A chessboard drenched in blood By Pepe Escobar

23 July 2014 — Asia Times

“The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.” Everyone remembers the Downing Street Memo, which unveiled the Bush/Blair “policy” in the run-up to the 2003 bombing/invasion/occupation of Iraq. The “policy” was to get rid of Saddam Hussein via a lightning war. The justification was “terrorism” and (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which had “disappeared”, mounted in trucks, deep into Syria. Forget about intelligence and facts.

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Black Agenda Report for July 23, 2014: Black Political Class Silent on Gaza, Black Removal in Detroit, Putin in Crosshairs

23 July 2014 — Black Agenda Report

Why Our Black Political Class is Paralyzed and Silent on Gaza Massacres and Israeli Apartheid

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

How did the NAACP wrap up its national conference this weekend without saying a mumbling word about the genocidal bombing of Gaza? Why did Moral Monday’s Rev. Barber appear on HBO’s Real Time with notorious Islamaphobe Bill Maher and not speak to the morality of apartheid in Israel? Why are the black political class and the black church, invisible on the invasion of Gaza and the fact of Israeli ethnocracy in general?

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Another Massacre in Gaza, This Time in Khan Younis

23 July 2014 — Global Research News – Gaza Ministry of Health

PRESS RELEASE

MINISTRY OF HEALTH GAZA

palestineflagAnother massacre is underway in Khan Younis, where relentless Israeli shelling and sniper fire are wreaking death and destruction on all that moves in the zone east of Khan Younis city.

The villages of Khuza’a, Al Fukhari, Abasan Alkabir, Abasan Al Sa’ir, Jarara, and Bani Suhela received no warning of the attacks, and no warnings to evacuate before the bombardment began at around 11pm last night.

The intensity of Israeli shelling around the Algerian Hospital in Abasan Alkabir shattered its windows, and led to its evacuation, leaving only the emergency department operational.

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The Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash: Financial Warfare against Russia, Multibillion Dollar Bonanza for Wall Street By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

22 July 2014 — Global Research

While the mainstream media casually accuses Moscow without evidence of having orchestrated the shoot down of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in liaison with the Donesk rebels, the backlash of the crisis on international financial markets and on Russia’s financial system has passed virtually unnoticed.

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PCHR_e 23 July 2014: On the 16th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded by Israeli Attacks; More Palestinians Forcibly Displaced in Border Areas

23 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Releases

Ref: 97/2014

Date: 23 July 2014

Time: 07:00 GMT

 

On the 16th Day of the Israeli Offensive:

Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded by Israeli Attacks;

More Palestinians Forcibly Displaced in Border Areas

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Calls for genocide enter Israeli mainstream

21 July 2014 — Jonathon Cook

As we watch the horrifying slaughter unfold in Gaza, bear in mind the Israeli psychosis that fuels and justifies it. Here are comments from three rightwing Israelis – two leading politicians and a professor – who very much reflect a strain of mainstream thinking in Israel, one that the international media largely avoids noting.

Each, in their different ways, is advocating a genocide of the Palestinians.

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Information Clearing House 22 July 2014: Bombing the Paralyzed: Stars of David on Rockets Bound for the Comatose

22 July 2014 — Information Clearing House

Reaping What We Have Sown In Gaza
By Amira Hass
Those who turned Gaza into an internment camp for 1.8 million people should not be surprised when they tunnel underneath the earth.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 22 July 2014: Massacre in Gaza

22 July 2014 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Israel Rejects Bedouin Family’s Bomb Shelter Request
IMEMC – Yesterday, Israel’s high court ruled that the state is not obligated to provide bomb shelters to its Bedouin citizens, following an incident in which a Bedouin man was killed and his family injured by a rocket which hit his encampment on Saturday, …
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