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Genocide In Gaza - America of Biden Morally Corrupt

by Oui Sun Jun 23rd, 2024 at 05:43:48 PM EST

IDF using detainees as human shield also in occupied West Bank ...

Biden's Complicity In Human Deaths and Suffering


The U.S. power structure is blindly dedicated to Israel | Mondoweiss |

Recently there was an important event at Columbia Law School. The school's law review published a piece on a sweeping legal theory of the Nakba by Harvard law student Rabea Eghbariah -- and the board of the law review stepped in in unprecedented fashion to shut down the publication online. After the Intercept reported that the website had been "nuked," the authoritarian move became an embarrassment; and the piece was restored. Though students obviously feel chilled.

This story reminds us that the U.S. establishment is firmly and blindly pro-Israel. The board that squashed the students included operators of the highest order: professor Gillian Metzger, who also serves in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel; Justice Department senior counsel Lewis Yelin; and Ginger Anders, a former assistant to the U.S. Solicitor General.

We used to call people like this the ruling class. These high appointees understand what American values are, and today American values are standing by Israel even as it massacres thousands of children. These values surely have to do with the importance of Zionist donors to Joe Biden and universities, but they go beyond that to the makeup of the U.S. establishment.

Columbia Law Faculty Takes Down Website

Why are America's elite universities so afraid of this scholar's paper? | The Guardian |

The Columbia Law Review website was temporarily shut down after it published a Palestinian human rights lawyer's article proposing a new way to understand Palestinian life under Israeli rule

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Student editors told the Intercept that the article had been extensively vetted according to procedure. Some, however, "expressed concerns about threats to their careers and safety if it were to be published", the Associated Press reported. The students went ahead with publication against the board's wishes. The board said in a statement published when it restored the website that it had "received multiple credible reports that a secretive process was used to edit" the article, and that was its reasoning for taking the journal offline.

Jameel Jaffer, director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at the university, wrote that "nuking the website is a drastic, extraordinary step that requires much more justification than has been supplied by the directors thus far".

The board never spelled out why it pulled the piece, beyond what it called an opaque editorial process - a description the student editors disputed. But for non-scholarly audiences, Eghbariah's word choice may have seemed inflammatory. In the piece, he defines Zionism as inextricable from the Nakba and builds on the legal scholarship of apartheid and genocide. Its table of contents was itself arguably provocative, with the header "Zionism as Nakba".

Columbia Law Review student editors to strike after directors intervene with article on Nakba


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antiwar | US Tells Lebanon It Will Support Israeli Attack on Hezbollah, 19 June
Deputy assistant to the US president Amos Hochstein has signaled that Washington would get behind an Israeli incursion into Lebanon, reportedly telling Beirut's PM that Tel Aviv intends to shift focus to Hezbollah after fighting in Gaza winds down.
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During a speech on Wednesday, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah issued a stark warning against an Israeli offensive, saying the move would trigger a war "without rules or ceilings."
Nasrallah underscored that Hezbollah's publication of a video footage gathered from its surveillance aircraft of strategic locations in the northern part of the occupied territories, including sea and air ports in the city of Haifa, was part of the group's psychological warfare against the Tel Aviv regime.
"We have more than 100,000 fighters, and even more, even in the worst-case scenario. We have prepared for the worst-case scenario and Israel knows it," he said, adding that "no place ... will be spared our rockets."
halturnerradioshow | IDF Chief Informs Political Leadership: "Ready for War against Hezbollah", 20 June
Israeli-Born U.S. Official and Advisor to President Joe Biden, Amos Hochstein reportedly told Senior Lebanese Officials, including Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri, yesterday during a High-Level Meeting in the Capital of Beirut, that Israel is preparing to launch a Limited Invasion of Southern Lebanon with the Goal of Pushing any Hezbollah Forces back across the Litani River. Hochstein further stated that they expect the Invasion to begin within the next 5-Weeks, and if Hezbollah does not halt attacks on northern Israel and agree to a Diplomatic Option, then the Israeli Operation will be supported by the United States and allies.
On-the-Record Press Gaggle by White House National Security "vexing and disappointing" 20 June Kirby-content
Q Hey, John.Thanks for taking my question. I wanted to ask about the tensions between Hezbollah and Israel and the concerns of a wider war.  I know something you've spoken about and the administration has spoken out about not wanting to see this grow into a wider war. On Tuesday, the IDF approved operational plans for an offensive in Lebanon.  Since that approval, what discussions have the U.S. had to try to deescalate the situation?
KIRBY: Well, as you know, our envoy, Amos Hochstein, has been in the region the last few days, shuttling back and forth between Tel Aviv and Beirut to have these exact conversations. I won't speak to IDF military planning; they need to do that.  I would just tell you that we still don't want to see a second front opened up. Obviously, we take the tensions and the rhetoric seriously by both sides. And we're doing everything we can to try to prevent that outcome. And those conversations are ongoing, literally as we speak.
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Q Thanks so much for taking my question.  Going back to the issue of arms shipments to Israel, could you give us an update on the status of these 2,000-pound bomb shipments? And is there anything to add about the shipment itself or advancing the deal of the F-15 fighters to Israel? Has that been approved, and will that go ahead?
KIRBY:  I'm going to let the State Department speak to the F-15 question; that's really more in their lane. I will just tell you a couple of things.

Number one, as I said earlier, material assistance to Israel and their ability to defend themselves has continued—has continued to flow, even though there had been a pause put on those 2,000-pound bombs. On the F-15s, the only other thing I'd add is that these would be slated to be delivered in, like, 2029, if they're approved.  And that approval process is ongoing, not related at all to the current conflict.  But again, I'd point you over to the State Department to talk about that in a little bit more in detail.

by Cat on Sun Jun 23rd, 2024 at 10:06:04 PM EST
ChatGPT | Israeli strikes on Gaza City kill at least 50 people, 23 June
wut: "The attacks coincided with a major anti-government protest in Tel Aviv, in which thousands demanded new Israeli elections."
The Israeli military confirmed [?] the strikes in a brief statement in which it said the targets had been "Hamas military infrastructure sites."
Official IDF U_R_HAMAS x account
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The attacks came as Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant prepared to travel to Washington on Sunday to discuss the next phase of the Gaza war, as well as escalating hostilities on the border with Lebanon. He will meet with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other officials.
ChatGPT | Netanyahu scheduled to address U.S. lawmakers on July 24
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The Israel Defense Forces, meanwhile, said its soldiers violated protocol by strapping a wounded Palestinian man to the front of their vehicle during a raid in the West Bank city of Jenin. The IDF confirmed [?] the incident after it was captured on video and shared on social media, according to media reports.
by Cat on Sun Jun 23rd, 2024 at 11:50:04 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 06:22:36 PM EST

Iran heads to presidential run-off on July 5 amid record low turnout | Al Jazeera |

Reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian could benefit if turnout is higher during the second round next Friday.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 06:23:17 PM EST
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U.S. Does Not Support Pakistan Iran - Pakistan Pipeline | VOA News - 27 March 2024 |

ISLAMABAD -- The U.S. State Department has said it does not support Pakistan's plan to build a pipeline to import gas from Iran.

State Department spokesperson Mathew Miller refused to comment on the nature of sanctions Pakistan could face for importing energy from Iran. However, he cautioned Islamabad against going ahead with the plan.

"But we always advise everyone that doing business with Iran runs the risk of touching upon and coming in contact with our sanctions, and would advise everyone to consider that very carefully," said Miller, adding that "the assistant secretary made clear last week, we do not support this pipeline going forward."

A general view of Isfahan Refinery, one of the largest refineries in Iran and is considered as the first refinery in the country in terms of diversity of petroleum products in Isfahan, Iran on 8 Nov 2023 (Credit: Fatemeh Bahrami - Anadolu Agency)

Donald Lu, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia told the House Foreign Affairs committee last Wednesday in a hearing that importing gas from Iran would expose Pakistan to U.S. sanctions.

Pakistan's outgoing caretaker government approved the construction of an 80-kilometer section of the pipeline in February, largely to avoid paying Iran $18 billion in penalties for years of project delays.

Miller's remarks came after Pakistani media reported Tuesday, Islamabad was planning to seek a U.S. sanctions waiver.

"We will seek exemption from U.S. sanctions. Pakistan cannot afford sanctions in the gas pipeline project," Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik told media during an informal chat, according to a report in Dawn News.

US doesn't support Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project going forward

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 06:42:59 PM EST
Obama was "tough" on Netanyahu with key election meddling as a result - price tag diplomacy. Biden bends over backwards to accommodate the Zionist goals as tens of thousands Palestinians are slaughtered by the IDF, and ICJ has clearly rule actions can be deemed genocide. ICC reneged on its obligations due to political pressure and threats.

Biden's Phony Saudi-Israeli Peace Deal | The Tablet - 27 June 2024 |

The point of the U.S. deal isn't peace. It's to prevent the two American allies from coming together, while subordinating them both to Iran.

For more than a year the Joe Biden administration has been parading what it calls a "historic agreement" in front of longtime U.S. regional allies Israel and Saudi Arabia. If it seems odd that a president who called Saudi a "pariah" state, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu an "asshole" now sees Jerusalem and Riyadh as the ingredients for a major foreign policy win in an election year, that's because the agreement on offer is not a Middle East peace deal. Rather, it's an instrument to consolidate the Democratic Party's control of U.S. foreign policy while formally subordinating its two longtime Middle Eastern allies to Iran.

The Biden administration's regional policy is charged with completing the project initiated by Barack Obama. The endgame is to fold traditional U.S. partners into a new Middle East hierarchy dominated by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its terror proxies, including Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen. The new American-backed, Iranian-led regional order requires breaking Israeli sovereignty and getting Saudi to accept revisions to its 80-year-old relationship with Washington. While Netanyahu is resisting the yoke, the Saudis seem to be willing to submit in the hope that it won't be too late to revise their status again when, or if, Trump returns.

"The deal buys time," says a Riyadh-based senior Gulf affairs analyst who asked not to be named. "A year or two gives the Crown Prince time to work on his agenda for Saudi Arabia." And in the meantime, says the analyst, "if you can reach a deal with the Democrats, you take it. The Republicans are already Saudi allies. But to make a deal with them means the Democrats will give you a hard time. The thinking here is that if you want to do a deal with the U.S., you have to do it with the Democrats."

To realize Obama's dream of regional realignment, the Biden team first zeroed in on the Trump-brokered normalization agreements between Israel and four majority Muslim states (Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Sudan) known as the Abraham Accords.

The Trump team had reversed Obama's pro-Iran policies and isolated the terror regime, while freezing out its Palestinian proxies. Plus, Trump eliminated Iranian terror masters resistance military leaders like Qassem Soleimani who had targeted U.S. troops, diplomats, and allied nations in a decadeslong campaign of bombings and assassinations fought In Afghanistan alongside America and led the Iraqi militia to rid Iraq from the scourge of the Islamic State

I cant's stand utter lies and bull$hit from whatever source it is produced ...

Soleimani Assassination: Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Whirlwind | Tikun Olam |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 07:06:24 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jun 29th, 2024 at 09:24:05 PM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jun 30th, 2024 at 07:23:39 PM EST
Interference by a foreign states in U.S.  elections and by extension Middle East foreign policy ending in complicity with genocide by the Jewish State, and danger to national interests of Western states.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jun 30th, 2024 at 07:24:30 PM EST
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The Israel lobby defeated Jamaal Bowman | Mondoweiss |

Jews are overwhelmingly supportive of Israel even as other Democrats overwhelmingly oppose the Israeli "genocide." And that is Joe Biden's political problem.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Jun 30th, 2024 at 07:25:12 PM EST
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