Do you really think he cares?


Israeli soldier posts disturbing Instagram photo of child in crosshairs of his rifle

 

The Israeli who photographed an apparent Palestinian unawares boy that is. The Israeli soldier posted this picture on his instagram photo of a child in the crosshairs of his scoped rifle.  I’m sure Mor Ostrovski knows nothing of significance will happen to him…oh,sure he has closed his account on Instagram and the military is “investigating” but it’s rare if ever that anything happens to soldiers who post things the government of Israel doesn’t want the outside world to know it foments.  Nisim AsisTake this picture of one Nisim Asis with the caption, ‘Fuck all Arabs their blood is tasty’. The problem for the Israelis is not that they have people who blatantly believe in the genocide of another race of people, the problem is the unfiltered internet that lets their partisans post this stuff.

The problem really is that Israel through its wars of aggression is increasingly becoming a pariah state with a rogue military that has enablers in all areas of government that gloss over its excesses.  Israel can no longer even attempt to hang on its shoulders the mantle of justly fighting for its self defense after the atrocities it has committed throughout Palestine and especially perennially, Gaza.

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Gaza

Gaza, 2014

 

Warsaw ghetto, circa 1943

Warsaw ghetto, circa 1943

Bloodletting American style


We’re still fresh out of Iraq and soon to be Afghanistan so we have to turn our attention…we the American public and our elected officials that is, towards something that can satisfy our lust for blood.  There are the children on the border of America coming up from central America….we’ve got that covered so now officials have turned their attention to Gaza.

My view of the Israeli operation [is] stay as long as you need to stay, go wherever you need to go, do deal with a viper’s nest called Hamas,”

Lindsey GrahamIt’s clear Lindsay Graham, Republican senator from South Carolina has accepted the racist language of one Israeli elected official, Ayelet Shaked  who used similar language.  That shouldn’t surprise us being that it’s Graham who comes from South Carolina.  Birds of a feather flock together.  I  know he’s aware of the extent of what’s taking place in Gaza since he’s a member of the Armed Services committee but human suffering doesn’t happen, according to American officials, if the sufferers are Palestinian or people of color or Muslims.

 

Shameful!


by  Alexander Reed Kelly

On Thursday, all 100 U.S. senators—including progressives Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken and Sherrod Brown—voted to pass an AIPAC-drafted resolution supporting the Netanyahu government’s military invasion of the Gaza Strip.

AIPAC stands for American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. It lobbies Congress and the White House in the interests of the current Israeli government and is a source of campaign funds for both Democrats and Republicans.

Former Senior Foreign Policy Fellow at Media Matters Action Network M.J. Rosen wrote of the agreement in a mass email: “There is not one word of compassion for Palestinians killed or injured, not a word calling for peace, not a word indicating that the Senate would perhaps prefer to see the invasion end. On the other hand, it calls for dissolution of the Palestinian unity government which has been Netanyahu’s goal since it was established.”

The “simple resolution,” which does not have the force of law, reads:

Expressing the sense of the Senate regarding United States support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the Hamas terrorist organization.
Whereas Hamas is a United States-designated terrorist organization whose charter calls for the destruction of the State of Israel;
Whereas Hamas continues to reject the core principles of the Middle East Quartet (the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia)—recognize Israel’s right to exist, renounce violence, and accept previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements;
Whereas Hamas has killed hundreds of Israelis and dozens of Americans in rocket attacks and suicide bombings;
Whereas, since Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, Hamas and other terrorist groups have fired thousands of rockets at Israel;
Whereas Hamas has entered into a unity governing arrangement with Fatah and the Palestinian Authority;
Whereas the unity governing agreement implies Fatah’s and the Palestinian Authority’s support for Hamas’ belligerent actions against Israel, potentially contributing to a false perception of legitimacy for Hamas’ belligerent actions;
Whereas, since June 2014, Hamas has fired nearly 300 rockets at Israel;
Whereas Hamas’ weapons arsenal includes approximately 12,000 rockets that vary in range;
Whereas innocent Israeli civilians are indiscriminately targeted by Hamas rocket attacks; and
Whereas 5,000,000 Israelis are currently living under the threat of rocket attacks from Gaza: Now, therefore, be it

• Resolved, That the Senate—
(1) reaffirms its support for Israel’s right to defend its citizens and ensure the survival of the State of Israel;
(2) condemns the unprovoked rocket fire at Israel;
(3) calls on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel; and
(4) calls on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel.

I call her a terrorist


Some in media want to refer to her in her previous avocation……actress, but that was BEFORE she mailed a deadly poison to the President of the United States.  At her sentencing she admitted sending the poison in an effort to frame her ex-husband, but said she didn’t mean to harm anyone and she respects her President.  Does any of that make sense? She wants someone else to get in trouble with the law for trying to harm, kill, terrorize the President and she doesn’t want to hurt anyone…..?!?!?! Go figure.

Shannon Guess Richrdson

Shannon Guess Richrdson

The perennial feast on Gaza returns


Issraelis gathered on a hilltop outside Sderot on Monday-AndrewBurton:Getty Images-NYT

Issraelis gathered on a hilltop outside Sderot on Monday-AndrewBurton:Getty Images-NYT

…and with its typical blood lust, however some new things have come to light I wasn’t aware of in previous invasions.  The Israelis have started  up their propaganda campaign as in the past, but this time using students on social media incentivized with school grants to sanitize the Israeli slaughter.

Diane Magnay, CNN reporter

Diane Magnay, CNN reporter

Meanwhile Israel wants to purge all other forms of information from being exposed to the public, even enlisting the help of American news corporations like CNN. Notice when Diane Magnay didn’t respond in the way she should have…..accepting the threat and giving in to it, she was swapped out for someone more pliable. Don’t think for a minute that other reporters haven’t been treated similarly.  In fact if they are still there in occupied Palestine/Israel it most likely means they have sent all the right signs to Israelis of the coverage they will receive.

State governments have gotten in on the act; France, the typically Eur-centric bastion of xenophobia banned protests against Israeli action in Palestine becoming the first country in the world to do so. The socialist government of Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has demonstrated more than anyone else could how the lines of demarcation between socialism and fascism are more blurry than before. - Not that the ban stopped support for Palestinians; weekend demonstrations were well attended.

 

 

Israeli politicians have for decades dehumanized Palestinians and reaped nation wide scorn on them as something less than human and not worthy of human rights much less dignity.

Ayelet Shaked

Ayelet Shaked

No where has that been so dramatically done than with the racist politician Ayelet Shaked who calls them snakes and collectively worthy of nothing except death. She is NOT fringe….she’s a Netanyahu protege and she has no problem with the blood of innocents being on her hands..in fact she’s proud of it and calls for it.

They have to die and their houses should be demolished so that they cannot bear any more terrorists . . . are all our enemies and their blood should be on our hands. This also applies to the mothers of the dead terrorists.

Gaza 2009

Gaza 2009

Is it any wonder that the Gaza feast will continue for as long as the amassed forces of Israel cooperate with one another; media, government and public opinion all worked up into one killer frenzy.  The Palestinians don’t have a chance.

Gaza July 15,2014

Gaza July 15,2014

So  much for not forgetting the pogroms of the last century; they are now being visited upon us by its sufferers.

American civility


Many of us were taught home training…..ethics our parents taught us at the dinner table usually about how to deal with others and one another in a social environment.  We called that ‘home training’…something too many Americans either were not taught or have forgotten.  Case in point, this “citizen” who has no social grace at all and who will have to pay the ultimate price for it

A North Side business owner slapped a 79-year-old Cook County judge in the face, spit on her and called her “Rosa Parks” after becoming angry that she was smoking near him outside the Daley Center, authorities said.

arnette_hubbardMonday’s attack outside the courthouse came as a shock to friends of Judge Arnette Hubbard, a silver-haired African-American jurist who was the first female president of the National Bar Association and Cook County Bar Association, both black lawyers’ groups.

“She’s an icon in our community,” said Delores Robinson, past president of the Cook County Bar Association, who noted that Hubbard, a former commissioner on the Cook County Board of Elections, had been an international election observer in Haiti and South Africa and had long been a voice on civil rights and women’s issues.

Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday that Hubbard was outside the Daley Center smoking a cigarette when she walked past David C. Nicosia, 55, who became angry that she was smoking near him.

The two argued and Nicosia, who is white, stepped near her face and said, “Rosa Parks, move,” and spit in her face, prosecutors said. As he walked away, the Law Division judge followed him and called out for assistance.

Nicosia then turned and allegedly slapped the judge on the left side of her face with an open hand, prosecutors said. He was then arrested by sheriff’s deputies and charged with four counts of aggravated battery and a hate crime.

Judge James Brown ordered him held on $90,000 bail Tuesday.

Chief Judge Timothy Evans, whose offices are also in the Daley Center, declined to comment. A representative said judicial rules of conduct barred Evans from speaking about a pending criminal case.

Born in Arkansas, Hubbard graduated from Southern Illinois University and John Marshall Law School and began her legal career in 1969 working on civil rights cases, according to online biographies. As part of the city’s African-American power structure, she spent several terms on the city’s election board as well as the cable commission.

Hubbard was appointed to the bench in 1997, re-elected to a six-year term the following year and retained since in two more elections, most recently in 2010.

Nicosia, who state records show is president of an IT consulting business, has no prior Cook County convictions. His attorney did not return a message seeking comment.

Friends of Hubbard were left shaking their heads Tuesday.

“People of good common sense and decency, people of good hearts should be outraged by this,” Robinson said. “Not just because of who she is but that this happened to anybody.”

“I’m still in shock,” said longtime friend Geraldine Simmons, 75, also a past president of the Cook County Bar Association, who questioned whether deputies acted quickly enough.

Several things home training brought to our dinner table that this man didn’t learn and too many Americans have forgotten; men/boys don’t hit women/girls and you always respect your elders, elders being anyone older than you by at least a decade…someone who could biologically be your parent.  Nicosia has no home training.  Perhaps ‘Bubba’ will teach him some while he sits in the Cook County jail.

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