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Israel as a Rogue State 84

Obama Warned Israel May Bomb IranTuesday 03 August 2010 by: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity  |  Consortium News | Op-Ed MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: War With Iran We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely lead to a wider war. Israel’s leaders would calculate that once the battle is joined, it will be politically untenable for you to give anything less than unstinting support to Israel, no matter how the war started, and that U.S. troops and weaponry would flow freely. Wider war could eventually result in destruction of the state of Israel. This can be stopped, but only if you move quickly to pre-empt an Israeli attack by publicly condemning such a move before it happens. We believe that comments by senior American officials, you included, reflect misplaced trust in Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu. Actually, the phrasing itself can b…

Howard Zinn 25

August 4th, 2010 9:12 PM
The Bomb: Howard Zinn's last call to rebel against war
The Bomb by Howard Zinn (City Lights Open Media, San Francisco, August 2010); paperback, 100 pp; $8.95. 1 of 1 By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog

In his lifetime, Howard Zinn wrote and edited nearly two dozen books, and altered radically the way Americans view their own history with his best selling A Peoples’s History of the United States: 1492-Present. He was compassionate, dynamic, and an unrelenting seeker after justice, and when he died in January 2010, he was mourned by friends and family, students and activists, fellow historians and makers of history like himself.

Zinn seemed to do it all: think, act, organize, and agitate for more than half a century. A G.I., he was also a professor and an adviser to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), as well as a critic of the Vietnam War.

In The Bomb, a new book forthcoming from City Lights, he tells the little-known story …

The Jewish Lobby 3

Studies show that US coverage is Israeli-centric. The main bureaus for CNN, Associated Press, Time, etc. are located in Israel and often staffed by Israelis. The son of the NY Times bureau chief is in the Israeli army;"pundit" Jeffrey Goldberg served in the IDF; Wolf Blitzer worked for AIPAC. Because the U.S. gives Israel $7 million/day - more than to any other nation - we feel it is essential that we be fully informed on this region. Below are news reports to augment mainstream coverage. Thursday, August 5, 2010Giraldi: House resolution could lead to war with Iran; ignores Pentagon views Antiwar.com - "A Cakewalk Against Iran - Everyone who is concerned that yet another war in the Middle East could wreck what remains of the United States economy and probably strip away even more of our liberties should be troubled by the numerous calls for war against Iran.  No one believes that Iran is anything but a nation that is one small step away from becoming a complete religious …

John Pilger 36

Tony Blair Must Be ProsecutedThursday 05 August 2010 by: John Pilger, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed
(Photo: lewishamdreamer / Flickr) Tony Blair must be prosecuted, not indulged like his mentor Peter Mandelson. Both have produced self-serving memoirs for which they have been paid fortunes. Blair's will appear next month and earn him £4.6 million. Now, consider Britain's Proceeds of Crime Act. Blair conspired in and executed an unprovoked war of aggression against a defenseless country, which the Nuremberg judges in 1946 described as the "paramount war crime." This has caused, according to scholarly studies, the deaths of more than a million people, a figure that exceeds the Fordham University estimate of deaths in the Rwandan genocide. In addition, four million Iraqis have been forced to flee their homes and a majority of children have descended into malnutrition and trauma. Cancer rates near the cities of Fallujah, Najaf and Basra (the latter "liberated"…

Israel as a Rogue State 83

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UN Human Rights Committee concludes that Israel violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

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DATE: 03 AUGUST 2010
REF.: 175/2010

On 29 July 2010, the Human Rights Committee (the Committee) adopted its Concluding Observations on Israel’s implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the Covenant).

The Committee concluded that Israel violates the Covenant with respect to several of the rights enshrined therein, and in particular the obligation to apply the Covenant to the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Despite Israel’s claim, rubber-stamped by the Israeli High Court of Justice, that it is not an Occupying Power with respect to certain parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territory,the Human Rights Committee emphasized that Israel remains an Occupying Power over the West Bank, East Jerusalem, t…

The Empire 620

Without any shame or reservation. 
Chelsea's WeddingLet Them Eat CakeBy PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS It is not unusual for members of the diminishing upper middle class to drop $20,000 or $30,000 on a big wedding. But for celebrities this large sum wouldn’t cover the wedding dress or the flowers. When country music star Keith Urban married actress Nicole Kidman in 2006, their wedding cost $250,000. This large sum hardly counts as a celebrity wedding. When mega-millionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump married model Melania Knauss, the wedding bill was $1,000,000. The marriages of Madonna and film director Guy Ritchie, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren, and Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones pushed up the cost of celebrity marriages to $1.5 million. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes upped the ante to $2,000,000. Now comes the politicians’s daughter as celebrity. According to news reports, Chelsea Clinton’s wedding to investment banker Mark Mezvinsky on July 31 is costing papa Bill $3,000,000. Accord…

Chelsea Clinton

Via Paul:
Effe trouwen, Chelsea’s trouwpartijtjeComplete artikel: www.counterpunch.org (42x geklikt)
Trouwen hoeft helemaal niets te kosten. Naar het stadhuis, handtekeningetje en klaar. Je moet misschien vroeg je bed uit, terwijl je juist had willen uitslapen, maar dat is alles.

Een beetje rijke Amerikanen trouwen voor zo’n $20.000 à $30.000. Nicole Kidman telde er in 2006, $250.000 voor neer en van Donald Trump mocht het $1000.000 kosten. Madonna, Tiger Woods en Michael Douglas haalden daar hun neus voor op: $1500.000. Tom Cruise deed het voor $2.000.000 (twee miljoen).

Chelsea Clinton trouwde onlangs (31 juli 2010) met bankier Mark Mezvinsky (Goldman Sachs). Kosten: $3.000.000. Het kon niet eerder want de vader van Mark moest eerst nog uit de gevangenis worden ontslagen (personen en banken oplichten voor $10 miljoen). Volgens de London Daily Mail, kostte het feest in feite $5.000.000, als je daar de extra beveiligingskosten voor bijvoorbeeld ex-president Clinton, buitenlandse staats…

Israel as a Rogue State 82

Only a Jewish penis is allowed in there.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-10861904Israeli Arab has 'deception rape' sentence delayed ashur says he did not pretend to be Jewish An Arab man convicted in Israel of rape because he pretended he was a Jew has had his prison sentence delayed. Sabbar Kashur, 30, was found guilty of "rape by deception" when he had consensual sex with an Israeli woman, and sentenced to 18 months in jail. He has appealed against the sentence, and it has now been delayed, pending a high court decision. Kashur is being held under house arrest, but the conditions have now been eased. House arrest
According to the complaint filed by the woman, the two met in a Jerusalem street in 2008 and had sex that day. When she discovered he was not Jewish, but an Arab, she went to the police. Kashur was arrested and charged with rape and indecent assault, but the charges were later replaced by a different charge of "rape by deception". But according …

Obama 178

Portrait, Robert Reich, 08/16/09. (photo: Perian Flaherty hatever the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections, the activist phase of the Obama administration has likely come to a close. The President may have a fight on his hands even to hold on to what he's already achieved because his legislative successes have been large enough to fuel strong opposition but not big enough to strengthen his support. The result could be disastrous for him and congressional Democrats. Consider the stimulus package. Although it's difficult to separate the consequences of fiscal and monetary policy, most knowledgeable observers conclude that the stimulus has had a positive effect. Yet the official rate of unemployment remains above 9 percent, not including millions either too discouraged to look for work or working part-time when they'd rather have full-time jobs. Almost half of the jobless have been without work for more than six months, a level not seen since the Great Depression. The centra…