Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on the Pentagon’s military contracting, discussed the “incredibly disappointing” Washington Post series on giant system of ‘top secret’ operations of the U.S. government with AntiWar Radio host Scott Horton at Pacifica. He discussed “preparing the battlefield” operations, the WaPo as a “dumping ground” for the C.I.A. and the ‘system intended to give cover to clandestine operators in the private sector acting on behalf of the government’.

Later, Mr. Horton discussed blowback in Somalia against foreign intervention in Somali society perpetuating the horror in the Horn of Africa, giving a great summary of the recent history that led to the current state of affairs in the territory from the Bush Administration’s invasion to the Obama Administration shipping in arms, but blocking food entry. He also discussed 9/11 as blowback for Washington’s enabling of Israel’s ‘war crimes’ (25:50):

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David Cameron, British prime minister and leader of the national Conservative Party, said Tuesday, “Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp.” He also called out governments on double standards against the Turkish State (1:04):

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The U.S. and Israeli presidents publicly affirmed their ‘special, unbreakable bond’ and sought to justify Israel’s nuclear proliferation, Patty Culhane reported today at Al Jazeera English (2:41):

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Danny Schechter, former CNN and ABC producer, discusses how the State of Israel controls the narrative—by kidnapping all of the witness, while monopolizing the space in the media for quoted ‘officials’ (9:20):

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The proposed end to Israeli occupation of the West Bank is a NATO occupation of 40,000 troops.

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An amendment to an Israeli military order on “preventing infiltration” could soon stipulate that residents of the West Bank without I.D. cards may either be expelled from their homes or jailed for up to seven years. Haaretz said the new order’s “vague language will allow army officers to exploit it arbitrarily to carry out mass expulsions, in accordance with military orders which were issued under unclear circumstances. The first candidates for expulsion will be people whose I.D. cards bear addresses in the Gaza Strip, including children born in the West Bank and Palestinians living in the West Bank who have lost their residency status for various reasons“. Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland explains (1:52):

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Prof. Noam Chomsky on “Washington Report”, a Pakistani program, expands on how:

  • the so-called ‘War on Terror’ is a literal war of terror from the Reagan Administration’s declaration to the Bush Administration’s ‘re-declaration’;
  • the motivations behind the slogans of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ coming from little more than ‘selling toothpaste and why issues are marginalized in electoral politics;
  • Obama’s continuity of U.S. ‘consistent support of the militarization of Pakistan’ over liberating Pakis to ‘maintain control of the region’ using the Pak government as ‘one of its agents’;
  • Obama’s strategy in expanding the war into Pakistan will obviously radicalize the population;
  • the ‘methods of subversion’ imperial powers are reliant on the submission of occupied populations to deliberately ‘undermine democracy’.

Part One (9:53):

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At Democracy Now!, Prof. Normal Finkelstein discusses the comments of Israeli President Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at this week’s annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington, D.C. where Israel reaffirmed its defiance of international law and basic decency with the U.S. reaffirming its unconditional allegiance with the criminal Israeli government.

Prof. Finkelstein also discusses his new book on the Gaza Massacre of 2009-10, the expansion of illegal U.S. aid too Israel as a reward for slaughtering and occupying Palestinians, interprets objective analysis of international law regarding Israel’s crimes and American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein—the documentary on his life. For the record, I’m one of those who told Prof. Finkelstein the film is an extremely accurate description of him and recommend any moral agent to watch it.

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