayers like a good bloodbath against, well, it doesn't really matter. We are going after this Arabs because Israel said to and because the Germans have been up at bat twice and are sick of being the global whipping boy.

The sad reality is that we cannot stop the next World War because all it takes is the least mentally stable leader to launch one missile and the whole world catches on fire, then the slaves are put back to work rebuilding it all again.

But what we can do and must do is deprive the attacker of the illusion that the intended target for invasion is somehow the villain.

Israel and the US media attempted to blame Turkey for Israel's attack on the aid flotilla in International waters. This is a repeat of the propaganda Bush used when he attacked Iraq, or Hitler used when he attacked Poland; "They made us do it, Mommy!"

Jun 18 07:50

‘Democracy’ Means the U.S. and Israel Approve

Thomas Friedman sure knows how to flip reality on its head. In his New York Times op-ed column today, Friedman hops on the bandwagon of bashing Turkey for "joining the Hamas-Hezbollah-Iran resistance front against Israel."

Friedman accuses Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan of no longer promoting democracy and instead being more focused on "praising Hamas instead of the more responsible Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, which is actually building the foundations of a Palestinian state."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ignoring the fact that HAMAS won the elections, right?

Here is the Israeli modus operandi.

Israsel creates and funds "opposition" parties in Palestine to prevent any one party from being seen as the leader of all Palestine. When Yassir Arafat led the PLO and PLO began to accept Israeli terms towards peace, Israel's Shin Bet created and funded HAMAS so that Israel could say, "We do not know who to talk to; there are two governments in Palestine!"

Then Arafat died (or was murdered), and Israel dropped supporting HAMAS. HAMAS, rather than fade away leaving Palestine in Chaos as Israel wanted, decided that since it was now the defacto government of Palestine they would act like one, much to the annoyance of the Israeli sponsors who had betrayed them.

So, Israel played the same game all over, creating and funding FATAH so that Israel could say, "We do not know who to talk to; there are two governments in Palestine!" And as soon as HAMAS is gone and FATAH is the power, Israel will drop support for Abbas and create yet a new opposition party to keep Palestine divided and conquered.

Jun 18 07:48

Shooting and Sobbing by Gilad Atzmon

Hold your breath. This in not a joke, this is not a satire. It is real almost as much as it is pathetic. Israeli Ynet just reported that the images of captured Israeli commandos published in Turkish papers opened “...old wounds among those Israeli commandos involved in similar circumstances. Thus far, at least four combat soldiers have reported worsening of their (mental) condition”

Jun 18 07:44

The Whore of Babylon Parties in the Bathhouse of Hell.

One thing the people of America must do at this November election, despite what is certain to happen beforehand. That is to not vote for any Jewish/Israeli lawmaker no matter what. All of them must be thrown out of office. Also, any and every lawmaker who is in support of Israel in any way must be refused office on that basis period. They are traitors in the most indefensible sense. Every single individual who supports the Crime Syndicate known as Israel should be exposed for it as if it were a heinous crime, which it is. Support of Israel must be seen and understood as a capital felony against humanity.

Jun 18 07:41

FLASHBACK - Danish pension funds divest from Israeli companies

Jun 18 07:40

Turkish Doctor Describes Treating Israeli Commandos During Raid

In an interview with The New York Times, Dr. Hasan Huseyin Uysal, a Turkish doctor, said that he treated Israeli commandos who were captured and briefly detained during the initial stages of a raid on a ship challenging Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza last week.

Jun 18 07:38

As Mitchell Tries To Launch Talks, Israel To Demolish 22 Homes in Jerusalem

The municipality wants to demolish 22 homes and to transfer the residents to another area, an issue that was rejected by the residents as it violates their rights and violates international law.

Jun 18 07:33

Officials Worried About The Gulf Cleanup Materials Sent To Their Landfills

They have good reason to worry. Even though BP claims otherwise, we just don't know for sure and you shouldn't just dump it anywhere (although I suspect they will, anyway):

About 35,000 bags — or 250 tons — of oily trash have been carted away from this beach, said Lt. Patrick Hanley of the Coast Guard, who is stationed at Port Fourchon. And as of Monday, more than 175,000 gallons of liquid waste — a combination of oil and water — had been sent to landfills, as had 11,276 cubic yards of solid waste, said Petty Officer Gail Dale, also of the Coast Guard, who works with at the command center in Houma.

Jun 18 07:28

BP's next challenge: Disposal of tainted sludge (BP saying waste is not toxic)

Oil giant BP is facing a huge new challenge in disposing of the millions of gallons of potentially toxic oil sludge its crews are collecting from the Gulf of Mexico, according to industry experts and veterans of past spills.

Crews so far have skimmed and sucked up 21.1 million gallons of oil mixed with water, according to the Deepwater Horizon Unified Command. Because the out-of-control well may continue spewing for months, that total almost certainly will surge.

BP's plan for handling the gooey mess, written in conjunction with the Coast Guard, the Environmental Protection Agency and Louisiana officials, calls for reclaiming or recycling as much as possible.

Jun 18 07:21

Twenty-Two Reasons Why American Working People Hate the State

Why does the rightwing attack on “Big Government” increasingly resonate with working people?

Liberals claim wage and salaried workers are acting against their “self-interest”, citing government welfare programs like social security and unemployment payments. Progressives argue that workers hostile to the state are ‘racists”, “fundamentalists” and/or irrational, blinded by misplaced fears of threats to individual freedoms.

I will argue there are many sound, rational, material reasons for working people to be in revolt against the state.

Twenty-Two Reasons Why Working People Hate the State

Jun 18 07:12

Can Obama Shut Down the Internet?

A new bill rocketing through Congress would give the president sweeping powers to police the Web for national-security reasons. Could this be a way to block WikiLeaks?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is an attack by the government on freedom of the press targeted specifically at the blogs and alternative media. The label "National Security", originally defined as militarily significant secrets, has grown to a wide brush used to block stories of war crimes and political corruption the public has both a right and a need to know.

This is the first stage of censorship and a cold wake-up call to the dictatorship that has emerged in our nation.

Jun 18 07:07

The FCC’s Grand Plan to Control Your Internet, TV, and Phone?

This Thursday, the FCC opens up comments on its proposal regulate the Internet. While no one is quite sure all that it will contain, Scott Cleland (a long-time telecom policy expert and insider) has pieced together recent FCC filings from Google to outline how Net Neutrality regulations could be part of a grand plan to control how virtually all media enters your home.

Jun 18 07:07

Israel Falling Short on the Gaza Blockade

The international community has been expected Israel to take steps to loosen the Gaza blockade ever since an attack on a flotilla resulted in the death of nine protestors.

The Israel response came today, and it wasn’t impressive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As predicted, Israel announcement they would ease the blockade was mostly a hoax, intended to bluff other nations into canceling their plans for aid flotillas, and to hopefully allow the story of the attack on the previous aid flotilla in international waters to fade away. That of course did not work; the world has had way too much experience with Israel's behavior relative to Gaza in the past.

See Top Ten Myths about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jun 18 06:34

Libertarian Senate Candidate Snitker Crashes Press Event, Demands To Be Heard

When the Florida Press Association invited U.S. Senate candidates to speak to the media at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday, there was one name absent from the list. Charlie Crist, Republican Marco Rubio, and Democrat Kendrick Meek all made the list. Even long-shot Democrat billionaire Jeff Greene was included...

Jun 18 05:34

Reincarnated Rumsfeld says Russians hate US missiles defenses

Russia will "always hate" U.S. missile defenses because it cannot match them, but that should not stand in the way of ratifying a new U.S.-Russian nuclear arms treaty, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

Jun 18 05:31

Gates (aka SECDEF on drugs): Iran Might Attack Europe With ‘Hundreds of Missiles’

In what must be among the wildest speculations of the Obama Administration, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sought to defend a massive US missile defense system in Europe by guessing that Iran might fire “scores or even hundreds of missiles” at Europe (for what reasons, only the liars know).

Jun 18 02:51

Stephen Lendman : End Gaza Siege

Resisting the Occupation and Siege
Millions worldwide demand it. So does the Arab League, according to an Al Jazeera June 13 report quoting Amr Moussa, Arab League secretary-general, saying:

“This blockade….must be lifted and must be broken and the Arab League decision is very clear in this regard.”

On June 13, Moussa commented after visiting Gaza for talks with Hamas Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyeh, Haaretz reporting he’s the highest Arab official to do so since Hamas’ 2006 election, after which an Israeli/West embargo followed, then the June 2007 siege.

Moussa entered through Rafah after Egypt reopened it following the Freedom Flotilla massacre, saying it will continue indefinitely.

According to Haaretz:

Jun 18 02:46

Wiles : Rise People, Rise

By Rich Wiles

Through the recent murderous events in international waters Israel has once again shown its true colours and its total disregard for humanity. From the global reaction over the last week it seems that, for once, a huge majority of people around the world have seen these attacks in a clear light. Let us call a massacre a massacre. Whilst these atrocities have clearly appalled millions of people, the inhumanity of the Zionist regime should have come as no surprise, for this is nothing new.

Jun 18 02:40

Australian Parliament : Julia Irwin MP’s Adjournment debate speech and Minister Craig Emerson’s reply 16June10


Editors Note: Mrs Julia Irwin’s MP adjournment debate speech on 16th June, 2010 in the Australian Parliament and the Government minister Dr Craig Emerson’s shameful disassociation on behalf of the government at the conclusion of the adjournment debate.

If Craig Emerson’s comment reflects the Labor Party’s policy on this matter as Israel and its merciless treatment of the whole nation of Palestine is clearly reprehensible, then sadly the compromised parliamentarians both in Australia and in the US Congress is an indication that Israel has captured and is dictating the foreign policies of both countries and whereas one could once have expected an independent stance on matters of importance from Australia, such as the Middle East, this appears not to be the case.

Jun 18 02:31

PRESS TV: Franklin Lamb ‘Israeli inquiry into aid attack doomed to fail’

On May 31, Israeli navy commandos launched a deadly attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters as the aid convoy was heading toward the besieged Gaza Strip, killing 20 people.

Defying repeated international calls for a transparent and credible probe into the incident, Israel’s cabinet approved the establishment of an “independent public commission” to probe the legal aspects of the deadly operation.

What follows is Press TV’s interview with Dr. Franklin Lamb, an international lawyer, about the investigation into the attack.

Press TV: Dr. Lamb, will the one-sided investigation by Israel be regarded as a legitimate one by the international community?

Jun 18 02:28

Alison Weir: The NYT and Israel’s Flotilla “Inquiry”

Israel’s Flotilla “Investigation” – Accused Murderer Chooses Own Jury; Court Reporter is Family Member

Isabel Kershner is the New York Times' correspondent in Israel, formerly of The Jerusalem Report and the wife of Hirsch Goodman.

The New York Times, whose regional bureau chief has a son in the Israeli military, reports that Israel has just appointed a panel charged with investigating its attack on an aid flotilla that killed nine aid volunteers, including a 19-year-old American.

Isabel Kershner, who is an Israeli citizen and has refused to answer questions about her possible family ties to the Israeli military, writes the report.

Jun 18 00:03

Ellen Brown: Deficit Terrorists Strike in the United Kingdom: United States of America Next?

Unlike the EMU countries, the governments of England, the United States, and other sovereign nations can still borrow from their own central banks, funding much-needed programs essentially interest-free. They can but they probably won't, because they have been deceived into relinquishing that sovereign power to an overreaching financial sector bent on controlling the money systems of the world privately and autocratically. Professor Carroll Quigley, an insider groomed by the international bankers, revealed this plan in 1966, writing in Tragedy and Hope:

[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences.

June 17, 2010

Jun 17 21:51

Alan Simpson - this guy is still around? Ambush interview

Alan Simpson has always interested me - unlike most others. He is frank about some things - some things maybe less so.

Jun 17 21:27

MOVIE: The Inconvenient Truth of Nuclear Arsenals(aka Propoganda)

Valerie Plame Wilson first gained fame when she was outed as a spy during the Bush Administration. Today she is using her name recognition to bring attention to one of the greatest threats still facing the world: Nuclear weapons. RT spoke to her on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival where she is helping promote the film "Countdown to Zero."

Jun 17 21:23

Anti-Palestinism is Hate Speech

I bet you've never heard of anti-Palestinism? In Israel and the United States, defaming and delegitimizing the Palestinians is a national sport; but have you ever heard anybody complain about it? Why didn’t Americans get worked up when 1,400 Palestinians were incinerated with Israeli phosphorous bombs? Why did the murder of 300 children in last year’s assault not touch a nerve? Why did it take three long years and the slaughter of eight Turks and a Turkish-American citizen to notice that Israel has incarcerated 1.5 million Palestinians in a concentration camp?

Jun 17 21:01

U.S. defense chief asks Congress for war funding approval

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates urged Congress on Wednesday to speed approval of the 33- billion-dollar supplemental war funding requested by President Barack Obama.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"We simply MUST defends the United States against all enemies that attack Americans. Well, okay, Iraq didn't actually attack us. Neither did Afghanistan come to think of it. Yemen? No> Somalia? No. Pakistan? No. Hmmm. Has anyone attacked us recently? I, I, I mean, besides Israel, of course!!! They are allowed to attack and kill Americans; a fine and noble tradition that goes back to the heroic Israeli attackers who almost sank the USS Liberty!"

And for the inevitable Israeli shills screaming, "What about 9-11?!? Iraq attacked the US on 9-11!!!!"...

Jun 17 20:56

For propaganda to work it has to be believable and I flat out do not believe these numbers.

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Americans know we were lied to about Iraq's 'nookular' bombs. We are already stuck in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, plus "actions" in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia , who knows where else.

America has spent too much money and blood to be wiling to go to war and even if we were to go to war there is a stark reality that we all must face. Iran has not attacked and killed Americans in international waters.

Israel has.

When Japan attacked and killed Americans in 1941, for what seemed to the Japanese to be very good reasons, the President did not make excuses for the attacking nation and suggest we go attack Brazil instead. Roosevelt attacked the nation that attacked Americans.

Jun 17 20:51

New Wave of Cuts at Union-Tribune: Sources

The San Diego Union Tribune told employees Thursday the company is cutting close to 40 newsroom positions, according to sources.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am going to bet that the San Diego Union Tribune never bothered to tell their readers that the US Government was lying about Saddam's 'nookular' bombs.

Nobody likes a liar.

Jun 17 20:49

G20 security threat uprooted

First it was trash cans, transit shelters and mailboxes. The latest casualty of G20 security concerns are saplings that line city sidewalks.

The trees could be ripped out of the ground by demonstrators "and then you've got a huge bar," said Constable Wendy Drummond, a spokeswoman for the Integrated Security Unit. Despite promises from summit organizers to replace the trees once foreign leaders leave town on June 27, the move bewilders tree lovers.

"The idea that tearing down something that's going to be living for 100 more years for a three-day meeting is insane," said Mark Calzavara of the Council of Canadians.

Jun 17 20:48

BP Tells Cleanup Workers They'll Be Fired If They Wear Respirators

More egregious still, sources on the ground say that BP is telling cleanup workers that they will be fired if they wear respirators:


Because - as part of their PR campaign - BP is doing everything it can to prevent dramatic pictures or headlines regarding the oil spill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember 9-11, where the EPA told the emergency workers that the air was perfectly safe at Ground Zero and no special protection was needed, and now all those workers are ill with cancer, mesothelioma, etc.?

Jun 17 20:45

The meaning of strangulation

Thomas was forced into retirement for declaring that Jews "should get the hell out of Palestine," but New York Senator Chuck Schumer, one of the most powerful politicians in the US, has avoided any criticism or even major press coverage for remarks he made only days later that supported the continued "economic strangulation" of Gaza; in part, because, he essentially argues, the inhabitants of the benighted Strip are not Jewish.

Jun 17 20:43

Congress calls on administration to use the Human Rights Council against Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, Israel violates the Fourth Geneva Convention with an illegal blockade and Congress sics the Human Rights Council, on Iran?

Xmas w/o borders
Jun 17 20:40

16 Burning Questions About Gulf Oil Spill...

Now Barack Obama has made a big Oval Office speech and has tried to convince all of us that he is in charge of the crisis. Well, perhaps if he had tried to take decisive action a month ago the American people may have rallied around him. But right now the BP/government response to this disaster remains completely and totally chaotic.

Jun 17 20:38

Obama vows to enrich himself by forcing carbon bill passage

After oil spill, Obama vows to find votes for energy bill
Wed Jun 2, 4:13 pm
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AFP) – President Barack Obama Wednesday vowed to find the votes to pass a stalled energy bill, saying the Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe showed the need to "aggressively" seek a clean energy future.
"The only way the transition to clean energy will succeed is if the private sector is fully invested in this future -- if capital comes off the sidelines and the ingenuity of our entrepreneurs is unleashed," he said.
"The only way to do that is by finally putting a price on carbon pollution," Obama said, noting that the House of Representatives had already passed a climate change bill, which had become stalled in the Senate.

Jun 17 20:21

Flashback: Chicago Climate Exchange funded by Obama before he was POTUS

Obama’s involvement in Chicago Climate Exchange—the rest of the story
By Judi McLeod Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The same Chicago Climate Exchange promoting public rip-off was funded by Obama before he was POTUS.
Even as man-made global warming is being exposed as a money-generating hoax, Obama is working feverishly to push the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme through Congress.
Obama was never the character he created for himself in the fairy-tale version in “Dreams of My Father”. He’s the agent of Change and Hope for cohorts making money down at the Chicago Climate Exchange.

Jun 17 20:17

Crime inc ~ RICO Investigation Needed NOW about Gulf, Energy & CCX

Crime inc ~ RICO Investigation Needed NOW about Gulf, Energy & CCX
2010 June 9
by Greg Hedgepath
The White House is right in the middle of the cover-up:
Contrary to early reports from the Obama Administration that it was not aware of the catastrophic nature of the Gulf oil spill, newly-released Coast Guard logs show that the government knew within hours that the spill would be devastating.
Reports indicate Obama is to use the Oil Spill Disaster to renew a push for Cap & Trade. This is made more suspicious by his apparent delay and even obstruction of solutions:

Jun 17 20:09

False flag terror alert - here's the windup.....and the pitch....

Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base

A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned.


Jun 17 19:10

$112 million to lawmakers on Wall Street bill

The 43 lawmakers negotiating the final version of the Wall Street reform bill have collected more than $112 million from the finance, insurance and real estate sectors during the past 20 years. And the financial services sector gave a total of $695 million during the same period, according to a new report by the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign finance watchdog group.

Jun 17 17:44

BP: All Recipients Among Federal Candidates, 1989-2010. Top recipient: Barack Obama

4th and 5th on the list: George W. Bush and John McCain.

Jun 17 17:00

Russia 'schizophrenic' on Iran: US defense chief

Russia appears to have a "schizophrenic" approach to Iran, viewing Tehran as a security threat while pursuing commercial deals with the country, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday.

Gates told senators Russia has for years seen Iran as a worrisome regional power.

When he met with then-president Vladimir Putin three years ago in Moscow, the Russian leader "told me that he considered Iran Russia's greatest national security threat," Gates said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has SecDef Gates gone barking mad?!?!?

First, it is Russia which is providing the technical support to the construction of the power plant in Bushehr.

If Russia really believed that Iran was such a red-hot security issue, why did they offer to assist Iran with its nuclear facility in the first place?!?

Jun 17 16:44

Texas judge accused of using money collected from traffic fines to pay his credit card bills

A south Texas municipal judge was arrested Thursday and accused of using traffic fines paid by those who appeared before him to pay his personal credit card.

Jun 17 16:02

Calls for NDP MP to resign after Israel comments

Prime Minister Stephen Harper called on NDP MP Libby Davies to resign as her party's deputy leader after she suggested Israel has been occupying territory since the country came into existence.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Canadians need to tell Harper that they need a CANADIAN Prime Minister, not another Israeli whore.

Jun 17 14:57

More international flotillas headed for Gaza Strip

Ships from several countries, including Iran and Lebanon, have reportedly left or are planning to leave for Hamas-controlled Gaza in defiance of an Israeli maritime blockade on that territory.

Jun 17 14:49

Lawmakers hand Fed another victory in Wall St bill

The U.S. central bank, whose authority some lawmakers had wanted to rein in amid wide criticism for lax oversight before the 2007-2009 financial crisis, will actually see its powers increase under the sweeping overhaul of financial regulation.

Jun 17 14:49

John McCain on the Evil, Barbaric Iranians

John McCain has a new article in The New Republic -- which is exactly where it should be -- calling for regime change in Iran. The whole article contains one paragraph after the next of the favorite pastime of America's political and media class: self-righteously condemning other nations for what we ourselves do (at least) as much.

Jun 17 13:54


“And so you can imagine my dismay, Mr. Speaker, with the recent aggressive action by Turkey toward our most cherished ally, Israel. "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Aggressive Action, Mr. Pence? Cookies? Candy? Potato chips?

Please remember that Japan was a "cherished ally" in early 1941. The US was selling the Japanese steel, railroads, weaponry; a large and vast trade that had been continuing since the days of Commodore Perry.

Yet when Japan decided that Americans were a threat to their illegal occupation of China and attacked Pearl Harbor, no Americans stood up to defend Japan's attack just because from Japan;s point of view, America might inter4fere with their illegal occupation of China. Nobody would have dared do so, because they would right have been denounced as a traitor!

Can you imagine President Roosevelt abandoning his "Day of Infamy" speech to rush over to the League of Nations and explain that it was a perfectly permissible for Japan to attack and kill Americans, because after all, Japan thought we might interfere with their illegal occupation of China?

Mr. Pence you are a traitor and unfit for office, as anyone who is more worried about those who attacked Americans in international waters than the Americans themselves is unfit for office.

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.

Clearly, that is requirement of office you fail to meet.

Either stand with America, Congressman, or stand alone.

Please feel free to copy and paraphrase this comment everywhere a so-called American politician dares defend those who attacked Americans in international waters.
Jun 17 12:35

Kenneth O'Keefe 6-9 on Gaza Flotilla, Israeli Beating

Jun 17 12:31

My question for J.J. Goldberg

The so-called “peace process” that you reference roughly started in 1991, with the Madrid Conference, and we’re now in the year 2010. That’s about 20 years. It appears that the “peace process” has failed and that negotiations have led to nowhere, and that was due to the Israeli refusal to accept a viable two-state solution. I said that both Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are willing to accept a Palestinian state in only 22% of historic Palestine. Israel, it seems, wants it all.

Jun 17 12:21

Illinois Debt Default Insurance Climbs to Record, CMA Data Show

The cost of insuring Illinois bonds against default rose to a record as lawmakers sought to close a $13 billion deficit in the state’s proposed budget for the year starting July 1.

Jun 17 12:06

BP Aware Of Cracks In Oil Well Two Months Before Explosion

BP was aware of cracks appearing in the Macondo well as far back as February, right around the time Goldman Sachs and BP Chairman Tony Hayward were busy dumping their stocks in the company on the eve of the explosion that led to the oil spill, according to information uncovered by congressional investigators.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember when the Space Shuttle Challenger had frozen O-Rings and management said, "We have to launch; we're on a tight schedule"?

Didn't work out then.

Didn't work out now.

and the lesson is that the real world does not bend to the will of CEOs and politicians, no matter how much they bark.

Jun 17 12:00


The zios are still crying about their video being taken down…. they tried so hard to ‘con the world’ and it backfired as are all of their efforts to discredit the Humanitarian Flotillas that have been heading to Gaza.

They have been crying that their video was not an infringement of Copyright Law as it was a parody. Now, the same group, Latma, is literally daring YouTube with another ‘parody’, just as vile as the one that was removed.

Jun 17 11:58

Noam Chomsky Palestine Israel occupation 101

Jun 17 11:47

Screening of 'one-sided' Gaza flotilla film at UN spurs Israeli complaint

Israel on Thursday issued an official complaint against the president of the United Nations Correspondents Association for deliberately barring Israel from responding to the public screening of a documentary film on the events of the recent Gaza-bound aid flotilla, made by one of the activists.

The president of the UN Correspondents Association, Giampaolo Pioli, organized an event several days ago during which a documentary film by one of the Mavi Marmara activists was screened. In the invitation sent to all the foreign correspondents in New York Pioli wrote that he was inviting them to the debut of a film depicting the "Israeli attack on human rights activists."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow, does Israel ever get cranky when the truth about anything with which they are involved comes out, and they can't control the agenda!

This activist's film should be seen by every member of the UN.

Jun 17 11:38

Emmanuel parents enter prison as 100,000 protest in J'lem

The parents are being imprisoned for contempt, following a series of refusals to implement high court decisions regarding ethnic divisions in a school in Emmanuel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jerusalem Post, come on, tell it like it is: the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents don't want their kids in the same classrooms with Sephardic Jewish kids, and the Israeli high court ruled that this discrimination cannot be allowed to stand in the school in the settlement of Emmanuel.

This can only be characterized as blatant racism from one Jewish group in Israel against another.

Jun 17 11:31

New flotilla of Gaza aid planned

A coalition of pro-Palestinian groups has said it plans to send a second aid flotilla to Gaza, dismissing Israel's promise to ease its blockade as not bold enough and defying Israeli warnings against any new sea-based activist operation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problem with Israel that despite the talk of easing the blockade, reports from Gaza is that nothing but a few token items such as mayonnaise are being let through. And any easing Israel does today can be revoked as soon as the eyes of the world turn away again. The fact is that Israel is on the defensive and has lost the initiative and now is the time for Israel to finally draw its borders and live within them as a modern civilized nation should. It is time for Palestine to have the same right to exist and to a state that Israel has. All other options are just delaying tactics.

Jun 17 11:25

G20 arrests protested

Activists plan to put up posters Thursday night in downtown London in solidarity with two men arrested for putting up G20 protest posters earlier this week.

The two men were arrested Tuesday night and held in police cells overnight. They face seven charges each of mischief for what police called “the negative message with content relating to the disruption and resistance to the G8 G20 on the posters.”

The posters were put up in the area of Dundas St. E., and around Egerton St. and Rectory St.. Environmentally friendly glue was used to put up the posters, but police said that gluing considered graffiti.

Jun 17 11:25

Jailed for a poster

About 200 kilometres from where world leaders will soon gather, two London political activists spent the night in city police cells over posters inviting people to Toronto to protest the G8 and G20 summits.

Darius Mirshahi, 25, and Andrew Cadotte, 19, flashed a peace sign and stood on the courthouse steps moments after their releases Wednesday afternoon and ripped open the police-issued, clear plastic bags containing their personal effects.

As the wind whipped up and papers flew, defence lawyer Dale Ives cautioned them: "Don't let that blow away guys or they'll charge you with littering."

Jun 17 11:24

Strikes in China signal end to era of low-cost labour and cheap exports

The Chinese Communist party called on employers to raise salaries and improve training for workers today, as Toyota became the latest foreign firm to be hit by a wave of high-profile strikes.

According to labour activists, there have been numerous strikes in recent years, though few get reported in the media. Chang Kai, professor of labour relations and law at Renmin University, said the number had increased by 30% per year.

Their impact has grown as the "one-child" family planning policy starts to thin the bulge in the working-age population. This demographic change in the balance of labour supply and demand has added to improved worker organisation and greater activism at high-profile foreign firms.

Jun 17 11:21

Did the BP Oil Well Really Blow Out in February, Instead of April?

It took 10 days to plug the first cracks, according to reports BP filed with the Minerals Management Service that were later delivered to congressional investigators. Cracks in the surrounding rock continued to complicate the drilling operation during the ensuing weeks. Left unsealed, they can allow explosive natural gas to rush up the shaft.

“Once they realized they had oil down there, all the decisions they made were designed to get that oil at the lowest cost,” said Peter Galvin of the Center for Biological Diversity, which has been working with congressional investigators probing the disaster. “It’s been a doomed voyage from the beginning.”

Jun 17 11:19

More Than 90 Banks Miss TARP Payments

More than 90 U.S. banks and thrifts missed making a May 17 payment to the U.S. government under its main bank bailout program, signaling a rising number of lenders are struggling to meet their obligations.

The SNL Financial statistics show 91 banks missed their dividend payment under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
The statistics, compiled by SNL Financial from U.S. Treasury data, showed 91 banks and thrifts skipped the May dividend payment under the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. It was the first missed payment for 23 of the banks; for the others, it was at least their second miss.

The number of banks missing their TARP payments rose for the third straight quarter. In February, 74 banks deferred their payments; 55 deferred last November.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a really nasty harbinger of things to come for this country financially.

And apparently, neither President Obama nor Vice-President Biden got the memo on this. Because, as reported at:


"OBAMA, BIDEN DECLARE “RECOVERY SUMMER”: Vice President Biden today will kick off “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long push designed to highlight the jobs accompanying a surge in stimulus-funded projects to improve highways, parks, drinking water and other public works"

This news about missed TARP payments, coupled with the spike in jobless claims, and Obama and Biden are proclaiming this the "Recovery Summer"?!?

Are they completely, utterly barking mad?!?!?

Jun 17 11:11

Israel's list of broken world records

• Israel hold the world record in the number of towns & villages it ethnically cleansed...500+

• Israel holds the world record in the number of refugees it deported...4 million +

• Israel holds the world record in the number of homes it demolished...60 thousand +

• Israel is the country with the highest record of UN condemnation...500+ times

• Israel is the country with the highest number of protective US Security council vetoes...100+ times

• Israel has killed more innocent civilians per capita than any other country...50 thousand+

Jun 17 11:10

Smuggled video shows Israeli snipers aiming, firing at Gaza Flotilla activists

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are no Israelis on board the aid ship and certainly nobody is attacking them, yet the laser sights from the Israeli rifles can be seen "painting" targets among the aid workers and crew.

Jun 17 11:05

And the Gods Laughed

The ruling class, with the indispensable assistance of the media, including many blogs (both left and right), need only convince Americans of the "seriousness" of the danger those "Others" represent, and the next chapter in the neverending war will commence in earnest. Iran in particular is endlessly useful in this connection.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The drumbeats for a war against Iran are beating ever more loudly, particularly with the passage of sanctions against it, and formal sanctions probably coming from the EU either today or tomorrow.

With the two catastrophic wars going on in Iraq and Afghanistan, a third war will break and bankrupt this country, not to mention that should a war against Iran break out, China and Russia may well come to its aid militarily.

Jun 17 10:59

Eyewitness to the Israeli Assault on the Mavi Marmara

A soft-spoken teacher and former civilian engineer with the Canadian Department of Defense, Neish realized then that a video taken by an Arab TV cameraman in the midst of the Israeli assault on the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza of him flipping through a booklet had been transmitted before the Israelis blocked all electronic signals from the flotilla. The booklet had pictures and profiles of all the passengers, and he'd found it in the backpack of an Israeli Defense Force commando.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This man is telling the truth: the Israeli government is pathologically incapable of telling the truth, when the truth does any kind of disservice to its image or agenda.

This is why the whole notion of an Israeli inquiry into the flotilla massacre is so completely ludicrous.