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Jun 01 12:31

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

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

Jun 01 12:26

BP Shares Plunge 20% in one day

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

Jun 01 11:55

'It has the smell of death': Experts warn BP could fall after another £12bn is wiped off shares

Such is the damage to its reputation, experts fear it may not survive and with its share price in a downward spiral, it is increasingly likely it could be taken over.

Deliberate sabotage? Read another article that a "BP company man" ordered Transocean to REMOVE the protective mud layer.

Jun 01 11:44

US oil spill a disaster — but more oil is spilt in Nigeria every year

One small positive that may come out of the Deepwater Horizon spill is the slender beam of reflected light cast on the fascinating, tragic story of oil drilling in the Niger Delta.

On Sunday The Observer rather stunningly announced that "more oil is spilled from the Delta's network of terminals, pipes, pumping stations and oil platforms every year than has been lost in the Gulf of Mexico". Given the scale and longevity of the disaster in Nigeria the disparity in publicity is troubling.

Jun 01 11:36

Israel Turns to YouTube, Twitter After Flotilla Fiasco

Israel Turns to YouTube, Twitter After Flotilla Fiasco

* By Noah Shachtman
* June 1, 2010

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

Jun 01 10:45

Curious Trading by Federal Reserve Advisor May Result in JPMorgan Chase $1.264 Billion Windfall

There is some mighty curious trading going on in Maiden Lane LLC, the entity set up by the Federal Reserve to buy some of Bear Stearns' assets.

Jun 01 10:15

Al and Tipper Gore decide to separate

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper said Tuesday that they have decided to separate.

Jun 01 10:14

Gaza aid flotilla attack: UN calls for impartial inquiry

One, who identified himself as American but did not give his name, told reporters as he was being led away the he was "not violent".

"What I can tell you is that there are bruises all over my body," he said. "They won't let me show them to you."

Jun 01 10:02

With Their Eye on Midterms, Don't Expect Democrats to Break With Israel

When it comes to the U.S., those hoping that the deaths of nine foreign-aid workers will produce a notably different stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ought not to hold their breath. Current political circumstances, including the fact that this is an election year, make it very unlikely.

Jun 01 09:41

Israel: "They beat us up"

(CNN) -- Three Israeli choppers with 15 soldiers aboard and several commando boats were involved in a skirmish with activists on a flotilla seeking to defy an Israeli blockade and deliver aid to Gaza, a senior military official said Monday on condition of anonymity.

Skirmish!? How about bloody murder?
And of cause not one word about the attack taking place in international water.

Good work CNN, yet a giant leap towards hypocrisy.

Jun 01 09:27

Goldman Sachs Reveals it Shorted Gulf of Mexico

"One oil rig goes down and we're going to be rolling in dough," Mr. Tourre wrote in one email. "Suck it, fishies and birdies!"

Jun 01 09:08

Is This Why Israel Gets Away With Murder Everytime? "Gaza Convoy Carrying Stolen Nukes"

The story is a long scenario of plots involving the murder of British weapons specialist David Kelly and a number of legal inquiries and maneuvers in Britain to cover the tracks of what has gone on, a cover up that continues to this day. The "Bent Arrow" nuclear blunder at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana was meant to provide cover for Israel by illegally shipping 6 cruise missile mounted nukes to Diego Garcia while reporting them for "demat" disassembly. The moment those nukes were loaded onto a B-52, still attached to cruise missiles, America had gone "rogue" for Israel. Some lies can live forever.

2 words, Samson Option.

Jun 01 08:59

Attack Timeline: How Gaza Freedom Flotilla was raided by Israeli commandos

Strong condemnation is growing around the world after the Israeli military attacked a flotilla of ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. Reports say up to 20 peace activists were killed and dozens injured as commandos stormed the flotilla in international waters. Some of the ships have now arrived in the Israeli port city of Ashdod

Source: Russia Today

Video at link.

Jun 01 08:39

Satire: Israel Attacks US

....hundreds of Israeli F-16 fighter jets streaked across the Atlantic in precise formation and fired surgical air strikes at alleged terrorist strongholds in densely populated Muslim communities all along the northeast corridor of the United States. The American-made Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets then continued south, inflicting massive destruction in densely populated Muslim communities along many southeastern US states as well.

Reaction to the attacks on the US was swift. President Bush and President-Elect Obama both appealed for restraint, but stated emphatically, “Israel has the right to defend itself.”

Jun 01 08:30

Glenn Greenwald: Murder and the Hunger Blockade

It hardly seemed possible for Israel – after its brutal devastation of Gaza and its ongoing blockade – to engage in more heinous and repugnant crimes. But by attacking a flotilla in international waters carrying humanitarian aid, and slaughtering at least 10 people, Israel has managed to do exactly that. If Israel's goal were to provoke as much disgust and contempt for it as possible, it's hard to imagine how it could be doing a better job.

Jun 01 08:13

Flashback: UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like the Nazis who forced my family to flee from Poland

A veteran British Jewish lawmaker, Sir Gerald Kaufman, has compared the Israeli offensive in Gaza to the Nazis who forced his family to flee from Poland.

Kaufman, who was brought up as an orthodox Jew and Zionist, said: "My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town a German soldier shot her dead in her bed.

"My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.

"The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians."

Jun 01 08:06

Toddler's life saved after grandmother spots eye cancer in holiday snap

An eagle-eyed grandmother saved her grandson's life after she noticed an unusual shadow on the toddler's eye in a holiday photo.

Three-year-old Ewan Boarder, had developed a rare eye cancer but was showing no symptoms of the killer illness.

However, his grandmother Beverley Warner, 61, noticed a white shadow on his eye when she was leafing through photos taken on a recent holiday to the Isle of Wight.

Jun 01 08:05

'It has the smell of death': Experts warn BP could fall after shares tumble another 16%

Analysts today warned BP could collapse as its shares tumbled yet further after the latest bid to plug the oil well leak in the Gulf of Mexico failed.

More than £15billion was wiped off the British oil giant's market value, with its share price down by as much as 16 per cent on the FTSE-100 index.

The company has so far spent almost £690million trying to cap the well. It could also be hit with huge fines from the U.S. government as well as costly legal action.

Such is the damage to its reputation, experts fear it may not survive and with its share price in a downward spiral, it is increasingly likely it could be taken over.

Jun 01 06:40

Dead: 19. Injured: 60. This is Israel. Appeal of the BRussells Tribunal

Israel’s killing of 19 innocents with 60 more injured must have maximal consequences. Israel impunity is a threat to all

Jun 01 06:14

Palestine: Israeli Love Song

Jun 01 05:44

Turkish Sources – Israeli Advance Target Assassination List Found on Flotilla

Turkish Sources – Israeli Advance Target Assassination List Found on Flotilla

Redacted News
June 1, 2010

Turkish sources and media revealed a document which shows that a death list had been prepared in advance by the Israelis, showing names and pictures of people on board of the ships to be murdered, who, according to Israel, were “involved in the International humanitarian aid for Gaza”. According to the Turkish sources, hundreds of Israeli soldiers stormed the blue Turkish ship “Marmara” flotilla and they had copies of the death list. The list included the names of civilians on the fleet who should be killed”. The document was apparently recovered after one of the Israeli soldiers lost it during the piracy act.

Flotilla Massacre is a Reply to the Turkish-Iranian Relations

Jun 01 05:34

The Legal Position on the Israeli Attack

But as I told this afternoon's tremendous spontaneous demonstration on Whitehall, fine words are not enough and we must now see the kind of sanctions regime we saw against apartheid South Africa.

A word on the legal position, which is very plain. To attack a foreign flagged vessel in international waters is illegal. It is not piracy, as the Israeli vessels carried a military commission. It is rather an act of illegal warfare.

Because the incident took place on the high seas does not mean however that international law is the only applicable law. The Law of the Sea is quite plain that, when an incident takes place

Jun 01 05:23

War Is the Answer for Those Who Wage It-Listen to this Vet

Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us
- Mike Prysner

Jun 01 05:16

Is BP trying to cap the Gulf oil well, or keep it flowing?

Interestingly, it turns out that a lot of the people living on the Gulf Coast have a history of working with oil companies -- and even on oil rigs. I spoke to several people who have a work history with BP, and two of them told me they are certain that British Petroleum is NOT trying to stop the oil coming out of the well. What they are trying to do, I was told, is SAVE the oil well so that they can capture the oil and sell it.

Jun 01 03:28

One Dies in Gali Shooting (Abkhazia-Georgia border)

One Abkhaz customs officer was killed and two others wounded when their car came under fire.

Chief of Abkhazia's customs office said "It was a subversive act carried out by the Georgian special services".

Georgian officials claimed that the shootout occurred between the Russian servicemen and Abkhaz customs officers.

Jun 01 02:14

Does Israel Rule the World?

Why are so many nations bending to Israel's will or staying silent on its crimes? What is it about this minuscule country that enables it to have so much control on decisions made by larger and more powerful nations? It refuses to abide by international laws and treaties. It illegally occupies great swathes of Palestinian land and it's imposing an illegal blockade on Gaza. Moreover, it is the only country that could get away with assassinating its enemies on foreign soil.

Jun 01 02:12

Wall Street Operative Geithner Rebuffed in Berlin on Mission to Make World Safe for Derivatives

Geithner’s true intentions can be read from his systematic sabotage and gutting of the financial reform bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate. The most important feature of this bill was the ban on derivatives speculation by commercial banks proposed by Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. This would have partially restored the blanket ban on most types of derivatives which was in force under the New Deal from 1936 through 1982 thank to the Commodities Exchange Act signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Geithner has attacked this provision, and is teaming up with Obama handler Rahm Emanuel to remove it during the upcoming House-Senate reconciliation process.

May 31 23:59

China urges "quick" Security Council response to Israeli attack

China urges "quick" Security Council response to Israeli attack on aid convoy
08:04, June 01, 2010
"China is shocked by Israel's attack on a multinational convoy carrying international aid to Gaza which resulted in heavy casualties," said Yang Tao, a counsellor of the Chinese permanent mission to the United Nations, at the 15-nation council's emergency meeting.
"We condemn Israel's actions targeting humanitarian workers and civilians," he said. "We support a quick response by the Security Council and take necessary actions."
Yang also expressed serious concern about the "grim" humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, especially the Gaza Strip.