I finally watched The Great Book Robbery at the University of Pennsylvania this weekend with some friends. It’s a film documenting Israel’s systematic looting of over 70,000 books from Palestinian public and private libraries after Jewish gangs in Palestine proclaimed the state of Israel and ethnically cleansed the native population.
Eight Injured After Army Invades Al-Eesawiyya IMEMC – Friday Evening, February 15; Palestinian medical sources reported that eight Palestinians have been injured after Israeli soldiers invaded the Al-Eesawiyya area in occupied East Jerusalem, and attacked dozens of nonviolent protesters. …
…The US Federal Reserve System bankers are dry behind the ears in plundering other nations. The method is the same – exchanging real resources, goods, assets for pieces of paper, call it Federal Reserve bonds, US Treasury loan securities or US dollar bills…etc. The issuer never intends to redeem bonds. Formally the US Department of Treasury or Reserve banks could be an issuer. Doesn’t matter. It’s still the very same people who are behind them – the bankers seizing natural resources, gold and other treasures of other nations…more
In the run up to the Iraq War, the New York Times (9/8/02) famously reported on an Iraqi scheme to procure special aluminum tubes that could only have one purpose: Iraq’s secret nuclear weapons program. Saddam Hussein was attempting to “buy thousands of specially designed aluminum tubes,” and the “diameter, thickness and other technical specifications of the aluminum tubes had persuaded American intelligence experts that they were meant for Iraq’s nuclear program.” The claims were false–Iraq, as it turned out, had no nuclear program–but still hugely influential. Continue reading →