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Asia

US Empire maintains around 200 military bases around the world……….GOOD AMERICA.

Russia acts to protect its borders in Eastern Ukraine……………BAD RUSSIA

KT

US Negotiating New Military Base in Uzbekistan

The United States is in negotiations to open a new military base in southern Uzbekistan that would bring $1 billion to the Uzbek budget annually, uzmetronom.com reported Wednesday.

“According to experts familiar with the situation, the main goal of a high-ranking American visitor, with the ranking of general, is to attain Uzbekistan’s consent to deploy an American contingent and military equipment, including aviation, in the Uzbek city of Termez, which is just across the Amu Darya River from Afghanistan,” the online newspaper reported commenting on the visit of the commander of the US Central Command Army, General Lloyd Austin, to Uzbekistan.

The US is ready to pay Uzbekistan $1 billion annually, according to uzmetronom.com.

 

 

 

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The Economy

No Tears For Argentina—-But A Swift Kick To The Greenspan Fed Is Warranted

 

 

 

Jim Rickards: Will Argentina’s debt default have a contagion effect on global financial markets?

 

 

 

 

HUGE MISS: CHICAGO PMI UNEXPECTEDLY PLUNGES TO 52.6 (63.0 Estimated)!!! July Chicago PMI biggest drop since Oct. 2008!!!

 

 

 

FLASHBACK – JFK Vs The Federal Reserve

It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.

“United States Notes” were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury. We compared a “Federal Reserve Note” issued from the private central bank of the United States (the Federal Reserve Bank a/k/a Federal Reserve System), with a “United States Note” from the U.S. Treasury issued by President Kennedy’s Executive Order. They almost look alike, except one says “Federal Reserve Note” on the top while the other says “United States Note”. Also, the Federal Reserve Note has a green seal and serial number while the United States Note has a red seal and serial number.

 

John Rubino – 2007: Deja Vu All Over Again

 

 

 

Internationalists Are Pushing The World Towards Globally Engineered Economic Warfare

Brandon Smith
Activist Post

Over a year ago I published an essay entitled ‘The Linchpin Lie: How Global Collapse Will Be Sold To The Masses’. This essay addressed efforts by the ever malicious Rand Corporation to create a false narrative surrounding the possibility of global collapse. Linchpin Theory, as it was named by it’s originator and Rand Corp. employee, John Casti, is I believe the very future of propaganda.

 

4% GDP Growth — And “The Age-Old Story of Easy Credit”

 

 

Central Bank Induced Substitution Of Debt for Income Is Not Success–It’s Failure on an Epic Scale

The Fed’s substitution of debt for income has only doomed the nation to a deeper, more painful realignment of real income and expenses.

The economic “recovery” has been based on a simple premise: debt can be substituted for income with no ill effects. As real household incomes have declined, the legitimate foundation of additional spending–more income–has eroded for the bottom 90%.

 

Argentina defaults as 11th hour talks with hedge funds collapse

Argentina has defaulted on its debt for the second time in 13 years after it failed to reach an agreement with creditors demanding full repayment of some of the nation’s bonds on Wednesday.

A US judge had set a midnight deadline for Argentina and a group of hedge funds, which the country describes as “vulture funds” trying to make a profit by wrecking the country’s economy, to broker a new deal and advert default.

Addressing the nation, Argentina’s Economy Minister Axel Kicillof said investors demanding a full repayment of approximately $1.5 billion worth of Argentine bonds had rejected the government’s latest offer and no agreement was reached. Argentina has repeatedly said it cannot afford to pay the full amount.

 

Markets Are In The Red, Major Portugese Bank Crashes, Argentina Defaults AGAIN, France’s Largest Bank Posts Massive Loss

 

 

 

Silver Eagle Bullion Coins Reach 26 Million For 2014

 

 

 

 

At $15.99/lb — I can no longer afford to eat meat

What do you do when you can no longer afford nutrients you need?

 

THE END OF BIG BOX STORES IS HERE

 

 

GREENSPAN WARNS OF ‘SIGNIFICANT CORRECTION’

 

You Must Believe The Propaganda, We Are In A Full Recovery

 

Democrats want to ban government contracts for companies that leave the U.S. to avoid taxes

Lawmakers are growing tired of corporate America’s persistent efforts to dodge U.S. taxes.
In the past month, Congress and the White House have denounced a loophole that lets companies lower their tax rate by moving their headquarters overseas. These so-called “inversions” have been the subject on Congressional hearings and legislation to eliminate the tax benefit.

Margin debt as a % of NYSE market cap nearly back to the March 2000 level.

 

 

Obama: ‘Embrace Economic Patriotism’ So We Can ‘Rise or Fall Together as a Nation’

On June 26th, Obama gave his weekly telepromptering the White House later titled, “Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes” in which the grand spokesperson for the United States of America, Inc. halfheartedly did his job reading a script on a screen to reassure us all that everything is economically rosy and coming up roses more and more everyday, before he urged the nation to “rally around economic patriotism” and rise and fall together as one nation and one people.

The next day, the White House’s official Twitter sent out the message above with the video.

Don Watkins – Time To Break The Chains of Social Security

 

 

When Do “Wealth Disparity” Alarms Ring the Loudest?

 

 

 

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Ryan Dawson News

Bibi slips up and tells the true

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Europe and The UK

 

Mossad Mercenaries Believed Responsible for Ukraine Massacre

In mid-June, a battle raged for the port city of Mariupol, Ukraine. A new militia force launched an offensive against about 250 Russian militiamen loyal to the Donetsk People’s Republic, which had seized the city from the Ukrainian government. The battle focused on a police station held by the separatists in which both armed militants and unarmed civilians had gathered to demand reunion with Russia. The conflict ended cruelly, as the station was burned to the ground with scores of women and children inside. Those fleeing the inferno were machine-gunned.

The massacre was the work of the Dnipro Battalion, a new force of mostly foreign mercenaries drawn from Zionist-backed terrorists around the world and financed by Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi, a Jewish billionaire and banker.

 

OSCE monitor on MH17 disaster

‘I don’t think there’s ever been a crash like this,’ says Michael Bociurkiw. ‘And it’s just something that will always stay with us.’

At 6:30 in this interview, more comments about seeing bullet holes in the wreckage of flight 17.

 

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Michael Bociurkiw talks about being first at the crash site

Bociurkiw and one other colleague were the first international monitors to reach the wreckage after the jet was shot down over a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine July 17.

With no other oversight on scene, the two men became the de facto eyes and ears of all those who watched in horror from around the world. More than ten days later, he’s still one of a select group of individuals who has been to crash site almost daily.

Near the end of this interview he states there was no sign of a missle explosion but there were many machinegun holes in the airplane.

 

Putin edges toward a personal Waterloo

Asia Times has jumped the SHARK!
By Ehsan M Ahrari

The final verdict is already in: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the new bad man and the face of a new “villain” of the West. There are no tongue-in-cheek descriptions of him along the lines of eloquence of Winston Churchill when he depicted Russia as ” … a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”. Today, Putin may be described as the reincarnation of Stalin and Peter the Great, in terms of his obsession for seizing superpowerdom for his native Russia.

Topolcats Che Guevarra Serna · Top Commenter
M. EHSAN AHRARI is Professor of National Security and Strategy of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School at the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia inter alia.

 

Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile”

First, I was amazed at how few photos can be found from the wreckage with Google. All are in low resolution, except one: The fragment of the cockpit below the window on the pilots side. This image, however, is shocking. In Washington, you can now hear views expressed of a “potentially tragic error / accident” regarding MH 017. Given this particular cockpit image it does not surprise me at all.

I am not surprised you cannot find any detailed images on Google. Earlier this week when I started to edit the new video for Kyrie Eleison I was able to find hundreds of photos of Gazan children killed and crippled in Israel’s attack. You can see them in the videos. When I went back to Google later that same day to find some more material, the exact same search produced pictures of the three Israeli teens kidnapped and killed in the West Bank. I guess this is what they mean by ‘Googliness’! Other search engines still produce the pictures.

 

First Examination of Malaysian MH-17 Cockpit Photo Shows Ukraine Government Shot that Plane Down

On July 30th, a German pilot headlined at anderweltonline, “Shocking Analysis of the ‘Shooting Down’ of Malaysian MH17,” and he provided the first public analysis of the photos that were available immediately after the disaster, of the plane’s cockpit, and of a wing. Google removed the photos soon after they were first available, but pilot Peter Haisenko had fortunately screen-saved them, and now shows them on that site, after having carefully analyzed and made sense of what they show.

 

Russia And India Begin Negotations To Use National Currencies In Settlements, Bypassing Dollar

That is about to change when yesterday the Russian central bank announced that having been increasingly shunned by the west, Russia discussed cooperation with Reserve Bank of India Executive Director Shrikant Padmanabhan. The punchline: India agreed to create a task group to work out a mechanism for using national currencies in settlements. And so another major bilateral arrangement is set up that completely bypasses the dollar.

 

Cutting off your nose to spite your face…………KT

Obama’s Russian Sanctions take hold – Dow down 200 as stocks end July with a thud

I have no doubt that the announcement of a 4% growth in GDP was intended to offset the downward pressures from the new sanctions, but with the US Government having lied (and then “revised”) that GDP figure so many times, not to mention the obvious frauds in reporting unemployment and inflation, nobody believes that 4% claim.

 

US intelligence officers think evidence on MH17 downing not adequate

 

 

EU sanctions some of Russia’s biggest banks, including #1 Sberbank

The European Union has imposed sectorial sanctions on five Russian banks, including the country’s biggest, Sberbank, as part of economic steps that Europe, along with the US, have taken against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.

The list, published Thursday, includes Sberbank, VTB Bank, Gazprombank, Vnesheconombank (VEB) and Russian Agriculture Bank (Rosselkhozbank).

These financial entities will be banned from raising capital on the EU’s capital markets.


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”NATO bombed 5,000 civilians in Kosovo just because it was insulted; 27,000 Iraqi civilians were bombed during the American invasion because they posed a danger to the US; there is not a country in the world that can talk to us about morality.” – Israeli

“If the European countries fail to protect the Jews within their territory, the State of Israel will. Jewish blood is not cheap blood,” Former Shin Bet chief, Knesset Member Yisrael Hasson told European envoys at the Knesset on Monday.

 

US aircraft ‘violates’ Swedish airspace

A mystery airplane that passed over Swedish airspace recently has been revealed as an American aircraft, sources revealed on Thursday.

 

There are many questions yet to be answered about how MH17 crashed, and it is to be hoped that the families and friends of the passengers get those answers. However, at this point in time, though nobody except the perpetrators knows what happened on this tragic flight, the inept and hysterical Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop continues to embarrass the Australian people by continuing to make unproven allegations against Russia and the rebels in Eastern Ukraine for the downing of MH17. In this she now stands at odds with Australian PM Abbott who has changed his blame game and is no longer publicly blaming Russia and the rebels. In this we see a distinct lack of policy co-ordination between the PM and his Foreign Minister…………..KT

Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating MH17 evidence

Kiev authorities may be seeking to “destroy evidence” which implicates their role in the crash of the Malaysian jet, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said, expressing concerns over the ongoing military operation in E. Ukraine in breach of UN resolution.

According to Churkin, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko promised a cease-fire in the disaster area,“but this promise was immediately broken, while Ukrainian officials have publicly announced a new task – to cleanse of the militias and take control of this territory,” Churkin said in New York.

Such actions directly violate UN Security Council resolution 2166, which calls for a ceasefire and for thorough and impartial investigation into the Boeing tragedy under the ICAO umbrella, Churkin added.

“We fear that Kiev authorities are moved by the intention to destroy evidence, implicating their role in the Malaysian airliner catastrophe,” Churkin said.

Vladimir Putin Nemesis of the New World Order

Mother Russia is a much different country from the Stalin gulags. With all the faults of a long tradition of authoritarian rule, it is natural for observers in the West to be suspect of the latest would be Czar. The remnants of the cold war linger with concerns of the true motives and goals of a second Vladimir Putin era. By most reliable accounts, he never left the power circle prior to his return as President. Upon his latest election, The Guardian published an article Putin’s election victory is a headache for the west. “Nobody is any doubt that the Putin who returns to the Kremlin in May is the same Putin who has effectively run Russia for the past 12 years – prickly, uncompromising, suspicious and fond of snide remarks about western hypocrisy and double standards.”

THE PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS COLUMN (July 31, 2014)

Reading the Western Media, watching Western TV, and listening to Western radio, one is left with the propaganda that the Palestinians are to blame for the Israeli attack on Gaza, just as one is left with the propaganda that the Malaysian airliner deaths are Russia’s fault. There is no evidence, but propaganda does not require evidence. Just repetition.

 

Press Obsessed: Putin on tips of talking-head tongues

 

 

MH17 – Sacrificed Airliner

Will the Empire allow the investigation to follow its course? The Western propaganda machine is in full gear. The twisting of facts, obscuring of evidence, and maneuvering public opinion all over the world: all this is being done with determination and routinely applied precision.

So much is at stake! Increasing cooperation between Russia, Latin America and China could mean the end of Western neo-colonial control of the world. The creation of alternatives to the World Bank can free billions of human beings from market feudalism and its slavery. Powerful news organizations broadcasting from Russia (RT), Venezuela (TeleSur) and Iran (Press TV) are consistently breaking the depressing and nihilistic monopoly of Western propaganda and control of people’s brains all over the world.

 

 

Worth Thinking About: The Centennial Anniversary of the Start of WWI

Describing the World War One government of Germany, nominally under Kaiser Wilhelm II (who complained that he had less power than people thought) as being not as bad as Nazi Germany, does not make it any less worthwhile to have beaten that government in World War One. Europe under German dominance in 1920, countries existing for the convenience of Berlin, would have been a very unpleasant place to live. Botching the peace settlement does not make the war less worthwhile.

 

Prince Philip’s former aide charged with sex assault on girl aged 12

 

 

 

Germany’s ‘secret deal with Russia to end violence in Ukraine which would see Crimea officially annexed in exchange for $1billion’

Germany and Russia are working on a secret peace deal to end the conflict in Ukraine that would see Moscow’s controversial annexation of Crimea officially recognised in exchange for a $1billion compensation package, it was claimed today.

Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin have reportedly been locked in talks that will primarily seek to ensure the Kremlin withdraws its support for rebels fighting for independence in eastern Ukraine.

Putin would also have to agree not to interfere with Ukraine’s new trade relations with the European Union and offer Kiev a long-term contract for future gas supplies with Russian firm Gazprom.

In return, parts of eastern Ukraine would be granted some devolved powers and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko would abandon attempts to join Nato, a source close to the negotiations told Margareta Pagano from The Independent.

 

Bercow accused of behaving like Royalty after racking up £11,000 in sporting freebies to Wimbledon, West Ham and Everton

Under-fire John Bercow was today accused of behaving like royalty after enjoying more than £11,000 of hospitality at top flight sporting events.

The Commons Speaker was wined and dined at a dozen tennis and football matches, including seats in the Royal Box at Wimbledon.

He insists he is ‘representing the Commons’ at the Queen’s Club, Everton and West Ham but critics said he should concentrate on the day job.

 

Exposed – U.S. Diplomat Behind Artillery Satellite Images was Involved in the Toppling of Yanukovich

 

 

 

Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile

The tragedy of Malaysian MH 017 continues to elude any light of clarity being cast over it.

The flight recorders are in England and are evaluated. What can come of it? Maybe more than you would assume.

Especially the voice recorder will be interesting when you look at the picture of a cockpit fragment. As an expert in aviation I closely looked at the images of the wreckage that are circulating on the Internet.

First, I was amazed at how few photos can be found from the wreckage with Google. All are in low resolution, except one: The fragment of the cockpit below the window on the pilots side. This image, however, is shocking. In Washington, you can now hear views expressed of a “potentially tragic error / accident” regarding MH 017. Given this particular cockpit image it does not surprise me at all.

 

Ukrainian conflict spills over Russian border

The Ukrainian conflict is now very close to the Russian border. A number of times shells have crossed the frontier, already resulting in one death. International monitors, urged by Moscow to look into the situation, have now arrived in the area.

 

Putin Arms Rebels Obama Arms Illegals & Islamists

 

 

 

Woman arrested after posting photo of UK Chancellor George Osborne at Dominatrix’s flat

 

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Israel and the Middle East

 

Not a whimper on Gaza from Australian pro Zionist Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop………..KT

ISRAELI SNIPER ADMITS TO MURDERING 13 GAZAN CHILDREN ON INSTAGRAM

An alleged Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sniper boasting the murders of 13 Palestinian children in one day is taking the internet by storm. Multiple websites have shared the picture of the IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, David D. Ovadia posing with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle. This specific rifle is usually given to only elite snipers of the IDF.

 

American complicity in Israel’s war crimes

Alan Hart says American complicity in Israel’s war crimes is as shameful as the crimes themselves, and that Washington will remain beholden to Israel until lobby funding is removed from US politics.

US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition

The United States issued a firm condemnation of the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed at least 16 Palestinians on Wednesday, but also confirmed it restocked Israel’s dwindling supplies of ammunition.

A new way of saying genocide and barbaric murder, “disproportionate “. Politicians do indeed have a way with words. There is no use saying one thing and meaning another…………………KT

Pro-Israel MP Margot James says country’s action in Gaza is ‘disproportionate’

Stourbridge MP Margot James, a strong supporter of Israel who has visited the country with Conservative Friends of Israel, said she was aghast at the scale of Palestinian suffering.

In a letter to Mr Hammond, published by Channel 4 News, Ms James wrote: “My constituents, not all of them Muslim, regard the Israeli action as wholly disproportionate to the threat posed by Hamas.

“I have for many years been a firm supporter of Israel. I remain a supporter of Israel’s right to security, and to a state in which their citizens can live without fear of bombardment.

“However I do not think that the swift, and terrible, elimination of so many Palestinian lives, homes, hospitals and schools can be deemed a proportionate response to the crude rocket fire to which Israel is undoubtedly subject.”

 

State Dept grilled by press corp offensive over Gaza

 

 

Israel, Gaza and Palestine: What Americans Need to Know

 

United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014

“(1) The people and the Governments of the United States and
of Israel share a deep and unbreakable bond, forged by over 60
years of shared interests and shared values.”

 

White House Website – 7/29/14 NSA Susan Rice gives Jewish leaders US green light to massacre Palestinians

“Today is the first day of Av, the month when Jews commemorate the destruction of the First and Second Temples. It’s a reminder that the Jewish people have endured much worse than rockets and survived much stronger enemies than Hamas. You have been tested by tragedy and time, by history and hatred. But each time, am yisrael chai: the people of Israel live.”

I just puked all over my nice Razer keyboard!

The Blood of Palestine is on the Hands of the Bribe-Takers

The blood of the thousands of Palestinians who have been killed by the so-called Israel Defence Forces since the beginning of the siege of Gaza, stains the hands of each and every politician who has done nothing to censure Israel for this cruel and illegal act of virtual imprisonment, or who has taken any kind of bribe to bolster his or her election-campaign coffers, in return for turning their backs on the quite obvious fact that Apartheid Israel has never had any intention other than to genocide the Palestinian people.

 

London 1 August: Protest for Gaza at Israeli Embassy

Free Palestine Protest
Stop Israel’s attacks on Gaza
Friday 1 August 5.30-7.30pm
Outside the Israeli Embassy
High Street Kensington
London W8 4QB

The total killed in Gaza after 24 days of relentless Israel attack is over 1,400. More than 8,000 are injured. Another school bombed on 29 July, killing at least 16, became the sixth UN facility attacked by Israel. Gaza’s main power station has been destroyed. On 30 July, a food market was bombed, killing at least seventeen people. This is mass murder on an industrial scale and deliberate destruction of the territory’s infrastructure.

The massacre must stop now. If David Cameron had a shred of humanity, his government would be imposing sanctions and implementing an immediate arms embargo on Israel.

Holocaust Survivor and Israeli Minister: Labeling Criticism of Israel “Anti-Semitic” Is a TRICK

Holocaust survivor Hajo Myer – a Jewish boy when Hitler came to power, and survived Auschwitz – says:

Any criticism of the policies of Israel is hampered and made impossible by a terrible trick and crime of Israeli propaganda: that any criticism of the politics of Israel comes out – is induced by – anti-semitic feelings.

 

Kyrie Eleison – Gaza 2014

BUMP TO THE TOP

UPDATE: Less than 24 hours since the release and already this video has been viewed 3300 times (that is assuming YouTube is not artificially depressing the numbers) I am spending a huge amount of time deleting comments by Israel’s supporters such as “I hope Israel kills every Palestinian” and so forth but otherwise the response has been huge.

A reader informs me that LiveLeak is blocking attempts to post this video to their website, on the grounds that showing dead bodies set to music is a violation of their standards. Somehow, I don’t think that is the real reason.

Facebook, as of my last test, is not blocking posting of this video the way they did “All Wars are Bankers’ Wars” but the day is still young.

This is a new video to Claire K. Rivero’s “Kyrie Eleison” (“Lord have mercy on us all”). In the original version, I made a point of using images of child victims of all wars across the last few decades, but in this version I decided to not “go gently”, and the images in this video are all from Israel’s attack on Gaza, ending with a message to all American voters.

There is an interesting story regarding the creation of this video. Yesterday morning, when I started collecting the images, I was able to go to Google’s Image Search feature and type in “Gaza Dead Babies”, which yielded the images you see here. Later in the day, following Israel’s bombing of the Gaza media center, cutting the Twitter feeds, and bombing the power station to silence Gaza’s computers and internet connections, I returned to Google to find a few more images and found that “Gaza Dead Babies” not only did not bring these images up any longer, but tended to produce numerous photos of the three killed Israeli teens from the West Bank! Is this what they mean by Googliness?”

No doubt Facebook will block attempts to post this video as well, but take a look and help me make it go viral. When you see the message at the end, you will understand why.

UPDATE: This video is also available at VIMEO!

16,000 Israeli Reservists Mobilised Against Gaza

ISRAEL mobilised 16,000 more reservists today to press its bloody war against the people of Palestine, taking the total extra mobilisation to 86,000.

More than 1,300 Palestinians have died in three weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip, according to the enclave’s health ministry.

Chile Recalls Ambassador from Israel

 

 

Voice from Gaza: ‘There is no life, no tomorrow’

You don’t know where the next bomb is going to be dropped. People ran for shelter at UN buildings where they said is a safe space. But they attacked that too. So people are running to churches for shelter. Or even standing under trees, hanging their washing. They are refugees in their own country.

There is nowhere to go. Egypt is blocked, and we are not going to live like refugees, we would rather die here. If there is a ceasefire, I will leave for better opportunities.

We have not seen any action and we no longer trust the international community. This is what people feel. It’s like a genocide.

 

Quarter of Gaza population displaced, says UN

 

 

Gaza crisis: Israel attacks ‘not accidental’, claims UN

The strikes by Israel’s military on UN buildings in Gaza “do not appear to be accidental”, the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said.

Ms Pillay also called for international law with “appropriate investigation, prosecution and punishment” to be applied to the incidents.

 

Bombed Gaza power plant investor insured by US development agency

The Overseas Private Investment Corp., a U.S. government agency that offers investment services to assist U.S. companies investing in developing countries, provides political risk insurance to U.S. general contractor Morganti to cover its investment in the Gaza power plant that was bombed and destroyed by Israel on Tuesday.

“The investor has notified OPIC that the facility in question has been damaged,” Charlie Stadtlander, a representative for OPIC, told Devex in a written statement. “As of this writing, no official insurance claim has been filed,” Stadtlander added.

OPIC’s coverage plan, which has been in place since 2004, is worth up to $48 million.

So, you are forced to pay for the bombs Israel used to blow up the power plant and now you are forced to pay to rebuild it!

Don’t it makeya proudernSHIT to be an American today!

 

Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week’s end.

“Let’s stop playing games,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance a necessity for the “life-or-death struggle Israel faces.”

US TAX DOLLARS CONTINUE TO PAY FOR CARNAGE IN GAZA

he Pentagon confirmed the Israeli military had requested additional ammunition to restock its dwindling supplies on July 20, with the US Defense Department approving the sale just three days later.

SALE ????

Did anyone see a receipt??

This might explain why you didn’t … the weapons were already in Israel.

Two of the requested munitions came from a little-known stockpile of ammunition stored by the US military on the ground in Israel for emergency use. The War Reserve Stockpile Ammunition-Israel is estimated to be worth $1 billion.

“The word “sale” is a joke. Where do you think Israel gets the money to buy US weapons? From the US TAXPAYERS!

FIRST THEY BOMBED AN OPEN MARKET IN GAZA, THEN THEY KILLED A REPORTER COVERING THE STORY ~~ GRAPHIC VIDEO

A graphic video showing the killing of journalist Ramy Ryan in Gaza and an attack on an ambulance and rescue workers by Israeli air strikes has surfaced online. Warning: This six-minute video is very graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.

‘Graphic’ is good. This is no time to tread lightly with regard to photographic evidence Israel’s war crimes.

URI AVNERY ASKS (AND ANSWERS) WHO IS WINNING IN GAZA

The intensive bombing of the Gaza Strip has not produced a Hamas capitulation. On the other hand, the intensive rocket campaign by Hamas, which covered most of Israel, did not succeed either. The stunning success of the rockets to reach everywhere in Israel has been met with the stunning success of the “Iron Dome” counter-rockets to intercept them.

So, until now, it is a standoff.

But when a tiny fighting force in a tiny territory achieves a standoff with one of the mightiest armies in the world, it can be considered a victory.

 

HSBC terminates Gaza-linked Islamic charity’s bank account and others

HSBC has written to an array of UK Islamic charitable organizations to inform them their accounts with the bank will be terminated. One such organization has carried out relief work in crisis-stricken Gaza for over a decade.

In formal letters issued to a think tank, a charity and a North London mosque, HSBC claimed continued provision of its services would counter its “risk appetite”.

Family members of a man who runs the think tank have also received similar letters from HSBC. But the multinational bank reportedly offered no explanation for its decision to withdraw its banking services in these cases.

 

ISRAEL IS KILLING THE FAMILY OF JESUS

So here is the deal. Some of the people walking around Palestine, Gaza, and the West Bank are blood relatives of Jesus. Distant blood relatives, but still blood relatives. Given 2000 years, it is possible that the vast majority of present day Palestinians are remote relatives of Jesus.

Israel is killing them.

And YOU are paying for it, which means you share the guilt. YOU are paying for the weapons used to kill the modern day family of Jesus. The moment you sign that 1040 form, you sign a confession, admitting before all the world that you are an accessory in the murder.

Think you are going to get into heaven after an insult like that?

By using your money to buy weapons for Israel’s war crimes, the US Government has made you all accessories to those war crimes. And you cannot get off the hook by saying, “I am only obeying the government.” The Nuremberg trials at the end of WW2 established the principle that simply following the orders of your superiors does not exonerate you of guilt. Only by openly opposing Israel’s war crimes will history regard you as blameless for what is being done to Gaza.

 

‘US paying for Israel’s systematic campaign of terror’

Israel is engaged in a systematic, cold blooded genocide against the people of Gaza, at the expense of US tax payers, says William Dores, political analyst who has visited Gaza twice as a member of a fact-finding mission.

By using your money to buy weapons for Israel’s war crimes, the US Government has made you all accessories to those war crimes. And you cannot get off the hook by saying, “I am only obeying the government.” The Nuremberg trials at the end of WW2 established the principle that simply following the orders of your superiors does not exonerate you of guilt. Only by openly opposing Israel’s war crimes will history regard you as blameless for what is being done to Gaza.

How many dual Australian/Israeli citizens are in the Israeli Defence Force at the moment? The Australian government policy to cancel the passports of Australian passport holding citizens fighting in Syria and Iraq is the right move. However, the same must apply to Australian citizens with passports fighting in the IDF. What is good for the goose, is also good for the gander. Australians can have but one loyalty, and that loyalty is to Australia, first, second and third………….KT

Western governments urged to ban dual nationals from serving in IDF

Western governments, including those in America, Britain and across the EU, are being urged to ban their citizens holding dual Israeli nationality from serving in the Israel Defence Forces. The call has been made after it was revealed that an estimated 5,000+ dual-nationality citizens are fighting with the IDF in the war against the people of Gaza.

The size of that force underscores that the people of Israel are less than willing to engage in war crimes for their government.

Australia has heard NOTHING from its Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, about this collective Zionist punishment of innocent Palestinians, punishment which is illegal under International Law and punishment which is being meted out to civilians, including kids, based on no evidence, no open police and open coroner’s investigations and no charges and Court appearances in regard to the killing of three Israeli teenagers. Bishop is well known in the Australian capital Canberra as pro Zionist and is/was a frequent visitor to the Israeli Embassy in Canberra. This Zionist Israeli behaviour is reminiscent of the NAZI and Soviet Communist collective punishments of WW2………………..KT

Zionist Israel is conducting this genocide in retaliation for the killing of three Israeli youths. There has been no full investigation into who actually killed these teenagers. Yet the Zionists are now holding all Palestinians responsible and guilty as not charged.

To use the same measure of justice, the Americans should have nuked Israel when the Israelis were proven to have deliberately killed and wounded dozens of US Defence Force members in 1967, who were onboard the USS Liberty………………………..KT

Collective Punishment in Gaza

It’s worth listening carefully when Netanyahu speaks to the Israeli people. What is going on in Palestine today is not really about Hamas. It is not about rockets. It is not about “human shields” or terrorism or tunnels. It is about Israel’s permanent control over Palestinian land and Palestinian lives. That is what Netanyahu is really saying, and that is what he now admits he has “always” talked about. It is about an unswerving, decades-long Israeli policy of denying Palestine self-determination, freedom, and sovereignty.

And that is the root cause of all the bloodshed in the region for the last sixty years. If Israel would only give the Palestinians what Israel demands for itself, recognition of a right to exist, the problems would be over.

The threat of sanctions worked against Israel in 1956 — and it can work again

In 1957, President Eisenhower addressed the US public:

“Should a nation which attacks and occupies foreign territory in the face of United Nations disapproval be allowed to impose conditions on its own withdrawal? If we agreed that armed attack can properly achieve the purposes of the assailant, then I fear we will have turned back the clock of international order.

If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the very foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing world order. The United Nations must not fall. I believe that in the interests of peace the United Nations has no choice but to exert pressure upon Israel to comply with the withdrawal resolutions.” [1]

Now THERE was a President!

 

Some years ago Hamas was democratically elected to form the Palestinian government by the Palestinian people. The election was deemed fair and open by international observers. However, the USA and Israel did not agree with the way the Palestinian people voted, and subsequently removed this democratically elected Hamas government and replaced it with a Fatah party government………..KT

Israel Created Hamas to Avoid Peace

Israel does not want peace. Israel created Hamas
as a pretext to wage war on the Palestinians. Hamas’ rockets
are mere peashooters compared to Israel’s air force but they provide
another excuse to kill Palestinians.

Five Latin American countries withdraw envoys from Israel

The decision of the Latin American countries to recall their ambassadors in Tel Aviv is a “deep disappointment”, says Israel.

El Salvador on Wednesday became the fifth Latin American country to withdraw its ambassador from Israel in protest at Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have already recalled their ambassadors.

Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Yigal Palmor said that the move encourages Hamas; “this decision encourages Hamas which has been recognized as a terrorist organization by several countries. The countries standing against terror must act responsibly and should not reward them. While Hamas has been responsible for hindering a ceasfire, El Salvador, Peru and Chile were expected to support international attitude for peace and demilitarization of Gaza”, the statement said.

Earlier Israel criticized Brazil over its decision to recall its ambassador in protest at Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.

BULLSHIT

Israeli General Insists Strike on Gaza Power Plant an Accident

Israeli Air Force General Yaron Rosen today denied that yesterday’s attack on the Gaza Strip’s only power plant was intentional, saying the nation had no interest in striking the enclave’s only source of electricity.

“No, really, it looked just like an Egyptian horse ranch to us when we attacked!!!” — Nodding Yahoo*

*On June 8, 1967, Israel attacked and tried to sink the USS Liberty, an intelligence gathering ship, killing 34 US sailors. While the attack was underway Israel kept telling the US that Egypt had attacked the ship, to trigger a US attack on Cairo. The attack was on the way to Cairo when the crew of the USS Liberty finally got past the Israeli jamming and got a message out identifying their true attackers. The strike against Cairo was recalled and the official story is that Israel mistook the USS Liberty for an Egyptian horse carrier ship, because as we all know, Egyptian horse carrier ships have huge dish antennas all over them!

Anonymous ‘knocks out’ Mossad website over Israel’s Gaza offensive

Hacker group Anonymous has reportedly taken down the website of the Israeli secret service Mossad in protest of Israel’s military incursion in Gaza. The ‘hacktivists’ have already targeted a number of organizations in their mission to stop the “genocide.”

Mossad’s website went offline at around 00:40 GMT and is still down at the time of writing. The Israeli government has yet to make any comment on the supposed hack attack.

After so many hack attacks on my servers from Israel’s supporters, it’s nice to see them getting a taste of their own medicine!

Israeli Gunboats Firing On Gaza Mosque As Netenyahu Vows To Crush All Of Hamas

 

 

France evacuates French and British expats from Libya

The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.

A French diplomatic source said 40 French nationals, including the ambassador, had been evacuated by ship along with seven British nationals.

France’s embassy in Tripoli has been closed temporarily, the French foreign ministry said on its website.

Libya has been gripped by instability since the 2011 uprising.

There was no uprising in 2011. There was a US-sponsored overthrow of the government of Gaddafi, to end the threat of the Gold Dinar and force Libya to sell their oil only for US dollars. The Libyan people have decided to take their nation back from its US puppet ruler just as the people of Iraq are doing, and Iran did in 1979.

John Prescott’s Gaza comparison to concentration camp comment angers British jews

~ how about the Israelis trivializing the holocaust by creating their own personal concentration camp for Palestinians?

Square Off at Penn Station in Baltimore: Gaza/Israeli Supporters

 

 

A deeply troubling response to Hamas

This newspaper has long admired Israel and its beleaguered and resourceful people, who have suffered appalling provocation from enemies intent on wiping their country from the map.

Indeed, before anyone condemns them for acting against Hamas, we should consider how outraged we would be if our government stood by while neighbours rained rockets on our towns and villages.

But it is precisely because we have such high regard for Israel that we are so profoundly troubled by the scale of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s (below) bombardment of Gaza.

Even the corporate media is starting to turn on Israel.

 

Racism is the Foundation of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge – Stanford University Blog

On June 30 Ayelet Shaked, chairwoman of the Knesset faction of the ultra-right wing ha-Bayit ha-Yehudi (Jewish Home) Party, a key member of the coalition government led by Prime Minister Netanyahu, posted on her Facebook page a previously unpublished article written by the late Uri Elitzur. Elitzur, a pro-settler journalist and former chief-of-staff to Netanyahu, wrote

Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism… They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now, this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They must follow their sons. Nothing would be more just. They should go, as well as the physical homes in which they raised the snakes. Otherwise, more little snakes will be raised there.

Humanize Palestine

The holiday at the end of Ramada brings mixed feelings and we could sense this here in Bethlehem on the faces of our Muslim neighbors, friends and colleagues. They tell us of their sadness at the massacres of whole families but they also tell proudly of resistance, persistence, resilience, self help and help to other. It is still a month of blessings. I was at the bank of Palestine on Saturday and saw lines of people sending money to colleagues and friends in Gaza. We had cloth and food drives. Convoys bringing medical aid are finally being allowed to enter even as 150 bodies were pulled from under the rubble in one neighborhood alone. Israeli soldiers speak to Haaretz of large scale destruction of civilian neighborhoods in Gaza and surprise and fear at the resistance fighters. Most people understand that Gaza is a big crowded prison that is being subjected to a most ruthless occupation that destroyed its economy and means of livelihood.

 

The Americans have the power to stop the carnage in Gaza and the Palestinian West Bank overnight, by simply halting all financial and military aid to the rogue Zionist Israeli State……..KT

Japanese hold protest to show anger at Israeli war on Gaza

Scores of Muslims living in Japan along with Japanese citizens gathered near the Israeli embassy in Tokyo on International Quds Day to condemn the atrocities being committed by Israel against the people of Gaza.

Many people feel that the Japanese government is ignoring what they say are war crimes against Palestinians, so they decided to send a message to Israel expressing their anger.

IDF arms – from the American Israel Emergency

American military officials said that the administration allowed Israel to use military equipment it keeps emergency supplies in the country, including mortars and grenades projection screens. The IDF has been requested such assistance Second Lebanon War. Pentagon confirmed the report

 

France may ban violent Jewish fringe group

The French government is considering banning a violent, extremist Jewish ‘self-defense’ group that has been involved in recent fighting with pro-Palestinian demonstrators. Similar groups have already been banned in Israel and targeted by the FBI in the United States.

 

Israeli sniper brags about killing 13 Palestinian children

 

‘Children killed in their sleep’: Israeli artillery fire hits UN school, killing at least 20

Israeli military fire hit a United Nations-run school in Gaza today, killing at least 20 people and injuring an estimated 90 people. The school under attack, called the Abu Hussein girls’ elementary school, is located in the densely-populated Jabaliya refugee camp.

The United Nations Relief Works and Agency (UNRWA), the group that serves Palestinian refugees, issued a stern statement placing the blame for the attack on the Israeli army.

 

 

Israel Student Union Set Up “War Room” to Sell Gaza Massacre on Facebook

 

 

Israeli play expelled from Edinburgh venue as Scots protest against Gaza attack

Campaigners in Scotland have succeeded in pressuring the organizers of an arts festival into removing the Israeli state-funded Incubator Theater Company from a city center venue in Edinburgh.

Protests against Incubator’s play, a “hip-hop opera” titled The City, began with a letter signed by over fifty of the most high-profile artists and writers in Scotland, including the Scots Makar (poet laureate) Liz Lochhead. The play was on the program for the Edinburgh Fringe, reputedly the world’s largest arts festival.

Other signatories to the open letter calling for a boycott of Incubator included novelist and painter Alasdair Gray and playwright David Greig.

video- Here we have Israel bombing civilians. Then we have Israel bombing the ambulances coming to aid the victims of the first bombing. Then we have Israel leveling the surrounding neighborhood.

 

 

Israel uses Palestinians as human shields but US lawmakers condemn Hamas

Both houses of the US Congress are considering passing a resolution that condemns Hamas for using human shields despite not having any evidence to prove Hamas is employing this tactic.


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As atrocities mount in Gaza, US approves Israeli request for more bombs

Hours after Israel shelled yet another UN school sheltering internally displaced families and a marketplace in Gaza, killing dozens of people, an unnamed defense department official revealed to CNN that the US had approved an Israeli request to tap into the one billion dollar weapons stockpile the US keeps in Israel.

How convenient. The Us already has weapons stored in Israel for when they need more bombs to kill children with!

 

Abbas runs out of excuses for inaction on Israel’s war crimes

Israel’s latest attack on Gaza has now entered its fourth week; the number of Palestinians killed is nearing 1,300. And the Palestinian Authority still refuses to take any real action.

During a meeting in Ramallah this week, Mahmoud Abbas, the PA’s president, said, “The ugly and grotesque Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people must be stopped.” He added, “We ask the world to support us in seeking justice, and from now on we will study all our options to reach this purpose.”

That is typical talk from the PA. For years now, the authority has been studying “all our options” — without holding Israel to account.

PA works for Israel today, just as HAMAS did originally when it was set up by Shin Bet to be the controlled opposition to Yasser Arafat’s PLO. Which should be a warning to Abbas that when Israel sees him as to powerful, they will turn on him as well.

Hamas video exposes IDF blunder in deadly border infiltration

Hamas has been using Monday’s attack on a guard tower near Gaza to highlight its alleged victory over the Israel Defense Forces in this month’s fighting. The aftermath of the incident also reflects a rare shortcoming by the IDF Spokesman’s Office during the war.

I had heard through other sources that the IDF had suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of HAMAS, but of course, not a word about it is on the US corporate media.

“It’s SHAMEFUL! The U.S. Is Resupplying Ammunition To A Country RIGHT NOW Committing WAR CRIMES!”

 

 

War Profiteers & Criminals In The U.S. Senate Continue To Threaten War With Iran

 

Anger and anguish as Gaza toll mounts

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said Thursday morning that the destruction of Hamas tunnels from the Gaza Strip will go on, “with or without a cease-fire.” Meanwhile, Israel is calling up 16,000 more reservists to, as officials put it, let soldiers now in Gaza return to see their families and get some sleep.

Israel clearly has the military high ground in the ongoing fight against the Palestinian militants, reports CBS News’ Barry Petersen, but there has been broad condemnation for the Israelis’ alleged pre-dawn attack Wednesday morning on a U.N. school in the densely populated Palestinian territory.

BOYCOTT ISRAEL PRODUCTS

Please promote the Boycott of Israeli & Jewish Products made in Israel or made outside of Israel but directly or indirectly support Israel.

The easiest way to inform people in boycotting Israeli and Jewish products (made in Israel or made outside of Israel but directly or indirectly support Israel) is by simply sending out an email to all you email contacts, tweeting, sharing facebook pages, post boycott information on forums and different blogs, send out text/SMS messages to people in your mobile phone book, call people and tell them.

Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.

Israeli soldier leaks accounts of revenge attacks against civilians by troops in Gaza

 

You can’t call it self-defence while you’re murdering children’: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz lead the celebrity revolt over Gaza ‘genocide’

 

 

Pentagon approves transfer of rocket launchers, grenades, and other weapons already stockpiled in Israel to IDF

 

 

US to Sell ‘Largest Ever’ Hellfire Missile Cache to Iraq!

 

 

Washington Pays Lip Service to Israeli War Crimes: U.S. Veto Power Ensures Israel’s Impunity from International Law

 

 

South Africans: Israeli Apartheid “More Terrifying” than South Africa … “Worse Than Conditions Were for Blacks Under the Apartheid Regime” … “Far Worse Than Apartheid South Africa”

 

 

John Prescott accused of ‘trivialising the Holocaust’ after comparing the Gaza Strip to a concentration camp

John Prescott was last night accused of being ‘deeply offensive’ to Jewish people by comparing the Gaza Strip to a concentration camp.

The leaders of Britain’s Jews criticised the comments by the former deputy prime minister, saying they ‘trivialised’ the Holocaust and called on Labour officials to investigate his ‘misconduct’.

Lord Prescott wrote in the Sunday Mirror that Israel’s ‘indiscriminate’ bombardment of the Palestinian territory was a war crime and that Gaza was a ‘ghetto’.

Writing about Hamas, Lord Prescott said: ‘Israel brands them terrorists, but it is acting as judge, jury and executioner in the concentration camp that is Gaza.

‘What happened to the Jewish people at the hands of the Nazis is appalling.

‘But you would think those atrocities would give Israelis a unique sense of perspective and empathy with the victims of a ghetto.’

Israel Bombs Gaza Back to the Stone Age … as Collective Punishment

 

 

Jason Manford under fire over joke that ‘Jews should have been given a bit of Germany’

Comedian Jason Manford has come under fire for joking that ‘Jews should have been given a bit of Germany’ after the Second World War.

The 33-year-old, who has been embroiled in a number of controversies over recent years, caused outrage after posting the comment on his Facebook page.

Many commenters blasted him for being ‘insensitive’ after he made the reference in a comment about the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

He wrote: ‘I’m trying to read up on the Middle East situation but one question keeps popping up and I can’t find the answer.

‘When Britain & the UN were deciding on where to put the Jews, why didn’t they just give them a huge f****** bit of Germany instead of a country already occupied.’

 

Gaza Crisis: Dramatic Footage Emerges of Israel’s Shejaiya Market ‘Massacre’ Which Killed 17 [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

Shocking footage has emerged of Israel’s bombardment of a Gaza market which killed at least 17 and wounded 200 during an Israeli-declared humanitarian ceasefire.

The video shows ambulances, photographers and civilians flooding to the aid of victims at the site of a bombing in the Shejaiya neighbourhood just minutes earlier before the IDF shells the area a further ten times in the space of two minutes. The video can not be independently verified.

The cameraman drops to the floor as the first shells hit and shouts of “Yallah! Yallah!” [Let's go!] ring out.

In the attack, a photojournalist for the Palestinian Network for Journalism and Media, Rami Rayan, was killed.

The Gaza health ministry confirmed that two paramedics were also killed in the attack.

The attack came during Israel’s self-declared four-hour ceasefire. However, it claimed that the Shejaiya area was not included in the humanitarian window.

 

Israel-Gaza conflict: Shimon Peres criticised for calling time on 22-day war

Shimon Peres has broken ranks with the prevalent mood in Israel, saying it is time to “find a way to stop” the 22-day war in Gaza.

Mr Peres’s comments, made hours before the security cabinet convened to decide whether to further escalate the war or try to move towards a diplomatic exit, were immediately denounced as defeatist by legislators in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party.

Now diplomacy has failed, boycotting Israel might be the only way we can protect the people of Gaza The Israeli government has already proven that it fears international isolation

Israel has lost its grip on reality. The death toll in Gaza stands at well over a thousand and continues to rise by the day. The coastal strip has been reduced to rubble. Rather than celebrating Eid this week, Palestinians in Gaza have been burying their dead.

Jon Snow’s poignant message after his return from Gaza on Channel 4 news was heart-breaking. He had been reporting from Al Shifa hospital where he saw many horrific injuries and scores of dead children.

He ended his report with this plea to the public: “If our reporting is worth anything, if your preparedness to listen and watch and read is anything to go by, then together we can make a difference.”

 

US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition

The United States issued a firm condemnation of the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed at least 16 Palestinians on Wednesday, but also confirmed it restocked Israel’s dwindling supplies of ammunition.

The Pentagon confirmed a CNN report that the US had recently provided Israel with a shipment of ammunition. “The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to US national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability,” said Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral Kirby. “This defense sale is consistent with those objectives.”

The Israeli military requested the addition ammunition on 20 July . The US defense department approved the sale three days later, Kirby said.

World stands disgraced’ as Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 • UN condemns IDF attack on sleeping children as violation of international law

United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday.

At least 15 people, mostly children and women, died when the school in Jabaliya refugee camp was hit by five shells during a night of relentless bombardment across Gaza. More than 100 people were injured.

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said the attack was “outrageous and unjustifiable” and demanded “accountability and justice”. The UN said its officials had repeatedly given details of the school and its refugee population to Israel.

Israel Right or Wrong – But What’s In It For Americans?

It is a familiar scenario. Israeli is killing hundreds of civilians, mostly women and children, and the Zionist propaganda machine is working overtime.

 

Video of Assassination of Journalist Ramy Ryan by Israeli forces today in Gaza (GRAPHIC)

 

 

 

Gaza Is without Electricity!

Israeli forces pounded Hamas symbols of control and Gaza’s only power plant in one of the heaviest bombardments in the three-week conflict, trying to raise pressure on the Islamist group to accept Israel’s terms for a cease-fire.

Also: https://www.facebook.com/naomi.wolf.author/posts/10152560616884476

 

Listen to a person’s actions, not their words……….KT

Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in daily contact over Gaza

A “joint high command” of Arab states is advising the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu how to press home his ground operation in Gaza, the Debka Net Weeky, a publication of a website close to Israel’s foreign intelligence service Mossad has confirmed.

The website said that Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah and Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are in “constant communication” running daily conferences and sometimes more, according to the website’s sources. That communication is done over secure telephone lines, but such is the political sensitivity of their close co-operation that for really important messages human couriers are used.

A special Israeli plane is parked permanently at Cairo’s military airport, ready to lift off whenever top-secret messages between the Egyptian president and the Israeli Prime Minister need to be delivered by hand. The flight takes less than 90 minutes.

 

Chemical Weapon Use in Gaza Cited

 

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Health and the Environment

Growing Number Of 9/11 Rescue Workers and Responders Reporting Cancer Cases

The number of cancer cases among rescue workers and responders to the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 is growing, CNN reports.

Some findings indicate that the number of cancer cases among 9/11 rescue workers and responders has doubled since last year.

 

UK hospital accused of selling body parts for booze

A leading cancer hospital is to be investigated following allegations that one of its staff members exchanged human body samples for whisky and cash.

The calls to investigate Christies NHS foundation trust came after the accusation was made by an anonymous whistleblower, prompting British MP Rosie Cooper to contact the watchdog, the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), the Manchester Evening News reports.

British MP Rosie Cooper has also written to the government’s health secretary Jeremy Hunt, describing the whistleblowers’ claims as “serious and grave”.

 

Everything About Colloidal Silver

Two thousand, three hundred years ago, Alexander The Great was surveying his battlefield and drinking water from silver urns. He knew nothing about bacteria, but he knew that silver containers have a seemingly miraculous way of keeping water fresh. Silver has been used for thousands of years in different forms for its health benefits. Throughout the middle ages, the wealthy gave their children silver spoons to suck upon to stave off illnesses. People have known about the benefits of silver for so long that it is incorporated into legends. Silver is the recommended agent for killing vampires, werewolves, and various forms of the so-called undead. According to ancient legend, a silver dagger was all that a knight needed to vanquish evil.

With Ebola in the news, and suspected cases already showing up in Hing King and the UK, people (if not their governments) are very worried about the current strain, which kills 56% of everyone it infects. Now I want to be clear here. Nobody has done an actual study whether Colloidal Silver will protect you from the Ebola virus. However there are studies that confirm Colloidal Silver’s effectiveness against some 650 other infectious diseases. Contrast that with the average anti-biotic, which usually works against maybe 15 diseases. Given that colloidal silver cannot be patented and used for profit by the big pharmaceutical corporations, they have little interest in funding such research. Indeed the big pharmaceutical companies lobbied the FDA to totally ban colloidal silver in 1998, but a huge public outcry forced the FDA to allow it to be sold again, but only in very diluted amounts.

So, with no cure for Ebola, and a vaccine still years away (even if it can be proven safe), many people may be willing to “roll the dice” and use colloidal silver if Ebola shows up in their area.

Here is how I make my own colloidal silver.

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Above all, cleanliness is imperative! I use vinegar to clean the beaker and the .9999 silver rods (purchased from eBay). Some websites say you can use silver coins in an emergency, but that will result in other metals being driven into the solution that you may not want in your body.

After cleaning, fill the beaker with distilled water. Do NOT use bottled mineral water as you may get unexpected chemical reactions. Heat the water in the beaker to just below boiling as the hotter the water is the finer and more effective the particles of silver will be.

Insert the silver rods and connect to a 30 volt DC power supply. 30 volts is ideal, but you can get by using three 9 volt batteries connected in series. If you are using two silver rods, polarity does not matter.

Use a TDS meter (available for free when you buy a Zero Water pitcher or you can also find these on eBay) to measure the PPM silver count. We process to 25ppm in our setup.

Because distilled water is a poor conductor of electricity, it takes a while to start getting the silver into the water. Once the silver does start entering the water, the water will conduct electricity more easily and the process will accelerate. What I do is take 100ml of colloidal silver from a previous run and add it to the water as a feedstock, which greatly accelerates the process.

This setup produces 2000ml of 25ppm colloidal silver in just a few hours.

The finished product should be very pale yellow and there should be no precipitates if your setup was properly cleaned. Filter and bottle in clean dark brown or blue glass bottles, do NOT use plastic or metal, and store in a dark place as strong light will cause the silver to lose its ionization and become less effective. If you start to see dark precipitates forming, your batch is contaminated, and the prudent thing to do is start over.

After you are done, clean the silver rods again using vinegar and store in a ziplock bag until the next time.

I spent about $100 building this setup (mostly for the power supply) but an equivalent amount of colloidal silver from the local health food store would cost the same, so as of the second run, we are saving money.

 

UK Government Emergency Meeting To Discuss Ebola “Precautions”

 

 

Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads

A global outbreak of deadly Ebola is underway and has crossed national borders. One infected victim of the horrifying disease flew on international flights, vomiting on board and exposing hundreds of people to the deadly virus which can be transmitted through airborne particles. Ebola has an 8-10 day incubation period, meaning thousands of people could be carrying it right now and spreading it across the cities of the world without even knowing it.

Passengers in Hong Kong and the UK have already shown symptoms of the disease and are being tested, reports USA Today.

 

GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Bugs

Brazilian farmers say their GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests, Reuters reported Monday.

The Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of the Mato Grosso region said farmers first noticed in March that their genetically modified corn crops were less resistant to the destructive caterpillars that “Bt corn” — which has been genetically modified to produce a toxin that repels certain pests — is supposed to protect against. In turn, farmers have been forced to apply extra coats of insecticides, racking up additional environmental and financial costs.

 

UK enslaved to money… and fracking

William Blake was thinking of Jesus when he wrote these seminal words, but many English rural dwellers are thinking of Blake’s prose now as fracking threatens to come to Albion’s countryside.

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk up England’s mountain’s Green
And was the holy lamb of God,
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
- And did those feet in ancient time.
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

 

Report: “Worst he’s ever seen” says Alaska boat captain — Fishermen “convinced” its related to Fukushima — Many salmon with lesions, worms, parasites — Crabs “easily damaged… a lot of dead catch” — Herring, cod, halibut, pollock catch “dropping off cliff”

 

 

 

Ebola: Hunt Continues for Potential 30,000 ‘victims’ of Outbreak (Video)

Five days ago American Patrick Sawyer, 40, died of Ebola. However, days before his death he visited four airports and those in contact with him in Nigeria’s capital Lagos airport may be at risk spreading the disease globally. Now the hunt is on for 30,000 people who may be hosting the organism which kills 90 percent of its sufferers.

As a reminder, this particular strain of Ebola kills 56% of those it infects.

 

Ebola epidemic in west Africa is “out of control” | UK Government Expecting Possible Outbreak In Coming Weeks

 

 

EU on high alert as Germany agrees to accept Ebola patients

 

 

 

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal U.S. Gov’t Planned To “Retaliate and Cause Pain” On Countries Refusing GMOs

by Arjun Walia

Studies that link Genetically Modified (GM) food to multiple human health ailments are not the only thing that has millions of people questioning the production of GM food. The fact that previously classified secret government documents show how the Bush administration developed ways to retaliate against countries that were refusing to use GM seeds is another.

If documents regarding our food are required to be concealed from the public domain, something is not right, and it’s great to have an organization like WikiLeaks shed some light into the world that’s been hidden from us for so many years…

 

 

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Politics, Privacy, Spying, Internet Security

News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

COURTESY www.whatreallyhappened.com

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” — Krishnamurti

Jesse Ventura’s Heated Interview With CBS “All I Wanted To Do Was Clear My Name”

 

 

FBI Scandal: Flawed Forensics Rampant, Impacted Many Cases

Over two years ago, the Justice Department and the FBI began a review of thousands of criminal cases to determine if any defendants were wrongfully convicted based on flawed forensic testimony.

The review included 2,600 convictions and 45 death-row cases from the 1980s and 1990s in which the FBI’s hair and fiber unit reported a match to a crime-scene sample before DNA testing of hair became common.

Last August, the FBI cut the review short because the agency wasn’t happy with the results, which are quite damning – nearly EVERY criminal case reviewed included flawed forensic testimony.

Gun-toting son scares off hammer wielding burglar

 

 

Does Free Virtual Private Network Software Protect Your Privacy from Government Snooping?

I can see one of the biggest trends going on is people are looking for ways and solutions to keep the NSA from spying on them for no reason without a search warrant.

Then we have corporations looking to buy personal information on people through data mining. Some people can afford top of the line encrypted software so their Internet Service Provider and any law enforcement agency cannot see a person’s online browsing habits.

People may say” I have nothing to hide because I am doing nothing wrong” The truth is the system will use anything and everything against a person no matter how harmless or innocent it maybe can be use against anyone. The system knows how to twist words to their advantage to self incriminate someone. Think again.

“Downsized” Worker Shoots CEO in Chicago

Woman sues after becoming unwitting hostage in active shooter drill

A Colorado woman has filed suit against her former employer and the Carbondale Police Department after she says she was taken hostage during an unannounced active shooter drill.

 

CIA admits improperly hacking Senate computers

CIA Director John Brennan admitted that the agency did hack into the computers of Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other Senate staffers — an allegation he had denied in March.

“Gee, shuckies; ya caught us. But before you make a big deal about it, allow me to show you some of the photos we took using your webcam of you and your secretary. I am certain you will agree these are images that should not be anonymously emailed to your wife … and her divorce lawyer, right?”

 

Edward Snowden’s lawyer blasts Australian law that would jail journalists reporting on spy leaks

Edward Snowden’s lawyer has labelled as “draconian” and “chilling” Abbott government legislation before parliament that would threaten ASIO leakers with 10 years’ imprisonment and make it an offence for journalists to report on information they receive from whistleblowers.

 

Deadbeat Illinois Evicted From Facility: DMV Office Hasn’t Paid Rent in 13 Months

For 13 months, the Secretary of States’ office refused to pay rent on its Belvidere facility. Due to that non-payment, the Department of Motor Vehicles is being evicted.

Local radio station WIFR spoke with one of the building’s landlords, Diana Toft. Toft and her husband own the building on Pearl Street and they say they’re not willing to sign a lease because of the terms offered in it. Toft says the state owes them 13 months of unpaid rent, saying the state hasn’t paid since June 29th, 2013.

 

Detroit Residents Appeal to United Nations to Save Their Access to Water

The City of Detroit is shutting off water taps for its residents. Yet, corporations are not forced to pay.

I was hoping that with control of the water system returned to the Mayor, this crisis was over.

 

Plan To Sue Obama Approved By House of Representatives: Impeachment to Follow?

The House of Representatives has approved a Republican based plan to sue Barack Obama. The election-season lawsuit is based on the contention that Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the enforcement of Obamacare, The Affordable Care Act.

Democrats are calling the move a ‘stunt’ but some privately fear it may be the forerunner of a Republican effort to impeach the president.

 

Natalie Tennant Grilled About Her History Of Campaigning For Obama

 

 

Australian Government Pushing ‘Internet Tax’ To Pay For NSA Style Spying

Prison Industrial Complex Profiting from War on Drugs!

 

 

Police Arrest 8-Month Pregnant Woman. 5 Days in Jail & 8 Months Probation, Whoops Wrong Person.

 

Former NSA director Keith Alexander may have sold classified info for $1M per month

Clinton Ducks Questions On Releasing Donation Records For Speaking Fees

 

 

Six Philly police officers arrested for brazen corruption-related charges

1988 – Mike Wallace takes on AIPAC. For those curious about why so many members of Congress bend over frontwards to support of Israel.

 

 

Nuclear weapons lab employee fired after publishing scathing critique of the arms race

James E. Doyle’s ordeal with Washington began one morning in early February last year, when his supervisor stopped by his desk at Los Alamos National Laboratory and told him that senior managers wanted copies of all his publications.

The 55-year-old political scientist asked the reason for the request, and he eventually was told that someone at the House Armed Services Committee wanted to see the publications. But Doyle said the supervisor refused to tell him who it was or why.

Later that day at the lab’s New Mexico campus, he said, two members of a Security Inquiries Team abruptly arrived with a special, silver-colored briefcase for secure documents, and pulled out an article he published a few days earlier on the website of a London nonprofit group.

They claimed that the article, an impassioned critique of the political theories undergirding the nuclear arms race and a defense of President Obama’s embrace of a nuclear weapons-free future, contained classified information.

OkCupid unapologetically confesses to experimenting on users, calls for Americans to wake up to nature of tech companies

The New York Times (NYT) announced that OkCupid had released the results of three different experiments it conducted on its users, one of which intentionally matched “incompatible” users with each other as if they were solid matches. In another experiment, OkCupid hid users’ profile photos for seven hours to see if their interactions would change as a result. And in a third test, profile text was truncated or omitted to see how personality ratings might be affected.

Each of the experiments took place without OkCupid notifying users, at least not until after they had all been taken advantage of. The purpose, stated Rudder, was to evaluate how easy it is to manipulate OkCupid users without their knowing it, a deviant marketing ploy that Rudder seems to think is completely normal for online businesses.

“If you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site,” he wrote on OkCupid’s official blog. “That’s how websites work.”

 

10 Times the Government Lied when it Said “Trust Us”

 

Obama’s Tough Speech

NSA Spying Could Cost American Companies Billions – US Report

A newly released report by the New America Foundation exposes how NSA spying programs could cost American IT business $22 to $180 billion over the next three years, while industry leaders fight to keep their place in global markets as NSA scandal undermined global confidence in their products and services.

“American companies have reported declining sales overseas and lost business opportunities,” according to the press release on the New American Foundation report Surveillance Costs: The NSA’s Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity.

“The NSA’s PRISM program is predicted to cost the cloud computing industry from $22 to $180 billion over the next three years.” The report continues, “Our findings indicate that the NSA’s actions have already begun to, and will continue to, cause significant damage to the interests of the United States and the global Internet community

Who’s afraid of the NSA? BitTorrent unveils secure chat app “Bleep” for Windows

Recent revelations, courtesy of Edward Snowden, have given insight into just how much citizens need to worry about NSA activity, and it was an alarmingly large amount. BitTorrent has been working to mitigate these issues, at least as best as possible, with a Sync app that stores no data that can be accessed, and now a new chat app that will do the same.

The service debuts in private Alpha today, allowing testers to jump on board and get a taste of what it’s like to use what is claimed to be a “serverless” version of chat.

BitTorrent points out the inherent need for security these days, stating “with the susceptibility of communications platforms to snooping and hacking, reminders of which seems to surface every week, we realised that we were uniquely qualified to build a better platform and application”.

 

Obama Administration Spent Thousands On Strippers, Boxing Tickets In Failed Sting

 

How would arrests of US/UK/Israel ‘leaders’ to end lie-began Wars of Aggression actually go down?

*hyperlinks live at source*
Three essential questions:

How are we certain US/UK/Israel current armed attacks are unlawful and lie-began Wars of Aggression?

How would arrests of “leaders” happen?

What can the average person do to help cause arrests of obvious criminals for obvious War Crimes?

How are we certain US/UK/Israel current armed attacks are unlawful and lie-began Wars of Aggression?

The short answer is because the two treaties that make a government’s armed attack upon another nation are so crystal-clear in letter and intent, and the US/UK/Israel wars are not even close to the definition of “self-defense” that makes war lawful.

 

Why Americans Should Hate Barack Obama Damit!

 

 

Cops steals from a dead man (forgot his dashcam was on)

By: dawson

Protect and Service (themselves and the upper class, the same as Knights and Guards of antiquity)

 

Aussie Digger Website

ANZMI Wannabe Site

AVM Wannabe Site

Remember You Can’t Eat The Gold Card!

Remember You Can’t Live In a Monument!

Remember You Can’t Eat Your Medals

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Defence and Veteran News

Tiny ‘Pocket Drones’ Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) Being Built For Army

 

 

DoD issues Ebola detection kits to military units in all 50 states, global authorities on alert

Unusual military detection equipment has been issued to the Army National Guard in all 50 states after Congress was prompted by the Department of Defense (DoD) that a possible JBAIDS hemorrhagic fever (Ebola) outbreak may occur in the near future, as reported by potrblog.

 

Theodore Van Kirk, Last Crew Member of Enola Gay, Dies in US Aged 93

Van Kirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress aircraft that dropped “Little Boy” – the world’s first atomic bomb – over the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. The bomb killed 140,000 in Hiroshima. Van Kirk was 24 years old at the time.

He didn’t quite make it to the next anniversary.

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Health and the Environment

DHHS: Patient tested at CMC did not exhibit Ebola symptoms

Late last evening, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases. We took all appropriate infection control measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors. After consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and NC Department of Health and Human Services, it appears the risk for communicable disease is low. No further testing is needed and the patient will be sent home. The Emergency Department at Carolinas Medical Center remains open and operating normally.”

CMC officials said earlier Wednesday that a patient was being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what for. Officials with CMC said Wednesday afternoon the patient had recently visited Africa.

The Department of Health and Human Services said it was first informed of the situation Wednesday morning and was in close contact with Carolinas Healthcare System.

 

Alabama Officials Say Coal is From God, Want Prayer Against Rules to Reduce Pollution

The Alabama coal industry opposes proposed regulations by the EPA that would reduce harmful pollution from coal-fired power plants by 27 percent.
Now, members of Alabama’s Public Service Commission (PSC) are jumping on the pro-coal bandwagon and are trying to bring God along for the ride.

 

The Gulf of Mexico Is Still Dying: Pathogenic Micro-organisms Proliferate Due To Polluted And Poisoned ‘Bioterrain’

What are the major factors contributing to the unrelenting degradation of the Gulf of Mexico?

We need to look no further than the mouth of mighty Mississippi River to assess some of the most obvious causes of the relentless destruction of the GOM. If one just considers what the Mississippi River dumps into the GOM on a daily basis, it is easier to grasp the enormity of the problems confronting every stakeholder. The most obvious types of pollution entering the GOM are conveyed in vast amounts from various sources throughout the American heartland. Countless kinds of harmful contaminants and toxic chemicals find their way into the Gulf via the Mississippi which comes from many different sources.

 

Diabetic ex soldier dies with £3.44 to his name because his unemployment benefits were cut for missing an appointment. Corner says there was no food in his stomach.

A diabetic ex-soldier died starving and skint after officials axed his benefits.
David Clapson, 59, was stripped of the cash after missing an ­appointment under harsh Coalition reforms.
He died in Stevenage, Herts, with just £3.44 left in his account.

 

CDC: Stopping deadly Ebola outbreak will Be a ‘marathon’

The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not showing any signs of slowing down, prompting U.S. health officials to issue more warnings for their staff in the region, encourage U.S. doctors to collect information about sick patients’ travel histories and take more actions in the affected countries to bring the virus under control before it spreads to other regions.

Outside of talk, I don’t see where the US Government is giving this crisis the attention it deserves. The attitude seems to be that if they cannot use it to get more votes this November, it just isn’t a priority compared with illegal immigration, sending weapons to Israel, and starting a war with Russia!

The problem is that it is only a matter of time before one of those illegals coming into the US bring Ebola with them. Obama is risking a major pandemic in this nation for the sake of his immigration policy success in the history books.

 

‘It scares the Jesus outta me’: Outrage as Nigerian ‘Nollywood’ star posts image of himself wearing Ebola mask in first class airport lounge as he flees Liberia

A Nigerian actor has sparked outrage after posting an image of himself wearing an Ebola mask while sitting in a first class airport lounge as he flees Liberia.

‘Nollywood’ star Jim Iyke posted a message on his Instagram page saying he had cut short a business trip to Monrovia in Liberia – where at least 600 people have already died from the disease.

The image of Iyke sitting on green leather-clad seats in the airport’s luxury first class lounge while wearing an expensive designer watch and sunglasses was accompanied with the caption: ‘Not ashamed to admit this scares the Jesus outta me #Ebola.’

 

Fluoride used in U.S. water supplies found contaminated with lead, tungsten, strontium, aluminum and uranium

The sodium fluoride added to U.S. water supplies is contaminated with the toxic elements lead, tungsten and aluminum, a Natural News Forensic Food Labs investigation has revealed. Strontium and uranium were also found in substantial quantities in some samples, raising additional questions about the purity of industrial fluoride used for water fluoridation.

 

Bollworms develop resistance to Bt cotton, destroy GM crop fields in Pakistan

Biotech giant Monsanto promises farmers that, if they buy genetically modified (GM) seeds, their crops will exhibit herbicide-, insect- and drought-tolerant characteristics.

Through time, research and field trials, this has proven to be a false promise. All over the world, plants and insects are becoming immune to potent herbicides and pesticides, resulting in the development of “superweeds” and “superpests.”

One of the most recent examples is occurring in the major cotton growing belt of Southern Punjab, where farmers fear that bollworms have developed resistance to Monsanto’s Bt cotton.

 

Ebola: Doctors told to prepare for global outbreak after victim was allowed on two planes

Patrick Sawyer, whose sister also died from Ebola, was allowed on two ASKY Airlines flights in Liberia while infected.

Doctors fear Ebola victim Patrick Sawyer may have sparked a worldwide spread of the killer disease after being allowed on two flights while infected.

 

 

Letter: Former VP of Monsanto is now Deputy Commissioner of FDA — conflict of interest?

Warning about GMO concerns

Genetically Modified Organisms are food you eat, such as corn and soy, that were manipulated in a laboratory by forcing DNA from a completely foreign species into them. This foreign DNA may include a virus and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Farmers have found GMOs cause the death of livestock. The Food and Drug Administration’s own scientists warned that genetically engineered food had serious health hazards, but no health testing is required. Europe has rejected GMOs due to health effects. Animal studies have shown GMO foods cause infertility, accelerated aging, dysfunctional insulin regulation, changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system, and immune problems such as asthma, allergies, and inflammation

Tuberculosis patient who refused treatment arrested in California

 

 

BP employees send Houston-area officials thousands of emails opposing oil spill lawsuit

HOUSTON — Houston and Harris County officials say they are receiving letters from BP employees who want them to drop a lawsuit over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1nSGeo4 ) Tuesday that local government officials describe it as a strange and unprecedented mass email campaign.

The county attorney’s office earlier this month filed a lawsuit against BP, Transocean, Halliburton Energy Services and others. The lawsuit states the county lost $23 million in tax revenue because of the spill. The city and state have filed similar lawsuits.

One government employee reported receiving more than 1,200 emails. Officials report the emails appear to be form letters. They say the emails say BP is a good corporate neighbor and brings millions of dollars in taxes to local governments.

 

ALERT! Ebola: ‘It’s close it’s at our front door’, Stay At Least 3 Feet From Me

 

 

Ebola: Germany accepts infected patient for treatment As medical services across Europe are on high alert to prevent any risk of Ebola spreading here, a hospital in Germany accepts a patient with the virus

With medical services across Europe on high alert to prevent any risk of the Ebola virus spreading here, a hospital in Germany has agreed to accept an infected patient for treatment.

He will be kept in a special isolation ward behind three separate air locks. The air inside the ward will be kept at lower pressure than outside, so none can escape – even though it is not believed Ebola can be transmitted by air.

Doctors and nurses will wear complete protective bodysuits with their own oxygen supplies whenever in contact with him. The suits will be replaced and burned every three hours.

 

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The Economy

 

Trading to Resume on Moscow Stock Exchange

Trading will begin again on the Moscow Stock Exchange at 5:50 p.m. after stopping abruptly on Wednesday afternoon, the stock exchange said in a statement.

Trading stopped at approximately 3:56 p.m. in Moscow, according to Interfax.

The stock exchange said in an earlier statement that the reasons for the interruption are being investigated.

Hacking attack to try to shut them down?

 

Goldman Sachs Managing Director Nicholas Valtz Found Dead

Nicholas Valtz was born in Paris, earned letters as a fencer at Harvard University, loved fast cars and worked his way up to managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York.

At 39, married with two young children, he still found time for fresh adventures.

 

US unable to account for $626 million worth of weapons in Afghanistan | The Department of Defense cannot account for 747,000 weapons and auxiliary military equipment.

The United States’ Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), in a new report, notes that “747,000 weapons and auxiliary equipment” given to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) are unaccounted for. The United States has been training and supporting the ANSF to foster self-sufficiency in the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police. The ANSF will take over Afghanistan’s precarious internal security situation once the United States and NATO withdraw from the country at the end of this year.

 

GDP ROARS 4%, Street Dismiss; Stocks Slip, Subprime Loans & Inventory Accumulation Drive The GDP Boom, Obama: ‘Inventory Stuffing Is Good For All Of Us’

 

 

 

Mogambo Guru: Economic Pain Can Only Be Delayed Not Avoided

 

 

One In Three Americans Have Overdue Bills In Collection

 

McDonald’s faces liability for franchise restaurant workers

McDonald’s could share responsibility for violations by some of its franchise operators, said the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Labor advocates applaud the ruling, which the fast-food chain vows to contest.

The ruling published Tuesday said the world’s biggest fast-food chain could be determined as a joint employer for workers at some of its franchise restaurants.

Ron Paul: The Only Thing Growing Is The Debt!

 

 

 

US Companies Take Advantage of American Perks, Go Abroad

“You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers,” President Obama said Thursday.
He was referring to American corporations now busily acquiring foreign companies in order to become non-American, thereby reducing their U.S. tax bill.

 

Central Bankers Continually Pushing War As The Economy Falters

 

 

Gold Could Go To Infinity – Ron Paul

 

 

The Fed’s Failure Complicates Its Endgame – To Demonstrate It Hasn’t Failed, The Fed Must Taper/withdraw Its Monetary Heroin.

 

 

Corporatism Stifles Innovation

For an economy to grow and create actual wealth, innovation is a bedrock component in the development of enhanced prosperity. Prosperity is an intriguing concept. Simply making and accumulating money falls short of establishing a successful economic model. This recent report illustrates a prime example. Facebook stock soars, as company briefly passes IBM in market value. “By most measures, Facebook is dwarfed by IBM: With about 7,000 employees, ten-year-old Facebook is on track to garner $12 billion in sales this year. The 103-year-old IBM has more than 400,000 workers and sold almost $100 billion of computer hardware and software in 2013.”

 

21 Ways To End The Phrase ‘Americans Are So Broke…’

Did you know that 77 million Americans have unpaid debts that are “in collections” and that Congress is actually thinking about letting post offices offer payday loans? We live in a country where almost everyone is drowning in debt and where most people are either flat broke or very close to flat broke. Years ago, “your Mama is so broke” jokes were all the rage, and at the rate we are going they could make a big comeback. Some of my favorites were “your Mama is so broke she went to McDonald’s and put a milkshake on layaway” and “your Mama is so broke your family ate cereal with a fork to save milk”. Unfortunately, the facts that I am about to share with you are not funny at all. In fact, they are quite sobering. Yes, things are going fairly well for the elitists that live in the good areas of New York City, Washington D.C. and San Francisco right now, but most of the country is deeply struggling as our economic fundamentals continue to crumble.

 

Q2:2014 US GDP Nowcast: +3.2%

The US economy is expected to post a substantial rebound in the government’s initial estimate of second-quarter GDP that’s scheduled for release on Wednesday, according to the Capital Spectator’s median econometric nowcast. Following the surprisingly sharp 2.9% decline for Q1 GDP (real seasonally adjusted annual rate), the US Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is projected to report a 3.2% increase for its “advance” Q2 data on July 30.

And three months from now they will “adjust” that one back down to reality.

 

Top Financial Experts Say World War 3 Is Coming … Unless We Stop It

Nouriel Roubini, Kyle Bass, Hugo Salinas Price, Charles Nenner, James Dines, Jim Rogers, David Stockman, Marc Faber, Jim Rickards, Paul Craig Roberts, Martin Armstrong, Larry Edelson, Gerald Celente and Others Warn of Wider War

 

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Politics, Privacy, Internet Security, Spying

 

The Australian government is trying to Legislate to bring in a US style NSA surveillance system to monitor all innocent Australians as we go about our lawful daily lives…………….KT

NSA Court Judges Invest in Verizon While Surveillance Warps Law and Journalism

We must never be surprised when we learn once again that our lawmakers and law interpreters are in bed with the country’s largest corporations—this is how the American government now operates. A July 25 article in Vice includes documentation that shows three judges from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court, the tribunal that evaluates the legality of the NSA’s practices, own stock in Verizon.

 

Mom arresred for allowing son to walk to park

 

 

IF UNITED WE ALL STRIKE…….!!!!!!!!!

Karen Quinn-Tostado posted a blog

“IF UNITED WE WOULD STRIKE” Today I weep for Palestine Today I weep for Peace Today

 

Obama Democrat To Congress: You Have No Right To Know What Government Does

Looks like we have another liberal in need of a history lesson, as it is pretty evident that Norton doesn’t understand the meaning of “Separation of Powers.” The framers of our Constitution designed the Separation of Powers in order to prevent one branch from becoming dictatorial. These specific checks and balances were included so each branch could ensure that one branch did not usurp their powers. This does not mean that our government-elected officials can do whatever they want behind closed doors.

Verizon Wireless New Unlimited Plans to Slow Down Users?

 

 

 

Mass U.S. Surveillance Targeting Journalists and Lawyers Seen As Threat to American Democracy

 

 

 

 

The Freedom Index: Current Members of the 113th Congress, 2014

 

 

Border Patrol Agents Quit To Protest Obama’s Insane Policies

 

 

 

Why Has Obama Rejected a More Humane Response to the Hunger Strike at Gitmo?

On July 15, the Miami Herald reported that a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue to participate in the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are on hunger strike. According to Cori Crider of Reprieve, who was informed of the Navy officer’s decision by her client, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, “Once [the officer] saw with his own eyes that what he was told was contrary to what was actually taking place here, he decided he could not do it anymore.” Dhiab also told Crider that the officer announced, “I have come to the decision that I refuse to participate in this criminal act.”

Man Asks Cop For Help To Find Missing Girlfriend, Cop Beats Him With A Baton

A 13-year veteran St. Louis County, Missouri police officer allegedly beat a man in an “unprovoked show of force” after he asked him for help to find his missing girlfriend. Rather than offer help, Dawon Gore, 44, allegedly told the victim, Pierre Wilson, 24, that he should contact a department closer to his home, an answer which Wilson did not find satisfactory. An argument evidently ensued, after which Gore allegedly charged Wilson and proceeded to beat him with his baton, breaking three of his fingers in the process. Gore then reportedly denied him medical attention for an hour and a half while the victim was “booked.”

Insider Says Intelligence Agencies Are Running the Government

William Binney talks about the growing corruption and power of the NSA and how they abuse their power behind the scenes to pull strings.

 

Hour long SWAT standoff over after officers discover no one is home

 

 

 

Michigan government forces farmers to destroy vast amounts of healthy food while homeless U.S. children and veterans starve

As reported by Daisy Luther, the “Organic Prepper,” at LewRockwell.com, “While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water, the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.”

Luther said the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) is the culprit here; they “must be so proud of their deeds” after forcing Joe and Brenda Golimbieski, owners of High Hill Dairy, as well as Jenny Samuelson, owner of the My Family Co-Op, to “dump out 248 gallons of milk, to break 100 dozen eggs, and to destroy an undisclosed amount of fresh cream, butter and cheese” because, ostensibly, the state didn’t get its pound of silver.

 

CNN: Mistakes (or LIES) Found In Almost EVERY FBI Case Reviewed!

 

 

Reality Check For The MSM: Obama’s Mythical Retreat from Military Force

Here’s a thought: The Iraq War boosters who enthusiastically promoted the idea that a violent invasion would deliver a stable democracy should keep their opinions about the next U.S. war to themselves.

For many pundits and (mostly) Republican politicians, the Obama years have been a time of serious decline of American power in the world. What they mean — and sometimes what they say outright, when they’re being honest — is that they want the United States to be more involved in more wars in foreign countries.

 

The New York Times’ Revenue Since Hiring Paul Krugman

A fall in advertising sales and stepped-up investment in digital products sapped second-quarter profit at the New York Times as the publisher forecast flat circulation revenue and further declines in advertising in the coming months.

Net income of $9.2m, or 6 cents a share, was down 54 per cent from $20.1m, or 13 cents a share, a year ago. Adjusted operating profit, which strips out some one-time items including retirement costs and depreciation, fell 21 per cent to $55.7m.

 

America’s Militia Movement is Back From the Dead

For the most part the movement had been silent for many years, with the setup of the Hutaree militia, and the Minutemen’s arrival on the border being the exceptions. But the situation that developed at the Bundy Ranch earlier this year officially ended the silence and decline of the militia movement. They turned a situation that most people (myself included) were certain was going turn into Waco, and instead, they forced the Federal authorities to stand down without bloodshed. It was a rather decisive moral victory.

I’m Afraid to Return to the Land of the Free

Talon Windwalker
Activist Post

There was a time when America truly was synonymous with the tagline Land of the Free. However, that statement is becoming less and less truthful.

Snowden revealed the lengths to which our country is going in order to monitor all our communications, and our government insists on continuing this Orwellian type of surveillance. Despite committee findings showing that not one single act of terrorism has been thwarted by these unconstitutional practices.

Over the last several years we’ve also witnessed our police force becoming militarized to the point where they are using surplus military weapons and vehicles even in small towns where the worst recent crime was that time someone put sugar in their cornbread…

 

New York DHS will pay you $500 to rat out ‘prepper’ neighbors buying legal goods

New York’s Division of Homeland Security is posting signs on businesses to encourage people to snitch on fellow citizens who buy such things as MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), ammunition, flash lights, match containers, gas masks and other items deemed to be ‘prepper’ in nature.

In this video a girl working at LZ Army Navy Surplus store in Auburn, NY tell us how a state trooper put up a flyer in their window which encourages customers to call the New York State Terrorism Tips Line to report this ‘suspicious activity’ under the as part of the “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

This is obviously nothing more than the beginning of the cultivation of ‘average citizen snitches’ who will rat out on their fellow citizens…

 

‘Big Brother’ Airport Installs Worlds First Real-Time Passenger Tracking System!

 

 

Patent workers paid to exercise, shop and do chores, investigation reveals

Dozens of employees working for an obscure federal agency went years with little work to do, allowing them to collect salaries and bonuses while they shopped online, caught up on chores, watched television or walked the dog, an investigation revealed Tuesday.

The probe by the Commerce Department’s inspector general found that paralegals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s appeals board were paid more than $5 million for their time even though there was so little work for them to do that supervisors didn’t care how they used it.

 

10 “Active Militia Teams” Securing US-Mexico Border!

 

 

Jeremy Scahill: Leaked U.S. Terrorist Watchlist Rulebook Reveals “Global Stop and Frisk Program”

The Obama administration has expanded the national terrorist watchlist system by approving broad guidelines over who can be targeted. A leaked copy of the secret government guidebook reveals that to be a deemed a “terrorist” target, “irrefutable evidence or concrete facts are not necessary.” Both “known” and “suspected” suspects are tracked, and terrorism is so broadly defined that it includes people accused of damaging property belonging to the government or financial institutions. Other factors that can justify inclusion on the watchlist include postings on social media or having a relative already deemed a terrorist.

 

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Europe and The UK

Russia supports Russian ethnics in Eastern Ukraine……………………BAD, BAD RUSSIA!!

Israel kills and murders Palestinians……….GOOD, GOOD ISRAEL!!

US imposes sanction on Russia, but no sanctions on Israel!

The fact is Israel goes about its murderous business with US weapons and money.

While Russia supports the East Ukraine rebels, there is NO evidence Russia CONTROLS these rebels.

The Ukrainian government is unelected and self appointed as a result of the US backed coup which physically ousted the democratically elected Ukrainian government. Some coup members are openly and publicly neo [ new ] NAZIs. The Australian government publicly supported this coup and publicly supports the junta now wielding power in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital.

The only logical conclusion one can reach is that the USA President and the US government seriously want a military fight with Russia. Russia has thousands of nuclear warheads, including intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles …….KT

Tom Lehrer – We Will All Go Together When We Go

With the US Government rushing hell-for-leather into a potential nuclear war with Russia… I figured it was time to remind everyone of this little ditty!

 

World War One and 100 Years of Counter-Revolution

In 1871, Karl Marx wrote that governments use war as a fraud, a ‘humbug, intended to defer the struggle of the classes’. In 1914, that fraud was so effective that not only most workers but also most Marxists supported their respective nation’s rush to war. Ever since then, governments have used war to defer class struggle and prevent revolution. But this strategy cannot last forever

 

Bankrupt West Deploys New Measures To Start War With Russia

 

US unable to account for $626 million worth of weapons in Afghanistan | The Department of Defense cannot account for 747,000 weapons and auxiliary military equipment.

The United States’ Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), in a new report, notes that “747,000 weapons and auxiliary equipment” given to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) are unaccounted for. The United States has been training and supporting the ANSF to foster self-sufficiency in the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police. The ANSF will take over Afghanistan’s precarious internal security situation once the United States and NATO withdraw from the country at the end of this year.

Alabama Officials Say Coal is From God, Want Prayer Against Rules to Reduce Pollution

The Alabama coal industry opposes proposed regulations by the EPA that would reduce harmful pollution from coal-fired power plants by 27 percent.
Now, members of Alabama’s Public Service Commission (PSC) are jumping on the pro-coal bandwagon and are trying to bring God along for the ride.

 

Tiny ‘Pocket Drones’ Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) Being Built For Army

 

 

Ukrainians began to beat fascists who force them to go to army

Sort of makes Obama look like a real jerk after yesterday’s speech about allowing the people of Ukraine to choose their own path, doesn’t it?

 

National Security Study 200

SUBJECT: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests

The President has directed a study of the impact of world population growth on U.S. security and overseas interests. The study should look forward at least until the year 2000, and use several alternative reasonable projections of population growth.

In terms of each projection, the study should assess:

- the corresponding pace of development, especially in poorer-countries;
- the demand for US exports, especially of food, and the trade-problems the US may face arising from competition for resources; and
- the likelihood that population growth or imbalances will produce disruptive foreign policies and international instability.

As Ebola races across Africa, it appears that the United States Government’s attitude towards the crisis is rather lackadaisical at this point. Certainly it is being treated as a lower priority than sheltering the illegal immigrants flooding across the Mexican border (who given enough time, will bring Ebola with them), providing weapons and money to Israel, and trying to provoke a potentially nuclear war with Russia.

The US Government’s inaction could be attributed to the fact that the politicians can;t really do anything about it, cannot get votes out of it, and so, like with Fukushima and the Gulf Oil Disaster, their plan is to ignore Ebola and pretend it just is not important.

But there may be another agenda at work; one that dates back to the Nixon Administration. In 1974, Henry Kissenger prepared a study for the President which suggested US Government policy should work for depopulation of the third world, in particular the resource-rich regions, to make those resources available to the US and to prevent the rise of a sufficiently large population able to resist US incursions.

Nixon adopted this policy, but his successor, Gerald Ford, alarmed by scandals involving covert sterilization under the guise of global vaccination programs, ended the policy. Whether it has been revived in secret is not known.

But there is no question that an Ebola epidemic, raging through the very nations the US AFRICOM is seeking ton control, plays right into that agenda of depopulation to reduce nations’ ability to resist US control, and that may be the reason the US Government has done little more about the emerging Ebola crisis than flap their gums for the corporate media cameras!

Portugal’s Top Oligarch Goes Down in Flames

Ricardo Espírito Santo Silva Salgado is known in Portugal as “Dono disto tudo,” or “Owner of everything.’ The oligarch’s family has been calling the shots in Portugal for over a century. It’s the largest shareholder of the country’s biggest stock market listed bank, and controls a string of other financial companies, agricultural, energy, health care and property companies in Portugal and across the globe. But now it looks like the final chapters in the long history of the most renowned members of the country’s elite are about to be written. And perhaps with it a new chapter in Portugal’s and Europe’s financial and economic crisis.

The Elite, the ‘Great Game’ and World War III

The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has a continuity that can be traced back to the time when the bankers discovered it was more profitable to give loans to governments than to needy individuals.

These banking families and their subservient beneficiaries have come to own most major businesses over the two centuries during which they have secretly and increasingly organised themselves as controllers of governments worldwide and as arbiters of war and peace.

Unless we understand this we will be unable to understand the real reasons for the two world wars and the impending Third World War, a war that is almost certain to begin as a consequence of the US attempt to seize and control Central Asia. The only way out is for the US to back off – something the people of the US and the world want, but the elite does not.

The US is a country controlled through the privately owned Federal Reserve, which in turn is controlled by the handful of banking families that established it by deception in the first place.

 

Ukraine’s economy contracts 4 times faster in Q2 losing 4.7%

Ukraine’s GDP in the second quarter of 2014 has declined 4.7 percent compared to the same period in 2013, the Ukrainian State Statistics Service said on Wednesday. The contraction was more than four times the 1.1 percent fall in the first quarter.

The gross domestic product of Ukraine has been falling every quarter since the beginning of 2012. Ukraine expects GDP to tumble by 6-6.5 percent this year according to Finance Minister Alexander Shlapak, who added the inflation rate will reach 19 percent in 2014.

 

“US Will Feel Tangible Losses,” Russia Prepares To Unleash Retaliatory Trade Wars

“It’s a troubling continuation/expansion of trade as a geopolitical tool,” warns one Washington-based consulting firm as Russia prepares to unleash retaliatory actions to US and European sanctions. As Bloomberg reports, Russia said yesterday it may ban imports of chicken from the U.S. and fruit from Europe and is investigating McDonald’s cheese for safety. In addition, a Russian lawmaker has drafted legislation that might result in U.S. accounting firms being barred from doing business in his country. All of this is odd given Jack “trust me” Lew’s reassurance that Russian sanctions would have no impact on the US economy. Russia’s response, US will feel ‘tangible losses’ from ‘destructive, myopic’ sanctions.

As Bloomberg reports, while Russia and the U.S. have long sparred over agricultural trade, the actions fueled speculation they could be retaliatory.

Gee, ya THINK?!?!?!?

Situation atrocious’: Russian Red Cross says E. Ukraine faces humanitarian catastrophe

The Russian Red Cross is not alone in its efforts. Russian Human Rights Commissioner Ella Pamfilova has been trying to achieve the same goal.

“We have made requests to the Ukrainian authorities, OSCE representatives who are present there, and to the Red Cross,” Pamfilova told RT. “We ask all warring parties to grant us a humanitarian corridor to rescue children with severe illnesses. In order to leave the shelling zone, they need special transport and specialist medical help.”

Residential areas have come under fire in the east of Ukraine as Kiev’s forces continue their military operation there. Ukrainian troops and anti-government forces have been blaming each other for the civilian casualties.

The town of Gorlovka in the Donetsk Region has for the last several days witnessed massive shelling. Twenty-seven civilians, including 4 children, were killed in the region July 27-29, the city council said.

Please remember: Poroschenko is enabled and backed by the US/EU/NATO/and the UCB.

He has apparently given his blessing to the firing on refugees, and children.

What monster does this?!?

 

War and Media Disinformation: America is the World’s Sheriff

Reflecting on George W. Bush’s speech to the nation, forty eight hours before the (19th March 2003) invasion of Iraq, Professor J. Gregory Payne, of the Department of Communication Studies, Emerson College, Boston, Mass., reflected that his stance:

” … furthers the perception that the United States has appointed itself the sheriff of the world, who decide, on our own, what is needed, and precisely when to keep what the sheriff determines, to be ‘order.’ ” (i)

 

Meddling British leaders at it again as they betray decent and fair minded Britons …..KT

Fall In: UK commits to major NATO military exercise in Poland

 

 

NY TIMES CITES RUSSIAN TRAITOR AS ‘INDEPENDENT’ ANALYST

Well, a credible source such as Petrov ought to know, right? After all, according to The Times, Petrov is “independent”. (cough, cough), and he works for “world peace” (cough, cough). In reality, Nikolay Petrov is a Yeltsin Era Russian traitor through and through. His Globalist resume includes:

* Chairman of the Moscow Society and Regions Program – a project of the Globalist Carnegie Endowment For International Peace
* Adviser and Analyst for the hated drunken inept President Boris Yeltsin (1994-1995)
* Scholar at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (Globalist Think Tank)
* Scholar at the George Soros-funded International Foundation for Electoral Systems
* Putin-hating promoter of ‘gay rights’ in Russia

US State Dept offers ‘no comment’ on ballistic missiles fired by Kiev forces

 

Care UK pay cuts made me homeless, says Doncaster striker

Care UK workers in Doncaster are fighting pay cuts so devastating that they have already made one woman worker homeless.

Mags Dalton has been a care worker for 26 years. But pay cuts of £400 a month mean she can’t afford her rent anymore—and will be forced to move out of the city altogether.

Mags told Socialist Worker, “I only moved into my house about a year ago. The move cost quite a lot—paying a bond, rent and hiring a van. Then Care UK took over our workplace in September, and by December they were cutting wages.

MH17 Wreckage Seems to Show It Was Struck with Bullets and a R-60 Air to Air Missile

Russian air control radars apparently registered an unidentified blip suddenly appearing on screen close to flight MH17 at the moment it was apparently hit; this blip later disappeared. Kartopolov insisted the radar signature was a Ukrainian military jet, apparently an Su-25 that could have attacked Flight MH17, using its two R-60 short-range heat seeker “shoot-and-forget air-to-air,” which these military planes are designed to carry for self defense.

According to the chief of staff of the Russian Air Force, Lieutenant-General Igor Markushev, who together with Kartopolov presented the official Russian outline of the MH17 crash, Ukrainian officials deny any of their military aircraft were in air at the time over Donbas, “but you see that is not so,” which is an indication of guilt, he alleged.

Further evidence to support this claim is shown below.

 

Escalation of Sanctions a Step Toward War

The cylinder turns, which is the fatal bullet? Or, are all the chambers loaded? America, particularly under Obama, has pressed for global counterrevolution on a grand scale, perhaps more than Bush father and son and even Clinton, the quartet together exhibiting a presidential disease of hegemonic unilateralism, still Obama in the forefront.

 

Permission Dutch Safety Board to move wreckage MH-17

The Dutch Safety Board gave permission to move wreckage on the crash site, after a request about this received by the Safety Board through the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). This in order to be able to salvage the remaining victims. The moving of the wreckage will be carried out by LOCAL PARTIES.
The Dutch Safety Board considers it of the utmost importance that as many victims as possible can be returned to the Netherlands so that they can be identified and returned to their next of kin.

[Or: there never was any looting; the separatists were given permission to operate in that area)

 

Polls Show Mutual Hostility Soars Between Russians and Americans

As the world’s two nuclear super-powers gird for possible war against each other, and the United States sends nuclear weapons to the rim of Russia, and Russia holds war-games to test its responses, the publics in both countries are increasing their mutual hostility.

Are you hostile towards Russians?

By: Mike Rivero

YES

0% (4 votes)

NO

37% (393 votes)

Actually, I am feeling hostile towards Israel

63% (672 votes)

Total votes: 1069

 

Swedish banks walk tightrope with sanctions

News agency Reuters reports that the EU has agreed on a sanctions package against Russia, over its role in Ukraine, on Tuesday. The details of the sanctions package will be finalized and released on Wednesday. The sanctions target the finance, defence and energy sectors.

The sanctions are initially set to last one year but a review will take place after three months, to judge their effectiveness. The sanctions were decided to only target future contracts, leaving existing contracts intact, like France's delivery of helicopter carrier warships to Russia.

According to Reuters, one of the sanction with the most impact will ban Europeans from buying new bonds or shares issued by banks owned 50 percent or more by the Russian state.

 

Ukraine's pipelines will lose 50% of value when South Stream starts - Naftogaz head

The South Stream gas pipeline, which bypasses Ukraine, may halve the value of Ukraine’s gas transportation system (GTS), according to Andrey Kobolev, head of Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz.

After the Russian–led South Stream project is complete and working at full capacity, the value of Ukraine’s GTS may fall as much 50 percent from the present estimate of $25-$35 billion, RIA Novosti quotes the head of the company.

“We have no wish to lose it, and it’s unreasonable," Kobolev said on a Ukrainian local TV channel.

Construction of the South Stream pipeline in Bulgaria and Serbia was suspended following pressure from the EU to comply with competition law. After a while construction resumed.

"They [Gazprom] are ready to invest their own 15 billion euro in South Stream construction … This gas pipeline will take away from the Ukrainian transit potentially up to 60 billion cubic meters. Currently the transit carries 86 billion cubic meters,” Kobolev said.

I wonder if this was the reason the US put tighter sanctions on Russian energy companies; to make South Stream politically unviable for Europe, and force them to use existing pipelines from Ukraine.

 

Hacked Email from U.S. Army Attache in Ukraine – For False Flags to occur so U.S. can take military action against Russia

Events are moving rapidly in Crimea. Our friends in Washington expect more decisive actions from your network.
I think it’s time to implement the plan we discussed lately. Your job is to cause some problems to the transport hubs in the south-east in order to frame-up the neighbor.
It will create favorable conditions for Pentagon and the Company to act.
Do not waste time, my friend.

 

U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions as Ukraine fighting continues

Russia became more isolated Tuesday than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War after new, hard-hitting sanctions were announced by the European Union and the United States, U.S. officials said.

U.S. President Barack Obama said the measures would take an “even bigger bite” out of the stagnant Russian economy than sanctions Washington and the EU had already implemented against Russia over its disputed annexation of Crimea and its support of pro-Russian rebels fighting the Ukrainian government.

Memo to the editors of cnn.com: CAN YOU POSSIBLY, PLEASE, QUIT LYING ABOUT THE SITUATION WITH UKRAINE?!?!?

Let’s look at the timeline here:

1.The duly elected government of Ukraine was dumped in a putsch.
2.Crimea, in a free and fair election, and with international observers present, chose to allign itself with Russia in light of the fact that Ukraine no longer had a legitimate government.
3.The US/EU/UCB-enabled Portoschenko was “elected” as president in an election so completely crooked that all officials participating in it had to screw their socks on.
4.Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong. They have also taken in children and women who are fleeing from the bloodbath which Portoschenko has ordered for those Eastern Ukrainian areas which want to be separate, adn more independent from Ukraine.

And of course, God forbid that you should mention the real reason for these sanctions, which are generally a prelude to war; money, and whose currency wil be supreme in world trade in the future.

The ruble and yuan are gathering momentum as the currency of choice, and that is the real reason for these sanctions; to prevent these currencies from rising any more than they already have, in terms of countries not wanting to use the dollar anymore as an intermediary currency.

And the US government will literally go to war rather than have that happen.

 

Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions

Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.

Moscow, which buys more than 2 billion euros worth of EU fruit and vegetables a year making it by far the biggest export market for the products, said the ban was for sanitary reasons.

Polish fruit growers said the ban was political, although Russia denied this. Moscow has frequently been accused in the past of using sanitary inspections to restrict trade from countries with which it has political disputes. The EU said it was studying the announcement, describing it as a surprise.

 

EU and US impose sweeping economic sanctions on Russia

EU governments have agreed to impose sweeping sanctions on Russia, targeting state-owned banks, imposing an arms embargo and restricting sales of sensitive technology and the export of equipment for the country’s oil industry, in response to Moscow’s continued backing for separatists in eastern Ukraine.

The punitive measures, the most extensive EU sanctions imposed on Russia since the cold war, were agreed by ambassadors from the 28 member states after a seven-hour debate. They decided that Moscow had not fulfilled the conditions laid down by foreign ministers last week, to stop the supply of arms to the rebels and provide full cooperation in the investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

 

Washington’s MH17 End Game: Targetting Moscow as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, Deployment of Shadow NATO Forces in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Civil War took a violent and headline-grabbing international turn for the worst on 17 July following the downing of Flight MH17. Although it appears more and more likely that it was the Ukrainian Army that shot it down and not the anti-Kiev Resistance, pro-Western media has been aggressively pushing the narrative that Russia, specifically President Putin, was involved and has been suppressing evidence to the contrary.

 

US wants WWIII because its big banks are insolvent

An American author and columnist says the United States wants to start a third world war because most of its big banks are insolvent.

Not only are the big banks insolvent, but the ponzi scheme that is the monetary system in most of the world is teetering on the brink of collapse.

 

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News you won’t read, see or hear in the Australian mainstream media

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY!

“Economists have provided capitalists with a comforting concept called the “free market.” It does not describe any part of reality, at any place or time. It’s a mantra conveniently invoked when it is proposed that government do something the faithful don’t like, and just as conveniently ignored whenever they want government to do something for them. — Edward Herman

Mass casualties as Gaza market area bombed

Al Jazeera understands that at least three air strikes or artillery rounds hit the area, which is a collection of warehouses, a market area and shops.

“The first shell hit, and people immediately started evacuating the wounded,” a man called Abu Maysarah told the AFP news agency. “They [the Israelis] saw them evacuating the wounded, and they struck them again.”

Another witness, who spoke to Al Jazeera from Shifa hospital, said many at the scene of the attack tried to put out fires that had started.

“The fire hit one of the shops, and started to spread to all the market,” he said. “We ran to help fight it … suddenly the cannon shells started to hit all of us while we were rescuing people.”

Hamas condemned the deaths as “another blatant massacre”.

During WW1, at a time before the State of Israel existed, the country we now know as Israel was called Palestine. Palestine at the beginning of WW1 was part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Australian Troops, particularly the famed Light Horse, forced the Turks out of Palestine and the Palestinian people, a minority of whom were Jews living happily with the Palestinians, welcomed the Australians and supported them as they advanced. Now, successive Australian governments, scared to hell of the international Zionist lobby, stand by and watch the descendants of the WW1 Palestinians being slaughtered and treated worse than the NAZIs treated POWs during WW2.

How’s that for gratitude by Australian governments? What treacherous and opportunistic lechers we have in Canberra…………………..KT

UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness breaks down live on TV after Israeli massacre of children in Gaza school

 


Tory MPs’ visit to Israel condemned as bad timing

Labour MP criticises visit to military facility in Israel by the Conservative Friends of Israel as Cameron calls for ceasefire

As is the case with the Canadian politicians, they visit Israel and are briefed by Israeli government officials, but do not visit the West Bank or Gaza.

Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

Watch: Today 90 per cent of people in Gaza have no electricity

 

Time-Lapse video of Israeli military completely flattening a Gaza neighborhood over the course of an hour

You cannot operate incubators without electricity……….KT

Gaza: 5-Day-Old ‘Miracle Baby’ Shayma Born from Dead Mother Dies in Incubator

“Miracle baby” Shayma, delivered from the womb of her dead mother, has died in an incubator in a hospital in Gaza.

Some Twitter commentators said the five-day-old baby died as Israeli forces attacked power plants in Gaza causing a power outage.

50 Arrested In Anti-Israel Protest In U.S.


It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All

Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis

 


Russell Brand calls Fox News’ Sean Hannity a ‘terrorist’ for his Gaza coverage

Comedian Russell Brand used his web series The Trews to blast Fox News’ Sean Hannity for “using intimidation, bullying” and overall hypocrisy during a segment in which the conservative host berates a pro-Palestinian guest about Israel’s offensive on Gaza.

Razing Gaza: Before and after satellite images show the true devastation of Israel’s bombardment as 700 homes and mosques are turned to rubble and 400 craters blight the war zone

The obliteration of Gaza from relentless Israeli air strikes and tank shelling was laid bare today in a series of satellite images charting the escalating violence across the region.

Analysis from UN satellite experts reveal how hundreds of buildings have been razed to the ground in a series of attacks that have killed more than 1,300 Palestinians over the last three weeks.

Using images from July 6 – before the conflict began – and comparing them with ones from July 25, they have identified 700 destroyed structures, many of them homes and mosques.

Twin Strikes Claim 37 Lives in Gaza as Israel War Widens

Twin strikes on a United Nations school and the main public market in Gaza City claimed the lives of 37 people, Palestinians said, as Israel expanded its three-week-old offensive in the territory.

The UN Relief and Works Agency accused Israel of violating international law with the attack on the school, which it said was sheltering 3,300 people who had sought refuge there from the fighting. The Israeli army said troops were responding to fire launched at them from the vicinity. It also said it was looking into the report of an air strike on the market.

The attacks came as the Israeli military pushed deeper into the Hamas-controlled territory, according to military spokesman Brigadier-General Moti Almoz, in an interview with Army Radio. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said today his army is ready to broaden its incursion further as it hunts for tunnels militants built to slip into Israel.

 

For Shame! Canadian MP’s “fact find” for Israel’s “perspective”

The six parliamentarians travelling on the mission, which returns to Canada on Thursday, are: Liberal MPs Carolyn Bennett and John McCallum, Conservative MPs Randy Hoback, Ted Opitz and David Sweet and Liberal Sen. Grant Mitchell.

3 Cons and 3 Libs- The two sides of the same coin.

Bought and Paid for by an Israeli lobby in Canada- The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

“the parliamentarians won’t be going to Gaza”

Fogel also made no excuses for the fact that the view they’ll get of the conflict will be one-sided, with briefings provided by Israeli government and military officials.

“But for us, the issue is very much focused on what Israel has had to endure”

Okay, Canada; your politicians are every bit as much whores for Israel as ours are! What are you going to do about it?

Israeli university rebukes professor who expressed sympathy for both Israeli, Gazan victims

Bar Ilan University students, faculty and administrators are up in arms over a law professor’s email to his students that opened with an expression of sympathy for all victims of the Israel-Gaza war, implicitly reminding them that the overwhelming majority of those victims are Gazans.

Israel Strikes Gaza Market During Partial Truce

Israel launches a deadly assault on a busy marketplace, hours after an attack on a UN school where Palestinians were sheltering.

 

‘Telegenically Dead Palestinians’: Why Israel Is Losing the American Media War

In many ways, the story of this month’s eruption of violence in Israel and Palestine has been depressingly familiar. But in one interesting way it has been a little bit different from the beginning: American audiences are seeing the story of the conflict, perhaps more than ever before, through Palestinian eyes.

This is a classic case of being hoisted with your own petard. As the independent media has gained audience over the last decade, corporate media, ad agencies, and public relations firms have, to continue their profits, maintained that they are still in control of the minds of America and can make the dumb sheep think whatever they want them to.

Israel took them at their word and sent our the order, “Make them think we are the good guys as we slaughter the Palestinians.”

And the corporate media, ad agencies, and public relations firms have, to put it mildly, cratered this assignment.

Which is a good thing. Israel is not only wrecking their own credibility but that of the governments that support them, and the aforesaid corporate media, ad agencies, and public relations firms.

‘Bout time.

 

BOYCOTT ISRAEL PRODUCTS

Please promote the Boycott of Israeli & Jewish Products made in Israel or made outside of Israel but directly or indirectly support Israel.

The easiest way to inform people in boycotting Israeli and Jewish products (made in Israel or made outside of Israel but directly or indirectly support Israel) is by simply sending out an email to all you email contacts, tweeting, sharing facebook pages, post boycott information on forums and different blogs, send out text/SMS messages to people in your mobile phone book, call people and tell them.


These war crimes and barbarous mass murders are not by accident………….KT

Israel Bombs U.N. Shelter With Over 3000 Women And Children With Multiple Strikes


Bullshit!

IDF general: Israel did not target Gaza’s power plant

An Israel Air Force general charged with all aerial ground support during the campaign in Gaza denied Tuesday that Israel targeted the Gaza Strip’s only power plant earlier in the day.

“The State of Israel did not attack Gaza’s power plant,” said Brig. Gen. Yaron Rosen, the commander of IAF Air Support and Helicopter Air Division.

The general said it was possible the plant had been hit by Israel by mistake.

With all those GPS guided weapons, courtesy of the American taxpayer, General Rosen?

“…BY MISTAKE”, MY ASTOLABE!!!

Archived Video from today’s protest at Israeli Embassy in DC

 

Australian Parliament Members Speak Out Against Israel

Several state and federal Australian MPs have come out against Israel for their war crimes in Gaza. Although Australia’s government is still largely pro-Jew, this is a good sign. It is certainly a better situation than what we see in Jewmerica where we literally have no politicians regardless of political affiliation speaking out against Israel and evil Jews.

Australia’s parliament makes the US Congress look like a bunch of PUSSIES!

DEBUNKING 5 ISRAELI POINTS JUSTIFYING GENOCIDE

Israel denies Palestinians the right to govern and protect themselves, while simultaneously invoking the right to self-defense. This is a conundrum and a violation of international law, one that Israel deliberately created to evade accountability.

19 MORE ‘TERRORISTS’ MURDERED BY ISRAEL ~~ HUNDREDS WOUNDED

srael killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a U.N. official said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting.

Some 3,000 Palestinians, including many women and children, were taking refuge in the building in Jebalya refugee camp when it came under fire around dawn, Khalil al-Halabi, director of northern Gaza operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said.

Who Bears Responsibility for Civilian Deaths in Gaza?

 

THE REDEMPTION OF NORMAN FINKELSTEIN

In the recent past we have had some major differences with Dr.Norman Finkelstein. He literally put a knife in the back of the Pro Palestinian Movement with his statements and actions.

*

BUT

*

By his own actions of the past week he totally redeemed himself. The wounds from the stabbing are still there, but now there is hope that they will soon heal.

From my personal Mantra … NEVER SAY NEVER!


Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis

There was a pro-Israel rally of 10,000 people in New York yesterday, a half block from the United Nations, and Rabbi David-Seth Kirchner, the president of the NY Board of Rabbis, suggested that Palestinians who voted for Hamas are combatants who deserve to be targeted by Israel. He said:

When you are part of an election process that asks for a terrorist organization which proclaims in word and in deed that their primary objective is to destroy their neighboring country and not to build schools or commerce or jobs, you are complicit and you are not a civilian casualty.

The crowd cheered. Kirshner went on to say that the Israeli army is “the most moral army in the history of civilization.” He ended his remarks with the word, Amen.

And what about the slaughter of innocent Palestinian children, too young to vote, Rabbi?!?

I am certain that you have some kind of tortured logic with which to justify these actions, and I really wish, in your statements, that you would have just said it, in this speech, just to make your position perfectly clear.

In the last election, vetted by international observers, and characterized as being free and fair, Hamas won the election. THAT really annoyed Netanyahu no end.

And this year, when Fatah and Hamas were to announce a unity government, THAT darn near had Prime Minister Netanyahu exploding, because he could no longer say he didn’t know who to talk to about peace. So what did he do?!? He suspended peace talks in April of this year.

And now, another massive IDF attack against Gaza, which will most probably kill hundreds of thousands. Apparently, when he makes that observation that the IDF is ” …the most moral army in the history of civilization.”, it is painfully clear, the from Rabbi Kirchners’s perspective, that morality equates to genocide.

Oh, and by the way, that statement about Palestinians not building schools or commerce or jobs?!?

I would like to thoughtfully point out that concrete, and other building materials are forbidden in Gaza.

So I would like him to elucidate, please on just HOW the Palestinians in Gaza are supposed to be able to build ANYTHING, with these restrictions in place, and here they are:

List no. 1: Items Subject to Specific Permission / List No. 2: Construction Items and Materials null UNRWA worker inspects a load of metal stock at the Kerem Shalom Crossing terminal before transfer to the Gaza Strip, June 2010 (Photo: Reuters) According to the decision taken on June 20, 2010, by the Israeli Security Cabinet, the Government of Israel – having reviewed the propositions put forward by the USG, the OQR and others – formed two categories of listed items whose entry into Gaza would be subject to Israeli control. Items not included in either would be allowed into Gaza without specific permission. The lists are: List no. 1: Items Subject to Specific Permission 1. Arms and Munitions: forbidden transfer under all circumstances across Israel’s frontiers without specific permits – as defined in the Control of Exports Security Order (Arms and Munitions) 5768-2008, and in the Control of Exports Security Order (Missile Equipment) 5768-2008. 2. Dual Use goods and items: liable to be used, side by side with their civilian purposes, for the development, production, installation or enhancement of military capabilities and terrorist capacities. This list comprises: Items listed under the Wassenaar Arrangement: As specified in the updated (2008) “Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Arms and Dual Use Goods and Technologies – List of Dual Use Goods and Technologies and Munitions List.” Items whose entry into the PA Areas is controlled based on Israeli legislation: i.e. materials and equipment liable to be used for terror attacks and technology that could be used by terrorists – as defined in the Control of Exports Security Order (Controlled Dual Use Equipment Transferred to the PA Areas) 5768-2008 and in Orders of the OC Central Command. These lists include, in detail, a range of chemicals used in the production of explosives (including certain fertilizers); specific types of metal profiles; ball bearings; lathes and their parts; composite materials; hunting knives and machetes; optical equipment, such as lasers and night vision goggles; certain navigation aides; diving equipment; parachutes, gliders and other nonmotorized airborne vehicles; flares and fireworks; avionics and flight control equipment; missile related computer technologies; rock drills and equipment drawing water from excavated sites. Items not necessarily included in the lists above but whose entry into Gaza is controlled, as detailed below: i. Items and chemicals which could be used in the production of high trajectory weapons (rockets and mortars) by Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza – Fertilizers or other mixtures – specifically containing KCl at more than 5%; Epoxy and Vinyl Ester resins; Hardeners for Epoxy Resins containing Amides or Amines; Accelerators for Vinyl Esters; HTPB; Water purification solutions at concentrations higher than 11%. ii. Items used as raw materials for improving protection for terror activists – Fibers or woven fabrics containing Carbon or Glass variants. iii. Vessels. List No. 2: Construction Items and Materials to be Allowed Entry into Gaza only for PA-authorized Projects Implemented by the International Community While such items are liable to be used for Hamas military purposes (building bunkers, fortifying positions and digging tunnels) Israel will permit their entry into Gaza so as to facilitate construction projects in Gaza – authorized by the PA and implemented and monitored by the international community. This list includes: Portland cement and lime (in bulk, bags or barrels) Natural and Quarry aggregates and all varieties of gravel Ready concrete Precast concrete elements and products Steel elements and/or construction products Iron for foundations and columns, at any diameter (including wielded steel nets) Steel cables of any width Forms for construction elements (plastics or galvanized iron) Industrialized forms for casting concrete Plastic or composite beams more than 4 mm thick Thermal isolation materials and products Blocs (at any width) – Concrete; Silicate; Ytong or its equivalent; or gypsum Materials and products for sealing structures Asphalt and its components (Bitumen, emulsion) in aggregate or packaged Steel elements or framing products for construction Cast concrete elements and products for drainage over 1 m in diameter Precast units and sea-borne containers Vehicles, excluding private cars and including 4X4 vehicles and other categories of motor vehicles liable to be used in terror activities Lumber beams and boards more than 2 cm thick, (liable to be used in “offensive” tunneling aimed at penetrating Israeli territory), unless incorporated in finished products Specific procedures, on a case by case basis, will be established so as to permit the transfer of such lumber for other purposes in Gaza.

If steel and concrete are denied items in Gaza, what, please can these people build from?!?

 

Israel’s Campaign to Send Gaza Back to the Stone Age

The power station, the port, government buildings, and private homes have all fallen prey to Operation Protective Edge.

Iraq signs USD 1 billion-arms deal with Russia

Iraqi government has recently signed a USD 1 billion-worth deal with Russian government to provide Iraqi army with heavy artillery, ballistic missile systems and ammunition.

The Russian Interfax News Agency reported Wednesday that the deal was signed during a recent visit by Iraqi Defense Minister Saadoun Al-Dulaimi to Moscow.

It added that the deal also includes, among others things, providing Iraqi army with Grad missiles and armored vehicles.

Talks are also underway to sell Iraq ten Su-27 jet fighters, the report disclosed.

People around the globe Protesting for Gaza

Civilizing War Has Failed

Probably the biggest news story of 1928 was the war-making nations of the world coming together on August 27th and legally outlawing war. It’s a story that’s not told in our history books, but it’s not secret CIA history. There was no CIA. There was virtually no weapons industry as we know it. There weren’t two political parties in the United States uniting in support of war after war. In fact, the four biggest political parties in the United States all backed abolishing war.

“Gaza is a graveyard,” sing joyful Israeli youth

This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé.”

Is killing civilians part of Israel’s plan?

Another day, another UN school hit by Israeli shelling in Gaza. Israel’s attack this morning killed at least 16 civilians sheltering at the school and wounded dozens. The casualties figures are expected to rise.

Israel and even most of its critics tell us that the civilian casualties are accidental, caused by Israel’s need to wage its war against Hamas in heavily built-up areas of Gaza. Israel is accused of “disproportionality”, or of recklessness, or of inflicting unfortunate collateral damage.

Congress Warns Obama Not to Push Israel for CeasefireSen. Kirk: Worth Thousands of Lives to Wipe Out Hamas

Efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in Israel’s ongoing invasion of the Gaza Strip aren’t sitting well with Israeli hawks, and by extension that means they aren’t sitting well with the US Congress.

That’s got Congressional officials up in arms, pushing President Obama to stop trying to negotiate a ceasefire in the conflict, and instead to endorse Israel’s war unconditionally, and irrespective of how bad it gets.

Underscoring just how far they’ll go, Sen. Mark Kirk (R – IL) insisted he was totally comfortable with Israel killing thousands of civilians in the current war if it meant wiping out Hamas, saying it was “worth it.”

Now, Senator Kirk, let me get this straight: you are for slaughtering thousands of non-combatants (women, infants, and the medically fragile elderly) in order to remove the duly elected government of Palestine, which was, in a free and fair election, won by Hamas?!?

It is pretty damned obvious, sir, that you have been truly been bought and paid for by the Israeli government. As reported at www.rightweb.irc-online.com in November of 2013:

An officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves and a former five-term House member, Kirk is one of Congress’ top recipients of donations from “pro-Israel” advocacy groups, leading one critic to call him “AIPAC’s Million Dollar Baby.”[2] – See more at: http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Kirk_Mark#sthash.pnXrgD6C.dpuf

And, as reported at huffingtonpost.com, in February, 2010:

Mark Kirk, the House member from Chicago who is now the GOP Senate nominee, is the #1 recipient of pro-Israel PAC money in the entire House. In fact, of the top 10 recipients from both Houses, he is the only House member. Why do the PACs love him? It is because Kirk is a pure Israel-firster. For Kirk, Israel can do no wrong. Add to that that he sits on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations where he brings home the bacon for Israel big time. Its wish is his command.

And that money is sizeable, not only for Kirk, but also the top 20 recipients of pro-Israel money As reported in www.opensecrets.org:

Obama, Barack (D) $2,224,126 Lieberman, Joe (I-CT) $2,119,414 Kirk, Mark (R-IL) $1,712,133 Levin, Carl (D-MI) $1,404,375 McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) $1,358,155 Berkley, Shelley (D-NV) $1,282,305 Specter, Arlen (D-PA) $1,224,837 McCain, John (R-AZ) $1,172,307 Cantor, Eric (R-VA) $1,136,465 Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) $1,084,891 Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R-FL) $886,144 Durbin, Dick (D-IL) $829,484 Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) $826,665 Cardin, Ben (D-MD) $799,665 Wyden, Ron (D-OR) $767,357 Lowey, Nita M (D-NY) $760,613 Harkin, Tom (D-IA) $740,445 Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA) $712,066 Boxer, Barbara (D-CA) $690,253 Engel, Eliot L (D-NY) $685,537 Industries in this Sector: Pick another Sector: Search for an industry: Find Your Representatives The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more

So folks, please wake up and smell the falafel. US foreign policy, when it comes to the Middle East, is bought and paid for by the Israeli government, period, end of discussion.

It is time to send every Congressional represenative home, permanently, who has taken, and is taking, one cent from the Israeli lobby.


Who’s Profiting From Israel’s Offensive in Gaza?

 


Please Do Not Look Away From Israel’s Wholesale Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza – Funded By U.S. Taxpayers!

Israel commits genocide and crimes against humanity. The UN and US turn blind eyes. And why not when the United States slaughters black males, children and the mentally ill for profit, sex and experimentation. The enforcers of these atrocities the United States government.

In the United States, genocide and crimes against humanity are condoned, encouraged and rewarded.

Why would the United States care about Palestinians when the it doesn’t give a sh*t about its own citizens?

 

‘You can’t call it self-defence while you’re murdering children’: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz lead the celebrity revolt over Gaza ‘genocide’

Spain’s leading film stars Penélope Cruz, Pedro Almodóvar and Javier Bardem are the latest major celebrities to go public with their views on the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

The trio are among a group of actors who have penned an open letter in a Spanish newspaper calling for Europe to condemn Israel’s bombing of the Palestinian territory, which has now claimed at least 1,200 lives – many of them civilians.

The Spanish stars follow in the wake of celebrities, including singers Zayn Malik, Rihanna and Selena Gomez, and comedian Joan Rivers, who have spoken out either for or against the bombardment.

The only one who spoke out for it was Joan Rivers, who the Daily Mail apparently felt they needed to throw in there to make it look like opinions are evenly divided.

Digital front line: How Israel is shutting down Gaza’s Twitter voices

The voice of Gaza teen blogger Farah Baker, which went viral over the weekend, has been silenced after Israeli bombing took out Gaza’s only power plant. The 16 year old’s live account of Israeli bombing saw her followers go from 4,000 to over 70,000.

Remember the deliberate and planned attacks on the USS Liberty by Israeli forces during the 6 day War of 1967. If Israel will deliberately attack US forces and kill them, it will never hesitate to attack and kill civilians. Did God instruct His chosen people to commit this slaughter and collective punishment? If God did I want nothing to do with such a God………KT

Did UN warn Israel SEVENTEEN times that bombed school was housing refugees? Horror as tank strike leaves 19 Palestinians dead and 125 injured

Israel was warned no fewer than 17 times that a school it destroyed with tank strikes killing 16 Palestinians and injuring 125 others had been housing refugees, the UN claimed today.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in the Jabaliya refugee camp when shells smashed into the complex overnight.

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl said it was the sixth time one of the organisation’s schools had been struck by Israeli bombardments during the 23-day conflict.

In a furious response to the attack, he said: ‘This is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today, the world stands disgraced.

‘We know that there were multiple civilian deaths and injuries including of women and children and the UNRWA guard who was trying to protect the site.

‘These are people who were instructed to leave their homes by the Israeli army.

‘World stands disgraced’: 20 killed in Israeli UN school shelling

The UN relief and works agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has strongly condemned the Israeli shelling of a UN school last night.

“Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced,” UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl said in a statement on Wednesday.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces,” he said, calling on the international community to take deliberate international political action to put an immediate end to the continuing carnage.

What’s not a target for Israel?

Israeli forces have killed more than 200 Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip over the past 23 days. In order to obfuscate this harsh reality, Israeli officials claim “self-defence” and contend that civilian deaths are justified because Hamas allegedly uses Palestinians in Gaza as human shields. Israel is an occupying power that is attacking and destroying an occupied Palestinian civilian population. These civilian deaths are not collateral damage. They are war crimes.

And Obama in his anger and outrage, especially after the insults to Secretary of State John Kerry … sends more money to Israel and hits Russia with sanctions!

What the Israeli Shill really said

Israel Grants ‘Oil Rights’ to Rupert Murdoch and Jacob Rothschild!

 

 

Protesters in France turn out for Palestine and defy ban – again

Between five and ten thousand people defied the police in Paris last Saturday and protested in solidarity with Palestinians.

This is the second consecutive week that protesters in France have resisted a ban on Palestine solidarity protests.

In the face of resistance to the ban, the authorities allowed a static demo at Place de la Republique square, central Paris.

But vans of riot police patrolled all entrances to the square, carrying out stop and search on anyone carrying flags and keffiyehs.

Despite this the number of protesters swelled, taking over the square.

Some climbed the Republique statue, the symbol of the French state, and released flares in the colours of the Palestinian flag.

The New Anti-capitalist Party was present and had called for people to defy the ban.

The vibrant and multicultural demonstration put the lie to prime minister Manuel Valls’ attempts to label all protesters as “anti-semitic”.

 

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (07:30 GMT) (P.1) (29/7/2014)

 

 

 

Rolling coverage of current situation in Gaza (07:30 GMT) (P.2) (29/7/2014)

 

 

 

Collateral Damage: There Is No Safe Place For Palestinians

United Nations Human Rights Chief says that Israel may be Guilty of War Crimes.

Gaza is a prison city surrounded by walls that do not allow its residents to evacuate to safe places.


Violating International Law in Gaza

As Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip rages on, ceasefires come and go. Most last just long enough for Palestinians to dig out the dead from beneath their collapsed houses, get the injured to overcrowded and under-resourced hospitals, and seek enough food and water to last through the next round of airstrikes.

“There is nothing left but stones,” Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer quoted an old woman saying as she searched desperately through the rubble of what had been her home.


Defending Palestine: An intricate dance

The Palestinian people have the right to defend their lives from Israeli aggression, they have the right to resist apartheid and we have the right to stand by them as they do. When did solidarity become such an awful thing?


UN threatens sanctions on anyone trading oil with ISIS terrorists

The UN Security Council has voiced “grave concern” over reports of oil trading with ISIS militant groups in Iraq and Syria. ISIS has seized control of oilfields in the area and is reportedly using the revenues to finance its nascent Islamic State.

Russia submitted a draft statement to the Security Council on Monday night that would ban crude oil sales by terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq, and potentially sanction anyone that does business with them. The measure “strongly condemns any engagement in direct or indirect trade of oil from Syria involving terrorist groups, and reiterates that such engagement constitutes financial support for entities designated by the Security Council 1267/1989 Committee as terrorist.”

The statement also calls on all member states to take “necessary measures” to stop “nationals, entities and individuals” from engaging in transactions linked to non-state actors in the oil industry in Syria.

Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza refugee camp

Some 3,300 Palestinians, including many women and children, were taking refuge in the building in Jabalya refugee camp when it came under fire around dawn, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) said.

“Our initial assessment is that it was Israeli artillery that hit our school,” UNRWA chief Pierre Krahenbuhl said in a statement after representatives of the agency visited the scene and examined fragments, craters and other damage.

Blood splattered floors and mattresses inside classrooms at the Jabalya Girls Elementary School and survivors picked through shattered glass and debris for flesh and body parts to bury.

 

On Israel’s Doomed Fate

Just a month ago it seemed as if only divine intervention could save the Palestinians. However, as things stand at the moment, even God may find it difficult to rescue his favourite people. Israel has sunk into a fatal political, military and ideological paralysis. The destiny of the Jewish State has been revealed. It has no future in the region.

The key to understanding of Israel’s paralysis is not complicated. As much as Israelis favour the deployment of their devastating military might and its fire power, Israelis do not like to be caught with blood on their hands. As much as they like to kill, they hate to be the killers. This dilemma has matured into a political, ideological, strategic and spiritual deadlock. It puts the Jewish State into an impossible scenario that makes dwelling on someone’s else land simply unimaginable.


Relevance of Hannah Arendt’s “A Report On The Banality Of Evil” To Gaza

HA’s penetrating analysis in the book furnishes insights both into the mind of the perpetrators, and the overall societal mindset they were embedded in, which made these horrendous acts possible without any weight on their conscience. It provides a template for studying all such acts of barbarity by the organized and brute force of the state, with full complicity of the overwhelming population, against people who are made stateless either in the sense of being deprived of the state they had hitherto lived in or are forced to live as stateless wards of occupying power.

Hoax alert: video of “child firing an RPG on Gaza Beach” actually from Libya

Earlier this month The Electronic Intifada rumbled a hoax video claiming to show “Hamas using children as human shields” – in fact the video was from Syria.

Two days ago another hoax video, this one titled “Palestinian child firing an RPG on Gaza Beach July 2014,” was uploaded to YouTube.

But in fact the video is not from from Palestine at all.

The original appears to have been uploaded to LiveLeak three days ago. The description of the video says it may have been from Libya.

The video has been removed from YouTube, but don’t worry; Israel will be back with another dirty by this afternoon!

“Nowhere to Go”: Gaza Suffers One of Deadliest Days So Far as Israel Vows “Protracted” Assault

Despite a U.N. Security Council call for a ceasefire, Israel has intensified its attack on Gaza and warned of a “protracted campaign.” Palestinian officials say more than 110 people have been killed in the past 24 hours, with some saying Monday was the most intensive night of bombing so far. In this time period, Israel attacked more than 150 sites including Gaza’s only power station and a media center that houses the broadcasting headquarters of Hamas and a number of other Arab satellite news channels.


“Shocked” White House Slams “Fabrication” After Israel TV Leaks Damning Transcript Of Obama-Netanyahu Phone Call

While everyone’s attention is glued on Russia and whether Obama can successfully launch World War III, things are going from bad to worse when it also comes to US relations with Israel. Recall that here things were already on the verge of disaster after for some reason, Kerry was unleashed to “arrange” a ceasefire with Israel, when in reality the SecState somehow managed to infuriate every single feuding faction (there are a lot of them), Israel included, after Haaretz wrote that “Kerry ruined everything.”


Crime (Israel) and punishment (Russia)

So Obama, Merkel, Cameron, Hollande and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi – let’s call them the Fab Five – get on a video conference call to muster their courage and “increase pressure” asking for a cease-fire in Gaza. Later in the day, Israel’s Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu delivers his answer, in plain language: he remains dead set on achieving his version of a Final Solution to Gaza. [1] With or without “pressure”.

So what’s left for the Fab Five after having their illustrious Western collective behinds solemnly kicked? They decide to dump Gaza and instead sanction Russia – again! How brilliant is that as an exit strategy?

Lancet Medical Journal Denounces Israel’s Aggression, Targeting of Children, and Attempts to Kill Gaza – Seven Quotes

Doctors and scientists, on behalf of 24 signatories, in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet,write:

“An Open Letter for the People of Gaza”

Seven crucial quotes:

Gaza is being killed by one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated modern military machines.

This is a “military onslaught on civilians in Gaza”

These attacks aim to terrorize

We witnessed targeted weaponry used indiscriminately and on children

We denounce the myth propagated by Israel that the aggression is done caring about saving civilian lives and children’s well-being.

Israel’s behaviour has insulted our humanity, intelligence, and dignity as well as our professional ethics and efforts.

Should the use of gas be further confirmed, this is unequivocally a war crime for which, before anything else, high sanctions will have to be taken immediately on Israel with cessation of any trade and collaborative agreements with Europe.

What has to happen, to end this carnage, is to immediately implement boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel, on a universal, international front.

And all of those alleged Congressional representatives who voted to support this genocide need to understand that there is an election coming in November, and We the People (whose real needs and concerns go largely unaddressed by this Congress), are angry about the continued US government’s illegal support and enabling of Israel.

The Symington Amendment states, very unambiguously, that any nation which refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, has nuclear weapons, and refuses to have those weapons inspected, gets absolutely no US military or financial aid.

And yet Congress breaks this law with impunity, every time it signs another check for Israel’s financial or military aid.

And every time Congress does this, it further destroys its own credibility, which is very close to completely on the ropes at this time in this country’s history.l


Hillary Clinton: Hamas Uses Human Shields Because ‘Gaza is Pretty Small’

 


Jewish Groups Get 94% of Homeland Security Grants

The Department of Homeland Security allocated to Jewish institutions $12 million, or 94 percent, of $13 million in funds for securing nonprofits.

The Jewish Federations of North America’s Washington office director, William Daroff, said Tuesday that the allocation made sense particularly in light of an intensification of threats on Jewish community targets in the United States and overseas.

“In the current environment there are threats to nonprofits and to Jewish institutions,” he told JTA, noting a swell of attacks on Jewish institutions in Europe in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip.

“We see it clearly in Europe, but we also see it here in the United States in Kansas City, in Seattle and numerous occasions that are not made public or do not come to fruition,” Daroff said. He referred to attacks in recent years on Jewish community centers in Kansas City and Seattle.

ISIS ‘Truck Bomb’ Destroys Key Bridge North of Baghdad!

UN begs for international help after ANOTHER Gaza school is blitzed, killing 19 Palestinians and injuring 125

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

The United Nations today begged the international community for help with the humanitarian crisis in Gaza after another school serving as a refugee shelter was bombed, killing 19 Palestinians and injuring 125 others.

Some 200,000 displaced Gazans have sought refuge in UN schools following calls by Israel to evacuate their homes ahead of military operations only to find themselves under attack there anyway.

For many Palestinians, the feeling of helplessness living in a densely populated enclave under a seven-year blockade with nowhere to run or hide has left them on the brink of despair.

‘Where will we go? cried 56-year-old Aishe Abu Darabeh outside the school in the Jebaliya refugee camp which had a few hours earlier served as her refugee shelter. ‘Where will we go next? We fled and they (the Israelis) are following us.’

 

Zionists flatten the city of Beit Hanoun in minutes FOX will say “human shields”

By: dawson

Gaza’s only power plant destroyed in Israel’s most intense air strike yet

Flames and clouds of black smoke billowed over Gaza’s only power plant on after it was destroyed during the most relentless and widespread Israeli bombardment of the current conflict. At least 100 people were killed on Tuesday, according to Gaza health officials.

“The power plant is finished,” said its director, Mohammed al-Sharif, signalling a new crisis for Gaza’s 1.8 million people, who were already enduring power cuts of more than 20 hours a day.

Amnesty International said the crippling of the power station amounted to “collective punishment of Palestinians”. The strike on the plant will worsen already severe problems with Gaza’s water supply, sewage treatment and power supplies to medical facilities.


Gaza funerals: Thousands of Palestinians flood the streets after heaviest night of bombardment

At least 100 Palestinians have been killed since Monday midnight after Israel beefed up its military operation in the Gaza Strip, according to Gaza health officials.

 

At Gaza hospital, grief and shock for families of victims

Inside Shifa Hospital, amid the tumultuous rush to save lives, men pushed a gurney carrying the lifeless body of a child wrapped in a sheet. A girl in a red dress, her face covered with blood, walked in a daze past the dead and the nearly dead.

 

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Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. In Future Conflict!

 

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The Economy

Corporations And Their Military Hirelings

The rise of Transnational corporations (TNCs) and the consequent strangulation of smaller businesses at their birth was predicted by Vladimir Lenin in 1916:

‘Private property based on the labour of the small proprietor, free competition, democracy, i.e., all the catchwords with which the capitalists and their press deceive the workers … are things of the past … This transformation of competition into monopoly is … the most important phenonema of modern capitalist economy … monopolistic alliances of entrepreneurs, cartels and trusts arise … when the number of competing enterprises is reduced to a couple of dozen or so’.

 

University Tuition Fees – An English Madhouse

A report by Chris Cook outlines the latest government racket concerning university tuition fees:

‘Under the new plan, higher education institutions would, in future, buy that debt as students graduated’.

‘Officials said the price could vary from institution to institution – but the big idea is that institutions would profit if their students repaid more of their debt’.

 

Investment Bank Discovers the “Redistributive Effects” of QE

A new study found that the inflation-adjusted wealth of America’s median household – half of households are above and half are below – plunged 36% from 2003 to 2013. These years include the phenomenal stock and bond market rallies and price surges in other asset classes, propelled by the greatest credit bubble in history, ingeniously engineered by the Fed via QE and ZIRP.

 

Embry: The Shocking Reason Why Gold May Quickly Hit $2,000

 

China, Japan and Russia zero in on Latin America

The leaders of China, Russia and Japan all descended on Latin America in recent weeks, jostling with the United States to increase their influence, invest and tap into resource-rich markets.

The latest arrival was Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who on Monday was in Trinidad and Tobago, the second stop on a five-country tour that began on Friday in Mexico.

Abe’s visit began just as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up his tour, which included stops in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba. Xi signed more than 100 trade agreements on the trip.

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in the region for a week from July 11, stopping in Argentina, Brazil, Nicaragua and Cuba.

The United States remains Latin America’s top trade partner, but gone are the days when Washington could take the region for granted as its backyard.

As this economic evolution continues, particularly with Russia and China, watch the US dollar get dumped in favor of direct trade in the yuan and ruble.

 

Fed Disaster Plan: Treat American Citizens As 3rd Class Citizens

 

 

All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

According to a reader email I received this morning, Facebook is still blocking attempt to link this video into Facebook posts, claiming that Facebook’s security system has labeled YouTube a known security threat, even though no other YouTube videos are being blocked with that same message that I can find. So, if you want to post this video to Facebook, run the URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4 through tinyurl.com first to get past the filters.

 

Jim Grant: Central Bank Interest Rates Are The Source Of Global Financial Instability, Gold Is The Innoculation Against Hairbrained Doctrines Of Central Banks

 

 

Why America is Becoming a Renter Nation

 

It will burst. It is just a matter of when and by how much……….KT

Is The Fed Inflated Stock Market Bubble Ready To Burst?

 

 

ANALYSIS: Greek debt, gold, espionage, and US anti-Putin propaganda may yet make Merkel face East.

 

Japanese Unemployment Jumps To Worst In 2014 As Household Spending & Retail Sales Drop For 3rd Month

 

 

 

Deadbeat Nation: A Shocking 77 Million Americans Face Debt Collectors

We have been warning for years that as a result of the Fed’s disastrous policies, America’s middle class is being disintegrated and US adults are surviving only thanks to insurmountable debtloads. But not even we had an appreciation of how serious the problem truly was. We now know, and it is a shocker: according to new research by the Urban Institute, about 77 million Americans have a debt in collections.

 

GER Russia & China Take On The West & The Gold Rush Continues

 

 

Buy low, sell high……KT

Before you jump on the Bull market bandwagon of “don’t fight the Fed,” perhaps you should take a look at the quality of the debt the Fed has enabled and the diminishing returns on all that debt.

 

 

SEC’s New Fee-Imposing Rules on Money Market Industry

 

 

 

Russia Buys 18.6 Tonnes Of Gold In June – Currency Wars Intensify

 

 

The Pentagon Overpays for Almost Everything—Even Prescription Drugs

A recent GAO report noted that cost estimates for operating and supporting the F-35 fleet are now more than $1 trillion,

 

IMF warns of adverse effects of anti-Russia sanctions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the sanctions imposed on Russia over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine would have adverse effects on a global scale.

 

Faber: Stocks will peak within in next 60 days then drop 20-30 percent

 

 

GDP growth in the mid 90s was twice the current rate. Earnings were growing 30% yoy in 1995 vs 7% today

 

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