A War in the Planning for Four Years

by Michael Ruppert From The Wilderness Publications,  November 2001 Centre for Research on Globalisation (CRG) at globalresearch.ca   11 November 2001 Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CFR Put War Plans in a 1997 Book – It is “A Blueprint for World Dictatorship,” Says a Former German Defense and NATO Official Who Warned of Global Domination in 1984, in […] Continue reading

Documentary – Fallujah, a Lost Generation?

Secrets of a dirty war RT – 16.07.2012 In 2004, Fallujah in Iraq became the theater of a major showdown between the American soldiers and the Iraqi insurgents. But even though the sounds of this harsh battle have died down a long time ago the consequences are only showing now. And they are of the toxic […] Continue reading

PLO/Hamas Detente?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
PLO/Hamas Detente?
by Stephen Lendman

Reports announced it. Previous efforts failed. We’ve been here, done that several several times before. Is this time different?
It remains to be seen. On April 23, Haaretz headlined “Palestinian factions prepare to implement reconciliation deal.”
Mounib Al-Masri headed Abbas’ negotiating team. “There has been great progress, and we are near ready to sign a deal at 11AM” local time, he said.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zahawiri issued a similar statement. A formal announcement followed. Maan News headlined “PLO/Hamas announce agreement to end political division,” saying:

“PLO and Hamas representatives announced an historic unity deal on Wednesday to bring to an end more than seven years of political division between the main Palestinian political parties.”

Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh announced “the end of years of Palestinian political division in a press conference in Gaza City…&quot
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Kiev Wages Water Wars

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Kiev Wages Water Wars
by Stephen Lendman
Kiev putschists target Crimea. Dnieper River water was halted. North Crimean Canal sluices were closed. They run from the Khakhovka Reservoir to Kersh.
On April 24, The Moscow Times headlined “Water War With Ukraine to Devastate Crimean Harvest,” saying:
It’ll “cost Crimean farmers up to 5 billion rubles ($140 million), according to Russia’s Agricultural Ministry.”
Ag Minister Nikolai Fyodorov said crops “will be partially or fully lost across 120,000 hectares of farmland…” Rice production is hit hardest.
Moscow will partly compensate for losses. Southern Ukrainian Dnieper River water provides over 80% of Crimean water.
It has few readily available internal sources. Earlier in April, Kiev cut water flows from 90 cubic meters per second to seven cubic meters.
It’s the “lowest technically feasible volume,” said The Moscow Times. Kiev’s decision to do so didn’t wash.
It reacted to Russian reunification. It’s inflicting punishment in response. How
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Business as Usual: Israeli Hypocrisy

by Robert Fontina CounterPunch | APRIL 30, 2014 On Sunday, April 27, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on U.S. television, denouncing progress made in reconciliation talks between Fatah, which ostensibly controls the West Bank, and Hamas, the democratically-elected government in the Gaza Strip. According to CNN: “Netanyahu said he and Secretary of State John Kerry […] Continue reading

Israeli Independence Produced Nakba Suffering

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Israeli Independence Produced Nakba Suffering
by Stephen Lendman

Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) commemorates Israel’s May 1948 Declaration of Independence.

It’s celebrated annually on 5th of Iyar. It’s according to the Hebrew calendar. It’s preceded by Yom Hazikaron. It remembers fallen Israeli soldiers. It’s Israel’s Memorial Day.

Palestinians have reason to mourn. Edward Said explained Palestine’s “holocaust,” saying:

“Every human calamity is different, but there is value in seeing analogies and perhaps hidden similarities.”
He called Nazi extermination “the lowest point of (Jewish) collective existence.”
Palestinians today “are as powerless as Jews were” under Hitler,, he explained. They’re devastated by “power used for evil purposes.”
Ilan Pappe discussed Palestine’s ethnic cleansing. He explained war without mercy.
He did so in exhaustive detail. He obtained previously suppressed documents. He explained what
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