By Craig Murray
Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan
I am proud to call Ray McGovern a friend. He is a retired senior member of the CIA, and was so valued as an analyst that he used to give the US President his daily intelligence briefing. Ray and I both had senior government service careers, in the course of which you make personal friendships that last, hopefully as long as you do. So sometimes we both get told things from the inside of government.
As Ray sets out on the US Gaza peace flotilla ship, he has been warned in the starkest of terms that the Obama administration will do nothing to protect their US flagged vessel, or the US citizens on board, against attack by the Israelis.
Posted in Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged audacity of hope, gaza, gaza aid ship, Greece, hillary clinton, international waters, Israel, israeli genocide, israeli war crimes, palestine, ray mcgovern
By Natasha Mozgovaya
Professor Ahmet Doğan, whose 19-year-old son Furkan was killed aboard during the Israeli army raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla from Turkey in May, is in Washington in an attempt to convince American officials to open an investigation into the raid.
Furkan was an American citizen who was born in the U.S. His father will be meeting with Congress members Tuesday and on Wednesday speak with members of the State Department and the Ministry of Justice.
Professor Ahmet Doğan: If my son was an Israeli who was shot by Turks in international waters, how would the U.S. react?
By Victoria Community TV
We talk with Kevin Neish of Victoria, British Columbia, who was aboard the Mavi Marmara last May when it was attacked by Israeli forces. The ship was on a humanitarian mission to bring relief supplies to the people of Gaza and to break the long-running Israeli blockade. Kevin talks about the big issues of what is going on in the Middle East and Gaza, a bit of history, and then the story of what happened the night the ship was attacked. The program includes film smuggled off the ship and seldom seen before, with a narration by Kevin.
Posted in 4th Estate, Art, Books, Music & Film, Military, Region: Middle East, Slavery, War and Peace
Tagged gaza blockade, genocide, ictv, israeli piracy, israeli war crimes, Mavi Marmara, palestine, victoria community tv
We the Palestinians of the Besieged Gaza Strip, on this day, two years on from Israel’s genocidal attack on our families, our houses, our roads, our factories and our schools, are saying enough inaction, enough discussion, enough waiting – the time is now to hold Israel to account for its ongoing crimes against us.
Posted in Housing, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, MSM Shills, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, NWO, Obama and Company, Region: Middle East
Tagged boycott israel, divest, israeli genocide, israeli war crimes, Land Grab, palestine
Argentine FM Says Recognition None of US Business
By Jason Ditz
Speaking today in Santiago, Chile, Undersecretary of State William Burns condemned the moves by multiple South American nations to recognize Palestine as an independent nation, calling the moves “premature” and insisting such recognitions were unacceptable until Israel agreed to a two-state solution.
The comment was not well greeted by Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman, who expressed annoyance that “once again the United States has publicly expressed an opinion about sovereign actions taken by the Argentine Republic.”
By Yoav Shamir
Israeli filmmaker Yoav Shamir once served his army reserve duty as a checkpoint guard, which was what inspired him to make this documentary, Checkpoint. For 80 minutes, Shamir simply shows us videotape of what happens at the various checkpoints that the Israeli government operates, which are in place to regulate the travel of Palestinians, purportedly in an effort to combat terrorism.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Land Grab, Military, Prisons, Region: Middle East, Resistance, Slavery, War and Peace
Tagged checkpoint film, film, genocide, israeli war crimes, Land Grab, palestine, Yoav Shamir