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July 20, 2014

Jul 20 13:45

Report: Mexican Drug Cartels Lay Down High-Powered Suppressing Fire For Crossing Immigrants

Shots rang out Friday night in Rincon Peninsula, Texas, forcing U.S. border patrol agents to take cover. The shots originated from south of the Rio Grande River and according to Border Patrol sources they came from a high-powered .50 caliber rifle.

Based on what agents witnessed next, according to Texas State Representative Louie Gohmert, this wasn’t just random fire.

Jul 20 13:01

Ukrainian Pearl Harbor and World War III

When years ago I heard Lyndon LaRouche saying that if Barack Obama remains in power then a thermonuclear war with Russia is to be expected, I thought LaRouche was crazy. I couldn’t see a connection between the two.

Jul 20 12:50

Absolute Reason Why the U.S. could have been behind MH17 being shot down. U.S. was in conflict with Russia for Europe's Energy Needs

The U.S. and the U.K. are calling on all the European countries to get behind Russian sanctions. They want the EU to stop using Russian energy, especially Gazprom.

Hillary Clinton directly said the EU has to stop using Gazprom.

The U.S. has been in a conflict with Russia to get the EU to import the U.S. energy, but the EU has had a stronger relationship with Russia for energy.

Jul 20 12:44

Mexican farmers fight to preserve 59 indigenous corn varieties against hostile GMO takeover

Dozens of native maize varieties are threatened with extinction in Mexico as Big Biotech moves to replace them with commercialized genetically modified (GM) corn.


Jul 20 12:35

Israeli Massacre in Gaza City kills at least 66

On the 13th day of the ongoing military offensive against the Gaza Strip, residents say invading Israeli forces committed “a new massacre” in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza City. At least 66 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured in the eastern neighborhood, medics said Sunday.

Jul 20 12:32

Gaza: *VERY GRAPHIC* Dozens of civilians killed in fresh attacks on Gaza

Dozens of Palestinian civilians, including several children, were killed in fresh attacks on Gaza in the early hours of Sunday morning as the Israeli Defense Forces continue to expand their ground operation.

At least 25 people were killed as a heavy Israeli bombardment targeted homes in the Al-Shejaia neighbourhood east of Gaza City centre. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that “Up to 300 people have been seriously wounded" in the attacks.

The bodies of several children were brought to Al-Shifaa Hospital in Gaza City as the bombardment continued on the Al-Shejaia neighbourhood.

At least 397 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched its military operation against Gaza 13 days ago.

Jul 20 12:29

Bloody Sunday as 99 Gazans, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

Two of the 13 Israeli soldiers killed Sunday were dual U.S.-Israel nationals, the Times of Israel reported. The deaths bring the total number of Israeli military casualties to 18.

Jul 20 12:17

The Mother of an Ukrainian Soldier speaks out

How long will they continue to lie to us? This is not a country anymore. They holler: “We are building a new Ukraine!” What kind of Ukraine are we building now? How many years we lived in peace! Nobody cared to ask if you were Romanian, Moldovan, Russian, or Ukrainian.

Jul 20 11:55

View the official MH17 passenger manifest here

The official passenger manifest was recently released by Malaysian Airlines itself.

Jul 20 11:31

Police dash camera: "The only thing I’m going to do is shoot it. I do not like dogs.”

The owner of a dog shot and killed by police last year has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and three police officers, alleging a violation of her Fourth Amendment rights and her civil rights in the killing of the dog.

Jul 20 11:30

MH17 victims put into refrigerated train bound for unknown destination

The bodies of the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are being loaded on to three railway carriages, apparently with refrigerator capability, which are standing at the train station in the town of Torez, several miles from the crash site in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.

Jul 20 11:28

The Global Currency War Intensifies

Jul 20 11:23

Massacres have become : 'telegenically' dead Palestinians

After Israeli Massacres against Palestinians shocked the public opinion world widely, Israeli officials claim that Hamas wants 'telegenically dead Palestinians' as Netanyahu said.

Israeli propaganda machine failed to distort the real story in Palestine, not only due to horrible massacres, but also due high-performance of Palestinian resistance's media. Israel is interfering Satellite transmission of Hamas-affiliated TV channel and launched massive 'report spam' against Al-qassam's (Hamas's military wing) Twitter account, thereafter Twitter banned that account.


Jul 20 11:20

Deadly Sunday in Gaza: At least 87 Palestinians & 13 Israeli soldiers killed

Scores of Palestinians and Israeli soldiers have been killed on Sunday as hostilities continue in the Gaza strip. Both sides earlier agreed to a brief ceasefire to allow medics to reach those wounded by Israeli shells.

Jul 20 11:17

China calls for ceasefire to stop loss of civilian life in Gaza

China's special envoy on Middle East Affairs Wu Sike on Sunday called on Israel to immediately stop the military operations against the Gaza Strip and put an end to the blockage it imposes on the coastal enclave.

Jul 20 11:15

Damage Control: Fox News mic catches Kerry criticising Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry is confronted by Fox News with a conversation with an aide that was supposed to be private but was caught by an open studio microphone. He criticises Israel’s attack on Gaza, saying sarcastically: “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.” That is presumably a reference to the rapidly escalating death toll over the past 24 hours from Israel’s ground invasion.

Jul 20 11:14

Israeli Intelligence Minister vows reoccupation of Gaza

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz says the Tel Aviv regime has no plan to stop the ongoing aerial and ground military operations in besieged Gaza Strip.


Jul 20 11:09

RAW: Al-Shujaiyah Massacre

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING

This video shows bodies of all ages littering the streets of the Shujayea (Al-Shajaiyah) in Gaza, killed by Israeli terrorist bombardment. It was taken today. We must warn you this contains distressing images of death.

Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24690

Jul 20 11:05

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 14 - Al-Shujaeya Massacre

Day 14 | WARNING - GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine . Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24704

Jul 20 11:05

Police offered no medical help to unresponsive Staten Island dad Eric Garner; cop who used chokehold is stripped of shield, gun

A new clip posted Saturday shows an apparently lifeless Garner, with his head drooping to the side, surrounded by at least eight cops who just stand around or empty his pockets. NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, caught on another video putting Garner in a chokehold, was assigned to work desk duty.

Jul 20 11:01

Israelis gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as military drops bombs on Gaza

People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not unlike the Romans in the Colosseum cheering as the Emperor throws the Christians to the Lions!

Jul 20 10:59

#GazaUnderAttack – Day 13

Day 13 | WARNING - POSSIBLE GRAPHIC CONTENT #Gaza: #Israel launches massive offensive Operation #ProtectiveEdge #GazaUnderAttack #Palestine --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24673

Jul 20 10:59

Child-killing regime continues genocide in Gaza, death toll exceeds 330

Israeli air strikes and shelling killed more than 25 people across Gaza on Saturday, among them children, raising the toll in 12 days of violence to 333, medics said.

The latest deaths included five members of the Zuweidi family, including two girls aged two and six, in northern Gaza's Beit Hanoun, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said.

UN says minors make up one-fifth of the 299 Palestinians killed in 11 days of intense Israeli bombardment of the densely populated Gaza Strip, where half the 1.7 million people are under age 18.

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Jul 20 10:57

High caliber gunfire from Mexico targets Border Patrol agents in Texas

Border Patrol agents posted at the Rio Grande in Texas had to duck for cover or retreat on Friday evening when they were fired on with suspected military rounds from the Mexican side of the border, according to a U.S. lawmaker.

The shooters fired at the the area across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico. There were bullets ricocheting into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, according to U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas.

The weapon used by the shooters, believed to be members of a Mexican drug cartel, fired .50-caliber rounds which is mostly encountered by Americans in war zones.

Jul 20 10:56

Occupation of Palestinian Territories Likely to Intensify in Coming Months

Jeff Halper says that the Israeli public does not generally put the cycles of violence with Gaza and the West Bank in the context of decades-long military occupation, and that this leads to support for further domination of the Palestinians. Continue reading --> http://sabbah.biz/mt/?p=24662

Jul 20 10:48

ISRAEL & PALESTINE: THE MAPS TELL THE TRUE STORY

(*I just dug this one up for usage in my perpetual e mail pissing contest . Good ordinance for anyone else dealing with a constant nagging pro Israel-er .)

Jul 20 10:45

Dave Kranzler: OTC Derivatives Meltdown Soon?

Jul 20 10:44

MURDERED BBC presenter Jill Dando tried to expose a paedophile ring involving “big-name” BBC stars

According to the retired BBC worker, the Crimewatch host was told that DJs, stars and corporation staff were involved in organised abuse.

But when she tried to get bosses to investigate the alleged ring and other abuse complaints inside the BBC “no one wanted to know”, the former friend said.

Undeterred, Jill is said to have then raised the claims with senior management in the mid-1990s but no investigation took place.

The TV host was shot dead a few years later on the doorstep of her London home. The 37-year-old’s murder remains unsolved.

Jul 20 10:30

Media Blackout: Major Military Operation in East Ukraine. 496 Civilians, 1600 Soldiers Reported Killed

The killing of innocent civilians in Eastern Ukraine resulting from the conduct of major bombing and shelling operations by US supported Kiev regime is not newsworthy. According to official sources, Four hundred and seventy-eight civilians, including seven children were killed and 1392 were wounded in Eastern Ukraine since the outset of the Kiev government’s military crackdown.

Jul 20 10:25

Israel’s Groundhog Day: Reverse Snowballs and the Horror of Lawn-Mowing

A horrible video is circulating on social media, of a Palestinian father in Gaza who is bringing a toy to his four year old son, only to find once he enters his home that his son’s head has been crushed by Israeli shrapnel. That is the face of Israel’s current military operation against Gaza to the outside world.

Jul 20 10:21

Irish councillor pulls down Israeli flag at children's sailing event

A Dublin councillor has defended pulling down an Israeli flag at an international children’s sailing event.

Jul 20 10:18

Police Stockpiling Weapons Of War

A massive military build-up is underway right here in Tennessee.

Local law enforcement agencies are snatching up huge amounts of weapons — from the Department of Defense — used in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Items include grenade launchers, mine-resistant vehicles and guns that have been deemed as surplus by the Pentagon.

Jul 20 10:09

Will Drip law make UK citizens' data more attractive to hackers?

The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (Drip) bill that yesterday cleared the House of Lords will make companies holding UK citizens’ communications data far more attractive to criminal hackers, a security expert has warned.

This will likely be a long-term consequence of the law as it will spread the UK’s data across the world, said Dr Adrian Davis, cybercrime expert and European director of (ISC)2, an association of information security professionals.

Davis raised concerns about clause 4 of the bill, which extends the territorial reach of UK surveillance powers by making it clear foreign firms holding UK citizen data can be served with a warrant to hand over information.

Jul 20 10:05

Exposing La Raza’s AZTLAN Lie. 5 Historical Facts Why the Southwest and Texas Was Not Stolen from Mexico.

The truth is the border never crossed the so-called indigent people of Mexico. It was done lawfully and legally. Mexico and the rest of central and south America are responsible for their own problems. The perception that American stolen Texas and the southwest from Mexico is a flat out lie of the Ford Foundation that is published in Mexican textbooks. It is a shame that the leadership in Mexico blames America for their economic woes to divert people away from the government’s destructive policies as the cause of misery. Exploiting the ignorance of the people is the way they stay in power rewriting history to suit their needs.

Jul 20 10:01

THE STREETS OF GAZA HAVE BECOME A MORGUE … REMINISCENT OF WARSAW

The Israeli military urged Palestinians to flee a growing area of Gaza ahead of further military action in the Mediterranean enclave. Residents say about half of the territory’s 1.8 million population have been told to move.

With the Israeli and Egyptian borders sealed off, Gazans say they have few places to escape to.

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Jul 20 10:01

Death and horror' in Gaza as thousands flee Israeli bombardment

The fiercest fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted on Sunday as Israel dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee.

The Palestinian government has described the attack on Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood, in which at least 60 people were killed, as a "war crime" which required immediate international intervention.

Jul 20 09:52

GAZA ~~ A MESSAGE FROM THE ENEMY

It’s 1948 all over again … this opinion is from the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, Knesset Member, and head of the Manhigut Yehudit (“Jewish Leadership”) faction of Israel’s governing Likud party. Here he outlines the ‘final solution’ for Gaza.

And you thought Hamas was the enemy?

Think again!

Jul 20 09:52

JetBlue report offers details of why woman kicked off plane

Rosenberg said she was asked to leave the flight shortly after. She said JetBlue never explained why she was being removed but she believed it was because she was Jewish.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whine, whine, whimper, whimper, (drop bombs and rockets), play for sympathy, poor poor poor Jewish woman!

Jul 20 09:39

New San Francisco billboard warns workers they’ll be replaced by iPads if they demand a fair wage

Its message — that minimum wage increases will lead to service workers being replaced by apps — is continued on an accompanying website — BadIdeaCA — which claims to be “holding activists accountable for minimum wage consequences.”

Jul 20 09:38

Fla. woman told she’ll have to buy back her stolen camera from pawn shop

A Florida woman said she was distraught when her video camera was stolen out of her minivan, then it was found at a pawn shop.
Amanda Selby said she was told she would have to pay to get her camera back, even though deputies believe they know who stole it.

Jul 20 09:13

Massacre of Shajaia

Jul 20 09:04

Missile Guidance System being smuggled into Ukraine in June intercepted in Finland. Won't say who going to. Ukraine shot down airliner in 2001 with BUK missile

Finland intercepted a shipment of missile guidance systems being smuggled into Ukraine from Vietnam.

They will not say who was the intended recipient in Ukraine.

Ukraine shot down an airliner in 2001 with BUK 300 missile, first they denied it and then had to admit it.

NATO had two airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) planes in the air at the time of MH17 being shot down. One was in Romania and the other in Poland.

Jul 20 08:57

Michigan Food Seizure by Stealth, Welcome to Amerika

Jenny Samuelson was all set to do the deal dictated by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development: Dispose of nearly $5,000 worth of raw milk, cream, butter, eggs, and cheese. Under MDARD supervision, she was to bring the 250 gallons of milk to a neighboring farm, where the farmer would use it for fertilizer. The 10 gallons of cream and 20 pounds of butter would go in a dumpster. And the 100 dozen beautiful unwashed and unrefrigerated pastured eggs (raised without soy feed) would be smashed and turned into compost.

She would also discontinue all deliveries of cream and butter to herdshare members, despite their serious unhappiness about losing access to these foods.

But then the MDARD agents canceled out on the Saturday morning arrangements whereby they would observe the disposal of the food. They have now agreed to show up first thing Monday morning to watch the dirty deed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The government wants us all dependent on the large food corporations, even if what those corporations provide is inferior to naturally produced farm food. It's all about the money, and a healthy population is not only not a factor, but preferable to keep us dependent on the pharmaceutical industry to deal with the illnesses from corporate foods' chemical additives.

Jul 20 08:46

Indiscriminate bloodshed continues in Gaza as 20 more Palestinians are killed in Israeli shelling as hospitals overflow with women and children

At least 20 people have been killed in a dawn strike in Gaza - including the son, daughter-in-law and two small grandchildren of a senior Hamas leader.

Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighbourhood has come under heavy tank fire as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas, causing hundreds of residents to flee.

The dead and wounded have rep[reportedly been left in streets, with ambulances unable to approach.

Early this morning, the wounded from Shijaiyah were rushed to Gaza City's central Shifa Hospital. Frantic parents carried children wounded by shrapnel and the emergency room quickly overflowed, forcing doctors to treat some patients on mattresses in a hallway.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have not killed anyone or done more damage than knock a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

Jul 20 08:44

One Of The NSA's Original Whistleblowers Says The Goal Is 'Total Population Control'

William Binney is one of the highest-level whistleblowers to ever emerge from the NSA. He was a leading code-breaker against the Soviet Union during the Cold War but resigned soon after September 11, disgusted by Washington’s move towards mass surveillance.

On 5 July he spoke at a conference in London organized by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and revealed the extent of the surveillance programs unleashed by the Bush and Obama administrations.

“At least 80% of fibre-optic cables globally go via the US”, Binney said. “This is no accident and allows the US to view all communication coming in. At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US. The NSA lies about what it stores.”

Jul 20 08:40

Harry Reid’s name surfaces in Utah bribery case against two former attorneys general

While the charges are major news in Utah, it was the mention of two senators — Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican — that could reach Washington’s corridors of power.

The documents detail efforts by a federally indicted Utah businessman, Jeremy Johnson, to secure meetings with Mr. Reid and Mr. Hatch, where Mr. Johnson hoped to enlist their help in fighting off an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.

Jul 20 08:37

BEX ALERT - Iran’s fingerprints all over Hamas-Israel conflict

While media have widely reported on the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, few have picked up on the significant Iranian connection to the conflict. Indeed, one cannot comprehend the events of recent weeks without an adequate understanding of Iran’s role in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So let me see if I have this right. ISIS admits kidnapping and killing those three Israeli teenagers in the west bank but Netanyahu uses that crime to launch an all-out invasion against the people of Gaza, and this writer places the blame for the whole mess on Iran? Are they using serious recreational drugs up at The Star?

Jul 20 08:31

Dad Kicks the Crap Out of Child Molester: "Send an ambulance. He is going to need one"

Here's a beating we can all get behind.

A Daytona Beach, Florida father walked in on a horrifying scene. An 18 year old man was sexually abusing his 11 year old son. “He stood up and his pants were around his ankles and nothing else needed to be said,” the father told the dispatcher during the subsequent 911 call.

The 35 year old father, who has not been publicly identified to protect the privacy of the child, proceeded to beat the daylights out of the molester, Raymond Frolander. Once Frolander was unconscious, the father made the call to 911.

Jul 20 08:11

In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (Updated)

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel has lost the propaganda war for their latest atrocity.

Jul 20 08:10

UK's Drip law: cynical, misleading and an affront to democracy

The UK’s new Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (Drip) law that went from announcement to enactment in eight days, is a complete abomination. Everything about the process – and here, process is critical – is an affront to democracy, to the rule of law, to the rights of British and global citizens, and even to the erstwhile ends of national security.

The completely unsatisfactory process involved the announcement last Thursday that the three main party leaders had been working in private towards supporting a bill that wasn’t yet public, followed by a three day fast-track process through the Commons and Lords, an overnight afterthought on human rights compliance, vague and uncoordinated attempts at amendment, and a government reshuffle and countless other matters to distract and detract.

What Drip represents is the absence of true political leadership and an utter failure to engage in an open, mature, public debate about the clash between privacy and security online.

Jul 20 08:09

1000s of protesters in New York City denounce Israel’s war on children

Thousands of people have held a demonstration in New York City to denounce Israel’s war on Palestinian children as Tel Aviv’s offensive against the besieged Gaza Strip continues, Press TV reports.

The protesters, who gathered at the Times Square in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, said the Israeli strikes are part of a global “war on children,” a Press TV correspondent reported.

Waving Palestinian flags, and chanting slogans, the demonstrators denounced the Zionist regime and its crimes against the Palestinians.

Jul 20 08:07

Protests Held Across US Against Obama's Disastrous Immigration Policies

An activist group known as Make Them Listen has scheduled a two-day protest this weekend to decry the Obama administration's failed immigration policy, with events to occur all across the country on July 19 and 20.

Jul 20 08:07

Uh Thank You... Thank You Varry, Varry Muche

What's with Malaysian airlines? The odds against two in a row from the same airline are great enough to discourage thought of coincidence. Of course, these days, just about everything is enemy action. An actual accident is enough of a surprise to result in temporary flummoxing. Let's ask Snowden what he thinks. Hey, Snowjob! What's this Malaysian plane downings scenario all about? “Well, first let me say that we were prepared to know what we could have known but we chose not to know it. I think Donald Rumsfield explained that. See, there's a giganormous infrastructure of red eyes in the trees that are watching 'every move you make, every breath you take and every leg you break'. I, in good conscience, could not stand by while all the things I really can't go into detail about were taking place.

Jul 20 08:06

US Government Orders Farmers To Destroy 30 Million Pounds Of Their Own Crop

In one of the worst examples of government regulation and intrusion, the US government ordered Michigan cherry farmers to literally dump 30 million pounds of cherries on the ground. Even worse, many cherry farmers are being driven out of business because of the outrageous rules.

The practice is coming to national light because of a new lawsuit against the government filed by a cherry processor. A judge currently is considering issue.

“The food pantry shelves are bare, people going hungry, and here we are dumping millions of pounds of cherries on the ground,” Michigan cherry grower Rob Manigold said of the 2009 incident. That was the same year farmer Leonard Ligon dumped 72,000 pounds of tart cherries along a road outside Traverse City, Michigan, to protest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on his state’s cherries.

Jul 20 07:59

Clashes as pro-Palestinian protesters defy France ban -UPDATED

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve justified bans in Paris, the Sarcelles suburb and the Mediterranean city of Nice by saying the security risk was too great, prompting outrage from left-wing and pro-Palestinian groups.

Jul 20 07:58

“The Israeli Dream”: The Criminal Roadmap Towards “Greater Israel”?

The concept of a “Greater Israel” according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching “’From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.’

Rabbi Fischmann, of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, stated to the UN Special Committee on 9th July 1947 that:

The Promised Land extends from the River of Egypt up to the Euphrates, it includes parts of Syria and Lebanon’”, wrote Michel Chossudovsky. (1)

Thus “from the Nile to the Euphrates.” Herzl’s detailed thesis was written in 1904.

Jul 20 07:57

Palin urges grassroots at conservative summit to support impeachment of Obama

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged the grassroots Saturday to support her call for the impeachment of President Obama, imploring conservatives to push the idea with Congress.

Jul 20 07:57

Hillary Tells EU to Use MH17 Tragedy to Find Alternatives to Gazprom (dollar dumping gas giant)

Activist Post

Ah, now the agenda is starting to make a bit more sense. Hillary Clinton doesn't want a good crisis to go to waste. She told Charlie Rose that her recommendation to the European Union is to take advantage of the shot-down MH17 tragedy to "Immediately accelerate efforts to find alternatives to Gazprom."...

Jul 20 07:57

Members of UAE 'aid convoy' revealed as intelligence agents

Forty members of the UAE "aid convoy" which entered the Gaza Strip last week have been revealed as intelligence agents. They were, it is believed, trying to collect information about Hamas and its infrastructure in the besieged territory.

According to one informed source, a local Palestinian recognised one of the agents as a soldier in the UAE armed forces. He contacted the security forces in Gaza who took the agent in for questioning.

Other members of the "aid convoy" then made contact with officials in the United Arab Emirates. In turn, they asked disgraced Fatah official Mohamed Dahlan, who now lives in and is sponsored by the UAE government, to try to secure a safe and swift exit for the agents.

Jul 20 07:56

Footage shows dozens of bodies in Gaza's Shujaya

A video displayed Sunday by Hamas-run Al-Aqsa satellite channel showed dozens of bodies scattered on the streets of al-Shujaya district in eastern Gaza City in the aftermath of heavy Israeli shelling in the area.

The video showed Palestinian families fleeing their homes amid cries and screams, just moments after the area was pounded by Israeli artillery fire.

Jul 20 07:52

Yellen warns of possible bubble in bonds:

Jul 20 07:49

DEBRIFING: MH17 WAS HIT BY AA MISSILE R-73 OR R-27 THAT WAS FIRED FROM MIG-29 OR SU-27, BOTH OPERATIONAL IN UKRAINE AIR

"With the hit of such aircraft with this warhead form many different holes, - says the designer. - In the fuselage, they may be small, if they hit the fuel tanks huge, if the engine is hit then nothing remains as fragments "fire" all turbine blades. "

Judging by the damaged remains of the Boeing 777, the expert concludes that the aircraft was fired upon by jet missiles. These balls are not combat units, and the beam pointed rods welded together sometimes, sometimes not. For established beam rods installed lifting charge - this is the "fragmentation rod warhead." At the peak of approach to the target warhead made ??in undermining the charge, and a bunch of bars on almost cosmic speed rushes to the goal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This may explain why the British press is trying to sell the BUK shoot down with a video which is clearly edited from one clip showing a SAM launch, then a hard cut to the plane coming down. The actual impact of SAM to MH17 is not show, merely implied, and in none of the clips does the SAM and MH17 appear together. Bolstered by the statements from the Spanish Air Traffic controller regarding two Kiev fighters following the 777, and the possibility that Kiev's original intention was to shoot down Putin's plane coming back from the BRICS meetings, this looks like a simple in-air assassination gone horribly wrong, with Kiev and the US using the tragedy to push for escalating the conflict with Russia.

Remember the Lusitania and how there really were munitions in the hold!

Remember the Maine and how there never was a Spanish mine.

Remember the Gulf of Tonkin and how there were no torpedoes.

Remember Pearl Harbor and how it wasn't a surprise at all, but the end result of Roosevelt's deliberate goading of Japan into the attack. Remember every time you have been tricked into a war and understand that the propaganda about MY17 is just business as usual for a government that rules you with lies, fraud, and deception.

Jul 20 07:48

Catch of the Day waits 3 years to reveal data breach

Australian daily deals website Catch of the Day announced a three-year-old data breach compromising credit cards and passwords to its customers on Friday evening.

Jul 20 07:39

Was MH17 Sabotaged By An IsraeliSecurity Team At AmsterdamSchiphol Airport?

As the only non-European journalist to cover The Hague inquiry into the Amsterdam crash of El Al flight 1862 (October 1992), which destroyed a Biljmeer district apartment complex, I discovered many aspects of the Israeli security set-up at Schipol International Airport and the role of the Mossad intelligence agency in secret operations there, one of Europe’s business transport hubs. This same airport spy network is very likely involved in the recent crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over the Ukraine.

Jul 20 07:38

Dozens killed in Palestinian town; Netanyahu calls for demilitarizing Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians fled in panic into Gaza City on Sunday as Israeli troops focused their firepower on the nearby town of Shaja'ia. The shelling and bombing killed at least 60 people and wounded 300, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

In previous days, Israel warned residents to flee, through calls, text messages and dropping fliers that said "it is the intention of the IDF to carry out aerial strikes against terror sites and operatives" in the area. The fliers told people to head to Gaza City by Wednesday morning and not to return until further notice. The IDF posted an English translation of the fliers Sunday on Twitter.

Some residents said they had received the warnings but felt that even if they fled, they could face the same dangers in other parts of Gaza.
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CNN camera captures airstrike in Gaza

Jul 20 07:37

Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

B'Tselem, an Israeli human rights organisation, describes a flechette shell as "an anti-personnel weapon that is generally fired from a tank. The shell explodes in the air and releases thousands of metal darts 37.5mm in length, which disperse in a conical arch 300 metres long and about 90 metres wide".

The munitions are not prohibited under international humanitarian law, but according to B'Tselem, "other rules of humanitarian law render their use in the Gaza Strip illegal. One of the most fundamental principles is the obligation to distinguish between those who are involved and those who are not involved in the fighting, and to avoid to the extent possible injury to those who are not involved. Deriving from this principle is the prohibition of the use of an imprecise weapon which is likely to result in civilian injuries."

Jul 20 07:35

White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border

New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.

The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon, shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.

But the number of migrants who cross the border in so-called “family units” has spiked five-fold to 55,420, according to the border patrol’s data, which came out amid a storm of news about the shoot-down of a Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine, delays in failed U.S. nuke talks with Iran, and on Hamas’ continued war against Israel.

Jul 20 07:32

UNRWA declares emergency in Gaza

running out of food, drugs for displaced Gazans

The U.N. says more than 50000 Palestinians are seeking shelter,

Jul 20 07:27

Littoral Combat Ship Will Be Modified, If Not Replaced

After authorizing construction of at least 20 littoral combat ships, the Navy may soon dramatically change course on its decade-long, multi-billion dollar experiment to build a relatively inexpensive surface combatant.

The LCS program has suffered severe criticism for being under-gunned and thin-skinned, outstripping cost estimates and experiencing performance issues on initial deployments. It has also enjoyed a dogged defense by both uniformed and civilian Navy officials.

But in April the Navy released two requests for information for technologies to improve LCS designs or replace them outright. The first asked for existing, mature design concepts for totally new ships. The second solicited systems and technologies at the component level that could be readily included in future ships.

Jul 20 07:24

Kerry: 'Moment of truth' for Putin

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says "drunken separatists" are interfering with the MH17 investigation.

Jul 20 07:16

Even in isolated, pristine Tasmania, pressure to allow GMO farming

Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough.

The pitch black cattle, blending into their muddy surroundings and stretching as far as the eye can see, are being fattened up for the Japanese market where marbled Angus beef is in high demand.

These bulls at the feedlot owned by Japan's Aeon Co Ltd book an even higher premium, thanks to Tasmania's status as the only Australian state that bans genetically modified food crops and animal feed.

Jul 20 06:51

Israelis gather on hillsides to watch and cheer as military drops bombs on Gaza

As the sun begins to sink over the Mediterranean, groups of Israelis gather each evening on hilltops close to the Gaza border to cheer, whoop and whistle as bombs rain down on people in a warzone hell a few miles away.

Old sofas, garden chairs, battered car seats and upturned crates provide seating for the spectators. On one hilltop, a swing has been attached to the branches of a pine tree, allowing its occupant to sway gently in the breeze. Some bring bottles of beer or soft drinks and snacks.

On Saturday, a group of men huddle around a shisha pipe. Nearly all hold up smartphones to record the explosions or to pose grinning, perhaps with thumbs up, for selfies against a backdrop of black smoke.

Despite reports that millions of Israelis are living in terror of Hamas rockets, they don't deter these hilltop war watchers whose proximity to Gaza puts them within range of the most rudimentary missiles. Some bring their children

Jul 20 06:37

Flashback: Ron Paul on RT's Liz Wahl

Shortly after interviewing Ron about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, RT anchor Liz Wahl resigned & slammed the outlet for “promoting a Putinist agenda.” Was this a publicity stunt or political statement? Ron weighs in.

Every single day we're lying': Russia Today reporter resigns over coverage of Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash http://12160.info/-russia-today-reporter-resigns-over-c

Jul 20 06:30

Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Israel Invades Gaza Because it has America’s tacit consent

America must soon shift our role from giving tacit consent to an invasion to becoming an active partner in a new, honest search for peace in the Middle East.

What is the end game? To cast Gazans to the sea, where they will be met by the Israeli Navy? To push Gazans into Egypt? To eject all Palestinians to… where? This is a question relevant not only to Israelis and Palestinians, but to the entire world.

Jul 20 06:26

What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner? — Paul Craig Roberts

Washington’s propaganda machine is in such high gear that we are in danger of losing the facts that we do have. One fact is that the separatists do not have the expensive Buk anti-aircraft missile system or the trained personnel to operate it. Another fact is that the separatists have no incentive to shoot down an airliner and neither does Russia. Anyone can tell the difference between low-flying attack aircraft and an airliner at 33,000 feet.

Jul 20 06:23

Will Russia shoot down West’s lies?

One gets the feeling that Russia has the aim and ability to shoot down these Western lies, and to show up Western politicians and media for what they are: a criminal enterprise of lies and war-making.

They don’t call it the “gutter press” for nothing. But Western so-called news media sunk to new toxic depths over the weekend in their coverage of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine – and the death of all 298 people on board.

The trouble is that this time the Western propaganda machine is up against Russia and its own very capable intelligence.

Russia is not only calmly challenging the West to present its so-called “intelligence evidence.” Moscow is now also saying that it has its own incriminating information as to what really happened to the doomed Malaysian flight.

Jul 20 06:23

ADL's Interfaith Summer Camp Infiltrated by Supporters of Al Qaeda Terrorist

How would you feel if you sent your son or daughter to an Anti-Defamation League summer camp only to find out that the camp’s youth coordinators are supporters of a convicted Al Qaeda terrorist?

Brothers Bilal and Ammaar Mirza have been involved with Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) Camp Interfaith in beautiful Andover, New Hampshire since they were teenagers, first as campers and then as staffers. Yet at the very same time, they have also been active in a Boston area extremist Islamist movement that is viciously anti-American and tinged with anti-Semitism, a movement that has coalesced around the cause of a local jihadist celebrity, Tarek Mehanna.

Jul 20 06:18

BRICS establish $100bn bank and currency reserves

Each BRICS member is expected to put an equal share into establishing the startup capital of $50 billion with a goal to reach $100 billion. The BRICS bank will be headquartered in Shanghai, India will preside as president the first year, and Russia will be the chairman of the representatives. Each country will send either their finance minister or Central Bank chair to the bank’s representative board.

The group of emerging economies signed the long-anticipated document to create the $100 bn BRICS Development Bank and a reserve currency pool worth over another $100 bn. Both will counter the influence of Western-based lending institutions and the dollar.

Jul 20 05:56

Lost bodies, wasted money: Inside NYC’s Medical Examiner’s Office

The city Medical Examiner’s Office is a mess — plagued with errors, including bodies being lost, mistakenly cremated or wrongly donated to science — while millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on plans and equipment useful only in a mass disaster.

The office has received $19.6 million in federal Homeland Security grants since 2005, The Post has learned.

But it refuses to detail how it has spent the funds and has failed to release any records, violating a Post request submitted under the Freedom of Information Law last August.

Documents from the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services provide a limited look at the spending, and it suggests most of the funds were wasted.

Jul 20 05:52

Alarms about migrant kids were raised since 2012

Nearly a year before President Barack Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Texas, and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children.

Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches. As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived. An average of 66 were apprehended each day on the border and more than 24,000 cycled through Texas patrol stations in 2013. In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso raised alarms about the federal government's capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse

Jul 20 05:38

First Detroit, Now Flint Warns Bankruptcy "Train Is Headed For The Cliff"

Flint may be Michigan’s second city to plunge into bankruptcy unless retirees accept cuts in health benefits that threaten to unravel a balanced budget. As Crain's Detroit reports, Emergency Manager Darnell Earley (Flint’s third emergency leader since it was placed under state control in 2011) warned "If we have no ability to mitigate the cost of retiree health care, that’s going to make it very difficult for the city to remain financially stable over the next few years." As Eric Scorsone notes, "Flint's at the forefront, but a lot of cities are on the same train, and that train is headed for the cliff."

Jul 20 04:40

Videos - Heavy Attacks On Gaza - occupiedair

Heavy Attacks On Gaza
Shifa Hospital
Unabated bombing campaign taking its toll on civilian population

Jul 20 01:45

Cameron warns of more sanctions on Russia

British Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the prospect of fresh European sanctions against Russia following the crash of a Malaysian plane in east Ukraine.

Jul 20 01:39

It was Putin's missile!

And here's the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy - the second in four months - is "terrorism" perpetrated by "pro-Russian separatists", armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit. End of story. Anyone who believes otherwise, shut up.

Jul 20 01:34

Israel-Gaza conflict: Medical Charity Official Likens Job To ‘Patching up Torture Victims in an Open-air prison’

In an unprecedented criticism of the Israeli siege of Gaza, a senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.

Jul 20 01:31

Donetsk People’s Republic guarantees security to experts working at the Boeing crash site

The government of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have said they will guarantee security to international experts who will work at the Boeing 777 crash site.

July 19, 2014

Jul 19 23:56

Israel Drops Cancer-inducing Bombs on Gazans

A Norwegian doctor working in Gaza has strongly criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, Dr. Erik Fosse recently stated to Press TV that the majority of patients hospitalized in Gaza are civilians injured in attacks on their homes, and that about thirty percent of these victims are children

Jul 19 20:31

Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids?

The video starts at 28:30. At 39:00 Glenn Greenwald really tells the truth about America's media and their fear of reporting anything negative about Israel. Good for him for speaking the truth.

Jul 19 20:28

Khalilah Sabra: Israel Is Using Banned Weapons against the People of Gaza

As the Tel Aviv regime continues its deadly campaign of airstrikes against the densely populated Gaza Strip, where some 1.6 million people are living in an area of 360 km2 under critical conditions exacerbated by continuous water shortage, power blackout and lack of access to foodstuff and medicine, conscious activists across the world are raising their voice in protest against the inhumane measures adopted by Israel in Gaza, which has been under siege for more than 7 years now.

Jul 19 20:27

US showing prepared to go to war with Russia and China: Don DeBar

An American political commentator says he believes the United States’ plan to upgrade its stealth bombers is a message to Russia and China that it is prepared to go to war with them if need be.

Jul 19 20:27

US says China has sent ship to spy on RIMPAC drill

Jul 19 20:12

3 AND HALF JEWS DISCUSS ISRAEL/HAMAS - BILL MAHER REALTIME

FAIR AND BALANCED

One youtuber titled it this: Bill Maher and Conservative Guest Surprisingly Agree on Who's to Blame for Gaza Civilian Deaths

Jul 19 19:01

Good News Silver Fix Is Ending

Jul 19 18:24

Tens of thousands march through London: The BBC is silent…

Crowds of tens of thousands gathered in Central London today to protest at the on-going military actions of Israel in the Gaza Strip. Estimates range from 50,000 to 100,000, making this one of the largest demonstrations in recent years in Britain.

Jul 19 17:58

Norwegian surgeon in Gaza hospital: "This is outrageous, horrific and unbelievable ... what's happening is no less than premeditated killing and genocide."

carloads with maimed, torn apart, bleeding, shivering, dying - all sorts of injured Palestinians, all ages, all civilians, all innocent.

Jul 19 17:57

Reuters: Clashes Erupt in Paris as Thousands Rally To Denounce Israel Attack on Gaza

Angry Crowds Defy Ban on Pro-Palestinian Protests

Paris — Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in Paris on Saturday as they defied a ban on a planned rally against violence in the Gaza strip.

A Reuters photographer said demonstrators in northern Paris launched projectiles at riot police, who responded by firing teargas canisters and stun grenades.

Demonstrators also climbed on top of a building and burned an Israeli flag. At least one car was set on fire.

A police spokesman said that 38 demonstrators had been arrested by early evening and that the clashes were dying down.

Jul 19 17:12

Ars editor learns feds have his old IP addresses, full credit card numbers

FOIA request turns up 9 years of records, including plaintext credit card numbers

Jul 19 17:11

Expel Palestinians, populate Gaza with Jews, says Knesset deputy speaker

Israel must attack Gaza even more mercilessly, expel the population and resettle the territory with Jews, the deputy speaker of Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has said.

Moshe Feiglin, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, makes the call in an article for the Israeli news website Arutz Sheva.

Jul 19 17:08

Malaysia Airlines faces doubtful future

Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% in Malaysia following the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Some Asian stock markets also ended the day lower on fears the crash may intensify political tensions between the West, Ukraine and Russia.

This is the second catastrophe to hit the Malaysian airline this year after flight MH370 disappeared in March.

Questions are being asked about whether the carrier can now survive.

"Even if this is pure coincidence, it's never happened in history that a flag carrier has seen two wide-body aircraft disappearing in a few months," said Bertrand Grabowski, head of aviation at DVB Bank, which acts as a banker to Malaysia Airlines.

Jul 19 17:05

U.S. Grants Ukraine Non-NATO Ally Status

The United States Congress passed a Russian Aggression Prevention Act (RAPA) of 2014, which granted Ukraine together with Moldova, and Georgia major non-NATO ally status. The legislation authorizes the transfer of military assistance to Ukraine, including the anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons and small arms, based on the needs and the assessment of capabilities of Ukrainian Armed Forces, reads the document. It also encourages the U.S. government to share intelligence with Ukraine.

The Act was submitted by the expert commission and adopted by the U.S. Congress in two readings on July 17. The legislation stipulates the increase of the U.S. Armed Forces interactions and NATO security assistance to Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and post-Yugoslavia republics: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.

Jul 19 16:55

Chinese business mogul who paid $500K for lunch with Clintons 'was told he'd have to DOUBLE the donation when he asked if his kids could come'

A Chinese-American businessman has reportedly paid a half million dollars to spent '45 minutes to an hour' with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

And when the mogul asked if he could bring his kids along, he was told it would cost him double - $1million. He left his children home.

Jul 19 16:52

1988 US Attack on Iran Air

Jul 19 16:51

"I Will Never Apologize". Iran Flight 665 Shot Down, 290 Dead.

"I will never apologize for the United States — I don't care what the facts are... I'm not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." - George Bush, Aug 2 1988

These are the words of the (at time) Vice President of the United States after a civilian aircraft carrying 290 passengers, 66 of which were children, was shot down by the reckless USS Vincennes on July 3, 1988. The coverup and lack of apology, continues to this day.

Jul 19 16:43

MH17: Weathering the Propaganda Firestorm

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

The level of unsubstantiated propaganda being directed against Russia regarding the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has reached unprecedented lows.

There is tangible desperation across Western media establishments, their political spheres, and within their corporate-financier funded policy think-tanks as they attempt to reassert their agenda and narrative not only upon the crisis in Ukraine, but upon the entire world as their weakening grip becomes apparent to all.

The dangerous desperation emanating from the West follows the latest in a series of growing failures - the previous and most comparable being the loss of its proxy war against Syria and the desperate criminal conspiracy they unleashed in a failed attempt to save it...

Jul 19 16:38

FLIGHT MH17 – Kiev Flash Mob’s Final False Flag?

With little or no evidence to back their claims (déjà vu Syria), the usual suspects and their media moguls are pointing the finger at Russia again. With so much going on in the US and to its special friends in other parts of the world, this crisis event could not have come at a better time. Is this the Kiev Flash Mob’s final card from its dealer at Pennsylvania Ave?

Jul 19 16:32

Pennsylvania man shot in back over unpaid parking tickets

The coercive nature of the state is necessary for its existence. All decrees handed down from the ‘wise men’ on high, are upheld and enforced on the promissory action of state sanctioned violence.

Jul 19 16:32

On this date in 1976 - Viking 1 touches down on mars

Jul 19 16:31

On this day in 1969 - Apollo 11 lands on the sea of tranquility


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Apollo 11 landing site imaged by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Jul 19 16:29

On the defensive, Barney Frank accuses Clemons and Kornacki of ganging up on him, and Israel

From Steve Kornacki’s MSNBC show, Up with Steve Kornacki. Guest Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation was critical of the Gaza onslaught for the killings of civilians, and former Congressman Barney Frank bridled, defending Israel. He then said the two others were ganging up on him. I’ve never seen Frank so on the defensive in his support for Israel. He accuses Clemons of being “anti-Israel” and is angry that Kornacki is taking “the other side.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good! Time to put these Israel-firsters on the defensive! Regain the initiative!

Jul 19 16:27

Ron Paul: Don't Blame Putin For Malaysian Jet Shoot Down

Many are pointing fingers at Russian President Vladimir Putin for giving weapons to the pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels that are being linked to the shootdown of the Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed in Ukraine, but former Rep. Ron Paul says that Putin shouldn't be blamed.

"Putin is a little bit smarter than that," Paul told John Bachman on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday. "I don't think he would ever come close to participating in an act like this."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Jul 19 16:25

We'll send in more troops, warns Israel: Netanyahu vows to 'significantly widen' ground offensive in Gaza

Israel is prepared to ‘significantly widen’ its ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned yesterday.

He said the military was intent on destroying rocket sites and tunnels used by Hamas to launch strikes against Israel.

Mr Netanyahu spoke as thousands of troops, backed by tanks, artillery fire and fighter jets, poured into Gaza in a bid to seek and destroy the hardline Islamist group that controls the strip.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's review the timetable.

Last month, three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and killed in an IDF-controlled region of the West Bank, not Gaza. ISIS has taken credit and even the Israeli media admits that the two suspects named by the Israeli government are not part of HAMAS, but of a group known for disobeying HAMAS and trying to cause trouble for them.

But Netanyahu declares HAMAS responsible and launches bombing raids into Gaza using the very latest high-tech weapons provided by the US Government and paid for by the US taxpayers.

To put Israel's actions into perspective, let us recall that over the July 4th weekend, 8 people were killed in Chicago. Using Netanyahu's logic, the Democratic party should be blamed and all of Illinois bombed and invaded!

The Palestinians, who have been attacked without provocation, fight back with their home-made rockets, which so far have not killed anyone or done more damage than knock a few roof tiles loose.

But to Israel's supporters, we should all forget that Israel attacked Gaza without a valid reason, and view Palestine's attempts to defend themselves as the crime, so that Israel can go on pounding the Palestinians with their superior weapons.

I want to point something out. The Israelis sit in their tanks, or the drone operations centers, or fly high above Gaza in their US-supplied warplanes, dropping the latest in US-supplied high tech lethal munitions, and imagine themselves the heroes they read about in the Torah. The Palestinians huddle in their giant open-air prison, without an army, a navy, or an air force, and fight back with home-made rockets made out of plumbing supplies.

Not since Thermopylae has the world seen such courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Palestinians have balls the US and Israel can only dream of, and the world will remember their courage against the tyrants, and the lies by the corporate media's presstitutes and whorespondents trying to protect Israel's aggression!

Jul 19 15:40

Stock Sirens Sounding

Jul 19 15:08

LET'S START WW3 FOR REAL BEX ALERT - Did a Russian soldier's trigger finger blow MH17 out of the sky. US says separatists would struggle to fire missile alone

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Wow! They are really trying to lay this on Putin any way they can!

Jul 19 15:08

Palestine vs. Israel: An Immoral Conflict Devoid of Balance

The recent Israeli bombardment of Gaza is the latest example of the lack of equilibrium in a conflict that has been intermittently fought since the establishment of Israel in 1948. Following the killing of 3 Israeli teenagers last month, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the 4th largest military on the planet to conduct air, land and sea attacks on the densely populated Gaza Strip, which has left over 340 Palestinians dead – 75% of which are civilians, compared to 5 Israelis killed.

Jul 19 14:37

Ukraine State News Broadcast of MH17 is Naked Propaganda

Activist Post

Ukraine's state sponsored news broadcast of the alleged shoot down of flight MH17 should win the award for best propaganda of the year...

Jul 19 14:20

Palestinians cut power off to Israeli settlement in West Bank

ha ha ha! great that they put it on video too.

Jul 19 14:19

Ukraine Prepares Claims for Recognizing Southeastern Republics as Terrorist Organizations

Ukrainian authorities are preparing international legal claims on the recognition of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics as terrorist organizations, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported.

At a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans, "the president [Petro Poroshenko] said that international legal claims are prepared to globally recognize the so-called DPR [Donetsk People’s Republic] and LPR [Luhansk People’s Republic] as terrorist organizations," the press service said.

On Friday, Poroshenko called the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine a terrorist attack.

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Jul 19 14:16

Poll finds most voters think stock market is rigged, big banks hurt Americans

Nearly two-thirds of voters say the stock market is rigged against them and a majority say Wall Street and big banks hurt average Americans, according to poll results released Thursday by a pro-regulation group.

Jul 19 14:09

Rivero Returns to Genesis Communications

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My fifteen minutes of fame in RadioInk Magazine! :)

Jul 19 14:07

Deadline for Iran nuke deal extended by 4 months

Tehran agrees to additional concessions and will receive in return some $2.8 billion in frozen assets, but gaps remain

Jul 19 14:06

The dollar's 70-year dominance is coming to an end

Within a decade, greenback's could be replaced as the world's reserve currency

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No way will this scam last another ten years. It may be gone by the end of this year if there is a crash of the US financial system!

Jul 19 13:48

No, the Police Don’t Work for You

“The police are worthless. I don’t know what we’re paying them for.”

That familiar, despairing lament was voiced by a friend here in Payette after his family had lost $20,000 worth of property a burglary. The crime was solved before the police intervened: Some of the pilfered property was still in possession of the suspects, who admitted that it didn’t belong to them. Working on their own initiative, my friend and his adult daughter — the primary victim — tracked down more of the stolen goods at local yard sales and garage sales.

Jul 19 13:30

Why Buy Gold in July?

Jul 19 12:54

Israel’s ambiguous relationship with Hamas

Uri Avnery views the propaganda surrounding the current Israeli aggression against Gaza, and examines Israel’s relationship with the Hamas movement, which is more ambiguous than Israelis would have us believe.

Jul 19 12:29

Palestinian, Israeli Supporters clash during protest in Calgary

Palestinian and Israeli supporters clashed during a planned Palestinian protest against the conflict in Gaza outside Calgary's City Hall on Friday night.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As usual, Israel's supporters show up to a protest they are not invited to and start a ruckus. This kind of behavior (along with the DOS attack still going on on my server) is an admission that Israel knows they are legally and morally in the wrong in their actions in Gaza and have to resort to thuggery to get what they want.

Jul 19 12:22

ZIO BEX ALERT ~~~ MORE LIES TO JUSTIFY SLAUGHTER

zios claim this was from Gaza …. ‘Hamas using children as human shields’ …

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Look where it’s really from …

Jul 19 12:22

Ebola 2014: West Africa outbreak tops 1,000 cases, situation remains ‘serious’

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has hit a new “milestone” as the World Health Organization reports in an update today than the number of cases have exceeded 1,000. The global health agency says the current epidemic trend of EVD outbreak in Sierra Leone and Liberia remains serious, with 67 new cases and 19 deaths reported from 15 – 17 July 2014.

Jul 19 11:42

Video: Outraged constituents confront CT Senator Chris Murphy over support for Gaza attack

Commentary from Mondoweiss:
When Senator Chris Murphy invited his Connecticut constituents to a hike up East Rock Park this morning, he did not expect to be met by activists from the Middle East Crisis Committee and Jewish Voice for Peace. The activists had gathered to express outrage at Murphy’s support for Israel’s ongoing massacre of over 300 Gazans. Captured on video, Senator Murphy denied knowledge of the Senate’s recent Resolution 498–a greenlight for Israel’s war–despite the fact that Murphy himself co-sponsored it.

“I was staggered to hear Murphy deny support for a bill that he co-sponosred,” said Stan Heller of the Middle East Crisis Committee.

http://mondoweiss.net/2014/07/outraged-constituents-confront.html

Jul 19 11:39

NBC News declares ‘billions could starve’ as America’s water aquifers run dry

In America, a crisis is unfolding right under the public’s feet. Water scarcity is beginning to creep into the Texas panhandle and the breadbasket region of the United States. A valuable aquifer that once provided water security is drying up beneath farmers’ feet as drought-like conditions linger.

Jul 19 11:31

Israel: America’s Frankenstein monster

......From the American perspective Israel looks something like Frankenstein’s monster, a morally dubious and arguably unnatural creation that was stitched together with the noblest of intentions but not much foresight, and that produced a painful litany of unintended consequences. In that analogy we are Victor Frankenstein, who can never unmake his wayward creature, control it or untether himself from it. If I remember the story correctly, they destroy each other in the end.

Jul 19 09:47

NEW YORKERS HONOUR THE MARTYRS OF GAZA ~~ IN PHOTOS

We met in Bryant Park behind the 42nd St. library, read the names of the dead, and then began a silent walk, only the sound of a drum, across 42nd St to the Israeli Consulate on 2nd Ave. We carried signs, Palestinian flags, figures of people wrapped in white, and some wore blood stained shrouds. People on the crowded streets stood aside and watched our long line pass. Some took photos. When we got to the consulate we chanted and after about an hour we went to the Egyptian Consulate and did the same there.

Jul 19 09:47

ISRAEL WELCOMES FRANCE TO THE LEAGUE OF TYRANTS

France became the first country in the world to ban pro Palestinian demonstrations …. does this make them ‘The Only Democracy In Europe?’ (sic)

Jul 19 09:41

Malaysian jet tragedy propagandized – Ron Paul

Referring to the tragic downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine, former Texas congressman Ron Paul warned against jumping to conclusions over the culprits.

Drawing parallels between the potential for a Russian-made missile system’s connection to the attack of the passenger jet on Thursday over the restive Donetsk region of Ukraine and the capture of US-made weapons by Islamist insurgents in Iraq, Paul pointed out that the missile’s potential source of manufacture was largely immaterial.

“That may well be true, but guess what, ISIS has a lot of American weapons," said Paul. "We sent weapons into Syria to help the rebels and al-Qaida ends up getting it — it doesn't mean that our American government and Obama deliberately wanted ISIS to get American weapons."

Jul 19 09:35

DEA INSIDER REVEALS HOW AGENCY PROTECTS DRUG TRAFFICKING FOR THE ELITE

The information contained in this report is both stunning and frightening. However, to many in the DEA ranks and US intelligence community, this report will ring true and many of these personnel will be shocked at the revelations which will follow. Much of the material presented in the first part of this series is contextual in background in order to provide a high degree of legitimacy to the claims from a DEA whistleblower.

Jul 19 09:33

Gaza is a concentration camp, and it’s an American delusion not to recognize that — Weschler

Lawrence Weschler, a writer of considerable mainstream prestige, is sick of prevaricating about Israel. It’s rabid. It has rabies. And Gaza is a concentration camp. Weschler has let loose chiefly because of the “remorseless” and “repetitively compulsive” aspect of Israeli violence. I believe that understanding is now widely shared in the liberal mainstream, and interventions like Weschler’s make it easier for others to speak up. From Truthdig:

I know, I know, and I am bone tired of being told it, when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there is plenty of blame to go around, but by this point after coming on almost 50 years of Israeli stemwinding and procrastinatory obfuscation, I’d put the proportionate distribution of blame at about the same level as the mortality figures—which is, where are we today (what with Wednesday morning’s four children killed while out playing on a Gaza beach)? What, 280 to 2?

Jul 19 09:29

Israeli tanks withdraw from Beit Lahiya after clashes with Hamas

Israeli tanks withdrew from Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip after intense clashes with Hamas, only a day after they penetrated hundreds of meters into the area at the beginning of the ground invasion Thursday night.

Eyewitnesses told Ma'an that violent clashes took place in the "Ashkelon" area of Beit Lahiya on Friday afternoon, and that the tanks withdrew in response to positions behind the Israeli border.

Jul 19 09:28

If Israel could do this to a young American Jew, imagine what Palestinians face every day

Jul 19 09:27

FLASHBACK - Russia preparing to develop Gaza gas field

In a significant political and economic development, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Jan. 23 with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The meeting came as a prerequisite to officially sign an investment agreement aiming to develop the Gaza offshore gas field in the Mediterranean Sea. It is only logical to assume that this step will raise the ire of Israel. The latter does not appreciate the role Russia plays in the region, especially since Israel has never come to an agreement with Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And THERE is the real motive for Israel's genocide against Gaza!

Jul 19 09:25

Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals

China's president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a $20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing's growing interests in the region.

President Xi Jinping was greeted with a military honor guard in Brasilia by President Dilma Rousseff before overseeing the signing of a raft of agreements during a state visit.

Xi then met behind-closed doors with a dozen Latin American and Caribbean leaders, including Cuba's communist President Raul Castro.

After the summit, Rousseff said China proposed the creation of a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess Obama will have to shoot down a passenger jet near China so he can start pushing for sanctions there as well!

Jul 19 09:24

BRICS meet South American leaders after bank deal

The BRICS group of emerging powers met Wednesday with South American presidents as they justified the creation of a development bank seen as an alternative to Western-dominated global financial organizations.

Jul 19 09:24

Brazil, China sign several trade, business deals

Brazil (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping ended a state visit to Brazil on Thursday by signing a wide-ranging series of trade and business agreements with the leader of Latin America's biggest nation.

Jul 19 09:23

China offers $20 billion fund for LatAm projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed Thursday to create a $20 billion fund to finance infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Jul 19 09:23

BRICS to launch bank, tighten Latin America ties

Brasilia (Brazil) (AFP) - The BRICS group of emerging powers will launch its own development bank at a summit next week, using its growing influence to establish a counterweight to Western-dominated financial organizations.

Jul 19 09:22

US terrorist database already has 1.5 million "terrorists", and it's growing at rapid rate

The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by the government in a civil lawsuit.

Jul 19 09:22

Criminalization of homelessness on the rise in U.S. cities

The criminalization of homelessness has been on the rise since early 2009 in a number of cities across the country.

Jul 19 09:19

US Supplies Found at Abandoned National Guard Post in Kransdon Republic of Donetsk

Webmaster's Commentary: 

US Government already sending supplies for Kiev's army to murder Ukrainians.

Jul 19 09:16

July Summer Chill Sweeps U.S.: Alabama sees 108-year old temp record broken – Memphis has Coldest July Day Ever

Longview, TX smashes all-time July record lowest-high temp by 2 degrees F – ‘The old record was 73 set back in 1925 and 1953’ - ’48 hours for the weather record books in East Texas’

Dallas ‘Record July Cold’ : First time in 52 years that the high temp for two consecutive July days stayed in the 70s: ‘Temperatures this cool in July are rare, especially for more than a day. Assuming we stay in the 70s for highs on Friday, this will be the first time in 52 years that the high temp for two consecutive July days stayed in the 70s. We’re also expecting another record low tomorrow morning at DFW.’

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