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June 8, 2010

Jun 08 09:22

Gaza blockade is inflammatory, says UN

The UN's humanitarian chief, John Holmes, has described Israel's blockade of Gaza as "inflammatory" and devastating.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Nice words. Gonna do anything about it? Or is the United Nations going to roll over and pretend everything is fine like they did after Israel targeted UN facilities in Gaza and Lebanon? Israel has never complied with the two conditions attached to their membership at the UN. Isn't it time to kick Israel out for not playing by the rules everyone else does?

Or is Israel the real core of the One World Government, because the United Nations certainly seems to treat them like they are!

Jun 08 09:19

Obama to reopen waters for shallow water drilling

Facing an angry tsunami from oil companies, oil company employees and oil company servicers in the Gulf Coast, the Obama Administration is set to quickly reopen drilling sites in the Gulf.

The Administration will release new safety requirements in the wake of a massive BP oil spill. After a rig blew up and sank in April, a drillhole created by BP began leaking tens of thousands of barrels of oil into the sea off the coast of Louisiana.

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One has to wonder, considering just how "cozy" the oil companies were with the regulators before the BP blow-up, if these regulations will really be strong enough to prevent yet another catastrophe here.

Jun 08 09:19

Security Council frames new Iran sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has agreed on a resolution to impose a new round of sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.

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Remember what I said about it being Israel behind the push for global government rather than the United Nations? Here is more proof. We have the British press releasing documents that prove not only has Israel been in possession of nuclear weapons for some time, but they have so many they were trying to sell some to Apartheid South Africa (who else they sold to remains an unasked question and maybe that is the real reason Helen Thomas was shown the door before she got round to that one). Yet despite the fact that Israel has not signed the NNPT nor allows IAEA inspections (despite numerous requests by the United Nations) the UN has not taken up the issue of Israel's unsupervised nuclear arsenal.

Then there is the attack on the aid fleet in international waters, which while it did provoke a lot of impolite noises from the United Nations, was halted in its tracks by the usual United States veto.

So here we are a week later; the bodies of the slain aid workers are in the ground and the United Nations is back on track trying to legitimize yet another United States invasion of yet another nation that Israel hates, justifying it with the same old lies about a non-existent nuclear threat from a nation that has not attacked us, or indeed anyone for two hundred years.

So, you tell me; who ACTS like they are the center of the New World Order?

Jun 08 09:18

"We are not going to War over a Bunch of Dead Sailors"

On May 23, according to instructions from the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Cyrus R. Vance, the Liberty, commanded by William L. McGonagle, was directed to the eastern Mediterranean via Rota, Spain and placed under the direction of the Commander-in-Chief, Europe upon its arrival at Rota. [1] Frank Raven, the G Group Chief resisted such a risky move, "The ship will be defenseless out there. If war breaks out, she'll be alone and vulnerable. Either side might start shooting at her...I say the ship should be left where it is...."

Jun 08 09:15

Obama secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries across world

President Obama has secretly sanctioned a huge increase in the number of US special forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world, with American troops now operating in 75 countries.

Jun 08 09:11

“What I Saw That Day…Israel’s June 8th, 1967 Holocaust of US Servicemen Aboard the USS LIBERTY and its Aftermath”

Jun 08 09:11

THERE ARE 3,858 OIL RIG PLATFORMS IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Are they all time bombs waiting to go off? Remember, the Deepwater Horizon received a safety award from the US Government before it blew up. Does that mean the other rigs are even more at risk of disaster?

Jun 08 09:03

In Memory of the USS LIBERTY

43 years ago today the Air and Naval forces of the Jewish State deliberately attacked the USS LIBERTY in international waters killing 34 Americans and wounding over 170 others. Today, June 8th, 2010, I am posting in their memory excerpts from the audio version of Phil Tourney’s book about that day and its aftermath entitled “What I Saw That Day.”

Jun 08 08:56

B.C. activist took photos of deadly Gaza flotilla clash

"I saw one die in front of my face," Neish said. "He had a huge hole in his chest and he was struggling to get his breath. I took a picture and he stopped breathing."

Jun 08 08:51

Obama Looking for "Whose Ass To Kick" Tip: Start Looking at Your Own Appointees

Yesterday, President Obama said, I don't just sit around talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they have the best answers so I know whose ass to kick. "

Matt Drudge, of the Drudge report used this tough talk to tap the not very far beneath the surface racism of his right wing readers, with the scarey, angry black president headline, ", OBAMA GOES STREET: SEEKING 'ASS TO KICK' ."

But I'm more interested in whose asses he finds. I think he should own up to his own failures first. He should be looking, first, in the White House.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Crumbling roads in the US while US tax dollars build new roads in Israel, collapsing bridges, caved-in mines, blown up oil wells and cracked pipelines, four-day school weeks, lost manufacturing, end of the space program, looted lives... the list is endless. But we can count on the members of Congress and the White House to "Stand by Israel no matter what!" even as Israel attacks US-flagged aid ships and kidnaps and kills Americans in international waters.

In short, the entire Federal Government, subverted by and subservient to a foreign power, has failed in its primary duty of taking care of this nation. If Obama wants to know whose ass to kick, he needs to start at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and work his way outward for about ten miles!

Jun 08 08:27

USS Liberty Veteran Seized by IDF on Gaza Aid Flotilla - June 4, 2010

Jun 08 08:26

Man survives two Israeli attacks

Jun 08 08:19

Jewish Ideology and World Peace by Gilad Atzmon

" …then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.” (Deuteronomy 7:1-2)

"…do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them…as the Lord your God has commanded you…” (Deuteronomy 20:16)

I think that about sums up Zionist thinking.

Jun 08 07:10

Investment Banker: It’s Going To Get Nasty – Buy Land, Barbed Wire And Guns

Paul Joseph Watson

Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A top investment banker has warned that the economic fallout of the sovereign debt crisis could get so nasty over the next five years that people would be wise to abandon the markets and instead buy land, barbed wire and guns.

With gold smashing through its all time record high this morning on the back of fears over a double dip recession, analysts are turning increasingly bearish on the markets. Anthony Fry, senior managing director at Evercore Partners, told CNBC that the bond markets could turn nasty over the next few months and said that the current problems created by the European debt crisis could be with us for at least five years.

Jun 08 07:07

Afghan war overtakes Vietnam to become the longest conflict in U.S. history

Afghanistan has become the longest conflict in American history - surpassing even the Vietnam war.

The war entered its 104th month yesterday, with 30,000 American troops being deployed in the first half of this year alone.

The last U.S. ground combat soldiers were brought home from Vietnam after 103 months of fighting.

Jun 08 07:05

Sub attack was near US-SKorea drill

Two months after the sinking, U.S. officials for the first time disclosed details of the joint naval exercise held the same day as the attack on the Cheonan. Forty-six South Korean sailors died on the warship, which was not involved in the exercise. It was on routine patrol near disputed waters.

Military officials said the drill could not have detected the North Korean sub. Officials and defense experts said a minisub would have been difficult for even a nearby ship to track in shallow coastal waters.

What surprised experts was that a 130-ton minisub, without warning, could bring down a warship nine or 10 times its size, a power mismatch called asymmetric warfare.

Jun 08 06:59

S Korea's Ship Sinking - Another False Flag?

The incident begs the question as to what Pyongyang could possibly gain from an attack, especially since for years it's wanted a formal end to the Korean War, a lasting peace, and normalization with America and Seoul, despite decades of betrayal and snubs by successive US administrations, Obama no different than his predecessors.

Jun 08 06:51

Senator confirms reports that wellbore is pierced; oil seeping from seabed in multiple places

Senator Bill Nelson was interviewed by Andrea Mitchell this morning on MSNBC and confirmed reports of oil seeping up from additional leak points on the seafloor.

Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL): Andrea we’re looking into something new right now, that there’s reports of oil that’s seeping up from the seabed… which would indicate, if that’s true, that the well casing itself is actually pierced… underneath the seabed. So, you know, the problems could be just enormous with what we’re facing.

Jun 08 06:48

The Cover-up: BP's Crude Politics and the Looming Environmental Mega-Disaster

WMR has been informed by sources in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Florida Department of Environmental Protection that the Obama White House and British Petroleum (BP), which pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign -- more than John McCain or Hillary Clinton, are covering up the magnitude of the volcanic-level oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and working together to limit BP's liability for damage caused by what can be called a "mega-disaster."

Jun 08 05:10

Poll: Criminaly prosecution of BP for oil spill

Almost two-thirds of Americans agree "strongly" or "somewhat" that the federal government should pursue criminal charges against BP and other companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll.

(*I'm sure the execs at BP are really troubled by this poll .)

Jun 08 02:46

Study: Wind Farms = Bird Killers

A recent study in Klickitat County, Washington shows that active wind farms in Washington and Oregon kill more than 6,500 birds and 3,000 bats annually.

Biologist Orah Zamora works for West, Inc., an ecological field study company, monitors the Windy Flats project, one of the largest wind farms in the United States. Zamora looks for dead birds and bats that have been severed by the spinning blades of the surrounding wind turbines in order to conduct survey's to observe how wind-power development is affecting birds.

"It's like a crime scene, and you try to figure out what happened," said Zamora. "Sometimes it's really obvious because you can see a slice mark."

Jun 08 01:21

Helen Thomas resigned? Nothing surprising here

Debbie Menon

Helen Thomas always asks the right questions! That is why she is known as a “top US journalist.”

Helen Thomas, 89, began her long career with the wire service United Press International in 1943, and started covering the White House in 1960, according to a biography posted on her website. She became a columnist for Hearst in 2000. She (born August 4, 1920) is an American news service reporter, a Hearst News papers columnist, member of the White House Press Corps and author. She served for fifty-seven years as a correspondent and, later, White House bureau chief for United Press International (UPI). Thomas covered 10 U.S. Presidents.

Jun 08 00:23

43 years ago Israel Attacked America - And almost to the day have reenacted that Sick Sociopathic Moment

I have not been brought to tears like this, which caught me off guard, since my little 9 year old nephew passed away from a brain tumor this January. I fought during the Cold War in the US Air Force and in US Intelligence under the DCI, but for what, as I see we are letting this war crime go unseen as the cover-up that it is, as these men gave their lives to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies, Foreign and Domestic. What happened on this day is a blatant act of Treason.

What happened to the Humanitarian Aid/NATO flagged ships attacked in international waters, as Israeli Commandos murdered by way of targeted assassination of innocents bringing aid into Apartheid Israel is not only a war crime, but a crime against humanity. If you are truly intellectually honest with yourself, you'll come to the same sad conclusion. Your gut knows. [...]

June 7, 2010

Jun 07 22:43

New NOAA Forecast: Oil spill 35 miles from Tampa Bay area by June 8

By June 8 the outer boundary of the BP oil spill is forecast to be under 40 miles from the Tampa Bay area.

Jun 07 22:03

“Defending your Life” 5-minute video: overcome fear to have the ride of your life

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

Faith in religion or spiritual justice ends fear. When a human being declares a loving God who has command of Life, then there is literally nothing to fear. This is equally true if one declares karma is a law.

Therefore, growing in spiritual strength and eliminating fear go hand-in-hand.

Spiritual strength and embracing factual reality also go hand-in-hand in almost everyone’s vision. I understand the facts I present (among hundreds of writers) shine light upon fear-evoking reality of unlawful US wars and “leaders” who intentionally collapse our economy; conclusions self-evident from this academic paper, “Open proposal to higher education,” and my citizen paper, “Government by dicts.”

Jun 07 19:45

Pain of Gaza exile endures after 43 years

In the Arab world, 1967 is known as the year of the setback - al-Naksa. A year of lost hopes, dreams, land and freedom. It was also the year of my birth. My parents had been married for almost seven years and had three children with a fourth on the way - me.

Jun 07 19:40

James Cameron: US shouldn’t be relying on BP’s underwater intel

James Cameron offered to help BP find a solution to their leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico but the company turned him down. Now the Academy Award-winning director is taking his suggestions directly to the media.

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Please remember; even though James Cameron is a director, his brother is a highly respected oceanographer, and I would be willing to bet that they talked extensively about what the possibilities were before he ever went to BP, or went public with to the media.

Jun 07 18:35

White House Blasts Absent Thomas In Today’s Briefing;

(*with everything they never dared say when she was present)

Jun 07 18:10

Senator confirms reports that wellbore is pierced; oil seeping from seabed in multiple places

Senator Bill Nelson was interviewed by Andrea Mitchell this morning on MSNBC and confirmed reports of oil seeping up from additional leak points on the seafloor.

Jun 07 17:43

Doctors 'helped test waterboarding technique on terror suspects in U.S. custody'

Doctors helped to test and refine waterboarding and other interrogation methods on terror suspects in U.S. custody, a prominent physicians group has claimed.

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"Take two ass-burns and call me in the morning, BWAH HAA HAA HAA HAA!"

Jun 07 17:36

US Navy Veterans Continue to seek Justice for Israeli Attack (2010)

By: Dahr Jamail

On June 8, 1967, while sailing in international waters, the US Navy intelligence ship USS Liberty was attacked by air and naval forces of the state of Israel. Of the Liberty’s crew of 294, more than half were killed or wounded. More than 40 years later, survivors are still seeking justice.

The Israeli forces attacked with full knowledge that the Liberty was an American ship, yet survivors have been forbidden to tell their story under oath to the American public.....

Jun 07 17:32

CLINTON GETS BITCH-SLAPPED

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The US Government has destroyed its own credibility by being Israel's whore,and this sort of treatment is the inevitable result. Get used to it Hillary, you are SecState of a failed nation.

Jun 07 16:01

US would accept 'reformed' Taliban in Afghanistan if 'red lines' respected: Holbrooke

you can't have a settlement with Al Qaeda, you can't talk to them, you can't negotiate with them, it's out of the question.

(* sure you can . You ever hear that slang expression ; Praying To The PORCELAIN God ?)

Jun 07 15:48

The sickening, sad reality: David has turned out to be Goliath

This song from the Spanish band Ska-P - more relevant now than ever - supports the international cry against the gangster state of Israel.

(You should at least watch to catch the hook at 1:50.)

Jun 07 15:04

Hurriyet photos of disarmed Israeli commandos receiving medical care

Hurriyet photos of disarmed Israeli commandos receiving medical care

Jun 07 14:50

New oil plume evidence uncovered

Jun 07 14:48

New oil plume evidence uncovered

The University of South Florida recently discovered a second oil plume in the northeastern Gulf. The first plume was found by Mississippi universities in early May.

Jun 07 14:42

Ice at the North Pole in 1958 and 1959 – not so thick

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The global warming cult likes to go on about how the arctic ice cap is thinning out. But looking at these photos, it has been thin before without the world coming to an end.

Jun 07 14:38

The New McCarthyism

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Relinked for Helen Thomas

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Jun 07 14:34

Journalist Helen Thomas quits amid Israel furor

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ABCNNBBCBSPBSFOX now join the ranks of those institutions that place the interests of a foreign power ahead of the American people.

Helen Thomas is actually correct. Israel does occupy Palestine, and the Ashkenazi Jews that form the majority of Israel's population are not native to the region.

But just as there can be no politicians that dare to tell the truth about Israel to Americans, so too there can be no corporate journalists that dare to tell the truth about Israel to Americans, which I guess is why you are HERE reading this rather than getting your brains sucked out by ABCNNBBCBSPBSFOX.

Helen is a woman of courage, but sadly we live in a society where courage is punished while cowering in fear before Israel is the path to wealth and fame.

Jun 07 14:28

"WEB OF TRUST" HIJACKED BY ISRAELI PROPAGANDISTS!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I used to use "Web of Trust" with Firefox to steer clear of crooked websites, but lately the system has been hijacked by the "Megaphonies" who flood the rating system with negative ratings for any websites that question Israel's policies and actions. This page is a good example. This is the online version of the article, "The 13th Tribe" which details the Khazar heritage of the Ashkenazi. Because the fact that the Ashkenazi are the descendants of people who converted to Judaism in 800AD and NOT the direct descendants of the biblical Hebrews contradicts official Israeli claims to "own" Palestine, the megaphones have gone out and used WOT to smear any sites that discuss the matter.

But the proof is right before your eyes. The Ashkenazi have pale Caucasian skin, proof that they are not actually Semitic.

So, I will no longer use Web of Trust and suggest that everyone uninstall it immediately.

Jun 07 12:05

Ahead of sanctions, Ahmadinejad to visit China

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is heading to China this week to discuss the threat of new UN sanctions over Iran's nuclear program, as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said world powers have the necessary votes at the Security Council.

His visit to Security Council veto-wielding permanent member China takes on particular significance as a vote on a new sanctions package looms after the United States introduced a draft resolution last month.

China, which has emerged in recent years as Iran's main trading partner, continues to insist on diplomacy to resolve the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program but US officials say they have Beijing's support for the sanctions resolution.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were I a betting human being, I wouldn't bet that the US actually has Beijing on board for this next round of UN Security Council sanctions being proposed.

Jun 07 11:49

U.S. Banks' Foreclosure Holdings Increased 12.5% in Q1: Report

Foreclosed property held by U.S. banks increased 12.5 percent to $41.5 billion during the first quarter of this year, according to a recent analysis by SNL Financial, a financial market research firm out of Charlottesville, Virginia.

The company says banks’ aggregate foreclosed inventory is up from $36.9 billion at year-end 2009, and $11.7 billion in the first quarter of 2008.

SNL data shows that other real estate owned, or OREO (which essentially means the same as REO and is defined as real property owned by a banking institution, most frequently the result of a borrower’s default and foreclosure), represented 0.3 percent of banks’ assets in the
first quarter of 2010, up from 0.1 percent in the comparable period of 2008.

Jun 07 11:44

Antidepressants during pregnancy cause alarming 68 percent increased risk of miscarriage

Back in 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that exposure to the antidepressant paroxetine (sold as Paxil, Paxil CR, and Pexeva) in the first trimester of pregnancy might increase the risk for birth defects, especially heart problems. Did this halt the widespread prescribing of paroxetine and other antidepressants for pregnant women? Unfortunately, the answer is no.

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Unflipping believable.

Jun 07 11:35

Drugs for Europe: Protected by Powerful Western Interests, Afghanistan Heroin Transits Through Kosovo

Two years ago a joke was being circulated on the Runet that a heroin producer has recognized its distributor’s independence. It was about Afghanistan, which was to the first to recognize the independence of the Serbian province of Kosovo which had illegally separated from Yugoslavia.

Kosovo has since become a transit point for drugs, channelled from Asia to Europe.

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When there is control of drug trafficking, there is also control of where the drugs wind up.

Jun 07 11:32

New Director of National Intelligence: Overseeing Aggression Abroad, Repression at Home

Whether or not Clapper is confirmed by the Senate, illegal wars of aggression will continue; drones will still rain death and destruction upon unarmed civilians; America's pit bull in the Middle East, Israel, will carry out international acts of piracy and murder on the high seas with impunity as Gaza starves; and the Executive Branch will complete the destruction of the Constitution and the rule of law at home to "keep us safe."

Jun 07 11:28

The IAEA: From UN Nuclear Watchdog to US Lapdog

The most glaring indication of the IAEA’s appeasement of US belligerence over the latter’s allegations of Iranian nuclear ambitions, and therefore the need for further punitive UN sanctions, is the gaping omission from the agency’s report of the Tehran nuclear fuel swap declaration.

The report dated 31 May found its way into the media on 1 June ahead of the IAEA Board of Governors’ meeting scheduled for this week.

Conveniently for Washington’s strenuous efforts to cohere the five permanent members of the UN Security Council to vote through a fourth round of sanctions against Iran – perhaps also this week – the IAEA report played into the fevered imaginations of mainstream Western media outlets.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is not only the "...IAEA’s appeasement of US belligerence over the latter’s allegations of Iranian nuclear ambitions..." ; the IAEA is also caving in to Israel completely on the matter as well, in spite of the fact that no hard evidence has been found to prove that Iran is developing a weapons program.

Jun 07 11:21

Was the Obama Administration involved in the Planning of the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla?

“They even shot those who surrendered. Many of our friends saw this. They told me that there were handcuffed people who were shot,” (quoted by Press TV)

The Israeli Commando had an explicit order to kill.

There are indications that the US was consulted at the highest levels regarding the nature of this military operation. Moreover, in the wake of the attacks, both the US and the UK have unequivocally reaffirmed their support to Israel.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is very clear, should this information be correct, that the governments of the US and UK are uniformly complicit in the deaths and beatings of those killed or injured by the IDF.

Jun 07 11:14

U.S. demands IDF probe how American lost eye at West Bank protest

The United States embassy has demanded an investigation into how an American citizen lost her eye last week at the Qalandiyah checkpoint after being struck by a tear gas grenade.

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How "butch" of the US State Department! The complete hypocracy is stunning.

This kid, an art student, lost her eye because she was struck in the face with a tear gas canister by the IDF during a peaceful demonstration in the West Bank. There is no "probe" necessary: it's pretty cut and dried here.

Yet this is the very same State Department which will not demand a probe of the assassination of an American kid on the aid flotilla with four bullets to the head, nor the beatings of American citizens, nor the hijacking of an American flagged ship in the high seas courtesy of the Israeli government!

Jun 07 11:01

Lieberman heads to US to explain Israel's position on flotilla

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was set to leave for North America Sunday night to meet with Israeli diplomats, as well as with Jewish communities in the US and Canada, to explain the Israeli government's position on the Gaza flotilla affair.

Lieberman and his deputy Danny Ayalon will speak before the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and meet Israeli Ambassador to Washington Michael Oren, UN Ambassador Gabriela Shalev, Ambassador to Canada Miriam Ziv and consul generals stationed throughout the US.

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Preaching to the converted and defending the indefensible yet again, are we?!?

Jun 07 10:55

Ambassador Says Israel Will Do 'Whatever It Takes' to Uphold Blockade

Without elaborating on what actions would be taken in the face of a potential Iranian Revolutionary Guard escort of ships to break through the blockade of Gaza Ambassador Michael Oren said the country needed to defend itself.

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Memo to Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren: I really don't think Iran is an issue right now, in light of the fact that Egypt has lifted the blockade on its side of the Gazan border permanently!!

Jun 07 10:50

Beyond the Flotilla, the Crackdown Continues

As I read the myriad of reactions to the Gaza Freedom Flotilla tragedy last Sunday, I'm struck by one recurring theme: the sense of astonishment that these activists responded to the Israeli Navy with violence.

In other words, they didn't act according to the script. They didn't behave like proper practitioners of civil disobedience. The implication: if they had responded like the non-violent activists they were purported to be, this whole tragedy could well have been avoided.

There's only problem with this calculus: non-violent Palestinian protests have actually been ongoing throughout the Occupied Territories for years - and the Israeli military has been responding to them with much the same kind of brutality that was used against the passengers of the Mavi Marmara.

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I have a great deal of admiration for this Rabbi, who has the courage to speak out against the atrocities with which Gazan Palestinians deal on a daily basis.

Jun 07 10:49

Truth about Israel's last war

Jun 07 10:43

Intel chief nominee Clapper held disputed Iraq WMD view

President Obama's choice to be the next director of national intelligence supported the view that Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq sent weapons and documents to Syria in the weeks before the 2003 U.S. invasion.

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper, a former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency and current undersecretary of defense for intelligence, will be the next DNI. President Obama announced Gen. Clapper as his nominee Saturday, saying he must not fall victim to Washington politics.

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Translation: this serial liar who "...supported the view (a view completely unhinged from anything remotely resembling facts) that Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq sent weapons and documents to Syria in the weeks before the 2003 U.S. invasion" is about to get promoted.

Tel Aviv's politicians must be dancing in the streets at this nomination, because once confirmed, this guy will now be screaming from the rooftops that Iran has "weapons of mass destruction", and can hit Washington with them in less than 30 minutes, paving the way for a war against Iran.

And just as happened in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, it will be American kids who will be fighting, getting maimed for life, and dying to neutralize yet another of Israel's "existential enemies" in the region.

Jun 07 10:41

‘GOOD DEEDS GO UNPUNISHED’ (PLUS NEW OBAMATOON)

It seems that AIPAC and other right wing lobby groups have more influence in the United States than the electorate does. The voice of the people goes unheard.

Israel’s latest criminal acts have not only gone unpunished….. but are being supported by President Obama. He could have taken this opportunity to finally cut off all military aid to the criminal state of Israel…. he choose to stand behind them.

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No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend to Israel is no friend of America.

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

Jun 07 10:35

US: North Korea ‘Too Defiant’ for Sanctions to Work

With the Obama Administration pushing for additional UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, to punish them for their defiance, officials are expressing concern that the government is actually “too defiant” for the sanctions to even work.

“As long as the regime doesn’t care about what the outside world thinks of it, as long as it doesn’t care about the well-being of its people, there is not a lot you can do about it,” warned Gates, “unless you are willing at some point to use military force.

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Memo to SecDef Gates; if sanctions won't work (and please remember: North Korea has repeatedly denied that it sank the South Korean ship last March), can you actually be talking about a real, full-on military confrontation with North Korea, a client-state of China?!?!?

Please tell me that you and your team at the Defense Department are not that collectively knuckleheaded.

What is needed here is diplomacy, not threats, and a complete ratcheting down of tensions in the Korean peninsula.

Your assessment that North Korea "...doesn't care about what the outside world thinks of it..." has one notably glaring exception: China. Our relationship with China hasn't been all that terrific recently, and China is the only nation which can, if it wants to, bring some pressure to bear on North Korea.

So please, remember that before being overtaken by a fit of bellicosity in public on the issue, would you?!?

Jun 07 10:32

WHO IS THE US CONGRESS LISTENING TO?

Well, Israel certainly wants war! But that is Israel. Why would the US Congress, which supposedly exists to serve the will of the AMERICAN people, be obeying the will of Israel?

Well, maybe because Israel's PACs, including lobbying/spying organization AIPAC, are PAYING THEM TO! (And may have used money looted from American investors by Bernie Madoff to do it!)

You heard me. Members of AIPAC, the organization suspected of spying for Israel, donate vast sums of money to the members of US Congress. And the US Congress has sold our young men and women in uniform to go off and fight and die in wars Israel has created.

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When I first published this article, I received a great deal of criticism for claiming that Israel exerted a disproportionate degree of influence over the US Government. Indeed I was constantly "reminded" that claims that Israel controlled the US Government were "Anti-Semitic".

Well, that was then and this is now and in the wake of a week in which the whole world world watched in disgust as US Politicians scrambled to defend Israel's war crimes against a US-flagged ship and Americans in international waters, I am being flooded with emails which can be summarized as, "Holy @#$%ing shit; you were RIGHT!!!! Israel DOES control the US Government!"

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Jun 07 10:31

WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR YOUR CHILD'S LIFE?

In exchange for money, a certain group of people have agreed to let your kids be killed. That group is the United States Congress. And for the last several years, many of them have been accepting money from AIPAC, a supposed lobbying group that stands exposed as a spy operation for a foreign government, in order to promote that foreign government's agenda, which includes war in the Mideast, waged against that foreign government's enemies.

This selling of America's children to a foreign government to be that government's mercenaries has to rank as the greatest single betrayal of a people by their government in all of history.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When I first published this article, I received a great deal of criticism for claiming that Israel exerted a disproportionate degree of influence over the US Government. Indeed I was constantly "reminded" that claims that Israel controlled the US Government were "Anti-Semitic".

Well, that was then and this is now and in the wake of a week in which the whole world world watched in disgust as US Politicians scrambled to defend Israel's war crimes against a US-flagged ship and Americans in international waters, I am being flooded with emails which can be summarized as, "Holy @#$%ing shit; you were RIGHT!!!! Israel DOES control the US Government!"

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Jun 07 10:11

ISRAEL FORCED TO APOLOGISE FOR RACISM

Despite the ‘apology’ the video still appears at YouTube.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

... and is still being spammed across email and the social networking sites.

Jun 07 10:11

We'll never apologize for bloody commando raid, Israel's U.S. ambassador tells 'Fox News Sunday'

Israel will never apologize for its deadly assault on a Palestinian relief convoy and rejects calls for an international investigation, Israel's U.S. ambassador made clear yesterday.

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Memo to Michael Oren: the actions of your commando team did absolutely nothing to enhance the safety of Israel's citizens.

The cold-blooded assassinations of humanitarian aid workers, as testified to by the survivors, brought into sharp focus the immoral and inhumane Israeli siege of Gaza to the world.

The world is infuriated, not only at these assassinations, but also about what this siege has done to Palestinian Gazans, particularly the children.

As reported earlier this year at:

http://www.welfareassociation.org.uk/news.html

"The number of children under five years of age suffering from acute malnutrition in Gaza almost doubled between 2006 and 2008 from 1.4 to 2.4% (UNICEF). The World Health Organisation (WHO) also noted rising indicators for stunting, wasting, low body weight and anaemia among children and pregnant women. The ongoing blockade of Gaza has limited the availability of healthy foods and fresh fruit and vegetables on the local market and children’s health has further suffered."

Malnutrition destroys future generations; the Israelis are quite well aware of this, and this preventing of the foods coming into Gaza that would forestall malnutrition for this kids has been official Israeli Government policy.

And sir, just in case you didn't get the memo; as of today, Egypt is lifting the blockade from its side of the border permanently.

Jun 07 10:00

Abbas to send 'reconciliation team' to Hamas in Gaza

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said on Monday that he would send a delegation to the Gaza Strip to seek reconciliation with the Islamist Hamas movement after Israel's deadly aid flotilla raid.

"The best answer to (the raid)... is for Palestinian groups to reconcile and resist Israel hand-in-hand," Abbas told Turkey's NTV news channel in Istanbul where he was to attend a meeting of an Asian security grouping.

"We have put together a delegation from the Palestinian leadership to go to Gaza and persuade Hamas to reconcile," he said with a voice-over translation into Turkish.

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If Hamas and Fatah can actually manage to pull this off, it would be a real victory for the Palestinian people, and create some hope that there may yet, in fact, be hope for a Palestinian state.

Jun 07 09:52

THE BLOCKADE HAS FALLEN! Egypt: Gaza blockade a failure, border stays open

An Egyptian security official declared the blockade of Gaza a failure Monday and said his country will keep its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely.

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NOW THAT BLOCKADE HAS FALLEN, COUNT ON ISRAEL TO STAGE PHONY "ATTACK" TO PROVE NECESSITY OF STARVING GAZA!

Jun 07 09:50

Russia Says Afghan Drug Trade Threatens World Peace

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said Sunday Afghan drug trafficking should be classified as a threat to international peace and security. The Russian Deputy Prime Minster made his remarks at an Asia security conference in Singapore.

Afghan farmers produce 90 percent of the world's heroin. The opiates are often smuggled north through Central Asia and Russia to Europe, Asia and America, and generate billions of dollars in revenue. In Russia, Ivanov has said that opium consumption is having a destabilizing effect and that 30,000 addicts die each year from narcotics like heroin. The Russian Deputy Prime Minister called for increased international efforts to stem the flow of Afghan opiates at the source.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Under the rule of the Taliban, opium production was all but obliterated.

After the US/NATO invasion of Afghanistan, opium production soared.

Coincidence? I think not.

And when drug production is controlled, where the drugs wind up is also controlled. It's a rather interesting form of destabilization which doesn't require the firing of a single shot.

Jun 07 09:50

Time to hold Israel accountable

Jun 07 09:49

AVNERY: IT’S ALL ABOUT GAZA GETTING TO OVERTHROW HAMAS

I never saw such twisted logic on the part of the Israelis. Do they really think that Palestinian anger will be directed at Hamas for the blockade?

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The USSR made the same mistake in 1948, assuming that if they blockaded West Berlin the Germans within would abandon their own government and accept Soviet rule. It did not work out that way.

Jun 07 09:45

Israel pressures MV Rachel Corrie passengers not to sue

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UNAFRAID OF USA, TERRIFIED OF LAWYERS!

Jun 07 09:43

Democrats Skip Town Halls to Avoid Voter Rage

The reception that Representative Frank Kratovil Jr., a Democrat, received here one night last week as he faced a small group of constituents was far more pleasant than his encounters during a Congressional recess last summer.

Then, he was hanged in effigy by protesters. This time, a round of applause was followed by a glass of chilled wine, a plate of crackers and crudités as he mingled with an invitation-only audience at the Point Breeze Credit Union, a vastly different scene than last year’s wide-open televised free-for-alls.

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A memo to all those in public office in Washington; we have been lied to, ignored, and taxed to death to the point where it will be interesting to see how this outrage shapes the political landscape of the future - if this country has a future, given that US debt is expected to outstrip the GDP by 2012.

Jun 07 09:42

Shot in the Back - Did the IDF Execute Mavi Marmara Victims?

You want to know why we need independent journalism, and why those of you who are reading this article need to support the publication in which it is appearing and the article in which it originally appeared? Because if you rely for your news on the US corporate media, whether ad-supported or underwriter-supported, you won’t learn that Furkan Dogan, the 19-year-old American citizen slain by Israeli commandos in the raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla May 31, was shot in the back and in the back of the head, as well as multiple times in the face.

Jun 07 09:37

Egypt: Gaza Blockade A Failure

An Egyptian security official declared the blockade of Gaza a failure Monday and said his country will keep its border with the Palestinian territory open indefinitely.

Keeping that crossing point open long term would ease the blockade imposed by Israel three years ago to isolate and punish Gaza's Hamas rulers. It also restores a link to the outside the world for some of Gaza's 1.5 million Palestinians.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The blockade has just now, for all practical intents and purposes, ended.

Good on the Egyptians!

Jun 07 09:31

Analyst: Buy Barbed Wire and Guns

Anthony Fry, senior managing director at Evercore Partners, said on CNBC this morning, “The current problems will be with us for 5 years or more and uncertainty is very high."

“Look at the current situation. You have Greece, now you have Hungary and huge issues surrounding Spain and Portugal,” he said.

“You can have lower rates and deflation, higher rates and higher inflation or the nightmare scenario of higher rates and deflating asset prices,” he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason for the economic disaster is simple. When you allow a privately owned central bank to issue the public currency at interest, the moment that first pretty printed piece of paper goes into circulation, more money is owed to that central bank than is actually in existence. The system is a pyramid, and as long as you can find a new and larger pool of borrowers with each generation the system will kite itself along. As the new generation goes into debt, new money is created to pay the interest on the old money.

But when all the people of a nation, or the world, are already in debt to the system and can borrow no more, then the pyramid collapses which is what is happening now.

The crooks who created this system are long buried in their golden mausoleums, and we here today are expected to pay the bills for a system none of us ever had a choice whether to use or not.

Jun 07 09:30

US used cluster bombs on Yemen civilians: Amnesty

A US cruise missile carrying cluster bombs was behind a December attack in Yemen that killed 55 people, most of them civilians, Amnesty International (AI) said on Monday.

The London-based rights group released photographs that it said showed the remains of a US-made Tomahawk missile and unexploded cluster bombs that were apparently used in the December 17, 2009 attack on the rural community of Al-Maajala in Yemen's southern Abyan province.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The people of the Middle East do not "hate us because we are free"; they hate us because we are killing their mothers, dads, brothers, sisters, and friends indiscriminately.

Jun 07 09:26

Michael Savage - Nazi Hag Helen Thomas Attacks Jews

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Michael Savage has just confirmed he is yet another Israeli errand boy inside the US media.

Jun 07 09:19

'Israelis threw 4 injured into the sea'

Activist Idris Simsek, who was on board one of the six ships of the Freedom Flotilla during the Israeli attack, claims that four wounded activists were thrown into the sea.

The Israeli troops also put immense psychological pressure on the activists of the Freedom Flotilla, the Turkish daily Today's Zaman quoted Simsek as saying in an article published on Saturday.

Simsek said they expected some harassment from the Israeli forces but did not expect an armed attack.

He went on to say that he witnessed that the person who waived the white flag to surrender was shot by the Israeli troops.

Jun 07 09:17

28 children orphaned by Flotilla attack

Twenty-eight children lost their fathers as a result of the Israeli attack on the Freedom Flotilla.

Jun 07 09:16

ISRAEL'S TARGETS IN GAZA

Jun 07 09:12

Obama Lauds Jobs Created By Census

President Obama on fifth consecutive month of job growth: "This report is a sign our economy is getting stronger by the day." Of the 431,000 jobs created in May, 411,000 were census workers.

Jun 07 09:12

IDF admits doctoring audio of raid on Gaza flotilla

The IDF's latest version of the audio is actually the third version the military organization has released. Its first audio version of the incident, a one-minute clip released the day of the raid, did not include any of the controversial comments -- no voices can be heard saying "Go back to Auschwitz" or "remember 9/11."

Critics of Israel have suggested the audio clip -- and the IDF's admission it was edited -- shows the Israeli military is involved in a propaganda campaign to discredit the flotilla as a humanitarian effort. And Blumenthal notes that the IDF audio has already made its way into US media as fact.

Jun 07 09:10

Bilderberg Wants Americans Disarmed And Dependent On Government

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You know, that same government that wrecked the economy, ignored safety on bridges, mines, and oil wells, lied us into a few wars, and turns a blind eye when Israel attacks Americans in international waters. THAT Government!

Jun 07 09:07

Jewish Ideology and World Peace

" …then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.” (Deuteronomy 7:1-2)

"…do not leave alive anything that breathes. Completely destroy them…as the Lord your God has commanded you…” (Deuteronomy 20:16)

I am here to announce as loud as I can, there is no need for any ‘International’, ‘impartial’ or ‘independent’ inquiry into the latest Israeli massacre on the high sea. Though the Israeli opposition to such an inquiry is there to suggest that the Israelis have much to hide, the truth of the matter is actually deeper. If you want to grasp what underlies the Israeli deadly barbarism all you have to do is open the Old Testament.

Jun 07 09:02

ANOTHER WHORE FOR ISRAEL - VOTE HIM OUT!

Jun 07 09:01

Leaked attendee list Bilderberg Conference June 3-6, 2010 in Hotel Dolce, Sitges (Barcelona, Spain)

Final List of Participants

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Okay now here is your homework, kiddies; identify everyone on this list who is NOT a supporter of Israel!

Jun 07 08:57

Kadima leader Livni: Israel can save itself from global isolation

Opposition leader Tzipi Livni on Monday submitted a motion of no-confidenc motion in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government regarding the botched Israel Defense Forces raid on the Gaza flotilla last week, claiming that Israel could have avoided the international isolation which it now faced.

In presenting the motion, the Kadima chairwoman accused the government of destroying Israel's stance in the world and in effect, its security in the Middle East.

Jun 07 08:55

Our Enemies, the Israelis

The lawlessness and brutality that we saw in the attack on the flotilla is inherent in the nature of Zionism, which, after all, came to birth at a time when the world was rife with nationalism of the most virulent sort. Liberal friends of Israel look on in horror as the Jewish state evolves into a combination of South Africa under apartheid and the new North Korea. Yet ideology has its own inexorable logic: it’s hardly an anomaly that the early followers of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the leading figure in what is today the ruling party in Israel, were attracted to and full of praise for the “blood and iron” doctrine of Mussolini – and the feeling was mutual.

Jun 07 08:53

Texas senator defends Israel over killing of US activist

Cornyn is joining a growing group of US politicians -- on both sides of the political aisle -- who have come out in defense of Israel's killing of nine activists aboard a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last Monday, despite a loud chorus of condemnation from the global community.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Two things we all need to do right now.

1. Make up T-shirts that read "Israel's bitch" and send one to every congresscritter who backs Israel in their attack on Americans in international waters.

2. Vote these whores out of office.

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend to Israel is no friend of America.

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

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Jun 07 08:49

Iran Red Crescent to send aid to Gaza, reports say

Iran's Red Crescent Society will try to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza by sending food and medical supplies "in the next few days," Iranian media reported Monday, citing an official with the organization.

Abdul Rauf Adibzadeh said relief goods will arrive in Gaza via Egypt by the end of the week.

Jun 07 08:47

France, Britain want int’l Israel probe

The foreign ministers of France and Britain have urged an international investigation into a recent Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy, which left nine people dead.

Speaking at a joint press conference with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner late on Sunday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague stressed the need for “a credible and transparent investigation.”

“There should be an international presence at minimum,” AFP quoted Hague as saying.

Jun 07 08:46

Mass demolitions feared in al-Quds

Ethnic cleansing of al-Bustan neighborhood in al-Quds (Jerusalem) continues with new plans to demolish 88 Palestinian homes to build "green space" for the area.

The residents of al-Bustan fear imminent demolitions as Israeli police were observed taking photos and film footage of Palestinian homes.

The presence of over a dozen police has sparked fears that Israeli officials are contemplating mass demolitions in the coming weeks, Maan news agency reported Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ethnic cleansing, enforced mass starvation, attacks on Americans in international waters, and Obama still calls Israel a "beacon of Democracy."

Jun 07 08:42

Iran Red Crescent to send two aid ships to Gaza

"One ship will carry donations made by the people and the other will carry relief workers. The ships will be sent to Gaza by end of this week," Adibzadeh said.

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ISRAEL WILL USE THIS TO START WW3

Jun 07 08:42

Yahoo slipped, fell, handed your email contact list to third parties.

You did want the upgrade, didn't you?

Oh yes. No warning. This feature is opt-out, so woe betide all who eschew webmail; little will they know, buffered as they are by Thunderbird or Outlook, that their entire social network information has just been plundered, only to be relinked, visualized, mined. Opting-out procedure is of course non-intuitive. Info at link.

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Jun 07 08:38

Helen Thomas high school speech canceled over flap

A high school graduation speech by veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas has been canceled because of controversial remarks she made about Israel, the school's principal said in an e-mail Sunday.

Thomas had been scheduled to speak at the June 14 graduation of Walt Whitman High School, but Principal Alan Goodwin wrote in the e-mail to students and parents that she was being replaced. The school in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, Md., hasn't picked a new speaker.

"Graduation celebrations are not the venue for divisiveness," Goodwin wrote.

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Jun 07 08:36

Kidnapped by Israel, forsaken by Britain

Several announcements were made on the load speakers in Hebrew, Arabic and English - "This is a message to the Israeli army, we have surrendered. We are unarmed. We have critically injured people. Please come and take them. We will not attack."

There was no response.

Jun 07 08:36

Our Enemies, the Israelis: When will we wake up to the threat?

By Justin Raimondo

One of my readers, in the comments section below, wrote the following in response to my last column on Israel’s hijacking of the Gaza flotilla: “Again I ask the question: What do the Israelis have on our politicians that makes them such whores? Dirty pictures? Threats of withholding campaign contributions? It’s really embarrassing as well as infuriating to see congress with its collective pants down around their legislative ankles just waiting for Israel to do it again.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that …

Jun 07 08:26

An Exclusive on: Israel’s Dr. Strangelove – Uzi Arad

This is the man who probably should be criminally indicted for Israel’s high-seas massacre of people on the Peace Flotilla.The latest total is 64 badly wounded, killed, or missing.Turkey, Egypt, and other countries should certainly blacklist him from any further visits. He is Israel’s Dr. Strangelove.
Like with so many other sensitive things about Israel, the question needs to be asked: Why are the major US newspapers and TV networks not telling the American people about Uzi Arad, arguably the most important and most dangerous man in Israel when it comes to war and peace, the man who really has his finger on Israel’s nukes, the man who has publicly threatened to totally destroy Iran, as well as the man thought to be most responsible for the 31 May massacre?

Jun 07 08:26

France, Britain want int’l Israel probe

The foreign ministers of France and Britain have urged an international investigation into a recent Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy, which left nine people dead.

Speaking at a joint press conference with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner late on Sunday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague stressed the need for “a credible and transparent investigation.”

“There should be an international presence at minimum,” AFP quoted Hague as saying.

Meanwhile, Kouchner noted that an international investigation was needed as several countries were involved in the fatal incident.

The French minister also offered to defuse the crisis by monitoring cargo on board the aid ships heading to Gaza.

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