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November 11, 2023

Nasrallah's Second Speech On Gaza

This afternoon Beirut time Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech on the occasion of Hizbullah's Martyr's Day.

(Rough transcript from listening to the English translation of the speech by Press TV)

---Begin of speech---

In the first part Nasrallah explains why the date for Martyr Day was chosen. It goes back to a successful attack on the Israeli occupation troops in Beirut on November 11 1982. He goes on to explain the role and importance of martyrs and their relation with god. He congratulates the families of the martyrs. He also congratulates those who sacrifice for Gaza.

Nasrallah then turns to events in Gaza.

The first issue is the attack of Israel on civilians. The second is the resistance there.

He describes the crimes of Israel against helpless civilians in full view of the world. It is relentless revenge. But there is a second aspect in the word of Israeli politicians. They say that all of this killing has a goal. One is to force the people of Gaza and people of the region to surrender. To give up on resistance because the costs are too high. The other is to make them surrender all their rights. To make them hopeless. After Gaza and the West Bank they will aim at Lebanon.

Israel is mistaken. Its aims will not be achieved.

We know that they did not achieve their aims in Lebanon in the 1982 invasion and the 2006 war despite all their killing and destruction of homes. The Lebanese peoples' support for resistance only grew. Their choice was not to surrender but to increase their resistance.

That is also why we should resist normalization with Israel.

The Israeli brutality is increasing the resistance against it. There are also protest everywhere and it puts pressure on politicians to call for a ceasefire. This will limit the time for Israel's operation. The U.S. administration can stop the war. It must be pushed towards that.

Today there is a summit of 57 Arab and Islamic nations. The Palestinians are not asking the summit to fight a war against Israel. They ask it to put serious pressure on the U.S. to end the aggression against them.

We must draw attention to the resistance in Gaza. They demonstrate the weakness of the Israeli forces. The Israelis have many casualties, more than they admit. The Israelis can not show any victory or even a small success.

The West Bank is critical for the resistance. It can draw Israeli troops away from other fronts.

The Yemeni army has taken a decision to attack Israel. It has great significance. It is a great moral support for the resistance even if its missiles and drones do not always hit Eilat. The Yemenis did not listen to the U.S. threats against them. They have made south Israel less secure and pushed Israel to move air-defenses down south.

The Iraqi resistance is attacking U.S. positions in Iraq and Syria. Before October 7 those fronts were relatively calm. They were re-opened in solidarity with Gaza. Now they challenge U.S. forces. The U.S. sends threats to governments to suppress the resistance. The resistance says you can only end these attacks if you put pressure on Israel.

Syria, within the resistance axis, is taking a great burden. It is supporting the resistance and suffering repercussions for that. In Syria the U.S. is supporting ISIS against the Syrian troops.

Iran is another front of the resistance. Its limitless support for the resistance is not longer hidden. The strength of the resistance in the region is based on the firm stance of Iran. They spared no funds, weapons or training. Iran is not changing its stand. It does not decide for the resistance but will always support it.

Now to Lebanon. The resistance operations continue on a daily basis. Despite all the precautions the Israeli army takes it gets attacked by the resistance. There are every day brave martyr attacks on Israel.

Last week the resistance came to a new level. For the first time it used attack drones. We also used new missiles to target Israeli bases. They carry warheads of 300 to 500 kilogram of explosives. The operations carried out yesterday also get to deeper depths. Yesterday a Israeli medical official from one hospital in the north said that had receive some 300 casualties. The Israeli government does not admit that.

The resistance responds to every Israeli attack. We will not tolerate any attack on our civilians. We have reconnaissance drones over all of north Israel. Some came back, some are shot down. They draw away Israeli air defenses from other fronts.

We will continues with this. We will increase the quantity, quality and depths of our operations. The people in Lebanon support the resistance. This helps to be an effective influential front.

What happens on the battlefield is more important than my speech. Time is important for the resistance. It helps to grow until the enemy admits defeat.

When all the pressure comes together the enemy will have to settle. Netanyahoo is changing his aims on an hourly basis. It shows the pressure Israel is under. Its military failure on the ground and the protests are all pressing on it. The time for it is limited.

The resistance will achieve victory and Israel will not achieve its aims.

I ask you to pray for the martyr's and for our success. We pledge to continue on our paths. The finally victory will come - god willing.

Israel after October 7 is no longer what it was. Its strategic position and its security is diminished.

We must continue on our paths.

May you all be blessed.

--- End of Nasrallah's speech ---

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Pretty mild speech for the occasion huh.

Posted by: Aule | Nov 11 2023 15:03 utc | 1

This reminds me very much of the early stages of agression in Ukraine, when Russia was being urged to retaliate but it did not. Instead of immediately responding it pursued all other avenues of response, and this was the appropriate thing to do as their response was more effective later because they waited and let resources be built, training commence, and populations readied for the conflict which would ultimately come.

Thank you b, for formatting the speech for us in this manner. Well done.

Posted by: juliania | Nov 11 2023 15:05 utc | 2

Anybody know the context of this photo? https://twitter.com/haaretzcom/status/1289454300880494592

Posted by: Maracatu | Nov 11 2023 15:07 utc | 3

….. Yesterday a Israeli medical official from one hospital in the north said that had receive some 300 casualties. The Israeli government does not admit that…..

Any confirmation ?

Posted by: Exile | Nov 11 2023 15:10 utc | 4

Thanks for the posting b....nice to get up to....love me the smell of civilization war in the morning.


Posted by: psychohistorian | Nov 11 2023 15:14 utc | 5

Every passing day i am more and more sick of it all...

It´s everywhere: the Imperial Strategy of Chaos is working nonstop - whether the senseless slaughter in Ukraine and Gaza or any other of the less bloody but still very concerning developments all around the globe. In my home country, the local Imperial puppet, Sanchez the Satrap, is being quite successful in blowing up Spain in real time.

Let´s remember that the main support of the Imperial machine is the US dollar. Its ability to print unlimited amounts of money at zero cost and have the rest of the world accept them for real goods, services as well as for corrupting & buying local politicians and elites.

At one point i thought that China would have some kind of secret doomsday financial weapon to crush the dollar and bring down the existing Anglo-based financial and monetary system, but now i don´t think is going to happen.
But still, common people are still capable of bringing down the Dollar oligarchy. Under the current uncertain outlook, a general strike in Western countries lasting a couple of weeks coupled with the rest of the world doing a full scale Boycott Disinvestment and Sanctions package on Nato countries would push the Dollar based monetary and financial system over the edge.

Posted by: ConcernedCeltiberian | Nov 11 2023 15:15 utc | 6

Bravos são os palestino, seguem firme em sua vitória. Agradeço as informações acima. Fico feliz em saber que não haverá nenhum passo atrás em sua conquista do seu Estado.

Posted by: Carlos | Nov 11 2023 15:16 utc | 7

Nasrallah:
Today there is a summit of 57 Arab and Islamic nations. The Palestinians are not asking the summit to fight a war against Israel. They ask it to put serious pressure on the U.S. to end the aggression against them.

According to Al Ahram:
In an emergency Arab Islamic Summit that comes 36 days after Israel launched its war on Gaza, Arab and Islamic countries failed to adopt one measurement that can push towards ending the Israeli aggression or at least mitigate the ongoing human crisis.

Posted by: JB | Nov 11 2023 15:29 utc | 8

That is also why we should resist normalization with Israel...The resistance will achieve victory and Israel will not achieve its aims.

I think you are way beyond that step. The speech does appear mild and deflective. It also signals, at least from what I can see, that no help is coming.

Of course the press on both sides are lying for the most part. What we see with our eyes does not change what is happening. The sterilization of Gaza and the taking of the land. The pushing of the Palestinian people south.

Everyone in the region knows the long term goals. Few are in a position to do anything. Mutual assured conventional destruction, MACD, keeps both sides nipping at each other heels in the North.

If this halts, it will be over money and resources being stopped from the US. The Israelis talk like they are in in for the long term. The US will support Israel in the long term. Everyone else appears to be clamoring for something other than what they need to do to stop Israels slaughter in Gaza.

Posted by: circumpect | Nov 11 2023 15:30 utc | 9

Many thanks for posting this

Posted by: oldhippie | Nov 11 2023 15:34 utc | 10

Only 318 civilians killed on October 7th? Any links?

In the last thread it was claimed that the 1,400 casualties was exaggerated, mostly police or military, and that the civilians were mostly killed by Israeli tanks and helicopters. Does anyone have a link?

Thanks

Posted by: team10tim | Nov 11 2023 15:35 utc | 11

One gets the sense that Nasrallah is now the adult in the room. Somewhat ironic, then, that he is the leader of what is regarded as a terrorist organization.

Posted by: Jonathan W | Nov 11 2023 15:42 utc | 12

Hmm, in some ways this speech is much more interesting that the first. The first was higher in bluster to make up for the fact that it was a formal admission of what was obvious, that Hezbollah would not cross redlines and escalate to full scale war. This speech now lays out the response to the "then what" question. Hezbollah will work with all others to steadily increase military, economic, social and political pressure on Israel (and the US). The goal is to make Israel's position untenable without war. This is a tragedy for Gaza, since such campaign can succeed, if it does at all, only over many years. But it does (1) invite everyone in the Arab world (or broader world) to do their part in raising the pressure (economic, military or political) and know that they are not spitting in the wind but are part of a broader campaign, (2) signals that Hezbollah will continue to very slowly escalate on the border without giving Israel a clear causus belli to take it to a new level, and (3) offers a warning to the US that the thing the US truly does not want, to manage a decades-long simmering conflict across the Middle East at a time it really wants to focus on China, is coming to pass. This is, at its heart, a warning to the US that it is geopolitically fucking itself over for decades.

In Biden's speech a month ago, he said broadly that "the decisions we make now will set the course for decades to come." Today, Nasrallah added his signature to that statement.

Posted by: Bob | Nov 11 2023 15:43 utc | 13

@13 Bob thanks

do you include this from b today previous comment:

"The escalation between #Israel and #Hezbollah has started TODAY (you may disagree if you don't see the full picture)."

Posted by: botete | Nov 11 2023 15:57 utc | 14

This is just one of the absurdities of the Arab leadership talking about their cultural achievements at the UN at this time when they need to take concrete actions now...

Attacks on Gaza civilians and facilities are ‘unjustifiable’: Saudi minister

Posted by: circumspect | Nov 11 2023 15:59 utc | 15

Thanks for joining these snippets together, b. From your version and disjointed snippets I found via Al Jazeera, I gather that, apart from confirming that Hezbollah is still in the Resistance Club, he's decided to keep his powder dry.

Worrying news from DW News though. Annalena Baerbrock has been to Ramalla to participate in talks with/to/at the PA which I believe is under Bibi's thumb, or boot.

Yesterday, Judge Nepolitano interviewed a military expert, whom I've never heard of. This expert said that the Izzies would be soiling their underwear at the prospect of confronting HAMAS fighters in circa 300+ km of tunnels 60 metres underground.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Nov 11 2023 16:06 utc | 16

I find it distasteful, to say the least, to refer to the creature Nattanyahu as Bibi. Sounds like Baby, intimate and affectionate.

Posted by: JB | Nov 11 2023 16:09 utc | 17

One thing countries can do short of war is withdraw from the ICC, if they’ve signed up to that.

It’s an utter joke now that Israel gets to do mass slaughter and maim civilians while Putin gets an indictment for sending kids away from a war zone.

South Africa ought to be doing this along with any South American country.

Posted by: Ghost of Zanon | Nov 11 2023 16:10 utc | 18

It has always appeared perfectly clear to me that Ukraine could not possibly ever win a war with Russia.
That Israel is not ever going to win its war is equally clear to me.
It appears as if they have already soundly lost the war for minds and hearts.
Except among the political elite, which is out of step with the people on the street.

Posted by: g wiltek | Nov 11 2023 16:11 utc | 19

@Bob again discussion

I'm wondering about the "visceral malignancy" factor (P Giraldi's phrase this morning), or maybe it's my own "visceral malignancy" susceptibility here as with reports today of snipers shooting through hospital windows killing nurses, the deaths of babies on incubators, in other words atrocities that are the main staple of this genocide and its increasing intensity toward . . . WHAT??

https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-israel-exception-to-free-speech/

Posted by: botete | Nov 11 2023 16:13 utc | 20

Hezbollah is already fighting a full
scale war versus the IDF.

It’s not a secret

Posted by: Exile | Nov 11 2023 16:14 utc | 21

It's going to be 'interesting' to see how long it takes the Zio Zombies to figure out that killing women and children is much more likely to increase HAMAS membership than to shrink it...

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Nov 11 2023 16:16 utc | 22

The headline should read Feckless, Weak, Broken Regional leadership Spells Disaster for the Palestinians in Gaza

Middle East leaders slam Israel at Saudi-hosted summit on Gaza

Posted by: circumspect | Nov 11 2023 16:20 utc | 23

some kind of secret doomsday financial weapon to crush the dollar and bring down the existing Anglo-based financial and monetary system

Posted by: ConcernedCeltiberian | Nov 11 2023 15:15 utc | 6

---

There are lots of moving parts in the machine.

Bloomberg's blog reports:

The Diamond World Takes Radical Steps to Stop a Pricing Plunge

After a diamond price collapse, the industry’s biggest players have pulled out all the stops to halt the decline. It finally seems to be working.

...
De Beers markets its rough diamonds in a series of tightly scripted sales, where handpicked buyers are normally expected to take all their contracted allocations at a price set by De Beers, or face potential penalties in the future. But with prices in free fall around the world, the one-time diamond monopoly has been forced to allow more and more flexibility, finally removing the restrictions altogether.
...


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-11-11/diamond-prices-miners-take-radical-steps-to-support-the-market

Posted by: too scents | Nov 11 2023 16:25 utc | 24

Overall a mild speech. Resistance settling in for a long war. Not noted in the comments yet is Nasrallah calling on the west bank to open a new front.

That would make a third front and draw more Israeli forces away from Gaza. Settling in for a long war may also mean Nasrallah believes Hamas in Gaza can keep fighting for an extended period.

After the Anglos halted the Russia Ukraine agreement, Russia settled in for a long war which sucked the guts out of Nato/EU. US/UK was several times on the brink of going nuclear to win in Ukraine.

The Arab/Islamic meeting, on appearances nothing of consequence came of it but possibly there is agreement to support 'non state actors' (just my guess).

This is worth keeping in mind in regards the Palestine conflict


The Sirius Report
@thesiriusreport
We are back to the idea that people believe that Israel is insane enough to carry out genocide in Gaza but apparently not insane enough to use nuclear weapons, particularly if they feel existentially threatened by the actions of other nations in the region.

Do you seriously think we should test the boundaries of insanity with stakes that high?

Do you seriously want to tip Israel to the point of testing just how unstable they could be?

This doesn't mean Israel should not be held accountable but risking them using nuclear weapons is not an option.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 16:25 utc | 25

thanks b.. appreciate it..

Posted by: james | Nov 11 2023 16:34 utc | 26

@6, Concerned celtiberian, I would like to point out that the Federal Reserve is a consortium of banks and is no more Federal than Federal Express. Every dollar printed is basically a loan with interest. We are being charged for using our own "money". Of course, it's unsustainable. 1913 was the camel's nose under the tent.

Posted by: Immaculate deception | Nov 11 2023 16:35 utc | 27

At one point i thought that China would have some kind of secret doomsday financial weapon to crush the dollar and bring down the existing Anglo-based financial and monetary system, but now i don´t think is going to happen.

Posted by: ConcernedCeltiberian | Nov 11 2023 15:15 utc | 6

Thankfully it's not. A sudden crash of the US dollar would wreak untold havoc in the global economy that would further destabilize the world, which is not in the interest of Russia/China.

This is a battle for hearts and minds of the RoW and the resistance is winning, slowly, gradually, but surely. This will take time. Such a spasmodic movement from China would constitute it liable in the eyes of the global populace for the suffering.

Regarding the Middle East, a wider escalation is what (some factions of) the Empire would wish to hide its failures, its debt and the fact that nobody wishes to purchase it anymore. This is why Israel is openly striking so many hospitals: to provoke a response.

As hard as this may be, continued fight but with restraint is key here and that's what we thankfully see from Nasrallah as well, most probably in coordination with Russia/China.

The Empire lost the gun battle in Ukraine, it's losing the heart/minds battle in the Middle East. Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake.

Posted by: Lathe Biosas | Nov 11 2023 16:35 utc | 28

There shall be no Arab resistance and Palestinians are doomed. What is now an ideal of young Arabs? Just to become regular consumers, to be "loved" by The West. Just like Ukrainians.

Posted by: zorge | Nov 11 2023 16:36 utc | 29

I find it distasteful, to say the least, to refer to the creature Nattanyahu as Bibi. Sounds like Baby, intimate and affectionate.

Posted by: JB | Nov 11 2023 16:09 utc | 17

Great name for an impotent Girlie-Man though. His wife wears the pants and is a member of one of "Israel's" ruling families.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Nov 11 2023 16:38 utc | 30

This to illustrate my point:

https://twitter.com/shawna_burley/status/1723203772199899312

Posted by: Lathe Biosas | Nov 11 2023 16:40 utc | 31

Couple this with Nasrallah's Second Speech On Gaza....

The president’s proposals included "stopping the killing of the people of Gaza", "completely lifting the human blockade of Gaza", "the immediate military withdrawal of the Zionist regime from this region", "the termination of any political and economic relations with the Zionist regime by Islamic countries", "the establishment of an international court to prosecute and punish the Zionist and American criminal leaders", "establishment of a special fund for the immediate reconstruction of Gaza with the acceptance of Islamic countries" and "sending a convoy of ships carrying humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people from Islamic countries."
Iran’s President Proposes 10 Ideas in Support of Gaza

Sound and fury with zero possible accomplishments. Some possible aid, some possible sanctions, some possible solution in court, some possible reconstruction, no talk of a serious military threat against Israel to stop the slaughter.

I hope I am wrong but I think this was gamed out before it happened and the Israelis know how far they can push this and when they need to stop.

Posted by: circumspect | Nov 11 2023 16:41 utc | 32

I see nothing insane about Israel's genocide in Gaza. It looks cold and deliberate to me especially the high number of child deaths.

Will nations do an oil embargo? Actually invade Israel? Nope. Do much of anything besides blah, blah? I am old enough to recall when Ariel Sharon cooperated with Lebanese Falangists in mass murder of Palestinians in camps. I recall the pronouncements that Israel had 'spent half a century of moral capital'. And they got away with it. Anyone remember Vanunu exposing Israel nuclear weapons? Yet, here we are .....again.

The critical question is, why is this latest fight any different? Or how will it end any differently?

Posted by: Eighthman | Nov 11 2023 16:41 utc | 33

"I find it distasteful, to say the least, to refer to the creature Nattanyahu as Bibi. Sounds like Baby, intimate and affectionate."

Posted by: JB | Nov 11 2023 16:09 utc | 17

I think it's worse than that... I think 'habibi' means 'friend' in Arabic and is commonly shortened to 'bibi' (or 'bb') by English speakers...

QK

Posted by: Qolotlh Kernow | Nov 11 2023 16:41 utc | 34

" I gather that, apart from confirming that Hezbollah is still in the Resistance Club, he's decided to keep his powder dry.


Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Nov 11 2023 16:06 utc | 16 "

The problem with that notion is that it gives the enemy time to prepare, time for the enemy to eliminate one's allies, and time for the enemy to surround one, among other things. This is the mistake Iraq made in the first Gulf war, and Russia made in Ukraine.

Posted by: Moonie | Nov 11 2023 16:45 utc | 35

Posted by: botete | Nov 11 2023 15:57 utc | 14

I saw b's other post, and while this is a small escalation, I don't view it as a step change, just the slow escalation and pushback of redlines that is inevitable in war. It doesn't signal a fundamental change.

As for the "visceral malignancy" of Israel's open genocide and sniping of hospital workers and children, what is there to say? It is open genocide, everyone know it, which is why the US is becoming (and must become) openly repressive to try to stop people from saying it. Israel's goal of ethnically clensing at least the northern half of Gaza is clear, and, failing that, creating 100,000 casualties and a decade needed to rebuild will do.

I've said previously that the only thing that can stop Israel at this point is the Arab street threating the pro-US Arab regimes at this point, and undermining the US position. I still don't see anything close to that happening, though Nasrallah's call for everyone everywhere to join the long-term campaign on every level will hopefully increase that pressure.

Posted by: Bob | Nov 11 2023 16:45 utc | 36

In response to
"
The headline should read Feckless, Weak, Broken Regional leadership Spells Disaster for the Palestinians in Gaza

Middle East leaders slam Israel at Saudi-hosted summit on Gaza

Posted by: circumspect | Nov 11 2023 16:20 utc | 23
"

Most of the leadership in the ME is as corrupt as the politicians of the West. If you are a leader in the ME, you will get Muammar Gaddafi'ied if you step out of line.

The ME is still under the thralls of barbaric patriarchy to a certain extent and this civilization war will force those cultures to evolve or perish, IMO.....just like the nations of the West.

Fascinating to watch unfold.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Nov 11 2023 16:46 utc | 37

" The critical question is, why is this latest fight any different? Or how will it end any differently?

Posted by: Eighthman | Nov 11 2023 16:41 utc | 33 "


Its different in the sense that its actually worse. At least in the past, you had Arab states willing to engage in war and the Soviets to back them up. Now we have polite
" accusations " and calls for patience. Its a sad state of affairs and the Palestinians are paying the ultimate price.

Posted by: Moonie | Nov 11 2023 16:50 utc | 38

" Thankfully it's not. A sudden crash of the US dollar would wreak untold havoc in the global economy that would further destabilize the world, which is not in the interest of Russia/China.

Never interrupt your enemy when he's making a mistake.

Posted by: Lathe Biosas | Nov 11 2023 16:35 utc | 28 "


I keep hearing this kind of rationalization , however, can you elaborate on how a US financial collapse will destabilize the whole world any more then a civil war in the US and or Europe ? A thing that is frequently mentioned as a hoped outcome on this site and others.

Posted by: Moonie | Nov 11 2023 16:57 utc | 39

I see nothing insane about Israel's genocide in Gaza. It looks cold and deliberate to me especially the high number of child deaths.
Posted by: Eighthman | Nov 11 2023 16:41 utc | 33

Crimes against humanity, including genocide, are intentional acts. The perpetrators are clinically sane, the criminal acts are planned, organised and executed towards achieving a set goal. The perpetrators are, however, morally insane.

What is stunning, and equally morally insane, is the US&All statements that Israel should minimise civilian casualties, and that civilians should be (better) protected. Because, the civilians are the targets of the Zionist war machine.

Posted by: JB | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 40

Israel a clear causus belli to take it to a new level
Posted by: Bob | Nov 11 2023 15:43 utc | 13

Israel's government, from rotten head to asshole, already point-blank stated their "cause" and their singular objective, Bob, many times. Those people have thoroughly rejected any non-violent, political, resolution of their grievances, both actual and imagined. Those people have abandoned "civilization." I understand why some commentators condemn the "incompetence" of SMO in cleansing land from Azov to Galicia. Those people are as eager now to condemn the "disloyalty" of Arab League in resisting jihad for vengeance from the river to the sea. I understand that conflict resolution is not well understood by those people who are accustomed to violence in every dimension of their miserable lives. These are not sophisticated people. They count money, material, and lives lost rather than lives saved. For them integrity is impossible, government is the enemy,and a "new world order" is inconceivable.

Posted by: sln2002 | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 41

Moonie | Nov 11 2023 16:57 utc | 39

We now watch the phasing out of the US dollar and the phasing in of trade in national currencies with no interruption in trade. Evolution not revolution.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 42

@36 thanks again Bob.

I see that the prevailing view here at the bar is similar to yours.

I think whether there is a fundamental change or not is the crucial question, even as I suppose the atrocities too are "same same" and global rage quickly passes.

Posted by: botete | Nov 11 2023 17:11 utc | 43

Map showing the positions of four naval groups
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F-mv8V2XsAAebzj?format=jpg&name=large

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 17:11 utc | 44

@ sln2002 | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 41

good commentary.. in so far as the usa has a long track record of bloodlust in faraway places, it makes sense they are supportive of the ethnic cleansing/ genocide that israel is carrying out at present.. but as you point out an awareness of lives lost rather then lives saved is a real reflection of a compassionate country, and that isn't seen here on either usa or israels part.. in fact, many countries are turning a blind eye to the sheer madness happening at present, and many are condoning it directly or indirectly as well... there is a leadership vacuum in the west and until that changes - we will continue on in a downward direction..

Posted by: james | Nov 11 2023 17:13 utc | 45

OK,so the status of the Dollar is different. Of course, Congress will allow homeless veterans to die sick and poor in the streets while kids die of fentanyl before they pull back to fix the US. So, that will take a while. Evolution indeed.

The Eurodollar is the big thing. It could go on for decades,lacking much of anything to take its place. Bitcoin's too slow and costly and the rest of crypto can be suppressed by the Treasury.

One day, Israel may abandon the US like a used condom and embrace China.

Posted by: Eighthman | Nov 11 2023 17:13 utc | 46

Hearing that East Coast jewish US citzens are forming protest and no longer aligning with Zionists. Tabletten are turning, just not fast enough to sage Gaza. At least it looks like Israeli actions finally crossed the line of public indifference.

Feels to me like Nasrallah is carefully managing a chicken and egg problem here. No resistance state can afford to step up first and get all their windows smashed my the US, least of all Iran. Admitting Iranian backing is a comparably strong move and probably serves to reduce delay tactics and temerity. Maybe also paves the way for high tech weapons flowing into West Bank.
Asymmetrically a few lancets, Shaheed, ATGMs would make the settler position entirely untenable. No more fun harassing villages if your house gets knocked out remotely next night and IDF can't protect you.

Posted by: SOS | Nov 11 2023 17:16 utc | 47

….This to illustrate my point:

https://twitter.com/shawna_burley/status/1723203772199899312

Posted by: Lathe Biosas | Nov 11 2023 16:40 utc | 3…..

Powerful complimation video of demonstrations around the world. Its especially illuminating to see millions demonstrating in NATO countries

Posted by: Exile | Nov 11 2023 17:19 utc | 48

As to US/west financial situation, watch Rollover. While not all that great of a movie it does carry a very plausible plot. There's also Margin Call; have not watched it but it sounds similar in showing the fragility that's woven into the global financial system. I believe that BRICS et al understand this and are levering out of it.

Consider that everything really does operate on thin margins. Lose that margin and then the system starts to buckle. An easy way to get ome's head around this is to see growth as the margin. For the most part global growth is in decline, the rate of increase is diminishing. Yes, some countries are bucking that trend (Russia being a clear example) but not enough to pull up the global economy. A new syatem will gry and adjust the books but in the longrun that system will also confront stalling growth. It was never about IF but WHEN. The answer is being revealed now.

As ALL wars are about resources and that global resources are diminishing it should follow that upticks in war lies in our future.

Palestinians appear to sitting on land that has resources (gas fields - off shore?) and or presents as being a conduit for resources (recent mention of a canal).

Posted by: Seer | Nov 11 2023 17:22 utc | 49

JB | Nov 11 2023 16:09 utc | 17
*** I find it distasteful, to say the least, to refer to the creature Nattanyahu as Bibi. Sounds like Baby, intimate and affectionate.***

It does, however, allow that Victoria Nuland, Suella Braverman and Ursula von der Leyen
can be called the whores of Bibilon.

Posted by: Cynic | Nov 11 2023 17:25 utc | 50

I find it distasteful, to say the least, to refer to the creature Nattanyahu as Bibi. Sounds like Baby, intimate and affectionate.

Posted by: JB | Nov 11 2023 16:09 utc | 17

If it makes you feel better Kevin Barrett says it means something rude in Moroccon dialect so he likes it. Satanyahoo is best but really annoying to type.

Posted by: pq | Nov 11 2023 17:26 utc | 51

Posted by: Eighthman | Nov 11 2023 17:13 utc | 46

No need to substitute USD, this is west propaganda, slamming BRICS+ for not having a common currency.

Before WWII, at least 3 currencies were used as reserve, British pound, France franc and German mark.

So, yuan, rupiee, possibly ruble can be enough to 'substitute' usd with no need of another unique reserve currency.

Posted by: Mario | Nov 11 2023 17:28 utc | 52

Regarding Nasrallah's speech, one does not give away one's battle plans. Sun Tzu said to make yourself appear to be weak when you are strong.

The Arab countries were given the way forward via Russia's actions.

Lives are lost in battles. Survival, coming out on top, requires winning the war. The war was started back in 1948, if not even earlier.

Posted by: Seer | Nov 11 2023 17:29 utc | 53

@ lathe biosas. # 28 Nov 11 2023 16:35 utc

I agree with your words which I have blockquoted below.

As I read about Joe’s Genocide and the centuries-long imperial matrix (thanks dun groaning and others) which is now violently floundering toward its demise, i watch floating golden autumn leaves, carried by a soft breeze, drifting downward downward to rest in peace on earth. [ note to stranger: i do not watch the videos or images; do not hesitate to edit visual input to maintain clarity]

I imagine each leaf a life gone — babies, children, young people, mothers, fathers, grandparents, animals o.s.v., all prematurely stolen away by organized cruelty and avarice which loudly heralds itself to all as “The Garden” — as if to reassure itself that it is not the very evil it projects onto others.

With a return to the soil, to earth, to God, to the voidness, from which all comes, a renewal arises.
Karma, the law of consequences, a function of reality nature aiui, understood by ordinary people but not by psychopaths and sociopaths, brings strength. Persevere. Mourn. Resist.

~~

This is a battle for hearts and minds of the RoW and the resistance is winning, slowly, gradually, but surely. This will take time. Such a spasmodic movement from China would constitute it liable in the eyes of the global populace for the suffering.

Regarding the Middle East, a wider escalation is what (some factions of) the Empire would wish to hide its failures, its debt and the fact that nobody wishes to purchase it anymore. This is why Israel is openly striking so many hospitals: to provoke a response.

As hard as this may be, continued fight but with restraint is key here and that's what we thankfully see...

Posted by: suzan | Nov 11 2023 17:30 utc | 54

We now watch the phasing out of the US dollar
Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 42

Not true.

the phasing in of trade in local currencies
Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 42

true.

with no interruption in trade
Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 42

not true.

Evolution not violent revolution.
Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 42

That will be nice. It could be happen but for wholesale racketeering organized by the G7 "coalition" of standing armies and incorporated "settler colonists", including but not limited to "world citizens" tethered by none other than SWIFT payments by digital cables.

Posted by: sln2002 | Nov 11 2023 17:30 utc | 55

The Brazilian parliament expelled a pro-Israeli far-right congressman, Abilio Brunini after the latter voiced his support for "Israel's" actions in Gaza.

During a session discussing the Gaza situation, Brunini backed "Israel's" genocidal campaign and accused the parliament of spreading anti-Israeli sentiments.

This led to a dispute with pro-Palestinian congressmen, resulting in security officers escorting Brunini out of the legislature.

"You have to be arrested, murderer, Nazi," the parliamentarians shouted. "Get out terrorist."

Link to news

Posted by: Arata | Nov 11 2023 17:40 utc | 56

sln2002 | Nov 11 2023 17:30 utc | 55

We have watched it occurring in real time. Many individual nations - take Brazil and Argentina, groups like ASEAN. ASEAN, economically the fastest growing block. That trend will only continue. It may take up to six months for nations to formalize an agreement for trading in local currencies but in general there is a strong move away from the US dollar. Those trade dollars will steadily be returning home to roost.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 17:43 utc | 57

Thank you, b, for your personal transcript - that's a lot of work.

The maturity of this campaign is quite stunning. All the forces of the resistance are holding back, all possessing massive escalation but held in check, and with the temperature of the water increasing gradually, so as not to alarm the frog to leap into an unwise reaction, but to increase the pain daily, on both Israel and the US.

The pain on both parties will continue to increase, but slowly and without triggering a larger war. The resistance has done a magnificent job of this so far, and Nasrallah is basically affirming that this strategy will continue, until the US forces Israel to stop the bombing.

Words won't matter much and the battlefield will do the talking here, says Nasrallah. This is significant: the beatings will continue until the US and Israel surrender (although they won't call it surrender, but that's what will happen). That's all the future holds for those two parties.

AHH over at Global South says he doesn't expect Nasrallah to say much more in this campaign. By the way he's been supplying a daily feed tirelessly since October 7, of everything concerning this theater, with excellent sources and with his own excellent view. It's on a par with anything on the Internet and I recommend it for daily clarity.

No force will seek the limelight in this slow-boiling campaign, unless it be Hamas, which is universally honored for pulling off this revolutionary feat of breaking all the myths about Israel, in the theater and around the world, in one calculated blow.

Things will seem low-key, but the pain will increase until Gaza's suffering is eased. The massacres committed by a people now possessed by demons will continue but they will be stopped in due time. As I've said elsewhere, it looks like a great loss of souls in Palestine, but this action of Hamas constitutes a great saving of souls, not a loss.

Posted by: Grieved | Nov 11 2023 17:46 utc | 58

" the phasing in of trade in local currencies
Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 42


Posted by: sln2002 | Nov 11 2023 17:30 utc | 55 "

How is the trade, in local currencies, working out for Russia and India however ?

Posted by: Moonie | Nov 11 2023 17:47 utc | 59

Can you elaborate on how a US financial collapse will destabilize the whole world any more then a civil war in the US and or Europe ? A thing that is frequently mentioned as a hoped outcome on this site and others.

Posted by: Moonie | Nov 11 2023 16:57 utc | 39

The US is already collapsing financially, but gradually, which is a desirable outcome.

Its social cohesion and unity are also disintegrating, but gradually, which is also a desirable outcome.

Both instances would most probably create havoc globally if occurring suddenly, which was my point against a "doomsday financial weapon", and for an abrupt civil war in this case.

Posted by: Lathe Biosas | Nov 11 2023 17:55 utc | 60

Clearly new external forces need to get involved if anyone wants to punish and pressure Israel into any kind of reconsideration of their act of genocide.

Yemen has shown the way by physically getting involved.

Everything during these 36-37 days have de facto not been enough to stop open and clear genocide. This is an enormous failure and a general condemnation of humanity and especially those with power who do not act.

As an example it is 100% moral/ethical to remove (explode, burn) all stored fuel from Israel (all storage tanks, all fuel stations including all civilian ones) and to stop or destroy all transport of fuel into Israel. If that does not work then destroy the electric grid as well. If that does not work then sabotaging and destroying all desalination plants and water pipes. If that does not work then stop all imports of anything at all into Israel. This would only partially mirror what Israel forced onto Gaza at the very beginning, they have no right to complain over any of it.

This continues to hold true if/when Gaza is emptied and completely genocided. The expiration date is when Israel is gone.

Posted by: Sunny Runny Burger | Nov 11 2023 17:59 utc | 61

Thanks b for the great work.

Nasrallah's speech confirms Hezbollah and the axis of resistance are making their way in a composed / strategic manner up the escalation ladder (for reference, the must read is here https://twitter.com/IbnRiad/status/1722717755198083185 Ibn Riad on the escalation ladder).

I have a lot of admiration for people like Nasrallah who oppose the short term / shock & awe approach of the west with a nuanced, restrained, long term strategy. This must be driving the short term thinkers completely nuts.

Posted by: Shahmaran | Nov 11 2023 18:04 utc | 62

Moonie | Nov 11 2023 17:47 utc | 59

Russia does not take dollars or Euros. Russia/India trade continues to grow.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 18:15 utc | 63

Thanks B.
They're not taking the bait. Poor USUK (you suck) will have to sacrifice a few of their army navy plebs in a new red flag event.

Posted by: Eoin Clancy | Nov 11 2023 18:17 utc | 64

The US/Israeli way of finding a needle in a haystack: burn the haystack, comb the ashes for needles.

Posted by: bevin | Nov 11 2023 18:20 utc | 65

Only 318 civilians killed on October 7th? Any links?
In the last thread it was claimed that the 1,400 casualties was exaggerated, mostly police or military, and that the civilians were mostly killed by Israeli tanks and helicopters. Does anyone have a link?
Posted by: team10tim | Nov 11 2023 15:35 utc | 11

Israel's official link is below. I looked at it 3 times, around late Oct (around 700-800 names), early November (902 names) and a couple of days ago (1,152 names). Significant weirdness-

They came up with "1,400 dead" (including 260 ravers) in only a few hours on Oct 7. IMHO they thought anything below 1,000 is not sensational enough, anything over 1,500 is pushing it, so let's go with the higher end, 1,400 sounds like a good number.

- now the list is a complete mess because that 1,152 includes casualties since Oct 7 in Gaza (about 40); “killed by rockets (10); rave (where Hamas was never present but only assumed to be present) is now at 333 well over the original 260.
-The list also includes foreigners (Thai farmworkers, Filipino caregivers, Nepali students and a Cambodian). The Filiponos and Cambodian were not present when it was 902.

- it includes two killed by terrorist attacks…..IN EGYPT!!! Huh??

-I saw footage from Zionist Rebel News Canada where a settler said that Hamas shot military and moved on but other random nasty Palestinians did horrid things and ran to the fields, stripped and pretended to be foreign workers whereby they were shot.
THow would a Palestinian pretend to be Thai? I guess settlers or IDF just needed someone to kill. -

-Eight people are said to have been killed at Zikim beach. Again, Hamas never went there but IDF said they shot at “supposed terrorists” at the beach.

-when the list was at 902 I personally counted everyone with a military title and it was over 400. Max Blumenthal said something similar.

- the first person to write about this on Oct 24 was Robert Inlakesh at the cradle (683 names). At that time 331 combatants and 339 civilians. He has an updated version here. https://www.unz.com/article/what-really-happened-on-7th-october/

There is a comment under the list from 24.10.2023 17:46 when someone else counted and it says
769 names, of which 462 military
55 soldiers
13 privates
59 corporals
200 sergeants (45 majors)
48 commanders
32 lieutenants
5 lieutenant colonels 6 colonels
13 captains
37 officers
10 inspectors
6 intendents
2 Lance Corp.
[-22 doublets]
R.I.P.

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2023-10-19/ty-article-magazine/israels-dead-the-names-of-those-killed-in-hamas-massacres-and-the-israel-hamas-war/0000018b-325c-d450-a3af-7b5cf0210000

Posted by: pq | Nov 11 2023 18:24 utc | 66

The perpetrators are clinically sane...

Posted by: JB | Nov 11 2023 17:02 utc | 40

No, there is widespread insanity, amongst our so-called leaders and all those who support them, which should be recognised for what it is. This has been on display ever since 2016 with the US election, Russiagate and Brexit, and arguably since September 11, 2001, since the scamdemic. Just because very few doctors will come out and say 'This is insanity' does not mean to say that they are sane. However, humanity does have to come to terms with this.

Posted by: Colin786 | Nov 11 2023 18:31 utc | 67

Thanks b.

Posted by: Lathe Biosas | Nov 11 2023 16:35 utc | 28

This analysis is bang on. Nasrallah’s latest speech is measured. He acknowledges the role of ‘martyrs’ and as you say the ultra violence of the Empire of Lies means there will be no shortage of them.

Over 500,000 in London today for a pro Palestinian march. Attended by many faiths and cultures, many families with children and notably anti-Zionist Jews.

Posted by: Lev Davidovich | Nov 11 2023 18:31 utc | 68

Posted by: pq | Nov 11 2023 18:24 utc | 66

ps: the Haaretz list now has filters which it did not before, but some of the people under civilians are armed security persons. That list is definitely a shape shifting entity that is constantly edited.

It's not as if they could behaved like a civilized nation on Oct 7 by saying: a tragedy happened. We will collect evidence and present it to an international court.

Posted by: pq | Nov 11 2023 18:35 utc | 69

ZH has an interesting article up - "Luongo: The Evolving Battle Lines in the Middle East" - discussing, among other things, IMF debt and Egypt and Turkey.

Nassrallah said "what is happening on the ground is more important than my words" regarding Hezbollah didn't he?

Posted by: the pessimist | Nov 11 2023 18:43 utc | 70

"It's going to be 'interesting' to see how long it takes the Zio Zombies to figure out that killing women and children is much more likely to increase HAMAS membership than to shrink it...

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Nov 11 2023 16:16 utc | 22"

Actually the rabid Zionists are currently engaged in expanding the membership of Hamas to suit there own convenience.

https://skwawkbox.org/2023/11/11/israel-accuses-united-nations-workers-of-being-hamas-members-to-justify-killings/

To put this into perspective the position in which all Palestinian people have been conveniently re-classified as members of Hamas – and as a result ‘legitimate’ targets for slaughter – has now been extended by the Israeli Regimes UN ambassador to include UN aid workers such as doctors, health workers, nurses, educators etc. In practical effect anyone who is helping Palestinians.

MoA has already reported that Israeli warplanes attacked a truck in Zahrani, in the south of Lebanon, 40 kilometres from the border. Presumably, under this convenient classification doctrine, Hamas membership has been expanded and bestowed on the population of Lebanon who have now have become ‘legitimate’ targets for similar slaughter.

The trajectory here does not bode well for the future. If women, children, populations of neighbouring States, UN aid workers, doctors, nurses etc are being re-classified as members of Hamas in real time the question arises as to how long it will be before civilian protestors across the planet receive a similar designation from the unhinged end times Israeli and so called ‘Christian’ Zionist zealots?

How long have protestors across the Collective West got before these rabid Zionist maniacs insist all who oppose this fascist ideology be re-classified as members of Hamas to be similarly exterminated to achieve the objective of ‘removing Hamas’?

How long before pressure is bought to bear on the puppet Governments of so called ‘Independent’ Western Countries to employ their armed forces and security services to treat such protestors as ‘legitimate’ targets?

Assuming of course that such conversations have not yet taken place?

Posted by: Dave Hansell | Nov 11 2023 18:44 utc | 71

How Long ?

Blind Rage is all the IDF has left Blind Rage ain’t a winning military strategy

Posted by: Exile | Nov 11 2023 18:51 utc | 72

I also found this second speech much more interesting than the first. It lacks the rhetoric but has more content. It is like the communication of coordinated engagement plan across wide and multiple fronts.

As Alastair Crooke put it, it is a slow boiling of the Israel and American frog. It is clear the Axis of Resistance retains escalation dominance, and are refraining from being drawn in reactively.

As with Ukraine, the war very quickly became not about Donbas but about breaking US worldwide hegemony.

Thanks b for this very heartening read.

Posted by: Moses22 | Nov 11 2023 18:51 utc | 73

Just because very few doctors will come out and say 'This is insanity' does not mean to say that they are sane. However, humanity does have to come to terms with this.

Posted by: Colin786 | Nov 11 2023 18:31 utc | 67

“a sane person to an insane society must appear insane” Kurt Vonnegut in Welcome to the Monkey House

Posted by: hedlykarok | Nov 11 2023 18:53 utc | 74

@Posted by: Maracatu | Nov 11 2023 15:07 utc | 3

Which context is needed?

That is a nazi salute, made by a nazi guy, with a face of a full of hatred criminal...

Posted by: Ghost of Mozgovoy | Nov 11 2023 18:55 utc | 75

From Middle East eye :

3 seconds ago
Avi Dichter, the Israeli minister of agriculture and former minister of internal security called the ongoing war “the Nakba of Gaza 2023,” on Saturday.

The minister made the comments on a live interview on the Israeli Channel 12.

Posted by: Exile | Nov 11 2023 19:05 utc | 76

Nasrallah is now a very experienced political, strategic and military leader.
He has lost his son
He knows what war brings
He is being intelligent, moderate, firm.
He's calling for ceasefire and peace when all the west is approving and supporting mass murder in Gaza .

Posted by: Gardois | Nov 11 2023 19:05 utc | 77

When we talk about crimes against humanity etc. it is good to bear in mind that Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem in the 1960s not only for them but also and above all for crimes against the Jewish people.

Posted by: Jonathan W | Nov 11 2023 19:06 utc | 78

Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem in the 1960s
Posted by: Jonathan W | Nov 11 2023 19:06 utc | 79

Eichman in Jerusalem, in which Arendt explains Israel's goddam, godgiven, unilateral authority to prosecute international law. Pretty interesting (ironic) survey of European epistemology invoked in argument.

Posted by: sln2002 | Nov 11 2023 19:14 utc | 79

how has Nasrallah managed to avoid going on a martyrdom operation? The greedy,corrupt old men that promote martyrdom never participate.He has all the goats,small,boys and girls he desires,to release his lust into.Also doesnt look like he misses any meals.Strap on an explosive vest and go into enemy territory otherwise FO,wanker.He is probably a big fan of"thighing" .
Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic republic of Iran, wrote this:
Ruling # 12: It is not permission to have intercourse before (her) being 9 years old, be it in nikah (permanent marriage) or temporary marriage. And as for all other pleasures such as lustful touch, embracing, and thighing (ﺍﻟﺘﻔﺨﻴﺬ), there is no problem in it even with a suckling infant.
Source: al-Khomeini, taHreer al-Waseelah, vol. 2, pg. 241, Kitaab al-Nikaah, Ruling # 12
It isn't only al-Khomeini who has done this fatwa, al-Sistani has also said this fatwa almost verbatim (a few minor changed) in his Minhaaj al-SaaliHeen.

Posted by: homer d | Nov 11 2023 19:16 utc | 80

https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/shoot-everything-how-israeli-pilots-killed-their-own-civilians

“The pilots realized that there was tremendous difficulty in distinguishing within the occupied outposts and settlements who was a terrorist and who was a soldier or civilian … The rate of fire against the thousands of terrorists was tremendous at first, and only at a certain point, did the pilots begin to slow down the attacks and carefully select the targets.”

Posted by: hedlykarok | Nov 11 2023 19:17 utc | 81

Posted by: homer d | Nov 11 2023 19:16 utc | 82

Trying to give catholic priests a run for their money, eh?

Posted by: hedlykarok | Nov 11 2023 19:19 utc | 82

Slightly OT:
People asking about a future where "everybody is Hamas" seem to have missed the present; we're already there (and have been for a good while).

I have been an "extremist" (and whatever else) according to the NSA since who-knows-when and since I post here you are all associated with me (a solid link, more than enough that we could both be droned "just because" for no real reason) ...and so on. The same applies to me with respect to whatever anyone else here are (and that should be plenty is my impression). You can thank PRISM for that.

Reading MoA is probably ( Hopefully! XD ) a silly super-combo chain and turkey-shoot bingo of getting all kinds of TLA labels many times over :D

All this applies to the fleas as well, in fact more so but there's no need to get into that (I see no need to help them).

Back to WWIII or IV or V :P

Posted by: Sunny Runny Burger | Nov 11 2023 19:22 utc | 83

Haredim, not Arabs or Iran, are the biggest threat to Israel - opinion
By DAN PERRY Published: JULY 5, 2021

https://m.jpost.com/opinion/haredim-not-arabs-or-iran-are-the-biggest-threat-to-israel-opinion-672968

Posted by: Exile | Nov 11 2023 19:24 utc | 84

homer d@82
You should meet antonym.He's probably one of your colleagues.

Posted by: bevin | Nov 11 2023 19:25 utc | 85

https://theintercept.com/2023/11/11/palestine-israel-protests-ceasefire-antisemitic/

American Jews have mobilized several thousand Jews across the U.S. to call for a ceasefire in Gaza. ADL calls these Jewish organizations “hate groups.”

Posted by: hedlykarok | Nov 11 2023 19:26 utc | 86

When we try to understand how serious the muslim world is about Hamas we should not forget that this is not only about Hamas but also about the ultimate fate of the Al-Aqsa mosque. The Hamas operation was named after it. It is beginning to seem increasingly likely that Israel goes the way of the crusader kingdoms, which collapsed due to their own corruption and arrogance.

Posted by: Jonathan W | Nov 11 2023 19:33 utc | 87

….. It is beginning to seem increasingly likely that Israel goes the way of the crusader kingdoms, which collapsed due to their own corruption and arrogance….

That is the ultimate tragedy of the Likud. If only Israelis listen to the wise Zionists who counseled accepting UNR 181, the Jewish State would have peace and security today. I

Posted by: Exile | Nov 11 2023 19:38 utc | 88

Posted by: homer d | Nov 11 2023 19:16 utc | 82

Trying to give catholic priests a run for their money, eh?

Posted by: hedlykarok | Nov 11 2023 19:19 utc | 84

Yes, priests are currently unavailable.

Posted by: whirlX | Nov 11 2023 19:46 utc | 89

would have peace and security today
@Exile | Nov 11 2023 19:38 utc | 90

It's because they have so much security they're expanding. There is no opposition. Please don't tell me anyone cares those slingshots sometimes reach a target. Russia is no opposition to nato either so nato grows, pissed on all their red lines, blew up their pipes, killed their population. No one cares about the smo, not even ukros care. What did Russia do then? Retreat and "please UN, help us, stop attacks on civilians and npps!!!"

Posted by: rk | Nov 11 2023 20:10 utc | 90

Sometimes I wonder if Clare Daly is the only sane politician in Europe. Watch the video, it is even better worded than the excerpt:

🇮🇪👉🇺🇸🏴‍☠️🇮🇱🇪🇺 "Israel has spent a month pounding Gaza into rubble and filling the streets with children's blood. With European and American weapons, and European and American support. Still, Ursula von der Leyen cannot even say the word: "ceasefire." This isn't just Israel's genocide. It's Europe's too" Says Clare Daly, an Irish member of the European Parliament.
https://t.me/ZandVchannel/87651

Posted by: Norwegian | Nov 11 2023 20:12 utc | 91

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20231111-irish-lawmakers-to-debate-expulsion-of-israeli-ambassador-referral-of-israel-to-international-criminal-court/

“Ireland should also exercise our right as a state party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to refer the actions in Palestine and Israel to the prosecutor of the court for the purpose of requesting an investigation into any acts of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide that have occurred in Gaza over the past month,”

Posted by: hedlykarok | Nov 11 2023 20:15 utc | 92

It has long been well understood by Western politicians and media that criticism of anything Jewish is politically suicidal. The Jewish control over money and media guaranteed this.

The coverage of the current murderous rampage by the Jewish state by Eestern media has been nauseating to watch. At every turn they are portraying the PLestinians as poor and wretched and the Israelis as deserving of sympathy. The words genocide and war crime are scarcely mentioned and then only as accusations by leaders of third world nations. The huge global protests got only passing mention up until late this week but this is now changing. The alternate media world has forced this change.

Nasrallah is smart. This is a game of patience with a huge price. What is being sought by the resistance is the breaking of the spell the Jews have over Western media and politicians. That spell will only be broken when the western populous in its entirety understands the truly satanic nature of Talmudic Judaism. For that to happen the West must witness that phenomenon on full display. This is a truly horrific truth. In order for things to get better, first they must get worse. The western protests will grow and at some point the spell will be broken. There will then be a gigantic cacading mea culpa from the media and politicians across the spectrum. Hopefully many careers will be destroyed in the process.

While all this happens, Russia, China and Iran are carefully stewarding into being a new world order. One in which the age old Talmudic tricks are well understood and reviled for the evil they truly are. As horrendous as the price being paid is, the cost of continued acceptance of Tamudic manipulation of humanity has been and would continue to be far, far greater.

It is that greater cost that Nasrallah seems to understand implicitly.

Posted by: eagle eye | Nov 11 2023 20:18 utc | 93

Norwegian | Nov 11 2023 20:12 utc | 94 "Sometimes I wonder if Clare Daly is the only sane politician in Europe"

Daley and Wallace are the standouts.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Nov 11 2023 20:18 utc | 94

Mads Gilbert video:

▶️ "Can you hear the screams?"

A Norwegian doctor at a hospital in Gaza has a message for Western leaders.

https://t.me/presstv/79429

Posted by: Norwegian | Nov 11 2023 20:28 utc | 95

Mark Twain, “When it is all said and done, there is always more said than done."

Palestinians will be annihilated with twin genocidal pogroms in Gaza and the West Bank while religious bigot Israelis smirk. The Arab Nations won't do a thing but move their lips self-righteously. Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia won't even do that. If Israel disappears all these creeps won't have any excuses for corrupt governments producing poverty and police brutality.

George Orwell: “A people that elects corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors aren’t victims…but accomplices.”

No one should be surprised that the Nazi White West support this full time.War is a complete negation of all humanity and beauty. The Golden Billion support photogenic bombing campaigns, staged political lies, and pompous declamations about human rights. No war is started with human rights in mind. It's always about greed.

William Casey (CIA Director 1981-1987): “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”

The wars in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and Palestine aimed at replacing stable societies unpopular with the West. The strategy is to arm brutal bigots and empower chaos. Then churn these centuries old societies with bullets and explosives until they are shattered, their land and resources exploitable, and no threat to the White West or its collaborators.

Eduardo Galeano: “My great fear is that we are all suffering from amnesia. It’s not a person. It’s a system of power that is always deciding in the name of humanity who deserves to be remembered and who deserves to be forgotten.”

Posted by: Ricardo2000 | Nov 11 2023 20:43 utc | 96

How long before pressure is bought to bear on the puppet Governments of so called ‘Independent’ Western Countries to employ their armed forces and security services to treat such protestors as ‘legitimate’ targets?

Assuming of course that such conversations have not yet taken place?

Posted by: Dave Hansell | Nov 11 2023 18:44 utc | 71

I do not doubt plenty of european politicians à la Suella Braverman would currently love nothing more than mowing down protesters with machine guns without any prodding from Israel but on one hand such actions have massive downsides that will not be lost on anyone tasked to carry out such order and on the other there is no particular need for such as western governments can simply ignore protests.
However just like I expectected Israel to solve the palestinian problem through its superior firepower when the occasion presented itself or I expect a sino-american war I take for granted that at some point down the road in a much worsened context some cardboard cutout prime minister à la Baerbock may well send ukrainian mercs to clear the streets by firing automatic grenande launchers into packed crowds. How that will end is anybody's guess but while I argue that genocidal warfare actually works pretty well that is the sort of games that may end with the corpse of the politician in question swinging head down from a gas station if she or he does not play her cards right.

Posted by: Satepestage | Nov 11 2023 20:50 utc | 97

Posted by: eagle eye | Nov 11 2023 20:18 utc | 96

The conditions for a mass uprising against the Jewish state and their control over Western "democracies" are in place. It is analogous to a dry meadow just waiting for a cigarette butt carelessly tossed into it to start a conflagration.

What's probably also needed is a mass economic depression, to take away jobs from the people. Give them too much time on their hands. I am convinced that the BLM riots would not have happened if it weren't for the lockdowns.

Now, the Judases in charge of things like Blinken and Borrell are not stupid, they'll do everything in their power to forestall such an uprising, including sending pallets of cash to the rabble. Gotta have a shiny new i-gadget.


Posted by: Ghost of Zanon | Nov 11 2023 20:58 utc | 98

For decades there was this wishful thinking regarding the "collapse of US imperialism" and its policy of managed chaos and repeated genocidal World War on the "non-West".
Those misconceptions come, in part, from a lack of class analysis and understanding of colonialism/racism in the colonized minds of the indigenous elites. Arab capitalist classes (and Turkish, even the Iranian bazaar capitalists although they have limited power for now) have their own neocolonized mindset AND a typical capitalist, short-term, cynical (and pathological) sense of priorities.
They will not (and it is a deadly error) allow any non-state (or state) actor to put the colonial entity to its knees. They won't. Even if the US had not sent its floating targets they would not. Some regional state actors are indeed maintaining and helping the local resistance, but it is a bargaining tool, for the usual nasty business deals, posing as "4D game-chess" for some westerners micro-targeted audiences in the hope of a change that will not come, not from state-actors at least. Palestinians (and Lebanese/Syrians/Iraqis/Iranians) were genocided by the millions (tens of millions if you consider the indirect death caused by the debilitating effects of war on vital infrastructure and socio-economic determinants of health).
Gaza population is already genocided, their concentration camp is now an extermination camp, we humans, like all animals, need a biological (and physical) habitat to survive and procreate, this ghetto is more than ever unfit for human life. If the zionazi occupant decides to move them, they will. If it decides to pause and let them perish slowly in the ruins, they will. Hezbollah is unable to do more than the mouse and cat border game, backdoor talks between the various capitalist factions have happened and Palestine will be finally cleansed of its only legitimate caretakers. There is a frenzy of bulldozers in the West Bank bantustans, PLO gerontocratic collaborators have a hardtime refraining from applauding Shaitanyahoo. Ruling classes (including the evil US-Euro ones) are like the actors of a tragedy, there are no multipolarity, brilliant games from Washington or Beijing or Tehran. They are led by forces and determinants beyond anyone's control. And most of them, at least in the Arab world plus the West are narcissistic idiots and corrupt to the bone.
The only thing that Hezbollah can do (and does with great talent) is asymmetric measured warfare. Zionazis are afraid of Hezbollah, as much as Hezb+Iran are afraid of zionist+US ability to do in Tehran and Beyrouth what it did to Gaza. Western barbarians fear only mutual nuclear destruction. And they will always avoid conventional war on the ground and do what they do well: destroying enemy vital infrastructure and siege warfare.
And no, US dollar will not collapse as a reserve currency, it is not even challenged. Ruling classes in India, Russia, China need the current monetary status quo (and have adopted a colonized culture framework, just like the European tsarist elite and the decaying Chinese aristocracy. Plus Russian/indian elites are largely zionist and brutally capitalist) Only the Iranian ruling class, and North Korea would enjoy a post-dollar world. They cannot do it alone.
Nasrallah knows that after Gaza it will be decades of zionist expansion and genocide, from Egypt to Turkey and Iraq. They will not stop, Murika is financing, so the ROW is paying.
He hopes that Hezbollah deterrent is strong enough for now, and those limited, surgical attacks on zionist outposts are serving as a reinforcer to this deterrent. The US knows that and they will deal with Lebanon once Palestine is fully genocided, and neutralized. Then, economic warfare on tiny Lebanon, and devastated Syria will increase, the empire of chaos will mobilize its Daesh mercenaries, to soften the targets. Iran will have to watch its safety proxies being strangled and debilitated one by one. It will take a couple of years. The sad reality is that the entity (and the empire) are at their weakest but there is no ruling group willing to disrupt the current global order.

Posted by: Decolonial | Nov 11 2023 20:58 utc | 99

Summary of the summit of the Arab League and OIC states by TASS:

Translation: https://tass-ru.translate.goog/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/19260763
Original: https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/19260763

Points in the final resolution:


- appeal to the UN Security Council with a request to stop hostilities in the Gaza Strip,
- call to stop arms exports to Israel,
- condemnation of the policy of double standards towards Israel and the Gaza Strip,
- an appeal to the ICC prosecutor to investigate Israeli “war crimes” committed in the Gaza Strip,
- calling for the release of all people taken hostage or detained as a result of the escalation of the Middle East conflict,
- appealing to the OPCW to conduct an investigation into Israel regarding the use of weapons prohibited by international conventions,
- holding an international conference on resolving the conflict in the Gaza Strip in the near future,
- documentation by the Arab League and OIC secretariats of Israeli war crimes in the Gaza Strip.

Posted by: Zet | Nov 11 2023 21:00 utc | 100

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