- CBC On Board With The Project To Rehabilitate Nazism
- Crippled. But I’m Sure It’s All Innocent. There’s Lots Of Innocence In Hell
- Uh Huh
- If you haven’t informed yourself about the Israeli Nazis’ slaughter of Gazans, then you should start with Democracy Now’s Friday, July 18, 2014 show.
- What If Ayman Mohyeldin Just Stayed Put?
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An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
This fight would be the ultimate battle with Hamas, he implied.
“There is no more just war than this one that our sons are fighting,” he said. Israel is under attack. The rockets fired by the Palestinian militant group Hamas daily have to be silenced. The “terror tunnels” blown up, he said.
For many in the Israeli press, it’s not enough.
Deaths on the other side, in Gaza, are not a big consideration in the media or social media here. The fact that several dozen civilians died the previous day, or that the overall toll among Palestinians has surpassed 1,100 — a total overwhelmingly civilian, according to the UN — is not in the headlines. It is mentioned in passing, and dismissed as “entirely the fault of Hamas,” according to Netanyahu, because the militant group chooses to put its rocket launchers amid the population and it has neglected to build shelters against Israeli missiles for its people…
Some other Israelis do disagree. But in today’s Israel, they express that at their own risk…
Several left-wing activists have been beaten up severely, ending up in hospital. After a round of duelling demos in Tel Aviv this past weekend, where extreme right-wing youths shouted down and then attacked those opposed to the war in Gaza, one outspoken demonstrator, Elizabeth Turkov, tweeted, “Numerous protests were held in Tel Aviv against the war for the past three weeks. ALL of them ended with racists attacking us.”
The only terror tunnel I worry about is the one where Benjamin Netanyahu’s poisonous, racist, imperialist words pour out. Then again, in a world – under corporatocracy – where journalism, and journalists, are under attack everywhere, and state propaganda, as Jeremy Scahill stated recently on Democracy Now, is all that corporatocracy leaders will allow to be safely in the public realm, Netanyahu’s incitement to murder will be called a righteous call to arms in the defense of the nation against terrorists and their terror tunnels. The Israeli leader’s mouth, like his state’s torture and murders of Palestinians, just won’t stop. There is no fear on the part of the warmonger that he may be called to justice, for in this upside down world, where the lawless and cruel rule, and they say what truth, and everything, is, justice can injustice and terrorism can be holiness.
To repeat, my disappeared online comment, in larger text:
We know what the corporatocracy is, wants and does. Israel has been bought and paid for by the US, the corporatocracy’s Godfather. Therefore, In return for being a very important strategic asset, Israel can have… Palestine. And it’s resources, including the gas they’ve found off shore in Gaza (http://bit.ly/1rYm1gN). When you’re going to do evil things, you’re not going to do them in a principled way. You will deceive and lie to any who you need to support you. You’ll lie to yourself as well. It’s frightening to see the rehabilitation of Nazism globally. If you’re actually a Nazi regime and you actually (conveniently) treat the people like the enemy, it only makes sense to make it easier to do imperialism by indoctrinating the people against abhorrence toward Nazism and fascism. Get all of that accusation and defense stuff out of the way. “You’re Nazis!” “No we’re not!” Protesters, human beings, who object – Ukraine, Israel, Greece – can now expect to be met by indoctrinated neighbors who proudly sport the Nazi label and symbols and proudly terrorize those who champion human rights (http://bit.ly/1lFXB5X).
To be clear, I have no issue with Sasa’s article. But the people who run the ‘captured’ CBC can care about democracy, when we are looking and when we are not, or not.
I have been waylaid. I’m facing the unknown right now, in relation to my job. I may have to quit. I don’t earn a living wage, live in a close-sized room and share facilities with a dirty creep who doesn’t work, but the little dictator a-hole who we recently acquired as a new area manager (and to be fair, I don’t imagine any of these G4S area managers are nice) forced me to respond to his nastiness with a letter to him demanding that he transfer me to another site and one which he isn’t in charge of. The problem is, I don’t know whether he will have some say in that selection and I will not take just any site. (As a floater I took all kinds of sites, some which were bad and some which were great.) What if he wants to give me payback for my lip?
I’ve had it with this scammy company. I’ve never received a nickel raise from them in the eight years I’ve worked for them. (I have been in security, however, since 1999.) But the rules – the boss’s rules – are all being followed. Therefore I’m supposed to shut up and accept it. The clients who pay the bills don’t care about anything other than fulfilling insurance-related obligations, which means they don’t care about the fact that guards are human beings trying to survive in a money system in which rent, food, etc are not free. They simply don’t care. They don’t care about how we feel, physically or otherwise, nor do they care about security, properly. (They can’t admit that though.) They just want the cheapest guards they can get. And that’s the way today’s capitalists think anyway. Investing, beyond what you absolutely have to invest in order to set up a business, is a cost to be avoided. As for investments which have a society-building or pro-social justice angle to them, Forget that!
When area managers point out to guards who enquire about raises that clients just go for the cheapest security and there’s nothing the company can do about it, they are in effect saying to us, “Sorry, But the system is designed to profit a minority, which you’re not in.” They don’t say that of course. They just say that “There’s nothing we can do.” They’re right. Once so many have gone along with the destruction of democracy and the dissolution of social democracy, and you arrive at the point where we are now, then no one can do much to help out those who are exploited, by design. And you really don’t get sympathy from these area managers. I’m not sure they’d know how to sympathize if they wanted to. That would require a certain level of sophistication and politicization. And that would require them to care. It’s not just area managers and other management who don’t care. Most of the 99% doesn’t care either. Elites and their tools depend on that disinterest, which translates into reduced opposition to the exploitation they do.
But I have to wonder. I know a little bit about how neoliberal capitalism works. The biggest companies are the most powerful and lawless. They in fact, determine what laws are because within the corporatocracy – the system we have – the monied in fact rule. Official rulers are their tools. And the way companies operate today was described by William Greider in his excellent book, “One World, Ready Or Not – The Manic Logic Of Global Capitalism.” He described a “politics of escape,” in which corporations would seek to break rules, including tax rules, in order to get ahead and land on top. They will never call themselves tax evaders or criminals, because they have the political power to turn it upside down and call themselves paragons of virtue instead. And their political and media partners back them up and talk in the same twisted tongue. And so you can bet that my company plays the politics of escape. I don’t know. But I certainly believe it. Why give grunt guards, who are sometimes almost retirement age and dirt poor, a raise when you can ferret that money away in an offshore tax haven?
“Tax havens are merely a flagrant example of a much larger and exceedingly complicated political agenda – the politics of escape. Transnational commerce, either to defend against price competition or to maximize the potential returns of globalization, has aggressively campaigned over three or four decades to free itself from various social controls imposed by home governments. These political contests, commonly described as deregulation, continue, and the issues generate great controversy across virtually every sector of public policy, from environmental protection to wage-and-hour laws, from food-safety regulation to interest-rate controls and banking codes.” -page 33 of “One World”
My letter was sent and the little guy who loves to hear himself speak, especially when he has the opportunity to project power, simply acknowledged receipt of it and informed me that my request had been granted. I am to sit tight until they find me a site and train a replacement for me.
I floated for three years before landing my current site, which is awesome, except for the banks (CIBC Mellon, Scotiabank, TD) which the client serves. They (their security) actually hinder on site guards from doing security. Their idea of security is to cripple it. They have no clue, but I’ll bet their real pros at talking to their bosses like they are. They don’t do the day-to-day work that guards at my site do. They don’t allow us to do access control, even though, officially, that’s a big part of what our job entails. In fact, Contractors who are authorized (by any number of persons) to work at our site arrive to do their work only to find that access cards we give them don’t get them into areas they need to go. The facilities manager, or perhaps bank security off site, can cancel cards but they don’t seem to think it’s necessary to inform security on site. Imagine! So, Security isn’t in complete control of access and the guards are often scrambling to figure out how to get the contractors around. It’s beyond frustrating. The a-holes on the banks’ end are constantly disabling and enabling access cards, through the facilities manager, without directly dealing with contractors who arrive to do work. So when the suits get it wrong – as they do very, very regularly – they go home and don’t know anything about it. Worse, If they (off site security that monitors things or the facilities manager or all) see later that an access card belonging to one contractor (regular contractors have their own cards, kept on site) was given to another, they – through the facility manager who is keen to kiss ass and justify his paycheque – complain and the facilities manager jumps up and down like a rabid monkey and yells at security. He’s part of the problem. He’s most certainly not part of the solution. But everyone else I deal with at my current, soon to be lost, site is awesome. I will miss them and I will miss the employees in the bank (despite the evil they do knowingly and unknowingly).
Most sites stink. They treat you like furniture. (At the TD Center in downtown Toronto, the bank’s internal security officer, in charge of the G4S guards, one day informed us that his big, important boss was coming and he wanted to impress her. So he told me to stand in front of the front door and stare at it so that it would look good ‘if’ she saw me. That’s the opposite of security, where you are alert and look at what you need to look at. My supervisor wasn’t aware of that instruction from the stupid suit and just shook his head when I told him. He said “That’s not right.” No, but I looked good standing there just so!) You are to stand in a corner all day, sometimes with the crappiest music BLARING (Aritzia), or march all day in a Shopper’s Drugmart or liquor store, with a short break midway. I’d rather work on my feet for 8 or more hours than stand or march. Standing looks easy. It’s not. It’s brutal. Try it for four hours. And then rest for half an hour and stand again for another four hours. If you can do it, then you’re in good shape. If you had to do it all the time I don’t know what kind of shape your mind would be in, let alone your body. And a lot of us guards are no longer young. I’m 58. I’m not in bad shape, but I’ve done all the ‘standing for all day’ gigs I’m going to do. The problem is, I don’t have options. The boss knows this and likes this. His political partners, who aid and abet his theft (for what is legal should not be) certainly know this for they designed this, for bosses.
That was the first whammy. Then WordPress.com, which I blog on, went to crap. But it’s a privately owned company. It can do what it wants. Do users think they have a say in the direction it’s owners want to take it? If they were led to believe that, then they were misled. Dozens of us are online complaining – to ears that might not be interested in hearing – about the latest crippling improvement of WordPress. It’s hard to explain what they’ve done if you don’t blog with it. But I’m reminded of Windows 8. I still don’t get it. Okay, You want market share for tablet buyers – after tech companies decide to make and sell – push – the devices on us. Then they ever after yammer about all of this being consumer driven. But even if that’s true, and the CEO who boasted that the public gets what companies decide to give it (I wish I knew who that was), Why is so difficult to give an already established market, which you’re selling to, what it wants as well as feeding a new market? It very well may be that the calculation is that that’s democratic thinking and has no place in business. It’s simply easier to deal with x number of markets. The rest can give up their preferences (even if that’s easier said than done) and switch to the markets now targetted. And we know that profits are a factor. If they feel no need to look after everyone in their pursuit of profits, then they will certainly look at where profits are greatest. Tablets, I would wager, represent a more profitable market than desktops. I can’t see any other reason for things going the way they’ve gone.
Serious blogging – which the sophisticated, robust WordPress platform enabled, is now seriously handicapped. But do we really need competition with media that’s already out there? And owned by powerful special interests? And pushing a corporate agenda? And not interested in empowering the people who elites and their partners conveniently view as ‘the enemy’?
In trying to deal with WordPress’s ‘improvement’, and a sluggishness to the program (due possibly solely to the length of the post I am working on), I decided to try dividing my long post into three parts, done up separately. I would stitch them together later or perhaps just do a three-parter. When I divided my post up, WP did some strange things to the sections, applying an indent where there wasn’t one and, I could swear, moving elements around. But I’m not sure. Anyway, My post was too long for me to manage it cut up like that, while I was wondering how to correct strange indents that had appeared, while dealing with a now crippled editor (the scroll bar in the composition field was removed, forcing us to use the page’s scroll bar, forcing us to scroll up and down constantly to retrieve editing tools that now moved with the scrolling content). Others have reported other problems. This mutilation is unforgiveable. But why should we be surprised? Betrayal is a value. You can get ahead that way. Elites and their political partners have captured everything in the class war. As Chris Hedges has explained, they’ve helped destroy the liberal class, which was a moderating force in society, keeping the capitalist class from getting crazy, without denying capitalists their profits, which clearly can never be enough.
Educational institutions have been captured also. But generally, All of society’s leaders, political, business and other, teach values to the rest of us that are meant to lead to acceptance of the ‘riches for the strongest’ paradigm. And so here we are.
My blogging is the one thing in this world that I feel is productive. At least it’s positive. It’s read, which is gratifying. Because I believe in human rights and social justice, then when I see my blog being read, I can feel like I’ve done some tiny thing to resist the darkness, to assist it’s victims and to please my God who I know wants me to care. I don’t pretend to be anything other than an inactive activist. But I will try to do it well. No one should doubt that I don’t put a lot of effort into it.
And then another whammy struck. I got the idea to have a look and see whether there was a program that would let me chop YouTube videos I download. I don’t want to alter others’ videos. YouTube doesn’t allow it. But sometimes a YouTube video that I want to embed into a blog post – a format allowed on WordPress.com – contains something I want to show others, but also shows much that would distract from the part I want to show and the point I want to make. I use a free YouTube download program from an org called DVDVideoSoft. So I had a look to see whether they might have an editor. They do and it’s free. And it’s bundled with some pretty evil crap. I ended up with a browser hijacker called Rocket. I guess I wasn’t distracted and frustrated enough with the rest of the crap I was dealing with. Having Rocket forced on me – and I’m not a newbie about downloading, but DVDVideoSoft provided, at a critical point, only ‘one’ option to move forward, namely the option that also downloaded the Rocket – turned the heat up a notch.
And then another whammy hit me when I attempted to employ a solution provided by an outfit called Malware Tips. They indeed had the solution for those who happened to find themselves blessed by the appearance of Rocket on their systems. I was to download a bundle of tools and use all of them if need be. After doing a few things, most of which I was able to do, I was to use something called AdwCleaner. I ran a few other malware scanners first, namely Combofix and Junkware Removal Tool, which didn’t clean out the infection. AdwCleaner did. And it also deleted most of the contents of my computer. All of my personal files were wiped. Gone. All my bookmarks, photos, videos, WordPerfect files (years and years worth). I HATE computer geeks. They are not friendly. How much bloody plain English do you find in their writing and instructions?! I looked at the contents of each of the tabs after Adw finished. I could not tell what I need to protect and what I could allow to be deleted. I had no suspicion that Adw could see my whole bloody hard drive as an infection. Was it?!!!
Here’s the comment that was temporarily ‘pending’ but seems to have now been disappeared. How convenient for Malware Tips and Stelian Pilici:
I would have been bombed back to the stone age like Iraq if I didn’t happen to have a second laptop which has most of the same stuff on it as my first, now infantile, laptop. Even so, I did lose material. And time. And my mind. I tend to let people know when they’ve crossed the line. I went to the Malware Tips blog and left a comment. It is pending, after a day. Okay, It’s the weekend. We’ll see.
President Obama on July 22, 2014:
“It doesn’t make much sense, but today in America millions of our fellow citizens wake up and go to work with the awareness that they could lose their job, not because of anything they do or fail to do, but because of who they are: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender. And that’s wrong.”
From Democracy Now, July 22, 2014, the following:
“The Palestinian death toll in Gaza has topped 600 as the Israeli siege has entered its third week. Most of those killed are civilians; more than 100 are children. Israel says it has lost 27 soldiers since the ground invasion began last week. Earlier today, Israel confirmed the remains of one of its soldiers presumed to have been killed in Gaza had still not been found. Hamas has said it captured the soldier.”
Regarding the Nobel Peace Prize-winning President currently meandering around the White House, between playing drone-killer cards and meeting with and embarrassing guests, Consider what Noam Chomsky reports about the Honduran coup that Obama lost, and loses, no sleep over:
“Obama even broke new ground in support for the military coup. There are two government-funded organizations that claim to support democracy in the world: the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Insitute (NDI). The IRI regularly supports military coups to overthrow elected governments, most recently in Venezuela in 2002 and Haiti in 2004. But the NDI had held back, including in these two cases. In Honduras, for the first time, Obama’s NDI areed to observe the elections under military rule, unlike the OAS and the UN, still wandering in the realm of magical realism.” -page 68 of “Hopes And Prospects”
If you haven’t informed yourself about the Israeli Nazis’ slaughter of Gazans, then you should start with Democracy Now’s Friday, July 18, 2014 show.
Please, please, please; Inform yourselves about what the Nazi Benjamin Netanyahu is doing to Gazans. He and his killer soldiers are slaughtering Gazans who have no place to run and no real capacity to defend themselves and fight back. The rocket-firing lunatics there don’t count. The Gazans are probably afraid, for various reasons, to speak up to Hamas who they voted for. It’s hard to admit you made a mistake for one thing. Then again, It’s not like just any mistake. What options do the Gazans possess? (Hell, Canadians don’t have political options.) Who in Gaza is stepping up to protect the defenceless Gazans? The Hamas fighters are Gazans. They are also family members of non fighters. No doubt some of them are scary people. And I would be surprised if some weren’t criminal and even taking money from foreign powers, but I don’t know of any reports to that effect other than one mention of it by a source I don’t consider trustworthy. They are still an essentially powerless small group.
If a murderer took shelter in Obama’s neighborhood, Would it be perfectly okay to bomb it?, perhaps after giving the Obamas a warning to get out within 5 minutes, before launching? And please harbor no illusions dear reader. The creepy warnings to hapless Gazans – phone calls to households where the caller knows residents by name – and leafletting do not mean that every time the Israelis attack, the Gazans get a warning.
The nonsense and very powerful pro Israel rhetoric – bemoaned by NBC’s stellar reporter in the region, Aymar Mohyeldin, who NBC no longer trusts to shut up about what he sees, for which reason they’ve pulled him from Gaza – hammers on a few points again and again, which rightwing media all over the planet picks up and amplifies. One talking point concerns the way Hamas fighters hide among the population. Think about that. Do the Gazans, who, rightly or wrongly, have one tiny ‘force’ of fighters, want that force to stand alone in a field somewhere in the incredibly small area of Gaza, where the vicious, lawless Israeli Nazis can take them out in one go? I’m sure that non fighting Gazans would also like to not get taken out as Israelis hunt and kill Hamas fighters. But talk about being caught between a rock and a hard place?!
In fact, It would be hard for anyone in Gaza to find someplace to be alone. Not quite two million Gazans are squeezed into a strip some 139 square miles in size, with one border being the Mediterranean Sea. Why is Benjamin Netanyahu’s army (naval, air – which is where the most rabid anti-Arab sentiment will be found – and ground) slaughtering Gazans? They simply hate them. And it’s convenient to do so. They also simply want their territory and the resources that lie below the waters offshore, which need to ‘belong’ to Israel for the optics to be right. Which they can never be.
From “Gaza In Crisis – Reflections On Israel’s War Against The Palestinians,” by Noam Chomsky and Ilan Papp, the following:
There were occasional reports of the Israeli navy firing on fishing boats, but these conceal what appears to be a systematic campaign in recent years to drive the fishing industry toward the shore – thereby destroying it, because the vast pollution caused by Israel`s destruction of power stations and sewage facilities makes fishing impossible near shore. Citing recent incidents, the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights in Gaza, which has been a highly reliable source, “srongly condemn[ed] the continuous escalation of the IOF [Israeli Occupation Forces] offensive against the Palestinian civilians, including fishermen.” International human rights observers report regular attacks on fishing vessels in Gazan territorial waters. Accompanying Palestinian fishers, they report having “witnessed countless acts of Israeli aggression against them whilst in Gazan territorial waters, despite a six-month cease-fire [in the 2008-2009 attack] agreement holding at the time,” and now again after the January cease-fire. “Gaza’s 40,000 fishermen have been deprived of their livelihood” by Israel naval attacks, Gideon Levy reported from the bedside of a nineteen-year-old Gaza fisherman, severely wounded by Israeli gunboats who attacked his boat without warning near the Gaza shore on October 5, a month before the cease-fire was broken by Israel’s invasion of Gaza, events to which we return. “Every few days the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) publishes reports from its voluteers in Gaza about attacks on fishermen. Sometimes the naval boats ram the wretched craft, sometimes sailors use the high-pressure water hoses on the fishermen, hurtling them into the sea, and sometimes they open lethal fire on them,” Levy reported.
The international observers report that attacks on fishing boats began after the discovery of quite promising natural gas fields by the BG Group in 2000, in Gaza’s territorial waters. The regular attacks gradually drove fishing boats toward shore, not by official order but by threat and violence. Oil industry journals and the Israeli business press report that Israel’s state-owned Israel Electric Corp. is negotiating “for as much as 1.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas from the Marine field located off the Mediterranean coast of the Palestinian controlled Gaza Strip.” It is hard to suppress the thought that the Gaza invasion may be related to the project of stealing these valuable resources from Palestine, which cannot take part in the negotiations.
The July 18 Democracy Now episode reveals some interesting tidbits, such as Diane Sawyer’s incredible, vile propaganda about destruction caused by Hamas rockets to an Israeli neighborhood. Except that it wasn’t an Israeli neighborhood. It was a Palestinian neighborhood. But how many yokels who saw that in their five minutes of quality news and information consumption will carry on with their corporatocracy-inspired hate-on for the Palestinians, telling those who will listen about how good it is that America and Israel take steps to wipe out terrorism? There was a retraction by Sawyer later, but that’s only good for those who saw the propaganda and then came back and saw the retraction. Another tidbit I ‘liked’ was about the way the Israelis drop leaflets on the southern region of Gaza telling residents to flee or be killed, while also dropping leaflets on the northern and western regions in this small area telling them the same thing. So, How much of Gaza is to be bombed? And how is avoiding bombs in one neighborhood going to save you and your loved ones when every other region that you might flee to, except the Mediterranean, is being bombed? Do the Israeli ruling class and their religious associates and rightwing supporters elsewhere hate Gazans or what?
Now, How could NBC make such a mistake as Diane made? I think Glenn explains it best. But, but… If it’s possible that this was an innocent mistake, it still serves to remind people how the establishment works. You can imagine that Diane made a mistake and admitted it and there’s nothing to see here. Or you can reflect on the fact that Diane’s goof did damage and you can reflect that such goofs are in fact a tactic that accomplishes harmful propaganda in the manner I have explained above.
God doesn’t automatically disapprove if we hate someone or some group. It depends on why we feel that way. I hate Benjamin Netanyahu and his killers. Even so, I also believe in law and order. Benjamin and all his corporatist friends need justice. The problem is, This is their world. Justice is distorted and will likely see the victim as the criminal. Even so, With God, it’s never ‘anything goes in love and war’. His love is agape love. It’s love based on principle. Other qualities are present in God’s love, but he’s in perfect balance and 100% rational. Now, We don’t have to be like him, even if he designed us to reflect his qualities of justice, mercy, love and reason. That is because he also gave us free moral agency, which means that we can choose to abuse that freedom. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be consequences should we choose to do so. He’s the creator. The rules are his.
Benjamin and his powerful and perverted friend, Obama, and all of that Crowd, have chosen to walk on the wide and spacious road to destruction which Jesus spoke of in chapter 7 of the Christian Bible. That road is wide and spacious because those who like it are the same people who have decided to reject God and replace him – with themselves. And God, as the real God warned Adam and Eve to not do, decides for himself what is good and bad. In other words, God has complete freedom. He has a wide and spacious road, rather than a narrow or restricted road such as that walked on by those who embrace law and order, not cynically, the way governments often do, but out of a genuine, sane desire to live in a peaceful world. The fact is, The real God is one and the rules are his and you can enter the path of darkness and imagine that at the end of all your lawbreaking, that you will perversely refer to as ‘law and order’ or ‘a war on terror’, you’ll find life (by taking it from others), but that doesn’t mean that you actually will. And that is why the Bible calls that road “the road to destruction” and not the road to life. It looks like Nazis are slaughtering their prisoners. In one way they are. But for sure, They are slaughtering themselves. The best thing they can do is not think about that. The best thing that they can do is to carry on believing that the good life awaits them once the slaughter is over, that there is no God, that they are God. And good luck with that fools! Does God and his people need you and your murderous assault on the liveable earth and anyone who can’t fight back? God’s plans, including project earth, will not be thwarted and he will “bring to ruin those ruining the earth,” just “as in the days of Noah.” (Revelation 11:18 and Matthew 24:38,39) I don’t know how it will look, but I believe it will happen. I certainly don’t believe in psychopaths like Netanyahu and Obama.
An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Phyllis Bennis follows:
News of the long-anticipated ground attack on Gaza has just broken. Israeli troops have invaded northern Gaza, vowing to protect Israelis and destroy Hamas—regardless of the human costs to Palestinian civilians…
And now, with the war threatening to spin out of control, the U.S. public has lost one of its most trustworthy reporters in the embattled Gaza Strip. Citing transparently disingenuous “security concerns,” NBC has decided to remove Ayman Mohyeldin—who has been reporting from Gaza for years—from his post and ordered him to leave Gaza immediately…
Mohyeldin’s coverage was powerfully crafted to show the human cost of conflict…
That, apparently, was unacceptable to Mohyeldin’s superiors. The notion that “security” had anything to do with NBC’s decision was nonsense—when they replaced Mohyeldin with [Richard] Engel, any remote possibility that they were concerned about the security of one but not the other was beyond laughable.
Bennis notes that his well crafted report of the deliberate murder of the four very young Palestinian children on a beach was picked up by networks other than the one he worked for. It went viral. And that’s too much sunlight for the vampire capitalists in the military industrial complexes in the US and Israel and their political and media partners. Which suggests what sort of medicine we might want to administer to those criminals.
“Now this is the basis for judgment: It is that the light has come into the world, but [wicked] men have loved the darkness rather than the light, for their works were wicked. For whoever practices vile things hates the light and does not come to the light, so that his works may not be reproved. But whoever does what is true comes to the light so that his works may be made manifest as having been worked in harmony with God.” – John 3: 19-21