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Boldness vs. Bullets at the Gaza BorderThursday 15 April 2010by: Max Ajl, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed
(Photo: Max Ajl)The razor-wire and concrete frontier between Israel and Gaza is intermittently interrupted by remote-controlled metal observation towers equipped with motion sensors. When the sensors detect something, the metal petals atop the towers peel back, blooming. A small bloom means the interior camera is peering around. A big bloom occurs when the people controlling the machine guns inside the turret are thinking about blasting someone.On Tuesday, in a border area near Atatra, a neighborhood in Beit Lehiya in northern Gaza, the top only opened a little - just looking around. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) software operator saw us nearing the border, perhaps 200 Palestinians and seven internationals. The Palestinians marched, boisterously and peacefully, holding a banner reading "No for the security wall and we call on international society for urgent interventio…

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Nadat Friedrich Nietzsche God dood had verklaard, schreef hij in een brief aan zijn vriend Overbeck:'Es wird einmal an meinen Namen die Erinnerung an etwas Ungeheueres anknupfen, - an eine Krisis, wie es keine auf Erden gab, an die tiefste Gewissens-Collision, an einde Entscheidung, heraufbeschworen gegen Alles, was bis dahin geglaubt, gefordert, geheiligt worden war.' En toen de westerse wereld op het punt stond massaal ontheiligd te worden, stelde de filosoof het volgende: 'Mir besteht mein Leben jetzt in dem Wunsche dass es mit allen Dingen anders gehen moge, als ich sie begreife; und dass mir jemand meine "Wahrheiten" unglaubwurdig machen.' En wel omdat door de doodverklaring van God het nihilisme zijn intrede deed: 'der unheimlichste aller Gäste.' Een van de gevaarlijkste uiterlijke kenmerken van dat nihilisme is het slachtofferisme, een karakteristieke eigenschap van de moderne massamens die weigert de eigen verantwoordelijkheid te aanvaarden en …

Israel als Schurkenstaat 109

Via Lucas:
Israel THURSDAY, APR 15, 2010 11:16 EDTIs the Star of David the new swastika?In a disturbing reversal of symbolism, Israeli extremists are defacing Palestinian property with the Jewish symbolBY JUDY MANDELBAUM This post originally appeared on Judy Mandelbaum's Open Salon blog. Time was when Nazis used to slather swastikas on synagogues and Jewish businesses to prepare the local population for expulsion or much worse. It's sad that this sort of behavior persists around the world, as a new study by Tel Aviv University shows. But it's even sadder to see Israelis regularly defacing Palestinian property with Stars of David with equal glee and with what appears to be the same brain-dead minds

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Whistleblowing Journalist Treated as "Fugitive Felon" by Israel's Mossad Intel Agents Brave journalist who exposed lawbreaking OK'd by Israeli officers faces espionage charges; Mossad promises to "remove the gloves" to track him down. April 14, 2010 | LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email.
An Israeli journalist who went into hiding after writing a series of reports showing lawbreaking approved by Israeli army commanders faces a lengthy jail term for espionage if caught, as Israeli security services warned at the weekend they would "remove the gloves" to track him down.

The Shin Bet, Israel's secret police, said it was treating Uri Blau, a reporter with the liberal Haaretz daily newspaper who has gone underground in London, as a "fugitive felon" and that a warrant for his arrest had been issued.

Options being considered are an extradition request to the British authorities o…

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eGuest
April 14th, 2010 at 19:35
@Poppo Wit. They asked & received permission to engage (=shoot) before they mentioned “RPG” (btw, somehow they saw 5 to 6 people with AK-47’s. Do you see the same?). On the black van: they did not connect it with the one previously seen. They say (3:16): “We have a van that’s picking up the bodies” … “looks like possibly uhm picking up bodies and weapons”. And, in general: how professional is their talking? Are yuo allowed to do your work talking that way?



Poppo Wit
April 16th, 2010 at 08:53
@eGuest

True, They received permission before that.

Again, I’m not familiar with the procedures. I guess the pilots have great freedom in their target aquisition. I have the impression they were very eager to attack and overstated the threat these guys posed.

Still, walking around with an RPG is NO normal behaviour and anyone can understand that an occupation force regards that as a threat.

Regarding the van: As I mentioned before, this seems totally …

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Iraq Vet From WikiLeaks Video Unit: Video Is Shocking But Shouldn't Be Surprising, This Is What They Are Trained to Do Josh Stieber talks about how the disturbing video shouldn't be seen as a few soldiers behaving badly but as a sign of a broken system where the same 'outrages' will continue. April 12, 2010 | LIKE THIS ARTICLE ? Join our mailing list: Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. Advertisement Josh Stieber was deployed to Iraq in February 2007 as part of the "surge" overseen by George W. Bush. An enthusiastic supporter of the war when he enlisted, Stieber served with Bravo Company 2-16, the same unit now depicted in the chilling video released last week by WikiLeaks.org, which shows American troops massacre 12 Iraqi civilians from an Apache helicopter, including two Reuters employees, photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver, Saeed Chmagh. Also killed was Saleh Mutashar, the father of two young children who were themselves in…