Israel’s Onslaught of Revenge

Forget the dead for a moment and think about the living. We’re talking about a minuscule, 25-mile strip of land on which, before recent events began, an estimated 2.4 million people lived, went to school, worshiped, farmed, did whatever. When Israel responded to Hamas’s nightmarish October 7th attack by bombing northern Gaza into rubble and … Continue reading “Israel’s Onslaught of Revenge”

The Killing of Gaza’s Environment

Originally appeared at TomDispatch: On a picturesque beach in central Gaza, a mile north of the now-flattened Al-Shati refugee camp, long black pipes snake through hills of white sand before disappearing underground. An image released by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shows dozens of soldiers laying pipelines and what appear to be mobile pumping stations … Continue reading “The Killing of Gaza’s Environment”

Could Israel’s War on Gaza Go Nuclear?

Yes, on a radio show, Israeli Minister of Heritage Amihai Eliyahu insisted that there were “no non-combatants in Gaza” (assumedly including the thousands of young people slaughtered in recent weeks in that “children’s graveyard”). He then added that “one option” for Israel was to consider using a nuclear weapon and so wiping out more or … Continue reading “Could Israel’s War on Gaza Go Nuclear?”

The Blood on Holbrooke’s Hands

In the wee morning hours on Friday, Jan. 23, a U.S. spy plane killed at least 15 in Pakistan near the Afghanistan border. It was Barack Obama’s first blood and the U.S.’ first violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty under the new administration. The attack was an early sign that the newly minted president may not be … Continue reading “The Blood on Holbrooke’s Hands”

No Comment and
No Leadership From Obama

As President-elect Barack Obama vacationed in Hawaii on Dec. 26, stopping off to watch a dolphin show with his family at Sea Life Park, an Israeli air raid besieged the impoverished Gaza Strip, killing at least 285 people and injuring over 800 more. It was the single deadliest attack on Gaza in over 20 years, … Continue reading “No Comment and
No Leadership From Obama”

Barack Obama’s Israel Bond

In an attempt to squelch rumors that he is pro-Palestinian, or god forbid Muslim, Barack Obama made it clear in the final Democratic Presidential debate on Tuesday that he is anything but. After being prodded by NBC’s Tim Russert on the issue, Obama said he has long been a "stalwart friend of Israel’s," believing the … Continue reading “Barack Obama’s Israel Bond”

MoveOn’s Obama Endorsement is mobilizing. The “antiwar” group’s Political Action members across the country voted overwhelmingly to endorse the Democratic candidacy of Barack Obama last week. MoveOn claims to have 1.7 million members in states that vote in Tuesday’s primaries. “[Our] endorsement means a fresh infusion of people-power for Obama in the critical days before Super Tuesday,” … Continue reading “MoveOn’s Obama Endorsement”

Why Bush Wants to Legalize the Nuke Trade with Turkey

According to FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, there is a vast black market for nukes, and certain U.S. officials have been supplying sensitive nuclear technology information to Turkish and Israeli interests through its conduits. It’s a scathing allegation which was first published by the London Times two weeks ago, and Edmonds’ charge seems to be on … Continue reading “Why Bush Wants to Legalize the Nuke Trade with Turkey”