The Vineyard of the Saker: From Gaza to Donetsk

I spent most of the day recovering from my latest flu feeling better today, thanks and watching the latest news. And I noticed that the footage coming out of Gaza and Novorussia was almost identical. RT just showed some families bathing in a lake near Donetsk who had to run for their lives because the Ukrainian Nazis decided to launch an artillery strike on the lake go figure. Then the next report was about kids murdered by the Israeli Nazis while they were playing on the beach. The more I think about it, the more similarities I see between these conflicts. Oh sure, Russia and Palestine are different, but the similarity I see is not between the victims, but between the methods and motives of the perpetrators. The kind of random, stupid, useless and yet systematic murder of civilians in which the Nazis are engaged in Gaza and Donetsk is exactly the same one. And Emperor Obama regularly takes to the air to tell us that the perpetrators are only defending themselves. Another similitude is the “crime” committed by the victims: all they want is to be left in peace to live on their own land as they wish.

What is being murdered day after day after day in Gaza and Novorussia is not just children or civilians. It’s decency, honor, freedom, dignity, truth, memory, kindness, compassion and beauty. They could not murder the Creator, so they take out their revenge on His creatures. What is being murdered today in Gaza and Novorussia is, I sincerely believe, simply humanity. The Saker

via The Vineyard of the Saker: From Gaza to Donetsk.

PressTV – US MH17 remarks resemble Iraq WMDs tale: Russia

A Russian official says US remarks over the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine resemble Washington’s hasty conclusions on the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

The US has established the guilty party “even before the investigation of the Boeing accident. Earlier, the White House established the same way that Saddam [Hussein] had WMDs [weapons of mass destruction],” Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Saturday.

The statement follows earlier remarks made by US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power that Washington “cannot rule out” Russia’s role in the recent plane crash over eastern Ukraine.

Moreover on Friday, President Barack Obama said evidence indicated that a Malaysian airliner was hit by a missile launched from areas inside Ukraine controlled by “Russian separatists.”

The accusations resemble similar remarks made by the US in 2003, before it invaded Iraq in blatant violation of international law and under the pretext of finding weapons of mass destruction there.

via PressTV – US MH17 remarks resemble Iraq WMDs tale: Russia.

▶ BOOM! Kiev Caught Plotting Crash of Malaysia Flight MH17 , Before It Happened! – YouTube

▶ BOOM! Kiev Caught Plotting Crash of Malaysia Flight MH17 , Before It Happened! – YouTube.

▶ BOOM! Kiev Caught Plotting Crash of Malaysia Flight MH17 , Before It Happened! – YouTube

▶ BOOM! Kiev Caught Plotting Crash of Malaysia Flight MH17 , Before It Happened! – YouTube.

Claim: MH17 was being flanked by Ukrainian fighter jets – Intellihub.com

By Steve Watson | Infowars

Russia wants explanation for warplane flying within three miles of downed airliner

Amid the confusion surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 comes a claim from an Iranian defense expert that could explain why the airliner was targeted by pro-Russian separatists.

Many have questioned how operators inside the Buk missile TELAR (transporter erector launcher and radar) could have possibly mistaken MH17′s radar signal as anything other than a civilian plane, given the Boeing 777′s altitude and transponder type.

Thus the notion that the missile operators believed they were firing at a Ukrainian Air Force surveillance plane has been rubbished by commentators.

Babak Taghvaee, described by The Aviationist as “very well informed and an extremely reliable source,” believes, however, that the airliner attracted attention because it was being escorted over eastern Ukraine by two Su-27 Fighter Jets.

via Claim: MH17 was being flanked by Ukrainian fighter jets – Intellihub.com.

Russia hits back at claims it supported rebels suspected of downing MH17 | World news | The Guardian

President Vladimir Putin and Russia‘s military top brass have attempted to strike back at accusations that they had supported the pro-Russian rebels suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine.

The Kremlin appeared to be on the defensive after western countries suggested that Moscow bears some blame for the tragedy and demanded that Putin take steps to end the violence in the region.

President Barack Obama has asserted that a surface-to-air missile from rebel-controlled territory brought down the plane, but Russian officials and state-controlled television have focused on theories implicating the Ukrainian government or its western backers.

Speaking forcefully in televised comments on Sunday night, Putin again placed responsibility for the tragedy on Kiev and hinted that the west was using it for political gain. He suggested that the resumption of Kiev’s military campaign in eastern Ukraine after a failed ceasefire in June had led to the downing of the plane.

“We can say with confidence that if military actions hadn’t been resumed in eastern Ukraine on 28 June, this tragedy probably wouldn’t have happened,” Putin said. “In addition, no one has the right and no one should use this tragedy to achieve selfish political goals.”

via Russia hits back at claims it supported rebels suspected of downing MH17 | World news | The Guardian.

In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | theguardian.com

They hid at the El-Wafa hospital.

They hid at the Al-Aqsa hospital.

They hid at the beach, where children played football.

They hid at the yard of 75-year-old Muhammad Hamad.

They hid among the residential quarters of Shujaya.

They hid in the neighbourhoods of Zaytoun and Toffah.

They hid in Rafah and Khan Younis.

They hid in the home of the Qassan family.

They hid in the home of the poet, Othman Hussein.

They hid in the village of Khuzaa.

They hid in the thousands of houses damaged or destroyed.

They hid in 84 schools and 23 medical facilities.

They hid in a cafe, where Gazans were watching the World Cup.

They hid in the ambulances trying to retrieve the injured.

They hid themselves in 24 corpses, buried under rubble.

They hid themselves in a young woman in pink household slippers, sprawled on the pavement, taken down while fleeing.

They hid themselves in two brothers, eight and four, lying in the intensive burn care unit in Al-Shifa.

They hid themselves in the little boy whose parts were carried away by his father in a plastic shopping bag.

They hid themselves in the “incomparable chaos of bodies” arriving at Gaza hospitals.

They hid themselves in an elderly woman, lying in a pool of blood on a stone floor.

Hamas, they tell us, is cowardly and cynical.

via In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians | Richard Seymour | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

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