The US press has it wrong: The Trump’/Kushner peace deal is not so much Israel’s apartheid blueprint; it’s the other way round. Here in the U.S., brainwashed by the corporate state organ press, we still imagine Israel to be our colony. The reverse is the case: the U.S. is a colony of Israel.
|Gaza City under 2017 Israeli bombardment|
It’s even hypothesized that that trillion or so still unaccounted for at the Pentagon (the books were kept in the Pentagon section that sustained all that unfortunate damage from an airplane crashing into it without burning up the outside lawn) went directly to Israel to defend itself against the bad reputation it’s getting for shooting to blind, kneecap, or kill all those uppity Palestinians who still think that Palestine belongs to them.
I used to suspect (silly me) that Israel was blackmailing the US over 9/11 because it knew too much (like why Building 7 collapsed even though no plane managed to hit it) but lately I have come to understand that a luxury mansion in New York’s East 70s with hidden cameras in every room, fueled by the Lolita Express, are much more powerful forms of blackmail than an insignificant event like 9/11 ever could be, because boys just love their toys, especially when they are underage and nubile, and two of those boys just happen to be Presidents of the U.S. (Other world figures like Prince Andrew rate fewer points.)
Anatomy of a peace deal
But why dwell on the camouflage of scandal? Such distraction obscures the more important facts such as:
•The so-called peace plan was cobbled together by Jared Kushner without any consultation with Abbas, or any Palestinian input.
•It conveniently puts an end to the International Criminal Court’s investigation into alleged war crimes committed against Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
•The Palestinians will be granted limited autonomy within a Palestinian homeland that consists of multiple non-contiguous enclaves scattered throughout the West Bank and Gaza, which have been compared to the apartheid South African system of Bantustans.
|What Palestinians think of Bibi 's peace|
•The government of Israel will retain security control over the Palestinian enclaves and will continue to control Palestinian borders, immigration, security, airspace, aquifers, maritime waters, and the electromagnetic spectrum.
•Israel will be allowed to annex vast stretches of the Palestinian West Bank (which has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967) into Israel, including all of the illegal Jewish-only settlements in areas colonized by Israeli settlers as well as Arab East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley.
•The Palestinians will be allowed to select the leaders of their new homeland but will have no political rights in Israel, the state that actually rules over them.
Meanwhile back at the (colonized) ranch:
At the same time, the Israeli-owned corporation, Elbit Systems , a defense contractor, has been hired by the U.S. government to turn the Tohono O’odham reservation (4,460 square miles) into a total surveillance prison camp. They tout their products are “field proven” on Palestinian people.
And municipal police of countless American Cities, among them D.C., go to Israel for “law enforcement” training, or Israel sends their “law enforcement” IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) experts, whose skills-to-kill have been honed in the practice shooting ranges of Gaza and the West Bank, to the U.S. to train them in population control.
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Another word from your editor: We have entered the everything’s up for grabs no-exit zone where the “Commander in Chief’ can do as he likes, because full fascism is for the benefit of your country, like it or not.
Please don’t let the “Roses this Week” section lull you into a false sense of security.
Even if there are a few roses to count, our bed is made of nails.
Press blackout: Protesters swarm DC demanding end to GOP cover up and demanding witnesses.
Global Move the Nuclear Weapons Money campaign promotes nuclear weapons divestment.
Because it loves to eat, and eat well, France becomes first country to ban all 5 pesticides linked to bee death.
Canada erupts in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
Republics of Trinidad, Tobago and Barbados reject Pompeo Jamaican visit.
Brazil Petrobras workers call indefinite strike after it fires 396 fertilizer plant workers.
Venezuela Embassy Protectors’ pretrial hearing adjourned as Judge Beryl Howell takes relevant ideas under advisement.
Activists plan boycott of U.S. companies backing India’s anti-Muslim policies.
Marine vet lawmaker tells military to question the orders they are given.
New bill would take needed steps toward curbing mass surveillance.
House requires congressional OK for using force against Iran, and votes to repeal 2002 Iraq AUMF used by #45 to justify Soleimani’s murder.
Detroit-area bishop calls for Catholics to refuse to participate in U.S. wars.
Amnesty International USA and partners to brief press on #45 administration’s Muslim Ban expansion.
Pelosi says House Dems will take up legislation reversing #45’s Muslim ban.
Sanders takes aim at corporate polluters with bill cleaning up toxic “forever chemicals” from drinking water.
Democrats finally grapple with Bernie surge in Iowa “Oh, my God, Sanders can win!”
Plan would scale back U.S. military budget by just 3% to end world starvation.
Over 40 press freedom and civil liberties groups denounce Brazil’s charges against Glenn Greenwald.
#WeWantWitnesses trends as protesters demand fair trial and end to GOP cover up.
Demand Justice ads target Chief “Justice” John Roberts failure to see to a fair impeachment trial. (The millions banging pots and pans are watching the Superb Bowl.)
DC billboard slams Snake McConnell’s “Total Coordination with #45.”
DC cops to stop handcuffing!!!! children 12 and under after incidents involving innocent boys.
Hundreds of activists descend on Senators’ offices in home states to call for “fair” impeachment “trial.”
Key part of 2017 GOP tax scam, the “Opportunity Zone” program, is being investigated by Treasury’s internal watchdog group.
Defending Rights and Dissent teams up with Institute for Policy Studies for a people’s briefing on FBI abuse.
Blocking trains and removing coal, climate activists fight to close one of New England’s largest power plants.
Watershed moment as Guardian is applauded for banning fossil fuel company ads.
After court defeat, climate justice lawsuit youth vow to keep fighting.
Black farmers embrace climate-resilient farming.
EWG applauds Kellogg for pledge to end pre-harvest use of weed killer glyphosate
Energy Justice Program fights for “electricity future that words for people and planet.
New Harvard study shows even those with private insurance can’t afford care: Medicare for All is what patients need.
ICE contractor finally fires captain who posed on neo-Nazi site and tried to start hate group.
LA City Council unanimously passes temporary ban on private detention facilities.
Migrant teens abused at detention facility gain powerful allies in ongoing litigation.
Utah finally bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth, but is only the 19th state to do so.
Ellen DeGeneres rewards Texas teen after school penalizes him for wearing long dreads.
Group calls on citizens to blow the whistle on Motorola cell-phone “safety” studies.
California AG Becerra wins $344 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson for deceptive marketing targeting women, a first-in-the-nation ruling.
Of especial relevance to race-based mass incarceration Alaska becomes first state to allow marijuana public use establishments.
Chesa Boudin, just elected in S.F., eliminates cash bail.
Virginia and Colorado legislatures restricting state executions clear significant hurdles.
Best rose of all: please check this out https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/1/17/1911028/-A-Breath-of-Fresh-Air-for-Friday?detail=emaildkre
Volunteering for salary men: public polled on what Senators should ask in last 8 hours of impeachment Q & A.
Commerce Secy. Wilbur Ross opines coronavirus could be boon to American Business bringing much needed jobs to workers (when they’re dead?)
In the face of climate disaster, Australian PM, who once carried lump of coal into Parliament shilling for the coal lobby, plans to open coal mine.
‘Nobody can build like I can build” sez #45 as gale opposes wall.
|Wind storm in Mexicali|