Filed under: Middle East | Tags: anti-semitism, Civilian Casualties, Colonialism, Condoleezza Rice, EZLN, Gaza, gaza Strip, Imperialism, Israel, Israeli Apartheid, Israeli Government, Israeli Military, Israeli War Crimes, Mexico, Military, Palestine, Palestinian, Palestinians, Racism, Racist, Subcomandante MARCOS, United natiosn, US Official, White Supremacy, Zapatistas, Zionism, Zionist, Zionist State, Zionist Terror
30 January 2009
Two days ago, the same day we discussed violence, the ineffable Condoleezza Rice, a US official, declared that what was happening in Gaza was the Palestinians’ fault, due to their violent nature.
The underground rivers that crisscross the world can change their geography, but they sing the same song.
And the one we hear now is one of war and pain.
Not far from here, in a place called Gaza, in Palestine, in the Middle East, right here next to us, the Israeli government’s heavily trained and armed military continues its march of death and destruction.
The steps it has taken are those of (more…)
Filed under: Middle East | Tags: BDS, Boycott Divest Sanction, Fatah, Gaza, gaza Strip, Hamas, Israel, Israeli Apartheid, Racism, Racist, State Terror, Terror, Terrorist State, White Supremacy, Zionist, Zionist State, Zionist Terror, Zionists
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20 January 2009
Source: Electronic Intifada
Common Western political wisdom has it that when Western countries support Israeli military action against Arab countries or the Palestinian people, they do so because they support Israel’s right to defend itself against its enemies.
This has always been established wisdom in Israel itself, even before the colonial settlement was established, wherein its predatory army is ironically named the Israel Defense Forces, not unlike the South African apartheid army, which was also known as the South African Defense Forces. This defensive nomenclature is hardly exclusive to Israel and South Africa, as many countries rushed after World War II to rename their Ministries of “War” as Ministries of “Defense.” Still, Israel’s allegedly defensive actions define every single war the colonial settlement has ever engaged in, even and especially when it starts these wars, which it has done in all cases except in 1973.
Thus the war of 1948 which Zionist militias started against the Palestinian people on 30 November 1947, a day after a Western-controlled United Nations General Assembly issued the Partition Plan, is presented as “defensive,” as was its (more…)
Filed under: Middle East | Tags: Boycott, Boycott Divest Sanction, Divest Sanction, Ehud Olmert, Gaza, gaza Strip, Hamas, Israel, Israeli Apartheid, Israeli Army, Palestine, Racism, White Supremacy, Zionism, Zionist, Zionist Terror
Filed under: Global, Middle East | Tags: Aggression, Assault, Colonialism, Gaza, gaza Strip, Imperialism, Israel, Palestine, Racism, Terrorism, War, White Phosphorous, White Supremacy, Zionism, Zionist Terror
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11 January 2009
White Phosphorus (P4) is a waxy fat soluble colorless or slightly yellow solid with a garlic smell that is not naturally occurring but is produced in the laboratory. It is highly reactive with oxygen (ignites spontaneously upon drying and exposure to air) producing compounds like P4O6 (phosphorus pentoxide) and P4O10 which upon contact with water becomes oxophosphoric
acids (alternatively direct reaction with water can lead to phosphoric acid H2PO4 through some intermediate compounds)
These properties have given it both civilian and military uses. Its civilian uses include production of phosphoric acid and phosphate based fertilizers. It is used by the military because it interacts with oxygen producing fire and smoke and can act both as a smokescreen, marking enemy areas and also to terrorize enemy combatants to leave fox holes and tunnels into more open areas where standard ammunition can be used on them. White phosphorous is a member of a class of incendiary weapons that includes such things as (more…)
Filed under: Middle East | Tags: Ashora, Colonialism, Egypt, Gaza, gaza Strip, Hosni Mubarak, Imperialism, Lebanon, Racism, Rafah, Rafah Crossing, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Settler-Colonialism, UN Security Council, United Nations
Filed under: Middle East | Tags: Egypt, Gaza, gaza Strip, guerilla warfare, Hamas, Hizballah, Hosni Mubarak, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Muslim Brotherhood, Palestine, Palestinian, Rafah, Rafah Crossing, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Syria, Zionism, Zionist
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11 January 2009
Source: Electronic Intifada
While Israel fervently attempts to terrorize the Palestinians into submission in Gaza, many observers have started to wonder why Hizballah has refrained from stepping in militarily to assist its brothers-in-arms, Hamas. Such musings fail to take account of the constraints on Hizballah’s room for action, as well as the circumstances under which Hizballah would ignore such constraints. The question that should be posed is not so much if Hizballah will act, but when.
As things currently stand, Hizballah is not in a position to directly help Hamas militarily by opening a new front with Israel. In the first place, Hizballah and its supporters have only recently recovered from the devastating impact of Israel’s war against them in July 2006. A Hizballah offensive against (more…)
Filed under: North America, South America | Tags: Bolivarian Republic of Venzuela, gaza Strip, Genocide, George W. Bush, Hamas, Hugo Chavez, International Community, Israel, Israeli Ambassador, Israeli War Crimes, Palestine, Palestinian, palestinian children, Palestinians, Unite Nations, Venezuela, Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, War Crimes, Zionism, Zionist, Zionist State
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Source: Ramzy Baroud’s Website
Venezuela’s government expelled Israel’s ambassador and said the country’s leaders should be tried for war crimes after more than 700 Palestinians were killed by fighting in the Gaza Strip. Some personnel at the embassy in Caracas also must leave, Venezuela’s foreign ministry said in a statement. President Hugo Chavez said yesterday that Israel’s fight against Hamas was ‘genocidal’ and had the support of President George W. Bush. ‘If there’s any shame in the world, the president of Israel should be taken to the International Criminal Court along with the president of the United States,’ Chavez said today in comments broadcast by state television. “How much are the Palestinian children suffering?” Following is the full text of the statement:
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela – Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs – Statement
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, on behalf of the Bolivarian government, and as spokesmen of the Venezuelan people, wants to express his deep indignation before the criminal attack Israel perpetrated against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.
The Bolivarian government expresses its solidarity to the Palestinian people and raises its voice before the (more…)