Here are voices from both sides but as I recently posted the termination of Al Kibar nuclear facility in Syria by Israel is one sample of how Israel leaders think they can proceed with anything that serves their interest - which is a dangerous approach as if everyone would handle his affairs that way the world could end in total destruction. Israel has an amazing back up by DC but that is not surprising as DC is run mainly by Jewish lobbyists and think-tanks plus as I was reminded by Dan Brown's latest book the myth that after an Apocalypse event Jesus would return to earth as a king to rule the world from Jerusalem as some think the book of revelation is saying. That creates in some evil minds the impression they are doing god's work I assume.
Overall it seems to be a random event and not worthy to present in news as it is more important to see who was killed in what accident nearby or what celebrity broke up with whom attracts more viewers - that's why I have a hard time watching news since it lowered the standards on such disgusting and disturbing levels.
The fact that the French secretary who admitted that he enjoys to visit his homosexual (boy)slaves in Thailand gives him utterly so much pleasure is still in office makes me wonder how 'rotten Denmark' is these days. Sexual workers are a profession and the oldest I do respect and sexual bias is not the issue here but rather the fact that he used the word slave deliberately as a pint of his pleasure. Since Clinton's scandal things have become sinister as people do not fear to overstep boundaries anymore as the public has not stepped up to ask for prudence and ethics to be the principals for their leaders. That is why Clinton sold America out with deinstalling the Glass Steagal act and preparing the biggest crisis in a century at least. That is why a greedy bankster like Blankfein can step up and declare he is doing god's work as he steals money from American taxpayers without no hint of shame. It seems to be not of any concern that Clinton comes to a private conference of a Turkish enterprise with the 'Google - jet' as his wife is the State Secretary and he a former President and you can be sure that part of the Turkish hospitality was that he had very seductive female companionship offered. Actually there was a minor scandal as one of the security guys from Clinton touched the former German chancellor to rude, who cursed ... - just entertaining the news in the Turkish press.
How Zionist lobby stooges in Congress brought shame to their institution
As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives voted, on Tuesday 3 November, by 344 votes to 36, to urge the Obama administration to oppose endorsement of the Goldstone Report. But for those who are interested in truth and justice, not to mention democracy, the highlight of what passed for debate was the two-minute contribution of Dennis Kucinich, the Democratic Party’s representative for Ohio’s 10th district (and a starter candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2004 an 2008).
His statement was a damning indictment of 344 of his colleagues. The following is the full text of it (my emphasis added).
Today we journey from Operation Cast Lead to Operation Cast Doubt. Almost as serious as committing war crimes is covering up war crimes, pretending that war crimes were never committed and did not exist.
Because behind every such deception is the nullification of humanity, the destruction of human dignity, the annihilation of the human spirit, the triumph of Orwellian thinking, the eternal prison of the dark heart of the totalitarian.
The resolution before us today, which would reject all attempts of the Goldstone Report to fix responsibility of all parties to war crimes, including both Hamas and Israel, may as well be called the “Down is Up, Night is Day, Wrong is Right” resolution.
Because if this Congress votes to condemn a report it has not read, concerning events it has totally ignored, about violations of law of which it is unaware, it will have brought shame to this great institution.
How can we ever expect there to be peace in the Middle East if we tacitly approve of violations of international law and international human rights, if we look the other way, or if we close our eyes to the heartbreak of people on both sides by white-washing a legitimate investigation?
How can we protect the people of Israel from existential threats if we hold no concern for the protection of the Palestinians, for their physical security, their right to land, their right to their own homes, their right to water, their right to sustenance, their right to freedom of movement, their right to the human security of jobs, education and health care?
We will have peace only when the plight of both Palestinians and Israelis is brought before this House and given equal consideration in recognition of that principle that all people on this planet have a right to survive and thrive, and it is our responsibility, our duty to see that no individual, no group, no people are barred from this humble human claim.
See and hear Kucinich delivering that statement on
The only slight quarrel I have with it is the possible implication that it’s the first time Zionism’s stooges in Congress have brought shame upon the institution. They’ve been doing that with knee-jerk and monotonous regularity since the creation of Greater Israel, by a war of aggression not self-defence, in 1967.
Alan Hart is a former ITN and BBC Panorama foreign correspondent who covered wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world and specialized in the Middle East. Author of Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews: The False Messiah (Zionism, the Real Enemy of the Jews). He blogs on www.alanhart.net and tweets on www.twitter.com/alanauthor
|Understanding the Goldstone report|
On September 15, 2009, Judge Richard Goldstone and his Commission presented their 575-page Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict to its mandating authority, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). From the beginning, observers raised serious questions about the Commission’s propriety. These involved its mandate and terms of reference, the sponsoring body’s domination by dictatorships that regularly abuse human rights in their own countries, the biases and prejudices of members of the Commission itself. And yet, the report will play a key role in the effort to specifically target Israeli troops in both boycott movements and lawfare attacks, and more broadly to establish a reigning paradigm of international law as applied to 21st century asymmetrical conflicts.
Those of us who have constructed Understanding the Goldstone Report, have been following the claims under contention since the events themselves almost a year ago, and have read the report in detail. We offer a wide range of analysis, from careful examination of specific incidents and controversies to broader legal and conceptual issues. In so doing, we have come to the following conclusions:
- The report violates international standards for inquries, including UN rules on fact-finding, replicating earlier UNHRC biased statements.
- The Commission systematically favored witnesses and evidence put forward by anti-Israel advocates, and dismissed evidence and testimony that would undermine its case.
- The commission relied extensively on mediating agencies, especially UN and NGOs, which have a documented hostility to Israel; the report reproduces earlier reports and claims from these agencies.
- At the same time, the Commission inexplicably downplayed or ignored substantial evidence of Hamas’ commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of terror, including specifically its victimization of the Palestinian population by its use of human shields, civilian dress for combatants, and combat use of protected objects like ambulances, hospitals and mosques.
- The Commission openly denies a presumption of innocence to the Israelis accused of crimes (while honoring Hamas’ presumed innocence) and acknowledges that it made accusations of crimes without proof that would stand up in court.
- The report contains numerous gratuitous digressions into issues beyond the purview of a fact-finding commission that are inaccurate and profoundly hostile to Israel and Jews.
- The Commission distorted legal standards, imposing on Israel standards that reverse their generally understood and applied meaning, while ignoring important rules of international law that put the onus of responsibility on an organization as base, by Goldstone’s own standards, as Hamas.