Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I could have a full time occupation keeping up with Israel's fabrications.

Show me a tunnel that has caused death or kidnapping to Israel. There aren't any, yet, these tunnels are the most deadly weapon the world has seen. There is no evidence Israel can provide any court they had reason to invade Gaza and the tunnels are a convenient way of fabricating hate of Palestine. Every Palestinian is Hamas, you know.

July 25, 2014
By Gerald DeGroot

...Such conclusions (click here) are vast exaggerations, of course, but tunnels do exert significant emotive power. In more than 2,000 years of warfare, tunnels may have mattered more for their impact on the psychology of the combatants — both aggressors and defenders — than for their battlefield results....

According to this article in the Washington Post there is the POTENTIAL for tunnels to be dangerous. I have to believe Israel has video and proof of the existence of the tunnels. They did discover them. Those tunnels have existed a long time. They didn't spring up overnight and quite frankly the one shown on CNN was intended to last. I have very little doubt the Gazans were using them to move goods in and out of Gaza. I don't believe they were exclusively militarized tunnels for the purpose of war. 
No matter what talking head generals say about how dangerous tunnels are to attempt to close, it is a lie. More fabrication. Do you want to know how to empty a tunnel? I'll show you.

This the Bluefield Tunnel (click here) in West Virginia a few days ago. It isn't that difficult to make anyone evacuate a tunnel. And this tunnel has ventilation. Tear gas anyone?
Now I fully expect the talking head generals to instill fear of 'partial' tunnels not yet completed in Israel. Watch and see. It's coming. Partial tunnels were never a problem until now. Either Israel knows what it is doing or it doesn't. It has no valid reason to kill hundreds and thousands of innocent people. Palestine needs their own ability to monitor extremists in their lands. 
Any excuse is not a good excuse to kill Palestinians and enter Gaza. Hunting through every neighborhood in Gaza while turning night into day is not what I would call a knowledgeable reason to war.
Israel offers no proof for their war and there in lies the reason for fabrications. There needs to be a ceasefire immediately.

The aid going to Palestine is primarily into the West Bank and does in no way support war.

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) (click here) advances the well-being of people in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan....

There is every reason to believe whatever was being built in Gaza is being destroyed. No matter where one looks as to any Non-profit connected to Palestine there is always implications they are arming Hamas. Humanitarian aid is exactly that. There is no humanitarian aid that would have access to weapons systems or rockets. When organizations seek to promote kindness to Gaza that should never automatically implicate them in terrorism. 

If Israel is enjoying organizations that supports it's soldier, I would expect aid to Palestine be above reproach.

A USA Non-profit actually raises money for war?

Now (click here) that the ground operation has begun, we need to show Israel's soldiers we have their backs. As the brave IDF soldiers destroy terror tunnels and root out Hamas from Gaza, let's show them the support they have from around the world. Friends of the IDF is in Israel supplying the IDF soldiers on the frontlines with snack packages, toiletry kits, and undergarment kits. Let's help keep their mind focused on the battles and not their well being needs.

Well being needs, huh? 

It is only the ground based missile that is the problem, huh?

Look SURFACE to SURFACE is the problem here, not simply whether it is at sea or on land. These missiles fly under the radar and can be controlled WHILE IN FLIGHT.

I am sure BOTH Gorbachev and Reagan are rolling over in their graves right now at the deception by all parties to the treaty.

There is no defense from them. By bringing up Russia's tests beginning in 2008 under Bush (The man with the 3 page ABM document.) the USA is attempting to hide it's own military programs that place Americans at risk simply by having them on Earth. 

I might add, the only way USA intermediate and short range missiles can reach Russia is if it launched from naval ships. There is no intermediate or short range missiles that can reach the Russia from within USA borders.

The distance of these missiles is approximately 300 to 3500 miles. The distance from California to Russia is roughly 5000 miles. This argument against Russia can easily be said about the USA as well. 

February 4, 2014
By Zachary Keck

The U.S. Navy (click here) is looking into developing a submarine-launched hypersonic missile as part of its conventional prompt global strike (CPGS) program.
According to an Inside Defense article, the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs office is soliciting proposals for “two-year industry trade studies to flesh out technology options and architecture for an intermediate-range conventional prompt global strike weapon.”
The report said that the competition was part of the Defense Department’s “fiscal year 2014 plan to investigate a launcher, missile and glide body for a weapon with potential game-changing capabilities.” Top among these CPGS capabilities is to develop precision-guided ballistic missiles that can reach any point on the globe within an hour’s time.
Inside Defense went on to say that the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs office was interested in awarding one or two thirteen-month contracts, each of which would be worth $5 million and be eligible for a one year extension. The statement announcing the competition did caution that: “The industrial effort in this procurement is not intended to be a system-level development of a specific CPGS solution; instead, it is a technical trade study to evaluate technology options and compare the performance and technology cost considerations of these options.”...

The origins of the expression Human Shields was during WWII

The German Luftwaffe was supposed to have placed captured Royal Air Force and USA Air Forces in special POW camps in large German cities to prevent bombing raids. The most famous use of the expression Human Shields was during the Persian Gulf War in 1990. Saddam Hussein detained Western citizens by the hundreds to deter attacks.

It wasn't until the Taliban in 2005-6 that women and children were used as human shields. This method is illegal in 1 - 4th Geneva Conventions.

Israel itself has been accused of using detained Palestinians as human shields.

November 10, 2010
By Hanan Greenberg
Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz (click here) on Tuesday demanded that the High Court review a ruling it issued last Thursday in which it declared that the 'human shield' procedure employed by the IDF when detaining Palestinian terror suspects is illegal and violates international law.

Sources at the Ministry of Defense said that Mofaz’ comments are not an attempt to subvert the Court’s decision, adding that the defense minister intends to use democratic means to revoke the ruling.

According to defense officials, the Israel Defense Forces made use of the ‘human shield’ procedure on 1,200 occasions over the last five years, and only on one occasion did a Palestinian civilian get hurt.

An 18-year-old Palestinian was killed in 2002 during one such operation....

The Geneva Conventions completely prohibits the deaths of innocent people not engaged in war and unarmed. The 'idea' of human shields until the Taliban has been the use of detained/POWs persons to give any attacks by the enemy pause. This 'strain' of human shields that Israel refers to is outside any standard definition of the military initiative. Israel states the people of Gaza are all human shields because rockets are buried in the streets. Hamas does not use schools and hospitals as stations of combat.

The entire idea an entire nation of people are used as human shields is bizarre. It doesn't hold water. The population of Gaza as of 2014 is slightly more than 1.8 million people. Currently, the approximately 180,000 have taken shelter at UN refugee camps. That hardly lends to any possibility for people to be voluntary human shields. That is bizarre. The Gazans obviously has enough freedom of movement to seek shelter where it exists. Not only are they moving freely to find shelter, they seek it. That means if there were bomb shelters for the people they would go to them to prevent their own deaths and that of their families.

This is some of the worst human rights violations I have witnessed. To think a country such as Israel can simply reek death on unprotected populations is unthinkable, yet it is happening. How did the USA and Europe ever allow this to become such a horror?

The West is suppose to be an ally to Israel, not a partner in the death of innocent people. In realizing the deaths of children that exists I can no longer consent to this human tragedy. It has to end and the Palestinians have to have a homeland with it's own sovereign borders.

The USA Police Policy is starting to look like that of USA military policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Oops, we're sorry. The money should help.

July 28, 2014
By Hal Dardick
Clout Street
City Hall (click here) would pay out $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the mother of a high school basketball player shot by police four years ago, under a proposal to be considered this week by the Chicago City Council.
Corey Harris Jr. was 17 in September 2009, when he died of a gunshot wound to the back following a short police chase. Harris, the father of an infant daughter, played basketball at Dyett High School, where he was a junior.
He was shot by an off-duty officer near 69th Street and Eberhart Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood in the wake of a shooting incident about a block and a half away. Police at the time said Harris was seen firing a gun before the chase started.
But according to the family’s lawsuit, Harris was with other students near Dyett when Officer Darren Wright “wildly fired a series of shots at the teenagers.” Harris was unarmed and posed no threat to the officer when he was shot, according to the suit....

This exactly the kind of politics causing the deaths of Palestinians.

They seek out what they believe to be the high moral ground, but, it is laced with quick sand. The last I heard the DEAD IN GAZA was 85% innocent women, children and men. 

July 28, 2014By Burgess Everett

Sens. Ted Cruz and Kirsten Gillibrand (click here) united on Monday to push a resolution condemning Hamas in its war against Israel, building on their burgeoning bipartisan alliance.

The resolution from the Texas Republican and New York Democrat strongly criticizes Hamas for using “innocent civilians as human shields,” tags Hamas and other terrorist groups with the blame for thousands of rocket attacks on Israel launched from Gaza and demands that Palestine Liberation Organization chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemn Hamas’s tactics....

They don't get it!


The people of Palestine DO NOT HAVE bomb shelters and shatter in every direction possible to avoid death, so don't start the "HUMAN SHIELDS" nonsense again.

See that is how it works. Hamas is all powerful. They hold the million people in Gaza at bay to invoke human shields.

Somehow that is a magical force holding Gazans in place to be a human shield. It must be an incredible force that prevents children from taking shelter. Can't imagine it really. Amazing.

It would be magnificent if the US Senate would pass a resolution demanding a CEASEFIRE, but, I suppose it is too much to ask to have the Congress back the efforts of our Secretary of State.

6.641 billion USD (2008)
Gaza Strip, Gross domestic product

242.9 billion USD (2011)
Israel, Gross domestic product

I really don't care to hear the propaganda especially by those in government in the USA. I don't care to hear how Hamas built tunnels that has not caused ONE Israeli death or kidnap victim. 

I don't know if Ukraine's leaders both civilian and military know much about USA military history.

It is my best guess Ukraine military leaders know more about Russian history than anything USA. 

This is Douglas MacArthur. He is a colorful character, he would smoke tobacco in a corn cob pipe. 

His claim to fame was the Korean War.

He lead a very aggressive and successful campaign however President Truman took him out of command.

There are those today that would say he was correct and the USA should never have committed to a North Korea.

In perhaps (click here) the most famous civilian-military confrontation in the history of the United States, President Harry S. Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of command of the U.S. forces in Korea. The firing of MacArthur set off a brief uproar among the American public, but Truman remained committed to keeping the conflict in Korea a "limited war."...

What does MacArthur and Truman have to do with Ukraine? It is a lesson in fact to the power of the USA and it's potential to cause a global tragedy.

General MacArthur had no patience with any conflict in Korea. It was to be won and peace was to reign. He wasn't wrong, he was short sighted.

General MacArthur ran a very, very successful campaign and drove the oppositional Koreans into China. MacArthur wanted to cross the Chinese border and continue the war to remove the warring Koreans from the face of the Earth.

Much to President Truman's credit, he called the aggressive campaign up the Korean Peninsula to an end. He wasn't going to cross a Chinese border into a sovereign nation with unknown capacity to the USA military. He wasn't about to make an enemy with a population basically believed to be unarmed, at least to the extent the USA was at the time.

President Truman ordered MacArthur to withdraw the troops to the 38th parallel. China was not sending troops into Korea and had no intention of doing so. It was completely wrong in every aspect, including morality, to engage a war in a country that never asked to be involved. As a result of the differences President Truman had General MacArthur removed from command of USA forces.

The rest regarding Korea is history. The interesting aspect to this is that the USA was already at war. It had sustained significant losses. It wasn't as though the USA was at peace when Truman changed the 'theater of war' to an end and allowed the oppositional Koreans to return to what is now North Korea. The 38th parallel is now the DMZ (demilitarized zone).

My purpose is not to debate the decisions of MacArthur and Truman, it is to allow the realization there is a limit to war when it comes to the sovereign borders of any country. They must be respected. I am not saying Russia is innocent in this instance, but, Russia does not want war within it's sovereign borders. President Putin is attempting an economic alliance and such an ambition doesn't really invite war as part of the trade agreements.

Ukraine is facing a civil war and if the separatists were not so well armed they would not have shot down a civilian airliner and the conflict with the Ukraine would most probably be over. This civil war is between Ukraine separatists that CHOOSE to call themselves Pro-Russia (whatever that means - I think it is only to pander to a greater power than they for influence in weaponry) has to be contained within Ukraine's borders. It is wrong for Russia to escalate the war. Absolutely. If Russia sincerely wants to eliminate war at it's borders than don't fuel it. Obviously, Putin likes to pretend he is the most powerful country and honors the 'Pro-Russia' people by allowing them their war. I am sure Putin wants the Separatists to be successful. They haven't been successful yet.

What the USA President Truman realized is that the Korean War had to be fought regardless of the perils to it's military. He knew it could only be fought on the Korean Peninsula. To that end he engaged the oppositional Koreans at a place that basically divides the peninsula in half. The Secretary of State then became more important than any General in ending the conflict. The oppositional Koreans dearly learned from MacArthur they would eventually be annihilated if they continued this hideous war. 

Ukraine was at a gross disadvantage when the first murders of this conflict began at the Maidan. The disadvantage has brought it to a point where it now has the military prowess to push the Separatists to the Russian border. Ukraine has to decide to prevent a larger war with Russian forces. If Ukraine were to engage Russia it would be counterproductive to it's hope for peace and a unified country that pursues peace through trade relations with other nations. 

Ukraine has sustained painful losses and may feel defeated for those losses, but, it hardly is defeated. It has come eons from that first set of murders. It has a strong military force, albeit with 'aged' military equipment that may border on dangerously out of repair and/or purpose, but it is a strong military with great commanders that care about their soldiers.

If the Soviet trained commanders for the Ukraine is at loss for how to proceed to a successful end while protecting their nation's soldier, they may want to seek conference/consultation with others that might provide ideas for success. 

Ukraine can do this. I have witnessed a country with strong people determined to be autonomous and free. The desire for freedom is more than half the battle. I have witnessed free elections of a President with great success in building within an economy. I have confidence in Ukraine, they need to now regroup to carry out the civil war to a successful end.

David Cameron calls for unconditional immediate ceasefire in Gaza

A Palestinian firefighter (click here) tries to extinguish a fire at Gaza's main power plant, reportedly hit by Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip, July 29, 2014.

We give them water cannons to put out fires, but, no way of protecting the people from the fire in the first place.

Israel stated their attacks into Gaza was to eliminate rockets aimed at Israel. It would seem to be out of control if that was the intent.

As soon as the negotiations are complete, Palestine has a flag ready.

About (click here) one-tenth of Gaza's population of 1.8 million people have now sought refuge at UN-run sites.

The threats the Palestinians face are real and they are lethal.

This is the tone this war is taking on:

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (click here) on Tuesday accused Israel of committing "genocide" in Gaza and called on the Islamic world to arm Palestinians fighting "the Zionist regime".

The USA State Department needs to continue to speak to Iran and bring this tone within reason. Netanyahu continues to escalate the tone of this war. This is a direct result of the increasing number of deaths of innocent people. There are no reasonable words coming from Israel.

“You’re having this PR war between Hamas and Israel and the United States. That’s just not a healthy place for us to be,” Rogers added later.

Rogers is the Neocon on the US House Intelligence Committee. Typical of Republicans it is always a media war. This is not a media war, there are over 1000 Palestinians dead, it is obvious it is not a media war.

..."The US president issued a fatwa that the resistance is disarmed so that they cannot respond to all those crimes (committed by Israel)," the supreme leader said, referring to a call by Barack Obama for the "disarmament of terrorist groups and the demilitarisation of Gaza". 
"We say the opposite. The world and especially the Islamic world should arm ... the Palestinian people," Khamenei said....
When Israel crosses the borders into Palestine and Gaza is Palestine, there are always large numbers of dead and incredible destruction. Additionally, Israel carries out very aggressive settlement policies into Palestine in the West Bank. There is every indication these methods by Israel won't stop. Israel angers other nations in the area, including a global community. The world wants the Palestinian borders settled. Until those borders are settled this tone will continue and as long as Israeli leaders continue to rant about war they will be creating a greater and great problem for peace. Even the Pope has not influence with Israel after a public photo opportunity to begin the process of peace.
...During the last major conflict in and around Gaza in November 2012, Larijani said Iran was proud to have provided "both financial and military support" to Hamas.
Israel accused Iran of supplying Gaza militants with its Fajr-5 missile, which has a range of 75 kilometres (45 miles), during that conflict....

When Israel conducts belligerence as a policy it provides a platform for retaliation. It seems so odd for the leader of the Shia to speak up to defend Sunni Hamas. There is a minority of Shia within Palestine, but, they are not within Hamas. Israel is just making everyone angry. The deaths of helpless people in Gaza is enraging to anyone. Israel's methods are not conclusive to peace. The deaths of any helpless people enrage the world. One sided war isn't the only method of death that enrages people, drought, starvation and suffering enrages the global community.

Israel is wrong in every definition of the word. There is no way to mitigate the deaths and end the killing. The world is held hostage no different than the nation of Palestine. Israel is simply infuriating the civilized world. Iran's Supreme Leader is simply more verbal than anyone else.