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Friday, February 29, 2008

A Gala for Sderot

While Israel continues to bombard and kill innocent Palestinians in the Gaza there was an event in Hollywood for the people of Sderot, who are targeted by Qassams.

While the Qassams strike fear in the hearts of the Sderot population, the truly lethal force is from the Israeli side, who in 2007 killed more than 500 Palestinians while 10 Israelis died due to attacks from militant groups.

Just yesterday 5 Palestinian children aged 8-12 were killed by an Israeli missile while playing soccer.

I want to know where is the vigil in the US for these innocents killed by naked Israeli aggression. Where are the stars in Hollywood speaking out for these victims? Which presidential candidates speak remotely for these children?

If only these Hollywood idiots knew more history and followed the data more closely. But therein lies the problem ; injustice perpetuates itself until people become aware.

Someone profiting from the Holocaust ; Won't be the First Time

Finkelstein's book "The Holocaust Industry" was a good book in which he argued that Holocaust Reparations directed at Swiss banks never made it to the actual survivors of the Holocaust, but rather lined the pockets of pro-Israel groups within the US.

After the accounting had been done it was found that the greater than $1 billion reparations that the Swiss banks paid was much more than the suspected accounts totaled, something like $60 million.

Here is a story of a person who profited from the Holocaust by writing a book claiming to be a survivor, but was not.

How shameful.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Follow-up to non-coverage

I posted an article earlier which noted non-coverage by CNN, Foxnews, and the Drudge Report on the 5 Palestinian kids (8-12 years old) killed by an Israeli missile strike, and I noted the time from my original post.

It is now 10:48 PM on 2/28/2008 and still there is no mention of this event from any of the media groups listed above.

No one can excuse the lack of coverage as temporal ; it is clear that it is not being covered because of the subject matter.

News Indeed

This was the headline news on Yahoo's homepage.

And we wonder why the US is in decline ...

More Dead Palestinians

This is precisely the point. Children playing soccer are killed in a missile strike. What does this do to the Palestinian mindset? Do strikes like this endear them to the "peace process" which is just semantics.

But the headlines in the US will be populated with articles when one innocent Israeli is killed by a rocket attack.

But 5 dead children barely registers a blip on the media screen. CNN, Foxnews, and Drudge Report have no mention on their sites of this event (7:11 PM CST ; 02/28/2008)

Disgusting Rankings

I have posted these ranking from Rosner's domain before, but this needs repeating.

Funny how Ron Paul did not even make Rosner's list. I am sure he would have a 1 for consistent voting against Israeli aid.

No other issue matters (in the ranking of these candidates) to this columnist except which President of the US would be "best" for Israel.

Here's a thought, since Israel is supposedly such a strong ally. Why doesn't Rosner ask the quintessential question ; which candidate would be best for the US?

Did you ask them if they were militants?

Always the same story from the Israeli side: Those Palestinians killed were militants and they planned attacks on Israel. An obvious question to ask is how do they know they were all militants? I know the Mossad is not doing field intelligence against all these targets. But when the Israelis always defend their actions with the same reason, even when 13 year-old stone throwers are shot in the head, one has to wonder.

In the picture beside the article, a 6 month old baby was killed by Israel in the airstrike. It's indeed tragic how this event was relegated to the caption and not the headline of the story.

The Israeli killed by the rocket is also tragic and the tactics of Hamas are not morally acceptable. But to suggest Hamas should not fight back nor has the right to fight back is ludicrous.

We are witnessing the end behavior of a 40 year occupation, and Israel needs to end its immoral and illegal occupation, which is the source of the problem, not the solution.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Israel's Existential Threat

No, it's not the Palestinians or Hezbollah but some refugees from war-torn places in Africa who have found asylum in Israel, but will soon be deported.

Ethiopian Jews can get instant citizenship but not someone fleeing political persecution who happens to not be Jewish will be deported ...

Am I the only one that thinks this criterion for inclusion into a certian society is morally reprehensible?

Monday, February 25, 2008

This is what the only "democracy" in the Middle East does to innocent civilians

The Israelis are treating the Gazans like caged rats, and I find it morally disgusting that the US won't lift a finger to change this policy. In fact, our administration encourages it. I guess the people should be reminded that democracy is ok for sloganeering but you better not vote for the wrong party, because the US will impose sanctions on you, and allow its lawless ally Israel to punish the Palestinians further.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Recession, Depression, or Abolition

I did not understand all of the economics in this piece, but some of it made sense. The author is clearly fluent in "Greenspeak" but the basic point is that the US is in serious economic trouble, and the Federal Reserve bears much culpability.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Michael Scheuer on Ron Paul

Of course Ron Paul was right, and not to toot my own horn, I was saying these things long before last year. And my article on the Muckraker Report is proof of this position.

Americans need to get better educated and we better hurry. There is a great world out there beyond our borders, and as a people, we better understand certain dynamics, like the CIA's ill-fated coups have blowback, and failed foreign policy imperatives have unintended consequences down the road.

Feith follow-up

Reports like these completely vindicate my criticisms of Neocons working under the umbrella of national security and yet pushing an independent political agenda.

This article from the Washington Post is a nice follow-up to the Feith interview already posted.

I do not care if it is politically correct to suggest dual loyalty ; when the inspector general's report is part of the public record now, I think the loyalties of certain individuals ought to be questioned.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Douglas Feith; the Flim-Flam Mouse

The Inspector General's report on Feith's activities at the Pentagon is out. The report tends to corroborate what sleuths have alleged for a while now ; that Feith's office produced competing intelligence estimates on Iraq which tended to marry Iraq with al-Qaeda/9-11 when our other intelligence agencies dismissed these connections.

But this NPR audio interview of Feith has Feith saying everyone is wrong, only he was right, and why is everybody always picking on him ...

We see a Neocon/Zionist who is caught with this damning report by the IG at the Pentagon that his office persuaded the administration that the Iraq threat to the US was greatly exaggerated.

Add this report and this lousy flim-flam of an interview to the Walt-Mearsheimer puzzle .

McCain and the Neocons

Nice information in this piece concerning McCain's backing by certain prominent neocons. Also one understands McCain's mindset a little better, and it certainly explains some of his bellicose statements with respect to Iran.

I especially like the comments his brother made concerning September 11 and his statements on Judaic conversion.

Is this really the best the Republicans could come up with?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spielberg and Human Rights

I have no problem with Spielberg making a political point on a country with a very poor human rights record.

But Spielberg ought to be consistent.

Spielberg supports Israel (but not Israeli tactics unconditionally, which is admirable), which has one of the worst human rights records in history. The seige of Gaza right now is ongoing, and I have not heard Spielberg speak out against this obvious injustice.

But he says China ought to be more concerned with the situation in Darfur? He is right, and I wish he would apply the same passionate critique to the IDF and the Israeli policy in general.

EU resolution concerning Gaza

Haaretz has more room for dissenting opinions concerning Israeli treatment of the Palestinians in Gaza than media outlets in the US.

The Gaza population should not be made to suffer collective punishment, and I appreciate the EU taking a clear stand on this issue. My government won't do it ...

Nice Quotation by Ludwig von Mizes

The usual terminology of political language is stupid. What is 'left' and what is 'right'? Why should Hitler be 'right' and Stalin, his temporary friend, be 'left'? Who is 'reactionary' and who is 'progressive'? Reaction against an unwise policy is not to be condemned. And progress towards chaos is not to be commended. Nothing should find acceptance just because it is new, radical, and fashionable. 'Orthodoxy' is not an evil if the doctrine on which the 'orthodox' stand is sound. Who is anti-labor, those who want to lower labor to the Russian level, or those who want for labor the capitalistic standard of the United States? Who is 'nationalist,' those who want to bring their nation under the heel of the Nazis, or those who want to preserve its independence?

Why the delay in running this story?

I wonder why the NYT would wait so long to run a story of this nature. There is nothing current in this piece, and it could have been printed much earlier than now, and Republicans could have seen McCain in a much different light.

Maybe the NYT wanted to wait until McCain secured the nomination to marginalize him against the Democratic candidate while simultaneously letting the other Republican candidates fall by the wayside.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Charlie, the feel-good dog

What an amazing heart-warming story of a dog saved in the war effort!

Let's re-cap :

>4,000 dead US soldiers
>75,000 wounded soldiers
~1,000,000 dead Iraqis (Lancet and Johns Hopkins)
~2,500,000 Iraqi refugees in nearby countries, who fled because of the US invasion and occupation


Our invasion was sold on a pack of lies by a deceitful administration, Americans are less safe than ever, jihadists have been recruited in larger numbers,

BUT we managed to save a dog ...

Dogs are great. Lies are not, and an acquiescent public in the midst of a tyrannical regime, our government, is very ugly indeed.

Monday, February 18, 2008

The Bourse is here, Attack Iran

We should pay attention to this date and the rhetoric coming from the Bush administration. Since the NIE put a damper on the chickenhawks' plans for attacking Iran, there might be a manufactured incident, as predicted by Brezinski, used to justify military confrontation.

Just wait and watch.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ron Paul Video

No monetary policy stuff in this collage, but this is a great set of comments from the debates put together.

The comments Dr Paul makes on racism and individualism should answer the critics assertions on the Ron Paul newsletter stuff quite well.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More Settlements

More illegal Israeli settlements ...

Monday, February 11, 2008

Espionage

So it seems that espionage activity does make the headline news, provided one of the implicated parties is not Israel, or AIPAC.

McCain and his ten thousand year Iraqi occupation

He says at the end that he doesn't think Americans are concerned if we are in Iraq for a hundred or a thousand or even ten-thousand years !

70% of Americans want the war to end, so I am not sure where McCain is getting his inspiration, but maybe God willed Iraq to the USA in one of his dreams. I am sure this guy is bad for the Republican party and bad for this country.

Amen Sister

Very good article on the choices that Republicans have.

In the end, Mary is right. Americans will get the leader they truly deserve.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Keep an Eye Open on this Issue

Chavez vs Exxon

Chavez vs Bush

Mossadegh nationalized Iranian oil, and he received a coup.
When oil was discovered in East Timor, 200,000 East Timorese were slaughtered by Suharto, who was the US's buddy (and the person we help establish in place of Sukarno)

This type of confrontation does not bode well for Chavez and his country, and if United Fruit can help overthrow Guatemala's president in 1954, imagine what might happen if this face-off escalates further.

Friday, February 08, 2008

John McCain's Obstructionism

Normally a video like this one could be easily ignored if the interviewees were disreputable, but I remember several of the former Congresspeople, like Bob Dornan, in this piece, and wow, do they day some incendiary things about John McCain's POW background.

I've never heard these things before but these people are pretty pissed at McCain, and maybe with good reason.

The 2nd video in the link is the key one.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Free Market Principle Wins, Dollar Loses

In a state of perpetual decline of the dollar, some business owners in NYC are accepting euros instead of dollars.

The dollar is on the ropes, and will continue to decline until Americans face the causes for the decline ; monetary policy of the Federal Reserve system which has created a fiat currency out of the once popular world's reserve currency.

Let the damned thing die, we boot the bankers from this country, re-institute the gold standard, and eliminate the IRS at the same time, and we will taking the first step on the road to recovery.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Ron Paul finished 2nd in Maine !

What a crock. We were told Paul got 19% of the vote and Maine and finished 3rd place, 2% behind McCain.

What we were not told by the MSM is that Ron Paul has about 35% of the total delegates from Maine, which is a close 2nd place, just behind Romney.

The delegates are the key to the election.

So the frontrunner McCain is far behind Paul in delegates, and this is certainly good news going into today, Super Tuesday.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Ron Paul's military backers

Ron Paul received more campaign contributions from our armed services personnel than McCain, Romney, and Huckabee ........ combined !

Enough said.

IDF moons Palestinians

The soldiers were suspended. Israel only cares that they were caught, not that they did it. It hurts their public image in the international community, which is already pitifully poor.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

McCain almost switched to the Democratic party

This revelation explains much about his lack of commitment to true conservatism.