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Category Archive for 'War Crimes'

Cognitive dissonance

Freddie DeBoer: The emails filling my box about Israel function as a remarkable document. They are a record of seemingly reasonable people who have completely lost track of basic moral reasoning. And that represents itself nowhere more consistently or powerfully than here: treating what could possibly happen to Israelis as more important than whatalready is happening to Palestinians. […]

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This is what it was like after 9/11, and that public attitude led to the founding of Drinking Liberally — a place where the small anti-war minority could speak openly. But keeping people out of bomb shelters? That’s criminal: For Jewish Israelis, and even more so for Palestinians inside Israel, opposing war is a dangerous […]

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It drives me crazy when people try to rehabilitate this crook: The new release of extended versions of Nixon’s papers now confirms this long-standing belief, usually dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by Republican conservatives. Now it has been substantiated by none other than right-wing columnist George Will. Nixon’s newly revealed records show for certain that […]

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130 Marines headed to Iraq

Don’t worry, they’re “just” advisers! And special ops! What could possibly go wrong?

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What a dance of rhetorical bullshit. Jodi Roduren has made it clear she believes her job is to support Israel. Apparently her bosses are okay with that: On August 5, The New York Times published a highly problematic article “Civilian or Not? New Fight in Tallying the Dead from Gaza Conflict”, that presented information supporting dubious Israeli […]

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Chris Hedges: All governments lie, as I.F. Stone pointed out, including Israel and Hamas. But Israel engages in the kinds of jaw-dropping lies that characterize despotic and totalitarian regimes. It does not deform the truth; it inverts it. It routinely paints a picture for the outside world that is diametrically opposed to reality. And all of us […]

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Glenn Greenwald today: The U.S. government has long lavished overwhelming aid on Israel, providing cash, weapons and surveillance technology that play a crucial role in Israel’s attacks on its neighbors. But top secret documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed substantial new light on how the U.S. and its partners directly enable Israel’s military assaults […]

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If there’s anything I truly despise about modern politics, it’s how “messaging” has bastardized and distorted the meaning of language. Euphemisms abound, no one ever gives a straight answer to anything, there’s no real information shared and no truth divulged. Here’s State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki responding to a fairly straightforward question from CNN’s Chris […]

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The honey badger

Israel is just like the honey badger — he don’t give a shit! And why should he? It’s not as if anyone is going to do anything to them for things like this: (Gaza) – Israeli forces in the southern Gaza town of Khuza’a fired on and killed civilians in apparent violation of the laws […]

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Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream As Israel bombs another school. Not enough to actually do anything to help those Palestinian kids, of course, but hey, at least we feel their pain.

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