Thought for the day

"I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty." -- John Adams

As Israel was launching a deadly assault on Gaza, killing thousands of civilians and displacing more than 100,000 people, many of America’s top TV, music and film producers were organizing to protect the apartheid state’s reputation from widespread international condemnation.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he is “in shock” at Israel’s failure to give Kyiv anti-missile systems to help counter Russian attacks.

The president has been asking for the weapons since shortly after the war started in February. Zelenskyy mentioned Israel’s Iron Dome system, often used to intercept rockets fired by Palestinian fighters in Gaza.

Israeli Border Guards in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on June 21, 2021, during clashes between Israelis  and Palestinians. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Illustrative: Israeli Border Guards in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah on June 21, 2021, during clashes between Israelis and Palestinians. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky lashed out at Israel during an interview with French television network TV5Monde on Friday, saying that he was “shocked” by Israel’s lack of support for the Ukrainian war effort.

“I didn’t understand what happened. I don’t understand why they can’t supply us with anti-aircraft missiles, Israel has provided us with nothing. Nothing. Zero.”

Earlier this month, activists and comic book fans alike were in uproar over Marvel Studios’ announcement that Israeli actress Shira Haas will play Zionist superhero Sabra in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Captain America: New World Order. Many Palestine advocates accused Marvel’s decision to add Sabra to the MCU as exalting Israeli abuse and war crimes.

Could we actually see a Palestinian state be established within the next year or two?  Just this week, there have been some new developments that have been absolutely stunning.  For the first time in ages, both the president of the United States and the prime minister of Israel are openly calling for the creation of a Palestinian state.  But just a couple of years ago, it seemed like such a move was extremely unlikely.  Donald Trump was in the White House and Benjamin Netanyahu was the prime minister of Israel, and it was clear that a Palestinian state would not happen as long as either one

After more than fifty years in Washington, how is it possible that President Joe Biden still does not understand Iran’s terrorist leaders?

Why did Biden support President Barack Obama giving upwards of $150 billion in sanctions relief to the Iranian regime in 2015 in return for a nuclear deal that did not require Tehran to dismantle – must less destroy – its illegal nuclear program?

Matt Gaetz Frame-Up Collapses: DOJ Prosecutors 'Recommend No Charges' Due to 'Credibility Questions' of Main Witnesses ChrisMenahan Sat, 09/24/2022 - 04:05

The sex-trafficking investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, which Gaetz himself said was part of an extortion scheme organized by agents of the Israeli government, has reportedly fallen apart due to the two main witnesses against him getting exposed for having massive credibility issues.

Lapid Lauds Two-state Solution with Palestinians at UN, Prompting Outcry MikeRivero Fri, 09/23/2022 - 09:30

Interim Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid lauded the moribund two-state solution for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during his speech at the United Nations on Thursday, prompting political rivals including former Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu to accuse him of “endangering” Israel.

“An agreement with the Palestinians, based on two states for two peoples, is the right thing for Israel’s security, for Israel’s economy and for the future of our children,” Lapid said.

Facebook and Instagram violated Palestinian rights during Gaza war, internal report finds MikeRivero Fri, 09/23/2022 - 09:15

Facebook and Instagram’s policies during Israeli attacks on Gaza last year harmed the fundamental human rights of Palestinians, according to a report commissioned by the platforms’ parent company, Meta.