Here’s a couple of interesting articles not generally found in the corporate media. One is an article by Paul Craig Roberts, “The New Tyranny: Does the West have a Future?”. The other is a German article in Spiegel-OnLine on Israel’s Operation Samson nuclear sub program.
Roberts was an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury under President Ronald Reagan and credited with Reagan’s corporatist “Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981.”
Roberts finds the current crop of fundamentalist conservatives to be, “brownshirts with the same low intelligence and morals as Hitler’s enthusiastic supporters.”
Robert’s sees the latest version of the underwear bomber case to be a hoax, an example of the CIA and law enforcement’s snitch-entrapment culture.
He satirically refers to Robert Heinlein’s, The Puppet Masters (1951), where the characters go about their lives naked in order to reveal the space alien creatures that have attached themselves to humans in order to control them.
TSA porno-scanners, an agency that gives employment to sexual perverts, frotteurs and pedophiles, have already taken Heinlein’s science fiction to new levels.
Scientists may have discovered that one of the causes of conservatism is that ball-hugging, tighty-whiteys cause lowered testosterone and sperm-counts. Testicles, in order to function properly, are required to be swinging; sperm are more viable at a lower-than-body temperature.
Of course, when they go splat!like when you put bombs in them, I guess it doesn’t matter.
Less fiction-wise, Roberts also speaks to the issue of Israel’s colonial-settler treatment of the Palestinians (as once was the case in America of its native population).
Not so coincidentally, Jewish-Americans today comprise some 25% of the occupiers on Palestinian land. What’s next? Plantation slavery for the “sand niggers”?
If Obama had any balls he’d have his State Department threaten these dual-citizen terrorists with the loss of US citizenship for their continuing violations of stated US policy and international law.
When Israel turned 21 in 1969 I was a guest journalist of the Jewish Agency. Being a former civil rights activist in the Old South (1959-65), I was surprised to find virtually the same treatment of the Palestinians in Israel.
Basically, the Zionist mantra (especially then espoused by the American-educated Golda Mier) was that there was no such thing as “Palestinians.” They were Arabs that wandered into the absent state after the Romans expelled most Jews into the Diaspora some 2,000 years ago.
Milwaukee Golda would be surprised that the modern science of DNA profiling supports ancient Israel/Palestinian lineage. But then I suspect that she fully understood the propaganda value of her racist claims.
Today there are 11.5 million Palestinians in the world. One point four million live in Israel proper, and 4.3 million in Gaza and the West Bank (45% of the latter are in refugee camps).
UNRWA registers 5 million Palestinians as refugees in 58 camps: 10 in Jordan, 9 in Syria, 12 in Lebanon, 19 on the West Bank, and 8 in Gaza.
Last week, the current American-educated Prime Minister of the apartheid state of Israel, Bibi Netanyahu, stated, “…I am committed to upholding the law and I am committed to upholding the settlement enterprise [sic], and I tell you there is no contradiction between the two….”
Today, they rule Israel. So, what else are they up to?
Oh yeah, Der Spiegel. Since my journalism work in the Levant, I’ve believed that if there is a single flashpoint in the world from which World War-III would jump off, Israel would be the focal point.
The latest article in Spiegel-OnLine further makes that case. Elements of the Israeli military command have given the German publication access to part of its nuclear sub program, even as the gov’t continues to deny such an existence. There is no way the top military brass did so without a political gambit in mind…Israel’s too small.
That article documents a trove of research on the subject. Official gov’t denials exist solely for their mindless sayanim supporters internationally; it’s purely a fly in the omelette for their digestion and propaganda denials.
Israel partnered with Thyssen-Krupp to build three Dolphin-Class subs with special modifications (650mm tubes) in order to accommodate their Popeye Turbo SLCM missiles with nuclear warheads. Three more subs have been ordered for delivery in 2013, ’14 and ’17.
The idea, they claim, is to have at least 2-or-more on-station throughout Middle East waters at all times. Of course, none of this means squat if the “enemy” doesn’t know.
They even blackmailed the Germans into paying to build the subs as continuing “reparations.” The US and Germany had initially supplied Iraq with SCUD missiles and poison gas (albeit, for use against the Iranians).
When the US initially attacked Iraq in 1991, Hussein fired a number of SCUDS at Israel (without the gas). Given German involvement, Hanan Alon of the Israeli Defense Ministry, threatened Bonn with international media exposure, “that the words gas and Germany don’t sound very good together.” Within two weeks, the Germans coughed up 1.2 billion deutsche marks.
The subs have a range of just over 5,000 miles, and the missile’s range is another 1,000 miles. There is nowhere in the Middle East that they can’t reach. They can dive to the depths required, stay under for at least 18 days at a time, and travel underwater at speeds greater than 20 knots.
This effectively gives Israel a floating nuke platform for either premptive or retaliatory strike capability, both of which they’ve mastered since 1948. (Their nuke officers are trained at Annapolis.)
In this past week alone, Netanyahu has approved building 3,000 new settler homes…covering the increased occupation with the baited news in the corporate media of rejecting several hundred others.
Xinhuanet (China News) just released an interview that the Palestinians are prepared to resume their application for UN membership as an observer member state (which is the natural right of all states).
While the US formally acknowledges the Palestinian territory as that established prior to Israel’s preemptive June ’67 attack, and which is internationally so recognized by the UN, it continues to play political lapdog to Israel, vetoing in the Security Council all directives issued by the apartheid state.
The China News Agency publishes that support for the Palestinian petition includes Russia, China, the countries of the Islamic Organization, the Organizations of Latin America and Africa, and now newly changing political additions in the European Union.
While Israel created its own state thru such tactics, thus knowing their de jure worth, it opposes such efforts by the Palestinians.
To believe Israel’s own current propaganda, they fully intend to continue “making facts.” They now have further means, in addition to the will to do so.