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February 10, 2024

A Move On Rafah Might Be The Spark That Ignites A Bigger Explosion

The Middle East is short of exploding.

Report: Egypt warns Israel Rafah offensive may lead to suspension of peace treaty - Times of Israel, Feb 10 2024

Egypt and Saudi Arabia have added their voices to a rising tide of criticism of a planned Israeli ground offensive in the Gaza Strip’s southern city of Rafah, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicated that such a campaign was forthcoming.

Netanyahu announced Friday that he had ordered the Israeli military to present the cabinet with a plan to both evacuate the city’s civilian population — augmented by over one million refugees from the strip’s north and center — and destroy Hamas’s remaining battalions in the area.
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The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Egyptian officials warned the decades-long peace treaty between Egypt and Israel could be suspended if Israel Defense Forces’ troops enter Rafah, or if any of Rafah’s refugees are forced southward into the Sinai Peninsula.

In addition, Saudi Arabia — which has already conditioned normalization with Israel on an end to hostilities and steps toward the establishment of a Palestinian state — issued a statement Saturday warning of “the extremely dangerous repercussions of storming and targeting the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip,” given the city being “the last refuge for hundreds of thousands of people.”

Reuters reported that in an effort to forestall a massive influx of refugees, Egypt has over the past two weeks stationed some 40 tanks near its border with Gaza, after having reinforced the border wall since the beginning of hostilities, both structurally and with surveillance equipment.

On Friday, Israel’s Channel 12 also reported that IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi was opposed to Netanyahu’s plan for a swift Rafah campaign, saying that although the military is technically capable of such an operation, it would be unwise to undertake it without coordination with the Egyptians and plans for the city’s massive refugee population.

Plans are made to react to an onslaught on Rafah:

Sayyed Nasrallah Receives Iranian FM, Discuss Latest Regional Developments - Al Manar, Feb 10 2024

The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, received the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian,

Amir-Abdollahian and Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah discussed a variety of issues regarding the developments in the region and the situation in the Gaza Strip during the meeting.

Preparations are ongoing:

Hezbollah Escalates Attacks on Enemy Border Sites in Response to Israeli Aggression on South Lebanon - Al Manar, Feb 10 2024

I have a bad feeling here. Many things could get wrong and people will be hurt on all sides.

Posted by b on February 10, 2024 at 16:37 UTC | Permalink

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Netanyahu:

Option 1:
De escalate and then get removed from power and look
At jail time for corruption

Option 2:
Escalate, and then escalate some more.

Mix up the chess board, wipe out some regional enemies and who knows he may be seen as a hero to the right wing and save himself from jail

Posted by: Jl | Feb 10 2024 16:43 utc | 1

What i wonder are the Eygptins planning to do with those tanks if the israels bomb rafha, and Palistinans attempt to cross into Egypt.
Please Lord make it stop.
Im athest.

Posted by: Mark2 | Feb 10 2024 16:52 utc | 2

well, i hope your bad feeling is wrong here b, but it might be right... israel has done everything wrong so far, so it wouldn't be out of character to continue in its wrong direction with regard to rafah either... meanwhile usa and the west continue to be seen for the weasels they are in resolving this mess.. netanyahu continues on, until he doesn't, creating mayhem on anything he touches..

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 16:53 utc | 3

The Zionazis are less afraid of Sisi than they are of Nasrallah. I'd expect Egypt to fire on the Palestinians like they did in 2012. They're no friend of Palestine. I doubt very much Egypt will do anything against Zionazi forces.

Posted by: liveload | Feb 10 2024 16:56 utc | 4

Would that be the same Egypt that has been dutifully enforcing the Gaza blockade on behalf of Israel for decades?

Would that be the same Saudi Arabia that has been playing footsie under the table with Israel for decades?

GMAFB.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 10 2024 17:02 utc | 5

@ malenkov | Feb 10 2024 17:02 utc | 5

all that money from the usa pays for something! i guess that is it... it's essentially bribery, but i guess it works..

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 17:05 utc | 6

I've always said that this ends when you get a million people into Tahrir Square. A substantive reaction from Egypt (government or people) can halt the immediate slaughter, even if it doesn't roll back the starvation and disease as a continuing weapon against the population.

Posted by: Bob | Feb 10 2024 17:05 utc | 7

It's not a holocaust without emaciated bodies hanging from barbed wire..
Israel is sure to deliver.

I don't think Egypt has any plan to deal with Palestinians once they cross the border. 40 tanks can only help by shooting at IDF soldiers or "citizens" trying to open Rafah gate or fences.

Looks like in a few days the plan will morph into herding Gazans back north through checkpoints until they "voluntarily" try to leave. IDF can play that game for a long time before anyone really forces Israel to stop.

In case of an escalation I would expect Egypt to severely damage the border so arms can flow to the Resistance but without invading outright. At that point IDF would start bleeding hard. IDF air superiority over Gaza would also be pretty much over.

Posted by: SOS | Feb 10 2024 17:06 utc | 8

Choosing Security Over Rights, U.S. Approves $235 Million in Egypt Aid

i guess they need all that money now due the fact ships aren't going thru the suez canal so much at present..

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 17:07 utc | 9

The Egypt and the other quisling Arab states were saying that they'd take action against Israel back when Israel was getting ready to invade Gaza. What did the do? Nothing. So what makes anyone think they'd behave any different now. Egypt et al. need to either host the displaced Palestinians in their country such that Israel does not flat out murder them, or step up to the plate and actually protect the Palestinians and their Lands with the butts of their guns; or rather hypersonic missiles. Israel, aka Pscyo-killer Nutandyahoo, and Genocide Joe are not swayed by feints. The only thing they understand is bullets and bombs.

Posted by: Gee Eye Joe | Feb 10 2024 17:08 utc | 10

The situation is absolutely horrible. Where are the million Palestinians in Rafah supposed to evacuate to? It can only be into Egypt. I am sure that if Netanyahu insists on pushing this evacuation through it certainly will provoke an escalation of the war. The jihadis on all sides will be enraged, and the governments will not be able to hold them back. It is very hard to see why Netanyahu is not offering a way out.

Posted by: laguerre | Feb 10 2024 17:11 utc | 11

The Israeli's genuinely don't care.
Hubris and chutzpah are going to bring the world to realise the Israeli's shouldn't be given any outs anymore.

Posted by: jpc | Feb 10 2024 17:12 utc | 12

Posted by: SOS | Feb 10 2024 17:06 utc | 8

The Palestinians won't leave and cross the border voluntarily. Netanyahu is making a mistake if he thinks that.

Posted by: laguerre | Feb 10 2024 17:13 utc | 13

Hamas could do the courageous and honorable thing and negotiate their surrender.

Posted by: Zargo | Feb 10 2024 17:14 utc | 14

Posted by: Zargo | Feb 10 2024 17:14 utc | 14

Hamas is not defeated.

Posted by: laguerre | Feb 10 2024 17:15 utc | 15

@ Zargo | Feb 10 2024 17:14 utc | 14

israel has proven how they are incapable of doing the honarable thing.. that much is very clear..

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 17:18 utc | 16


Posted by: Zargo | Feb 10 2024 17:14 utc | 14

The Zionazis need to pack their shit and go back to Europe where they belong. Hitler wasn't Palestinian motherfucker.

Posted by: liveload | Feb 10 2024 17:20 utc | 17

"Netanyahu announced Friday that he had ordered the Israeli military to present the cabinet with a plan to both evacuate the city’s civilian population — augmented by over one million refugees from the strip’s north and center — and destroy Hamas’s remaining battalions in the area."

This came only after the US said they could not caution it since Azrael did not show them a plan.

It is high time Arab states remove their ambassadors. I wonder what Qatar will do. They will be exposed, again.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 10 2024 17:26 utc | 18

city of london vatican washington counterfeit israhell
Gaza a farm project low level since rothschild rockerfella babylon un is not real inception the idf violence military simply cover for blood ritual slaughter baal moloch need feeding
the khazarian mafia run the shoah.

who is not in lockstep that is the question

Posted by: todd | Feb 10 2024 17:28 utc | 19

Well this is sure f'd up.
I'm getting really sick of watching people get killed for profit. But nothing new I suppose.
We really need to reign in the sphycopaths in power sooner rather than later.

Posted by: Savage | Feb 10 2024 17:30 utc | 20

Thanks for the posting b.....you wrote
"
I have a bad feeling here. Many things could get wrong and people will be hurt on all sides.
"

I just left a comment on the Ukraine thread linking to the latest by Pepe Escobar and at the end I wrote

I think the shit show is going down before the November US (s)elections

The escalation we are watching in the various theaters of our civilization war only go so far and the pace/narrative is no longer controlled by what happens in the US.

This civilization war is and has been coordinated at high levels in nations all over our world and those not fully involved are watching with rapt attention.

I am paying attention, how about you? The next 6 months are going to be interesting....where can escalation go that doesn't lead to extinction?

Are there adults that love their children in the room? We certainly hope so!

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 10 2024 17:32 utc | 21

Egypt is busy increasing its population of 1 million newcomers every 250 days. The middle class was destroyed by September 11 (no tourism) and again with the removal of Mubarak (who had started some woman empowerment and tried to call for smaller families in public ads etc). What remain is the poor, making more kids.
Now out of cash (no tourism), no matter how much KSA is pumping, it is difficult to fight a war. Global pattern, well planned by the usual culprits.
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1202/517317/AlAhram-Weekly/Economy/Dollar-madness.aspx

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 10 2024 17:32 utc | 22

in re: "Egyptian officials warned the decades-long peace treaty between Egypt and Israel could be suspended"

This is a significant public statement, implying that Israel has exhausted EG commitment to 1977 treaty. I'm not expecting armed EG engagement, but warehouses might open for sale.

in re: "Saudi Arabia—which has already conditioned normalization with Israel on an end to hostilities and steps toward the establishment of a Palestinian state—issued a statement Saturday"

hmm, yes, well, rumor of another UNSC confrontation.
Saudi Foreign Ministry calls for UN Security Council meeting on the situation around Rafah

"Saudi Arabia strongly condemns Israel's plans to extend its military offensive to the city of Rafah, where more than 1.7 million Palestinians are concentrated, and demands an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to avoid an imminent humanitarian catastrophe," the Saudi Foreign Ministry said.

As noted in the communique of the Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia, "Riyadh warns of extremely dangerous consequences of the strike on Rafah - the last refuge of hundreds of thousands of civilians who were forced to leave their homes due to Israeli aggression."

Purportedly, this communique is posted at MOFA's .tg account. I can confirm that UN Sec-Gen has not publicly acknowledge receipt of this request. Maybe it'll show up Monday or Tuesday. Saudi Arabia calls for 'urgent' UN Security Council meeting to prevent Israeli invasion toward Rafah
according to Saudi Press Agency [spa.gov.sa].

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has warned of the extremely dangerous repercussions of storming and targeting the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, which is the last refuge for hundreds of thousands of civilians forced to flee by the brutal Israeli aggression,” the agency reported.

It added that Saudi Arabia affirmed “its categorical rejection and strong condemnation of their forced deportation.”

The kingdom renewed “its demand for the necessity of an immediate cease-fire,” noting that “this continued violation of international law confirms the necessity for the UN Security Council to urgently convene to prevent Israel from causing an imminent humanitarian catastrophe for which everyone who supports the aggression bears responsibility.”

Very late last night (tipped off by RT) and again this morning, I looked for sps's "communique" copy, only to note with interest a cryptic, mini-AL meeting here.
[SA] Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah on Thursday, February 8, 2024, hosted a consultative meeting to discuss developments in the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.

Attending the meeting were Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sameh Shoukry, and the Secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee and Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein AlSheikh.
[...]

Surprising no one, Syria was not invited. So I surmise, this clique met to clear the air around cost/benefit of Jordan's obligations to Israel (v. 1987, v. 1994) and the Arab League (1945), of which pretense of preventing "terrorism" attributed to any eNtiTY but Israel is wearing thin.

Posted by: sln2002 | Feb 10 2024 17:50 utc | 23

The Zionists were told in very clear terms to halt their Genocidal actions; they have not. As such, the Genocide Convention demands all signatories to do what is within their power to halt the Genocide. The only actors doing what the Convention demands are aside from Ansarallah non-state actors. Erdogan continues to talk tough but does nothing to halt Turkey's supplies moving to Occupied Palestine. The same goes with the overland route from UAE through Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Then there's the oil flowing from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the stolen Syrian oil via Kurdistan.

Yes, other nations have lodged cases with the ICJ against both the Zionists and NATO states overtly abetting the Genocide, but that political pressure isn't nearly enough to halt the Zionists. IMO, Egypt must do more than just suspend the treaty; it must do that and move into Gaza on a very clearly announced R2P mission. Yes, that's drastic, but that's what the situation calls for.

What will Iran advise to Nasrallah? What more will occur in Iraq and Syria? Team Biden seems content to let the region burn and abet the Genocide to the hilt.

The time for words has run out; actions will now take over.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 10 2024 17:52 utc | 24

actions will now take over.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 10 2024 17:52 utc | 24

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Yes. Tragically. The only way out is through.

Posted by: too scents | Feb 10 2024 17:55 utc | 25

Nicaragua has filed a lawsuit at the ICJ against England, Holland, and Germany for supporting genocide with weapons etc.

The Genocide lawsuits, although moving glacially and no solace to the starving Arabs, will eventually have profound effects on the Likud, IDF, and their enablers. War Crimes have no statute of limitations,


Note - many decades ago Nicaragua won its ICJ lawsuit against the USA - Washington ignored the ICJ ruling.

Posted by: Exile | Feb 10 2024 18:00 utc | 26

Posted by: Jl | Feb 10 2024 16:43 utc | 1

That’s right ,and as the takes get higher the risk of a catastrophic failure rise.

Note a similar dynamic with President Alzheimer’s.
He has to keep doubling down to fend off a catabolic collapse of his puppet regime in Kiev.

Note he has been now confirmed by the special prosecutor to be in the advanced stage of dementia. So a madman is basically commander in chief.

I don’t think we make it to March without a huge escalation, either in the ME, Ukraine, or both.

Posted by: Ghost of Zanon | Feb 10 2024 18:02 utc | 27

I don’t know why Benny the butcher is being blamed for all of this. If the empire wanted an end to all of this, all it has to do stop the support — end all weapons deliveries. End the political support. The entity depends on the empire for everything. Everything.

The war must go on, because the empire said so. It is as simple as that.
It is no different than Ukraine. BoJo anyone?

Posted by: Sakineh Bagoom | Feb 10 2024 18:02 utc | 28

you shouldn't worry about "people on both sides". the "israelis" aren't people.

for all the stock bros: go big on oil cuz once iran (finally) blocks hormuz and any other path they want we're going to see $500/bl. anyone not invested in the gayness of the financial sector will be screwed, however.

Posted by: riap eht | Feb 10 2024 18:09 utc | 29

Netanyahu would ignite a global war leading to a major nuclear conflagration to keep himself and his criminal co-conspirator wife out of prison, that’s how evil that monster is.

Posted by: nwwoods | Feb 10 2024 18:11 utc | 30

I fell asleep with the TV on last night. This morning, before I turned it off, I tuned in to CNN to see if Biden, Trump, Netanyahu, Hillary or some other asshat had died yet. (You may think I am kidding. I am not.)

They were airing a brief bit about the situation in Rafah. They showed an overhead view of the tents and shacks that the Palestinians are trying to live in and mentioned how many people are stacked up in such a small area. They delicately refrained from showing close-ups of the living conditions inside those tents. They mentioned the food shortages (without discussing the purposeful blockade of food and medicine aid trucks by Israel). They mentioned the lack of health facilities (without talking about Israel is deliberately laying siege to the hospitals, emergency medical clinics, and ambulance services). A brief mention was made that the Palestinians had a little trouble finding safe places to go, although the Israelis had thoughtfully dropped leaflets with maps showing the newly designated safe zones. It was noted that there is little internet connection available, but they did not add the information that there is no running water or electricity because Israel has cut it all off. The point of the show was that Israel is going to start their “ground offensive” against Rafah (which is what they called it without pointing out that a country running a “ground offensive” against an unarmed, blockaded group of captive civilians is properly called genocide or massacre).

Then they quoted UN chief Antonio Guterres, who said that the people in Rafah have nowhere to flee to, having been moved hither and yon for months now and are stuck in a corner with the borders closed.

Okay, then a little more yammering about how concerned everyone is, but no discussion of the US role in all of this, nor any remarks about how the US could put an end to it right now.

I turned off the TV, made some decaf and turned on the computer. Surprised to see there are numerous articles on yahoo news about Gaza. Much mention of Rafah, the coming Israeli “action”, and even a few stories that cite the number of Palestinian deaths so far (undercounted by a long shot, but y’know, what can you do? Good numbers are hard to come by). Lots of quotes from lots of important folks about how Israel may be about to go a “bit too far” with this military tactic.

What is going on here? Why would the American media suddenly bother to bring up any concerns about Palestinian deaths or the Israeli bombing of Gaza after months of ignoring this slaughter?

I think the answer is that the media ghouls smell blood in the water. They didn’t give a damn for four months because the whole thing has not been lurid enough until now. But now, NOW, baby, there might be body parts strewn as far as the eye can see. They might have a chance to warn the viewing audience that the “following footage may be inappropriate for young viewers”. They’ll get to use their technicians to blur parts of some particularly gruesome photos. And even if Israel steps back and "only" continues with what they are already doing, the media will still have uncountable bodies of the starved-to-death Palestinians to blur out soon enough, which would be a media win, too.

Good God, it’s like the run-up to the bombing of Baghdad; the media loved that shit. Showed Iraqi civilians fleeing with what they could carry on their backs after we “warned them”, bombs blowing up the entire city (“follow our live coverage throughout the day!”), later footage gleefully showing the aftermath.

They just can’t wait to have some full-color montage of real carnage. One way or another, this abrupt media coverage is a decidedly ominous turn.

Fucking monsters. Fucking freaks.

Posted by: teri | Feb 10 2024 18:13 utc | 31

The strategic tunnels under Rafah are the deepest and longest of the Hamas military command. If the IOF chooses to go ahead with the ground invasion, the world will experience a GENOCIDE and a HOLOCUST simultaneously.

Posted by: AI | Feb 10 2024 18:19 utc | 32

Netanyahu would ignite a global war leading to a major nuclear conflagration to keep himself and his criminal co-conspirator wife out of prison, that’s how evil that monster is.

Posted by: nwwoods | Feb 10 2024 18:11 utc | 30

Think you're completely correct.

Posted by: jpc | Feb 10 2024 18:23 utc | 33

Netanyahu and his war cabinet are now taking on Hamas, Hezbollah, Ansar Allah, Syria and now Egypt who possess the 13th largest army in the world. Inquiring minds would predict that this is to pressure the US into entering the fray in support of "beleaguered Israel." With Victoria Nuland and her minions running the show (Blinken would never stand up to her) all options for escalation are on the table.

Posted by: abierno | Feb 10 2024 18:29 utc | 34

@sln2002 | Feb 10 2024 17:50 utc | 23

And the 'missing elephant in the room' - Hamas.

Posted by: Don Firineach | Feb 10 2024 18:30 utc | 35

The New York Times ran a story earlier in the week, another controlled leak by anonymous officials, which asserted Israel’s claims of military success in Gaza to date have been hugely overstated and that Hamas probably retains two-thirds of its fighters. So the idea that Israel is heading into Rafah to mop up a few remaining divisions before declaring “total victory” is not actually the situation here.

As well, a senior Biden administration official met with Arab-American groups in the crucial swing-state of Michigan - a voting bloc of massive importance to Democrat success in November - and basically told them that the United States could not and would not use its leverage to influence Israel’s decision-making.

Stories like above very definitely feed into a general “World War One” vibe, where mediocre leadership meets implacable political realities and drifts into disaster.

Any attempt to utilize a broad regional alliance to directly fight Israel will bring in USA/UK and other G7/5 Eyes forces on Israel’s side with catastrophic results. The only way to stop Israel - right now - is for the US to use its leverage, probably involving removal of Netanyahoo’s coalition. This very likely will not happen. The Biden admin is prepared to lose the election over this issue.

I don’t believe Israel is proceeding under some delusion that Hamas is on the ropes. I suspect “total victory” means the dispersal of the population into the Sinai, and that this has been the operating plan the entire time. All of the ever-tightening measures to move the population have been designed to eventually direct them to the Rafah border, and the “final solution” will proceed soon enough.

Posted by: jayc | Feb 10 2024 18:32 utc | 36

If the Zionists invade Rafah, they will cement/validate the charge of Genocide and prove themselves guilty as charged. Apparently, the Zionists think they don't need to care what the Global majority thinks about them as they continue to be supplied by what are essentially co-conspirators in the Genocide. Next to Team Biden, Erdogan is the worst abettor while speaking out of his ass, and the heads of the Arab states I mentioned @24 are right behind him.

There really isn't much more one can write about while awaiting the upcoming actions.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 10 2024 18:45 utc | 37

Dear b. thank you so much for everything.
B. something has happened to Amarynth, is there a way to reach, help her

Posted by: stranger | Feb 10 2024 18:46 utc | 38

Israel is going to finish the job and there is nothing its enemies can do about it.

Keep crying MOA!!!

Posted by: Harold Balzac | Feb 10 2024 18:49 utc | 39

One suspects that Bibi has run out of options. Nattering about a plan is NOT a plan. The jews have been making sure that they keep their casualty numbers delightfully vague since the beginning of their "war". His idea of clearing the civilians from Rafah so the IOF can "eliminate" Hamas is laughably childish wishful thinking.

The IOF has had enough trouble distinguishing Palestinians from jews. How the hell are they going to distiguish Pal civilians from Pal militants?

There isn't a plan and Bibi is a pompous git. I suggest everyone take a few deep breaths, calm down and wait til we hear his "brilliant" plan. It's OBVIOUS to me, from all the unnecessarily spiteful acts by the IOF, that he's losing his fake war and is probably in deep shit with the jews who are sick and tired of his endless bullshit.

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 10 2024 18:50 utc | 40

jayc | Feb 10 2024 18:32 utc | 36--

The Zionist's "Final Solution" is more than just Gaza. IMO, the Iranian visit with Nasrallah likely discusses what will occur when the Zionists invade Rafah. IMO, that's the point where Hezbollah will massively escalate. But then, perhaps that's the Zionist's ploy to get Hezbollah to widen the war and the Iranians are warning Hezbollah of that possibility.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 10 2024 18:52 utc | 41

Since the Israelis have nukes and no Arab power is trusted to have them with the exception of Pakistan (of course not an Arab state), to undercut India and Iran, what can any Arab state do, except make peace with Israel at an oligarchic's price while the aforesaid tears Gaza to shreds? The reconfiguration of the Middle East is proceeding apace, vis a vis the ongoing demolition of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the much desired prospect of doing the same to Iran. What remains will be Saudi Arabia and Gulf states, with Egypt further truncated, and millions more Arabs transferred to Europe, with the most optimistic (benign) outcome being their de-Arabization, a la the historic de-Mongolization of the Hungarians and Bulgarians. The would-be-masters of the world think, of course, in terms of the long duree, which is, as always, the Americanization of the planet.

Posted by: Ludo | Feb 10 2024 18:53 utc | 42

It’s my guess that the Likud is risking the legitimacy of the entire Jewish State simply to stay in power. Its shocking to observe.

Let’s hope the wise Israelis clamor to accept the 1967 ceasefire lines as offered by the Arabs and BRICs.

Posted by: Exile | Feb 10 2024 18:54 utc | 43

Harold Balzac | Feb 10 2024 18:49 utc | 39--

You are so stupid and gullible--the Zionists are killing themselves as their Project is kaput. No one in the world is crying for dead Zionists who have shown they are the same as Nazis.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 10 2024 18:55 utc | 44

Ludo | Feb 10 2024 18:53 utc | 42--

It's been clear for many years that Zionists using nukes will result in their demise--they are suicide pills.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 10 2024 18:57 utc | 45

Posted by: Harold Balzac | Feb 10 2024 18:49 utc | 39

I suspect that the big picture here eludes you.

Sure, Israel has the power to “finish the job” as you put it.

However, they are not immune to the law of consequences.

Committing genocide along with their US co-conspirator will have consequences. I won’t rehash them as B and others have done so more competently than I can, but let’s just say you probably won’t like them.

Posted by: Ghost of Zanon | Feb 10 2024 18:59 utc | 46

All jews are equal

but, surprise surprise,

some are more equal than others...

Posted by: Hoarsewhisperer | Feb 10 2024 19:04 utc | 47

Those are very difficult decisions to make. Unfoftunatdly, only an external military force can stop the Israeli whose minds are out of contol under a bout of collective madness. No pogrom of the past matches the current insanity.

If the behavior of the Israeli is not a bout of insanity but intended and planned, then Israel will need to disa[ppear in its current form.

Posted by: Richard L | Feb 10 2024 19:05 utc | 48

Quite frankly, more zionists need to be hurt. The one-sidedness of the violence has been the problem all along. Palestinians strike and injure or kill a few Zionist settlers, the zionists respond by wiping out a few thousand innocent Palestinians. Peace has never been on the table, Netanyahoo brags about preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state for decades, denying Palestinians any protection from the zionists’ extreme violence. The only language the zionists understand is force, and it is clear by now that only superior force will stop them from continuing this genocide.

Posted by: Rian | Feb 10 2024 19:06 utc | 49

jayc
Don't forget that they do not want any hostage to get from there alive. They have killed 3 wearing a white flag (not recalled in recent Chas Freeman interviews, unfortunately) and have sabotaged the negociations from the very beginning. In october, aljazeera regularly had news about ongoing nego until the Isr team would just walk out and escalate on the ground and in speech.
In the last 3 days, Macron held a ceremony in the Invalides for the FRENCH killed hostages (SIC, no mention of double citizenships, and how can a colonist have a double citizenship is beyond me) and there is now one of the ex hostages all in the media explaining how evil were her captors. Plus Killary on a meeting about the 'mass rape' etc.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 10 2024 19:10 utc | 50

"I have a bad feeling here."

The cancer has metastasized and I do not mean Israel. I mean fawning, sycophantic, Evangelical Christians in the U.S. who have confused being a friend of Israel to unconditionally supporting everything Israel does. A friend pulls their friend back from the ledge Evangelicals are the rich uncle who hands their drug addicted nephew another $100 bill.

Posted by: Christian J Chuba | Feb 10 2024 19:16 utc | 51

Dozens killed in Rafah airstrikes as full-scale Israeli ground offensive looms

More than a million civilians sheltering in Gaza’s last place of relative safety brace for all-out assault

The Guardian

Posted by: Jonathan W | Feb 10 2024 19:26 utc | 52

Sissi will never ever allow one million Gaza war refugees into the Sinai. He is moving army formation toward Rafah now, with several armored battalions already on station. The possibility of an armed clash with the EA is growing by the hour.

The US DOS is generally a lap dog for the IDF, but DOS has issued at statement last night that was highly critical of the proposed action in Rafah where over one million war refugees are now grouped together in tent cities, without proper food, water or medical supplies and treatment (remember the IDF have targeted numerous Gaza hospitals including Al Shifa, Al Quds, the Jordanian, Indonesia, and Kuwaiti hospitals, and American Baptist hospitals, causing the deliberate collapse of the Gaza health system). John Kirby, also generally a IDF stooge, has also issued a statement rebuking the IDF plan to destroy Rafah and push one million human being into the Egyptian desert.

Joe Biden has the power to halt this madness in its tracks, one call from POTUS to Bibi, demanding he stop and threatening his regime with end to all US aid and imposition of US sanctions will stop this insanity in its tracks.

Will he do it?

Posted by: Tobias Cole | Feb 10 2024 19:29 utc | 53

As the Israelis used to say mockingly of the Palestinians when Yasser Arafat was still alive: Israel now never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity, especially if it's an opportunity for peace, stability and being a good neighbour.

Posted by: Refinnejenna | Feb 10 2024 19:31 utc | 54

@ Tobias Cole | Feb 10 2024 19:29 utc | 53

no he won't... he is controlled by the vested interest in holding up the zionist project indefinitely, regardless of the horrors of it..

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 19:36 utc | 55

Will he do it?
Posted by: Tobias Cole | Feb 10 2024 19:29 utc | 53

As per the Putin interview.
The president doesn't make these decisions.
And this one least of all.

Posted by: jpc | Feb 10 2024 19:36 utc | 56

Will he do it?

Posted by: Tobias Cole | Feb 10 2024 19:29 utc | 53

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Don’t confuse the USA’s Pontius Pilate act with anything meaningful.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 10 2024 19:38 utc | 57

In spite of making efforts to avoid it I still converse from time to time with American Jews. The bloodlust is extreme. They want this. They want this bad, The only thing they fear is just possibly, imaginably, a slight delay should they wish to redeem one of their Israel Bonds. Death of Gentiles is less than swatting a fly.

The true crazies in Israel are from the Pale of Settlement via Brooklyn. I've met a couple Brooklynites visiting here recently. They are celebrating. Joyous. Gleeful. There is no restraint in store.

Posted by: oldhippie | Feb 10 2024 19:49 utc | 58

In my fantasy there are 10,000 Chechyn troops in Syria ready to help in the reclaiming of the Golan Heights. Reestablish the 1967 borders and the jew state will wither. Protection of West Bank Palestinians and elimination of settlers will need to be enacted as well.

How can the security of so-called Arab Israelis (Palestinians) aided?

Posted by: Ново З | Feb 10 2024 19:53 utc | 59

Don’t confuse the USA’s Pontius Pilate act with anything meaningful.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 10 2024 19:38 utc | 57

Insightful! POTUS stands for PONTIUS

Posted by: Jonathan W | Feb 10 2024 19:54 utc | 60

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 17:07 utc | 9

$235M is a drop in the bucket compared to the "aid" the US gives Israel and KSA.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 10 2024 19:58 utc | 61

@Stranger

Admit I've been too depressed firstly by the constantly emerging stories of torture.

-Dr.Abu Salmiya the Director at Al Shifa hospital when it was under siege

had his arms broken by IOF, they dragged him by a chain from his neck on all fours, and paraded him naked to other detainees and demon occupation forces.
https://twitter.com/nada_chehade_/status/1755666195775103033

- a four year old boy had one of the IOF military dogs set on him

- over a dozen policemen have been killed in targeted assassinations. It seems after breaking down the physical civil infrastructure they're going after the service workers who are trying to keep order: police, aid workers, paramedics.

- of course over 400 medical staff killed and 124 journalists is the last I heard.

-many of the other doctors are coming out with broken fingers and broken bones

-IOF attacked Nasser hospital, broke medical equipment, stole money from all and so on. Taking away all the communications equipment and keys.

Horror show never ends.

I begin to think that it will be harder to get justice for 1 million sadistic and nasty acts.

Deaths are still in 150+ per day range but more dispersed. Injuries are 300+ per day but no hospitals, no aid, no doctors, no ambulances, no food, no water

Posted by: pq | Feb 10 2024 19:59 utc | 62

..How can the security of so-called Arab Israelis (Palestinians) aided?
Posted by: Ново З | Feb 10 2024 19:53 utc | 59

Should be - How can the security of so-called Arab Israelis (Palestinians) be aided?

Posted by: Ново З | Feb 10 2024 19:59 utc | 63

pq @ 62
Good to see you back pq.
Me i'm lost for words at the momment.
Were all Gazians now.

Posted by: Mark2 | Feb 10 2024 20:07 utc | 64

4 of the 5 eyes are the result of settler colonialism (and the last one, the UK, was the actual provider of these settlers).
Azrael pretends that as the unofficial number 6 it should be entitled the same rights of extermination as the others in the class.
https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2024/2/6/settler-colonialism-is-not-an-academic

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 10 2024 20:11 utc | 65

dog erdogan is donmeh satanist sabbatean frankist crypto yahu, sisi mommy was oriental jew these 2 pimps are doing plenty of deals with nuttyahoo same goes for the donmeh house of saud and u a e all of these corporations are finance partners.

as for the west the mossad,cia mi6 blackmail runs to deep everyone is in satanick lockstep

Posted by: todd | Feb 10 2024 20:15 utc | 66

This is called COURAGE... Watch out America!

20:00 A Palestinian nurse braved gunfire from an Israeli sniper to save a man who was shot by the invisible killer in the vicinity of Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, which has endured Israeli siege and bombardment for weeks.

In a video posted on Al Jazeera, the female nurse ducks as she crosses a narrow alley to save the injured man.

A few young men sprint with a stretcher after the nurse to ferry the wounded man into the hospital.
https://twitter.com/AJArabic/status/1756377492498022839

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 10 2024 20:20 utc | 67

dear b, do not post this.

Do you know what ever has happened to dear amarynth, she has disappeared since 3 weeks,sick and lost her love, god forbid she is not dead. Do you have any info so we can help. Globalsouth.co is in mess, and thank you for all you do

Posted by: stranger | Feb 10 2024 20:22 utc | 68

Ar: james | Feb 10 2024 16:53 utc | 3

Nyet&yahoo has done every thing just right. It is the only way seven and a half decades of propaganda can be overcome. No better way for the cancer of self-righteousness and the self-serving myths it generates be seen, known, and appraised for what is there.

Hamas and the Palestinian residents and refugees in Gaza are paying a heavy price that will in the end guarantee their future. The Israeli project can only be terminated. Only a one state solution is now possible; Restore historic Palestine, for the Palestinians (and whom ever they will live beside).

The Zionist thug, terrorist and thieves will self-exterminate; pariahs, those who cannot be trusted, political lepers in the world for a thousand years, joining nazism, fascism, Hitler and all the other evils there are.

Nyet&yahoo has made an eternal name for himself and his kind, and he could not have done so by not turning himself into a raving, unbalanced, revenge filled, psychopathic madman. His family will inherit the reputation last carried by the late Pontius Pilate on another occasion.

Those martyrs of Gaza will in fullness of time be the victors over Israeli/Zionist evil, and the practicing Hebrews of the book need fear reprisal for Zionist evils in a just world.
May be worth considering.

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Feb 10 2024 20:31 utc | 69

to 53
Don't threaten. DO IT. Stop all aid/weapons to IsraelNOW

Posted by: anaisanesse | Feb 10 2024 20:38 utc | 70

Posted by: Rian | Feb 10 2024 19:06 utc | 49
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100 percent correct.

External force will be needed to stop this madness.

The Zionists really are a crazy cult that thinks nothing whatever of assassination, progroms, and genocide to get closer to their goal. They hold the rest of the Jewish population more or less in thrall, like the shtetl rebs.

Now, caged in Zionistan, it is the Israelis who are in a prison of their own making. The wealthy will get out. The rest will have to suck up the consequences of being brainwashed from birth and buying in to it.

Posted by: Jane | Feb 10 2024 20:45 utc | 71

At# 69

Correction Edit:

… the practicing Hebrews of the book need NOT fear reprisal …

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Feb 10 2024 20:50 utc | 72

I agree with -B- , a plan is in place, Hezbollah, Iraqi Hezbollah units, Yemen. I wouldn’t be surprised to see an all out attack on Ashod Port by Iraqi’s resistance, Hezbollah hitting Galilee, very possible hits on Golan settlers,
And I think Iran has informed Egypt & SA to some extent, and it’s obvious, none of them in the mood to to be tested anymore.

I don’t think Egypt or SA will join in the fun, but can easily see them doing nothing at all to interrupt or interfere with Iran/Hezbollah plans.

As for the Jordan, Egypt Qatar thing, I heard CIA Burns was there or coming back there, it seemed he was pissed with Hamas “counter offer” and looking to put pressure on Egypt/SA/Jordan/Qatar to make Hamas eat dirt & do what Israel tells them too.

In any event, sounds like US & Israel have worn the welcome mat out, regardless of their “relationship”. They’d have to be ass stupid to not know their “ Kingdoms “ are next on Israel’s-US list to conquer land from. What they did to Mubarak they can do to them, what they did to Gadaffi, they can do to them.

Netanyahu is making it clear, Israel will rule the ME…
Like Nuland’s “f..k the EU”… this is the Nation State of Israel, US/UK…
They may hate Palestinians, but Iran is starting to make more and more sense to them…

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 10 2024 20:51 utc | 73

Just viewed the wreckage of the Red Crescent ambulance apparently destroyed in an IDF drone attack as they raced to save a six year girl injured in yet another IDF drone attack.
Both members of the Chevy Ambulance crew were killed in the strike, even as their red emergency lights flashed.
This is the level of depravity and inhumanity that the IDF has inflicted on medical personnel, even on the very hospitals treating injured civilians. IDF snipers are now actually killing civilians and staff inside Nassar hospital and its grounds.
Total IDF blood lust on display in every way, every day, for the entire world to see. Cant wait for ICC trial of these war criminals.

Posted by: Tobias Cole | Feb 10 2024 20:51 utc | 74

This ends with 5-star resorts on Gaza's beaches and LNG platforms off its coast. You know it does.

There is a painting by Klee called Angelus Novus. An angel is depicted there who looks as though he were about to distance himself from something which he is staring at. His eyes are opened wide, his mouth stands open and his wings are outstretched. The Angel of History must look just so. His face is turned towards the past. Where we see the appearance of a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe, which unceasingly piles rubble on top of rubble and hurls it before his feet. He would like to pause for a moment so fair to awaken the dead and to piece together what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise, it has caught itself up in his wings and is so strong that the Angel can no longer close them. The storm drives him irresistibly into the future, to which his back is turned, while the rubble-heap before him grows sky-high. That which we call progress, is this storm.

Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Concept of History, Thesis IX

Posted by: Patroklos | Feb 10 2024 20:54 utc | 75

Unless...

History is the object of a construction whose place is formed not in homogenous and empty time, but in that which is fulfilled by the here-and-now [Jetztzeit]. For Robespierre, Roman antiquity was a past charged with the here-and-now, which he exploded out of the continuum of history. The French revolution thought of itself as a latter day Rome. It cited ancient Rome exactly the way fashion cites a past costume. Fashion has an eye for what is up-to-date, wherever it moves in the jungle [Dickicht: maze, thicket] of what was. It is the tiger’s leap into that which has gone before. Only it takes place in an arena in which the ruling classes are in control. The same leap into the open sky of history is the dialectical one, as Marx conceptualized the revolution.

Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Concept of History, Thesis XIV

Posted by: Patroklos | Feb 10 2024 21:00 utc | 76

Tobias Cole @ 74


Hind Rajab: Palestinian girl found dead after being trapped under Israeli fire for days
Two weeks after contact was lost with five-year-old and two rescuers, all three were found dead in Gaza City

[for pictures of Hind, 6]
https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/hind-rajab-palestinian-girl-found-dead-after-being-trapped-under-israeli-fire-days

Five-year-old Hind Rajab's mother said she was injured and trapped in a car with her uncle, his wife and children (X)
By MEE staff

Hind Rajab, a five-year-old Palestinian girl, was found dead Saturday nearly two weeks after she was trapped in a car with her dead family and surrounded by Israeli forces.

Yousef Zeino and Ahmed al Madhoun, two paramedics sent to rescue Rajab after she called pleading for help from inside the vehicle, which was under Israeli fire, were also found dead.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the ambulance was found bombed in the Tal al-Hawa area of Gaza City, metres away from the car in which Rajab was trapped.

PRCS accused Israeli forces of "deliberately targeting the ambulance upon its arrival at the scene" despite prior coordination to facilitate the rescue mission.

Rajab was last heard from on 29 January.

Her mother, Wissam Rajab, previously told Middle East Eye the family were separated when they tried to flee the area, which was under intense Israeli attacks.

Due to poor weather, Wissam had put her daughter in the vehicle along with her uncle, his wife and their children, while the rest of the family fled on foot.

After hearing gunfire in the area, the family called the Red Crescent to tell them the car was getting shot at.

Initially, Wissam thought everyone in the car was killed until she got a call from Layan Hamadeh, her 15-year-old cousin, saying: "Hind and I are wounded, and all my family is dead, I don't want to die. Please call an ambulance to save us. I'm scared. The tanks are 500 metres away from me."

The line went dead, and Wissam thought they had both been killed. But when she called again, Hind answered and said: "I'm alive, but Layan was martyred. Mum, I'm afraid, they are all dead. Come and get me."

The PRCS dispatched Zeino and al Madhoun to rescue Hind. The medics said they were 15 minutes away and that they were looking for her, but then the line cut off and contact had been lost with the crew since.

PRCS released an audio recording of the last phone call with Hind, during which her final pleas can be heard amid the rattle of gunfire.

"I'm scared of the dark, come get me," she said.

According to Rajab, Hind said: "Don't leave me, I'm cold, hungry, and afraid."

Posted by: Jane | Feb 10 2024 21:01 utc | 77

Formerly T-Bear
I agree with your statement, but one should add that all the humanitarians who have had the courage to talk since Oct 7th, against the tide, should already start to plan for the "truth and reconciliation" committees that will need to be set up on the South African model to help these societies heal their wounds. Not only to plan, but to call for and publicize the madness betrayed by such a criminal behaviour and the accomplices who have been praising it.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 10 2024 21:07 utc | 78

@ Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 10 2024 19:58 utc | 61

true! i noticed the usa gave that out to egypt early sept, a month before the oct 7th event..as memory serves, egypt always got a lot of money from the usa for what, i could only conclude was to keep them down on the farm and quiet while israel continued on with its madness.. i couldn't figure out why else why..

@ Formerly T-Bear | Feb 10 2024 20:31 utc | 69

thanks.. i certainly hope you are right in your conclusion.. i agree with your overview.. netanyahu is like an updated hitler at this point.. good to see you.. long time no see here at moa..

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 21:08 utc | 79

How much will the reparations for Azrael's mess cost the US taxpayers?
Germany still pays a lot, and Poland recently claimed for a little more
https://www.politico.eu/article/poland-tempers-reparation-demand-from-germany/
The Law and Justice (PiS) party (now replaced by pro EU Tusk) demanded to Berlin in 2022 up to $1.3 trillion in compensation for the destruction caused by the Nazi occupation.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 10 2024 21:13 utc | 80

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Feb 10 2024 20:50 utc | 72

################

Judgement is coming for everyone. Christian, Muslim, Atheist, Jew.

That is the only thing I have absolute confidence about.

Posted by: LoveDonbass | Feb 10 2024 21:19 utc | 81

@Patroklos | Feb 10 2024 21:00 utc | 76

I think Benjamin's end is a glimpse of what's to come (if we're the lucky ones)

Posted by: noonewhomatters | Feb 10 2024 21:23 utc | 82

2025 China #1
But first the old world must die…

Posted by: Rae | Feb 10 2024 21:23 utc | 83

At: Minaa | Feb 10 2024 21:07 utc | 78

Establishing a Truth & Reconciliation Commission as in South Africa is a matter for the Palestinians to decide and how it would operate. Not being Palestinian, I will leave that matter to their will. History has that remedy on the table for future use as needed, and the Palestinians are wise to history. Thanks for the reply.

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Feb 10 2024 21:25 utc | 84

it's simply about goddamned time that the Arab-Moslem nations ponied up in defense of Gaza and Palestine
especially Egypt, whose army shud this very moment be on alert
to intervene

all this talk talk talk is rather sickening

neither the wicked israelis, nor the even more evil US-centralized Empire has any intentions of stopping their genocide against the poor Palestinians. first Gaza, then the West Bank


israel's days are numbered
and unfortunately a lot of innocent people are going to die beforehand

Posted by: michaelj72 | Feb 10 2024 21:31 utc | 85

If Egypt had any balls they would have sent their army into Gaza weeks ago to confront those Zionist child killers not wait until 1.5 million Refugees are driven into the desert or the sea.

Posted by: Englishman | Feb 10 2024 21:32 utc | 86

Posted by: noonewhomatters | Feb 10 2024 21:23 utc | 82

You could be right. Morphine OD is a quick way out. I sometimes imagine a version of the Apocalypse heralded by the simultaneous cry of everyone who has been crushed under the wheel of progress. Sadly, all we're hearing are the gears of capitalism changing.

Posted by: Patroklos | Feb 10 2024 21:35 utc | 87

Netanyahu:
Option 1:
De escalate and then get removed from power and look
At jail time for corruption
Option 2:
Escalate, and then escalate some more.
Mix up the chess board, wipe out some regional enemies and who knows he may be seen as a hero to the right wing and save himself from jail
Posted by: Jl | Feb 10 2024 16:43 utc | 1

The calculus of a psychopath - the reason the world is in the state it is in, and about to get worse.

Posted by: Activist Potato | Feb 10 2024 21:36 utc | 88

Hamas could do the courageous and honorable thing and negotiate their surrender.
Posted by: Zargo | Feb 10 2024 17:14 utc | 14

This scenario has long since passed the "honorable" stage. If one side is incapable of honor, honor is off the table. Although there are radicals on both sides who have lost their honor, only one side has persistently defied the will and hopes of the international community. Let's stop blaming the victim here.

Posted by: Activist Potato | Feb 10 2024 21:43 utc | 89

as memory serves, egypt always got a lot of money from the usa for what, i could only conclude was to keep them down on the farm and quiet while israel continued on with its madness.. i couldn't figure out why else why..

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 21:08 utc | 79

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Ever since signing a peace treaty with the Zionist occupation, Egypt has received annually more than $1 billion (or milliard, if you prefer) from the USA. Most of this is military “aid.” Obviously the intention isn’t that the materiel will be used against the Zionists; in fact it’s a reward/bribe to keep Egypt in the US/Zionist sphere of influence.

Now whom could all that materiel be used against? History teaches us that the targets are uppity Egyptians — and anyone challenging the Gaza blockade.

Even if they wanted to flee to Egypt, which they don’t, Gazans certainly realize that the Egyptian Army would gun them down if they tried.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 10 2024 21:43 utc | 90

I guess betting time is order, I'll go first. Rafah will be cleared out and , sadly, the world wont do anything. Observe the timing also, announcement on Friday, Super Bowl Sunday.

Place your bets folks.

Posted by: Moonie | Feb 10 2024 21:45 utc | 91

@ noonewhomatters | Feb 10 2024 21:23 utc | 82

Excellent analogy. I’m also reminded of the various fates of the escapees in Anna Seghers’s *Das siebte Kreuz*.

Posted by: malenkov | Feb 10 2024 21:47 utc | 92

Putin said the following a few days ago in Tula during a discussion I'm readying for publication at my substack:

"What is called the Ukrainian Armed Forces has, of course, turned into such a terrorist organization. They shoot at ambulances."

Mr. Putin decries double standards, so the IOF is also a "terrorist organization" proven as such by its deeds.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 10 2024 21:48 utc | 93

" all that money from the usa pays for something! i guess that is it... it's essentially bribery, but i guess it works..

Posted by: james | Feb 10 2024 17:05 utc | 6 "

The money's purpose is multi purpose. Much of it is so that Egypt stays quiet about the archeological "bombs" its sitting on, " bombs" that would totally demolish the treacherous lies this current civilization is built upon.

Posted by: Moonie | Feb 10 2024 21:49 utc | 94

" who is not in lockstep that is the question

Posted by: todd | Feb 10 2024 17:28 utc | 19 "


Iran possibly.

Posted by: Moonie | Feb 10 2024 21:51 utc | 95

" The Zionists were told in very clear terms to halt their Genocidal actions; they have not. As such, the Genocide Convention demands all signatories to do what is within their power to halt the Genocide.

Posted by: karlof1 | Feb 10 2024 17:52 utc | 24 "


You conveniently left our Russia and China, are they not signatories ?

Posted by: Moonie | Feb 10 2024 21:55 utc | 96

At: james | Feb 10 2024 21:08 utc | 79

Good to get your reply. I am not lurking much here anymore, the eyes are deteriorating and I cannot catch up with the commentariat once they gat going. Week tomorrow I will wake to 81 orbits; every morning is a surprise, the eyes are far beyond the allotted use-by- date. Damned occupant of the WH is 90 days older than I. If that is my future, it makes the occupant a terrorist in my books. I was five when Truman made his second greatest error in recognising Israel, and the propaganda had already begun.
Any more 'Money for nothing, Chicks for fre' business in your world? It's going late in the day here (UTC+1)and still recovering from watching the Putin v. Carlson extravaganza the other night. That Chinese blessing of living in interesting times could not get much more interesting than this. All the best …

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Feb 10 2024 21:56 utc | 97

" Netanyahu would ignite a global war leading to a major nuclear conflagration to keep himself and his criminal co-conspirator wife out of prison, that’s how evil that monster is.

Posted by: nwwoods | Feb 10 2024 18:11 utc | 30 "


Do you actually believe he's responsible for plans that have been rolling along for decades, if not longer ? Expand your vision.

Posted by: Moonie | Feb 10 2024 21:58 utc | 98

At: LoveDonbass | Feb 10 2024 21:19 utc | 81

There is that also. But missing words do change intent of thoughts.

Posted by: Formerly T-Bear | Feb 10 2024 21:59 utc | 99

@ malenkov | Feb 10 2024 21:47 utc | 92

Hopefully there will still be Heislers when these dark times end.

But to be honest, the last sentence of the book always seemed more religious than marxist to me ....

Posted by: noonewhomatters | Feb 10 2024 22:01 utc | 100

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