Passing the Buk By William Bowles

22 July 2014  — williambowles.info

Well, aside from a few comments I’ve posted on Moon of Alabama, I’ve spent most of the time reading (when I’ve not been compiling) just about everything I could on the subject of the downing of Malaysian Airlines #MH17 and I think it’s pretty obvious that the Russians have been fitted up for this horrendous crime by the Kiev authorities (and possibly others) and, it must be said, they did a pretty bad job of it! If it wasn’t for the craven and complicit corporate/state media in the West simply not reporting on the actual events of the 17 July as they have been revealed, the reality of the frame would be obvious to everyone.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 26 July 2014: Israel arrests activist for hosting Skype chat with resistance icon Leila Khaled

26 July 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Israel violates ceasefire by shooting Palestinian; agrees to extend ceasefire until Sunday
IMEMC – Naim Abdul Aziz Abu Zaher, 36, was shot to death by Israeli forces east of Deir al-Balah around 9 pm Saturday, two hours before the temporary ceasefire was scheduled to end. Two other Palestinians died of their wounds early Sunday morning. …New Reports Show That Murder of 3 Israeli Teenage Settlers Was Not Carried Out by Hamas
IMEMC – The alleged kidnapping and murder of three Israeli settlers, in late June, was the oft-cited reason for Israel s escalation against the Hamas government in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip. But new evidence indicates that Hamas was not responsible at all for the murders, according to reporters who spoke with Israeli police. …
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PCHR_e 26 July 2014 On the 19th Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Before Declaration of Humanitarian Truce, Israeli Forces Escalated Attacks against Palestinian Civilian; 20 Members of One Family, Including 11 Children and 5 Women, Killed

26 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Releases

Ref: 103/2014

Date: 26 July 2014

Time: 07:00 GMT

 

On the 19th Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza:

Before Declaration of Humanitarian Truce, Israeli Forces Escalated Attacks against Palestinian Civilian;

20 Members of One Family, Including 11 Children and 5 Women, Killed;

Israeli Forces Attack Medical Crews and Ambulances Killing 2 Paramedics;

Bodies of 45 Palestinians Recovered from Areas Invaded by Israeli Forces
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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 20-26 July 2014

26 July 2014 – Strategic Culture Foundation

Can Israel Win in Gaza?

26.07.2014 | 00:00 | Dmitry MININ

Gaza Strip has been bleeding for already 50 years. Palestinian leaders change, the Israeli governments come and go, but the process never stops. This small chunk of land with the population of one and a half million people never leaves completely the world radar screen. It always follows the same kind of vicious circle. Sometimes the reports come saying Tel Aviv has finally decided to settle the Gaza problem. Normally such news are followed by new victims and damage inflicted by Israel and it all turns back to where it was. That’s what is happening this time too. No operation Solid Rock, as they call it, launched against Palestinians can stand in Gaza where there is no solid ground for a rock to stand on. Israel will report about delivering a shattering blow against terrorists, while Palestinians will mourn their next of kin and start to brace up for next fight… Continue reading this...

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Gaza News Links 24-25 July 2014

25 July 2014 18:55:33  — williambowles.info

Netanyahu Targets Gaza Hospitals: Internationals Volunteer as Human Shields to Protect Shifa Hospital from Israeli Attacks (Global Research)

Israeli Lawyer Doesn’t Deny Nuremberg Crimes on Palestinians (What the Nazis Did to the Jews) (WashingtonsBlog)

Palestinian death toll in Gaza reaches 846; 37 Israelis die since military operation (ITAR-TASS)

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PCHR_e] On the 18th Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Israeli Warplane Attack Shelter of Displaced Civilians Killing 11 and Wounding Dozens; Israeli Forces Attack Medical Crews and Ambulances; Israeli Forces Attack Gaza from the Air, the Sea and the Ground

25 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

 

Press Releases

Ref: 101/2014

Date: 25 July 2014

Time: 07:00 GMT

 

On the 18th Day of the Israeli Offensive on Gaza:

Israeli Warplane Attack Shelter of Displaced Civilians Killing 11 and Wounding Dozens;

Israeli Forces Attack Medical Crews and Ambulances;

Israeli Forces Attack Gaza from the Air, the Sea and the Ground;

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My eye – the blurring of Foundation Trusts and private medicine By Diane Langford

25 July 2014 — OurNHS

A disturbing experience at a private hospital exposes the tangled relationship between Foundation Trusts and private business.

Only when I was summoned to an appointment at a private hospital I’d never heard of, for a procedure I didn’t need, did I begin to question how NHS Foundation Trusts are obliged to raise money from private patients – and the pressures on them to set up private units through a complicated web of business arrangements.

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Catastrophic Desertions and Losses in the Ukrainian Army – Official Ukrainian Reports, July 19, 2014 By Gleb Bazov

25 July 2014 — No Limit to Our Anger (c) V. M. Molotov

Preamble by Gleb Bazov: It is rare that we report on the workings of the aggressor across the battle lines. This item is different. Before you is a translation, kindly prepared by Valentina Lisitsa, of a report from the head of the Ukrainian Security Service, V.O. Nalyvaichenko, to the President of Ukraine, P.A. Poroshenko. It is an important document, which, we hope, you will distribute widely.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 24 July 2014: Israeli Forces Invade Azzun and Use Palestinian Civilians as Human Shields

24 July 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Civilian Casualties Continue To Rise As Army Targets More Homes In Gaza
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip has reported that at last thirteen Palestinians have been killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the first hours of Friday, July 25, while dozens of Palestinians have been injured. …
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Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’ By Sarah Gillespie

25 July 2014 — Gilad Atzmon

Isr shieldWhat does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target. The ‘shield’ is not the human bodies surrounding the ‘guilty’ party, the shield is the clemency that mankind instinctively affords the innocent. The shield evaporates only when confronted by an enemy who is not merely a fellow soldier locked in a power battle, but a psychopath unconcerned with the pain of others. Such is the case with the Hamas. They are faced with an enemy who is willing to obliterate pregnant women, babies, kids, handicapped people, schools and crowded hospitals in order to smash their target. The Israelis repeatedly demonstrate a pathological disregard for any life that is not a Jewish life, and it is for this reason alone, that the Hamas are utterly incapable of ever using ‘human shields.’ 

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