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Our society does not have an antisemitism crisis. It doesn’t have a crisis of far left radicalism, Islamist extremism, support for terrorism, or fomenting of dissent by foreign powers.

Our society has a moral crisis. A cruelty crisis. An imperialism crisis. A militarism crisis. A propaganda crisis. An insincerity crisis. A stupidity crisis. An obedience crisis.

Empire managers and imperial spinmeisters try to pretend there’s some horrifying existential emergency involving hatred of Jews or love of Hamas or some other ridiculous nonsense in our society, because the empire too is in a state of crisis. People are waking up from its lullaby of propaganda and are rejecting its narrative manipulation like never before, which is why instead of relenting and accepting the empire’s destruction of Gaza, opposition to it is only growing stronger.

So the authorized custodians of imperial narratives flail around desperately trying to regain some control by spinning all the civil disobedience we are seeing in a way that makes it seem like some sort of problem which needs to be fixed. But as Howard Zinn said, “Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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The request of the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor for an arrest warrant against Israel's prime minister and defense minister as well as three Hamas leaders puts Israel in a diplomatic reality it has never confronted before.

In the short term, and for the first time, it puts the Israeli leadership in danger of a real international threat in wake of its decision to continue the war in Gaza. In the long run, if the arrest warrants will be issued, we are liable to find ourselves within a diplomatic avalanche, with possible far-reaching effects on economic, scientific and trade relations, and on other areas as well.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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One Friday morning in January, office telephones in the city hall of Modi'in Ilit fell silent. Employees who were in the building quickly realized that something unusual was happening. They were locked out of their computers, unable to access files and emails. The reason only became clear a few days later: a sophisticated cyberattack had taken over the city government's computer network and shut it down.

The ultra-Orthodox settlement in the West Bank is large by Israeli standards, with a population of around 84,000. Residents seeking services were unable to reach the city government. Education, social services and other departments could not work or call each other; the main switchboard was down. "I came in the morning and everything crashed," a senior city official told Haaretz. "We first tried to restore the system, but were told it would take time." He says that for several days employees were told it was just a malfunction; the reason – a cyberattack – was kept from them, and even now they have been told almost nothing.

Webmaster addition: Payback for STUXNET?

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET/AI, ISRAEL
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The spokesperson for the Yemeni Armed Forces (YAF) says the country’s air defense units have successfully shot down an American MQ-9 Reaper drone while it was conducting hostile activities in the airspace over the central province of Bayda.

Yahya Saree said in a televised statement on Tuesday that the unmanned aerial vehicle was targeted with a locally made surface-to-air missile, and that footage of shootdown will be released later.

According to Saree, this is the fifth aircraft that the Yemeni air defenses have shot down since the start of the operations in support of Palestinians in Gaza amid the Israeli regime’s genocidal war.

The spokesperson affirmed that Yemeni Armed Forces will continue to enhance their defense capabilities in order to confront the joint US-British aggression against their homeland, and will carry on conducting pro-Palestine operations until the Israeli aggression against Gaza ceases and the all-out siege on the coastal sliver is fully lifted.

Tags: ISRAEL, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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One of NATO’s primary missions is to spread instability throughout the world, using the military-industrial complex to bully and intimidate countries non-compliant with a militant anti-family anti-God agenda flowing out of Western capitals and promoted by Western media.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg asserted on Friday the alliance’s commitment to defending the rights of LGBTQ individuals, aligning with numerous Western officials, institutions, and organizations in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.

Author Jose Nino summed it up nicely in a piece for Big League Politics:

“The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is committed to spreading degenerate values abroad.  With Russia seemingly making major gains against NATO-backed Ukrainian forces in Eastern Ukraine, NATO leaders have been engaging in bizarre virtue signaling to divert attention away from the abject failure of this proxy war against Russia.

“Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 24, 2022, NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has been particularly vocal about NATO’s values and why it’s an institution that has to be trusted despite its long track record of causing instability abroad — from Serbia all the way to Libya.”

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, NATO, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The collective shrug with which the Western media and political class noted the attempted assassination of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico has been telling.

Can you imagine the outrage and emotion that would have been expressed by Western powers if not Fico but a pro-Ukraine, anti-Russian leader within the EU had been attacked? The new orders for weapons that would have been presented to the arms manufacturers, the troops that would have been deployed, the sabres that would have been rattled?

Instead we have the media telling us that Fico opposed sending arms to Ukraine and opposed threatening Russia. We are told he did not accept the mainstream narrative on Covid vaccinations. The media do not quite say he deserved to be shot, but they come very, very close.

Fellow EU leaders followed correct form in making statements of shock and disgust at the attack on Fico, but they were formal and perfunctory. The “not actually one of us” message was very clear.

Tags: ASSASSINATION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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It was the pictures of Palestinians swimming and sunning at a Gaza beach that rubbed Yehuda Shlezinger, an Israeli journalist, the wrong way. Stylish in round red glasses and a faint scruff of beard, Mr. Shlezinger unloaded his revulsion at the “disturbing” pictures while appearing on Israel’s Channel 12.

“These people there deserve death, a hard death, an agonizing death, and instead we see them enjoying on the beach and having fun,” complained Mr. Shlezinger, the religious affairs correspondent for the widely circulated right-wing Israel Hayom newspaper. “We should have seen a lot more revenge there,” Mr. Shlezinger unrepentantly added. “A lot more rivers of Gazans’ blood.”

It would be nice to think that Mr. Shlezinger is a fringe figure, or that Israelis would be shocked by his bloody fantasies. But he’s not, and many wouldn’t be.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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“The historical mission of our world revolution is to rearrange a new culture of humanity to replace the previous social system. This conversion and re-organization of global society requires two essential steps: firstly, the destruction of the old established order, secondly, design and imposition of the new order. The first stage requires elimination of all frontier borders, nationhood and culture, public policy ethical barriers and social definitions, only then can the destroyed old system elements be replaced by the imposed system elements of our new order.

The first task of our world revolution is Destruction. All social strata and social formations created by traditional society must be annihilated, individual men and women must be uprooted from their ancestral environment, torn out of their native milieus, no tradition of any type shall be permitted to remain as sacrosanct, traditional social norms must only be viewed as a disease to be eradicated, the ruling dictum of the new order is; nothing is good so everything must be criticized and abolished, everything that was, must be gone.

After destruction of the old order, construction of the new order is a larger and more difficult task. We will have torn out the old limbs from their ancient roots in deep layers, social norms will be lying disorganised and anarchic so they must be blocked against new cultural forms and social categories naturally re-emerging. The general masses will have been first persuaded to join as equals in the first task of destroying their own traditional society and economic culture, but then the new order must be forcibly established through people again being divided and differentiated only in accordance with the new pyramidal hierarchical system of our imposed global monolithic new world order.

Capitalism must be condemned as a fundamental misfortune caused by the wealth of capitalist power exploiting the false separation between the high rulers and the oppressed exploited masses. The masses must be induce to repudiate the concept of personal wealth and personal rights, this second task will also be solved only by virtue of the great guiding principle of the subordinating militaristic spirit in which superior ranks impose order on inferiors, new world order: “which will bring the true aristocratic principle of “might is right” in the those who can rule – shall rule”.” -- Nahum Goldman in his book "Spirit of Militarism.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM, ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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We put together a short reel of some of the people who are fighting the genocide in Gaza.

It shows that they come from every walk of life – military, artists, college students, community people, even a US Senator.

Unfortunately, the news media, mainstream and so-called alternative, seems to only show shrill people screaming and waving “Free Palestine” signs.

The resistance to the atrocity is much broader and is being fought in many different places and in many different ways.

 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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By Elena Schneider, Jennifer Haberkorn and Eli Stokols

President Joe Biden on Monday sought to reassure Jewish voters that he stands firmly with Israel, calling for the full defeat of Hamas and denouncing the International Criminal Court’s assertion that Israel’s leaders are guilty of war crimes for their campaign in Gaza.

“What’s happening is not genocide. We reject that,” Biden said during a speech in the Rose Garden.

Vowing to continue to work “around the clock” to free the remaining Israeli hostages held by Hamas, the president avoided any past criticisms of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to launch a larger-scale invasion of Rafah, emphasizing instead his continued backing of Israel.

“I will always ensure Israel has everything it needs to defend itself against Hamas and all their enemies,” said Biden, who also noted his administration’s approval of humanitarian aid for innocent Palestinians. “We stand with Israel to take out [Hamas leader Yahya] Sinwar and the rest of the butchers of Hamas. We want Hamas defeated; we will work with Israel to make that happen.”

The speech honoring Jewish Heritage Month marked a clear effort to repair the increasingly strained relationship between the president and the Jewish community. For months, the president has struggled to navigate the thorny domestic politics of the Israel-Hamas war, offending progressives for his steadfast support of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before angering pro-Israel Democrats by withholding a shipment of heavy bombs that, he argued, would only worsen the humanitarian catastrophe on Gaza.

That latter decision, which coincided with the invitations for Monday’s gathering, created a fraught backdrop to Monday’s event, with Jewish Democratic leaders, donors and strategists expressing frustration that Biden chose to announce his threat to withhold specific aid to Israel less than a day after his Holocaust remembrance speech, when he declared his unwavering support for the country and decried the “ferocious surge” in antisemitism.

Claire's Observations:  CODSWALLOP!!, it appears that you have, once again, "drunk the Israeli Koolade on this issue and refuse to see reality, replacing it with your own, which can, of course, be comforting; however, it's still not reality.  And sir, when someone presents the opposite view, you have a moral duty to look at it before you lie to the public yet again, about what is happening in Gaza.  And forgive me, sir, but there are a lot of people on this planet who are absolutely NOT antisemitic;   they just hate to see women and children killed, or maimed for life, like these.

Biden: What’s happening in Gaza ‘is not genocide’

The president emphasized his backing of Israel, aiming to quell frustrations he’d conditioned aid.

President Joe Biden (right), Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive at the Rose Garden of the White House. 

President Joe Biden, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive to speak at a celebration for Jewish American Heritage Month in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on May 20, 2024. | Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

By Elena Schneider, Jennifer Haberkorn and Eli Stokols

President Joe Biden on Monday sought to reassure Jewish voters that he stands firmly with Israel, calling for the full defeat of Hamas and denouncing the International Criminal Court’s assertion that Israel’s leaders are guilty of war crimes for their campaign in Gaza.

“What’s happening is not genocide. We reject that,” Biden said during a speech in the Rose Garden.

Vowing to continue to work “around the clock” to free the remaining Israeli hostages held by Hamas, the president avoided any past criticisms of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to launch a larger-scale invasion of Rafah, emphasizing instead his continued backing of Israel.

“I will always ensure Israel has everything it needs to defend itself against Hamas and all their enemies,” said Biden, who also noted his administration’s approval of humanitarian aid for innocent Palestinians. “We stand with Israel to take out [Hamas leader Yahya] Sinwar and the rest of the butchers of Hamas. We want Hamas defeated; we will work with Israel to make that happen.”

The speech honoring Jewish Heritage Month marked a clear effort to repair the increasingly strained relationship between the president and the Jewish community. For months, the president has struggled to navigate the thorny domestic politics of the Israel-Hamas war, offending progressives for his steadfast support of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before angering pro-Israel Democrats by withholding a shipment of heavy bombs that, he argued, would only worsen the humanitarian catastrophe on Gaza.

That latter decision, which coincided with the invitations for Monday’s gathering, created a fraught backdrop to Monday’s event, with Jewish Democratic leaders, donors and strategists expressing frustration that Biden chose to announce his threat to withhold specific aid to Israel less than a day after his Holocaust remembrance speech, when he declared his unwavering support for the country and decried the “ferocious surge” in antisemitism.

Claire's Observations:  CODSWALLOP, SIR!!  (You're Irish, so I am pretty sure you know what that means.)  What you are seeing is NOT antisemitism; you are seeing massive upset at a nation/state, which is killing and maiming children and women.  Apparently  you have not had your "Buddha on the Road" moment here, so let me show you a couple of images to demonstrate what I mean.

This woman lost her niece, courtesy of an Israeli air strike: she is wrapped in white in preparation for his burial.  NO woman on this planet should have to go through this.  And the kid's crime  being a Palestinian.  TELL THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT HER DEATH WAS NOT A GENOCIDE, AND YOU ARE LIABLE TO GET SOMEONE VERY UPSET, which doesn't mean they are antisemitic; they just don't like what the theocracy which is Israel, is doing to its Palestinian minority;  Now, 

 

 

Here is another image of two parents saying goodbye to their dead son, also wrapped in white, for burial:  His crime?!?

Being Palestinian.

Sir, the lies are not going to change reality here, no matter how intensely you shill for Israel.  Have I made my point, or do you need to see more?!? Here's a link you might need: https://reliefweb.int/report/occupied-palestinian-territory/week-israeli-army-executes-13-children-and-near-al-shifa-hospital-enar

Sir, forgive me, but if the execution of Palestinian kids is NOT  genocide, what the hell is it?!? I'm game, enlighten me, please.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, IRAN, ISRAEL, LEBANON, MIDDLE EAST, PALESTINE, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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“This was not a campaign video, it was created by a random account online and reposted by a staffer who clearly did not see the word, while the President was in court,” Karoline Leavitt, the campaign press secretary, said in a statement.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Illegal immigrants are surging the border now because they believe Donald Trump is going to win the election in November and enforce security, according to a report quoting the illegals themselves.

The New York Post reports that the migrants “fear President Biden could lose re-election in November and Donald Trump will shut the border.”

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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Joe Biden held a campaign even in Atlanta Saturday and literally dozens of people showed up.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Brandon is between a rock and a hard Jewish cock.

He keeps trying to say he’s against the genocide, because everyone on earth hates him because he supports the genocide.

But then he comes out and supports the genocide again.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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As Ukraine’s defeat in the war moves closer, the neocons are desperate to draw the US further into the fight. Over the weekend, former US State Department official Victoria Nuland told ABC News that the US must help facilitate Ukrainian missile attacks deep inside Russian territory. The Biden Administration has to this point avoided involvement in such attacks, likely because Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia will strike any facility that supplies or facilitates strikes inside of Russia, wherever they may be.

It’s a clear warning from a nuclear power, but as Nuland and her fellow neocons see their Ukraine project failing, they demand escalation. This is just what they did in their previous disastrous projects like the Iraq War, the attacks on Syria and Libya, and the 20-year occupation of Afghanistan. For them the failure is never because it was a bad idea in the first place, but that not enough lives and resources were poured into that bad idea to create a good outcome.

But Russia is no Iraq nor is it Libya. This time they are playing with World War III and nuclear destruction and no one in DC seems concerned.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
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Alon Pinkas, a former senior Israeli diplomat (well plugged in at the White House), says aloud the ‘reality’ about Israel which he underlines cannot be hidden further:

“[There are now] two [Jewish] states – with contrasting visions of what the nation should be. There is an elephant in the Israeli room – and ‘no’: it’s not occupation, though that is its main cause”.

“The elephant in the room is Israel gradually but inexorably being divided [into a high-tech, secular, liberal state] … and a Jewish-supremacist, ultranationalist theocracy with messianic, antidemocratic tendencies that encourage isolation”.

“Zionism … has morphed and mutated through the settler movement and extreme right-wing zealots into a Masada-like political culture, based on the concept of the redemption of the ancient kingdom in the ancestral land. (Masada was a Sicarii cult in CE 73)”.

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