Thought for the day

Sen. Gillibrand Wants F-35 Sales to Arab Countries That Normalized With Israel MikeRivero Wed, 01/25/2023 - 09:15

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) told The Times of Israel that the US should sell F-35 fighter jets to Arab countries that have normalized with Israel under the Abraham Accords in exchange for investments that could benefit the Palestinians.

Saudi-led coalition shelling in Saada’s Shadaa district reportedly killed two civilians and injured four on 22 January, an Al-Mayadeen correspondent said.

The news was also reported by Yemen’s Al-Masirah TV, affiliated with the Ansarallah resistance movement and the National Salvation Government (NSG) based in Sanaa.

According to Al-Masirah, these latest Saudi truce violations have sent the death toll from coalition shelling in Saada this month up to seven, with 91 injured so far.

The Royal Jordanian Air Force has announced the purchase of 12 Block 70 F-16s from American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.

The US State Department approved the sale in February last year, stating that the agreement could reach $4.21 billion.

It included communication systems, targeting pods, and munitions components such as guided missile tail kits.

Israel: 'Democratic Jewish state'? Surely that should be 'Racist European colony' redress Mon, 01/23/2023 - 11:49

Pete Gregson explains why the thousand of Israelis who demonstrated against Netanyahu's threat to their 'democracy' are deluded, because theirs is not a democracy but a racist, colonial endeavour that treats non-'Jews' as non-existent.>>

Revealed: Former UN envoy to Yemen linked to MI6, accomplice in humanitarian crisis MikeRivero Thu, 01/19/2023 - 08:02

An investigative journalism website has revealed that the former United Nations special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, is linked to the British spy agency MI6 through the private conflict resolution company Inter Mediate. 

Ukraine War Spills Over Into the Middle East MikeRivero Tue, 01/17/2023 - 07:22

In spite of an overwhelming flood of disinformation coming from the Western mainstream media and governments, there continue to be obviously widely divergent views on the current war between Ukraine and Russia. The official and media supported narrative is that Moscow attacked its neighbor in violation of “rule based” principles of international relations, whereby an attack on any nation by a neighbor with the intent to seize territory is always and unambiguously wrong.

Facebook's attempt to gag Gaza's Father Manuel Musallam is bound to fail redress Sat, 01/14/2023 - 13:52

Stuart Littlewood comments on Facebook's suspension of Gaza-based Father Manuel Musallam's account, highlighting the 'turbulent priest's' extraordinary courage, truthfulness and plain speaking, qualities totally absent from Western churchmen and politicians.>>

Top LNG Producer Qatar Predicts Return of Russian Gas to European Market Within FiveYears MikeRivero Sat, 01/14/2023 - 10:15

Gas prices began creeping up in 2021 amid underinvestment in production and fierce competition for limited supplies between European and Asian markets. The supply crunch was exacerbated in 2022, as European countries began rejecting gas from Russia – which accounts for 15 percent of global natural gas output – over the security crisis in Ukraine.

Israeli academic and author Ilan Pappe describes his most significant research finding as uncovering the “intentional ethnic cleansing” of Palestine by the Zionists — a fact. he says, that’s supported by documents he found in Israeli and British archives. He says public debate of this and other matters related to the establishment of Israel had become virtually impossible, which has prompted him and others to leave Israel.>>

Oxfam Finds Scores of Civilians Killed By US, UK Weapons in Yemen MikeRivero Fri, 01/13/2023 - 13:00

A human rights monitoring group has released a new report finding at least 87 Yemeni civilians were killed with American or British weapons during a 14-month period. The Oxfam report reviewed 1,700 attacks on civilians and found Saudi Arabia used US or UK weapons in over a quarter of those incidents.