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Israel. A Failed State 2

'Two faces of Israel: honest terrorist and corrupt pragmatist
By Uri Avnery

14 July 2012

Uri Avnery views two former Israeli prime ministers, Yitzhak Shamir, the recently-deceased terrorist leader, and Ehud Olmert, architect of the 2006 Lebanon war and the 2008/09 Gaza massacre, noting that whereas Shamir, “the dead honest fanatic, has many followers” Olmert, “the living corrupt pragmatist, has very few” – and that the current prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, “has the vices of both and the virtues of neither”.

Two former prime ministers of Israel are in the news these days. They represent two of the many faces of Israel.

They also raise a universal question: which is preferable – an honest fanatic or a corrupt pragmatist?

Yitzhak Shamir died two weeks ago and was buried in the cemetery of the “Great of the Nation” in Jerusalem. He was 97 years old and had been vegetating for years in a state of dementia. Most Israelis did not know that he was still alive. ”The most successfu…

Ban the Banksters 3

'Published on Friday, July 13, 2012 by Common Dreams
Banksters Take Us to the Brink by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship Every day brings more reminders of the terrible unfairness that besets our country, the tragic reversal of fortune experienced by millions who once had good lives and steady jobs, now gone. An article in the current issue of Rolling Stone chronicles “The Fallen: TheSharp, Sudden Decline of America’s Middle Class” and describes a handful of middle class men and women made homeless, forced to live out of their cars in church parking lots in Southern California.

Information Clearing House 3

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Not For Profit - For Global Justice"Real information, subversive information, remains the most potent power of all-and I believe that we must not fall into the trap of believing that the media speaks for the public. That wasn't true in Stalinist Czechoslovakia and it isn't true in the United States."John Pilger

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The Syrian Opposition: Who's Doing The Talking?
Must Read - By Charlie Skelton
How US bankrolls propaganda for military intervention and regime change in Syria

US Geo-political Wars May Lead to WWIII
By Press TV
The Arab League has announced plans to open talks with the Syrian opposition and cut all diplomatic ties with the Syrian government, aligning itself with the US-led effort to wage war against Damascus.  http://www.informationclea…