Mon Nov 27th, 2023 at 11:03:25 AM EST
"By dropping the requirement that such articles be declared excess, it would also increase the existing strain on US military readiness in order to provide more arms to Israel," said Josh Paul, who was the director of congressional and public affairs for the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, for over 11 years.
Paul, whose resignation last month due to US military aid to Israel caused a stir in Washington, admitted that "the President's emergency supplemental funding request, would essentially create a free-flowing pipeline to provide any defense articles to Israel by the simple act of placing them in the WRSA-I stockpile, or other stockpiles intended for Israel."
Amalek: 'Erasing' Gaza | Tikun Olam |
Israel's plan to eradicate Gaza and Gazans
Regarding the claim of genocide against Hamas, the US General Assembly passed a resolution calling armed resistance against Occupation legitimate. Palestinian resistance is a response to Israeli occupation, killings, land and water theft, etc. A response, even an armed response to Occupation, is not genocide.
What is genocide? Israeli murder of 50,000 Palestinians since 1920. 1948 Nakba, Israeli murder of 15,000 Gazans including 5,000 children in the current war. Forced expulsion of 15 Palestinian villages (1,500 residents) in the West Bank by Judeo-terrorists, under threat of death. Theft of Palestinians lands. Destruction of universities, schools, water and sewage treatment plants. Refusal to provide food to starving refugees. That's what genocide is.
Opinion polls show opposition to Biden's approach
If Joe Biden, Tony Blinken, John Kirby and Jake Sullivan want to bury their heads in the sand, be my guest. You can be an apologist for genocide. You can be a tool of the Israel Lobby. But know this: there will be a reckoning. A plurality of the American people do not support what Israel has done in Gaza. While 32% say the US should support Israel. 39% say the US should be a neutral mediator. 68% said Israel should observe an immediate ceasefire. That of course contravenes current US policy. The numbers from that November 15th poll have undoubtedly swung even farther away from supporting Israel over the past 10 days. Separately, Biden's approval rating slipped by 11% last month, largely because of opposition to his Gaza approach. His approval rating among Arab Americans went from 49% to 17%.
Youth voting rights groups who got out massive numbers of young voters for Biden in 2020 have made clear that his policy is unacceptable. They warned that they will sit out the 2024 election. They'd be right to do so.
Biden's poll ratings are abysmal.
Nakba Commemorated - 75 Years of Israeli Colonialism
Nakba survivors in Gaza mark 75 years of ongoing refugeehood, settler-colonialism and apartheid amid Israel's renewed military assault on the Strip | MEZAN - 15 May 2023 |
On 15 May, Palestinians all over the world mourn 75 years of al-Nakba (`catastrophe' in Arabic). The day marks the forceful mass expulsion of around 750,000 indigenous Palestinians from their ancestral homes, lands and properties at the hand of Zionist forces and militias to make way for the new population of Jewish settlers. During the Nakba, around 531 villages were totally destroyed, and some 15,000 Palestinians were killed by Zionist militias, who between 1947 and 1949 committed at least 70 massacres against Palestinians.
By the time of the Nakba, while tens of thousands of new Jewish settlers were settling on the remnants of expropriated Palestinian lands, hundreds of thousands of indigenous Palestinians became stateless refugees scattered around the world. Today there are approximately more than 9 million Palestinian refugees (65.5 per cent of Palestinians worldwide), 1.7 million of whom reside in the Gaza Strip.
For the Palestinian people, the Nakba did not end in 1948, as its legacy continues to overshadow their present and future. Since the establishment of the State of Israel, Israeli authorities have been employing settler-colonial policies and practices that undermine the collective rights of the Palestinian people, particularly their inalienable right to self-determination and return, in order to maintain Jewish supremacy in all areas between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
Israel's settler colonial legacy is reflected today in a painful series of manifestations of colonization and apartheid, which include--among others--the confiscation and land grabbing in the occupied West Bank, expansion of illegal settlements, the de facto and de jure annexation of Palestinian territory, and illegal closure and blockade imposed on Gaza.
Today, in the occupied Gaza Strip, two million Palestinians--66% of whom are refugees denied their right of return to their homes and lands--are marking Nakba Day amid Israel's renewed military assault on the Strip. Between 9-13 May, 33 Palestinian people were killed, including six children and four women, and 147 others were injured by Israeli attacks against the Gaza Strip. In addition, 86 residential units were entirely destroyed housing 83 families of 514 people, including 206 children and 86 women, while hundreds more residential units were also partially damaged.
The attack, which is the latest of a series of repetitive assaults against the besieged enclave, has constituted a horrifying illustration of Israel's policy of collective punishment of the Palestinians confined and trapped in the Gaza Strip.
Kahane Terror, Itamar Ben Gvir .. Nakba 2.0
Days of Kahane Terror Returns | 13 May 2023 |
Prof. Leibowitz: There are Judeo-Nazis, Israel is a dictatorship and the only state in the Enlightened world where the Supreme Court allowed torture.
Prof. Leibowitz gave Israel 20 years time to prove itself as a "democracy". Then 1968 saw further ethnic-cleansing, and this was his verdict:
Kahane Resides In Orthodox Jewish Hate
Taken from my diary ...
Our Favorite Ally, Model of Democracy | 29 May 2023 |
Shipping Arms and Munitions to a Fascist State
Biden is not finished with Gazans today ...
I have written about Biden's complicity in Palestinian massacres in May 2021 - May 2022 - May 2023 ...
Biden calculates in his feeble mind he still has time to turn the opinion polls around from mid-2024 and beyond.
President Joe Biden has moved to permanently repeal nearly every restriction on Israel's use of the stockpiles of weapons stored by the United States in Israel, according to The Intercept.
The War Reserve Allies of Israel (WRSA-I) was created in the 1980s to supply the United States in the event of a regional war, and is the largest link in a complex network of caches of virtually foreign American weapons.
Caretaker Dutch PM Rutte, seeking to succeed Jens Stoltenberg, is all in for support for Biden and Israel by supplying unlimited spare parts for Israeli fighter planes from U.S. stocks (NATO) in Woensdrecht.
Netherlands will continue to deliver F-35 spare parts to Israel despite human rights concern | NL Times - 21 Nov. 2023 |
Lockheed Martin is proud of the significant role it has fulfilled in the security of the State of Israel
Our C-130 and F-16 aircraft have been faithfully serving the Israel Air Force since the 1970s and 1980s, and when a Letter of Agreement was signed in October 2010, Israel became the first country to select the F-35 through the United States government's Foreign Military Sales process.
PHOTOS: After Flying Out Personnel, C-17s Return to Israel Carrying Munitions | 24 Oct. 2023 |
A few days ago ...
Israel accuses Spain, Belgium leaders of backing 'terrorism' after Gaza remarks | Politico |
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "strongly condemns the comments" by Spanish Prime Ministers Pedro Sánchez and Belgian leader Alexander De Croo during a visit to the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza, the prime minister's office said in a statement on X.
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