(FutureFastForward) – Turkish Doctor Describes Treating Israeli Commandos During Raid – By Robert Mackey and Sebnem Arsu
In an interview with The New York Times, Dr. Hasan Huseyin Uysal, a Turkish doctor, said that he treated Israeli commandos who were captured and briefly detained during the initial stages of a raid on a ship challenging Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza last week. Read More Here
(Zaman) – EP condemns Israeli attack, illegal siege on Gaza strip – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Lebanon, Egypt condemn Israeli threat – Read More Here
(RadicalPress) – Time for world to confront Israel: Gilad Atzmon
Gilad Atzmon Interviewed by Shabana Syed: “I come from them, and I know how they think.” Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Anti-Palestinism is Hate Speech
I bet you’ve never heard of anti-Palestinism? In Israel and the United States, defaming and delegitimizing the Palestinians is a national sport; but have you ever heard anybody complain about it? Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – The meaning of strangulation
The remarks were not made in anger or haste, as were the now infamous, flippant and ill-conceived comments that cost White House reporter Helen Thomas her job, if not her legacy. Instead, they were made quite deliberately, with an air of thoughtfulness, while leaning over a lectern, as if lecturing to a class.
Thomas was forced into retirement for declaring that Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine,” but New York Senator Chuck Schumer, one of the most powerful politicians in the US, has avoided any criticism or even major press coverage for remarks he made only days later that supported the continued “economic strangulation” of Gaza; in part, because, he essentially argues, the inhabitants of the benighted Strip are not Jewish. Read More Here
(HuffingtonPost) – Roseanne Barr Says Israel Must End Their Blockade and Occupation of Gaza
“It is time for American Jews to demand that Obama instruct Israel to obey international law.” Read More Here
(ForeignPolicyJournal) – Top Ten Myths about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Myth #1 – Jews and Arabs have always been in conflict in the region. – Read More Here
(PressTV) – Turkey to cut ‘all ties’ with Israel – Read More Here
(AlethoNewsA) – Those who want to bump off the witnesses of the slaughter
What we have here is pure incitement to killing, furnished also with the photos of those “wanted”. It’s really inconceivable that the site is still online. We demand that the Italian Government and Foreign Office take steps right now to call for it to be immediately closed and to bring those responsible to court. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Eyewitness to the Israeli Assault on the Mavi Marmara
Kevin Neish, a Canadian activist aboard the Mavi Marmara, witnessed the Israeli commando assault on the Flotilla bound for Gaza. Read More Here
(GlobalResearch) – Embargoes and Blockades used as a Method of Warfare – Read More Here
(JPost) – Israel fears Lebanese ‘fast’ flotilla
“There is not a lot of time to stop fast ships that come from Lebanon,” an IDF officer explained, “Practically, it means that the Navy has to be on high alert around the clock.” Read More Here
(Spiegel) – German Activists File War Crimes Complaints – Read More Here
(SIFY) – More international flotillas headed for Gaza Strip
Ships from several countries, including Iran and Lebanon, have reportedly left or are planning to leave for Hamas-controlled Gaza in defiance of an Israeli maritime blockade on that territory. Read More Here
Video: Kenneth O’Keefe 6-9 on Gaza Flotilla, Israeli Beating, and Zionist Government
Phil Tourney joins the show as we interview Ken O’Keefe, the former US Marine who was aboard the Mavi Marmara that was murderously attacked by Israel on Memorial Day. Video Link Here
FLASHBACK – Film: Noam Chomsky Palestine Israel occupation 101
Movie clip from award-winning documentary film ‘Occupation 101.’
A thought-provoking and powerful documentary film on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Unlike any other film ever produced on the conflict — ‘Occupation 101’ presents a comprehensive analysis of the facts and hidden truths surrounding the never ending controversy and dispels many of its long-perceived myths and misconceptions. Clip Link Here
(CBCTheNational) – Video: Life In Gaza City – Continue reading
(Rense) – Gaza – One Of Earth’s Most Desperate Places
After the news hit Israel that commandoes stormed the aid flotillas and seized control, Israeli civilians threw impromptu celebrations. They waved Israeli flags and honked their car horns. Later, official parades and demonstrations by grade school kids filled the streets, extolling the heroism of the commandoes who stopped relief aid from entering Gaza.
While the world rages in unprecedented criticism of the IDF brutality, the United States is different. Here, pro-Zionist politicians and evangelical leaders alike have celebrated as if they were on the streets of Tel Aviv. Read More Here
(TheJC) – New Zealand outlaws kosher butchering – Read More Here
(Gilad) – Morris Herman on the Flotilla
(Gilad) – Israeli Attack on the Mavi Marmara // Raw Footage – Video Link Here
(AlethoNews) – Norwegian Port Union Boycotts Israeli Ships
Responding to calls by the Palestinian Workers Union and other calls by different workers unions and organizations around the world, the Norwegian Ports Union decided to join its Swedish counterpart in boycotting all Israeli ships starting on June 15. Read More Here
(Uruknet) – Schumer’s Sippenhaftung and the Children of Gaza – Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Disinformation about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
The Israeli propaganda effort has been really active in spreading disinformation about Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Deflection, distraction and disinformation are used to obfuscate about something that should be straightforward. Read More Here
(AlethoNews) – Tel Aviv fountains dyed red in protest of flotilla raid – Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – Time to end, not ‘ease’ the siege
It took a war, the lives of 1,400 Palestinians, and nine Turks, killed during a lethal Israeli interception of an aid flotilla, for Arab states to finally move against the blockade.
There is no doubt that the visit will send an important message to the international community that the siege can no longer be tolerated. Read More Here
(ABNA) – Malaysia to send aid convoys to Gaza – Read More Here
(ExpressUK) – SEA BATTLE FEAR AS IRAN SENDS FLOTILLA TO GAZA – Read More Here
(AlJazeera) – Siege takes toll on Gaza children
International pressure has been mounting on Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza since the deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Palestinian territory.
The UN has said 80 per cent of people there depend on food hand-outs.
But Israeli officials insist that there is no humanitarian crisis in the enclave.
UN aid workers inside Gaza, however, see a different reality.
Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza, where it has been reported that about 14 per cent of children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition.
(PalestineThinkTank) – Map: Palestine 1948 – View Map Here
(AlArabiya) – Gaza siege must be “broken”: Arab League chief
“This blockade which we are all here to confront must be broken and the position of the Arab League is clear,” Moussa said after Palestinian officials from several factions welcomed him at the Rafah border with Egypt.
“Not only the Arabs, but the entire world should stand with the Palestinian people against the siege of Gaza and what is happening in the occupied territories, especially east Jerusalem,” he said. Read More Here
(DesertPeace) – INVOCATION OF THE HITLER ERA
A stunning article by someone who was, with a few others, at the very helm of the Israel lobby in the US for many years, as head of the American Jewish Congress. Read More Here
(LewRockWell) – The Gaza Flotilla and Israel’s Many, Many Rights – Read More Here
(MyCatBirdSeat) – Thank you Helen Thomas for telling the truth – Read More Here
(VLog) – Video: There’s Nothing Christian about Zionism – Video Link Here
(SalemNews) – The Next 9/11-Made in Israel?
If, as Benjamin Netanyahu admitted, 9/11 was “very good” for Israel, a nuclear 9/11 might be even better. Read More Here
(Turley) – Hoax: Video Showing Heavy Weapons Discovered on Mavi Marmara is a Fraud – Read More Here
(YNet) – Castro: Swastika has become Israel’s banner
Former Cuban president slams Israeli raid on Gaza-bound flotilla, says Israel ‘would not hesitate to send 1.5 million Palestinians to crematoriums’ Read More Here
Gordon Duff: Freedom Flotilla’s Real Victory, America’s Propaganda Machine Exposed
The second the faked videos were available, cheap edits and voice overs first, Sky News and Fox, both owned by Israeli Likudist Rupert Murdoch, began the disinformation campaign. The “Freedom Flotilla” of peace activists suddenly became an armed Al Qaeda invasion force replete with heavy artillery, dirty bombs and terrorist trainers. Read More Here
REPOST – (PressTV) – 50 ships may join Freedom Flotilla II
The next Freedom Flotilla will be much bigger than the first one, the head of a non-governmental organization says.
Yasser Qashlaq, the director of the Free Palestine Movement, said on Thursday that up to 50 ships could join the Freedom Flotilla II, the International Middle East Media Center reported. Read More Here
(Debka) – Iran’s Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel – Ahmadinejad
An Iranian sea convoy will back up the Turkish campaign to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in Istanbul Tuesday, Jan. 8 that the vessels due to enter the disputed waters within days will not shrink from a head-on clash with Israel’s Navy and Air Force exclusion forces. Read More Here
Video: CONFIRMED Israeli soldiers used suppressed Uzi Sub-Machine Guns
Analysis on BBC’s Newsnight (2010/06/01) shows that the IDF boarded carrying suppressed (silenced) versions of Uzi submachine guns. Uzi machine gun here- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uzi This clearly gives credence to the view that the Israelis attacked with lethal intent. Continue reading
FLASHBACK – (Haaretz) – Report: U.S. positioning ‘bunker-busters’ for possible Iran strike
Sunday Herald: 387 ‘Blu’ bombs are being shipped to U.S. military base on Diego Garcia in Indian Ocean. Read More Here
(YNet) – Russia: We’ll sell advanced missile system to Iran
Harsher sanctions on Iran will not prevent Russia from fulfilling its obligation and selling the S-300 missile system to Tehran, a senior Russian parliamentarian said Friday Read More Here
Video: Iraq – US Troops Slaughter Defiant Elderly Man – Video Link Here
(KabulPress) – U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Drinking Unsafe Water
Every year there are new reports of abuses being heaped on American troops in the field. They were provided with cheap and unnecessarily heavy body armor instead of lightweight titanium layered Kevlar. They were issued canvas-covered Humvees. There were unconscionable delays in deploying armored Humvees and in ordering 1970’s vintage MRAPs. They have to fight with jam-prone M-4s and live on bases blanketed by toxic burn pit smoke.
Now the method used to “purify” our troops’ drinking water is being severely criticized by organizations no less than the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (HuffingtonPost) – Israel Minister: Iran, Syria, And North Korea Are New ‘Axis Of Evil’
Israel’s foreign minister on Wednesday declared North Korea, Syria and Iran the new “axis of evil,” claiming that North Korean weapons seized in Bangkok in December were bound for Middle Eastern militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Read More Here
FLASHBACK – (Haaretz) – Israel: North Korea supplying weapons to six Mideast states
Israel’s IAEA envoy: North Korea has become source of proliferation of dangerous weapons of mass destruction. Read More Here
(MyFoxBoston) – Official Says Pakistani Taliban Plotting to Strike US
A U.S. intelligence official said Thursday new information gathered this week indicates the Pakistani Taliban is actively planning to strike the United States, CNN reported. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Truth, Non-Violence and the Palestinian Hills
Palestinian Gandhi? I get this question at the end of almost every presentation I’ve given on Palestine. This fascination with finding a Palestinian Gandhi has been reflected time and again in newspapers commentary, and political discourse. Read More Here
(InfoClearingHouse) – US/Israel Challenged on Iran – Ray McGovern
The times may be a-changin’ – at least a bit – with the United States and Israel no longer able to dictate to the rest of the world how crises in the Middle East must be handled, though the new reality has been slow to dawn on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her neocon friends in Congress and the U.S. media.
They may think they are still in control, still the smart ones looking down at upstarts like the leaders of Turkey and Brazil who had the audacity to ignore U.S. warnings and press ahead with diplomacy to head off a possible new war, this one over Iran. Read More Here
(StopNATO) – U.S. And NATO Accelerate Military Build-Up In Black Sea Region – Rick Rozoff – Read More Here
(FutureFastForward) – Justice for the People of Gaza: Gaza Fever
We’ve all caught the fever, every one of us who works to send boats to Gaza. From August 2006, when a handful of us started the Free Gaza Movement, every one who has joined us has been stricken with a bad case of the disease. It is chronic. It sometimes causes afflicted patients to insist that if just one more voyage can be planned to this small slice of the Mediterranean, we’ll all be in remission. There is no real cure in sight… yet.
Gaza Fever has now attacked thousands of us who have a passionate sense of justice. Read More Here
(ZeroHedge) – US Begins Massive Military Build Up Around Iran, Sending Up To 4 New Carrier Groups In Region
As if uncontrollable economic contagion was not enough for the administration, Obama is now willing to add geopolitical risk to the current extremely precarious economic and financial situation. Read More Here
(PressTV) – Video: Israeli Terrorism Exposed by USS Liberty Survivors – View Video Here
(AsiaTimes) – Washington burns its bridges with Iran
The agreement on draft United Nations Security Council resolution sanctions against Iran has grabbed the headlines on the Barack Obama administration’s response to Iran’s nuclear swap proposal brokered by Turkey
and Brazil. But the more consequential response is the acknowledgement by the US State Department on Monday that the administration is not willing to hold talks with Iran unless it agrees to a complete halt in uranium enrichment. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – The Injustice in Palestine
This week, Palestinians marked the 62nd anniversary of the Nakba – their expulsion from their homeland by the Zionist movement in order to create Israel. Read More Here
(SouthLebanon) – Israel Obstructs Entry Of Medicine, Medical Equipment To Gaza
Despite Israeli guarantees to the International Community, the Israeli Authorities are still obstructing the entry of medicine and medical equipment to the besieged Gaza Strip. The last time medicine was allowed into Gaza was mid October 2009. Read More Here
BREAKING NEWS: Former US Army Colonel and US Diplomat Joins Gaza Flotilla to Break the Israeli Siege/Blockade of Gaza
Colonel Wright said “the Israeli siege of Gaza is illegal and a violation of international law. We demand that the Israeli, Egyptian, United States and European governments end this siege. If the governments will not stop the siege, it is up to the citizens of the world to break it—and that is what we will do!” Read More Here
Video: US Soldiers Speaks The Truth – War Crimes Exposed!
Revised version of “WAR MADE EASY – THE SHOCKING TRUTH”. Had to make some changes. Continue reading
(Uruknet) – Is there any difference between Australia’s leaders and the three front-runners in Britain’s election when it comes to attitudes to war?
Staring at the vast military history section of the airport shop, I had a choice: the derring-do of psychopaths or scholarly tomes with their illicit devotion to the cult of organised killing. There was nothing I recognised from reporting war. Nothing on the spectacle of children’s limbs hanging in trees and nothing on the burden of shit in your trousers. War is a good read. War is fun. More war, please. Continue reading
(ThePeoplesVoice) – Most reporters and other journalists in the mass media failed to do due diligence and misled their audiences regarding last month’s US House Foreign Affairs Committee vote in favor of Resolution 252, which would reaffirm the Armenian genocide of 1915 – 1923.
Nearly all media, prior to and after the vote, falsely said or implied that the House and the Federal government had never before recognized the Armenian genocide. Continue reading
(YNet) – “We cannot watch the murder of children in Gaza with indifference. This is not humane,” said Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose repeated criticism of Israel recently sparked a diplomatic row between the countries.
Speaking on Monday at the inauguration ceremony of “TRT al Turkiye”, the new channel of the state run TV station TRT, Erdogan said Turkey will always be on the side of Muslims wherever they are. Read More Here
(WorldBulletin) – Erdogan called on the developed world to rescue 1.5 mln-Gazans from Israeli aggressions and siege, ending human tragedy in the land. Continue reading
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan stated that if Israel crossed over into Turkey’s airspace in order to bomb Iran then their answer to Israel shall be like that of an “earthquake“. Continue reading
(RIANov) – Turkey is switching to national currencies in trade with Iran and China, ending dependence on the U.S. dollar and the euro for about 20% of its commodity turnover, local media reported on Wednesday. Continue reading
Iran will continue to progress in its nuclear program as long as Israel continues to have nuclear weapons, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. Continue reading
An 18-year Counterintelligence and Counterterrorism Manager for the FBI has called for a Special Counsel to be appointed to investigate the allegations of FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. John M. Cole, who now works as an intelligence contractor for the Air Force, made his comments during an audio interview released late last week with radio journalist Peter B. Collins. Continue reading
(August 8, 2009) – The long-gagged FBI translator turned whistleblower speaks publicly on the record, under oath, for the first time since being twice-gagged by the Bush Administration’s use of the “state secrets privilege”. Edmonds became a linguistics specialist in the FBI counterintelligence department following 9/11. Continue reading
(HuffingtonPost) – Breaking Down the Under-Oath Disclosures of the Formerly-Gagged Sibel Edmonds…
It has now been over a week since the video tape and transcript from the remarkable 8/8/09 deposition of former FBI translator-turned-whistleblower Sibel Edmonds was publicly released. Previously, the Bush Administration invoked the so-called “state secrets privilege” in order to gag Edmonds, in attempting to keep such information from becoming public. Continue reading
Sibel Edmonds gave a sworn deposition in which she testified to her knowledge of treasonous crimes and corruption involving current and former members of Congress and State and Defense Dept. officials. Given the nature of the deposition, the lines of questioning focused on Turkish espionage and services obtained through bribery and blackmail by Turkish officials and proxies. Continue reading
Iran has broken up a CIA-backed network that sought to carry out a “soft revolution” in Iran through people-to-people contacts. Continue reading
Brzezinski was right, of course. Obama was the perfect choice for president. Not because of his experience. He had none. He was a two year senator with a resume’ small enough to fit on the back of a matchbox. Still Obama had what Brzezinski and Co. were looking for, symbolism; the kind of symbolism that connected him to people around the world and made them feel like one of their own had finally clawed their way to the top. Continue reading
The presidents of Russia and Turkey signed a joint declaration in Moscow yesterday aimed at deepening friendly relations and improving multidimensional cooperation between the two countries, with the Russian side defining the declaration as a “strategic document.” Continue reading
The daily bleeding of thousands of jobs will soon turn our economic crisis into a political crisis. The street protests, strikes and riots that have rattled France, Turkey, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Iceland will descend on us. It is only a matter of time. And not much time. When things start to go sour, when Barack Obama is exposed as a mortal waving a sword at a tidal wave, the United States could plunge into a long period of precarious social instability.
From Third World War To the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative
The NATO summit held in the Turkish city of Istanbul on June 28-29, 2004 was nothing less than epochal in terms of its geopolitical repercussions, where several historical thresholds were crossed and post-World War II international taboos violated. Continue reading
Russia has cut off all natural gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine as the dispute over supplies and prices continues.
Deliveries to Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Romania have halted. Continue reading
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey’s prime minister on Sunday denounced Israel’s air assault on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip as a “crime against humanity” and called for them to end.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of using “disproportionate force” and said the attacks were a “blow to peace.”
“To go and bomb these defenseless people, and to openly say that this operation will be a long-lasting one, that it will be this or that, to me, is a serious crime against humanity,” Erdogan said at a meeting of his ruling Islamic-rooted party. Continue reading