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.

Source

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).

Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich goes from rags to riches after backing Putin

Sourced from The Daily Mail

The poor orphan, Roman Abramovich, morphed into a super-rich tycoon 
worth over £9 billion ($12 bn) after being befriended by Vladimir Putin 

From a grim start in life as an orphan in Russia’s bleak Komi republic, Roman Abramovich has come a long way. Now worth an estimated £9.3 billion, he is the world’s 139th richest person and owns a fleet of super-yachts and private jets. Read More

British Patriot Jez Turner faces a prison sentence for criticizing Jews

Published also on the Truthseeker

Sourced from the Jewish website
Campaign Against Antisemitism

NEO-NAZI LEADER JEREMY BEDFORD-TURNER CONVICTED OF INCITEMENT TO RACIAL HATRED OVER “LET’S FREE ENGLAND FROM JEWISH CONTROL” SPEECH, FOLLOWING LANDMARK LEGAL VICTORY WON BY CAA

Moments ago, neo-Nazi leader Jeremy Bedford-Turner was unanimously convicted by a jury of incitement to racial hatred over a speech he gave in 2015 at a demonstration called to protest against the “Jewification” of Golders Green.

The sentence has not yet been handed down. Read More

Honour and Dignity

HONOUR  AND  DIGNITY

If there’s no God,
there’s only one thing left:
honour.

Honour is ten times
more precious than dignity.
Your dignity you can afford
to lose, your honour you cannot.

Honour in adversity
honour on the rack of suffering
honour when you have nothing left
and your life is in ruins
and your dignity in tatters—
that is holiness.

Honour is God,
God honour.

On the Brink of War

By Mark Almond
for The Daily Mail, May 11

This abridged version by Lasha Darkmoon
has also been published on the Truthseeker

“We are now closer to open war between Iran and Israel than we have ever been.”

For much of this year the world has been fixated by fears of nuclear Armageddon erupting over North Korea. But over the past 48 hours, alarming developments in the Middle East remind us of the even greater likelihood of conventional warfare on a cataclysmic scale in the region. Now that its heavyweights — Israel and Iran — have traded blows for the very first time, we ignore that threat at our peril. Read More

Iran Nuclear Deal: Why has Trump withdrawn US from it and why does it matter?

Text sourced from The Independent

SATIRICAL PICTURES AND CAPTIONS ADDED BY LD

US President Donald Trump has fulfilled an election campaign promise to pull out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal agreed between Iran and world powers, an agreement former Secretary of State John Kerry said “made the world a safer place”.

“When I make promises I keep them.”
—  Donald Trump 

Like building a wall across the Mexican border?  🙂

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Free Ursula Haverbeck! Free Monika Schaefer!

By MIKE KING
Tomato Bubble

Just by watching a few videos of Ursula Haverbeck and Monika Schaefer speaking from their respective hearts, we can sense, with absolute certainty, that these are two of the warmest, sweetest and most charming older German ladies that you’ll ever come across — the gentle type who would welcome a stranger into their impeccable homes for coffee, strudel and conversation. These adorable women each represent the very antithesis of the Frumpy Frau, that nasty, frigid, bossy Bolshevik bull-dyke currently presiding over the slow torture-murder of Marxified Germany. Read More