Needless to say, this places Ukraine and The US (as main protagonist of “finger pointer”) in an awkward position as finally someone, somewhere will have to present some actual facts instead of merely continuing the “emotional appeals” propaganda.
The Obama Administration continues to reiterate its narrative on what happened to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17….
With Russia denying the allegations, the US must have some really damning evidence to be so certain, right? Just so, insists the State Department, just don’t ask them to show any of it.
The agenda of Western governments and media become very clear: they want nothing short of complete surrender by the Palestinian people. …
Basically the Palestinians are expected, nay required, to refrain from any kind of resistance to Israeli occupation.
Continue reading at: http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/western-standards-palestinian-resistance
The plan to fly drones laden with explosives into the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon had all the trappings of a post-Sept. 11 spy thriller: high-tech weaponry, secret reconnaissance trips and a dramatic government sting operation that nabbed the Islamic terrorist just in time. …
And here’s another way in which the plot resembled a piece of airport fiction: It was largely invented.
Russia’s Defence Ministry on Monday challenged accusations pro-Russian rebels were to blame for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and asked the United States to produce satellite images to support its assertions.
At a briefing in which generals used flashing radar images on big screens in a state-of-the-art conference room, the ministry said a Ukrainian fighter jet had tracked the airliner despite Kiev’s assertions that no aircraft were nearby.
…Lieutenant-General Andrei Kartopolov, said that, “whether it is a coincidence or not”, a U.S. satellite had been monitoring the area at the time.
[If the “recordings used by Ukrainian security officials” are the only evidence the US/Ukraine releases, it’s safe to assume they’re lying.]
- Satellite claims: What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine?
- "Recordings used by Ukrainian security officials": Ukraine Releases YouTube Clip “Proving” Rebels Shot Down Malaysian Flight MH-17
- Ukrainian fighter jet claims: Malaysia Plane Shot Down By Ukraine, Claims Mysterious Spanish Air Traffic Controller
Eric Garner, a peaceful and productive citizen, had suffered years of pointless and unnecessary harassment by the costumed predators employed by the NYPD. He told one of them to leave him alone. Such impudence by a mere Mundane cannot be tolerated, so Garner was murdered in the street in full public view.
Continue reading at: http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2014/07/it-stops-today.html
In 15 years of political activism, and about eight as a journalist, I cannot remember a time when people around me were so afraid to speak their minds. Not Jews, anyway, and definitely not in Tel Aviv. …
That all changed recently, on the evening of July 12, when a group of several dozen extreme-right activists, some of them wearing T-shirts with neo-Nazi designs, attacked a peaceful demonstration against the carnage in Gaza and the targeting of civilians on both sides — and for a cease-fire and peace. The right-wingers announced in advance that they would be coming to physically assault us in the protest.
Continue reading at: http://forward.com/articles/202383/tel-aviv-is-under-red-alert-in-many-ways/
Grand juries are supposed to protect us from false allegations, but the old saying that prosecutors could get a grand jury to “indict a ham sandwich” reflects the reality that most fail on that front. Instead, as this study from the Cato Institute explains, they’re often used to harass and intimidate.
To set up what you’re about to read, the grand jury was investigating Erica Jean Dockery’s boyfriend Alfred Dewayne Brown for murdering a police officer during a robbery. She told police he was on her couch at the time the crime occurred. Grand juries are supposed to be impartial investigators, but here’s a portion of their questioning…
Professor Mads Gilbert, who is tending the wounded in Gaza, has written to Channel 4 News with an account of the effects of the Israeli shelling on Saturday night.
Continue reading at: http://www.channel4.com/news/a-doctor-writes-from-gaza-there-are-lakes-of-blood
Of all the ways to frame America’s role in the latest war between Israelis and Palestinians, the most bizarre might be the Bloomberg headline “Will the U.S. Get Involved in Israel-Gaza Conflict?” What do you mean will, folks? The U.S. has been deeply involved with this war from the beginning, because the U.S. is underwriting it.
Continue reading at: http://reason.com/blog/2014/07/21/youre-paying-for-that-war-in-gaza