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ICC arrest warrants:- How the 

international tribunal equates 

oppressors -- with oppressed

by Musa Iqbal

May 27th, 8:10am

(PressTV)


It was just last year that a rare event occurred uniting 

both imperialist parties within the United States: The 

International Criminal Court (ICC) sought an arrest 

warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for

 alleged war crimes in Ukraine.

 

Thrilled US lawmakers, hawkish pundits, liberal and 

conservative commentators, all hailed the

 International Criminal Court despite 

Russia and the US both not being 

subject to its jurisdiction.

 

It did not matter for the war profiteers in Washington. For 

them, the ICC – the Hague-based international tribunal 

dominated by Western influence that has historically 

only pursued African leaders - was willing to side 

with them against one of their primary 

geopolitical rivals, and thus its

legitimacy was upheld 

- without both parties 

being signatories to

 the Rome Statute. 

 

More than a year later, the same warhawks, who have 

during this time accumulated millions from war 

profiteering, are now prepared to slap ICC 

judges and prosecutors with sanctions 

and threaten the same legitimacy 

they hailed just over a year ago. 

 

On Monday, May 20, ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan 

announced that he would seek arrest warrants 

for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 

and military affairs minister Yoav Gallant for 

crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip. 

 

“We submit that the crimes against humanity charged 

were committed as part of a widespread and 

systematic attack against the Palestinian 

civilian population pursuant to State 

policy,” he stated.

 

Listing starvation, intentionally directing attacks 

against a civilian population, extermination, 

and “other inhumane acts as crimes 

against humanity” --- the ICC lead 

prosecutor built a case against

 the regime.

 

It came at a time when the illegitimate entity in 

Tel Aviv is grappling with both internal and 

external crises, having failed to achieve 

any of its military objectives in the 

besieged Palestinian territory.

 

However, in the same breath, the ICC prosecutor 

...also sought charges for three leaders of the 

Hamas resistance movement: Yahya Sinwar, 

Muhammad Deif, and Ismael Haniyeh - 

equating the oppressor.... with the 

oppressed, the genocidal regime 

with fighters who have the right 

to defend themselves.

 

While only two Zionist officials are being sought for 

arrest, the ICC has put three Palestinians on the

 list, ironically with the death toll in Gaza 

climbing to nearly 40,000 and 

an invasion of Rafah 

looking imminent.

 

By issuing arrest warrants for the heroic Al Aqsa Storm 

Operation on October 7, 2023, the ICC prosecutors are 

spitting in the face of the right to resist criminal 

occupation and aggression.

 

Any follower of the Palestinian cause knows that relying 

on international organizations is a path to nowhere - as
long as US hegemony exists. But that hegemony is 

declining. And it shows --- take note of the US 

political reaction to the arrest warrants 

against Netanyahu and Gallant.

 

Last month, US Congresspeople drafted a letter 

promising sanctions and other punitive actions 

if the ICC issues arrest warrants against

 Israeli regime officials.

 

Non-governmental organizations that tow the Washington 

political line also lashed out at the ICC, in order to 

discredit and delegitimize it. Again, a bulk of 

these organizations praised the ICC 

...whenever the target of arrests 

was a Washington-designated

target. There is no dearth of 

hypocrisy in Washington. 

 

In a statement, US President Joe Biden declared: 

“Let me be clear, we reject the ICC’s application 

for arrest warrants against Israeli leaders…

There is no equivalence between Israel

 and Hamas.”

 

Ironically, he is right - just for the wrong reasons. 

 

Occupation, ethnic cleansing, and genocide are not 

permitted within international standards and the 

so-called rule of law. However, resistance to 

occupation is a human right ------ that is 

mentioned by name under Protocol I 

of the Geneva Convention.

 

Indeed - there is no equivalence between the Israeli 

occupation and the Gaza-based resistance 

movement Hamas, or for that matter any 

other Palestinian resistance faction.

 

The ICC’s “both sides are wrong” defense --- is

commonly resorted to by Western neoliberals.

 

Seeking to absolve themselves of blame, the defense 

here chalks the blame up to Zionist leadership, while 

condemning the whole of Palestinian resistance.

 

Many analysts agree that Washington’s exit strategy 

from the Gaza genocide - the Biden administration 

cannot afford to continue with it in an election 

year - will be throwing Netanyahu under the 

bus, and chalking up the genocide to 

“bad leadership.”

 

The shamefulness of this defense goes to show that the 

institutions that were engineered by the West can only 

bend so much. The genocide in Gaza, which many 

have labeled the “live-streamed genocide,” has 

proved that if an international institution fails 

to acknowledge Israeli crimes, it will have 

no legitimacy at all in the eyes of the 

international public.

 

However, the imperialist architects of these institutions

 still wield influence - and they are exercising this

 influence in order to ensure that they still have

 the final say - no matter how messy it gets. 

 

Be that as it may, even imperialist influence cannot stop 

the global tide that is seemingly drowning the Israeli 

regime. Though Israel is no longer a signatory to 

the Rome Statute (which it left almost right after

 it initially signed it, disagreeing with population 

transfer as a war crime) - arrest warrants for its

 two top war criminals, if approved by ICC

judges, further solidifies its growing 

isolation globally.

 

Although international agencies cannot enter the Israeli 

occupation and arrest Netanyahu and Gallant, countries 

that are signatories to the Rome Statute are obliged to 

bring in criminals with arrest warrants - facing harsh 

consequences if they fail to do so.

 

Netanyahu and Gallant would be outcasts globally while 

simultaneously facing the wrath of Zionist settlers who 

are protesting weekly due to their failure to destroy 

Hamas and free Israeli captives.

 

Despite being the darlings of the West, some countries 

have expressed readiness to arrest the two Zionist 

regime officials if the arrest application is 

approved - including Norway - angering 

pro-Zionist cheerleaders and lobby 

groups across the West.

 

Meanwhile, resistance leaders Sinwar and Deif are

 in Gaza, fighting alongside the resistance in 

commanding positions - and Haniyeh is in 

Qatar, a country that is not a signatory 

to the Rome Statute.

 

All three of these esteemed men are not runaway 

criminals with no home - they are Palestinian, 

and they only wish to be in Palestine. An 

arrest warrant, though insulting, is the

 least of their concerns.

 

Victory for Palestine will not be won with a pen 

and a legal document ------ but with resistance.

 

We see the Palestinian resistance factions are still 

strong in the face of a genocidal onslaught while 

the very fabric of the settler-colonial Zionist 

society is torn apart.

 

Arrest warrants won’t change much. The reality on 

the battlefield alone will eventually determine the 

fate of Palestine and Gaza, and resistance has 

already prevailed there.

 

Musa Iqbal is a Boston-based researcher and writer 

focused on US domestic and foreign policy.

 

(The views expressed in this article don't 

necessarily.... reflect those of Press TV.)

 




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200 days of genocide: Palestinian

 resistance --- prevails over

 Israeli occupation

By Iqbal Jassat 

April 24th, 11:59am

 

Gaza’s killing fields, courtesy of the genocidal settler 

colonial regime in Tel Aviv, have now entered the 7th 

month, without any reprieve for the besieged 

territory of millions of people.

 

According to reports, 3,025 massacres have been 

perpetrated by the murderous regime between 

October 7, 2023, and April 23, 2024, with at 

least 42,510 innocent civilians mercilessly 

butchered, including 15,780 children, 

which includes those presumed 

dead under the rubble. 

 

On average, 212 people have been killed per day, incl. 79 

children and 50 women, Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor 

reported on Tuesday, marking 200 days of the no-holds-

barred onslaught on Gaza.

 

Gaza government office also released a statement on 

Tuesday, sharing grim statistics of the 200 days of 

war. An estimated 7,000 are missing under the 

rubble and more than 76,000 are injured.

 

Most of the public infrastructure has been destroyed in 

the besieged strip, including 70 percent of residential 

properties, all universities, and 33 out of 36 hospitals.

 In the occupied West Bank the Israeli army and 

settlers have killed 486 Palestinians and 

injured more than 4700 in the past 

200 days.

 

In addition, Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu's evil 

famine strategy has formed part of his war cabinet's

 tactic to starve to death millions of Palestinians.

 

To compound the apartheid regime's criminal conduct,

 the corruption-laden Netanyahu falsely implicated 

the UN agency for Palestinian refugees as aiding 

and abetting "terrorists", resulting in the 

suspension of funding and a halt

 of its humanitarian aid to 

Palestinian refugees. 

 

Sadly, baseless allegations against UNRWA saw a 

shameful rush by Western governments to cut 

$450m funding at a time when "people were 

dying in droves", as described by

news media. 

 

Months later, however, the world is now told.. 

that Israeli allegations have not been proven.

 

An inquiry – a rigorous one - led by former French foreign 

minister Catherine Colonna, supported by three well-

respected research institutes, concluded that there 

was no evidence for the claim that significant 

numbers of UNRWA employees have Hamas 

or Islamic Jihad ties.

 

That this decisive conclusion by the Colonna inquiry 

refutes Israel's false claims, it is left to be seen 

whether Western governments will revert to 

funding UNRWA, thus striking a blow to 

Netanyahu’s malicious war aims. Or 

will they continue to drag their feet,

 as is the case now? 

 

Israeli genocidal war on Gaza launched on Oct. 7 last year 

completed 200 days on Tuesday, leaving behind a trail of 

death, destruction, displacement and starvation.

 

If they fail to recommence funding, Palestinians may not

 be faulted for believing that the West remains hostage 

to the Netanyahu regime's lies and vengeful genocide. 

 

Concurrently another significant report has been issued 

castigating Israel’s bloody assault on Gaza’s medical 

institutions and the denial of healthcare. The author

 is a South African doctor, Tlaleng Mofokeng, the 

UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health. 

 

In her scathing report, Mofokeng emphasized her difficulty

 in gathering data on the number of people needing 

medical evacuation due to the destruction of 

civilian infrastructure.

 

But she has been absolutely clear that the world 

is witnessing “genocide” in Gaza.

 

"Not only is Israel causing irreparable harm against 

Palestinian civilians with its bombardments, but it 

and their allies are also knowingly & intentionally 

imposing famine, prolonged malnutrition, and 

dehydration,” she was quoted as saying.

 

At a press conference in Geneva, Mofokeng did not mince 

her words when she said that as a practicing medical 

doctor, she bears witness, that the very practice of 

medicine is under attack. 

 

"This has been a war on the right to health and underlying 

determinants of health. The healthcare infrastructure in 

Gaza has been completely obliterated and the right to 

health has been decimated at every level,” she said.

 

"Not only is Israel killing and causing irreparable harm 

against Palestinian civilians with its bombardments,

 it and their allies are also ...knowingly and 

intentionally, imposing famine, prolonged

 malnutrition, and dehydration."

 

Interestingly, students at many US universities, including 

the prestigious Columbia University, have emerged as a 

potent force demanding an end to complicity in Israel's 

war on Gaza. 

 

They have been protesting for days on their campuses 

despite the heavy-handedness of US police.

 

Professor Sami Al-Arian's observation about these raging 

protests on university campuses across the country 

sums it up perfectly:

 

“What's happening across US university campuses is 

unprecedented. I lived four decades in the US --- 28 

years of which were in academic settings. During 

my time, it was a very challenging struggle to 

present an anti-Zionist narrative,” he wrote 

in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

 

“But the passion, courage, humanity, creativity, and 

determination displayed these days by students 

across US campuses make me proud. The 

Zionist grip on US society is weakening 

and waning.”

 

By all accounts, it is abundantly clear that despite various 

attempts by the apartheid regime to garner and maintain

 global support for its terrorism in Gaza, it has turned 

out to be a dismal failure. 

 

Indeed, enormous resources allocated by Israel to

 overwhelm news coverage of the horrendous 

genocide from the false perspective of 

"Israel's ''right'' - to defend itself from 

terrorism", has been a fundamental

 pillar of Netanyahu’s goal to 

remain in power. 

 

As author Ralph Nader points out, throughout history, 

military empires have reduced their victims, their 

subjugated, and their abducted to a state of 

“The Others.” The political & mass media

institutions usually follow suit 

by supporting their empire’s 

predatory policies with 

slanted coverage.

 

Remarkable therefore that alongside the armed resistance 

by Palestinian freedom fighters to withstand 200 days of 

relentless bombings, the images of Gaza’s devastation

 and eyewitness accounts by medics, journalists and 

displaced families, have not allowed the Zionist

 regime to escape global outrage. 

 

Iqbal Jassat is an executive member of Media 

Review Network, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

(The views expressed in this article ---- do 

not necessarily reflect those of Press TV)

 

 

Glory to those who pray work and struggle

for real peace --- peace with justice for all.

 

What do you think?

 

 

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Indonesia won't normalize with Israel 

because Indonesians won’t allow it

April 13th, 1:54pm

 by Dina Y. Sulaeman

 

In the last few days, Israeli media has been reporting 

about Indonesia mulling a normalization of relations 

with the Tel Aviv regime to fulfill the requirements

 for accession to The Organization for Economic 

Cooperation and Development (OECD), a 

neoliberal market-based alliance 

of countries.

 

The news - circulated at a dizzying pace on social media 

platforms and triggered a wide array of reactions from 

netizens worldwide, including in Indonesia. It wasn’t 

something they were expecting.

 

Indonesia's foreign ministry was quick to deny the reports 

in a midnight statement, saying that no such plan is in 

the offing. 

 

"I affirm that, as of now, there are no plans to establish 

diplomatic relations with Israel, particularly given 

Israel's actions in Gaza,” the ministry spokes-

person, Lalu Muhamad Iqbal, said.

 

Most people in Indonesia, I can vouch for, reject and 

condemn any plan that leads to the normalization

 of ties between the two sides or Jakarta’s 

recognition of the apartheid 

colonial entity.

 

Several notes can be taken from this frenzy. First, the 

behaviour of the Israeli media, citing anonymous 

sources, to report on Indonesia's plans to 

normalize relations with Israel. It has 

happened several times in the last 

few years.

 

Indonesia's foreign ministry has always denied such

 reports. It again denied it and then it was as if 

there was nothing more. There was no 

apology from the Israeli media, nor 

was there any criticism of the 

Israeli media from the

 Indonesian side.

 

This time, the news about Indonesia’s so-called 

normalization coincided with simmering 

regional tensions in the wake of Iran's 

vow to retaliate against the Israeli 

bombing of its consulate 

in Damascus.

 

Bombing a country's diplomatic mission is a fatal 

violation of international law and can be equated 

with bombing the country's territory. From this 

perspective, Iran has every right to retaliate.

 

So, the situation turned extremely difficult for Israel. 

Many countries issued travel advisories for the 

occupied territories while Israeli regime 

officials frantically tried to get Iran to 

"not escalate."

 

The unspecified timing of Iran's retaliation.... has caused 

psychological torture for the Israeli regime and settlers.

 In conditions like these, rumours regarding Indonesia-

Israel normalization appear to have been deliberately 

circulated by the Zionist media to reduce tensions 

----- and divert world public opinion.

 

The second point is that Indonesia's support for Palestine 

is deep-rooted. This support predates Indonesia's

 independence, so it cannot be shaken so 

easily by the Zionist propagandists.

 

In 1934, when the Palestinians fought against the British 

(at that time, Indonesia was still colonized by the Dutch), 

the clergy in Indonesia collected donations from the 

people to help Palestine.

 

It is also recorded in history that a rich Palestinian 

businessman, Muhammad Ali Taher, in 1944 

donated a large amount of money to the 

struggle for Indonesian independence.

 

In history lessons at schools, our teachers often 

repeated the phrase: "Palestine was the first 

to recognize Indonesia's independence."

 

What it actually meant is that after the proclamation of 

Indonesian independence on August 17, 1945, the

 Indonesian diplomat, M. Zein Hassan, came 

to Egypt to promote recognition of 

that independence.

 

In order to support Hassan's efforts ----- a number of 

resistance figures in the Arab world based in Cairo 

founded Lajnatud Difa'i 'an Indonesia on October 

16, 1945, including General Saleh Harb Pasha, 

Secretary General of the Arab League and 

Abdul Rahman Azzam Pasha, Chairman 

of the Palestine Committee.

 

The recommendation from the Lajnah was a resolution to 

support the Republic of Indonesia and an appeal to all 

countries, especially Arab and Islamic countries, to 

recognize the new republic.

 

After that, almost all the Arab countries recognized 

the Republic of Indonesia ----- one by one.

 

Apart from that, Indonesia initiated and hosted the Asia-

Africa Conference from 18 to April 24, 1955, the first 

conference of formerly colonized countries in the

 world whose main spirit was to liberate all the 

colonized people on earth.

 

Support for Palestinian independence was one of the 

dominant issues at this conference. Indonesia has a 

historical burden to maintain that spirit and fulfill
its 
promise of independence for Palestine.

 

The third point is, it needs to be acknowledged that 

there are indeed parties in Indonesia, both 

politicians and prominent figures, who 

are secretly establishing personal 

relations with Israel.

 

Indonesia's decision to submit a membership application 

to the OECD, an organization controlled by Western 

capitalist countries, instead of joining a new 

economic power that is far more promising 

for shared prosperity, namely BRICS, 

shows the dominance of the West

 in Indonesia's economic posture.

 

Membership in the OECD requires the consent of all 

members, including Israel. It is very possible that

 there are figures behind the scenes who are 

trying to normalize Indonesia-Israel for 

their interests ----- especially 

business interests.

 

However, they never expressed their intentions openly 

because it would be tantamount to political suicide. 

No politician in Indonesia would dare to commit 

suicide at this time when public sentiment is 

very strong in supporting Palestine and 

against Israel's genocidal crimes 

in Gaza.

 

Thus, it can be concluded that the rumours of 

normalization were Israeli propaganda that 

took advantage of the tendencies of a few 

parties behind the scenes -- but which 

immediately hit a wall of failure.

 

The Indonesian people will not allow that normalization

 to happen as Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, 

stated: "As long as the independence of the 

Palestinian people has not been handed 

over to the Palestinian people, the

 Indonesian people will always 

stand up ------ to challenge 

Israeli colonialism."

 

 

Dina Y. Sulaeman, is an assistant professor at the
International Relations Department, Universitas
Padjadjaran, Indonesia.

 

 

(The views expressed in this article..... do 

not necessarily reflect those of Press TV.)

 

Indonesia has filed a lawsuit against Israel at the ICJ 

over the regime’s violations of international law in 

the occupied Palestinian territories.



I remember when a CIA coup in Indonesia
resulted in every commited patriotic
communist and socialist... being
taken to a police station ---
and then slaughtered.

I bet the Indonesians remember that too.

What do you think?



 

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Zionist regime will drown in the
blood
 of Haniyeh’s children
and other Palestinians

by Wesam Bahrani

April 11th, 10:47am

 

The cowardly killing of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh’s 

three sons and four grandchildren in Gaza only 

exemplifies the fact that the murderous 

occupying entity is on a deathbed. 

 

The latest diabolic crime committed by the apartheid 

regime first and foremost shows its desperation and 

hopelessness and its inability to achieve any of the 

stated military goals it quite ambitiously outlined 

before embarking on the latest 

genocidal campaign. 

 

The regime was under the illusion that by assassinating 

the resistance leader’s family members, the Zionist

 entity might get some form of leverage at the 

negotiating table. 

 

If anything, Benjamin Netanyahu has made

 it harder for himself and his US masters. 

 

The leaders of many resistance groups in Palestine, have 

offered their sons and family members, as martyrs to the 

cause of liberating their land from the Israeli occupation. 

 

After receiving the news about the killing of his children 

and grandchildren on Wednesday night, Haniyeh 

appeared calm and composed, thanking God 

for the “honour” of bestowing martyrdom 

on his close family members. That’s

 the trait of great leaders.

 

He said almost every family in Gaza has paid a heavy price 

with the blood of their children in the past six months and 

before that, and he is only one of them.

 

Importantly, leaders of the Axis of Resistance in other 

parts of the region have also offered exemplary 

sacrifices for the greater cause, the bigger 

cause, against the aggressors. 

 

This shared legacy of sacrifice and martyrdom has only 

strengthened the steadfastness of the Axis of 

Resistance and its leaders, from Palestine,

to Lebanon, to Iraq, to Yemen. 

 

Among the most notable examples, is the son 

of Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement 

Secretary-General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. 

 

18-year-old Hadi Nasrallah ---- was martyred by

the Israeli forces in 1997 in southern Lebanon. 

 

The important aspect here is the reaction and position 

of these resistance leaders when their sons or family 

members are killed by the Israeli occupation. 

 

Do they regret and repent? Do they grieve and complain?

 Does it become personal, and does that personal 

aspect make them succumb to pressure or 

give up on the cause? 

 

Unfortunately, for the apartheid Israeli regime and its 

delusional despots in Tel Aviv and Washington, the

 blood of all the resistance factions, their leaders 

and their sons and family members is the driving 

force that will eventually end the illegal and 

brutal occupation. 

 

One day, after the martyrdom of Hadi Nasrallah,

 Hezbollah’s Secretary-General delivered a 

thumping speech in which he explained 

how painful it was for him before, to 

visit the parents of the Lebanese 

resistance movement’s martyrs 

and look them in the eye. 

 

Hadi Nasrallah wasn’t the only one martyred by

 the Israeli occupation forces. Many more 

offered exemplary sacrifices. Hadi’s 

body, like those of others, was 

held by the Zionist entity. 

 

“I tell the families of the martyrs whose bodies 

remain captive --- that we also share this 

common feature now,” the Hezbollah 

chief said in September 1997. 

 

At the funeral service the same month, he added, “The 

martyrdom of Hadi is a message that the leadership of 

Hezbollah doesn’t leave aside its sons to enjoy the 

(post-occupation) future. When our sons head to 

the frontline, that is our pride, and when they 

are martyred, this allows us to hold our 

heads up high”.

 

Over the next three years, Hezbollah inflicted heavy

 battlefield casualties on the Israeli occupation, 

forcing it to withdraw from the Lebanese 

territory in 2000.... in humiliation. 

 

The Arab country regained its sovereignty, independence, 

security, and honour as a result of all the blood given by 

resistance fighters, founders, leaders, and their 

family members.

 

History is repeating itself. Now the resistance has grown 

in faith, determination as well as in military terms 

while the Israeli regime is reaching

 its dead-end. 

 

There is nothing the rogue, child-murdering Netanyahu 

regime can boast of after half a year of US-backed

 genocide in Gaza. The resistance has prevailed 

and the occupation has lost. 

 

The video that went viral showed the moment Haniyah 

(visiting wounded Palestinians at a hospital in Qatar) 

was informed, via a crying voice message on the 

'phone from Gaza--- about the killing of his three 

sons, three granddaughters and one grandson, 

without a scintilla of pain visible on the 

Hamas leader’s face --- is because this 

resistance, unlike the US and its 

proxy, has a clear vision for 

Gaza and Palestine. 

 

“God will rest their souls.” He nods his head. 

 

“Shall we end the visit?” an aide asks. 

 

“No, let’s continue” he responds. 

 

The strategy of the resistance is inked in the blood 

of its martyrs, which sends a clear message to the 

United States that it prefers martyrdom and 

dignity ----- over a life of humiliation.

 

“The enemy believes that targeting the families of the 

leaders will push them to give up the demands of our

 people,” Haniyeh said, putting up a tough front. 

 

“Anyone who believes that targeting my sons will push 

Hamas to change its position is delusional,” the 

Hamas leader hastened to add.

 

This has been the position of all resistance groups and 

their leaders in West Asia for more than four decades

 now. The principles of the cause overshadow

 personal considerations. 

 

The people of Gaza are indeed the most 

oppressed people on the planet

 right now. 

 

Yet the disinformation campaign by mainstream Western 

and some regional media that the Hamas leadership is

 enjoying a life of luxury in exile, is aimed at 

discrediting the resistance.

 

Has the same media forgotten, so quickly, that Haniyah

 is among the millions of Palestinians who have been 

arrested and served time in Israeli jails, tortured

 and abused? 

 

Was he not on the ground in Gaza when it was blown to 

pieces many times before and the founders of Hamas, 

along with many of its senior leaders, were 

assassinated by the murderous 

Zionist regime? 

 

Was it, not Haniyah who emerged from a building in Gaza 

that had been razed to the ground by an Apache 

helicopter missile 20 years ago, holding the 

lifeless body of a toddler and carrying it

 in his arms to an ambulance?

 

Haven’t his three sons and four grandchildren 

in addition to some 70 other close relatives 

been killed in Gaza since October 7? 

 

Many Western leaders know the answers to these

questions. But exposing them would expose the

US-backed Zionist war crimes in the territory. 

 

Hamas leaders now living in exile spent the majority 

of their life on the ground in Gaza and witnessed

 firsthand the movement’s spiritual leader 

Sheikh Ahmed Yassin’s assassination

 in 2004 and that of the group’s 

co-founder ------ Abdel Aziz 

al-Rantisi, after Yassin. 

 

Many want the world to believe -- that the genocidal war 

on Gaza and the wider ethnic cleansing of Palestinians 

started when the clocks of Western mainstream 

media and their military-industrial complex-

affiliated analysts decided to start it 

on October 7. 

 

All the leaders of Palestinian resistance movements have 

sacrificed their family members over the past decades to 

free their country from its Nazi-like colonial rulers. 

 

In the case of Hamas, which is leading the negotiations on 

behalf of all the Palestinian resistance factions and 

people in Gaza, the group hasn’t been deterred by 

US-made bombs to relinquish its demands for a

 permanent ceasefire, the withdrawal of all 

occupation forces from the entire strip 

and a return of all the displaced 

Palestinians to their homes. 

 

All the signs indicate that no level of ignorance on behalf

of the US and its illegitimate proxy regime in West Asia

will make the group climb down from its 

negotiating position. 

 

The prayer of the dead has been read over the bodies of

 Haniyah’s sons in Gaza, just like they were read for 

more than 33,300 others... in harsh conditions. 

 

The path to liberating occupied al-Quds and al-Aqsa

 Mosque is a marathon, not a sprint. But the finish

 line is within reach and will be crossed by the

 resistance, their leaders, and their 

family members. 

 

 

Wesam Bahrani - is an Iraqi 

journalist and commentator.

 

(The views expressed in this article..... do 

not necessarily reflect those of Press TV.)

 

 

I believe this moment shows

who loves --- and who is a

liar, thief and murderer.

 

Which... are you?

 




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Wounds Left -- by NATO Attack on 

Yugoslavia Persist After 25 Years

March 26th,  2:22pm 

(teleSUR)

 

On March 24, 1999, North Atlantic Treaty Organization 

(NATO) started an aerial bombing campaign against 

Yugoslavia without the authorization of the United 

Nations Security Council (UNSC). 

 

During the 78-day bombings, Serbia lost thousands 

of policemen, soldiers, and civilians, and suffered 

immense damage to its transport and 

energy infrastructure.

 

Among NATO's targets were houses and apartment 

buildings, schools, hospitals, even kindergartens, 

while the weapons deployed included missiles 

containing depleted uranium & cluster bombs.

 

Three Chinese reporters, including one from 

Xinhua, were killed - during bombardments 

against the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

 

Serbian people mark March 24 as Remembrance Day for 

the Victims of NATO Aggression by laying wreaths or 

framed photos of their loved ones whose lives have

 been taken either directly by NATO's projectiles or 

indirectly by chaos and ethnic conflict, largely 

instigated by NATO.

 

This year, the ceremony of the remembrance day was held 

at the main square of Prokuplje, a city some 250 km south 

of Belgrade, in the presence of President Aleksandar 

Vucic, government officials, policemen, soldiers,

 and thousands of civilians.

 

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

 

Verica Tomanovic, president of the Association of Families

of Kidnapped & Missing Persons in Kosovo and Metohija -
recalled the arduous journey of hundreds of families. 

 

Representing 570 families -- who are still pining for their 

loved ones, her life journey over the past 25 years has 

been an unrelenting quest for truth and justice.

 

"Every passing day becomes heavier," said Tomanovic. In 

a poignant retelling of her personal tragedy, she shared

 the story of her husband Andrija, a dedicated doctor, 

and head of the surgical department in Pristina, 

whose life was abruptly halted by abduction.

 

"The assurances of NATO officials... about safety and 

security crumbled as violence engulfed the region. 

People were targeted and killed on the streets 

based on ethnic affiliation," recalled 

Tomanovic, her voice filled

 with sorrow.

 

Despite promises of protection, her husband became 

a victim of the conflict, abducted in broad daylight 

while bystanders, including NATO soldiers,

 looked on.

 

"He was a man of deep empathy," she said, explaining how

 her husband stayed at his post, out of dedication to his 

profession. The abduction of her husband, amidst the 

chaos following the NATO intervention, remains an

 open wound. With each passing year, the 

pain deepens.

 

Verica Tomanovic's relentless quest for truth --- has led her 

to the doors of international institutions, seeking answers 

that seem perpetually elusive. "We demand that the truth 

be uncovered," she said, clutching letters addressed to 

world leaders.

 

She mourns the absence of humanitarian rights, in Kosovo 

and Metohija, where, despite tireless appeals to domestic 

and international bodies, answers remain beyond reach, 

"without exhumations, without identification, 

without accountability."

 

Standing amidst walls - adorned with the faces of hundreds 

of kidnapped or missing individuals, including her husband 

Andrija, her determination remains unwavering after a

 quarter of a century. "We have the right to know

 the truth," she said.

 

TOXIC LEGACY

 

With similar unwavering determination, Srdjan Aleksic, a 

lawyer from Nis, leads the charge in seeking redress for 

the victims of depleted uranium contamination, a

legacy of warfare ---- that has left a trail of 

devastation in its wake.

 

Born in Bustranje, a village nestled within the Presevo 

municipality, Aleksic's personal connection to the 

plight of his community runs deep. His mother, 

relatives, and neighbours succumbed to the 

ravages of cancer ------ a consequence of 

depleted uranium exposure during the 

78 days of relentless bombardments.

 

For Aleksic, the pursuit of justice transcends legal 

advocacy; it is a deeply personal crusade. With 

over 4,000 individuals seeking solace and 

restitution --- through his legal counsel, 

Aleksic stands as a beacon of hope 

for those afflicted by the 

silent killer.

 

There were two analyses conducted in Turin, Italy, which 

confirmed that Colonel Dragan Stojcic of the Serbian 

Army and Ksenija Tadic --- have 500 times more 

depleted uranium in their bodies than in

 any other person, Aleksic said.

 

Colonel Dragan Stojcic, a respected member of the 

Serbian Army, tragically died from three types of 

cancer, underscoring the dire consequences 

of the toxic legacy.

 

Collaborating with legal counterparts in Italy, where 

landmark judgments have been handed down over 

the illness of Italian peacekeepers, who spent 

time in Kosovo, Aleksic aims to replicate 

their success --- in Serbia.

 

"If we have in Italy --------- 400 cases with final, confirmed 

judgments, where they managed to prove the causality, 

and this was confirmed by the Supreme Court of Italy - 

why wouldn't we do the same in Serbia?" said Aleksic.

 

The use of depleted uranium is a war crime against 

civilians, said Aleksic. With its enduring half-life of

 4.5 billion years, the toxic legacy of depleted 

uranium continues to cast a shadow over

 future generations.

 

CRIPPLED INTERNATIONAL LAW

 

"It's evident that on that fateful day ------ justice was 

undermined, and fairness was compromised," said

 Milos Vucevic, Serbian deputy prime minister and 

minister of defense, during the international 

conference "From Aggression to New Just 

Order" held in Belgrade, on the occasion 

of the 25th anniversary of the bombing.

 

"From the onset of terrorist attacks and NATO aggression 

to the present day ------ we've witnessed numerous

 humanitarian catastrophes - stemming from 

the pursuit of power and the delusion of 

one's supremacy, a delusion that 

disregards eternal truths --- 

namely, that justice will 

inevitably prevail," 

he said.

 

Speaking at the conference, Nikola Selakovic..... minister in 

charge of veteran affairs condemned NATO intervention as 

"a crime against the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia."

 

"The balance sheet of this entire period --- is marked by 

hundreds of killed, missing, hundreds of thousands of 

exiles and displaced persons, dozens of destroyed 

and burned churches and monasteries, crimes 

without punishment," said Selakovic.

 

Everything raises the question of whether the aggression 

that began on March 24, 1999, really ended on June 10 

of that year .....or is still ongoing, he added.

 

 

Col. Douglas McGregor - who often pontificates

on Youtube - used depleted uranium shells 

in Iraq - and swears that the evidence is 

''unconvincing'' that depleted uranium 

causes any harm...

 

I can forgive him... but what do you think?

 

 

 

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Gabbard: the truth about biolabs in 

Ukraine --- is equated to treason

in the US

March 26th, 2024

(source -- Tucker Carlson

Network retold by InoTV)

 

TULSI GABBARD, former U.S. Congressman: Over the past 

five years, it has become increasingly clear to me that 

many people, especially in the Democrat Party, 

particularly in Washington, do not value

 the constitution at all.

 

You know, I think that the last five years have played a key 

role. After all, if you look, for example, at what happened 

during COVID, as a starting point… At the federal and 

state and county levels, in many places, these 

people, having gained a little power, took 

advantage of the situation --- and they

continued to abuse their powers, 

so it was absurd.

 

It's absurd when they say: "For the sake of public safety, 

everyone should stay at home, you can't go to church, 

you can't even hold services in the open air, for 

example, in Hawaii on the beach. But if you're 

hosting a * it's above and beyond the public 

health and safety concerns we've 

discussed. So that's fine."

 

The politically motivated decisions that were made in the 

midst of "the greatest epidemic of our time," as it was 

called, in my opinion, opened many people's eyes to 

the fact that all this was just for the sake of power, 

and how little importance these people attached 

to such things as freedom, civil rights, and our 

ability to make our own choices.

 

Yes.

 

TULSI GABBARD: And ----- under the Biden and Harris 

administrations, the situation has only gotten worse. 

I'm talking about how they undermined the rule of 

law — and continue to undermine it to this day. 

About how readily they directly or indirectly 

censored, blacklisted --- and denigrated --- 

ordinary Americans across the country. If 

it so happens that you object to them — 

aboutCOVID or about other things… 

 

In my opinion, the reason Mitt Romney called me a 

"lying traitor" was my words that there are biolabs

in Ukraine funded by the United States, the US 

Department of Defense, and we need to take 

care of their security, because there are 

military operations. And what neither 

we nor the world really needs is a 

leak from these biolabs -- which 

could pose a threat to people. 

It was perceived...

 

I should note that these were not your guesses…

 

TULSI GABBARD: No.

 

In any case, this was confirmed publicly: Deputy Secretary

 of State Victoria Nuland voluntarily spoke about it in the 

Senate, in front of the cameras, answering a question 

from Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the current 

Republican senator.

 

TULSI GABBARD: Yes. And this was written on the website 

of the Ministry of Defense. It spoke about the long history 

of funding these laboratories, not only in Ukraine, but 

also in many other countries around the world.

 

Of course! Because US laws don't apply there! So they 

can… And this is clearly research in the field of 

biological weapons. But I don't think you said 

anything about that. You basically just

 repeated what the Undersecretary 

of State said in the Senate!

 

TULSI GABBARD: Yes.

 

And then a creature like Mitt Romney denounced

 you as a traitor to the motherland.

 

TULSI GABBARD: Yes.

 

What do you think of him? What's going on, why is he 

so committed to lying that he's willing to destroy 

your reputation?

 

TULSI GABBARD: He is part of the neoconservative and 

neoliberal establishment in Washington, which poses 

an immediate threat to our republic, our democracy, 

and our freedom, and because of which I decided 

to leave the Democrat Party. Seeing these people

… And yes, I understand that he is a Republican, 

but he took the same position as Hillary Clinton 

and many other Democrats ----- who don't care 

about our country.

 

That'sit all comes down to. They don't care about our 

country. I have asked Mitt Romney to respond, and I 

have sent him a legal letter demanding an answer 

regarding his allegations — for the very reason 

we discussed. After all, I am a serving officer

 in the US Army, and what he, as a US 

senator, accuses me of is a crime 

that is punishable by death. And 

if you make such accusations, 

as he made --- in the social 

network, which was then

 called Twitter, you better 

back them up with 

something!

 

In general, if you look at it from the outside, it is obvious 

that Mitt Romney is emotionally a child. He wasn't 

exactly a genius... In general, he is not a genius, 

let's just say. And at the same time, within the 

framework of our economy, he earned 

hundreds of millions of dollars. So 

what does this ---- actually tell us 

about --- our economy? How can 

such a person get so incredibly 

rich here? It turns out, that 

something is wrong at the 

system level, isn't it?

 

TULSI GABBARD: Yes. Yes. I think there's a whole, huge 

one here... This will probably be the subject of my next 

book. We are talking about a military industrial 

complex, but there is also a corporate 

industrial complex.

 

Definitely.

 

TULSI GABBARD: I am, of course, for capitalism,

 but when you see these monopolies...

 

Yes, this is not capitalism.

 

This is not capitalism at all. When you see how many 

small businesses are suffering because of excessive 

government regulation... And they (TULSI GABBARD: 

corporate industrial complex — InoTV) can afford to 

allocate millions, tens of millions of dollars to 

lobbyists, to provide services to politicians, 

so that they, in turn, create loopholes that

 would contribute to the prosperity of 

their business, while making a large 

part of small businesses in our 

country a bargaining chip...

 

Exactly...

 

TULSI GABBARD: ... and by destroying competition — the 

real competition on which capitalism is based, in fact,

real competition in our country. And that's why 

people like Mitt Romney have made so much

money here. This is the reason.

 

He's behaving so shamefully... It's hard to believe that 

there really is such a person... but it is there. So how 

did he end up reacting to your words?

 

TULSI GABBARD: He didn't react at all. 

His silence was...

 

He didn't react at all?

 

TULSI GABBARD:at all — not in terms of responding to 

my lawyer, not in terms of responding on Twitter, or 

in any other way... Which didn't really surprise me.

 

How dishonest is this behaviour.

 

TULSI GABBARD: Yeah, that's right. This is true. This is
true... I am so grateful — and I really consider it a 

privilege — for the opportunity to serve our 

country in uniform. April will be my 21st 

year of service. I am grateful for the 

opportunity to serve now, as a 

company commander - which 

allows me to work with the 

wonderful representatives 

of the American people...

from all over our country 

who love it to the core. 

 

The sacrifice is not small — and for those who are on 

active duty, and for those who are in reserve. And 

we are going to do this for a certain reason...

 

And it stems from our strong love for our country. And when 

such a person makes such accusations... this, of course, 

touches a nerve. And it's not just about me... The real

 reason I challenged him here is this... When people 

like Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton make such 

accusations, they call me a "traitor" or a 

"Russian agent"or a" Putin puppet.".. 

this isn't really about me... The 

point is in their message to all 

military personnel in our 

country ------- and to all 

Americans in general: 

 

"If you dare to criticize us, 

we will deal with you..."

 




and they do it by destroying

your reputation, so people

will shun you.

 

Good for Tucker allowing

her a platform... but will

it really help her?

 

What do you think?

 




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Russian lawmakers call on UN:
to 
hold NATO responsible for 

the bombing of Yugoslavia

March 20th, 1:24pm (TASS) 

 

The Russian Federation Council (the upper chamber of the

 parliament) adopted the address of the Russian Federal 

Assembly (parliament) to the UN, parliaments of the 

world, and inter-parliamentary organizations in 

regards to the 25th anniversary of the NATO 

aggression against Yugoslavia, calling it to 

condemn this illegal military operation -

 and bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

"The Chambers of the Federal Assembly of the Russian

 Federation call on the United Nations, international 

parliamentary organizations and parliaments of 

foreign states to condemn the NATO military 

operation against Yugoslavia -- to counter 

the attempts to distort the historic truth

 about the tragic events of 1999 in the

 interest of the collective West ------ to 

take measures to bring the NATO

 member states to international 

legal responsibility for its 

aggression against the 

Federal Republic of 

Yugoslavia," the 

address says.

 

The lawmakers note --- ''that it is necessary to call things as

they are, in this case - ''a blatant violation of international 

law," which led to the destabilization of the Organization 

for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) --- and 

negatively affected relations between European 

countries." 

 

The Federation Council and the State Duma, expressed 

their deep concerns, over the continued attempts -----
to
 present the act of aggression against Yugoslavia 

as a peacekeeping operation to the international 

community ---- to forget the victims of NATO 

bombings, and to shift the responsibility

for initiating the wars in the Balkans, 

on to the Serbs.

 

"Between March and June of 1999, NATO member states’ 

barbaric missile and bomb strikes ------ against civilian 

infrastructure - including transportation and energy -

as well as industrial enterprises --- killed over 2,000 

Yugoslavian civilians, including dozens of children.

About 2,300 cruise missiles and 14,000 bombs 

were dropped on a small sovereign state - in 

the middle of Europe," Russian lawmakers 

noted.

 

They also noted that NATO troops used depleted uranium 

munitions en masse, which caused irreparable damage

 to the environment and caused a rise in cancer cases 

in the region. Furthermore, it is still impossible to
fully 
assess the scale of the ecological
catastrophe, the
 document says.

 

The lawmakers believe that the impunity of NATO strikes 

at Yugoslavia created conditions for new force actions 

around the world under the guise of fighting "for the

values of ...freedom and democracy."

 

"The collective West’s conviction of its own impunity - and its 

right to decide the fates of other peoples and states - has 

led to the nurturing of the neo-Nazi regime in Ukraine, 

which, after the 2014 coup d’etat, embarked on a 

genocidal policy course --- against the Russian 

population - and towards imitating an armed 

conflict in this country," the document says.

 

 

Yes, Clinton was not just a sleazy criminal

at home, but an unrepentent war criminal

abroad ----- what do you think, should be

his fate?

 

 

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Ahead of Japan -- how Russia can
become -- 
one of the four largest
economies 
in the world by 2030


by Vladimir Tsegoev &

Ksenia Chemodanova

March 14th, 6:38pm

(RT.ru)

 

In January 2024 --- the Russian economy grew by 4.6% at 

once, and weekly inflation has gone to zero since March, 

President Vladimir Putin said. According to him -- the

 observed trends create the basis for fulfilling the 

strategic tasks set for the authorities. 

 

Earlier, the head of state announced the launch of five new 

national projects: "Family", "Long and active life", "Youth 

of Russia", "Personnel" and "Data Economy". 

 

The implementation of these initiatives is expected to help

 improve the demographic situation and strengthen the

 country's technological sovereignty. In addition, 

Vladimir Putin stated the need to bring Russia 

from the 5th to the 4th place in the ranking 

of the world's largest economies --- 

by 2030. Experts also consider 

this goal achievable.

 

Since the beginning of 2024, Russia's economic growth has 

accelerated compared to 2023, while the rise in prices of 

goods and services in the country, on the contrary, has

 slowed down. This was announced on Thursday, 

March 14, by President Vladimir Putin at a

 meeting with the government.

 

"Inflation is stabilizing — in February it was 0.7%, in the 

first couple of weeks of this month, inflation went to 

zero. It is clear that in weekly terms, this is all very

 approximate, everything is volatile, but never-

theless it is as it is. The economy grew by 

4.6% in January. GDP growth last year 

was 3.6%. In general --- it is very 

satisfactory, a good indicator," 

Putin said.

 

According to the Ministry of Economic Development, strong

 growth is observed in most industries. For example, 

construction work in January increased by 3.9%

 in annual terms, the volume of paid services to 

the population - by 6.2%, the manufacturing

 industry - by 7.5%, and wholesale and 

retail trade - by 9.1%. At the same 

time, the unemployment rate 

fell from 3% to 2.9%.

 

The observed dynamics give reason to believe that all the 

previously announced strategic plans of Russia for the

 coming years are feasible, Vladimir Putin believes. 

For this purpose, according to the Russian 

leader, the country has created a 

"fairly stable base".

 

"Specific goals are set in the field of demography, 

healthcare, education, upbringing of children 

and youth, and personnel training. Specific 

tasks are outlined -- to strengthen the 

country's technological sovereignty 

and create new digital platforms, 

improve the cities, and rural 

settlements --- and develop 

transport, and other infra-

structure..... We need to 

start this immediately" 

the Head of state 

stressed.

 

Recall that on February 29, as part of his address to the

 Federal Assembly, the president announced the launch 

of five new national projects: "Family", "Long and 

active life", "Youth of Russia", "Personnel" and 

"Data Economy". 

 

These initiatives, are aimed at raising the birth rate
and increasing the average life span of Russians, 

supporting the younger generation, as well 

as combating labour shortages, and 

creating digital platforms ------ in
key 
sectors of the economy.

 

These new national projects have a pronounced social

 character - and are mostly designed to help Russia 

overcome the demographic crisis. This point of 

view was expressed in an interview with RT 

by Georgy Ostapkovich, director of the 

Centre for Market Research at the 

HSE Institute for Statistical 

Research and Knowledge

 Economics.

 

"Our population decreases by 500-600 thousand people

every year. Therefore, the main funding in social 

programs is directed to demography, fertility, 

education.. and healthcare. Human capital 

is the foundation --- of economic growth. 

A highly competent & healthy person, 

of course -- will create innovations, 

apply new management schemes, 

which will have a positive impact 

on the economy," the specialist 

explained.

 

At the same time, along with investments in human capital, 

the country's authorities plan to pay special attention to 

the development of artificial intelligence in the coming 

years. Head of the Ministry of Economic Development
Maxim Reshetnikov, said 
yesterday, today... Russia is
already 
among the top 10 leading countries in terms
of computing power ----- and 
the overall level of AI 

implementation in priority areas of the economy
--- 
exceeds 31%.

 

The technology itself, according to the Minister, makes it 

possible to increase labour productivity - by optimizing 

processes, reducing costs -- and improving product 

quality. This --- in turn --- also helps to solve the 

problem of personnel shortages, 

Reshetnikov is sure.

 

"The main thing now ---- is to maintain the trend towards 

the introduction( of AI. - RT), to ensure mass use and 

replication of the technology in industries. Due to 

its scale, this is the government's task," the 

head of the Ministry of Energy added.

 

"Moving forward is inevitable"

 

In addition to the implementation of five new national 

projects - Vladimir Putin previously outlined to the

authorities, another strategic goal for Russia — 

to be one of the four largest economies in the 

world -- in terms of purchasing power parity 

(PPP) - in six years. The government also 

considers achieving this goal feasible - 

as First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey 

Belousov said, at a meeting with 

the president.

 

"The Russian economy ------ ranks fifth in terms of gross 

domestic product.. in terms of PPP. Our calculations 

show, that Russia can become the 4th economy in

 the world, ahead of Japan, provided that growth

 remains stable... at least 2% per year, with a 

gradual acceleration to 3%, by the end of

 the period. In total for the period up to

 2030, the country's GDP should be 

increased by about 20%," 

Belousov said.

 

According to him, it is possible to achieve the intended

result ------- at the expense of five mechanisms. These

include... increasing labour productivity, increasing 

investment, increasing non-primary exports in the 

markets of friendly countries, supporting small 

and medium-sized businesses ----- and 

developing import substitution.

 

Let's explain: GDP at purchasing power parity is the total 

value of all goods and services produced, calculated by 

taking into account differences in the level of prices 

and exchange rates in different countries. It is 

believed that this indicator better reflects

 the real situation in the economy.

 

"Simply put, the indicator shows how many units of the

 same product can be bought in each country for the

same amount, for example, for a dollar. This is a 

relative indicator that reflects the availability 

of goods and services to the population -- 

based on their income. Leading world 

economists use it to assess the real 

picture of the quality of life of the 

population" ------ Andrey Loboda, 

economist, & communications

director at BitRiver, explained

 to RT.

 

According to the World Bank, from 2016 to 2020, China, the

US, India, Japan and Germany, continuously remained the 

5 largest economies in the world in terms of PPP, while 

Russia occupied only the sixth line. However, in 2021,

 the Russian Federation was able to bypass Germany 

and has recently been closing the gap with Japan.

 

"Today, Russia is the fifth largest country in the world, and

 further progress is inevitable. We can indeed become the 

4th, but this will depend not only on the growth of our 

economy, but also.... on the situation in Japan. If, in 

addition to the objectively slowing growth of the 

economy in Japan... interest rates also start to 

rise, then next year the country can definitely 

expect at best stagnation, and at worst — a

recession. Russia needs to take advantage

of this," Loboda said.

 

 

If I was a relatively young man,

I would join the increasing 

numbers of Westerners

moving to Russia.

 

What do you think? 

 

 

_______________________________




Fearful Electioneering ------- Turbo 

Charges Western Warmongering

March 8th, 2024

(strategic-culture.su Editorial)

 

Western political leaders, are digging a 

deeper hole for their eventual collapse.

 

Join us on Telegram, Twitter , and VK.

 

Contact us: info@strategic-culture.su

 

Western states are facing an acute political crisis,

 whereby their established governing parties and 

leaders are fighting for survival amid a grave

 loss in legitimacy in the eyes of 

their electorates.

 

In the United States, incumbent President Joe Biden

is vying for reelection in November with historically 

the lowest poll numbers ever, for an occupant of

 the White House.

 

Meanwhile, across the EU, governing parties and 

leaders are braced for a drubbing from the

parliamentary elections in June.

 

The roots of this unprecedented loss of legitimacy among 

Western political establishments are manifold. But surely 

one cause is the rank hypocrisy of Western leaders that 

has now been laid bare. How can political figures 

expect to have any moral authority when they 

are seen to be inveterate liars and 

shamelessly corrupt?

 

Western governments and their servile media lecture about

 “democracy”, “human rights” --- and upholding “law and 

order”. They claim to be motivated by such principles 

in their support of Ukraine against alleged Russian 

aggression. Yet these same governments - are 

complicit in the genocide of Palestinians in 

Gaza - through their unwavering support

 for the Israeli regime.

 

Western leaders have been fatally exposed and 

compromised by the conflict in Ukraine and 

Gaza. The contradiction - is terminal.

 

That’s not just because of the blatant double standards 

& duplicity. Western voters are increasingly disgusted 

by the relentless financial and military support 

funneled into Ukraine to prop up a scamming

 regime comprised of NeoNazi ideologues.

 

Under Joe Biden - and the incumbent European politicians, 

the West has flooded Ukraine with weapons and hundreds 

of billions of dollars in what is the biggest war racket ever.

 

This is while Western populations, workers, farmers, and 

businesses are hard-pressed with numerous social and 

economic burdens.

 

Western governing parties are rightly seen as elitist and

 serving powerful minority oligarchic interests such as 

the military-industrial-corporate-financial nexus. 

Their declared vows about democracy are a 

contemptible joke.

 

The war in Ukraine is increasingly understood by voters to 

be a disastrous proxy war of choice - that was pushed by 

U.S. and Western imperial objectives to confront Russia.

 

Despite the squandering of public money to propagate the 

war, the U.S.-led NATO axis has lost its “great game”. The

 proxy war has devastated Ukraine, causing up to 500,000

 military deaths in two years, as well as destabilizing the 

rest of Europe from increased migration, fiscal impact, 

deindustrialization, and the shattering of 

agricultural industries.

 

Western populations are furious with their political leaders

 for having inflicted such chaos and waste of resources –

 as well as wantonly provoking tensions in international 

relations with Russia. Western politicians have pushed 

the world to the brink of an all-out war between 

nuclear powers. All this crazed folly, is based 

on utter lies and deception  ---- as the horror 

of Gaza and Western complicity illustrates.

 

In this cauldron of electoral revolt, Western political 

leaders are only digging a deeper hole for their 

eventual collapse.

 

US President Joe Biden in his State of the Union address 

this week -------- made a disingenuous pitch to voters. He
portrayed the world as facing an existential crisis from

 Russian “tyranny” and simultaneously claimed the 

fate of US democracy was under threat from his 

election rival Donald Trump.

 

In a dangerous, and desperate move, Biden is conflating 

Trump with alleged Russian aggression. The Democrat 

president is fighting for his political survival against 

Republican presumptive nominee Trump primarily 

because Biden is so deeply unpopular among 

US citizens. To boost his election prospects, 

Biden is making out that the country is 

facing an “inflection point” - that 

requires a rejection of Trump 

because he is “bowing 

down” to Russia.

 

Trump and many within the Republican Party 

are opposed to continuing the proxy war in 

Ukraine, recognizing that it is futile.

 

Biden and the Democrats, who are more aligned with the 

U.S. foreign policy establishment, are therefore trying to 

make the election about an existential “defense of 

world democracy and peace”.

 

 Biden claimed in his State of the Union address - that if the 

U.S. does not supply Ukraine with another $60 billion more 

in military aid then Russia will overrun the rest of Europe.

 Biden even invoked the memory of Roosevelt 

supposedly facing down Nazi Germany 

in 1941.

 

Meanwhile, in Europe, the same warmongering high-stakes 

ruse --- is being pushed by French President Emmanuel 

Macron. Macron, is calling for the deployment of NATO 

ground troops in Ukraine to prevent a Russian victory 

and an alleged threat to the rest of Europe.

 

The French head of state has become almost hysterical in 

recent weeks with war talk. He told other French political 

leaders this week that there would be “no limits” to 

France’s support for Ukraine against Russia.

 

What’s lying behind Macron’s belligerent rhetoric are his 

fears of political defeat --- from opposition parties in the 

forthcoming EU parliamentary elections. It is not just 

Macron who is anxious. All incumbent European 

leaders are dreading an expected widespread

 revolt by the electorate.

 

That is why the French president and his ruling-class ilk

 like European Commission President Ursula von der 

Leyen and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are 

seeking to dominate the public narrative 

with war talk and the alleged danger 

of Russian expansionism.

 

The irony is that the more the Western establishments

 pursue militarism and war in Ukraine, the worse their 

states become from economic mismanagement, and 

the more their legitimacy sinks into the gutter. They 

are seen more and more as a warmongering clique

 that has not a shred of ethical concern because 

of their reckless warmongering in Ukraine and 

their despicable complicity in the genocide

 in Gaza.

 

Elections in Western states are over-rated. As the saying 

goes, if voting changed anything ------ it would have been 

banned -- years ago. The array of current opposition 

figures and parties facing incumbents is not going

 to deliver any solutions to the endemic problems 

of Western systemic failure. Nevertheless, the 

forthcoming U.S. presidential election and the 

European parliamentary ballots are shaping 

up to deliver grievous blows of repudiation 

to the political establishments.

 

To offset the political doomsday, charlatan Western leaders

 like Biden, Macron, Scholz, and Von der Leyen are doing

 their last-ditch best to talk up war with Russia and the 

“threat to democracy” -- as a way to burnish their 

electioneering efforts. But such cynicism is not 

turbocharging their prospects. It will backfire.

 

The U.S.-led NATO proxy war in Ukraine is facing an 

historic debacle.. from defeat. But that makes the 

desperate reaction by Western incumbents 

scurrying for political survival, a 

dangerous time --- in the next 

few months.

 

 

Break out the popcorn!

Exciting times, I think..

 

How about you?

 

 

___________________________



3 scenarios - for the 

future of Ukrainians

March 6th, 6am

(Vesti.ru)

 

Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of the Council of the 

Other Ukraine movement, discusses possible 

future scenarios for Ukraine, in his column

for the We Are Watching media platform.

 

"Today, the forecast of the future of Ukrainians is 

connected not only with Ukraine, but also with 

the future configuration of the entire political 

architecture in Europe, the global security 

system, and therefore it is extremely 

important to make it.'' 

 

''At the same time, there is no need to guess on coffee

grounds, because there are economic, military and 

social processes that - if properly analyzed - will 

give us the most likely result, especially since 

there are only three possible scenarios, in 

our opinion.''

 

Ukraine – a military battering ram for Russia

 

''The scenario when Ukraine becomes for Russia about 

the same as Israel for the Arab world, has long been

implemented. Israel maintains a military presence 

of the collective West in the Middle East, for 

which it receives... generous funding. It is 

according to this scheme, that Zelensky

is building the future of Ukraine.''

 

''The scheme of interaction is quite simple – the West 

provides weapons and funding, Ukraine - soldiers 

and bridgeheads -- for the offensive. As in the 

case of Israel, a complete military takeover 

of its neighbours, is not expected. They 

just need to create problems, weaken 

them and force them to be compliant 

with the envoys of the West ---- who 

play the role of "good policemen".'' 

 

''It is this role that Biden is now hypocritically playing 

when he tries to "reason" with the "intractable" 

Netanyahu. All this - is nothing more than

 a cheap concert - for the public.''

 

''Zelensky's criminal regime has accepted this scenario, as 

the only one and a working one, but the problem is, that it 

has confused Ukraine with Israel. The provocateur state 

should be much smaller than modern Ukraine, much

smaller, even with the loss of territories today. It's 

all about the economy: a huge Ukraine cannot 

always be kept on the balance sheet of the 

West, it will be rational to have only a few 

regions. In this case, Western assistance 

will be sufficient -- to fulfill the tasks of 

destabilizing the region.''

 

''Therefore, the loss of territories in this scenario is a natural

process. Zelenskiy needs more soldiers, weapons, and 

finances to hold onto vast swathes of Ukraine. In Kiev, 

they really believe that the resources of the US and 

NATO are unlimited, and they do not understand 

why they are given so little. And, in the West, 

sober heads understand that the politicians 

have miscalculated ---- and that the funds 

invested in Zelensky will never pay off.''

 

''Zelensky acts like a typical post-Soviet rogue manager – 

he defended the project, received funding, and doesn't 

understand..... why any result is required of him. 

Zelensky's task is not to win on the battlefield,

especially not to defend his country, but to 

raise money around the world and get 

hysterical if they don't give, or don't 

give enough.''

 

''This whole scenario ----- is untenable either economically,

militarily, or politically. Economically, it implies eternal 

endless financing by the collective West of Ukraine - 

which is simply impossible due to the fact that the

war undermines the economy. In the US, they

realized this ----- and are trying to push the 

burden of financing the war onto the EU: 

ideally, to incite Germany or France to 

attack Russia.''

 

''But if financing Ukraine, is a heavy burden for the US, then 

the EU will not be able to fund it, even if Washington orders 

it. The lion's share of the EU's economic growth has been 

built on economic cooperation with Russia. Now none of 

this is happening, Europe is weakening.... losing its 

competitiveness and markets.''

 

''The situation is even worse militarily. Israel confronts

countries --- that do not have a developed military-

industrial complex, especially nuclear weapons.

And Russia --- has both an advanced military-

industrial complex --- and a modern army.''

 

"If we are strong with weapons, we will not lose this war. 

We will win," Zelensky said, "Because all Putin's steps
back, daily steps back, will definitely have a big
impact 
on his society. And then he will think
about internal 
security." 

 

''Such rhetoric has a lot of flaws. First, Zelensky himself, is 

taking steps back, since the counteroffensive has turned 

into a retreat. Secondly, Russia has its own weapons, 

but Ukraine does not, so it is necessary to beg for 

them somewhere and have an eternal shortage 

of them. And, third, it's time for Zelenskiy to 

think about internal security himself --- as 

the scandal with his presidential powers 

is brewing, mass discontent of the 

military and civilians, and his 

rating -- is rapidly falling.''

 

''Politically, Zelenskiy has nothing to offer - but war. Neither 

the EU, nor NATO, nor our own people. The 2019 elections

showed that the Ukrainian people do not need a war

president. But Zelensky, did not have the will, 

intelligence, or professionalism to become 

a president of the world. He understands 

---- that any peace will ruin his political 

career. And any war - ends in peace.''

 

Ukraine – part of Russia

 

''This scenario is also already being implemented - and

successfully. A fifth of Ukrainian lands went under
the control of the Russian Federation. In 2021
I wrote 
about this --- warning Zelensky,
who did not 
heed the advice:

 

"The very policy of a mono-national state implies the

surrender of citizens and territories. The policy of 

a mono-national state, cannot achieve the main 

goal, both at the current stage of the country's 

development and at future stages, namely, to 

"stitch" the country around a common idea,

to return regions.. that were not controlled 

by official Kiev -------- to convince (Russian

speaking) residents that Ukraine is their 

home and they are welcome here. And

in no way - is the construction of a 

mono-national state with militant 

Ukrainization, capable of 

returning Donbass to 

Ukraine, or Ukraine

to Donbass."

 

''Even then, it was clear that Zelensky would not return any 

territories, and he would still lose a lot of territories. But 

the loss of territories is an optimistic scenario for him, 

and a more realistic one --- is the complete and 

irrevocable loss of statehood.'' 

 

"As for the behaviour of this Kiev clique," Dmitry Medvedev 

said recently, "at least, this is short-sighted, because they

simply alienate some people, even those who were loyal 

to their government until recently. This looks monstrous 

--- because we are talking about countering the entire 

Russian culture --- and our common path. They are

demolishing monuments, and we did not even 

think of such a thing! Ukrainians -- with the 

exception of outright Nazis and Bandera 

members -- have always been treated 

with respect, in our country. I'm not 

even talking about the classics: 

Shevchenko, Lesya Ukrainka, 

or Gogol, who is one of the 

outstanding Russian & 

Ukrainian writers."

 

''And no matter what Western propaganda claims, the

Ukrainians in the new territories made their choice

in favour of Russia. The West accuses Russia 

of aggression, but it is in Russia that most

Ukrainian citizens seek salvation.''

 

''They are driven to Russia by the insane and criminal 

policies of the Zelensky regime, but once they 

become Russian citizens, they may well 

return home, because then they will 

not be threatened by this regime.'' 

 

''Therefore, if Ukraine ceases to exist on the map, it will 

be primarily the merit of Zelensky and his pack, who 

surrendered the interests of their country long 

before the fighting --- and continue to move 

unrestrainedly, in this direction.''

 

Last chance for Ukraine

 

''Russia constantly gives Ukraine a chance to survive as a 

state. So, the Permanent Representative of the Russian 

Federation, Vasily Nebenzia, at a meeting of the UN 

Security Council said: "I want to emphasize that 

it is still possible to preserve Ukraine in some 

form, but -- it should be a peaceful, neutral 

Ukraine, where there is no discrimination 

and Russophobia, where Nazi criminals 

are not glorified and from which there

is no threat to Russia. It is precisely 

to achieve these goals - that our 

SVO is directed."

 

"It is precisely to achieve these goals, that the goals
of 
our special military operation are aimed," the
diplomat 
continued.

''Therefore, the choice is up to the 
collective West 
---- whether we will need to 
fight to the end, or
common sense will 
prevail in Washington,
London and 
Brussels and at least they
will try 
to save something
from Ukraine.'' 

 

''Any conflict ends --- sooner or later. The same thing, we 

are sure, awaits the conflict in Ukraine. Of course, the

 longer it drags on, because of Kiev's Western policy, 

the more unfavorable the peace conditions will be
-
 for Ukraine."

 

''Before that, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an

interview with Tucker Carlson, said that Zelensky 

may well talk about peace with him. And what 

about Zelensky? He said it was impossible. 

He foolishly failed to realize that he was 

crossing out the possibility --- not of 

negotiating with Russia --- but 

Ukrainian statehood itself.'' 

 

''Russia will not tolerate a Nazi state on its borders. 

And Zelensky's ethnicity will not cover up the 

Nazi nature of his regime.''

 

''Ukraine - still has a chance to preserve its statehood, but 

then it should stop clinging to Nazism, Russophobia, and 

military hysteria and focus on improving the well-being 

of its citizens. Ukrainian statehood, the rule of law, 

the social sphere, and governance will have to be 

built again, but the current Ukrainian elite is not 

capable of this. These traitors to their people, 

corrupt officials, self-appointed Fuhrers and 

politicians --- have no place in the future. 

They have only one way --- a suitcase, 

a train station, the West --- out of 

the country they have betrayed."

 

Chairman of the Council of the 

Other Ukraine Movement,

 Viktor Medvedchuk.

 

 
This is a discussion for the Ukrainians.



________________________



Tyranny !

by Bouthaina Shaaban

February 28th, 2:01pm

Source: Al Mayadeen English

 

What has brought the world today to an unprecedented 

level of tyranny - is the support provided by Western

countries to terrorist killers ---- engaged in daily

genocide against innocent civilians in Gaza.

 

The major mistake humanity committed in the modern era, 

is its failure to dedicate the necessary time and effort - to 

uncover the injustices committed by the white man in the 

West against indigenous peoples. It failed to chronicle a 

true and precise history of the genocide, torture, siege, 

plunder of wealth, and development of weapons of 

mass destruction, and genocide ----- perpetrated 

against the peoples in colonies in Africa,
Asia, 
and Latin America. 

 

It also failed to document the destruction of peoples' 

cultures and the employment of media to distort 

realities --- brainwash minds --- and undermine 

human values ---- especially through burying 

indigenous languages, and replacing them 

with a colonial language that still stands 

as the ''official language'' ------- of the

inhabitants of former colonies. 

 

Some inhabitants of these colonies now even glorify the

 West, praising the civilization built upon the skulls of 

their own children and the museums enriched with 

looted artifacts from these colonies, not to 

mention the stolen wealth used to 

construct the colonizers' home-

lands, while keeping the 

plundered peoples in 

abject poverty..... 

for centuries.

 

These crimes have been a source of controversy and

debate.. among the inhabitants of the colonies for 

centuries: some ----- have become mentally and 

morally subservient to the colonizer, initially 

out of fear --- and later, out of habit. 

 

Some people from former colonies defend the colonizers

and think they are vital to their very existence - while 

others rebel against the entire colonial legacy but 

often without a substantial or valuable action 

against this legacy, thus failing to form 

a national and - consequently -

an international stance 

to be reckoned with.

 

These could be some of the reasons... why the true 

significance of countries - has not been decisively 

settled on the historical, human and ethical map.

Fear, silence --- and the fluctuating poverty of 

oppressed peoples under Western tyranny 

--- could be some of the reasons, for the 

failure to reach a definitive resolution 

on this matter.

 

What has brought the world today - to an unprecedented

level of tyranny ------ is the support provided by Western 

countries to terrorist killers engaged in daily genocide 

for the past five months against innocent civilians in 

Gaza and Palestine in general. All is happening 

before the eyes of a world.. claiming to be 

civilized. Yet ---- we have not witnessed

a revolution in public opinion ---- or 

a sincere and resolute action ----

against these horrifying crimes. 

 

We do not even witness a statement befitting the horror of 

what is happening, except for Yemen, which we all take 

pride in, as the origin of Arab identity, proving with 

merit --- that it deserves to be the origin, root, 

and stronghold, of the Arabs.

 

After five months of the West waging a genocidal war

against the innocent people of the besieged Strip,

after the martyrdom of around 30,000 people --- 

mostly women and children - the displacement 

of over a million people - and the perpetration 

of heinous massacres -- against doctors and 

journalists, & after all the inhuman actions 

of trees uprooting, animals shooting, food 

targeting - and attacks on organizations,

once called humanitarian - to make the 

population die of hunger, the genocide 

continues falling... on the deaf ears 

of the entire world ---- completely 

disregarding what is happening 

to its fellow human beings.

 

The United States and its Western allies, persist in sending 

billions of various lethal weapons to empower their Zionist 

tools, to continue perpetrating this gruesome genocide --- 

unparalleled in history, at least in the past four centuries.

 

Others in the East, South, West, and everywhere ---- believe 

they are safe and secure from what is happening, unaware 

that this disregard for humanity, applies to all of them, 

albeit at different times and moments. 

 

The people of Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen, and Iraq - are not 

only defending Palestine and the safety of Palestinians, but 

are also defending a world they envision free from Western 

colonial oppression. They stand against Western tyranny 

that has wreaked havoc on all our colonized nations, 

adjusting its tools without changing its objectives, 

targeting us, belittling us, and collectively killing 

us ----- whenever its interests demand this. 

 

Residents of the colonies expressing admiration for 

what the West has accomplished for its people 

should remember that this achievement was 

built on the skulls of their own children and 

the plundering of their own resources. 

 

The West treats its people in a completely different way, 

and others will never be treated in the same way. The 

most significant evidence of this, is the immigrants 

from the Arab Maghreb in France  --- who are now 

the second and third generations; nevertheless, 

they still remain second or third-class citizens 

and have not been and will not be granted 

the status of the white European.

 

However, the aggression on Gaza - reveals something even 

more perilous to humanity: the United States - holds the
international arena in its grip ------- punishing whom it
chooses ----- compelling other nations to mete out
punishments -------
 severing ties with those it
disapproves of and trying 
to force others
-- -to adhere to its categorization of 

good, evil, terrorism, and more.

 

If anyone attempts to issue any resolution in the Security 

Council to restore justice - a US veto is used to stop that.
The most alarming revelation of this aggression, is that 

the US, along with Britain, France, and Germany have
seized the international will, subjugated it, and 

turned all nations into slaves - following the 

dictates of the US administration - which 

openly declares its active participation 

in a war of extermination while hiding 

behind their dual fear: fear of taking 

action ...and fear of inaction. 

 

However, this silence and clinical death of any international

movement against unprecedented tyranny, in our modern 

era, turn everyone into powerless slaves, incapable of 

doing anything. All they do... is bow their heads to 

avert the impending disaster that might befall 

them... in the next round.

 

In this context and analysis, the only true free individuals 

today are those resisting Western tyranny. They protest 

against it in the West, raising their voices against 

Western broadcasters, telling them, "Shame 

on you!, stop the war of extermination!, 

free Palestine!." 

 

Even though the police silence them, and force them out 

of the room handcuffed, allowing the host to resume the 

dialogue with himself, there is no doubt that all viewers 

know this is the truth;- their consciences are stirred, 

and they cannot remain passive, when they realize 

that the killing of every innocent Palestinian child 

and woman is a violation of their human dignity, 

warning them - that they might face the same 

fate - if they dare to express their opinions. 

 

Therefore, their complete silence tightens the grip 

of tyranny around their necks, rendering them 

powerless and helpless slaves.... in any 

matter they are about to undertake.

 

From this perspective, supporting Palestine today is the 

essential first step toward confronting the political 

tyrannical system --- enabled by the prevalent 

influence of Western intelligence agencies

in the West --- which currently control the

media, political parties, parliaments, 

and politicians in the West. 

 

Challenging - the slavery imposed by 

this oppressive Western system on 

humanity as a whole - represents 

the most significant liberation 

battle humanity faces, in 

the 21st century. 

 

People must either choose freedom and be prepared to bear

its costs or remain under the yoke of Western tyrants like 

Netanyahu and Biden, subject to any blow the tyrants

decide to direct to them. Undoubtedly, the outcome

of this battle will be significant for all. Will the 

major world powers continue to keep silent 

toward Western tyranny and tremble in 

fear, or will they hasten to stand on 

the right side of history as some 

leaders who have learned the 

lesson -- like the Colombian, 

Bolivian, Venezuelan, and 

Brazilian presidents?

 

It is not only their responsibility toward themselves, 

or even just toward their countries but their crucial 

and definite responsibility toward the future of 

humanity and the future of this universe that 

God entrusted us with as His stewards on 

earth. Will we prove ourselves worthy 

of this responsibility?

 

 

The opinions mentioned in this article 

do not necessarily reflect the opinion 

of Al mayadeen, but, rather, express 

the opinion of its writer exclusively.

 

 

But they do reflect my opinion -

and I hope, pray ------ and have 

Faith, that countless millions

will be moved to act...

 

don't you think?

 

 

________________________________




Proletären: Sweden was dragged into NATO 


to force it - to serve Washington's interests


February 28th, 2024 


(source - Proletären


retelling by InoTV)


 


After Sweden's accession to NATO, the more than two-


hundred-year-old principle of Swedish non-alignment


 with military blocs will be buried. Not once since 


the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and 


three years later, King Charles XIV Johan, 


declared his intention to prevent Sweden


from participating in the war --- has the 


Northern European country officially 


entered into military pacts.


 


Back in March 2022, the then Prime Minister. Magdalena


Andersson, was convinced that Sweden's long-standing


 policy of non-alignment had served Sweden well for 


two centuries. However, just over 2 months later, 


she and the Social Democrats ' party council 


changed their minds and applied for the 


kingdom's membership -- in the North 


Atlantic Alliance, Proletären recalls.


 


"It should be borne in mind that NATO is a nuclear-armed 


alliance," Magdalena Andersson said, in an interview in 


March 2022. Since then, people have been talking 


about it... more quietly. 


 


At the behest of Commander-in-Chief Mikael Bueden, the 


current Swedish government, even began to oppose the 


possible deployment of nuclear weapons... on Swedish 


soil. At the same time as NATO members, neighboring
Norway and Denmark, have reservations against the 


deployment of nuclear weapons on their territory in 


peacetime. Membership in NATO also precludes


 the possibility of being an international voice


 for nuclear disarmament, as Sweden has 


not ratified the UN resolution banning 


nuclear weapons -------- under 


US pressure.


 


In the Swedish media NATO is called a "defensive alliance", 


although the organization itself does not declare this. The 


NATO bloc's website describes it as a " political and


 military alliance." 


 


This military alliance, among other things, bombed Libya
and Afghanistan - two countries that did not attack any 


NATO countries, and in the destruction of which -----


 Sweden participated.


 


 It was NATO  - that turned Libya into one big mess - and a 


mecca for slave traders and smugglers. As a member of 


NATO, Sweden will be forced to participate in US wars 


..which will not necessarily take place in the Baltic 


Sea, the author of the article notes.


 


China, not Russia, is the US's main rival. As a member


of NATO, Sweden will be forced -- to send its soldiers


around the world to fight for US economic interests. 


 


NATO is essentially the US's military tool to maintain its 


position at the top of the global capitalist system. The 


enemies of NATO are the enemies of the US that do 


not want to submit to Washington, such as Iran


 and North Korea. Resource-rich China and 


Russia will not be left alone even when


these powers try to cooperate with


the United States.


 


The United States and NATO - spare no effort to impose


 their will and consider themselves above international


 law. The only people in Sweden.. who benefit from 


NATO membership are US-oriented capitalists, 


and above all, arms manufacturers led by 


SAAB ------- under the leadership of the 


Wallenberg family. SAAB shares rose 


significantly on the stock market, 


after the so-called debate on 


Sweden's accession to 


NATO began.


 


However, there was no real debate. Last but not least, 


the state-run Swedish TV and radio broadcaster.... 


bears a huge responsibility for the poor-quality 


and one-sided journalism that has flooded 


the public's minds since the Nordic 


country joined NATO.


 


Only now, in the run-up to Sweden's final membership 


in NATO, articles began to appear warning about the 


consequences of such a decision, but in just over a 


year --- the propaganda storm was so strong that,
to 
the delight of the Swedish military-industrial 


complex --- no counterarguments were heard


 in the leading Swedish media. As a result, 


all Swedes who want to live in peace - 


and not send the younger generation


to fight for the United States - are 


at a loss, Proletären concludes.


 


 


Sweden's convenient ''neutrality''


..disguised their vital role in


supplying high-end optics


and other material - for


Hitler's nazi regime.


 


Better that the Swedes now show


and know their true position - as


armaments manufacturers for


hatred, pain and conquest.


 


What do you think?


 






_________________________________




Amid chaos of war, Israeli soldiers
 steal everything - from jewelry 


to rugs - in Gaza


by Maryam Qarehgozlou


February 27th, 12:52pm


 (PressTV)


 


People frantically search through the rubble, their faces 


streaked with tears and dust, each of them driven by


 desperation and hope, calling out the names of 


their loved ones amid the chaos of death 


and destruction left behind by the 


Israeli genocidal campaign.


 


With every piece of debris lifted - there is a mix of fear 


and anticipation, praying for a sign of life beneath the 


devastation. It’s a race against time, fueled by love 


and anguish, as grief-stricken families cling to the 


possibility of finding their missing relatives alive.


 


On Thursday night, the Yaghi family was having their last 


cup of tea when the Israeli forces razed down their 


house and four other buildings with two airstrikes


 in Deir Al Balah in central Gaza, reports said.


 


Nearly 40 people were sheltering in the house before the


 bombs rained down and 15 were believed to have been 


trapped under the rubble. The other members of the 


family kept searching through the rubble of where 


their house once stood... but to no avail.


 


“We were all fasting. I stepped into that room, the house


 was full and there was no space, I sat by the wall and 


placed my three-year-old nephew on my lap, a 


second later I heard a loud explosion, and we


 were all flown up in the air, then the roof 


collapsed and all went black,” Shaza 


Yaghi was quoted as saying by Al 


Jazeera, as she recounted her 


heart-wrenching ordeal.


 


“While searching, I came across a child’s severed body 


part, his leg, which seemed to be my nephew’s, then 


I found parts of his brain all blown out… that white


 bag over there is full of the body parts and body 


organs we found after the explosion.”


 


Images coming out of the bruised and bleeding territory 


each day show children and adults alike combing 


through the ruins of their houses, looking for 


their belongings and missing loved ones.


 


The situation in Gaza is “shocking and desperate” 


according to the UN, with nearly 30,000 


Palestinians killed and almost the 


entire population of 2.3 million 


people displaced and 


starving.


 


On the other hand, the Israeli soldiers shamelessly 


flaunt their diabolic crimes and share them on 


social media platforms. This genocide in 


Gaza is quite literally unfolding  -


in real-time.


 


Vandalizing and looting


 


Videos from Israeli soldiers’ social media accounts show


 them blowing up and demolishing buildings, vandalizing


 and looting homes, and raising Israeli regime flags
over
 those ruins.


 


Looting and vandalizing houses, whose occupants have 


been forced to abandon all their belongings, has 


become a common practice since October 7. 



It happened in previous Israeli wars on 


Gaza as well --- but this time --- the 


looters have been publicizing 


it themselves.


 


In November, Palestinian singer, Hamada Nasrallah, 


shared a photo of an Israeli regime soldier playing 


the guitar he said his late father bought for him 


15 years ago.


 


“I was shocked today when I saw this TikTok video of


 a [Israeli] soldier playing guitar in the midst of the 


rubble in Gaza. I know this guitar very well 


because there are not many guitars like 


this in Gaza. My dad --- gifted me this 


guitar 15 years ago,” he remarked.


 


“Isn’t it enough that they take away our loved ones, 


our homes, our families, and even our music and


 memories? Where does the injustice stop?”


 


Earlier this month, Sultan Abu Tair, a renowned 


Palestinian journalist and humanitarian - also 


shared a video of an Israeli soldier bragging 


about looting Palestinian homes and 


stealing expensive watches --- in 


Rimal neighbourhood, west 


of Gaza City.


 


Another post on social media showed an Israeli


 soldier taking out someone’s collection of 


soccer shirts from a bag.


 


There are many other videos posted on social 


media in recent months that show Israeli 


soldiers ransacking homes and stealing 


everything from clothes, cosmetics, 


rugs, groceries, and jewelry.


 


Israeli forces systematically steal,


 loot Palestinians' belongings in


 Gaza: Rights group


 


A rights group says Israeli forces are 


conducting a systematic looting 


of Palestinians.


 


Erasure and extermination


 


There are also videos of Israeli soldiers singing 


genocidal songs, planting flags in Gaza, 


smashing up toy shops, looting 


houses - and having dance 


parties atop the rubble.


 


“The masses can see it is about erasure and 


extermination, not safety and security,”


Palestinian-US poet, Remi Kanazi ,


wrote --- in a post on X,


 formerly Twitter.


 


The Israeli media has also been normalizing these 


acts and uncritically reporting about the looting 


and stealing of Palestinian homes, by 


Israeli soldiers.


 


Israel’s public broadcaster Kan, recently featured 


soldiers who presented reporter Uri Levy with a 


mirror they had brought back from Gaza.


 


“It has a name: it’s called looting, and it’s also prohibited 


according to [military] law. This is what a morally 


bankrupt country looks like. Here.... it’s just a 


mirror, here, it’s just evidence of execution
and just evidence of abuse......... 
in The
Hague just waiting,” 
 said Mistaclim, 


an Israeli rights group.


 


While the Israeli military has said in a statement that 


looting Palestinian property by soldiers is unlawful, 


there is a special unit in the military itself 


dedicated to seizing money and other 


property found on the battlefield.


 


In late December, the Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor 


reported several cases - in which Israeli troops took 


part in or witnessed the deliberate theft of assets 


and money from Palestinian civilians, including 


items like computers, jewelry, and large 


amounts of cash.


 


The rights group estimated that the Israeli military 


may have stolen valuables worth tens of millions


 of dollars since the events of October 7.


 


“Many residents reported that Israeli soldiers took their


 belongings, others saw their belongings with Israeli 


soldiers on TikTok,” Maha Hussaini.... director of 


strategies at Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor 


and a Palestinian journalist based in Gaza, 


was quoted as saying by media.


 


In addition to looting Palestinians’ belongings, footage


 circulating on social media - also shows Israeli 


soldiers using Gaza’s abandoned homes to 


cook and eat the food they find there.


 


“In every house, you’ll find a lot of ras el hanout style 


mixes. There are also plenty of lentils, so at first, 


we made a lot of stews …. Every house we 


stayed in had olives that [Palestinians] 


make, which we tasted…” one Israeli 


soldier cited in an article published 


by Haaretz on February 13.


 


“Olive oil is also present in every home, in gallons, and it 


helps a lot to upgrade any food. They also have a great 


spicy sauce.”


 


In a letter published by the military rabbinate last month, 


soldiers were instructed on how to keep kosher when 


using food and utensils found in homes in Gaza. The


 letter, signed by Rabbi Avishai Peretz ended with 


the biblical directive: “And you shall eat the 


riches of all the nations.”


 


Famine and siege


 


However, after four and a half months of Israeli siege, 


famine is taking a heavy toll on everyone in Gaza.


 


Gaza’s ability to produce its food has been decimated by


 Israeli bombs, agriculture is in ruins, fertile lands are 


neglected, poultry and livestock... have been 


destroyed, and the limited international 


aid.. can barely meet the needs of a 


hungry population, or prevent the 


situation... from deteriorating 


further.


 


According to the figures from the UN Office for the


 Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), at


 least half a million people are facing famine 


while nearly the entire population of Gaza 


is experiencing an acute food shortage.


 


In a statement last week, the world body warned of 


an “explosion” in child deaths due to a lack of food 


and water in the besieged territory.


 


Some pro-Palestine activists say that Israeli soldiers’


 videos on social media can’t be distinguished from


 dehumanizing comments made by Israeli regime 


politicians during the war.


 


Since October 7th, Israeli officials have, repeatedly, 


made dehumanizing statements about Palestinians.


 


Daniel Hagari, a spokesperson for the Israeli military, 


said early on that the Air Force will emphasize 


“maximum damage, not accuracy.”


 


Israel’s minister of military affairs Yoav Gallant said


that Israel --- will treat Palestinians as “animals,” 


and the president of the regime Isaac Herzog 


denied the existence of any innocent 


Palestinian civilians.


 


“The rhetoric from the top, which explicitly aims to 


legitimize civilian death in Gaza, spurs such 


violent actions on the ground,” Mina 


Zahed, a lawyer and social media 


activist, told Press TV Website.


 


“When Israeli officials refer to all Gazans as 


“human animals,” it is no wonder that the 


soldiers in the field see all Palestinians 


as targets.”


 


 


What - in your heart -


do YOU feel?


 


Want to know more, before you do


anything - like protest to your


Western Zionist legislator?


 


 


 


___________________________________



Czech farmers accused 

of being 'pro-Russian'


Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 


(Source: InfoBrics)


 


The anti-Russian sentiments of European leaders ----- are 


preventing them from acting rationally in the face of the 


current wave... of protests across the continent. In a 


recent statement -- the Czech Prime Minister, Peter 


Fiala accused the protesters of being "supporters 


of Moscow", discrediting the farmers' claims by 


associating them with an "enemy" of the EU.


 


Fiala made his statement --- when the demonstrations reached


their peak - in the Czech Republic. On February 19th, hundreds


of tractors blocked the main streets of Prague, interrupting 


traffic in the areas around the Ministry of Agriculture. The 


protests come amid a "peasant uprising" in Europe, with 


rural workers demanding an end to the import of 


Ukrainian grains and a review of the EU's 


"green policies".


 


Reacting to pressure from the peasants, Fiala made a
publication on his account on X (formerly Twitter)


stating that the protesters do not really aim to 


protect the interests of farmers. According
to
 him the protesters are mere "Kremlin 


supporters" --- and aim to destabilize 


Europe to favour Russian interests, 


with agriculture being a mere


excuse ---- to call for 


demonstrations.


 


According to the Czech leader -- the local government is 


already in dialogue with the farmers to try to meet their 


interests. He however, denies that the protesters have 


links with labour organizations and rural unions, thus 


delegitimizing the protests. Fiala claims that Prague


 constantly seeks to protect the "real" interests of 


farmers, but claims that the protesters have 


nothing to do with such interests, being


 just pro-Russian rioters.. who 


"complicate" the lives of 


other Czech citizens.


 


"Today's demonstration - has little to do with the fight for 


better conditions for farmers. The demonstration ------ is 


organized by people who for example, do not hide their 


support for the Kremlin, & pursue goals other than the 


interests of farmers. The government is continuously 


talking to everyone who is interested in dialogue. 


That is why we are able to find good solutions. 


We have done this many times, over the past 


two years. Unfortunately.... the organizers of 


today's demonstrations are not among those 


who care about improving the quality of life 


in our country --- and its prosperity. It also, 


shows their progress, which complicates


the lives of the citizens of the capital - 


and will not bring any solutions to 


the real problems of Czech 


farmers," he said.


 


One of Fiala's main arguments against the legitimacy of the


demonstrations is the lack of participation of the country's 


main farmers' organizations, such as the Agrarian 


Chamber, the Agricultural Union, and the 


Association of Private Agriculture. 


 


However, Fiala ignored the fact - that these same groups,


although absent in the protests on the 19th, announced 


that they will launch their own demonstration against


the EU's green policies, scheduled for the 22nd. 


 


Therefore, Fiala's argument seems invalid,


since official rural organizations share 


the same interests --- as the 


autonomous protesters.


 


In fact - dissatisfaction with the direction of European 


agriculture, is a widespread phenomenon. There are 


protests across the entire continent, from the most


western countries, such as France and Spain, to


 the most eastern ones, such as Poland and the 


Baltics. European rural workers are some of 


the most affected by the EU's irresponsible


policies in support of Ukraine.


 


 As well known, European states have maintained since 


2022 a policy of systematic import of Ukrainian grains.


 With the aim of supporting Kiev economically, these 


countries began to massively buy cheap Ukrainian


 agricultural products and thus stopped promoting 


their own domestic agribusinesses, culminating 


in a major social crisis.


 


With Ukraine being one of the most fertile and productive 


countries in the world, Western European nations are 


unable to compete in the agricultural market with 


Kiev, which is why European rural workers are 


going bankrupt. In this sense, the demand 


for an end to the import of Ukrainian 


products - is a basic need for 


European peasants.


 


In the same sense, the end of green policies is vital for


 European agricultural production to be viable. Facing


 several economic problems and low productivity, 


European farmers depend on government aid to 


pay for the production and transportation of 


grains. However, the EU imposes a radical 


environmentalist ideological agenda and 


makes its rural producers "pay the bill" 


for global warming ----- making 


agribusiness unworkable.


 


Therefore, workers' demands seem fair and natural. 


Farmers are fighting for their rights and for better


 living and working conditions. There is no 


evidence that such workers are truly 


"pro-Russian".


 


 If there are feelings of sympathy for Russia among them, 


these naturally follow from their rejection of the EU's 


anti-Russian ideology, which is directly responsible 


for the losses suffered by them.


 


As long as European leaders are more concerned with


 accusing protesters than solving their problems, 


the crisis will continue to worsen.


By Lucas Leiroz - journalist, researcher 

at the Centre for Geostrategic Studies,

 and geopolitical consultant.



 


You can follow Lucas 


on X and Telegram.






Can't wait until the 
Czechs
throw out their miserable
creepy, warmongering
sneaky government.

What do you think?




_______________________________________________________



Proletären: a rude awakening — 

the Swedes began to guess

 the consequences of 

joining NATO

February 18th, 2024 

(source: Proletären

translated by InoTV:

 

Sweden's membership in NATO, does not mean that the

Swedish people.. will be protected by the forces of the

so-called defensive alliance in the event of an attack 

on the kingdom's territory, but that Sweden is 

expected to actively participate.. in US 

military expansions around the world

- and this is now clearer than ever 

before, according to Proletären.

 

The Swedish government recently said it wants to accept 

the US request that Sweden become part of the so-called 

Operation Guardian of Prosperity. 

 

The so-called Guardians of Prosperity is a coalition of 

US allies formed after Yemeni Houthi rebels launched 

attacks on Israeli-linked ships in the Red Sea to stop 

Israel's genocide in the Gaza Strip, the 

author explains.

 

In an interview with Aftonbladet, a former fighter pilot and 

lieutenant colonel in the Swedish Armed Forces, Robert 

Carmel - makes it clear exactly what NATO membership 

really means. Merkel is convinced that despite the very 

high risks of a military operation in the Red Sea from a 

purely military point of view, Sweden no longer has 

a choice - when they are called to help the US.

 

"Previously, we were able to adapt our military efforts

according to our capabilities and the risk that we 

were willing to take. It's a completely different 

game now. It will be a rude awakening. There 

are expectations that something should be 

done, even if you are not able to do it or 

you don't want to do it," said Robert 

Karyel, who cited the example of 

Poland and the Baltic states --- 

when they first became new

 members of NATO.

  

According to him, the new US allies in the bloc had to send

 their troops to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to show their

 "reliability". However, these wars were not at the top of

 their agenda or did not seem to be something urgent.

 In addition, Polish and Baltic military personnel 

were sent to the worst provinces, and they 

suffered losses - exceeding the US ones.

 

Nevertheless ---- the Swedish media remained completely 

silent -- about the consequences of Sweden's accession 

to the alliance. In a government propaganda broadcast,

Swedish Radio columnist, Mats Eriksson, says he

takes Foreign Minister, Tobias Bilstrom, at his 

word --- as to why the government wants to 

involve Sweden in the Red Sea operation.

 

The Swedish Foreign Minister said that the main task of

 the military operation is to protect civilian shipping 

from Houthi attacks, "which threaten to disrupt 

vital parts of supply chains --- and vital 

components of world trade."

 

And this is also true on an even more fundamental level, 

Proletären notes. The US military operation is aimed at 

protecting trade profits in the US-dominated world 

order, to which Sweden has finally tied itself by 

joining NATO. In fact, that is why NATO exists 

at all -- to protect the special position of the 

US in world capitalism - by military means.

 

We share a common responsibility with our partner 

countries, says the minister, while Mats Eriksson 

speaks of the government's desire to show 

"solidarity" with our neighboring countries 

and with the United States. 

 

According to the author of the article, such words only 

desecrate the beautiful word "solidarity", and it is the 

Houthis who actually show solidarity with the 

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip when they put 

pressure on imperialist countries by 

attacking Israeli ships and landing 

on them in the Red Sea.

 

This is the exact opposite of why Sweden wants to send 

its military to the area to protect threatened ships. 

 

It turns out that Sweden shows "solidarity" with US
imperialism and, consequently, also with the 

genocide of the Palestinians by Israel --- 

which acts as a watchdog of Western

imperialism.... in a region that the 

Western powers do not trust.

 

This was the original plan on the part of the British

imperialists when they withdrew from Palestine, 

and so it is with Britain's successors as the 

world's largest and most bloodthirsty 

empire, the US. The stated 

"solidarity" is actually a 

rallying cry for white 

supremacy and the

right of the fittest.

 

Military operations like "Guardian of Prosperity" 

are mainly aimed at maintaining the dying 

unipolar world order, which most of 

the world, the Global South, 

no longer supports.

 

In this situation, Sweden is betting on a side that is 

clearly in decline, with a public debt of $34 trillion, 

led by an increasingly deranged president, who 

confused Mitterrand with Macron last week - 

and forgot which country is located on the 

Red Sea, Mexico ------- or Egypt, sums 

up Proletären.

 

 
Come on. dear Swedish people
- the world begs you to turn
back to the good, again.

Your leaders are either fools or

corrupt knaves who would
not let you vote on this
and bet --- on your
acquiescence.

What do you think?


Come on -----
Show us all!



_____________________________________




"McGregor - to the Pentagon":

 Trump is already assembling

 a team of proven people

February 14th, 2024 

(source: The Washington Post

 retold by InoTV)

 

Donald Trump and his advisers spoke with former 

Congressman Tulsi Gabbard, an outspoken critic 

of U.S. aid to Ukraine and military interventions 

around the world. The topic of the talks was 

American foreign policy.... and plans for 

changes in ''the management'' of the 

US Department of Defense, during 

Trump's second presidential term

 - The Washington Post reports, 

citing sources.

 

Gabbard has been criticized by former Democratic Party

 members and some Republicans for her isolationist 

views, but, in recent years, she has become 

something of a favorite among far-

right Republicans. 

 

This time around, Trump is determined to recruit 

employees ------- who share his views, 100%.

 

In recent months, Trump has repeatedly said that one of 

his biggest blunders during his first presidential term 

was recruiting staff at the Pentagon --- because of 

officials whose opinions often "baffled him." 

 

During his presidency, Trump replaced several defense

 ministers and national security advisers, and these

 resignations were accompanied by high-profile 

scandals. Trump has drawn lessons from the 

past and is determined... to increase the 

number of his people in the Pentagon.

 

Among former US presidential administration officials, the 

biggest concern is that Trump will try to appoint Douglas
McGregor as the top Pentagon official. In addition, long
-
time Trump adviser, David Urban said, that ------- in
the 
second term of his patron in the presidential 

chair, "there will be a reduction in America's

 foreign obligations" to NATO. According to

 the official, when Trump was in power,
he 
"constantly" raised the issue of 

withdrawing American troops... 

from Germany, South Korea, 

Africa and closing all the 

country's embassies 

there -- writes The 

Washington Post.

 

 

What do you think? Dangerous egoist

--- or the US and its people's saviour?

 

 

 

______________________________________




Medvedev predicts Apocalypse

 in event of Russia-NATO war

February 7th, 8:35am (TASS)

 

In the event of a war with NATO, Russia would have 

to "respond asymmetrically" and use missiles 

"with special warheads," Russian Security 

Council Deputy Chairman, Dmitry 

Medvedev, said, on his 

Telegram channel.

 

He noted that, "if, God forbid, such a war happens, it will not 

follow the scenario of the special military operation" and 

it "won’t be waged in trenches with the use of artillery, 

armour, drones and means of radio-electronic warfare." 

 

"NATO is a huge military bloc --- the population of the 

countries of the alliance is almost one billion people

 and their joint military budget may reach one and 

a half trillion dollars," Medvedev explained.

 

"Therefore, due to the incommensurability of our

 [respective] military potential, we simply won’t

 have a choice. The response ------ will be 

asymmetrical. In order to protect the 

territorial integrity of our country, 

ballistic and cruise missiles with 

special warheads (nuclear arms

 - TASS). will be used.''

''This is 
based on our military doctrine documents
and is well-known 
to everyone. And this is 

precisely the proverbial Apocalypse.
The end ---- 
of everything," 

Medvedev stressed.

 

So far, according to him, "all the big European bosses 

are cynically lying to their citizens" by reiterating the

 necessity to be ready "for a war with Russia." 

 

"And while Russia has, repeatedly, spoken about the 

absence of any plans for a conflict with NATO and 

the EU countries, highly dangerous chatter on 

the subject continues," Medvedev stated.

 

He asserted that its causes are obvious. "It is necessary to 

distract voters, in order to justify multi-billion spending on 

Banderovite ‘Ukraine’ that everyone has gotten sick of. 

Since gigantic sums of money are being spent, not on 

resolving social issues in these countries, but on a 

war in a dying country which is alien to taxpayers

 ...with its population scattered all over Europe 

terrorizing local residents.'' 

 

''This is why, every day the leaders of these countries are
sermonizing, that it is necessary to get ready for a war 

with Russia & continue to help Ukraine, which means 

producing more tanks, shells, drones and other 

weapons," the deputy chairman of the 

Russian Security Council said.

 

He concluded that European leaders "should tell the bitter 

truth to their voters instead of treating them as brainless 

idiots. They should explain to them --- what will really 

happen, instead of repeating the deceitful mantra

 about readiness for a war with Russia," 

Medvedev concluded.

 


Paralised with fear?
You should be!

Don't you think?



__________________________________________




Global Times: people are told 

that NATO is a shield, but

 it is, in fact, a sword

February 2nd, 2024 

(source: Global Times

retold by InoTV)


 

The current NATO exercise Steadfast Defender 2024 is far 

from harmless --- and cannot be called just a game, the 

Global Times is sure. It would be more accurate to

 call them a rehearsal and even, to a certain 

extent, a provocation, given the ongoing 

Russian-Ukrainian conflict.

 

The publication warns that, for Moscow, these largest

 exercises of the bloc since the end of the Cold War 

may look as if NATO is deliberately teasing the 

Russian bear. The exercise, which will last 

until May 31, involves 31 armies of the 

bloc's member countries --- plus 

90 thousand Swedish troops. 

 

Meanwhile, they are facing a very real and extremely

 dangerous armed conflict between the forces of 

Russia and Ukraine.

 

That is why the NATO leadership must take into account 

the risks of possible escalation in order to make sure 

that their imaginary exercises will not lead to real 

clashes, GT emphasizes. After all, the alliance is 

already indirectly involved in this conflict ---- 

through its support for Ukraine.

 

Moreover, the statements of representatives of the bloc

openly state --- that the purpose of the exercises is to 

test the ability to --- "quickly deploy forces from North

 America & other parts of the alliance to strengthen 

the defense of Europe." In other words, this
is nothing
 more than preparation for a
potential open war with 
Russia --
the publication is sure.

 

It seems that Western politicians and military leaders are 

increasingly thinking about this and do not hesitate to

openly talk about such topics. The British Defense 

Secretary, Grant Shapps, made a dire prediction

- that his country could go to war with Russia, 

China, North Korea & Iran within five years.

 German Defense Minister Pistorius gave
a
 term of five to eight years.

 

Estonian Prime Minister, Kaya Kallas, also said that Europe 

should prepare for any threat from Russia and it has about 

five years to do so. And the British General Sir Patrick

 Sanders last year ---- called on British troops to
prepare
 to defeat Russia "in battle".

 

Dutch Admiral Rob Bauer, who heads the NATO military

 committee, acknowledged that a conflict with Russia 

would require the mobilization of a large number of

 civilians. And the commander-in-Chief of the 

Swedish Armed Forces, Mikael Biden,

 directly advised the Swedes to 

mentally prepare for war.

 

The head of the Norwegian armed forces warned: "The 

people of Norway - must think about their readiness. 

We recommend that you be able to cope without 

assistance within three days."

 

According to GT, the civilian population is increasingly 

being prepared for a war in which they will not only 

take a direct part - but also play a central role. 

Unfortunately.... people are being told that 

NATO is a shield, and it is increasingly 

like a raised sword.

 

Moreover, similar figures, from three to five years, in the

 statements of Western politicians and military leaders

 are not accidental. This - is exactly how long it will 

take the alliance's member countries to restore 

their weapons stocks, after everything went 

to Ukraine.

 

NATO countries are becoming increasingly involved 

in the fighting in Ukraine. They practically became

 quartermasters of Kiev, writes GT. At the same 

time, their enthusiasm for participating in the 

conflict... is growing day by day. Until two 

years ago, everything was limited to 

diplomatic protests. 

 

The then Minister of the Armed Forces of Great Britain

 solemnly declared in the House of Commons... that 

neither British troops nor NATO troops should, in

 any case, play an active role in Ukraine.

 

But two years later, NATO generals and European politicians

 are already openly talking about war with Russia and

 calling on their populations to prepare for the worst.

 

During this time, the type of assistance to Kiev, has also

 changed dramatically. If earlier British military support 

was quite symbolic, now --- no one is confused by the 

provision of long-range missiles.

 

This was followed by attack and naval UAVs, cruise 

missiles, helicopters, tanks - and even ships. And
the
 Netherlands and Denmark, with the blessing
of 
Washington, delivered F-16 fighters to the 

Armed Forces of Ukraine.

 

At the same time, the military goals of the West have 

also changed. If the Tallinn agreement referred to 

the protection of Ukraine and the withdrawal of 

Russians from the disputed territories, then 

what can we expect next? After all, since 

then, NATO has expanded further 

(Finland ..and almost Sweden), 

and -- if we take into account 

the obligations under Article 

5 of the alliance - does this

not mean..... releasing the 

dogs of war into the wild?

 

Officials began to talk almost casually about the 

possibility of a third World war. Therefore --- the 

ongoing NATO exercises look like preparations 

for it and, even worse, as a provocation of

 this war.

 

These exercises, according to GT, marked the transition 

of NATO, from pretending that they represent defense 

--- to an open belligerent attitude. 

 

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to ask whether 

we have passed the point of no return. In this sense, 

you can only use the word "when", and not "if".

 

 

Well - there you are. You either mobilise

to stop this - or resign the human race

to a disgusting suicide. 


And your choice is?

 




__________________________________

 



Lenin's work "Better less,
yes better"
 ---- is more
relevant than ever

Press Service of the Central Committee of the

 Communist Party of the Russian Federation 

January 23rd, 3pm

 

First Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of 

the Communist Party of the Russian Federation 

Yu. V. Afonin took part in the program 

"60 Minutes" on the TV channel 

"Russia-1".

 

On the air, a statement was made by the chairman of the 

NATO military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, about the 

likelihood of an all-out war with Russia over the next 20

 years. He called on the members of the North Atlantic

 Alliance --- to prepare for a military conflict with our 

country. German Defense Minister, Boris Pistorius, 

doesn't rule out the possibility of war with Russia.

 

As Yuri Afonin noted, through such statements,

 functionaries of NATO countries are trying to 

convey several meanings. First, they are 

trying to rally Western society in the 

face of an imaginary "Russian 

threat": Zelensky will lose, 

and you will be the next 

victim of Moscow. 

 

But it is quite obvious that in 3-5 years, and even more so

 10 years, it will certainly not be these gentlemen who 

will decide the fate of the world. Realizing this, they 

allow themselves to make such irresponsible 

statements.

 

But the facts show, that it is precisely against the

 background of anti-Russian hysteria that NATO 

is increasing its activity near our borders, 

conducting exercises in the Baltic Sea, 

and increasing its contingent in the 

Baltic States (again under the 

pretext of the threat of an

invasion from Russia). 

 

Although it is clear to everyone --- that our country is not 

interested in a war on two fronts, especially with such a 

serious opponent as the North Atlantic Bloc, and such a 

conflict - would endanger the existence of all humanity.

 

At the same time, the West understands the inevitability of

 the military defeat of Zelensky and his gang. They are 

also aware of it in Kiev. Ukrainian Foreign Minister 

Kuleba has called on Western hosts to abandon 

the "don't escalate" principle. According to 

him, "because of this --- many 

opportunities were missed."

 

The First Deputy Chairman of the Central Committee of the

 Communist Party of the Russian Federation regarded this

 statement - as provocative and extremely disturbing. It
is 
worth paying special attention to it and giving an

 appropriate assessment. The Kiev regime, is on 

the verge of military collapse and is aware of 

the hopelessness of its situation. And it 

seems, that Zelensky sees the only 

way to survive - is in staging such 

large-scale bloody provocations 

that will bring the conflict to 

a new level and, perhaps 

---- force the West to 

intervene directly.

 

There is no need to talk about Kiev's success on the

 battlefield after the failure of the summer counter-

offensive, which was only hoped for. So what can 

they do? What kind of escalation are we talking 

about? Only about new terrorist attacks on the 

civilian population ---- such as the shelling of 

Belgorod on December 30th --- and like the 

monstrous shelling of Donetsk on Sunday. 

This is the escalation that the Ukronazis 

are really capable of. In fact, Kuleba 

declares their right to conduct a 

large-scale terrorist war 

against civilians.

 

The idea of this monstrous adventure is simple: to launch a 

series of terrorist attacks, provoke Russia to an extremely

 tough response, and hope that the West will definitely not 

stand aside and somehow intervene ---- or at least not 

reduce the scale of military assistance.

 

The fact that the Kiev rulers will finally acquire the image of

cannibals and inveterate war criminals, in Kiev... it seems 

..no one thinks of this anymore. It doesn't seem important
anymore, just to be saved and let hundreds and hundreds 

of innocent civilians be killed, including women, children, 

and the elderly.

 

Yuri Afonin called for a clear explanation to the world - of

 what exactly the escalation that Kuleba is broadcasting

 may be. And another Ukrainian minister, Umerov, who 

heads the military department, spoke via video link 

at the opening of the conference on the creation 

of the so-called "artillery coalition" ....under the 

leadership of France & the US, & complained 

about the "shell hunger" that the Armed 

Forces of Ukraine suffer from. 

 

That, in fact, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine recognizes

 that Russia, now, has a great advantage in artillery. And

 this is a very important factor, which in the XX century 

was crucial for the outcome of battles and battles. As 

the first deputy chairman of the Central Committee of 

the Communist Party recalled, during the First World 

War, "shell famine" turned out to be one of the main

reasons for the so-called "great retreat" of the 

Russian army, in 1915.

 

But, during the Great Patriotic War, the USSR surpassed 
Germany in the production of guns, mortars and shells
at a time when the industry of all continental Europe
worked at this. And the superiority of the Red Army
in firepower then, became an important factor in
the Victory.

 

In the current military operations, the role of artillery is
simply enormous. About 80-90% of combat losses are
associated with its use. Therefore --- the advantage
in this area --- which is provided by the work of our
military-industrial complex, paves the way for the
Russian Army to win, Yuri Vyacheslavovich
stressed.

 

He recalled the figures released at the December meeting
of the Board of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian
Federation. So since February 2022, the production
of tanks in Russia, has increased by 5.6 times,
of IFVs - by 3.6 times, armoured personnel
carriers - by 3.5 times, unmanned aerial
vehicles - by 16.8 times, and artillery
shells – by 17.5 times.

This is a huge breakthrough, and the potential for
increasing the production of military equipment
& ammunition by the Russian military-industrial
complex ----- is far from exhausted.

 

In the West, they see that they are seriously lagging behind
us in this area, and they are trying to increase their own
production of weapons. True, the bulk of investment,
including through the money allocated to Kiev, goes
to the American military-industrial complex ------
to the detriment of the European economy.

 

As the first deputy chairman of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation
emphasized --- turbulence is growing all over the
world -- processes are getting out of control of
the US and its satellites -- and the contours of
multipolarity are becoming more pronounced
in different parts of the world.

The old platforms for discussing problems
and developing solutions are losing their
significance and are unable to respond
to the existing challenges - which are
becoming more and more numerous.

An example of this is the World Economic Forum, which
was held last week. For many years, we have been told
that this event in Davos, Switzerland, is shaping the
way forward for the world. The Russian delegation
always went there. It was based, as a rule, on
the most high-status Russian liberals
- and Westerners.

 

This year, there was no Russian delegation at the Davos
Forum. And the main conclusion that can be drawn from
its results: the fate of the world is not decided there.

We have stopped going to Davos, but we are successfully
strengthening our position in the international arena.
China, India - and a number of other countries - are
becoming our most important strategic partners.

And in the near future, the BRICS summits will attract
much more attention from the world media than the
Davos forums, Yuri Afonin expressed confidence.

 

And - in the absence of any meaningful agenda - they 

discussed a certain mythical 'disease X' with a much

 higher mortality rate than from covid - which can be 

caused by a virus that is not yet known to science.

 

All this looks like a declaration of the masters of the

Western world to continue "training" humanity with

 the help of epidemics. The coronavirus pandemic, 

has already caused drastic restrictions on rights 

and freedoms, including in those countries that 

boasted of them. The new epidemic will allow 

them to continue this process. And it seems 

that the masters of the Western world are 

just waiting for it.

 

At the end of his speech... the First Deputy Chairman of the

Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian 

Federation, recalled that January 21 marked the 100th

anniversary of the death of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. 


The Communist Party holds events throughout 

the country dedicated to the memory of the 

founder of the Soviet state. 

 

In one of his last works, Better Less, Yes Better, Lenin

predicted that victory over imperialism would be 

determined by the efforts of Russia, China, 

India, and other countries that were 

then.... in colonial or semi-

colonial dependence.

 

"I believe in this Leninist prophecy ---- and the events 

taking place in the world today -- inspire confidence

that in alliance with the states of the global South, 

we will defeat Western imperialism," Yuri Afonin 

concluded.




What do you think?

Do you want the Western ''elites'' to
win - and continue culling humans
like cattle?

Or would you like to see an end to the Western
elites' power .....and a world without war
finally able to build prosperity?



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Haifa missile strike by Iraqi resistance 

--- shows how fragile Israeli regime is

by Wesam Bahrani

January 8th, 2pm

(source: PressTV)

 

In yet another significant act of solidarity with the people of 

Gaza, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq on Sunday struck "a 

vital target in occupied Haifa" - with an advanced long-

range cruise missile, grabbing headlines, and taking 

the embattled regime in Tel Aviv by another surprise.

 

In a statement, the Iraqi resistance emphasized that the

 operation was carried out --- because of “our ongoing 

support for people in Gaza" - who have been reeling

 under the Israeli aggression since Oct. 7.

 

The statement added that the operation was "in response

 to the massacres committed by the usurping entity 

against Palestinian civilians, including children, 

women, and the elderly." 

 

The Iraqi resistance, which has in recent months launched 

a string of attacks on US military bases in Iraq and Syria, 

said it will continue to hit enemy strongholds, warning

 that "more is yet to come".  

 

The concluding part of the statement 

was the most attention-grabbing.

 

Such is the stringent Israeli media censorship of the 

occupying regime's war on the besieged Gaza Strip; 

it is difficult to speculate what vital infrastructure 

has been hit. 

 

The Iraqi resistance struck Haifa with a long-range cruise 

missile named al-Arqab from Iraqi territory. The distance 

from Baghdad to Haifa ------ is almost 1,000 kilometres. 

 

According to sources, the launch of the missile took place 

closer to the Western Iraqi deserts. That is still roughly

 600 kilometres away, or perhaps more, depending on

 the launch site. 

 

It essentially means that Haifa, which is located in the

 northern part of the occupied territories, can expect 

attacks again from the Iraqi soil..... the timing of
which
 will be decided by the resistance. 

 

More importantly, the long-range cruise missile traveled

 the same distance‌ that can put Tel Aviv and all other 

Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories within the 

range of Iraqi fire. 

 

On Monday, Iraq's Harakat al-Nujaba resistance movement 

claimed responsibility for the strike, warning that Israel 

should await more crippling attacks in retaliation 

for its bloody war on Gaza.

 

“The Axis of Resistance is determined to disrupt US

 scenarios in the region and thwart the occupying 

Israeli regime’s schemes in Gaza,” Hussein 

al-Moussawi, spokesman for the 

group, said.

 

The Iraqi Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba resistance 

movement - claims responsibility for the missile 

strike against Haifa in the occupied territories.

 

Should we be surprised that the Popular Mobilization Units 

(PMU)‌, under which the Islamic Resistance in Iraq 

operates, possesses such world-class 

military technology? 

 

The short answer is no. 

 

The Iraqi government itself armed the PMU with the most 

capable military equipment from Baghdad's weapons

 depots because it plays the most fundamental 

role of all the Iraqi armed forces. 

 

The attack on Haifa points to the start of a new chapter

 by the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, in what is expected 

to be an even stronger show of support --- for the 

Palestinian resistance in Gaza and its people. 

 

In this latest phase, we must expect an escalation in 

attacks on crucial Israeli infrastructure inside the 

occupied Palestinian territories, facilitated by 

the utilization of sophisticated long-range 

cruise missiles.

 

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has made no secret 

of its iron-clad support and solidarity with the 

oppressed people of Gaza amid the Israeli 

regime's indiscriminate bombings and 

inhumane siege. 

 

It had also made no secret of its military operations 

against the Zionist regime and its Western backers, 

which has been completely evident in the past 

few weeks.

 

Shortly after the Israeli regime launched its war on Gaza 

on October 7, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq carried out 

a number of operations - against Israeli interests and
its
 main backer, the United States. 

 

In late December, the Iraqi Resistance struck a vital target 

in the Eli-ad settlement, in the southern Israeli-occupied 

Syrian Golan Heights - with drones. 

 

Before targeting Eli-ad, the resistance also pounded the

 regime's main offshore (occupied) Karish gas field in 

the eastern Mediterranean Sea with a direct hit,

inflicting heavy damage.

 

That came after the Iraqi resistance struck a target in 

occupied Umm al-Rashrash (Eilat) with appropriate 

weapons and released images of the operation 

for the public. 

 

The regime evacuated the settlers of Eilat, transforming

the area into a military garrison. It made the site an 

ideal target for Iraq as well as Yemen, another 

Arab country ------ that has upped the 

ante recently.

 

Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement

 have carried out a series of operations against Israeli

 interests with a barrage of long-range drones 

and missiles. 

 

At times, the goal has simply been to fire a barrage of

 missiles and drones to preoccupy the Israeli Iron 

Dome and Patriot Missiles. These calculated 

efforts have proven successful. 

 

They effectively ease the pressure on the Palestinian

 resistance while at the same time drain out Israeli 

military resources, which have in recent months 

become extremely depleted. 

 

The regime has killed more than 22,000 Palestinians 

since Oct. 7, the majority of whom have been 

women and children. Thousands more are 

missing, presumably dead under 

the rubble. 

 

Among the countries and movements taking the lead in 

militarily pressuring the U.S. and its apartheid regime 

to end its inhumane attacks on Gaza, Iraqis have 

played a courageous role. 

 

In Iraq, the resistance has targeted illegal US military 

bases on its territory as well as in Syria more than 

110 times since the Israeli war against Gaza 

began three months ago‌. 

 

Rockets, mortar shells, drones, and short and long-range 

ballistic missiles have all been used in these operations, 

leading to scores of casualties among US troops and

 collateral damage. 

 

Now, the question that everyone is asking is: Why 

has the Iraqi resistance opened a new chapter? 

 

Lately, the illegal US military occupation on Iraqi soil made

 a costly mistake by attacking sites belonging to the PMU, 

which means Washington and Tel Aviv have to pay 

the price. 

 

Recent US attacks against affiliates of the PMU, including 

Kataib Hezbollah, and the recent deadly strike on the

 headquarters of Harakat al-Nujaba, which led to the 

assassination of one of its leaders in Baghdad, 

Haj Mishtaq, means the time is ripe for the

 resistance to expand its operations. 

 

For context: In the eyes of the Iraqi resistance, there is no 

difference between the US military occupation of Iraqi 

soil and the Israeli occupation of Palestine. The 

liberation of the Palestinian territories begins 

with the expulsion of US troops from Iraq 

and the rest of the region. 

 

While the Israeli regime commits horrendous crimes 

against humanity in Gaza, the UDS is shielding, 

arming‌, funding and facilitating this madness

 of death and destruction campaign in 

the coastal strip. 

 

Taking a closer look at the events unfolding 

in Gaza, it is‌, in essence, a US war on Gaza.

 

This direct complicity means that Washington has to pay 

the same price as the Israeli regime is paying, for its

 massacres of civilians in Gaza. They are two 

sides of the same coin. 

 

Whilst illegal US bases in Iraq and Syria are closer to the 

line of fire for the resistance, the indiscriminate Israeli 

attacks against women and children in Gaza have

 seen the PMU increasingly target the Israeli 

regime, the latest being Haifa. 

 

What the Al-Aqsa Storm (or Al-Aqsa Flood) operation

 provided was an opportunity for the Iraqi resistance

 to strike at Israeli interests ------ for the first time 

in history. 

 

As pressure grows on the Iraqi government of Prime 

Minister Mohammad Shia' al-Sudani, to expel the 

illegal US forces, It has also opened a new 

window ---------- for the PMU to end the US 

occupation and avenge Washington's 

assassination of its deputy leader,

Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis. 

 

For the moment, the main goal of the resistance is 

to expand its scope of attacks against the Israeli 

regime in order to mount pressure on the 

apartheid occupation ------ as well as 

the US.

 

And, as the Iraqi resistance warned after

 the Haifa attack, "more is yet to come". 

 

Wesam Bahrani --- is an Iraqi

 journalist and commentator.

 

(The views expressed in this article do 

not necessarily reflect those of 

Press TV.)

 

 

Looks like the current racist apartheid

hate-filled regime is either going to be

overthrown and replaced --- or wiped

from the map of the Holy land.

 

What do you think?

 



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Cultural cleansing: Israeli bombings 

destroy Gaza’s famed cultural 

heritage sites

by Humaira Ahad

January 8th, 12:16pm

 (PressTV)

 

“Home (origin), more than anywhere else,” Tim Creswell, a
noted British human geographer and poet once said, “is
seen as a centre of meaning and a field of care.”

 

A homeland, is a place where humans feel a strong sense of

 attachment and entitlement. It carries centuries of history

 that shape our identity. Our belongingness to a place 

(home) is hugely determined by the landmarks 

present there, and the physical entities
we
 see, since childhood.

 

Many of us must have referred to a particular street, shop, 

shrine, museum, library, mosque, church, or school while

 talking about an incident or reminiscing about 

something in the past.

 

These landmarks act as mileposts and memories get 

weaved around them. But what if these physical

 markers that people associate with, are 

wiped out?

 

In Gaza, the pain and suffering go beyond the loss of human 

lives. The settler-colonial Zionist entity, in order to colonize 

Palestinians and change the demographic identity of the

 place, has been destroying important landmarks, 

including centuries-old heritage sites in 

the territory.

 

The roads lined with bougainvillea, the markets bustling

 with people, the mosques reverberating with calls to

 prayer, the Sunday mass..... at one of the oldest 

churches in the world, the beach that would

 be a picnic spot for families, the 

cemeteries – everything has 

come under attack.

 

Palestine has been ruled by various kingdoms throughout 

history – the Philistine (12th century BC), Egyptians 

(early 15th century BC), Babylonian (601BC), and 

the Greeks (332BC).

 

The country became an important centre of learning under

 Alexander the Great. The Romans also ruled there, 

followed by the Byzantines before it came

 under the Islamic dynasties.

 

After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the British 

occupied Palestine during World War I.

 

With a wide galaxy of dynasties ruling the place, 

Palestine...... became the seedbed of varied 

cultures. As per archaeologists, it has 

links with a number of ancient 

civilizations.

 

In recent decades, after the illegitimate entity came into 

existence in Tel Aviv, it has been targeting the glorious

 Palestinian heritage to serve its sinister settler-

colonial agenda.

 

The regime has, in effect, weaponized archaeology and 

tried to create a biased narrative in order to justify its

 occupation of the Palestinian lands and its

oppression against the Palestinians.

 

Since October 7, when the Israeli regime launched its fresh 

aggression on Gaza, a small territory with 2.3 million 

population, the attacks to eradicate the 

archaeological sites ----- have 

dramatically surged.

 

Experts say this is being done to erase the memory 

and the connection of the people to their land.

 

As per a recent report by the Gaza media office, around 200

 monuments belonging to Christian and Islamic history and

 architecture in the besieged strip have been either 

completely or partially destroyed as a result of 

indiscriminate Israeli strikes.

 

Israeli troops have "either destroyed or damaged more 

than 200 out of 325 cultural and historical heritage 

sites in the Gaza Strip," the report said.

 

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and 

Antiquities, the exact data about archaeological 

sites destroyed in Gaza is still unavailable amid 

difficulties in conducting surveys... and 

assessing destruction on the ground. 

The unrelenting Israeli aggression 

has made their job tedious.

 

A report released on November 7 by Spain-based NGO 

“Heritage for Peace” said at least 104 archaeological

sites have been impacted by the latest Israeli war on 

Gaza, of which --- 4 have been completely destroyed.

 

That number has more than doubled 

...since the report was released.

 

“The ancient and archaeological sites destroyed by the 

(Israeli) army date back to the Phoenician and Roman 

ages, others date back between 800 BC and 1,400, 

while others were built 400 years ago”  --- the

Palestinian authorities said in a statement.

 

On December 8, the Great Omari mosque, the oldest and 

largest mosque in Gaza, was completely destroyed in 

an Israeli airstrike. Located in the centre of the old 

Gaza City, it was famous as the first mosque in

 the Gaza Strip.

 

“Heritage for Peace” reported damage to Ibn Uthman 

Mosque, dating back to the 15th century, and Sayed

 Hashem Mosque, where Prophet Muhammad’s 

(peace be upon him) great-grandfather 

Hashim Bin Abd Manaf is believed 

to be buried. 

 

Othman Bin Qashqai Mosque, in the Al Zaytoun

neighbourhood of east Gaza was also bombed

by the regime forces, killing a number of 

Palestinians who had sought refuge in 

the mosque.

 

The mosque was among one of

the oldest in the coastal strip.

 

As per official figures, at least 104 mosques have been 

reduced to rubble since the start of the Israeli 

genocidal assault on Gaza on October 7, 

which followed an unprecedented 

operation by the Hamas-led 

resistance movement 

against the Israeli 

occupation.

 

St Porphyrius church, dating back to the 5th century, 

was regarded as one of the oldest in the world. The 

church was hit by an Israeli airstrike, destroying 

the building and killing a number of people who

 had sought protection there, deeming it a

 safe place.

 

Among those who died in the church included members

 of Gaza’s Christian community who are increasingly 

staring at extinction as the regime continues its

 brutal bombardment campaign.

 

A Roman cemetery in northern Gaza, which is claimed 

to be 2,000 years old with dozens of ancient graves 

and two rare sarcophagi made of lead, was also 

completely destroyed in the bombing.

 

‘In God’s care now’

 

Some of Gaza’s museums.. have suffered complete 

destruction while many others have been partially 

damaged. Rafah Museum, in southern Gaza, 

shared two videos on its Facebook page, 

showing the building of the museum 

partially collapsed... due to 

Israeli airstrikes.

 

“There were priceless items from coins, precious stones, 

copper plates, clothes…. The Museum of Rafah is in 

God's care now,” said the director of Rafah 

Museum, Suhaila Shaheen, in a video 

posted on the museum's 

Facebook page.

 

In the video, Shaheen could be seen in the middle 

of the rubble of the destroyed museum.

 

Al Qarara Cultural Museum near Khan Younis and 

Deir Al Balah Museum in central Gaza have also 

suffered damage in the regime’s airstrikes.

 

The collection at Al Qarara Museum reportedly 

included antiquities from the Byzantine period.

 

Mohammad Abulehia, the custodian at Al Qarara Museum, 

who also helped in its establishment in 2016, confirmed 

that the building of the museum along with the 

artifacts suffered significant damage when 

a missile hit the neighbourhood.

 

Anthedon Harbour, Gaza’s first known seaport and one

of the Gazan sites on UNESCO’s world heritage 

tentative list has also been badly damaged 

in the regime's bombings.

 

The Rashad al-Shawwa Historical Cultural Centre, 

a cultural hub that hosts a theatre and a library 

with around 20,000 books, was targeted by 

the regime’s airstrike.

 

Since October 7, the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of 

Culture has also recorded nine publishing houses and 

libraries hit by bombs with 21 other cultural centres 

partially or completely damaged.

 

The Israeli strikes have destroyed most parts of the old 

city of Gaza, which was home to houses that dated 

back at least 150 years.

 

As per the International Council on Monuments and Sites 

(ICOMOS) report, the Central Archives of Gaza City have 

been completely destroyed with thousands of historic 

documents lost forever.

 

ICOMOS has also reported damage to El Saqqa House, an 

important cultural centre of the Islamic Mamluk period, 

constructed in 1661.

 

Al Ahli Baptist Hospital, founded in 1882 and believed to 

be Gaza’s oldest hospital, was also targeted and 

partially destroyed by the regime in October, 

killing over 470 people present there.

 

Cultural cleansing campaign

 

Continuing its cultural cleansing campaign, Israel has also 

destroyed the Souq Al Zawiya, one of Gaza City’s oldest 

and most important markets. It was located close to 

the Great Omari Mosque.

 

Pasha’s Palace Museum, a 13th-century fortress, that 

was a powerful witness and narrator of the story of 

civilizations, was reduced to ruins by the 

Israeli forces. 

 

Built during the mid-13th century, the iconic palace was

 Napoleon’s choice of accommodation during his stay 

in the city in 1799, according to historians.

 

“We are very sad we lost the al Pasha Palace. Hit by an

airstrike, the Israeli vehicles and bulldozers ran over

even the rubble. This palace was treated as a 

museum, and had pieces (tracing) back to 

the Canaanite, Roman and Greek eras,”

 said Bisan Owda, a Gaza-based 

social media influencer.

 

Israel ironically is a signatory to the 1954 Hague 

Convention --- for the Protection of Cultural 

Property in the event of armed conflict.

 

The document states that the signatories shall respect 

cultural property in their own territories and the 

territories of the other parties by refraining 

from “any act of hostility” against such 

property, or from any actions that 

“expose it to destruction or 

damage in the event of 

armed conflict.”

 

“Heritage for Peace” has described Israel’s actions as a 

“blatant violation of international humanitarian law”. 

The NGO also called on the world community “to 

urgently interfere, stop such crimes & elaborate 

a common strategy for the rehabilitation and 

restoration of destroyed and damaged 

cultural heritage sites in Gaza.”

 

Palestine’s Ministry of Culture has also appealed 

to the international community to protect the

vulnerable historical buildings in Gaza ------ 

amid the regime’s unchecked aggression.

 

“The crime of targeting and destroying archaeological 

sites should spur the world and UNESCO into action

to preserve this great civilizational and cultural 

heritage,” the Palestinian Ministry said in a 

statement recently.

 

The Geneva-based human rights group, Euro-Med Monitor, 

said Israel is “intentionally destroying” archaeological

 and historical monuments in Gaza, and “explicitly 

targeting Palestinian cultural heritage.”

 

“Destroying and targeting historical and archaeological 

sites may amount to a war crime under the Rome 

Statute establishing the International Criminal 

Court, and is a clear violation of The Hague 

Convention relating to the protection of 

cultural heritage during armed 

conflicts,” it noted.

 

 

The current population of Israel,

is 80% in favour of the complete

annihilation of the Palestinians.

 

I pray for the sake of your soul,

that you do not agree with this.

 




Thinkers Forum: 

How YOU are encouraged
to be NASTY

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Yemeni blockade of Israel 

exposes Arab regimes,

rattles Western 

imperialists

December 19th, 2:33pm

by Shabbir Rizvi

 

Perhaps the best pages of history are the pages where 

the oppressed are victorious against the oppressor, 

and able to turn the tide of power with 

poetic justice.

 

Within these pages, true colours are always revealed, and 

the resolve of each player is truly put to the test. And if 

history is truly written by the victor, then this chapter 

owes some pages to be authored by the incredibly 

brave people and resistance of Yemen.

 

In the wake of the Hamas-led resistance operation Al-Aqsa 

Storm (also known as Al-Aqsa Flood), Yemen has dared to 

go where no other Arab countries have (outside of the

 Islamic resistance in Lebanon and Iraq) - not only 

directly confronting the Zionist entity, but 

enacting a crushingly successful 

blockade in the strategic zone 

of the Red Sea. 

 

Any ship willing to conduct business with the Israeli regime 

in Yemen’s territorial waters has two options - turn around, 

or risk your ship being destroyed or taken by the Yemeni

 military (Ansarallah). 

 

One has to admire this act of poetic justice. Yemen, the 

country subjected to nearly a decade of US-Saudi 

blockade, enabled by Western states, which 

spawned the world’s worst humanitarian 

crisis in the Arab country - has now 

enacted a blockade of its own - 

squeezing the already 

depleting Zionist

 economy. 

 

Anyone familiar with the societal structure of the Zionist 

occupation can tell you that its economy is extremely

 vulnerable to external shocks. This.. is a regime that 

has only lasted as long as it has due to the political 

and economic support of the US capitalist class.

 

Billions of US taxpayer money is spent annually to keep the

 illegitimate entity afloat. Meaning the Zionist occupation 

has to ensure it is justifying this staggering investment. 

 

For the US ruling class, Israel acts not only as a colonial 

military outpost but as a corridor into Asia. They need

 Zionist cooperation to facilitate the trade of goods 

coming in and out of the region, facilitating 

billions of dollars of goods annually. 

 

Yemen has decided that it will not tolerate Israeli 

trade --- while Gazan children and women are 

being mercilessly slaughtered every day.

 

Starting in November, the Yemeni military began to seize 

Israeli-connected ships - starting with the seizure of the

 “Galaxy Leader.” Outside of ship seizures, other ships 

were subject to drone, rocket, and gunboat attacks -

 including the US Navy destroyer USS Carney. 

 

Israeli-occupied port of Eilat - its third biggest - has 

effectively been shut down amid Yemeni rockets 

and drones, and its blockade in the Red Sea. 

Traffic at the port is reportedly down 

by 85%. 

 

This is no small blockade. Global shipping companies are 

thinking twice about dealing with the regime. Hong Kong 

shipping company OOCL has halted all trade with the

 Israeli regime. Maersk... one of the biggest global 

shipping companies, has also decided to pause 

operations, joining a few other companies. 

Other shipping companies have also 

followed suit.

 

Initial projections estimate billions of dollars of trade has 

been impacted. Yemen’s blockade is driving the cost of 

goods up and increasing the amount of transport time.

 

Some Israeli-linked ships have even decided to go around 

Africa into Asia, adding anywhere from two to three 

extra weeks of shipping time. 

 

And most importantly, the economic impact caused by the 

crippling blockade is creating serious political pressure. 

British Petroleum on Monday announced it would stop

 operations using the Suez Canal, due to the 

Yemeni threat.

 

Mere hours after this announcement, UK Labour Party 

leader Keir Starmer joined UK Prime Minister Rishi 

Sunak in calling for a “sustainable ceasefire” in 

Gaza, effectively breaking from the US line.

 

Yemen is forcing the world to divest from the regime 

in Tel Aviv or suffer major economic consequences.

 And it's working. 

 

Now, Zionists and its US backers are tapping into their

 regional partners. The very countries that sought to 

break Yemen - the UAE and Saudi Arabia - are now 

creating a “land bridge” trade route with the 

Zionist entity, as per reports.

 

Though this is more costly and slower, the same 

resources are now passing from the UAE into 

Saudi Arabia and Jordan in order to reach 

the occupied territories.  

 

The 2000-kilometre path is already being put to the test, 

with a reported 10 trucks already taking the path from 

Dubai to the border of Israeli-occupied territories. 

 

This is a clear attempt to circumvent the Yemeni blockade. 

The Jordanian leadership quickly moved ------ to deny the 

existence of such a “land bridge” ----- as it is a shameful 

accusation - however, it is indeed a willing participant

 in the trade of goods with the apartheid regime. 

 

The treachery of these Arab regimes is another betrayal of 

the Palestinian people. These same countries waged war 

on Yemen’s independence movement, and now they are

 participating in the war against Palestinians by aiding 

the Zionist enemy.

 

Yemen has forced these regimes

--- to show their true orientation. 

 

Even more tellingly, the Saudi regime has assisted the US 

and Israeli regime in blocking Yemeni missiles and 

drones, with its air defense systems. Rockets 

meant for the port of Eilat were reportedly 

shot down by Saudi missiles, protecting 

not only Israeli goods..... but also 

US warships. 

 

The Gulf monarchies insist that they demand “regional 

stability” ---- while allowing the Zionist regime to 

conduct open genocide in front of the world. 

 

However, the US is not satisfied with a land bridge. Some 

goods cannot be transported through the land bridge, 

and it is pricier to switch between sea, land, then 

back to sea when transporting goods from the

 US to Asia, for example. 

 

On Monday, December 18, US Defense Secretary Lloyd

 Austin announced “Operation Prosperity Guardian” - 

a ten-country coalition that would fend off the 

“Yemeni threat” in the Red Sea.

 

It’s clear that the blockade is putting economic pressure 

on the US - the operation’s name says it all. But can the

 coalition, which includes Bahrain (adding another 

country to the list of Arab nations stabbing 

Palestine in the back), actually stop the 

Yemen-created blockade?

 

Not without risking a full-scale regional war. 

First, Yemen is more than capable of 

defending itself. It fended off a 

Saudi-led coalition for ten 

years, which used US 

weaponry and 

logistics.

 

It can certainly -- defend its own territorial 

waters and skies against invading forces. 

 

Second, the coalition threat is a serious step up the 

escalation ladder --- one that would have serious

 consequences for US forces and allies that

 are unwelcome in the region.

 

Last week, Iran’s Defense Minister Mohammad Reza

Ashtiani, issued a statementL: declaring that any 

attempt by the US to form a coalition that 

disrupts peace in the region -- “will be 

faced with tremendous problems."

 

"Nobody can make a move in a region where

 we have predominance,” he asserted.

 

In recent months, Iran has had several encounters 

with US naval boats that attempted to encroach 

its territorial waters. This comes as a result of 

US military ships posing a threat to Iranian oil 

tankers and other ships - resulting in Iran 

tightening security within its 

territorial waters. 

 

Hypocritically, the same country that decries 

Yemen’s blockade, also openly participates

 in the piracy of Iranian oil!

 

The US-led coalition is foolishly risking a regional war. 

Ultimately, this would not be in the US key interests - 

and the popularity of Biden's administration would

sink even more ------ even with it being at an 

all-time low.

 

The threat of the coalition as of now

 is just policy on paper.... but if 

materialized --- could yield 

catastrophic results.

 

The United States is already the main protagonist in the

 Gaza genocide. By supplying bombs that drop on Gaza 

every day as well as political backing, it cannot wash

 its blood-stained hands.

 

But if it insists on going the extra mile and pulling itself

 into a regional war over a trade route, then all bets 

on peace --- are off.

 

The attacks on US military bases would escalate. US ships 

would be targeted. US citizens and ambassadors would 

have to be evacuated. And trade that has already 

come to a screeching halt would be prolonged

 further. All on the eve of an election year.

 

The reality is that Yemen has the imperialist West right 

where it wants it. Either end the barbaric aggression 

on Palestinians in Gaza.... or face economic and 

political ruin. 

 

It is very rare in times like this that peace sells
-
 but is the US buying? Time will tell. 

 

Shabbir Rizvi is a Chicago-based political analyst 

with a focus on US internal security and

 foreign policy.

 

(Original source --- PressTV --- which does

not necessarily concur with the opinions

expressed in this article.)

 

You have to admit - don't you? - that this
makes 
extremely interesting reading!

 



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‘If Christ were born today ---- he would 

be born under rubble, Israeli bombing

Published On December 7th, 2023

(al Jazeera)

 

All the Palestinian churches have cancelled Christmas

 festivities this year, and one church in Bethlehem 

shares its pain.... through iconography.

 

Bethlehem's Lutheran Church decided its Christmas 

nativity scene would reflect the reality of children 

living and being born in Palestine today. 

 

Bethlehem, the occupied West Bank. The churches of 

Palestine: have announced the cancellation of all 

festive Christmas celebrations, in an expression 

of unity with Gaza and rejection of the ongoing 

aggression against Palestinians, limiting
them
 to masses and prayers.

 

In Bethlehem, the Lutheran Church decided that its

 Christmas nativity scene would reflect the reality

 of children living and being born in Palestine 

today, placing the symbolic Baby Jesus in

 a manger of rubble and destruction.

 

It is a poignant representation of the suffering of Gaza’s 

children who find themselves buried under what is left 

of their own homes, victims of the relentless Israeli 

bombardment.

 

“If Christ were to be born today,” Reverend Munther 

Isaac said, “he would be born under the rubble 

and Israeli shelling. This is a powerful 

message we send ---- to the world 

celebrating the holidays.”

 

The true meaning of Christmas

 

For Isaac and other church leaders, this was a way

to convey a message reflecting the birth of Christ, 

the messenger of justice, peace and dignity 

for humanity.

 

Christ was not born among the conquerors or those 

with military power, he said, but in an occupied 

country, which is what Palestine was 2,000 

years ago.

 

“Bethlehem is sad and broken. We are all in pain about 

what is happening in Gaza, feeling helpless and 

overwhelmed by our inability to offer 

anything,” he said.

 

Um Bishara, a mother of four, told Al Jazeera she was

surprised to see the nativity scene with Baby Jesus 

in the rubble on Sunday.

 

Weeping, she had to sit down as the significance of the 

display hit her and dedicated her fervent prayers to

 the children of Gaza, praying that they find 

peace and safety.

 

A devout woman, Um Bishara hopes the prayers of the 

Holy Land’s faithful at Christmas --- can stop the pain

 and killing, replacing them with hope and peace.

 

Forgetting the Palestinian Christians

 

Two weeks ago, Isaac delivered a letter from the churches

 of Bethlehem, a city of significant religious importance,

 to the US administration in Washington, DC.

 

The letter urged US President Biden, the US Congress and 

heads of US churches to apply Christ’s message rejecting 

injustice and called for an end to the genocidal war

 in Gaza.

 

“Some people in the West...... forget the existence of 

Palestinian Christians. This war affects everything 

Palestinian, whether Muslim or Christian. It is our

 responsibility now ------- to raise our voices as a 

nation ------ to stop this war,” Isaac said.

 

Continuing, he explained how saddened he was by several 

conversations he had in the US... where he was told that 

Israel’s assault on Gaza was justified as self-defence. 

 

However, he added, the thousands of children and

 innocents killed daily, and the churches and 

hospitals being bombed ---- do not figure in 

their calculus.

 

He knows the struggle to bring about change will be long

 because the Palestinian struggle is not only this war 

but a deeper struggle to affirm the legitimacy of 

Palestinian existence.

 

Anton Nassar, principal of the Dar Al-Kalima Lutheran

School, said Bethlehem is sad and in pain this year 

....but it has not lost hope.

 

He explained that while the nativity scene represents 

the reality of Palestinian lives, it also reflects hope 

as the infant Jesus is born in the rubble, a new 

light amidst pain.

 

He said, “We believe in the existence of hope 

and the hope of the birth of Jesus in the 

city of peace, the holy city.

 

“This is what is reflected in this painting ---- placed in the

church -- where we pray for a just peace in our country. 

We pray for an immediate cessation of the genocidal 

war on Gaza - and for the people of Gaza to enjoy a

 peace built on justice.”

 

“Christmas is in the heart,” Nassar said. “We pray 

and invoke Jesus to be born again in our lives, 

our country, our churches, and our schools, 

so that we can live in peace and stability 

and achieve our independent state 

with its capital, Jerusalem.”




No-one who calls themselves Christian would 

stop struggling and caring for the people in 

Palestine --- and would attempt to stop it. 

 

Ask yourself - if you have even attended one 

demonstration - or sent even one email,

tweet or text to your local councillor 

or MP --- (even if he is... a willing 

''Friend of Israel'' - and a Tory 

in a red jacket). 

 

Because if you haven't ------ you are

NOT a Christian --- but a hypocrite

who is literally taking the Lord's

name in vain.

 

Exodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of 

the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD 

will not hold guiltless anyone who 

takes his name in vain.”

 

What do you think?

Too vain to reply?




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FACTBOX: Patrushev... discusses 

national unity and long-standing 

conflict ------ with the West

November 4th, 1:27pm (TASS) 

 

On National Unity Day, Russian Secretary of the Security 

Council, Nikolay Patrushev, spoke on the historical 

significance of protecting Russia’s sovereignty 

in the long-running conflict with the West.

 

National Unity Day

 

- National Unity Day represents the Russian people's 

triumph over internal and external challenges 

through unity and coherence.

 

- During the Time of Troubles, Russia was on the verge of 

losing its sovereignty, but its people "united, defended

 their own country and state," drove out invaders and 

traitors, reestablished authority, and embarked on 

a path of independent development.

 

- This was made possible by the tremendous spiritual 

uplift of the country's multinational people, "whose 

statehood has always been based on three pillars 

- unity, faith, and a strong, vertical power."

 

Age-old conflict

 

- Europe has long wanted to destroy the Russian state, 

which has manifested itself in attempts at "political

 intrigue, economic enslavement, and 

direct aggression.

 

- Almost all of Europe has participated in aggression

 against Russia, from the German Knights to the 

Nazis in the twentieth century.

 

- Russia has always been a "bone in the West's throat," 

obstructing its hegemonic goals while representing 

a powerful civilizational alternative.

 

- Western Russophobic ideologues devised schemes to 

bring Russia to its knees, which served as the basis 

for the Western conspiracy to destroy the country.

 

The new Time of Troubles in the 1990s

 

- The eventful 1990s became the "new Time of Troubles," 

when the existence of the Russian state was once 

again threatened.

 

- The collapse of the USSR emboldened the authorities 

of the United States and other Western leaders, who 

believed that they could destroy Russia ---- by 

dividing it.

 

- In the 1990s, Western advisers flocked to Russia, 

attempting to create turmoil by "encouraging 

separatism, imposing debt bonds and 

onerous international obligations. 

The West was counting on 

creating turmoil ---- and 

establishing external

control over Russia.

 

- The West also used additional levers of pressure, 

such as NATO's aggressive push to the East, 

support for extremism and extreme 

religious groups, and "a wave of 

defamation of the Russian 

Orthodox Church and 

traditional Islam.

 

- As a result of the ''radical'' reforms imposed by the West,
the country's standard of living declined, unemployment
increased, industry, agriculture, transportation, and the
financial system --- were destroyed, and the military-
industrial complex effectively ceased to fulfill 

its primary function of providing advanced 

weaponry to the armed forces.

 

- In the 1990s, international terrorism -- posed a significant 

threat to Russian sovereignty, while Western governments 

hypocritically called the terrorists "fighters for freedom

 and democracy.''

 

Challenging the West

 

- After becoming president in 2000, Vladimir Putin focused

 his efforts on stabilizing the country's internal life and 

restoring constitutional order.

 

- As a result of the president's policies, strong systemic 

anti-crime measures have been implemented, and the 

number of criminal acts has decreased by more 

than a third, since 2000.

 

- In the early 2000s, Putin saw a multipolar world order as

 the solution to many international problems. His famous 

Munich speech was devoted to the idea that a unipolar 

model was not only unacceptable, but generally
unattainable in today's world.

 

- In August 2008, the West tested Russia's strength by 

igniting the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict. As a 

result, the country reformed its army ---- and

introduced new types of weapons.

 

- However, the West did not relent - as a result of the 

Washington-engineered coup in Ukraine in 2014, 

supporters of neo-Nazi ideologies came to 

power in Kiev, from where they promptly 

launched a genocide against 

the Russian people.

 

Fighting neo-Nazism in Ukraine

 

- Despite Western sanctions and pressure, Russia could

not tolerate the atrocities committed by Ukrainian neo-

Nazis and supported the demand for the reunification 

of the millions of inhabitants of the original 

Russian territories.

 

- Ukrainian officials and their Western backers are 

increasingly resorting to blatant terrorist tactics 

to terrorize the population and damage Russia.

 

- Ultimately, Kiev officials will have to answer for attempts

 to annihilate the Russian people in Donbass, as well as 

for the deaths of Ukrainians in a fratricidal war.

 

- Ukrainian neo-Nazis will be tried in an international 

court for attempting a provocation by detonating

 a "dirty bomb".

 

- There are reasonable forces in Ukraine. They 

are suppressed, but they are ready to fight 

the neo-Nazi regime.

 

Sanctions war

 

- The West launched an unprecedented economic 

war against Russia, but its blitzkrieg failed.

 

- Western censorship is working hard to eliminate stories

 about Russia's good development trends. "The Anglo-

Saxon media deliberately ignore the obvious fact 

that Russia has been able to ensure its military,

 economic and food security.

 

- A large number of unjust sanctions have been imposed 

on Russia, but the country is dealing with them. The 

economy has recovered and has already 

exceeded the level of 2021.

 

- The Russian economy has demonstrated its stability
and its 
ability to develop gradually in the face
of global economic 
uncertainty --- and
the imposition of restrictive 
economic measures.

 

Multipolar world against the "new order"

 

- The West intends to create more hotspots near Russia,
similar to Ukraine, but Moscow will not be deterred.

 

- Washington, along with Russia, China and India, will 

become just one of several poles in the new 

multipolar world order, but Europe is 

unlikely to be able to claim....

 even that.

 

- Russia, under Putin, has offered a civilizational

 alternative to the West that is gaining traction. 

At least 25 countries have expressed a desire 

to join or cooperate with BRICS.

 

-- Russia prioritizes the development of relations 

with its nearest neighbours, especially Belarus,

 through the Union State.

 

- Moscow is in contact with Baku and Yerevan

 to normalize relations, and a peace treaty is 

being drafted.

 

- Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan declared

 that Nagorno-Karabakh is Azerbaijani territory....

 under the influence of the West.

 

Remembering history

 

- While the West tries to rewrite history, Russia treats

 it with care and..... does not allow it to be lost.

 

- Future generations must know the truth and remember

 that it was Russia that overcame fascism at the cost 

of nearly 30 million deaths of its people.

 

- Amendments to the Constitution in 2020 restored the

 supremacy of national law and established laws on 

the security of the country's borders and territories.

 

- The support of the majority of the population for the

 President's plans in the 2020 referendum, created 

the basis - for Russia's future prosperity, stability, 

security and good living conditions for its people.

 

 

Well done, Russia - your country is now

respected again by 80% of the world

and also by millions in the so-called

''democracies'' of the West.

 

When and if you start calling

each other Comrade, again,

you will have returned on

your path, perfectly!

 

I always wanted the merging

of genuine Christianity with

communism, and believe in

your ability to achieve that.

 

May all our readers work

and pray to achieve this.

 

What do you think?

 

 

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US not merely complicit but 


architect and mastermind 


of Israel’s Gaza genocide


by Mohammad Hashim


October 31st,  1:35pm


(PressTV)


 


As the chorus for an end to the Israeli regime’s genocidal 


campaign in the besieged Gaza Strip grows louder, it is


 becoming increasingly clear who the real protagonist 


and mastermind is.


 


While the overwhelming majority of countries voted in 


favour of the humanitarian truce in Gaza during the 


UN General Assembly session last week, the US 


and some of its vassal states, opposed


the resolution.


 


The vote laid bare which side Americans and their allies 


were on – the side of occupation and apartheid.


 


It came days after US President Joe Biden dashed off to 


Tel Aviv in a show of support for the Israeli regime even 


as Israeli warplanes continued to pummel densely-


populated civilian areas in Gaza.


 


On the eve of Biden’s visit, an Israeli warplane targeted a 


hospital in northern Gaza, killing more than 700 people, 


including patients and those who had taken refuge 


at the hospital, after being displaced.


 


Biden refused to condemn the Israeli regime, rather 


blamed the “other side” for the bombing, parroting


 the Israeli narrative. He had previously also


 peddled the Zionist lie about children 


being beheaded.


 


During the whirlwind trip, he even described himself as 


a “Zionist” and repeated a line he infamously said as a


 senator in 1986: “If there were not an Israel, we’d 


have to invent one.”