Another Month…..More Deaths!

I am not going to go into great lengths about the most recent lunatic with a gun and a grudge……let’s just say….when is enough enough?

The media has given you all the info you need….from what the dog down the street does during his outside time to what pizza company this a/hole preferred……

All I want to do is remind my readers of all the gun deaths since 1991…..sorry that would take a lifetime……these are the mass shootings in that time period……

-Killeen, Texas, October 16, 1991: A man shoots dead 23 people in a restaurant and then kills himself.

– Littleton, Colorado, April 20, 1999: Two teenaged boys shoot and kill 12 fellow classmates and a teacher at Columbine High School before killing themselves.

– Atlanta, Georgia, July 29, 1999: A stock market trader goes on a day-long shooting rampage, killing 12 people, including his wife and two children, before taking his own life.

– Red Lake, Minnesota, March 21, 2005: A teenage boy kills two people at his grandfather’s home on an Indian reservation and then goes to his local high school where he kills seven others before committing suicide.

– Blacksburg, Virginia, April 16, 2007: A student goes on a rampage at Virginia Tech University, killing 32 people before committing suicide.

– Covina, California, December 24, 2008: A man dressed in a Santa Claus suit opens fire at a family party and then sets fire to the house. Nine people are killed. The gunman commits suicide.

– Binghamton, New York, April 3, 2009. A gunman shoots dead 13 people at a civic centre for immigrants.

– Fort Hood, Texas, November 5, 2009. US army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan opens fire at his military base, killing 13 people and wounding 42, before being overcome by police.

– Oikos, California, April 2, 2012: A male nursing student methodically kills seven people at a Christian university.

– Aurora, Colorado, July 20, 2012: A man kills 12 people when he opens fire at a movie theater showing a late-night premiere of a Batman film in a suburb of Denver.

– Oak Creek, Wisconsin, August 5, 2012: A white supremacist and US army veteran fatally shoots six people and wounds four others at a Sikh temple before taking his own life.

– Newtown, Connecticut, December 14 2012: A young man kills 26 people, including 20 children at Sandy Hook elementary school. He also fatally shoots his mother. He commits suicide.

– Miami, Florida, July 26, 2013: A gunman kills six people in a shooting rampage at an apartment building, taking two people hostage before being killed by police after a lengthy standoff.

– Washington, DC, September 16, 2013: A gunman fatally shoots 12 people at a naval base in the US capital. The gunman is killed by police.

– Charleston, South Carolina, June 17, 2015: A white gunman kills nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

– Roseburg, Oregon, October 1, 2015: A gunman goes on a shooting rampage at a college in the western state of Oregon, killing 10 people and wounding seven before he died in a shootout with police.

Now there is something to be proud of….(sarcasm in case you missed it)……

The clock is ticking on the next incident……tic…..toc…..

Apartheid: Then And Now !

An op-ed that I wrote for Ace News Room…….

There is much going on in the Holy Land but for some reason the media will not report on it……that is unless it has something to do with Israel…..any negativity will NOT be reported.

Israel is in the process of building an Apartheid State….something we thought was gone with the fall of South Africa……we were WRONG!

Please read the op-ed and comment if you would like to…..and visit Ace News Room for all the news you may have missed……

Source: Apartheid: Then And Now !

You just thought apartheid ended with the fall of white South Africa……Israel is doing all it can to keep the practice alive…..

Palestine: A Little Justice

After years of being ignored by the world community Palestine has finally gained a small amount of respect and yes….a little justice…..

The flag of Palestine now flies proudly at the HQ of the UN in New York City……a small step forward after decades of setbacks by the body….

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at the United Nations for the first time on Wednesday with a promise that it will be raised soon in Jerusalem, “the capital of our Palestinian state.” More than 300 ministers, diplomats, and well-wishers who crowded into the rose garden at UN headquarters where a temporary flagpole had been erected for the ceremony applauded his words. Abbas told the crowd it was a historic moment on the Palestinian road to independence. Palestine was designated as a non-member observer state at the United Nations in November 2012 and Palestinian statehood also has been recognized by many countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As the black, white, green and red flag went up the flagpole, cheers and shouts of “Peace! Peace! Palestine!” erupted.

The Palestinians campaigned for a General Assembly resolution that was overwhelmingly approved on Sept. 10 allowing UN observer states to fly their flags alongside those of the 193 UN member states. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Wednesday a day of “pride” and “hope” for Palestinians around the world. He urged the Palestinians to pursue their long-held dream for their own state by first uniting Gaza and the West Bank, and he urged Israel and the Palestinians to revive negotiations that collapsed last year and conclude “a successful peace process.” That will lead to the unfurling of the Palestinian flag “in its proper place—among the family of nations as a sovereign member state of the United Nations,” Ban said.

The president of the PNA, Abbas, made a speech before the General Assembly……Abbas had promised that his speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday would be a “bombshell”, but his declaration that the Palestinian government will no longer uphold agreements signed under the Oslo Accords

“The continuation of the status quo is unacceptable because it means giving in to the logic of brutal force being inflicted by the Israeli government,” Abbas said, echoing previous speeches he has made to the UN. “We therefore declare that we cannot continue to be bound by these agreements with Israel.”
What were the Oslo Accords?  I am glad you ask……
It is an opinion piece and will be leaning toward the Palestinian point of view….but it will give you a good idea about the Accords……
You can read his full speech here……
They can now take their place as the true representatives of the Palestinian people on the world stage…..
Congrats!

A 1000 Years Of History–Gone!

The recent event at UN HQ I will do posts on Palestine today…..The Palestinian flag now flies ….it has taken its rightful place among the nations of the world…..

On that faithful day ….14 May 1948 a thousand years was history began to disappear and all of it at the behest of the UN and the US……

 

Since that awful day the land of Palestine has shrunk….a 1000 years of history being eating away by geopolitics….in a little less than 70 years the world has allowed a whole culture and land to become only a memory…

Watching the ISIS thing I see many similarities to what Israel is being allowed to do…..if it was not acceptable in World War 2….why is it acceptable today?

Let me give a guess…..because of some mythic tale in a non-historic context……

Source: Why did UN erase 1,000 years of Palestinian heritage? | The Electronic Intifada

Ever since 1948 there has been one plan or another for a peaceful existence of the people of Palestine….the most popular is the two state solution and has been for years but in recent times there seems to be a loss of confidence in this plan…..a recent poll shows a disturbing trend…..

More than half of Palestinians no longer support a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, a survey released on Monday showed, rejecting the goal that has underpinned four decades of international diplomacy.

The poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, a leading research group in the Palestinian territories, found that 51 percent of Palestinians oppose the two-state solution while 48 percent support it.

The figures were down from 51 percent support and 48 percent opposition three months ago.

I can understand their reluctance these days…..why?

–the confiscation of agricultural and grazing land in the areas surrounding Palestinian population centers;
–the freezing of growth in Palestinian villages by denying building and planning rights;
–the systematic demolition of Palestinian homes and businesses
–planned Jewish settlement aimed at breaking up the territorial continuity of Palestinian areas;
–the denial of access to basic services such as water (and the theft of that water); and
–policies aimed at preventing Palestinian economic subsistence and forcing dependence on settlers.

Show me an American that would not push back on these restrictions and I will show you a coward.

Slowly Israel is eating away at the history of the Palestinians……and the world watches and does NOTHING!

Thanx to the decision by the UN to fly the flag of the state of Palestine……Now maybe their plight will get more attention than it has in the past…..

Fact Check: Netanyahu’s 2015 UNGA Address | IMEU

This week has been a plethora of political posturing and lying……world leaders get to speak to the General Assembly of the United Nations…..everybody gets a turn….it is kinda a big deal for foreign policy geeks like myself……it is so amusing as well as frustrating…..but mostly it is entertainment at its best.

BiBi went before the General Assembly of the UN and made one of his BS speeches……like most of them filled with horse manure and outright lies……

My fave BS line is the one he uses and our trained monkeys of AIPAC, the GOP, used the one term that I hate more than anything……

“Israel the only democracy in the Middle East”……..that my friends is a……..LIE!

Here is a breakdown of BiBi’s UN speech……….point by point……

Source: Fact Check: Netanyahu’s 2015 UNGA Address | IMEU