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With scant international support, an uncompromising foe, a region in flux, and thousands of residents under fire, the prime minister has little room for maneuver.
Israel’s situation today vis-à-vis Gaza, from the bottom up, is quite untenable.
Israeli warplanes pound besieged Gaza Strip ~ link ~ Israeli warplanes have carried out five airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in the latest wave of attacks on the coastal enclave, which has been under an Israeli blockade for the past five years.
War on Gaza is an option, Israeli officials say ~ link ~
Israel has threatened
to escalate its deadly air and ground attacks against Palestinians in
the Gaza Strip, which has been under an Israeli blockade for the past
On Monday, Israeli officials said that they were mulling over
various options to punish the Palestinians of the territory and had not
ruled out the possibility of launching a new war on Gaza.
"These are very important days… in light of the ongoing activity
against Hamas and… organizations in Gaza, which is likely to intensify
and expand," Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Ehud Barak said.
According to Barak, "Hamas is responsible for the shooting at
Israeli communities and attempts to harm Israeli soldiers. Under my
guidance, the IDF (Israeli military) is currently examining all
possibilities in the event of further Hamas violations."
He added that Israel's "upcoming elections will not be a source of
immunity for Hamas and… if we have to reenter Gaza to strike at Hamas,
we will not hesitate to do so."
On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told foreign
diplomats touring southern Israel, “We shall not sit with our arms
folded in the face of repeated, almost daily, attacks on our citizens…
We shall act to stop it."
Meanwhile, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian resistance
groups in the Gaza Strip met earlier in the day and said they were ready
for a ceasefire if Tel Aviv "stops its aggression" against the besieged
"The Islamic and nationalist movements confirm that the response of
the resistance depends on whether the Zionist aggression against our
people is continued," they said in a statement read out during a press
conference in Gaza City.
Israeli airstrikes, shelling, and artillery fire have left six
Palestinians dead and over 40 others injured since Saturday. Some of the
injured are in critical condition.
The Israeli military frequently carries out airstrikes and other
attacks on the Gaza Strip, saying the actions are being conducted for
defensive purposes. However, disproportionate force is always used, in
violation of international law, and civilians are often killed or
Now its payback time! Why Obama should bust Netanyahu for 9/11 ~ link ~ I doubt that this will happen, however, the threat of it could be used as pressure on dear old Bibi if he gets too crazy. Take the time to read this one, in whole, at the link. Stirling
All observers admit
it: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did everything in his
power to destroy President Barack Obama's political
President Obama should return the favor.
He should destroy Netanyahu's career in the biggest, most spectacular way possible - by busting Netanyahu for 9/11.
The major US and international media, owned and operated by
cheerleaders for Israel, are so terrified by this prospect that they are
trying to pretend it is “business as usual” between the US and Israel -
maybe even between Obama and Netanyahu - despite the obvious blood
feud between the US president and the Israeli prime
One exception: The post-election Yahoo News story headlined “Obama victory spells trouble for Israel's Netanyahu.”
The author, Jeffrey Heller, writes: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and
re-energized critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the
loser in the US presidential election. With Iran topping his
conservative agenda, Netanyahu will have to contend with a strengthened
second-term Democratic president after four years of frosty dealings
with Barack Obama and a rift over how to curb Tehran's nuclear program.”
Heller's article frames the dispute between Obama and
Netanyahu according to the Israeli propaganda template. It suggests that
Obama's only two choices are (a) to launch a major war against Iran, as
desired by Netanyahu, or (b) to continue imposing sanctions to starve
the Iranian people, in order to punish Iran's leaders for pursuing a
peaceful nuclear energy program - a program that is completely legal
under international law, unlike Israel's massive, illegal nuclear
These may be the only two choices that are acceptable to Israel. But they are not the only choices available to Americans.
Some apologists for Israel claim that it's really about US dollar
hegemony. They say that Iran's move to sell oil and gas in other
currencies threatens the US dollar, which is why the US is so
antagonistic to Iran.
What these critics don't understand is that the US dollar is not the US dollar. It's the Zionist dollar.
The US dollar is issued by the Federal Reserve, a private
corporation owned by the biggest “American” banks. But those banks are
not really American. The leading banksters who create American dollars
out of nothing, backed by nothing, are ethnically Jewish and primarily
loyal to the state of Israel.
After all, the Rothschild family, the biggest of the “eight
families,” created Israel as its base of criminal operations. Even
mainstream historians admit that Lord Rothschild created Israel in 1917
by handing the British an offer they couldn't refuse: “We can win World
War I for you, by dragging America into the war - but in return, you
must give us Palestine.”
To put it simply: The Rothschild-led bankster cartel has been
occupying Palestine since 1917. And it has been occupying the USA since
the Federal Reserve coup d'état of 1913.
So the US and Iran are actually allies, not adversaries, in the battle against Zionist dollar hegemony.
The Zionist bankster cartel that prints our currency out of thin air
can easily print enough money to buy up virtually all major Western
media. That's why most Westerners have unconsciously accepted a
The banksters also have enough money to buy as many politicians as
they need. That is why the US Congress and the White House are
But today, thanks to Netanyahu's overweening chutzpah, Obama and
allied forces in the US military and intelligence communities have a
chance to do what no US President since JFK has dared to do: Tell Israel
to go to hell.
All Obama has to do is go on television and announce:
“We have discovered credible evidence of Israeli involvement in 9/11 and
the subsequent cover-up. As of this moment, I am declaring a state of
national emergency based on undeniable evidence that our nation has been
covertly attacked and occupied by a hostile foreign power. I have
ordered the FBI to arrest several thousand suspected Israeli agents, and
I will be forming a second 9/11 Commission, led by former President
Carter, to expose the full, horrible truth about the 9/11 attacks.”
Such “scorched earth” payback from Obama would be exactly what Netanyahu deserves.
The Petraeus Affair ~ link ~ Good article. Stirling
We Are Entering One of The Most Worrying Times In History: While The Fed Is Playing An Extraordinarily Dangerous Game, The World Should Consider Switching From The Dollar To Gold ~ link
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