– US ‘to boost’ military aid to Israel after Iran nuclear deal (RT, July 16, 2015):
The US has offered to increase military aid to Israel by another $1.5 billion per year to ease tensions over the nuclear deal with Iran, media has reported. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is expected to make the offer during next week’s visit to Tel Aviv.The proposed increase would see Israel getting an additional squadron of F-35 fighter jets, funding for research and development of missile defense systems, and ammunition to replenish the stocks used in last year’s bombing of Gaza, Israeli sources told Jerusalem Post.Under the current arrangement, Israel is receiving $3 billion a year, most of which is used to purchase US military hardware such as fighter jets and missile defense systems. Israeli and US officials have been discussing increasing the amount of aid to anywhere between $4.2 and $4.5 billion per year, sources familiar with the talks told the New York Times. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
As I recall, speculation about the real identity of.MH17 was muddied deliberately after the Australian Navy failed to locate MH370 , the first EVER record of a flight recorder not being discovered.
Then a rogue ‘anorak’ plane spotter located a CIA purchased”spare” Boeing 777 in Malaysian colours sticking out of a hangar at the secret israeli Mossad run airfield.
Then the U.S., Dutch, Ukrainian & Australian Governments teamed up to declare all details about MH17 were “classified”….DOH!
So now another unofficial report by independent engineers with superior knowledge of air to air weapons points a finger at an israeli “Python” which they claim had relatively recently been fitted to Ukrainian SU-25 Frogfoot Ground Attack fighters.
Why fit air to air missiles to ground attack fighters in the first place? Is it possible the Israelis fitted a homing device to the plane whilst it was being secretly set up for destruction?
This seems to be a classic israeli co-ordinated false flag event which went bad and it is now up to the Dutch to provide a cover up, just as they did with Pan-Am flight 103 which blew up too early over Locherbie killing the Beirouti US Embassy staff en route to whistleblow to Bush Snr about the Iran-Afghan-contras- heroin link which was another CIA black op .
Or am I being too presumptive?
– Israeli-made air-to-air missile may have downed MH17 – report (RT, July 16, 2015):
A report on Malaysian Airlines MH17 air disaster in Ukraine last year by a group of old-hand aviation security experts maintains that the Boeing might have been downed by an Israeli Python air-to-air missile.
H/t reader squodgy:
So, israel barge in, Russia says it will protect, and US says they’ll send forces to fight IAIL, while Obama admits they’re training them…..DOH!
A giant charade. Will loads of innocent dead!
– IDF enters Syria with tanks & bulldozers to clear refugee camp near border (The Ugly Truth, July 13, 2015):
– Report: IDF clears refugee camp inside Syria (Israel Hayom, July 10, 2015):
An Israeli military task force, accompanied by tanks and bulldozers, crossed about 500 yards into Syrian territory near Quneitra recently and dismantled a refugee camp in the area, Arab news outlets reported Thursday.
According to the reports, the refugee camp, consisting of tin huts and tents, was built in an area controlled by the Nusra Front and was home to dozens of Syrian families that had fled the nearby fighting. Continue reading »
Really, he merely walked away and no one paid any attention? In fact, the only attention that is being paid to this supposedly hardened killer is to film him with cell phones or to take fairly high-quality still images? Who, then, is the person before him who is calmly and cooling taking such images? God help us, who in this world believes such nonsense?
– US Spy Caught Staging Fake Grief in Tunisia Shooting Hoax (NODISINFO, June 29,2015)
– Israel intercepts & escorts Gaza flotilla flagship, RT columnist aboard (RT, June 29, 2015):
Contact has been lost with the Swedish boat Marianne, which had been leading the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla, after other boats turned back. The IDF announced that they intercepted and searched the vessel which had tried to “breach the maritime blockade.”
RT’s Nadezhda Kevorkova who is on board the Marianne, the flotilla’s flagship, said by phone that a military helicopter had been flying above the flotilla as well as an unknown military plane “flying very low above the water” near the activists’ vessels.
— RT (@RT_com) June 27, 2015
— RT (@RT_com) June 29, 2015
The Freedom Flotilla Coalition lost contact with the flagship of the flotilla at 10:57pm GMT, the organization said. The vessel was some 100 nautical miles from its destination when it happened. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“Yet more analysis which looks like opening another Pandora’s Box of Zionist lies.
It certainly asks all the right questions and finally points the finger at that false nation of murderers…..”
Full article here:
– Hard Proof of Fake Blood and Moulage in Tunisian Shooting Hoax (NODISINFO, June 28, 2015)
– Today I saw a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic bag of meat: it was his son (Stop The War Coalition, June 22, 2015):
I suddenly found myself thinking that it could have been one of my kids in that bag, says Brian Eno, and that thought upset me more than anything has for a long time.
Brian Eno’s letter to America: WHY? I just don’t get it
This article was originally published on 3 August 2014. Brian Eno is an artist, musical innovator, record producer for artists ranging from David Bowie to U2 and Coldplay. He has been a consistent supporter of Stop the War Coalition since it was first founded.
Dear All of You,
I sense I’m breaking an unspoken rule with this letter, but I can’t keep quiet any more.
Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic carrier bag of meat. It was his son. He’d been shredded (the hospital’s word) by an Israeli missile attack – apparently using their fab new weapon, flechette bombs. You probably know what those are – hundreds of small steel darts packed around explosive which tear the flesh off humans. The boy was Mohammed Khalaf al-Nawasra. He was 4 years old.
I suddenly found myself thinking that it could have been one of my kids in that bag, and that thought upset me more than anything has for a long time. Continue reading »
– The secret projects of Israël and Saudi Arabia (Voltairenet, June 27, 2015):
The reponse by Tel-Aviv and Riyadh to the US-Iran negotiations can be found in the extension of Saudi financing of the war against Gaza in 2008 – the alliance between a colonial state and an obscurantist monarchy. While the Near East is preparing for a ten-year change in the rules of the game, Thierry Meyssan reveals here the contents of the secret negotiations between Tel-Aviv and Riyadh.
No-one in the Middle East seems to be aware that the secret agreements which should be signed on the 30th June 2015 by Washington and Teheran – on the fringe of the multilateral agreements concerning nuclear power – will probably set the rules of the game for the next ten years.
These agreements arrive at a moment when the United States have become the world’s first producers of petrol, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. Consequently they do not need Middle-Eastern petrol for themselves, and are only interested in it as a means of maintaining the world market in dollars. Continue reading »
Uri Avnery is a longtime Israeli peace activist. Since 1948 has advocated the setting up of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. In 1974, Uri Avnery was the first Israeli to establish contact with PLO leadership. In 1982 he was the first Israeli ever to meet Yassir Arafat, after crossing the lines in besieged Beirut. He served three terms in the Israeli Parliament (Knesset), and is the founder of Gush Shalom (Peace Bloc). Visit his Website.
– War Crimes? Us??? (OpEdNews, June 26, 2015):
“WAR IS HELL!” the US general George Patton famously exclaimed.War is the business of killing the “enemy,” in order to impose your will on them.
Therefore, “humane war” is an oxymoron.
War itself is a crime. There are few exceptions. I would exempt the war against Nazi Germany, since it was conducted against a regime of mass murderers, led by a psychopathic dictator, who could not be brought to heel by any other means.This being so, the concept of “war crimes” is dubious. The biggest crime is starting the war in the first place. This is not the business of soldiers, but of political leaders. Yet they are rarely indicted.
THESE PHILOSOPHICAL musings came to me in the wake of the recent UN report on the last Gaza war.The investigation committee bent over backwards to be “balanced,” and accused both the Israeli army and Hamas in almost equal terms. That, in itself, is problematic.
This was not a war between equals. On one side, the State of Israel, with one of the mightiest armies in the world. On the other side, a stateless population of 1.8 million people, led by a guerrilla organization devoid of any modern arms.
Any equating of such two entities is by definition contrived. Even if both sides committed grievous war crimes, they are not the same. Each must be judged on its own (de)merits.
THE IDEA of “war crimes” is relatively new. It arose during the 30 Years War, which devastated a large part of Central Europe. Many armies took part, and all of them destroyed towns and villages without the slightest compunction. As a result, two thirds of Germany were devastated and a third of the German people was killed.
Hugo de Groot, a Dutchman, argued that even in war, civilized nations are bound by certain limitations. He was not a starry-eyed idealist, divorced from reality. His main principle, as I understand it, was that it makes no sense to forbid actions that help a warring country [or “party”] to pursue the war, but that any cruelty not necessary for the efficient conduct of the war is illegitimate.
This idea took hold. During the 18th century, endless wars were conducted by professional armies, without hurting civilian populations unnecessarily. Wars became “humane.”
Not for long. With the French revolution, war became a matter of mass armies, the protection of civilians slowly eroded, until it disappeared entirely in World War II, when whole cities were destroyed by unlimited aerial bombardment (Dresden and Hamburg) and the atom bomb (Hiroshima and Nagasaki).
Even so, a number of international conventions prohibit war crimes that target civilian populations or hurt the population in occupied territories.
That was the mandate of this committee of investigation.
THE COMMITTEE castigates Hamas for committing war crimes against the Israeli population.
Israelis didn’t need the committee to know that. A large share of Israeli citizens spent hours in shelters during the Gaza war, under the threat of Hamas rockets.
Hamas launched thousands of rockets towards towns and villages in Israel. These were primitive rockets, which could not be aimed at specific targets — like the Dimona nuclear installation or the Ministry of Defense which is located in the center of Tel Aviv. They were meant to terrorize the civilian population into demanding a stop to the attack on the Gaza strip.
They did not achieve this goal because Israel had installed a number of “Iron Dome” counter-rocket batteries, that intercepted almost all rockets heading for civilian targets. Success was almost complete.
If they are brought before the International Court in The Hague, the Hamas leaders will argue that they had no choice: they had no other weapons to oppose the Israeli invasion. As a Palestinian commander once told me: “Give us cannons and fighter planes, and we will not use terrorism.”
The International Court will then have to decide whether a people that is practically under an endless occupation is allowed to use indiscriminate rockets. Considering the principles laid down by de Groot, I wonder what the decision will be.
That goes for terrorism in general, if used by an oppressed people that has no other means of fighting. The black South Africans used terrorism in their fight against the oppressive apartheid regime, and Nelson Mandela spent 28 years in prison for taking part in such acts und refusing to condemn them.
THE CASE against the Israeli government and army is quite different. They have a plentitude of arms, from drones to warplanes to artillery to tanks.
If there was a cardinal war crime in this war, it was the cabinet decision to start it. Because an Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip makes war crimes unavoidable.
Anyone who has ever been a combat soldier in war knows that war crimes, whether in the most moral or the most base army in the world, do occur in war. No army can avoid recruiting psychologically defective people. In every company there is at least one pathological specimen. If there are not very strict rules, exercised by very strict commanders, crimes will occur.
War brings out the inner man (or woman, nowadays). A well-behaved, educated man will suddenly turn into a ferocious beast. A simple, lowly laborer will reveal himself as a decent, generous human being. Even in the “Most Moral Army in the World” — an oxymoron if there ever was one.
I was a combat soldier in the 1948 war. I have seen an eyeful of crimes, and I have described them in my 1950 book “The Other Side of the Coin.”
THIS GOES for every army. In our army during the last Gaza war, the situation was even worse.
The reasons for the attack on the Gaza Strip were murky. Three Israeli kids were captured by Arab men, obviously for the sake of achieving a prisoner exchange. The Arabs panicked and killed the boys. The Israelis responded, the Palestinians responded, and lo — the cabinet decided on a full-fledged attack.
Our cabinet includes nincompoops, most of whom have no idea what war is. They decided to attack the Gaza Strip.
This decision was the real war crime.
The Gaza Strip is a tiny territory, overcrowded by a bloated population of 1.8 million human beings, about half of them descendents of refugees from areas that became Israel in the 1948 war.
In any circumstances, such an attack was bound to result in a large number of civilian casualties. But another fact made this even worse.
ISRAEL IS a democratic state. Leaders have to be elected by the people. The voters consist of the parents and grandparents of the soldiers, members of both regular and reserve units.
This means that Israel is inordinately sensitive to casualties. If a large number of soldiers are killed in action, the government will fall.
Therefore it is the maxim of the Israeli army to avoid casualties at any cost — any cost to the enemy, that is. To save one soldier, it is permissible to kill ten, twenty, a hundred civilians on the other side.
This rule, unwritten and self-understood, is symbolized by the “Hannibal Procedure” — the code-word for preventing at any cost the taking of an Israeli soldier prisoner. Here, too, a “democratic” principle is at work: no Israeli government can withstand public pressure to release many dozens of Palestinian prisoners in return for the release of one Israeli one. Ergo: prevent a soldier from being taken prisoner, even if the soldier himself is killed in the process.
Hannibal allows — indeed, commands — the wreaking of untold destruction and killing, in order to prevent a captured soldier from being spirited away. This procedure is itself a war crime.
A responsible cabinet, with a minimum of combat experience, would know all this at the moment it was called upon to decide on a military operation. If they don’t know, it is the duty of the army [or “military”] commanders — who are present at such cabinet meetings — to explain it to them. I wonder if they did.
ALL THIS means that, once started, the results were almost unavoidable. To make an attack without serious Israeli casualties possible, entire neighborhoods had to be flattened by drones, planes and artillery. And that obviously happened.Inhabitants were often warned to flee, and many did. Others did not, being loath to leave behind everything precious to them. Some people flee in the moment of danger, others hope against hope and stay.
I would ask the reader to imagine himself for a moment in such a situation.
Add to this the human element — the mixture of humane and sadistic men, good and bad, you find in any combat unit all over the world, and you get the picture.
Once you start a war, “stuff happens,” as the man said. There may be more war crimes or less, but there will be a lot.
ALL THIS could have been told to the UN committee of inquiry, headed by an American judge, by the chiefs of the Israeli army, had they been allowed to testify. The government did not allow them.
The convenient way out is to proclaim that all UN officials are by nature anti-Semites and Israel-haters, so that answering their questions is counter-productive.
We are moral. We are right. By nature. We can’t help it. Those who accuse us must be anti-Semites. Simple logic.
To hell with them all!
Better have the Nastoichivy and the Moskva in your convoy!
– ‘Freedom Flotilla’: Activists set sail for Gaza to break Israel blockade (RT, June 27, 2015):
An international team of activists has set sail for the Gaza Strip, in a bid to break Israel’s sea blockade with four boats. It comes five years after a similar attempt finished in bloodshed.
The so-called “Freedom Flotilla III” departed from various ports in Greece on Saturday. This is the third attempt to break the Palestinian blockade, which has lasted for nine years, according to a news release on the campaign’s official webpage.
“Our strong determination is to get to our destination despite [Netanyahu’s] threats to stop us,” Arab Israeli lawmaker Basel Ghattas wrote on his Facebook page on Friday. Continue reading »
A Palestinian girl stands near residential buildings that witnesses said were heavily damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip May 25, 2015. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem)
– ‘ICC credibility test’: Palestinians submit first war crimes evidence against Israel (RT, June 26, 2015):
The Palestinian Authority has submitted the first evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes committed during the Gaza conflict in 2014 to the International Criminal Court, seeking to accelerate the investigation of these abuses.
After meeting the ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that he had submitted the dossiers concerning the 2014 Gaza war, as well as Israeli settlements on the occupied Palestinian land and treatment of Palestinian prisoners in Israel. Continue reading »
– WikiLeaks Releases Secret Saudi Documents (The Real Agenda News, June 21, 2015):
The more we learn about the secret workings of despotic regimes and faux democracies like America, Britain and Israel among others, the better we understand how they extrajudicially serve powerful monied interests at the expense of popular ones.
On Friday, WikiLeaks began releasing around half a million Saudi documents – including Foreign Ministry communiques and top secret intelligence and interior ministry reports. Continue reading »
Being married to Cass Sunstein this should be not surprising …
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– American Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power–US fighting ‘delegitimization’ of Israel (The Ugly Truth, June 17, 2015):
Samantha Power assures lawmakers of commitment to Jewish state, remains cagey on possible Security Council Palestine resolution
– American UN envoy: US fighting ‘delegitimization’ of Israel (Times of Israel, June 17, 2015):
Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power on Tuesday assured Congress that Washington was committed to combating efforts to “delegitimize” Israel, but declined to say whether the Obama administration would veto a potential Security Council resolution setting terms for the establishment of a Palestinian state. Continue reading »
What is this?
It’s a Rothschild owned demonocracy.
– What is this: Israel is a democracy just so long as you don’t become an activist? Give me a break! (GMMuk, June 16, 2015):
I was sent this a month ago. I wanted to use it but somehow I misplaced it. Anyway I stumbled well & I’d like to just make a point by asking – what is the one thing Zionists hate more than anything?
4 years ago I was sent a video of an interview from Canada with the message – WATCH THIS! That was it! Talk about reverse psychology – there was a fair chance I wouldn’t have bothered but the fact a person I’d never had any dealings with pitched it in such a god-awful way, actually aroused my interest. I’ve always appreciated the beauty of applying reverse psychology.
So there’s this Canadian guy interviewing a young chap. Within 60 seconds I’m hearing facts flying out at a rate of knots I thought what’s going on here? It was like an intellectual gatling gun barrelling out info & in a manner so meticulous, it virtually rendered criticism an impossibility because this kid would have made mince-meat out of any Zionist! I thought does he ever come up for air? This was my first encounter with Joshua Blakeney. Continue reading »
The Rothschilds have been in control of the world for a very long time, their tentacles reaching into many aspects of our daily lives, as is documented in the following timeline. However, before you jump to the timeline, please read this invaluable introduction which will tell you who the Rothschilds are as oppose to who they claim to be. Continue reading »
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Dr. Helen Caldicott (Co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility):
You’ve bought the propaganda from the nuclear industry. They say it’s low-level radiation. That’s absolute rubbish. If you inhale a millionth of a gram of plutonium, the surrounding cells receive a very, very high dose. Most die within that area, because it’s an alpha emitter. The cells on the periphery remain viable. They mutate, and the regulatory genes are damaged. Years later, that person develops cancer. Now, that’s true for radioactive iodine, that goes to the thyroid; cesium-137, that goes to the brain and muscles; strontium-90 goes to bone, causing bone cancer and leukemia. It’s imperative … that you understand internal emitters and radiation, and it’s not low level to the cells that are exposed. Radiobiology is imperative to understand these days.”
– Israel Detonates Dirty Bombs Near Palestinian Bedouin Communities (The Sleuth Journal, June 14, 2015):
Dirty bombs are radiological weapons combining radioactive material with conventional explosives. On detonation, they contaminate the affected area. The US Energy Department says radiation exposure is “fairly high” but not fatal.
Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott explains no amount of radiation is safe and amounts exposed to are cumulative. Cell mutations result causing cancer and other diseases.