#ErdoganInsultoftheDay : The US loves Nutanyahoo more than you, an extra-special relationship despite all you do, so you’ll have to settle for second-best Merkel and throwing your detractors into prison hell. Ludicrously, Germany retains an archaic law criminalising insults against foreign leaders which has enabled the litigious Erdogan to prosecute a German comedian who devised . . . → Read More if you dare: Barnyard Frolics
On World Bulletin, Levent Basturk provides analysis on the role of orientalist western disciplines on development within islamic countries, and how this phenomena serves capitalism, noting that: “The Orientalist viewed Asiatic society as a society whose social structure was characterized by the absence of civil society. In other words, a network of institutions mediating between . . . → Read More if you dare: On Orientalism, Islam and Feminism
Israeli Parliamentary thug Avigdor Lieberman has done it again, clumsily threatening Turkey with arming the US terrorist group-designated PKK, the Kurdistan Workers Party, as well as using the Armenian genocide despicably to ignite the US congress against Turkey. These threats are likely to backfire heavily against Israel amongst the Turkish population who support their leaders’ . . . → Read More if you dare: Lieberman to Guantanamo?
In the past few weeks, the tumult of Israeli hasbara and magical thinking predicting the outcome of the delayed, dubious Palmer report into Israel’s attack of the MV Mavi Marmara and murder of 9 humanitarians on board, has been comically profuse. Spokesman for the UN, Martin Nesirky on Tuesday said “the Secretary-General made clear that . . . → Read More if you dare: Waiting for the Palmer Report : Turkey Remains Firm
In his archived blog, Julian Assange describes the History of Warfare: The history of warfare is similarly subdivided, although here the phases are Retribution, Anticipation, and Diplomacy. Thus: Retribution: I’m going to kill you because you killed my brother. Anticipation: I’m going to kill you because I killed your brother. Diplomacy: I’m going to kill . . . → Read More if you dare: Cablegate, Israel and Palestine
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Illustrating its further intent to marginalise Hamas, Israel illogically blames Hamas for rocket strikes claimed by the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah faction led by Mahmoud Abbas. Olmert, again demonstrating his war criminality, booms: “We’ve said that if there is rocket fire against the south of the country, there will be . . . → Read More if you dare: Fatah fires rockets, Israel Blames Hamas