Archive for the ‘World’ Category

1939: The War that had many Fathers

July 31, 2015

1939 – The War That Had Many Fathers by Gerd Schultze-Rhonhof (Author)

… The author, a career General-Major in the West German Army, has meticulously researched the German and British archives, and paints a devastating picture of an endless series of mistakes made by ambitious, unimaginative and ignorant men in many countries, and an endless series of small steps culminating in a horrifying catastrophe. Those whom we thought were heroes are revealed to have been stupid and psychopathic villains, and those whom we thought were villains are revealed to have been sincerely trying to do the best they could for their nations and the world. …

http://www.amazon.com/dp/144668623X/?tag=mh0b-20&hvadid=3520977731&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_30ov1zc5wf_e
Video with English subtitles   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBLgZAv_Iqo
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Sylvia Stolz at the AZK conference (Video with English subtitles)

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Ursula Haverbeck    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1CVP97g-Uc
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Israel endorses Internet Censorship

May 17, 2015

Israel’s Government anti-Semitism conference endorses net censorship

A government-convened international conference on anti-Semitism in Jerusalem on Thursday issued an action plan calling for Internet censorship as a remedy for anti-Jewish sentiment. ….

Convened by the Foreign Ministry and the Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Ministry, the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism (GFCA) is a biennial gathering bringing together Jewish community leaders, civil society representatives and diplomats to discuss ways to grapple rising levels of anti-Jewish prejudice. …

the GFCA called upon the EU and national governments to adopt a formal definition of anti-Semitism that would include “unambiguous reference to attacks on the legitimacy of the State of Israel and its right to exist and Holocaust denial as forms of anti-Semitism.”

Moreover, the EU and its member states should agree on standard mechanisms for the monitoring of anti-Semitism and review their laws to “ensure an adequate legal framework and law enforcement instruments for combating anti-Semitism” as well as applying existing legislation more proactively. …

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Government-anti-Semitism-conference-endorses-net-censorship-403123

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/AboutTheMinistry/Conferences-Seminars/Pages/5th-Global-Forum-for-Combating-Antisemitism.aspx
Action Plan

http://mfa.gov.il/mfa/abouttheministry/conferences-seminars/documents/antisemitismbooklet2013.pdf

America’s Failings

May 6, 2015

America’s greatest failings –

  1. Neglecting our infrastructure, and higher education.
  2. Failing to modernize, and destroying our Middle Class.
  3. Corruption in Government, Wall Street, and Banking.
  4. Fighting un-necessary wars and not paying for them

Paying for our Wars

May 6, 2015

Paying for Our Wars

…. conducting what the Bush administration labeled the war on terror, which has involved sending some two million men and women into combat in Iraq and Afghanistan … the men and women in our armed services, especially the ground forces, have had to serve multiple tours in the war zones without sufficient time at home to recover from the strains of combat and some 200,000 volunteers have had their terms of enlistment extended involuntarily.

Moreover, while about 5,000 service personnel have been killed and another 50,000 have suffered physical wounds, another 400,000 have developed mental problems. Moreover, to get enough volunteers to fight these endless wars, the Army has had to lower its standards and increase its baseline pay and benefits substantially. Finally, suicide rates, divorce, and spousal abuse among the veterans returning from multiple combat tours have skyrocketed.

The direct costs of funding these conflicts now totals about $1 trillion while the indirect costs will probably amount to $5 trillion when one adds in veterans benefits, long-term care of the physically and mentally wounded, and interest on the national debt. President Bush, who inherited a budget surplus from President Clinton, not only did not raise taxes, he cut them, and squandered the surplus while accumulating more debt that all of his 42 predecessors combined, almost all of which was borrowed from countries like China.

Not drafting people or raising taxes to pay for these conflicts is both a moral and a security failure. Not only is the current policy of not activating the selective service system unfair to today’s volunteers, but running the wars on a credit card saddles future generations with the cost of paying for wars they had no part in deciding. Moreover, by borrowing money from a rising power like China, we have undermined our ability to balance its influence in the Middle East, Africa and East Asia.

Finally, because most Americans did not have to make any sacrifices to undertake these conflicts, they failed to ask the right questions or hold their leaders fully accountable for waging these wars. If, for example, before invading Iraq, President Bush had reinstituted conscription and levied a 10 percent income surtax, would 60 percent of Americans have supported the conflict without UN authorization and would only a handful of senators have read the whole National Intelligence Estimate, which showed that the case for invading Iraq was dubious at best?

When America goes to war it should not just be the military but the American people. Never again should we go to Wal-Mart while the soldiers go to battle. Paying for the increased force level in Afghanistan will be a step in the right direction.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-korb/paying-for-our-wars_b_384284.html

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Republicans have been characterized by two principal positions: They like starting wars and don’t like paying for them.

Republicans resolved to fight our wars on the cheap and with deceptive cost estimates.

Bush and his party, which controlled Congress from 2001 to 2006, never asked for sacrifices from anyone except those in our nation’s military and their families.

All Americans, not just the military, should feel the cost of war. A huge gap has grown between the majority of the American people and the small proportion that serves in the military. So much sacrifice has been asked of them and their families, yet so little of the rest of us.

The financial cost of war should be clear, not hidden.

It takes the threat of a tax increase to get people to think seriously about whether it’s worth continuing to fight wars far from home–wars that have only the most tenuous connection to the national interest.
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Overseas Contingency Operations: The Pentagon Slush Fund

The Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund – sometimes referred to as war funds – is a separate pot of funding operated by the Department of Defense and the State Department … the OCO fund has very little oversight … it represents 11% of the Discressionary defense spending for 2015 ( $ 598 Billion)

https://www.nationalpriorities.org/campaigns/overseas-contingency-operations/

http://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2014/10/stop-saying-pentagon-cant-pay-our-wars/96587/

The AIPAC Briefing Book – How to serve Israel

May 5, 2015

The AIPAC Briefing Book 2015 – How we serve Israel

http://www.aipac.org/~/media/Publications/Policy%20and%20Politics/AIPAC%20Analyses/BriefingBookHill.pdf

 

All non-Jews are responsible for the “Holocaust”

April 27, 2015

Top Jewish leader claims entire Western world is culpable for “Holocaust” … now open your wallets!!

http://www.therealistreport.com/2015/04/top-jewish-leader-claims-entire-western.html

… The solution might be for Jews to examine their conduct toward non-Jews. …

Israel’s Propaganda Techniques – Hasbara

March 8, 2015

The hasbara project American Mass Media is controlled by Zionists

Hasbara 2.0: Emotions     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1LpkAM-dso
The Israel Project’s Secret Hasbara Handbook Exposed

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2009/07/10/the-israel-projects-secret-hasbara-handbook-exposed/

… a secret hasbara handbook written for The Israel Project by star Republican marketer, Frank Luntz. The oddly-named Global Language Dictionary (pdf) is a veritable goldmine of arguments, strategy, tactics. At 116 pages, it’s not for the faint of heart. But anyone who wants to get inside the head of the Israel lobby must read this document. …

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/8303274/The-Israel-Projects-2009-Global-Language-Dictionary
The Zionist Plan To Rule Humanity     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPFNQZT-XMQ

USA – Aid to Israel – Total $130 Billion

December 26, 2014

Aid to Israel – Washington Report

http://www.wrmea.org/congress-u.s.-aid-to-israel/u.s.-aid-to-israel.html

  1. Find out how much money your representative has taken from pro-Israel PACs (2014)

  2. FY ’14 “Omnibus” Appropriations Bill Includes Middle East Funds, Conditions (2014)

  3. A Conservative Estimate of Total U.S. Aid To Israel: More Than $130 Billion (2013)

  4. The Costs to American Taxpayers of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: $3 Trillion (2003)

  5. U.S. Aid to Israel: The Lifeblood of Occupation

  6. Congressional Junket Front-Page News Unless It’s a Trip to Israel

  7. The AIPAC Exception

  8. Distorting U.S. Foreign Policy: The Israel Lobby and American Power

  9. U.S. Financial Aid To Israel: Figures, Facts, and Impact…

  10. Pro-Israel PAC Contributions to Congressional Candidates…

  11. US Aid: The Lifeblood of Occupation…

  12. U.S. Aid to Israel Articles…

http://www.wrmea.org/2013-october-november/congress-watch-a-conservative-estimate-of-total-u.s.-direct-aid-to-israel-more-than-$130-billion.html

Hasbara Fictionaries

November 26, 2014

Frank Luntz’s Hasbara ‘Fictionary’

This is part of a series of critiques of Frank Luntz’s 2009 Global Language Dictionary.

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2009/07/13/frank-luntzs-hasbara-fictionary-part-3/

http://www.mohamedrabeea.com/books/book1_10476.pdf

http://www.middle-east-info.org/take/wujshasbara.pdf

Gaza Holocaust

August 2, 2014

The Gaza Holocaust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY98tJUdiIc http://kickass.to/the-ethnic-cleansing-of-palestine-by-ilan-pappe-2006-pdf-t4151660.html

 

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History of Israel & stolen land of Palestine   by Israeli historian Professor Ilan Pappe

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Website silenced?   http://www.btselem.org B’Tselem |

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in The Occupied Territories.

Betselem http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betselem

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Former Israeli’s foreign minister and prominent “liberal Zionist” Shlomo Ben-Ami argues that Israel’s greatest threat is not a nuclear Iran, but the growing campaign to undermine Israeli’s legitimacy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shlomo-benami/shlomo-ben-ami-israel-gaza_b_5629037.html?utm_hp_ref=world

 

 

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Amnesty International: U.S. Should Stop Arming Israel Amid “Growing Evidence of War Crimes in Gaza”

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/1/amnesty_international_us_should_stop_arming

 

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10 Reasons Why the Israel Lobby AIPAC is So Dangerous

http://www.occupyaipac.org/2012/02/10-reasons-why-the-israel-lobby-aipac-is-so-dangerous/

http://baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=2&ARTICLE_ID=51331

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