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Gaza City: Israel pounded Gaza enclave with a barrage of missiles from land and sea for a fifth day on As the Israeli military continued to pound Gaza for the fifth straight day, broadening its targets within “By Way of Deception” Israel begins its “Final Solution” in Gaza   Gaza City: Israel pounded Gaza enclave […]

  THE MOST STRIKING and significant quality of our national conversation “is one of overwhelming, oppressive and suffocating unreality. It is as if everyone knows, but will never acknowledge, that we may speak only in code, and that we may only utilize the safe, empty phrases that we have agreed are ‘acceptable’ — phrases and […]

The Next Few Days May Determine Obama’s Legacy Before His 2nd Term Begins & Whether Clinton Will Make a Run to the Presidency in 2016 US President Barak Obama is about to make a well planned trip to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia. One would suspect that Obama’s trip was timed to maximize his exposure to and start the work to create momentum for his legacy in Asia. However although Obama may return home with a number of planned trade agreements, it will be very difficult for Obama to make any strategic ground with the conservative ASEAN nations he will visit. It is yet to be seen if the Obama administration really understands the dynamics of the ASEAN region and their reluctance to be dragged into a choice between the US and China. In fact his trip to Asia is also a risk for him with the decision to visit Burma. If the Thein Sein regime fails to progress and human rights abuses continue to occur with ethnic groups like the Roghani people, this leg of the trip could actually prove to be an embarrassment in the future.

It may be Karma Time for Obama in being out promised with promises no sane or honest person could or would make, out demagogued, out bluffed and out postured by Romney. This partly explains: why polls fluctuate so wildly in short periods of time with one allegation of piece of news; why psychopaths, con-men, sociopaths often […]

I would like to talk about the current conflict that is going on between Israel and militant Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip. We need to end the mindless chanting and fights on social media and realize that neither group is a monolith, that there are innocent people who are being killed. I don’t support […]

On November 14,  Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari was murdered in a Israeli missile attack. In a bitter irony,  barely a few hours before the attack, Hamas received  the draft proposal of a permanent truce agreement with Israel. “Hours before Hamas strongman Ahmed Jabari was assassinated, he received the draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel, […]

      “Air strikes are bombing everything that moves. Everything that moves in the streets is being bombed and attacked” Report from Rafah by Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer, who says, “One thing that we ought to talk about here is the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. This is a situation of targeting a […]

The latest attacks by Israel against Gaza have been condemned as a violation of international law. However the US and UK have given their unwavering support to the new strikes on Gaza. US President Barack Obama “reiterated US support for Israel’s right to self-defense in light of rocket attacks from Gaza” in a phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. Meanwhile UK Foreign Secretary William Hague also stepped forward in Israel’s defense, claiming that Hamas “bears principle responsibility” for the Israeli attacks on Gaza. Israel has now reportedly hit over 200 “targets” in Gaza, killing 13 and injuring over 120 people. The unwavering support by the US and the UK is astounding, considering Israel has yet to comply with to any of the resolutions passed (see list) by the United Nations in relation to the Middle East conflict.

Text in red covering the image: “Operation Pillar of Cloud” (“Mivtza Amud Anan” עמוד ענן) | Hebrew bottom text:“At 1:29PM the air raid siren system was turn on in Tel Aviv following the firing of a rocket…” | Cover page of Yedioth Aharonoth, November 15, 2012   On Friday, October 21, 2011, Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah said to the […]

al-Jabari Assassination Opens Israel’s Gate of Hell lmost one day after the assassination by Israel in Gaza of Ahmed Said Khalil al-Jabari, commander of Hamas’ militant wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, it seems that all has been already said, that all images of the crime have been published, and that Israel is again about […]

A new generation of leaders took to the stage on Thursday with Communist Party of China chief Xi Jinping acknowledging the challenges ahead, including improving people’s livelihoods and tackling corruption, and confidently pledging to overcome them. Xi was sworn in on Thursday as general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC, leading the seven-member Standing Committee of the Political Bureau. He also took over as chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission from his predecessor Hu Jintao. The other six members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau are Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli. They were elected at the first plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee following the Party’s 18th National Congress. Wang was also elected secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC.

    A new law expanding Russia’s definition of treason took effect yesterday. Under the new law, anyone possessing information deemed secret – whether a politician, a journalist, an environmentalist or a union leader – could potentially be jailed for up to 20 years for espionage. While the previous law described high treason as espionage […]

When Chris Floyd is at his best, as he is below, he puts things in perspective for readers that they otherwise never confront. Obama has won reelection, and his supporters think that somehow things are going to be different. Fat chance. While evil continues to envelop America, the public is focused on CIA director General […]

September 11, 2001: The Crimes of War Committed “in the Name of 9/11″ Initiating a Legal Procedure against the Perpetrators of 9/11 Prof. Michel  Chossudovsky *    *    * International Conference on “9/11 Revisited – Seeking the Truth” Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) Kuala Lumpur, November 2012 Introduction The tragic events of September 11, 2001 constitute […]

  Italy’s Prime Minister is under fire on many fronts on the anniversary of his appointment. His mandate to rule with a technocratic government and impose unpopular austerity measures has lost support. But the calvary is on its way. Media outlets in Italy are reporting on that the Bilderberg Steering Committee [see membership list] has convened […]

Amateur video obtained from social media purports to show the aftermath of air raids over the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain Link to this video   New National Coalition claims its ‘accountability and unity’ has assuaged concerns about arming rebels The Syrian opposition says it has been promised western military support in return for forming a […]

  A record 188 countries voted on Tuesday for an annual UN General Assembly resolution condemning the five-decade old US embargo against Cuba. The vote in favor rose from 186 for the 20th anniversary resolution last year. Cuba’s foreign minister said the blockade against country was tantamount to “genocide.” For the 21st year, the assembly’s […]

Page one of the October 24 Washington Post contained a prominent photo of a man chained to a concrete wall at a shrine in Afghanistan. The accompanying story told us that the man was mentally ill and that “legend has it that those with mental disorders will be healed after spending 40 days in one […]

US Gives Green Light For Further Attacks On Gaza Gaza Rocket Attacks   U.S. State Department. Press Statement   Mark C. Toner Deputy Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 14, 2012   We strongly condemn the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into southern Israel, and we regret the death and injury of […]

We are now into Hillary Clinton’s 2nd day of “blitzkrieg” in Australia where she is showing her potential presidential charm and vision of dividing up the world just like the “axis” powers tried to do during WWII. Hillary now wants to “outsource” US cooperation with India to Australia so the US can work to clean up the mess in Pakistan created by clandestine missions and murder of innocent people with their drones. Hillary can’t afford Pakistan asking why the US is giving assistance to its rival India, so she innovatively came out with the “outsourcing and encirclement of China” by proxy plan. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her Defense Minister Stephen Smith seemed thrilled to be called upon to play “deputy sheriff ” again, and agreed to increase US marine numbers stationed in Australia from 400 to 2,500 by 2014.

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