Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Burning Babies and Stabbing Gays in Messianic Israel by Dan Sanchez -- Antiwar.com

Burning Babies and Stabbing Gays in Messianic Israel by Dan Sanchez -- Antiwar.comTerror struck twice in Israel this Thursday.

First, an ultra-Orthodox zealot went on a slashing rampage at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, stabbing six, and fatally wounding a 16-year-old girl.

Then, extremist Jewish settlers firebombed the house of a Palestinian Arab family in the West Bank village of Duma, critically wounding three, and burning alive an 18-month-old toddler alive.

On a wall, the arsonists spray painted a Star of David and the Hebrew word for “revenge.” This marks the crime as a “price tag” attack. This is the term used by settlers for attacks meant to, “exact a price… for any action taken against their settlement enterprise,” as Uri Friedman put it in The Atlantic.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Jimmy Carter Is Correct that the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy Washington's Blog

Jimmy Carter Is Correct that the U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy Washington's BlogOn July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question were merely an aftethought), asked him his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and the 2014 McCutcheon decision, both decisions by the five Republican judges on the U.S. Supreme Court. These two historic decisions enable unlimited secret money (including foreign money) now to pour into U.S. political and judicial campaigns. Carter answered:

“It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for President or being elected President. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members. So, now we’ve just seen a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over. … At the present time the incumbents, Democrats and Republicans, look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves. Somebody that is already in Congress has a great deal more to sell.”

In Under a Minute, this Cop Shows Exactly Why People are Losing Faith in Police - informationliberation

In Under a Minute, this Cop Shows Exactly Why People are Losing Faith in Police - informationliberation

Russia Shoots Down “US Stealth Coup”: Tough Times for America’s “Color Revolution” industry. | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Russia Shoots Down “US Stealth Coup”: Tough Times for America’s “Color Revolution” industry. | Global Research - Centre for Research on GlobalizationTimes are tough for America’s “color revolution” industry. Perfected in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union, and honed during the so-called “Arab Spring,” the process of backing subversion in a targeted country and overthrowing a sitting government under the cover of staged mass protests appears to be finally at the end of running its course.

That is because the United States can no longer hide the fact that it is behind these protests and often, even hide their role in the armed elements that are brought in covertly to give targeted governments their final push out the door. Nations have learned to identify, expose, and resist this tactic, and like Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime’s tactic of Blitzkrieg or “lighting war,” once appropriate countermeasures are found, the effectiveness of lighting fast, overwhelming force be it military or political, is rendered impotent.