The Occult Symbolism of the movie "Metropolis" and its Importance in Pop Culture

The Occult Symbolism of the movie “Metropolis” and its Importance in Pop Culture

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Fritz Lang’s 1927 movie “Metropolis” is one of those timeless classics that withstand the test of time. Rather than becoming forgotten and obsolete, “Metropolis” is increasingly relevant as many of its predictions are becoming reality. We will look at the  underlying occult message of the film and the usage of its imagery in the acts of  pop stars such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue and others.

 Metropolis is a silent science-fiction movie released in 1927 by Fritz Lang, a master of German Expressionism. Set in a futuristic dystopia divided into two distinct and separate classes—the thinkers and the workers—Metropolis describes the struggles between the two opposite entities. Knowing that it was produced in 1927, viewing this movie today is quite an experience as many “sci-fi” aspects of the plot are eerily close to reality. Metropolis describes a society where the “New World Order” has already taken been implemented and a select elite live in luxury while a dehumanized mass work and live in a highly monitored hell.

 As we have seen in previous articles on The Vigilant Citizen, Metropolis is excessively echoed in popular culture, especially in the music business. Whether it be in music videos or photo shoots, pop stars are often portrayed as the character Maria, an android programmed to corrupt the morals of the workers and to incite a revolt, giving the elite an excuse to use violence repression. Are pop stars used by the elite in the same matter, to corrode the morals of the masses?

Movie Analysis

The Workers

The movie opens by showing the workers and their city, situated deep below the earth’s surface. They are shown dressed alike, walking in sync, holding their heads down in submission, resignation and desperation. Throughout the movie, the human cattle is depicted as being physically and mentally exhausted, highly impressionable and, let’s say it, all-around dumb. Like a flock of sheep, the workers move in crowds, are very impressionable and can easily be deceived. This description of the masses corroborates those of Walter Lippmann, an American thinker who, five years earlier in Public Opinion, compared the general public to a “bewildered herd” that is not qualified to manage its own destiny. Joseph Goebbels, the head of propaganda of the Nazi regime, was also in accord with the movie’s conception of the general public. Hitler famously said “How fortunate for leaders that men do not think”.

The workers labor in a monstrous machine, a hellish industrial complex where they must accomplish repetitive and dehumanizing tasks. At one point, the machine is compared to Moloch, the ancient Semitic deity honored by human sacrifices.

 The tasks assumed by the workers are purely mechanical, needing absolutely no brain power, making them nothing more than an extension of the machine.

The Thinker s

If the workers live in a hellish underground dystopia, the thinkers conversely evolve in a gleaming utopia, a magnificent testimony of human achievement. This shiny city could not, however, be sustained without the existence of the Machine (Moloch) and its herds of workers. On the other hand, the Machine would not exist without the need to sustain a city. We find here a dualistic relation where two opposite entities exist in mutual dependence, a concept that has deep occult resonance.

 Joh Fredersen, the Demi-God

The city was founded, built and is run by the autocratic Joh Fredersen. As the creator and only ruler of Metropolis, Fredersen is likened to the Gnostic demiurge, a demi-god who is creator and ruler of the material world.

Joh’s son, named Freder, who, like all sons of managers, was enjoying a life of luxury, discovers the harsh reality of the workers of down under. Wanting to experience the worker’s reality first-hand, Freder descends to the lower level and trades places with a worker. Freder therefore becomes a Christ-like figure, a savior who descends from above. He also becomes enamoured with Maria, a saintly young women from the proletariat.

Maria

Maria is a charismatic woman that is highly admired by her fellow workers. Understanding their suffering and despair, and knowing that a revolt is brewing, Maria preaches peace and patience, prophesying the coming of a “mediator”, who would become the “heart between the head (the thinkers) and the hand (the workers)

At one point, Maria tells the story of the tower of Babel, upon which would be written:

“Great is the world and its Creator! And great is Man!”

This statement has a deep resonance in Mystery Schools as it is taught that men have the potential to become gods through enlightenment. Throughout the ages, monuments and architecture were used to communicate the principles of the Mysteries and to celebrate the greatness of the human mind. Partially for those reasons, there are numerous links between Freemasonry and the Tower of Babel.

 “As regards to Masonry, Babel of course represented a Masonic enterprise and early expositors reaped full benefit from the facts. They remembered that the people, who were of ‘one language and one speech’ journeyed from the East to the West, like those who have been tried and proved as Master Masons. When they reached an abiding place in the land Shinar, it is affirmed that they dwelt therein as Noachide, being the first characteristic name of Masons. It was here that they built their high tower of confusion. Out of evil comes good, however, and the confusion of tongues gave rise to ‘the ancient practice of Masons conversing without the use of speech.’”
-Arthur Edward Waite, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and of Cognate Instituted Mysteries: Their Rites, Literature and History, Volume I

 “In several early Masonic manuscripts – for example, the Harleian, Sloane, Lansdowne, and Edinburgh-Kilwinning – it is stated that the craft of initiated builders existed before the Deluge, and that its members were employed in the building of the Tower of Babel.”
- Manly P. Hall,
The Secret Teachings of All Ages

 “… at the making of the Tower of Babel there was Masonry first much esteemed of, and Nimrod was a Mason himself and loved well Masons.”
- John T Lawrence, The Perfect Ashlar

 However, says Maria, “one man’s hymns of praise became the other man’s curse”. In other words, the monument praising the greatness of the human spirit was built with the blood and sweat of workers who knew nothing of the Thinker’s grand vision. And, in the film, the same thing is happening all over again. The name of the demi-god Joh Fredersen’s headquarters? Of course … The New Tower of Babel.

Rotwang

Upon learning that the workers are planning an uprising, Joh Federsen seeks the advice of Rotwang, an inventor and mad scientist. Although his work utilizes the latest of technologies, many clues within the movie indicate that he also taps into ancient occult knowledge to create his inventions. He is said to live in “a small house overlooked by the centuries,” symbolically meaning that the scientist’s arcana descended from ancient occult traditions; the basement of his house has a secret trap door leading to 2,000 year-old catacombs, further alluding to the ancient and mysterious sources of Rotwang. Furthermore, the front door of his house bears a pentagram, which refers to the Pythagoreans, occultism and Freemasonry.

If we were to do real-life comparisons, Rotwang is to Joh Fredersen what John Dee was to Queen Elizabeth I: an esteemed advisor immersed in the worlds of science, magic, astrology and Hermetic philosophy. If Fredersen represents our world’s rulers, Rotwang is the occult pendant of decision-making, the mystical entity that is hidden from the public but always historically present.

The inventor proudly presents to Fredersen his latest invention, the Machine-Man, which he considers to be the “Man of the Future”. The android has the faculty of taking the form of any person and, says Rotwang, “no one will be able to tell a Machine Man from a mortal!”. The transhumanist dream was already present back in the early 1920s.

 Fredersen then tells Rotwang to give the Machine-Man the likeness of Maria in order to use her credibility and charisma to spread corruption among the workers.

 So what do today’s pop stars have in common with this android, programmed by the rulers, with a mix of science and occultism? Well … everything.

 Metropolis themes are also very prevalent in fashion.

 Back to the movie. The android completed, Rotwang tells it:

“I want you to visit those in the depths, in order to destroy the work of the woman in whose image you were created!”

Robot-maria responds: One eye closed with devilish grin. You probably know the importance of the single eye from previous articles and the ridiculous amount of pop artists who flash it.

 The Maria android is then sent to Yoshiwara, a man’s club, where she performs erotic dances. In one of her acts, she is portrayed as Babylon, the Great Harlot from the Apocalypse.

Playing the role of the Great Harlot Babylon of the Book of Revelation. “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, having a golden cup in her hand”. She is held up by the seven deadly sins.

Do this scene remind you of a classic music video? Madonna – Material Girl. How many realized that she was playing the role of Babylon here?

The programmed Maria performs mesmerizing dances in front of an avid public, causing men to fight, to lust, to be jealous and to commit the rest of the deadly sins. When she’s with her fellow workers,  Maria acts as an “agent-provocateur”, inciting the working men to riot and giving Joh Fredersen reason to use force against them. She is basically acting against the best interest of the public and for the interest of the elite.

With the help of their foreman (because they can’t really think for themselves), the workers ultimately realize that they have been mislead by the android. Believing that she’s a witch, they find robot-Maria and burn her at the stake.

 A bunch of things happen after that, but I won’t spoil the ending for you (though can you really be mad at someone for spoiling the ending of a 83-year old movie?). The movie finishes with this caption.

 This “moral of the story” is basically a message to the elite, a tip to keep the masses in check: in order to keep the oppressed content, you must capture their heart. That is what the media accomplish.

 Which is kind of reminiscent of this music video ending.

 Madonna’s Express Yourself video heavily borrowed its imagery from Metropolis. In turn, Christina Aguilera’s Not Myself Tonight, heavily borrowed from Express Yourself.

 The Moral of the Story

The moral of the story of Metropolis is not “let’s abolish all inequities and rebuild a world where everyone is equal” and it is certainly not “let’s be democratic and vote for who we want as a ruler.” It is more “let’s send the workers back to the depths where they belong, but with the addition of a mediator, who will be the link between the workers and the thinkers”. So, when all is said and done, the movie is intrinsically “elitist,” as it still calls for the existence of an elite group of people holding most of the resources and managing a working class. In the end, the workers – and Freder – were duped, believing that their conditions would change. In fact, the status-quo remained and Joh even got his naive son to give the elite a friendly image while reporting everything happening in the depths, resulting in tighter surveillance and control.

 Who is the Freder of today’s working class? The media. Media is the mediator. That is its function.

 Mass media manipulate the masses’ thoughts and feelings on a daily basis, tricking them into loving their oppression. Popular culture is the entertainment branch of mass media and pop music is the fun way to communicate the elite’s message to the youth. References to Metropolis in pop music are almost winks to those in the know, the initiates, as if to say “this star is working for us”. So go ahead and be an ignorant, degenerate and materialistic person, like in the videos … that’s what they want you to be.

Analogies Between Metropolis and Today’s Pop Culture

But why Metropolis? Why has it become the code for “Illuminati star”? If you’ve read other articles on this site, you’ve probably realized that the movie touches upon all of the themes of today’s “Illuminati agenda”: transhumanism, mind control, dark occultism, degradation of morals, police state, all-seeing government. Metropolis is basically a blueprint for population control. Like Maria, today’s pop stars are recruited from the working class and literally programmed and reinvented to become the hidden ruler’s spokespersons. Notice how many pop stars have wild alter-egos, with a different name and personality. Part of the stars’ role is to promote the elite’s agenda through music and videos, making it sexy and attractive.

In Conclusion

Metropolis is a definitely a movie “by the elite, for the elite”. It tackles the concerns of those managing the world and presents a solution that does not disturb the status-quo. The movie is also permeated with Masonic symbolism and contains many symbols referring to ancient Mysteries which were meant to be decoded by proper initiates. In other words, the movie was primarily aimed at the ruling class.

 So why do singers love it so much? Well they probably don’t love it as much as those behinds the scenes, the directors and image-makers, those who have power in the music business. They decide what the stars do and stand for. And today’s popular culture is elitist, permeated with Illuminati symbolism and promotes moral degradation and the debasement of traditional values. Our pop stars channel Maria, the programmed android, through their acts and accomplish the same functions. Why else would they dress like her? If artists always embodied absolute freedom and creativity, why do singers play the role of a mind-controlled android? Because that’s what they are.

 Metropolis is indeed a great movie. So great that it is only becoming relevant 80 years after its release. But if the elite have it their way, it will be even more relevant in the years to come.

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Who Are The Illuminati?

By Richard Stone 

“A loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires” (Paul Simon).
“The world is governed by far different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes” (Benjamin Disraeli).
“Give me control over a nation’s currency, and I care not who makes the laws” (Mayer Rothschild).

Conspiracy theory is the theory that most of the world is secretly governed by a small group of men who operate behind the scenes. Conspiracy theory is now an accepted turn of phrase but sometimes one hears the expression, sometimes whispered rather than spoken. “The Illuminati”.

What does this mean? Who are the Illuminati? They are, in essence, a cartel of international bankers and industrialists based in Western Europe and North America. The names of certain families persist over long periods of time. Some of the most important names are Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, Lazard, Warburg, Schroder and Schiff.

The pivotal family is probably the house of Rothschild, the descendants of Mayer Rothschild (1743 – 1812) of Frankfurt. The male descendants of this family, for at least two generations, generally married first cousins or even nieces. The family established banking institutions in Vienna, London, Naples and Paris as well as Frankfurt. Ever since the middle ages, these families have been building their power by lending money at rates of interest to the monarchies and governments of Europe who were forever in debt, particularly in times of war. Sooner than tax the population to raise funds, always an unpopular measure, they usually preferred to borrow money from the money-lenders. This was the birth of the concept “the national debt.” The countries of the world are forever in debt but where there is a debtor there is a creditor – who is this money owed to? It is owed to this coterie of international bankers.

By the nineteenth century the power of the Rothschild family was immense. They increased their wealth with great cunning and cleverness, while maintaining a low public profile. A notable example of their methods was their exploitation of the battle of Waterloo. The Rothschilds had spies watching the course of the battle and as soon as became evident that Wellington had won, a Rothschild agent traveled at maximum speed to London, arriving hours before Wellington’s own messenger. Rothschild received the messenger and began conspicuously selling his stocks. The whole stock exchange assumed that Wellington had lost and Napoleon had won so everybody started selling, at this point, other Rothschild agents bought up huge stocks at give-away prices. Thus an already massive fortune was massively increased.

The Rockefeller family may be equally important. The pivotal figure in this family was J.D.Rockefeller, who made his fortune out of Standard Oil or Esso in Ohio and Pennsylvania. He also controlled the railroads. When rival road transport systems were established he attempted to block them by parking his trains across the roads at level crossings. His basic business technique was the elimination of competitors at all costs, followed by the establishment of a monopoly, followed by profit taking. He rapidly gained a name for huge wealth, secrecy and hard and dirty business practice. In his later years he had a harsh and gaunt appearance, so to counter his bad “public image” JD more or less invented the PR industry. He had short films of himself made, calculated to charm the public, himself playing golf with a pretty little child for instance. This film was shown on TV recently. It has a rather false and amateurish air but was very effective with the public of the day.

The Rockerfellers currently have controlling interests in Exxon (the world’s biggest company) and the Chase Manhattan Bank, which turns over trillions of dollars a week. With so many billions in their hands already, what does more money mean? Obviously it means more power and more control over other human beings, but to what end and in whose name?

Apparently in the name of Lucifer, the fallen angel also known as the bringer of light, hence the name “Illuminati”, which means “the enlightened ones”. Lucifer is also known for the characteristics of pride, deception and impermanence. The illuminati were apparently founded in Bavaria in 1770 by one Adam Weisshaupt, a student of the Jewish philosopher Mendelsohn, and backed by the Rothschild family. The society has always been based on the lodges of Freemasonry, which was taken over at the highest levels during the course of the eighteenth century by agents of the Illuminati. Freemasonry is a very secretive institution, to the extent that members at one level do not know what members at another level are doing. Hence it is an organisation which is full of bonhomie and good deeds at the lower and middle levels, while its motives and deeds at the highest levels veer towards the dark side.

Both Freemasonry and Judaism have strong roots in the ancient Egyptian systems of religious belief, and it was this very similarity which attracted the illuminati to Freemasonry, for most of them were Jewish. It is a source of controversy today to speculate whether or not they are still predominantly Jewish. No unfair racism intended – they either are or they aren’t. Certainly there is much evidence to suggest that they are not, George Bush for instance, a prominent illuminati figure and obviously not Jewish.

The all seeing eye on the U.S. Dollar Bill

The United States of America is more or less a creation of Freemasonry. The symbol of Freemasonry was placed on the cornerstone of the Whitehouse, while the assembled Freemasons lodges stood and watched the ceremony. The famous all-seeing eye in the pyramid appears on the one dollar bill. It is one of the main symbols of Freemasonry. This bill also bears the inscription, in Latin, “1776, the year of inception of a new world order”. If one joins the dots formed by the stars of the thirteen original states one obtains an exact Star of David.

The goal of the IlIuminati is total control of the world. The only nations, which are holding out against their power, are some Islamic nations and China but this resistance is limited because the Illuminati have crushing economic power.

There are certain methods of subjugation and control which are indispensable to this power. The first is, of course, complete control over all financial systems, all borrowing and lending. All banks, all building societies, all insurance companies have to be under their control. At the lowest level even the smallest bank will be forced to toe the line. At the highest level the World Bank decides the fate of countries. It is an interesting and amazing fact that both the Federal Reserve Bank and the Bank of England are controlled by these Illuminati dynasties, in spite of the names of these banks, which suggest that they are run for public benefit. It is said that both Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy wanted to change this system.

The second essential component is control of the media. It is controlled through business fashion. If the board meeting, or the management meeting, or the sales meeting, or the training meeting suggests that facts should be presented in a certain way, who is going to present them differently? There is an implied threat to one’s job and one’s career. Few people would gladly face demotion, retrenchment or the dole and most people are so ambitious they will do nearly anything “reasonable” to court favour with their superiors. This is how business is controlled and the media is the most important part of business, for it controls people’s minds. People are very suggestible and often lend more credence to what they see on “the box” than to what happens on their own street. The Illuminati know this and use this suggestibility factor to the full. Lenin’s key move during the Russian revolution was the capture of the radio station.

The third factor in the control system is the universities, and through them the whole education system. Particular effort is put into the schools of sociology, politics, economics and education, hence “liberal” systems of education which are often degenerate and even violent. Their men are inserted into the universities through the power of funding by big business. They then spread their influence downwards through tertiary to secondary and primary education.

The fourth factor is the enormous influence wielded by two similar organisations, The Council of Foreign Relations in the USA and the Royal Institute of International Affairs in England. These institutions are schools for statesmen, Illuminati statesmen. They are the stamping grounds of men such as Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinksi and Lord Carrington. These two “think tanks” have a crucial influence on all US and British governments, no matter which party is “in power”. The statesmen produced by these institutions can and do decide the fate of nations.The tax-exempt foundations are also instruments of Illuminati power. The Ford foundation and the Rockefeller foundation are two prominent examples of this type of “charitable” institution. They were heavily involved in supporting various communist powers when the cold war was at its height. Communism versus capitalism arms race = more money and power for the Illuminati. So these are some of the structures through which the Illuminati work but what methods do they use?

Pitting one side against the other, using a theory devised by Hegel, which is: Thesis versus antitheses – synthesis.

Every force tends to have an opposite counterforce. The conflict between the two results in a new situation, the synthesis. The illuminati make it their business to be the synthesis. Thus no problem situation is ever “nipped in the bud” it is rather fostered and used, just as the Soviet Union was fostered and used.

The insertion of immigrant groups into countries is a variation of this divide and rule process. Each group can be played off against the other.

“Double talk” and “double think”. George Orwell knew instinctively what was going on when he invented these two expressions:
I categorically deny = it will happen a bit later.
Peace = war by another means.

To say one thing and do another is fundamental to Illuminati practice. They believe that the public will accept these lies through laziness and wishful thinking. Unfortunately they are usually correct.

“Keep them busy busy busy, back on the farm with the other animals.” We are kept so busy with business (or busyness) that we do not understand or participate in the decisions and events that will crucially affect our future.

When a real power move is made it is usually done secretly and suddenly often with the pretence that nothing has happened. There is preparation for opposition, but conflict is often not necessary as most people have been trained to be so passive that they will probably not create an effective opposition.

Use of front men in important positions. These front men have the characteristic of “servile obedience”, probably because of a blot or blots on their character which they are anxious to conceal. Most of the Presidents of the USA fall into this category. The current situation springs to mind. Behind the opponent stands the man with real power, who has long been groomed for this position. Men like Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski and George Bush are in this category.

The assassination of opposing leaders as quietly and as secretly as possible, so as to simulate a natural death. If this is not possible due to time constraints or other limited circumstances, surrogates are used and the lines of suspicion are covered by deception, false accusation and if necessary, multiple assassinations. Induced heart attacks, fake motor accidents and apparent suicides are also favoured methods of assassination.

Social engineering. An easily manipulated rabble is what is required. Mixed population groups with weak morals, weak traditions, low educational standards and weak group willpower are the aim. Those with special aptitudes can be taken out and trained to serve the illuminati for technical purposes, security purposes or as part of the propaganda apparatus. The middle class will become surplus to requirements and will be reduced to relative poverty.

Mockery and submission of the manners and morals of societies which show any resistance. Control of the media, the fashion industries and the education systems are essential components in this strategy. “Free love”, the cult of youth, mockery of the Christian and Muslim faiths also fall into this category. “I don’t give a rats ass about Jesus Christ” is one recent masterpiece from one of Hollywood’s biggest starts. He probably didn’t realise what he was saying, which makes him a “useful idiot’. A “useful idiot” is much more effective than a conscious supporter. By these means of subversion societies and nations are conquered from within and open battle is usually not necessary.

The conduct of unrelenting economic warfare. This is the real war and continues even while the bombs are falling and the bullets are flying. The important part is the control of the enemy’s economy after the conflict. The recent economic crash in the far-eastern countries is in reality an assertion of the Illuminati’s economic power, an expression of economic dominance. The Illuminati now control 10-15% of the Japanese economy. This is public knowledge, that is what has been bought at bargain prices. In reality they probably control much more.

Control and exploitation of the standards of public health. The sale of prescription drugs is a huge business generating mega profits. Medical operations and treatments can also be very profitable to big business. These extreme treatments have their place but are over-used for the sake of profit.

In fact big business, particularly the big drug companies, have a vested interest in the ill health of the population. These companies, working through the US Food and Drug Administration, have tried to suppress the health food industry. In this they have largely failed but now the game is to own it and control it so that health foods can only be afforded by the elite.

Argument through defamation of character. The factual debate is ignored while characters are defamed. This is usually a very effective technique as many human beings are very suggestible and seem reluctant to use their reasoning abilities. Thus a “smear campaign” can easily draw attention away from the facts.

To conclude, it is growing increasingly evident that a world government is developing, and many would say that it is probably no bad thing, but few have asked for what purpose this “new world order” is created. Nor have they asked themselves what the consequences will be. These consequences (or some of them) will probably be as follows:

• Increasing profits for big business, increasing poverty for the middle class (who they despise). A rapid decline in moral standards and the promotion of social decay.

• Transience. Jobs that don’t last; neighbourhoods that don’t last.

• Increasing levels of crime and violence.

• Decline and demise of public services; replacement by private enterprise – good service for the few who can afford it.

• Ongoing ill health for the bulk of the population because of stress; poor quality foods; food additives; genetic engineering; pollution and drugs. There may be good health for those who can afford it – only the rich and well informed.

• The gradual phasing out of national governments, which will have powers more like the regional governments of today.

• The formation of several conglomerations like the United States.

In time a world leader will be announced, a real one this time. A pity he will have a cynical contempt for the most of humanity. Do we deserve it?

Operation Security Bottom

Osama Gil-laden in Jerusalem — – gilad.co.uk July 25, 2014

Operation security bottomAvi Dichter, former head of the Israel Security Agency and homefront defense minister, declared earlier this week that “there is no Iron Dome against the terror tunnels.” The message is devastatingly clear; the Jewish people are now attacked from below – the bottom front is bare and widely open. This development is regarded in Israel as a serious intelligence blunder. It needs to be addressed immediately. More than a few Israeli politicians and commentators call for a probe of the failure of Israel intelligence once Operation Protective Edge comes to its conclusion.
In the last decade Israel has surrounded itself with walls of security. The Jewish sky is also covered by a dome of iron. But the promised soil that waited for two millennia to be redeemed by its true and only owners, is threatened to be plundered, once again, by a new wave of Gazan insurgents who dig their way into our heartland land from in beneath.
But the Palestinians were naïve if they, even for one second, believed that the Jewish Genius was going to be intimidated by this new form of Islamo-Tunnelism. The Israeli defense ministry was quick to gather some ideas. Earlier this week it presented the cabinet with a few operative solutions.
Sarah Toddler, the secretary of the Kindergarten Teachers Union (KTU) and the author of the worldwide progressive best seller Poopoo-Kaka-Weewee-Pipi was amongst the first experts to be invited to the meeting. The experienced early-age educator suggested to wrap Israel’s bottom with a nappie (diaper). “Such a solution’, she said, “would provide us with security but also a sense of relative comfort.” Minister Naftali Bennett, famous for his hard-core nationalist inclinations was very supportive, he argued that such an idea, wrapping the Jewish State with a diaper may even “fuel Zionism with a sense of new begging.”
But truth must be said, with all due respect to Mrs Toddler, her suggestion didn’t stand a much of a chance. Far more creative was Moishe Feiga’le, currently, Israel’s LGBT minister and a member of the Israeli Lick Party. “Unlike our reactionary, backward neighbours”, said Feiga’le, “we the Jews are tolerant and open. Israel must seek the support of its extensive patriotic Gay community, after all, Tel Aviv is the world’s gay capital and this time, it is our bottom that is aching.” The cabinet followed Feiga’le advice and a meeting was set the following morning at shelter near Picca-Dildo, Tel Aviv’s most famous Sex Shop.
Far from being surprising, the Israeli Gay leaders saved Israel once again. But-Plug was their answer. “The Jewish homeland needs to seal its bottom and there is only one cheap method to do so” said Yossef Pillowbiter . It goes without saying that the idea was opposed by the usual suspects: ministers Avigdor Liberman and Eli Yishai known for their conservative and backward worldview. But Feiga’le and Pillowbitter anticipated opposition and were well prepared. They provided the cabinet members with a verity of plugs provided that they are returned within 24 hours and clean. Surprise? Not really, we learn this evening from Government spokesman Mark Regev that both Lieberman and Yishai are now considering the new idea positively and seriously and even asked to extend the plug trial period by another 48 hours.

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Collapse of Ukraine Government: Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigns amidst Pressures Exerted by the IMF

Michel Chussudovsky — Global Research July 24, 2014

Prime Minister Yatsenyuk meeting with McCain

Prime Minister Yatsenyuk meeting with McCain

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy announced his resignation in the Rada (Parliament) and that of the entire Cabinet on Thursday, July 24. This decision was taken following the withdrawal of two parties from the coalition government and the non-adoption of two important pieces of legislation, which had been demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

“I announce my resignation after the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives …

“In connection with the breakup of the parliamentary coalition, as well as non-adoption of a number of important bills, I announce my resignation,”

The resignation of the Prime Minister signifies the collapse of the government and the resignation of the entire cabinet.

“But the cabinet members will continue fulfilling their duties until a new coalition is formed in the Rada.”

On July 24th, the Rada failed to support the government’s bill pertaining to the 2014 budget sequestration, which had been demanded by the IMF on behalf of Kiev’s external creditors. The disbursement by the IMF of the “Second Tranche” of a 17 billion dollar policy based loan was conditional upon the prior adoption of this legislation.

“The parliament must adopt amendments to the state budget needed to finance our army and also documents needed for cooperation with international financial institutions.[e.g. IMF, World Bank, EBRD]” said PM Yatsenyuk. (emphasis added)

The entire country is in an impasse. No money will be forthcoming from the IMF until this legislation is adopted. In the meantime, Ukraine remains on the blacklist of its external creditors.

Moreover, a controversial draft law on reforming the country’s gas transportation system was rejected (Itar-Tass, July 24, 2014).

Both bills were tied into the government’s negotiations with both the EU and the IMF.

What Happens Next?

The national economy is in crisis, the political structures of the country are in total disarray, all of which is occurring in the immediate wake of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash in Eastern Ukraine.

The two parties which left the coalition are The Neo-Nazi Svoboda party and the Centre Right Ukraine Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) Party led by former champion boxer Vitali Klitschko.

President Poroshenko (left) has intimated that the resignation of the cabinet has paved the way for a process of meaningful political restructuring: “Society wants a full reset of state authorities,” said Mr Poroshenko.

What is implied by Poroshenko’s statement is that the parliamentary process is slated to become defunct inasmuch as Rada is obligated to adopt the legislation demanded by the IMF and the European Union. And if the Rada does not adopt the legislation, the composition of the Parliament will be changed through a process of outright political manipulation.

The 2014 budget project demanded by the IMF includes massive cuts in social spending coupled with increased allocations to the Armed Forces. Its adoption will contribute (virtually overnight) to a further process of the impoverishment of the Ukraine population.

The speaker of the Rada, Mr. Oleksandr Turchynov confirmed that the Ukraine Democratic Alliance for Reform (UDAR) and Svoboda (Freedom) would be invited to propose a candidate to occupy the post of interim Prime Minister.

Olah Tyahnybok.Click to enlargeSo much for democracy: the leader of a Neo-Nazi formation Oleh Tyahnybok (Image right) will play a key role in the appointment of an interim Prime Minister to replace Mr. Yatsenyuk.

Parliamentary elections will only occur if the Rada fails to forge a new coalition government within the next 30 days:

The breakup of the coalition “was probably agreed on by political parties seeking elections and the president,” Yuriy Yakymenko, the head of political research at Kiev’s Razumkov Center, a non-governmental policy group, said by phone.

“Withdrawals from the coalition should not paralyze the parliament’s work,” Poroshenko said before Yatsenyuk announced his resignation.” (Business Week, July 24, 2014)

Yatsenyuk intimated in his resignation speech that the State was bankrupt and that failure to abide by IMF demands would create social chaos:

“The fact is that today you failed to vote for the laws, and I have nothing (with which) to pay wages of policemen, doctors, teachers; nothing to buy a rifle with, nothing to fuel an armored personnel carrier with. Today you failed to take a decision to fill the gas storages to allow us to live through the winter, to at last free ourselves from dependence on Russian gas,” (Rada, July 24, 2014)

The IMF Program and the Interim Government

In the days following the Ukraine coup d’Etat of February 23, which led to the ousting of the duly elected president, Wall Street and the IMF–in liaison with the US Treasury and the European Commission in Brussels– had already set the stage for the imposition of the IMF’s “strong economic medicine”.

Following the installation of the interim coalition government, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk dismissed the need to even negotiate with the IMF. He called for an an unconditional acceptance of IMF shock therapy:

“We have no other choice but to accept the IMF offer”.

Yatsenyuk intimated that Ukraine will “accept whatever offer the IMF and the EU made” (voice of russia.com March 21, 2014, emphasis added)

In surrendering to the IMF at the outset of the interim government in March 2014, Yatsenyuk was fully aware that the proposed IMF-World Bank macro-economic reforms would brutally impoverish millions of people, including those who protested in Maidan against the Yanukovitch government.

The adoption of the more ruthless components of the IMF’s economic package requiring supportive legislation had been delayed until after the May 25 elections.

Cracking Down on the Party of Regions and the Communist Party

Meanwhile, the government is cracking down on the Ukraine Communist Party which is now illegal as well as on the Party of Regions, both of which were firmly opposed to the IMF policy reforms.

Ukraine as An Ally without NATO Status

In turn, the Ministry of Defense has raised the issue of direct US military support in the military campaign in Eastern Ukraine, where the Donbass militia have repealed the forces of the Kiev regime.

“The current situation testifies to clear Russian interference in Ukraine and its military support to terrorist groups active in Ukraine’s eastern regions… Right now, Ukraine’s armed forces need international support more than ever before”, said Deputy Defense Ihor Kabanenko to David Baldwin, commander of the California National Guard. (Kiev Post, July 24, 2014)

Commander Baldwin was in Kiev for high level consultations with the Ministry of Defense. In the course of his meetings with DeputyDefense Minister Ihor Kabanenko, Baldwin announced on behalf of the US government that:

“The United States of America is considering the possibility of granting Ukraine the status of an ally without membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

… Baldwin said that the American side highly appreciates its cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and that it is ready to provide comprehensive support to them.

He stressed that a draft law on prevention of Russian aggression, adoption of which will allow Ukraine to obtain the status of an ally of the United States without NATO membership, is currently under consideration by the United States government.

… President Petro Poroshenko has asked the United States Congress to declare the self-proclaimed “People’s Republic of Luhansk” and “People’s Republic of Donetsk” as terrorist organizations and declare their members as terrorists.Poroshenko believes that when sanctions are not working, there are grounds for appeal to the United States Congress to grant Ukraine the special status of a major ally outside NATO (like Israel, Australia, and the Philippines) to enable it to solve its security problems. (Ukrainian News, July 24, 2014, emphasis added)

The granting of the “status of ally outside NATO” would set the stage for the possible deployment of US and NATO forces inside Ukraine in the context of joint military operations with the Ukraine Armed Forces and National Guard.

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NATO Poland base may be prepared for blitz against Russia

Russia Today — July 24, 2014

NATO Europe commander General Phillip Breedlove. Click to enlarge

NATO Europe commander General Phillip Breedlove. Click to enlarge

NATO’s Europe commander advocates stockpiling a base in Poland with enough weapons, ammunition and other supplies to support a rapid deployment of thousands of troops against Russia, British media reported.

General Philip Breedlove’s idea would be presented to members of the alliance at the upcoming NATO summit in Wales in September, according to The Times.

The general told a briefing in Naples this week that NATO needed “pre-positioned supplies, pre-positioned capabilities and a basing area ready to rapidly accept follow-on forces.”

Several locations for the future stockpile are planned, with the Multinational Corps Northeast, a base in Szczecin near the Polish-German border being the leading contender.

“It would be a 24/7 fully functioning headquarters that forces could quickly fall in on to respond rapidly when needed,” the British newspaper cites a source familiar with the expected proposition as saying.

Breedlove has been advocating a build-up of NATO assets in Europe, particularly Eastern Europe, in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis in the secession of Ukraine’s Crimea to Russia. The alliance has already strengthened its presence in the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea and deployed additional military aircraft in Eastern Europe. It said the moves were needed to boost the confidence of eastern NATO members in the alliance’s ability to protect them from Russian aggression.

The stockpiling of supplies is just a step short of a permanent massive deployment of foreign NATO troops in Poland. The alliance says it is needed for a rapid response to a Russian incursion, although Russian generals would probably view this as a possible preparation for a blitzkrieg attack on Russia.

Moscow considers the build-up of NATO troops in Europe as part of a hostile policy aimed at placing the alliance’s military resources closer to its borders. Russia’s current military doctrine allows the use of all weapons in its possession, including tactical nuclear weapons, in response to a conventional force attack on Russia.

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Russian Sovereignty is Under Attack

Henry Makow — henrymakow.com July 24, 2014

aaaPutinMUST READ: WHAT YOU WON’T HEAR IN THE ILLUMINATI-CONTROLLED MASS MEDIA:
A reader tipped me to an important statement made by Vladimir Putin Tuesday to the Russian Security Council at the Kremlin. Russia is under attack by the globalists who wish to exploit internal divisions to destabilize Russia and install a puppet, as they have done in so many places. Russia cannot be expected to turn its back on fellow Russians living in E. Ukraine. The ABM system installed by NATO in Poland and inevitably in Ukraine is an offensive system. Russia must be prepared for war. I think Putin’s opposition to the Illuminati banker-controlled NWO (or “unipolar world” as he puts it) is credible. The Illuminati Jews and their Masonic proxies are sowing the seeds for WW3. We in the West will get what we deserve for allowing them to subvert society.
Here are key excerpts from his statement:
However, ever more frequently today we hear of ultimatums and sanctions. The very notion of state sovereignty is being washed out. Undesirable regimes, countries that conduct an independent policy or that simply stand in the way of somebody’s interests get destabilized. Tools used for this purpose are the so-called colour revolutions, or, in simple terms – takeovers instigated and financed from the outside.

Continues …

 

The Long and Triumphant March of Jewish Gibberish

Kevin Boyle — No One To Vote For July 24, 2014

Our societies have swallowed every big lie that ‘democratic’ governments have foisted upon us over recent years. No matter how ridiculous or provably false, the lie is established as fact by media spokespersons and the process of mere repetition.
At the moment the ongoing slaughter in Gaza is defended and maintained primarily by the lie of ‘equivalence’.

The Big Lie of ‘Equivalence’

This lie is repeated endlessly on all mainstream media by newscasters, so-called ‘journalists’ (and the 0.5% of our population whose arguments get well in excess of 50% of broadcast airtime). We have two sides ‘at war’ and Israel has a right, indeed a duty, to “protect its innocent civilians” from Hamas’ rockets.
There are two problems with this narrative.
1) Israel started this war. The pretext was created when 3 young Jewish hitchhikers were kidnapped and murdered about three weeks ago. There is zero evidence that this crime was committed by Hamas or even Palestinians. Hamas (who normally, in the manner of all such groups [like the IRA used to] claim credit for their attacks) denied that this event had anything to do with them. It was reported in Haaretz that the head of the IDF had predicted, one week before the event, the kidnapping of 3 young Israelis. Seasoned observers of the Israeli machine, like Gilad Atzmon, predicted that something dreadful was about to happen.
It appears a strange thing that criminal governments always seem to feel the need to publicly advertise their crimes in advance but this appears to be a necessary element in what is, essentially, an occult and Satanic template. Michael Hoffman has written brilliantly about this. He calls this phenomenon ‘The Revelation of the Method‘. It appears that within occult ideology pre-relating your crime or abuse transfers guilt to the victim and deepens the sense of powerlessness and loss. It amplifies the effects of the evil (as in phoning someone up and telling him that you are going to come round and rape his wife before actually doing it).
Similar signals were publicly broadcast before the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks.
Bearing all this in mind it is clear that this is a war of Israel’s choosing. Another ‘mowing of the lawn‘ and perhaps more.
2) Stating the obvious yet again, it should be remembered that the “innocent Israeli civilians” that need protecting are not ‘Semites’ but pale-skinned ethnic Khazars from Russia, Brooklyn and Stamford Hill with zero historical connection to the land of Palestine……… ………individuals who think they have the right to march into someone else’s country, steal their land, lock the dispossessed up in an open prison, starve them, pollute their water supplies, deny them even the ability to trade, repeatedly massacre them, then act the innocent victim when the imprisoned fling mostly harmless missiles over the prison fence in their direction.
The fact that the Israeli population almost unanimously supports their government in the mass-murder of women and children is, to the onlooker, one of the most distressing aspects of this ‘conflict’.
But are these “civilians”, these thieves who demand Palestinian blood, really innocent. Have Hamas not some justification in considering all Israelis who inflict these gross injustices against their people as war criminals, thieves and murderers.
Is there really ‘equivalence’ of any conceivable kind between the two sides in this conflict?
For most of us, whatever our political representatives say on our behalf, the question answers itself.
But the fact there is gross injustice and unacceptable abuse of the defenseless going on in Gaza is not obvious to Melanie Phillips and her ilk.
Given the violations of International Law, the child-murdering carnage and the decades of Israeli bad faith, is it not staggering that 100% of the US Senate voted in support of Israel’s attacks on Gaza? Is it not also staggering that 82% of Conservative MP’s are ‘Friends of Israel’?
How, in God’s name, did we ever get to where we are?

THE LONG AND TRIUMPHANT MARCH OF JEWISH GIBBERISH

The problem is this.
The entire western world has succumbed to the power of Jewish money, first….and the Jewish gibberish that goes with it, second.
The second element in our corruption is more significant than the first. Money is not harmful in itself, however lies are very harmful indeed. Without them evil is exposed, naked and disgusting for exactly what it is. Evil must clothe itself in lies in the same manner that Satan must approach the well-intentioned soul as Lucifer, angel of light, imitator of God.
To co-operate with evil we must be made to see it as good.
Without lies evil is all but a corpse.
The war to establish the hegemony of Jewish gibberish has been going on for a very long time. The record of this war, its plans, templates and increasing sophistication exist for all to read in a long and clearly unfolding lineage; The Book of Deuteronomy, The Talmud, The Protocols of Zion, The Communist Manifesto and the most devastating final variation on a racist supremacist theme, the works of the Frankfurt School of Psychology are easily accessible to anyone who cares to look.
According to the four Gospels, condemnation of the earliest versions of these teachings was a major part of Christ’s mission on earth. He accused the Pharisees (and their scribes and lawyers) of being “of Satan”
….Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44)
What Christian reminds us of this teaching today? What Christian Church is prepared to even recognise the importance of this central warning that Christ’s delivered to the world? The part that, after all, got Him executed.
In an age when Catholic Popes are prepared to participate in joint religious ceremonies with leaders of the cult whose holy book, The Talmud, says,
“….Christ is in hell drowning in boiling excrement…” (Gittin 57a)
one is forced to conclude that the Pharisees have now ABSORBED the Christian Churches.
In other words, that in the manner that the rest of society has been drawn into the Jewish religion via ‘secular’, Frankfurt-School-style political correctness and all the liberality and ‘tolerance’ that go with it, so too have the major christian Churches.
i.e. All elements of the establishment of our entire society are Talmudists, whether they recognise it or not.
If Christ returned today he would address the leaders of Christian churches exactly as he did the Pharisees two thousand years ago.
Another way of putting it……
….in a nutshell….is to say
We are all Jews now.
Inasmuch as we believe the lies placed before us, inasmuch as we passively observe the evident crimes committed in our names, inasmuch as the Jewish gibberish lives in our minds and hearts we are souls in need of real liberation.
Being ethnically Jewish, Sephardic or Ashkenazi, is not the problem.
Being enslaved by lies is the problem.
Many ethnic Jews are among the most vocal and powerful prophets of our day regarding the cultural and spiritual disaster that is ever more enfolding and enslaving us.
We must not blame persons of Jewish descent. They must be saved, like the rest of us. Jews have generally been more intensively brainwashed than ourselves……but while their brainwashing regarding the world is much the same as our own they also have to cope with additional burdens. They have been told that all non-Jews irrationally hate them. They also have to cope with the fact that males endure a bout of pre-cognitive genital mutilation, embedding in their subconscious minds a nameless knowing that somebody, somewhere really is out to get them.
I’m not ethnically Jewish myself but I realise more and more that I have been a Jew most of my life….before the beginnings of truth dawned (via the recognition of the BIG lies, 9/11 etc). At a certain moment the spell of these lies that had been cast over me was broken. This process is irreversible but our egoic nature makes the first step difficult, it being uncomfortable to admit the extent of one’s own gullibility.
I renounce my Jewishness here and now and call on all Jews, bound to Talmudic lies to do the same. (The truth is that we gentiles are human too. We are. Really. Even though I say so myself. Neither do we hate you. It is a natural human thing to hate lies and wickedness but do not confuse this with an a priori, necessary prejudice against Jews as people.)
I renounce my Pharasaical Catholic Church that has nothing whatsoever to say about the greatest lies of our times, nor will acknowledge some of the most important teachings of the Messiah it purports to follow.
I understand that there will only be one winner in the ongoing war of the Spirit. I obscurely perceive that the Creator’s system is greater than I can possibly realise and that even those that oppose the True God and True Creator cannot help but work towards the greater good* of all beings in the long run.
*For example, although overtly ‘racist’ Deuteronomy, the Talmud etc. are, much more essentially, simply Satanic than ‘racist’. The ‘racism’ is simply there to enslave a target group (who, in keeping with all the other gibberish, are not really a race at all).
In the effort to establish the desired global Satanic tyranny it has been necessary to undermine tribal, cultural, racial, national, familial and religious unities of peoples by promoting (among other things) ‘anti-racism’ in order that mass-immigration can be imposed on ‘the nations’ with minimal resistance.
This ‘anti-racism’ has largely served its purpose. There is much less ‘nationalism’ and ‘racism’ amongst the broad masses of the public than there used to be a few decades ago…..and a good thing too.
Though the motive is all wrong, the outcome is potentially positive inasmuch as people have learned to see the other as being essentially no different from themselves. Thus Lucifer cannot help but serve God, whatever its intention. Or, as Les Visible put it.
‘Lucifer works for God’.
In the end we all do.
The sooner we Jewish people collectively recognise this the better for everybody.
In the meantime God help Gaza.

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Golani commander injured while destroying Gaza terror tunnel

News Brief — July 25, 2014

Golani brigade commander Col Rasan Alian

Golani brigade commander Col Rasan Alian

In an indication of the intensity of the conflict in Gaza, the commander of Israel’s elite Golani Brigade was reportedly seriously injured on Thursday while demolishing one Hamas’s underground infiltration tunnels.
This was after the Golani brigade commander, Col. Rassan Alian, had sustained wounds a few days previously that put him out of action briefly.
Col. Alian was the first Druse officer to be appointed commander of the Golani Brigade.
It should be noted here that a close encounter with our own mortality is a way our higher self can tell us something important.
Normally we are too involved in the pursuit of worldly success to hear it. To distracted by our ambition in our chosen field or our egos or vanity to listen to what it’s trying to say.
However, as we recover from a close shave with death we can sometimes hear that still, small voice within us.
I wonder what Col. Alian’s inner voice was trying to tell him?
Maybe: “this isn’t your war?” Or “you’re fighting on the wrong side?”
Meanwhile as a news release of Alian’s more serious injuries was approved by Israel’s military censors Israeli authorities banned the broadcast of a radio advert for an aid agency.
The advert featured a woman speaking in Hebrew reading the names and ages of just a few of the more than 190 Palestinian children killed in Gaza in the last two weeks of intensive Israeli air strikes.
Describing the ad’s content as “politically controversial”, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority banned the 1 minute, 25-second spot produced by local human rights group B’Tselem.

In Gaza, Hamas fighters and bases are among civilians. Just like in Israel

Harriet Sherwood — Guardian.co.uk July 24, 2014

The smoke from battle drifts over Gaza

The smoke from battle drifts over Gaza

Israel’s accusation that Hamas is using civilians as human shields has grown increasingly strident as the war in Gaza worsens.

The charge is laid relentlessly by political and military leaders and media commentators, repeated in conversations by members of the public and echoed in the comments of foreign politicians and diplomats. On the other side of the conflict, the accusation is vigorously denied by Hamas and others in Gaza.

The truth is lost amid the propaganda battle being waged alongside the shells, bombs, guns and rockets. What is certain is that the picture is more complicated than either side claims.

Deliberately placing non-combatants in and around targets to deter enemy attack – the definition of human shields – is illegal under international law.

The Geneva conventions state: “The presence or movements of the civilian population or individual civilians shall not be used to render certain points or areas immune from military operations, in particular in attempts to shield military objectives from attacks or to shield, favour or impede military operations. The parties to the conflict shall not direct the movement of the civilian population or individual civilians in order to attempt to shield military objectives from attacks or to shield military operations.”

International law also bans the use of medical units or prisoners of war to deter enemy attack.

However, even if Hamas were violating the law on this matter, it would not legally justify Israel’s bombing of areas where civilians are known to be.

“Any violation of these prohibitions shall not release the parties to the conflict from their legal obligations with respect to the civilian population and civilians, including the obligation to take the precautionary measures,” the conventions say.

Israel claims Hamas routinely uses hospitals, mosques, schools and private homes to launch rockets at Israel, store weapons, hide command and control centres, shelter military personnel, and conceal tunnel shafts. This is their justification for targeting such places, despite the legal requirement to ensure its attacks are proportional, distinguish between military and civilian objects, and avoid civilian casualties.

Israel says it gives due notice of attack – by phone, text messages, leaflet drops and “warning missiles” – to give civilians the chance to leave.

A typical statement from the Israel Defence Forces, issued in the past few days, says: “While the IDF does everything that it can to avoid civilian casualties, Hamas deliberately puts Palestinian civilian lives in danger. Hamas hides weapons and missile launchers in densely populated areas. Instead of keeping its citizens out of harm’s way, Hamas encourages and even forces Gazans to join its violent resistance against Israel. It sends men, women and children directly into the line of fire to be used as human shields for terrorists.”

On Wednesday, the IDF released a series of maps purporting to show Hamas military sites close to – but not in – schools, hospitals, mosques and residential buildings. It also released video, which it said showed militants using an ambulance to flee after coming under attack by IDF troops, and said the grounds and vicinity of al-Wafa hospital in Gaza City had been “repeatedly utilised by Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad as a command centre, rocket-launching site, and a post enabling terrorists to open fire at soldiers”.

Israel has repeatedly targeted the rehabilitation hospital during the course of the conflict, finally destroying the heavily damaged and, by then, empty building on Wednesday.

But the hospital’s director rejected the Israeli assertion that the hospital had been used for military purposes by Hamas or other militant groups. In a statement, Basman Alashi said: “Israel has targeted our hospital based on false and misleading claims. They are targeting medical facilities, the wounded, the sick and our children, all over the Gaza Strip. They want us to know that nowhere is safe.”

He added: “I hope things calm down as soon as possible. It’s painful to see what’s happening and that the hospital has become a target for military attacks.”

The UN’s discovery of arms caches in two of its schools in the past week has given Israel’s assertions credence. “Unrwa [the UN agency for Palestinian refugees] immediately informed all relevant parties and issued a statement strongly condemning the abuse of its premises,” said a spokesman, Chris Gunness. The UN agency Unrwa’s shelters have been shelled on four occasions in recent days, despite officials giving precise coordinates to the IDF.

Israel also claimed that Hamas had forced civilians to remain in the Gaza City neighbourhood of Shujai’iya after the IDF warned them to evacuate ahead of its assault on Sunday. Civilians were being “held as hostages”, said Peter Lerner, an IDF military spokesman.

These claims have not been backed up by independent reporting from international journalists covering the war from Gaza. Instead, dispatches from the ground have presented complex reasons why some residents did not evacuate from Shujai’iya and other areas targeted by the IDF. Many said nowhere in Gaza was safe, so they saw little point in abandoning their homes.

Others cited worries about not knowing the identities of people who would be their new neighbours; they could be evacuating a familiar neighbourhood for one that was a militant stronghold and others were simply too terrified to go out on the streets. Many media reports said there was no evidence of coercion by Hamas.

In fact, tens of thousands of people have fled their homes for what they hope is a safer place. Unrwa reports that more than 140,000 people have sought shelter in its properties; churches and mosques have been overwhelmed by displaced civilians; the grounds of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City have begun to resemble a makeshift refugee camp. These families are in fear of their lives, but they overwhelmingly cite Israeli bombing and shelling as the cause, rather than threats from Hamas.

Gaza is one of the most overcrowded places on earth. Almost two million people are crammed into a strip of land just 25 miles long and between three and a half and seven miles wide – roughly the same size as the Isle of Wight. In general there are few opportunities to leave; and in the midst of a conflict such as this, there is no exit.

The current war is not being fought on a conventional battlefield. Israel is pounding Gaza from the air, and its troops are increasingly fighting battles against a guerrilla army in densely populated urban areas – which constitute much of the Gaza Strip. As Israeli tanks and troops push further into the towns and cities, it is increasingly likely that Hamas will launch attacks from positions close to civilian buildings.

The separation between “civilian” and “military” in Gaza is much more blurred than with a conventional army – both physically and in the Gazan psyche. Hamas and other militants are embedded in the population. Their fighters are not quartered in military barracks, but sleep at night in their family homes. While it is not difficult to find antipathy to Hamas on the streets of Gaza in quiet times, most people defend their “right to resist” – and under such sustained military attack, support for Hamas rises.

Israel, meanwhile, does not have an unblemished record in the use of human shields. In 2010, two soldiers were convicted in an IDF military court of using an 11-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield in its 2008-09 operation in Gaza. The pair ordered the child to search bags they suspected of being booby-trapped.

It was the first conviction of what is known within the IDF as the “neighbour procedure” – forcing civilians to assist troops in military operations. Investigations by news organisations and human rights groups have suggested the IDF has used Palestinians as human shields in operations in both Gaza and the West Bank.

Meanwhile, in response to Israel’s assertions that Hamas situates its military centres in civilian areas, some have pointed out that the IDF’s headquarters, the Kiriya, is in central Tel Aviv, surrounded by a hospital, blocks of flats, shopping centres and offices.

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Gaza, Israel and Human Shields

Sarah Gillespie — via gilad.co.uk July 25, 2014

Daily Mail report on 'human shields'. Click to enlarge

Daily Mail report on ‘human shields’. Click to enlarge

What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target. The ‘shield’ is not the human bodies surrounding the ‘guilty’ party, the shield is the clemency that mankind instinctively affords the innocent. The shield evaporates only when confronted by an enemy who is not merely a fellow solder locked in a power battle, but a psychopath unconcerned with the pain of others. Such is the case with the Hamas. They are faced with an enemy who is willing to obliterate pregnant women, babies, kids, handicapped people, schools and crowded hospitals in order to smash their target. The Israelis repeatedly demonstrate a pathological disregard for any life that is not a Jewish life, and it is for this reason alone, that the Hamas are utterly incapable of ever using ‘human shields.’
However, Netanyahu, pro Israeli media and Zionist supporters can’t resist endlessly recycling their trope that the Hamas use civilians to guard their rockets. They are clearly flummoxed as to why this assertion does nothing to quell the snowballing international outrage at the massacres they are committing. Their argument attempts to plant in our minds the notion that the Hamas actively invite the Israeli military to slaughter and maim innocents and, in doing so, prove that their savagery deserves to be annihilated. Paradoxically therefore, according to the twisted logic of Zionists, the more innocent Palestinians that die, the worse the Palestinians are. As a collective they are guilty of being innocent.
But this propaganda ploy doesn’t work. Not only does it not work, it boomerangs completely. Every time a Zionist apologist repeats their ‘human shield’ accusations they merely advertise their own deficit of basic humanity. They tell us ‘the Hamas think we have empathy for our fellow human beings, but if you look at the casualty figures, you’ll see how mistaken they are.’
The other issues at play here are the rights of the Palestinians to defend themselves and the pragmatics of warfare in a refugee camp. Israel is extremely fond of telling the world that they have the right to defend themselves. They enjoy a nuclear arsenal, cutting edge American weaponry and the formidable Iron Dome technology. Yet, although Israel constantly brags about its own egalitarian credentials, for some reason Israel refuses to grant the Palestinian people this same intrinsic right to defense that it demands for itself. Palestinians are not allowed to protect themselves. They are not allowed to fight. Instead we are invited to imagine that it is somehow acceptable for the Palestinians to have no weaponry whatsoever, no army, no solders, no rights. We are lead to believe that the only way for Palestinians to prove their integrity, is to lie down like lambs and quietly live out the unspeakably miserable lives of squalor, poverty and despair that Israel has designed for them. In short, Israel wishes the Palestinians were suicidal but, inconveniently, they keep proving to us that they are not.
Obviously asking a people to passively embrace their own ethnic cleansing is implausible. One would hope that the Jews, more than anyone, might be capable of grasping such a fundamental truth – but sadly not. Given then, that the people of Gaza, like any other human beings, have right to defense, where exactly should they store their weapons? In the rolling valleys and tumbling hills of Haraat al-Daraj? Amid the fauna-filled acres of Shuja’iyya? Gaza is home to approximately 1.8 million people, it is 25 miles long by 5 to 7 miles wide and sealed by both an Egyptian and Israeli blockade. It is the most crowded open air prison on earth. The only place to feasibly store weapons is inevitably in the proximity of the people forced to live there cheek by jowl. Israel has now ordered some 43% of the territory to be evacuated. But where to? The Kafka-esque request to insist people go, knowing there is nowhere to go to, is clearly there to benefit Israeli PR, not save lives. And it doesn’t fool anyone. There are currently hundreds of thousands of displaced. The schools that have opened to receive those fleeing are already overflowing and Palestinians that endured the bombings of schools during Operation cast Lead, know that even a so called ‘refuge’ can not guarantee safety. Lets be clear: the only people putting the Palestinians in danger are the Israelis. The only people killing innocent people are the Israelis. The Hamas may not be the party that the chattering classes of the West would want to govern them, but they are democratically elected and they have as much right as Israel, Britain, France and America to fight against an oppressor that quite literally wants to ‘wipe them off the map.’ They face a tough job, but one thing they can’t do is use human shields against an enemy that doesn’t recognise them as human.

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At least 15 dead after Israeli fire hits UN school in Gaza Strip

Ibrahim Barzak and Peter Enav — Associated Press July 24, 2014

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Later a U.N. school compound in Gaza was hit by IDF tanks shells, killing at least 15. Click to enlarge

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday. Later a U.N. school compound in Gaza was hit by IDF tanks shells, killing at least 15. Click to enlarge

Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.

Pools of blood soiled the school courtyard, amid scattered books and belongings. There was a large scorch mark in the courtyard marking the place where one of the tank shells hit.

The strike occurred during a day of heavy fighting throughout the coastal territory as Israel pressed ahead with its operation to halt rocket fire from Gaza and destroy a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels.

Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area.

It was the fourth time a UN facility has been hit in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, since the Israeli operation began July 8.

UNRWA, the Palestinian refugee agency, has said it has found militant rockets inside two vacant schools.

The strike came on a day of heavy fighting throughout the Gaza Strip as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade amid international efforts to broker a cease-fire.

Six members of the same family and an 18-month-old infant boy were killed when an Israeli airstrike hit the Jebaliya refugee camp in the early morning hours, according to Gaza police and health officials. Twenty others were injured in the strike, they said, and rescuers were digging through the rubble of flattened homes, looking for survivors.

An airstrike on a home in the southern Gaza town of Abassan killed five members of another family, said Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra. Abassan is near Khan Younis, in an area that saw intense fighting on Wednesday.

The 16-day conflict has claimed the lives of more than 700 Palestinians, most of them civilians, Palestinian health officials say. Israel has lost 32 soldiers, all since July 17, when it widened its air campaign into a full-scale ground operation it says is aimed at halting rocket fire from Gaza and destroying a sophisticated network of cross-border tunnels.

Two Israeli civilians and a Thai worker in Israel have also been killed.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no reference to the cease-fire efforts in underscoring his determination to neutralize the rocket and tunnel threats.

More than 2,000 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza since July 8, and the Israeli military says it has uncovered more than 30 tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel, some of which have been used by Hamas to carry out attacks.

“We started this operation to return peace and quiet to Israel… And we shall return it,” Netanyahu said at a joint appearance with visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It

Paul Craig Roberts — paulcraigroberts.org July 23, 2014

After days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence officials to tell reporters that there is no evidence of the Russian government’s involvement.
Obviously, the US satellite photos do not support the Obama regime’s lies. If the White House had any evidence of Russian complicity, it would have released it to great fanfare days ago.
We are fortunate that the analytical side of the CIA, in contrast with the black ops side, retains analysts with integrity even after the purge of the agency ordered by Dick Cheney. Incensed that the CIA did not immediately fall in line with all of the Bush regime’s war lies, Cheney had the agency purged. The black ops side of the agency is a different story. Many believe that it should be defunded and abolished as this part of the CIA operates in violation of statutory US law.
Don’t hold your breath until Washington abolishes black-ops operations or the Obama regime apologizes to the Russian government for the unfounded accusations and insinuations leveled by the White House at Russia.
Despite this admission by US intelligence officials, the propaganda ministry is already at work to undermine the admission. The intelligence officials themselves claim that Russia is, perhaps, indirectly responsible, because Russia “created the conditions” that caused Kiev to attack the separatists.
In other words, Washington’s coup overseen by US State Department official Victoria Nuland, which overthrew an elected democratic Ukrainian government and brought extreme Russophobes into power in Kiev who attacked dissenting former Russian territories that were attached to Ukraine by Soviet communist party leaders when Russia and Ukraine were part of the same country, has no responsibility for the result.
Washington is innocent. Russia is guilty. End of story.
The day previously, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, one of the Obama regime’s brainless warmonger women, angrily turned on reporters who asked about the Russian government’s official denial of responsibility. Don’t you understand, she demanded, that what the US government says is credible and what the Russian government says is not credible!
Rest assured that the owners of the media and the editors of the reporters received calls and threats. I wouldn’t be surprised if the reporters have lost their jobs for doing their jobs.
There you have it. America’s free press. The American press is free to lie for the government, but mustn’t dare exercise any other freedom.
Washington will never permit official clarification of MH-17. Today (July 23) the BBC (the British Brainwashing Corporation) declared: “Whitehall sources say information has emerged that MH17 crash evidence was deliberated tampered with, as the plane’s black boxes arrive in the UK.”
After making this claim of tampered with black boxes, the BBC contradicted itself: “The Dutch Safety Board, which is leading the investigation, said ‘valid data’ had been downloaded from MH17’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) which will be ‘further analyzed’. The board said: ‘The CVR was damaged but the memory module was intact. Furthermore no evidence or indications of manipulation of the CVR was found.’”
The BBC does not tell us how the black boxes are simultaneously in British and Dutch hands, or how they got into British and Dutch hands when the separatists gave the black boxes to the Malaysians with the guarantee that the black boxes would be turned over to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for expert and non-politicized examination.
So where are the black boxes? If the Malaysians gave them to the British, Whitehall will tell whatever lie Washington demands. If Washington’s British puppet actually has the black boxes, we will never know the truth. Judging from the hostile and unsupported accusations against Russia from the bought-and-paid-for Netherlands prime minister, we can expect the Dutch also to lie for Washington. Apparently, Washington has succeeded in removing the “investigation” from the ICAO’s hands and placing the investigation in the hands of its puppets.
The problem with writing columns based on Western news reports is that you have no idea of the veracity of the news reports.
From all appearances, the Obama regime intends to turn the “international investigation” into an indictment of Russia, and the Dutch seem to be lined up behind this corrupt use of the investigation. As the Washington Post story makes clear, there is no room in the investigation for any suspicion that Kiev and Washington might be responsible. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/malaysia-flight-17-prosecution-faces-major-evidentiary-and-legal-obstacles/2014/07/22/a8c7ebe4-11db-11e4-98ee-daea85133bc9_story.html
By continuing to trust a corrupt West that is devoid of integrity and of good will toward Russia, the separatists and the Russian government have again set themselves up for vilification. Will they never learn?
As I write, more confusion is added to the story. It has just come across my screen that Reuters reports that Alexander Khodakovsky, “a powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia.” Reuters says that this separatist commander (or perhaps former commander as later in its report Reuters describes Khodakovsky as “a former head of the ‘Alpha’ anti-terrorism unit of the security service in Donetsk”) is in dispute with other commanders about the conduct of the war.
Khodakovsky makes clear that he doesn’t know which unit might have had the missile or from where it was fired. He makes it clear that he has no precise or real information. His theory is that the Ukrainian government tricked the separatists into firing the missile by launching airstrikes in the area over which the airliner was flying and by sending military jets to the vicinity of the airliner to create the appearance of military aircraft. Reuters quotes Khodakovsky, “”Even if there was a BUK, and even if the BUK was used, Ukraine did everything to ensure that a civilian aircraft was shot down”
Not knowing the nature of Khodakovsky’s dispute with other commanders or his motivation, it is difficult to assess the validity of his story, but his tale does explain why Ukrainian air control would route the Malaysian airliner over the combat area, a hitherto unexplained decision.
After the sensational part of its story, Reuters seems to back away a bit. Reuters quotes Khodakovsky saying that the separatist movement has different leaders and “our cooperation is somewhat conditional.” Khodakovsky then becomes uncertain as to whether the separatists did or did not have operational BUK missiles. According to Reuters, Khodakovsky “said none of the BUKs captured from Ukrainian forces were operational.” This implies that Russia provided the working missile to the separatists if such a missile existed.
I find the separatists’ reply convincing. If we have these missiles why to the fools in Kiev send aircraft to bomb us, and why is their bombing so successful? The separatists do have shoulder fired ground to air missiles of the kind that the US supplied to Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion. These missiles are only capable for low flying aircraft. They cannot reach 33,000 feet.
According to Reuters, the reporting of its story was by one person, the writing by a second, and the editing by a third. From my experience in journalism, this means that we don’t know whose story it is, how the story was changed, or what its reliability might be.
We can safely conclude that the obfuscations are just beginning, and like 9 /11 and John F. Kennedy’s assassination, there will be no alternative to individuals forming their own opinion from researching the evidence. The United States government will never come clean, and the British government and presstitute media will never stop telling lies for Washington.
Washington’s bribes and threats can produce whatever story Washington wants. Keep in mind that a totally corrupt White House, over the objections of its own intelligence agencies, sent the Secretary of State to the United Nations to lie to the world about Iraqi weapons of mass production that the White House knew did not exist. The consequences are that millions were killed, maimed, and displaced for no other reason than Washington’s lie and rising instability in the Middle East.
The Obama regime lied on the basis of concocted “evidence” that Assad had used chemical weapons against the Syrian people, thus crossing the “red line” that the White House had drawn, justifying a US military attack on the Syrian people. The Russian government exposed the fake evidence, and the British Parliament voted down any UK participation in the Obama regime’s attack on Syria. Left isolated, the Obama regime dared not assume the obvious role of war criminal.
Blocked in this way, the Obama regime financed and supplied outside jihadist militants to attack Syria, with the consequence that a radial ISIL is in the process of carving out a new Caliphate from parts of Iraq and Syria.
Keep in mind that both the George W. Bush and Obama regimes have also lied through their teeth about “Iranian nukes.”
The only possible conclusion is that a government that consistently lies is not believable.
Since the corrupt Clinton regime, American journalists have been forced by their bosses to lie for Washington. It is a hopeful sign that in their confrontation with Marie Harf some journalists found a bit of courage. Let’s hope it takes root and grows.
I do not think that the United States can recover from the damage inflicted by the neoconservatives who determined the policies of the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama governments, but whenever we see signs of opposition to the massive lies and deceptions that define the US government in the 21st century, we should cheer and support those who confront the lies.
Our future, and that of the world, depend on it.

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Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust

Noah Browning — Reuters July 23, 2014

Hamas fighters sit during an anti Israel parade in Nov, 2013. Click to enlarge

Hamas fighters sit during an anti Israel parade in Nov, 2013. Click to enlarge

Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying years of training in urban warfare with a new tactical acumen and suicidal resolve.

The Israelis say weapons and know-how supplied by Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah make Hamas a more formidable foe.

Four days after Israel launched a withering ground assault on the Palestinian Islamist militants in their stronghold of Shejaia following intensive air strikes, the army still does not have complete control of the area.

Smoke from shelled homes and the buzz of Israeli drones clog the sky above the wrecked district on Gaza’s eastern border.

The thud of a buried explosive aimed at a troop carrier is met with an hour-long rain of Israeli artillery fire that shakes the width of the coastal strip, sending the deafening sound bouncing off buildings as far as the shore.

Exploiting a vast network of secret tunnels to snipe at enemy troops and blast their vehicles even inside Israel, Hamas has killed 32 Israeli soldiers — almost three times as many as in the last major ground clashes in a 2008-9 conflict.

“The al-Qassam brigades continue to give repeated surprises, and every day the holy warriors arise from where the (Israeli) occupation could not foresee,” the group said last week.

“They fight… face to face with the enemy in retaliation for the blood of the martyrs that the occupier spills daily.”

The action has lived up to the fierce rhetoric.

Hamas has far outstripped fellow militants in Islamic Jihad and other groups in sending drones, scuba commandos and tunnel raiders to take the fight into Israel.

In one such infiltration, Hamas fighters emerged wearing full Israeli uniform, but were let down by one key detail – they were carrying Kalashnikov rifles, not standard issue M16s or Tavor assault rifles.

In the most deadly incident for Israel yet, on the first day of its incursion to begin destroying the tunnels on Sunday, Hamas says its fighters watched as an enemy armoured personnel carrier lurched into a web of booby traps they had laid.

“Our holy warriors detonated the minefield with such force that (the carrier) was destroyed. They advanced on it, opened its doors and finished off all left inside,” the group said.

Israel offered a different account, saying the vehicle was part of a convoy and was hit my multiple anti-tank missiles.

Israel said six soldiers were killed, while another thought to have been in the vehicle is missing, believed dead. Hamas said it captured him but has not released his picture.

The Israeli military acknowledges Hamas’ increased skill.

“They have undergone extensive training, they are well supplied, well motivated and disciplined. We have met a more formidable enemy on the battlefield,” said Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Lerner. Israel says it has so far killed more than 200 Palestinian fighters.

“We are not surprised about it because we knew that they were preparing for this battle. They didn’t just invest in the tunnels for the last two or three years,” he added.

“UNDERGROUND GAZA”

Israeli air strike on Gaza City on Tuesday, July 22. Click to enlarge

Israeli air strike on Gaza City on Tuesday, July 22. Click to enlarge

Speaking off the record, another army official said: “They have thrown everything at us. Missiles, ambushes, even (bomb-laden) donkeys and dogs. It’s proving a real challenge … We have to break their motivation, show them it is not worth it.

“We hope that if we break Shejaia, then that will show them our determination. That is a real command centre for them… What is remarkable is that in the past eight years they have basically built an underground Gaza. It’s astonishing,” he said.

Confined in the crowded sandy coast enclave of 1.8 million, where poverty and unemployment hover around 40 percent, weary Gazans say they hope the battle will break the blockade that Israel and Egypt impose on them. They have very little to lose.

Hamas leaders hope to achieve that goal through the prowess of their men at the front, trained to inflict casualties and grab soldiers to gain political leverage.

Morale was high and Hamas fighters were preparing for a fight during a visit by Reuters in April to a training camp of its military wing on a vast sandy expanse in northern Gaza.

Kitted up in full Israeli battle gear, young cadets sat in classrooms taking notes on lessons in combat tactics.

They showed off manoeuvres where they simulated raining down mortars on mock-up tanks, on which two groups of fighters then pounced from nearby tunnels, with one combatant hoisting over his shoulder a limp volunteer posing as an Israeli soldier.

NOT A HUGE LOSS

Devastation in Gaza

Scenes of devastation in Gaza. Is the Israeli military striking at Palestinian civilians because it can’t confront Hamas effectively? Click to enlarge

In addition to increasing the range and payload of more than 1,000 mostly homemade rockets it has hurled at Israel in two weeks, Hamas has stepped up its weapons procurement.

“Hamas leaders have tried to say through their statements that everything Israel’s been hit with so far was completely and purely Gaza-made. (But) Hamas did not deny benefiting from foreign imports,” said Gaza analyst Adnan Abu Amer.

The Islamist movement is unlikely to be deterred by the losses its has suffered at the hands of a stronger enemy.

“There are conflicting reports about Hamas’s losses in terms of fighters. Since Israel has claimed Hamas’s armed wing numbers 20,000 men, the martyrdom of 60 or 70 can not be described as a huge loss,” Abu Amer said.

Videos distributed by al-Qassam’s media arm appear to show the strength of the group’s arsenal.

“The demonstrated use of anti-tank guided missiles against small IDF units on foot, rather than against armoured vehicles, shows a clear intent to simply inflict casualties and a recognition of the (Israeli army’s) superior armour defence,” said Charles Lister, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Center in Doha told Reuters.

A senior Israeli intelligence official briefing foreign reporters on Wednesday said “radical axis” countries – Iran, Syria or Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon – had provided Hamas with a new generation of ground weapons.

He cited the Russian-made cornet and the shoulder-fired RPG-29 which is “more of a rocket than a missile. You can use it in an urban area when you have to fight against very close forces. This is something you don’t make by yourself.”

CEASEFIRE?

In 22-days of fighting during a 2008-9 conflict, Hamas and other militant groups largely melted away, allowing Israeli tanks to approach the outskirts of Gaza City.

The militants killed just six soldiers then, and two more in an eight-day round of battle in 2012, which did not escalate into an Israeli ground incursion.

Israel’s Lerner cited outside aid for their new strength.

“(They were trained) by Iran. Mostly Iran. It is the school of Iran. It is the thought process of Iran. It is Iran with Hezbollah. It is the same type of tactics that we have seen.”

Israel’s loss of 12 soldiers on Sunday was the largest single-day toll since its forces pushed into South Lebanon in an attempt to dislodge Hezbollah militants there in 2006.

The Israeli intelligence officer said Syria, Iran and Hezbollah could have taught Hamas new tactics over the Internet.

Nobody from the Israeli side expected an easy push into Gaza, Israeli military affairs analyst Ehud Yaari told Reuters, but its stated aim of destroying the tunnels remains difficult.

“It’s very painful, but I don’t think anybody assumed that it could be a ‘no casualties’ operation … It seems they’ve been able to systematically uncover more and more tunnels, with the caveat that I’m not sure the Israelis are prepared to sustain the damage to uncover many more,” he said.

Subterranean warfare may be Hamas’s most potent innovation. After spending years and possibly hundreds of millions of dollars on building the network, Hamas may be keen to preserve some of its tunnels by stopping the fighting soon.

“They’re popping up more and more from underground to try and hit something in hopes that a ceasefire will be established as soon as possible,” Yaari said.

Abu Amer, the Gaza analyst, believes both sides are smarting and the military gains may encourage Hamas toward a ceasefire.

“Hamas realises that the time factor is painful for both sides. Hamas has made achievements and my guess that neither Hamas nor Israel are willing today to prolong the confrontation,” he said.

(Additional reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza, Crispian Balmer and Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem; Editing by Paul Taylor)

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Hamas Sieges Israel

Roy Tov — roytov July 24, 2014

On July 22, 2014 the USA and Europe stopped their flights to Israel. Following the Siege of Gaza and the destruction of the Yasser Arafat International Airport in Gaza by Israel, Hamas conceptually inverted the situation, closing the main access point to the Zionist dream.

Israeli Siege on Gaza

Tunnel in GazaIn December 2001, during the Second Intifada, Israel bombed the radar in the Yasser Arafat International Airport, popularly known as Dahaniya. In the following month, the runway was destroyed by IDF bulldozers.

This was the first stage in the Siege of Gaza, which was enlarged to a sea blockade. The transfer of goods and people through the border crosses with Israel and Egypt is highly restricted.

Following the brutal Operation Cast Lead, that awarded Israel the title of “terror inflicting” by the UN, an international effort to transfer essential help resulted in the massacre of the Freedom Flotilla. Israel’s State Comptroller placed the responsibility of the event on PM Netanyahu’s ineptitude.

The Government in Gaza worked during these years in the construction of a sophisticated network of tunnels that allowed the transfer of goods, as well as provided an effective defense system.

In July 2014, Israel started Operation Strong Cliff (sometimes referred in English as Protective Edge) in which several tunnels were destroyed. Gaza answered by firing missiles on Israel. This led to yesterday’s decision to stop flights from the West to Israel.

On July 23, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay condemned the Israeli ongoing attack on the Gaza Strip saying that war crimes may have been committed.

Yasser Arafat International Airport, Dahaniya - Kerem Shalom. The airport had been located near the village of Dahaniya, next to the Kerem Shalom Border Crossing between Israel, Egypt and Gaza. The tip of the destroyed runway can be seen at the top. Egypt is at the west, Israel at the southeast. Click to0 enlarge

Yasser Arafat International Airport, Dahaniya – Kerem Shalom. The airport had been located near the village of Dahaniya, next to the Kerem Shalom Border Crossing between Israel, Egypt and Gaza. The tip of the destroyed runway can be seen at the top. Egypt is at the west, Israel at the southeast. Click to0 enlarge

 Hamas Siege on Isreal

Netanyahu miscalculation of the current attack on Gaza is worse than the one during the Freedom Flotilla fiasco.

Hamas achieved unprecedented military and public relations gains. The most amazing event in the first category was when a Hamas Battalion held ground against IDF’s Golani Brigade. In the second category, it brought the dismissal of Israeli Deputy Minister of Defense and even more important in the long term, it hit the Curse of Givat Amal, bringing longstanding damage to Israeli morale.

Yesterday, the reaction of Hamas to the Israeli attack closed the main gate of Israel. The Ben Gurion International Airport, located near Tel Aviv$ is closed to international flights from the West. Before PM Netanyahu blames anybody else on the siege imposed on Israel, he should remember the Yasser Arafat International Airport and ponder why attacks are counterproductive.

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This fits the best of Jewish Theology: Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth—Matthew 5:38. “An airport for an airport,” reads the modern version of the Jewish Bible.

Willing to show the mighty muscle of his sieged fiefdom, PM Netanyahu announced immediately the opening of the Ovda Airport to regular international flights.

Located just north of the Red Sea, this is a military airport that serves hordes of European and Russian tourists visiting Eilat. Charter aircrafts are the bulk of its traffic.

It can handle business travellers from USA and Europe, but they are unlikely to accept a four or five hours trip by road to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem.

One day after opened, not even one international flight was diverted from Ben Gurion to Ovda. Westerners do not want to visit Israel.

Meanwhile, Israel has expanded its ground attack on Gaza. Palestinians are escaping their homes. “War Crimes in Gaza” is the hottest phrase in the UN Human Rights Council. Not for the first time, Netanyahu entered a dead-end alley. For the first time he entered one while being under siege.

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U.S. discloses intelligence on downing of Malaysian jet

Introduction — July 23, 2014

This is from the same intelligence outfit that informed us that the biggest attack on America in more than fifty years, which breached sophisticated air defences and reduced one of New York’s biggest buildings to dust in minutes, was directed from a cave in the Afghan mountains.
Such “intelligence” is not what it claims to be but an affront to genuine intelligence.
Head of General Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Andrey Kartopolov ( left) and chief of the Air Force Main Staff Lt. Gen. Igor Makushev ( right) at a media conference in Moscow, July 21 (RIA Novosti / Vadim Savitsky). Click to enlarge

Head of General Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Andrey Kartopolov ( left) and chief of the Air Force Main Staff Lt. Gen. Igor Makushev ( right) at a media conference in Moscow, July 21 (RIA Novosti / Vadim Savitsky). Click to enlarge

More importantly, this latest release from the Obama Administration doesn’t address the questions raised by the Russian military high command at a landmark press briefing on Tuesday. In fact it pointedly ignores many of those questions
Instead the Obama administration makes its own accusations based on data from “social-media sites”. While I don’t profess to be an expert on the matter I suspect that intelligence gleaned from “social-media sites” is about as reliable as intelligence from caves in the Afghan mountains.
In other words it’s little more than disinformation.
Nonetheless, the underlying message coming from the White House implies some degree of Russian complicity in the downing of MH-17.
This can only mean one thing, when so much evidence points elsewhere but is being studiously ignored.
The U.S. huffed and puffed but eventually lost its nerve with Iran. Undaunted, it then tried effecting regime in Syria through proxies, but that too has failed. Now the Obama administration appears to have set its sights on military confrontation with Russia.
This too could also end in failure or the Obama administration may again lose its nerve. Either way the American Empire is already failing and soon it will either back down or be forced into conflict and potential catastrophic collapse.
We can then consign America and its global dominion to the history books, as the shortest lived empire ever.

U.S. discloses intelligence on downing of Malaysian jet

Greg Miller — Washington Post July 22, 2014

BUK missile system photographed in Torez hours before MH17 was downed. Click to enlarge

BUK missile system photographed in Torez hours before MH17 was downed. Click to enlarge

The Obama administration, detailing what it called evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysian airliner, on Tuesday released satellite images and other sensitive intelligence that officials say show Moscow had trained and equipped rebels in Ukraine responsible for the attack.

Senior U.S. intelligence officials cited sensors that raced the path of the missile, shrapnel markings on the downed aircraft, voiceprint analysis of separatists claiming credit for the strike, and a flood of photos and other data from social-media sites.

The officials also for the first time identified a sprawling Russian military installation near the city of Rostov as the main conduit of Russian support to separatists in Ukraine, describing it as a hub of training and weapons that has expanded dramatically over the past month. The officials said that tanks, rocket launchers and other arms have continued to flow into Ukraine even after the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which killed 298 civilians.

Analysts at the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies are continuing to examine information about the crash, but the officials said the intelligence assembled in the five days since the attack points overwhelmingly to Russian-backed separatists in territory they control in eastern Ukraine.

The senior intelligence officials said they have ruled out the possibility that Ukrainian forces were responsible for the attack.

“That is not a plausible scenario,” said one senior U.S. official, who noted that American intelligence agencies have confirmed that Ukraine had no antiaircraft missile system within range of the Malaysian flight at the time it was struck.

The official was one of three senior U.S. intelligence officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity during a briefing arranged for reporters in Washington to provide more detailed information on the assertions made by administration officials in recent days, as well as to rebut Russian claims.

“We are seeing a full-court press by the Russian government to instruct affiliated or friendly elements to manipulate the media environment to spread Russia’s version of the story,” the official said. “What this looks like again is a classic case of blaming the victims.”

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Flashback: Mainstreaming Homosexuality 1967-2014

henrymakow.com — July 23, 2014

“The Homosexuals,” a 46-min documentary from 1967, reveals how the Illuminati have transformed America in less than 50 years.
In 1967, homosexual acts in private were illegal in every state but Illinois. Ninety per cent of Americans felt it was an illness and two-thirds were “disgusted” by it.
But more important, the men interviewed for the documentary were masculine and had a moral compass. They spoke in terms of morality and social good.
The film makes many excellent points but it was made by CBS. I suspect its hidden agenda was to get private homosexual activity legalized – the proverbial camel nose under the tent. In 1973, just six years later, the Rockefellers forced the American Psychological Association to reclassify homosexuality as “normal.” Today, our public school are inviting our children to experiment with homosexuality and are actively grooming our children for pedophiles.
This is further evidence that society is controlled by Illuminati central bankers and is being inducted into a cabalist sex cult dedicated to Lucifer.
If you can’t watch the documentary, this 2012 article by Mathew Hoffman provides an excellent summary.
Note: Even if you don’t read this article, be sure to read the First Comment by Dan directly below it.

By Matther Cullinan Hoffman — From Apr 23, 2012

February 9, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In 1967, the veteran CBS journalist Mike Wallace did what today would seem revolutionary: he hosted a 43-minute documentary that exposed the stark truth about homosexuality, speaking openly of well-established facts that have since been consigned to the memory hole of political correctness.
Wallace’s documentary, The Homosexuals, is a frank examination of the self-destructive behavior of sexually-active homosexuals, the underlying psychological causes of their impulses, and their troubling influence on American culture. It also discusses curative therapy for homosexual orientation, which had a success rate in the 1960s of about one third, a result similar to that yielded by modern therapeutic methods.

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To Deter Palestinian Fighters Rape Their Mothers and Sisters

Michael Hoffman — Revisionist Review July 22, 2014

Israeli Professor Suggests Rape as ‘Terror Deterrent’

Mordechai Kedar: Sex Assault on Relatives Will Stop Attacks

By Ori Kashti • July 22, 2014

Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University

Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University

(Haaretz) — “The only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped.” This assertion was made by Middle East scholar Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University on an Israel Radio program. “It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East,” added Kedar, of Bar-Ilan’s Department of Arabic.

The program “Hakol Diburim” (“It’s All Talk”) was broadcast on July 1, immediately after the discovery of the bodies of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrah, who were kidnapped and murdered in the West Bank. It dealt, among other things, with the question of how Hamas can be deterred.

“You have to understand the culture in which we live,” said Kedar. “The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders.” When presenter Yossi Hadar asked if that “could filter down” the organization’s ranks, Kedar replied: “No, because lower down the considerations are entirely different. Terrorists like those who kidnapped the children and killed them — the only thing that deters them is if they know that their sister or their mother will be raped in the event that they are caught. What can you do, that’s the culture in which we live.”

When Hadar said, “We can’t take such steps, of course,” Kedar continued: “I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor.”

Kedar is also a research fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan, and in the past also served as chairman of the Israel Academia Monitor organization, which is involved in “exposing extremist Israeli academics who exploit academic freedom in order to take steps to deny Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.” The organization is engaged in a battle against professors identified with the left.

In the wake of the publication of his words, feminist activists today sent a letter to Bar-Ilan University president Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz, in which they decried Kedar’s “words of incitement that grant legitimacy to Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Israeli civilians to commit rape, and endanger both Israeli and Palestinian women. Kedar’s words echo expressions that treat rape as a remedial practice, although it is a war crime.”

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Michael Hoffman’s Afterword:

Though it will be claimed by the usual public relations hacks that Prof. Kedar’s monstrous rape/deterrent observation is “condemned by the Jewish tradition” (citing, for example, BT Kiddushin 22), there are rabbinic escape clauses which justify rape. First, the rape target must be classified as a zonah (prostitute) or a nokri (hostile alien). The supreme Ashkenazic halachic authority, Rabbi Moses Maimonides, rules that a Judaic soldier may rape this type of female POW (Yefas To’ar) when he is not actively fighting a battle (cf. Hilchos Melachim 8:3). For an explication of this subject consult my book, Judaism Discovered, p. 904.
Courtesy of Maurice Pinay — text from the Meorot theology journal of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinic School on permissible rape:
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— Dov. S. Zakheim, Meorot vol. 6: no. 1 (2006), p. 5.
Zakheim was Under Secretary of Defense in the administration of George W. Bush, 2001-2004.
One wonders how much of an outcry this rape-as-a-deterrent observation will receive from Michele Obama, from those who denounced Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, and from big media like FOX News and the New York Times. The Times published a lengthy, front page report on July 13 concerning a small U.S. college that supposedly was negligent in investigating the alleged rape of an intoxicated female student. Let’s see what the Times has to say, if anything, about this professor who is on the faculty of Bar-Ilan, the most prestigious Talmudic educational institute in the Israeli state.
It is important that we publicize this news, which helps to reveal the true face of Talmudic-Israel.

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Breakfast with Eli Wallach and John Malkovich or Maybe Not

Visible Origami — July 23, 2014

Dog Poet Transmitting…….
May your noses always be cold and wet.
Most mornings I have breakfast with Eli Wallach. It’s not the Eli of “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” but rather the Eli of “The Holiday” with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz and assorted. Of course, it might not be Eli Wallach, cause I heard he was dead but it sure looks like him. When I catch him looking at me, I squint at him like Clint, hoping to jar his memory but he doesn’t say anything that I remember from the films. I don’t smile at him like Jack Black or Kate Winslett because by that time his memory and his balance were not what they used to be. I try that old high school trick where you cough and say “bullshit” at the same time, only I cough and say, “Eli” but it hasn’t worked so far.
I’ve learned some things here that I didn’t know before. One of them is that constant pain will make you very tired. Another thing is that this is not a place where old film stars go to die, or fade away, as the case may be. Most of these people do not look like former film stars. I did see John Malkovich but he didn’t react when I called him by name. Most of the people here look like what life wrote on their faces since the time when they were young and eager sprouts, with a certain amount of sexual currency to spend and a varying time span, limited window of opportunity to do it in. That window, from what I can see, closed a long time ago and someone painted it shut afterwards. God! These people eat a lot of strange mystery meats. I don’t know what parts of the animal these meats come from but I don’t want to go there. They make sausages from blood, brains and effluvia, with a certain amount of salt and other spices. Everyone eats some or a lot. I think I am the only vegetarian here.
There’s been no postings of late since I am taking a visit from a Danish reader named Tom. We’ve been sitting around and talking about the ineffable for hours each day and noting that no one else seems to be so employed. It looks like the whole visible world is indifferent to the invisible world, or else completely unconscious of it. Many people will tell you if you can’t see it, it’s not there. I tend to believe if they can’t see it, they are not there. I’m guessing that makes sense where it applies.
The entire state of Israel is writhing in paroxysms of orgasm, over the vile and unnecessary deaths of all those Palestinian women and children, sliced and diced by the state of the art war machine for Crime Syndicate Banker Nation. I need to mention a few things about all of that. I have probably said these things before but they bear repeating at this time. A reader recently pointed out that the conflict is in operation because Israel wants to steal the gas that has been discovered in Gaza. Sure, that could be a motivator. Whenever there is the opportunity for the snarling bully of the Middle East to steal anything from anyone, be it property, organs or one’s life, they will do it because it is their nature, just like it is the scorpions nature to sting you for no reason, or even itself to death.
The real and enduring reason that Israel wants to destroy Palestine and the Palestinians is because they have a genetic DNA connection to that land and the AshkeNAZI invaders have none; zero. This is what that disappearing map of Palestine is all about.
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Disappearing Palestine. Click to enlarge

This is why they change the names of every Palestinian town and work to erase the names of every landmark, also erasing the landmark itself when it is possible. They want the world to believe that they are The Palestinians. They are not. Their thirst for world conquest is so great that they think nothing of spending many, many years taking over the infrastructure of strategic nations in order to turn the world into a massive concentration camp and to kill millions, AS THEY DID in Russia and The Ukraine and all kinds of other places. Through the profits of usury and ghost money they have bought up all of the media and information centers, publishing firms, everything critical in order to control and mold world opinion. They call themselves The Chosen People and they are. They are the Chosen People of Satan whom they worship. Shit and Fan are on their way for a visit with them at some point and the gates of Hell yawn and salivate at the thought of their entrance. Everything is under control.
The most difficult of things to see is the manner in which the present revolutionary transformations are impacting on those who have spread such terror and torment on this Earth for such a length of time. It all seems to be going their way, as everything gets worse for us and better for them. They commit outrage after outrage with seeming impunity but… never forget, evil destroys itself. This is a cosmic law and they are led by Byzantine roads to inescapable perdition. I cannot see the means and method of it but I know it is a certainty.
It is also one of the most difficult states to occupy, where one sees such horrible and nightmare conditions, created by the few, at the expense of the many and to have to feel all of the futility and impotence of one’s state, where it appears there is so little any of us can do to counteract any of it. It is an ancient adage that has no doubt been proven true more times than anyone can remember; if you want to change the world, change yourself. It is the only condition we have any power over and it should be our constant focus as often as we can call it to mind. The ONLY way to change another is by example. It is the power of inspiration that rises in the hearts of those who witness something remarkable in the actions of another that is responsible for so much that is good and transformative in this world. We must believe it is true and we must act with certitude regarding it. There is little else available to us.
I have spent many hours these last days, talking about these things with another. It is such a reassuring thing to see what can be generated between resonant and sympathetic hearts directed to a common end. The darkness is beginning to break and soon light will stream into this world through a thousand cracks. We have but to be patient and constant.
I will make this shorter than usual as I am quite tired and don’t want to find myself simply tossing words upon the page to meet some standard of usual length. My heart goes out to all of you in your different states of personal distress, some of which is operational in your lives and some of which is only what is being seen across the distance. Something tells me we are not nearly so far away as we think we are. Godspeed to your every finer aspiration.
End Transmission…….

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MH17: five of the most bizarre conspiracy theories

News Commentary — July 22, 2014

MH17 crash siteLess than a week has passed since Flight MH-17 went down and the evidence for what caused the crash has yet to be gathered, let alone analysed.
Nonetheless, the Guardian’s Padraig Reidy is ready to label some speculation as to what caused the crash as “conspiracy theories”.
When one of the corporate media’s lackeys uses that term some sort of smear job invariably follows and as if on cue Padraig Reidy trots out some of the more bizarre notions, before concluding:
“It is no good to say they are merely “alternative” ways of looking at the world, as some of their defenders will counter. There is reality and there is fantasy. We cannot engage with the world, or hope to improve it, without first knowing the true state of things. Conspiracy theories destroy any hope of that.” (MH17: five of the most bizarre conspiracy theories)
In other words “conspiracy theories” are harmful fantasies, which hinder our attempts to comprehend the world.
To arrive at this conclusion Reidy pointedly ignores Tuesday’s press conference held by Russia’s military high command which posed more questions about MH-17.
No doubt because the points raised — backed by radar monitoring records and satellite surveillance photos — are more “conspiracy theories”
Nonetheless, some really significant points were raised at Tuesday’s press conference such as:
* Why did Flight MH-17 deviate from its planned flight path?
* Why did the Ukrainians deploy BUK anti-aircraft systems within range MH-17′s flight path?
* Why was the Malaysian passenger jet shadowed by a Ukrainian Su-25 strike jet?
Reidy doesn’t raise any of these points, let alone answer them. Instead he derides those who ‘talk of “globalists”, “internationalists”, “banksters” and “Zionists”’.
Essentially, Reidy article is a smear job masquerading as journalism; and rather than provide a credible explanation as to what happened with Flight MH-17, Reidy suggest that those who entertain “theories on “Zionists”, “globalists” et al, come from a place of hatred and violence.”
Yes, you read that correctly. Those who entertain conspiracy theories are on par with child molesters and Satanists, according to Reidy, they “come from a place of hatred and violence”.
Apart from deriding “conspiracy theories” and those who entertain them however, Reidy seems to assume without question that Moscow has something to hide.
“Moscow has lost control of the situation in east Ukraine, and the last thing an autocrat such as Putin can admit to is that the monster of his making is not at his command”, he writes.
So before all the evidence has even been gathered and while ignoring Tuesday’s critical press conference Reidy is ready condemn Putin over MH-17. At least that’s his “conspiracy theory” and it sucks more than most.

Another Massacre in Gaza, This Time in Khan Younis

Press Release Ministry of Health Gaza — via Global Research July 23, 2014

Despite Israeli claims that it is doing its utmost to avoid civlian casualties, nearly 400 Palestinians have thus far been killed in the ongoin offensive. Most of them civilians. Prompting some observers to wonder if this isn't intentional?

Despite Israeli claims that it is doing its utmost to avoid civlian casualties, nearly 400 Palestinians have thus far been killed in the ongoin offensive. Most of them civilians. Prompting some observers to wonder if this isn’t intentional? Click to enlarge

Another massacre is underway in Khan Younis, where relentless Israeli shelling and sniper fire are wreaking death and destruction on all that moves in the zone east of Khan Younis city.

The villages of Khuza’a, Al Fukhari, Abasan Alkabir, Abasan Al Sa’ir, Jarara, and Bani Suhela received no warning of the attacks, and no warnings to evacuate before the bombardment began at around 11pm last night.

The intensity of Israeli shelling around the Algerian Hospital in Abasan Alkabir shattered its windows, and led to its evacuation, leaving only the emergency department operational.

Despite residents’ frantic calls to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for help in finding a safe route and safe vehicles to escape, the ICRC was unable to get a response from Israeli authorities until dawn today, when five bodies and 17 injured were retrieved and taken to Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis.

An unknown number of dead and injured remain behind, as ambulances are prevented access.

Israeli military has declared the Khuza’a area a closed military zone, preventing even medics from entering it, but reports from Khuza’a stated 12 dead by morning.

The casualties in other villages are unable to be established at this time. Random shelling continues unabated, and Israeli snipers inside houses are attacking anything that moves.

Homes are being destroyed over the heads of entire families. Thousands have been displaced, many fleeing to the Nasser and European Gaza Hospitals.

Even hospitals are not safe, however. Monday’s attack on Al Aqsa hospital has left staff and patients alike fearing for their lives even within medical facilities.

The reality is that there is no safe sanctuary, for residents, patients or health personnel alike.

As they did in Shujaiyah, the Israeli military is indiscriminately attacking civilians.

As they did in Shujaiyah, the Israelis military is refusing to provide humanitarian access to the dead and injured, in clear breach of humanitarian law.

As they did in Shujaiyah, the Israeli military is committing war crimes, with apparent impunity.

The Ministry of Health Gaza demands that the international community require the Israeli military to

1. Immediately cease all attacks on civilian targets in Gaza;
2. Immediately cease all attacks on medical facilities and personnel in Gaza;
3. Immediately provides access to the dead and injured, as required by international humanitarian law.

Contact: Dr Yousef AbuAlrish, Deputy Minister of Health +972 597 918 339

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False Flags Highlight Our Satanic Possession

henrymakow.com — July 22, 2014

MH17 wreckage. Click to enlarge(left, MH-17, what a plane crash scene looks like. Wreckage, baggage and bodies everywhere. Compare to Pentagon and Shanksville below.)
Our governments and mass media are flat out lying to us about 9-11 etc.. It’s obvious. But maybe that’s the point. The more obvious the lies we acquiesce to, the more we have been satanically possessed.

Henry Makow Ph.D.

Satanists throw up a lot of smoke and mirrors but Satanism boils down to an inversion of reality. Good is evil; beautiful is ugly; healthy is sick, natural is unnatural and vice versa.
Truth becomes “subjective”, “relative,” “unknowable” i.e. lies are truth and truth are lies.
Humanity has been inducted into the Illuminati satanic cult where acceptance of lies is a social requirement. This gives the Illuminati license to invent a perverted reality. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the case of false flags like 9-11 and the recent shootdown of MH-17.
Pentagon lawn on 9/11. Click to enlarge

Pentagon lawn on 9/11. Click to enlarge

Compare the MH-17 crash scene with the Pentagon on 9-11.
There is no sign of a Boeing 757 wreckage, bodies or baggage. Indeed, an early report by CNN’s Jamie McIntyre contradicted government and media claims that a hijacked plane, carrying 64 people and weighing 175 tons had crashed into the Pentagon and literally disappeared. Yet, in an inversion of reality, there is a memorial garden at the Pentagon listing all “victims.” What really happened to these people?
Shanksville. Click to enlarge

Shanksville. Click to enlarge

Look at Shanksville, where another Boeing 757 supposedly crashed on 9-11.
Why are the government lies so blatant? There is another agenda. The Illuminati are taunting us, boasting that they can make us believe anything. They don’t discover reality, they invent it. They have deceived and enslaved us psychologically and they are gloating.

MH-17 False Flag

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UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

Introduction — July 22, 2014

The photo that accompanies the article below. Note how it demonizes Putin: becoming in effect propaganda. Click to enlarge

Anti-Putin poster that appeared in the wake of MH-17. Click to enlarge

Is the Western public being mentally prepared for a new war? It’s a question we need to consider as the timing of this announcement couldn’t be more telling.
As tensions mount with Russia over Ukraine and particularly with the downing of Flight MH17, Britain has found a great way to distract public attention and portray President Putin in the worst light possible.
Why else announce a public inquiry into a murder case whose files had been gathering dust for the past eight-years?
More importantly, it will also help to distract public attention from recent Russian revelations about the downing of MH17. The Western media has been at pains to ignore Russian announcements about how their radars had picked-up and tracked a Ukrainian Su-25 strike jet shadowing Flight MH17.
If we had a genuinely free-press this story would be front-page news across the world. Unfortunately, our media is owned and controlled and as a result it is getting virtually no coverage, at least in the West.
Head of General Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Andrey Kartopolov ( left) and chief of the Air Force Main Staff Lt. Gen. Igor Makushev ( right) at a media conference in Moscow, July 21 (RIA Novosti / Vadim Savitsky). Click to enlarge

Head of General Staff of the Armed Forces Lt. Gen. Andrey Kartopolov ( left) and chief of the Air Force Main Staff Lt. Gen. Igor Makushev ( right) at a media conference in Moscow, July 21 (RIA Novosti / Vadim Savitsky). Click to enlarge

In Russia it is getting plenty of exposure, particularly after senior Russian military commanders held a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday outlining the inconsistencies in the West’s account of the downing of MH17.
In addition to the flight being shadowed by a Ukrainian Su-25, a large group of Ukrainian anti-aircraft systems were deployed on the fringes of rebel held territory shortly before MH17 flew over.
Not only were these weapons within range of Flight MH17′s flight path but among them were Ukrainian BUK anti-aircraft systems
Then, after the Malaysian airlines jet crashed they were promptly moved.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of what was revealed at Tuesday’s press conference is the fact that it is barely getting any coverage in the West. Instead, the Western public is being fed “news” about a reprise of an eight-year-old murder inquest.
If nothing else it will give the Western media ample opportunity to decry Putin but this was already happening before Tuesday’s announcement. In fact only the day before U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal had declared: Putin ‘Has Blood On His Hands‘.
While the Sunday before Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Putin’s decision to lie low in recent days is, “is what a mafia guy does, this is what a goon does. Not a world leader, not someone in a civilized world.”
Is this all really a coincidence?
After all, a civilian plane goes down over disputed territory and even before the bodies have been recovered and the evidence retrieved the Western media and politicians are already pointing the finger of blame at Putin.
It is almost as if the West’s political leaders and media had been instructed to psych the public up and prepare them for war with Russia, while both ignore Russia’s credible counter claims.

UK announces inquiry for Russian spy death

Associated Press — July 22, 2014

The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, is a breakthrough in the much-delayed probe because it means investigators can look into whether the Russian state was involved in Litvinenko’s death.

Here are key facts about the case.

WHO WAS ALEXANDER LITVINENKO?

Alexander Litvinenko in HospitalA former officer in the Russian intelligence service, Litvinenko fell out with the Russian government and became a strong critic of the Kremlin. He came to Britain in 2000 and obtained political asylum.

Litvinenko died in 2006, aged 43, after drinking tea laced with polonium-210 at a London hotel.

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WHO KILLED HIM?

That remains a mystery. On his deathbed, Litvinenko accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of responsibility. The former agent’s family believes the Kremlin ordered his killing.

Britain identified the two Russian men who met Litvinenko for tea — ex-KGB agent Alexander Lugovoi and Dmitry Kovtun — as prime suspects. Both denied responsibility. British prosecutors decided to charge Lugovoi with murder, but Moscow refused to extradite him.

Questions were also raised about whether British security officials could have done anything to prevent the death. Lawyers for Litvinenko’s family said he was working for Britain’s intelligence service, MI6, at the time of his death.

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WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG TO INVESTIGATE?

British authorities initially delayed an inquest for years because they believed they could bring criminal prosecutions against the two Russian suspects.

But when the inquest finally began it was riddled with problems because much of the key evidence in the case was deemed too sensitive to disclose to the public. The coroner, Robert Owen, reluctantly accepted a British government request to bar the inquest from considering evidence relating to Russia’s alleged role because of national security concerns. Evidence relating to Litvinenko’s alleged relationship with MI6 was also off the table.

The British government has resisted calls for a full-scale inquiry, but in February the High Court sided with Litvinenko’s widow, Marina, and ruled that the government had to reconsider its decision.

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WHAT WILL THE INQUIRY ACHIEVE?

The new inquiry — an independent investigation — aims to “identify where responsibility for the death lies and make appropriate recommendations.” However, it is not a trial and is designed only to establish the facts.

It is expected to overcome previous hurdles because Owen, who will lead it, will have the authority to summon witnesses and documents from the British intelligence services and assess whether evidence suggests Russian state involvement. It is possible some of this evidence will be presented in sessions closed to the public.

Still, it is a key victory for Litvinenko’s widow, who has long argued that only a public inquiry would reveal whether the Russian state was behind his killing.
On Tuesday she said the decision sends a message to the killers that “no matter how strong and powerful you are, truth will win out in the end.”

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WHY IS THE CASE IMPORTANT?

The case was a focal point in the souring of British-Russian relations, which turned into an ugly spat with both sides expelling diplomats.

Those lingering political tensions worsened recently as Britain and other Western powers accuse Russia of fomenting unrest in Ukraine and being complicit in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine. Britain, along with France and Germany, has been pushing for harsher sanctions on Russia.

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