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Jun 03 23:34

BP's Top Two Officials On Rig Are No-Shows At Crucial Hearing

Donald Vidrine, BP's "company man," overruled the rig's chief mechanic and driller and pushed to speed up the process by remove the drilling mud faster to save BP money on the day of the tragic explosion, according to testimony from rig owner Transocean's Doug Brown on Wednesday.

Vidrine did not testify as scheduled on Wednesday, citing an unspecified medical condition.

The other top BP official on the rig, Robert Kaluza, also declined to testify, invoking his 5th Amendment right not to incriminate himself.

Note the highlighted text above. It is an obvious grammatically incorrect edit -- a hurried typo to spin the "to save time" mantra? I don't believe the current media mantra that removing the mud was done "to save time." From what I can gather, I believe that removing the mud was extremely non-standard.

Jun 03 22:24

Israeli Flotilla Attack Creates Chaos in the Knesset

All parliamentary decorum was lost in the Israeli Knesset as Haneen Zoabi strode to the podium to address the membership. Zoabi had been on the Mavi Marmara when elite Israeli commandos landed on the flotilla flagship from helicopers. In an earlier press conference in Nazareth following her release, Zoabi intimated that the Israeli government wanted to cause casualties during their interception of the humanitarian aid convoy: “Israel had days to plan this military operation…They wanted many deaths to terrorize us and to send a message that no future convoys should try to break the siege of Gaza.” (quoted by Jonathan Cook, Global Research, June 3, 2010)
Knesset Response to Zoabi’s Statements

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"We can't see you and we can't hear you and you can't make us, NYAH NYAH NYAH!!"

Jun 03 22:22

Elderly activist shot and 'let bleed to death'

An elderly man was shot and then left to bleed to death after Israeli commandos stormed the Turkish aid ship bound for Gaza.

Released activists who had been on board the 'MV Mavi Marmara' claimed yesterday that the commandos waited more than an hour before treating the wounded.

Jun 03 22:21

Activists describe "bloodbath" on Gaza-bound ship

Freed after days held incommunicado in Israeli jail, survivors of Monday's storming of an aid ship described a "bloodbath," with people shot before their eyes and desperate efforts to treat the wounded.

Those aboard the flotilla returned home on Thursday after being held in Israeli jail since the raid, at last able to give their own accounts of the incident in which Israeli troops killed nine activists aboard the cruise liner Mavi Marmara.

Jun 03 22:21

Keiser Report ? 46: Social Fury builds up! Guillotines, Conspiracy Theories & Financial Terrorism

"They own these securities in their own accounts, Congresspeople, Senators and House of Representatives. That's why they aren't acting in the interest of the folks who don't own shares in the financial terrorism. If al Qaeda went public via Goldman Sachs on Wall Street and was trading for $140 a share on the New York Stock Exchange, nobody in America would be against al Qaeda, nobody in Washington would be against al Qaeda, because its shares are all listed on the exchange and they all own shares..."

Jun 03 21:52

Ocean currents likely to carry oil along Atlantic coast

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research: A detailed computer modeling study released today indicates that oil from the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico might soon extend along thousands of miles of the Atlantic coast and open ocean as early as this summer. The modeling results are captured in a series of dramatic animations produced by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and collaborators.

Jun 03 21:46

Fu FDA- defeated in federal court over censorship of truthful health claims

This is "big deal" news: The FDA has just been defeated in federal court over its censorship of truthful health claims for a nutritional supplement that helps prevent cancer.

Health freedom attorney Jonathan Emord spearheaded the effort, along with the Alliance for Natural Health.

Health freedom has just been handed a significant victory by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, which ruled last week that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the First Amendment rights of a nutritional...

Jun 03 21:21

Gilad Atzmon's warning

Jun 03 21:18

BA says sorry for bin Laden boarding pass gaffe

British Airways apologised on Thursday after a photo of a boarding pass for passenger "bin Laden, Osama" appeared in an in-house magazine, touting the benefits of online check-in.

The photo -- including a Frequent Flyer programme number for the Al-Qaeda chief and a seat allocation near the front of the plane -- was published in LHR News, a publication for BA staff at London's Heathrow airport.

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Booga Booga - Be vewy vewy scared!!!!!

Jun 03 21:15

Obama brother refused entry to UK

Barack Obama's half-brother was denied entry to the UK after being accused of a serious crime on an earlier visit, the Home Office has confirmed.

Jun 03 21:01

US Navy LaWS raygun vapourises the target

US Navy brings down drone with LaWS raygun
* By Peter Farquhar, Technology Editor
* June 03, 2010
In normal operations, R2-D2 would support the Navy's Phalanx 20mm cannon, which automatically locks onto incoming missiles and blasts them out of the sky.[Pic]
Unfortunately for anyone in the impact zone, that ususally results in a shower of shrapnel or the 20mm shell itself if it fails to explode.
The LaWS system simply vapourises the target.
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[Remember those Iraq, US attack stories about targets being vaporized?]

Jun 03 20:59

The Root of the Housing Bubble Remains Unchanged

The fundamental root of the housing bubble--the collusion of the Central State and banks to extend home ownership to millions of citizens who did not qualify for that burden-- remains firmly in place.

Jun 03 20:30

Mavi Marmara account based on interviews with its activists

Suddenly, sound bombs and tear gas exploded
PAUL MCGEOUGH, ISTANBUL
04 Jun, 2010 09:56 AM
The following account of what happened on the decks of the Mavi Marmara is based on interviews with activists while they and the Fairfax news crew, which accompanied the flotilla as non-participating observers, were held in an Israeli prison for more than two days and, on Wednesday, on board one of three aircraft sent to Israel by the Turkish government to ferry all the near-700 captured activists to a rousing 4am reception by tens of thousands of cheering Turks at Istanbul's airport.

Jun 03 20:16

Execution of German Civilians in Prague. May 10, 1945

koelnerwutzmann — May 26, 2010 — Krieg ist grausam, es ist gut das ein Teil des Unrechts welches man Deutschen zugefügt hat hier einmal sehen kann. koelnerwutzmann — May 26, 2010 — Krieg ist grausam, es ist gut das ein Teil des Unrechts welches man Deutschen zugefügt hat hier einmal sehen kann.

Jun 03 20:13

BP boss expected to pay out £6.8b to shareholders

BP's chief executive, Tony Hayward, is today expected to defy calls from U.S. politicians to block over £6.8billion of payouts to shareholders this year.

According to sources he is prepared to risk further fury in America by promising to stick with the disgraced company's payout policy in an effort to placate shareholders.

Such a controversial move comes in spite of demands from American politicians that all dividends be halted until the total cost of the clean-up is known.

Jun 03 19:00

Israel: lies and more damn lies

More eye-witness accounts are coming into the public domain from activists on the flotilla. And it totally contradicts Israel’s version of the ‘truth’ (Israel spinning lies, damn lies and more damn lies… orchestrated by the likes of spin doctor extraordinaire, Mark Regev) about the storming of the flotilla.

Huwaida Arraf, one of the Free Gaza Movement organisers, claimed she was beaten when Israeli troops boarded her ship (she was on one of the smaller boats).

Jun 03 18:31

Israel killed more than 9, threw wounded into sea, witnesses say

Activists say some people who were initially on the flotilla are missing. They are also telling stories of horror, carnage and pure barbarism at the hands of Israeli officials. In a shocking account, Humanitarian Aid Foundation (?HH) President Bülent Y?ld?r?m, who returned on Thursday, said a photographer, whose first name was Cevdet, was shot in the forehead by a soldier one meter away from him. “Our Cevdet [K?l?çlar], he is a press member. He has become a martyr. All he was doing was taking pictures. They smashed his skull into pieces.

Jun 03 18:29

Israeli Palestinian MK Who Revealed IDF Fired Before Boarding Aid Ships Assaulted in Knesset

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Israeli Palestinian MK Chanin Zoabi joined the Gaza flotilla and testified that IDF commandos fired on her boat before landing on it and killing 9 other passengers including a Turkish-U.S. citizen. Today, she bravely returned to the Knesset and attempted unsuccessfully to exercise her right to address the political body of which she is a member.

In case you were wondering, this didn’t earn her any fans on the far right of the political spectrum. In fact there was a veritable cat fight and near fisticuffs, including an episode when one MK approached the rostrum and appeared to try to assault her, before being held back by security. She was called a spy and traitor and told (in very bad Arabic by one rightist) to go back to Gaza where she belonged.

Jun 03 18:21

At least 17 nations summon Israeli ambassadors

As international condemnation over the killing of at least 10 activists by Israeli forces as they raided an aid convoy en route to Gaza, a host of governments have summoned Israeli ambassadors to provide a full explanation on the assault.

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And the US, with a hijacked US-flagged ship, 12 kidnapped Americans, one of then dead with four bullets in his skull, rushes to the United Nations to protect Israel from criticism.

No government can serve two masters and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend of Israel is an enemy of America.

I am shocked and appalled at all these supposed American leaders stepping over the still-warm corpse of an American murdered by the Israelis in their rush to serve Tel Aviv. You should be too.

Already ABCNNBBCBS are trying to convince you that this years elections are about gay marriage or immigration or something else they think the parties can win votes with, but I will tell you the issue this election season and I urge you to share this with every voter you know...

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

Jun 03 17:56

Can Americans be murdered by the Israeli government with impunity?

For several days, Israel has been able to contain some of the fallout from the flotilla massacre by withholding information about the dead and injured. The object of this exercise has clearly been to slow the flow of information in the hope that by the time the most damning facts become known, the international media’s attention will have turned elsewhere.

But the dead now have names and faces and one turns out to be a nineteen-year-old American: Furkan Dogan.

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My audience has about doubled this week as I covered the Israeli attack on the aid fleet. I'll bet that ABCNNBBCBS cannot make the same claim.

Jun 03 17:09

Has Israel declared war on the international community?

In the West, we have become accustomed to the propaganda machine of the Israeli government filling the global airwaves with fabrications, defamations and outright lies following each crime committed, each violation of international law. Like the Israeli military, the Israeli propaganda apparatus is highly sophisticated. Nevertheless, this latest act seems like a challenge to the world, and I am not sure whether propaganda can bury it.

Jun 03 16:59

Media Disinformation regarding Israel's Murderous Assault in International Waters

More newsspeak from the BBC, that having spent years helping to demonize (democratically elected) Hamas, is clearly worried that Israel’s actions threaten to undo all the ‘good work’ the BBC has done on behalf of it patron, Israel. Note too that the writer finally manages to mention the “ordinary people of Gaza”, not that he is worried about their plight, but that the Israeli attack puts them “firmly into the spotlight”, obviously the last thing the BBC wants to happen.

Jun 03 16:48

The Real Reason for the Blockade

Israel's policy was summed up by Dov Weisglass, an adviser to Ehud Olmert, the Israeli Prime Minister, earlier this year. 'The idea is to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger,' he said. The hunger pangs are supposed to encourage the Palestinians to force Hamas to change its attitude towards Israel or force Hamas out of government.

Jun 03 16:47

FLASHBACK - AMERICAN OFFICIALS MUST PASS PRO-ISRAEL SCREENING IN ORDER TO SERVE IN THE US GOVERNMENT.

Every appointee to the American government must endure a thorough background check by the American Jewish community.

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Jews represent only 2% of the US population.

Do officials have to pass a pro-Black screening to serve in the government?

Do officials have to pass a pro-German screening to serve in the government?

Do officials have to pass a pro-French screening to serve in the government?

Do officials have to pass a pro-China screening to serve in the government?

Do officials have to pass a pro-Swedish screening to serve in the government?

How did Israel get veto over the US Government?

Jun 03 16:31

Kiwi: "Israelis fired at will"

Nicola Enchmarch, who was with the aid organisation Viva Palestina, told the BBC the Israeli commandos were "very, very aggressive" and "didn't care who they were firing at".

Jun 03 16:26

Furkan Dogan Was Shot Five Times, Including Four Times in Head

A forensic report said he was shot at close range, with four bullets in his head and one in his chest, according to the Anatolian news agency.

Jun 03 16:23

The Lone Ship of the Freedom Flotilla: The Rachel Corrie MV Continues to Sail Towards Gaza in Defiance of Israeli Threats

In an act of tremendous courage, the Rachel Corrie MV is determined to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

At noon today, I received the following message from Christopher Chang and Ram Kardigasu, on behalf of the Malaysian and Irish peace activists, who are on board the Rachel Corrie:
MV Rachel Corrie is now the sole ship on the international freedom flotilla moving towards Gaza.

Jun 03 15:59

Sea blockade of Gaza was “temporary” – 15 years ago

Stuart Littlewood views a little-mentioned blockade of Gaza: an interim, five-year agreement signed by the Palestinian Authority in 1995 – probably under duress – but still in force, allowing the Israelis “to weave a tangled web of security zoning in Gaza's coastal waters” and leaving them in charge offshore, where there is a massive gas field.

Jun 03 15:54

Ron Paul Points Out That Israel Created Hamas

Ron Paul on the House floor admiting they created Bin Laden, Israel created Hamas

Jun 03 15:49

American Furkan Dogan Killed on Gaza Aid Flotilla

A U.S. citizen who lived in Turkey is among the nine people killed when Israeli commandos stormed a Turkish aid ship heading for the Gaza Strip , officials said today. The victim was identified as Furkan Dogan, 19, a Turkish-American. A forensic report said he was shot at close range, with four ...

Jun 03 15:07

DOD Says F-35 JSF Program Could End Up Costing $382B----yet Americans are going hungry

Senior Pentagon officials on Tuesday announced the F-35 fighter and five other major weapon systems have surpassed a legal cost threshold, while also criticizing the review process that triggers the “Nunn-McCurdy breaches.”

The Defense Department told lawmakers the F-35 fighter program could cost as much as $382.4 billion, with each Lightning II model coming with a $92.4 million price tag, according to DoD budget documents.

Jun 03 14:40

Google ditches Windows on security concerns

Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.

Jun 03 14:40

The day the world became Gaza

Since Israel’s invasion and massacre of over 1,400 people in Gaza 18 months ago, dubbed Operation Cast Lead, global civil society movements have stepped up their campaigns for justice and solidarity with Palestinians.

Governments, by contrast, carried on with business as usual, maintaining a complicit silence.

Israel’s lethal attack on the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza may change that, spurring governments to follow the lead of their people and take unprecedented action to check Israel’s growing lawlessness.

Jun 03 14:38

Macs under attack by high-risk spyware

All those employees at Google who reportedly feel a whole lot safer running Mac OS X instead of Windows might want to sit down for this: Security company Intego today announced that a high-risk spyware application called OSX/OpinionSpy is spreading via "a number of freely distributed Mac applications and screen savers found on a variety of Web sites."

Under the guise of a "market research program," the spyware -- a variant of malware that's existed for Windows since 2008 -- is designed to collect a wealth of data on accessible local and network volumes, then send it off to its servers for likely unsavory uses.

Jun 03 14:32

Software layers BP oil spill over your home

Using freely available government data, a new Web site helps people quantify the BP oil spill in local terms.

IfItWasMyHome.com uses a combo of Google Maps and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite tracking data to place the parameters of the BP oil spill--the result of the April 20 explosion of an oil rig--over any area in the world.

The spill can be moved to center on any location of one's choosing by simply entering location data (such as a city or postal code) as one would usually do for Google Maps.

Playing with the tool is devastating.

Jun 03 14:28

Goldman Sachs Dumps 44% of it's BP Stock Weeks before Oil Rig Disaster

Goldman Sachs (on March 31st) owned 6 million shares...after it sold 4.7 Million shares. WHAT DID THEY KNOW?

Jun 03 14:24

Facebook "clickjacking" spreads across site

Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users are falling victim to so-called "clickjacking" attacks, warn web security labs.

Facebook members see links to subjects such as "World Cup 2010 in HD" or "Justin Bieber's phone number" that their friends appear to have "liked".

Clicking the link tricks users into recommending the site on Facebook too.

Security experts say the scam currently has no malicious intent but could be adapted to deliver malware.

Jun 03 14:17

The RIAA? Amateurs. Here's how you sue 14,000+ P2P users

So why have P2P lawsuits against individuals spiked dramatically in 2010? It's all thanks to the US Copyright Group, a set of lawyers who have turned P2P prosecution into revenue generation in order to "SAVE CINEMA." The model couldn't be simpler: find an indie filmmaker; convince the production company to let you sue individual "John Does" for no charge; send out subpoenas to reveal each Doe's identity; demand that each person pay $1,500 to $2,500 to make the lawsuit go away; set up a website to accept checks and credit cards; split the revenue with the filmmaker.

Jun 03 14:13

Attack came in three phases

The Mavi Marmara tried to alter its course so that any further attack would occur during daylight, but the Israelis persisted and boarded the ship. They used paintball guns on passengers — the ammunition mixed with glass.

Jun 03 14:10

British survivor of Gaza flotilla raid: 'Israelis ignored SOS calls'

Colborne, 43, from London, insisted the activists on the boat were on a purely humanitarian mission and the passengers were aged between one and 89. She claimed:

• Unarmed activists were shot by Israelis using live ammunition;

• The death toll of nine is likely to rise, because some activists remain missing;

• The Israelis ignored calls over the Tannoy and on written signs calling for them stop firing and to evacuate the critically injured;

• The Israeli forces handcuffed members of the activists' medical team who were sent to help treat the injured.

Jun 03 14:09

humor in the midst of economy meltdown

humor involving the euro meltdown. I heard that the elite are concerned about the euro meltdown, was not in their plans, but with so much dis-info out there who knows. I didnt know whether to pick humor or economy for the category, both are true..We need a new catagory..humor/economy, cause it getting to the point if you dont laugh, you will go crazy

Jun 03 14:06

Glenn Greenwald Destroys MSNBC's Israeli lapdog Apologist

It is a Crime to attack a ship on International Waters. Israel Doesn't own it. Due to this blockade, 60% of the Children in Gaza have anemia, the entire Palestine Economy has collapsed.

Jun 03 14:03

Big Pharma blackmails Greece; halts medicine supply over cash demands

In order to cut costs during its severe debt crisis, Greece had announced it would pay drug companies 25 percent less for their products, but this loss of profit was enough to convince several pharmaceutical companies supplying key drugs to the country to initiate their own medical blockade where they simply refuse to deliver any more medicines.

In doing this, Big Pharma shows its true character. When the profits are flowing and the companies are raking in full-price profits, they're you're best friend. But when budgets get tight and everybody is asked to take a cut, Big Pharma betrays your country and its citizens, withholding medicines in a thinly-veiled blackmail attempt to force you to cough up more cash.

Jun 03 13:43

“Mad dog” diplomacy: a cornered Israel is baring its teeth

Jonathan Cook argues that Israel is responding to growing domestic scrutiny of its human rights abuses and increasing international isolation, and to the erosion of its deterrence, by introducing new repressive laws and by branding its critics as supporters of terrorism.

Jun 03 13:31

World Wide Demonstrations Follow Israeli Assault on Flotilla

“Free Palestine, Free Palestine!” was the chant that echoed on the crowded streets outside the offices of the New York City Council Tuesday afternoon. Charles Barron was the only council member among those protesters outraged by the attack of Israeli Navy commandos Monday on a humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza.

“We denounce this act of piracy,” Barron charged. “This was clearly a state sponsored act of terrorism by the Israeli government, which has left nine innocent human rights activists dead.”

Jun 03 13:19

OUR LATEST T-SHIRT - 2010: THE SUMMER OF RAGE

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This is the required uniform to be part of the official WRH tarring and feathering Olympic team!

Jun 03 13:15

Turkish Premier: "Israel Tries To Justify Itself By Exploiting Anti-Semitism"

"After recent developments, everyone has seen the fact that Israeli government's hostile attitude terrorizing the region, posed a serious threat against peace and stability in the region. Those hostile policies will not yield any useful results. Israel should scrutinize its policies as soon as possible. We do not have a problem with Jewish people. But the humanity and we have a problem with Israeli administration. I think that Israeli people should give a message to their ruling parties which jeopardized their security and destroyed interests of the country with its reckless policies," he said.

Jun 03 12:54

The Looting of Greece begins!

Now that the Greek debt crisis has been solved with
even more debt--the bankers are now moving in for
the kill--the final takedown of infrastructure,
public utilities and natural resources.

Greece begins to sell off the National Post Office, Utilities,
Casinos, Natural Gas Pipelines, Ports, Water Works, Airports,
and Railroads...

Jun 03 12:42

Sarah Palin Blames Oil Spill on Environmentalists

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I know beauty queens are supposed to be ditzes, but this is just silly!

Jun 03 12:41

TERRORIST COMMANDO UNIT BORN AND BRED BY ITALIAN FASCIST

An Italian Fascist Founded the Unit which Attacked the Freedom Flotilla

Jun 03 12:38

US to probe American death in Israeli raid

The United States said Thursday it would probe the death of a Turkish-American killed in an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, but said the FBI were not involved "at this point."

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This is pure damage control.

We don't need an investigation. There are four US taxpayer paid for bullets inside the head of a 19 year old man born in New York, from US taxpayer paid for guns in the hands of Israelis who hijacked a US flagged ship in international waters and kidnapped 12 Americans in the process.

This attack by Israel was an act of war not only against the US, Greece and Turkey but against all of NATO.

I see a pattern here.

The US Government was supposed to keep an eye on the economy, but post Bernie Madoff-with-the-loot we find out that the SEC spent the 12 years the crime was being committed mostly jerking off to porn on their taxpayer-funded computers. Only after the disaster happened does the US Government pose and preen for the cameras and assure us all they will do something about the problem.

The US Government was supposed to keep an eye on the off-shore oil drilling, but post Deepwater Horizon we find out that the MMS spent their time on cocaine and meth and mostly jerking off to porn on their taxpayer-funded computers. Only after the disaster happened does the US Government pose and preen for the cameras and assure us all they will do something about the problem.

The US Government was supposed to protect American lives, but post Gaza Flotilla we find out that the US Government not only knew the Israelis were going to attack but provided the guns and bullets!. Only after the disaster happened does the US Government pose and preen for the cameras and assure us all they will do something about the problem.

Can anyone tell me just one thing this government is good for?

Jun 03 12:31

Adam Rothschild calls the Prime Minister of Canada a slave!

Thursday, June 3, 2010
Canada Is Zionist Jewish Occupied Territory: Member Of Rothschild Empire Calls Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, A Slave! (Truth Comes Out!)
Adam Rothschild calls the Prime Minister of Canada a slave!
June 1, 2010
“CJPAC owns your country; Stephen harper is like a slave”.
CJPAC is the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee, and Stephen Harper is the Prime Minister of Canada. At the bottom of the screenshot Adam Rothschild makes another post:
“May Yahweh bless the CJPAC with control of the Canadian Government just like the AIPAC controls the United States
AM YISRAEL CHAI!!
-Adam R.”

Jun 03 12:27

American Citizen Killed by Israeli Navy

Hey, Tea Party. A foreign navy boarded an unarmed ship flying the flag of a NATO member in international waters and shot dead an American citizen with four bullets to the head and one in the chest on Memorial Day. It did this while the head of the belligerent state was on his way to a state visit to Washington, DC, to be awarded a further $200 million in aid on top of the $3 billion of American taxpayer money the US gives away to him every year.

If you are not upset by this, your tea is weak, man. Weak.

Jun 03 12:20

U.S. urged Israel to use caution and restraint with aid boats heading to Gaza

"We communicated with Israel through multiple channels many times regarding the flotilla," P.J. Crowley, a State Department spokesman, said in a statement issued in response to a question from The Washington Post. "We emphasized caution and restraint given the anticipated presence of civilians, including American citizens."

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So, the Obama administration KNEW IN ADVANCE that Israel was going to attack the aid fleet, and chose not to protect a US flagged ship and 12 Americans in international waters.

The whole reason to have a military, a Pentagon, and a Commander in Chief is to PROTECT AMERICAN LIVES AROUND THE WORLD.

Jun 03 12:17

The Right To Discriminate

One does not have to be a racist to recognize that the federal government has no constitutional authority to prohibit racial or any other kind of discrimination by private parties. Moreover, the true test of one’s commitment to freedom of association doesn’t come when he permits people to associate in ways he deems appropriate. It comes when he permits people to voluntarily associate in ways he deems offensive.

Jun 03 12:16

LAPD rolls out iWatch, an expansion of its counter-terrorism program that gets public involved

“Everyone has a part to play when it comes to keeping this city safe,” said Deputy Chief Michael Downing, who manages the LAPD’s counter-terrorism efforts. “We felt people really needed to understand the nature of this threat and that they have a significant role.”

Jun 03 12:14

Cop who saved fawn faces jail, fines

Toledo police Sgt. Mark Fry, who resuscitated a newborn fawn back to life after its mother got hit by a car might be facing jail time and possible fines.

Jun 03 12:10

Still Love Governments?

Despite overwhelming evidence government is not only unnecessary, corrupt and a cancer on the world, its victims continue to revere them.

Jun 03 12:06

Yahoo and AP Caught Manipulating User Comments

It was like déjà vu all over again. I’d go from one Yahoo article to another and notice that regardless of the subject matter, the first user comment was always the same — at least on AP articles covering the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The comment that kept reappearing was posted by “Robert” and it was a one liner. “Hamas is now in control of the Gaza Strip after winning an election there against Abbas Palestinian Authority.” That was it. Fair enough — I’ve got no quarrel with the messenger or the message. But somehow that one comment generated an incredible 184 responses and, last I checked, readers had given it 3212 thumbs up and 2525 thumbs down.

Jun 03 11:54

Are Cameras the New Guns?

In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer.

Even if the encounter involves you and may be necessary to your defense, and even if the recording is on a public street where no expectation of privacy exists.

Jun 03 11:52

Netanyahu: A Blind Captain, Flying Blindfolded Passengers

A tour of Israeli media is enough to realize the fatal mistake the Zionist entity has committed in international waters last Monday, when the Israeli navy commandos shot and killed nine Turkish activists on board the Freedom flotilla that was carrying aids to the besieged people of Gaza.

Speaking in Washington on Tuesday, Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish Foreign Minister, said: “Psychologically, this attack is like 9/11 for Turkey. We expect full solidarity with us. It should not seem like a choice between Turkey and Israel. It should be a choice between right and wrong, between legal and illegal.”

Jun 03 11:51

US Media Pull Punches on Flotilla Assault

The outrageousness of the event itself is remarked only second hand, by noting the street protests the incident has sparked around the globe and the strong diplomatic retaliation from Turkey. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler is perhaps typical. He devoted most of his news analysis this morning to how this global condemnation will “complicate” Obama’s relationship with the Israeli prime minister. Gaza itself doesn’t merit a footnote.

Jun 03 11:49

Israel Has Lost Its Mind — and Its Soul

Israel long ago lost its mind—and its soul. That’s what occupation does to the occupier. Now we are merely witnessing the violent spasms of the irrational.
You cannot attack a humanitarian relief ship in international waters and kill at least 10 people and get away with it.

And Israel isn’t getting away with it.

Jun 03 11:45

Flotilla detainees 'assaulted in custody'

Dr Lane said Ken O’Keefe, an Irish-American passenger, was beaten by security officials at Tel Aviv airport before boarding.

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Our "friend" in the Mideast?

Those British sailors arrested by Iran after sailing into Iran's waters were treated far better than Israel has treated the American aid workers. The Iranians didn't send their prisoners home full of bullet holes.

Jun 03 11:41

The WSJ's Hit Piece On Gold

The WSJ issues an amusing hit piece on why gold is nothing but a "Ponzi Scheme", ignoring the fact that by its definition the stock market is precisely the very same. Either way, since we are seeing no let up in the currency debasement department of Central Banks, and gold continuing to trade near record highs, it is a good thing to occasionally have a shake out of the weak hands. After all it will merely provide far better entry prices for countries like Russia, which as we disclosed recently, have been buying up all the IMF has to sell in the open market. At the end of the day - the opinion of Brett Arends or of David Einhorn, David Rosenberg, Jim Rickards, Eric Sprott, and, oh yeah, John Paulson.

Jun 03 11:41

Interpol: Joran van der Sloot arrested in Santiago

Joran van der Sloot has been arrested and is in police custody in Santiago, Chile, an Interpol spokesperson in Santiago told CNN.

Van der Sloot, who was previously considered a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, is the main suspect in this week's slaying of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez, officials said. She was was found Wednesday in a Lima, Peru, hotel room registered to van der Sloot. Chilean police told CNN that paperwork showed that van der Sloot entered Chile on Wednesday.

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I recall that there was a pretty substantial case against Joran in Aruba, and I wondered by what magic he continued to evade arrest and prosecution.

Jun 03 11:36

AMERICAN CITIZEN MURDERED BY ISRAELI TERRORISTS USING AMERICAN AMUNITION

According to another news agency, Dogan suffered a shot in the chest and four bullets fired into his head from close range.

Jun 03 11:33

The Day the World Became Gaza

Since Israel's invasion and massacre of over 1,400 people in Gaza 18 months ago, dubbed Operation Cast Lead, global civil society movements have stepped up their campaigns for justice and solidarity with Palestinians.

Jun 03 11:27

Flotilla Massacre: Cynthia McKinney interviewed on CBC's Connect with Mark Kelley

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CBC has already deleted this from their web site. After you watch this, you will understand why.

Jun 03 11:25

Los Angeles Students to Be Taught That Arizona Immigration Law Is Un-American

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all public school students in the city to be taught that Arizona's new immigration law is un-American.

The school board president made the announcement Tuesday night after the district's Board of Education passed a resolution to oppose the controversial law, which gives law enforcement officials in Arizona the power to question and detain people they suspect are in the U.S. illegally when they are stopped in relation to a crime or infraction.

Critics of the law say it will result in racial profiling.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find it amazing that the same US Government insisting that Israel has a right to territorial integrity of their borders even out into international waters, at the same time is insisting that the US southern border should be totally open to anyone who wants to come in, presumably including humanitarian aid fleets.

I would find this laughable were it not for a 19 year old American with four bullets in his head.

Jun 03 11:22

German Archbishop Caught up in Catholic Abuse Scandal

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If Pope Benny the Rat thought Israel's attack on the aid flotilla was going to get hm off the hook, he was sadly mistaken!

Jun 03 11:08

British survivor of Gaza flotilla raid: 'Israelis ignored SOS calls'

Sarah Colborne said pleas for aid were dismissed by the troops who fired live rounds at the activists and handcuffed medical staff.

Jun 03 11:06

Irish government expected to expel Israeli diplomat involved in passport forgery

Top Government officials and the Irish Police have advised the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheal Martin, to expel an Israeli diplomat that they suspect was involved in forging Irish passports for a Mossad hit squad.

Jun 03 11:02

Greece, Sweden back Iran deal with Turkey and Brazil - Flotilla attack a factor!

Iran, Turkey, and Brazil signed a declaration in the Iranian capital on May 17, committing Tehran to shipment of 1,200 kilograms (2,640 pounds) of its low-enriched uranium in Turkey in exchange for 120 kilograms of 20-percent enriched nuclear fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor that produces radioisotopes for cancer treatment.

In their telephone conversation, the three high ranking officials also discussed the recent Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy and denounced the brutal assault against the Palestinian community.

Jun 03 10:59

Global Covert Govt Inc.: Bilderberg gather forces near Barcelona

Back during the fraudulent banker-contrived Cold War, when I worked in US intel fighting the Red Army menace boogeymen, a propagandistic threat I bought into at such a young age, I never would have guessed I would be getting my daily mainstream news outside of the main$tream media CIA Mockingbird press - from Russian TV - irony is not a ferrous metal on the elemental chart but is the most common element in/on the earth I see.

Jun 03 10:53

Meet the 19-Year-Old American Killed in the Flotilla Attack

For several days, Israel has been able to contain some of the fallout from the flotilla massacre by withholding information about the dead and injured. The object of this exercise has clearly been to slow the flow of information in the hope that by the time the most damning facts become known, the international media’s attention will have turned elsewhere.

But the dead now have names and faces and one turns out to be a nineteen-year-old American: Furkan Dogan.

Dogan is alleged to have been shot with five bullets, four in the head.

Jun 03 10:48

Israel's Self-Betrayal

It is sad to see how far the rulers of Israel have sunk into the abyss of self-justification and a betrayal of their own identity.

There can be no rational justification for the recent brutal attack on a Humanitarian aid convoy.

Jun 03 10:37

At polls, South Korea conservatives pay for response to Cheonan sinking

City and provincial elections dealt a blow to the conservative government of South Korea President Lee Myung-bak. Many voters were unhappy with the strong response to the sinking of the Cheonan Navy vessel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Dammit, dammit, dammit, dammit, DAMMIT! Now I am stuck with the oil leak and the @#$%ing Israelis killing an American! Can we nuke Iran or something?" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 03 10:29

Our tax dollars at work: GAZA Freedom Flotilla - Israelis threw bodies overboard?

Our tax dollars at work...

"The soldiers shot a doctor who surrendered and they threw dead bodies into the sea. We still don't know what happened to them"

“Kevin Ovenden of Britain said a man who had pointed a camera at the soldiers was shot directly through the forehead with live ammunition, with the exit wound blowing away the back of his skull.”

Jun 03 10:27

Summer Streets Of Rage Predicted For Europe & U.S.

Top historians, social and financial analysts, along with police bodies are all predicting that Europe and America are set to experience a summer of rage, with scenes mirroring the chaos we have seen unfold in Greece in reaction to draconian austerity measures now being imposed by governments in the west.

Although many predicted that last summer would be a period of social unrest, British historian Simon Schama notes that there is usually a lag between economic hardship and the subsequent social fury it engenders.

Jun 03 10:19

North Korean envoy warns war could erupt soon

A North Korean envoy said on Thursday that war could erupt at any time on the divided Korean peninsula because of tension with Seoul over the sinking of a South Korean warship in March.

"The present situation of the Korean peninsula is so grave that a war may break out any moment," Ri Jang Gon, North Korea's deputy ambassador in Geneva, told the United Nations-sponsored Conference on Disarmament.

North Korea's troops were on "full alert and readiness to promptly react to any retaliation," including the scenario of all-out war, he told the forum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For all the rhetoric, I don't think the current South Korean government wants to be seen as provocative right now, particularly after the drubbing they took in the last election.

It is the US, however, that may be trying to start a war - any war - as a distraction from how horrendously the current wars of occupation in Afghanistan and Iraq are going, the Gulf oil spill, and the rotten US economy, which shows no sign of turning around any time soon.

Jun 03 10:12

Blinded in Gaza: The “Liberal” Media’s Seeing Eye Dogma

The barks of pro-Israel media “watchdog” groups like CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), The Israel Project , and the meretriciously monikered website HonestReporting have echoed the Israeli government’s talking points about the Israeli navy’s attack on half a dozen civilian ships bringing aid to Gaza, in defiance of an Israeli blockade.

But if you’ve been looking to the so-called “liberal” media for more balanced coverage of the events as they’ve unfolded in the international waters off the Gaza coast, you’ve probably gotten the yip-yap of a pro-Israel poodle.

Jun 03 10:10

UN orders Israel to lift Gaza blockade

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has demanded that Israel lift its blockade of the Gaza Strip immediately in the wake of a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Speaking on his return from visits to Brazil, Malawi and Uganda, Ban told reporters on Wednesday that the underlying problem behind Monday's tragedy was the long-running, crippling Israeli siege of Gaza which he described as "counter-productive, unsustainable and wrong."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to have precisely the same effect that every "demand" the impotent Ban Ki Moon has made on Israel; absolutely none.

Jun 03 10:07

The Rachel Corrie to be quietly allowed to dock?

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Israel trying to get the Rachel Corrie to dock in Ashdod, but again this means most of the aid will never get through to Gaza.

Jun 03 10:06

Smuggling Marbles To Hamas: Flotilla Cover-Up Unravels

Before civilian blood hit the deck of the ill-fated Mavi Marmara, the Israeli government, IDF and right-wing press had already launched their PR offensive.

As facts emerge from those onboard the flotilla, more holes are shot through the official version of events. As the façade crumbles, the cover up grows more obvious. Israel may finally be held to account for its crimes. This time it wont go away.

Jun 03 10:05

Insane Israeli ambassador: Attack was "perfectly legal, perfectly humane – and very responsible".

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Everything that Adolf Hitler did was legal, too. Did that make it right?

Jun 03 10:03

Drugged To Death

After Sgt. Robert Nichols died at the WTU at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in 2008, the Army Criminal Investigation Command grilled his wife for possible evidence that his death was self-inflicted.

“You didn’t have to be Albert Einstein to see where they were going with that. I thought, are you really trying to suggest this? This man? No.” Nichols, who deployed to Iraq in 2007 to a base south of Baghdad, sustained a traumatic brain injury after a mortar round landed near him, his wife said.

Medical records show he was taking a cocktail of 11 drugs, including Percocet, Valium, the antidepressant Celexa, the antipsychotic Seroquel, and Depakote, an anti-seizure drug used to treat major depression and bipolar disorder, his wife said.

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I would hazard a guess that the reason talk therapy is frowned upon by the US military is the possibility that some of these men and women might make the observation that in these current illegal and immoral wars, it is the US which is on the wrong side of history; it's simply easier to avoid the moral issues of these wars (and keep the lid on war crimes) by doping the soldiers up, and hoping that the cocktail of prescription meds they are taking doesn't kill them.

Jun 03 09:58

Freed Aussie scribes say Israeli commandoes were like "hyenas hunting"

Paul McGeough and Kate Geraghty were roughed up by the intimidating Israeli forces, Kate was even stuck by a stun-gun and suffered minor burns and bruises, however, she said she her injuries were "minor" as compared to what the commandoes did with the others on the ship.

McGeough claimed that one of the activists was held at gun-point and that the incident was "very ugly", "testosterone-driven, and that the commandos had stood over activists in a "bullying" way, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The journalists' cameras and other equipments were also confiscated by Israeli authorities in what they called "an absolute disrespect by Israel" for democracy and the fundamental rights of journalists.

Jun 03 09:57

Ron Paul Correctly Predicts Obama Lie

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President Pussy is still sending your kids to die in wars on Israel's enemies, but when Israel shoots an American in the head four times, Obama's first action is to protect Israel at the UN.

Jun 03 09:52

Iraq snapshot - June 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Chaos and violence continue, the cost of the illegal war continues to rise, Ayad Allawi outlines his strategy, Obama and Odierno meet up, and more.

Jun 03 09:52

'I saw a lot of blood and started to feel sick, "says Brazilian boat was attacked by Israel

Iara said he had witnessed the killings, but that "other people who were on the boat said they saw soldiers throwing bodies at sea."

"Our accounting is that 19 people died. There are still people missing, do not know what happened to them. And there are very serious injuries, almost dying, we can not withdraw from hospital in Tel Aviv."

Jun 03 09:49

Irish ship Rachel Corrie was sabotaged by Israeli intelligence says report

The Irish ship, MV Rachel Corrie, was tampered with by the Israeli Defense Forces according to Colonel Itzik Turgeman.

The Rachel Corrie was planned to be the first ship to arrive into Gazan waters last weekend but was delayed due to mechanical problems now suspected to be a form of sabotage.

An Israel newspaper reported “A senior officer in the Israel Defence Forces hinted that the IDF sabotaged the engines of five ships, saying “they took care of them.” The Colonel also told the newspaper that the army decided not to sabotage the Turkish ferry, Mavi Mamara which was attacked on Monday.

Jun 03 09:46

Los Angeles Students to Be Taught That Arizona Immigration Law Is Un-American

The Los Angeles Unified School District school board wants all public school students in the city to be taught that Arizona's new immigration law is un-American.

The school board president made the announcement Tuesday night after the district's Board of Education passed a resolution to oppose the controversial law, which gives law enforcement officials in Arizona the power to question and detain people they suspect are in the U.S. illegally when they are stopped in relation to a crime or infraction.

“This is ridiculous, it’s ridiculous for us to be involved in Arizona law,” said Jane Barnett, Chairman, Los Angeles County Republican Party. “There is a 50 percent dropout rate in some parts of the school district—is this going to keep kids in school?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Illegal immigration is a crime, period, end of discussion, under both Federal and state law.

This is not education; it is an attempt at indoctrination.

This is a perfect example of the degree of sloppy, distorted thinking which governs what kids are taught in public schools.

And rather than really tackle the appalling dropout rates and literacy deficits with which their kids are dealing, what does the School Board Do? They resolve to indoctrinate the kids in this school district with an absolute lie, as though this were magically going to make all the other problems disappear!

Jun 03 09:44

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ PROTESTS CONTINUE IN NEW YORK

A large group of protestors condemned the violent Israeli attack on a civilian flotilla taking humanitarian aid to Gaza in a demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate yesterday…..

Jun 03 09:44

ISRAEL; NOTHING TO INVESTIGATE! DON’T EVEN TRY TO THINK!!

The Gaza flotilla imbroglio is far from being the most violent action Israel has carried out in 42 years of occupation, and might not even be the stupidest. In many ways, it is very similar to what Israel has been doing every week for the past four years in Bil’in – injuring and killing unarmed civilian protesters who are demanding their basic rights. The storming of the Gaza flotilla is shocking because it makes even more clear what no investigation will reveal: how incredibly blind Israel is, and how deeply this perceptual distortion is embedded in Israel’s politics and leadership.

Jun 03 09:43

A VIEW FROM ISRAEL’S LEFT FIELD

There were no firearms on board the ship. There were no suicide bombers. On the practical level, opposing worlds, united against the occupation and for the people of Gaza, to a struggle which was not supposed to bring death…but life.

And let no one tell you that a marine commando who is dropped from a helicopter, clad with a mask and weapon, is coming to chat with the sailors over a cup of coffee.

Jun 03 09:36

Inside the flotilla attack

The first thing that happened was that someone on the Israeli boats threw gas bombs or something from the boats onto our deck. There was a very loud bang, a huge bang, and a lot of smoke. Some of the women started screaming when they heard the bang.

At that point, some people began spraying the Israelis with water, from fire hoses.

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"Oy Vey; they have WATER! KILL THEM! KILL THEM! THAT ONE, THE AMERICAN; FOUR BULLETS IN THE HEAD BEFORE HE SPRITZES AGAIN!!!!"

Jun 03 09:34

Giuliani Rips Obama’s Handling of Oil Spill

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, whose tireless leadership in the days and weeks after 9/11 made him a national hero, has accused President Obama of doing everything wrong in his handling of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

“It couldn’t be worse,” Guiliani said Wednesday when asked by Fox News’ Sean Hannity to rate Obama’s performance.

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If anyone from BP (or Mike Cameron) is reading this, here is suggestion to get that cap on the pipe.

Click for larger version.

Jun 03 09:30

US Officials: US Might Send Carrier to Korea

The U.S. is considering dispatching the massive aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the waters where North Korea allegedly sank a South Korean warship, defense officials said Wednesday.

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The U.S. has already dispatched the massive money carrier USS Cash Register to the waters where Israel just attacked and hijacked a US-flagged ship and kidnapped 12 Americans, killing one of them with four bullets to the head.

Jun 03 09:28

Estimates OK for speeding tickets, court rules

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an officer's visual estimation of speed is enough to support a conviction if the officer is trained, certified by a training academy, and experienced in watching for speeders. The court's 5-1 decision says independent verification of a driver's speed is not necessary.

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LET THE LOOTING BEGIN!!!!!!

Jun 03 09:27

U.S. to Join South Korean Military Exercise Off North Korea Coast

The U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington will participate in a joint naval exercise with South Korea next week in the Yellow Sea, the same waters west of the Korean peninsula where North Korea is accused of sinking a South Korean warship last March, ABC News has learned.

A U.S. official said the carrier, which operates from its home port in Japan, “will be sent to the waters off South Korea within coming days to participate in joint exercises” with the South Korean navy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that South Korea has pulled back from wanting to formally accuse North Korea at the UN for the sinking of the South Korean ship.

Another factor may be this, as reported yesterday at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/world/asia/03korea.html?ref=world

"President Lee Myung-bak’s party has suffered a surprising setback in local elections that were widely seen as a referendum on his handling of North Korea’s alleged torpedoing of a South Korean warship."

Note the language here: "...alleged torpedoing....."

Jun 03 09:25

Lies, damned lies, and Israeli propaganda?

Following Israel’s murderous attack on the Freedom Flotilla taking humanitarian aid to Gaza, it is hard not to conclude that sections of the media in Britain and other Western countries have been desperate to find ways to justify the crime. On the BBC and Sky News, a frequent argument has been that Israel feels “isolated” by the international community and is in a “war” situation, and therefore feels that it has to take extraordinary measures to defend itself. To shore up this argument, these media outlets have, once again, repeated two tired fabrications; Hamas is committed to Israel’s destruction and Israel’s blockade of Gaza was imposed in response to Hamas rocket attacks.

Jun 03 09:24

Israel: The Truth is Coming

Once again, the Israeli government has flouted international law. In addition, Israeli officials have impounded the cameras and computers of the captured journalists and peace activists in an attempt to control the portrayal of what happened. They are resisting calls for an impartial investigation of the incidents that happened in the early hours of May 31st, and unfortunately, the Obama Administration appears to be again manipulating events in the U.N. Security Council in order to allow Israel impunity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh to have a REAL President like Teddy Roosevelt or John Kennedy!

Jun 03 09:21

Turkey will "never forgive" Israel

The Turkish president has said that Israel's military raid on civilian aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip has caused "irreparable" damage to his country's relations with Israel, and will "never" be forgiven.

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"We forgive Israel. We love Israel! Israel has never done anything wrong. Israel can do no wrong! Who cares about a few captured Americans an four bullets in the head of an American or 34 Americans killed on the USS Liberty? The lives of Americans are as nothing compared to the dust on the boots of mighty Israel!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 03 09:19

Gaza flotilla attack: British activists tell of abuse by Israelis

Sarah Colborne, director of campaigns and operations at the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, was also on board the Mavi Marmara.

Insisting that no one on board the boat was armed, she said the attack was an act of piracy and a "massacre".

At one point, she saw a man being shot dead by an Israeli commando.

"We still don't know how many people were actually murdered because there are still many missing," she said.

As I walked up, the dinghies the Israelis used were bristling with arms. I couldn't even count how many ships there were in the water. It was just literally bristling with ships, helicopters, gunfire. The whole thing was just horrific.

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One has to wonder: just when will the State Department demand, and make public, all the Americans who were - and still are - incarcerated, wounded, and shot dead in this vile operation?

Jun 03 09:17

Israel detains Hawaii activist

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am relinking this article because I decided to respond to an obvious "Megaphonie" in the comments section, and from the "Likes" it is clear that Israel continues to lose this PR war. Feel free to wade into this discussion, to let Hawaii know the whole world is watching, and also feel free to copy and paste my comments to your own letters to editors and such.

Jun 03 09:14

Israeli Murders, NATO and Afghanistan

What is troubling the hearts and souls of non-Americans in NATO HQ is this fundamental question. Is NATO genuinely a mutual defence organisation, or is it just an instrument to carry out US foreign policy? With its unthinking defence of Israel and military occupation of Afghanistan, is US foreign policy really defending Europe, or is it making the World less safe by causing Islamic militancy?

I leave the last word to one of the senior NATO officers - who incidentally is not British:

"Nobody but the Americans doubts the US position on the Gaza attack is wrong and insensitive. But everyone already quietly thought the same about wider American policy. This incident has allowed people to start saying that now privately to each other."

Jun 03 09:11

Proposed Joint Resolution No.666 Supporting Israel

In order to save time for Israel’s representatives in both the US House and Senate – many of whom have been on vacation – probably in Israel or maybe even at “Man’s Country” – we have drawn up a joint House and Senate resolution condemning the violence perpetrated against Israel and supporting as violent an Israeli response as possible. This joint resolution is based on the Senate resolution back in January of 2009, sponsored by Senator Harry Reid (Likud, Nevada) and co-sponsored by 31 other Senators that sided with Israel in its self defense against the murderous women and children of the Gaza Strip.

Jun 03 09:10

Sabotaging Peace: The Real Motive Behind the Freedom Flotilla Attack

The real motive behind the Israeli assault is far more sinister: to deliberately undermine (if not entirely abort) consequential, substantive peace talks with the Palestinians and Syrians, and repay the Turks for negotiating a nuclear fuel-swap deal with Iran (which significantly set back Israel’s case for military intervention).

In essence, it was done to sabotage peace.

“We have to set up a dynamic state bent upon expansion,” David Ben Gurion once famously stated. And peace, stability and diplomacy are obstacles to Zionism’s tenets of land acquisition and subjugation of indigenous peoples.

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What we are probably going to see happen, in short order, will be forced expulsions of Palestinians from Jerusalem and the West Bank into Gaza.

And when Israel decides it wants Gaza, every Palestinian left standing will be expelled to a no-man's land beyond its gates, with no other neighboring countries able - or willing - to let them in.

And the world will sit quietly and do.....nothing.

Jun 03 09:06

BP Oil Leak May Last Until Christmas in Worst Case Scenario

BP Plc’s failure since April to plug a Gulf of Mexico oil leak has prompted forecasts the crude may continue gushing into December in what President Barack Obama has called the greatest environmental disaster in U.S. history.

BP’s attempts so far to cap the well and plug the leak on the seabed a mile below the surface haven’t worked, while the start of the Atlantic hurricane season this week indicates storms in the Gulf may disrupt other efforts.

Jun 03 09:03

Did the IDF Stage Their New “Flotilla Terrorists” Video?

The IDF and the Israeli propaganda machine would have the world believe (or at least the Americans) videos came from the same camera. I suggest to you that they did not.

Jun 03 08:57

Israel Is Already Singled Out

Israel has not been singled out in the final document of the NPT review conference. Israel is already a singled-out country which kills, imprisons, destructs, invades and exploits without being questioned or held accountable. The United States and its European allies, who are simply unable to condemn Israel for the killing of 20 unarmed, innocent civilians in the daylight, treat this counterfeit regime as if it has tumbled on the earth from another planet. Israel is already singled out because the United States and EU don't dare ask Israel a simple question of "excuse me, what are you doing, sir?!"

Jun 03 08:54

Sabotaging Peace: The Real Motive Behind the Freedom Flotilla Attack

The consensus was that Israel was “sending a message.” Anyone who dared challenge its naval blockade and siege of Gaza would meet a similar fate.

This is a correct yet superficial analysis. The real motive behind the Israeli assault is far more sinister: to deliberately undermine (if not entirely abort) consequential, substantive peace talks with the Palestinians and Syrians, and repay the Turks for negotiating a nuclear fuel-swap deal with Iran (which significantly set back Israel’s case for military intervention).

In essence, it was done to sabotage peace.

Jun 03 08:53

The Yardarm Is The Remedy

Lifting of Gaza blockade is the first goal, while the second is introduction of democracy and equality in the whole of the land between the Sea and the River. It's time for the Jews of Israel to come to terms with reality: Jews are ordinary human beings, not some supermen or space travelers or angels; they have to observe the customary law of nations. They can't go around killing people in neutral waters; they can't lock up a million of Gazans just because they are not Jews.

Jun 03 08:48

'Rachel Corrie' proceeding to Gaza

An Irish-owned boat laden with humanitarian supplies is continuing its journey towards Gaza despite Israel’s insistence it will not allow any vessel break its blockade on the territory.

The MV Rachel Corrie , which has five Irish citizens aboard, including Nobel peace laureate Mairéad Corrigan-Maguire and former UN official Denis Halliday, is currently in Libyan waters some 640 km (400 miles) from Gaza.

The boat, which is captained by Eric Harcis, is travelling at approximately 340 kms (210 miles) a day and expects to reach Gaza by Saturday. Film-maker Fiona Thompson from Dundalk and husband and wife Derek and Jenny Graham from Co Mayo are also on board.

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Given that Israel attacked and hijacked a US flagged ship in international waters and given that Israel kidnapped 12 US citizens in international waters and shot one of them four times in the head, if I were the US President there would be a nuclear-armed carrier group escorting the Rachel Corrie (and all other humanitarian aid ships) into Gaza, commanded by the most psychotic Admiral I could find (although all the really good psychotics seem to be on Israel's side). One shot fired at the humanitarian fleet and Tel Aviv vanishes in a blinding flash of light, like Cairo almost did when Israel attacked the USS Liberty and framed Egypt for it.

President Pussy won't do that, of course; he's too busy being Israel's door-mat over at the United Nations.

But Teddy Roosevelt sure would have. John Kennedy would have. Lincoln would have. Those men had BALLS!

Jun 03 08:41

ISRAEL CLAIMS ATTACK AUTHORIZED PERSONALLY BY LORD BALFOUR

H/T to Dublin Mick at Kenny's Sideshow

This week “religious commandos” from Israel attacked the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in international waters. Seven Israelis were injured during the attack with one member of the “Israeli Secret Police” thrown overboard by an 81 year old woman. Jerusalem papers report that Israel is holding the woman for attempted sexual assault.

Is it illegal to rape a pirate on the high seas? We are waiting for a ruling from the International Criminal Court at the Hague on this.

Jun 03 08:40

Report: Flotilla delays Iran sanctions vote

The UN vote on a new round of sanctions against Iran, which was scheduled for Thursday, will likely be postponed because of the IDF raid on the flotilla bound for Gaza Monday, Politico reported Wednesday.

Sources in Washington said the Obama administration would delay the vote by three weeks, and attempt to carry it off at the end of June.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Flotilla massacre will not incline Turkey, Lebanon, and Brazil to vote for these sanctions against Iran.

And ultimately, it doesn't matter when this comes up for a vote at the Security Council, the US and Israel will not get the sanctions, because China will veto.

Jun 03 08:37

Flotilla journalist recounts ordeal

A Press TV journalist detained on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla describes mistreatment of activists attacked on the aid convoy and his own ordeal in Israeli custody.

Still suffering from a lack of sleep, Hassan Ghani explained how Israeli navy forces suddenly encircled the Turkish-flagged vessel he was traveling on and launched an attack on the aid Flotilla.

"We were some 90 miles off the Israeli coast and we were by no means within the so-called military exclusion area, which was originally 20 miles but later extended to 68 miles," Ghani told Press TV on Thursday.

He described measures taken by the campaigners onboard the ships for repelling the invaders, saying water hoses were used to drive back the Israelis.

Jun 03 08:36

Israel’s Defenders Mobilize, Threaten

Faced with what the Wall Street Journal calls "one of Israel’s worst international relations disasters in years," the right-wing leadership of the so-called "Israel Lobby" has been pulling out all the stops to defend the Jewish state against global outrage over its deadly seizure of a Gaza-bound vessel in international waters carrying humanitarian supplies early Monday morning.

Its biggest concern for now is to prevent the administration of President Barack Obama from distancing itself in any way — let alone joining in the almost universal condemnation — from the military operation in which at least nine civilian passengers of Turkish-flagged Mavi Marmara were killed by Israeli commandos.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Those "acquisitions" of Israel in every branch of the US government and military will spin the story of this massacre to Israel's benefit the best they can; but ultimately, there is no defense of the indefensible.

And Israel really doesn't have to worry about Obama going anywhere with his geopolitical "affection" for Israel; he will simply do as his masters tell him, whether it is blocking a total UN condemnation of this massacre, or going to war against Iran.

Jun 03 08:35

The Rachel Corrie to be quietly allowed to dock?

Reports are the Corrie was sabotaged by Israeli intelligence. As the lead ship in the flotilla, the name itself was viewed by Israel as a potential PR nightmare. Every US main stream media report I have seen on the ship heading to Gaza does not mention its name, only that it is Irish. No need to stir up old wounds or some may begin to question why the media has buried the Rachel Corrie story for so long and why Hollywood has not made the movie.

Jun 03 08:25

Israel REJECTS International Probe Of Deadly Raid; Obama Administration Says It Urged Restraint

Israel on Thursday rejected calls from the United Nations and others for an international investigation of its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla but left the door open to foreign involvement.

Also on Thursday, the U.S. State Department said that Obama administration officials had warned Israel to use caution and restraint when dealing with the activists as their ships were heading toward Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Rogue nation Israel again proves that it doesn't care about what anyone in the US government thinks, as long as the checks don't stop.

And whatever "restraint" the US allegedly urged wound up being thrown out the window by the IDF, resulting in dead and injured peace activists, including one American who was shot dead with 4 bullets in his head.

And do we hear ONE FLIPPING WORD OF OUTRAGE FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OR WHITE HOUSE ON THAT ASSASSINATION OF THE AMERICAN EXECUTED?!?!? Absolutely none; the silence is deafening.

Jun 03 08:18

Blagojevich subpoenas Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett

Rahm Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett have received subpoenas from defense lawyers in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, joining a long list of federal officials who could be called to testify in the closely watched trial.

A White House official confirmed that Emanuel, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, and Jarrett, one of Obama’s senior advisers, received the subpoenas, the existence of which were first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times Wednesday afternoon.

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Were I a betting human being, I wouldn't bet against any of these people who have received subpoenas testifying.

Jun 03 08:16

BP paid for officials’ meals, airfare and polar bear trip

The embattled oil and gas giant BP paid for a slew of travel and dining arrangements for senior government officials in the years leading up to the massive oil leak in the Gulf. Critics say BP got too close with regulators, neutering the government's safety watchdogs.

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This is standard operating procedure between large corporations and regulators in the US; because of the catastrophe in the Gulf, however,BP (which now stands for Biohazard Provocateurs) simply got caught.

Jun 03 08:07

A Plague Upon The World: The USA is a "Failed State"

Question: What can be done?

Roberts: The American people are lost in la-la land. They have no idea that their civil liberties have been forfeited. They are only gradually learning that their economic future is compromised. They have little idea of the world’s growing hatred of Americans for their destruction of other peoples. In short, Americans are full of themselves. They have no idea of the disasters that their ignorance and inhumanity have brought upon themselves and upon the world.

Much of the world, looking at a country that appears both stupid and inhumane, wonders at Americans’ fine opinion of themselves. Is America the virtuous “indispensable nation” of neoconservative propaganda, or is America a plague upon the world?

Jun 03 08:05

ISRAEL DEFIES UNITED NATION (AGAIN)

Israel has dismissed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council to launch a probe into its deadly attack on an aid convoy, calling the UN body of no moral authority.

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As I recall, the United States invaded Iraq on the claim that they were defying the United Nations. as it turned out, they were not. But I wanted to underscore President Pussy's continued kowtowing to Israel in light of Israel defiance of the United Nations. And of course, as long as the United Nations cannot control Israel, it lacks credibility as the basis for a world government. In fact it is Israel that is acting like they think they are the world government, and a tyrannical fascistic one at that!

Jun 03 07:58

Potato Peelers Justify the Flotilla Massacre

What the Zionists newspapers and the pro-Israeli media forgot to write and to clarify is that those tools (kitchen- and maintenance tools) were found in boxes after the bloody massacre, after the murder and injury of the passengers of the ship. These words, “found inside a box” mentioned in the IDF press statement, mean that the tools were not used by the passengers on board of the ship.

Jun 03 07:55

U.S. citizen among 9 Gaza convoy dead

An official in the prime minister's office told The Associated Press Thursday that there is "no case in recent history" where a democratic country's army involved in the deaths of civilians in an overseas operation has been subjected to an international investigation.

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Ever here of "Nuremberg?"

I note that MSNBC was in such a rush to remind everyone that the Israelis were threatened with sticks that they forgot to mention that the US Citizen was shot four times in the head! MSNBC also neglects to mention that 17 people wounded in the attack are still unaccounted for.

I presume President Pussy is still studying the situation and protecting Israel at the UN.

Jun 03 07:52

Israel Is Already Singled Out

Israel has not been singled out in the final document of the NPT review conference. Israel is already a singled-out country which kills, imprisons, destructs, invades and exploits without being questioned or held accountable. The United States and its European allies, who are simply unable to condemn Israel for the killing of 20 unarmed, innocent civilians in the daylight, treat this counterfeit regime as if it has tumbled on the earth from another planet. Israel is already singled out because the United States and EU don't dare ask Israel a simple question of "excuse me, what are you doing, sir?!"

Jun 03 07:47

Sarkozy caught up in kickbacks scandal

A report by Luxembourg police has revealed President Sarkozy's involvement in a bribery scandal in the sale of French submarines to Pakistan in 1994.

Jun 03 07:43

Israel Unites Turks Against It

“[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu has succeeded in doing the impossible,” said Paul Heinbecker, a retired senior Canadian diplomat who has been in Istanbul during this week’s crisis. “He has united Turkey’s Islamists and secularists in common contempt for Israel. There is a widespread consensus among the people that Israel, and its American benefactor, mustn’t be allowed to get away with this assault.”

Jun 03 07:40

Turkish charity chief tells of carnage on ship

"We were given the bodies of nine martyrs, but we have a longer list. There are missing people," he told reporters. "Our doctors handed over 38 injured, on our return they (the Israelis) said there were only 21 injured,"Yildirim said.

Jun 03 07:39

CONFIRMED: US CITIZEN SHOT DEAD BY ISRAELIS DURING AID FLOTILLA ATTACK!

An official from Humanitarian Relief Foundation, or ?HH, NGO that organized the flotilla to Gaza, identified the U.S. citizen as 19-year-old Furkan Do?an, originally from the central Turkish town of Kayseri. Do?an had four bullet wounds to the head and one to the chest, Ömer Ya?mur of ?HH, told Anatolia.

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Four gunshots to the head!

UPDATE: I am getting emails and tweets stressing that Furkan Doğan is "only" TURKISH-American and therefore does not really count as a US citizen. This idea that there are greater and lesser degrees of being American flies in the face of the Declaration of Independence which declares that All Men Are Created Equal as a founding principle of this nation.

It also smacks of the "Chosen people" versus the cattle mentality seeping into our culture from Israel.

As it turns out, however, Furkan Doğan was born in New York, and there is a great deal LESS confusion over his birth certificate than that of the President.

Israel attacked and hijacked a US flagged ship in international waters.

Israel kidnapped 12 Americans in international waters. One US citizen, AN AMERICAN, was shot four times in the head, obliterating any claims that the attacking Israelis acted in self defense.

I miss the days of John F. Kennedy, who had the balls to stand up face to face with the USSR over the Cuban Missile crisis.

Today we have President Pussy, and President Pussy, you are no John F. Kennedy.

Jun 03 07:38

Media Reports Death of Al-Qaeda No. 3 Killed in 2008

On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, The New York Times and The Washington Post both 'broke' a story. 'Al-Qaeda's third-ranking operative, an Egyptian who was a founding member of the terrorist network and a key conduit to Osama bin Laden,' has been killed in Pakistan by a US predator drone. The alleged al-CIAduh No. 3, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, is also known as Sheikh Saeed al-Masri. However, Saeed al-Masri was reported 'killed' in August 2008.

Jun 03 07:30

It is Israel's tragedy that too many of its people now believe permanent war is better than peace

This week's bloody drama at sea struck a heavy blow at Israel's moral standing. With luck - and in the strongest interests of Israel - it will bring down the discredited Netanyahu government.

Even better, it might cause Israelis to think again about where they are going. They cannot forever rely on brute force to impose their will.

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