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10 May 2024 v.1 memorable quotes
WAPOO: "allegedly engaging in quid pro quo after withholding aid to Israel"
Republicans have a new new theory of why Biden should be impeached

WELKER: "pausing the delivery of high payload bombs to Israel"
The White House declined to comment.

LINDSEY "human shield" CRACKER: "This is not Viet Nam."
How many people died in the Vietnam War?

NBC News | Graham says Israel should do 'whatever' it has to while comparing the war in Gaza to Hiroshima and Nagasaki (12.05.24)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday compared Israel's war against Hamas to the U.S. decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan in World War II during an interview on NBC News' "Meet the Press." Asked by moderator Kristen Welker why it was OK for President Ronald Reagan to withhold certain weapons from Israel during its war in Lebanon in the 1980s, but not OK for Biden to threaten to do so now, Graham once again brought up World War II.
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10 May 2024 v.2, "Blowback & Biden's Red Line," A/V (EN) 00:54:04
SYNOPSIS: Former State Department official Josh Paul reacts to President Biden's decision to pause some weapons shipments to Israel. Richard Engel joins with the latest reporting on the ground in Jerusalem. Yasmin Vossoughian and Carol Lam break down another week in the Trump hush-money trial, with Michael Cohen set to testify next week. Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee, talks about the state of the anti-abortion movement and former President Trump's stance on abortion.
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WELKER @ 00:00:02: If it's Friday, US officials tell NBC News, the Biden administration has continued to send military assistance to Israel despite the president's threat to halt weapons shipments and despite his acknowledgement, US weapons have killed civilians in Gaza....
Big Israel Impoundment Control Act in US Congress impeaches self
by Cat on Mon May 13th, 2024 at 12:48:36 PM EST
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ChayGPT | Biden administration is sending $1 billion more in weapons to Israel, 15 May
But it was not immediately known how soon the weapons would be delivered....The package disclosed Tuesday includes about $700 million for tank ammunition, $500 million in tactical vehicles and $60 million in mortar rounds, the congressional aides said. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an arms transfer that has not yet been made public.

The administration's notice to lawmakers this week isn't the final, formal notification before a sale, one of the congressional aides said. The deal would be an entirely new sale, the aide said. That means any weapons that are part of it could take years to be delivered....

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sputnik | Biden Sending $1 Billion Arms Package to Israel in Latest Flip-Flop, 15 May

Reporting on Tuesday indicated US President Joe Biden is preparing to send $1.25 billion worth of weapons and ammunition to Israel despite putting a separate arms transfer on hold just days ago.
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Biden has previously suggested an Israeli incursion into the city would constitute a "red line," before immediately walking the comment back during a heavily criticized interview on cable news channel MSNBC.
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The Biden administration previously contradicted itself in March after voting "present" during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council, allowing a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Israel's seven-month assault on Gaza to pass. White House officials quickly insisted the resolution was "non-binding," a characterization criticized by international law experts.
by Cat on Wed May 15th, 2024 at 04:01:03 PM EST
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defense.gov | Biden: Range of Missions Increasing as Pace of World Change Accelerates (25.05.24)
Biden, who spoke at the commencement address to the graduating cadets at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York, today, provided some examples of change. The president touted the strength of the NATO alliance, applauding the newest members Finland and Sweden. "I've always been willing to use force when required to protect our nation, our allies, our core interests. When anyone targets American troops, we will deliver justice to them," Biden said. "Never forget Americans are strongest when we lead not only by our example of our power, but by the power of our example," he said.
alkhaleej.ae | Justice of the Palestinian cause wins, 26 May
While the Israeli reaction to the International Court of Justice's order to stop the military aggression on Rfah was expected, attention is turning to Washinton as the only party capable of facilitating the implementation of the resolution, whether by refraininf from usina a "veto" in the Security Council or actively pressuring Tel Aviv to comply with the ruling of the highest judicial body representing the spirit of international law.
CRS | Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2023
The image of the United States in front of world public opinion is unenviable, for the first time < wipes tears > in its history, this increasing international isolation is known because of international covenants and treaties, which made it gamble with its strategic interests and historical alliances, because its claim to defend the world order is only a defense of its interests and employs all international bodies and institutions in this.
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archive commencement insults in Gaza Obliterated, we reject the ICC's application and we have jurisdiction in Accused of War Crimes
by Cat on Sun May 26th, 2024 at 01:36:29 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 28th, 2024 at 11:28:46 AM EST
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