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Netanyahu says #Iran deal threatens Israel's security In speech to US pro-Israel lobby, prime minister says US-Israeli relations strong despite differences on Iran talks.
#Iraq launches offensive to to retake Tikrit from ISIL Thousands of troops, Shia militia and armed Sunni tribesmen launch large-scale offensive on Saddam Hussein's hometown.
Palestinians to file #ICC case against #Israel in April Complaint against Israel arises from alleged war crimes over 2014 Gaza war and settlement activity.
#Bangladesh police arrest suspect in blogger's murder Officials say suspect made death threats against Avijit Roy but refuse to say if he was one of the Dhaka attackers.

Palestine at the International Criminal Court: Potential and Problems

Avigdor LiebermanThe International Criminal Court (ICC) was designed as a vehicle for the prosecution of the most heinous of crimes committed by individuals in positions of state authority - those military officers and politicians at the top of a national chain of command. Until recently ICC prosecutions have been limited to leaders of small and weak states.

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Obama has seen 'the light'

White House conference on violent extremismAfter Six Years in Office, Obama Believes To Have Seen “the Great Light”

On his way from Jerusalem to Damascus, Saul of Tarsus (Christianity’s Saint Paul), the Jew-Roman persecutor of Jesus’ early disciples, saw a “great light” which blinded him and threw him off his horse. A light which transfigured his life, and made him perhaps the most important personage in the Apostolic Age (First Century); a fundamental figure in Old Christianity.

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Bitter Lakes – ‘McJihad’ by US and Saudi Arabia

Adam Curties' documentary "Bitter Lake" documents brilliantly the total failure of the US intervention and the arrogance of its Western stooges in Afghanistan. There are two bitter Lakes in "Bitter Lake": The first one is roughly the midpoint of the Suez Canal, where US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdul Aziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia forged an alliance in 1945, which...

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Australia’s Seventh Iraq War

2015 marks the centenary of the commencement of Australia’s First Iraq War (1915-1918). Australia’s closest big city to Iraq, Darwin, is 10,066 kilometers from Basrah, and Canberra is 13, 289 kilometers from Baghdad, but distant Australia as a lackey of the US Alliance has recently embarked on Australia’s Seventh Iraq War in 100 years.

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An Expensive Speech

Winston ChurchillL famously said that democracy is the worst political system, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. Anyone involved with political life knows that that is British understatement.

Churchill also said that the best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with an average voter. How true.

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Hope and wonder amidst the misery

A friend’s five year old daughter recently asked him to ‘turn off the radio news’ because its ‘always so miserable’ – is anyone else sick and tired of reading and hearing continuously disturbing, depressing news items? I know I am.

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Positive and Negative Forms of ‘Lawfare’

Issues of law and ‘lawfare’ are recurrent features of foreign policy debates in the United States. On the side, are efforts by peace activists and others to condition the behavior of all states, and especially the United States, by reference to authoritative limits on national discretion as encoded in the UN Charter, a binding treaty.

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The Greek Tragedy

Some things not to forget, which the New Greek leaders have not
by William Blum

American historian D.F. Fleming, writing of the post-World War II period in his eminent history of the Cold War, stated that “Greece was the first of the liberated states to be openly and forcibly compelled to accept the political system of the occupying Great Power. It was Churchill...

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Some Levity at the State Department Over Venezuela

A couple of weeks ago, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki brought a bit of levity to a press briefing on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, specifically regarding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s accusation that the U.S. government was involved in an attempted military coup attempt in that country.

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The Meaning of Bibi

The entire spectrum of Jewish politicians from Left to Right expends vast amounts of energy attempting to conceal problematic Jewish cultural and ideological symptoms. Benjamin Netanyahu is different; he is the total manifestation of all such symptoms.

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Netanyahu a danger to Israel

by Jonathan Cook

In an unprecedented move, 200 veterans of the Israeli security services accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday of being a “danger” to Israel.

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Message. Message. Who’s Got the Message?

Don’t look now, but the Democratic Party is undergoing an identity crisis of such monumental proportions, the Dissociative Identity Disorder people have called and are requesting artifacts for their Hall of Fame. Going to put Obama’s basketball hoop right next to Sally Field’s purple crayon.

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Gitmo in Chicago

What London's Guardian reported on Tuesday is shocking, disturbing, yet unsurprising given the scourge of neocon fascist governance in America.Washington's war on humanity at home and abroad should be a wakeup call for everyone. Wars without end rage against one nation after another.

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ISIS and the National Security Scam

U.S. national-security officials are scratching their heads over the decision by young people from around the world to join ISIS. Totally befuddled, U.S. officials just don’t understand why anyone would do such a thing.

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