If Not The Benjamins Then What?

We all have heard about the massive protests in Hong Kong…we are told it is about democracy and the media has given massive amounts of coverage into these protests.

IN the same time there are massive protests going on in Gaza and the West Bank and the media has given nothing as far as coverage…and by the way these are about democracy also.

Why is this?

Over the last weekend it is reported by the MSM that Hezbollah fired rockets into Northern Israel…..

Israel’s military said it fired into southern Lebanon on Sunday after a number of anti-tank missiles fired by Hezbollah targeted its army base and vehicles near the border. Hezbollah was responding to an earlier drone attack by Israel. 

The missiles hit several targets in Israel’s border town of Avivim on Sunday, the Israeli army said, adding it responded by shelling 100 targets inside Lebanon.

Israel, however, said the attack did not lead to any casualties on its side.

(AJE)

In the same time frame Palestinian protesters were shot and killed by Israel’s military and yet there is still NO coverage by the MSM.

Why is this?

Someone said that Israel has its hands everywhere in the US and that their dollars pay well for our politicians and others.

Of course that person was attacked as an anti-Semite even when NOTHING was said against the Jewish religion…..so I guess I will be labelled as such sense I will not bend over for Israel or any of their fingers of influence, which are many.

Why is this?

Why is one democracy movement more newsworthy than another?

Whys is one potential conflict more important than another?

If it is not about undue influence then why is not actual reporting more balanced?

The mainstream media is lying to the public and Americans are deluding themselves it they think it is anything other than influence and the “Benjamins”.

The MSM is always looking into the meat of any incident whether violence, or whatever….but they refuse to do so with Israel.

Why is this?

If they want to promote democracy then do so fairly…..until then maybe the MSM should take a good look at what they are and a news organization is not anywhere near that definition.

There was a time when Israel did not control our president or our Congress……

Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib as “anti-Semites” and for “hating Israel”—labels that Mr. Trump will likely apply to varying degree to Democrats during the 2020 campaign. 

Both Democratic congresswomen endorse boycotts, divestment, and sanctions—as well as UN censures of Israel—to support Palestinian rights. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, among other interest groups, insists that BDS “intends to delegitimize” if not “destroy” Israel, and many politicians in Washington agree. 

Yet interestingly, Omar and Tlaib are echoing the Republican Party’s support of censures and repeated threats to apply economic sanctions against the Jewish state from the days of President Dwight Eisenhower. 

Eisenhower tightly controlled U.S. foreign policy and was pivotal to the UN Security Council’s censuring of Israel in November 1953, March 1955, and in January 1956. The reasons for each rebukes were similar, as they all involved what Eisenhower believed to be illegal aggression and violence against Israel’s Arab neighbors. 

When Eisenhower Republicans Censured Israel—Three Times

That is right……a US president that did not kiss the ring of the Israelis.

The smell of Benjamins.

“Lego ergo Scribo”

It’s The Old David And Goliath Comparison

First I would like my readers to know that today may be a bit short on posts for I must go to the doctors to see what the next step will be…..I apologize for the inconvenience…….

11Jun67

This month in History in 1967 ended the so-called Six Day War…..and the West has pushed the narrative that the Israelis had to go to war in protection of their right to exist…

We all have heard, read or seen the saga of just how the Israelis crushed the Arab forces…..

A newly declassified document shed some new light on this piece of history……

At a little after 7 on the morning of June 5, 1967, as Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser’s commanders were finishing their breakfasts and driving to work, French-built Israeli fighter jets roared out of their bases and flew low, below radar, into Egyptian airspace. Within three hours, 500 Israeli sorties had destroyed Nasser’s entire air force. Just after midday, the air forces of Jordan and Syria also lay in smoking ruins, and Israel had essentially won the Six-Day War — in six hours.
Israeli and U.S. historians and commentators describe the surprise attack as necessary, and the war as inevitable, the result of Nasser’s fearsome war machine that had closed the Straits of Tiran, evicted United Nations peacekeeping troops, taunted the traumatized Israeli public, and churned toward the Jewish state’s border with 100,000 troops. “The morning of 5 June 1967,” wrote Israel’s warrior-turned-historian, Chaim Herzog, “found Israel’s armed forces facing the massed Arab armies around her frontiers.” Attack or be annihilated: The choice was clear.

https://www.salon.com/2007/06/04/six_day_war/

There is always new light after a declassification…..then most of the rest of the story can be told……will we know the whole story?  Probably not.

Another thing to remember is that during this conflict the Israelis attacked an unarmed US Navy ship, the USS Liberty, killing 34 sailors and wounding others……a crime Israel has never had to face up to because the US let them slide on the murder of American troops.

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/06/08/israels-attack-on-the-uss-liberty-a-half-century-later-still-no-justice/

The Six Day War is not all we have been told.

Israel continues to play the “victim” card…..it is a silly concept but it works on the US and the West…….

But hey…..the history of Palestine is known in history….the history of the Israelites comes from one source of dubious authority…..but hey let’s look shall we?

The triangulation of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Arabophobia in the history of Palestine and Israel is part of the settler-colonial movement of Zionism and is not a “new history” in the sense of the term as introduced by Israeli historian Benny Morris in 1980 to humanize, in Israeli academic discourse, the victims of Zionism. It simply reflects modern terminology and encompasses historic events to which the Zionist mind is still largely closed.

These historic events are simple in their broad outline. Zionist Jews (self-proclaimed atheists) decided to build a Jewish state in Palestine and ended up taking much of the land by force and expelling most of the Palestinian non-Jewish Arab population, preventing them from returning.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-more-plausible-and-reasonable-history-of-palestine-and-israel/5644582

Keep in mind that the Jews in Israel have no connection to the land of Palestine….most of their ancestry is from Eastern Europe….Palestine will always be the home of the Palestinians.

It is that simple.

Intifada for Dummies

I have been writing about the “intifadas” of the Palestinians….I was in the area when the first one was happening….December 1987……I witnessed some amazing bravery and gonads by the Palestinian protesters…..

Americans do not understand what or why the intifadas were important…..they were the people of the Occupied Territories trying to reclaim their heritage and their rights…..something most Americans could understand and would understand if it were anybody but Palestinians protesting Israel.

I have tried to explain as best as I can but I have fallen short on every occasion……I did find a good article by Ramzy Baroud that does the very thing that I tried……

Please check it out if you are interested in knowing why a people would resort to this sort of situation……

Whether history moves in a straight or cyclical line, it matters little. The uncontested fact is that it is in constant motion. Thus, the current situation in Palestine is particularly frustrating to a generation that has grown up after the Oslo Peace Acco

Source: Intifada for Dummies: Why a popular uprising is yet to take off?

Take a little time and see why a people would feel the necessity to resort to this as a way to make a point…….

There Will Never be Peace In The Middle East

Today BiBi comes to Washington to be sure that the “dogs” still remember their obedience training …..and I would bet there will be little mention of the problems Israel is having trying to subjugate the Palestinians…..I’m sure it will all be ignored as “self-defense”….something that Israel will not allow the Palestinians to practice…..

Recently when asked about the chances of a peace deal in the Middle East Obama said……

President Obama “has concluded that a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians is beyond reach during his presidency and will press Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take steps to preserve the mere possibility of a two-state solution,” the Washington Post reports.

“The issue has taken on greater importance with the recent wave of stabbings carried out by Palestinians against Israelis, senior administration members said during a conference call with reporters about Netanyahu’s visit next week.”

“………Greater importance with the recent wave of stabbings carried out by Palestinians……..”?  WTF?

No mention has been made of the opposite side of the conflict……

IMEMC News: The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Monday evening November 2, that 74 Palestinians, including 17 children and two women, have been killed by Israeli army fire, and more than 2355 have been injured, since October 1, 2015.

Somehow that stat is NOT important enough to mention……to be truthful…..there have been about 10 Israelis killed with others wounded…..

Can you see why the Palestinians could be a bit pissed?

The media makes it out as the Palestinians are the only ones that are committing crimes……did you know that a rock thrower now could be sentenced to 20 years in an Israeli prison?

At what point does the Western press stop pretending that they are unbiased?  Are they afraid of what will happen if they give the American people the truth or the real news?

The US needs to stop blindly supporting a country that is committing more crimes against humanity than the Russians…..

Can you now see why the world,  especially the Arab world,  has a dislike for American policies?

Divide And Conquer

Today I want to focus on the newest round of protests in the Occupied Territories….the media has not done a proper job at reporting this situation….there will be several posts on the newest “intifada”……

How many times have you heard this famous quote?  But who actually originated it?

Perhaps it was Julius Caesar….after all it is Latin…..”divide et impera”…..there is no good source of who actually voiced these famous words….so screw it!

It is a good military tactic….I mean if you can get a population turning on itself then you have pretty much won the engagement, right?

By now most Americans know of all the trouble brewing in the Holy Land….Israel has its hands full trying to subvert the Palestinians in the West Bank….unfortunately we Americans only know one side of the conflict….the Israeli side and as with most other conflicts there are two sides that need to be told…..

Sorry I digress…..I bring up the famous quote now because the Israelis are trying to recruit within the Palestinian ranks to fight other Palestinians…..

Israel pushes Druze and Christian Palestinians to join army to minimalise resistance to occupation.

Source: Israeli Army’s “sectarian recruiting” – Al Jazeera English

This tactic tells me that they, the Israeli military, is afraid that the violence will get out of hand and the world will focus on the tactics and policies that the Israelis have imposed on Palestinians that is part of the source of the most recent round of protests…..

Israel cannot afford the truth to get out……world support is the only thing that keeps Israel in power….the truth will threaten that strangle-hold they have on the media and the support that they have…..

And this is where I come in….I will continue to report the stuff the MSM refuses to let the world know…

After all I may be an American but my soul is Palestinian……

Mismanaging the Conflict in Jerusalem – International Crisis Group

I have been surprised at the number of media reports on the conflict now being fought in Israel and the Occupied Territories……but I guess this time they cannot ignore the situation as they have done in the past…..

BiBi has made an unfortunate statement that turned the world ‘s head toward Israel and the fighting…..and I have read a report that states that the situation is being mismanaged by Israel….

Source: Mismanaging the Conflict in Jerusalem – International Crisis Group

I trust the Crisis Group because they are for the most part non-partisan….they take the situation and analyze it from several points…..the proper way to analyze ANY situation…..

Also over the weekend there was an event that got very little coverage….but I believe that it is an important situation that could be used to quell some of the violence…..

Thousands of Israelis march in Tel Aviv calling for peace talks with Palestinians—Thousands of Israelis took the streets of Tel Aviv on Saturday night, calling for new peace talks with the Palestinians, amid an international effort to quell a month-long Israeli-Palestinian wave of violence.

Source: Thousands of Israelis march in Tel Aviv calling for peace talks with Palestinians – Xinhua | English.news.cn

Yes We Have An Intifada!

Please take some time and learn about the situation developing in the Palestinian territories…….this is an event that the world would like to ignore….please do not let them win.

The Palestinians have decided enough is enough….after decades of the world ignoring their plight and the media only reporting news after a Jew is attacked or killed…..the people have taken it into their own hands to do something about an uncaring world…….

Intifada in English is translated as uprising, rebellion or resistance…….the Palestinians have had at least 4 in the history of the Palestine-Israel conflict…..

In the past I have tried to keep my readers abreast of the situation and alerted to the possibility of further violence and counter-violence…..but if you need a refresher course…..read my past post……

Source: Remember The “Intifada”? | In Saner Thought

  • In the Israeli-Palestine conflict:
    • First Intifada, a Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation lasting from December 1987 to 1993
    • Second Intifada, a period of intensified Israeli-Palestinian violence, which began in late September 2000 and ended around 2005
    • Silent Intifada, a series of violent acts and attacks in Jerusalem in 2014 sometimes referred to as the “Third Intifada”
    • “Al-Quds Intifada” or “Wave of Terror” – 2015 escalation in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, sometimes referred as the “Third Intifada”

Recently the Palestinians have once again decided it is time for some real resistance and stop waiting for a fickle world to do the right thing…..we are having another round of violence….but this time the media and the world seems to be more alert to the situation……

Source: Of Course, It Is an Intifada: This Is What You Must Know by — Antiwar.com

This time around the Palestinian people are doing this on their own……it has not been the master plan of some leader……there was no master plan of what to do and what results were acceptable…..of course the media is running around trying to find the leadership so that they can get some type of scoop…..but there is a problem with this type of thinking…..NO one knows who to contact…..Two weeks into the outbreak of security clashes between Palestinians and settlers in Jerusalem, Palestinian factions have yet to step in and lead the popular uprising.

Source: Who is leading the intifada? – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

What I have seen in this edition of an intifada is that the Palestinians are doing things to get the Israelis to overreact…..so far it is working……because of the overreaction the media has become more involved than normal…..unlike past intifadas and even without leaders….the Palestinians are coordinating well…………..

Source: The ‘smartphone intifada’ – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

This is a people that have been driven to violence…..below is the face of the conflict that the wold should remember…..a people mistreated into facing tanks with children…..

Time for the world to stand up to Israel and demand that they begin a withdrawal of Palestinian territories……and to end their genocidal tendencies…..

Thanx for caring enough to look at this situation……