The use or history of organ donation is discussed in an article by Atzmon. You may find it well worth reading. The article is at link. I have updated this article to include another site. Any discussion about these allegations usually generates accusations of anti semitism. (George Ikners ikners.com A Joomla site)
Archive for August, 2009
For someone who worked or served in the CIA for 27 years, Ray McGovern has an attitude that is expressed in the following terms and it really calls out for close inspection, “Do you think the wardens will let George Tenet wear his Presidential Medal of Freedom over the orange coverall? (George Ikners ikners.com Joomla)
Tomgrams usually contain matters of interest. In the latest one Nick Turse compares the My Lai massacre and the Lockerbie incident
In a recent article Norman Solomon looked at the role of the media in the US when the Vietnam war was in progress. Very often you hear the line about how the liberal, socialist etc media undermined the democratic American effort to bring peace and tranquillity to the south and bomb the daylights out of [...]
Yet another good video by Pepe Escobar is at the Real News site. He deals with the Afghanistan elections and the major premise is that the elections were “sponsored by Washington to legitimize the occupation of … less than half of Afghanistan because the Taliban control most of it.”
As the title suggests where does the talk stop and the agreement start. There is an article at the Guardian that has a cute little bannerline saying that Israel will freeze settlements ( “Israel to freeze construction of settlements”). When you get to the article it becomes “Israel to freeze construction of settlements on the West [...]
The supply of water to any area or country is becoming a crucial issue as climate changes are seen around the world. Palestinians are feeling the brunt of Israel’s previous decisions about water and the continuing effects of those policies. (George Ikners ikners.com Joomla)
The settlements in Palestine remain the most difficult issue in many ways. To some they represent the continuing Israeli policy of annexation. This article is updated with recent views of Ramzy Baroud. (George Ikners ikners.com A Joomla site)
Things are often not what they seem or appear. Peter Garrett is an example of the true political chameleon. (ikners.com A Joomla site)
Perhaps this is old news but we do live in a what we say goes world if you support the US the way Rudd and others would like. Remember the days of “All the way with LBJ” well things never change. (George Ikners ikners.com Joomla)
An article from Gilad Atzmon arrived and it really needs to be read.
There is a very interesting article at the Al Jazeera site about the position regarding Hamas and Fatah.
Two videos at the Real News site present differing versions or outlooks about Afghanistan.
It seems that more Australians are finding out that dealing with China is not just a matter of either speaking the language or some shrewd exercise in networking.
Self immolation among women in Afghanistan is something to make even the staunchest of supporters of military solutions think again. (A Joomla site)
Trading in guns and heroin can be very lucrative in Afghanistan. There is an article at the Guardian that gives an extremely good insight into both dealings. (George Ikners ikners.com Joomla)
With the elections approaching in Afghanistan most media outlets are full of references to the Taliban terrorists and insurgents, the so called ‘winnable war’, the commitment of the democracies to save Afghanistan through the continuing war in Afghanistan. (A Joomla site)
There are some very good videos about the battle for the Amazon.
As far as withdrawing from Iraq is concerned nothing is really happening.
“The peoples owe all the political rights and privileges which we enjoy today in greater or lesser measure, not to the goodwill of their governments, but to their own strength” Rudolf Rocker.
This is just the type of headline that should catch the attention of Rudd with support for Israel in his DNA, as he so aptly put it.
In the madness to continue the war in Afghanistan all those there have lost sight of what the reason is for them being there.
The links in this article will take you to the Real News site, the videos there are definitely in the must watch category, if you have any interest in the origins of the war In Iraq. (George Ikners ikners.com Joomla)
I read today’s Opinion article by the Deputy Prime Minister.
In times of and just after war the enemy’s actions are always seen as different to those of the victorious side. (George Ikners ikners.com Joomla)
Once again Pepe Escobar has provided an opportunity to look at the position in the Eurasian area with far more clarity than what you can get from the usual media sources.
There is a growing number of Israelis who find the Zionist/Israeli view of Middle Eastern affairs related to Palestine, at least misguided and in many cases totally wrong. (A Joomla site)
On a foggy day you can see forever,or so many politicians believe. (George Ikners ikners.com Joomla)
We now live in a world of global skepticism.