Monday through Friday
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
According to the Guardian:
Binyamin Netanyahu 'chickenshit', say US officials in explosive interview
"US relations with Israel have plunged to new depths of bitterness and hostility as senior officials in the Obama administration decried Binyamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit prime minister”, “coward” and a man more interested in his own political survival than peace.The furious assessment delivered in anonymous but no-holds barred comments in an interview with the American journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in the Atlantic underline a state of anger with Netanyahu that is characterised as “red hot”.The remarks are particularly telling in having been made to Goldberg, a Washington insider who has interviewed both Obama and Netanyahu, and who warned US-Israeli relations were in a “full-blown crisis” that could only get worse after the midterm elections."-more
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
On Friday a Palestinian American youth was shot while attempting to throw a firebomb at passing Israeli vehicles.The official Press Statement out of Washington:
The United States expresses its deepest condolences to the family of a U.S. citizen minor who was killed by the Israeli Defense Forces during clashes in Silwad on October 24. Officials from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem are in contact with the family and are providing all appropriate consular assistance. We call for a speedy and transparent investigation, and will remain closely engaged with the local authorities, who have the lead on this investigation. We continue to urge all parties to help restore calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of the tragic recent incidents in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
In the latest terror attack in Jerusalem a baby was murdered and a number of adults injured. The Palestinian deliberately drove his car into a group of innocents disembarking from a light rail train. The media and State Department bias was even more sickening.As reported in Commentary Magazine:
"The media’s reaction to the murder was stomach turning–and, unfortunately, not atypical.The Associated Press got plenty of attention for its initial headline of the story: “Israeli police shoot man in east Jerusalem.” As CAMERA noted, “there were clearly enough details available at the time, even with the news still in the hazy ‘breaking’ stage, that the inappropriate and misleading headline should never have appeared on the story. The story opened by noting that a driver ‘slammed into a crowded train stop’ and was thought to be a ‘terror attack.’”Indeed. CAMERA went on to note that about an hour later, the AP re-released the story with the following headline: “Car slams into east Jerusalem train station.” You’ll notice that this, too, is repellant behavior by the AP. Many others noticed as well, and said so. To say getting the truth from the AP on Israel is like pulling teeth would be an understatement. But finally, the truth appeared; the headline currently on the story is: “Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station.”But the AP wasn’t alone. Scanning the BBC, I had noticed their initial headline (since changed as well): “Nine hurt as car hits pedestrians at Jerusalem station.” As the Jerusalem Post’s Seth Frantzman pointed out, the headline on the version he saw, and took a screenshot of, was “Car hits people at Jerusalem station.” Either the BBC was deliberately downplaying the story, or the editor in charge thought he was posting a story about an evil car magically becoming sentient only to lash out, like Black Sabbath’s Iron Man, at the humans around him.Later in the day, after executives at the BBC located a shred of integrity hidden somewhere in the sofa cushions, that was changed as well. It now reads: “Jerusalem car ‘attack’ kills baby at rail station.” I say “a shred of integrity” because the BBC still saw fit to wrap “attack” in scare quotes. What are the options here? Was it a car “love tap”? It was a terrorist attack, perpetrated by a member of a terrorist organization.After the attack and the Jerusalem mayor’s declaration that the murdered baby was an American citizen, the bright shining star at the State Department, spokeswoman Marie Harf, apparently could only muster the following, as reported by the Times of Israel: “The Israelis are currently looking into the incident. We are in touch with them and we’ll see what more information we can get, also urge all sides to exercise restraint and maintain calm.” I suppose if the driver of the car had said something mean about John Kerry, she’d really let him have it."-more
According to Danish TV TeleSUR English:
Silencing a People: How Turkey is Depriving Kurds of a Voice:
When Naila Bozo met Denmark's prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a school girl, she couldn't have known behind his amiable demeanor, he was selling out her people.
“He came to my school and I saw him walk around the schoolyard. He helped my sister with her homework,” Bozo told teleSUR English.
Earlier this year, Wikileaks published cables indicating Rasmussen was at the center of a secret deal between Turkey and the Danish government to crush a Denmark-based Kurdish language television station, Roj TV. The controversial closure of Roj TV sparked a furor from free speech advocates and Kurdish activists, who accused the Danish government of selling out free speech so Rasmussen could land a job as the secretary general of NATO. Without Turkish support, Rasmussen's bid to head the world's largest military alliance would have been vetoed."-more
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
According to the Huffngton Post:
ISIS Likely Captured Iraqi Chemical Weapons, New York Times Confirms
WASHINGTON -- "A New York Times report confirms that the U.S. government knew that an Iraqi facility now controlled by the Islamic State militant organization likely contained deadly chemical weapons -- a finding reported by The Huffington Post on Monday.The Huffington Post's report suggesting that ISIS may have gained control of chemical weapons in Iraq was based on a report released Sunday by the Global Research in International Affairs Center at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. The center's analysis suggested that ISIS had used the weapons on Kurdish soldiers in the embattled Syrian region of Kobani over the summer, after capturing the massive former chemical weapons facility of Muthanna in Iraq in June.The U.S. State Department said at the time of Muthanna's fall that the long-shuttered facility contained chemical weapons residue that ISIS would be unable to transport, much less use. A State Department spokesperson said Tuesday that the government was investigating claims that ISIS had used chemical weapons." -more