The Middle East situation can spiral out of control in various ways. Meanwhile, Pakistan is continually compromised. Come to find out that India made agreements with Iran back in January 2003 to use Iranian military bases "in the event of any outbreak of tensions with Pakistan." Just a thought...since Israel has infiltrated India -- made clear by the Mumbai attacks -- does this agreement give Israel a trojan horse opening to infiltrate Iranian military bases via India? Wouldn't it be convenient for Mossad to start something from inside an Iranian military base? What more could one ask for but a totally deniable false flag operation on one's arch enemy? Conclusion: Let us hope the Iranians have the matter well in hand.
more - A. Peasant at Twelfth Bough
Terrorist States Collude in Gaza War Crime
As the American-supplied carnage in Gaza goes on, let's turn to Nir Rosen, who, as he says, has "spent most of the Bush administration's tenure reporting from Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Somalia" and other hellish quadrants of the Terror War. Here he blazes with truth and fury in the pages of the Guardian:
Once again, the Israelis bomb the starving and imprisoned population of Gaza. The world watches the plight of 1.5 million Gazans live on TV and online; the western media largely justify the Israeli action. Even some Arab outlets try to equate the Palestinian resistance with the might of the Israeli military machine. And none of this is a surprise. The Israelis just concluded a round-the-world public relations campaign to gather support for their assault, even gaining the collaboration of Arab states like Egypt.
more - Chris Floyd
On Fourth Day of Gaza Battle, No End in Sight
JERUSALEM — Israel launched air strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza for a fourth consecutive day on Tuesday as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the bombardment “the first of several stages,” suggesting that the conflict was far from resolution.
more - NY Times
from Telegraph UK
'dumbed down' Americans
“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
My $0.02 worth: the Shadow Powers have understood this and have worked for years to nationalize education. Through this control, they have
1) successfully “dumbed down” Americans until we think we live in a democracy (rather than a republic),
2) conned us into thinking that government is our benefactor (but they give us nothing we didn’t already give them through taxes first),
3) created a passive herd of “wage slaves”who know just enough to make a living (and pay taxes) but not enough to know the Constitution and the real gov’t intended by its framers.
Holocaust™ News Service-- Jewish Feast of the Purim, March 22, 2020
Today, elements of the IDF made a "peaceful" incursion into Gazan enclaves in the Sinai, to root out and destroy Palestinian rocket squads using the Qassam II rocket against Israel.
Israeli President Nancy Peloschitz said that "Israel is above all, a peace loving nation that wishes to live in tranquility with her neighbors, but she will not stand by and let those rockets rain down on Israeli cities near the Sinai."
"We will engage the Palestinians in a friendly embrace, to get them to see the errors of their ways and stop firing those Qassams into Israel," said Peloschitz.
The IDF will reportedly send in several tank divisions and around 20,000 IDF troops, after the aerial bombardment ends, to root out the "aL Qaeda" like terrorists who are behind these acts, said an IDF spokesperson, adding that just like America went after those Muslims behind 9/11, Israel is going after their comrades in arms in the Sinai.
more - Greg Bacon
Is it the end of the New World Order
By 2008 the USA was "in the throes of decline, its fall from power imminent."
G.W. Bush had attacked Afghanistan "to wipe out Al-Qaeda, that many suspect does not exist, and then Iraq that had not even provoked any one."
All this was done to “rid the world of terrorism”.
The real agenda was:
1. To demolish unfriendly regimes under the garb of “ushering in democracy”,
2. Splinter and remap the Muslim world,
3. Crush Islamic groups opposed to US policies,
4. Grab energy resources,
5. Extend hegemony into former Warsaw Pact countries and Soviet Republics,
6. Promote the interests of American military industrial complex that thrives on war,
7. Terrorize the world into submission and financially gain from the resulting chaos.
These actions brought ruin to America.
more - aangirfan
Hold Your Fire, What About Shalit?
Oy, I'm so unhappy with this Israeli operation in Gaza.
You want to kill arabs, shoin, you want to smite their kids and elders, shoin. But what about our innocent Jewish soldat, Gilad'le Shalit? He is as pure as driven snow.
Don't they remember in the IDF that one angelic Jewish soul is worth thousands of islamofacist meshugenehs?
Auntie Ziona calls on the IDF to stop the blitzkrieg immediately. First we have to rescue Shalit, who is reported to be wounded. Then you have the green light from me to flatten all these arabish Hamasniks in their beds.
United against the terrorists
Israeli electioneering with bombs
more - Jonathan Cook at Global Research
I Heard the Missile Coming
GAZA CITY — Ali Abu-Fatahi will never forget the terrifying sound of a missile fired by an Israeli warplane as it zoomed in on his house.
"I was having my dinner when I heard the missile's whistle," a helpless Abu-Fatahi told IslamOnline.net from his bed at Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City.
In just seconds, the missile hit his family's house in the Dir Al-Balah City, razing it to the ground.
"I flew in the sky and then I found myself lying on the floor at our neighbors' house," he recalled the harrowing moments with tears flashing in his eyes.
Abu-Fatahi can't remember what happened next.
more - Rock the Truth
Also see Gaza Massacre - Slideshow at Truth Rocker
Military recruiters having no trouble filling quotas
n a crumbling economy, jobs disappear and opportunities fade. But one employer always has openings: the U.S. military.
Just four years after South Florida recruiters struggled to meet even half their quotas, the Army is exceeding enlistment goals by appealing to a wide range of candidates who see limited job options in the civilian world.
Working for low pay on the evening shift at a West Palm Beach International House of Pancakes influenced Cheyenne DaSilva's decision to enlist, even before the 17-year-old completes her senior year at Forest Hill Community High School.
Dasilva received an $8,000 signing bonus when she enlisted for three-and-a-half years. She chose the military police as her specialty.
"It's something exciting, and a guaranteed job," DaSilva said.
more - I recently attended the 3rd North American Secessionist Convention held in
While the topic of secession is not uncommon to readers of this daily journal, the idea of secession is unique and unappealing to most Americans. The term often brings forth images of the Civil War, slavery, the assassination of a President and a defeated Confederacy. Americans seem blissfully unaware that the Declaration of Independence was an act of secession from Great Britain and that the history of nation-states throughout the world is replete with sections breaking away from larger political bodies to go their own separate way, the latest being the attempt of South Ossetia to leave the nation of Georgia.
Clean coal technology...bah! Humbug!
The coal industry and its allies have taken advantage of the state of confusion surrounding the place of oil and other sources of energy in our lives by running a campaign which amounts to nothing else but a (surprise!) bald-faced lie.
more with video at The Greanville Journal
Wall St. and the Fed Get Fatter, While Main St. Suffers
“Wall Street has hijacked the economy for the last twenty some years.” - Richard L. Trumka, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
The Fed and Wall Street are the real powers in the land. During the financial meltdown crisis in the Fall of 2008, the U.S. Congress acted as a patsy for the fiscal elite. The Fed Chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, and the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Henry M. Paulson, Jr., ordered the politicos to give Wall Street banksters a bailout of $700 billion of taxpayers’ money with no review. Although, it initially balked, the Congress soon caved in to that rash demand, with little or no strings attached. (1) The Fed, a/k/a “The Federal Reserve System,” was sanctioned by an Act of Congress in 1913, but it’s a quasi-private, and not a publicly owned, entity, whereas, the banksters on Wall Street are the essence of private, money-grubbing enterprises. They both have their own corporate interests and are not truly accountable to the Congress. (2) While this clique, whose laissez-faire policies helped to create this ugly financial mess, is getting fatter, more Americans, daily, are falling through the cracks.
As the terrible events have unfolded in Gaza over the past three days, it has become clear that the present-day Arab bourgeois governments are either acting as direct accomplices in the attack on the Palestinians or offering their tacit political support.The most criminal role has been played by the US-backed police state regime of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt. Egypt had collaborated with Israel in enforcing its punishing economic blockade of Gaza by closing the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt. After the bombing started, terrified Palestinians trying to flee across the Egyptian border to safety were met with Egyptian machine gun fireUltimately, the aggressive militarism of the Israeli state is an expression not merely of Zionist ideology, but of deep-going social, political and class fissures that run through Israeli society. It is a society characterized by vast social inequality and a regime headed by an individual, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, whose narrow escape from criminal indictment for financial and political corruption expresses the corrosion of the entire Zionist establishment.
more - Bill Van Auken at wsws.org
Rothschildistan: Murdering Again
Israel is not part of the civilized world. It behaves like a psychopathic State and should be treated accordingly. But it’s also time to hold to account the people most directly responsible for its long-standing villainy.
When Lord Walter Rothschild extracted the Balfour Declaration from the British Government in 1917, the statement contained a significant clause:
“…it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine“
The Zionist movement cynically violated this part of the declaration from the outset. Is that how Rothschilds ‘honour’ agreements?
Intelligent Design (Lyrics)
Life in the desert knows death in the wind,
Coyote feasts on lizard's withered skin,
The hawk searches out its prey,
The sun burns all the bones away -
Predatory creatures run the earth,
Wanting flesh from the moment of birth -
And this is the hand of God,
Strikes me as very odd -
Be et or eat,