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Daily Briefing—4th Aug 2010

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Obama drone strike kills 65 at a funeral in Pakistan; Another man released from Gitmo; International collaborators look to attack “tax havens” like Switzerland; The Ayatollah’s tactics to crush dissent are biting him in the ass; Russia supports East Jerusalem as a Palestinian capital; Cigarettes, whiskey, and wild money in the life of the world’s oldest man; and more… (more…)

Eric Margolis on the US repeating the Iraq Newspeak against Iran. (more…)



LewRockwell.com – “Israel’s ‘Fait Accompli’ in Gaza”  by Eric Margolis – 5 Jan 09:

There are two completely different versions of what is currently happening in Gaza.

In the Israeli and North American press version, Hamas – “Islamic terrorists” backed by Iran – have in an unprovoked attack fired deadly rockets on innocent Israel with the intent of destroying the Jewish state.

North American politicians and the media say Israel “has the right to defend itself.”

True enough. No Israeli government can tolerate rockets hitting its towns, even though the casualty totals have been less than the car crash fatalities registered during a single holiday weekend on Israel’s roads.

The firing of the feeble, homemade al-Qassam rockets by Palestinians is both useless and counterproductive.

It damages their image as an oppressed people and gives right-wing Israeli extremists a perfect reason to launch more attacks on the Arabs and refuse to discuss peace.

Israel’s supporters insist it has the absolute right to drop hundreds of tons of bombs on “Hamas targets” inside the 360 sq km Gaza Strip to “take out the terrorists.”

Civilians suffer, says Israel, because the cowardly Hamas hide among them.

Actually, it is more like shooting fish in a barrel.… [read the full article]