July 30, 2014

Israel Has Tunnel Vision, Condemns Gaza To Death

 The tunnels in Gaza are a sign of life, not terror.

You can't cage people in and expect them to die. Life has a way of springing up against impossible obstacles if the will is there to live. The tunnels in Gaza are a manifestation of this basic principle. 

Israel closed down Gaza's border route in partnership with Egypt and prohibited it from trading with the world. So out of economic necessity, and also for military reasons, they painstakingly constructed these tunnels that we're now seeing on television. They need these tunnels to breathe. That they serve a dual-purpose is beside the point.

If Israel did not impose a siege on Gaza then they wouldn't have turned to them for their economic self-preservation. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. 

There is over forty percent unemployment in Gaza, and the construction of tunnels provided jobs for young people, many of whom had no affiliation with Hamas or any ideological motivation to dig these tunnels. They were not well-paying jobs, but it's better than being broke.

What did the leaders of Israel expect would happen when they imposed a siege on Gaza? That they would roll over and scream mercy? If they wanted to get rid of Hamas, which they don't because having a demonized enemy around is too useful, then opening Gaza's borders and expanding its economy would be the logical move.

The radical message of Islamists is empowered when people are hopeless and without an economic future. To paraphrase a famous saying, if you want to prevent a revolt then it is better if the people are fat and happy rather than skinny and angry. A political figure in England recently said something to this effect but I can't find the quote. Just look at America as a case in point. Also, this is the reason why Washington has imposed heavy sanctions on Iran in recent years. They want to provoke a revolt. But why Israel is pursuing this strategy in Gaza doesn't make any sense.

It's hard not to be a fan of the idea of Israel. Every people deserves a homeland, especially one that has been historically persecuted and demonized throughout the centuries. The cause of Israel is a good cause. But there are limits to Israel's territorial ambitions. The sad fact is that there are presently no visionary leaders in the Israeli political establishment who desire peace and co-existence with Palestinians. The leaders of Israel want to kill the Palestinian people's will to live because that is the only way they will triumph over them and take their land and resources. But that strategy hasn't worked, and will never work.

July 29, 2014

Was The Malaysian Plane In Ukraine The Same One as In March - Joaquin

Was The Malaysian Plane In Ukraine The Same One as In March - Joaquin. Source: 108morris108. Date Published: July 29, 2014.

US To Israel: You Want To Perform Child Sacrifice In Gaza? Yeah, Sure, Go Ahead. But Criticize Sec. John Kerry? How Dare You!

Israhell is waging war on an entire people.

An excerpt from, "U.S. to Israel on Kerry criticism: 'Not the way allies treat each other'" by Barak Ravid, Haaretz, July 29, 2014:
The U.S. administration on Monday continued its counterattack against the recent criticism in Israel of Secretary of State John Kerry's attempts to forge a cease-fire in the fighting with Hamas.

At the daily news briefing for foreign correspondents, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki blasted the criticism of Kerry voiced by senior Israeli officials.

"This is not the way partners and allies treat each other," Psaki said.

A senior U.S. official said the White House is convinced that the barrage of criticism of Kerry in the Israeli media was fueled by the Prime Minister's Office. Obama's circles believe it was Netanyahu or his advisers who primed Israeli journalists to criticize Kerry.
Gaza violence strains US-Israel relationship. Source: Al Jazeera. Date Published: July 28, 2014.

Not Cool

Can any Arab or Muslim leader make a speech about resisting the crimes of Israel that does not include horrific words such as "extermination"? Jesus, man.

There is nothing attractive about the leaders of Israel and Hamas. They're not rational. They take warfare to inhuman limits. One side is cheering the deaths of children, and using propaganda talking points like "they're human shields" to cover up their naked barbarity, and then the other side comes out the next day and tops them in stupidity and irrationality.

Obama And Netanyahu Are Authors of "Blood, Destruction, Pain, Grief And Sadness”

It's all smiles amongst the baby killers. 

An excerpt from, "Netanyahu Presses for Disarming of Gaza, Says War Could Drag On" by Saud Abu Ramadan, Jonathan Ferziger and Calev Ben-David, Bloomberg, July 29, 2014:
Yesterday, streets were almost empty in Gaza City, the territory’s biggest urban area, as people visited fresh graves, bouquets of flowers in hand, paid hospital calls on family and friends wounded in the fighting, and surveyed the damage done by the Israeli strikes. The Eid is usually the best season for business in Gaza, yet this year, many shops were closed.

“This isn’t Eid, it’s the worst Eid I’ve seen in all my life,” said Mohamed al-Ejla, a 45-year-old father of seven. “I still remember the Eid when I was young, it was full of happiness and we enjoyed it. But this Eid is full of blood, destruction, pain, grief and sadness.” 

While the military operation has barely affected Israel’s markets, the Bank of Israel cited the conflict in its surprise rate cut yesterday, though it said it was too early to tell the economic effects of the security situation.

On the ground in Gaza: Families celebrate Eid-al-Fitr. Source: Middle East Eye. Date Published: July 28, 2014.

July 28, 2014

Libya, Israel, Iraq What You Need To Know

Airport in Tripoli, Libya. Photo Source.

Libya, Israel, Iraq What You Need To Know. Source: WeAreChange. Date Published: July 28, 2014. Description:
In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews legendary Mi5 whistle blower Annie Machon about her analysis of the situation in the middle east and the under reported situation in Libya.

South Sudan: On the brink of famine

South Sudan: On the brink of famine. Source: UNICEF. Date Published: July 28, 2014. Description:
Famine looms in South Sudan, where resurgent conflict has raised pre-existent emergency levels of undernutrition among children to grave heights. Nearly one million children under age 5 in South Sudan will require treatment for acute malnutrition in 2014, and without immediate intervention, it is estimated that 50,000 children could die from malnutrition by the end of the year. Further, one in every three people in the country faces dangerous levels of food insecurity, with many not knowing when and how they will secure their next meal. 
In Gaza the death of every child is magnified, the photo of every broken limb is plastered on social media. And for good reason. The innocent victims of monstrous regimes deserve our attention. Crimes against humanity need to be documented and exposed. But let's not focus all of our precious attention on a single conflict zone, problem, or crisis. That's a mistake that I usually make.

"This is happening off-camera. The world is simply not paying attention enough to South Sudan." - UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.