July 28, 2014

Israel Kills To No Purpose

An excerpt from, "Gaza: Why a ‘Cease-Fire’ is Not enough" by Juan Cole, July 27, 2014:
When ordinary countries fight wars they have war aims. In World War II, the US wanted to defeat Germany militarily, but then to help it return to democracy and to economic health. By 1947 the US would actually be spending a lot of money on Germany’s well-being via the Marshall Plan.

Israel has no strategic war aims in Gaza because it has no large scale, long term strategy concerning the Strip. Its war is all about tactics and minutiae. How many tunnels and rockets can it destroy? How much damage can it inflict on the Hamas leadership? But tunnels and rockets can be rebuilt and the dead leaders’ cousins will take over after them.

It is frankly stupid to think the Israelis can, in Mitt Romney’s words, kick the can down the road forever on making peace with the Palestinians. It hasn’t tried because Israel wants Palestinian land and resources and won’t give them up.

The United Nations has raised the specter that because of the Israeli blockade and the consequent inability of Palestinians in Gaza to build their infrastructure, it may well not be habitable by 2020. Its only native source of water, an aquifer, is 90% polluted. If Gaza fails, where will its by-then 2 million people go? Will Israel just let them thirst to death? Renal failure typically sets in in about 3 days if people don’t have water. That is genocide. Israel gives no evidence of doing any planning to avert that outcome in a territory for which it is responsible in international law.

The one strategy Israel has is to use collective punishment and a blockade on children and other non-combatants in an attempt to weaken Hamas. But even if they could succeed (so far they haven’t), the Israelis don’t seem to realize that the hellhole that is Gaza will always throw up radical groups intent on breaking the 1.7 million Palestinians there out of their large open-air jail, in which Israel is keeping them.

That is, Israel’s only real strategy is causing war, not ending war.
Analysing Israel's Gaza offensive rationale. Source: Al Jazeera. Date Published: July 27, 2014. Description:
As international pressure for a lasting truce continues, Israel and Hamas still cannot agree on the terms of a ceasefire. Trying to remember the reasons for the start of the Israeli offensive on Gaza is difficult. But as Rosiland Jordan explains, some of the reasons behind the continuation of Israel's operation may be more rhetoric than fact.

July 27, 2014

Duff: "Video shows Kolomoisky forces firing on MH17. These units are led by Israeli volunteers."

 Accused Israeli - Cypriot Terrorist Leader Kolomoisky
 "Ihor Valeriyovych Kolomoyskyi is an Ukrainian-Cypriot-Israeli business oligarch of Jewish descent and the current Governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast." (Wikipedia). The people of Ukraine and the international community must bring this psycho son of a bitch to justice for his crimes.

An excerpt from, "Breaking: Russian Satellite Imagery on MH17" by Gordon Duff, Veterans Today, July 27:
The Russians have finally allowed someone to send us their video of MH17. Judge for yourself. We stick to “bomb” but are taking this under advisement:

Video shows Kolomoisky forces firing on MH17. These units are led by Israeli volunteers. Thus far, this is the “best evidence” though we are still going with wreckage until the US can offer its own suppressed satellite imagery.
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The failure to recognize a pattern of activity from the repulsive new Egyptian government and their role in Gaza to the bizarre comedy act in Mosul to the Tel Aviv based oligarchs now ruling Ukraine, a failure by the press, by all the press, by governments certainly, is astounding.

We are very much watching the SSG, Secret Shadow Government, fighting the beginnings of a world war, one fought with terrorism, ethnic cleansing and psychological warfare.  Though elections are openly stolen in the United States, we see millions of Americans basking in race hatred, class envy and simple idiocy, supporting the SSG with every fibre of their being.
Video Title: Satellite Shows Kolomoisky Forces Fire on MH17. Source: Gordon Duff. Date Published: July 27. Description:
Russian military satellite shows Kiev missile fired at MH17
[ Note: What you will be watching below is not a black and white image but infrared one. Hotter items show up as white. What looks like a launch smoke plume is not...but the infared heat signature. If  you rewatch it and freeze at the beginning you will see the white hot spot dot where the launcher was in the tree line. There is a smoke plume, very visible, loud, and more visible as it gets higher...Jim W. Dean ]

15 Killed After Israel Bombs UN School in Gaza

 In total war, nothing is off limits.

Video Title: 15 Killed After Israel Bombs UN School in Gaza. Source: The Real News. Date Published: July 27, 2014. Description:
TRNN speaks with UNICEF’s Gaza Field Chief Pernille Ironside about Israel’s bombing of a UN-school that killed women, children and UN staff and the realities of humanitarian relief in Gaza.

Mahmoud Abbas's Son: "We Will Not Forget. We Will Only Become More Extremist"

Photo: Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, speaking with President Barack Obama at the White House.

"We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us. Allon repeated his question, What is to be done with the Palestinian population?' Ben-Gurion waved his hand in a gesture which said 'Drive them out!'" Yitzhak Rabin, leaked censored version of Rabin memoirs, published in the New York Times, 23 October 1979.

Video Title: Son of Mahmoud Abbas Criticizes Obama, Compares Israel to Nazis. Source: MEMRI TV. Date Published: July 27, 2014.

July 26, 2014

British MP Stands up for #Gaza 100,000 show up

British MP Stands up for #Gaza 100,000 show up. Source: We Are Change. Date Published: July 26, 2014. Description:
In this video Luke Rudkowski talks to British MP Jeremy Corbyn about the current situation in Gaza and how to deal with Israel.

The Same People Are Behind The Atrocities of The Israeli Army, The Hijacked Ukrainian Army, And The Islamic State's Army

 Gaza, Palestine.
Mosul, Iraq.
Donbass, Ukraine.

"You shall know them by their fruits." Matthew 7:16.

The Stories of Three Israeli Martyrs

 There was a crowd of thousands at Sean Carmeli's funeral Monday night in Haifa (photo credit: Gili Yaari/Flash 90)
Bravery and heroism exists on both sides in this war. Anybody who denies that is wrong.  Source of photo: Gili Yaari/Flash 90.

An excerpt from, "Killed in Gaza, American 'lone soldiers' honored by Israelis" by Daniel Ben Simon, Al-Monitor, July 25, 2014:
Of all the stories of soldiers killed in battles between Israel and Hamas, three seem to have captured the hearts and minds of Israelis. They cried for them as though these were members of their families, accompanied them to their final resting place as though they had been an integral part of the boys’ lives. Few in Israel knew the three, and were it not for the war they likely would never have heard of them. This is the story of three young Jews who bid farewell to their parents and family, moved to Israel, joined the Israel Defense Forces, served in one of its leading combat units and found their deaths in war.

The first to go was Nissim Sean Carmeli on July 20. At the age of 16 he took leave of his family in Texas and came to Israel. Two years later he enlisted and volunteered for the Golani Brigade, one of the military’s top combat units. His friends described him as an introverted young man who was shy around his Israeli-born “Sabra” friends. They spoke loudly and displayed self-confidence; he spoke quietly, even in a whisper, part of the legacy he brought with him from the United States.

When he was killed, it came out that he had been a “lone soldier,” a soldier in Israel without his parents living in the country, often a new immigrant on his or her own. His parents lived in the United States. Before the war, he had time to contact them. Immediately
after the fighting began, he fell silent. Like most of the soldiers, Sean was required to hand over his cell phone. After his parents were informed of his death, they got on a plane and made their way to Israel. News of the death of this lone soldier shocked Israelis. Entire families were glued to their television sets, as they are at such times, and anxiously followed the military’s every move and every piece of information about casualties. They felt sorrow for Carmeli’s loneliness, in life and especially in death at only 21.

In a matter of hours the call went out on social networks, appealing to people to accompany the lone soldier to his final resting place. Since he was a fan of the Maccabi Haifa soccer club, fans were asked to turn up for the funeral. Thousands of soccer fans and others announced they would be coming to the cemetery in Haifa, and that’s exactly what happened. Toward 11 p.m. on June 21, tens of thousands crowded into the military cemetery at the entrance to Haifa. Apart from his parents and a few other family members, no one from among the thousands had known Sean in life. How ironic that it was his death that brought them together.
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One mourner, Sharon from the town of Kiryat Gat, told the local Ashkelonet website: “I felt I had to be here. There is something special in seeing this crowd coming to take part in the funeral of a person they did not know.”

Those who attended the funeral of Max Steinberg said they had never seen such a gathering. Like Sean Carmeli and Jordan Bensemhoun, Max Steinberg, a 24-year-old Los Angeles native, decided to start a new life in Israel. He first came on a tour with "Birthright Israel," which brings young Americans and others of Jewish heritage to visit Israel, and fell in love with the country. Two years ago, he moved to Israel on his own and enlisted in the Golani Brigade. As he was in Israel without his parents, the army designated him a lone soldier.

When word of his death spread, the call went out over the social networks urging the public to see Max off to his final resting place. According to police estimates, some 20,000 people showed up at Carmeli’s funeral, 10,000 came to Bensemhoun’s and more than 30,000 mourners came to see off Steinberg. The military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem had seen such turnouts only at the funerals of exalted rabbis.

Steinberg’s final journey was also his parent’s first visit to Israel. When asked where they wanted to bury their son, they answered “Israel.”