The good news is that Ehud Barak apparently is quitting Israeli politics just after getting in one last military offensive against Gaza. The media even made a joke saying he was the most moderating influence on hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Funny huh?
The bad news is that Barak is a criminal who gets to retire without any accountability for his many crimes. He is also considered by many to be a mastermind of 9/11.
Within minutes of the airplane crashes on 9-11, Ehud Barak (the founder and master of the Israeli military's covert operation force, the Sayeret Matkal) was in the London studio of the BBC World ready to provide a plausible (and political) explanation to the world. Barak, the real mastermind of 9-11, was the first person to call for a "War on Terror" - and U.S. intervention in Afghanistan and the Middle East. This is how false-flag terrorism works. The perpetrator is the first one to assign blame by pointing his finger at his enemy in order to shape public opinion, which is the real purpose of such atrocities.Most Americans are indifferent or supportive of the terrorist 'democracy' of Israel and will roll their eyes at the mention of Israeli false flag history. Barak may leave but there's going to be someone similar to take his place.
As Timothy Geithner prepares to leave, who will take his place as an agent of the Federal Reserve, Wall Street and the International Banking Cartel?
It looks like it may be Jack Lew who is now Obama's Chief of Staff. Unlike his predecessor, Rahm Israel Emanuel, Lew has kept a low profile and that could tend to work in his favor. A little background on Lew is here and here. What's this? Wall Street isn't backing him for Treasury. Not enough tribal loyalty among thieves? Don't count on that. Lew would show who's boss and that would not be in the favor of the common folks.
Look for Jack's next big public appearance to be the lighting of the White House menorah.
On a local note, there was a discovery of a suspected dog fighting operation where 65 dogs, mostly Pit Bulls, were found in not the best condition in what is being called Operation Broken Chain. Animal rescue activists are now taking care of them but finding a good home for all of them will certainly not be easy.
As dog lovers we find this kind of situation not acceptable in a civilized world. The outpouring of sympathy, outrage and anger is understandable and justified. But in the big scheme of things this is minor. Millions of animals are inhumanely slaughtered each year, kept in big ag captivity and treated as a lower life commodity, squeezing out all the profits that the abuse will allow. Few say anything about that. It's 'our food' they say even as scientists are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are. We really knew that anyway, didn't we? We've seen it in our dogs, cats and other animals as well.
In my area dog abuse is not taken lightly and a look at the number of comments for these types of stories show they often exceed that of almost anything else. Folks will call for the blood of the abusers.
Unfortunately the outrage stops short when it comes to the abuse of humans. For profit illegal wars where millions die, drone attacks on women and children, the detention and killing of Americans without charge or any kind of due process and recently the Gaza bombings are too often met with silence and ugly indifference.
Personally I think our dogs should be well taken care of and abusers punished. I also think the abusers of the human rights of our country and the world should be stopped and severely punished. But that's just me.