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  • Facing down hecklers in NY, Gideon Levy calls for equal rights for all in one state
  • Video: Israel's celebrated Labour Party 'is the mother and father of racism', says member of Knesset
  • The 'Pallywood' smear: Viral images of Palestinian boy's brutalization brings backlash
  • Roundtable on the Palestinian solidarity movement and Alison Weir
    • Took the words right out of my mouth, Henry.

      Now waiting for the 'moslemy' reply from a4tech. Yet, I doubt we'll get it.

      BTW, Henry, thank you so very, very much for the updates and links in the past couple of days. Extremely informative, indeed.

    • "As a Muslim, even I can sense the latent anti-semitism in Allison’s so called campaign for justice for Palestinians, however subtle it may be."

      Oh well I guess that makes you much smarter than the rest of us dumb-heads, right? What a pathetic snob! And why on earth should your 'moslemness' matter to the accuracy of your analysis? For every 'moslem' who supports JVP's stand against Alison, I can show you 100.000 moslems who are against!!! Ali Abunimah?! Mister establishment himself, Mister PC? Don't make me laugh at you and your sycophantica towards Blumenthal and that Nora!

      Who the eff do you think you're kidding - swanning in here all la-deeh-dah moslemy and telling us that YOUR understanding and detections of racism are stronger than ours?! Only a GATEKEEPING liberal zionist does that!

      What a charlatan loser! Offensive tool!

      But I'll give you the benefit of the doubt - just tell me EXACTLY which part of Alison's writings or behaviors indicate this 'subtle' racism you refer to? Myself and others have been asking for this simple qualitative evidence from your side and we've gotten the sound of crickets with every request.

      I doubt that you've read Alison's book, seen her lectures or read her immense link that the good Henry Norr has just provided us with - and yet you've got the gall to assume superiority of analysis.

      And your mentor, your bff in all this is Jennifer Hitchcock? Lol - yeah some smart and individuated "moslem" you are.

    • Jewish Anti-Goyism and the Entrenched Divisions in the Palestine Movement:

      Well someone had to start writing about it!

    • W.Jones,

      So many words that say sweet eff all.

      Accusing the majority of the suffering Palestinians of antisemitism is really beyond the pale and shows you off as being a covert zionist with zero sympathy and understanding of the victim and their right to rage against the oppressor's mass murder of their children.

      I'm reading your forays into the Palestine movement as one of gatekeeping for zionism and not as one for helping end the 70+ occupation. I really don't respect anything you have to say about Palestine - articulate and prolific as you might be, I'm suspicious of people like you who talk from both sides of their mouth.

      But we can talk some more about your hypocrisy, bigotry and sly agenda AFTER you've answered annie's little request here: August 21, 2015, 3:27 am.

      ... Which I know you wont.

    • Still counting antisemites for Jesus, W.Jones?

      Man you are some confused hypocrite.

    • Lol annie - thanks for the wild pick!

    • "Oh, and I almost forgot: thanks again, Annie, for all your hard work!"

      You "almost forgot"??? Gimme a break will ya?!

      You didn't come back to specifically "thank" annie. You came back here because you're a ziocain zombie looking to excuse the wanton crimes of your so-called tribe.

      Your insincerity towards the 'other' is revolting.

    • Aaah, you're touching on the very bones of the zionist problem, b.grand: the global reach of zionist warmongering and the premeditated mass murder of civilians of several nationalities.

      There will be accountability for this one day.

    • Lady,

      I think I speak on behalf of a lot of people here when I say: just STFU already.

      You're repeating your loser argument again and again and nobody is buying it. I wouldn't count the 1000+ comments here as a victory for you and your despicable side. I see that as your argument being trampled on by 1000+ human feet.

      You are an untrustworthy and condescending tribalist of the boring variety. Most posters here are by far better informed than you are. You haven't a chance in hell in converting or influencing anybody here with your ridiculously transparent hasbara.

      Enough insulting our intelligence with your flaccid repetitions, madam Zion. Enough wasting our time - we have important work to do.

    • I remember several threads of over a 1000 from the old days - epic stuff.

      Before MW re-configured its censorship rules (no discussions of 9/11, reference to Blankfort/Atzmon, etc), 400+ comments were the average norm. More bloggers were around in those days.

    • " I hope I have not just made things worse." - Jennifer.

      Actually you have - for JVP that is.

    • I second that.

      Awesome, thoughtful, balanced posts too.

      Thank you, annie.

    • I'm giving you a high-five - followed by another high-five. I'm giving you a high-ten dearest Citizen for your succinct and absolutely accurate critique of muss hitchcock.

      And I'm laughing cuz I don't think hitchcock will touch your counterpunch link with a ten foot pole. LOL! CounterPunch and VeteransToday are only like in the top five alternative media outlets with steadily growing readerships - this must be scary for the anti-truth zio brigade that hitchcock clearly is a member of.

    • You're absolutely right there, Paul Larudee. But trying telling that to JVP and their choseness.

    • Donald,

      I repeat: "covert" zionism.

      And I don't thank you for what must be the most boring summery of zionism - ever!

    • So you think Phil's under a gag order by his JVP donors?

      How do you explain his fixed silence?

    • aiman,

      Good that you can read Donald's covert zionism like an open book.

    • The absence of Phil's voice on this thread as well as Adam's awkwardly-slippery intro are clear signs of their anti Weirism.

  • Did the BBC cover up the anti-Semitism of Gaza's children?
  • The epic season of spinning Iran deal begins!
    • Kathleen,

      Obama is using so-called liberal zionists as a buffer between himself and the Likudists. He needs to use liberal zionists to keep pushing for a 2SS inside the American jewish community. American zionists, including liberal ones, are the only people on the planet with any influence on israel and Obama is therefore now working in tandem with them/through them.

      Expect to see more of these kinds of interviews and liberal zionist articles pushing the 2SS in the msm.

    • Shingo,

      You're absolutely right that the American star is waning - I see this as mainly due to lack of quality leadership. Obama, with all his disappointments, remains one of the smartest presidents we've had since Kennedy - he's an intellectual who's stuck in a political playground full of illiterate bombasts and weeds and therefore his progressive vision has been much beaten and hampered by internal philistine forces. His high level of intelligence is barely denting the wall of ignorance and corruption on Capitol Hill so I'm excepting this 'dumb' trend in American politics to continue for some time. But regardless of this abysmal picture, the world is going to have to live under the thumb of a dumb giant for some time as until Russia and China figure out how to rule the seas and oceans, dumb America will continue to be the only superpower and Emperor of the world.

      Just think: we have 12 aircraft carriers and direct access to most of the world's waterways, while Russia has only one aircraft carrier with little direct access to water to project its powers further afield - (Oz has one carrier too btw). We will remain the only superpower, lowly as we culturally and intellectually are as a collective, till the Russians and Chinese figure out how to access and control more of the world's waterways.

      Really, it's our navy boys who are keeping us afloat on top of the world, so to speak.

    • Thanks for visiting my middle east newsstand, Walid.

      The dynamics at play with the Saudis is different to that of when Saddam was shaken/taken down - ie it was easier and quicker to topple Saddam as he had little internal support. And in the case of Saudi Arabia, it will take longer than a dozen years as the internal dissent has to first be 'manufactured'. The Yemen war is the first step to this end.

      And as to the the whole hanging of Saddam and the timing of it, it was definitely a wicked act on behalf of the Iraqi Shias.

    • Shingo,

      The House of Saud's demise will not be overnight or even next year, but will slowly worsen the longer the Yemen war goes on. A Vientnamization of the Yemen is the slo-mo bullet heading towards the king's third eye. It took Saddam some twelve years of Empire 'shakedown,' starting with his invasion of Kuwait, before he eventually met the noose.

      But I beg to differ on the level of Empire's intelligence that you estimate. Though America is capable of terrific and devastating blunders, it is nevertheless the only superpower in the world and it didn't become so, remains so, out of sheer organic dumbness.

    • Thanks Shingo - (long time no seeyaz - hope it's all going dandy with you in Oz land)

      About the Middle East: the USA has certainly lost influence in the ME but it's still the top dog there - and actually that influence has been somewhat returned with the Iran deal.

      And yeah we can fill whole libraries listing USA hypocrisies - but that's the nature of the beast of Empire.

      It will be interesting to see how it all develops in the Arabian Peninsula and how these developments effect israel - keeping my ear to the ground and reporting back to base!

      (Say, in case you didn't know, MW bloggers can comment on my site without registration - and without moderation and censorship.)

    • Thank you, just - you're always supportive and super perky :-)

    • Fantastically well-knitted overview - good journalism, Phil!

      For those interested, here's my assessment on the currents and undertows of what's going on between America, Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia:

  • DEAL!
    • Yeah Lysias - they've needed a sobering slap or two for some time now - and who better to deal it?!

      A collection of articles on P5+1/Iran here:

    • annie,

      It's the height of folly to pull out now - if (BIG IF) we pull out, we stand to lose mega industrial contracts for building up and modernizing all Iranian industries laid close to dormancy after 30 years of no fresh oxygen and foreign investments. In other words,i Iran is a giant industrial project, fertile with unique monetary promise for decades to come. All the nuclear jargon and details we've been hearing about lately - well those notes are ticked and sealed. What the P5+1 will be talking about at this stage of negotiations is who gets what slice of the Iranian Project pie. There are magnificent economic benefits for each of the P5+1 - no they didn't really just do all that mindf*ck work, with isreali breathing sulfur down their necks, for the sake world peace. Economics was a major motivator for holding these negotiations in the first place. And if we pull out at this stage, well... we don't get no pie and everybody else does.

      I know fiscal Republican citizens are seeing the Iran deal through that lens. Problem is, how many true fiscal Republicans exist in congress these days? We're about to find out.

  • In Israel, the mask is finally off
    • Great diagnosis - thank you David Glick.

      But how do you cure a nuclear-armed entity that's gripped by a "siege mentality"?

      What kinda rehabilitation do you think would work?

  • A response to Michael Douglas
    • But how do we know it was specifically the star of David that provoked the verbal assault? It's the ONLY exhibit Michael Douglas provides. Maybe the alleged poolside offender is a regular cranky old bastard who's known to even shout at old ladies in wheelchairs and kick puppies and kitties around? I mean: the only thing Michael has given us is the star of David. Nothing else. Sorry but I just don't get how Michael Douglas arrived at his damning conclusion.

      I find the whole thing propagandistic and the timing of the release of this op=ed fishy-fingered.

      And just so you know, actually, I've seen many pagan hippies wearing the star of David - take a drive up Topanga Canyon (Los Angelesl) and you will lose count of how many star of David, peace-sign charms and marijuana leaf pendants are used for personal adornments.

    • I read his op ed when it came out but Mr. Douglas did not provide any proof whatsoever that it was an antisemetic attack - he presents only his 'hunch' - some would say: he presented a projection of his deep fear. Michael Douglas doesn't tell us exactly what the stranger said to his son that brought him to tears or how the whole thing started. Michael says he had "words" with the rude stranger, but he does not share the words of that conversation with us, does not provide us with quotes, does not give us any name or description whatsoever of the alleged poolside aggressor. And we're supposed to just believe his allegations just like that cuz he's Michael Douglas and his son is wearing a star of David?

      There isn't a single person on the planet who has not experienced being verbally attacked by a random stranger for no reason. It's called the 'hostile world we live in - and none of our dads wrote op-eds about it in the LA Times.

  • Who can save Israel now?
    • Shingo,

      Cool to see you pal.

      Phil's a bit J-streety with his headline "Who Can Save Isreal Now?" Is what I think.

      Netanyahu's victory appears to be instantly radicalizing even the sidelined jews (like Phil).

    • Salutations Hostage. Long time no see... and man, it was painful not seeinyaz!

      And you're absolutely right to remind us of the the insidious causes and backdrop to this election. It most certainly makes for a clearer picture and context - the isrealis really do want Apartheid and to hell with the world.

      The level of bloodlust and arrogance that comes from the citizenry who've delivered this power and racist mandate to Netanyahu is now fully exposed. And I say, let the likudists make isreal into a "Nation State of the Jewish People." The consequences of this move is positively lethal to everything the isrealis have built. Apartheid isreal, even with the help and support of the USA, cannot win an economic/cultural/military war against the world. (There would be severe repercussions and civil unrest across our land if our government was hellbent on supporting a blatant Apartheid state with aid packages and military ware. But that's another discussion for another day).

      Those of us who've been waiting for the slayer of the dragon to come and save the day are now watching the dragon slay itself.

    • I think that's cute and adorable.

      To me, Obama's silence means: THE IRAN DEAL IS DOUBLY ON.

      Netanyahu can win all he wants - neither he nor the ziocons in Washington can do anything about that.

      And THAT is the REAL victory.

    • Thanks, just.

      It's a wordpress blog so all MW bloggers are already registered to comment, uncensored.

    • "Why would anybody want to save Israel now?"

      It amazes me that anyone would want to save a mass-murdering monster in the first place. And it double amazes me that it's taken this long and this election event for the world to be able to see beyond a doubt what the zionist's true intentions are and always have been: a continuous and brutal occupation of Arab Palestinians - bulldozing their way right up to the forked tips of either criminal ethnic cleansing of Historic Palestine, or a criminal genocide of the Palestinians: a point of (criminal) no return.

      It especially amazes me that Axis of Resistance's informed POV has always been seen as hostile and unreasonable by the West.

      Israelis Vote For War and Deeper Global Isolation – Taxi:

  • Even if Netanyahu loses, he can still win
  • We may not have Netanyahu to kick around anymore
    • After sixty years of absolute rule, it's hard to believe that in just two short months, the Republicans have destroyed their own party and killed Netanyahoo too with friendly fire.

    • What is particularly disgusting is our hypocrisy which is practiced overseas as well as nationally.

      We blow horns and whistles that we're the greatest democracy that ever lived, except we only practice this (degraded form) of democracy at home. Overseas, we practice imperialism driven by unfettered warmongering corporate capitalism and greed.

      Voters need to ask for this despicable behavior to STOP! Imperialistic foreign policies, especially in the mideast MUST STOP! It's killed millions of mid east people over decades! Enough already! This is NOT the 19th or 20th century anymore!

      Notable: many of the West's immigration problems will fade away if we stopped usurping other countries' natural resources and driving a bulk of their manpower to emigrate to greener pastures like Europe and north America.

      Point is: we're only practicing democracy amongst ourselves and not with strangers - and that's not exactly being fully democratic.

    • Just,

      People of the middle east are not even waiting on the USA to deliver them justice. The rising popularity of the axis of resistance in the middle east is a clear indicator of this. Your average mideasterner knows the zionist history and MO better than your average American citizen. They know that only a military confrontation with israel stands a chance of them getting their land and dignity back. They're giving up waiting for us in the USA to get it together. They're realist cuz they're living it - been living it for seven decades.. Unfortunately, they are right in their assessment: Israeli right or israeli left will not give an inch back to Palestine. Only military force can liberate them. This is what they believe.

    • Bibi or Zizi - what difference would it make to Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians and Jordanians (people israel has attacked and stolen territory from)? Ziltch is the difference - ziltch! The israeli election is barely discussed in the middle east right now, not for lack of interest, but they've seen the same zionist movie made and remade with the remake remade further starring ugly assh*le after ugly assh*le. They don't believe that one zionist is better than the other, they believe ALL zionist leaders are liars, butchers and thieves. And ain't that the truth!

  • By busting up peace efforts, AIPAC may have burst its own bubble
  • UC Berkeley Israel group wants to ban imaginary word rhyming with intifada as 'triggering, terrifying'
  • Israel's Foreign Minister calls for beheading Arab citizens and it's not anywhere in the New York Times
  • Senator who spearheaded letter to Iran got $1 million from Kristol's 'Emergency C'tee for Israel'
  • Netanyahu's consciousness-raising
  • Cornel West joins boycott of Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign over Salaita firing
  • Over one quarter of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress consisted of applause and standing ovations
  • Israel tells Gaza woman she must coordinate wedding date with Israeli army
  • Pelosi blasts Netanyahu speech as 'insult to intelligence of U.S.', Amanpour calls it 'dark, Strangelovian'
    • Unless their toast was ergot on rhye.

      Pumpernickel vision is king! Just ask the Salem witches.

    • Hey tall and kippa-handsome,

      "11 churches, 12 bars."

      Looks like Bacchus is more popular than Jesus.

    • Broadcast Networks Don't Carry Israeli Prime Minister's Address to Congress:

    • Netnyahu came to con another war out of us. This time a war against Iran. He wants us to attack Iran without prejudice in order to save poor israel, who just so happens to have some of its illegal nukes actually pointing at all the major cities in Iran.

      Let us here briefly remember what happened the last time a war was forced on Iran. It was in September 1980. Saddam Hussein deliberately attacked Iran. Saddam had an abundant arsenal, mega financial and diplomatic support from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the USA - unlimited supply of money and arms and fighting men were in Saddam's war chest. They said the war would take six months. The war took eight years. The casualties were high: an estimated half a million dead soldiers each side therefore it cost a million lives. It was a yo-yo draw for most of the war - what eventually tipped the balance was CIA intelligence locating Iranian troops en mass, passed onto Saddam. Military analysts were calling it "a victory based on a technicality". In other words, a Pyrrhic victory. We all know what Saddam got out of the victory. The noose.

      And Natanyahu wants a continuation of that? He wants us to step into Saddam's shoes, spearheading a war on Iran with the support of the decrepit oily sheiks egging us on like they did with Saddam back in the 80's? Worth remembering here too that soon as Saddam won them their war against Iran (on a technicality), every single one of his oily allies turned around and repeatedly stabbed him in the back, while the USA stabbed him in the face. People should therefore not be puzzled at Saddam Husseins' grim descent into episodic paranoia soon after his victory over Iran. He became unfit to make leadership decisions with so many actual and imagined conspiracies swirling in his mind 24 hours a day.

      But I digress...

      Iran in 2015 is by far stronger than it was back in 1980: it has bigger guns, more men, more regional influence and most importantly, it has China and Russia in its war chest. Attacking Iran carries with it the high risk of lighting the fuse of World War Three. A war where even the victor will be utterly devastated.

      Fat fact is, not israel, not the USA, nor Iran can afford to go to war. That's why everyone working the scene knows that a deal is the ONLY option on the table.

      Everything else in the meantime is ziokabuki for the masses.

  • Bipartisanship is dead, as Netanyahu, AIPAC, and GOP square off against Obama over Iran
    • "Too much exposure, no new material"

      Like a washed-out Vegas crooner.

    • Thanks Kay and Chu and Seafoid for the info.

    • That's around 6pm Levant time, where I am. Perfect. Happy hour comedy time!

      I'll be counting cliches. I'm past the vomit stage with zios and into the tickle.

      I'd love it if throughout the speech, we had a split screen on our TV/compute screens: half on Bobo and the other half panning constantly on both the uncomfortable and euphoric audience.

    • Say, does anyone know what time Bobo's speech is on?

    • Walid,

      The other crazy thing about the FSA eggheads is that they want to destroy the very army that they would be commanding should they ever get into power. How is that sensible or practical? To run a great country like Syria with a small rag-tag group of Jordan-israel-Turkey-CIA trained rebels is preposterous - they cannot logistically provide the manpower necessary to secure the borders of such a landmass and so much turbulence in the region to boot. The FSA want to 'secure' Syrian territory when they haven't even fully won a single battle - not one! What a ludicrous proposition!

      Bashar is staying in power because the majority of Syrians have willed it so - if some had doubts before, by now Bashar has proven his worth to them and they now trust his even-handed patriotism and competency 100%.

      Also, if free Syrian elections were held today (and tomorrow and for the next at least 20 years) and the FSA were candidates, they'd have no chance in hell of winning against Bashar who is extremely popular with Syrian sunnis (most of his army are sunni), druze, christian, alawites etc. In other words, a clear pluralistic majority of Syrians support Bashar, yet the USA wants to support an unpopular, unsavory and checkered minority and install them in the highest Syrian office. Why, I hear you asking? Because they represent zero threat to that goddamn israel.

    • Dbkr,

      CORRECTION: I meant to say the'1974 cease-fire line in the Golan - not "the '67 red line".

    • Dbkr,

      "the fact that despite the animosity between many Syrians and israleis that the IDF is set up in the Golan to treat as many wounded Syrians as they can-civilian, rebel, or both as the lines of human catastrophe in this war have clearly blurred a long time ago."

      You guys are helping your so-called Syrian "rebels" alright. But pray tell, what name do these "rebels" go by? Answer: Al Nusra. Self-confessed "Alquaida in Syria" - that's what they call themselves. And you just call them "rebels"? Why don't you call them by their self-appointed name? You so grossed out by the fact that israel is in bed with Alquaida? Well you shouldn't be - you have sooo much in common with these savages. BTW the UN presented the world with a handsome report on israel's shinanigans with alquaida. I know you know all about it but pretending that no such thing exists:

      I say israel's diabolical plan of using alqaida as buffer between it and the feared hizbollah has failed already. Been following the exciting progress of the Syrian army in Qunaitra and Daraa? A hundred movies can be made out of these heroic battles - the Syrian army saving christian and moslem villages alike. And any day now, the forces of the Arab Syrian Army, with hizbollah forces, will be over-running the last of the Al Nusra in the Golan and pulling right up to the '67 red line - close enough to wave hello at the trembling idf campers.

    • Dbrk,

      Enough with your diversionary crocodile tears for the "Syrian people"! You don't give a rat's tail for them and they sure don't want your fake sympathy - they want their Golan back!!

      "Iran who is currently flying, trucking and otherwise transporting 1000s of well armed soldiers with massive amounts of heavy arms into Syria to bomb, mutilate and murder Syrian civilians, rebels and asst. islamic ‘rebels’ who do not support the brutal and iron-fisted grip the Assad mafia has had over Syrian peoples for over 40years."

      Link or stfu.

    • Somebody needs to do a poll on aipac's popularity in the USA. Not israel's populrity, but aipac.

    • "But as Matt Duss notes in an important piece in Tablet, the real divide is about policy, not personality. The flap over Netanyahu’s speech is exposing what has long been obvious but is usually denied by politicians: U.S. and Israeli interests overlap on some issues but they are not identical. It might be in Israel’s interest for the United States to insist on zero Iranian enrichment and for the United States to go to war to secure that goal, but such an attack is definitely not in America’s interest." S. Walt.

    • "It’s not the end of U.S. support for Israel, but it may well mark an important and ultimately positive shift in what has become a dysfunctional — even bizarre — relationship." - S. Walt.

    • Bibi Blows Up the Special Relationship -Stephen Walt:

      First line of article: "Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be the only person who was looking forward to his visit to the United States this week."


    • Susan Rice Tells Israel Lobbyists Their Demands Are ‘Unachievable’:

      "“We cannot let a totally unachievable ideal stand in the way of a good deal,” she said. “Even our closest international partners in the P5+1 do not support denying Iran the ability ever to pursue peaceful nuclear energy.”"

    • The day Netanyahu got his 29 standing ovations in congress is the day I stated on MW that aipac has hit its peak and it would be downhill from there. Judging by the number of democrats boycotting the upcoming Netanyahu speech, I'd say I was on target.

    • Yes, Walid, I know about Kerry's song and dance at the UN yesterday. I was merely pontificating.... and some.

      I actually think that Kerry's over-performance at the UN yesterday was a deliberate PR misinformation maneuver: so as to assure the democratic jewish block that the WH's support for israel is still intact - which it is, technically speaking - but there is uncertainty and direct trouble in paradise now and that trouble is staying for another twenty months at least.

      The reason why this crisis between USA and israel is different from any other crisis before is that this one has been a public teaching-moment for a chunk of the uninformed. More Americans can now see that for all we do for the zionist state, all israel does for us is give us the gift of war. I can't tell you how many comments I've seen on various net outlets in the past 48 hours, by (what appears to be) newly informed regular Joes and Janes, all referring to aipac/israel as congress' "jewish masters"; and common angry comments all over the place like like "Bibi wants our boys to fight israel's wars!".

      No there will not be revolutions in our system overnight, Walid. But the 4th of March will NOT quite be 'business as usual' either. Not as far as the American public is concerned - and this will eventually translate to new policies.

      Obama once said that he needed the public to give him the mandate, to make him arrive at change. It may be that inside of his remaining 20 months of power, there will be more opportunities for the American public to viscerally hand him this mandate for change.

    • On the 4th March, it will be absolutely clear to everyone that Obama has power over Netanyau after all. If Obama springs out the right side of his bed on the morning of the 4th, he will dedicate his remaining time in office to using this acknowledged power accordingly to benefit first and foremost the USA. If he maneuvers with (gentle) but evident force at every turn, Obama's legacy may be that he ends the stranglehold Israel and aipac have on American ME policy.

      And that would indeed change not just America, but the whole world... indeed for the better.

    • hops,

      Why would I be anti Iran? They never stole my tax dollars while I slept, like israel has. They don't threaten my country in any shape or form. And they certainly don't illegally occupy my congress as well as a few other countries' chunks of land like Apartheid israel does.

      Why don't you give me one single cogent reason why any good American should be hating on Iran? Just one will suffice.

    • Regarding Bibi's new visual aid: it's a map of lies. Unless you wanna call the map a compendium of israeli black ops.

    • Bill Clinton: "I did not have sex with that woman".

      Netanyahu: "I did not disrespect that president".

  • The Emperor's Nuke Clothes
  • What we talk about when we talk about ISIS
    • I forgot to add that the Saudi army is a wahabi army, which is why the House of Saud has it's own army too (just in case the wahabi army attempted a bloody coup against the House of Saud).

      Yes folks, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world with two completely separate and potentially antagonistic armies. Two Saudi armies pointing guns at each other, as well as at Iran.

      Get the picture?

    • The saudi system of governance has two branches - has been thus since the 1920's:
      1- House of Saud, who are in charge of State Affairs, petrodollar economy and investiments etc.
      2- Wahabi zealots, who are in charge of the administration of religious law; in charge of religious tourism and religious pilgrimages.

      Most of the House of Saud, though religious conservatives, are actually wary of the Wahabis, but over time, Wahabis have infiltrated into the House of Saud.

      The last king was somewhat at odds with the wahabis. The new king is in bed with them

  • Israel gives out 'security Oscars' at the UN to Iran, Hezbollah, Saudi Arabia and PA
    • That just makes me so f*cking angry!!!

    • Seafoid,

      Who do you think has been arming the Ukrainian (so-called) rebels? And when do you think the arming began?

      The answer is USA armed them, soon after Georgia's defeat. Ukraine is Plan B, if you like.

      And just so that everyone understands the Ukrainian demographics:, the Russians living there are a minority and they've been living there for several hundred years before Perestroika - when EVERYONE in the Ukraine considered themselves Russian.

      Ukraine demography: Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8%

      And what is the official language of the Ukraine? Russian.

      The Ukrainian 'rebels' are out of touch with history and current reality if they think they can divorce themselves from the Russian sphere - and USA knows this, but punish Russia Empire must.

      Ultimately, it is the American tax payer who will pour dollars down the sinkhole that is the Ukraine. So Really, the tax payer has got to tell their representative that the Ukraine is a bridge to nowhere but death of innocents and wasted American wealth and that if they pursue this bad idea that is the Ukraine, then votes will not be handed to that representative.

    • Georgia was a weather-vane sent out by Nato, with USA approval, to test out Russia's response - a scout to feel out the waters. Ukraine on the other hand is 100% USA's brainchild, backed by Nato. So, I'm thinking here that Ukraine is a direct punishment for Syria - and perhaps an indirect punishment for Georgia too. But Syria is undoubtedly the headliner, Walid, not Georgia.

    • Walid,

      I don't think Putin is in the mood to do deals with USA at the moment. He's too angry over USA/Nato-Europe willfully unleashing the Ukraine crisis as punishment for his stand on Syria. And Putin now absolutely needs a foothold in the Med, especially that Nato is trying to push the Russians back eastwards and away from the western sphere. The cold war is back on again, Walid, but at this stage, we see manifestations of it through proxy wars and not through direct standoffs.

      Obama was very unwise to have thrown the Ukraine at Putin - his timing on this one was completely off by several decades! Right now, American Empire needs friends and especially powerful ones, even if they're only temporary alliances.

    • Walid,

      Yeah I saw TV footage of the Iranian exercise - very impressive indeed. Now combine that with this:
      Cyprus Signs Military Deal to let Russian Navy Ships Dock:

      (I have the above article on my friendfeed page:

      My analysis of the Cyprus deal: Putin wants to check our Sixth Fleet in the Med. Unfinished business between USA and Russia in the Med going all the way back to the Yom Kippur War maritime confrontation between our Sixth Flee and the 'Soviet Union'. Putin is also saying: THE USA MUST SHARE THE MIDEAST WITH RUSSIA! Never mind that Cyprus is a shot shot away from Syria too.

      Our Empire's power is hemorrhaging in the Middle East.

    • Looks to me that Iran outsmarted both the saudis and the israelis on this issue.

      It's all for domestic show, Walid, this saudi-israeli alliance against Iran. But neither will go as far as striking Iran - yeah they'll perform a few threatening dances together, but that's as far as it will go.

      And why wouldn't they strike, you ask? Simply because israel is not willing to put tel aviv in the line of 10.000 missile fires, and saudi arabia is not willing to have its industrial water plants in the line of missiles either. This is what the Iranians said they would target should they be attacked by israel thru saudi arabia. And they're able to do a heck of a lot more damage too. Besides, the global zeitgeist is currently against striking Iran and for striking ISIS and her psycho sisters.

    • David,

      I have no "real evidence", but I have a few 'indicators', plus strong instinct. Like, why would ISIS design and wear a uniform identical to one found in a few Hollywood movies? The designs are not authentic-indigenous (to Arabs in prophet Mohammad's time), they're not historic replicas, they're Hollywood's idea of it - yes, the design is close enough, but not quite it - too much 'flair' and body-enhancing stitch-lines are involved to render them purely for warfare - more like for camerafare.

      Their matching black boots are way too trendy for people who are fashion-challenged, nay who are anti fashion. And nary a flake of dust or a crease on them boots - always shiny - like a wardrobe professional pinned, preened and primed the fighters before their photo shoot.

      The theatrics of some of ISIS's execution videos - the Jordanian pilot's execution by fire, for instance: I mean they put the poor man in a cage and poured gun powder around its base, trailing a straight line of gunpowder some ten feet away from the cage where the end would be lit from a safe distance - I mean Tom and Jerry much? And the horrific beheading execution of the 21 Egyptian christian Copts by the beautiful rolling surf: cuffed and condemned prisoners in pristine orange jumpsuits stumbling along the blue sea in a single file, and beside each one of them, an exceptionally tall sword-carrying executioner in shiny black ISIS uniform and face-scarf. I mean have we not seen this composition in movies before? Is this not spectacular dramatics? Using wardrobe, prop and location to maximum effect - a Hollywood specialty. There are other examples.

      It's all trying too hard to push/hype the 'image' above all else - another Hollywood specialty.

      I watched a TV interview with an ex-ISIS fighter who says that ISIS performs many mock executions on a single hostage, on every hostage, before they kill them - he said some of these mocks are filmed. My question is, who's got the ISIS mock-execution footage library and what the heck are they specifically doing with this mock footage?

      I know the above all sounds too silly of a lead, but it bugs the heck out of me every time I glimpse new footage or photos of ISIS looking so Hollywood.

    • I'd like to give zionist Hollywood an Oscar for Best Costume Design: having kitted ISIS fighters with classic cinematic black garb from head to toe.

      And I would also like to give a certain zionist Hollywood post-production suit an award for best Editing of ISIS slash-and-gore movies.

  • Inflammatory posters at UCLA call Students for Justice in Palestine 'Jew haters' (Updated)
  • Racism is in the air: Video showing racist exchange between Israelis and a flight attendant goes viral
    • LOL Maximus! I didn't, but I shoulda.

      I actually addressed them with a posh British accent - something I picked up flawlessly when I lived in UK for 2+ decades - I use the accent as a weapon against obnoxious strangers in 5 star hotels and other sundry and such locations.

      But it was really a question of boundaries and making these boundaries clear to strangers when they trespass them: my friend's teen had asked the israeli stalker to stop following her (around the hotel compound) and he didn't respect her wishes. And that's another common antisocial israelis trait: they don't understand boundaries with strangers. Or land.

    • First of all, is the israeli airline so frigging cheap that they actually charge for a bar of chocolate on international flights?!!!

      Secondly, I'm not in the least bit surprised at this kinda racist behavior coming from israelis. Seen it all too often on my travels.

      Thirdly, it would seem that South Korea is by far a more just and civilized country when it comes to airline rage:

      Finally, true story: I was in a hotel in Cyprus a couple of years ago vacationing with friends and their very pretty teen girls. One of these girls had an ugly teen stalker who was also a guest staying at the same hotel. She pointed the stalker out to me in the hotel lobby - I walked up to him, surreptitiously, and determined he was israeli because he was loudly talking on the phone in hebrew. Next day, I saw him at the reception with his even uglier mother and father - I walked straight up to them and said to the father: "your son is stalking my daughter and her brothers are hizbollah fighters from the south of Lebanon". (Of course I was lying). The israeli trio, in shock at my words, took a step back as the father said: "it's not true, my son doesn't talk to Arabs". "And Arabs want their lands back", I quipped. "Am isarel chai", the bugger father instantly replied. "We'll be seeing your son on battlefield then", I smirked and walked away. Two hours later, I saw the family checking out of the hotel. I followed them out to their cab and made a big fuss waving them good-bye as their cab drove away. (lol!).

      It would seem to be the case that if you wanted to shut up an aggressive israeli, all you have to do is mention the name 'hizbollah'. Works like a charm.

  • Netanyahu claims to know 'details' of Iran deal -- and State Dep't mocks him
    • Old MacMocker had a farm
      And on his farm he had a mock
      With a mock-mock here
      And a mock-mock there
      Here a mock, there a mock
      Everywhere a mock-mock
      Old MacMocker had a farm

      Say... is the article below part of the WH "mock" campaign too?
      Finally! The US Is Busting Israeli Banks (wow this is an actual headline!!!):|finance|headline|headline|story&par=yahoo&doc=102439249#.

  • Netanyahu calls on Jews to leave Europe en masse in wake of Copenhagen synagogue attack
  • Netanyahu's disaster: speech cost 'omnipotent' lobby a veto proof majority for Iran sanctions
  • Remembering Bob Simon
    • "Bob Simon from CBS died in a car crash. My personal experience with him was when he visited our house in 2001 in the aftermath of 9/11. He was preparing a 60 minutes episode to "shed light on extra judicial murders and how indiscriminate they can be covering cases including among others Israel's assassination of my father Kamal Adwan". After airing it, the theme turned out to be whether the U.S. should learn from "Israel success in eliminating terrorists" to target president Saddam Hussein. To prepare a story, he misrepresented himself, lied, and manipulated inhumanly our family's story. When I asked him then about where he thought the Arab Israeli conflict was headed, he said the absence of peace was destined to culminate in an apocalyptic end , 9/11 being it." I will say this about Bob Simon: while he was more willing than most mainstream journalists in the US to air some mildly critical segments about Israel, he was still part of the mainstream media who could not deviate from the Zionist narrative on Palestine. But while he was a correspondent in occupied Palestine for CBS, his reports were rather more critical of Israel than other correspondents, I have to say. But he would always feel the pressure and then prepare a pro-Israel report--they call propaganda for Israel "balance" in the US." - Rami Kamal Adwan (the son of Palestinian Fath commander, Kamal `Udwan, who was murdered by Israeli terrorists in 1973 in Verdun, Beirut)

  • Let's honor Kayla Mueller-- and other women leaders during the war on terror
  • 'She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice and peace': American hostage killed in Syria remembered for work in Palestine
    • dbrk,

      No one is a stinkier "aHole" than you and your support for Alqaida in Syria!!!

      And yeah I actually CAN keep track of what's going on in Syria like millions of other people can - it's no frigging puzzle: israel/nato/gulfies tried to oust Bashar, destroy the Syrian army and break up Syria, like they did with Iraq and Libya, and THEY FAILED hahaha! Except it's NOT funny cuz that just killed around a quarter of a million people and it's all because of your criminal side! So don't even bother shedding your crocodile tears for the "Syrian villagers"! They frigging hate you and wanna do the same to you now - do you get that?!

      The WHOLE of the Golan is LEGALLY Syrian land and pretty soon it will be under their control again and there won't be anything you can do about it except go to a war that you will lose.

      But maybe if you gave back the land you stole and paid reparations you could sit with hizb, Syria and Iran at a negotiating table.

      Is that the sound of you squirming at the thought?

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