Apocalypse Blair

by craig on August 3, 2014 10:36 am in Uncategorized

While Gaza writhes in agony, Middle East Peace Envoy Tony Blair’s private jet last week was in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Two months earlier Blair had certainly visited Las Vegas and Los Angeles on the same journey. In Las Vegas Blair was paid a large but undisclosed sum to attend a conference of hedge fund managers. His meetings in Los Angeles were “private”.

I have been unable to discover whether Blair was on his jet last week, or it was Cherie shopping or Alistair Campbell following up on the “business opportunities” for Blair from the July meetings. But he was not evidently in the Middle East. Just before the jet left for the USA he was in Britain hosting a lavish and deeply tasteless birthday party for his wife, two months before her birthday.

Yesterday the Guardian announced Blair’s new role as adviser to the Government of Azerbaijan, to add to the money he gets from advising Sisi of Egypt, Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, numerous Gulf despots and any other dictator who does not realise that the Blair brand has become even more toxic than their own.

Blair’s attendance at the July conference of hedge fund managers was appropriate, as they are the epitome of the heartless irresponsibility and short term financial outlook of the new capitalism which Blair so heartily embraced. His fellow guest speaker at that conference was Francis Ford Coppola. I went to bed last night mulling this article and the aptness of combination of Tony Blair and Apocalypse Now.

Then I woke up this morning to the news that after twenty years of peace fighting had broken out between Blair’s brand new client, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. The man really is cursed. Perhaps once you voluntarily brought so much war and terrible death, there is no way to stop. Apocalypse Blair. He should rename that private jet The Four Horsemen.

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  1. How many countries fighting before we call it ww3?

  2. Neil MacKenzie

    3 Aug, 2014 - 10:55 am

    That’s frightening

  3. ‘Simultaneously, the PA has held several meetings with the British Gas Group to develop the Gaza gas field, albeit with a view to exclude Hamas – and thus Gazans – from access to the proceeds. That plan had been the brainchild of Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair.’

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2014/jul/09/israel-war-gaza-palestine-natural-gas-energy-crisis

  4. Reminder of Tim Ireland’s video. At the time I thought the second part was over the top, but less sure now…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9_yv1m9jN8

  5. pete fairhurst

    3 Aug, 2014 - 11:01 am

    The man is the personification of evil. He exhibits classical psychopathic traits. And yet he professes faith! Just look at the first picture on your “deeply tasteless” link. You can see evil written all over his face.

    Yet he is still given column inches [frequently in the nominally left leaning Grauniad] and air time in our so called “free” media. Free? You’re ‘avin’ a laugh. Ha ha ha ha

  6. All this sounds like envy of Blair. Better to be content with our lot, indeed grateful to be citizens of a First World country, and if we are in good health and not homeless, doubly grateful.

  7. All this sounds like envy of Blair. Better to be content with our lot, indeed grateful to be citizens of a First World country, and if we are in good health and not homeless, doubly grateful.

    What a strange retort?

    The old chestnut how to hasbara 101; defence 612 -1a!

    The corrupt bastard who took the money to go to war, and since has been making good on the promises made to him of unusual returns post the apocalypse he was responsible for, and now we must be grateful for living in a system that produces evil monsters like this son of a thousand warthogs, and be happy that we have a roof over our heads?

    How about that?

    This war criminal ought to be in jail and his proceeds of crime sequestrated to partially recompense his victims, and not loose to jet around the world to contaminate the wider world with his brand of sleaze and corruption, as he makes even more money out of his crimes.

  8. Tony Blair is a very Gewad man. Gewad = Pimp for your own family in Kurdish. The oil connection between Dallas, the Middle East and Azerbaijan is obvious.

    Everone has forgotten about the UKUSIS operation to acquire Kirkuk oil for Kurdistan and Israel using pseudo-Muslim, USUKIS-trained and armed, ISIS/ Greater Israel Emirate, all-Muslims-are-my-target, hack-saw butcher Islamists in Iraq, because of Gaza.

    Ukraine is the start, Kurdistan the middle, and former Soviet colonies the ultimate goal for NWO UKUSIS Islamist petro-colonialism.

    Political Islam believes that it can acquire sufficient weaponry in the course of these mercenary campaigns to turn back across Iran and bite off the head of the snake, Israel. The Zionists believe that they can control the media sufficiently to convince the world that Russia shot down a civilian jet, blocking the airways between Europe and the East.

    The fact is that in the world of the internet, neither the subterfuge of Political Islam confederacy, nor the subterfuge of the USUKISRUSSIAetc confederacy, are believed by anybody.
    The winners of this vast charade of apocalypse politics will be China, since its straightforward nationalist agenda threatens nobody.

    Israel has influence over China, but China understands what’s really going on.

  9. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    3 Aug, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Abe Rene

    “All this sounds like envy of Blair. Better to be content with our lot, indeed grateful to be citizens of a First World country, and if we are in good health and not homeless, doubly grateful.”
    _________________

    This doesn’t have to be an either-or, surely.

    We can be content, grateful, etc – indeed we should be (that is the deeper sense of “La vita è bella”) and at the same time give voice to the revulsion (not envy!) that Blair so richly deserves.

  10. And of course Apocalypse Now was inspired by the more accurately descriptive, ‘Heart of Darkness.’ But Blair will never be a Mr Kurtz, he’s too tacky.

  11. the war crimes being perpetrated by israel, with no way for the international community to hold anyone accountable (go away Ban Ki-Moon) is literally making people i know (including myself) ill.

    meanwhile, new at Press TV, a 26 minute piece i’m about to watch:

    Kurdish statehood: An Israeli wish
    Israeli President Shimon Peres told US President Barack Obama on June 25 that Iraq could not be kept together and asked for support for Kurdish independence.
    The next day, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris that the establishment of an independent Kurdish state was probably inevitable….
    This was not the first time Israeli leaders have pushed for Kurdish independence. They have repeatedly echoed this line in the decade since the invasion of Iraq.
    Historical relationships between some Kurdish factions and Israel go back to the early days of the Zionist project.
    Dividing the Middle East into countries of warring minorities can be traced back to the days of British colonialism and today Israel is at the forefront of making sure it happens.
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22o4y0_kurdish-statehood-an-israeli-wish_news

    as for Blair, he & the rest of the war criminals who have destroyed iraq, afghanistan, libya; droned country after country, etc., should be locked up and the keys thrown away. this orgy of destruction must be stopped.

  12. Blair is the Bagman for these monsters I suspect. Scuttling around obeying orders from the Israelis, banks, Neoconservatives media bosses et al, coordinating instructions. He is a willing agent and catamite to the elite. Agent Blair gets his payback. Wonder what a Confession to his priest sounds like?

  13. Re “Gewad”

    It should be understood that Kurdish nationalism would have you believe this word is a Kurdish word, alas it is not, the etymology of the word is rooted in Arabic, and in a bid to distinguish the standard practice of pimping of women to that of pimping adolescent males.

    Thus the position of Gewad or Gaw’wad is much lower in the pecking order of the pimp fraternity (ie a higher insult index), unless they are in UK in which case they would be rubbing shoulders with the movers and shakers in the high society.

    Thus attributing Gaw’wad to one tonykins could be a curse, and or compliment depending on where is he peddling his stuff at?

    The haunted look on his imbecilic face is telling of an inner torment, but that soulless cretin will not understand or entertain any such notions, and he compensates for it by digging deeper into the abyss that he has thrown himself in. He is an errand boy and he knows it, so he tries to compensate for it by playing big shot connected man. Almost all of his clientèle are rich thugs and Mafioso in search of acceptability and he somewhat fulfils that need. If you would it is a symbiotic existence of lower end hoodlums and tinpot dictators, giving him the excuse to fool himself, he is still relevant!

    Nonetheless that son of a thousand warthogs makes me sick to the pit of my stomach whenever I see his emaciated mugshot with his wanky plastic smile.

    That cretin stands with the blood of millions of dead on his hands, and the curse of millions of crying; mothers, sisters, wives, fathers, and children behind him, may all those curses come to pass.

  14. I suspect the reason Blair has kept a low profile is because he is 100% behind Israel and Saudi Arabia and other Gulfies in their attempted destruction of the resistance in Gaza. In a CNN report it quoted an analyst who has covered the region for decades, Ali Younes, who considered the war in Gaza as “unprecedented in the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
    “Most Arab states are actively supporting Israel against the Palestinians — and not even shy about it or doing it discreetly.”
    It’s a “joint Arab-Israeli war consisting of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia against other Arabs — the Palestinians as represented by Hamas,” Younes said.http://www.manartv.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=163678&cid=31&fromval=1&frid=31&seccatid=91&s1=1 Quite true the “axis of evil” are those satraps and other dictators. The sooner they are all hanging from lamp posts alongside Blair the better.

  15. Mary posted the electronic intifada horror story about the massacre of Dr. Mona El-Farra’s family on the previous thread, & how the Dr. is related to Laila El-Haddad, who addressed Congress on the matter, yet i see no media coverage, apart from the EI piece and Aljazeera.

    on the other hand, the story that a soldier is dead, not kidnapped (whatever that means in this Orwellian nightmare of a war), brings up more than 5,530 results on google! it is beyond obscene.

    Times of Israel – Soldier Hadar Goldin is dead, not kidnapped, IDF tells family
    Hadar’s father Dr. Simha Goldin said he could not “imagine that the IDF will abandon its combat soldier.”
    “I am a reserve battalion commander. I did reserve duty until age 50… my personal commander was [IDF chief of staff] Benny Gantz and I know it’s impossible that he would give an order to leave [the Gaza Strip] while there’s a soldier inside…I know Givati Brigade Commander Ofer Winter…
    Goldin, 23, one of four children, was raised for part of his childhood in England while his parents taught at Cambridge University….
    Goldin’s family is reportedly distantly related to Defense Minister Ya’alon….
    http://www.timesofisrael.com/kidnapped-soldier-hadar-goldin-is-dead-idf-tells-family/#!

    Slain Soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin Was Ya’alon’s Close Relative
    Gag order lifted on murdered soldier’s relationship to Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.
    Hebrew media has yet to officially indicate how the two were related, but the Hebrew phrase – karov mishpaha – indicates an immediate or otherwise very close family relationship between the two.
    The gag order was implemented on the family’s request, so as to not escalate the situation with Hamas in the event Goldin was alive and being held captive.
    Ya’alon related to his relative’s death for the first time publicly on Sunday afternoon.
    “Hadar Goldin, z”l, is in my family,” Ya’alon stated. “I have known him since he was born.”…
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/183647

  16. Hasbara Central

    3 Aug, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    All agents please review the prime lying directive. Message discipline is slipping.

    http://stopmebeforeivoteagain.org/tip_report.pdf

  17. Death and destruction has been following Blair
    around like a bad smell sine 1994.
    How long before people start to join the dots?

  18. Have a read of this Oddie

    =======

    O/T

    On Sunday, a fresh barrage of rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel’s Sdot Negev, Nahal Oz and Alumim, while a mortar shell exploded in Eshkol.

    Gilad Atzmon is one hundred percent right, the zionist thugs in uniform have not won this war too. Despite yet another one of their “worse than, worse than, death options” and wholly flattening parts of Gaza while their accomplices in the wider world (pusillanimous medjia and the zionist scum support brigades) have been fighting a rearguard propaganda war. Yet they are still getting fired at, on the ground!

    ====

    This made me smile, the thoughts of brave tough operatives bolting into the neighbours yard to escape a good pasting!

  19. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    3 Aug, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    “Where is Waldo” has returned. lol.

  20. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    3 Aug, 2014 - 2:51 pm

    Conservatives have been extolling the righteousness of Bush’s remaining below the radar, It’s respectful for an ex POTUS to stay out of the way. Is this Blair’s single virtue as well?

    I suspect pedophiles don’t seek publicity either, but Blair is unabashed.

  21. Fedup

    Gewad. Why make it complicated by talking about the Arabic origin? The practise of sodomy doesn’t exist in Kurdistan.

    The practise of lying in business is normal and spying is acceptable, in order to detect and prevent the practise of pimping women.

    In my experience English culture is very different. Sexual misbehaviour is regarded as normal so spying is considered ungentlemanly and lying about relationships is routine. In England, lying in business is considered morally despicable and a sign of stupidity.

    So when my Kurdish friends lie or manipulate the truth about business or politics, it trips my UK alarm bells which are tuned to sexual deceit, which they only do if it doesn’t cross the boundaries of Islam.

    And when I tell the truth in business, they see it as a sign of great faith, when it is fact a sign of being an old-fashioned Englishman.

    As to Blair, he is useful to the ultra-lying Zionists, because his English tones project truthfulness. Every sentence and every concept in his brain is pimped. One wonders if there is anything left of actual him.

  22. This is worth a read in its entirety. Martin Bright, who ran Blair’s Faith Foundation website, lists his qualms about the operation.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2714316/Inside-Blair-s-lair-Five-spin-doctors-ministerial-red-box-town-hall-meetings-doughnuts-deals-dictators-After-THAT-party-Cherie-former-ex-PM-employee-reveals-really-happens.html

    …In February I was told to accompany the chief executive on a trip to Vienna for a gathering of organisations seeking to map data about religious conflict and reconciliation around the world.

    This had the Orwellian title Mapping The Mappers and was hosted by the Saudi-funded King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). This is the Wahabi-inspired regime doing ‘cuddly’.

    I said I was uncomfortable, considering Saudi Arabia was one of the most oppressive countries on Earth, with a complete absence of religious diversity.

    I wondered whether we should be allowing this organisation to pay for our trip, and continued to wonder as we entered its beautiful old headquarters, a jarring combination of Klimt murals and Gulf kitsch.

    Indeed, as the weeks went by, I began to doubt the point of being at the Foundation at all. Huge amounts of time were spent in meetings to ensure the website didn’t embarrass Blair.

    Why, I wondered, did such a small charity have a five-person communications department whose sole aim seemed to be to say as little as possible?

    Every word had to be cleared by at least two other people. Approval was tortuous. Senior managers took an age to clear pieces for publication – if they read them at all.

    Indeed there seemed to be a general resistance to publishing anything at all.

    Squeezed between the bankers and the communications professionals, I was suffocating in a nightmare combination of red tape and PR jargon….

  23. Incidentally, should it transpire that Blair was in LA and Las Vegas with his plane, we have the Faith Foundation caught in a barefaced lie. The above piece makes that more plausible than I had thought.

    Also, if he was on the recent trip, he’s been to LA three times this year; to the Milken conference on globalisation (with Cherie) in April, and then on to the SALT Conference, a hedge fund event, in Vegas ca 10th May. Then he stopped over in LA en route to the Aspen Ideas Festival at, yes, Aspen, Colorado. Which has a perfectly good airport of its own.

  24. Komodo/Ba’al

    “Martin Bright:

    I said I was uncomfortable, considering Saudi Arabia was one of the most oppressive countries on Earth, with a complete absence of religious diversity.”

    Within Islam and regarding religious faith, Saudi Arabia allows total diversity. No-one is excluded from visiting the Holy Sites for any religious reason. They are sanctuaries for all.

    Secondly, within Islam, Saudi Arabia is tolerant of a wide diversity of religious and political opinion. Not toeing the line might not get you into comfortable jobs, but not toeing the line in the UK is fairly impoverishing I find, from personal experience.

    I know this is a quote and not your opinion, but the writer shares some of even Craig’s prejudices about Saudi Arabia.
    Hypocrisy, double-standards, racism, pre-judice towards the West, cruelty, snobbery, sexual exploitation of servants – Yes.
    But religious intolerance – No.

  25. Gewad. Why make it complicated by talking about the Arabic origin? The practise of sodomy doesn’t exist in Kurdistan.

    Summer, Kool aid, and lots of soapy bubbles. HAHAHAHA No Sodomy in Kurdistan (already independent I see) now that is funny! Those “peshmerghe” renowned donkey bonkers, will pass up a bit more refined past times! HAHAHAHAHA HOw much of that place is bought by the zionist scum, who were there in the day after the IS annihilated en mass the Iraqi army by carpet bombing their positions. (Gabby Rado was dropped to keep the war crimes out of the earshot of the rest of the world.

    Pull the other one, this one fell off!

    You are attributing a word to be Kurdish that in fact is not! The Kurdish nationalists are as crappy as their Jewish nationalist counter parts, and moreover Kurdish nationalists are spawns of zionist scum who are trying to set up a couple more centuries of war in that area.

    Did your Kurdish relative also tell you about bLiar’s oil company (none dare to even mention this) in that Kurdish enclave of Iraq? How about that harridan ann clwyd and her interests there?

    You seem to be tripping in and out of reality mixing it all up, are you sure you are not in the same unit as the rest of zionist scum bags, pouring shite and disinformation all over the shop?

  26. I agree Guano, that was maybe carelessly worded, within Islam. As far as I know the Sauds have been faithful guardians of the holy places, and all flavours of Islam are supported in the hajj. However, the public practice of religions other than Islam is prohibited, policed, and punished, as is blasphemy against the Sunni tenets. And a Christian would not be encouraged to visit the Ka’aba.

    Bright’s writing about just one tentacle of Blair Inc…the religious one, which exists ostensibly to promote interfaith harmony (which I am sure we are all for, like not setting fire to kittens), and I think the criticism of Saudi from this viewpoint is valid.

    And that was only one of several points he made, in any case. My favourite concerned the organisation’s dedication to saying nothing, using a team of professional communicators. Balir to the bone, that.

  27. Who else was at that crook’s party?

  28. As far as I know the Sauds have been faithful guardians of the holy places

    Don’t fall for the appearances, they have been doing their bit of destroying the Islamic heritage (various shrines, buildings, and even grave yards, no rest even after death), under the auspices of destroying and fighting “Idolatry”.

    Furthermore what about the tunnels dug under the holy Mosque Masjid al-Haram The very same mosque that houses the Kaba’ (the cube, see the similarity in words?), by the French commandos in 1979 to attack those who were taking refuge in the mosque during the month of Hadje of Hajj ( a month in which no one in Islam is allowed to carry nay kind of weapons in the whole of the city of Mecca!

    Those pederasts in the house of al Saud have been taking the piss out of all things Islamic for decades!

    =====

    Saudi Arabia is tolerant of a wide diversity of religious and political opinion.

    Definitely an agent talking there!

    Al Saud are imprisoning people for mere suggestion of holding elections for town hall councils! Opinion and religious freedom!!! What a load of bunkum!

    No one truly knows the exact number of “political” detainees in the numerous prisons scattered throughout Saudi Arabia. Various media agencies have put the number of prisoners from anywhere between 2,000 and 40,000.


    This is particularly true when examining prisons directly under the control of the Saudi Ministry of Interior – the mabahith, or secret police, prisons.

    One infamous secret police prison is al-Hayer. It is Saudi’s largest prison complex, 25 km south of Riyadh. Last year, hundreds of Saudi families gathered in the last year to protest the detention of individuals and to demand access to them

    No wonder when Al Sauds are in league with the zionist scum and condone their attacks on Hamas, and Lebanon, Syria….. All the while Saudi Islands under the occupation of the zionist scum are not even worth the mentions ever.

    Benighted land of Hijaz could do well to get rid of those bastards pronto.

  29. ‘Lord’ Levy for one, N_ . Seems to have been a reconciliation there…

  30. Peacewisher

    3 Aug, 2014 - 3:55 pm

    He’s been a liar for a long time. As prime minister he was lying within a year, concerning his attendance at Bilderberg in 1993. Why didn’t this small matter even get reported?

    http://www.hiddenmysteries.org/conspiracy/coverups/sleazeblair.html

  31. Thanks, komodo. I’ve now seen this piece in the Daily Mail. What’s a “spoof casino”?

  32. Hopefully more on this longlasting topic tomorrow, I hope. Bandwidth’s a bit crap today.

  33. Israel renews Gaza shelling, 30 dead
    08.03.14, 11:14 / Israel News

    Gaza – Renewed Israeli shelling killed at least 30 people in Gaza on Sunday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to keep up pressure on Hamas even after the army completes its core mission of destroying a tunnel network that extends into Israel.
    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4553987,00.html

    The temperature there next week ranges from 31C to 34C. No rain.
    cf here in the SE 20C to 22C Some showers.

    The poor people.

  34. Craig, have you any updates as to how Galloway’s film on Blair is going? Weren’t you interviewed as part of the film?

  35. Seems to me Craig has got it right again, spot on.

  36. Mr Blair was and is rather more successful than you (you can’t even get elected to parliament, let alone win 3 general elections). You’d be taken more seriously if you stopped your petty, silly, personal insults and didn’t claim to have seen ghosts in the jungle.

    You sometimes make good points, but no-one will ever take you seriously. You marginalized yourself.

    Too bad.

  37. Rab McNesbit

    3 Aug, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    Gazza will writhe in agony until he quits the booze.
    I could nae understand the rest of yer shite, but I do believe the Zionist booze-fuelled coke-snorters are behind it all.

    I advocate a two state solution: Jews to the west, Palestinians to the east. Border, the river Jordan.

    Oh, wait a moment – didn’t we already get that some years ago, backed by your beloved UN?

    Just don’t get me started on David Icke or lizard-lords, OK?

  38. Blair makes my flesh creep. I’ve never heard anyone except his New Labour cronies with a good word to say for him.

  39. Mr Blair was and is rather more successful than you (you can’t even get elected to parliament, let alone win 3 general elections).

    The fact that Miranda the war criminal “won” three elections is further indictment of the corruption of the systems peddled as “democratic” processes; through the phony placebo process of votes cast and ballot boxes that clearly does not represent or remotely reflect the people power, but only reiterates the existence of the screens and filters arrangements set up by apparently mysterious influences and hidden rules of selection exercised by a secret clique/cabal that are reluctant to attract any attention to themselves.

    This notion is further highlighted by the conciliatory “you give up being a throne”:

    You’d be taken more seriously if you stopped your petty, silly, personal insults and didn’t claim to have seen ghosts in the jungle.

    You sometimes make good points, but no-one will ever take you seriously. You marginalized yourself.

    Clearly the messages are hitting home and there is an ouch factor, thus the relevant paid lickspittle put on an appearance and blow the mandatory dog whistle.

    Now a dog whistle for you; Be assured that bLiar will finally end up in Hague and he will stand humiliated, and forlorn, after all any supine feral monkey cannot mount the alpha monkeys’ female and get away with it, specially the female that belonged to the alpha monkey who was the one who had the last interview and gave the node for the feral monkey to “win”

  40. Bobby Davro?

    Wow,the Blairs may be loaded but they have no class at all…we’ve known that for years though.

    A Middle East peace envoy who never goes near the Middle East…

    Too busy enriching himself dealing with grotesque dictators,faux-pious guff Faith Foundations and NeoCon arselicking.

    Blair is a charlatan of the highest order.

    He probably stopped in LA for a Dengerous Liaison.

    Murdoch was probably watching.

    Bobby Davro ffs!…lolzzzzz

  41. Fedup. We seem to agree that ISIS is a UKUSIS creation.

    All political parties and Islamic parties in Kurdistan agreed to the use of ISIS to break the deadlock between Maliki and Kurduistan.

    We assume therefore that USUKIS created the deadlock by telling Maliki not to pay Kurdistan so that they could have an excuse to arm and use their head-chopping terrorists.

    USUKIS want Islam to become a religion of mindless violence, such as we have witnessed in Gaza, and Libya, and Afghanistan and Pakistan and Somalia, and Nigeria, and Sudan and Iraq.

    All Islamists are sponsored and controlled by USUKIS and all Islamists can win elections using the slogans of Islam to fool the people that they represent Islam. In fact they represent only USUKIS.

    IN Islam, Muslims do not have permission to make confederations with the enemies of Islam, such as USUKIS. So if their political strategy of confederacy with the enemies of Islam fails, as it has done in Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, Syria and now in Palestine, it is because they are disobeying Islam.

    The sole purpose of the false Jihad of USUKIS is to weaken and de-stabilise countries which have oil, water and mineral resources.

    The most to blame for the failure of political Islam will be the most senior Muslim leaders who have donated the most to the false jihad of USUKIS, which are Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

    Second in the queue are those Islamic leaders who have co-operated and contributed logistically to the false jihad, such as Kurdistan, Turkey, Egypt when Mursi was in power, Hamas etc.

    They are the ones who hold most responsibility for gambling with the lives of civilians and losing to USUKIS superior firepower.

    Any Muslim who makes a confederacy with the enemies of Islam for Jihad, not for a peaceful truce, is what the prophet SAW called the Dogs of Hell. They have exposed the innocent Muslim men women and children to the violence of warfare, for their own pride and egos and worldly glory and power.

    Shame on all the Muslim Rulers that I have mentioned, and shame on the ignorant Muslims who have participated in these false jihads.

  42. The Telegraph is getting desperate. I don’t blame them for banning me. Even I would ban me..But Banning Christopher Booker is exceedingly weird. Who’s next to be banned – Norman Tebbit?

    Has their been a change of Management?

    Have the US Slime taken over from The British and Fired Them?

    “Sunday Telegraph refused to publish this from Booker”

    http://the-tap.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/sunday-telegraph-refused-to-publish.html

    Tony

  43. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    3 Aug, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    Recently broken:

    http://www.newstimeafrica.com/archives/34779

    Between the lines, he was nowhere near the MidEast this week. He could only have been in the Mid East one day at most the previous week, and I have found no indication that he was.

    More as I get it. The pig is poisoned and limping.

  44. The World is under the control of a bunch of psychopaths like Blair. They should all be in a straight jacket in a padded cell…

    But these psychopaths are all out in the open holding the equivalent of nuclear armed massive grenades – and they have taken the pins out….

    What exactly can anyone do???

    You can’t just shoot them dead – cos then they would let go – and blow up the entire world.

    How about making them a nice cup of tea, and gently suggest they put the pins back?

    Tony

  45. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    3 Aug, 2014 - 8:18 pm

  46. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    3 Aug, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    http://www.france24.com/en/20140803-un-warns-humanitarian-tragedy-isis-seizes-iraq-sinjar/

    “Sinjar had been controlled by Kurdish troops but they withdrew on Sunday, the second consecutive day of losses for the peshmerga fighters, who also lost the town of Zumar and two nearby oilfields to ISIS jihadists on Saturday.

    Sinjar is the historical home of the Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking minority that adheres to a pre-Islamic faith derived, in part, from Zoroastrianism. They have been targeted by the Sunni militants of ISIS, who believe they are devil worshippers.”

    What will the Iraq war conjure up in historical analysis in 100 years?

    Clearly Bush/Blair will be conjoined with Genghis Kahn and the Pantheon of villainy.

  47. Yezidis have been suffering ever since Blair & Bush went into Iraq. No one seems to pay attention.

  48. Blair is off to Cairo – presumably to help stitch Hamas up a second time.

    Meanwhile the Guardian ‘explains’ why Cameron doesn’t critise the bombing, shooting, and shelling of Gaza. He’s “hamstrung” they say. He needs the donations and votes of those who think its okay to kill hundreds of children.

    Never mind people dying their argument goes – a minor matter compared to Cameron’s re-election. But which party do they think the pro-murderers are going to switch their votes to?

    On the contrary Cameron is a believer. He buys all the Israeli propaganda. He and the Tories already have blood on their hands having voted e- masse for Iraq. What are nearly 11,000 more casualties on top on nearly 200,000 there? They don’t think they were wrong then and they don’t think what Israel is doing now is either.

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/03/david-cameron-dilemma-criticising-israel-gaza-offensive

  49. And nearly 200,000 is just the dead in Iraq. Recorded injuries another 250,000.

  50. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    3 Aug, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    Just to recall the week beginning 21st July:
    23rd: Vietnam.

    http://www.vir.com.vn/news/en/coverage/tony%E2%80%88blair-office-to-help-boost-fdi-ppp-and-soe%E2%80%88reform.html
    This incidentally summarises, in his words, his grand globalist concept. Which he imagines has worked in the UK…rofpmsl

    24th (part): In transit to
    25th: China.

    http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2014/07-25/44305.shtml

    Same schtick here. Odd because the last time he turned up in Guangzhou he was slammed for the vapidity of his very expensive (£200K +) speech.

    25th (evening)
    Returns to host £50K ostentatious party to celebrate Cherie being 59 and 11 months old. Nearly.

  51. RememberGiap

    3 Aug, 2014 - 9:50 pm

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/03/gaza-israel-united-nations-school-strike-ban-ki-moon

    ” Children’s bodies were stored in an ice-cream freezer as the morgue ran out of room ”………….

  52. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    3 Aug, 2014 - 10:00 pm

    ” stored in an ice-cream freezer”

    In a world where innocents are cannon fodder for land-grabbing and finance, politics seems supercilious.

    Outrage over same seems impotent.

  53. 1997 was the first election I was able to vote in. I voted for Blair, as he seemed fresh in comparison to a very tired and sneeze ridden Tory Government. But I must now note, that this decision has shaken my faith in democracy ever since. I am not advocating a dictatorship either, but the idea that somebody can become so rich after behaving so deceitfully will sadden me for the rest of my life.

  54. 200000? Hey Je, which storybook are you reading from, Habby News? It was already a million several years ago.

  55. @Gary: The worst thing about Blair was that he set a standard for bad behaviour that managers up and down the land proceeded to copy. And a downward spiral is difficult to pull out of…

  56. Peacewisher – Iraq Body Count

    https://www.iraqbodycount.org/

    “Total violent deaths including combatants 193,000″

  57. Well, that just goes to show how initially worthy organisations can be leant on to massage statistics. We discussed the matter of deaths in Iraq awhile ago. You believe this figure if you like…

  58. CanSpeccy – It would be far better if people got involved in politics. MP’s are chosen by small groups of party members. People need to get involved in that process. Leaving the Zionists/millionairres to have a free hand and stick in whoever promotes their agenda is not the answer.

  59. Peacewisher – however many have been killed is however many have been killed. Nobody knows the accurate figure. What numbers we put on the tragedy is a really minor matter compared to the enormity of the tragedy itself.

    But I’ve read the reports on the site and you’re insulting a dedicated group of people who deserve enormous credit for their work over the past 11 years.

  60. Take a look at this, Je. 1 million probably an underestimate:

    http://www.brussellstribunal.org/article_view.asp?id=803#.U96umU9wbVI

    Original Lancet article (deaths up to 2006 somewhere between 392979 and 942636):

    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(06)69491-9/abstract

    Yes, this does matter…

  61. Well, I trusted the Lancet then, and I trust them now.

    You believe what you like, Je. As I said… body count certainly does matter – historically at least – because it helps to show the enormity of the crime. This might be worth a thread of its own.

  62. nevermind, it will happen anyway

    3 Aug, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    Gary, thanks for your first post. you are experiencing the facts of minority party politics, in allegiance with the establishment and status quo.
    Put your faith into principled people who think and communicate their ideas, who live near you, have a deep love yo your respective locality and who do not need the existing stale party political edifice to speak their mind.

    Party politics has got us where we are, listen to the silence… can ye hear it? it shouts loud and clear that Israel decides what is news here and what is not, it has been passed by the fat controler and the boys in charge rather accuse each other of playing party politics, halleluja a revellation, they have acknowledged its a game, than to be the first to criticise ytis rogue state we created.

    Israel needs therapy, some propose sanctions and contemplation, who am I to reject these ideas on the ground out of hand. Publicising and recognising a mistake, publicising a skewed view on eliminating people, when it clearly is a violation to breach these rules set by previous judgements, is manmaging consent and directing military action on a the basis of profane nationalist fervour. nowt to do with ebola, but similar it seems. Hang around Gary.

  63. I wonder if Blair is just plain evil. I’m not religious, so the concept of evil is a curious one to me, but one thing I do know is that evil doesn’t really announce itself. You know, evil doesn’t come with a nice t-shirt saying ‘I’m a terrible person’ or ‘you can’t vote for me, I have various personality disorders’. Nope, evil people can be – have to be – very plausible and charming, for a while at least, even if our human ‘sense’ tells us they ‘smell wrong. I’ve never been awfy convinced by Blair, but I certainly, in the early days, would have him down more as a chancer than a bad man.

    He does say and do very weird things. And the internet has some very odd tales about him, which I used to dismiss. And all that stuff about Iraq and blackmail, well I used to dismiss that too. But old Blairy pops up in the company of the most dismal people on the planet, is welcomed, takes his money, and thinks nothing of it. Another thing I’ve learned about psychopaths, from ‘Political Ponerology’ – they recognise each other from an early age. Blair is just a globe-trotting emissary from planet psychopath, and his patina of plausibility is useful to his dark-overlords, for a time at least. Can’t last though.

  64. OK. Final post on this from me, Je. The difference between Iraq Body Count and the other surveys is rather well explained in this article:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/mar/19/iraq

    which puts the survey providers head-to-head. At that time, Iraq Body Count were reporting less than 100000. Their sampling techniques require actual recorded deaths, and in war it is reasonable to assume that some bodies are unrecognisable, or dumped in water, or simply buried without reporting.

    It would therefore be somewhat dishonest for Iraq Body Count to suggest that this is total civilians deaths, without some kind of indicator that there may also be an unknown number of additional, unregistered deaths. Their individual researchers (and I wouldn’t want to criticise any sincere researcher!) would be well aware of this, but the website could make it clearer.

    This is a macabre subject I know.

  65. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    3 Aug, 2014 - 11:34 pm

    Brenden; I’ve found a good rule of thumb for discriminating between evil and good is simple.

    Don’t listen to words, watch behaviors.

  66. BrianFujisan

    3 Aug, 2014 - 11:42 pm

    we get so Little escape from the EVIL FUCKERS that rule us…Where to look…So many places they want to Destroy then Own.. Good though, Eventually see Gabriel, Eno..Joining Rodger Waters. bit late but at last… Crushing the senses

    Dear All of You:

    I sense I’m breaking an unspoken rule with this letter, but I can’t keep quiet any more.

    Today I saw a picture of a weeping Palestinian man holding a plastic carrier bag of meat. It was his son. He’d been shredded (the hospital’s word) by an Israeli missile attack – apparently using their fab new weapon, flechette bombs. You probably know what those are – hundreds of small steel darts packed around explosive which tear the flesh off humans. The boy was Mohammed Khalaf al-Nawasra. He was 4 years old.

    I suddenly found myself thinking that it could have been one of my kids in that bag, and that thought upset me more than anything has for a long time.

    Then I read that the UN had said that Israel might be guilty of war crimes in Gaza, and they wanted to launch a commission into that. America won’t sign up to it.

    What is going on in America? I know from my own experience how slanted your news is, and how little you get to hear about the other side of this story. But – for Christ’s sake! – it’s not that hard to find out. Why does America continue its blind support of this one-sided exercise in ethnic cleansing? WHY? I just don’t get it. I really hate to think its just the power of AIPAC… for if that’s the case, then your government really is fundamentally corrupt. No, I don’t think that’s the reason… but I have no idea what it could be.

    I was in Israel last year with Mary. Her sister works for UNWRA in Jerusalem. Showing us round were a Palestinian – Shadi, who is her sister’s husband and a professional guide – and Oren Jacobovitch, an Israeli Jew, an ex-major from the IDF who left the service under a cloud for refusing to beat up Palestinians. Between the two of them we got to see some harrowing things – Palestinian houses hemmed in by wire mesh and boards to prevent settlers throwing shit and piss and used sanitary towels at the inhabitants; Palestinian kids on their way to school being beaten by Israeli kids with baseball bats to parental applause and laughter; a whole village evicted and living in caves while three settler families moved onto their land; an Israeli settlement on top of a hill diverting its sewage directly down onto Palestinian farmland below; The Wall; the checkpoints… and all the endless daily humiliations. I kept thinking, “Do Americans really condone this? Do they really think this is OK? Or do they just not know about it?”.

    AnyHoo…More on this piec @

    http://stopwar.org.uk/news/today-i-saw-a-weeping-palestinian-man-holding-a-plastic-bag-of-meat-it-was-his-son#.U96zQvldUhb

  67. Whenever I see Blair, I am reminded of the conversation between Karl Malden [the sheriff] and Marlon Brando [the prisoner] in ‘one eyed jack’s’ when Malden said.. “We are going to give you a fair trial, and then we are going to hang you” Sounds fair enough to me in Blair’s case.

  68. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    3 Aug, 2014 - 11:53 pm

    Heh. Maybe ‘rule of thumb’ was a poor analogy. That rule was propounded by legalists who felt the only correct and legal method of beating your wife was with a stick no thicker than your thumb. Mea culpa.

    Instead might I substitute ‘correct lawfiul and ethical as well as moral foundation’? It doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, but it is more accurate.

  69. You believe what you like, Je. As I said… body count certainly does matter – historically at least – because it helps to show the enormity of the crime. This might be worth a thread of its own.

    This is how the revisionists distort the history and keep on killing on, on, on, on,…….

    Every shell that is fired, every bomb dropped and every mortar fired has an effective kill radius that is known and taken account of at the planning stages of the attack. Those shells each costing upwards of £1000 each are used effectively to kill injure and maim. Less said about rocket starting from £11000 and going up to millions as in case of the Cruise missiles.

    The amount of ordnance poured on Iraq in the first three weeks of the operation had already passed the total amounts of bombs dropped on Germany over a four years period.

    Those butchers, killers, planning and executing the mass murder, and those supposed “informed” who use the figures of Bu$h Cheney; surprisingly have a common ground; to avoid getting bugged down in the numbers game!

    Fact that the sandniggers were killed in their millions is to be further discounted because these untermensch don’t count as whole persons and are only fractions of a person!!

    The liberal traditions of “accuracy” allows for the forces of reaction gaming the system as in the case of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine as we write.

    Before the Iraq war was started as per the cowboy traditions of Saddam get out of Dodge or we are a coming to get you! For days before the dead line, up in the northern Iraq B52 bombers were relentlessly carpet bombing the Iraqi positions, and effectively killing all of those in position to counter the attacks from that area. Gaby Rado saw it all and he never reported, poor bastard was dropped in the long tradition of killing those who can talk out of turn, he paid for it with his life.

    Why do you think the Iraqi army was disbanded? Any recall of the army the figures of the dead Iraqi soldiers would have come out, in the traditions of keeping the mass murder quiet, the Iraqi army was disbanded and we were told there is no longer an Iraqi army!

    Lancet was just tip of the iceberg, the number of refugees numbering five million, and the subsequent murder fest in Iraq has been kept quiet. As the tanks were running over the ruins of Mesopotamia to eradicate the Iraqi nations historical legacy, so the medjia were busy colluding in discounting the genocide that had taken place.

    But of course as ever the rats knackers have won, because no one wants to get bugged down in numbers game, not unless it is a certain other tribe that numbers matter very much.

    The blanket of lies are making the latter day Mongol hoards reasonable marauders and not the ugly mass murdering privateers that they truly are.

  70. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    4 Aug, 2014 - 12:26 am

    After all, Hamas (Allende) was elected democratically.

    http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/25343-noam-chomsky-%7C-nightmare-in-gaza

    The media constantly intone that Hamas is dedicated to the destruction of Israel. In reality, Hamas leaders have repeatedly made it clear that Hamas would accept a two-state settlement in accord with the international consensus that has been blocked by the U.S. and Israel for 40 years.
    In contrast, Israel is dedicated to the destruction of Palestine, apart from some occasional meaningless words, and is implementing that commitment.
    The crime of the Palestinians in January 2006 was punished at once. The U.S. and Israel, with Europe shamefully trailing behind, imposed harsh sanctions on the errant population and Israel stepped up its violence.
    The U.S. and Israel quickly initiated plans for a military coup to overthrow the elected government. When Hamas had the effrontery to foil the plans, the Israeli assaults and the siege became far more severe.
    There should be no need to review again the dismal record since. The relentless siege and savage attacks are punctuated by episodes of “mowing the lawn,” to borrow Israel’s cheery expression for its periodic exercises in shooting fish in a pond as part of what it calls a “war of defense.”
    Once the lawn is mowed and the desperate population seeks to rebuild somehow from the devastation and the murders, there is a cease-fire agreement. The most recent cease-fire was established after Israel’s October 2012 assault, called Operation Pillar of Defense

  71. Well thank fuck that load of shite is over. No disrespect to any athletes taking part, especially the road-race cyclists, but what a pathetic spectacle Brenda Battenburg’s (an oligarch, posing delusionally as ‘queen’) Bestest Ever School Sports was, book-ended by lashings of vulgar kitsch. An utterly pointless waste of materials and human effort to achieve exactly fuck all, sums up the whole thing in a nutshell, an outlet for over-active underachievers’ energies. Cringe inducing: Lulu, Susan Boyle, Rod Stewart, Kylie fucking Minogue -what fools delivered up this bin-lorry load of 80s (and 60s) tartanised tarts to trot out their middle-of-road unpopular ‘turns’ and missed the clear purple-lines down the road and the turning for the geriatric ward. Give us an eternal break now from synthetic keech (and the real stuff), wind-down the commonwealth delusions and let us unhitch our respective countries from the Anglo-US-Israeli war machine as it heads over a cliff onto the rocks far below, though the over-whelming guilt will outlast even the nations who once steered that hideous monster. There were bad-guys, real rotters amongst us for whom no redemption could ever be possible, the stain on their consciences is indelible, they took our names and used it for ill, we’ll take it back now and pursue those responsible to the ends of the earth and encourage them to perish by their own hand, for their greedy gulps from the cup of purest evil, draining it to the last drop and incubating it within to multiply.

    Circus over, bread still in short supply, pockets empty. Finally we can get back to the fascist empire’s war on humanity, in Palestine (conspicuously not a Commonwealth member or games participant, odd that), in Iraq, in Syria, in Ukraine and wherever else the would-be bastards of the universe might be unleashing their terror on hapless defenceless innocents, in the name of big oil, corporation x, y and z’s majority shareholders and inadequate moronic bullying political imbecilic grinning political frontmen: the Blairs, the Thatchers, the Camerons, Hagues (what happened to him, no comment from the blogs host there, golden-boy turned liability or too scandalous to mention?) and the Parliaments, Congresses and other pretendy assemblies of the fascist axis, going through the motions, playing their role in the well-staged fictions called democracy, type-cast wooden planks, the oligarchs’ puppets mouth their weasel words.

    Israel: its biggest export is terrorism, its sole import is other people’s and countries’ wealth and its currency (apparently) human organs, raw and cooked. That it is toast, the last outing for its hired and conscript killers, was a criminal insult to constructive human endeavour, is the dawning conclusion. The inevitable, just outcome, the only outcome is leaving Palestine bloodied but unbeaten, back to New York, Europe and the hinterland of Russia, to raise hell, and claim victimhood somewhere else, for the settler armies, the thieves, butchers and murderers hiding behind religion and other fantasies of defective amoral unevolved recidivist minds. Enough is enough, it’s over.

    I cannot help correlate the protracted closure of occupied Palestine’s zionist held airport, with the relative absence of any ‘terror’ attacks anywhere in the world for the duration, except the concentrated terrorising and killing of the people herded into the Gaza concentration camp and slaughtered for Israel’s nutjob (the majority) audience’s entertainment. Sleep not soundly those who revel in death, weep for what might have been, of all possible futures, you chose the worst and now must live with its consequences, no hoax, this time for real, for all are backing away from this vile enterprise, none would lift a finger voluntarily when it ends messily as it must.

    As the vile occupying regime in Palestine fades away, we must never allow such to rise ever again, fascism is never defeated fully and sprouts up in the unlikeliest places, the present strains are well known, shallow-rooted and cannot survive without nurture.

    Fascism’s seed was planted in London, in Washington, in Tel Aviv. But water, air and sunlight are not all it needs to thrive, it needs us to stand idly by, say nothing till the horrors we’ve witnessed, the cruelty the taking of precious unique lives might seem as if a prelude to what such tyrannical rule unchecked is yet capable of. Gaza is all our fates, all our futures if we do not throw our rogue leaders into the abyss with their guns and their bombs and other useless junk that exist only to kill not the other, but us. We all, a part of us all died in Gaza, while SuBo, LuLu and Kylie epically failed to mask the pain we all felt, hurting deep inside, for Gaza, for Palestine.

  72. M,

    You asked:-

    ” How many countries fighting before we call it ww3?”

    Answer: we are getting there – please be patient.

  73. Just saying

    4 Aug, 2014 - 1:09 am

    The deafening silence from crypto wellby is very revealing, after the al-Ghouta debacle rifkind may be excused for keeping well below the parapet.

  74. BrianFujisan

    4 Aug, 2014 - 2:05 am

    Sick of it…

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=729428877125005&set=vb.100001736984407&type=2&theater

    Kate… Hope all is good in the end…you have a heart

  75. Tony Blair in Los Vegas – No one should be surprised. Las Vegas has become Vatican for all pro-Israel Christian politicians, where the meet billionaire pope Adelson.

    Azerbaijan is equally a good choice. Azerbaijan’s king Ilham Aliyev is a close US-Israel ally against Iran.

    Baku and Tel Aviv established close working relations in intelligence sharing and a defensive platform for the Zionist entity in April 1992 – one year after its independence from USSR. Middle East International (October 23, 1992) reported supply of Israeli arms to Azerbaijan via Turkey. Ilya Bourtman writing in Middle East Quarterly (Summer 2006) wrote: “At the heart of Azerbaijan-Israel coperation lies their fear and distrust of Iran. Israel has obvious reasons (??) for distrusting the Islamic Republic……Azerbaijan has more complicated relations with Iran. On one hand Azerbaijan shares historic ties and a religious bond with Shi’ite Iran. For more Azeris live in Iran than in independent Azerbaijan…..Today, Iran and Israel play a cat and mouse game in Azerbaijan. Both has developed vast espionage networks in Azerbaijan. Israeli intelligence maintains surveillance and listening outposts on Azerbaijan border with Iran….”

    Last January 2009, Israeli Mossad faked a planned attack on Israeli embassy in Baku – and interestingly – instead of blaming Al-Qaeda, as a rule – blamed Lebanese resistance Hizbullah!

    http://rehmat1.com/2009/04/05/azerbaijan-a-democratic-dynasty-and-israel/

  76. Habbabkuk,Res Dis,Jemand,Enoch,Jack Fletcher,Kempe,Je,Anon etc..

    Go fuck yourselves Hasbara trolls.

    Your schtick is transparently and simplistically full of shit and an idiot defense of monsterous barbaric behaviour.

    One day you’ll learn the truth about human suffering-and life wont be so good then(Habba)-but at least you might finally learn the dignity and enlightenment of understanding human compassion.

    Until that day you’re just ignorant bought and paid for stenographer shills at the mercy of your insanely servile and cowardly line manager or Strangelovian Brigadier General.

    Weak cowed fools.

    You disgust me,and your bullshit lies are even more nauseating.

    Any questions slave boys?

  77. Tony_0pmoc —

    amazingly, Breitbart has published Booker’s amazing column, which the Tele censored. not that they necessarily agree with him, (nor do some who comment), but they believe in his right to be heard -

    Breitbart: The Column the Telegraph Was Afraid to Publish: Israel Identifies ‘Race with Right’
    Christopher Booker has been at the top of British journalism since the 1960s, and this weekend he has given another demonstration why. Booker’s weekly column in the Sunday Telegraph, the most-read column in the paper, was pulled at 6 pm on Saturday night by editorial control.
    Booker had written a piece on Israel – about “the mockery of Israel’s claim to be a proper democracy” and its “rigid identification of race with right” — that was bound to get a sharp reaction.
    Clearly the editors at the Telegraph were afraid it would be too sharp.
    However, Breitbart London has learned that Booker has been given permission for his column to appear on websites, so here is the full text of the column the Telegraph thought was too hot to handle.
    We, unlike the Telegraph, leave it to our readers to decide for themselves…
    Christopher Booker: The Tragedy of Gaza was all foreshadowed in the Bible….etc
    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/08/03/The-column-the-Telegraph-was-afraid-to-publish-Israel-identifies-race-with-right

    Richard North/EU Referendum also has reservations, but also believes Booker has the right to be heard -

    EU Referendum: Booker: the tragedy of Gaza
    by Richard North
    Israel is one of the very few issues over which Booker and I are not in full accord, but I was nevertheless looking forward to seeing the response to the column this week, telling myself that it was going to get pretty sharp reaction.
    So sharp has been the reaction, though, that it has not even been able to get through the editorial filter. At the very last minute, with no time at all to provide a replacement, it has been pulled from the newspaper and will not appear in the print version or online.
    Thus, the only place you will find Booker’s column this week is on this blog (and now on Breitbart – ed), and I have thus decided to publish it below, verbatim, as it would have appeared in the newspaper and the web page…
    http://www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=85113

    i’m sure most of us, like Booker, felt sympathy for Israel until……(fill in your own moment of awakening)…

  78. Michael Pattison

    4 Aug, 2014 - 6:46 am

    Cameron too is covering himself with the cow dung of pusilanimity by failing to match the words of Ban Ki-Moon describing the massacre of innocent Palestinian people as “a moral outrage and a criminal act” and “yet another gross violation of international humanitarian law”.

    Even US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US was appalled by the “disgraceful shelling”.

    When, oh when is the present government of the UK, my country, going to take a stand and occupy the high moral ground on this despicable conflict? Not any time soon as long as the Tory slimebags and their “supporters” have a stranglehold on political power here.

    Part of the answer is here:

    http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/03/david-cameron-dilemma-criticising-israel-gaza-offensive

    On the other hand, there are still very many Conservative MPs who are firmly behind Israel’s efforts to take out Hamas, while others are simply keen not to make any public statements on the issue, partly for fear of provoking the pro-Israel lobby.

    “If you’re looking for an explanation of why the government and many MPs have been quite so pusillanimous … go no further than the reaction to Hague in 2006, when he had temerity to call Israeli action disproportionate. There was opprobrium poured all over William,” said one former Tory minister, who would like to see the government condemn Israel’s shelling of Gaza but believes that is highly unlikely.”

    I demand to know of David Cameron and the Tory high command today who was responsible for pouring opprobium all oer William Hague at that time???

    Any thoughts on this, Craig???

  79. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    4 Aug, 2014 - 7:00 am

    Jives

    “You disgust me,and your bullshit lies are even more nauseating.

    Any questions slave boys?”
    ____________________

    Just the one, Jives. Are you aware you’re barking?

  80. Stating the bleedin’ obvious. Are people who troll the internet, including blogs like this, spouting lies/disinformation for Israel as bad as the Israeli sub-vermin who launch the bombs and pull the triggers that slaughter sleeping babies? Are they paid to do this work do you think? Or is it done out of loyalty to the cause? If and when the war crimes trials come along, are the trolls as culpable as the soldiers and politicians, Lord Haw Haw-style?

  81. Michael Pattison

    4 Aug, 2014 - 7:32 am

    @Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !
    4 Aug, 2014 – 7:00 am

    Even if you are just a hasbara troll, how can you possibly be proud of this???

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/11009393/Gaza-school-attacked-as-children-queue-for-sweets.html

    “a moral outrage and a criminal act” and “yet another gross violation of international humanitarian law”.

    Disgraceful.

  82. Habbabkuk (La vita è bella) !

    4 Aug, 2014 - 9:45 am

    @ Michael Pattison

    “Even if you are just a hasbara troll,..”
    ________________

    I am not.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    @ Alex

    “Are people who troll the internet, including blogs like this, spouting lies/disinformation for Israel as bad as the Israeli sub-vermin who..etc, etc..”
    _________________

    Look, let’s get real. I challenge you to find and quote one comment from me or the other people who call trolls which has “spouted lies/disinformation for Israel”.

    PS – when looking, pls remember that “disinformation” does not include contradicting errors of material fact or asking awkward but pertinent questions.

    Off you go (you personally – pls do not wait for someone else to back up your comment. You wrote it, you justify it!)

  83. @Brendan “He does say and do very weird things. And the internet has some very odd tales about him, which I used to dismiss.”

    Can you provide some more details? What weird things, exactly? Where are these odd tales?

  84. Habbabkuk, Did I refer to anyone in particular as being a troll, you included?

  85. Jives – I suggest you read some of my posts. Then you might realise how “Hasbara troll” is about the most ridiculous, absurd thing you could possibly call me.

  86. are you having the same difficulty in the UK when trying to watch Press TV coverage as we are in Australia? it is impossible to get the videos to play for more than a few seconds; inevitably, one just gives up. however, this report of a truce is just another propaganda piece by Israel…declaring a truce…but only in certain parts of Gaza….how is that a truce?

    VIDEO: Press TV – Israel’s proposed truce to divert attention: Hamas
    Israel had earlier said it would hold its fire in most of the Gaza Strip for a seven-hour window on Monday.
    According to a statement by the Israeli army, the ceasefire will take place between 7 a.m. and 14 p.m. GMT in the Palestinian enclave, besides the east of the southern city of Rafah, “where clashes were still ongoing.” ….
    The air, sea and land strikes have so far killed nearly 1,840 Palestinians and injured over 9,300 others….
    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/04/373943/israel-truce-to-divert-attention/

  87. today at RT – no surprise really. it is obvious the US cannot be an honest broker in bringing about the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, so what next? what use is the UN General Assembly? the role of Blair as a peace envoy is equally absurd. something has to give…

    RT – Obama’s ‘helplessness’ an act: Snowden reveals scale of US aid to Israel
    The turmoil gripping the Middle East is a direct result of the provision of cash, weapons and surveillance to Israel by the US, the latest Snowden leak illustrates. Obama’s “helpless detachment” is just for show, the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald writes….
    Greenwald has published his analysis of the latest leaked Edward Snowden document, wherein it’s explained just how false the notion that the US is a bystander to the Middle Eastern crisis really is.
    In fact, “the single largest exchange between NSA and ISNU is on targets in the Middle East which constitute strategic threats to US and Israeli interests,” the leaked paper reveals.
    It goes on to show that both intelligence services have liaison officers in each other’s embassies, enjoy a “crpytanalytic” partnership, and that Israel has direct access to the highest American military technology. Greenwald supplements this with proof of millions in emergency US funds stockpiled in the Middle East, which Israel can use for its own regional purposes by simply writing a request….
    A bulk of this assistance has been used to fight its battles with occupied Palestine – including the Gaza operation, as well as other regional players….
    “The new documents underscore the indispensable, direct involvement of the US government and its key allies in Israeli aggression against its neighbors. That covert support is squarely at odds with the posture of helpless detachment typically adopted by Obama officials and their supporters,” Greenwald bluntly states….
    And this cooperation dates back to the late 1960s, while expanded greatly in 2003….
    http://rt.com/news/177716-us-israel-funding-aggression/

  88. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    4 Aug, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Tony’s proving a little difficult to follow just now. Obviously,almost anyone with a spare BUK would like to remove him from the airways, and I guess his holy presence must be preserved. Still and all, despite reports of his attendance with Burns at Cairo, he doesn’t get a mention by Huffpost, and I suspect he is in an indeterminate Schroedinger-state.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/05/william-burns-egypt-senior-muslim-brotherhood_n_3707026.html

  89. must read all Greenwald’s piece:

    Glenn Greenwald: Cash, Weapons and Surveillance: the U.S. is a Key Party to Every Israeli Attack
    https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/08/04/cash-weapons-surveillance/

    NSA Has ‘Far-Reaching’ Partnership With Israeli Intelligence Agency
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/04/nsa-partnership-israel_n_5646263.html

  90. the only other coverage i can find so far -

    NSA has close partnership with Israel
    http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/04/373997/nsa-has-close-partnership-with-israel/

  91. full Fabius statement in French posted in the following:

    ZeeIndia: LIVE: Child killed in attack on Gaza refugee camp during 7-hr
    truce declared by Israel
    According to Palestinian medics, an eight-year old girl was killed and
    thirty others injured when a missile from an F16 warplane struck a refugee
    camp in Gaza City on Monday just after six minutes into an Israeli-declared
    truce, the AFP reported.
    The strike on Shati refugee camp came killed an eight-year-old girl,
    emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.
    France and Israel share an old bond of friendship and Israel’s right to
    security is total, but this right does not justify the killing of children
    and the slaughter of civilians, said French FM Laurent Fabius.
    French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said that a political solution
    must be imposed on Israel and Palestinians.
    The brutality of Gaza violence can leave one unimaginably pained. According
    to a tweet posted by al-Jazeera journalist named Femi Oke, the bodies of
    children killed in Israeli shellings are ending up in ice cream freezers as
    Gaza’s morgues are chock-a-bloc with victims’ bodies…
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/gaza-live-israel-acting-like-hitler-will-drown-in-the-blood-it-sheds_952265.html

  92. ***GRAPHIC***GRAPHIC***

    INSIDE EUROPEAN HOSPITAL, RAFAH…BABIES, FAMILIES MASSACRED….

    NDTV INDIA: reports from Rafah in South Gaza
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N7lcNjTRSn4

  93. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    4 Aug, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    About bloody time department:-

    http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/17945/charity_commission_probes_tony_blair_faith_foundation

    But-
    We are assessing the issues raised in the article to determine whether they raise any regulatory concern for us. Please note we are not investigating the charity.”

    They’d raise a regulatory concern, surely, if the entire income from all his charities disappeared into an unaccountable LP and its satellites?

    Which it does.

  94. NDTV India: Inside Gaza: Reporter’s Diary
    NDTV’s Sreenivasan Jain has reached Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip where the fighting is most intense. More than 1500 people have died in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. (WARNING: The information being sent by our reporters from Gaza includes graphic photos from the war)
    13:20 (IST)NDTV Reports on the Carnage in Rafah in Gaza
    As the war in Gaza takes on a new intensity, NDTV is the only TV crew to travel to Rafah in South Gaza, where the fighting has been most fierce….
    17.13 (IST) …We came here to find evidence of a massacre in the border town of Rafah. Israel had pounded Rafah claiming that a soldier had been kidnapped. But despite Israel declaring yesterday that the soldier has been killed and PM Netanyahu announcing a partial rollback of the offensive, Rafah is still under heavy attack and Khan Younis is unable to keep pace with the rush of bodies
    http://m.ndtv.com/blog/show/inside-gaza-reporter-s-diary-568380?curl=1407156501

  95. Talking about on the “wrong side” of History.

    “People in Israel have to know that they have a lot of friends here in Europe, because I think we have a common struggle going on: the struggle against radical Islam. We are aware of the fact that Israel is the only European, Western and democratic country in the Middle East, surrounded by radical Islamic countries who want to kick all the Israelis into the sea,” Filip DeWinter, EU member from Belgium whose daughter An Sofie posed for anti-Islam ad wearing a bikini and hijab in 2012.

    http://rehmat1.com/2012/11/01/lobby-belgium-next-islamic-state/

  96. 4 Aug: Irish Independent: Shona Murray: They just want to go home. But most have nowhere left to go to after the onslaught
    Doctor Abdul Latif Alhaj, General Director of the ministry of health in Gaza, says he has one word to describe the operation: “barbaric”.
    “I use the word barbaric because for years, nobody has attacked civilians like this – people are sleeping and suddenly their home is destroyed all over their bodies,” he said.”
    In the last few days of this barbarian war in the Gaza Strip, we are seeing strange sorts of injuries that might be due to different weapons.”Unfortunately, we don’t have the specialised laboratories or staff to diagnose the weapons or the injuries…
    “The wounds coming in to us are immediate amputation of limbs. There are multiple small inlets- a lot of destruction inside the body. I think, and according to other doctors’ testimonies, these injuries are different – multiple amputations, burns, amputation of the head.”…
    “The Israelis should stop attacking civilians. There is no reason to attack civilians. The militants are operating on the border, they are in clashes with the Israeli tanks and even airplanes.”He questioned why they are attacking people in their houses.”They just want people in civil society here in Gaza to be in conflict with the militants.”But whose militants are they – the sons and brothers of those people – they’re not imported from outside.”…
    At a Hamas press conference outside Al Shifa, Hamas spokesperson Sami Abu Zohri said: “Ban Ki-moon gave legitimacy to Israel to kill Palestinians.”Hamas yesterday committed to the truce and Israel did not. The war proved a lie of Israel and the sincerity of Hamas.”However last night Mr Ban, the UN Secretary-General, condemned an attack that killed 10 people yesterday at a UN school in the Gaza Strip as “a moral outrage and a criminal act”…
    http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/they-just-want-to-go-home-but-most-have-nowhere-left-to-go-to-after-the-onslaught-30480851.html

  97. Craig – apparently apocalyptic Blair has arrived in Cairo… perhaps.

    Ahram – Palestinian delegation member praises Cairo talks on Gaza ceasefire
    Ziyad Nakhala of Islamic Jihad told Ahram Online on Sunday that the Cairo talks to end Israel’s offensive on the Gaza Strip were “friendly,” and the Palestinian factions managed to agree on a unified paper of demands….
    He added that Egypt is following the issue with “great concern.” Nakhala said a new round of meeting will take place on Monday, a point announced to reporters by Hamas representative Ezzat Al-Rashq after the meeting….
    Another source at the delegation, who preferred to remain anonimous, told Ahram Online that Envoy of the Quartet Tony Blair arrived in Cairo on Sunday, mentioning that US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is expected to arrive as well.
    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/107661/World/Region/Palestinian-delegation-member-praises-Cairo-talks-.aspx

  98. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    4 Aug, 2014 - 3:49 pm

    Oddie -

    These reports are distinctly offbeat. First Burns was expected to go to Cairo, then he cried off after the altest school shelling. About the same time the TBFF announced that the Dear Leader was on his way too. Some of the Egyptian media seem to have jumped the gun, announcing Burns and Blair as having arrived on the basis of their announced intention. The Guardian and Israeli media are now reporting the arrival of Blair and Lowenstein: is this in fact copied and pasted from erroneous Egyptian reports, I wonder?

    Meanwhile I have no evidence that Blair’s plane is anywhere other than Los Angeles. It may be, and if so, Blair is getting shyer about his movements than an honest man should. Or even a murderer on the run…

    Google “blair cairo sunday” to assess the confusion.

  99. “USUKIS want Islam to become a religion of mindless violence, such as we have witnessed in Gaza, and Libya, and Afghanistan and Pakistan and Somalia, and Nigeria, and Sudan and Iraq.”

    And pretty much everywhere else over the last 1500 years as the soldier ants of Islam have spread through one continent after the other, subjugating native cultures well before the Spanish and British learnt the art of intercontinental conquest. 

    I am yet to hear any argument, let alone one that stands any chance of being taken seriously, supporting the claim that Islam is a religion of peace. Perhaps people mean ‘peace’ of the sort we see in the rubble of the aftermath of war. Or the kind of peace we see in a people who are too terrified to challenge the imposition of Islamic values.

    In any case, there simply is no evidence that Islam is a religion of anything but seemingly mindless, although quite purposeful violence.

  100. Jives, you can go fuck yourself – if your fist can reach that far.. I have never commented in support of Israel and sometimes I have posted sharp criticisms of it. So go get yourself an education, some good manners and a new personality that doesn’t repel everyone you assault with your ignorant commentary. To be honest, I feel embarrassed just responding to a piece of earwax that you are.

  101. ‘France and Israel share an old bond of friendship.’

    Oddie- if anything Fabius is understating the depth of these bonds. In the post Suez decade France was Israel’s principal armourer- the decisive blows struck by the Israeli airforce in the 6 day war were launched from Mirage jets, and the Dimona nuclear programme was begun with French assistance.

    Of course de Gaulle had a falling out with Israel post 1967; French military assistance ceased and the US willingly filled the gap thereafter.

  102. ‘About bloody time department’

    Komodo- one more item for your new department; the MSM have finally caught on that senior Israeli figures wish to ethnically cleanse Gaza, and that the professed concern of the IDF to ‘minimise civilian casualties’ there is just PR hogwash.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2715466/Israeli-official-calls-concentration-camps-Gaza-conquest-entire-Gaza-Strip-annihilation-fighting-forces-supporters.html

  103. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    4 Aug, 2014 - 8:09 pm

    Makes Liebermann look like a cuddly bunny, doesn’t he? Completely verifiable admission that at least one senior member of the Israeli government is taking the Nazis as a model. Sorry, Craig, but what other conclusion can be drawn?

    Cameron wants to ‘review’ arms sales to Israel:

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/uk-reviewing-arms-export-licenses-to-israel/

    THAT’ll frighten them, Dave. The US has no such plans…

    Earlier this week, a top Pentagon spokesman stressed that the Obama administration would not leverage arms transfers to Israel to bring about a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

    The arms and ammunition provided to Israel is “through a long-standing foreign military sales program,” Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told reporters on Saturday. “Israel is a staunch ally in that part of the world….”

    I’d love him to explain why Israel’s policy is in any way advantageous to US interests. Other than keeping the region nicely stirred up, that is. The US had to lean on its ‘staunch ally’ to prevent it from joining in on both Iraq wars. Because that really would have chucked the shit in the fan.

  104. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    4 Aug, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    Just for the record, I’m beginning to think that Blair has switched charter firms: G-CEYL may be attracting the wrong* sort of attention and hired to an innocent. There’s been a security crackdown at Farnborough – the aircraft’s base, and that of other business jets of interest, too. It would be good to think he’s beginning to look nervously over his shoulder.

    *pure relativism. Sorry.

  105. The Blair phenomenon amazes me. He is a notorious ignoramus and thicko who didn’t know they spoke Portuguese in Brazil until a few days before he became P.M. What on earth use is he to anyone, hedge-fund managers or otherwise? Why would anyone pay for his ‘advice’? – advice about what??!! Yet he’s been farting through silk for years!

    Having said that (and writing as one who never liked him, even when he was shadow Home Sec.) part of me feels sorry for the poor sod. Would you like to be obliged to service Cherie? Would you like to attend parties with Alisair Campbell, Mandelson and the other members of the clique? Would you like to kiss the arses of Central Asian despots? Would you like to hear voices in the night? He’s sold his soul for a few pieces of gold and a night or two in Berlusconi’s villa and he must know that he’s damned.

  106. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    4 Aug, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    …he must know that he’s damned.

    Deep down, I think he does. But after a quick bask in the adulation of sycophants attracted by his considerable but superficial charm, he also genuinely believes he’s got a direct line to God, and that globalisation will solve the world’s problems in a one-er. And, of course that consumerism grows out of the barrel of a gun.

    Giap would have re-educated him….

  107. Je,

    You are absolutely correct and i offer a genuine and unreserved apology for including you in the troll list.My mistake completely.I know and value you as a quality poster here in good faith.

    ***********

    The rest of the nauseating sockpuppets and shills-and their grotesquely transparent propaganda and diversions can still get lost.

  108. Richard and Dragon,

    Good posts.

    I cant however help but wonder if there’s another story with Blair i.e.:

    He has no choice.

    He’s been owned for years by forces he cant resist and they have the goods on him long time…

  109. Jives:

    You could well be right; he probably doesn’t have a choice – these days, anyway. After all, what else could he do? buy a couple of acres in the Cotswolds? live peacefully and grow strawberries? He who rides a tiger etc.

    But there must have been a time when he did have a choice; sometime when he came to a fork in the road and took the wrong one. There’s a lesson there for all of us, I suppose: be good, be kind to animals, be peaceful and don’t do anything which will come back on you later.

  110. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    4 Aug, 2014 - 9:13 pm

    He must have done something truly abominable if that’s the way it is, Jives. I’m trying to keep an open mind, and cheerfully accept your hypothesis as looking as likely as any other.

  111. Ben-American Fascist Flechette

    4 Aug, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Kuntsler, for the 2nd week in a row demonstrates that all perception is selective.

    http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/all-hell/

    He is spot-on when discussing Peak Oil and Finance Fulminations, but he’s a fookin’ idjit blinded by his ancestral loyalty on Palestinian questions.

  112. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    4 Aug, 2014 - 9:49 pm

    Incapable of learning from history, too.

    Here is what I think is going to happen now. Israel will withdraw from Gaza. Hamas’s war-making ability has been deeply degraded for a while, but any further rocket attacks will be answered in kind. Perhaps the citizens of Gaza will rethink who they want to have as leaders.

    Didn’t work the last three times, why should it work now? If the basic issues raised by confining a million plus people in a prison camp for decades aren’t addressed, Hamas will either carry on or be overtaken by a more effective armed resistance.

  113. @Ben: he’s not exactly a mainstream author, but a new book out called “Perception Deception”. Don’t intend to read it… the title is quite enough!

  114. war crimes.

    VIDEO: Democracy Now – “Everything That Moves in Rafah is a Target”: Israel Continues Shelling of Gaza During Short “Pause”
    MOHAMMED OMER: The situation in the southern part of the Gaza Strip is rather terrifying, with a lot of people who are injured and still on the ground waiting for ambulances to pick them up. Now, hospitals are not able to cope, because Abu Youssef al-Najjar Hospital has come under fire, and the other hospital, which is supposed to be for maternity, is functioning, but only for a few cases. So, dead bodies are on the streets at the moment. Nobody is able to evacuate them. I have talked to some health officials who informed me that there is about 300 people who were killed in the last three days in Rafah alone and over 1,000 who have been injured…
    I have been also talking to the mayor of Rafah, Subhi Radwan, who also informed me that about 30,000 to 40,000 inhabitants in Rafah, they have no access to water, and they have no access to electricity. They have been trying to call the International Red Cross, and the International Red Cross is not responding to any phone calls from citizens. There is a lot of criticism from the local population in Rafah that the International Red Cross is not responding, is not taking phone calls of people. And people are just at a loss of who would they call and turn to in times of a crisis when they need help…
    The situation in Rafah is quite deteriorating at this moment. There are people who are appealing to ambulances at this moment, as we speak, and there are no ambulances that can get into the area and no ambulances that can evacuate the bodies. People cannot get in outside of the Rafah area. The Rafah area is under constant bombardment and constant siege, and it’s been isolated completely from the rest of the Gaza Strip. And I take this sign as a very alarming sign that if this is going to continue, we are going to expect more and more massacres. Talking about massacres, the family of al-Ghoul family, the man who is a 63-year-old man who was killed by an Israeli F-16 missile in Yebna refugee camp, and killing other nine family members from his home, including one child, Youssef, who’s only about two months…
    http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/4/everything_that_moves_in_rafah_is

    Independent – Kim Sengupta – Israel-Gaza conflict: Israel takes brutal revenge on Rafah for the loss of a soldier
    His sister, Maha, was at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, watching over Ramadan’s three-year-old son, Ali, when she heard about her brother’s death. “My family, our people, are being slaughtered like animals,” she said. “This continues day after day, all the big leaders around the world say this must stop and then they do nothing. How many of the resistance have the Israelis killed? Look in the morgue and you will see the dead are children, women, old people. What has this little boy done to be hit by a bomb?”
    Lying in his hospital bed, Ali stared ahead with frightened eyes. He had not spoken since being dug out of the rubble three hours earlier….
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israelgaza-conflict-israel-takes-brutal-revenge-on-rafah-for-the-loss-of-a-soldier-9648004.html

  115. the situation has reached breaking point -

    VIDEO – Democracy Now – “Disgraceful,” “Criminal Act”: Israel Condemned as 10 Die in Another Strike on U.N. Shelter in Gaza
    CHRISTOPHER GUNNESS, UNRWA: In our facilities, there are 270,000. That’s an average of just under 3,000 per facility… there is an overwhelming human displacement catastrophe going on in Gaza, and there is no way that UNRWA will simply leave and allow civilians—women, children, the elderly, the sick, the dying—to fend for themselves….
    There are some 475,000—and that’s a conservative estimation—people who have been displaced in Gaza. We will run the risk of people soon being stranded in the streets, because there simply is nowhere for them to go….
    this time around, I think we are going to discover, sadly, that tens of thousands of people’s homes have been leveled. And the fact is that many tens of thousands of those people in our facilities right now probably don’t have homes to go back to. And those lucky enough to have homes to go back to may have homes to go back to which are no longer on the water or electricity systems, because those, too, have been very, very badly damaged. So, there’s a homelessness crisis—call it a human displacement crisis, call it what you will—of uncalculated proportions….
    It’s going to be a public health problem….
    And in al-Shifa Hospital, the main hospital—it’s the largest hospital, actually, in the occupied Palestinian territory, which includes the West Bank—the largest hospital in Gaza in the Occupied Territories has people in the car park—the wounded, the sick, the injured—because they simply don’t have space. That, in anyone’s book, is a public health disaster, and it compounds the appalling human displacement crisis that’s already there. And I think it really is just a matter of time before we do see the outbreak of communicable diseases….
    On top of that, when the fighting in times of conflict starts to encroach on our buildings, we phone them (the Israeli authorities) up, and we say,—literally pick up the phone and say, “Excuse me, but your firing is getting closer and closer. There are over 3,000 people in that school. Would you please not endanger their lives?” And in this case, it got closer, and, of course, you know, there was that missile adjacent to the gate. The last phone call to the Israeli army was an hour before that strike. In the Jabaliya case, we also made multiple phone calls the night before, and look what happened. You know, I mean, I can’t explain it. You ask what lies behind it. You really do have to phone up Peter Lerner again and put it to him that the U.N. had pointed out 33 times, including up to the hour beforehand, and ask them for an explanation. We simply don’t have one…
    http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/4/disgraceful_criminal_act_israel_condemned_as?autostart=true&get_clicky_key=suggested_next_story

  116. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    5 Aug, 2014 - 9:49 am

    Just a thought, which I haven’t seen expressed during the several invasions of Gaza…

    Think French Resistance. The Resistance in WW2 Occupied France were completely embedded in the population – they had to be. Their invader was superior in every military respect (except adaptability and cunning), and this was an asymmetric war. The Germans took hideous reprisals for Resistance actions, on the civil population. No doubt, although the term hadn’t been coined yet, the Germans were intensely frustrated by the use of ‘human shields’ and the storage and deployment of what weapons the Resistance had in places which put civilians at risk; notably the quisling civilians the Germans cultivated.

    Yet the Resistance were the good guys. They were chucking out a brutal occupier…

  117. As Gaza Death Toll Tops 1,800, Dr. Mona El-Farra Mourns Loss of 9 Relatives in Israeli Strike
    DR. MONA EL-FARRA: Yeah. It was 2:30 in the morning that day, and the first rocket hit the house. Then the father, who is my second cousin, and the children and the rest of the family were trying to leave the house, got into the street, where the second [inaudible] hit on the side, has hit [inaudible] the house. So, it was not eight; it was nine people who were killed, and many injured. And one of my second cousins, she is very pregnant; she lost her baby in the hospital. The children were in their pajamas. And I don’t think my cousins and their grandchildren were human shields there for Hamas or anybody. For me, I’m very devastated, but my family is no different from any other family [inaudible]. Up to now, at least 60 families have been wiped away completely during those attacks….
    LAILA EL-HADDAD: It was, I believe, nine, as my aunt just mentioned, five of them children. And those two youngest children were fleeing the house as that second Israeli missile targeted them and killed them. And again, these are not human shields. These are not Palestinians who have had weapons in their house—not that that would justify in any case, under international law, their assassination, their extermination from existence. But we see this happening again and again and again, young children overwhelmingly being targeted, being killed, civilians, unarmed, you know, huddled in schools or in shelters or in their homes—
    TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW
    http://www.democracynow.org/2014/8/4/as_gaza_death_toll_tops_1800?autostart=true&get_clicky_key=suggested_related

  118. Independent – Baroness Warsi resigns over Gaza conflict saying she ‘can no longer support Government policy’
    Announcing her resignation this morning, the former Chair of the Conservative Party said that she had written to the Prime Minister “and tendered [her] resignation”.
    “I can no longer support Government policy on Gaza,” she wrote….
    Her resignation comes as yesterday Mr Cameron refused to condemn Israel’s recent apparent air strike on a UN-run school in Rafah, Gaza as “criminal”…
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/baroness-warsi-resigns-over-gaza-conflict-saying-she-can-no-longer-support-government-policy-9648529.html

  119. doug scorgie

    5 Aug, 2014 - 10:17 am

    The true Zionist agenda that we knew all along:

    An Israeli official has called for concentration camps in Gaza and ‘the conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters’.

    Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, posted the inflammatory message on his Facebook page at the weekend.

    He lays out a detailed plan for the destruction of Gaza – which includes shipping its residents across the world – in a letter he addressed to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The message, which received more than 2,000 likes on his page, lists four action points which he wants to be enforced as soon as possible.

    Feiglin details the first one as ‘defining the enemy’ and states: ‘The strategic enemy is extremist Arab Islam in all its varieties, from Iran to Gaza, which seeks to annihilate Israel in its entirety. The immediate enemy is Hamas. (Not the tunnels, not the rockets, but Hamas.)’

    He says another important part of his plan is the ‘conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters.’

    Feiglin details how he wants the Israeli PM ‘to turn Gaza into Jaffa, a flourishing Israeli city with a minimum number of hostile civilians.’

    In 1948 Jaffa was a Palestinian town but there was an exodus of most of its Arab population when it fell to the fledgling Israeli army and right-wing Jewish militias.

    In the letter he expresses his desire for the IDF to find areas on the Sinai border to establish ‘tent encampments…until relevant emigration destinations are determined.’

    He says that the supply of electricity and water to the Gaza would be disconnected before being ‘shelled with maximum fire power.’
    Feiglin explains how the IDF would then ‘exterminate nests of resistance, in the event that any should remain.’

    Part of his plan includes shipping the people living in Gaza across the world.

    He says to encourage the movement those who willingly agree to emigrate will be given ‘a generous economic support package.’

    But those who resist leaving their home will be required to publicly sign a declaration of loyalty to Israel, and receive a blue ID card similar to that of the Arabs of East Jerusalem.

    Then Israeli law will be extended to cover the entire Gaza Strip and ‘the city of Gaza and its suburbs will be rebuilt as true Israeli touristic and commercial cities.’

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2715466/Israeli-official-calls-concentration-camps-Gaza-conquest-entire-Gaza-Strip-annihilation-fighting-forces-supporters.html

  120. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    5 Aug, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    Telegraph take on Warsi’s resignation:

    “My view has been that our policy in relation to the Middle East Peace Process generally but more recently our approach and language during the current crisis in Gaza is morally indefensible, is not in Britain’s national interest and will have a long term detrimental impact on our reputation internationally and domestically.”

    She also suggested the Israeli government should face international trial for alleged war crimes, but feared the British Government would not support that position.

    She wrote in the letter: “Particularly as the Minister with responsibility for the United Nations, The International Criminal Court and Human Rights, I believe our approach in relation to the current conflict is neither consistent with our values, specifically our commitment to the rule of law and our long history of support for international justice.”

    Those words have been a long time coming, but are very welcome. Well done, Warsi.

  121. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    6 Aug, 2014 - 10:25 am

    Blair has allegedly arrived in Cairo again.

    http://thecairopost.com/news/120921/news/quartet-envoy-tony-blair-arrives-in-cairo-2

    The picture of Tony Blair doing ‘stern and angry’ (…emote,luvvie. Emote!) appears to be from some EU junket or other in which he is perhaps telling the audience what bad bastards the Muslim Brotherhood are, and how much Egypt appreciates not having democracy again.

    Looks as if he flew in with the peasants on a scheduled flight- biz jets are a bit lacking at the time and place in question – but one I’ve been interested in should have shown up and didn’t on the 5th. G-CEYL is still, as far as public data goes, in LA. Could be having its ‘C’ maintenance – there doesn’t seem to be a third-line Bombardier garage in Europe – and if so it should reappear within the week.

  122. @Ba’al: Well said, Daily Telegraph.

  123. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    7 Aug, 2014 - 9:17 am

    Aha. How Blair makes his money, in clear for the first time in the MSM. Pay attention, now -

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/11016841/Tony-Blair-says-seeking-taxpayer-funding-is-not-worth-the-hassle.html

    Plenty of suckers left, though, and his mate Clinton no doubt facilitates the US cash stream.

  124. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    7 Aug, 2014 - 9:58 am

    Due to a sudden hike in data security ca 01/08/14, Blair is not quite as easy to follow as he was before then. No doubt this has much to do with Flight MH17. However, clues are occasionally available to the earnest seeker after truth, and I hope to try to shed further light on his extremely amoral activities as these permit.

  125. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    7 Aug, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Why Libya went tits-up, and Blair’s intimate involvement:

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-07/libya-waste-fraud-erase-billions-in-national-wealth

    Long read; illustrates perfectly what happens when globalists find a country to pillage.

  126. Re Blair being “owned”. Hoover kept exhaustive files on all and sundry for blackmail and control decades ago. This I think is widely acknowledged. In these days of mass surveillance and very dark dastards running the world, why wouldnt senior politicians nd others not be controlled via blackmail? Boys homes, extra marital affairs, criminality and so on. So is Bliar someone’s bitch? Was he not done for cottaging years ago?

  127. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    7 Aug, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    …why wouldnt senior politicians nd others not be controlled via blackmail?

    Because simply buying influence is so much easier all round. Though blackmail is useful if you absolutely HAVE to own someone who has scruples about taking the cash/sinecure/nice little earner/campaign funds.

    Tony’s a greedy little man. He probably doesn’t know why he has to keep chasing round the world and licking arses for money he could easily, and happily, live without. I suspect it has to do with early insecurity. And his awful wife.

  128. LBlackmail is free? Sure pay them too or at least let them dip their beak, by all means. But the dirty bastards, and there’s a lot of them, Congress anyone? are in every walk of life, in all countries.5

  129. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    11 Aug, 2014 - 10:19 am

    G-CEYL has now returned (1000 hrs yesterday, to its base) from Los Angeles. As Blair has been reported reasonably reliably from elsewhere in the interim, he certainly wasn’t with it for more than three days. Bombardier have transportation servicing centres in both LA and LV, so my guess that it was being serviced seems reasonable. Apologies for contributing possibly misleading material, which seems to have had a much wider audience than this blog. On the other hand, everything else in Craig’s post is factual.

  130. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    12 Aug, 2014 - 10:13 am

    Apparently, Blair was using charter jets, presumably at taxpayers’ expense, when he was PM:

    http://www.xojet.com/our-company/news/firm-gains-altitude/

    Maybe a one-off? Not just one firm though:

    http://www.docstoc.com/docs/90156969/Hawker-800-Chartered-to-Fly-to-Mexico-to-Reunite—-Jet-Aviation

    Not sure which Davos this was, but Tony used Aravco’s faithful G-CEYL to get to this year’s, so maybe 2007. (FBO=fixed-base operator)

    An intriguing line of enquiry opens up.

  131. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    12 Aug, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Blair’s appearance in Cairo on the 6th “in a private jet” (Egyptian press) may not have been unconnected with a Hawker 800/850 which left Tel Aviv (presumed – flight path not known in full, but right direction) and flew to Antalya in Turkey before continuing to Cairo, arriving ca 0900 local time. Very few other private/charter flights around; both Egyptair and BA flew Heathrow-Cairo scheduled flights the same day.

  132. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    12 Aug, 2014 - 3:14 pm

    G-CEYL will be arriving at Durham Tees airport in about 30 minutes from this post.

  133. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    12 Aug, 2014 - 3:16 pm

    Bit of jail visiting can’t do his image any harm, I guess…

    http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/tony-blairs-former-protection-cop-7593283

  134. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    15 Aug, 2014 - 9:44 am

    G-CEYL is now back at base. Rather a strange excursion; remains to be seen if Tony is still using it.

  135. The Chilcot enquiry has so far cost £9M…

    http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/news/20140625-costs.aspx

  136. Crikey-whitewash has gone up hugely since I was a lad.

  137. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    16 Aug, 2014 - 7:23 pm

    It’s called non-ethnically categorised surface enhancing fluid now, Pork…only on prescription from your spin doctor.

    Meanwhile, Tony has found another bandwagon to jump on. Elsewhere his Faith Foundation celebrates a perceived rise in the popularity of religion, but on yet another e-manifestation of the bleeding obvious he’s pointing out that people who bury people alive aren’t very nice even if they are religious* -

    http://tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/religion-geopolitics

    Assembled to inform the international community about religion and conflict.

    …. and without Tony it would have had no idea.

    The author is Peter Welby, the son of the Archbishop of that name, and Canterbury. He’s 23 years old, and pro-Morsi.

    * God, I’m so unfair to Tony. But not nearly enough.

  138. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    16 Aug, 2014 - 7:38 pm

    Point to ponder: Blair helped destabilise Iraq and colluded in the chaos that ensued. In which large quantities of heavy equipment transferred themselves from the Iraqi forces to ISIS. Blair was gungho for armed intervention in Syria to topple Assad and for indixcriminate support for the rebels -who formed ISIS. Blair has had or has advisory contracts with Gulf states currently or recently arming ISIS.

    ISIS is the direct result, if not primarily of anything Blair said or did, of the American policy he enthusiastically signed the UK up for.

  139. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    17 Aug, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Cherie -sucking at the Kazakh tit, too:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/kazakhstan/11038772/How-Cherie-Blair-earns-1000-an-hour-from-the-Kazakh-taxpayer.html

    Omnia Strategy, which is based in an anonymous office block overlooking Hyde Park in central London, is advising Kazakhstan on the legal obligations of bilateral investment treaties.

    Cherie Blair has in the past been a human rights lawyer.

  140. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    19 Aug, 2014 - 3:12 pm

    So that’s where he got to.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2728434/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-What-crisis-Blairs-luxury-freebie.html

    Well done, the Mail. It’s hard to track his holidays as he rarely freeloads at the same plutocrat’s gaff twice.

  141. Carello, 66, whose main residence has been in London’s Chelsea since 1990, met Blair when the then Labour Prime Minister and his family were enjoying the hospitality of Sir Cliff Richard at the beleaguered singer’s home in Barbados in 2004.

    Four years later, Sara (Carello), 52, became a trustee of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

    The Blairs have been spotted with Carello, who comes from a family of Turin industrialists, on one of his friends’ yachts and dining on prawns and seafood platters at several of Lipari’s best restaurants. On Sunday, Tony attended an evening mass in Lipari’s church and yesterday they were all on a boat together.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2728434/SEBASTIAN-SHAKESPEARE-What-crisis-Blairs-luxury-freebie.html

    Won’t copy anymore. Too much of an emetic. All the time the media have been implying that BLiar has been in Cairo working on a peace deal. May he rot in hell.

  142. ‘Massimo Carello

    The scion of a family of Turin industrialists, Dr Carello met the Blairs, ironically, while they were enjoying the hospitality of Sir Cliff Richard in Barbados in 2004.

    The two families enjoyed a sumptuous meal together in a beachside restaurant, for which Dr Carello is reported to have picked up the £600 bill.

    A former Fiat executive, Dr Carello, 57, has since hosted Cherie Blair and Leo at his £10m villa while they on a visit to the Winter Olympics in Turin.

    Dr Carello and his wife, Sara, have become close to the Blairs since Mrs Carello was introduced to Cherie through their mutual work with a cancer charity, Sargent Cancer Care for Children.

    Dr Carello has expressed forthright views on a number of political issues. In 2002, he was one of seven senior businessman who wrote a public letter warning that Britain faced “slow economic decline” if it did not join the euro.;

    An extract from a long list of BLiar hosts.

    ttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/a-near-miss-and-an-own-goal-with-friends-like-these-430003.html

    Bloomberg

    Dr. Massimo C. Carello, KCFO serves as an International Adviser to Aksìa Group SpA. Dr. Carello has over 30 years international senior management and Director level experience. He served as a Consultant of Uranium One Inc., since April 26, 2007. He served as Managing Director of Carello SpA from 1980 to 1987. He served as Vice President and Deputy Chairman of Italian Chamber of Commerce in the UK from 1998 to 2005. He served as Senior Vice President of Lighting Division of Magneti Marelli SpA, where he directed a business in automotive components with manufacturing sites in the UK and Italy and worldwide sales to all major car manufacturers. He started his career in 1972 in Pan-European automotive manufacturing with Lucas Industries PLC in the United Kingdom and Carello SpA. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Diners Club UK from 2001 to 2004. He served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fiat UK and Iveco Ford from 1990 to 2001, where he developed Fiat in the United Kingdom from a car importer into a major industrial and diversified group with over 8,000 employees. He has been a Non Executive Director of Orsu Metals Corporation since September 26, 2008. He has been a Director at Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. since August 2008, Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (formelry, Velo Energy Inc.) since September 29, 2009 and Canaccord Financial Inc. since 2008. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of UrAsia Energy Ltd and ACUFON International Ltd. He served as a Non-Executive Director of sxr Uranium One Inc. He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lero Gold Corporation since March 3, 2008. He served as a Director of Uranium One Inc. from June 2007 to December 27, 2010 and also served as its Non-Executive Director. He served as a Director of Anker Systems Plc. He is a Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Francis 1 of the Two Sicilies. Dr. Carello Graduated from the University of Turin, Italy in 1973 with a Degree in Political Science.

  143. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    19 Aug, 2014 - 11:43 pm

    The Curse of Blair…cont’d…

    With the accusation … which Cliff describes as completely false, Cliff becomes the third hoster of a Mr T Summer Holiday to succumb to the Curse. Mubarak had Blair to stay at his house in Sharm el-Sheikh, Berlusconi entertained him on his yacht, and Cliff put his Bajan villa at the Blairs’ disposal.

    If Mr T’s money-making endeavours should ever falter, he could consider recording an updated version of the Cliff classic. “We’re all going on a summer holiday/ No more working for a week or two/ Fun and laughter on our summer holiday/ And a court case somewhere down the line for you.”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/poor-old-cliff-richard-is-the-latest-to-fall-victim-to-the-curse-of-being-tony-blairs-pal-9674839.html

  144. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    21 Aug, 2014 - 10:41 am

    More antics from Tony Blair as shelling resumes in Gaza and the rest of the MidEast melts down.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2730325/Fun-games-men-invasion-led-crisis-Blair-pictured-Sicilian-holiday-Cherie-Bush-issues-video-taking-Ice-Bucket-Challenge.html

    Added bonus: George Bush waterboards himself…

  145. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    22 Aug, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    G-CEYL: Luton to Mykonos this morning, now flying back.

    For a while, Mykonos was not really the sort of place Cherie would have been seen dead in, but it seems to have rebranded itself as an A-list destination:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/16/mykonos-star-power-revives-greece-islands-tourism-lindsay-lohan-cristiano-ronaldo

  146. Ba'al Zevul (With Gaza)

    23 Aug, 2014 - 5:48 pm

    Siracusa News has Tony Blair having a nice meal in Syracuse on his return from Lipari, possibly on the 20 – 21st (article dated 23rd, but DM has him leaving Lipari on the 19th):

    http://www.siracusanews.it/node/50722

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