Team orders that don’t make any sense to the spectator.
Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This 16 July 2014 video is called Battle rages at Tripoli airport, 90% of planes destroyed.
From the Times of Malta:
Monday, July 28, 2014, 14:50
A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration.
Foreign governments have looked on powerless as anarchy sweeps across the North African oil producer, three years after NATO bombardment helped topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi. They have urged nationals to leave Libya and have pulled diplomats out after two weeks of clashes among rival factions killed nearly 160 people in Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi.
The Netherlands, the Philippines and Austria on Monday prepared to evacuate diplomatic staff. The United States, United Nations and Turkish embassies…
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Originally posted on El-Said Rants:
Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza—Debunked
Noura Erakat on July 25, 2014
Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over the Gaza Strip. (AP, Hatem Moussa)
Israel has killed almost 1,000 Palestinians in the past twenty-one days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. That is to be expected in a population of 1.8 million where the number of Hamas members is approximately 15,000. Israel does not deny that it killed those Palestinians using modern aerial technology and precise weaponry courtesy of the world’s only superpower. In fact, it does not even deny that they are civilians.
Israel’s propaganda machine, however, insists that these Palestinians wanted to die (“culture of martyrdom”), staged their own death (“telegenically dead”) or were the tragic victims of Hamas’s use of civilian infrastructure for military purposes (“human shielding”). In all instances, the…
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Originally posted on Sixteen Minutes to Palestine:
Late on Friday evening, a mother waited tensely for her son who had promised to meet with her in less than an hour. He had been on the frontline, defending the Gaza Strip against Israel’s ground incursion. She waited. He never made it home.
Earlier in the day, the young man, whose name has not yet been disclosed, found time to contact his mother. It was a very simple ritual most people would take for granted. But for between him and his mother, it worked both ways. He called to make sure she was still alive and that the house was still standing. Israeli air strikes do not discriminate, and despite his physical distance from his family, the Israeli air force shows no qualms in striking the homes of Palestinian fighters, even if the only people in the house are relatives and loved ones.
She made sure to answer. He…
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Originally posted on Contains Real Martin:
Israel-Gaza conflict – The secret report that helps Israelis to hide facts – The slickness of Israel’s spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz – The Independent PATRICK COCKBURN Sunday 27 July 2014
Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on television and radio and in newspapers, Israeli government spokesmen such as Mark Regev appear slicker and less aggressive than their predecessors, who were often visibly indifferent to how many Palestinians were killed.
There is a reason for this enhancement of the PR skills of Israeli spokesmen. Going by what they say, the playbook they are using is a professional, well-researched and confidential study on how to influence the media and public opinion in America and…
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Originally posted on El-Said Rants:
July 27, 2014
Two senior Palestinian officials have filed a complaint against Israel at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague.
Palestinian Justice Minister Saleem al-Saqqa and Gaza court prosecutor Ismail Jabr have accused Israel of war crimes in the lawsuit.
The Israeli regime, under the ICC statutes, was accused of crime of apartheid, attacks against civilians, excessive loss of human life and crime of colonization.
The Palestinian officials started legal proceedings against the Israeli regime through a Paris-based lawyer over the past few days as the war on the Gaza Strip raged on.
French lawyer Gilles Devers has confirmed the move, saying the complaint covers war crimes committed by the Israeli military in Gaza in June and July 2014.
“Israel, the occupying power, is carrying out a military operation which in principle and form violates the basis of international law,” Devers told a press conference in Paris.
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