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Israel - A Rant


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This is great. A lot of credit goes to the power of social media.  As touched upon on the American thread. Here's Norman Finkelsteins response. 

 

 

 

 

 

The kids say thanks. 

 

 

 

 

This girls name is currently hanging over the door of Colombia University NY. 

 

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I deleted Twitter a few weeks ago, and honestly since then I would barely know anything is happening in Palestine. You get the odd BBC headline hoping that Hamas will accept a ceasefire, but virtually nothing of the Israeli atrocities are reported. I had to check in here to see if it had all calmed down, but seemingly that was very optimistic.

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20 minutes ago, Spy Bee said:

I deleted Twitter a few weeks ago, and honestly since then I would barely know anything is happening in Palestine. You get the odd BBC headline hoping that Hamas will accept a ceasefire, but virtually nothing of the Israeli atrocities are reported. I had to check in here to see if it had all calmed down, but seemingly that was very optimistic.

 

 

Its how Israel and their proxies want it. As with any genocide, hushed up. Those on the ground and on the receiving end silenced. Theyd prefer the voices such as below to remain unheard. It's why for all its faults social media and twitter in particular has been a godsend for Palestinians such as below. It's a major factor why one of Americas foremost Universitys now has a banner bearing the name of a child similar to those below. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Complaining about twitter content for the sake of it is like blaming the Royal Mail because they posted you junk mail, instead of simply throwing into the bin. The real reason for many people's ire may in reality involve something totally different. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Spy Bee said:

I deleted Twitter a few weeks ago, and honestly since then I would barely know anything is happening in Palestine. You get the odd BBC headline hoping that Hamas will accept a ceasefire, but virtually nothing of the Israeli atrocities are reported. I had to check in here to see if it had all calmed down, but seemingly that was very optimistic.

Well done on deleting that cesspit

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On 23/03/2024 at 07:38, TheHowieLama said:

The fella has already said they are going into Rafah no matter what the consequences are politically with the US or any other country/group of countries.

 

Take him at his word.

30-04-2024: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will invade Rafah, the southern Gaza city sheltering over a million displaced Palestinians, "with or without a deal".

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By Jonathan Cook

 

One doesn't need to be a fortune-teller to understand that the Israel-US game plan for Gaza runs something like this:

 

1. In public, Biden appears “tough” on Netanyahu, urging him not to “invade” Rafah and pressuring him to allow more “humanitarian aid” into Gaza.

 

2. But already the White House is preparing the ground to subvert its own messaging. It insists that Israel has offered an “extraordinarily generous” deal to Hamas – one that, Washington suggests, amounts to a ceasefire. It doesn’t. According to reports, the best Israel has offered is an undefined “period of sustained calm”. Even that promise can’t be trusted.

 

3. If Hamas accepts the “deal” and agrees to return some of the hostages, the bombing eases for a short while but the famine intensifies, justified by Israel’s determination for “total victory” against Hamas – something that is impossible to achieve. This will simply delay, for a matter of days or weeks, Israel’s move to step 5 below.

 

4. If, as seems more likely, Hamas rejects the “deal”, it will be painted as the intransigent party and blamed for seeking to continue the “war”. (Note: This was never a war. Only the West pretends either that you can be at war with a territory you’ve been occupying for decades, or that Hamas “started the war” with its October 7 attack when Israel has been blockading the enclave, creating despair and incremental malnutrition there, for 17 years.)

Last night US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken moved this script on by stating Hamas was “the only thing standing between the people of Gaza and a ceasefire… They have to decide and they have to decide quickly”.

 

5. The US will announce that Israel has devised a humanitarian plan that satisfies the conditions Biden laid down for an attack on Rafah to begin.

 

6. This will give the US, Europe and the region the pretext to stand back as Israel launches the long-awaited assault – an attack Biden has previously asserted would be a “red line”, leading to mass civilian casualties. All that will be forgotten.

 

7. As Middle East Eye reports, Israel is building a ring of checkpoints around Rafah. Netanyahu will suggest, falsely, that these guarantee its attack meets the conditions laid down in international humanitarian law. Women and children will be allowed out – if they can reach a checkpoint before Israel’s carpet bombing kills them along the way.

 

8. All men in Rafah, and any women and children who remain, will be treated as armed combatants. If they are not killed by the bombing or falling rubble, they will be either summarily executed or dragged off to Israel’s torture chambers. No one will mention that any Hamas fighters who were in Rafah were able to leave through the tunnels.

 

9. Rafah will be destroyed, leaving the entire strip in ruins, and the Israeli-induced famine will worsen. The West will throw up its hands, say Hamas brought this on Gaza, agonise over what to do, and press third countries – especially Arab countries – for a “humanitarian plan” that relocates the survivors out of Gaza.

 

10. The western media will continue describing Israel’s genocide in Gaza in purely humanitarian terms, as though this “disaster” was an act of God.

 

11. Under US pressure, the International Court of Justice, or World Court, will be in no hurry to issue a definitive ruling on whether South Africa’s case that Israel is committing a genocide – which it has already found “plausible” – is proved.

 

12. Whatever the World Court eventually decides, and it is almost impossible to imagine it won’t determine that Israel carried out a genocide, it will be too late. The western political and media class will have moved on, leaving it to the historians to decide what it all meant.

 

13. Meanwhile, Israel is already using the precedents it has created in Gaza, and its erosion of the long-established principles of international law, as the blueprint for the West Bank. Saying Hamas has not been completely routed in Gaza but is using this other Palestinian enclave as its base, Israel will gradually intensify the pressures on the West Bank with another blockade. Rinse and repeat.

 

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^ the Jonathan Cook article could well be true. He's an excellent journalist and it smells like western leaders are getting their excuses in early. We could see another mass massacre.  I would have said "witness another mass massacre' but foreign journalists are banned and Israeli supporters will again downplay other forms of information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is the Israeli minister of defence and finance minister. It goes far deeper than Netanyahu. 

 

 

We supply àrms to these fucking freaks. Biden has just given them billions. America makes a mockery of itself, it makes a mockery of its own democracy, its own people and it makes a mockery of international law for people such as this!!  These people are evil. 

 

 

 

British based journalists who ask the wrong questions now know they could/will have their careers ended with as little as a phone call. Other journalists too frightened to speak out. 

 

 

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All aboard the next stage of the Genocide..

 

 

 

In any other country people like the above would be worried about ending up in the Hague. The US paid political establishment protects them. It protects this murderous evil against the will of its own people. 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Gnasher said:

^ the Jonathan Cook article could well be true. He's an excellent journalist and it smells like western leaders are getting their excuses in early. We could see another mass massacre. 

 

 

This is how they’ve always operated when it comes to negotiations with the Palestinians. The only difference is that more journalists and people can now read their intentions and call their bluff and lies.

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1 hour ago, Jurgen Knows said:

 

 

This is how they’ve always operated when it comes to negotiations with the Palestinians. The only difference is that more journalists and people can now read their intentions and call their bluff and lies.

 

Jonathan Cook has always been on the ball, he's an excellent journalist. The UK has just seen two major tv and radio journalists silenced for asking questions of Israel and little said. It's a disgrace to British journalism and freedom of our press  

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Sticking with the suppression of journalists (oh how much easier life was when all we had to concern ourselves with was Owen Jones a journalist or not) let's head over to America. No prizes for guessing who's journalists are being silenced and which peoples voices are being suppressed.

 

 

 

Is she a journalist?

 

 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Gnasher said:

 

Sticking with the suppression of journalists (oh how much easier life was when all we had to concern ourselves with was Owen Jones a journalist or not) let's head over to America. No prizes for guessing who's journalists are being silenced and which peoples voices are being suppressed.

 

 

 

Is she a journalist?

 

 

 

 

Well they aren’t letting Jewish students in, is that what she was going to cover?  
 

I’ve just watched a video of one of the brave revolutionaries taking over the uni complain the uni aren’t providing her food.  

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