Continued Israeli Airstrikes on Syria Are Testing Moscow’s Patience, Jerusalem Would Do Well Not to Poke the Russian Bear

5 March 2021 — RT Op-Ed 

How Russia responds to Israel’s attacks on Iranian targets inside Syria could make all the difference as to whether the region boils over into full-scale war or continues to simmer at its current, already dangerous, level.

Experimental vaccine death rate for Israel’s elderly 40 times higher than COVID-19 deaths: researchers

1 March, 2021 — LifeSiteNews

Pfizer’s vaccine killed ‘about 40 times more (elderly) people’ and ‘260 times’ more of the young than ‘what the COVID-19 virus would have claimed in the given time frame.’

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Israel violates international law anew, again bombing Syria…to further indifference of Western media

16 February, 2021 — In Gaza (and beyond)

– by Eva K Bartlett

Israeli missiles reportedly targeted Syria again on Monday. Usually carried out under the pretense of “targeting Iranian/Iranian-backed militias,” Israel’s strikes violate Syria’s sovereignty and breach international law.

More Cyber Crimes, Attributed To Russia, Are Shown To Have Come From Elsewhere

27 January 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Earlier today police in Europe took down the Emotet bot-network:

First discovered as a fairly run-of-the-mill banking trojan back in 2014, Emotet evolved over the years into one of the most professional and resilient cyber crime services in the world, and became a “go-to” solution for cyber criminals.

Its infrastructure acted as a mechanism to gain access to target systems, which was done via an automated spam email process that delivered Emotet malware to its victims via malicious attachments, often shipping notices, invoices and, since last spring, Covid-19 information or offers. If opened, victims would be promoted to enable macros that allowed malicious code to run and instal Emotet.

This done, Emotet’s operators then sold access on to other cyber criminal groups as a means to infiltrate their victims, steal data, and drop malware and ransomware. The operators of TrickBot and Ryuk were among the many users of Emotet.

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Occupation By COVID: Palestine As a Viral Export, 2020

7 December 2020 — Off Guardian

Michael Lesher

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Palestinian workers, Bethlehem checkpoint, West Bank (PHOTO: Ahmad Al-Bazz, ACTIVESTILLS)

As the year 2020 expires in an embattled welter of politicized suffering, I feel I need to address my fellow advocates for Palestinian rights, too many of whom seem not to notice – or actively deny – that, under cover of coronavirus hysteria, the unhealed wounds of Palestine are steadily infecting us all.

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How Israel deployed an intelligence deception to justify killing scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

5 December 2020 — Grayzone

·December 2, 2020

Israel’s Mossad has spent years on a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the world Iran possessed a nuclear weapons program – and legitimizing its assassinations of Iranian academics.

The Israeli assassination of Iranian defense official Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is being treated as a triumph of Israeli intelligence, with ubiquitous references in the New York Times and other major media outlets to the killing of “Iran’s top nuclear scientist”. In fact, Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency eliminated Fakhrizadeh, a defense official, despite the knowledge that its public depiction of him as the key architect of an Iranian nuclear weapons program was a deception.

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Pompeo’s Diabolical Diplomacy

29 November 2020 — Global Justice in the 21st Century

By Prof. Richard Falk

[Prefatory Note: The following interview devoted to Pompeo’s three day visit to Israel and Occupied Palestine conducted by Eshrat Mardi, was published in the Tehran Times Interview Nov. 28, 2020.]

1: On November 19, Mike Pompeo toured the West Bank and the Golan Heights. How do you analyze the visits to these two occupied lands in terms of international law?

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Israel razes village, leaves 41 children homeless

6 November 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Tamara Nassar

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A Palestinian woman inspects the ruins of her community after it was demolished by Israeli occupation forces in the occupied West Bank area of Khirbet Humsa on 3 November. – Shadi Jarar’ah APA images

While all eyes were on the United States elections this week, Israel carried out the largest demolition in occupied territory in years.

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The Time of Troubles in Transcaucasia – Part 1

1 October 2020 — Indian Punchline

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

Transcaucasian Trail: Ancient lands & new frontiers in great game

Three days into the renewed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh in the Transcaucasian region — also known as South Caucasus — it is becoming clear that the binary narrative dished out by western commentators of this being a Turkish-Russian clash of wills and strategies is either simply naive or purposively deceptive. The point is, Russia and Turkey — and Iran in a somewhat supportive role — are already proactively talking of negotiations involving the warring sides.

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The Lancet censors Gaza health letter after pro-Israel pressure

1 October 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Omar Karmi

A doctor wearing a face mask is taking a boy's temperature

A doctor in Gaza City is using a temperature test machine to test a boy for coronavirus. Ashraf Amra APA images

With a fresh spike in the number of coronavirus infections, Gaza is yet again facing the very real prospect that its healthcare system will be overwhelmed.

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A Conversation at the Edge of the Human Future

12 September 2020 — Global Justice in the 21st Century

[Prefatory Note: I am posting below a long interview with Konrad Stachnio on wide-ranging questions, which stretched by knowledge past its breaking point, especially in assessing where the technological innovations on the horizons will lead us. It is one of 17 conversations published by Clarity Press under the title, Civilization in Overdrive: Conversations at the edge of the Human Future. Preface by Stachnio after interview.


I recommend the book strongly. It can be ordered using the following url:

https://www.claritypress.com/product/civilization-in-overdrive-conversations-at-the-edge-of-the-human-future/
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