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The Arabian Revolt How It Developed - 2013

by Oui Mon Mar 11th, 2024 at 12:16:09 PM EST

From an older diary posted @BooMan, but still informative today how alliances shift as sands and dunes in the Sahara or Arabian desert. The wreckage colonial powers left behind yet their interference corrupts today.


Gilles Kepel, Islamic and Arab world scholar, for its latest book 'Passion arabe'.

Since the spring of 2011 and the wave of Arab revolutions, Islamic and Arab world scholar Gilles Kepel has made several trips to the fast-changing Middle East. He witnessed disappointment among young people and met members of civil society and Islamists. His travel diary has just been published in France. Leela Jacinto meets him to discuss the current challenges facing Arab countries.

The Arab Spring as the West would approve the narrative, was hijacked by foreign powers which added to the chaos created by the conflict between the Jewish State of Israel and establishing an independent and free Palestine. The last bit of colonial power the West keeps at all human cost for decades.

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Biden and Soured US-Saudi Relations

by Oui Fri Mar 8th, 2024 at 10:37:57 AM EST

How Joe's fist bump became a slap in the face of Saudi leadership

The Jewish State of Israel could always count on that young Senator from Delaware to come through on behalf of its interests. American battleship in the Middle East the Pentagon could always count on.

Trump even proposed the make Israel the leader of a ME defense organization ... took Israel out of EUCOM to strengthen CENTCOM in fight against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Biden opened his eyes and saw the benefit for all nations.

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The Prospects for Sinn Féin

by Frank Schnittger Wed Feb 21st, 2024 at 10:21:58 PM EST

Former leader, Gerry Adams; Northern Ireland First Minister, Michelle O'Neill: and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald.

There have been quite a few posts on Slugger O'Toole by able writers such as Michael Palmer, Ian Clarke, and Brian Walker about the prospects for political unionism and particularly the DUP now that the Assembly and Executive have been restored. Mick Fealty has also written a perceptive piece on the opportunity that being the official opposition provides for the SDLP. But no one seems to be writing about the prospects for Sinn Féin.

Not being a member or supporter, and not having many contacts within the party, I am not in a good position to fill that void. But it seems to me that even from an outsider's perspective the changed situation provides some opportunities and threats for the party, to which they bring particular strengths and weaknesses. Let us look at each of these in turn:

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Banality of Evil the Holocaust and Today's Genocide

by Oui Tue Mar 12th, 2024 at 09:55:59 AM EST

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Where Are the Irish?

by Oui Mon Mar 11th, 2024 at 02:38:45 PM EST

No I'm no film awards fan, but one can't miss the huge impression left by Oppenheimer and last night's awards celebration ...

Best Actor goes to Cillian Murphy on Oppenheimer dedicates his award to the peacemakers "everywhere"

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Appeal for Arrest Yitzhak Herzog Alleged Genocide

by Oui Sat Mar 9th, 2024 at 01:35:31 PM EST

It Would be Just, But Won't Happen as Israel is a “Friendly” Ally

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Israel Again Defies UN Charter and World

by Oui Fri Mar 8th, 2024 at 08:13:15 AM EST

Simply put: make peace ☮️ not war with your neighbours in the region.

Israel's War cabinet busy with genocide, exclusion of Smotrich and Ben Gvir ...

המדינה אישרה בנייה של 3,426 יחידות  דיור בהתנחלויות

‎כ-700 יחידות דיור אושרו סופית לבנייה באפרת, והיתר אושרו לקידום תכנוני במעלה אדומים ובקידר. ההחלטה על הבנייה התקבלה במועצת התכנון העליונה בעקבות הפיגוע ליד מעלה אדומים לפני שבועיים שבו נרצח אדם ונפצעו 11 אנשים

Israel's Supreme Planning Council approved the construction of 3,500 settlement units in the Jewish-only settlements of Ma'ale Adumim, Efrat, and Kedar in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).

The decision on the construction was made by the Supreme Planning Council following the attack near Ma'ale Adumim two weeks ago in which a man was murdered and 11 people were injured

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Negotiations Ceasefire Failed in Egypt Today

by Oui Thu Mar 7th, 2024 at 03:34:49 PM EST

Newborns die of hunger and mothers struggle to feed their children as Israel's siege condemns Gazans to starvation | CNN News |

The children in Gaza who survived bombardment "may not survive a famine," World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus has warned amid reports of surging cases of child malnutrition in the enclave.

The WHO director-general gave the warning in a social media post on Wednesday, accompanied by a video testimony from a doctor based at the pediatric unit in the Kamal Adwan Hospital in northern Gaza.  

"Malnutrition plays a major role in the number of children that come to us and the number of deaths," Dr. Imad Dardonah said in the video. 

Netanyahu policy set 10 days ago ...

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Genocide: Mark Rutte Has No Shame

by Oui Thu Mar 7th, 2024 at 08:24:05 AM EST

Entertains alleged war criminal Yitzhak Herzog from Israel this Sunday. Jumping from one genocide to another.

    “… carnage of the past 5 weeks ..” ehh … 5 months ⁉️

Shameless as the Dutch leader is complicit in the massacre of civilians in Gaza.

Setting an false reality ... Israel is not the victim but today's perpetrator. How is this possible ... the arrogance of a Dutch leader knows no bounds. The position of Secretary General should not be awarded to someone who derides international law on multiple fronts ... Rutte is an old colonist of the Dutch VOC ... xenophobic, Russophobic and Islamophobic. Trade and partners trumps all issues of morals, human rights and human decency. An elitist.

Why entertain an Israeli war criminal now as thousands are murdered on a weekly basis on Palestinian land?

Chart of Israeli decision makers in call for genocide, and incitement for hatred. Dehumanization and violence leads to genocide.

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OIC Islamic States Slam West for Inaction

by Oui Wed Mar 6th, 2024 at 04:20:43 PM EST

One month ago ...

Blinken at the table for talks ... US flag is missing in Riyadh.

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Zero Net Energy - March 5, 2024

by gmoke Wed Mar 6th, 2024 at 01:21:22 AM EST

World's biggest "passive house" office building
http://www.canarymedia.com/articles/carbon-free-buildings/boston-skyscraper-named-worlds-biggest-pas sive-house-office
http://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/12/winthrop-center-named-worlds-largest-passive-house-office-buildi ng/

DOE's "Affordable Home Energy Shot" and other housing emissions reductions initiatives of the Biden administration
http://cleantechnica.com/2023/10/21/fossil-free-100-affordable-housing-can-mean-residents-have-no-ut ility-bills/

Cement and carbon black as a supercapacitor and a building material
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/green-tech/a44716956/scientists-make-supercapacitor-out-of-c ement/
hat tip Andrew Tobias

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Yad Vashem, Holocaust, Netanyahu and Putin

by Oui Tue Mar 5th, 2024 at 12:07:06 PM EST

On Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 1941, the Ordnungspolizei (German police) rounded up Jewish men at Jonas Daniël Meijerplein in Amsterdam. Almost 400 men between the ages of 18 and 35 were arrested, forcibly pushed into lorries and deported. The razzia was Nazi punishment for fights that had occurred between Jews, antisemitic thugs, and the German police.

In the case of Amsterdam's working class, resistance entailed organizing a general strike. The Amsterdam General Strike of February 1941, what the Dutch termed the Februaristaking, deserves to be known, understood, and remembered.

The Amsterdam General Strike of February 1941

Find out the story behind one of the boldest defiant acts of World War II

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Gaza Aid and the Biden-Harris Kabuki Theater

by Oui Tue Mar 5th, 2024 at 07:39:25 AM EST

Benny Gantz (L) departs the White House after meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris

Unheeded Warning of Kahane Terrorists

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Netanyahu Settler Policy Leading To 7th Oct

by Oui Mon Mar 4th, 2024 at 05:00:25 PM EST

McCain tours Israel, backs tough line on Hamas | AP - 19 March 2008 |

SDEROT, Israel -- Touring a war-battered town, Sen. John McCain said that he understands Israel's tough response to Palestinian rocket fire, adding that there is no point in negotiating with the Gaza Strip's Hamas regime.

The Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting also praised the moderate Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, saying he is committed to reaching a peace deal with Israel -- although McCain is not meeting with the Palestinians this time.

McCain's visit to Israel is part of a week-long trip through the Middle East and Europe. Israel has been widely criticized for military operations aimed at stopping the rocket attacks, as well as its blockade of Gaza.

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Western Civilization Under Duress

by Oui Mon Mar 4th, 2024 at 12:44:47 PM EST

Terms of the Maastricht Treaty on European Unity | UPI - 18 May 1993 |

The Maastricht Treaty on unity among the 12 European Community members, approved by the European Council in December 1991, has been ratified by 10 nations and awaits the approval of Denmark and Britain. It also faces legal challenges in Germany's constitutional court.

The text, which is divided into six parts, amounts to a revision of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community in 1958. The EC emerged from the amalgamation of the EEC, the European Atomic Energy Community and European Coal and Steel Community in 1967.

Video summary of the signing ceremony in Brussels on June 27, 2014 of Association Agreements between the European Union and Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Prophetic words and it all came to bear in the 21st Century ...

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NATO Operation Barbarossa In Slow Motion

by Oui Sun Mar 3rd, 2024 at 06:31:52 PM EST

Taurus missiles could destroy Crimean bridge - German opposition leader | 15 Jan. 2024 |

Friedrich Merz, the head of Germany's opposition Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has once again called on the government to provide Ukraine with Taurus cruise missiles, which could destroy the Russian-built Crimean bridge.

Europe Reverts 100 Years | 29 Aug. 2023 |

Fascism is once again roaming the globe and Europe has no immunity of this scourge ... history repeating itself. SHAME

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Islamophobia Has Gone Mainstream In the West

by Oui Sun Mar 3rd, 2024 at 06:19:00 AM EST

Soon Geert Wilders will be the first Islamophobic Prime Minister of the Netherlands as successor to right-wing free market advocate Mark Rutte, a populist who used racism and xenophobia to stay in power.

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The Trail of Tears

by Oui Sat Mar 2nd, 2024 at 09:16:04 AM EST

In my daily briefing for close friends, I made the comparison with American Wild West.   Bringing civilization ... job is never done 😡

American experience ...
Promise of the New World ...
Does sound like Promised Land ...
God of Abraham to spread and fill the earth ...
Puritans the Evangelists of today ...
Israel's Kahanists are terrorists, not religious people ...

Trail of Sorrow for Palestinians

Palestinians flee northern Gaza after Israel orders 1 million to evacuate as ground attack looms

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Flour Massacre: Jewish State Murders 112 Gazans

by Oui Fri Mar 1st, 2024 at 09:29:09 AM EST

At least 112 Palestinians were killed after waiting for much-needed aid in Gaza

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Galloway: This Is For Gaza

by Oui Fri Mar 1st, 2024 at 06:48:41 AM EST

Labour Got Smashed by Galloway in Rochdale

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