Watch the above video all the way to the end, because the beginning sets up the end and the end is real, no-nonsense journalism.
The June 19, 2008 six-month ceasefire, brokered by Egypt upon terms delivered to them by Jimmy Carter, called for Hamas to stop firing rockets, which it did, and for Israel to relax the blockade, which it didn't, and stop incursions into Gaza, which it didn't.
On November 4, 2008, Israel attacked Hamas reportedly via airstrikes and tanks claiming that Israel was shutting down a tunnel that was planned for kidnapping. 6 or 7 Palestinians were killed. However, Condoleezza Rice specifically said that it was Hamas that broke the ceasefire. Of course, Rice has been a nonstop, pathological liar, so what does anyone expect from her foul, torture-authorizing mouth? It was Israel blatantly and deliberately breaking the ceasefire even after Israel had failed all along to live up to its side of the deal.
As I wrote previously, Hamas offered a two-state solution that was ignored by George W. Bush and Israel. Ismail Haniyeh expressly offered that on November 8, 2008. A two-state solution necessitates the acknowledgement of Israel as a state.
Now, this information is so devastating to the Zionist land-grabbing project that it is censored from the major media. Former President Jimmy Carter wrote in the Washington Post that Israel broke the ceasefire; yet, when one does a Google search, it doesn't turn up on any of the major other newspaper sites.
President Carter wrote:
Hamas leaders also agreed to accept any peace agreement that might be negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who also heads the PLO, provided it was approved by a majority vote of Palestinians in a referendum or by an elected unity government.
President Carter says that after the ceasefire went into effect, Israel lifted the blockade by only 20%. He also clarifies that the tunnel was completely within Gaza.
In addition now, the U.N. is going to be forced to pull out because Israel is once again targeting the U.N. The U.N. states that it's deliberate, since the U.N. vehicles and facilities are clearly marked. U.N. personnel have been killed by the Israelis.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate passed a reported unanimous resolution in support of Israel attacking Gaza. Why is that? Well, in a word, money: Dollars, U.S. tax dollars, for weapons. U.S. taxpayers, even during this severe recession, shell out billions of dollars to Israel in the form of free military grants so that Israel will have weapons made by U.S. companies ($19 billion during the Bush-43 administration). It's a complete drain on the U.S. in every respect. Absolutely nothing good comes from it. Yet, we have people come to this site saying in the name of God to let the Israelis do what they have to do. It's pure insanity. (Source: "U.S. Weaponry Facilitates Killings in Gaza," by Thalif Deen. IPS-Inter Press Service. Jan 8, 2009.)
Let me state clearly here, to Hell with the U.S. Senate resolution supporting the Israelis in their war crimes. Damn that resolution all to Hell. It's an evil document, and the decision of people to support it is an evil decision. The people who supported it are sick. They are mentally ill and spiritually dead. They deliberately, knowingly ignored the facts. Where are the peacemakers?
The closest thing to truth I hear coming out from Washington is that of Dennis Kucinich, who said:
Wake up America. We have trillions for a war machine and the banks while our government stands by and sniffs at the slaughter of innocents in Gaza, where Israel is blocking aid for wounded Palestinians. Here's today's Washington Post. It says, 'The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday that it found at least 15 bodies and several children emaciated but alive in a row of shattered houses in the Gaza Strip and accused the Israeli military of preventing ambulances from reaching the site for 4 days. 12 corpses lying on mattresses in one home, along with 4 young children lying next to their dead mothers.' That's a quote. Today, US tax dollars, US jets, and US helicopters provided to Israel are enabling the slaughter in Gaza. The administration enables Israel to press forward with the attack against defenseless civilians, blocks efforts at promoting a cease-fire at the UN, and refuses to make Israel compliant with conditions that arms shipments will not be used for aggression. Israel is going to receive $30 billion in a ten year period for military assistance, without having to abide by any humanitarian principles, international laws, or standards of basic human decency. Wake up America.
Dennis doesn't understand that the system is fatally flawed and doomed. He doesn't understand that the Christian Commons is the only way forward. The U.S. government is utterly corrupt. The Israeli government is utterly corrupt. All the governments of the nation-states of the world are based upon antichrist principles and doctrines. How will any of them escape damnation?
According to Naomi Klein, writing in The Nation, "Ronnie Kasrils, a prominent South African politician, said that the architecture of segregation that he saw in the West Bank and Gaza was "infinitely worse than apartheid." ("Want to End the Violence in Gaza? Boycott Israel," by Naomi Klein. The Nation. January 9, 2009. Republished on AlterNet.)
Then there are the myopic European leaders, such as "Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, the Union's largest country, has stated that Hamas 'clearly and exclusively" bore responsibility for the fighting because it had fired Qassam rockets on Israel." That's according to "MIDEAST: Claiming Impartiality, Europe Leans Towards Israel," by David Cronin. Inter Press Service. January 7, 2009. Did she check into it before just repeating the Zionist lies?
"President Sarkozy of France told the Lebanese press that Hamas 'bears major responsibility for the suffering of the Palestinians in Gaza, because it decided to break the truce and begin launching rockets again into Israel.'" That's according to "Israel's propaganda mainstay, Sderot, is a lie (like everything else)," by Stuart Littlewood. Redress Information & Analysis. January 7, 2009.
So, while I love them all, as Jesus loved them all even as they spiked my Lord to the cross to murder him in a torturous manner for speaking and doing truth, I also loathe them, as Jesus loathed the serpents.
Here we have some loathsome preaching from a highly place Jewish/Israeli Rabbi. Former Sephardi chief Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu wrote in a letter to Prime Minister Olmert that was distributed to synagogues nationwide in Israel that the Shechem massacre (Genesis 34) and Maimonides' commentary (Laws of Kings 9, 14) are proof texts that, "If they don't stop after we kill 100, then we must kill a thousand, and if they do not stop after 1,000 then we must kill 10,000. If they still don't stop we must kill 100,000, even a million. Whatever it takes to make them stop."
Now, that's coming from a religious leader. It's coming from someone who knows full well that it was Israel that broke the ceasefire. This so-called rabbi (teacher) is an Old Testament abomination. He said, "I will pursue my enemies and apprehend them and I will not desist until I have eradicated them." Now you know why Jesus Christ is needed so much in this evil, evil world. This rabbi's words are dark. They come right out from Satan. Covet the land. Kill for the land. Rationalize away your sin. It won't work. You know, and your sin remains. He said, "This is a message to all leaders of the Jewish people not to be compassionate with those who shoot at civilians in their houses." Israel started it. This rabbi will receive his standard. He better turn and repent. (Source: "Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza," by Matthew Wagner. The Jerusalem Post. May 31, 2007.)
You'll notice the date of May 31, 2007. Now that may appear to you to make that irrelevant; however, Operation Cast Lead is the current military operation against Hamas, and it was planned at least six months before it began. So, the 6-month ceasefire deal while Israel allowed in only 20% of the normal needs of the Gazans was just a ploy to weaken them while Israel readied to attack them as planned. Understand?
You're also, according to the rabbi, supposed to focus your thoughts with sympathy and compassion upon the people in the area where the rockets fall. The Jews call it Sderot, but its real name is Najd. It's a Palestinian village of 600 or more who were run off by terrorist Zionists before 1948. So, the people firing the rockets are firing them at land thieves. The fact that the Jews there are land thieves doesn't make it right for the victims of the theft to fire rockets at them, at least in the eyes of a Christian. However, what right do the land thieves have to complain? Under international law, the Palestinians are in a state of war in which they have a right to fire rockets at the enemy at least as much as Israel ever had any right to shower Lebanon with cluster bombs, which is none at all in my good book.
You'll also hear over and over about Hamas using "human shields." Where? When? I've never seen anything to suggest this. Gaza is densely populated. It is one of the most densely populated places on earth. How far away from civilians can anyone get in Gaza? This is the same thing Israel said during the Lebanon War of 2006. They said the same thing before that in similar circumstances where Israel hit civilian facilities on purpose. It's one of their standard playbook lies.
Anyway, Hamas is the duly elected government of the Palestinian people that should have been dealt with as people who could renounce terrorism, just as the IRA did, if Israel would have been interested in peace rather than land grabbing and ethnic bigotry against their close cousins.
Watch for false-flag operations. Watch for total war — all's fair when Old Testament Jews move to eradicate and exterminate their created enemies who sit on the land and resources they so deeply covet. Follow the money, always! Therefore, follow the oil and gas, etc. Watch the Empire under Obama be blatant and undisguised — no less megalomaniacal than was Alexander the Aristotelian, homosexual whose selfish lust knew no bounds. The whole world is in play. It always has been.
This is where WWIII really starts and ends.
MANMOHAN SINGH DANGEROUS, RECKLESS SPECULATION
So, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India blames official Pakistan for the Mumbai attacks. That's wild. It's just speculation at best. It's totally Empire black-ops, false-flag followed by major propaganda more than likely. This causes serious damage to India's reputation. It was already reeling from Hindutva (Fundamentalist Hindu militancy/politics).
DIANE FEINSTEIN LIKES TORTURE: TIME TO GO
Diane Feinstein, one of the Democratic Senators who voted in committee for the reprehensible neocon lawyer/judge Michael Mukasey to become U.S. Attorney General who couldn't bring himself to call waterboarding torture, has voiced her opposition to Leon Panetta to be the next CIA director. Of course, Leon isn't a torturer. Diane Feinstein needs to go.
RUSSIA UKRAINE: GROW UP
Russia is tussling with Ukraine again about supplying gas. Russia is upset with Ukraine that Ukraine has been more than flirting with joining the European Union and NATO. This is a bad situation all the way around.
OBAMA HINTS AT LONG-ANTICIPATED/PREDICTED CUTS IN SOCIAL SERVICES AND ENTITLEMENTS
There it is. Obama is hinting that this economic depression will now be used to cut social services, entitlements, and welfare assistance (I said that this was the plan all along, long before the Crash of 2008 but during the setting up for the crash) and to increase unemployment all to make the people on the bottom all the more the slaves of the ultra-rich. The poor and middle class will fight for lower and lower paying jobs while those at the top bribe politicians to allow them, the plutocrats to continue on. The poor and middle class will join the ranks of the military to do the bidding of the evil ruling elite. The only thing that can change this is violent socialist revolution, which is a terrible idea, or peaceful displacement of the plutocratic system via real Christianity.
The smartest thing to do is dump the Pentagon, as I've said all along. The Pentagon does not put anything back into the economy that then continues producing. It is very nearly a one-time shot spending spree.
They just want to cut taxes and cut entitlements while bailing out the rich who gambled and lost. They want to privatize Social Security to ruin it. They want to privatize Medicare to ruin it, just the way they ruined all the retirement savings via the Crash. It has all been a huge transfer of wealth from the bottom up.
KARL ROVE IS STILL SPREADING EVIL: DEAD MEN DON'T TALK ROVE HOPES
Karl Rove is still spreading the total lie: "No one could have anticipated the attacks of 9/11"?
Who isn't aware that the Pentagon rehearsed a passenger plane hitting the Pentagon? We've seen the model and the Defense Department people standing around it. Who isn't aware that George W. Bush was told that there were plans to fly planes into high rises? You know, if they had any brains at all, at least they could say that while they knew all along about these possibilities, they didn't know the exact places or the times.
Well, that wouldn't go over though would it? If they knew what they actually knew, they would have to have been vigilant enough to prevent it. However, that's not what they wanted. If they had stopped the attacks, then public opinion wouldn't have been panicked, by lies, such as the Yellowcake forgery Bush used right in his State of the Union Address, into going along with invasions to stealing oil and to expand empire and denying others empire, etc.
It's my understanding he's put out talking points that include that Bush kept us safe. Please, Bush has created enemies galore now. There are so many young boys right now growing up with a mind to take revenge it's sickening. Not only that but Islam condones it with provisos. That's the plan though isn't it? The whole idea is to create enemies.
The more and longer Rove runs things, the more the GOP goes into the ditch. Oh well, it's inevitable.
Do you remember when all the White House emails of Karl Rove were illegally run through the GWB43.com accounts, which emails conveniently then disappeared? The fellow who set that up and other GOP computer systems, Mike Connell, died in a small-engine plane crash on December 19, 2008. He was facing testifying about what he knew about the illegal emails and what happened to them and other things. His lawyer told the Ohio court that Mike had been threatened with harm to his family if he talked. Dead men don't talk unless he set up an insurance plan where he stashed all the info he knew and which will find it's way into the hands of an investigative reporter or two on account of his untimely death. We shall see. He knew about the diversion of electronic election results from Ohio to a basement controlled by the GOP and then back to Ohio after having been manipulated anyway the GOP operatives wanted.
You know, once someone sells his soul to the devil, he has nothing to lose unless he sees the light and God gets back his soul. Karl Rove still has nothing to lose.
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