January 13, 2010

The Rat Patrol

Posted in Ehud Barak, Gaza, Israeli elections, Lieberman, Netanyahu, war crimes, Zionism tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:03 pm by Edna

The Rat Patrol cc Edna Spennato 2009.

Photomontage made on 9 February 2009.

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Originally published at Auntie Ziona as The Ratalach Patrol

Also at these links: Window into Palestine, Wake Up From Your Slumber, Uprooted Palestinians.

A second Gaza war around the corner?

Hasan Abu Nimah, The Electronic Intifada, 13 January 2010

Israel is once again complaining that its “security” is being threatened by new eruptions of violence along the border with Gaza. About two dozen Qassam rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza in recent days. Although they fell in (and may have been deliberately targeted at) open areas, causing no damage or injuries, Israel took revenge with destructive air raids that did cause damage and killed several people, including a 15-year-old boy.

Before asking who should stop first, one should recall who started the latest ugly round of violence….

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Massive Israeli Biological Attack Drill Begins

Al-ManarTV: 13/01/2010 A two-day exercise simulating a response to a biological warfare attack will begin Wednesday in the Dan region. The exercise, which will be the largest of its kind in Israel’s history, will be carried out in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Holon, seeks to evaluate the ability of the Home Front, medical services, rescue teams and municipal authorities to respond to conditions created by a biological catastrophe caused either by terrorists or by some kind of accident….

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January 11, 2010

Obama’s Wrath Shifts to Africa

Posted in Africa, Obama, war crimes, Zionism tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:00 pm by Edna

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Updated 14 March 2010:

America’s First War in Africa. US AFRICOM Launches Large-Scale Offensive In Somalia

…The U.S.-NATO-EU global triad plans an even larger collective military role in the new scramble for Africa. On March 4 and 5 a delegation from AFRICOM met with European Union officials in Brussels “seeking EU cooperation in Africa,” specifically in “areas where cooperation could be possible, notably with the soon-to-be-launched EU mission to train Somali troops.” [24]

Tony Holmes, AFRICOM’s deputy to the commander for civil-military activities, said “Somalia, that’s an area where we’re going to be doing a lot more, the European Union is already doing a lot and will be doing more….

“Somalia is very important for us. The European Union is involved in training Somalis in Uganda and that’s something we might be able to work closely with to support.”

The AFRICOM delegation, including Major-General Richard Sherlock, director of strategy, plans and programs, also discussed “counter-terrorism cooperation with the EU in the Sahel region, notably in Mauritania, Mali and Niger….” [25]

In late January the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, said “that the Alliance is in discussion with a Gulf state to deploy AWACS planes for a reconnaissance mission over Afghanistan in support of its ISAF mission and also for anti-piracy off Somalia.” [24]

To demonstrate that NATO’s anti-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia has other designs than the one acknowledged, early this year a NATO spokesman announced that the bloc’s naval contingent in the Gulf of Aden “now has an additional task” to intervene against a fictional deployment of Somali fighters across the Gulf to Yemen.

The spokesman, Jacqui Sheriff, said “NATO warships will be on the lookout for anything suspicious….”

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A Taste of AFRICOM: Some history on Somalia to put the most recent attacks by the Obama administration into perspective

Since it was formed two years ago, the US African Command (AFRICOM) has been very busy creating death and destruction in Africa in an attempt to obtain control of precious resources, which is why the war in Somalia is expanding to the rest of Africa….

Even though “Africa is united in rejecting US requests for a military headquarters” inside Africa, there are reports that “from oil rich northern Angola up to Nigeria, from the Gulf of Guinea to Morocco and Algeria, from the Horn of Africa down to Kenya and Uganda, and over the pipeline routes from Chad to Cameroon in the west, and from Sudan to the Red Sea in the east, US admirals and generals have been landing and taking off, meeting with local officials. They’ve conducted feasibility studies, concluded secret agreements, and spent billions from their secret budgets.” This is the future that awaits Africa with AFRICOM and the agenda to control the “oil, and the diamonds, and the uranium, and the coltan.”

If you find the idea that Africa can become bloodier than it is inaccessible, then consider this: Contrary to popular belief, the worst humanitarian crisis in Africa is not Darfur, it’s Somalia, and it all started in 2006, when the United States and Ethiopia started a war with Somalia, ending six months of the only peaceful period Somalis had known for years. The end result has been the same as all other wars that the United States has started this century. Not only is Somalia devastated but the war is spreading.

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Blackwater/Xe merc arrive in Somalia, Al-Shabab says

January 12, 2010 01:34:41 GMT

At least 18 people have been killed in clashes between rival factions in southern and central Somalia, and there are reports that Blackwater/Xe mercenaries have entered the country.

A battle broke out between the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah militia and Hizbul Islam fighters in the town of Baladwayne on Sunday and went well into Monday, during which at least 13 people lost their lives, witnesses said.

In addition, five people were killed when Hizbul Islam fighters engaged Al-Shabab fighters in the town of Dhobley near the Kenyan border, Reuters reported.

There are also allegations of US-sponsored bomb plots in the capital.

The bombings will be carried out in order to create a pretext to launch a campaign against Al-Shabab, a spokesman of the group, Sheikh Ali Mohammed Rage, told Reuters….

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Obama to Visit Ghana – All About AFRICOM?

The United States President, Barrack Obama is scheduled in July to visit Ghana in his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa since resuming office.  His choice of Ghana and not his fathers homeland, Kenya…raises obvious questions…. Is it all about AFRICOM, the US African central military command… and the fact that ‘black-gold’, oil was just discovered in Ghana? Can the Presidents visit to Africa be centrally hinged on politics and US military interest?…

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Extract from Obama’s 11 July 2009 speech in Ghana

…America has a responsibility to work with you as a partner to advance this vision, not just with words, but with support that strengthens African capacity. When there’s a genocide in Darfur or terrorists in Somalia, these are not simply African problems — they are global security challenges, and they demand a global response.

And that’s why we stand ready to partner through diplomacy and technical assistance and logistical support, and we will stand behind efforts to hold war criminals accountable. And let me be clear: Our Africa Command is focused not on establishing a foothold in the continent, but on confronting these common challenges to advance the security of America, Africa, and the world. (Applause.)

…But these things can only be done if all of you take responsibility for your future. And it won’t be easy. It will take time and effort. There will be suffering and setbacks. But I can promise you this: America will be with you every step of the way — as a partner, as a friend. (Applause.) Opportunity won’t come from any other place, though. It must come from the decisions that all of you make, the things that you do, the hope that you hold in your heart.

Ghana, freedom is your inheritance. Now, it is your responsibility to build upon freedom’s foundation. And if you do, we will look back years from now to places like Accra and say this was the time when the promise was realized; this was the moment when prosperity was forged, when pain was overcome, and a new era of progress began. This can be the time when we witness the triumph of justice once more. Yes we can. Thank you very much. God bless you. Thank you. (Applause.)

Full transcript of the speech on the AFRICOM website here.

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January 5, 2010

A Gaza Postcard from the One

Posted in Ehud Barak, Gaza, Obama, Operation Cast Lead, war crimes, Zionism tagged , , , , , , , at 7:46 am by Edna

Obama Loves Sderot

A Gaza Postcard from the One cc Edna Spennato 2009.

Photomontage made on 22 January 2009.

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January 4, 2010

Firebomb Fritz

Posted in Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, war crimes tagged , , , , , , at 11:15 pm by Edna

Firebomb Fritz cc Edna Spennato 2009.

Photomontage made on 17 January 2009.

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Originally published at Auntie Ziona as Sderot – An Egg for an Egg

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Sderot – An Egg for an Egg

A klog is mir! We just received news that a direct hit was made by a quasam rocket on a chicken coop in Sderot yesterday.

Oy gevalt, at least ten chickens have been diagnosed with panic symptoms, and there are rumours of an acute shortage of chicken soup in southern Israel for the next twelve hours.

Chicken against Zionism called today for an end to the violence. They published their collective cluck on Hens Sans Frontiers, the official voice of Chickens for Peace.

The Deputy of British Chickens is calling on chickens around the world to unite against hamasnik terror, and Boychick Greenstein of the Independant Chicken Voice and Brighton Unemployed Layers Centre has called for a world-wide strike on egg production.

Sderot shall not burn! An egg for an egg!

United against minor injuries

A klog is mir
— Woe is me.

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December 31, 2009

Blitzkrieg – Orders are Orders

Posted in Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, war crimes tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:37 am by Edna

Blitzkrieg – Orders are Orders cc Edna Spennato 2009.

Photomontage made on 1 January 2009.

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Originally published at Auntie Ziona as Achtung, Goyza!

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Blitzkrieg – The Blood Flows in Gaza

Posted in Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, war crimes, Zionism tagged , , , , , , , at 10:00 am by Edna

Blitzkrieg – The Blood Flows in Gaza cc Edna Spennato 2008.

Photomontage made on 31 December 2008.

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Cartoon of the Day on 2 January 2010 at Palestine Think Tank

Originally published at Auntie Ziona as Achtung, Goyza!

Also at these links:  Palestine NewsAl Buraq, Uprooted Palestinians, Wake Up From Your Slumber.

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December 30, 2009

Blitzkrieg on Gaza

Posted in Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, war crimes, Zionism tagged , , , , , , , , at 9:26 am by Edna

Blitzkrieg on Gaza cc Edna Spennato 2008.

Photomontage made on 31 December 2008.

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Cartoon of the Day on 31 December 2009 at Palestine Think Tank

Originally published at Auntie Ziona as Achtung, Goyza

Also at these links: Tlaxcala, Kenny’s Sideshow, Uprooted Palestinians, Wake Up From Your Slumber.

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December 29, 2009

Prince of Peace and Profanity

Posted in Gaza, Obama, Operation Cast Lead, war crimes, Zionism tagged , , , , , , , , , at 3:54 pm by Edna

Prince of Peace and Profanity cc Edna Spennato 2009.

Photomontage made on 29 December 2009.

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Cartoon of the Day on 29 December 2009 at Palestine Think Tank

Also at these links: Stop the War Coalition, Uprooted Palestinians, Palestine News, Window Into Palestine, Uprooted PalestinianUprooted Palestinian’s Blog.

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December 28, 2009

Shelling for Shalit

Posted in Gaza, Operation Cast Lead, Shalit, war crimes tagged , , , , , , , at 11:10 am by Edna

Shelling for Shalit cc Edna Spennato 2008.

Photomontage made on 28 December 2008.

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Originally published at Auntie Ziona as Hold Your Fire, What About Shalit?

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December 27, 2009

Obama’s Hanukkah Message to Gaza

Posted in Gaza, Obama, Operation Cast Lead, war crimes, Zionism tagged , , , , , , , , , at 2:46 pm by Edna

Obama’s Hanukkah Message to Gaza cc Edna Spennato 2008.

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This time last year as President Elect, Obama was looking the other way and focussing on his golf game in Hawaii while Gaza was being subjected to the IDF’s aerial bombardment using illegal American weapons, including white phospherous.  A year later and this collaborator has still not condemned the genocide of the Gazan population.  How could he, really, when he’s been committing the same war crimes on an even larger scale against the Afghanistanis and Pakistanis?

Originally published at Auntie Ziona as Obama’s Message to Goyza

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