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June 12, 2010

Jun 12 09:27

BP cleanup cost soars as spill estimates double

BP's liabilities have sky-rocketed in tandem with estimates of the growing scale of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as analysts believe the company may eventually pay out more than four billion dollars.

The British oil giant's costs are tied to new estimates that put the amount of oil spilled at between one and two million barrels so far, double the previous estimate, Wall Street experts said Friday.

"It is more than just the environmental damage," said David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors, "the dispute as to how many barrels of oil are flowing daily into the Gulf is a dispute over money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is BP's problem to take care of financially, period, end of discussion.

But the US has to take stronger actions in terms of best "safe practices" regulations, and no "cozy" relationships between governmental agencies and those corporations they are supposed to regulate, to prevent situations like this from ever happening again.

Jun 12 09:24

Poland arrests alleged Mossad agent

BERLIN – Polish authorities have arrested an alleged Mossad spy from Israel wanted in connection with the slaying of a Hamas agent in Dubai, the German federal prosecutor's office said Saturday.

Jun 12 09:23

Kyrgyzstan begs Russia's help to quell ethnic violence

Interim President Roza Otunbayeva appealed to Moscow to intervene militarily after at least 75 people were killed and 977 wounded, according to the health ministry, in nearly three days of unrest.

The provisional government -- which seized control in April -- is struggling to halt a descent into civil war between ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbeks in the south of the country.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This could get very dicey very quickly.

And please note that Russia, very much playing the "adult in the room", is holding off sending peacekeepers until consultations with the UN.

Jun 12 09:18

Another new account of the attack on the aid flotilla

Six armed commandos climbed over the rails and ordered: "Down! Sit down! Get down!"

My colleague, reporter Paul McGeough, told them: "We're with The Sydney Morning Herald."

And another commando said: "We know you're with the Herald."



Taboola
Jun 12 09:01

Gaza flotilla attack: Activist releases new footage

At one stage the captain of the boat can be heard over the public address system saying: "Do not show resistance ... They are using live ammunition ... Be calm, be very calm." Gunshots can be heard.

Jun 12 08:57

Newly Discovered Film Shows Post-War II Executions of German Civilians!

Jun 12 08:56

Recasting the Gaza blockade as a humanitarian project

Since the object of the siege was to compel a change of leadership, it had to be rigorous enough to cause severe pain to a large majority of the civilian population; mere inconvenience or annoyance would not do. Gazans had to experience real hardship and struggle for the Israeli policy to have even a remote chance of success.

Jun 12 08:53

ISRAEL; FEEDING THE FIRES OF DECEPTION

Attempting by all means, even fabrication, to deflect criticism, Israel is pouring fuel on the fire for its detractors, writes Khalid Amayreh in occupied Jerusalem

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel fails to comprehend that it is the total absence of any sense of remorse or shame that is driving the world;s rage.



Emigrate While You Still Can - Finca Bayano In Panama!

Finco Bayano
Jun 12 08:51

THE STORY THAT ISRAEL WANTS TO SEE DISAPPEAR

Press conference held at the UN 10 June 2010 to release the one hour video smuggled out and there are other videos showing Israeli commanders obviously not under any threat shooting point blank at passengers who are down. Here the soldier empties four bullets into the head of a 19 year old US citizen and still the US refuses an independent investigation (or at least demand Israel return all confiscated cameras and video and photos)

Jun 12 08:50

McCARTHYISM SPREADING TO THE WEST BANK

If you are outspoken against the Israeli Occupation
or against the terror and criminality against the Palestinian peeople or against the repressive tactics against its own people by the Palestinian Auuthority….. …..you could land in jail!

Jun 12 08:49

EXTENDING THE BOYCOTT AGAINST ISRAEL

We all know that Israeli made products have the numbers 7 2 9 on the BarCode. We know those are the products to boycott….

BUT….. what about American and European products that are sold in Israel….. shouldn’t those companies be boycotted as well? I think YES! Below the image is a list of foreign products that I found in a Jerusalem Supermarket recently….. These companies MUST be boycotted as well.

Jun 12 08:48

Slip of the Tongue

June 11, 2010 — This morning on BBC news as David Cameron gave a speech to the troops in Afghanistan he said "In/on 9-11 when the twin towers were Blown up'' ...
Not long after this the feed was cut and as far as i saw it was never repeated, It is on BBC website but that part is not there (as far as I've seen)...


Jun 12 08:35

Obama = Kosher Puppet

Wave the flock up!!!

Obama = Kosher Puppet

Jun 12 08:31

Help catalog the Iara Lee video! Follow these instructions.

Jun 12 08:17

The Alien in the White House

The deepening notes of disenchantment with Barack Obama now issuing from commentators across the political spectrum were predictable. So, too, were the charges from some of the president's earliest enthusiasts about his failure to reflect a powerful sense of urgency about the oil spill.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Defending Israel after it attacked Americans in international waters didn't help either!

Jun 12 08:16

Israel's compassion on display!


Jun 12 08:14

If Israel was eating babies... The US would support it.

Exactly what kind of crime could Israel do that would be horrendous enough to shake the US of its unconditional support? I thought for a long time about it. It took me a long time because it was hard to imagine anything worse than what Israel already does openly, then I had an idea. Maybe Eating babies... It's about all that is left in terms of lines to cross, for Israel, to see if the US congress would ignore it or even apologize for it. Of course, no one in Israel is eating live babies or advocating such a thing. (yet). But that's the kind of extreme thing one would have to come up with in order to surpass all the real crimes Israel has done and are still doing.

Jun 12 08:10

Israel Navy reserves officers: Allow external Gaza flotilla probe

A group of top Israel Navy reserves officers on Sunday publicly called on Israel to allow an external probe into its commando raid of a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla last week, which left nine people dead and several more wounded.

In a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, the Navy officers denounced the commando raid as having "ended in tragedy both at the military and diplomatic levels."

Jun 12 08:06

Ten Ways Zionists Would Spin BP Disaster

Inspired by the Israeli Foreign Ministry's adroit and deft handling of the Flotilla Massacre, transforming a seeming public relations fiasco into a defining moment of Zionist virtue, bravery, and heroism, I have compiled a ten point plan to help BP spin its way out of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Fiasco.

Jun 12 07:40

Is Israel Planning Act of Desperation ?

The signature is always the same: help through airports, high quality documents and timed perfectly to advance the Israeli agenda. This time, with two stolen nuclear weapons in play, bombs built by South Africa and Israel available for detonation in a shipping container at any American or European port, we wonder, “Would Israel really go this far?”

The stolen nukes are part of the original ten weapons, Uranium-235 based, built by Israel in South Africa. The first one was tested on September 22, 1979 in the Indian Ocean and discovered by an array of sensors and satellites. The Israeli lobby in the US suppressed an American reaction and kept the story out of the press.


Jun 12 07:38

Israel shakes down China

Analysts believe Beijing and Moscow came on board after direct intervention by Barack Obama, the US president, and a pledge to water down the resolution and possibly other concessions some of which might be kept secret for long.

Jun 12 07:37

The Next 9/11-Made in Israel?

If, as Benjamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was “very good” for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better.

Jun 12 07:36

FLASHBACK - Did Israel play a role in 1979 South Africa nuclear test?

Jun 12 07:32

Make Mine Freedom (1948)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am old enough to have seen this film in a public school as part of "Social Studies." Back in the 1950s, this seemed a little bit out there. Not any more!


Jun 12 07:26

DCI report to renew issue of Israel's torture of children

Palestinian children are routinely tortured during periods of detention by Israeli forces, a report recently released by Defence For Children International (DCI) found.

The document, based on hundreds of sworn, independent affidavits, was been submitted to the UN Committee Against Torture following its release, and is expected to renew an international challenge to Israeli detention practices.

Jun 12 07:22

BP Official Admits to Damage BENEATH THE SEA FLOOR

As I noted Tuesday, there is growing evidence that BP's oil well - technically called the "well casing" or "well bore" - has suffered damage beneath the level of the sea floor.

The evidence is growing stronger and stronger that there is substantial damage beneath the sea floor. Indeed, it appears that BP officials themselves have admitted to such damage. This has enormous impacts on both the amount of oil leaking into the Gulf, and the prospects for quickly stopping the leak this summer.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is America's Chernobyl.

Jun 12 07:07

30 Shocking Quotes About The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill That Reveal The Soul-Crushing Horror This Disaster Is Causing

It is incredibly hard to put into words the absolute horror that is happening in the Gulf of Mexico right now. The millions of gallons of oil that have gushed into the Gulf of Mexico and BP's efforts to fight the massive leak are turning the Gulf into a lifeless toxic stew of oil and chemicals.

Jun 12 07:06

Strategic Defaults: Is It Morally Right To Decide To Simply Stop Paying Your Mortgage?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Before we ask if it is morally right to decide to simply stop paying your mortgage, it is time to ask if it is morally right to stop paying taxes to a government that has clearly abandoned the American nation and the American people in their zeal to please a foreign master.

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 12 07:06

New BP Corporate Logos

New BP Corporate Logos

Jun 12 07:02

Unedited Footage from Mavi Marmara of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Jun 12 07:01

Glenn Reynolds: Higher education's bubble is about to burst

A New York Times profile last week described Courtney Munna, a 26-year-old graduate of New York University with nearly $100,000 in student loan debt -- debt that her degree in Religious and Women's Studies did not equip her to repay. Payments on the debt are about $700 per month, equivalent to a respectable house payment, and a major bite on her monthly income of $2,300 as a photographer's assistant earning an hourly wage.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am sorry this young lady got suckered into all this debt, but to be fair, just what did she think she was going to do with a degree in Religious and Women's Studies in the first place? Religious and Women's Studies do not repair the roads or build bridges or manufacture the next generation consumer products.

Jun 12 06:57

Global Warming Cult is back! I warned you they were not done trying to steal your money.


Jun 12 06:56

Birds Flocking North By The Thousands

In a farmers field in Tennessee, birds arrive by the thousands. Gathering to woodland areas and power lines. This behavior is not typical to standard fall migration pattens. Could this be a direct correlation with the gulf oil spill; a vision of what is to come for mankind?

Jun 12 06:53

British activist saw Rachel Corrie die under Israeli bulldozer, court hears

Richard Purssell describes 'shocking event' in Haifa court on first day of civil suit brought by Corrie family against Israel

Jun 12 06:52

Turkey and Hamas to sue Israel flotilla officers

The Hamas justice minister has agreed a deal with Turkey to sue the Israeli officers who took part in the Gaza flotilla raid.

London-based newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat reported that Hamas’ Faraj al-Ghoul told his Turkish opposite number, Sadullah Ergin, in a telephone conversation, that Hamas had decided to pursue legally the naval officers through international courts.

Hamas said that Turkey had agreed to support Gaza residents, and to stand "stand-by-side" with them.

Jun 12 06:51

Swastika has become Israel's banner

Former Cuban president slams Israeli raid on Gaza-bound flotilla, says Israel 'would not hesitate to send 1.5 million Palestinians to crematoriums'

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Castro thinks you are being a jerk, you are really in trouble!


Jun 12 06:49

Israel unleashes proxy war against Turkey

The woman, the wife of an army officer, died in hospital yesterday from injuries sustained in a rocket attack by Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels on military lodgings in the southern province of Osmaniye, the NTV news channel said.

Jun 12 06:43

17 injured in Turkish blast

Istanbul police Chief Huseyin Capkin said the device apparently was detonated by remote control. The bomb exploded as a bus passed in front of a research hospital, Turkish daily newspaper Hurriyet reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sounds like Israel is still throwing a hizzy fit and trying to blame Turkey for Israel's screw-up. See Suspicion growing about possible link between PKK and Israel

Jun 12 06:39

Israel: Strategic Ally or Liability?

The claim that Israel serves as a valuable ally for the United States is made by both pro-Zionists and much of the anti-war and anti-Zionist Left that is influenced by Noam Chomsky. As a result of the Gaza flotilla massacre, which has caused a world-wide uproar against Israel, the value of Israel to the United States is being publicly questioned in more mainstream foreign policy forums.

Jun 12 06:37

Joe Biden In Israel’s Service

Israel appears to be in more serious trouble diplomatically than at any time in its history following the botched attack by an “elite” commando squad on the Mavi Marmara in the early morning hours of June 1 that left at least nine dead and scores wounded. Thanks to Al-Jazeera and Iran’s PressTV, whose reporters were aboard the ship, much of the world was able to watch the attack unfold on its TV and computer screens and the result has been an avalanche of outrage and ongoing protests against the Jewish state. Within Israel this has led to finger-pointing and calls for resignations while its hasbara machinery has gone rapidly into damage-control and disinformation mode.



Lockerdome
Jun 12 06:36

A Global Civil Society Campaign to De-Legitimise Israel?

If, as expected, the U.N. Security Council remains politically impotent and refuses to penalize Israel for the killings of nine pro-Palestinian civilians on a ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, what is the next course of action?

Jun 12 06:35

UN Special Rapporteur Calls for Full Flotilla Inquiry, All Records

Today, Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, released a statement calling for any Israeli inquiry into the flotilla incident to be set up in accordance with international standards. He stated that for the inquiry to be credible, it must be independent of the government, it must be given full legal authority to investigate, and its final report must be made public.

Jun 12 06:34

Unite votes to boycott Israel

Britain’s largest union, Unite, has unanimously passed a motion to boycott Israeli companies at its first policy conference in Manchester on Wednesday.

Jun 12 06:34

The Images Israel Didn't Want Seen: New Video from Gaza Freedom Flotilla

In the wake of the commando raid that left nine dead, the Israeli government confiscated every recording and communication device it could find–thus allowing the state to control what the world learned about the assault.

Filmmaker and activist Iara Lee was one of the few Americans on-board the Mavi Marmara. Despite the Israeli government's thorough efforts to confiscate all footage taken during the attack, her equipment was confiscated but she managed to smuggle out an hour's worth of footage. Iara Lee was able to retain some of her recordings. Below is 15 minutes of footage from the moments leading up to and during the Israeli commandos' assault on the Mavi Marmara.


Jun 12 06:32

Apartheid-era minister carried 'nuclear trigger' in hand luggage to South Africa

An apartheid-era cabinet minister carried a "nuclear trigger" to South Africa from Israel as part of Pretoria's efforts to build an atom bomb, according to a report in a Johannesburg newspaper.

Two renowned South African journalists have revealed that Eschel Rhoodie, the apartheid government's information minister who played a central role in establishing military ties to Israel, privately described in 1979 how he had transported "the trigger" as hand luggage on a flight from Tel Aviv. But they say they were unable to publish the account at the time because of censorship and the former minister's concerns for his safety.

Jun 12 06:29

FLASHBACK - Kissinger: Israel Swiped NuclearFuel.

Henry Kissinger told President Richard Nixon that he suspected Israel stole= nuclear material from the United States.

The suspicions by Nixon's national security adviser emerged in documents fr= om 1969, declassified and released Wednesday by the Nixon Presidential

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Relinked in light of the recent revelation that Israel not only has nuclear weapons but has been trying to sell them.

Jun 12 06:26

FLASHBACK - South Africa cannot protect its nuclear stockpile

There are growing fears among the nuclear powers that South Africa would not be able to safeguard its stored nuclear material. On November 7 2007, Africa's only enriched-uranium storage facility, Pelindaba in Pretoria, was invaded by two armed gangs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Yes, this is a serious matter when a nation cannot guard its nuclear materials against theft. In defense of Africa, it should be remembered that Israel was stealing fissionables from the United States to build their first generation weapons. However I note that while this failed theft of nuclear materials in South Africa got a lot of press coverage here in the United States. I wonder if the US media will give the same coverage to the recent story where Israel not only has nuclear weapons but was trying to sell them, and we still do not know everyone Israel sold weapons to!

Jun 12 06:19

BP to sell spill oil from Gulf well

Fill her up with spill oil? When British Petroleum sells the crude from the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico, the oil could end up at gas stations.

BP said it would use the net revenue made from selling the crude to fund wildlife protection efforts in four Gulf Coast states, the Associated Press reports.

The company did not explain the specifics of how much money will be put into the fund.


Jun 12 06:18

Freedom Flotilla’s Real Victory, America’s Propaganda Machine Exposed

Jun 12 03:46

Fla: Beachgoers Cleaning Up Oil By Hand

Memo to the people of the coasts impacted by this oil disaster:

DON'T TOUCH THE OIL!
WEAR A RESPIRATOR!

"Where's the government? Where's the BP people?'' the 26-year-old personal trainer asked as he walked along the beach, stooping every few steps to gather more gunk. "They're the ones supposed to be cleaning this up.''

Jun 12 03:40

Mexico condemns Border Patrol shooting of teen

EL PASO, Texas — Mexico on Thursday condemned the shooting of a 15-year-old boy by a U.S. Border Patrol agent through diplomatic correspondence and an angry phone call to the Homeland Security secretary. Some Mexican politicians called for the agent's extradition to face Mexican justice.

(*Wow! one of theirs goes and get's shot and look how they get . Hey Mexico ; when one of our's get's shot , our politicians ask "What's The Big Deal ?" Be civilized about it , would you ?
A lot of Irony here . A mexican comes up here looking for work we get pissed , some; happy to see the kid get plugged .
Israelis come over to offset our congress and it's 'pass the potato chips please' .
also: kid gets plugged , oil spill , not so much , speaking of irony
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Jun 12 03:11

Obama is already toughest president on leaks

In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions. His administration has taken actions that might have provoked sharp political criticism for his predecessor, George W. Bush, who was often in public fights with the press.


Jun 12 02:09

Russia Reverses on S-300 Missile Sale to Iran

Less than 24 hours after the Russian Foreign Ministry insisted that the long-delayed sale of the S-300 missile defense system to Iran was still on track and that the UN Security council sanctions did not apply to the defensive missiles.

Today, Russia has reversed that position entirely, and the Kremlin says that the sanctions actually do forbid the sale. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin insists that the sale has been frozen.

June 11, 2010

Jun 11 23:52

Alison Weir: As Israel Kills and Maims, Outrage is Directed at Helen Thomas

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

Currently, there are headlines about allegedly anti-Semitic comments made by senior White House correspondent Helen Thomas. Pundits across the land evince outrage at her off-the-cuff 25-second statement made to a man who appears to be holding a camera right in her face.

Thomas issued a public apology for her words, but this was insufficient to assuage the wounded feelings of powerful antagonists, and she has now retired from a long and distinguished career.

Before we examine her comments and evaluate their possible validity, let’s look at other recent events having to do with Israel.

Jun 11 18:10

Gulf Oil Reaching Atlantic Coast, Ocean By June 20 If Uncontained

A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer.

Jun 11 18:04

Is Chuck Schumer on a Mission From God to Protect Israel?

Near the end of the interview, this is how Schumer reiterated his devotion to the cause of Israel:

"You know, my name .... comes from the word shomer, guardian, watcher. My ancestors were guardians of the ghetto wall in Chortkov. And I believe Hashem actually gave me that name. One of my roles, very important in the United States senate, is to be a shomer — to be a or the shomer Yisrael. And I will continue to be that with every bone in my body ... "

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope that the people of New York will decide that Chuck Schumer is so intent on protecting Israel that he is unable to protect New Yorkers, as demonstrated by his failure to protect 19-year old native New Yorker Furkan Dogan from being gunned down in cold blood by Israeli troops, four bullets to the head, in international waters. If Schumer is so devoted to Israel, we should give him a plane ticket and insist he go there.


Jun 11 17:56

Chuck Schumer On Gaza: 'Strangle' Them Economically, 'They Don't Believe In The Torah'

Jun 11 17:53

Israeli propaganda video removed from YouTube

Jun 11 17:51

Pensacola closes marina as oil breaches bay

Oiled seaweed, sheen and large, orange blobs of oil have been spotted inside Pensacola Bay.

Jun 11 17:44

Under Attack: Mavi Marmara Attacked - Flotilla footage mirrors


Jun 11 17:08

Clinton Catalyzed Gulf Oil Drilling Boom

All three Administrations - Clinton, Bush, and Obama - bear the blame for this abject failure. None took the danger of a massive spill seriously or sought to hold up the massive expansion of off shore drilling until failsafe measures could be developed.

But, as with the subprime crisis, policy initiatives taken during the Clinton years - with the best of motives - were implemented without adequate regulation and without due consideration of the dangers involved. We are now suffering mightily for this failure of foresight and planning.

Jun 11 17:04

Under Scrutiny, IDF Retracts Claims About Flotilla’s Al Qaeda Links

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel's online whores are still trying to peddle the lie that the aid flotilla were terrorists, even after Israel has officially retracted the claim. Please post this link everywhere you see the lie promoted.

This is a street brawl for the truth and the first one that quits, loses!

Jun 11 16:32

EXTENDING THE BOYCOTT AGAINST ISRAEL

Israel has made it known publicly that the Boycott is hurting them. There is presently a proposed Bill in the Knesset which, if passed, will virtually outlaw it within the country.

It is time for the world to make it known publicly that they do not support Genocide, Occupation, Piracy and Apartheid.

THE OCCUPATION IS KILLING BOTH ISRAEL AND PALESTINE … HELP US ALL PUT AN END TO IT NOW!

Jun 11 16:31

Schumer Says It ‘Makes Sense’ To ‘Strangle [Gaza] Economically’ Until It Votes The Way Israel Wants



Pixfuture
Jun 11 16:26

Truth amid lies, PRES. OBAMA collaborated with Israel on flotilla attack

Report: Obama Nixed Anti-Riot Gear on Flotilla
by Maayana Miskin 06/11/10, 9:25 AM
Israeli troops avoided the use of non-lethal riot gear against passengers on last week's Gaza-bound flotilla in order to appease United States President Barack Obama, according to the World Tribune. Quoting “diplomatic sources,” the paper said Obama nixed the use of equipment such as tear gas to stop the flotilla and demanded that Israel “exercise extreme caution and restraint.”

Jun 11 16:04

Video shows FBI visit to the home of a Palestine solidarity activist

Proof the FBI is a Zionist Agency:

Jun 11 16:02

Houston FBI Special Agent in Charge Speaks to ADL Board

Powers, who was introduced by ADL Board Chair Jay Harberg, spoke at ADL's March Board Meeting, and focused on the FBI's work in the region, especially in regard to hate crimes, civil rights issues, and domestic and foreign terrorism. Powers said the FBI valued its relationship with ADL deeply, and would continue to work with ADL to fight against hatred and for civil rights.

Jun 11 15:59

ISRAEL AND THE WORLD CUP

Of course, Palestine like all other nations, loves football and has always tried to build a national team that can compete and reach global tournaments. But how can this dream come true if we know that Israel misses no opportunity to shatter these dreams in ways such as denying players from travel or even killing them.

A couple of years ago, Palestinians expressed their national pride through a football team that decided to make history with its first ever international home game. Although Palestine has been a FIFA member since 1998 it has been denied a home ground and it has been forced to train and play overseas due to Israeli occupation.


Jun 11 15:17

Israel's Gaza blockade: letting the chips fall where they may

Alan Sabrosky argues that Israel's withholding of food items such as potato chips from Gaza indicates that its strategy is “designed to hurt Palestinians and not to protect Israelis", and that although the Palestinians are now the victims of Israel's "affinity for dominance and inflicting deaths of a thousand cuts", others’ turn will come unless the rogue Jewish state is reined in.

”Too many of us – myself once included – for too long have viewed Israelis as just a particularly nasty variant of a type often seen in the world, something like semi-Semitic Prussians or an apartheid-era South Africa of the Middle East. They are not. They are much worse, and much more dangerous to all of us…”

Jun 11 15:15

Open letter to the Israeli Jewish Public: support the Gaza Flotilla!

Jeff Halper exhorts Israelis to shun the “victim” mentality that blinds them to Palestinian suffering. In an open letter specifically to the Israeli Jewish public before the attack on the Freedom Flotilla, published in Hebrew on the popular website "Ha'oketz", he says Israelis must embrace the campaign to end the Gaza siege – for the sake of humanity and their own self-interest.

Jun 11 14:46

FBI investigate peace activist

At a recent protest in San Francisco, Zionists hurled insults at peace activists and also issued threats such as this:

You’re all being identified, every last one of you…we will find out where you live. We’re going to make your lives difficult..we will disrupt your families…

It would appear that there are Zionists in Austin, Texas, who share the same sentiment and have decided to enlist the services of the FBI in order to pursue their political agenda.

What other plausible explanation can there be as to why the FBI came to question the mother of five shown in this video? She is a part-time registered nurse and part-time peace activist whose only form of “suspicious” behavior is that she has participated in protests calling for justice in Palestine.

Jun 11 14:44

Pope: While Church focused on goods of priesthood, Satan tried to tarnish priests

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"So remember, when your child complains about how sore his hutt is, THAT'S SATAN TALKING TO YOU!!!!" -- Pope Benny the Rat



Xmas w/o borders
Jun 11 14:41

Pope sees the Devil behind timing of sex abuse crisis

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is Pope Benny the Rat's "The Devil Made Me Do it" moment!

Apparently, butt-fucking the little kiddies is cool; but if you call attention to it, you are in league with Satan. Well, hell, it wouldn't be the first time the (Un)Holy Inquisition was rude to the Rivero family!

Jun 11 14:36

From the Ground: BP Censoring Media, Destroying Evidence

While President Obama insists that the federal government is firmly in control of the response to BP's spill in the Gulf, people in coastal communities where I visited last week in Louisiana and Alabama know an inconvenient truth: BP -- not our president -- controls the response. In fact, people on the ground say things are out of control in the gulf.

Even worse, as my latest week of adventures illustrate, BP is using federal agencies to shield itself from public accountability.

Jun 11 14:34

Russia says in talks with Iran on new nuclear plants

Jun 11 14:33

Turkey is Media’s Latest Target for Alleged ‘Terror’ Ties

The Israeli raid on the Gaza flotilla that resulted in the deaths of eight Turkish citizens and one Turkish-American has led Israel and its supporters to argue that the Turkish government and a prominent Turkish humanitarian organization are “terrorist” sympathizers with ill intentions toward Israel and the United States. In a series of articles, the U.S. corporate press has joined in.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Terrorist: Anyone who complains when Israel guns down their civilians in international waters

Jun 11 14:22

Critics of Israel carry the fight for truth to Israel's facebook page.

Jun 11 13:48

BP Spill Response Plans Severely Flawed

Among the glaring errors in the report: A professor is listed in BP's 2009 response plan for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a national wildlife expert. He died in 2005.

The plan lists cold-water marine mammals including walruses, sea otters, sea lions and seals as "sensitive biological resources." None of those animals live anywhere near the Gulf.

Also, names and phone numbers of several Texas A&M University marine life specialists are wrong. So are the numbers for marine mammal stranding network offices in Louisiana and Florida, which are disconnected.

Jun 11 12:23

Israel’s Embargo is about Economic Warfare, Not Security

Despite the fact that spokespersons for the Israeli government and military continue to claim that the economic blockade of Gaza is meant to be measures to protect Israel’s “security,” documents obtained from a McClatchy newspaper investigative reporter indicate that the real motive behind the blockade is something else: economic warfare on the people of Gaza.

McClatchy obtained the government’s written statement from Gisha, the Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, which sued the government for information about the blockade. The Israeli high court upheld the suit, and the government delivered its statement earlier this year.

Jun 11 12:03

Obama proclaims Friday Kamehameha Day

Obama's proclamation says King Kamehameha's legacy is preserved in Ke Kanawai Mamalahoe, or "the Law of the Splintered Paddle."

It says the law protects civilians in times of war and is enshrined in Hawaii's constitution as a "unique and living symbol" of the state's concern for public safety.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unless those civilians are on an aid flotilla in international waters being attacked by Israel, of course!

My email to the new combined Star Advertiser...

President Obama has declared today as Kamehameha day at the national level and while we may celebrate the recognition of Kamehameha at the White House, I take issue with Obama’s comment regarding the Law of the Splintered Paddle protecting civilians in time of war.

Where was Obama’s concern for civilians when Israel attacked a humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters and kidnapped 12 American citizens earlier this month, including Honolulu’s own Ann Wright? Why is it that the families of the 11 oil workers from the destroyed oil platform, at best an industrial accident, get feted at the White House while a 19-year old born in New York dies with four bullets to the brain virtually without comment?

The US Government stands alone among all civilized nations in defending the nation that attacked American aid workers on the open ocean. Such treason makes a mockery of Obama’s proclamation of King Kamehameha Day.

Jun 11 11:32

FAA Closes down Gulf of Mexico Air Traffic

All aircraft operations are prohibited except those flights authorized by ATC, routine flights supporting offshore oil operations; federal, state, local and military flight operations supporting oil spill recovery and reconstitution efforts; and air medical and law enforcement operations.

Jun 11 11:28

Who Voted to Limit the Liability of Oil Companies?

In 1990 Congress adopted the Oil Pollution Act. This act set liability limitations to $75 million for oil spills like the one we are witnessing in the Gulf Coast today. Setting a liability limit on damages created by oil drilling can only encourage the lowering and neglect of safety standards and procedures, ultimately causing more oil spills.

Jun 11 11:20

Nazi Germany or Apartheid Israel? You Make the Call!

1. Which country, Nazi Germany or Apartheid Israel, repeatedly told/tells its people that they were/are a type of 'Master Race,' CHOSEN above all to be above all?

2. Which country, Nazi Germany or Apartheid Israel, was/is ruled by paranoid psychos who, thinking the world was/is out to get them, armed themselves with all the latest weapons?

3. Which country, Nazi Germany or Apartheid Israel, was/is helped in securing all of those weapons by factions in the US government and Wall Street?

Jun 11 11:18

Uncle Sam's scam

The Regency age dandy, Beau Brummell, who is credited with having invented trousers, also invented an economic model which could be called a debt spiral. When his tailor would present an unpaid bill, Brummell would order another three outfits, also on credit. Eventually, the dandy owed his tailor so much money that he became the tailor's most valuable customer, whom the tailor couldn't afford to offend in the slightest way for fear of forfeiting all of Brummell's IOUs.

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Indians waking up to the scam

Jun 11 11:17

Japanese PM Naoto Kan warns of Greece-level 'collapse' under debt pile

New Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, seeking to lay the groundwork for a future sales tax rise, warned on Friday that the country risked defaulting on its borrowing if it failed to rein in its massive public debt.

Jun 11 11:15

Edward Peck: Israel "smearing" the opposition

Here's the thing. I just got off a radio interview. One of the things that distresses me is the extent to which Israel has been successful in, for example, getting Americans to ask questions as to why the passengers on that big Turkish ship attacked the Israeli soldiers.

Jun 11 11:12

Madrid gay pride march bans Israelis over Gaza flotilla raids

Jun 11 11:10

In the Summer of 2010

Are you ready for interesting times and an exodus from the United States? A possibly apocryphal ancient Chinese curse goes "May you live in interesting times." Those words may derive from an authentic Chinese proverb: "It is better to be a dog in a peaceful time than be a man in chaos."

Most economic, political and military events are just business as usual for financial elites and the industries beholden to them. They take advantage of real or contrived economic crises, military operations and foreign conflicts the way stockbrokers churn stocks to generate commissions. The collateral damage, causalities, wealth transfers, confiscation and mass hardship are just tricks of the trade.

Jun 11 11:06

US ‘desperately’ trying to keep Wikileaks from publishing US communications about Arab states

Philip Shenon, a former New York Times reporter now writing for Tina Brown's The Daily Beast, alleged late Thursday that the Pentagon is "desperately" searching for the founder of the whistleblower website Wikileaks, out of concern he is about to publish classified US State Department cables.

Curiously, the piece cites an American diplomat as saying their chief concern is the leak of communications "prepared by diplomats and State Department officials throughout the Middle East, regarding the workings of Arab governments and their leaders."

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The rumor is that these cables further document that Israel is controlling the US Government and its war machine.

Jun 11 11:02

TIMELYTOON ~~ THE SILENCE OF THE SIEGE

Jun 11 11:01

BP Oil Disaster Could Hit Europe Via the Powerful Gulf Stream Current

A cursory look at a map of the Gulf Stream shows that the oil is not just going to cover the beaches in the Gulf, it will spread to the Atlantic coasts up through North Carolina then on to the North Sea and Iceland. And beyond the damage to the beaches, sea life and water supplies, the Gulf stream has a very distinct chemistry, composition (marine organisms), density, temperature. What happens if the oil and the dispersants and all the toxic compounds they create actually change the nature of the Gulf Stream? No one can rule out potential changes including changes in the path of the Gulf Stream, and even small changes could have huge impacts. Europe, including England, is not an icy wasteland due to the warming from the Gulf Stream.

Jun 11 11:00

IDF-hired driver: 'Why did they kill so few?'

Patriotism, or very bad taste? Civilians driving on the Trans-Israel Highway 6 on Friday could not ignore a sign posted on a bus driving on the road, which conveyed a controversial message to the commandos who took park in the interception of the Gaza-bound flotilla: "Shayetet 13, shame on you. Why did you kill so few?"

Even more surprising is that the bus itself was hired by the Israel Defense Forces and was driving soldiers home for the weekend.

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Although the way in which this allegedly took place creates distance from both the Israeli government and military, the message was clearly engineered more for international consumption, rather than domestic.

That message is that the world can expect more vicious, murderous violence from Israel for anyone daring to attempt to bring humanitarian goods of any kind into Gaza by sea.

Jun 11 10:58

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ MOMENT OF SILENCE RESOUNDS IN NEW YORK FOR VICTIMS OF THE FLOTILLA MASSACRE

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered at the All Souls Unitarian Church in midtown Manhattan Wednesday night. They gathered to hear a first hand report from Ann Wright, a retired US Army Colonel who was a passenger on the ship that was hijacked by the Israeli Navy.

Jun 11 10:58

THE WORLD CUP AND APARTHEID

As the Anti-Privatization Forum of South Africa has written, “Our government has managed, in a fairly short period of time, to deliver ‘world class’ facilities and infrastructure that the majority of South Africans will never benefit from or be able to enjoy. The APF feels that those who have been so denied, need to show all South Africans as well as the rest of the world who will be tuning into the World Cup, that all is not well in this country, that a month long sporting event cannot and will not be the panacea for our problems. This World Cup is not for the poor – it is the soccer elites of FIFA, the elites of domestic and international corporate capital and the political elites who are making billions and who will be benefiting at the expense of the poor.”

Jun 11 10:55

Hypocrisy Reigns

Things internationally are so dispiriting there's nothing left to do but fantasize. I picture Turkey, as a member of NATO, demanding that the alliance come to its defense after being attacked by Israel. Under Article 5 of the NATO charter an armed attack on one member is deemed to constitute an armed attack on all members. That is the ostensible reason NATO is fighting in Afghanistan — the attack against the United States on September 11, 2001 is regarded as an attack on all NATO members (disregarding the awkward fact that Afghanistan as a country had nothing to do with the attack). The Israeli attack on a Turkish-flagged ship, operated by a Turkish humanitarian organization, killing nine Turkish nationals and wounding many more can certainly constitute an attack upon a NATO member.

Jun 11 10:53

US reaction to flotilla attack is unacceptable

Obama should have called for legal action to be taken against those who committed the piracy. He should have called for the humanitarian goods to be delivered, without hindrance, to the people of Gaza. Instead, in a bizarre interview with Larry King, Obama managed to infuriate the Arab world by saying that there had been "missiles raining down on Israeli cities along the Israel/Gaza border", which never happened. It is true that a few missiles were fired over civilian targets, which was wrong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those few rockets fired into Israel, hardly more than fireworks that usually seem to hit empty fields, are home-built and untraceable. Given Israel's long history of false-flag attacks, and the fact that these rockets fly when Israel most needs them to, one cannot rule out the possibility that these rockets are in fact Israeli propaganda tools.

Jun 11 10:40

Torture Of Palestinian Child Prisoners "Widespread And Institutionalised"

Each year around 700 Palestinian children are arrested, interrogated and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system. From 100 testimonies, from different age groups and locations, DCI found that 69% were beaten or kicked and 81% made forced confessions during interrogations, which would commonly take place with the prisoner blindfolded and handcuffed. 32% signed confessions in Hebrew.

DCI also submitted 50 cases of children suffering extreme abuse. These include ’M.S’, 16, who was "arrested at 2am, threatened with rape, beaten with a chair, then signed a confession in Hebrew". ’Muhammad H.’, also 16, "breaks leg during arrest, hit with helmet and iron rod, nose broken".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, torturing kids is part of the "brave" behaviour against Palestinian children from "the only democracy in the Middle East"?

Torturing anyone is morally reprehensible; but the torture of children is particularly vile, and yet that is what has become institutionalized in the Israeli penal system.

Jun 11 10:39

Gaza flotilla attack: activist releases new footage

New footage has emerged of the Israeli assault on a convoy of aid ships headed to Gaza in which nine activists were killed.

The high-quality film was reportedly recorded by New York-based documentary maker Iara Lee aboard the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish ship that bore the brunt of the Israeli attacks.

Israel attempted to confiscate all footage recorded by participants in the Gaza Freedom flotilla – including taking away mobile phones – but Lee managed to smuggle one hour of video out of the country by hiding it in her underwear, it was reported.

Jun 11 10:37

Obama Goes with Neocon Flow on Iran

Whether wittingly or witlessly, President Barack Obama is pursuing a neocon-charted path on Iran that parallels the one that George W. Bush took to war with Iraq – ratcheting up sanctions against the “enemy,” refusing to tolerate more peaceful options, and swaggering along with the propagandistic tough-guy-ism of the major U.S. news media.

The Obama administration is celebrating its victory in getting the UN Security Council on Wednesday to approve a fourth round of economic sanctions against Iran. Obama also is expected to sign on to even more draconian penalties that should soon sail through Congress.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We know why Obama is pushing for a war with Iran (or anyone). Absent a new war, this November's elections will be about the economy, the oil disaster, ]the already bogged down wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and of course the attack by Israel on Americans in international waters and the US Government's treasonous defense of the Israelis.

Jun 11 10:35

License to Kill: Obama blurs the line between warfare and summary execution.

Nearly a decade after the September 11 attacks, we still have not settled the question of how to deal with terrorism suspects. Should they be in military or civilian custody? Should they receive trials, and if so what kind? After years of acrimonious debate, President Obama is offering a way to settle this argument once and for all: Why not just kill them?

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One has to wonder just how soon Obama will be "importing" this tactic to right here in the US, to be used against anyone with a legitimate disagreement with the US Government's domestic or foreign policies?!?

And if you think for one moment such a thing couldn't happen here in the US, you haven't been paying attention.

Senators Lieberman and McCain, who collectively never met a section of the Constitution or Bill of Rights they didn't despise, have introduced "the Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and Prosecution Act", which would empower the U.S. military to arrest anyone, U.S. citizen or otherwise, who is suspected of terrorist associations and detain them indefinitely, without right to a trial.

How's that for "gulag-think"?!? And what mechanism is there of this provision to prevent such people from simply "disappearing" in custody? NONE.

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