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Jeremy Scahill: 'We've Hit All-Time Lows'

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  • Blasts US Media Coverage of 'Massacre' in Gaza
  • How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis

Chris Branch, HuffPost Live

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Fake%20Media.jpg07/24/2014 | Jeremy Scahill joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his expose for the Intercept on the way the U.S. government handles its terrorist watchlist database. During the interview, host Alyona Minkovski asked the journalist about media coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict, and Scahill had some strong opinions on the matter.

"We could say this every time I come on your show and talk to you: we've hit all-time lows with media coverage in this country," Scahill told Minkovski. "When you look at what's happening right now in Gaza, this is a massive massacre and one epic series of war crime after war crime, child after child being killed." 

Chris Branch: Assistant News Editor, HuffPost Live at the Huffington Post

Jeremy Scahill is an investigative reporter and war correspondent. He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, the former Yugoslavia and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill has served as the National Security Correspondent for The Nation Magazine and Democracy Now!. 

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How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis, Oliver Willis, Media Matters for America

  • A charity has withdrawn its plans to provide beds for migrant children due to "negative backlash caused by information misreported to the public."
  • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance

 

 

Senate passes Iron Dome funding

 

  • “This is a good example of us putting aside partisan considerations,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said after passage.
  • It's amazing how they can set aside their 'differences' and pull together to support the extermination of Palestinians. 
  • Israeli Lobby Takes Control of US Foreign Policy

Ramsey Cox, The Hill 

 

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August 01, 2014 | Yesterday, the Senate voted unanimously to give Israel an additional $225 million in emergency funding for its Iron Dome missile defense system.  

 

“This is a good example of us putting aside partisan considerations,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said after passage.
 

Ramsey Cox: Reporter for The Hill's Floor Action Blog, covering the Senate. Washington, DC.

 

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Israeli Lobby Takes Control of US Foreign Policy, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • AIPAC becomes foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as domestic lobby.
  • Part 1: Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel
  • Part 2: Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken 

 

The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq

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  • Towards the Creation of a US-sponsored Islamist Caliphate
  • The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: An instrument of the Western Military Alliance
  • The Human Price of Neocon Havoc

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research

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Irak-drapeau-carte.jpgJuly 01, 2014 | The creation of the US sponsored Islamist Caliphate has been announced.  The Islamic State of Iraq and Al Cham (ISIS) has been replaced by the Islamic State (IS).  The Islamic State is not an independent political entity. It is a construct of US intelligence.  (M.Ch. July 1, 2014)

The Western media in chorus have described the unfolding conflict in Iraq as a “civil war” opposing the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham against the Armed forces of the Al-Maliki government.

(Also referred to as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS))

Michel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal and Editor of the globalresearch.ca website. 

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The Human Price of Neocon Havoc, Robert Parry, Consortium News

  • Neocons are the “masters of chaos” as they destabilize disfavored governments around the world. But real people pay the price as we’ve seen with Israel’s slaughter of four boys on a Gaza beach and an apparent shoot-down of a Malaysian airliner over war-torn Ukraine.
  • State Department Ignores How US Forces Have Inspired ‘Emergence’ of Al Qaeda Affiliates
  • How Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Congressional Republicans Created Child-Refugee Flood

 

Israeli Lobby Takes Control of US Foreign Policy

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  • AIPAC becomes foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as domestic lobby.
  • Part 1: Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel
  • Part 2: Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken 

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Bowing to AIPAC, Senate unanimously passes resolution supporting Israel

  • Note that even progressive saints Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken, Sherrod Brown, and Bernie Sanders found nothing in this to object to.
  • For the record, no U.S. military adventure has had the support of all hundred senators in decades. But, hey, this is Israel. And, more important, this is AIPAC. And cash. 

Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss

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July 18, 2014 | The Senate yesterday unanimously passed a resolution backed by the Israel lobby group AIPAC expressing support for Israel’s attack on Gaza and saying not a word about Palestinian deaths.

The Hill says that the resolution passed “through a unanimous consent agreement.”

Philip Weiss is Founder and Co-Editor of Mondoweiss.net.

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Part 2: Noam Chomsky vs. Al Franken 

  • Behind the odd progressive divide between senators, intellectuals on Gaza
  • Senate progressives join unanimous resolution backing Israel, but the reaction has been different elsewhere on left

David Palumbo-Liu, Salon

 

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Al Franken, Noam Chomsky (Credit: Reuters/Richard Clement/AP/Hatem Moussa) 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Very recently, former U.S. national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had this to say about Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brutal attack on and now invasion of Gaza: “He is isolating Israel. He’s endangering its longer-range future. And I think we ought to make it very clear that this is a course of action which we thoroughly disapprove and which we do not support and which may compel us and the rest of the international community to take some steps of legitimizing Palestinian aspirations perhaps in the U.N.”

While it is to be expected that not all of Washington would sign on to this, it is shocking to find the U.S. Senate voting unanimously for Senate Resolution 498, which gave U.S. support for the Israeli defense forces’ invasion and urges Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas to dissolve the unity governing arrangement with Hamas and condemn the attacks on Israel. The resolution calls on Hamas to immediately cease all rocket and other attacks against Israel.

David Palumbo-Liu is the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of comparative literature at Stanford University and the director of the Undergraduate Program in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

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