Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From Kerry to Selena Gomez & Rihanna, Israel’s Claims of Precision, Compassion are Dissed

By Juan Cole
You always wonder where John Kerry the anti-Vietnam War activist went, who compared the US campaigns in Southeast Asia to the predations of the Mongols. It turns out he is still in there somewhere, just not allowed to appear before the cameras. But in a ‘hot-mic’ moment on Fox on Sunday, Kerry appeared to reference the Israeli massacre at al-Shuja`iya in Gaza by Israeli planes and/or artillery, which left 60 dead & 200 wounded. Kerry called sardonically “a hell of a pinpoint operation.” His reference is to Israeli propagandists who keep saying that Israel’s airstrikes in densely populated Gaza are “precision strikes” when very obviously they are massive and indiscriminate, having killed over 500 as of Sunday night, over 70% of them noncombatants, including women and children. Although Hamas, the combatants, are fair game, the noncombatants are not. Israel doesn’t get off the hook by saying Hamas uses human shields. First, most of those people Israel killed were not being used as human shields. Second, international law forbids military commanders to strike if it seems likely they will kill a lot of innocents.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza

Chicago
Chicago
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa
Rabat, Morocco
Rabat, Morocco
London
London
Nazareth
Nazareth (Photo:Activestills.org)
Bethlehem, Palestine
Bethlehem, Palestine
Aukland, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Maldives
Maldives
Valparaiso, Chile
Valparaiso, Chile
Amman, Jordan
Amman, Jordan
Nablus
Nablus (Photo:Activestills.org)
Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Dublin
Dublin
Tunisia
Tunisia
Philadelphia
Philadelphia
France
Metz, France
Haifa
Haifa
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C.
South Korea
South Korea
San Francisco, USA
San Francisco, USA
Ottawa, Canada
Santiago, Chile
Santiago, Chile
Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden
Chicago
Chicago,USA
Paris, France
Paris, France
Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland
Lebanon
Lebanon (photo:AP)
Tokyo, ,Japan
Tokyo, ,Japan
London
London
Greece
Greece
Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio
Norway
Norway
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Iceland
Iceland
Amman, Jordan
Amman, Jordan
Pro-Palestinian demonstration in Kansas City, July 20,photo by Billy Jo Larmore
Kansas City, Missouri (photo: Jo MacNiven)
Milan, Italy
Milan, Italy
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Seattle
Tunisia
Tunisia
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Woman with sign is Elena Stein
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
eattle
Seattle
BuenosAires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Spain
Italy
San Francisco
San Francisco
Bogata, Columbia
Bogota, Colombia
Chicago
Chicago, USA
Germany
Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
france
France
Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria
Montreal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Under the Olive Tree which airs on CKUT 90.3 FM every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. Learn more at http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/.
Montreal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Under the Olive Tree which airs on CKUT 90.3 FM every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. Learn more at http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/
New York
New York
Montreal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Under the Olive Tree which airs on CKUT 90.3 FM every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. Learn more at http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/
Montreal, Canada. Photo courtesy of Under the Olive Tree which airs on CKUT 90.3 FM every Thursday from 11am – 12 noon. Learn more at http://www.mixcloud.com/UnderTheOliveTree/
Kansas City, July 20, by Billy Jo Larmore. More photos here
Kansas City, Missouri (Photo: Jo MacNiven)
Columbus, Ohio
Columbus, Ohio