Archive for November, 2012

UN votes overwhelmingly FOR Palestinian statehood

UN votes overwhelmingly FOR Palestinian statehood! Now they can potentially charge Israel with war crimes through ICC:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/29/palestinians-statehood-un-vote-idUSL1E8MT9K720121129

U.N. Approval of Palestine as “Non-Member State” Shows Isolation of U.S., Israel Stance on Statehood

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/11/30/un_approval_of_palestine_as_non

US and Israel Complain Over Historic UN Vote on Palestine

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/november292012/palestine-freedom-tk.php

EU taking a firm stance on Israeli settlements:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/dec/03/uk-may-recall-israel-ambassador-settlement

Australian PM under fire for stance on Palestine UN upgrade

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/29/275141/australia-pm-under-fire-on-palestine-vote/

Palestine can now sue Israel for illegal occupation’: http://on.rt.com/v2r2qy

Now that Palestine has been granted statehood, they can charge Israel with war crimes under the ICC:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RLL2utBNCk

The AIPAC Smack: The Jewish lobby in the USA uses false terminology and threatens the future of Palestine as much as ever:

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/november302012/aipac-joke-tk.php

For first time, Britain, France may recall ambassadors to protest Israel’s settlement construction

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/for-first-time-britain-france-may-recall-ambassadors-to-protest-israel-s-settlement-construction.premium-1.481963

Israeli Terror: The “Final Solution” to the Palestine Question

http://www.globalresearch.ca/israeli-terror-the-final-solution-to-the-palestine-question/5313258

Must Watch Abby Martin ‘Breaking the Set’ interviews with Jimmy Carter & William Blum:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06VConqRG3E

Check out Abby Martin confront Netanyahu spokesman on Israel aggression in Gaza & disproportionate murder of civilians:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioZC342N4vE

Israel threatened RT in attempt to hide truth, Abby Martin wipes the floor with Israel’s attacks on Journalists:

http://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/must-see-video-listen-to-abbymartin-israels-war-on-truth-brainwash-update/

Can also watch RT via http://rt.com/on-air and their youtube channel via http://youtube.com/RT

#BreakingTheSet’s @AbbyMartin let rip in the face of pro-Israeli propaganda like every TV journalist needs to:

http://my.firedoglake.com/edwardteller/2012/11/24/abby-the-hasbara-slayer/

RT’s Abby Martin : Israel’s War on Truth

http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2012/11/23/rts-abby-martin-israels-war-on-truth/

See following AIPAC documentary!:

The Israel Lobby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

Ron Paul: Blind Support of Israel Leads to Unexpected Consequences

Ron Paul: Blind Support of Israel Leads to Unexpected Consequences

http://j.mp/V9AAQB

Ron Paul: How to end the tragedy in Gaza:

http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2030:how-to-end-the-tragedy-in-gaza&catid=64:2012-texas-straight-talk&Itemid=69

Video: Ron Paul: No More Covert Wars and Coups in Foreign Lands!

http://bit.ly/XK6SlT

Gaza War Could Pave the Way for Israeli Attack on Iran

http://america-hijacked.com/2012/11/18/gaza-war-could-pave-the-way-for-israeli-attack-on-iran/

Ron Paul spot on with 911 Motivation!:

http://tinyurl.com/ronpaulspotonwith911motivation

Kristol’s declaration should force media to acknowledge, Israel is at core of neoconservatism

Kristol’s declaration should force media to acknowledge, Israel is at core of neoconservatism

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/media-must-acknowledge-that-israel-is-core-value-of-neoconservatism.html

Chris Matthews calls out neocons for endlessly pushing Middle East wars

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/10/chris-matthews-calls-out-neocons-for-endlessly-pushing-middle-east-wars.html

 

Obama Threatens Israel

Obama Threatens Israel

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33085.htm

US is a puppet state of Israel

US is a puppet state of Israel

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/11/19/puppet-state-america-paul-craig-roberts/

Congress covers for Israel because of this: http://www.alanhart.net/the-best-congress-aipac-can-buy/

Israel Lobbyist Group AIPAC Thanks US Government for the $8.5 Mil per day in Foreign Aid:

http://theintelhub.com/2012/11/18/israel-lobbyist-group-aipac-thanks-us-government-for-the-8-5-million-per-day-in-foreign-aid/

Proof Israel Controls the U.S. Congress ( H.R- 813 ):
Click & scroll down http://kucinich.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=I26NBQEMIP3ISRLAO7PNHGCA6A
A resolution H.R-813 for unwavering commitment to Israel was made in Congress on Nov.16, 2012 at 12:04 PM and without discussion it was passed one minute later at 12:05 PM. ! (Read that Big Bucks $$$ and unlimited military equipment and U.S. soldiers if / when needed !)
Undermining Peace in Gaza and Israel in One Minute Flat (Click and scroll down to story by Congressman David Kucinitch)
http://kucinich.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=I26NBQEMIP3ISRLAO7PNHGCA6A

Ron Paul: How to end the tragedy in Gaza:

http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2030:how-to-end-the-tragedy-in-gaza&catid=64:2012-texas-straight-talk&Itemid=69

Ron Paul: Blind Support of Israel Leads to Unexpected Consequences http://j.mp/V9AAQB

Israel-Palestine: What is the US National Interest?

https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/11/20-8

John Mearsheimer: A Pillar Built on Sand

John Mearsheimer: A Pillar Built on Sand

http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2012/11/16/john-mearsheimer/a-pillar-built-on-sand/

Read the UPI article about Mearsheimer/Walt ‘The Israel Lobby’ paper at following URL as it was later expanded into the ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book (http://www.israellobbybook.com)

http://tinyurl.com/mearsheimer

John Mearsheimer interviewed in following documentary:

Israel Lobby (Marije Meerman, VPRO Backlight 2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

Video: Media Malpractice Masks Israel’s Atrocities Against Gaza:
Spirited exchange marks briefing on Israel/Gaza (AP’s Matthew Lee at State Department is an exception):

http://news.yahoo.com/video/spirited-exchange-marks-briefing-israel-194812486.html

Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1kt8qi0M-M

Gaza War Could Pave the Way for Israeli Attack on Iran

Gaza War Could Pave the Way for Israeli Attack on Iran ‘Show of Strength’ Against Tiny Strip Aimed at Proving Military Readiness:

http://news.antiwar.com/2012/11/16/gaza-war-could-pave-the-way-for-israeli-attack-on-iran/

Military Analysis: For Israel, Gaza Conflict Is Test for an Iran Confrontation

http://nyti.ms/Ui4z6F

Must watch interview with Ambassador Chas Freeman:

‘Killing Palestinians popular in Israel around election time’ 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or5FzmA81dY

Ron Paul: How to end the tragedy in Gaza:

http://paul.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2030:how-to-end-the-tragedy-in-gaza&catid=64:2012-texas-straight-talk&Itemid=69

Israeli Terror: The “Final Solution” to the Palestine Question

http://www.globalresearch.ca/israeli-terror-the-final-solution-to-the-palestine-question/5313258

Ron Paul: Blind Support of Israel Leads to Unexpected Consequences http://j.mp/V9AAQB

Ron Paul spot on about 911 Motivation: http://tinyurl.com/ronpaulspotonwith911motivation

What you don’t see in media about Gaza 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHYOkCmEjFA

Obama Threatens Israel

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article33085.htm

Obama: I support Israel’s right to defend itself

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50135431n

Video: Media Malpractice Masks Israel’s Atrocities Against Gaza

US is a puppet state of Israel

http://america-hijacked.com/2012/11/21/us-is-a-puppet-state-of-israel/

Israel-Palestine: What is the US National Interest?

https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/11/20-8

Netanyahu agreed to ceasefire after Obama promised US troops in Sinai next week?: http://wp.me/p16sn9-tCG / That would explain it

Israeli soldiers kill 1 Palestinian, injure several 2 days after ceasefire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShzjYA_c2Ko

Israeli spokesperson admits to targeting journalists in Gaza

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/charlotte-silver/israeli-spokesperson-admits-targeting-journalists-gaza

Journalists in Gaza claim Israel targeted them as militants:

http://on.rt.com/6oztmb

MUST WATCH: Israel admits to targeting journalists in Gaza: http://fb.me/2xGRHK7zk

About 54% of Gaza inhabitants have no access to food, while 12% have dificulties in accessing food: http://ow.ly/fBs56

Up to 34 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza UN Warns of “Deep Trauma”!:

http://m.democracynow.org/headlines/2012/11/26/32831

Israeli air strike kills 11 civilians in Gaza:

http://news.yahoo.com/israel-gaza-fighting-rages-egypt-seeks-truce-011452233.html

Civilians caught in Israel-Gaza conflict

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57551583/civilians-caught-in-israel-gaza-conflict/

Gaza Strike: (Zionist occupied) U.S. Condemns Hamas, Voices Support For Israel

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/gaza-strike-us-condemns-h_n_2132280.html

Spirited exchange marks briefing on Israel/Gaza (AP’s Matthew Lee at State Department is an exception):

http://news.yahoo.com/video/spirited-exchange-marks-briefing-israel-194812486.html

John Mearsheimer: A Pillar Built on Sand

http://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2012/11/16/john-mearsheimer/a-pillar-built-on-sand/

Read the UPI article about Mearsheimer/Walt ‘The Israel Lobby’ paper at following URL as it was later expanded into the ‘The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy’ book (http://www.israellobbybook.com)

http://tinyurl.com/mearsheimer

John Mearsheimer interviewed in following documentary:

Israel Lobby (Marije Meerman, VPRO Backlight 2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N294FMDok98

Israel broke the ceasefire when it launched murderous Cast Lead in 2008:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfFMZ7Y-s_c

Israel Attacks Gaza, Silence from Mainstream Media about Israeli Violations of International Law

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1kt8qi0M-M

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Dave Evans wrote:

http://www.alanhart.net/chief-rabbi-i-think-it-has-got-to-do-with-iran-actually/#more-2057

 

My take:

Alan Hart is right in seeing current attack on Gaza as a larger strategic move to cripple and further Isolate Iran.  Where and how  Hezbollah will play in its strategy is anyone’s guess, as if Hamas can be neutered, Hezbollah is next. Syria was first, Hamas second and Lebanon third on the list of Israel’s recent targets.  When they are crippled to an acceptable risk level, Israel will strike Iran.  It is my hope that Israel misjudged the resolve of Hezbollah and Egypt.

 

That Obama is flying to Myanmar to expand the Realm is indicative that the US has confidence that Israel will not effectively be challenged in the short term.

 

Overall, no matter what, this is indicative of the power and psychopathy of Empire.  I look for just a flicker of light in all of this, but I don’t find any.

 

Where Hezbollah stands for now: http://app.response.stratfor.com/e/es?s=1483&e=610682&elq=1eeffcc3b09d43688cd65527ad170bd7

 

Dave

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Seems that rest of the neocon ‘Clean Break’ (that Iraq invasion was based on as well via http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak) is in play for Palestine, Lebanon, Syria to get at Iran as James Morris mentioned the ‘Clean Break’ war for Israel agenda in the Russia Today ‘Crosstalk’ interview linked via youtube at the following URL as well!:

Israel lobby pushing Syrian regime change to weaken Iran!:

http://tinyurl.com/jamesmorrisoncrosstalk

Broadwell scandal not the first time Petraeus was sloppy with email — in 2010 he leaked his own emails scheming with neocon Max Boot

Broadwell scandal not the first time Petraeus was sloppy with email — in 2010 he leaked his own emails scheming with neocon Max Boot:

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/broadwell-scandal-not-the-first-time-petraeus-was-sloppy-with-email-in-2010-he-leaked-his-own-emails-scheming-with-neocon-max-boot.html

Those Other Petraeus Emails:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/those-other-petraeus-emails/

General Petraeus Leaked Emails about Israel!:

http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

James Morris mentioned his email exchanges with General Petraeus in following Press TV interview as well!:

Press TV Talks to James Morris on Republican CNN debate about Ron Paul on Iran:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyD20wngY20

President Petraeus: The Neocons’ Choice:

http://america-hijacked.com/2010/07/14/president-petraeusthe-neocons-choice/

David Petraeus Interviewed By FBI At Virginia Home: Report    

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/06/david-petraeus-fbi_n_3029528.html

David Petraeus, Former CIA Director, Apologizes For Conduct That Led To Resignation  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/david-petraeus-sorry-for-affair_n_2960513.html

FBI probes Petraeus and staff over classified leaks

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/23/fbi-probes-petraeus-and-staff-over-classified-leaks/

What Paula Broadwell teaches us about the foreign-policy elite:

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-washington-makes-love-for-war/

Behind Petraeus’s Resignation:

http://consortiumnews.com/2012/11/10/behind-petraeuss-resignation/

 Petraeus scandal puts four-star general lifestyle under scrutiny

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/petraeus-scandal-puts-four-star-general-lifestyle-under-scrutiny/2012/11/17/33a14f48-3043-11e2-a30e-5ca76eeec857_story.html

 

Jaffe’s sober assessment of Petraeus

 

http://ricks.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/12/03/jaffes_sober_assessment_of_petraeus

Listen to neocon advocate Eli Lake’s response to James Morris’ call about the neocon Kagans advising Petraeus (along with his mention of his email exchanges with Petraeus) near the end (about the 38 minute mark) of the video linked at following URL:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/PolicyWr

 

 David Petraeus’ Inner Circle Alerted FBI to Affair, Sources Say

 

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121111/new-york-city/david-petraeuss-inner-circle-alerted-fbi-affair-sources-say?gclid=CKn9-Yeg_7MCFSmCQgodTkwAbA#ixzz2C0NVlQGS

 

Saw the above one linked at following URL about Jaffe’s book:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Fourth-Star-Generals-Struggle/dp/B0085S7JDK

Did Israel Honey Trap David Petraeus?

With the breaking news on General Petraeus (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/cia-chief-petraeus-resigns-reportedly-over-affair-201305343–politics.html) you might be interested in taking a look at the Mondoweiss.net link (at the following New Statesman article) which broke the story about  email exchanges with David Petraeus which US mainstream media ignored as well (as also mentioned on Press TV via http://tinyurl.com/proisraelbiasedmedia & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8).

 

General Petraeus Leaked Emails about Israel:

 

http://tinyurl.com/petraeusinnewstatesman

Broadwell scandal not the first time Petraeus was sloppy with email — in 2010 he leaked his own emails scheming with neocon Max Boot:

http://mondoweiss.net/2012/11/broadwell-scandal-not-the-first-time-petraeus-was-sloppy-with-email-in-2010-he-leaked-his-own-emails-scheming-with-neocon-max-boot.html

 

I just heard former AIPAC newsletter editor Wolf Blitzer and neocon advocate Fran Townsend (of George W. Bush administration) both endorse (on CNN) Jane Harman to become the next CIA Director (she was confronted at a townhall meeting in Los Angeles a few years ago about the wiretap which overheard her telling AIPAC that she would do her best to get the AIPAC espionage case dismissed if AIPAC helped her to become chair of the House Intelligence Committee so she is hardly the best candidate to become the next head of the CIA – I wonder if Petraeus was honey trapped by the Israelis and/or AIPAC to get him replaced by an Israel firster like Jane Harmon after he conveyed via CENTCOM that US support for Israel was a threat to US troops as was conveyed on Press TV as well via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEtASJOjDU8):

 

Major scandal erupts involving Rep. Jane Harman, Alberto Gonzales and AIPAC

 

http://www.salon.com/2009/04/20/harman/

Jane Harman and Israeli Spying:

http://tinyurl.com/apqtj79

The additional section at the end of the paperback version of James Bamford’s ‘A Pretext for War’ book discussed the AIPAC espionage case as does the following article by him as well for ‘Rolling Stone':

 

Iran: The Next War:

 

http://america-hijacked.com/2011/04/09/iran-the-next-war-by-james-bamford/

 

Bamford discussed the ‘Clean Break’ (war for Israel agenda that the Iraq invasion was based on) in ‘A Pretext for War’ as can be seen via http://tinyurl.com/cleanbreak as well!

 

911 Motive & Media Betrayal: http://tinyurl.com/911motivemediabetrayal

Romney pushed the neocon war for Israel agenda vs Syria & Iran:

http://tinyurl.com/romneypushingworldwar

Netanyahu and Barack attempted to launch attack on Iran in 2010

Subject: Netanyahu and Barack attempted to launch attack on Iran in 2010

The New York Times reports that an Israeli investigative journalist, Ilana Dayan, will report in a documentary that in 2010 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barack attempted to order the Israeli military to prepare for an imminent attack on Iran, but were rebuffed by the head of Israeli defense forces and the head of Mossad at the time.
Meir Dagan, the head of Mossad at the time, describes the effort as attempting to “steal a war” because Netanyahu and Barack wanted to start the preparations for an attack without the approval of the full cabinet, which is required.
Below I have copied the full text of the article.

Israeli Report Cites a Thwarted 2010 Move on Iran

By JODI RUDOREN
Published: November 4, 2012
JERUSALEM — An Israeli news channel reported Sunday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak asked the Israeli military in 2010 to prepare for an imminent attack on the Iranian nuclear program, but that their efforts were blocked by concerns over whether the military could do so and whether the men had the authority to give such an order.
The report, by the respected investigative journalist Ilana Dayan, came in the form of a promotional preview for an hourlong documentary about Israel’s decision-making process regarding Iran, which is scheduled to be broadcast Monday night. Ms. Dayan said on the channel’s evening newscast on Sunday that Mr. Netanyahu, in a meeting with a small circle of top ministers, turned to Gabi Ashkenazi, the head of the Israeli Defense Forces at the time, and told him to “set the systems for P-plus,” a term meaning that an operation would start soon.
Mr. Ashkenazi and Meir Dagan, who was the head of the Israeli intelligence service, the Mossad, at the time, would later say that this was an attempt at “stealing a war,” Ms. Dayan reported, because in their view such an order required a decision of the full cabinet, not the smaller group in the meeting, who were then known as the forum of seven.
Both Mr. Ashkenazi, who is now retired, and Mr. Dagan, who stepped down after the meeting, have become vocal critics of plans for a unilateral Israeli attack on Iran, and of Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Barak’s aggressive approach.
Ms. Dayan said in the preview report on Sunday that the issue deepened a divide in Israel’s top echelon.
Mr. Ashkenazi was quoted saying of the P-plus order: “This is not something you do unless you are certain you want to execute at the end. This accordion will make music if you keep playing it.” But Mr. Barak told Ms. Dayan that “it is not true that creating a situation where the I.D.F. and the country’s operational systems are, for a few hours or for a few days, on alert to carry out certain operations means the state of Israel is compelled to act.”
“Eventually, at the moment of truth, the answer that was given was that, in fact, the ability did not exist,” Mr. Barak said in the clip that was shown on Sunday.
Ms. Dayan said in an interview Sunday night that she learned about the 2010 order from more than two people who attended the meeting, but she declined to name them. Mr. Barak essentially confirmed what she had learned in his interviews with Ms. Dayan, saying that such an order can always be reversed, something Mr. Ashkenazi and Mr. Dagan dispute.
The full report is scheduled for broadcast on the eve of the American elections, and could reopen the rift between Washington and Jerusalem over how best to stop Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb. The Obama administration spent much of the year pressing Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Barak to hold back on military action against Iran in favor of severe sanctions and intense diplomacy, though the issue receded somewhat after Mr. Netanyahu said in a speech to the United Nations on Sept. 27 that the moment of truth would come next spring or summer, not in 2012.
If the account in the documentary is correct, the episode came at a critical time. That summer, a lengthy effort by the United States and Israel to undermine Iran’s capability to enrich uranium using cyberweapons had threatened to unravel. The effort, code-named Olympic Games, had two goals: to slow the Iranians, and to provide Israel with an alternative to military action, which President Obama feared could start another war in the Middle East. It was partly exposed when a cyberworm found its way out of the Natanz enrichment plant, where it had destroyed or forced out of service nearly 1,000 centrifuges, and began to spread across the world.
In Washington and in Israel, officials met in secret to assess what to do, and Mr. Obama, who inherited Olympic Games from the Bush administration and accelerated it, decided to keep the effort going.
Ms. Dayan said that Israeli censors prevented her from saying when in 2010 Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Barak gave their order. If it came late in the year, it would suggest that they believed the cyberprogram, once exposed, had little chance of further success, and that they were turning back to plans for airstrikes like the one Israel mounted, on a smaller scale, against a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007.
The full documentary, the season premiere of Ms. Dayan’s weekly program, “Fact,” on Channel 2, tracks a decade of Israeli decision-making on Iran, from former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s discussions with President George W. Bush through Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Barak’s actions in recent years. The program includes a seven-minute interview with Mr. Netanyahu, conducted on Friday, though in it he declines to answer questions about the 2010 episode.
Mark Regev, a spokesman for Mr. Netanyahu, also refused on Sunday night to comment on the report, except to say that it was incomplete. “He does give a full interview, all about Iran,” Mr. Regev said of the prime minister. “He talks about America, he talks about a lot of things. It’s very interesting, what he does say. It would be best to wait until the full report.”