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As Joe Biden Dithers, Gazans Are Obliterated

by Oui Tue May 14th, 2024 at 07:57:30 AM EST

In wars hundreds of thousands die, we are not there yet ...

Directional sign: "Rafah" (Moshik Gulst)

More below the fold ...


Statement H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi Minister For Foreign Affairs The Republic Of Indonesia At The Public Sitting Of The International Court Of Justice On The Legal Consequences Arising From The Policies And Practices Of Israel In The Occupied Palestine | 23 Feb 2024 |

Mr. President,

Distinguished Members of the Court,

I left my G20 meeting in Rio de Janeiro to stand before you today on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to express the solidarity of the Indonesian People on a matter of supreme and grave importance.

A matter that strikes at our fragile humanity.

I stand before you today to defend justice against the blatant violations of international law that has been committed by Israel.

We have all witnessed the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and the following escalation throughout the region which have emboldened a global call to address the root cause, the illegal Israeli occupation on Palestine.

Israel's unlawful occupation and its atrocities must stop and neither should it be normalized nor recognized.

Mr. President,

Members of the Court,

It is clear that Israel has zero intention to respect let alone abide by its international legal obligations.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu even said and I quote: "nobody will stop us - not The Hague... not anybody else", unquote.

This is also evident in Israel's actions in Gaza as it is continuing its indiscriminate campaign of annihilation against civilians in Gaza.

Apparently, the death of almost 30,000 lives is not enough for Israel as it is close to launching another strike on Rafah, once the only gateway for life-saving humanitarian assistance to Gaza.

No state should be granted a free rein to do anything they want against a weaker state. This is why we have international law. This is why we need to uphold it. The role of ICJ is central to safeguarding what the so-called "rules-based international order".

There is a big hope from the international community. I repeat, a big hope that ICJ delivers a favorable advisory opinion to the interest of justice and humanity.

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Biden's Policy As Rub'al-Khali Drifting Sands

Feeding the Beast In Aiding Acts of Genocide

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Two Faces of Every War ... Ugly or more Ugly

Harrison Mann, an army major, explained to his colleagues at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) that his November resignation was in fact due to "moral injury" stemming from US support for Israel's war in Gaza and the harm caused to Palestinians. See published letter.


Mark Rutte orders FM to drop terms genocide, massacre, war crimes ... IDF military censorship reporting about Palestine or Gaza

FM protest policy

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Given sworn impunity by the White House and U.S. Congress, Israeli leaders commit war crimes and crimes against Humanitarian Law.

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Cabinet concerned about secret ICC arrest warrants against Israeli officials | Hayom - 1 Dec 2020 |

Ministers believe International Criminal Court will launch an investigation against Israel within 90 days. If so, high-ranking Israeli officials and IDF officers may be arrested upon traveling abroad and extradited to The Hague.



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 03:15:27 PM EST

Countries joining S Africa in alleged genocide case Palestinian people of Gaza.

FACTBOX - Which countries have joined South Africa's genocide case against Israel? | Anadolu Agency |

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 03:19:08 PM EST
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Will the threatened ICC prosecutor accept Joe's proposal to drop the case in lieu of a joint judicial investigation by the U.S. and Israel, perhaps a neutral country added such as Tovu. 🥵

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 03:23:24 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 03:26:29 PM EST
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... a perfect catch to lead NATO 🤥🤥🤥 brain dead 😡

LIVE! Middle East: Aid organizations frustrated about Rutte's attitude on Gaza: 'It's well as it is' | AD News |

Aid organizations are left frustrated after a 'very difficult' conversation with outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister Liesje Schreinemacher (Development Cooperation) [knowledge about food and aid shipments, not about military operations and a ceasefire] about the situation in Gaza. "It felt to me as if the Prime Minister in particular was completely out of touch with reality," said Michiel Servaes (Oxfam Novib)afterwards.

According to aid organizations, Israel has crossed a red line with the offensive in Rafah. The prime minister has previously said the government would take action against Israel if it launched a major ground offensive in the southern Gaza city. He believes that there is no large-scale operation yet and that no measures need to be taken yet.

The aid organizations have now spoken to the cabinet four times, but Servaes is no longer interested in a new consultation. "It's done. There is no point in continuing the conversation in this way." According to him, the dialogue loses 'credibility'. As long as the government does not 'choose a fundamentally different position', he no longer sees the point in it.

Pim Kraan of Save the Children wonders 'how much evidence is needed to say that the offensive in Rafah has started'. Israel is fighting with tanks in the city where more than a million Palestinians have sought refuge since the war began on October 7 after the radical Hamas attack on Israel. Nearly half a million people have fled the city in recent days.

His own employees have never experienced anything like this, Kraan says about the devastation in Gaza. "It is completely destroyed. All numbers, all records are broken here. (...) The scale of this disaster is not yet fully clear to Dutch people. It's like a Turkish-Syrian earthquake twentyfold."

Prime Minister Rutte later responded to the consultation with the aid organizations with a tweet. 'I have expressed my great appreciation for the indispensable work that these organizations do under difficult circumstances. The Netherlands calls on Israel to allow significantly more humanitarian aid in Gaza.' The House of Representatives will debate the situation in Gaza on Thursday.



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 05:49:32 PM EST

Rutte mirrors perfectly the position of Blinken-Biden and Israel ... admirer of Johnson-Trump-Netanyahu. The Gazprom handshake with Medvedev to build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to benefit Dutch trade and Gasunie ... was a mistake, sort of. 😉

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 05:50:26 PM EST
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In any language his position is in support of the occupier and empire, not with the people being butchered ... coming man SG NATO wearing no clothes ... perverse inhumane policy ... a disgrace for the post WWII heritage of the Dutch ... time for a hard turn left to Social-Democracy ☮️ in the European Union ... whatever it takes 💪🏽 ‼️



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 06:29:32 PM EST
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Large parts of Rafah have turned into a ghost town, a spokesperson for the Palestinian refugee organization UNRWA writes on X. "It is hard to believe that a week ago 1 million people were taking shelter here." According to the spokesperson, the families that are still there have moved as far as possible to the western part of the city.

Since Israel called for the evacuation of parts of Rafah early last week, nearly 450,000 people have left the city.



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 06:43:44 PM EST
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British Foreign Secretary David Cameron calls the attacks on aid convoys heading to Gaza 'appalling'. According to Cameron, Israel must hold those responsible to account.
😎 😂

What an appalling statement as if the conflict hasn't intensified ever since Israel's "victory" in 1967.



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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 06:44:35 PM EST
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We expected America's foreign policy couldn't ever get worse than eight Bush-Cheney years ...

Until the rise of Trump and his shadow Biden proved "We Can."

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue May 14th, 2024 at 06:56:24 PM EST

Playing with the death toll from Israel's total war on Gaza is not as cruel as actually killing over 35,000 people, the majority women and children. But it is still cruel and heartless. It is also another way we are being gaslit by the pro-Zionist US establishment.

Earlier from my own observations and reading ...

Data Sources and Manipulation

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 16th, 2024 at 04:39:20 AM EST

Joe Biden's attending Morehouse College's commencement is an insult to the Black radical tradition | Mondoweiss |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat May 18th, 2024 at 12:31:52 AM EST
by Cat on Sun May 19th, 2024 at 02:50:29 PM EST
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ibid.
Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. And moreover, you have to remember that whatever you've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured -- and they overcame them. And if they overcame them, you can overcome them, too. (Applause.)

obamawhitehouse.archives | Remarks by the President at the United States Naval Academy Commencement (24.05.13)
We need you to project power across the oceans, from the Pacific to the Persian Gulf—100 percent on watch.  We need you to partner with other navies and militaries, from Africa to the Americas.  We need you to respond with compassion in times of disaster, as when you helped respond to Hurricane Sandy.  And in all your work -- in your lifetime of service—we need you to uphold the highest standards of integrity and character.

I'm somewhat astonished that no one on the planet bothered to archive these two speeches until today. You're welcome.

by Cat on Sun May 19th, 2024 at 03:16:46 PM EST
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Israel-Hamas war protestors gather outside Biden graduation speech at Morehouse College
Graduating students turn their back on US President Joe Biden as he delivers a commencement address during Morehouse College's graduation ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2024
by Cat on Sun May 19th, 2024 at 04:44:01 PM EST
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obamawhitehouse.archives | Remarks by the President at the United States Military Academy Commencement Ceremony (28.05.14)
So the United States is and remains the one indispensable nation.  That has been true for the century passed and it will be true for the century to come. But the world is changing with accelerating speed.  This presents opportunity, but also new dangers.
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Here's my bottom line:  America must always lead on the world stage.  If we don't, no one else will.  The military that you have joined is and always will be the backbone of that leadership.  But U.S. military action cannot be the only—or even primary—component of our leadership in every instance. Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.  And because the costs associated with military action are so high, you should expect every civilian leader—and especially your Commander-in-Chief—to be clear about how that awesome power should be used.
by Cat on Sun May 26th, 2024 at 01:18:40 PM EST
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Northwestern president testifies at Capitol Hill on antisemitism in an atmosphere of racism and Islamophobia .. wtf ... USA going rogue  

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu May 23rd, 2024 at 09:23:55 PM EST
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