Tuesday, 12 August 2014


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“We must use terror, assassination, intimidation, land confiscation, and the cutting of all social services to rid the Galilee of its Arab population.” - David Ben-Gurion, a.k.a. David GrĂ¼n (1886-1973), Israeli Prime Minister (1948-53, 1955-63) revered by Israelis as "Father of the Nation"

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"Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course." - William Shakespeare
August 11, 2014 - 1pm PST
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Washington Opened The Gates Of Hell In Iraq: Now Come The Furies

By David Stockman 

The ISIS terrorists are winning against the hapless Iraqi military and even the formidable Kurdish peshmerga fighters—using some of the most lethal arms that the US military-industrial complex could concoct. 
Why Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Mistake

By Peter Van Buren 

Airstrikes are a terrible start that begs a tragic finish. 
A Redundant Presidential Ritual
U.S. “Humanitarian” Bombing of Iraq: 

By Glenn Greenwald

The U.S. military is not designed, and is not deployed, for “humanitarian” purposes?
The West on the Wrong Path

By Gabor Steingart

The last successful major military action the US conducted was the Normandy landing. Everything else – Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan – was a clear failure.
Putin Says World Must Remember Lessons of Past Wars 

By Press TV

Putin said the First World War is a reminder of what happens when unreasonable ambitions prevail over common sense. 
Washington Threatens The World

By Paul Craig Roberts

Ask yourselves, when has Washington told you anything that was not a lie? 
Was Putin Targeted for Mid-Air Assassination?

By Robert Parry

Some U.S. intelligence analysts think Putin, whose plane was flying nearby, may have been the target of Ukrainian hardliners who hit the wrong plane. 
“The Israeli Dream”: The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”?

By Felicity Arbuthnot

Ethnic Cleansing Planned in the Middle East? History, Legality Ignored. 
US Leaders Aid and Abet Israeli War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes against Humanity

By Marjorie Cohn

Both Israeli and US leaders must be criminally prosecuted for committing and aiding and abetting these crimes. 
Why Israel Lost

By Paul Rogers

Support for the war inside Israel has remained strong throughout, but the country's reputation has suffered considerably across the world. 
Zionism Must Go! 


Miko Peled was born in Jerusalem in 1961. His grandfather, Avraham Katsnelson, signed Israel’s Declaration of Independence. His father, Mattityahu Peled, fought in the 1948 war, and served as a general in the war of 1967. 
Afghanistan: 22 people killed in fresh wave of violence: 4 Afgahn soldiers killedAt least 4 afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 18 anti-government armed militants were killed in fresh wave of violence across the country.
Four Civilians Killed in Attack on NATO Convoy in Kabul: Official: A suicide attacker targeting a NATO convoy in Kabul on Sunday killed four civilians and wounded at least seven others, officials said, the latest blast in the capital as politicians wrangle over disputed election results.
Afghan presidential candidates agree to accept election results:"We have agreed to work together for peace, security, stability and welfare of the people of Afghanistan," Abdullah said at the press conference held in the residence of Jan Kubis here in the Kabul city.
Pakistan: 6 killed as police and Qadri supporters clash: Four protesters and two policemen killed in clashes between police and supporters of anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri.
Syria: 16 killed in Aleppo violence: At least 16 civilians were killed in violence in Syria’s second city of Aleppo yesterday, residents and a monitoring group said.
Iraq: 16 killed in US air strikes eastern Mosul: “The US air strikes against the Khazir area of eastern Mosul resulted in killing 15 ISIL terrorists and injuring seven of them.”
Limited US strikes not enough, says McCain:" US Senator John McCain (Republican of Arizona ) has said that the US president's "fundamental misunderstanding of the threat" posed by Islamic State was "deeply disturbing."
The U.S. Airstrikes in Northern Iraq Are All About OilAnalysis -What Obama left unsaid was the Kurds claim that if they were to become an independent state, they would have the ninth-largest oil reserves in the world. And oil wells are near Erbil.
US strikes could reach outside Baghdad: The United States would launch additional airstrikes against Islamic militants if they began to advance upon Baghdad, broadening the scope for additional military action in Iraq, the White House said Friday.
Why Obama's campaign in Iraq could require 15,000 troops: Military experts say tactical commanders will want more ground forces. Forward air controllers could provide more precise targeting information. U.S. advisers could support the Kurdish forces fighting the militants.
Rival fighters join ranks of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: For counterterrorism analysts, the movements are a worrisome indication of the expanding appeal of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has overwhelmed military forces in the region
Why can’t Islamic State be stopped?: When the Islamic State moved against cities last week that were defended by the peshmerga, and the peshmerga retreated. On Thursday, the Islamic State captured at least four towns on the highway to Irbil and defeated peshmerga forces
US 'Extremely Concerned' About ISIS Takeover of Iraq's Most Dangerous Dam: A gargantuan, poorly-constructed dam in Iraq that, if breached, could launch a 65-foot-tall wall of water into one of the country's largest cities and send flood waters all the way to Baghdad.
14 soldiers killed in Yemen: Al-Qaeda gunmen have kidnapped and killed 14 Yemeni soldiers returning home from duty, local officials and residents say.
US Kills 3 People In Yemen : "The air raid was conducted by a US drone plane which targeted a house in the Maareb province, killing three people inside who are "suspected" to be members of al-Qaeda," a local official told the Reuters news agency.
Israeli attack on Gaza kills 5 people: : Five people have been killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza, health officials there say, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets at Israel. In the West Bank 2 protesters have killed by Israeli occupation troops.
Gaza mosques fall to Israeli airstrikes, without any groundswell of outrage: A yellow bulldozer clawed through the rubble of Al Qassam mosque on Saturday, searching for the last body. The crowd looked on without emotion, as it had throughout a day during which two other corpses were unearthed.
DEC Gaza Crisis Appeal: Donate Now: Over 200,000 people have fled their homes - they urgently need food, water, shelter and medical care.
Tel Aviv anti-war rally held despite police order: Ignoring police orders to call off the large-scale protest due to the continuing rocket fire in the south, hundreds of left-wing activists gathered in Rabin Square on Saturday demanding an end to Israel’s military actions in Gaza.
The biggest ever UK demonstration for Gaza: Pictures-Videos - On Saturday 9 August, 150,000 marched from BBC Broadcasting House to Hyde Park, passing the US Embassy on the way.
Tens of thousands take to streets worldwide in support of Palestinians: People across the globe have gathered to support the plight of Gaza, with the most impressive turnout taking place in London
Foreign press: Hamas didn't censor us in Gaza: Of the 710 foreign journalists who crossed into Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, only a handful have claimed they were intimidated by Hamas or produced hitherto unpublished footage of rockets being fired from civilian areas

Wikileaks: Ban Ki-Moon Worked with Israel to Undermine UN Report: The General Secretary of United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-Moon collaborated in secret with Israel and the United States to weaken the effects of a Board of Inquiry's report accusing Israel of human rights violations in Gaza in Dec. 2008 – Jan. 2009.
Traumatized Gazan children arriving to Venezuela this weekend: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua was in Egypt since Wednesday arranging assistance by the Venezuelan government to the Palestinian children.
Fifteen Ukrainian soldiers killed, 79 injured in east Ukraine fighting: The personnel killed, include seven army servicemen and eight border guards
Ukraine rebel leader: We are open to a cease-fire: Ukraine's rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a "humanitarian catastrophe," the insurgents' new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, artillery thundering through deserted streets.
US submarine located, ‘pushed out’ of border waters - Russian Navy’s General Staff: “The contact with the submarine lasted for about 27 minutes, and then the American submarine left the region
Russia, China agree on more trade currency swaps to bypass dollar: The Russian and Chinese central banks have agreed on a draft currency swap agreement, which will allow them to increase trade in domestic currencies and cut the dependence on the US dollar in bilateral payments.
South Sudan: Nearly 500 Children Killed and 900 Abducted in Jonglei - AU: An African Union child advocacy group said Friday that 490 children, including babies are killed in South Sudan's Jonglei state's capital, since the fighting began while 900 others were abducted.
Sixty militants killed in Egypt's Sinai: The Egyptian armed forces announced on Saturday that it has killed 60 militants in Sinai over the past 12 days, and arrested 102 others suspected of involvement in recent attacks, reported Al-Ahram's Arabic website.
Egypt court bans Muslim Brotherhood's political wing: The ruling will effectively prevent the banned Islamist movement from formally participating in parliamentary elections expected later this year.
Key Libyan military base under threat from Islamist group: A string of victories for militant Islamists Ansar al-Sharia in Libya’s east sparks fears that Benghazi’s air force base could be overrun
Australia: Abbott defends new anti-terrorism laws as Islamic groups warn of ‘witchhunt’: Tony Abbott says new laws are needed to stop Australian-born jihadists who ‘exultantly hold up severed heads’ of enemies
Gluttons of Information - The Metadata Confusion in Oz: Privacy rights, and correlative obligations to respect them, tend to be matters of nuisance to spy chiefs and figures behind the intelligence gathering apparatus
A warning on ‘torture report’ release: An internal U.S. intelligence memo warns that the release of a Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques could inflame anti-U.S. passions in the Mideast, resulting in potentially violent street protests and threats to U.S. embassies and personnel.
Bank Of America’s $17 Billion Mortgage Crisis Settlement Could Be A Total Bust: That record price tag is deceptive. The deal is unlikely to cost Bank of America anywhere close to that amount.

Juno and the Paycock concerns the Boyle family, who live in the Dublin tenements during the Irish Civil War. The father, "Captain" Jack Boyle (so called because of his status as a retired merchant seaman, his propensity for telling colourful stories of the sea, and his incessant wearing of his nautical-looking hat) claims to be unable to work because of pains in his legs, and spends all his money at the pub with his ne'er-do-well "butty", Joxer Daly. The mother, Juno, is the only member of the family working, as the daughter Mary is onstrike, and the son, Johnny, lost his arm in the War of Independence. Johnny betrayed Tancred, a neighbour and fellow comrade in the IRA, who was subsequently killed by Free State supporters; Johnny is afraid that he will be executed as punishment. A distant relative dies, and a solicitor, Mr Bentham, brings news that the family has come into an inheritance. The family buys goods on credit, and borrows money from neighbours with the intent of paying them back when the fortune arrives. They hold a party during Tancred's funeral procession, halting it only when Tancred's aged mother passes by their door.
In the third act tragedy befalls the Boyle family. Mr Bentham, who had been courting Mary, ceases all contact with the family, and it becomes apparent that no money will be forthcoming because Bentham (who drafted the will) failed to include the beneficiaries' names but referred to them only as "my first cousin" and "my second cousin"; numerous cousins are claiming the inheritance, which is rapidly being eaten up by legal costs. As the goods bought with the borrowed money are being taken back, Mr and Mrs Boyle learn that Mary is pregnant by Mr Bentham. "Captain" Boyle goes with Joxer to a pub to spend the last of his money and take his mind off of the situation. While he is gone, Mrs Boyle learns that her son, Johnny, has been killed by the Republican IRA. Mary and Juno leave to live with Juno's sister. Captain Boyle and Joxer return to the stage drunk, not knowing that Johnny is dead, or that his house will be empty when he gets home.
"I ofen looked up at the sky an' assed meself the question - what is the moon, what is the stars?" - 'Captain Boyle, Act I
"Th' whole worl's in a terrible state o' chassis" - Captain Boyle, Act III . The Final line of the show.
“Never tired o’ lookin’ for a rest" - Juno Boyle, Act I
"it's nearly time we had a little less respect for the dead, an' a little more regard for the living." - Juno Boyle, Act II
"Isn't all religions curious?-if they weren't you wouldn't get anyone to believe in them" -Captain Boyle, Act II
“It’ll have what’s far better- it’ll have two mothers" - Juno Boyle, Act III
"A darlin' (noun), a daarlin' (repeat noun)!" (Joxer's habitual exclamation throughout the play.)
"It doesn't matter what you say, ma - a principle's a principle." - Mary Boyle speaking about the strike

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