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Israeli War Tactics Ignore Children’s Innocence
By Nicole Fritz
To insist, as Israel does, that the people of Gaza
have the power themselves to end their suffering, when one in five of
those dead is a child, is callously disingenuous.
Blockading the Truth: Obama's Big Lie About Gaza
By Chris Floyd
It is impossible that Barack Obama does not know
these undisputed facts.
The World Is Doomed By Western Insouciance
By Paul Craig Roberts
Russia is in danger of preemptive nuclear attack by Washington.
Obama’s Ukrainian Ploy Collapses; Ukraine Now
Seeks Direct U.S. Bailout
By Eric Zuesse
The government that Obama installed in February is now seeking
direct U.S. support in order to continue its ethnic cleansing campaign.
The NSA’s New Partner in Spying
Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police
By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain
The Saudi Ministry of Interior—referred to in the
document as MOI— has been condemned for years as one of the most brutal
human rights violators in the world.
Do-nothing Congress Takes A Vacation
By Jim Hightower
Not only do our lawmakers love to vacation, but
they also tiptoe around ethics rules so lobbyists can pay for their
Hillary Clinton’s Real Scandal Is Honduras, Not
By Emily Schwartz Greco
Is it too soon to predict who will be the next
president of the United States?
Report: Israel kills more than 1.000 people in
Gaza: Agrees to extend truce for 24
hours: Truce extended until midnight Sunday, Haaretz reports as army
announces death of 2 soldiers; Palestinian death toll well over 1,000.
More Than 130 Bodies Pulled From Gaza Rubble:
The bodies of more than 132 Palestinians were recovered from the rubble
across the Gaza Strip in the first half of a 12-hour humanitarian truce
today, medics said.
Truce cut short as Israel resumes attack on Gaza:
The Israeli military said it is resuming the offensive on the Gaza
Strip, cutting short a temporary ceasefire after Hamas militants
rejected the truce and continued to fire rockets at Israel.
Gazans dig dead from rubble in scenes of war
devastation: The scene was one
repeated across the Gaza Strip on Saturday, as desperate residents
ventured out during a fragile 12-hour truce only to be met with evidence
of death and destruction on a scale that reduced men to tears.
Gaza ceasefire reveals full extent of Israeli
destruction: Thousands of people in
Gaza have ventured out from homes and shelters during a 12-hour
ceasefire to find that whole streets and neighbourhoods have been
destroyed in the last week.
Two soldiers succumb to wounds, raising death
toll to 42: : Two soldiers succumb to
wounds, raising death toll to 42 | The Times of Israel
Hamas calls Israel truce terms 'unacceptable':
Hamas has said an Israeli offer to extend a humanitarian ceasefire in
Gaza is unacceptable because it does not include provision for the
withdrawal of Israeli troops and for residents in the enclave to return
to their homes.
Palestinians will not 'raise a white flag':
Massive protests erupted in several cities and towns across the West
Bank over the weekend, including Jenin, Beit Ommar, and Nablus, and at
least nine Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank in a 24-hour
period ending early on Saturday.
‘Kerry told Hamas many of its demands would be
met under ceasefire deal’: Kerry’s
handling of the ceasefire effort was castigated by Israeli sources on
Friday and Saturday, and the Israeli security cabinet unanimously
rejected his ceasefire proposal on Friday night.
Kerry ‘completely capitulated’ to Hamas in
ceasefire proposal, say Israeli sources:
Israeli ministers, who on Friday unanimously rejected US secretary’s
offer, reported to describe him as ‘negligent, incapable of handling the
most basic matters’
Hamas leader: 'Israelis are playing games':
Al Jazeera sat down with Osama Hamdan, one of Hamas' senior leaders and
head of foreign relations, to discuss the Israeli military offensive in
Gaza, what the group has achieved militarily and diplomatically, and
what the future prospects of a long-term solution are.
Hamas not complicit in teens’ kidnap: Israeli
police: The Israeli Police Foreign
Press Spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, appears to have falsified the Israeli
government’s claim that Hamas was responsible for the killing of three
Israeli settler teens in June
Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked:
Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and
that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about
these talking points and more.
Jewish mob accused of beating East Jerusalem men:
Two Arab residents of East Jerusalem were hospitalized on Friday after
being beaten by a Jewish mob in the capital, they said.
Australia: Alhadeff resigns over Israel email:
The email, which was sent in Mr Alhadeff's capacity as CEO of the NSW
Jewish Board of Deputies, claimed Israel was operating with "care to
avoid civilian casualties".
Canada’s New Democratic Party supports Israeli
war crimes: Op-Ed: As the death toll
in Gaza continues to mount, Canada’s social democratic New Democratic
Party (NDP) has come under increasing criticism for its failure to
denounce the murderous assault being carried out by the Israeli
85 Syrian troops killed by Islamist militants:
Fate of 200 other soldiers remain unknown
according to human rights group
Syria: ISIS ‘beheads scores of Syrian soldiers’
after daring assault on army base (GRAPHIC):
ISIS published photos of the beheadings of soldiers and officers at a
Syrian government base near the eastern city of Raqqa
Video shows American suicide bomber in Syria:
Al-Nusra Front claims Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who grew up in Florida,
carried out attack on army positions in Idlib.
Syria regime retakes gas field from ISIS:
Syrian government troops Saturday recaptured the Shaar gas field in Homs
province from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, a week after
the jihadists seized it, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Twelve killed in Yemen car bombs:
Two car bombs exploded before reaching their targets, while a third went
off at the gate of a base, said a military official.
Iraq's Mosul counts the cost of insurgent rule:
When the army left and the gunmen came it was the first time we could
breathe. Before I had to wait two hours in traffic just to get to work
because of all the checkpoints. Now I can get to my shop in 10 minutes,”
House Votes For Checks On Obama's Iraq War
Powers: The House of Representatives
sent a bipartisan message to President Barack Obama Friday, warning the
commander-in-chief that lawmakers do not want him to escalate war in
Iraq without first going to Congress for permission.
More than 50 killed in Libya's Benghazi, Tripoli
after heavy clashes?: At least 36
people were killed in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, many of them
civilians, in clashes between Libyan Special Forces and Islamist
militants on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security
15 Killed as Rockets Hit Residential Building in
Libya: The building, which housed
Egyptian workers, was completely destroyed by the explosion, ITAR-TASS
US evacuates embassy in Tripoli:
The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya yesterday and evacuated
its diplomats to neighbouring Tunisia under military escort as fighting
intensified between rival militias.
Egypt says fighters killed in Sinai clashes:
Military quoted as claiming deaths of 14 fighters and arrest of 47
others near Sheikh Zuwaid in north Sinai.
Tunisian soldiers killed near Algeria border:
Two Tunisian soldiers have been killed and six injured in a gunfight
near the border with Algeria, the second such attack in less than two
UN sounds urgent famine warning for S Sudan:
World urged not to stand by as aid chiefs say 50,000 children could die
from malnutrition in world's worst food crisis.
Over 20 killed, 80 injured in ‘worst’ shelling of
Lugansk by Ukrainian forces: At least
24 civilians were killed and another 85 injured as the city of Lugansk
in eastern Ukraine was heavily shelled by Kiev forces on Friday and
Saturday, media reported.
Mayor of central Ukrainian city shot dead:
- The mayor of the central Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk was shot dead on
Saturday and the house of another mayor in Lviv to the West was hit by
fire from a grenade launcher, the Interior Ministry said.
Russian media allege flight MH17 shot down by
Ukrainian missile unit: New and
detailed allegations in the Russian media come amid mounting US and
European Union charges that Russia is responsible for the shooting down
of the jetliner.
US Administration Relies on Blatant Lies in Its
Foreign Policy – Russian Foreign Ministry:
“Judging by a relentless blackwashing campaign against Russia, launched
by the US Administration, they more often rely on blatant lies while
conducting its foreign policy.
Putin facing multi-million pound legal action
over alleged role in MH17 crash:
British lawyers have flown to Ukraine to prepare a class action against
the Russian president on behalf of bereaved families l.
Six armed Taliban, two others killed in Afghan
shootout: Police confronted the
fighters in Spin Boldak district, near the Pakistani border, on Sunday
morning and firefights ensued.
Two U.S. occupation force soldiers killed in
Afghanistan: Improvised explosive
device kills two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, while a third dies in the
U.S. from disease contracted in Afghanistan.
Wyden Ponders Release of CIA Torture Report
Without White House ConsentA senior
Senate Democrat is firing a warning shot at the White House against
stalling the release of a report about the past use of torture by the
U.S. intelligence community.
When Media Mergers Limit More Than Competition:
The prospect of a merger between 21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc.,
would reduce control of the major Hollywood studios to five owners, from
six, and major television producers to four, from five.
Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using
Up Underground Water: More than 75
percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin
since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of
groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the
western United States than previously thought.
"Lie Down And Die Quietly"
Hanan Ashrawi: 'Deliberate Massacre' in Gaza
Israel "is deliberately targeting Palestinian civilians"
The Palestinians' Right to Self-Defense
By Chris Hedges
There is little in life that Palestinians can choose, but they can
choose how to die.
American Choice: Genocide Or Justice?
By Finian Cunningham
This is where the American government and the European allies are
exposed as being on the side of the Israeli aggressor and genocidal
Clueless in Gaza
We Americans Support Democracy, But Only When the Elections Go Our Way
By Ted Rall
By pushing regime change in Gaza, - the U.S. wants to replace a popular
government with an unpopular one...in other words, subverting democracy.
OK. So, What Would You Do About Hamas?
By Barry Lando
O.K., you say, we acknowledge the horror of it all, but what the hell is
Israel supposed to do?
Iran's Supreme Leader Calls For End To
'Murderous' Israeli Regime
By Mehrdad Balali
"while waiting for an end to this cold-blooded murderous regime, mighty
armed resistance is the only way to deal with it."
Israel Tapped White House Phones, Blackmailed
Netanyahu Said To Have Offered Lewinsky Tapes For Pollard
By Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
New critical book on the Clinton family claims that Israel tapped White
House phones, blackmailed president with recordings of intern.
US Intelligence: Russia Didn't Do It
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington's bribes and threats can produce whatever story Washington
Murder Is Murder
Drone-Killing the Fifth Amendment
By Peter Van Buren
As medieval kings invoked church sanction to justify evil deeds, so in
our modern world lawyers are mobilized to transform government actions
-- torture, indefinite detention without charge, murder -- into
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a
By Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux
The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of
the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that
requires neither "concrete facts" nor "irrefutable evidence" to
designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist.
State Sanctioned Murder
Joseph Wood dies almost two hours after execution begins
By Ed Pilkington in New York
Convicted killer 'gasped and snorted' as officials attempted to execute
him, as lawyers filed an emergency motion to halt the process.
What If Our Democracy Is A Fraud?
Perhaps we're not as free as we think
By Andrew P. Napolitano
What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn't make a
Running for Their Lives: The Child Migrant Crisis
By Mitchell Zimmerman
U.S. policies stoked the gang violence Central American kids are
Israel kills 107 people in Gaza Thursday:
At least 788 Palestinians have been killed and 5,118 have been injured
since the beginning of the Israeli attack on the people of Gaza.
17 people killed as Israel shells UN shelter in
Israeli forces have shelled a UN school in Beit Hanoun, with at least 17
dead and 150 injured as many more are feared killed among the hundreds
who had taken shelter there with Israeli coordination.
Hamas claims to have killed 8 Israeli soldiers in
The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades said on Thursday that they had
killed eight Israeli soldiers in northeastern Gaza City in what was
potentially the deadliest attack on the military since the ground
invasion began last week.
UN rights council to form commission of inquiry
over Israeli 'war crimes' in Gaza:
The United States cast the only dissenting vote in the United Nations
Human Rights Council, with European nations abstaining.
UN warns of 'dire' Gaza situation:
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the
situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and
Backs to the wall, Palestinian leadership comes
The Palestinian Authority is fed up with the international community's
empty promises to implement its national aspirations, and realized that
the Palestinians have no one to rely on but themselves.
We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve.:
Now that Israel has sent troops to Gaza again and reserves are being
summoned to service, dozens are refusing to take part
Not In Our Name: Jewish Activists Arrested in
Sit-in at Friends of Israel Defense Forces NYC Office : Video
For about an hour, activists read the names of the more than 600
Palestinians killed, and demanded the organization stop its fundraising
for the military attacking Gaza. Nine were arrested when they refused to
leave the premises. We get a video report from the protest.
Brazil recalls ambassador from Israel over Gaza attack:
"We strongly condemn the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the
Gaza Strip, from which large numbers of civilian casualties, including
women and children resulted."
least 60 people killed in attack on Iraq prisoner convoy :
At least 60 people have died in clashes after suicide bombers and
fighters attacked a bus transferring convicts from a prison north of
Baghdad, according to Iraqi police. Security and medical officials said
on Thursday that about 50 prisoners were among the dead, many of them
burnt beyond recognition. A number of policemen also died.
Twin car blasts welcome new Iraq president; 21
Iraqi officials say a double car bombing in central Baghdad has killed
21 people and wounded 33, hours after lawmakers elected the country's
Islamic State orders genital mutilation of Iraqi
women - UN:
Sunni militants from the Islamic State have ordered all girls and women
aged 11 to 46 in and around the city of Mosul to undergo female genital
mutilation, the UN reported. The potential number of victims is
estimated at 4 million.
Islamic State Isn't Circumcising Women and Didn't Steal $400 Million
A number of apparently false stories about the jihadist group's behavior
in Iraq's second-largest city are spreading like wildfire through the
Dept. Official: ISIS No Longer a Terrorist Group But 'A Full-Blown Army':
Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran at the U.S.
Department of State, said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing
on Wednesday. "It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a
self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates Valley in what is
now Syria and Iraq."
Mortar shell kills 11 Syrians in Aleppo:
At least 11 people, including three children and a woman, were killed
and eight others wounded when a mortar shell fell on a district of
Aleppo city, north Syria, on Thursday. The area is controlled by the
regular forces, according to a statement by the Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights (SOHR).
42 killed in Nigerian attacks:
Police said the first attack was carried out by a suicide bomber on the
convoy of Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, a cleric who has fiercely criticized
Boko Haram's deadly five-year uprising.
Rival Libyan militias clash in Tripoli, Benghazi:
Heavy black smoke rose over southern Tripoli on Thursday after rival
militias exchanged artillery and rocket fire in a battle over the Libyan
capital's airport that has killed more than 50 people in nearly a
fortnight of fighting.
Foreign intelligence behind attack on army: Egypt:
"The terrorist operations (in Egypt) are carried out by terrorist
elements, mercenaries, trained in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, and
recruited by foreign intelligence services," Abdel Latif said.
13 Killed as PAF Jets Pound Alledged Militant
Hideouts in NWA:
According to military sources, the PAF warplanes targeted alledged
militant hideouts located near Pak-Afghan border in Tehsil Shawal in wee
hours of Wednesday, killing 13 militants and flattening four
sanctuaries. The deceased militants could not be identified immediately
Deadly attacks kill 8 people in Afghanistan:
A bombing in an Afghanistan market has killed at least six people while
two foreign women have been killed in a separate attack. A young girl
was among the dead in Thursday's bombing at a market in Takhar province,
AP news agency reported.
foreign occupation force soldiers killed in Afghanistan:
Two soldiers of the NATO-led coalition or International Security
Assistance Forces (ISAF) were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, APA
reports quoting Xinhua.
crime in Afghanistan.:
Al Jazeera America on how a U.S. backed paramilitary unit carried out
the extrajudicial executions of three men in Alizai, a village in
eastern Afghanistan, on June 1st 2014.
soldiers killed in east Ukraine ongoing clashes:
Four Ukrainian soldiers and one civilian have lost their lives during
the ongoing clashes between Ukrainian army and rebels
Ukraine's Government Collapses, PM Yatsenyuk Resigns:
Bloomberg reports that the fragile coalition government has collapsed
after two parties quit. The UDAR and Svoboda parties said they'd leave
the government and seek a snap parliamentary ballot.
Fighting continues near Ukraine crash site:
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and rebels has continued to take place
near the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, as experts in Britain
begin analysing crucial data from the downed airliner's black boxes.
Fact or propaganda?
Shot Down MH17,' Says Pro-Russian Soldier:
A pro-Russian militant has admitted his unit shot down Malaysia Airlines
flight MH17, Italian Newspaper Corriere della Sera has reported. The
interview confirms pro-Russian forces mistook the passenger plane for a
military one and were told to prepare to engage pro-Ukraine soldiers on
State Department: Blame for downed plane 'lies
directly' with Putin:
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf on Wednesday said blame for the
crashed Malaysian Airlines flight "lies directly at President [Vladimir]
Putin's feet," as the Obama administration looked to raise pressure
Russia. Harf said Putin was responsible not just for the downed
commercial airliner, "but every incident we've seen" throughout the
If Russia is behind MH17 crash, where's the
Defense Ministry: Russia has so far been the only nation to release
evidence related to the MH17 crash, the Defense Ministry said, urging
other countries to follow suit. Though there have been a lot of claims
of Russia's involvement, none have been backed by proof.
Russia accuses US of fabricating evidence:
Russia's deputy defence minister says US evidence 'mostly cited social
networks' and did not correspond to reality
US hasn't shown 'smoking gun' on Malaysian
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). The Intelligence Committee's ranking
member, said Wednesday that he and Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein were
disappointed with the information released by the Obama administration
on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
NATO Poland base may be prepared for blitz
NATO's Europe commander advocates stockpiling a base in Poland with
enough weapons, ammunition and other supplies to support a rapid
deployment of thousands of troops against Russia, British media
Poland 'helped in CIA rendition', European Court
Poland broke the European human rights convention in helping the CIA to
kidnap two terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights has
Norway on alert over feared 'terrorist' attack:
Norway has taken exceptional security measures after being informed of a
possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in
Syria, the country's intelligence chief said Thursday.
Colombian army kills ELN rebels in Arauca
The Colombian armed forces say they have killed eight rebels from the
left-wing National Liberation Army (ELN) in the east of the country. The
air force and federal police took part in the operation, which targeted
rebel bases in Arauca province.
Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez on
There is heavy police presence and road blocks near the Justice Palace.
But hundreds of supporters, including Mr Lopez's wife, Lilian Tintori,
and parents, have gathered outside the court to call for his release.
strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking
Polling shows US clearly the worst in its climate denial, followed by UK
State sanctioned murder:
after Arizona execution takes two hours:
A condemned Arizona inmate has died nearly two hours after being
administered with a lethal injection in what his defence lawyer
described as a botched execution that should have taken 10 minutes.
July 23, 2014
Articles and Opinion For July 23, 2014 - Here
Heavy Gaza attacks kill over 50
Palestinians: Death toll tops 500:
Israeli forces continued airstrikes and artillery assaults on the Gaza
Strip Monday for the 14th day, killing multiple members of three
extended families. An Israeli airstrike killed 11 members of the Siyam
family in Rafah, including an eight-month old baby and two other
Another Gaza Hospital Hit by Israeli Strike; Four
Dead, 40 Hurt: Israeli forces fired a
tank shell at a hospital in Gaza on Monday, killing at least four people
and injuring 40 others, health officials said. The facility in Al-Aqsa
was the third hospital the Israeli Defense Forces has struck in Gaza
Hamas confirms 10 fighters killed in operation:
It said that early Monday 12 al-Qassam fighters infiltrated an Israeli
military site in eastern Beit Hanoun. The 12 split into two groups; the
first fired an RPG shell at an Israeli military jeep completely burning
it, while the other clashed with soldiers in another jeep.
Celebrations as Hamas announces capture of
Israeli soldier: - Palestinians
across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip celebrated late
Sunday following an announcement by Hamas' military wing that it had
captured an Israeli soldier.
San Francisco: Thousands protest Israel's bloody
war on Gaza: Some of the protesters
expressed anger at the Obama administration's inability or unwillingness
to do more to prevent Israel from killing so many innocent people.
'British Bulls**t Corporation': Protest in
Belfast accuses BBC of 'biased' Gaza coverage:
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the BBC Broadcasting House
in Belfast, expressing their concerns over what they see as "biased"
reporting by the BBC on the current Israeli military offensive in Gaza.
Kiev forces attack city of Donetsk, civilian
casualties reported: Ukrainian troops
equipped with tanks and armored vehicles are making an attempt to break
into Donetsk, a city of approximately 950,000 people, an official of the
rebels' self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, Sergey Kavtaradze,
Ukrainian Su-25 fighter detected in close
approach to MH17 before crash - Moscow:The
Russian military detected a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet gaining height
towards the MH17 Boeing on the day of the catastrophe. Kiev must explain
why the military jet was tracking the passenger airplane, the Russian
Defense Ministry said.
Dozens of Civilians Killed in Fresh Attacks on
Video - Warning - Graphic Images -
This video shows the horror and reality of the Israeli attack on the
people of Gaza. It should only be viewed by a mature audiance.
Israel kills relentlessly, but no 'Al-Shejaia
A doctor writes from Gaza - 'there are lakes of blood'
By John Hilley
Pictures show the horror and reality of the Israeli attack on the people
of Gaza. Should only be viewed by a mature audience.
Israelis Gather on Hillsides to Watch and Cheer
as Military Drops Bombs on Gaza
By Harriet Sherwood in Sderot
People drink, snack and pose for selfies against a background
of explosions as Palestinian death toll mounts in ongoing offensive.
Netanyahu: Erdogan's 'Anti-Semitic' Jibe
Desecrates Memory of Holocaust
By Barak Ravid
Prime Minister's remarks follow Erdogan's claims that Israel massacring
Palestinians in Gaza and committing war crimes worse than Hitler's.
Watch Worm Squirm
Kerry Slams Gaza Incursion: 'It's a Hell of a
U.S. secretary of state speaks candidly to his advisers, without
noticing open microphone.
64 Public Figures, 7 Nobel Laureates, Call for
Arms Embargo on Israel
Tutu, Chomsky, Waters, Pappe, others accuse country of 'war crimes and
possible crimes against humanity.'
Bill Maher and Conservative Agree on Israel and
Why Maher is a Piece Of *hit
Does Bill Maher pretend to be an idiot, or is he really one? This is the
question that came to my mind when I watched his latest puke-worthy
fawning piece about Israel.
What Happened to the Malaysian Airliner?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington’s propaganda assault against Russia is a double tragedy,
because it has diverted attention from Israel’s latest atrocity against
the Palestinians locked up in the Gaza Ghetto.
What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?
By Robert Parry
With the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down –
the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous.
What the Media Won’t Report About Malaysian
Airlines Flight MH17
By Ron Paul
While western media outlets rush to repeat government propaganda on the
event, there are a few things they will not report.
Germany Pivoting East
The wars are to defend the USDollar, in the last stages of its reign of
By Jim Willie
The Germans have had enough, fed up with destructive US activities of
all kinds. For the last few months, they have been laying out their
indictment, their justification, their reasons to abandon the corrupt
People Are Mobilizing to Finally Put an End to
the Disastrous U.S. Empire
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
The faltering US economy can no longer afford the expensive US military.
The people of the United States no longer support war and the people of
the world are rebelling against US rule.
Israel kills 100 Palestinians in
Gaza assault on Sunday alone: -
Israeli forces killed at least 100 Palestinians on Sunday including 66
in a single neighborhood of Gaza City, bringing the 13-day death toll to
13 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza Sunday:
- An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that 13 soldiers have been
killed in intense fighting in the Gaza Strip on Sunday alone, bringing
the total to at least 18 since the beginning of a ground invasion late
'Death and horror' in Gaza as thousands flee
Israeli bombardment: The fiercest
fighting of the 13-day war in Gaza erupted on Sunday as Israel
dramatically widened its ground offensive, sending tanks and troops into
urban areas and causing thousands of panicked civilians to flee.
UN chief condemns 'atrocious'
Gaza killings: Ban Ki-moon condemns
killing of civilians by Israel as UN Security Council prepares to meet
2 American Members Of Israeli occupation Forces
Killed in Fighting in Gaza Strip: The
young men's love of Israel ultimately led them to join the Israel
Defense Forces, and they ended up fighting for the Jewish state in the
Gaza Strip this week
Obama facilitates Israeli war
crimes. Put him on trial.: The number
one recipient of US aid is not a poor country: it is Israel, a rich,
developed society, which receives billions of dollars in military aid
every year. This makes the US directly complicit in Israel's deliberate
and indiscriminate assaults against Palestinian civilians
Hamas claims it's captured an Israeli soldier:
The solider was taken during an early morning operation, according to
Abu Obeida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing, al-Qassam Brigades. He
provided the supposed soldier's name and ID.
Hamas commends withdrawal of Ecuadorian
ambassador from Tel-Aviv: "We condemn
the Israeli military incursion into Palestinian territory, we require
cessation of operations and indiscriminate attacks against civilians,"
US to help Abbas and PA rule over Gaza after
conflict ends: According to the Times
of Israel the American Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro indicated on
Saturday night that the US may have plans to see the Palestinian
Authority and Mahmoud Abbas rule Gaza once this current conflict comes
to an end.
On 'human shielding' in Gaza : Op-Ed:
Since hi-tech states can and do kill hundreds or thousands of civilians,
they have to provide moral justification for their action in order to
preserve their standing in the international arena; they have to
demonstrate that they are protecting the principles of liberal
Tens of thousands rally in London against
Israel’s slaughter: In huge
demonstration, protesters denounce Israel as terrorist state, castigate
PM Cameron for backing right to self-defense
Anti-Israel protesters rally across France,
defying ban imposed after synagogue clash:
Thousands march through French cities in protest of Israeli operation in
Gaza Strip; French president says will not allow violence to spill over
131 Killed In Iraq As Deadline Passes for
Christians To Leave Mosul: Fourteen
people were killed and 21 more were wounded during shelling in Falluja.
Iraqi bishop urges world to act after Mosul's
Christians forced to flee: A senior
Iraqi bishop urged the world to act on Sunday after Islamic hardliners
drove Mosul's Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively
ending a presence there dating back to Christianity's earliest years.
Syria: 65 members from Assad's forces killed in
Homs: At least 65 members from Syrian
President Bashar Al-Assad's regime forces were killed in eastern Homs,
which has been witnessing fierce battles for two days, Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said in a press statement Sunday.
60 Syria Soldiers Killed in Battle With
Jihadists: Newspaper: At least 60
soldiers have died as the army battles to retake a gas field in central
Syria where jihadists killed 270 people, a pro-gov newspaper reported
Jihad fatigue: Hundreds of Syrian rebels give up
fight: Many exhausted, disillusioned
fighters lay down guns, rejoin civilian life
Iran completes process of eliminating enriched
uranium: Iran has turned all of its
enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into
more harmless forms, the UN nuclear agency says.
At least 47 killed in fighting at Libya airport:
health ministry: At least 47 people
have been killed in fighting between rival militias for control of
Libya's main airport, the health ministry said on Sunday.
Filipinos ordered to quit Libya:
The Philippines yesterday ordered its estimated 13,000 nationals in
Libya to flee that country due to the worsening unrest there.
Suspected Islamists killed 40 Nigerian civilians
: - Suspected Islamists raided the
remote northeast Nigerian town of Damboa over the weekend, shooting dead
more than 40 residents and burning down houses in a familiar pattern of
killing that has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes this year.
Gunmen in Kenya kill four in Mombasa:
Gunmen on a motorcycle have killed at least four people and injured
several others in the Kenyan city of Mombasa.
33 "Militants" Killed, 28 Injured In Afghan Army
Operations: At least 28 militants
were also injured during the operations and 10 others were arrested
along with some weapons, ammunition and explosives, MoD said.
Afghan election vote audit suspended following
disagreements: According to reports,
the audit of presidential votes have been halted due to
misunderstandings between the electoral teams of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah
and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai.
With disregard for civilians:
Pakistan Bombs North Waziristan Killing 28 People:
It was not possible to independently verify the casualties as the
offensive is ongoing and media are banned from the area.
MH17 plane crash: Kerry points finger at Russia:
US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of
Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in
Ukraine. Mr Kerry called on Russia to take responsibility for the
actions of the rebels, saying their handling of the dead had been
Sky News apologises for rummaging through MH17
luggage: In a news broadcast,
presenter Colin Brazier was shown rooting through personal belongings in
an opened suitcase at the site, picking up a set of keys before saying:
"We shouldn't really be doing this."
Jay Carney cashes in:
The former Obama administration spin doctor signed on this month with
the Washington Speakers Bureau, a gig that came with a signing bonus and
is likely to yield payments as high as $100,000 per speech to share his
personal presidential anecdotes and analysis of the next two election
New Yorkers rally over alleged police brutality:
Protests follow the death of Eric Garner who died after officer placed
him in what appeared to be chokehold.
July 19, 2014
Gaza: Charity Official Likens Job To ‘Patching up
Torture Victims in an Open-air prison’
By Robert Fisk
A senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian
charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million
besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to
patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.
Escalate The International Resistance
Occupy the Occupier’s Embassies and Consulates!
By Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
The occupier’s embassies and consulates must not be allowed to operate
as normal and engage in business as usual while its forces are
conducting a murderous occupation.
Harper's One-sided Approach to Gaza is a Betrayal
of Canadian Values
By Linda McQuaig
Certain minimal standards are expected of a national leader in what is
known as the ‘civilized world’.
A Future in Hell:
The Bitter Fruits of Bellicose Policy
By Chris Floyd
When the Soviet Union fell, there was an opening -- a genuine opening --
to make a better world. But America's bipartisan elites refused to take
It Was Putin's Missile!
By Pepe Escobar
Why? Because the CIA said so.
Memories, Recollections, Guesses and Speculations About MH17
By The Saker
Like 9/11, there is no way, no amount of evidence, which would affect
the unanimous chorus of Imperial doubleplusgoodthinkers in their
conclusion that obviously it could only have been "the Russians".
Transcripts of Alleged Conversations Between
Russian Intelligence and Pro-Russian Rebels Released
Transcripts appear to capture the moments when the rebels realized they
had shot down a civilian passenger jet, rather than a military transport
MH17: World See Tragedy, US Sees “Game Changer”
By Tony Cartalucci
NATO needed a “game changer,” because it was playing a game it
was clearly losing.
Facts Needed on Malaysian Plane Shoot-Down
By Ray McGovern
The history of U.S. government’s deceptions might be reason to pause and
let a careful investigation uncover the facts.
Stephen Cohen: Downed Malaysian Plane Raises Risk
of War Between Russia and the West
This is horrible for Putin and for the Russian position.
You Know Your Country Sucks When You Look
Wistfully Back at Stalin
By Ted Rall
America isn't broke, but most Americans are. The reason is simple:
The End. Of Everything
By Scott Thomas Outlar
Who will fight like a cornered wolf when they come to take you away?
Death toll in Gaza reaches 337 on
second day of ground invasion: As
Israel's assault on Gaza enters its twelfth day, the death toll has
reached 337, including 77 children, 24 women and 18 senior citizens.
More than 2,385 people have been injured in the onslaught.
More than 100 Gazans killed in Israeli assault in
less than 48 hours: 110 Palestinians
have been killed in less than 48 hours since Israel launched a ground
invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of dead
in the 12-day assault to 339.
4 members of Gaza family killed in Beit Hanoun
shelling: Medics told Ma'an that
Mahmoud Zuwaid, his wife Daliah Zuwaid, and their children Nagham, 3,
and Ruyah, 2, were killed in the attack.
Hamas armed wing: 5 Israeli soldiers killed in
new cross-border attack: Hamas' armed
wing said Saturday that a group of its operatives infiltrated Israeli
territory for the second time in a day and killed five Israeli soldiers.
Israel confirms 2 soldiers killed in cross-border
attack: The Israeli army announced
Saturday the deaths of two Israeli soldiers by resistance fighters who
had escaped occupied Gaza, hours after they had been reported wounded.
Israeli killed, 3 injured as rocket falls near
Dimona: - A 33-year-old Palestinian
Bedouin citizen of Israel was killed and three others injured after a
rocket from Gaza hit a village near the southern town of Dimona on
1 in 5 of Gaza dead are children:
Sobbing and shaking, Ismail Abu Musallam leaned against the wall of a
hospital Friday, waiting for three of his children to be prepared for
burial. They were killed as they slept when an Israeli tank shell hit
their home, burying 11-year-old Ahmed, 14-year-old Walaa and 16-year-old
Mohammed under debris in their beds.
Israel recruits over 100 British teens to join
Gaza war: The recruitment of dozens
of British citizens to join the ranks of the Israeli military behind the
onslaught in Gaza has sparked anger. The Israeli military has confirmed
the presence of over 100 British “lone soldiers” serving 18-month tours
of duty in its ranks.
'In our thousands, in our
millions, we are all Palestinians':
Global anger grows as 15,000 protestors mass outside Israel's London
Take action: Protests around the
world to assault on Palestine:
Ed Miliband: horrifying deaths of hundreds of
Palestinians 'can not be justified': Video
- "I cannot explain, justify or defend the horrifying deaths of hundreds
of Palestinians, including children and innocent civilians.
Hillary Clinton makes rounds on TV shows
defending Israel's attack on Gaza:
Video - Presumed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took to the
airwaves in the United States to voice criticism of Hamas and express
support for the Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip.
How the West Chose War in Gaza:
Israel and much of the international community placed a prohibitive set
of obstacles in the way of the Palestinian “national consensus”
government that was formed in early June.
Egypt blocks aid convoy from reaching crossing
with Gaza: Egyptian soldiers in north
Sinai prevented an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah
border crossing and entering the Gaza Strip Saturday, an AFP
ISIS surge: Over 270 killed in
Syria, former US base stormed in Iraq's Tikrit:
The Islamic State militant group is on the rise in Iraq and Syria after
crushing Baghdad’s plans to retake Tikrit. Hundreds of troops have been
captured and 270 people were murdered in a Syrian gas field following
the jihadists’ biggest attack yet.
Rebels kill 100 Syrian Govt soldiers in Hama:
The Free Syrian Army has killed 100 regime soldiers and captured 15 in
Syria's Hama province, according to opposition activists
Jihadists stone Syria woman to death for
'adultery': NGO: Jihadists in the
northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and
stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
35 Iraqis killed, dozens injured in series of
blasts around Baghdad: - Thirty five
people were killed and 86 injured in a series of car explosions
targeting the Iraqi capital, police said Saturday.
Islamic State overwhelms Iraqi forces at Tikrit
in major defeat: The worst military
reversal Iraqi troops have suffered since the Islamist forces captured
nearly half the country last month.
Report: Iran, six powers agree to extended
nuclear talks by four months: Iran,
the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China had set a
July 20 deadline to complete a long-term agreement that would resolve
the decade-old dispute over Tehran's alleged nuclear ambitions.
Boko Haram kills 100 in Nigeria:
Survivors said that insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades and
lobbed home-made bombs into homes, and then gunned down people as they
tried to escape the fires in the attack on Damboa town launched before
dawn on Friday.
At least 21 Egypt soldiers slain in attack at
checkpoint near Libya: The attack was
the second to target the same military checkpoint in less than two
months, after a similar assault June 1 left five soldiers dead.
Two Egyptians killed in rocket attack in Libya:
Two Egyptian workers were killed in Libya on Saturday when rockets hit
the area of Abou-Atny in Benghazi where a special forces camp is
Shebab militants claim attack on Kenya bus that
killed seven: Somalia's
Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab on Saturday claimed responsibility for an attack
on a bus and police vehicle in Kenya's restive southeastern coast that
killed at least seven people.
Nineteen 'suffocate' aboard boat from Africa:crowded
boat travelling from North Africa to Italy. Nineteen migrants have died,
reportedly by suffocating, aboard a boat from Africa.
Ukraine: 20 civilians killed as Ukrainian forces
shell city of Lugansk : Video -
“Today intense bombardment of Lugansk has continued. Shells are falling
in almost all districts of the city,” the administration said in a
statement. “According to preliminary information, more than 20 civilians
have been killed since this morning.”
Militia fights off Ukrainian army offensive on
Luhansk: The Ukrainian army tried to
approach the city from two sides, the press service of the
self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic said.
Russia slams US for implicating rebels in jet
crash: Russia on Saturday launched a
blistering attack against Washington after US President Barack Obama
said that a missile fired from territory controlled by Moscow-backed
rebels downed the Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine. "The
statements of representatives of the US administration are evidence of a
deep political aberration of Washington's perception of what is going on
in Ukraine," he told Russian news agencies.
Malaysia MH17 crash: 10 questions Russia wants
Ukraine to answer: Some Western
states and Kiev rushed to find Russian involvement in the MH17 crash
having no evidence to back their claims, Russia’s Deputy Defense
Minister told RT. He invited Ukraine to answer 10 questions to prove
their commitment to an impartial probe.
'It is suspicious the plane has deviated from the
route it usually takes' : Video -
Questions have arisen over unusual circumstances of the tragedy
Mechanism of Provocation:
The machinations with the "Boeing" route are absolutely identical to a
well-known provocation with a South-Korean "Boeing", which the americans
led into the USSR airspace in 1983, after which it was shot down.
Ukraine rebels accused of blocking jet probe:
Observers from the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
arrived at the crash site for a second time on Saturday, a day after
they were asked to leave after being given limited access to the
farmland where the jet went down.
Russia bars entry to 12 Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib-linked
Americans: “We have mentioned before
that it is futile to communicate with us in the language of sanctions.
Such measures will not be allowed to pass without consequence,” said a
statement on the foreign ministry website.
‘Doomsday sputnik’: Russia said to launch new
missile-attack warning satellite:
After years of delay, Russia plans to deploy this year the first
satellite of its new constellation replacing the space component of the
early warning system, Russian media reported. It will also double as an
emergency communication satellite.
Afghan clash leaves 14 Taliban, 1 soldier killed;
- Gun battle between Taliban militants and Afghan forces claimed 15
lives including 14 insurgents and one Afghan soldier in Khost province
on Friday, a local official said Saturday.
US Murders 11 People In NW
Pakistan: A U.S. drone fired several
missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal
region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven alleged
I, spy: Edward Snowden in exile:
Video - America’s most wanted talks frankly about his life as a
hero-pariah – and why the world remains ‘more dangerous than Orwell
Human Rights Watch is Roundly Criticized By…
Human Rights Activists: Human Rights
Watch, a group that claims to “defend the rights of people worldwide”
has come under fire from two Nobel Peace Laureates and a hundred other
scholars and human rights activists.
Local Police Stockpile Weapons Of War: Video
report: - - A massive military
build-up is underway right here in Tennessee. Local law enforcement
agencies are snatching up huge amounts of weapons -- from the Department
of Defense -- used in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
US terrorist database growing at rapid rate:
— The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it
accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5
million added in the last five years, according to numbers divulged by
the government in a civil lawsuit.
Water Rights March in Detroit:
On Friday, July 18, thousands of people marched through downtown Detroit
to call attention to a major public health crisis as the city shuts off
the water for residents who are behind on their bills.
California City Will Fine Couple $500 For Not
Watering Brown Lawn, State Will Fine’em $500 If They Do:
Laura and Mark received notice from Glendora, Calif. that they’d get a
$500 penalty for not watering their brown lawn… on the same day the
state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the same
fine for violating that attached, $500.
US states with higher minimum wages gain more
jobs: The 13 U.S. states that raised
their minimum wages at the beginning of this year are adding jobs at a
faster pace than those that did not, providing some counter-intuitive
fuel to the debate over what impact a higher minimum has on hiring
Criminalization of homelessness on the rise in
U.S. cities: The report cites these
legislative bans as punishing homeless individuals for “being in public
even when they have no other alternatives”.