Scapegoating Iran

By Chris Hedges

June 17, 2018 “Information Clearing House” –  NEW YORK—Seventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation is no longer a unified country. Its once modern infrastructure is largely destroyed, and the nation has fractured into warring enclaves. We have lost the war in Afghanistan. The Taliban is resurgent and has a presence in over 70 percent of the country. Libya is a failed state. Yemen after three years of relentless airstrikes and a blockade is enduring one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Read More

Has Donald Trump confounded his critics and routed his enemies?

Is Trump now all set for a Nobel prize like Obama? Has he “come up Trumps” at last, much to the delight of his most loyal supporters? Read this pro-Trump article and decide for yourself.

By GEORGE GALLOWAY
Sourced from RT

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, Singapore, June 12, 2018  

Little more needs to be said about events in Singapore. Slings and arrows finally parked after a 65-year war in which millions died on a divided Korean peninsula where a nuclear slingshot was assembled and decommissioned.
The world was taken to the brink of war and then back again. That Donald J Trump will now become a Nobel Laureate is axiomatic however surprising such a sentence might be, but a second term as president, which is looking more likely by the day, may almost be as surprising. Read More

Eyeball to Eyeball: Trump And North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Share The Kiss Of Peace

By GUY ADAMS
The Daily Mail

How long will the lovey-dovey act last? Will the smiles return to snarls at any moment? Or will Trump usher in a new golden age of peace and harmony between the US and a united Korea?  Trump is teetotal and loves Twitter. Kim swills fine wine and has banned the internet. But they do have one thing in common – “they both love a good execution” (Daily Mail, June 12). Read More

Slaughter of the Innocents: Israel vs Gaza

Sourced from The Ugly Truth
followed by an endnote
by Mark Glenn

Israel National News

MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home), who serves as a member of Israel’s Security Cabinet, has suggested conquering Gaza, bringing Hamas to its knees, and eliminating Hamas leaders. “We need to place a civilian government there and settle, in order to ensure stability and security,” he said. “That is my vision, and the vision of many others like me, but it’s not the vision of the State of Israel’s policy leaders. In the current reality, we need to defeat Hamas. But not right now, since we have other fronts, such as Iran and Hezbollah, and we need to set priorities.” Read More

The Anti-Semitism Racket: How Jews Get Away With Their Crimes

DISCLAIMER. All articles published on this website reflect the views of their original authors. It must not be assumed that publication of any material on this site automatically implies an endorsement or approval of all its contents. 

By JOHN KAMINSKI

Jews appeal to your better nature. They make you feel guilty about how selfish you are. But the minute you feel kindly toward them, you’re finished. You’ve been sucked into the scam. Because Jews, you must remember, don’t have a better nature . . . unless they’re trying to swindle you. Jews have no conscience. They have only programming from their macabre holy books to rob, rape and murder the gullible goyim. It’s what they are taught from birth, as the tips of their penises are snipped off and swallowed by rabid rabbis in a depraved circumcision ritual. Read More

Burying the One-State Solution in Palestine/Israel

By Gregory Shupak
June 04, 2018 

INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE. The one-state solution is the idea of bringing justice and peace to Palestine/Israel by having all inhabitants of historic Palestine—the land that includes Israel, the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza—living in one, binational country, where everyone has equal rights and political matters are settled on the basis of one person, one vote. This arrangement differs from the two-state solution, which would partition historic Palestine into two states divided along ethno-religious lines, and contrasts with present conditions, in which Palestinians live as second-class citizens inside Israel, and under Israeli occupation in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza—the last of which is subject to a merciless siege. Read More

Are Putin and Netanyahu in cahoots to control Syria between them?

Fact, Wishful Thinking Or Propaganda?

Sourced from Information Clearing House
“In Syria, Putin and Netanyahu Were on the Same Side All Along.
Putin is ready to ditch Iran to keep Israel happy and save Assad’s victory.”

Big buddies . . . shaking hands over a good deal?

By ANSHEL PFEFFER,

May 31, 2018. As Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman meets his Russian counterpart Thursday in Moscow to discuss the arrangements for keeping Iran and its proxies away from Israel’s border with Syria, they will be merely formalizing an understanding between the two countries that has long been in the making.

It should have been clear from the beginning of the Russian involvement in Syria nearly three years ago that, when forced to choose between Israel and Iran, Vladimir Putin would come out on Israel’s side. Read More

Flotilla carrying Gaza wounded set for bid to break Israeli siege

Two boats aim to defy the Israeli blockade as thousands of Palestinians wounded by the Israeli snipers in recent protests struggle for help.

by Arwa Ibrahim
Al Jazeera News

GAZA  CONCENTRATION  CAMP

Two boats are set to sail from the Gaza Strip in a bid to break an Israeli-imposed 11-year siege which has prevented medical supplies from getting into the coastal enclave and patients from leaving. Read More

Review of Thomas Goodrich’s “Summer, 1945—Germany, Japan and the Harvest of Hate”

Published on the Occidental Observer

By Thor Magnusson

Sometimes a book comes along that changes the way we think.  Sometimes a book comes along that changes the way we act. Sometimes a book comes along  that changes the way we think and the way we act.

Such a book was Hellstorm—The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944–1947. That masterpiece by Thomas Goodrich changed forever not only how we would view World War Two, but it changed how we would view the world itself.

For the first time since it happened, because of one bold and breath-taking book, the scales fell from our eyes and we were finally able to see free and unfettered what the abomination called World War Two was really all about. Read More

A New Flotilla Steams Towards Gaza

Elizabeth Murray is aboard a new flotilla to highlight the illegality of the 12-year old blockade that is choking the people of Gaza.

By Elizabeth Murray 
Special to Consortium News

Elizabeth Murray about to board the Al-Awda (‘The Return’ in Arabic)

“Islands Brygge,” an idyllic harbor park that stretches along the east bank of Copenhagen, was alive with a celebratory crowd on Monday as three ships were about to steam towards Gaza. The 2018 Freedom Flotilla—two ships from Sweden and one from Norway — will call at ports in Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy before traveling through the Mediterranean Sea to its final destination: Gaza harbor.

Volunteer boat guides explained the history and mission of the Gaza Flotilla movement, which has organized a number of journeys to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Gaza and break the illegal economic siege. An independent U.N. panel  and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)say the blockade violates the Geneva Conventions and is illegal.

Israel dragged the last Israeli settlers from Gaza and withdrew the Israeli Defense Force in 2005. When the Palestinian Authority lost a 2006 election in Gaza to Hamas, Israel imposed the illegal blockade. A considerable number of young Danish people learned about Gaza for the first time and walked away with new political awareness of the injustices suffered by Gaza’s children, who are denied the same carefree life enjoyed by Danish children.

The upbeat music and offerings of traditional Palestinian falafel wraps washed down with Danish beer created a festive atmosphere at the Freedom Flotilla tent Passerby lined up to buy ‘Boat to Gaza’ T-shirts, Palestinian kaffiyehs (traditional checkered scarves) while a Palestinian musician strummed the oud (traditional Palestinian lute) and sang a song of sentimental love for his Palestinian homeland. A local Palestinian man danced and waved the Palestinian flag while the crowd clapped along.

I feel proud and privileged to join a group of international passengers aboard the Norwegian ship “Al Awda,” (“The Return” in Arabic) as we prepared to embark on the first leg of our journey. Along our route we hope to raise awareness and educate people about the plight of Palestinians, especially in Gaza, who are denied the basic freedoms and human rights the rest of us take for granted.

Earlier this month as Gazans held The Great March of Return to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (or the Catastrophe) — in which 800,000 Palestinians were forcibly driven from their land and homes by Israel in 1948 — Israeli snipers cut down peaceful demonstrators one by one, killing hundreds and maiming thousands, generating shock and outrage around the world and providing further incentive for people to support the burgeoning Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS).

Targeting Athletes

Israel seems to have reserved a special brand of sadism for Gaza’s athletes — several promising young cyclists and soccer players have become amputees, since Israel refused to allow them to leave Gaza to obtain the necessary medical attention that would have saved their legs. Reports of such heinous acts — documented widely in social media posts by those on the ground in Gaza — have served to further isolate Israel internationally and alienate peace-loving people around the world, who deplore the moral depravity of its government.

ANOTHER VICTIM OF ISRAELI BRUTALITY.
Palestinian athletes have their legs deliberately blown off.

Reaching the harbor of Gaza (which means “jewel” in Arabic) should be as simple and straightforward as entering any harbor in Germany, France or Spain. But instead, Israel has denied Gazans use of their own harbor for commerce, trade and travel, and has bombed it on numerous occasions, along with their electric power plants and sewage systems, making life miserable for the local population and rendering 97 percent of the drinking water toxic.

As the Freedom Flotilla embarks on its peace odyssey, it is our hope to bring a light of hope and solidarity to the people of Gaza, who deserve the peaceful, dignified and joyful existence that is their right.

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Elizabeth Murray served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for the Near East in the National Intelligence Council before retiring after a 27-year career in the U.S. government, where she specialized in Middle Eastern political and media analysis. She is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).