Brilliant! Very informative and educational.
The school committee of Walpole, Massachusetts, has placed Ron Paul’s “The Revolution: A Manifesto” on its Summer reading list for middle-school students. (The article though incorrectly identifies the book as a
This is great news. The future looks bright – at least in Massachusetts.
Our media does not show the ugly side of what America is responsible for. We do not see what “Shock and Awe” has done to Iraq.
We are commanded to “Support the troops” and declare “God Bless America”.
Watch this five minute video and tell me is this what we should support? Is this what God will bless?
My fellow Americans, please remember that it is your tax dollars that are paying for this horrible nightmare.
Note: The video contains disturbing scenes of American troops sadistically taunting Iraqi children , randomly throwing grenades at sheep herders, and hurling a puppy off the cliff to its death.
The “brave marines” who threw the puppy off the cliff were kicked out of the Marine corps. Do you think they would have been kicked out if they killed a human being which they have been doing for the last 6 years?
Here’s another incident that shows how the UK has become a Police State. This man got arrested for laughing.
Christopher Cocker, 36, was minding his own business watching TV in his own home was laughing so hard he fell off the settee (sofa in American). A neighbor called the police.
The police forcefully barged into his home even though he had committed no crime, sprayed him with pepper spray, handcuff him – tied him down with plastic ties on his ankles and hands, arrested and threw him in the back of the police van. He was then stripped naked and thrown in jail.
“It was something Paul Merton said and I remember falling of the settee, I didn’t think it would end up in court.
“I hadn’t had a drink or anything, I was just watching TV and all this happened. Paul Merton is one of my favorites. He’s really funny.”
Here’s an Ad from the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that appeared on June 6, 2008:
Every child in Israel
Knows by now that
There will be no peace
Without dividing Jerusalem.
But the candidate
Declared this week that
“United” Jerusalem must be
The capital of Israel alone.
Don’t his advisors know
That this worn-out mantra
Is becoming obsolete
Even in Israel?
Another year of occupation has passed. Tomorrow, Saturday, at 5.30 PM, a protest march will start at Allenby-Rothschild in Tel-Aviv. Join!
Uri Avnery is a great Peaceful Warrior – He’s a former Israeli Knesset member, an Israeli journalist, writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom. He writes articles frequently for Counterpunch and Lew Rockwell.
Here’s an article he wrote on the recent Obama’s appearance before the AIPAC lovefest.
HOW IS it that a man like Obama, the son of an African father, identifies so completely with the actions of former generations of American whites? It shows again the power of a myth to become rooted in the consciousness of a person, so that he identifies 100% with the imagined national narrative. To this may be added the unconscious urge to belong to the victors, if possible.
Therefore, I do not accept without reservation the speculation: “Well, he must talk like this in order to get elected. Once in the White House, he will return to himself.”
I am not so sure about that. It may well turn out that these things have a surprisingly strong hold on his mental world.
Of one thing I am certain: Obama’s declarations at the AIPAC conference are very, very bad for peace. And what is bad for peace is bad for Israel, bad for the world and bad for the Palestinian people.
If he sticks to them, once elected, he will be obliged to say, as far as peace between the two peoples of this country is concerned: “No, I can’t!”
Now that Barack Obama has become the “presumptive nominee” for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President – who are the first people he holds his victory rally with?
No, not the people who helped him “clinch the nomination” but the most powerful political lobby in the United States – the pro-Israel AIPAC.
His speech also is made coincidentally on the eve of the 41st anniversary of the Israeli attack on Egypt and the occupation of the West Bank – June 5, 1967.
Obama defends Zionism and the brutal policies and human rights violations of the Apartheid state of Israel. He’s making promises to Israel that he hasn’t made to America.
Israel has a powerful, professional, elite, technologically advanced and effective military and the only one in in the Middle East region with nuclear weapons.
He’s promising $30 billion dollars of American taxes to pay for Israel’s ethnic cleansing so they can steal more Palestinian land, destroy Palestinian olive trees, bulldoze their homes, and then build settlements which are only for Jews – no Arabs. They will be forced to live behind the Apartheid Wall.
He went further by adopting Israeli policy that sees Jerusalem as the “undivided capital” of the Jewish state.
Read excerpts of his speech to AIPAC:
Let me be clear. Israel’s security is sacrosanct. It is non- negotiable. The Palestinians need a state that is contiguous and cohesive, and that allows them to prosper – but any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state, with secure, recognized and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.
Those who threaten Israel threaten us. Israel has always faced these threats on the front lines. And I will bring to the White House an unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.
That starts with ensuring Israel’s qualitative military advantage. I will ensure that Israel can defend itself from any threat – from Gaza to Tehran. Defense cooperation between the United States and Israel is a model of success, and must be deepened. As President, I will implement a Memorandum of Understanding that provides $30 billion in assistance to Israel over the next decade – investments to Israel’s security that will not be tied to any other nation.
Americans will continued to be taxed to pay for Israel’s war crimes? At a time when Americans are having a tough time paying for gas, food, rent, housing, etc we will be forced to hand over billions to Israel.
Obama wearing the Israeli flag pin.
Some people claim Israel is the 51st state but Obama’s speech makes it sound like it is the 1st state.
Read the full text of the speech here.
In the same speech he also said:
“As President, I will work to help Israel achieve the goal of two states, a Jewish state of Israel and a Palestinian state, living side by side in peace and security.”
I have only one question – When will we get a two state solution for Israel and America?
This is the stupidity of the UK Government.
Apparently Security officials at Heathrow Airport prevented a thirty year old man from flying and threatened him of arrest unless he removed a t-shirt he was wearing with an image of an armed robot – Megatron – from Transformers.
Seriously, this is not a joke. The Evening Standard reported:
An airline passenger claimed that a security guard threatened to arrest him because he was wearing a T-shirt showing a cartoon robot with a gun. Brad Jayakody, 30, from London, said he was stopped from passing through security at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 after his Transformers T-shirt was deemed ‘offensive.’ …Mr Jayakody said the first guard started joking with him about the Transformers character depicted on his French Connection T-shirt. ‘”Then he explains that since Megatron is holding a gun, I’m not allowed to fly,’ he said. ‘It’s a 40ft tall cartoon robot with a gun as an arm. There is no way this shirt is offensive in any way, and what I’m going to use the shirt to pretend I have a gun?
In the USA – it is no better – recently my 73 year old mother was suspected of being a terrorist when four keystone cops from the Transportation Security Administration went though her luggage three times because she tried to take a bottle of water (to drink on the long flight to London) along with her in her purse. They also confiscated her perfumes and hand lotion bottles – God forbid, she just might take the the whole plane hostage with her tiny bottle of Aveeno. “Everybody on the floor!”
How stupid and paranoid do you have to be to believe that 73 year old women pose a significant threat to the country that they have to be patted down like criminals and subject to humiliating searches by illiterate government thugs?
If we want to stop terrorism in this country – let’s start by stopping wars on Arabs, Afghanis, our support to Israel and threatening Iran with “obliteration“. Then they won’t have a reason to attack us. Primary reason for suicide terrorists is occupation of their lands by a foreign power says Robert Pape, the world’s foremost authority on suicide terrorism.