Dec 312008
 

An Open Letter To American Mass Media

Dear Editor,

Imagine if more than 63 thousand Americans were massacred in a couple of hours’ campaign of F-16 bombing. This number represents (by way of percentage) the number of Palestinians killed by Israel when it launched its massive air strikes in Gaza on Saturday. A friend of mine in Gaza tells me that hundreds are still buried under the rubble and the toll of deaths could easily reach thousands. Already there are more than 1,700 injured with many in serious conditions. Continue reading »

Dec 312008
 

Nations that are engaged in the oppression of peoples (including their own) are being enabled by many others. The early settlers to America discovered a people of willing assistance and peaceful existence, but this did not last very long as the immigration into this continent soon became a flood. In typical fashion, conflicts soon arose.

The early settlers to America engaged in an ‘on again, off again’ warfare against the indigenous population, until a sufficiently sized region was carved out with the blood of the conquered to accomodate the incoming agriculturists. This process repeated itself almost indefinitely, as more immigrants demanding more land invaded the country.

Eventually, after the formation of the colonial government, the concept (in this country at least, it had been widely practiced before) of State sponsored warfare was ruthlessly embarked upon, killing million of Native Americans and ultimately driving the remaining impoverished survivors into desolate regions deemed unsuitable for the conquering white man.

The New American people for the most part, were in full support of these actions, having desired the land with its abundant resources that was once occupied by the Natives. Their complicity to this genocide and direct participation in these actions is well documented in the annals of history and has been repeated many, many times before and since.

The few voices in resistance never gained much ground and ultimately, failed to stop the genocide.

It should be recognized that this has been an oft-repeated process of conquest and domination, practiced throughout all of history by every nation of the world and continues herewith to this day.

Enabling this has been governments and civilians and military force, all actively engaged, directly and indirectly in these actions. The rivers of blood that have resulted have not quenched the thirst for conquest, land and resources in the least. The modern world has perfected the ‘art of killing’ to a very highly advanced degree, even engaging the majority of the global population (with great success) to go along with it.

Yet the question of who are the real terrorist in the world today still remains. War is not at all exempt from the charge of terrorism. State-sponsored acts of war are often very guilty of terrorist acts. Continue reading »

Dec 302008
 

I’m still sick, trying to get some rest, but what is really making me ill is the stories I have been reading on the Gaza siege.

This is a article I recommend everyone read, the truly terrifying conditions that have been going on in Gaza for years now.

Gazan Voices, American Silence

The point is that more than a million people are experiencing a calamitous humanitarian crisis, which has been made even worse by so many American voices remaining silent in the face of this ongoing and, in the view of many, obscene strangulation of Gaza. Of course, you could say, “well, there are many people who are suffering throughout the world ““ look at Darfur, the Congo, Kenya, India, etc., etc.” True enough, but Americans must remember this: It is our unremitting financial support of Israel, amounting to about 3 billion dollars every year,* making it the recipient of more of our foreign aid that any other country, that makes this siege possible. We are paying for all those planes and missiles, for all those bulldozers that demolish the houses of Gazans (and other Palestinians), and for the salaries for all those guards who are keeping the Gazan people locked up in their fetid open-air prison. Yes, these are your tax dollars at work. Do you really want to continue to see them spent in this way?

It’s very doubtful that any of us can truly envision what conditions must be like there. We just ‘celebrated’ our high Consumer Day, and New Year’s is just around the bend (a place where many Americants will soon be).

On the other side of the world, our dollars and our bombs are amounting to genocidal death by starvation, explosion and terror to an entire nation. Err, nations, Iraq is not to be forgotten.

I’ve brought up the point before that we are complicit to murder. There are millions of other people in the world that know this fact through and through. How is it that we can be so utterly blind and callous to not understand what it is we do?

If the United States stopped supporting Israel and withdrew its funding, military support and equipment ‘donations’ and refused to endorse such actions as the Gaza occupation (and stopped blocking the UN), Israel would be forced to withdraw (sooner or later). The point is, it is the United States of Amerika that is making this all possible. This is but one reason we are complicit to murder on an unbelievable scale.

Few want to admit to the Zionist control of the U.S. government or the media, but there are plenty of facts to back this up, they’re plastered all over the Web. Since posting these Gaza articles, this site has been experiencing reported access problems. I do not know if they are connected and I simply do not care. The truth needs to be told.

If we don’t speak up, who is going to speak up for you when it is your time?

The deafening silence is also being found within the Arab community (and Arab delegates to the United States).

Children do not care where their ‘salvation’ comes from, but they care very much while the world stands by while they are ruthlessly slaughtered.

I never knew death until I saw the bombing of a refugee camp
Craters filled with disfigured ankles and splattered torsos
But no sign of a face, the only impression a fading scream
I never understood pain
Until a seven-year-old girl clutched my hand
Stared up at me with soft brown eyes, waiting for answers
But I didn’t have any
I had muted breath and dry pens in my back pocket
That couldn’t fill pages of understanding or resolution

In her other hand she held the key to her grandmother’s house
But I couldn’t unlock the cell that caged her older brothers
They said, we slingshot dreams so the other side will feel our father’s presence
A craftsman
Built homes in areas where no one was building
And when he fell, he was silent
A .50 caliber bullet tore through his neck shredding his vocal cords
Too close to the wall
His hammer must have been a weapon
He must have been a weapon
Encroaching on settlement hills and demographics

So his daughter studies mathematics
Seven explosions times eight bodies
Equals four Congressional resolutions
Seven Apache helicopters times eight Palestinian villages
Equals silence and a second Nakba
Our birthrate minus their birthrate
Equals one sea and 400 villages re-erected
One state plus two peoples”¦and she can’t stop crying
Never knew revolution or the proper equation
Tears at the paper with her fingertips
Searching for answers
But only has teachers
Looks up to the sky and see stars of David demolishing squalor with hellfire missiles

She thinks back words and memories of his last hug before he turned and fell
Now she pumps dirty water from wells, while settlements divide and conquer
And her father’s killer sits beachfront with European vernacular
She thinks back words, while they think backwards
Of obscene notions and indigenous confusion

This our land!, she said
She’s seven years old
This our land!, she said
And she doesn’t need a history book or a schoolroom teacher
She has these walls, this sky, her refugee camp
She doesn’t know the proper equation
But she sees my dry pens
No longer waiting for my answers
Just holding her grandmother’s key”¦searching for ink

A Poem for Gaza

Dec 302008
 

Found this over on the fall of civilization, a former KGB Russian analyst is predicting the fall of the United States and the break up of the country into six regions. We’ll lose Alaska according to Panarin.

Russian Professor Predicts End of U.S.

Mr. Panarin posits, in brief, that mass immigration, economic decline, and moral degradation will trigger a civil war next fall and the collapse of the dollar. Around the end of June 2010, or early July, he says, the U.S. will break into six pieces — with Alaska reverting to Russian control.

This fits pretty close to my own forecast. I don’t see Americans revolting until they’ve suffered quite a bit more, we’re much too fat and comfortable still to rebel.

Americans hope President-elect Barack Obama “can work miracles,” he wrote. “But when spring comes, it will be clear that there are no miracles.

I don’t expect any miracles at all. From anybody.

The prediction looks like this:

Now let me tell you why I don’t buy this.

a) The economic crisis is world-wide. China will have too many internal problems to deal with an attempted takeover of the West Coast.

b) Canada and the United States and Mexico will undoubtedly form the North American Union, but there is zero possibility of the central States being “under Canadian influence”.

c) The Southern States will not fall to Japan (or China) either (or Mexico). Panarin’s Prediction (has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?) is basically ridiculous. Economic collapse happens to us ALL and will create huge problems worldwide.

d) Atlantic America will not fall to the European Union either for the same reasons.

However, the breakup of the U.S. remains possible sometime into the future, but it definitely won’t be divided up among the so-called “victors” like a pig at a luau. If and when it breaks up, it will be isolated from the world community and almost entirely from it’s immediate neighbors (Canada and Mexico).

Panarins Prediction regarding a civil uprising is possible (and overdue). My best guess is it WILL happen, the military movements and preparations for martial law are very real and happening now. The end result will be the same, we’re going to fight back. This will precipitate any breakup of the United States.

In other forecasts of mine (and others), bioregional zones will also be in our future, which could easily lead to a breakup of the United States. In other words, Panarins Prediction is like many other so-called ‘assessments’ by experts out there, a bit of truth stretched around some unbelievable lies.

The issues of climate change, resource depletion, energy shortages, food shortages and martial law / civil uprising do not “permit” alien states seizing the dissolution of the United States.  It is possible that some sort of governance / political control or influence could be exerted, but that’s all.  And maybe that is all Panarin is predicting, I don’t really know.

But failing to account for the rather significant issues of a changing planet and ever-dwindling resources is often why I don’t buy into so many ‘scenarios’ because they are simply missing some really big parts of the puzzle.

Anything remains possible, including an alien invasion from Alpha Centauri.  But I’m sure not banking on it.  Much more worrisome to me is global population reduction by humans (biochemical and biological attacks), internal strife and implosion (of which preparations for martial law are a part of), global food shortages (it’s getting very bad in Zimbabwe now), the ever growing energy crisis (with no solution in sight), and the never ending campaigns (in all their forms) to makes slaves out of humankind.

Worth pondering is why the Panarin Prediction is even being given “air time”.  I don’t know the answer to that yet.

Dec 302008
 

Israeli gunboats attacked the humanitarian ship Dignity today, carrying former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney from the United States.

(Larnaca, Cyprus, 10:00 am) On Tuesday, December 30, at 5 a.m., several Israeli gunboats intercepted the Dignity as she was heading on a mission of mercy to Gaza. One gunboat rammed into the boat on the port bow side, heavily damaging her. The reports from the passengers and journalists on board is that she is taking on water and appears to have engine problems. When attacked, the Dignity was clearly in international waters, 90 miles off the coast of Gaza. Israeli Navy attacks and wounds Dignity in International Waters

I’ll be interested in seeing the footage. CNN has a pic here:

Medical boat attacked

The CNN story is already spinning what will probably be later learned as the real facts (too early to tell, but it’s pretty damned hard to ram a boat in open international waters unless it was fully intentional). Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor is not known for telling the truth.

Here are pics of massacred children in Gaza. Don’t look if you don’t want to know.

Whoops, Youtube already has a video.

There is also a new update already from Free Gaza on the attack.

Unfortunately, I have a really lousy internet connection today (more heavy snowfall, many buildings are now collapsing in the region) and can’t update like I would prefer.

Dec 292008
 

Kunstler has a new post out today, Forecast 2009 (link removed).

I agree with most of it, but not all of it. Kunstler missed the heartache, sorrow and suffering that will earmark 2009. And the fascist police state as it cracks down ever harder on Americants will be pretty harsh in places and shock some of the even the most dense among us.

I also predict Americants will line up like Holocaust Survivors, hollowed eyed and gaunt, overwhelming ‘basic services’. Most will stupidly ignore the empty lots and dried-out lawns that could have made a difference in their lives.

The Warsaw Uprising that we desperately need won’t happen. Contrast this to the rebellion and riots we will see in Europe and South America in particular. Much of this will arise because economic starvation but not all of it. Perceived religious oppression will also spark riots and come close to toppling governments.

I expect Obama will choose a lot of the wrong things, there is already strong evidence of this. The anti-Obama supporters will gleefully point this out to anyone who will listen as they drink they’re watered down coffee or MadDog wine. And they’ll be right of course, but it won’t matter. Americants will still stupidly believe that salvation (for some) lies in the hands of politicians, while the rest will become increasingly frantic that they’re still here.

This latter group will become increasingly aberrant and bizarre, exhibiting very strange and dangerous behavior as more and more outrageous views are embraced. Stay away from them, their implosion and self-cannibalization is not far off.

Deep signs of Americant polarization will continue to worsen, with the rabid Right hurling more then vindictive’s to the Left, who will respond in kind. Confrontations involving several deaths will occur as wasted blame and energy is focused on all the wrong places.

Ignorance will remain as rampant as ever, as media brainwashing by government edict continues. A new “Green” awareness will be heightened and will remain as stupid and misguided and unsustainable as ever, but will be embraced by both the fawning public and government.

Hundreds of billions of ever-worthless dollars for ‘new programs’ and initiatives will be committed to propping up our failing system. None of it will work.

2009 will be business as usual for Americants still plugged into the System, with new faces, new slogans and new names plastered over everything. But it will be significantly worse then 2008, as more empty bubbles pop, sending their soap scum back into the dirty dishwater of American greed.

Millions more will be unemployed with no work to be found. By this time next year, we will be talking hard-core survival for an entire segment of our population, both the lower and middle class ‘survivors’.

China will very likely pull the plug on financing our further indebtedness. The North American Union will be rammed through (made public) as Canada and Mexico realize they have no choice either. This way, we’ll all go down together.

I expect zero prosecutions for the high crimes and misdemeanors exhibited by past and present political figures, including Paulson and Bernake. Protection of the privileged elite will remain despite their malfeasance, and only a pretense of ‘investigation’ into their frauds will exist, but nobody will be rightly punished. The only justice there will ever be will be at the hands of bumbling vigilantes who will be the homegrown disenfranchised ‘terrorists’ in our midst. I expect a few of these will pop up in 2009.

By 2010, I propose that things will be significantly different here, for all of us. In part, battle lines will have finally been drawn and the mindless polarization will be somewhat set aside as the issue of personal survival takes the forefront over politics or belief systems.

The police state will have driven a gigantic deep wedge permanently into the minds of hundreds of thousands, and many of us will have finally hit rock bottom and have nothing left to lose.

Dec 282008
 

Nice post / rant by Angie, well worthy of a repost here.

I ask you to ponder this true story and wonder and then finally take some action about the country that your living in.

There Is No Oz

Ripples of outrage layered with disgust are passing through my body right now. Ripples that look just like a whole lot of other ugly ripples I’ve witnessed vibrating across the whole country in recent years. All in full view of anyone who bothered to be looking. The hologram theory begins to make sense to me now. Every tiny piece of the picture is exactly the same as every other piece. That’s the game. That’s the game that we’re not supposed to be able to see. But just like Dorothy ripping aside the curtain and seeing some little schmuck standing there instead of some great and mighty godlike being, I see the game, just like she did. Continue reading »

Dec 272008
 

More indiscriminate bombing and slaughter by Israel today, looks like the war on Palestine has heated up dramatically.

“At least” 229 people are now dead in today’s attacks, and at least 700 wounded. This is a full-scale assault.

Hamas is of course, being blamed by the dominate West (only the US and Israel), but unwritten in the following reports is why.

“The United States … holds Hamas responsible for breaking the ceasefire and for the renewal of violence in Gaza,” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a statement. “The ceasefire should be restored immediately.”

The United Nations and the European Union, in contrast, simply called for an immediate halt to all violence.

Israel kills scores in Gaza air strikes

IDF mobilizes tanks, reinforces troops along Gaza border

SNAP ANALYSIS-Israel-Hamas conflict could escalate

Massive Israeli air raids on Gaza

A year’s intel yields ‘alpha hits’

Gaza mosque hit is Israeli air strikes

UN demands ‘immediate’ halt to attacks

Hamas Condemns Gaza ‘Massacre’

Israeli assault on Hamas kills more than 200

The issue has always been about survival. The Palestinian people have endured incredible hardships and sanctions for decades. The lapdog western media refuses to talk about these terrifying conditions in which they are forced to live under and the real reasons why the so-called ‘war’ (genocide) continues with the active support of the United States. No other nation on earth receives the same military and financial support as Israel.

This is another point you should ponder: WHY?

I know the answer, but do you? Deeply ingrained into American consciousness is the idea that Israel is “owed” by us and all other nations, and it all originates from a deeply flawed understanding of actual history (and religious indoctrination).

I’ve always wondered what Americants would do if an occupying nation invaded and stole their land. The real Americans who were long since here fought back (and lost). But their decedents are still here and the oppression against them continues to this day.

Palestine represents in many ways the sanctions and actions of the United States against the American Indian. We wiped out the American Indians for EXACTLY the same reasons we’re willing to wipe out Palestine (or help those that are doing it). Millions of live are MEANINGLESS to people who simply do not care. These “savages” occupy something that we / they want and we have a God-given RIGHT to decimate them because they are not like us.

The Manifest Destiny of a “chosen people” (Jews, Christians, Whites, take your pick) has led the entire world into an unending bloodbath of senseless slaughter for thousands of years. The justification for this is always the same — and always WRONG.

I wonder how many Americants would understand an ‘uprising’ of the same sort as shown by Hamas (an ELECTED government). How long would YOU endure such a dismal future?

Me? About two bloody minutes (or less, depends on who’s blood was being shed). I would not hesitate to fight back.

The real terrorists in our world today are those who are oppressing everyone else, stealing what is not theirs and forcing sanctions and starvation on everyone else at the point of a gun. That should be perfectly obvious. But this goes against the grain, especially in the indoctrinated United States of Amerika.

There is a true history — and there is a revisionist history. Depending on what side of the fence you are on, and where you get your news from, you will either be enraged or enlightened. My suggestion is to those who do not understand the true history, to investigate. Enlightenment will not help the Palestinian people, but it will help you.

12/28/08 update from Vaughn:

Amazing how the rhetoric and propaganda towards attaking Iran, that threatens no one; is always being pressed upon and sold to the sheeple by the North American media while Israel’s government willingly and wantonly murders Palestinians. What will the United States’ government, that backs and supports the Israelis with money and weapons do about this? Oh….NOTHING! But most likely will replenish Israel’s spent weapons stocks.

Across Mideast, thousands protest Israeli assault

“Several of Sunday’s protests turned violent. A crowd of anti-Israel protesters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul became a target for a suicide bomber on a bicycle.”

Think carefully about that last one. A suicide bomber targeting anti-Israel protesters? Does that not tell you who the suicide bombers have been working for all along?

Hundreds of activists in Tel Aviv protest IAF strike in Gaza

“Hundreds of left-wing and human rights activists marched in the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest the massive Israel Air Force offensive in Gaza that left at least 230 dead and hundreds more wounded.”

Israeli Carnage Leaves Hundreds Of Victims

Eyewitness Report Of The Gaza Massacre

“The Israeli bombings is flagrantly violating all laws which call for protecting civilians. This was so obvious from the number of civilian casualties. The brutal bombings happened in time of school children were going home after a normal day of study. A considerable number of children were killed, but medical sources didn’t announce official numbers in this respect. Identities of killed people are still unknown but few ones.”

Grief And Fear In Gaza

Israel to mount emergency international PR effort in wake of Gaza campaign

I would like to hope that every single one of Israel’s foreign ministers on this “charm offensive to defend slaughter” have their diplomatic credentials revoked by the countries with which Israel up to now had relations, en masse, and sent back to Israel in abject disgrace. I then hope that these countries will make it clear to Israel there there will be no more Israeli governmental representation in their country unless and until they stop this slaughter.

Israeli Air Strikes (Photos)

Gaza’s Desperate Hospitals Overwhelmed By Casualties

Israel Masses Troops, Tanks For Possible Ground Invasion

Most likely ‘Probable’ than ‘Possible’.

US Holds Hamas ‘Responsible’ For Gaza Violence: Rice

Memo to Secretary Rice: Israel broke the ceasefire on 5 November of this year. The only reason you added that little bit of palaver in your statement about “appeal to safeguard innocent lives” was simply a sop to Israel’s infuriated Arab neighbors, upon whom the US depends for oil. Were there no US dependence on Arab countries for oil, that little bit about “humanitarian concern” would never have appeared in this statement at all. The US government absolutely doesn’t care about how many kids, women, the medically infirm, and the elderly that Israel kills, as long as this conflict doesn’t spread regionally. That is the only “containment” issue they care about.

Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza Strip Imperil Obama’s Peace Chances

What Israel really wants is territory, not peace,and territory by any means necessary; if it really had wanted peace, it could have accomplished that a long time ago. And Owe-bama will still don a yamika at his next AIPAC meeting and will continue to conduct ‘business as usual’ with Israel – as in giving them more of American’s tax money to allow Israel to keep buying weapons from US “defense” contractors in which to kill Palestinians.

More updates from Vaugh (12/29/08):

How did this recent Israeli rampage against the Palestinians start?  Ask Israel.  They know.  But in case that doesn’t lend itself to convenience….allow me to dig for you:

The mainstream media….they’ll try their level best to tell you the opposite of what I’ve found.  I’ve been hearing CNN throughout the day and they’re doing a bang up job at blaming the Gazans/Palestinians.

ISRAEL-OPT: Sderot enjoying calm as ceasefire holds (September 22, 2008)

Israel Breaches Gaza Ceasefire: Invades, Kills 7, Seizes Many (Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 2008)

Israel Breaches Ceasefire 2nd Time This Week, Kills 8 (Nov. 12th, 2008)

Israel-Gaza Cease-Fire Under Strain (November 17th, 2008)

The New York Times ‘Spins’ It (November 14th, 2008)

“The confrontations, following five months of relative calm, began to spike this month when the Israeli military destroyed a tunnel being dug toward Israel. The army feared that the tunnel would be used to seize an Israeli soldier as a bargaining chip, like Cpl. Gilad Shalit, held by Hamas for more than two years.

The Israelis said it was an isolated operation, not a violation of the cease-fire agreed to in June, and asked Egypt to pass that message to Hamas in advance. But six Hamas militants were killed during the tunnel’s destruction, leading Hamas to retaliate with rockets, which led to more closings and operations and then more rockets.”

Just what is an ‘isolated operation’?  You didn’t extrapolate on just HOW the tunnel was destroyed, did you, Mr. Bronner/El-Khodary?  BUT, you were quick to point out that Hamas retaliated with, and I quote, “…rockets, which led to more closings and operations and then more rockets.”  Pointing fingers?  Hmm?  Spin, spin, spin.

By the way, if Israel was so good at an ‘isolated operation’, which they were so matter-of-fact about back in November; then what’s the deal with the slaughter of some 350 innocent people in Gaza over the past three days?  Thats just murder and makes the subject of ‘peace’ moot as far the Israelis are concerned.

Yet Another Ceasefire Violation….Israel Invades Southern Gaza (Nov. 18th, 2008)

Ceasefire Violated! (Nov. 5th, 2008)

Islamic Jihad says Israel violated Gaza ceasefire 13 times (July 3rd, 2008 – subscription – not full story)

List Of Major Israeli Ceasefire Violations (Oct. 23rd, 2006)

Listed are violations from 2006

A Palestinian refugee’s open letter to Obama

Idiot-Boy’s Peeps Speak Out On The Matter (December 28th, 2008)

Dignity Leaves for Gaza: Challenges World to “Stop this Madness!” (December 29th, 2008)