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Know the Difference Between Peace and a Ceasefire

by Oui Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 09:30:53 AM EST

So, there never was PEACE in Europe .... just a ceasefire post WWII.

As soon as the Bundesrepublik was whole again and the old divisions inside the Roman Empire rose from dormancy, the century old battles and grievances played a role inside the weapons toting NATO countries and the inevitable war with the Russian Federation took hold.

From Ceasefires to Pauses: Shedding Light on the Lexicon of War | Better World |

With the war between Israel and Hamas showing little end in sight, leaders worldwide are urging restraint among parties involved. The U.S. and United Nations have repeatedly called for humanitarian pauses, while others push for truces, ceasefires and cessations of hostilities.

Although these terms of conflict are used interchangeably, the language of war is both legally and practically consequential.

Here's what you need to know about the nuances of nomenclature when the stakes are high.

Work in process ... more to come 😥



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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 10:06:16 AM EST
Vague terms of a ceasefire ⁉️

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 10:06:49 AM EST
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Netanyahu, speaking in an interview with CBS News, added he was meeting with staff later on Sunday to review a dual military plan that included the evacuation of Palestinian civilians in Gaza and an operation to destroy remaining Hamas battalions, which Israel says are located in Rafah in southern Gaza.

"If we have a deal, it will be delayed somewhat, but it will happen. If we don't have a deal, we'll do it anyway," he told CBS. [source: Al Jazeera]

Egyptian media reported on Sunday the resumption of negotiations between the Palestinian group Hamas and Israel over ceasefire and hostage exchange talks.

"Ceasefire negotiations resumed through meetings at the level of specialists held in Doha, followed by meetings in Cairo," the privately-owned Cairo News Channel reported, citing an informed Egyptian source.

Israel's War Cabinet decided late on Saturday to send a delegation to Qatar to have talks on a hostage exchange agreement with the Palestinian group Hamas, according to Israeli media. [source TRT World]

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 10:07:35 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 10:08:21 AM EST
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< wipes tears >

I was all over the innerboobs last night after I saw the link at MoA. I said to myself, "SELF, that flag by Barak

  • on the eve of ICJ ordered report from South Africa respondent Israel and final A/RES/77/247 hearing;
  • after three MONTHS of US vetoes capped by a raggedy-ass US "pause concept" resolution condemning Hamas in the UNSC;
  • a WEEK of ICJ oral argument trashing in | ad bellum bilateral "dispute negotiation"; amid
  • the conspicuous failure of IDF obligation to prevent at least ONE MONTH of "civilian" casualties

is highly improbable, sincere coincidence of interests." Besides, talking-point message alone is a 60-day copy&paste of Hamas' 135-day proposal which Netanyahu rejected 7 Feb.

What was I looking for? Corroboration by anyone but G7 "media operators" on the US Department of Stalking payroll. What did I find?

syndicated "nope", a cascade of derivative speculation too numerous to list EXCEPT for Haaretz dissembling "regional multinational force" and "Palestinian Authority+" concepts from November 2023.

Palestinian Authority [sets] Conditions [on] New Government Formation to Israeli Gaza Withdrawal, 24 Feb

This morning RT reports Palestinian government resigns, 26 Feb

by Cat on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 05:55:22 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 06:01:01 PM EST
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I did read Silverstein's post at Tikkun. Yikes.
by Cat on Tue Feb 27th, 2024 at 12:10:46 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 10:10:12 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Feb 26th, 2024 at 10:11:19 AM EST
Putin talks foreign policy: Respect for Russia's interests and fate of potential invaders

The head of state slammed allegations of Russia's plans to deploy nuclear weapons in space as bogus stories

TASS has gathered the key takeaways from what the head of state said.

On dialogue with US

The  , while trying to inflict "a strategic defeat on the battlefield" on Russia, which is hypocritical.

Washington's statements that it is interested in such a dialogue "is demagoguery ahead of the US presidential election:" "They simply want to show their citizens - and everyone else - that they still rule the world."

On fate of potential invaders

It was the West that provoked the conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East and other regions, but now, it alleges that Russia plans to attack Europe: "They are talking nonsense."

However, Russian forces in the Western strategic direction need to be reinforced in order to eliminate the threats coming from another wave of NATO's expansion.

Whoever is considering the possibility of an intervention in Russia must remember the fate of those who did that in the past. "Now, the consequences will be far more tragic for potential invaders." "After all, they must understand that we also have weapons <...> capable of hitting targets on their soil."

Russia's strategic nuclear forces "are in full state of readiness for guaranteed use."

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Feb 29th, 2024 at 07:18:05 PM EST
Department Press Briefing Ned Price - February 25, 2022

This isn't the first time, of course, Putin has decided that his country can attack another country with impunity.

Moscow's further invasion of Ukraine is part of a pattern of the Kremlin's destructive behavior. The Russian Federation, of course, invaded Georgia in 2008 [a lie⁉️]. It continues to occupy territories within Georgia's borders, and for decades it has stationed troops in Moldova [Transnistria] without host government consent.

Tomorrow, the United States will join Ukraine in solemnly marking the eighth anniversary of Russia's 2014 invasion and brutal occupation of Crimea - a flagrant disregard for international law as well as Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The United States reaffirms, as we always have: Crimea is Ukraine [prospect NATO frontline naval base on Black Sea].

The Ukrainian people have known 30 years of independence, and while building their democracy they have shown relentless and inspiring pursuit of liberty, of peace, of security, of human dignity [got to be kidding me - Maidan massacre], and they continue to show that they will not go back in time.


[Joe setting the war narrative or propaganda  ... please repeat after me]

President Biden has said from the start of this crisis if Putin chooses to invade, the cost to Russia will be immediate and profound - to its financial system, to its economy, to its technological base, and to its strategic position and ambitions, as well as its reputation in the world.

And the world has now witnessed that Putin has made a choice. He rejected diplomacy. He has chosen war. And President Biden has announced our response.


QUESTION: On a halt in the bilateral talks with Russia, can you give us a couple of examples of issues that are of such significant national security interest that you - they will continue?

MR PRICE: Well, I'll offer one, at least. Of course it remains in our interest to see to it that Iran is never able to acquire a nuclear weapon. The fact that Russia has now invaded Ukraine should not give Iran the green light to develop a nuclear weapon, to weaponize, to move towards the point at which it can quickly acquire a nuclear weapon. It remains as in our interest today to deny Iran that ability than it was on Saturday.


MR PRICE: Lalit.

QUESTION: Thank you. I wanted to ask you about --

QUESTION: Wait, wait, hold on. Okay, that's one. But the list that I saw goes - includes the Arctic Council. It includes climate change talks. Is there anything significant that - like, does it include the Strategic Dialogue?

MR PRICE: We have no plans to take part in another Strategic Dialogue at the moment.

QUESTION: At the moment?

MR PRICE: At the moment.

QUESTION: And again, all of this stuff is suspension. It's not permanent. So should Russia change its --

MR PRICE: The point --

QUESTION: -- its course, these would resume?

MR PRICE: The - much like sanctions, these are a means to an end. What we are trying to do is to change on an urgent basis Moscow's behavior, to bring this violence to an end, to bring this conflict to an end, to bring the suffering that Russia is inflicting on the Ukrainian people to an end.

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Feb 29th, 2024 at 07:19:36 PM EST
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