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Gaza Genocide Breeds Losers Only

by Oui Thu Apr 11th, 2024 at 06:08:25 PM EST

Are you taking Netanyahu or members of war cabinet at their word?

Netanyahu succeeded in only one thing: he took vengeance on Hamas for 10/7.

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US Biden Will Back Israel in War with Iran

by Oui Thu Apr 11th, 2024 at 03:38:03 PM EST

In principle broadening the ugly war in the region to erase the American policy failure of past decades? Invasion of Iraq, the rise of the Islamic State (Sunni Islam of Saudi Arabia) and the massive failure of regime change in Syria, destroying Lebanon as we go.

Barack Obama Stopped Israeli Attack On Iran in 2012 ...

Joe Biden vows more support for the genocidal warfare of the brand Netanyahu- Gallant - Bennett - Smotrich - Ben Gvir ... the worst of what the Jewish State has brought in political life ... Kahane Lives. Yesterday Israel murdered three sons and four family members of key Hamas political negotiator residing in Doha, Qatar.

Israel kills 3 sons of Hamas chief Haniyeh in Gaza strike, says they were terrorists | TOI |

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Eisenhower, Decolonization and the Threats from Israel

by Oui Wed Apr 10th, 2024 at 09:50:38 AM EST

Israel's Stern Gang Mailed Letter Bomb to White House, President Truman | Tikun Olam |

See also a recent diary ...

Fighting for Independence through terror, creating a fascist, pariah state


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Founding Jewish State On Extortion and Terror

by Oui Tue Apr 9th, 2024 at 11:36:21 AM EST

Stop playing the victim of generations passed ... today Israel and its leaders are perpetrators of a most ugly genocide and use of starvation to murder the Palestinian people. End the complicity ... end the stain of cold blooded murder on an industrial scale using AI ... collateral deaths and maimed civilians at 95%.

The Zionist Dream Is A Murderous Scheme

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Germany in the Dock @ICJ The Hague

by Oui Sun Apr 7th, 2024 at 10:48:45 PM EST

Update [2024-4-9 8:18:2 by Oui]:

Proceedings instituted by Nicaragua against Germany on 1 March 2024

Agent of Nicaragua, HE Mr Carlos Argüello Gómez, at the opening of Nicaragua's oral arguments Monday 8 April 2024

The Hague, 8 April 2023 - “There’s a lucrative quid pro quo involved” Nicaraguan lawyer and diplomat Carlos José Argüello Gómez said to International Court of Justice's judges while explaining arm manufacturers' interests behind states supporting #israel and the moving causes of war against #Gaza: “German companies involved in the military industry are directly profiting from the situation ..."

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Forty Years of Close Friendship Gone

by Oui Fri Apr 5th, 2024 at 01:10:15 PM EST


Netanyahu says Israel will launch Rafah invasion without US support | MEE |

Biden Confronts Netanyahu .. Playtime Over

Damn ... could have done this months sooner 🔥 🔥 🔥

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Siamese Twins @NATO - Bauer and Breedlove

by Oui Thu Apr 4th, 2024 at 02:39:44 PM EST

Failed US foreign policy embedded in the person of Senator/VP/President Joe Biden ... listen to the war propagandists I have warned about .... War doesn't security make ... Peace does ... lessons for Middle East, Israel and Palestine and the lesson not learned in Ukraine.

General Breedlove was poison for security in Europe ... by extension Rob Bauser is continuing the insanity.

No surprise I caught both of them in a single program.

NATO military committee officer: 'It's not a given that we are in peace' | News Nation - On Balance |

Rob Bauer has a daily podcast on Dutch television ... war is a-coming whether you like it or not. Bad Russians.

The Dutch naval officer in charge of NATO's military committee warns that civilians in Europe and America should prepare for a war with Russia in the next 20 years. Retired Gen. Philip Breedlove, who served as supreme allied commander of NATO from 2013-2016, said these are "serious words."

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No Daylight Between Biden and Netanyahu

by Oui Wed Apr 3rd, 2024 at 09:10:57 PM EST


Joe Biden Was Talking Up War With Iraq Five Years Before Invasion | The Intercept - 7 Jan 2020 |

At a 1998 Senate hearing, Biden argued that "taking this son of a -- taking Saddam down" was the only way to guarantee Iraq's disarmament.

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Anatomy of A Genocide

by Oui Wed Apr 3rd, 2024 at 09:29:54 AM EST

The Auschwitz Report

Two Slovak Jews managed to escape and compiled a detailed report about the systematic genocide at the camp. However, with Nazi propaganda and international liaisons still in place, their account seems to be too harrowing to believe.

Auschwitz @70: Drone shows Nazi concentration camp | BBC News |

Drone Footage Captures Destruction Of Gaza Strip's Al-Maghazi Refugee Camp After Airstrike

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Al Shifa Hospital Executions of Medics, Patients

by Oui Mon Apr 1st, 2024 at 01:49:30 PM EST

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Dutch Nieuwsuur Biased Presentation-Warmongers

by Oui Mon Apr 1st, 2024 at 11:36:31 AM EST

For many months and even years, the news media have failed to inform the viewers honestly and without an agenda.

Crucial ally to defeat the Islamic State was assassinated by Trump and his goons.

Conflicting ideas from France and Germany on Europe's security and growth

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April 2024

by Oui Mon Apr 1st, 2024 at 08:40:59 AM EST

Your take on today's news media

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Energy (and Other) Events Monthly - April 2024

by gmoke Sun Mar 31st, 2024 at 05:51:33 PM EST

These kinds of events below are happening all over the world every day and most of them, now, are webcast and archived, sometimes even with accurate transcripts. Would be good to have a place that helped people access them. This is a more global version of the local listings I did for about a decade (what I did and why I did it at http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com/2013/11/what-i-do-and-why-i-do-it.html) until September 2020 and earlier for a few years in the 1990s (http://theworld.com/~gmoke/AList.index.html ).  

A more comprehensive global listing service could be developed if there were enough people interested in doing it, if it hasn't already been done.  

If anyone knows of such a global listing of open energy, climate, and other events is available, please put me in contact.

Thanks for reading,
Solar IS Civil Defense,
George Mokray

http://hubeventsnotes.blogspot.com - notes on lectures and books
http://solarray.blogspot.com - renewable energy and efficiency - zero net energy links list
http://cityag.blogspot.com - city agriculture links list
http://geometrylinks.blogspot.com - geometry links list
http://hubevents.blogspot.com - Energy (and Other) Events
http://www.dailykos.com/user/gmoke/history - articles, ideas, and screeds


More details on each event available at http://hubevents.blogspot.com which is also a free listserv

Planning the Mid-transition for Just and Sustainable Decarbonization
Monday, April 1
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
R-414ab David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab
And online
RSVP at http://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TtOizKkuTca5mRZA9-gJwA#/registration


Designs to Help Climate Refugees
Tuesday, April 2
12:30 - 1:30pm EDT
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/inttalk-designs-to-help-climate-refugees-with-tetsu-ohara-tickets-858316 757527


Lessons Learned for Nature Conservation: A Perspective from 15 Years of Research and Practice at a Global Conservation Organization
Monday, April 1
2pm EST [11:00am - 12:00pm PT]
UCSB, PT1414 Bren Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131
And online
RSVP at http://bren.ucsb.edu/events/lessons-learned-nature-conservation-perspective-15-years-research-and-pr actice-global
Dr. Reddy will be presenting in person at Bren. Join us in Bren Hall 1414 or watch online using this link and passcode nature


Realizing the Potential of Nature-based Solutions for Biodiversity and Carbon Conservation
Monday, April 1
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Princeton, 10 Guyot Hall, Princeton, NJ
And online
RSVP at http://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C1bzbYxESFeBbLcb41aNGw#/registration


When youth sue to protect the planet and their health: Inside a bold legal strategy to fight climate change
Monday, April 1
6 - 6:50 p.m.
The Studio, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston
And online
RSVP at http://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a2HvW19jrxHq5pQ


Reproductive Justice: Global Movements and Wins
Tuesday, April 2
11:00am to 1:00pm
RSVP at http://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x_COW6cARQKTofBJt0cmyg#/registration


Climate Populism: The anti-elite backlash against the green transition
Tuesday, April 2
12 - 1:15 p.m.
Harvard, Rubenstein 414AB, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge
And online
RSVP at http://hksexeced.tfaforms.net/f/event-registration?c=701Pp00000G8RRdIAN


European Politics Seminar -- Energy and Power: Germany in the Age of Oil, Atoms, and Climate Change
Tuesday, April 2
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Harvard, Goldman Room, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Adolphus Bush Hall at Cabot Way, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://ces.fas.harvard.edu/events/2024/04/energy-and-power-germany-in-the-age-of-oil-atoms-and-clima te-change-2


A Renegades' History of the Revolutionary Frontier: Contesting Race & Nation on the Borderlands of the New United States
Tuesday, April 2
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM EST
RSVP at http://18308a.blackbaudhosting.com/18308a/A-Renegades-History-of-the-Revolutionary-Frontier


Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge for Sustainability
Tuesday, April 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Princeton, McCosh Hall, Room 50, Princeton, NJ
And online
RSVP at http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/events/2024/dr-robin-wall-kimmerer-honorable-harvest-indigenou s-knowledge-sustainability


Innovation for strong sustainability trajectories
Wednesday, April 3
8:30 to 10 a.m. EST [2:30 to 4 p.m. CET]
RSVP at http://www.afd.fr/en/actualites/agenda/innovation-strong-sustainability-trajectories


Decarbonize Existing Buildings Alliance
Wednesday, April 3
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RSVP at http://builtenvironmentplus.org/event/decarbonize-existing-buildings-alliance-4-3/


The Environment Forum with Hiʻilei Hobart | What Returns, What Remains: A Story about Hawaiian Landscape and Dis/Possession
Wednesday, April 3
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Harvard, Emerson Hall, Room 105, 29 Quincy Street, Cambridge
RSVP at http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/event/environment-forum-hi%E2%80%99ilei-hobart-what-return s-what-remains-story-about-hawaiian


Forest Loss in 2023: Regional Contexts and Global Trends
Thursday, April 4
9 - 10am EDT  
RSVP at http://wri.zoom.us/webinar/register/6317111325303/WN_6d4vqS1QQRCljVzgTLs0Ew#/registration


Experiments in Utopia: Community Composting and Alternatives to Neoliberal Sustainability
Thursday, April 4
12 - 1PM
Tufts, Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
RSVP at http://tufts.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zKCwxFFxQZWJDy_j7Rvv1A#/registration


Next in Science: James Webb Space Telescope
Thursday, April 4
2 - 4 p.m.
Harvard, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge
And online
RSVP at http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2024-next-in-science-program


Jonathan Vigliotti: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change in Small-town America
Thursday, April 4
3pm EST [12:00 PM PDT]
RSVP at http://commonwealthclub.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F8Z00000lUr9TUAS
Cost:  $10


MC Escher: Amazing Images
Sunday, April 7
1:00pm to 2:30pm
MIT Museum , 314 Main Street, Gambrill Center, Cambridge MA 02142


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Reconciliation or Conversion?

by Frank Schnittger Sun Mar 31st, 2024 at 04:45:52 PM EST

Andy Pollak has written another impassioned plea for reconciliation in Northern Ireland as a precursor to any border poll. In an ideal world that is obviously very desirable. But there is also a danger that we confuse political reconciliation with social, community, and or religious reconciliation.

For many nationalists, division was caused by partition, and reconciliation can only begin when partition has ended and that scar has healed. For many unionists, division was caused by Irish independence, and reconciliation can only begin when Ireland re-joins the UK, or at the very least when nationalists in Northern Ireland accept the permanence UK rule, and thereby cease to be Irish nationalists, and become, in effect, unionists. How has that worked out in practice, given it has been embedded in the status quo for 100 years?

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NATO Institute Propagating FEAR

by Oui Sat Mar 30th, 2024 at 07:38:03 PM EST

Unbelievable bull ... his pay grade, right Joe?

The highest NATO Dutch military Rob Bauer is concerned about our safety. "During a pandemic you want to hear from a doctor about the situation. In a time of war you want to hear from the military about what's going on."

In an extensive interview, the admiral explains where we stand. Nothing can happen to us, right? "We thought that too in the May days of 1940."

The dumbest to teach the dumbest amongst us ...

No Pentagon teachings for me Sir ... my dad was part of the general mobilization in May 1940 in the South of Holland to secure the Moerdijkbrug in case of a German invasion.

In the States I learned your lies and falsehoods in the 1960s and the slaughter of civilians during the Vietnam War, consequences for Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. Horror of war crimes.

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Bill Bradley A Democrat In Heart and Soul

by Oui Sat Mar 30th, 2024 at 12:05:30 PM EST

Posted earlier as a comment to my diary ...

EU Death Trap - Fast Track Ukraine As Member | 22 April 2022 |

Bill Bradley discusses Russian and American politics and what he considers a "fundamental blunder:" the expansion of NATO.

Bill Bradley on NATO and Defense Industry | 23 Jan. 2008 | [btw 2 months before Dick Cheney got NATO to drive the last nail into its expansion deep into Russian zone of influence]

From my high school days ... 1961-62 for state championship finals ... our above average team played against Crystal City ... we lost by a shot in the buzzer ... best man by far Bill Bradley ... a NBA great and quite a personality then and later in politics.

From his biography ...

    My father lived for the bank and for his family. He walked to work every morning at 8:15 and back every evening at 5:15. Often he came home for lunch. He served as treasurer of the school board for thirty years, but he never went to a meeting. He rarely attended any events in town, other than my Little League baseball games in summer, my school basketball games in winter, and (although he was suspicious of religion) Sunday-morning services at Grace Presbyteriaan Church.

This is an excerpt from a Carnegie Council talk on January 23, 2008.

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ICJ New Order Immediate Humanitarian Aid

by Oui Thu Mar 28th, 2024 at 05:47:04 PM EST

By an Order dated 28 March 2024,

the International Court of Justice indicated additional provisional measures

in the case concerning 

Application of the Convention on the
Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide
in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel).

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RFU OP: Tajikistan and Khorasan Deception Part 3

by Oui Thu Mar 28th, 2024 at 04:05:43 PM EST

CSTO Troops Drill Against 700-Strong Taliban Invasion of Tajikistan | EurAsiaNet by Joshua Kucera - 20 May 2015 |

US trained senior Tajik police commander defected to Islamic State (ISIS) | VOA - 23 Nov 2017 |

Gulmurod Khalimov, a former Tajik military officer who is now the Islamic State group's chief recruiter, has become one of the world's most wanted terrorists. The United States is offering a $3 million reward for his capture.

Khalimov, 41, a former Tajik special forces colonel who trained in the U.S. and Russia, is now head of armed units and in charge of military operations for IS, according to Western intelligence reports. After an airstrike last week killed Islamic State's Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, analysts said Khalimov was elevated to serve as second in command to the overall IS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

"This further highlights the Islamic State's leadership wishes for the group to be perceived as an entity in which people from anywhere in the world may fill important roles," said Michael S. Smith, a counterterrorism adviser to members of the U.S. Congress.

Khalimov, who is believed to operate from Syria, is driven by a radical Muslim ideology, analysts say.

"In one of his video messages he blamed Tajik officials for suppressing religious freedoms, forcing Muslim men to shave their beards and removing veils from women's heads," Esfandiar Adineh, an analyst based in Dushanbe, told VOA.

New focus on Central Asia?

The Tajik commander's increasingly visible role could expand IS operations beyond Syria and Iraq, experts say.

"With his capabilities and trainings, combined with increased pressure on IS in the Middle East, there is a faint possibility that he may look more toward creating problems in Central Asia in a desperate attempt to remain relevant.

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RFU OP: Tajikistan and Khorasan Deception Part 2

by Oui Wed Mar 27th, 2024 at 09:51:17 AM EST

I will skip one diary nearly finished, elements have been posted @MofA yesterday ... my own bits of information to sketch the complete picture has been accomplished by Pepe Escobar on his favorite website.

The Nuland - Budanov - Tajik - Crocus connection

Today also published on ZeroHedge ... I will start at the ending, and work backward to fill the gaps I was working on.

Who is Budanov - GUR intelligence covert acts behind enemy lines

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RFU OP: Tajikistan and Khorasan Deception Part 1

by Oui Tue Mar 26th, 2024 at 02:48:05 PM EST

Most acts of sabotage by Ukraine and SBU were supported by US/UK weapons and/or logistics support.

Possibility of talks between Zelenskyy and Putin came to a halt after Johnson's visit - UP sources | May 5, 2022 |

Following the arrival of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Kyiv, a possible meeting between Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin has become less likely.

The first is that Putin is a war criminal, he should be pressured, not negotiated with. And the second is that even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements on guarantees with Putin, they are not.

Johnson's position was that the collective West, which back in February had suggested Zelenskyy should surrender and flee, now felt that Putin was not really as powerful as they had previously imagined, and that here was a chance to "press him."

Three days after Johnson left for Britain, Putin went public and said talks with Ukraine "had turned into a dead end".

Three days later, Roman Abramovich arrived in Kyiv again, and President Zelenskyy officially stated that there could be two security agreements with Russia: one would concern Ukraine's coexistence with Russia, the other - only security guarantees, because not everyone "sees themselves at the same table with the Russian Federation."

Ukrainian negotiator In Minsk delegation is killed | TOI - 6 March 2022 |

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by Oui - Apr 1, 31 comments

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