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The Absurd Times Syria, Palestine, Colonialism, and the American Way,,

Posted in Uncategorized by @honestcharlie on February 8, 2014

Syria, Palestine, Colonialism, and the American Way

The account at the bottom of this was forwarded to me via e-mail, and unfortunately the links did not adjust. I will try to post them separately antoher time.

The post is all about the situation in Palestine, with the Arabic followed with an English version. The translation is remarkably accurate. Our media has been so busy talking about John Kerry and Nitwityahoo that the real situation has been obfuscated. Part of this is the bias of the Corporate and popular press and part of it has to do with the shallow-mindedness of the American public. It is personal stories that attract it, not issues concerning the oppression of large masses of people. The public just cant absorb it, or will tune away from anything that causes cognitive dissonance, as thinking is work, and reassessing ones position is often painful. When there are so many real problems in our world, caused and forwarded by our own leaders, serving their corporate masters, is there any wonder that Mia Farrow and Woody Allen are being treated with more intensity than the Israeli theft of Palestinian land or our onslaught on other countries?

Syria is a recent case in point. Assad has managed to resist our crusade in favor of regime change, (another word for colonization) to a degree that he has become a frustrating as Castro who survived over a half-century of assassination and coup attempts by us. He further angered us by allowing Gaddafi to speak over Syrian media before we invaded his country, leaving Libya in a total mess. The right-wing wants to talk about Benghazzi so much because Hillary Clinton was Secretary of state at the time. It is about time that these forces attacked the very decision of get us into that country in the first place. Without that, there would be no problem with that city. And furthermore, during the revolt, Gaddafi kept mentioning that Al-Quaeda was involved, but of course he was lying. We much preferred to depict these people as freedom fighters.

Well, now we have the same thing in Syria. The people most opposed to Assad and his government are Sunni maniacs shouting Allu Akbar at every turn and beheading every male they can get their hands on and playing football (or soccer) with their heads. The only countries with enough integrity to support Assad are Iran and Russia and, therefore, they are bad, naughty people. We prop up John McCain once again and have him should everytime I see Putin, I see KGB. Well, maybe so. How do you thing the Russian government reacted when they saw Bush I, Herbert Walker, who was previously head of the CIA? Well, they should be happy because CIA is good, KGB, bad. Bad, bad, KGB. So we continue to support what we used to call terrorists because of 911 (and because it made a nice cause and excuse to institute a police state) because the terrorists anre now freedom fighters because Assad will not step down, as Hillary kept saying. Also, Putin supports Assad.

Of course, these freedom fighters massacred a bunch of Christians in a place where they actually spoke Aramaic, apparently the language that Jesus also spoke. But that doesnt matter! These Christians probably had it coming, no? After all, they thought, and many of those who survived still think, that Assad was a good guy. Well, they can think whatever they want. We are simply not going to allow this commie, pinko, Assad to protect Christians who wont speak English like good people do.

Of course, Putin is a bad guy, but our press is having trouble with this one. He is carrying out a purge of people in the nearby Moslem area, and they are in the same place where the Boston Bombers grew up and learned all about us. So how do you attack Putin about that? Simple, look at the coverage. You can see that the hotel rooms are not ready yet. That ought to convince you! And, one of the circles in the Olympic insignia did not light up the way it was suppose to. How many damn times have you seen a photo of that one snowflake shaped insignia on our media? That out to convince you that Putin is wrong and evil.

It is overwhelming the lack of objective coverage, not in Palestine although our contributor seems to be surprised at seeing some seeping though, but on the subject of Syria. I have yet to see any press, independent or corporate, cover the subject with any degree of accuracy. Even Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now, a person I have never before shrink before an unjustice, will touch this, and remains content to repeat United Nations reports. So Syria is a bit behind on sending some chemical to be destroyed. How far behind is Israel in abiding by International Law concerning nuclear weapons? Of course, Israel is the only democracy in the Middle-East (as our rulers keep telling us, but how does one have a democracy when it is restricted to one religion only, a Jewish State?

So, we are content to maintain that Iran is evil because it is Shia? Or because it doesnt like us anymore? After all, it was a nice country after our CIA overthrew the democratically elected government of Mossadegha and put the Puppet Shah in, but after that, they became evil.

The best history of how this whole mess started remains a book titled Orientalism by Edward Said (Sigh Eed). A great deal of money and effort was spent trying to attack Edward, but he died awhile back. They guy who took his place at Columbia used to be one of Obamas best friends, and supporters, but as soon as Obama was elected, he was ostracized, not even invited to the inaugeration. Hell, even Jimmie Carter invited Arlo Guthrie to his inaugeration, but Obama didnt want any misunderstandings. Israel ber Alles! He even named a Chief of staff whose middle name was Israel. Of course, nobody believes this, but it remains a fact. The same guy is now dismantling the school system in Chicago.

Of course, the most exciting new of the past week is the fact that Mia Farrows first son is really the biological son of Frank Sinatra, not Woody Allen. At least he looks more like him.

I was surprised that this was being reported so accurately, just got this hot

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Israeli occupation raid and evict Palestinians from Ein Hijleh

Press Release

Friday 7, February 2014

Hundreds of Israeli forces have raided Ein Hijleh village in the Jordan Valley and evicted all its residents violently around 1:30 am and declared the village a closed military zone. And it is estimated that between 200-250 Palestinians were in the village at the time of eviction.

35 Palestinians were injured and taken to Jericho hospital after the eviction. At the time of the raid Israeli forces fired large amounts of sound bombs to scatter the crowd that gather at the center of the village while many women and children were automatically evicted from homes and tents where they were asleep.

Israeli forces have attacked the residents of Ein Hijleh by beating them up, kicking them and pushing them to the ground and into the fire.

The residents of the village were transferred after the eviction with Israeli occupation military buses while being humiliated and mocked by the soldiers on the bus. The residents of Ein Hijleh where transferred to the entrance of Jericho and were received by Palestinian security forces and taken to the center of Jericho city.

Israeli forces have also attacked journalists and medical teams in the village at the time of eviction including a cameraman from Palestine TV who was pushed from one of the rooftops to the ground and one of the medics from the medical relief team was hit with a riffle on his chest.

Several Palestinians were arrested at the time of eviction and were later released at the entrance of Jericho.

The activist from the popular struggle committee in AlMasara Mahmoud Zawahreh said that the activists have managed to revive the village and although they were evicted from Ein Hijleh but the Israeli occupation failed to evict the village and the great work achieved from the hearts and minds of Ein Hijleh residents.

Activist from the popular struggle from Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem Monther Amira said that the eviction will not end the work of the activists in the Jordan Valley, he added we will continue with our campaign Melh AlArd (Salt of the Earth), and the revival of the village was only the start to our work in the Jordan Valley, we will continue our work and we will remain to be the salt to this earth working against Israeli policies in all of Palestinian lands especially against the Judaization and annexation of the Jordan Valley.

List of the injuries taken from Jericho hospital:

1. Bade Dwaik 41 years

2. Mohammad Musa Daajneh 25 years

3. Mohammad AbdelKarim AlKhatib 25 years

4. Abdel Majeed Omar 22 years

5. Mohammad Naem Hasan 29

6. Maher Taher Samara 29 years

7. Mohammad Saeed Abu Gharbieh 19 years

8. Baha Jalal Tamimi 26 years

9. Ziad Abu Ein 54 years

10. Ramzi Mohammad Abu Sada 30 years

11. Abdel Majeed Bassam Omar 22 years

12. Maher Nayef Saleh 47 years

13. Murad Mohammad Omar 25 years

14. Sami Ahmad Dies 25 years

15. Mahmoud Ahmad Ismail 29 years

16. Marwa Jihad Samhan 23 years

17. Waed Basem Tamimi 17 years

18. Ashira Ali Ramadan 29 years

19. Mahmoud Naser 21 years

20. Nibal Mohamad Abd Rabu 24 years

21. Fadi Methqal AlJayousi 34 years (Palestine TV cameraman)

22. Suhaib Rafe Sawafta 22 years

23. Maen Jamal Daraghmeh 25 years

24. Ahmad Daraghmeh 21 years

25. Mohannad Abdel Fatah 23 years

26. Anas Mahmoud Zghaiar 18 years

27. Karam Akram Zghaiar 23 years

28. Ala Zghaiar 25 years

29. Hasan Othman Faraj 33 years

30. Hamza Hasan Jawabreh 20 years

31. Osama Hasan Naamreh 20 years

32. Islam Saleh Tamimi 18 years

Daughters and sons of Palestine, be the salt of this earth and stay steadfast on it.

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  1. poet816 said, on February 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Reblogged this on NeoBohemia and commented:
    I thought this was important, not just because of the earlier post on Syria, but because of what passes for journalism these days.

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  2. Contemporary Media Idiocy | Idiocy Today said, on February 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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