He’s no peacemaker. He never was throughout 30 years in state and federal government service. He’s one of America’s privileged. He’s super-rich.
His record shows exclusive support for wealth and power. He spurns popular interests. He’s been conducting Middle East shuttle diplomacy for months. He’s Israel’s man at State.
Swiss study says Polonium found in Arafat’s bones. France claims otherwise. On December 3, Reuters headlined “Arafat did not die of poisoning, French tests conclude.” Coverup and denial is longstanding official policy.
French doctors claimed they couldn’t diagnose his illness. Why they inadequately explained. They claimed he died of a massive stroke. They were complicit in coverup.
No autopsy followed Arafat’s death. No cause was announced. His medical records weren’t released.
It bears repeating. Israel and Washington deplore peace. They demand unconditional Palestinian surrender. John Kerry is Israel’s man at State.
Expect no diplomatic breakthrough. Whatever Kerry proposes will be entirely one-sided. Crumbs offered Palestinians will be too little to matter.
Israeli settlement construction continues unabated. Dispossessing Palestinians facilitate it. Israel controls West Bank water and other resources. They’re systematically stolen.
Israel wages war while talking peace. Daily violence persists. On November 4 alone, Israeli soldiers invaded Hebron, Abu Dis, and seven or more Palestinian villages. Continue reading…>>
No nation in human history ever harmed more millions of people more grievously than America.
None ever did it more deceptively. None did under the guise of promoting democratic values. None claimed more disingenous nobel intentions.
None expressed more support for human and civil rights while egregiously violating them. None more dangerously threatened humanity. None operated more lawlessly with malicious intent.
NSA is one of many US rogue agencies. It’s a power unto itself. It’s reckless, ruthless, and out-of-control. It operates extrajudicially.
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Israeli military orders deny Palestinians virtually all rights. Occupation harshness victimizes them.
They’re prisoners on their own land in their own country. Free movement is denied. Violating unconscionable rules risks prison.
On September 20, Israeli soldiers violently attacked international diplomats and aid workers. They “seized a truck full of tents and emergency aid they had been trying to deliver to Palestinians whose homes were demolished this week.” On Friday, French, British, Spanish, Irish, EU political office representatives, and Australian diplomats brought more aid.
On arrival, Israeli forces confronted them. They did so violently. They attacked them viciously. They confiscated their supplies. An unnamed EU diplomat said:
“It’s shocking and outrageous. We will report these actions to our governments.”
Family members are threatened not to intervene. They’re beaten if they try. Children are violently abused.
They’re blindfolded, shackled and beaten. They’re threatened with much worse. Sexual threats and abuse are common. So are electro-shocks and much more.
Nothing’s too outrageous to employ. Children are interrogated without counsel. They’re treated like adults. They face wrongful charges. It doesn’t matter.
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Waging war on humanity shows Obama feels the same way. American interests alone matter. Ravaging one country after another furthers them.
Mass killing and destruction are small prices to pay. It’s longstanding US policy. It’s Obama’s way. Don’t expect him to explain.
It’s contemptuous of fundamental human rights. It believes Jews are God’s chosen people. It thinks Arabs are subhumans. It favors eliminating them altogether. War is its instrument of choice.
Washington again was venue. A rogue’s gallery of participants attended. Warmongering speeches were featured. AIPAC does it annually. It disseminates disinformation, lies and hate.
Torture is official Israeli policy. It’s longstanding. Palestinian suffering explains best. Thousands every year are subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment. Their physical and emotional scars bear witness.
Accountability is long overdue. Arafat Jaradat is Israel’s latest victim. Israel tortured him to death. His body bore clear signs. Autopsy evidence proved it.
Hillary Clinton represents the worst of imperial arrogance. She supports the worst of Israeli lawlessness. She was one of the largest recipients of defense contractor cash. She backed war on Afghanistan and Iraq. She opposed a Democrat resolution. She supported restriction-free nuclear cooperation with Israel and other US allies violating NPT provisions. She endorsed nuclear weapons use in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She calls them deterrents that “keep the peace.
Doublespeak duplicity conceals tyranny. Democracy is verboten. It’s not tolerated. Hardline rule is policy. So are social injustice and anti-worker practices. Egypt’s new constitution establishes Islamofascist rule. Junta power heads it. Repression confronts resisters. Morsi claims dictatorial executive powers. Constitutional rights don’t matter. Nor does press freedom. Security forces can detain protesters indefinitely.
Polls show they favor defense and settlement construction cuts. Netanyahu prioritizes increasing them. He dismisses public sentiment out of hand. He’s favored to remain prime minister anyway. Israelis will have themselves to blame. They’ll have to explain why they voted the wrong way. They repeat the same mistakes and expect change. They’re stuck in the rut they themselves dug. Nothing post-election looks promising.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners suffer needlessly. Many are disabled. Some are paralyzed. Prison authorities don’t help. Israel is a serial abuser. Palestinians suffer most. Murder by medical neglect is policy. Gulag prison hell enforces it. Justice is systematically denied.
Israelis have themselves to blame. They elected Israel’s most extremist government in history. Militarism, belligerence, state-sponsored terrorism, occupation ruthlessness, settlement expansions, and neoliberal harshness reflect official policy.
Peace is a non-starter. A so-called process never existed and doesn’t now. Israel won’t tolerate it. Netanyahu scorns it. He calls it a waste of time.
I agonize over why New York Times back wrong over right. Replicating what I and others like me do could improve millions of lives globally. You could deal warmongers a heavy body blow. Perhaps a fatal one. You back wrong over right. It’s never to late to change. Supporting what’s right is its own reward. Try it sometime and see. You may never look back.
Washington Post editors ignore the worst of imperial crimes. They endorse Israeli occupation harshness. Jewish rights alone matter, they believe. Settlement construction is legitimate, they suggest. It’s no obstacle to peace, they claim. Further construction won’t prevent a two-state solution. They endorse Jewish supremacy and specialness. They’re comfortable with belligerence, persecution and land theft.
The Gatekeepers: A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency. All have blood on their hands. They revealed snippets of Israel’s dark history. They stopped well short of telling all. What’s most important was omitted. At the same time, they support Palestinian self-determination. They expressed disdain for Israeli opposition. They said Palestinian resistance is justified. Israeli leaders don’t address it. Confronting it violently reflects state terrorism.
Moshe Feiglin advocates bribing Arabs to leave the country. Yuli Edelstein, Zeev Elkin and Yariv Levin are promising annexation of the West Bank. Naftali Bennett is promising to ‘deal with’ the media and the Supreme Court. air Shamir is promising that no new state will be established ‘for a million people.’
Netanyahu threat, “we destroyed almost all of their long-range rockets. But I’m telling you that the IDF is preparing to strike a still-heavier blow. Our account with Hamas is not closed.”
“John Kerry will never do anything to compromise (Israel’s) security.” He’s committed to a “special relationship.” His support for Israel is “unwavering.” He always believed that America “must stand solidly behind Israel at the UN and other international organizations.” He favors moving America’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He’s “Israel’s Man at State.”
Imprisoned or free, Palestinians have no rights. Racism is policy. So is institutionalized persecution and violence. Arabs are despised. Israel calls them sub-human.
Israel persecutes them for not being Jews. Praying to the wrong God is criminalized. Hunger strikers defy Israeli lawlessness. Abstinence is their only weapon.
Israel presses on with plans for 6,000 new settler homes. They won’t stop until virtually all Palestine is colonized. Israel planned it long ago. Netanyahu’s expediting what most Knesset members approve.
Palestinians wanting to live free are called terrorists. Non-Jewish refugees, asylum seekers, and those suffering from captivity and torture aren’t wanted. In Israel they’re imprisoned. They’re treated harshly with no rights. Most are deported.
Israel matches the most unjust, repressive societies. Netanyahu exceeded the worst of his predecessors. Victimization before entry into Israel continues while there. Like America, it’s no fit place to live in.
Lieberman and Netanyahu represent the worst of extremist governance. They’re hardcore racists. They’re ideologically anti-democratic. They believe Israel has a divine right to persecute, torture, commit naked aggression, and dominate the region unchallenged.
Israel operated unaccountably for decades. How much more indiscriminate slaughter and mass destruction is tolerable. How many more years of Palestinian suffering will world leaders permit? How much longer can the ICC spurn its mandate? It’s time for all relevant stakeholders to step up to the plate and act responsibly.
Netanyahu calls terrorism. His notion of peace is none at all. His idea of truth is avoid it. His governing style is hardline. His type security is naked aggression. Palestine’s liberation has miles to go. It’s well worth struggling for.
Mystery surrounds Site 911. Pentagon and Israeli Defense Ministry spokesmen said little. What’s planned for Site 911 “is far less clear.” What’s ongoing nearer-term matters most. Iran’s in focus. Washington and Israel want regime change.
Palestine fully qualifies on all counts. It did so many years ago. It long ago should have become a full de jure UN member. PA leaders must explain why not. Why not now? Why partial, not full status?
We have evidence and indications that (Arafat) was killed, including remarks by Israeli leaders that they must get rid of Arafat, but we need evidence to submit to the International Criminal Court.