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February 23, 2024

Palestine Open Thread 2024-058

Only for news & views directly related to the war in Palestine.

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Posted by b on February 23, 2024 at 16:13 UTC | Permalink

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Brilliant Namibia at ICJ. First 30 minutes but the woman at 9:55 is especially good in her legal arguments on apartheid. This channel seems to have all the ICJ hearings without too many ads.

Faster to read the docs for the robots from Axis of Genocide at ICJ site.

The oral presentations from Global South are excellent. Felt so bad for the Kuwaiti guy who broke down.

Posted by: Pq | Feb 23 2024 16:30 utc | 1

[email protected], Words, between the lines of time.....lots of verbiage Pq and I do get it, it helps ease a heavy heart, but Palestinians are still being slaughtered and starved.
No amount of words will stop this, it might pause for a while but it will be back to wash rense repeat, more dead Palestinians unless the Apartheid State is successful in removing all Palestinians from Apartheid Occupied Palestine.

Incoming flak: If the AOR (Axis of Resistance) wanted the carnage to be over, they'd stop attacking the Apartheid State, let them rehouse the Palestinians in another country(s). Conversely, if the AOR put their money where their heart is, they would immediately cease all (can you believe the Russians still trade with the EU US, like wtf), trade with the Apartheid entity, up the pressure on the Occupiers in Palestine, up the attacks on enabler bases in the region.....its not a game of words, it's a fight for existence.

Cheers M

....some parallels, 'existence' to Russia, except commerce between the warring parties continues, gives the SMO a slightly off smell. Naw, it stinks to high old heaven

Posted by: sean the leprechaun | Feb 23 2024 17:13 utc | 2

Hello to Barflies who remember me.

Librul top posts on prev. thread, is imho (opinion, Idk, right?) probably close to some kind of correct account.

Posted by: librul | Feb 22 2024 13:44 utc | 1]

Posted by: librul | Feb 22 2024 13:49 utc | 2

From a T. Meyssan post:

Contrary to what I wrote last week based on dispatches from Western and Arab news agencies filtered by Israeli military censorship, Israel’s attack on October 7, 2023 (operation “Al-Aqsa Flood)“) was not perpetrated by Hamas alone. Its triggering was decided by a unitary operation chamber of the entire Palestinian Resistance. Hamas, which is by far the main component, provided the bulk of the troops, but three other groups participated:

— Islamic Jihad (Sunni and Khomeinist); the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (Marxist); and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-CG).
In 2023, Iran hosted talks between the region’s various pro-independence forces, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and Hamas. They were held in Beirut (Lebanon) under the presidency of General Ismaïl Qaani, commander of the al-Quds brigades of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Their aim was to reconcile these actors who had fought a ferocious war in Gaza, then in Syria. These meetings were made public in May 2023. On this occasion the Lebanese press discussed the preparation of the unitary operation which was carried out on October 7. Iran is therefore responsible for reconciling the Palestinian factions.

On October 5, the CIA warned the Mossad of a major operation by the United Palestinian Resistance. The United States was worried about its scale. However, according to the New York Times, the CIA reports (September 28 and October 5), still classified, did not mention the use of new combat techniques by the Palestinian Resistance. Israeli intelligence services then held a meeting to assess the threat. The Shin Bet (counterespionage) and Amman (military intelligence) participated. (…)

MOA barflies must know that Netanyahu has supported Hamas, publically and repeatedly, as a useful force, as it is opposed to the Palestininan Authority. See e.g. MSM, The Times of Israel, 8 oct 2023:

Imho ...The US hegemon, aka the imposition of Pax America, is sagging and was dealt a hard blow with the retreat from Afgh. Also, and this counts for a lot, ppl world-wide are astounded that a US Prez is a Senile-Figure-Head. Heh, Andropov (USSR) was a brilliant pol in comparison, but that is just me. (Obama was elected and put in place to perpetuate the idea of a ‘democracy’.. and it worked great..for a while..) The image of the USA! USA! cheer USA! has been thrashed.

So Zionist-Israel realised there was a window to kill Pals and take a minuscule strip territory (Gaza) as the US was bogged down elsewhere and loosing bad (UKR), didn’t have anybody on alert w. the Isr. qu., and couldn’t control anything — the US could be manipulated and fooled.

Posted by: Noirette | Feb 23 2024 17:25 utc | 3

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Posted by: Amella | Feb 23 2024 17:36 utc | 4

Edward Said - BBC program ;
Might explain a lot to those who ask
Why-don‘t-they-just-dissapear ?

Posted by: Exile | Feb 23 2024 17:36 utc | 5

....some parallels, 'existence' to Russia, except commerce between the warring parties continues, gives the SMO a slightly off smell. Naw, it stinks to high old heaven

Posted by: sean the leprechaun | Feb 23 2024 17:13 utc |

I was looking at a Britannica history of the American Civil War. They pointed out that England and France were in competition with interests in the northern USA to purchase cotton produced in the Confederacy. The US Federal government made arrangements so that the commerce could continue, because it allowed northern interests to make profits though at the same time it allowed the Confederacy to earn currency for purchasing weapons from the North. Just sayin'...

Posted by: Gene Poole | Feb 23 2024 18:03 utc | 7

In response to this end of a comment by bevin at end of last Palestine thread
The common strand in all of these 'contrarian' schools is a refusal to confront the fundamental reality that the world is governed by a capitalist class with imperial ambitions.
We are all like the people of Gaza. Or those governing Israel.

Posted by: bevin | Feb 23 2024 16:34 utc | 247

Damn bevin! That is as close to agreeing with my God Of Mammon cult description as I have ever read from you.....thanks!

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 23 2024 18:23 utc | 8

Recent Middle East Eye coverage - US and UK enter Wonderland:

1 - UK presentation at ICJ

“UK representatives at the ICJ told the court that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories is illegal but argued against the ICJ issuing an advisory opinion, as this could undermine the current security framework led by the UN Security Council. They said that the court would be inappropriately ruling on a bilateral dispute, and that Israel's withdrawal from the occupied territories should be through negotiations and not a court decision.”

2 - Binken responds to Israeli announcement of new settlements in West Bank

“US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday said he was ‘disappointed’ regarding Israel's announcement of its intention to construct 3,000 new homes in settlements across the occupied West Bank. During a press conference in Buenos Aires, Blinken said that the enduring policy of the US has been that the establishment of new settlements undermines the efforts to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Posted by: jayc | Feb 23 2024 18:23 utc | 9

"The common strand in all of these 'contrarian' schools is a refusal to confront the fundamental reality that the world is governed by a capitalist class with imperial ambitions.
We are all like the people of Gaza. Or those governing Israel."

Thanks Bevin, you nailed it.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 23 2024 19:07 utc | 10

We are all like the people of Gaza. Or those governing Israel."

Thanks Bevin, you nailed it.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 23 2024 19:07 utc | 9

In that case all of us on MoA are clearly part of the Axis of Genocide. We are clearly not suffering like the people of Gaza. Otherwise we'd be out risking getting shot for a small amount of food. Or dead. Or screaming in pain from injuries. Or zombie like having lost all family.

But for some reason, the members of the card carrying members of Axis of Genocide (Five Eyes, EU, Russia) instead of feeling responsibility for Palestine's subjugation since the end of the Cold War, and shame, guilt, sadness at what our society has become, choose instead to keeping dumping the blame to other parties.

In typical racist colonial fashion.

Tomorrow is a global day of protest. Make your voice heard at your location protest.

Posted by: Pq | Feb 23 2024 19:32 utc | 11

Isr does not listen to anyone.. clearly todays plan for the day after by continuing the ethnocide....culture...eellbeing
Previous presentatioons at ICJ have said that they must ignore any references consideration re negotiations as not part of the is a disrupting technique really.

Posted by: Jo | Feb 23 2024 19:47 utc | 13

Premeditated Hannibal Directive and Premeditated Genocide of Palestinians - Zionist Divorcement from the Claim of "Israel's right to exist".

October 7th Zionist Betrayal and Treachery
Bannishment of the social contract and it's reason for being.


After feedback about Comment #1 at:

I have decided to put together a collection of supportive links for the readers use.

This author got it right on October 8th.

VINDICATED: Israeli Intelligence Knew October 7 Attack Plan a Year in Advance

NYT - Israel Knew Hamas’s Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago

NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel

Did Israel share Hamas' plan with it's counterparts?
Top Secret Agreement (details undisclosed) between iZrael and Britain
Parlimentarian: "The agreement formalises our defence relationship and supports our partnership and cooperation with Israel.
It will streamline and provide a mechanism for planning our joint activity, allowing collaboration on a
number of areas that will include defence medical training, organisational design concepts, and defence education."
RAF in Eastern Mediterranean, GCHQ in Cyprus
Sunak takes British support for Israel to new extreme
iZrael claims it stopped real-time monitoring of Hamas' tactical radio network
It is still puzzling why the "approval from all levels" was made to stop "real-time monitoring of the tactical communication of Hamas operatives on their radios"
Reports: Senior IDF officer dismissed pre-Oct. 7 intel on Hamas invasion as ‘fantasy’

Two lower level officers in IDF’s elite intelligence Unit 8200 outlined a mass invasion one month before onslaught; top officers also waved off manual showing plans for onslaught
The Women Soldiers Who Warned of a Pending Hamas Attack – and Were Ignored

Over the past year, the Israel Defense Forces’ spotters situated on the Gaza border, all women, warned that something unusual was happening.
October 7 testimonies reveal Israel’s military ‘shelling’ Israeli citizens with tanks, missiles
Israeli October 7 posterchild was killed by Israeli tank, eyewitnesses reveal
Israeli tank gunner reveals orders to fire indiscriminately into kibbutz — report
Scandal-stained Israeli ‘rescue’ group fuels October 7 fabrications
New evidence emerges of Israel killing its own civilians
Some insight into Israeli society :
The Real Reason Mizrahim Vote for Netanyahu, and Why the Left Can't Win Them Over!/backToSection

Israel’s Biblical Psychopathy (judge for yourself)

Israel's recent terror attack against the US.
Hundreds of terrorizing phone calls made to the US from Israel
during the very first days of Trumps Presidential term.

Jump to the section dealing with the Mossad patsy, Israeli-American Michael Kadar.




The heart of the case is the presentation of evidence. There are two types of evidence -- direct and circumstantial.

Direct evidence usually is that which speaks for itself: eyewitness accounts, a confession, or a weapon.
Circumstantial evidence usually is that which suggests a fact by implication or inference: the appearance of the scene of a crime, testimony that suggests a connection or link with a crime, physical evidence that suggests criminal activity.

Both kinds of evidence are a part of most trials, with circumstantial evidence probably being used more often than direct. Either kind of evidence can be offered in oral testimony of witnesses or physical exhibits, including fingerprints, test results, and documents. Neither kind of evidence is more valuable than the other.
Also note what b said

"There Are Certain Things I Can Not Write About"

Posted by: librul | Feb 23 2024 19:51 utc | 14


Ireland's submission to the ICJ on 'occupation'

Israel Has Exceeded Reasonable Use Of Force, Says Ireland At ICJ Hearing | Dawn News English [30 mins]

Posted by: Don Firineach | Feb 23 2024 20:15 utc | 15

What Bush/Cheney & Friends did to Iraq was a war crime, but it wasn't done in pursuit of a genocide. Millions of Americans who aren't dead inside still remember the war crime though, and it took decades to get low information voters to be largely uncaring abut it.

But what Biden/Netanyahu & Friends have had going on is a straight up enabling of a genocidal effort, and millions of Americans, and other Westerners, will never memory hole that.

Politicians and reporters can be intimidated, bought off, and back mailed, but I predict that for millions of young voters this is a defining moment in their political lives. One can only hope that they serve as an indestructible nucleus around which opposition to the influence of AIPAC can grow.

Posted by: Babel-17 | Feb 23 2024 20:41 utc | 16

Posted by: librul | Feb 23 2024 19:51 utc | 13

Thank you for the excellent work. I'm still surprised at the crude "racist" card that bevin threw on top of his usual apologist tantrum.

Posted by: Michael A | Feb 23 2024 21:15 utc | 17

Posted by: Don Firineach | Feb 23 2024 20:15 utc | 14

The US and all European countries have closed ranks around Israel to protect Israel. This includes Ireland and Russia.

The key statement in Ireland's presentation is: In our view, the only effective solution to the problem can be a political one.

Translation: Screw the law. Let's go back to Oslo 2.225, Quartet v.3.4567. In another 75 years let's come back and debate whether the occupation has turned into an annexation. Yes, let's agree the psyco settlers who pour concrete in wells are friggin nuts. Let's say settlements must go. We'll throw that bone to the Ayyyrabs and Mooslims. Stay away from the hot potatoes of apartheid, detention, torture, right of return. The Jungle needs to know it's place. Let's adjourn to the Garden for wine and cheese.

If you apply law to this case, Palestine wins. 20 years ago already. 75 years ago already.
If you apply political processes to the case: welcome to the genocide we see today. So why would The Garden choose the law?

US and Europe are fighting hard to get the ICJ to provide some wishy washy statements and limit itself at MAXIMUM to settlements and noisy human rights statements.

Don't be fooled by the talk of excessive use of force. They need to fill up 30 minutes of blathering to paper over the ONE important sentence.

They have clearly coordinated as in: what human rights can we throw out to try and hide our genocidal settler colonial tendencies? Ok, psycho settlers.

You need to look at the SHIT the US / European countries are trying to hide:

-end the occupation unconditionally, immediately, applying the law. Lose the walls and checkpoints and separate road.
-Apartheid: a huge topic. Namibia is fantastic. Those ladies were so eloquent and precise.
-right of return of refugees
-detention and torture of Palestinians
-right to a real state with an army etc.
-armed resistance is a right (China)
-war crimes tribunals for enforcers of occupation.

The Global South, almost all of I've reviewed so far have done an amazing job. The Axis of Genocide look like pathetic robots in comparison.

All the docs are here. I recommend going through all of the verbatim records to compare although they lack the drama of the delivery: Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi, South Africa, Namibia, Bangladesh, Qatar are some that I have seen.

ps: Canada had the good sense to back out. I don't know why they didn't show up to parrot the European statements, but well done for not showing up.

Posted by: pq | Feb 23 2024 21:31 utc | 18

Biden is looking for loopholes to justify his new war on Yemen.

Out of 30 bombings the US has instigated against Yemen so far, the national security team claims that most of them were in self-defense. But at least three of the strikes are deemed NOT in self-defense, the first of these non-defensive strikes being on Jan 11. The US can engage in non-defensive bombings for only 60 days without Congressional approval. That clock runs out on March 12.

Rather than get approval for this new war, Biden’s team is throwing a lot of scum in the water. The administration spokespeople and legal teams are claiming that the War Powers Resolution refers to putting US forces on the ground and well, golly, the US Navy was already IN the Red Sea, so it doesn’t count as “US forces NEWLY introduced into a conflict”. (The fact that this sounds like an argument made by a third-grader might explain why the spokespeople remain anonymous.)

They also claim that the bombings of Yemen aren’t “frequent enough” to start the clock ticking for Congressional approval. I guess the thinking is that the US is supposed to get a certain number of freebie bombings in before they really count.

Then they held up the Libya invasion - for fuck’s sake - as an example of a time when Congressional approval was neither sought nor needed. The fact that it certainly was needed, but not asked for nor given, and so was completely illegal was not mentioned. And, of course, what no-one to this day will recognize is that we utterly destroyed Libya in a naked act of Apocalypse Now conducted on a foreign country for no reason whatsoever, aside from wanting to seize its oil and gold reserves. (May Obama and Clinton rot in hell for what they did to Libya. And to Haiti.)

Congress, for its part, doesn’t seem to give a shit one way or the other about the entire matter of Yemen and bombing, legal or illegal.

Although, on a different issue, Pelosi claims that no US weapons have been used to carry out Israeli atrocities in Gaza. I’m sure we are all relieved to hear that bit of clarification.

On the incident involving the Navy Seals who died while pirating a boat in the Arabian Sea, which is related to the bombing of Yemen, the US now says that the boat was not flying a flag and furthermore was deemed unsafe and unseaworthy so they were justified in boarding the boat. It was out there in international waters under its own power, but “unseaworthy” nonetheless.

The Coast Guard found all kinds of illegal weapons’ parts from Iran on the boat, so they arrested all of the 14 Pakistani sailors on board. 1 was arrested on charges of smuggling a warhead, 3 are charged with providing false information and the rest are being held on material witness warrants. They are now being held in Virginia awaiting trial. The one guy could get 20 years in prison and the other 3 with charges against them could get up to 5 years each.

Everyone who is anyone in Washington legal circles is involved in trying this case. There’s a list of all the names at the end of this article, which summarizes the incident and the charges:

Posted by: teri | Feb 23 2024 21:43 utc | 19

Looks like Mondoweiss read my comments on the non-existence of the UAE Israel land bridge.

Here's an article restating everything I said weeks ago: the rumour was started by the Trucknet CEO trying to manipulate his stock price. And then picked up by MSM in the usual cut and paste. I know Arab haters always gonna hate on Arabs, and Islamophobes always gonna phobe but prejudice and reasoning do not good bedfellows make.

Israeli lies about a ‘land bridge’ to the Gulf show the Yemeni blockade is working

"This claim was quickly picked up by the “Axis of Resistance” media groups, followed by widespread criticism on social media accusing the UAE and Saudi Arabia of complicity in the war on Gaza and demanding the curtailment of “the land bridge.”

"Still, the reasons for the persistence of these claims have more to do with Israel’s desire to promote its postwar normalization with the region in the long run, while calming investors and consumers in Israel in the short term and forestalling an Israeli economic crash. Furthermore, Israel is using this claim to undermine the Palestinian position in the ongoing negotiations over the conclusion of the genocidal war."

Posted by: pq | Feb 23 2024 21:53 utc | 20

Posted by: teri | Feb 23 2024 21:43 utc | 18

Thanks. Did you mean "chum" in the water? Peloser really said that ZERO American weapons are or were used? That's so blatantly false and falsifiable I wonder how bad her dementia has gotten. There are pictures of US bomb and missile parts from all over Gaza! She's always been a lying self-serving wench, but this is a new low.

Re: Yemen, it's amazing how the US has given itself a mandate to be the policemen or mercenaries of the high seas, all over the world. It's frankly none of their business to interdict weapons from anywhere going to Ansar Allah, and furthermore it's rampant hypocrisy.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 23 2024 22:06 utc | 21

Breaking news. Russia has deployed troops to the Syrian border with Israel and established and observation post. Discussions between Israel and Russia are occurring behind the scenes.

Posted by: David G Horsman | Feb 23 2024 22:13 utc | 22

Thanks. Did you mean "chum" in the water?
Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 23 2024 22:06 utc | 20

Nope. Chum is to attract sharks. We ARE the sharks. No, we dump scum in the water so as to make it no longer clear.

Yeah, Pelosi. And here I was kinda thinking she had died or something. Figures when she opens her mouth after months of silence, a huge lie pops out.

Posted by: teri | Feb 23 2024 22:15 utc | 23

RE: Posted by: David G Horsman | Feb 23 2024 22:13 utc | 21

It’s probably put there to protect Israel’s illegal Golan Heights settlement from Syrian’s retaking their land.
Heaven forbid Syria should actually fire back at Israel’s missile lobbing.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 23 2024 22:22 utc | 24

From 2 weeks ago:

The Lebanese Hezbollah group on Friday said it targeted an Israeli military base in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights with dozens of Katyusha rockets.

The group said its fighters targeted the Israeli army's Kela base, in support of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and in solidarity with the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli onslaught against Gaza.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages, as the Israeli military has yet to comment on the incident.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 23 2024 22:29 utc | 25

I keep reading and hearing about Pelosi drinking. I wonder if that's really dementia.

Posted by: Lysias | Feb 23 2024 22:38 utc | 26


the case builds against israel and its Nato backers, primarily but not exclusively the USA and UK, the two worst offenders of human rights and dignity in the world

"...The UN experts saluted the halting of arms transfers to "Israel" by Belgium, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and the Japanese company Itochu Corporation...."
UN experts warn weapons transfer to 'Israel' 'likely' in breach of IHL

The experts explain how providing weapons to the Israeli occupation can breach the 1949 Geneva Conventions and the 1948 Genocide Convention.

UN experts warned today that any act of transferring weapons or ammunition to "Israel" that are to be used in Gaza is likely in violation of international humanitarian law and must stop immediately.

“All states must ‘ensure respect’ for international humanitarian law by parties to an armed conflict, as required by 1949 Geneva conventions and customary international law,” the experts emphasized.

“States must accordingly refrain from transferring any weapon or ammunition – or parts for them – if it is expected, given the facts or past patterns of behavior, that they would be used to violate international law,” they added......

....The experts emphasized that all countries who ratified the Arms Trade Treaty have much bigger responsibilities to refuse arms exports to the occupation if they “know” that the arms “would” be used to commit international crimes, or if there is an “overriding risk” that the arms transferred “could” be used to commit serious violations of international humanitarian law......
Any transfer of weapons or ammunition to #Israel that would be used in #Gaza is likely to violate international humanitarian law and must cease immediately, human rights experts warned today.

“All States must not be complicit in international crimes through arms transfers."

Posted by: michaelj72 | Feb 23 2024 23:08 utc | 27

@pq #17

To quote Daniel Levy - 'Ireland has long been a lonely voice amongst the Europeans'.

Posted by: Don Firineach | Feb 23 2024 23:09 utc | 28

Reminder: Israel is guilty of more than one genocide

Link to Photo

Posted by: Menz | Feb 23 2024 23:16 utc | 29

Israelis = Sickos

Meet Benjamin, a French-Israeli soldier/pervert. For some reason he thought he could get more dates by posting a photo of himself with a collection of displaced women's underwear.

Posted by: Menz | Feb 23 2024 23:17 utc | 30

The UN, rather than Netanyahu, should be deciding what happens to Gaza after the conflict ends. How arrogant is the man, that he thinks he owns Palestine, so he has the right to decide how it is run and by whom?

Posted by: D J G | Feb 23 2024 23:28 utc | 31

Benny Johnson
PANIC: Corporate Media reporter visibly STUNNED after FIVE Michigan Biden voters TURN on Joe before her very eyes:

"We are not stupid enough to elect you again!"

“I’m willing to punish Biden”

Posted by: Menz | Feb 23 2024 23:30 utc | 32

Quds News Network
Early this morning, Israeli army warplanes killed journalist Mohammed Yaghi along with his wife and children, bringing the total number of journalists killed by the Israeli army in Gaza to 130 journalists.

Posted by: Menz | Feb 23 2024 23:42 utc | 33

Two surgeons in Gaza received a call that the Israel had bombed their homes, killing all their family members.


Posted by: Menz | Feb 23 2024 23:47 utc | 34

Did you mean "chum" in the water? Peloser really said that ZERO American weapons are or were used? That's so blatantly false and falsifiable I wonder how bad her dementia has gotten. There are pictures of US bomb and missile parts from all over Gaza! She's always been a lying self-serving wench, but this is a new low.

Posted by: Tom_Q_Collins | Feb 23 2024 22:06 utc | 20

There is no bottom to the depth that Nancye De'Monic will go. Whatever needs be said to keep the ritually satanic blessed blood syrup and adenocrome coming in Pentagon trucks will be said, for all Hell's denizens know that they will protected by vampire wanna-be "familiars" who cpntrol major communications. It would be just for her to burst into flames one day. Then the other demon vampires could feed on her roasted carcass. A just and fitting end.

Posted by: Dogtired | Feb 24 2024 0:31 utc | 35

Posted by: teri | Feb 23 2024 21:43 utc | 18


This sounds and looks like out-and-out piracy and shanghai-ing of these mariners.

Maybe I should say "Assange-ing."

What jurisdiction does the USA have over these men and their vessel and their cargo in international waters that also happen to be on their back door? I want to see some US Navy vessels blown up in international waters 200 mi out from one of our coasts. Maybe the Gulf Coast.

They have to gin this thing up and make it look legal because of the stupid loss of the SEALS, going where they had no right to go.

Posted by: Jane | Feb 24 2024 0:50 utc | 36

For those struggling with the words to face what is happening right now authentically, you could do worse than to read Patrick Lawrence's new article over at Unz, "Guilt and responsibilty."

Suffice to say, so many comments are well-meaning, but is applying guilt onto ourselves beneficial for anything? Does it help the Palestinians?

Guilt, guilt, guilt, haunted memories, constant reminders of the past in books, films, museums, memorials: There is no need to deny the horrors of the last century and every need to escape this warped complex. The barbarities that unfold daily in Gaza make this matter urgent. And when we at last understand guilt and its proper place in our lives and as we think things through, two things are instantly possible. We are able to live in the present, not in the past, not as history’s prisoners, and we are able to react responsibly to events as they occur in this suddenly available present.


And the first comment below Mr. Lawrence's offering:

This transition from guilt to responsibility, which comprises the moral foundation of Humanity’s New Spirit Rising, is rooted in forgiveness. All the nations that comprise Humanity must meet each other where we are at this moment. Every nation, every tribe, every race, every ethnic group, every human person, has sins to atone for. We must meet in a spirit of reconciliation, not seeking to punish one another for our past transgressions (sins), but rather to all accept responsibility for our own.

~ Simius Cognitius

Truer words. Hegel would be proud.

Can YOU be a voice of comfort to those around you?

Posted by: NemesisCalling | Feb 24 2024 1:17 utc | 37

first, thanks to Menz for many of these updates he brings us
Posted by: Menz | Feb 23 2024 23:47 utc | 33
etc etc

Hamas spokesperson shows How to Make Friends and Influence People, the right way

Hamas Spox: "We salute the stance of the People's Republic of China which stressed the legality of occupied people striving to achieve self-determination by all possible means, including armed resistance, and the necessity of not equating armed resistance with terrorism."

"We salute Brazilian President Lula Da Silva who compared what's happening in Gaza to what Hitler did to the Jews."

"We salute the honorable stances of the presidents of Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba and Colombia who expressed their support for the stance of the Brazilian president and also underscored that what's taking place in the Gaza Strip is a Nazi-style genocide."

Posted by: michaelj72 | Feb 24 2024 1:31 utc | 38

SUMMARY of all resistance operations today, February 23 (2024), against (US)-israeli forces

— Al-Qassam Brigades:

Targeted a Merkava tank with Yassin-105s, southwest of Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

Targeted a group of IOF soldiers inside a house with an anti-personnel rocket, resulting in casualties, south of Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

— Al-Quds Brigades:

Ambushed & destroyed 2 Merkava tanks in a well-planned engineered ambush on Street 8 in Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

Shelled gatherings of IOF forces & their vehicles with mortar shells east of the central Gaza Strip.

Shelled locations of IOF forces & their vehicles around "Dawla and Street 8" south of Gaza with 60mm mortar shells.

Targeted 2 military vehicles with RPGs, in the western axis of Khan Yunis.

Targeted a Merkava tank with RPGs, in the central axis of Khan Yunis.

Engaged with an IOF force inside a building, causing casualties between dead and wounded, west of Khan Yunis.

Targeted a Merkava tank with a Tandem rocket, resulting in casualties inside and the soldiers around it in the Aabsan Al-Kabira area east of Khan Yunis.

Targeted and detonated a Merkava tank with an explosive device in the Al-Amal neighborhood, west of Khan Yunis.

— Al-Aqsa Brigades:

Targeted a military vehicle with RPGs, in the axis south of Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza.

Targeted an IOF armored personnel carrier (APC) in the axis west of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Targeted a Merkava tank in the axis central of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Shelled gatherings of IOF soldiers and their military vehicles with 60mm regular mortar shells in the axis of Al-Zaytoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza City.

— Mujahideen Brigades:

Targeted an IOF force inside a building in Al-Zaytoun neighborhood with a “Saeer” missile, causing casualties among the force.

Engaged in fierce clashes with israeli army vehicles and IOF soldiers using appropriate weapons on the axes in Khan Younis city.

In a joint-operation with Saraya Al-Quds, they sniped a number of IOF soldiers who were stationed atop their vehicles around Tayba Towers, south of Japanese neighborhood, west of Khan Younis.

Engaged in fierce clashes with IOF army vehicles and soldiers on the axes in Al-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City.

— Hezbollah:

Launched 2 kamikaze drones targeting the headquarters of the regional council in Kiryat Shmona, confirming hitting their target accurately.

Targeted the Al-Malikiyah site with 2 Burkan IRAM rockets.

Targeted the Ruwaysat Al-Alam site in the occupied Shabaa Farms with rockets.

Targeted the Radar site in the occupied Shebaa Farms with rockets.

Targeted the Al-Malikiyah site with rockets.


Posted by: tawharanui | Feb 24 2024 1:36 utc | 39

Posted by: Babel-17 | Feb 23 2024 20:41 utc | 15

I see the same things. GenZ ain’t buying the “support Israel unconditionally” bullshit. They have access to alternative media. They see the IFF Red Crescent medics given the go-ahead by IDF to safely come forward and save a 4 year old girl. Then IDF executes the medics and the little girl.

Then they are told that this is: “Israel has a right to defend itself” and “Israel has a right to exist” and they call “Bullshit!” They dare draw their own conclusions.

Then members of Congress whom all have a Jeffrey Epstein, Mossad, child-rape blackmail video hanging over their heads along with the fact that their campaign is mostly financed by AIPAC. These American JUDEO-Christian cucks declare that these young children are not properly educated as regards to Israel.

Yeah I’m the old stereotypical pissed off war veteran. But I’m kind of warming up to these gen-z kids. Keep thinking for yourselves kids. Do your own research. Give em hell!

Posted by: RLTW | Feb 24 2024 1:40 utc | 40

The UN, rather than Netanyahu, should be deciding what happens to Gaza after the conflict ends.
Posted by: D J G | Feb 23 2024 23:28 utc | 30

FAFO and then beg for the UN to bail you out? Sorry, the winner of the war in Gaza will be dictating some terms as Russia will do in Ukraine.

Posted by: HH | Feb 24 2024 2:00 utc | 41

Ansarallah captured the state of the art REMUS 600 USN underwater drone , packed with sensors and high tech equipment. Seems it will be going straight to the reverse engineering shop in Iran. I was somewhat surprised reading it can be extended in length to suit payload and mission. Usually it's only russia that builds modular systems for cost and efficiency. I guess they have a snooping and booming versions

Posted by: Hankster | Feb 24 2024 2:23 utc | 42

Posted by: Hankster | Feb 24 2024 2:23 utc | 41

The article you linked to is dated January 2018, is that right?

Posted by: Menz | Feb 24 2024 2:50 utc | 43

The article you linked to is dated January 2018, is that right?

Posted by: Menz | Feb 24 2024 2:50 utc | 42

Yes. It is making the rounds again claiming it was a few days ago, but it was in 2018.

Also, remus drone is 20 year old tech.

Posted by: UWDude | Feb 24 2024 3:27 utc | 44

RE: I keep reading and hearing about Pelosi drinking. I wonder if that's really dementia.

Posted by: Lysias | Feb 23 2024 22:38 utc | 25

I’m not sure if you know, but Pelosi has been an alcoholic for over 40 years. She now may also have dementia as well.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 4:30 utc | 45

42 menz now I'm confused , yes one caught 2018, I double check videos from the multiple postings from 3 days ago. Many are just same video from the 2018.
So not sure if someone just rehashed like this site or it is a new event, this news tells it like it is but I'd err on its a busted fake now

Posted by: Hankster | Feb 24 2024 4:48 utc | 46

1. Demographics

Israel is losing a greater percentage of Jewish population by emigration, than it is killing Palestinians in Gaza & the West Bank. Even if it manages to starve and slaughter 200,000. Even if it pushes a million Gazans into that concentration camp in Egypt, because the world will consider these to be an occupied population: refugees with a legitimate right to return to Gaza (though not the former Palestinian territories within Israel).

In the long run, Israel will find it hard to attract settlers as it could before Oct. 7. Many more foreign workers will be imported but only a small percentage will become Israeli citizens. In the next decades, I believe Israeli citizens will be increasingly outnumbered by occupied Palestinians. To some extent they may be able to control these populations, but with such a disparity this may eventually become impossible.

2. Future of the Israel lobby in the U.S.

Most keen observers on either side of the conflict would agree Israel has botched its response to October 7. Israel is making the lobby work overtime to patch the cracks in US position. The lobby realizes its grip on the US government may weaken with Israel acting so sickeningly insane, month after month with no letup.

One might believe that the power of the Israel lobby will diminish in the future, but I doubt it. Instead it will expand in the other direction. The Israel lobby is going to decide Israel is not acting in its own or US Jewish interests, and start making demands on Israeli policy. Instead of acting as cover for Israel, it will start shaping Israeli policy through its pull with US politicians. No more blank check. Eventually Israelis will bemoan US control over their government.

I'm not saying this will improve the position of Palestinians in any way. Only that with greater US involvement comes greater US control.

Posted by: ChrisB | Feb 24 2024 5:14 utc | 47

Biden is looking for loopholes to justify his new war on Yemen.

Posted by: teri | Feb 23 2024 21:43 utc | 18


Kabuki. No justification is needed. The West operates as they wish. They answer to no one. Any moral standards they claim to hold are temporary exercises in propaganda.

So many people fall for these nonsensical narratives, which keep the hoi polloi in a perpetual childlike state. And many of them want that. They don't care about right and wrong. They only care about being on the "winning side" and to gratify their basest physical desires.

In the absence of moral absolutes, humans make up and enforce whatever morals suit their ambitions at that moment. Such is secularism (and some corrupt theists).

This all would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic.

Posted by: LoveDonbass | Feb 24 2024 5:17 utc | 48

Below are links showing the manipulation of Egypt in our civilization war

The 1st from The Cradle has a title of

IMF vows to support Egypt as nation braces for mass displacement of Gazans

the quotes

Egypt has been in talks for the last month with the US-based financial agency to revive and expand a $3 billion loan agreement signed in December 2022.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in November that the agency was “seriously considering” a possible augmentation of Egypt’s loan program due to “economic difficulties posed by the Israel–Gaza war.”

"The loan could reach up to $10 billion to help the Egyptian economy survive amid local and external factors, including the Israeli onslaught on the neighboring Gaza Strip and tensions in the Red Sea negatively influencing the revenues generated by the Suez Canal," an official Egyptian source told The New Arab earlier this month.

Furthermore, this week, US multinational energy firm Chevron announced plans to expand production at Israel's Tamar field in a move that will increase gas exports to Egypt by an additional 4 billion cubic meters in the coming years.

This coincided with the start of construction work on an “isolated security zone” in the eastern Sinai Desert on the border with the Gaza Strip, which many expect will serve as a buffer zone for displaced Palestinians.

“The construction work seen in Sinai along the border with Gaza – the establishment of a reinforced security perimeter around a specific, open area of land – are serious signs that Egypt may be preparing to accept and allow the displacement of Gazans to Sinai, in coordination with Israel and the United States,” Muhannad Sabry, a researcher in Sinai affairs and security in Egypt, told the Sinai Foundation last week.

The 2nd is from Xinhuanet with the title of

Egypt, UAE sign deal to develop new city on Egypt's northern coast

the quote

CAIRO, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a deal on Friday to build a new city on Egypt's northern coast, with the aim of boosting tourism, investment and foreign currency reserves.

The agreement, signed by Egypt's Housing Minister Assem El-Gazzar and UAE's Investment Minister Mohamed Al Suwaidi at Egypt's New Administrative Capital, will develop Ras Al-Hekma, a 170-square-kilometer area west of Alexandria.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, who attended the signing, said the project would be carried out by Egypt's New Urban Communities Authority and Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company, and would inject 35 billion U.S. dollars of foreign direct investment into the economy in two months.

Egypt is being set up to take in the Palestinians forced out of Gaza and it is a coordinated effort.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 24 2024 5:29 utc | 49

Reading Aime Cesaire for the first time.

Certainly describes the zionist movement.

First we must study how colonization works to decivilize the colonizer, to brutalize him in the true sense of the word, to degrade him, to awaken him to buried instincts, to covetousness, violence, race hatred, and moral relativism; and we must show that each time a head is cut off or an eye put out in Vietnam and in France they accept the fact, each time a little girl is raped and in France they accept the fact, civilization acquires another dead weight, a universal regression takes place, a gangrene sets in, a center of infection begins to spread; and that at the end of all these treaties that have been violated, all these lies that have been propagated, all these punitive expeditions that have been tolerated, all these prisoners who have been tied up and "interrogated," all these patriots who have been tortured, at the end of all the racial pride that has been encouraged, all the boastfulness that has been displayed, a poison has been distilled into the veins of Europe and, slowly but surely, the continent proceeds toward savagery.

And then one fine day the bourgeoisie is awakened by a terrific boomerang effect: the gestapos are busy, the prisons fill up, the torturers standing around the racks invent, refine, discuss.

People are surprised, they become indignant. They say: "How strange! But never mind--it's Nazism, it will pass!" And they wait and they hope; and they hide the truth from themselves, that it is barbarism, the supreme barbarism, the crowning barbarism that sums up all the daily barbarisms; that it is Nazism, yes, but that before they were its victims, they were its accomplices; that they tolerated Nazism before it was inflicted on them, that they absolved it, shut their eyes to it, legitimized it, because, until then, it had been applied only to non-European peoples; that they have cultivated that Nazism, that they are responsible for it, and that before engulfing the whole edifice of Western, Christian civilization, in its reddened waters, it oozes, seeps, and trickles from every crack. bottom, what he cannot forgive Hitler for is not the crime in itself, the crime against man, it is not the humiliation of man as such, it is the crime against the white man, and the fact that he applied to Europe colonialist procedures which until then had been reserved exclusively for the Arabs of Algeria, the "coolies" of India, and the "niggers" of Africa.

Posted by: JAB | Feb 24 2024 5:35 utc | 50

What am I driving at? At this idea: that no one colonizes innocently, that no one colonizes with impunity either; that a nation which colonizes, that a civlization which justifies colonization--and therefore force--is already a sick civilization, a civilization which is morally diseased, which irresistibly, progressing from one consequence to another, one denial to another, calls for its Hitler, I mean its punishment.

Aime Cesaire

Posted by: JAB | Feb 24 2024 5:38 utc | 51

Based on tawharanui SitRep :

Tally now 166 Merkavas claimed knocked out since start of hostilities on 2.Oct.

Comment - read closely these SITREPs if the Gaza Arabs are able to continue making attacks outside the Gaza Fence. The Likud‘s strategy is to create a 800+ meter kill zone surrounding Gaza and simply bomb or starve the people inside. The kill zone is what those TikTok videos blowing up buildings is all about.

Countering this requires the Gaza Arabs to attack the IDF beyond the 800 meter kill zone. There was evidence of tunnels extending beyond the Gaza fence, but unclear if those still exist or if those tunnels have been extended in since 2.Oct.

Posted by: Exile | Feb 24 2024 5:44 utc | 52


Something to keep in forefront of every discussion is how tiny Gaza is. Wiki says it’s 360 square km.

By way of comparasion - Tiny closely packed Singapore is 725 square km.

Posted by: Exile | Feb 24 2024 5:49 utc | 53

A significant thing: it is not the head of a civilization that begins to rot first. It is the heart.

Aime Cesaire

Posted by: JAB | Feb 24 2024 5:52 utc | 54

Houthis, one of the poorest countries on earth, just blew up a 35 million US drone. War is changing.

Posted by: JAB | Feb 24 2024 5:54 utc | 55

RE: “Egypt is being set up to take in the Palestinians forced out of Gaza and it is a coordinated effort.”

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 24 2024 5:29 utc | 48

I’m reading your post thoroughly, it did occur to me also that Egypt & UAE are now BRICS members and this tourism deal could also be part of that development piece. Regarding IMF buy off, it does seem rather obvious.
The added part for me is Turkey/Erdogan visit.
Initially I gave the 8 miles walled perimeter “holding” cell as a possibility of Turkey funding and providing hospital facilities and so on for the upcoming Rafah slaughter, as I understand it can only accommodate about 100,000 people, which is a far cry from the 1.3 million currently in Rafah.

Now with this huge amount of IMF, 10 billion plus who knows what else, I’m now pretty convinced that the Turkey visit was more of an agreement with Turkey to take Palestinians. I now think that 8 mile holding cell will actually be a “processing” center where Palestinians will be processed, then shipped out to agreeing countries (mostly Muslim ones) and they will all agree to migrant quotas.
This elevates Egypt concerns of additional mass Palestinians that Egypt does not want to add to the already large Palestinians they have on the Sinai, and prevents Palestinians who may want to invade Israel in the future.
Egypt may keep a certain number, but the rest will be processed and dispersed.
That’s my take of the new “plan”.
Overall, I do sense Egypt is still desperate to not have to deal with any of this at all. I believe Egypt would much rather see Israel stopped in their tracks, but this appears, at least to me, to be the future for Gazans.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 6:34 utc | 56

@ Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 6:34 utc | 55 with the follow up to my Egypt comment..thanks

Damn, I hope you are wrong but I agree that is what it is looking like but I didn't have the dispersion part with Turkey.

I still think we are in end game here and reality may make many of these promises moot in a few weeks or months

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 24 2024 6:47 utc | 57

RE: Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 24 2024 6:47 utc | 56

I hope I am wrong too. I believe the survival of Gazan’s is pivotal in the coming 2 weeks.
I also had to re-think this Monday the 26th West Bank “Day of Rage”…Is this really grass roots? Or an orchestrated PLO/Israel sinister plan to bring more death and destruction to West Bank Palestinians?
Was King Jordan’s hop around the West part of their West Bank piece to open crossing & do their processing & disbursement piece?
I’m not seeing anything good for the West Bank Palestinians coming out for this “Day of Rage”… yes, some PR attention, but as every other “March of Return” or “Day of Rages”, they’ve only ever resulted in imprisonment & death for Palestinians.

I’m probably having paranoid visions, but all that motion of heads of states, Western powers meetings, combined with US “Final Solution” does nothing for me except see it is all in motion, and they’ll probably not be a “Rafah” massacre as much as it will be a cover for mass expulsions called “voluntary relocations out of war zone by the Palestinians themselves”…

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 7:08 utc | 58

@ Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 7:08 utc | 57 with the follow up...thanks but GAK!

This is big time orchestration that doesn't just come out of nowhere from nothing. I expect the situation has been gamed extensively and we are seeing parts of some plan that the public selling of and logistics are baffling if not BS entirely.

Injecting 35 billion U.S. dollars of foreign direct investment into the economy in two months just on the other side of Cairo from the Gaza holding area seems like a ploy to keep all the resistance age males of the area busy with lucrative construction projects.

We shall see.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 24 2024 7:38 utc | 59

Can Egypt be bribed to collude in cleansing? Can Egypt be tipped, like a drowsy cow?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says there is “excellent progress” in talks with Egypt over a loan program that seeks to “support” the country in weathering its financial woes and handling a potential deluge of Palestinian refugees that Israel seeks to ethnically cleanse from Gaza.

Posted by: Aleph_Null | Feb 24 2024 7:47 utc | 60

RE: “Gaza holding area seems like a ploy to keep all the resistance age males of the area busy with lucrative construction projects.”

We shall see.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Feb 24 2024 7:38 utc | 58

Good catch. Had not considered that, as well as constructing “the wall” and all the other “busy work”.
I’m always a believer that plans…fail.
And agree, we shall see. I remain hopeful.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 7:55 utc | 61

I can also agree with bevin's excellent point about an oligarchic capitalist class aspiring to global imperial ambitions being the predominant malefactor for these troubles. :) Yes, it is very much akin to psychohistorian's God of Mammon Cult causing a crisis of civilizations as it seeks a means to power through private finance. I can very much see common threads of class (or cabal) assault over time through our recent world history.

Being a bit like Alice in Wonderland, imagining six impossible things before breakfast, is not so hard in such a wonderous world of current events with a plethora of odd coincidences. Sometimes we can suspend our disbelief and see through public narratives like sheer veils on a lascivious dancer. All it takes is being able to hold reality's contradictions in our head simultaneously, giving us time to come to acceptance about the madness of human motives in a corruptible world creating foolish, selfish, unacceptible events.

The lust for power has always been there, and many are sacrificed on its ever-burning pyres.

Posted by: titmouse | Feb 24 2024 7:56 utc | 62

Ref Egypt

Rather : this was already part of the agreement with MbS vision 2030 based on the Arab Peace initiative of 2002 and is meant to kept Gaza and the sea attached to it rather than letting Isr say 'they cannot administer their hydrocarbons by themselves'.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 8:12 utc | 63

If Egypt takes on the Gazans, and they fire rockets into old gaza, where the Jews now have set up their cute little kibbutzes, and demand right of return, or stage a new raid on the innocent israeli settlers now living on the land they just stole...

...Israel will demand Egypt punish and crack down on those gazan terrorists. And when Egypt proves unable to stop them from resisting their own genocide, Israel will punish Egypt by bombing it, like they did Lebanon.

Then ot will demand a safety buffer, or a causus belli, invade and retake the Sinai from Egypt, because of their right to self defense...

...then 20 years later, when the Palestinians now in Israeli occupied Sinai still refuse to assist in their own extermination, Israel will drive them across the Suez...

...and the Egyptian government will take
More loan money from the IMF, to take the palestinian refugees, because it will need the loans to pay off the loans it got 20 years earlier from the IMF to take in the Palestinians in 2024...

"This cancer must be wiped off the face of the Earth."

--Mahmoud Ahmedinijad.

Posted by: UWDude | Feb 24 2024 9:18 utc | 64

Posted by: Don Firineach | Feb 23 2024 23:09 utc | 27

Ireland (government) is a 100% EU satrap notwithstanding historical / current Palestine support from Irish people, especially Clare Daly and Mick Wallace.

How is that the only two Irish voices that speak truth to power are systematically sidelined by Irish and Western media??? How do you explain the Irish government's robotic parroting of all other European countries at the ICJ, asking for a return to "political processes" to solve the occupation?

If you're Irish and want to pat yourself on the back based on Levy's reassuring words rather than reading the ICJ docs, go ahead. That's the point. Now you can go to the pub and relax instead of challenging your politicans.

Has Ireland broken diplomatic relations with Israel?

Show me one Irish government statement praising Ansarallah. Where is the Irish flotila sailing with aid to Gaza? Israel will have a harder time bombing a "white" flotilla rather than "terrorist Muslims" as they did to the Turkish one. There is a huge Turkish shipment of flour chickpeas oil sitting in Ashkelon that Israel won't let through. There are HUNDREDS of aid trucks from Muslim neighbours lined up outside Rafah that Israel won't let through.

The Irish, once they arrived in North America and Australia became enthusiastic settler colonialists.

Today, Irish "Heroism" = call for ceaesefire, don't cut UNRWA funding based on Israeli allegations extricated through torture.

Northern Ireland:
Sinn Féin confirmed last month that the party will join US President Joe Biden for the traditional St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Washington DC unlike the SDLP.

Don't misunderstand me. Irish government is no worse than any other European government. They are certainly no better. Just that they blow their trumpet more loudly.

ICJ docs show what govermments are really doing unlike empty rhetoric from windbag Irish politicians which changes with the weather forecast. However reading the ICJ docs is not fun compared to listening to people who confirm your beliefs.

There's too much self-styled "expert analysis" here on MoA based on tired "anti-Empire" tropes of heroes, villains and stooges. Everyone is one of these three categories.

It's a cut and paste of Empire view from NYT or FT with a search / replace to switch heroes and villains.

The only constants are the West Asian "satraps" in the third category. They remain satraps whether you are "Empire" or "Anti-Empire" LOL.

Poor satraps: Egypt, Jordan.
Rich satraps: 6 Gulf countries. No need to learn the names of leaders individually. Just Arabs anyway.

Posted by: pq | Feb 24 2024 9:43 utc | 65

The UN, rather than Netanyahu, should be deciding what happens to Gaza after the conflict ends.
Posted by: D J G | Feb 23 2024 23:28 utc | 30

Um, the "UN" has been deciding what happens to Palestine since 1947. That's why we are in the situation we see today. The "UN" has covered for Israel for 76 years.

The Jewish terrorist Stern Gang killed UN mediator Folke Bernadotte in 1948. Because they thought his plan didn't give them enough stolen land. Commander Yitzhak Shamir went on to become Prime Minister.

Sweden was mad as hell but being an Allied Power satrap after WWII it could do nothing.

The mention of Folke's death is even in UN Resolution 194: the right to return.

The UN are basically Israel's protectors: US, UK, France and Russia.

During the Cold War, the USSR eventually moved to the Arab / Palestinian side after initially supporting the partition plan to create Israel. That is the period when secular Arab / Palestinian resistance was most active.

Post Cold War, Russia became a staunch Israel ally as 1 million + East Europeans went to Israel. Moreover, reduced US oil dependance in the early fracking days when it "made (fake) money" reduced OPEC dependence. The 1990s saw fundamental power shifts.

To understand why the letter of the law must be applied to Palestine rather than political processes through the "UN", this is a fundamental interview with Craig Mokhiber listen to. All this week all European countries including Ireland and Russia are telling the ICJ to ignore international law and use "political processes", aka repeat of Oslo and Quartet.

Craig Mokhiber is a longtime international human rights lawyer who served as director of the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. His resignation letter has gone viral. In one of his first interviews since leaving his post, Mokhiber tells Democracy Now! the U.N. follows a "different set of rules" when addressing Israel's violations of international law, refusing to utilize its enforcement mechanisms and thus "effectively" acting as "a smokescreen behind which we have seen further and worsening dispossession of Palestinians." He says it is an "open secret inside the halls of the United Nations that the so-called two-state solution is effectively impossible," and calls for international actors to push for a "new paradigm" in the region based on "equality for all." We also discuss the inaction of the International Criminal Court, global suppression of pro-Palestinian advocacy, bad-faith accusations of antisemitism and more.

Posted by: pq | Feb 24 2024 10:00 utc | 66

The very fact that a governmental newspaper such as al-Ahram reports on the ICJ hearings, and not your (Western) government, is a proof of who is more corrupt. Having said that, Egypt has dozens of thousands of Muslim brotherhood partisans (in talk much more than in deed) in jail because they do not find a solution to preserve the stability of the country and keep tourism flow (much reduced compared to pre-Arab Spring, plus the world economic crisis, accelerated by the covid-weapon to multiply failed states).
Without KSA and UAE pumping millions every day in Egypt, there would be starvation in some places. Under Morsi it was Qatar money that helped the MB win the elections (food distribution in times of reduced tourism always work in a country where more than 80 percent of the soil is desert) and, accessorily, to buy weapons transferred to Gaza with some fantasy promises that they were going to free Jerusalem (while also send 'a million martyrs to fight Assad in Syria' in Morsi's own words... the stadium-meeting that decided the army to seize power back).
In comparison with pre-Oct 7th, the Egyptian media is now 100% BRICS and zero percent pro-US. That is a big change but it will take time to show on the ground.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 10:07 utc | 67

Pq @ 64
Very harsh words, but true.
We need to face reality in these sereous times. Even if we dont like that reality. So thank you.

Posted by: Mark2 | Feb 24 2024 10:14 utc | 69

Posted by: pq | Feb 24 2024 10:00 utc | 65

Salaam. Your points -- factual matter -- indicate that any notion that the (actual, partially occult) world order is based on political economical basis is dead wrong.

We are dealing with a Cabal that has a very specific evil notion regarding the nature of 'humanity at large' and themselves. The key is in the fictional "Israel" of theirs.

אַךְ, הֶבֶל בְּנֵי-אָדָם-- כָּזָב בְּנֵי-אִישׁ:

The cabal and its minions have no share in אָדָם but they have come to believe in their own generational lies -- they think themselves inheritors of the Throne of David (as). As such, they consider themselves 'appointed by God to rule over the nations'.

As David (as) indicates in that Psalm there are 2 kinds of bipeds on this planet: 'bashar' and 'insaan'. אָדָם is Insaan. Sons of אָדָם are, per David(as), only guilty of "vanities" but the other type of biped is guilty of "lies".

Now Jesus (as) did tell us about who is the "father of Lies". So the Messiah of (actual) Isra-EL has provided 'guidance' as to how to tell apart אָדָם from biped. He (as) informed us to look out for liars and killers.

The first thing that needs to be demolished -- and anyone resisting the evil that has this planet in its grip must understand this -- is the lie of "Israel" and "Jesus was a Jew". We'll start from there. Call it by its proper name: Zionistan, or Zionist Entity or the Jewish State. Those are all fitting and appropriate names.

The "Jews", for your information gullible "Goyim", are the "members cut off from the body of IsraEL", per directions of the Messiah of IsraEL, when they rejected their Messiah (as) they were cut off from the body of Israel. They will remain cast out until they submit to ALLAH, Holy and Exalted, who is none other than the God of Israel. [You are welcome to peruse the Qur'an to confirm this for yourselves. Start with Sura 17]

Only the Cabal and its officially designated and installed opponents call the project "Israel". Do not be a useful idiot and call the evil project by that name, which is holy before God.

Posted by: sunof27 | Feb 24 2024 11:07 utc | 70

pq "Post Cold War, Russia became a staunch Israel ally as 1 million + East Europeans went to Israel."
More like 2 Mo, including lots of ppl who simply managed to get fake documents. One should rather say they have probably been "bought". It helped Likud changing the political balance until today. They had no experience of democracy and looked at any "brown" person as dispensable.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 11:55 utc | 71

pq "All this week all European countries including Ireland and Russia are telling the ICJ to ignore international law and use "political processes", aka repeat of Oslo and Quartet."
This is certainly not true and you should read the written statements rather than spreading this BS. Most countries with the notable exception of US/UK who are trying to reject the power of the court on the basis that it would interfere with the negotiations (what you precisely call the political process) have done their homework and show how every single bit of intl law and humanitarian laws can be used to impose a ceasefire, an embargo, the evacuation of all colonies, the cessation of all trade agreements with the occupying power, and the establishment of a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as capital NOW.
The reason why most states explain that they support the 2-state solution is because it in written in marble in UN resolutions and rejecting it would buy more time to is. They also want to show that they are not anti-Israelis per principle and do wish for a peaceful outcome (versus "the Arabs and the Muslims hate us").

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 12:00 utc | 72

Posted by: librul | Feb 23 2024 19:51 utc | 13

"Thank you for the excellent work. I'm still surprised at the crude "racist" card that bevin threw on top of his usual apologist tantrum."

Posted by: Michael A | Feb 23 2024 21:15 utc | 16

I agree; bevin should withdraw, retract his ridiculous "racist" accusation, yet I wouldn't hold my breath.

Posted by: canuck | Feb 24 2024 12:15 utc | 73

"ps: Canada had the good sense to back out. I don't know why they didn't show up to parrot the European statements, but well done for not showing up."

Posted by: pq | Feb 23 2024 21:31 utc | 17

I don't know why either -it might have something with this Muslim organization's decision :

"With Ramadan just around the corner, a national Muslim organization and several local congregations are warning members of Parliament they won't be welcome in their mosques until they call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, demand restoration of funding for the UN's aid agency and condemn what they call Israel's "war crimes."

An open letter signed by the National Council of Canadian Muslims and a number of prominent mosques, obtained by CBC News, says MPs who refuse to make these pledges publicly will not be "provided with a platform to address our congregations." " (1)


Posted by: canuck | Feb 24 2024 12:19 utc | 74

They also want to show that they are not anti-Israelis per principle and do wish for a peaceful outcome (versus "the Arabs and the Muslims hate us").

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 12:00 utc | 71

In "principle", Zionistan has no right whatsoever to the holy lands. The Jews had no right whatsoever to establish a "Jewish state" in the holy lands. The British had no right whatsoever to green light the project.

Asserting this is not an indication of "the Arabs and Muslims hate us" and construing it as such is an act of deception.

Posted by: sunof27 | Feb 24 2024 12:25 utc | 75

Americans and the english 'know the cost of every thing and the value of nothing'
'They know the cost of everyone and the value of no one'
That applys right now in the Middle East.

Posted by: Mark2 | Feb 24 2024 12:48 utc | 76

Just as for the warmongers who wanted a war on Russia via Ukraine, I will tell you: go fight it. Do not expect the Arabs to do all the dirty job.
When you all are living with extreme-right governments, no abortion and tracked with your internet abo which was turned into your unique phone, credit card, radio, tv and bank and is openly scanned with the help of the GAFAM (as we see now in The Netherlands and in course of implementation to the whole of the EU), you will tell me if going back to the course of justice was not worth trying.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 13:03 utc | 77

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 13:03 utc | 76

That is somewhat incoherent and it appears you are writing in anger and have misread what was written.

You have to understand that speaking the truth is only an act of 'violence' to lies and half-truths.The other anxieties you mention are well founded given the Cabal's social engineering efforts to date.

If you seek Salaam (aka peace although Salaam sounds so close to piss in European languages ..) then you must recognize that liars and killers will never allow that for you or anyone else on this planet unless you accept the ring of servitude as a lesser being.

Salaam will only be found when Truth is prevelant.

Posted by: sunof27 | Feb 24 2024 13:21 utc | 78

Yes and precisely we live in a system where Truth is upheld by Justice, against the short-term agendas of the executive. Not that it works too well, but it is worth trying, especially when for the first time since the decolonization epoch, dozens of formerly colonized countries are able to speak together in defence of Palestine.
This goes totally opposite to the MSM language. It is clear that not only Palestine is censored from the MSM, but most historical reference to neo-colonialism and settler colonialism. Even more of a taboo are the ideologies they are using over again.
Here is the Irish lawyer at the ICJ last week. No ambiguity in his speech.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 13:29 utc | 79

I see the same things. GenZ ain’t buying the “support Israel unconditionally” bullshit. They have access to alternative media. They see the IFF Red Crescent medics given the go-ahead by IDF to safely come forward and save a 4 year old girl. Then IDF executes the medics and the little girl.

Posted by: RLTW | Feb 24 2024 1:40 utc | 39

I've been thinking the same thing.

Genz can have all the genders they want and identify as a rhubarb for all I care as long as they end all the wars.

If the price of a peaceful world is mind numbing wokeness then that's a price worth paying ...

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Feb 24 2024 14:05 utc | 80

Al Qassem Daily SitRep

Comment - very active again, beaucoup attacks; a Merkava claimed ….

Al-Quds Brigades ambushed an engineering unit and a D9 bulldozer in Abasan area, Khan Younis. In the same area, Al-Quds Brigades announced striking a Merkava tank with a Tandem shell and killed all the soldiers on board at range zero.<\i>

Tally now 167 Merkava claimed

Posted by: Exile | Feb 24 2024 14:24 utc | 81

I'm frequently puzzled by arguments around the proportionality of 'israel's' violence against the Palestinians.

Does this talk of proportionality imply there is some minimum level of acceptable violence, "proportional" violence that may be dealt against the Palestinians by these settler colonial invaders?

To me this is just another bug in the rotten software called Western Justice and Law.

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Feb 24 2024 14:26 utc | 82

Iran's Supreme Leader Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei has condemned western countries for turning "a blind eye to the killing of 30,000 innocent people in Gaza", the local Mehr News Agency reports.

Khamenei slammed the US for "brazenly veto[ing] the [UN] resolution to stop bombing Gaza for the umpteenth time".

Khamenei also spoke out against the hypocrisy of western leaders saying that while they smile on the outside, their inner nature is that of "bloodthirsty wolves".

Posted by: teri | Feb 24 2024 14:39 utc | 83

Okay, so now let’s hear from Germany. They have decided the whole Nakba thing is a myth promulgated by the nefarious Palestinians to garner sympathy from a gullible world. It actually Never Happened. The high schools in one district in Berlin will be distributing leaflets to the students explaining this new and improved history of Israel and Palestine. This is to be in accordance with Germany's recently expanded definition of anti-Semitism. I think I recall that Germany provided much ‘literature’ regarding the ‘truth’ about Jews back in the day….

Posted by: teri | Feb 24 2024 15:18 utc | 84

RE: “To me this is just another bug in the rotten software called Western Justice and Law.”

Posted by: Arch Bungle | Feb 24 2024 14:26 utc | 81

One that the entire UN appears to have excepted.
Historically & generally speaking, it’s not as if the “West” has exclusive copy rights to using violence as a means of subjugation & displacement. All Empires on the rise and at the top, got there by violence and displacement. It’s why all Empires fail, and this one will also, most likely, by violence.

Empire after empire want to rule over all of mankind. Empires in general are ridiculous, wherever their headquartered.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 15:28 utc | 85

Obviously meant “accepted”.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 15:31 utc | 86


Passing out such anti-Nakba brochures in the area of Berlin populated by refugees from the Levant will have one effect - discredits the authorities in the minds of the youth.

Posted by: Exile | Feb 24 2024 16:16 utc | 87

RE: Posted by: teri | Feb 24 2024 14:39 utc | 82
“Khamenei also spoke out against the hypocrisy of western leaders saying that while they smile on the outside, their inner nature is that of "bloodthirsty wolves".”

All the Nations have had plenty of time for their microphone virtue signaling & “resounding” rejections of Israeli blockade and subsequent genocide & starvation. UN/UNSC, the Courts, the Peace/Ceasefire “meetings, on and on.

For myself, I’ve now blocked out any rhetoric & verbal diarrhea emanating from podiums, microphones & PR news statements.

Enough time and carnage has passed, and there is nothing besides a convoy of ships and planes at the shore of Gaza, breaking siege/blockade and assisting humanitarian/medical & shelter to sustain life for Gazans, that will make me believe a word any of these wankers are espousing. Everyday they have their opportunity to act on their “virtue signaling”.

Breaking the siege may not solve the “occupation” problem or the “Israeli war crimes” issue or a number of things.
But it would save Palestinian lives.

I read yesterday where a 2 week old baby died of starvation. Not sure where mother was or situation, but there are many confirmations now and has been for a week or more now, that there are pockets and places along Gaza where there is literal starvation.

Not interested in Khomeini (or any of nations, microphone scolding) get your ships and your planes to aid Palestinians or STFU.

Posted by: Trubind1 | Feb 24 2024 16:26 utc | 88

Posted by: Trubind1/archbungle | Feb 24 2024 15:28 utc | 84

I humbly suggest the problem is in the BIOS of western powers. Seems like all these patches we see (southafrica genocide case/houthi attacks etc) lead to a greater understanding and finnaly a full update. Humankind has a much better understanding of itself individuly as well as in groups.

Posted by: Tannenhouser | Feb 24 2024 16:54 utc | 89

I would imagine Iran has expert hackers, i would love them or any one else to hack into prime time tv in both US and UK showing film of the true horror of what is being done in Gaza. Maybe for 4 hours or more.

Posted by: Mark2 | Feb 24 2024 16:55 utc | 90

Richard Falk's opinion:

Two elements need to be strongly asserted: Firstly, what is unfolding in Rafah in real time is the terminal phase of what I have called “the most transparent genocide of all time.” This horrifying dehumanization of the Palestinian people has been unfolding for over four months; and secondly, the contention that Palestinian civilian losses in Gaza are “collateral damage” in a “war” of self-defense is a malicious evasion of any reasonable interpretation of the violence. Israel is legally present in Gaza and the West Bank as an occupying power subject to the Fourth Geneva Convention, the core commitment of which is the duty by the occupier to protect the civilian population under its administrative authority. Hence, it is inappropriate and diversionary to speak of “war” and “self-defense.”

Posted by: Aleph_Null | Feb 24 2024 16:56 utc | 91

Must read resume about zionist occupation of Москва. No nation state can survive jewish supremacism. On Telegram GRN channel.

After spending five and a half minutes documenting flagrant 'Israeli' violations of "international law", Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands Vladimir Tarabrin then bizarrely declares that no impositions or responsibilities should be forced upon the usurping Zionist entity by the Court, and then proceeds to ramble on about the necessity of the "peace process" and a "two-state solution" for another five minutes and change.

This pathetic excuse for a "solidarity" speech could've been written by some Sorosite organ like "Human Rights" Watch or J-Street.

Indeed, there was no "solidarity" to be found here. Only cover for the cancerous Halakhic-Talmudic endeavor's wanton massacres and expansionism from the occupied West Bank to the bombarded Gaza Strip, not to mention other aggressions elsewhere in our region. Because any talk of the stillborn "peace process" and the equally dead-on-arrival "two-state solution" is just that: Cover for Talmudistan to keep on Judaizing every inch of Falasteen.

Which brings us to the Kortofelnaya Zapekanka of the matter: Shekels. Yes. Let's get down to the dough because money talks and bulls&%$ walks. 'Israeli'-Russian annual trade stands at 3.5 BILLION dollars. It has actually increased 52% since 2020. But this still... is just the tip of the iceBERG.

Because nearly every major financial sector in Russia is controlled by Jewish-Zionist oligarchs.

Yandex, the "Russian Google" and the Russian Federation's biggest tech company, was founded by two Jews, Arkady Volozh and Ilya Segalovich (L.A.) Volozh, for his part, describes himself as "an 'Israeli' businessman" and lives in the Tumor. A Jewess, Elena Bulina, was CEO of Yandex until the war in Ukraine began. She also became a Zionist settler. Yandex is moving its HQ to 'Israel' and splitting the company into two divisions, Russian and "international", i.e. 'Israeli'.

Russia's largest international chain of hotels is owned by Chabad-aligned Jewish tribalist activist Alexander Klyachin.

Russia's largest commercial real estate holding is owned by Russian-Azerbaijani Mountain Jew God Semenovich Nisanov, who is known as "the king of Russian real estate". Nisanov is a World Jewish Congress stalwart and intimately involved in Jewish communal affairs around the globe.

VK, Russia's largest social network, was founded by two Jews, Lev Binzumovich Leviev, and Yitzchak "Slava" Mirilashvili, a Satanyahu patron from the Georgian-'Israeli' Mirilashvili family, which also owns CONTI, the largest gambling corporation in St. Petersburg, and Jackpot, the biggest slot machine network in Europe. Leviev also owns Selectel, the likely-Talpiot-linked, third-largest data provider in all of Russia.

Russia's biggest phone company, MTS, is controlled by Russian conglomerate Sistema, owned and majority-controlled by the very Jewish Vladimir Yevtushenkov, who also happens to be exceptionally tight with Saudi Arabia.

The second biggest mobile operator MegaFon, is owned by alleged non-Jew Alisher Usmanov, who is married to Russian gymnastics icon Irina Viner, a Kabbalistic Jewess. We say "alleged", by the way, because Usmanov's father helped Avner Leviev, a staunch Jewish communal activist and underground mohel as well as the father of Lev "King of Diamonds" Leviev, escape Tashkent, Uzbekistan to "Tel Aviv". The Usamnovs are either crypto-Jews or the most servile Shabbos Goyim to ever live because the Gefilte Fishy stench here is IMMENSE.

Another alleged non-Jew, Vladimir Potanin, who owns Nornickel, Russia's largest mining operation, owes his entire business career to the gazillionaire muckity-mucks who Russians called the "Oligarch Yids". He was even picked as their spokesman. "Oligarch Yids"... Apt as apt can be, ain't it?

The SGM Group, the largest builder gas pipelines and electrical power supply lines in Russia, was founded by the Rotenberg brothers, Boris and Arkady, who trained in Judo with Vladimir Putin. SGM Group built the Crimean Bridge and had ties to the infamous Nord Stream 2 project.

The largest charitable foundation in Russia, Volnoe Delo, and one of the most massive Russian industrial firms, Basic Element, are owned by Oleg Deripaska, a dedicated Zionist Jew and friend of the Rothschild family.

The exploits of numerous other Russian ultra-capitalists, like bankers Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan, multi-industry magnate Roman Abramovich, and aforementioned Bukharan-Jewish blood diamond heavyweight Lev Avnerovich Leviev, are well-known. They fund Chabad, the Jewish Agency, Birthright, the Joint Distribution Committee, Hillel and a plethora of other Zionist tentacles.

'Israel' NEVER joined the sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of the Ukraine war and all of the above-noted "Oligarch Yids" have become inextricably linked to the usurping Jewish entity's economy. Which means that the $3.5 billion figure is just what's on the books. Unofficially, considering everything contained herein, the numbers total AT LEAST tens of billions of dollars, rubles and shekels on top of it and likely even more than THAT.

Also do take note that there are more than one million citizens from the former Soviet Union inside Zion, making up 15% of the squatter population and, most disturbingly, 25% of the staff members in the Tumor's intelligence-controlled universities. Shaytanistan has specifically become a haven for the "Oligarch Yids". Has Putin's Russia ever issued the call for ANY of these individuals to stop participating in the criminal land theft project and demand that they return home to the Russian Federation? That would be a big, fat, Siberian-bear-sized NEGATIVE, ladies and Gentilemen.

Now... You tell me... Can a nation up to its eyeballs in this much Jewish wealth, power and influence ever be a friend to the strugglers of our region who are fighting the 8-decade Jewish occupation? That too would be a big, fat, Siberian-bear-sized NEGATIVE.

Stop paying attention to toothless, performative gestures and start paying attention to the moolah trails. Because, again... It's money that talks and bulls&%$ that walks. And in the case of Russia and 'Israel'... They just can't shut the f&%$ up! Like Mischpucka motormouths!

We would say that before Vladimir Putin and company dare offer up anymore lame-duck, J-cucked "solutions" for the "Middle East", they need to get their own house in order first. But that's the problem... They're more than comfortable in cohabitation with the "Oligarch Yids". They're buddies! Hence why Roman Abramovich helped Putin buy an apartment for his Jewish childhood teacher who had settled in "Tel Aviv". How heartwarmingly puke-inducing!

The liberation of Al-Quds runs through the tunnels of Gaza, the Carlos of the occupied West Bank, the missiles of Hizbullah, the mass mobilizations and Red Sea ops of Yemen, the suicide drones of Iraq, the weapons factories of Syria, and the Black Turban of Imam Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei (H.A.) It does not and won't EVER run through Moscow.

Posted by: Товарищи | Feb 24 2024 17:17 utc | 92

Babel-17 | Feb 23 2024 20:41 utc | 16
*** What Bush/Cheney & Friends did to Iraq was a war crime, but it wasn't done in pursuit of a genocide. ***

Depends if huge amounts of depleted uranium dust can be regarded as a health supplement.

Posted by: Cynic | Feb 24 2024 17:59 utc | 93

While I laud Ralphi boy (Nader that is) asking these questions — of course without answers — he is clueless and doesn’t understand that this is NOT an Israel-Hamas war, but an empire-palestinian war. Here is question no. 3.

3. Why is Congress preparing to appropriate over $14 billion to Israel in military and other aid without any public hearings and without any demonstrated fiscal need by Israel, a prosperous economic, technological and military superpower with a social safety net superior to that of the U.S.? USDA just reported over 44 million Americans struggled with hunger in 2022. This, in the midst of a childcare crisis. Should U.S. taxpayers be expected to pay for Netanyahu’s colossal intelligence/military collapse? [emphasis mine]

Posted by: Sakineh Bagoom | Feb 24 2024 18:03 utc | 94

Did Israel respond to the South Africa ICJ case as the court ordered? I believe a month has passed as of yesterday.

Posted by: Nodag | Feb 24 2024 18:24 utc | 95

ICJ genocide lawsuit ?

The judges meet on Monday 26.Feb to determine if the Likud Gov‘t has stopped killing Palestinians as ordered on 26.Jan

Posted by: Exile | Feb 24 2024 19:01 utc | 96

Arch Bungle | Feb 24 2024 14:05 utc | 80
*** If the price of a peaceful world is mind numbing wokeness then that's a price worth paying ***

(hmmm .... are you the real one? reply follows anyway)

No it most certainly is not. That's the NATO agenda, whereby "wokism" (by NATO's own admission, to be violently imposed and enforced worldwide) is a key weapon in their regime
of oppression, censorship and destruction of true identity -- genuine identity and society everywhere to be replaced with some toxic synthetic concoction facilitating the globalist imperialists, WEF, transnational corporates of finance and business, plus closely associated zio-bogus "religionist" pimpers such as the despicable Welby.*
That being the price of an exceedingly fake "peace" (which would never be real) better Earth itself be terminated to ensure the total eradication of such shite and its viciously perverted promoters.

* Archbishop of Canterbury

Posted by: Cynic | Feb 24 2024 19:03 utc | 97

To clarify:

There are 3 concurrent but different cases at the ICJ regarding Israel.

1) the UN General Assembly asked the ICJ for an Advisory Opinion if the Israel Gov‘t occupation of Arab lands beyond the pre- 1967 lines is illegal.

2) the gov‘t of South Africa and over 50 other gov‘t have filed a lawsuit against the Likud gov‘t of Israel for the crime of genocide

3) the gov‘t of Nicaragua has filed a lawsuit against the English, Dutch, and German gov‘ts for genocide in Palestine

Posted by: Exile | Feb 24 2024 19:19 utc | 98

"problem is in the BIOS of western powers"
Since covid, they have launched a full war on the poor (economic crisis in the rich countries mean even less money sent to the poor ones). With people getting interested in the
ways to reduce pollution all over the world, and calls for "de-growth", the City fat cats decided that this should not be allowed and that instead, more waste (masks, tests, vaccines, followed by junk weapons for Ukraine, and now more energy-consuming techonological 'revolutions' from crypto to AI, should be on the menu.
De-dollarization is a solution, but will it be enough?

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 19:28 utc | 99

"ICJ genocide lawsuit ?
The judges meet on Monday 26.Feb to determine if the Likud Gov‘t has stopped killing Palestinians as ordered on 26.Jan"

NO. Azrael will send its statement (it had one month to do so) and then the court will answer, probably a few days later given the emergency.
On the 26th, the ICJ has the last day of the hearings in the Dec 2022 case about the illegal occupation. Turkey, Spain, the OIC, the Arab League and others will make statements.

Posted by: Minaa | Feb 24 2024 19:33 utc | 100

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