Archive for June 28th, 2011

Honor denied some families of fallen troops

Honor denied some families of fallen troops

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/28/eveningnews/main20075217.shtml

 6,000 Veterans Committed Suicide Last Year (Cindy McCain’s recent migraine article included):

 http://tinyurl.com/6000veteranscommitsuicide

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USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses John McCain (& Father) & wars for Israel too! 
 
USS Liberty Survivor Phil Tourney’s first “YOUR VOICE COUNTS” program ran Sat.
evening (7pm US ET/4 PM PT) on Republic Broadcasting with guests James
Morris and Dr. Stephen Sniegoski, author of “The Transparent
Cabal (http://tinyurl.com/thetransparentcabal).”  The program can always be heard on Republic’s complete
archives, (republicbroadcasting.org)
however this week’s version can temporarily be heard here:
(Programs run about 40 minutes:)
 
http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Iraq’s Challenge: Al Jazeera takes a look at the last eight years of US military presence in Iraq

Iraq’s Challenge: Al Jazeera takes a look at the last eight years of US military presence in Iraq:

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/spotlight/iraqschallenge/

Iraq invasion was a war for Israel based on the neocon Clean Break (http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak) agenda written by JINSA/PNAC/AEI Neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser pushed by JINSA/PNAC/AEI Neocon associated Dick Cheney!

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USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses John McCain (& Father) & wars for Israel too! 
 
USS Liberty Survivor Phil Tourney’s first “YOUR VOICE COUNTS” program ran Sat.
evening (7pm US ET/4 PM PT) on Republic Broadcasting with guests James
Morris and Dr. Stephen Sniegoski, author of “The Transparent
Cabal (http://tinyurl.com/thetransparentcabal).”  The program can always be heard on Republic’s complete
archives, (republicbroadcasting.org)
however this week’s version can temporarily be heard here:
(Programs run about 40 minutes:)
 
http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Don’t shoot the protester! Egypt’s army overdoes peacekeeping

Don’t shoot the protester! Egypt’s army overdoes peacekeeping
 
 http://rt.com/news/army-people-mubarak-copt/

 

Egyptian protesters call for end to army rule

 
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/07/20117130743909823.html

Egypt Revolt 2.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIX-m5DP6qM

Fresh clashes in Cairo’s Tahrir Square
 
More than 1,000 injured as police fire tear gas at thousands frustrated by slow pace of change since Egypt’s revolution.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/06/20116297580725806.html

Egyptians are not going to forgive the US – journalist

http://rt.com/news/egyptians-protest-interim-government/

Arab Spring Brings a Corporate Locust

http://www.activistpost.com/2011/06/arab-spring-brings-corporate-locust.html

Former CIA Bin Laden unit head Michael Scheuer says the Arab world won’t forget that America supported tyranny for the last 50 years:

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/30/michael-scheuer-says-the-arab-world-wont-forget-that-america-supported-tyranny-for-the-last-50-years/
PS: I was that Calcutta hotel room earlier this year when I heard Fareed Zakaria (on CNN International) say that a deal had been worked out between the Obama administration and the Egyptian military which was basically a coup to replace Mubarak. Such is what has happened as conveyed by the excellent Russia Today (RT) report linked above. So much for that ‘democratic’ revolution as the Egyptian Army has only gotten even more autocratic by the look of it! :(

Israeli campaign stops Gaza flotilla leaving port

Israeli campaign stops Gaza flotilla leaving port

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israeli-campaign-stops-gaza-flotilla-leaving-port-2303675.html

By Catrina Stewart in Jerusalem
Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Efforts by pro-Palestinian activists to challenge Israel’s blockade of Gaza appeared increasingly doubtful yesterday amid reports that Greece was preventing several ships from leaving port to join a convoy bound for the Palestinian territory.

Greek authorities have delayed the departure of five or six boats, according to the Israeli news site Ynet, as Israel lobbies governments to warn their citizens against joining the flotilla.

About 350 activists on 10 ships had planned to sail for the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza in an effort to challenge Israel’s land and sea blockade, which they say is illegal and inhumane. But those numbers could now be much smaller if the ships, some of which are carrying humanitarian supplies, are prevented from leaving Greece.

The campaign, Freedom Flotilla II, was dealt a major blow recently when IHH, the Turkish group that led last year’s convoy with the ship Mavi Marmara, pulled out, apparently at the bidding of Ankara.

Israel drew international opprobrium last May when a deadly assault mounted on the Mavi Marmara in international waters resulted in the death of nine Turkish activists. In the ensuing row, Israel bowed to pressure to ease the conditions of its then three-year blockade of Gaza, aimed at weakening Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that governs the tiny coastal strip.

Problems initially arose with the remaining flotilla participants last week when Audacity of Hope, a US-owned ship, was barred from leaving Athens for a Greek island after suggestions that it was not seaworthy.

It later emerged that an Israeli legal group, Shurat HaDin, had submitted a complaint stating that the ship was not fit to sail, obliging the Greek authorities to inspect the ship before allowing it to leave.

An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman, Yigal Palmor, said yesterday that the group was acting independently of the government. But now several other ships are facing delays to their departure following complaints submitted to the Greeks, according to Jane Hirschmann, an activist with the Free Gaza Movement.

“They [Israel] are trying to stop the boats through administrative hurdles,” said Ms Hirschmann, an American Jew sailing on the US boat. “Nobody really knows [what's going on]. We don’t have much clarity. But everybody is determined to leave for Gaza.”

Meanwhile, a French boat and the Irish ship Saoirse have managed to leave port.

Israel has mounted an international diplomatic offensive to halt the convoy, which includes among its participants politicians, writers and an 87-year-old Holocaust survivor. A number of countries, including the United States, have warned their citizens not to take part.

Israel also warned foreign journalists based in the country that they would face deportation and a 10-year ban from the country if they took part in the flotilla, a threat described by the Foreign Press Association as “chilling”.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday retracted that threat, urging his government to find a special formula to deal with foreign journalists on board the convoy.

Israel has warned activists that it has a right to self-defence. The navy has been instructed to prevent the convoy from entering Gaza’s territorial waters while avoiding casualties.

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Israel pushes Greece to halt Gaza flotilla

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/186577.html

Via Twitter: @barakravid Bibi (Netanyahu) has put a lot of effort in his relations with Greek PM And now it’s paying off with the stopping of the #flotilla2 shipsVia Twitter: RT @aaronjmate: Captain refuses to turn back. Passengers preparing for troop raid of ship. #flotilla2

 Via Twitter @PhilBlackCNN Under threat of armed boarding, @USBoatToGaza The Audacity of Hope is following Greek Coast Guard back to port. #flotilla2 #Gaza

Via Twitter  @WRH_Mike_Rivero Call the Greek Embassy in Washington, DC at 202-939-1300 ask that The Audacity of Hope be granted passage out of Greek waters #flotilla

Via Twitter: @WRH_Mike_Rivero National Jewish Group Condemns Israeli Attempts to Block #Gaza #Flotilla http://t.co/Y6hrXZe #israel #palestine #freegaza

Was Israeli unit behind sabotage of flotilla ships?

http://maxblumenthal.com/2011/06/whos-behind-the-sabotage-of-flotilla-ships-meet-israels-underwater-sabotage-unit/

‘The Audacity Of Hope’ waits to sail for Gaza
The ‘Palestinians’ transition to non-violent protests’ deeply concerns the Israeli government and its US backers.

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/06/201163017129356947.html

Activists prepare to set sail for Gaza

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/06/2011630175029668360.html

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AIPAC influenced Hillary Clinton greenlights Israel’s use of force against Americans

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/26/aipac-influenced-hillary-clinton-greenlights-israels-use-of-force-against-americans/

http://tinyurl.com/HillarygreenlightsIsraeliForce

Will Israel Kill Americans Again (by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern who is on the Audacity of Hope boat as well)?:

http://tinyurl.com/WillIsraelKillAmericansAgain

USS Liberty survivor Phil Tourney discusses fellow USS Liberty survivor Joe Meadors who is also on the Audacity of Hope boat to Gaza:

http://gidusko.webs.com/YourVoiceCounts/

Hotel Attack Shows Worsening of Afghanistan Conflict

Hotel Attack Shows Worsening of Afghanistan Conflict

by Rethink Afghanistan on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 4:18pm

Today’s Taliban attack on the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul and the response it forced from Afghan and NATO forces shows that despite the Pentagon’s spin, the security situation continues to deteriorate as the ill-advised counterinsurgency strategy fails in Afghanistan.

From the Associated Press:

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Back-to-back explosions have rocked a Western-style hotel where Afghan police are battling insurgents who attacked with suicide bombers, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

Associated Press reporters at the scene said the two blasts – about a minute apart – occurred around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Three helicopters flew over the roof of the Inter-Continental hotel where some attackers have taken up positions. At least one rocket was fired from the helicopters.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

 

As freelance journalist Simon Klingert just tweeted:

If NATO helicopters engaged insurgents with their weapons systems within Kabul City, the war in the capital has just escalated to new level.

 

The Afghanistan War isn’t making us safer and it’s not worth the costs. Please share this Note with your friends to help show your support for getting the troops home.

Ron Paul On War, Liberty, Bailouts & The Federal Reserve

Ron Paul On War, Liberty, Bailouts & The Federal Reserve

http://dailybail.com/home/ron-paul-on-war-liberty-bailouts-the-federal-reserve.html

US Cost of War at Least 3.7 Trillion and Counting

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/06/29/u-s-cost-of-war-at-least-3-7-trillion-and-counting/