Posts tagged ‘Israel’

March 6, 2012

Republican hopefuls line-up to woo Israel

Going into Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich all had strong words of support for Israel on the question of Iran’s nuclear program at the AIPAC conference in Washington.

January 16, 2012

No Justice, No Peace! – Nick Clegg: Israeli settlements ‘deliberate acts of vandalism’

Following talks with Mahmoud Abbas, the Deputy Prime Minister condemns the continued existence of Israeli settlements, describing them as a “deliberate act of vandalism” to the peace process.

January 9, 2012

The Case to Invade Iran – Why is the Mass Media clamoring for a new war

It’s always interesting to hear different perspectives when it comes to information in the national or international news.  One of my favorite YouTube channels is Representative Press.  Although I may not agree on everything they may put forth, at the very least, they get you thinking, and challenge your viewpoint.  Isn’t that what news is supposed to do?  The following are 2 videos regarding the persistent fear-mongering and misinformation the Main Stream media seems to be providing us in regards to Iran and what they are doing.  It is a constant drumbeat for war, simlar to what we experienced prior to the Iraq war.

From Representative Press……..

Aided and Abetted by Mass Media, Bachmann’s Lies Still Dominate Public Discourse even with her dropping out of the GOP race. Those peddling War Propaganda are given a free ride, notice that mainstream media hasn’t informed most people that Bachmann and others are lying about Iran and they are ignoring and breaking international law. Stephen M. Walt debunked her premise in his critique of Matthew Kroenig’s “textbook example of war-mongering disguised as “analysis:” “If this bizarre fantasy were true, why couldn’t the former Soviet Union do similar things during the Cold War, and why can’t other nuclear powers make similar threats today when they don’t like a particular American initiative? The simple reason is that threatening nuclear war against the United States is not credible unless one is willing to commit national suicide, and even Kroenig concedes that Tehran is not suicidal. Nuclear weapons are good for deterring attacks on one’s own territory (and perhaps the territory of very close allies), but that’s about it. They are not good for blackmail, coercive diplomacy, or anything else.” – Stephen M. Walt…
☉ Also note how US media failed to give the Pentagon press secretary’s recent statement the coverage it deserved: “We have no indication that the Iranians have made a decision to develop a nuclear weapon.”
☀ There’s Strength in Numbers:
☆☆☆☆☆ Remember the Liberty ☆☆☆☆☆
Noam Chomsky writes about the USS Liberty: The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians‪‬ The well respected author Noam Chomsky has written about Israel’s intentional attack on the USS Liberty: “The truth of the matter is that Israel has been granted a unique immunity from criticism in mainstream journalism and scholarship … the attack on the unmistakably identified U.S. Liberty with rockets, aircraft cannon, napalm, torpedoes and machine guns, clearly premeditated, leaving 34 crewmen dead and 75 wounded in “the Navy’s bloodiest ‘peacetime’ international incident of the 20th century” … the general reaction of the press and scholarship has been silence or misrepresentation. … The nature of the attack on the Liberty was also evaded not only by the press fairly generally but by the government and by a U.S. Naval Board of Inquiry, though high-ranking figures had no doubt that the official report was a whitewash; former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, for example, states that the attack “could not possibly have been a case of mistaken identity,” as officially claimed.” pp31-32
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Here is Ahmadinejad’s actual quote translated directly to English: ❝The Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.❞…
LISTEN: The International Atomic Energy Agency published its latest report on Iran on November 8th, but for nearly two weeks beforehand news media were rife with leak-based stories promising the report would be “game changing.” What did it actually say, and what of that is to be believed?

January 2, 2012

Is Iran far stronger than US would like to admit?

Iran has successfully test-fired two long-range missiles on the last day of major naval exercises in the international waters of the Persian Gulf. This comes amid mounting Western pressure on the country over its nuclear ambitions. Tehran says it’s ready to counter any attack by enemies like Israel or the United States. Iran has also angrily reacted to new U.S. sanctions targeting its central bank and financial sector. It has been threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz – the world’s most important oil export route linking the Persian Gulf to the Indian Ocean. Meanwhile the EU is mulling an embargo on the purchase of Iranian oil, and a decision on that is expected before the end of the month. Seyed Mohammad Marandi from the University of Tehran says US has imposed sanctions against Iran because Tehran opposes American hegemony.

December 25, 2011

Palestinian Christians celebrate Christmas amongst family

Every Christmas, dozens of Palestinian Christians hoping to visit Jerusalem have to wait and see whether their access permit will be issued by the Israeli authorities.

November 27, 2011

Hijacked Revolt: Muslim Brotherhood set to win Monday’s Election – Will this be the pretext for another NATO invasion?

In Egypt the military leader has warned of grave consequences if the crisis doesn’t end. That comes just a day before the country’s first parliamentary election since the fall of Hosni Mubarak. The Muslim Brotherhood claims it’s set to win the majority of seats.