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FAQ: Who wants war?
3 years ago

"We the people" -- in the bottom 99% -- don't want war, and because we do not want it, we mistakenly assume that no one in our government wants war.  That leads us to conclude that wars and depressions "just happen".  Wars are either  "nobody's fault" or the fault of the targeted country that foolishly "attacks us" or "threatens us" for no reason.

 

The notion that other countries -- one after another -- commit suicide "for no reason" is a clue that we are missing a big piece of the puzzle.   Since our masked media tell us what the government wants us to hear and seldom question the authorities or investigate foreign policy issues, we Americans usually hear only one side of the "telephone conversation", or less -- so yes, there are huge gaps in our "understanding" of the world.  And since our government keeps most things secret these days, there are gaps just as large in our understanding of our own government.

 

The most important question we fail to ask is "Who gains?".  Who benefits from U.S. war-making?  The trillions of dollars the U.S. spends has to go somewhere.  There are a lot of war-hogs feeding at the trough.  We're told that "war is hell", but war is not hell for the chickenhawks who profit hugely from war.  For war-profiteers, war is heaven!

 

Take the Carlyle Group, for example -- Bush was a member, as were the bin Ladens.  The group invests in war-related stocks and the members of the group then start the wars that cause those stocks to skyrocket.  This used to be seen as "insider trading".  Fortunately for the modern investor, accountability at the top has ceased to exist.

 

> It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.

 

-- General Douglas MacArthur

 

> War is just a racket.

 

-- Smedley Butler, USMC Major General and two-time Medal of Honor winner, 1933 speech

Most of the profits from war are less obvious, however.  Consider a system that is facing economic collapse.  By starting a war, politicians can deflect attention from the corruption that caused the collapse.  War enables the leaders to stay out of prison.  Under war, the rule of law breaks down -- which is just fine, if you're one of the criminals.  The government is too busy bombing villages on the other side of the planet: domestic affairs "take a back seat".

 

War is good for aspiring politicians: They can "look presidential" by railing at the fictitious "Enemy".  Using the war prospect, they can get voters hooked on the Fear Drug and the Hate Drug.  Fear is an addiction: Once hooked, the voters will keep coming back to the politicians who dispense Fear.

 

War is good for  international banksters, who can loan to both sides at extortionistic interest rates.  War is also good for the masked media, because it boosts ratings.  War is good for employment in the "Defense Sector" -- though at the expense of employment elsewhere.

 

With these very powerful incentives at work, it is hard for the politician to resist the temptation to start a war.

 

Now add in the powerful foreign lobbies.  The U.S., as a whole, may not gain from starting a war, but at least one of its "Allies" gains immensely.  Almost all of the territory this "Friend" occupies has been gained through war.  War-making enables this "Friend" to retain its stranglehold on the U.S. political process, because neighboring countries are reduced to rubble and tyranny.  The "Friend" becomes the regional superpower -- by getting the U.S. to destroy all possible competition.

 

All of these wars cost the "Friend" nothing, because we Americans are all too happy to see our own sons and daughters used as cannon fodder for this foreign regime, while we ourselves serve as the stupefied cash-cows for that regime.

 

Is there a foreign regime that sees the world in such cynical terms?  Is there a regime that sanctifies one ethnic group while regarding other human beings as expendable?  Is there a regime that makes a habit of stabbing its gullible "Friends" in the back?  Yes, obviously there is.

 

So war is not an accident.  War is the culmination of a steady process of corruption.   To avert the war, we must identify the corrupt actors and expose them and prevent them from feeding us the lies that serve as the pretexts for their war-making.

 

The real enemy is not some hapless Third World country on the other side of the planet.  The real enemy is the war racket here at home.  So long as the racketeers of war remain in power, we will see:

 

* countless innocent people in distant countries terrorized and murdered

* our own children coming home dead or physically and spiritually maimed

* our dollars by the trillions wasted on death and destruction

* tyranny and corruption here at home spiraling out of control.



This post was modified from its original form on 16 Jan, 8:31
Posing as Americans, Israelis recruit Jundallah terrorists
3 years ago

In the last few days, we've learned that Israeli agents, posing as Americans, have recruited anti-Iranian "Jundallah" terrorists.  The terrorists then blow up things in Iran, and when caught, implicate America.  It's a win-win for Israel: They get to sponsor more terror in Iran, and they get to stab their stupid American "Friends" in the back yet again.

 

A paper trail, in the form of buried intelligence memos, has now been unearthed by Mark Perry in an exclusive report at Foreign Policy magazine.

 

Justin Raimondo comments.

 

> You bet those memos are buried deep – lest Americans discover that their faithful “allies” are trying to implicate them in war crimes.

> Jundallah is a terrorist organization, Sunni-oriented and linked to al-Qaeda, that has murdered Iranian civilians in bombings and other attacks within Iran: their ostensible goal is to “liberate” Iranian (and Pakistani) Baluchistan. According to the memos, the Israelis recruited these terrorists right out in the open in London, where Mossad operatives – posing as CIA officers – met with Jundallah officials. “It’s amazing what the Israelis thought they could get away with,” Perry quotes one intelligence officer as saying. “They apparently didn’t give a damn what we thought.”

> Of course not – and why should they? After all, we’ve given them a pass every time: when Jonathan Pollard stole what US officials described as the intelligence community’s “crown jewels” and passed them off to the Russians; when they stole our trade and military secrets and passed them off to China: when they were tracking the 9/11 conspirators and didn’t tell us what Mohammed Atta and his crew were up to. They took our “foreign aid” with one hand, and stabbed us in the back with the other. 

> What did we do about it, and what were the consequences for the Israelis? 

> The answer is: nothing, and none: nor has the story changed much this time around.

 

-- Justin Raimondo, [Under a False Flag // Our “friends,” the Israelis, implicate us in war crimes](http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/01/15/under-a-false-flag/), *Antiwar.com*, 16 Jan 2012  <a href="http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2012/01/15/under-a-false-flag/">(Clickable link)</a>

 

Yes, we do nothing.  We would rather blow up the human race and wreck the planet than bring the racketeers of war to justice.



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This post was modified from its original form on 16 Jan, 8:48
3 years ago

Another candidate just dropped out of the presidential race because he didn't have the funding. Does it take much thinking to realize 99% who might not want war doesn't have the funding to make any difference in what they want or don't want??????

3 years ago

Thank you Charles for this topic.

 

IMO, WW III is imminent, but this situation continue for years.

After the Soros made so called "Green Revolution" to destabilise Iran and subsequent bring down the government failed.

Then Israel developed the Stuxx.net virus - or trojan, actually, developed in Germany, amends in Israel to disable the nuclear facilities in Busher/Iran.

Additional Mossad murdered top Iranian nuclear scientists to delay or determine the efforts of the Iran to develop a nuclear reactor to end it's energy dependence on crude oil, coal and white coal (which was problematic).

 

This efforts lasted at least some three years, backed by the lame stream media Israel's ally, the U.S.

 

Well, we know in the U.S. government we have very keen radicals promoting a war with Iran by all means - even past Russia and China treatened USrael with harsh countermeasures and a WW III if they would invade Israel - and the U.S. Pentagram still continues it's war praparations.

Currently, the Iran seems totally encircled by NATO Forces and the war machine seems to escalate the attacking (process) but waiting for Iran to make the first step into war to blame Teheran for the first strike.

 

What is your opinion, Charles, would the ZioCon REALLY succeed and hazard horrifyingly consequences of a WW III ?

I'll be back tomorrow, do not hasten with your reply.

 

Food for thoughts:

 

Iran - good nuclear power, evil nuclear power
2 years ago

Iran - good nuclear power, evil nuclear power
The abobe advertising was shifted from the U.S. nuclear industry in newspapers and magazines in the 70's. It shows the power brought by the West to the dictator Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi as an advertising medium and a model for the construction of nuclear power plants.


What was different?
Quite simply, Iran was under the dictatorship of the Shah, a friend of the West and an ally of Israel. Iran's pursuit of a nuclear program was not an issue. On the contrary, it was sponsored by the West and the whole Techology sold and delivered to Iran, as the German Siemens group.

What changed?
The corrupt dictator and his secret police and decadent western way of life overthrown by the people of Iran by the Islamic Revolution on February 11 in 1979 and they wanted a more religiously oriented form of government. An overwhelming majority chose the new constitution that provided for an association between religion and state, with the Qur'an model.

The new government nationalized the oil industry and the Western oil companies had left behind. From then on, Iran became the "enemy" and fought by all means. First, the U.S. imposed economic sanctions in 1979 against Iran, which to this day has become increasingly fierce. Then they made 8 years of war against Iran, from 1980 to 1988, with Iraq as a proxy. And then they invented the lie about an Iranian nuclear weapons program and what a terrible threat would come to the world by Iran. We must therefore wage a war against Iran!

Before good nuclear power, thereafter bad nuclear power!
This change of opinion shows, it's all just propaganda and a cheap excuse. It's Iran’s concern then and now, just to generate electricity.

Just as with the run-up to war against Iraq, with the lie that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, when it comes to Iran and an imaginary threat to artificial hysteria and not to its nuclear program. In reality it is about the sole hegemony of Israel in the Middle East and to take control of Iranian oil by the United States.

Washington and Tel Aviv want a regime change, a return to old times, where the West set in an other puppet to obey their commands. They were concerned about democracy and human rights are ridiculous and just a slogan for the gullible stupid people here. But this they do not care. The main thing Israel can continue its aggressive land acquisition unchallenged as the only really has in the region of nuclear bombs that threaten its neighbours and the American and British world corporations can plunder the Iran again.

The only real threat to the world, the war mongers in the West, the war criminals in Washington, London, Paris, Berlin and Tel Aviv, which invaded one country after another, and bomb, thereby killing hundreds of thousands of people and left behind only destruction, pain, misery and contaminated soil. All because of their inordinate greed for always more, because they worship God Mammon, and everyone has to submit to him.

2 years ago

Who wants war?  

 

The MIC

2 years ago

There is the fact that the United States is the country that started Iran's nuclear program which included technology and the first fuel. In time Russia and other countries got involved which is the real reason for war. Listen closely to the news. Brian William's new show featured Ted Koppel doing a show from Iraq while the US troops were withdrawing. What a ridiculous joke that was! He brought up how the Iraqi and Iranian border guards had made 'peace' with each other and how this could hurt US influence!!! "Hurt US influence" is suppose to be important????? Where's the 'common sense to this????

 

The US built one of the largest embassy in the world in Iraq while the people did without basic necessities. The US now occupies Iraq which is what they did in Iran which totally fueled the revolution. War is profit! Peace is not!

 

The US is profit oriented. Arm sales moved the US from seventh place to first place in the world. Never does anybody hear of politicians arguing and fighting about the defense budget yet look at how they raise the debt limit of the citizens in the United States and cut back from the citizens method of survival.

 

Plain and simply put the citizens have been enslaved but didn't the United States start this country with slave owners being in control???? Wars control people! How many people do any of you know have peace with others when they're fighting with them????

Plain and simply put the citizens have been enslaved -- Ken G.
2 years ago

> Lincoln "oversaw the systematic shelling and burning of entire cities for strategic and tactical purposes. ... The fact is, Lincoln didn't abolish slavery at all, he nationalized it, imposing income taxation and military conscription upon what had been a free country before he took over -- income taxation and military conscription to which newly 'freed' blacks soon found themselves subjected right alongside newly-enslaved whites. If the civil war was truly fought against slavery ... then clearly, slavery won.

-- Vin Suprynowicz, ["Celebrating America's First Bolshevik"](http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/gov_philosophy/americas_first_bolshevik.htm)

> I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.

-- Woodrow Wilson, *The New Freedom*, 1913

> The World is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.

-- Benjamin Disraeli, English Statesman, 1844

> There are none so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free.

-- Goethe

> War is just a racket.

-- Smedley Butler, USMC Major General and two-time Medal of Honor winner, 1933 speech

And sometimes the racketeers turn their guns at us Americans -- take the Ludlow Massacre, the Waco Massacre, Kent State, Old Miss, and NDA 2012, for example.

Who wants war? The MIC -- Katii L.
2 years ago

Ironically, Katii, the "M" now seems to be turning against the "IC", inasmuch as many of the Ron Paul votes come from military people.  In recent years, the military has also been a restraining influence on our berserk war-besotted politicians.  JCS Chairman Admiral Mullen, for example, has campaigned against attacking Iran.

 

> MULLEN: We haven’t had a connection with Iran since 1979. Even in the darkest days of the Cold War, we had links to the Soviet Union. We are not talking to Iran, so we don’t understand each other. If something happens, it’s virtually assured that we won’t get it right — that there will be miscalculation which would be extremely dangerous in that part of the world. [...]

> QUESTION: Are you specifically talking about military to military contact, or a broader set of engagement between the two countries?

> MULLEN: I’m talking about any channel that’s open. We’ve not had a direct link of communication with Iran since 1979. And I think that has planted many seeds for miscalculation. When you miscalculate, you can escalate and misunderstand. This isn’t about agreeing or disagreeing. [...]

> My own experience is, it sort of depends on the country what the most effective channels are. Some of them are diplomatic. Some of them are political. Some of them are mil-to-mil. Some of them are economic. But we have not had a clear channel to Iran since 1979.

> [...] Any channel would be terrific and I don’t have a preferred one based on what the hopes would be.

 

-- Ali Gharib , "Adm. Mike Mullen Supports Opening Up ‘Any Channel’ Of Communication With Iran", ThinkProgress, 20 Sep 2011 (Google "Admiral Mullen Iran" for more articles)

And now, even the CFR Establishment is losing its taste for Iranian blood!  See:

 

John Glaser, "Even the Establishment Doesn’t Want War With Iran", Antiwar.com, 18 Jan 2012

 

CFR insider Leslie Gelb, in an article in the Daily Beast, writes:

 

> Except for those who would bless the sound of the cannon wherever it led, everyone soon realized the terrible truth: that government leaders had little or no idea what they were doing, what the invaded country was really like, and what could and could not be accomplished at what cost. By then, it was too late.

 

Incredible!  Iran expert Paul Pillar responds here.

 

The MIC is not homogeneous.  Some of the war-lovers are worse than others.  The militaristic morons who drive the insanity are usually the Israel-firsters.  This has been true since the time of Gerald Ford, when the Israel-firsters on "Team B" used hugely inflated estimates of Soviet strength to sabotage detente and pave the way for Reagan's military build-up.



This post was modified from its original form on 19 Jan, 14:02
Three U.S. aircraft carrier in front of the Iranian coast
2 years ago

Three U.S. aircraft carrier in front of the Iranian coast
(First Photos)

Currently there are three American aircraft carriers in the Arabian Sea to the Strait of Hormuz.

They are the USS Stennis, USS Carl Vinson and USS Lincoln.

The Lincoln on January 19 joined in and, according to U.S. NAVY to replace the Stennis.

Two pots are already quite a lot and are a threat, but three?

Whether this is temporary or is really a changing of the guard we'll see.

In any case, all three are now in the same sea.

Against a return to the home port of the Stennis say the photos are shown on the Facebook page of the USS Lincoln, and even Facebook, yes, FB, which has joined the group. One can see two aircraft carriers next to each other and they are fully up to date of January 19. The number 72 carries the Lincoln and at 74 is the Stennis.





Captain John Alexander of Lincoln says in a video, they are now a part of the 5th Fleet, commanded by Bahrain, and its mission is to operate within and outside the Persian Gulf. This means that they will pass through the Strait of Hormuz and thus confront the Iranians.

Hmmm, how the United States would react if three mount up with all aircraft carrier and the escort ships and submarines of the Russian would appear before the American coast? Would they then occur threatened ?
Possibly.

Why then Iran must put up with it and stay calm ?
Clearly this is a provocation.
Washington wants Tehran to provoke a rash act, then the excuse that can be called out:
"We were attacked and now we must fight back !"



2 years ago

In the news from where I live a gun went off on a school bus while in the possession of a seven year old. A seventh grader took a gun and a knife to school. The Dr. Phil show featured how teens had 30 seconds to fame videos where two girls were physically beating the hell out of one another. The news also showed how teens went into stores and damaged them so they could show off the videos of their deeds. A 14 year old raped and robbed a 42 year old grandmother at knife point when she returned home from work. A 15 year old was captured in California after fleeing AZ where he killed two people in a robbery. 

 

Who needs wars in other countries when we got this stuff going on in our own country???????

The American Cage
2 years ago

Hello Ken G.

 

All of "this stuff going on in our own country" is fostered by the lawless "Might Makes Right" mentality at the top.  If our rulers are free to murder entire countries, using the most satanic killing machines ever built, who can object to a teen beating using no more than fists and knives?

 

The root of it is the "Kill and be Killed" MENTALITY the war-addicted Establishment has imparted to us.  Most Americans now live in the narrow little cage created by that mentality.

 

To break out of this cage, we must distance ourselves from the blood-soaked Establishment and rediscover the Golden Rule.

2 years ago

I forgot that fifteen year old that killed two also wounded one person who will survive. And there was a mother of four left laying in the road after being run over by a hit and run driver. She leaves behind four children and police are asking for help if anyone has information about this. Another young man was sentenced for killing another mother when she was doing her Christmas shopping. They showed the children and her husband crying as they spoke at the sentencing.

 

This sort of news in non-stop, 24-7. Just in my own neighborhood people live in constant fear with absolutely no one or no where to turn to for help. This might sound strange coming from a citizen living in a country that is promoting democracy and human rights in other countries, but it is the honest truth. To me our society has enable this to happen because society does not want to become responsible and accountable for its own direction and well-being.

 

Others have attempted to change the direction of societies that went down the drain like ours but failed also. I sort of think it's going to take a few that don't join into being controlled and manipulated with fighting what's happened to us, but instead put the energy into changing direction of individuals that make up a society.

Is the U.S. promoting democracy and human rights?
2 years ago

> a country that is promoting democracy and human rights

 

-- Ken G.

 

To me, it seems like the U.S. is USING "democracy and human rights" as a pretext for war-making.  Consider what the U.S. is doing in Syria.  Initially, the U.S.-backed rebels were calling for reform, something Syria obviously needs.  But as soon as Assad started to make reforms, the rebels switched to calling for his overthrow.

 

The U.S. supports this insistence upon revolution and thus creates the conditions for a civil war and the destruction of human rights in Syria.  If the U.S. wanted to foster human rights, it would support reform, mediation, reconciliation, compromise, dialogue, and mutual restraint, as the Russians are doing.

2 years ago

It is against a U.N. mandate for one country to overthrow another country's government so our wonderful United States government funds and supports the people in those countries to overthrow their own governments. In Libya, for instance, the US was training the rebels for the ground war four years before it actually happened. In Georgia, which Russia had been acting responsible for the people there, the US along with other countries including Israel, trained and armed and funded the war there because our country along with others involved had invested in an oil pipe line there in attempting to override Russia's oil pipeline.

 

The bottom line is our country has been so corrupt for so long that I cannot see where any of us would ever live long enough to undo the damage done in restoring any credibility for the US in the world ever again. We've shown the world there's nothing to trust or respect about us.

US confronts its reputation abroad
2 years ago

Well Ken G. Americas reputation, of course is suffering in concerns of their meddling into other states and USSA foreign/war policy.

 

The article is from Russia Today and was published in April 2010

"Many people believed that the election of Barack Obama meant a new US foreign policy. As the wars drag on, however, has anything really changed?

A popular president came to power as the US continued to fight unpopular wars. At the end of George W. Bush's administration, most of the world had little respect for the United States. Has the situation changed in the first year of the Obama administration? 

“ In 2009, we began to see signs of a revival in the image of the United States reflecting confidence in its new President Barack Obama,” says Andrew Kohut, President of Pew Research at a hearing before members of Congress.

But confidence is not on the radar where US rocket attack targets are. 

“As positive as the numbers were in much for the world,” Kohut said. “There was little indication of a better opinion of the United States in the Muslim world, I’m sorry to say. Opinions in the Middle East remain largely unfavorable.”


Anyone can watch videos of US airstrikes of this region online. “Ya, shake and bake baby! Does that not blow your mind,” a US soldier yells in a video as a bomb hits the ground.

Meanwhile, according to pollsters, “strong animosity continues to run deep and unabated in Turkey, Pakistan, and the Palestinian territories” – allies the US is counting on in a hostile region. 

It’s a bad reputation that stretches beyond the latest blasts of two US wars in the Middle East.

read on:

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-reputation-abroad/

 

And sadly the Full spectrum (global) dominance attemps of the empire continue

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14046

 

But, Ken people here and there are not so gullible anymore and get the USrael - Brzezinski trick and all sorts of things should be done to strenghten the good - within you and without you.

The more of us participiate in exposing the awful lies of the USSA terrorist regime the less clearance the PentaGram has to fulfill the dreams of a few psychopaths.

Be creative Ken, carefully in your personal environment ask your friends, family, neighbors, how this misery could happen, educate yourself by the still existing internet, spend more time to be in Mother Nature (you will get the best suiting ideas for the current mess to solve in your individual entouraage.

Raise questions, this is important, do not directly confront your conversation counterparts as they would feel uncomfortably and pull back.

Too easy one will become even more misfit than necessary.

I will post a few easy to do hints in CNB group which are real good working for a verbal / keyboard freedom fight(er) to take back the rights you and your fellow countrymen deserve.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14046

Rothschilds Want Iranís Banks
2 years ago

By Pete Papaherakles

Could gaining control of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran (CBI) be one of the main reasons that Iran is being targeted by Western and Israeli powers?

As tensions are building up for an unthinkable war with Iran, it is worth exploring Iran’s banking system compared to its U.S., British and Israeli counterparts.

Some researchers are pointing out that Iran is one of only three countries left in the world whose central bank is not under Rothschild control.

Before 9-11 there were reportedly seven:

Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran.

By 2003, however, Afghanistan and Iraq were swallowed up by the Rothschild octopus, and by 2011 Sudan and Libya were also gone.

In Libya, a Rothschild bank was established in Benghazi while the country was still at war.

Islam forbids the charging of interest, a major problem for the Rothschild banking system.

Until a few hundred years ago, charging interest was also forbidden in the Christian world and was even punishable by death.

It was considered exploitation and enslavement.

Since the Rothschilds took over the Bank of England around 1815, they have been expanding their banking control over all the countries of the world.

Their method has been to get a country’s corrupt politicians to accept massive loans, which they can never repay, and thus go into debt to the Rothschild banking powers.

If a leader refuses to accept the loan, he is oftentimes either ousted or assassinated.

And if that fails, invasions can follow, and a Rothschild usury-based bank is established.

The Rothschilds exert powerful influence over the world’s major news agencies.

By repetition, the masses are duped into believing horror stories about evil villains.

The Rothschilds control the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the IMF, the World Bank and the Bank of International Settlements.

Also they own most of the gold in the world as well as the London Gold Exchange, which sets the price of gold every day.

It is said the family owns over half the wealth of the planet-estimated by Credit Suisse to be USD 231 trillion-and is controlled by Evelyn Rothschild, the current head of the family.

read more:

http://americanfreepress.net/?p=2743

We Love You - Iran & Israel
2 years ago

We Love You - Iran & Israel

 

please donate and help us spread the message
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http://www.indiegogo.com/israeliran?a=499936



To the Iranian people
To all the fathers, mothers, children, brothers and sisters

For there to be a war between us, first we must be afraid of each other, we must hate.
I'm not afraid of you, I don't hate you.
I don t even know you. No Iranian ever did me no harm. I never even met an Iranian...Just one in Paris in a museum. Nice dude.

I see sometime here, on the TV, an Iranian. He is talking about war.
I'm sure he does not represent all the people of Iran.
If you see someone on your TV talking about bombing you ...be sure he does not represent all of us.

I'm not an official representative of my country. but I know the streets of my town, I talk with my neighbors, my familys, my friends and in the name of all these people ...we love you.
We mean you no harm.
On the contrary, we want to meet, have some coffee and talk about sports.

To all those who feel the same, share this message and help it reach the Iranian people
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My name is Ronny, I'm 41 years old. I'm a father, a teacher, a Graphic Designer.
I'm an Israeli citizen and I need your help.

Lately, in the news, we've been hearing about a war coming while we, the people are sitting, watching like it has nothing to do with us.

On March 15th, I posted a poster on Facebook. The message was simple.
Iranians. We love you. We will never bomb your country

Within 24 hours, thousands of people shared the poster on Facebook, and I started receiving messages from Iran.
The next day, we got featured on TV and newspapers, proving that the message was traveling. Fast.

Please help us prevent this war by spreading this message.

We need your help raising money in order to buy media: billboards, major magazines, TV ads and finally Times Square screens. We want everybody to understand that there will be no war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYjuUoEivbE

2 years ago

PEACE THROUGH MUSIC Ö.. DESPITE IT ALL!
2 years ago

 

At the beginning of the week I posted THIS which included THIS report about the tensions in the Israeli/Palestinian city of Jaffa.
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Despite the joint agenda of the Israeli right as well as their government itself, there is hope in Jaffa and in Israel as a whole. The people themselves want peace, and through their activities it will be achieved.
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One example of this is an organisation calling themselves the Arab-Jewish Community Centre in Jaffa.  A group within is the Arab & Jewish women’s choir “Shirana”.
The following was sent to me by a British Blogger and friend, Charlie Pottins, both Palestinians and Israelis enjoying the sounds of Passover, TOGETHER.
Here too we have the 99%, a group called THE PEOPLE, and we want Peace and we want it NOW!
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Below is a translation of the song in the video, sung traditionally at Passover Seders.
<The White House Seder last year



Lyrics:
A little goat (2x)
My father bought for two zuzim
A little goat (2x).Then came the cat
And ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim

Then came the dog
And bit the cat
That ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim

Then came the stick
And beat the dog
That bit the cat
That ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim

Then came the fire
That burned the stick
That beat the dog
That bit the cat
That ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim

Then came the water
That quenched the fire
That burned the stick
That beat the dog
That bit the cat
That ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim

Then came the ox
That drank the water
That quenched the fire
That burned the stick
That beat the dog
That bit the cat
That ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim

Then came the butcher
That slew the ox
That drank the water
That quenched the fire
That burned the stick
That beat the dog
That bit the cat
That ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim.

Then came the Angel of Death
And killed the butcher
That slew the ox
That drank the water
That quenched the fire
That burned the stick
That beat the dog
That bit the cat
That ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim

Then came the Holy One
Blessed be G-d
And destroyed the Angel of Death
That killed the butcher
That slew the ox
That drank the water
That quenched the fire
That burned the sticks
That beat the dog
That bit the cat
That ate the little goat
My father bought for two zuzim

On all nights, on all nights
I questioned only four
Tonight I have one more:
How much longer will the circle of horror persist
Striker and stricken, beater and beaten,
When will this madness, when will it end,
And what is different for you, what is different?
I am different this year
I used to be a lamb and a peaceful goat
Today I am a tiger and a preying coyote
I was a dove already, and a ram
Today I dont know who I am

(My father bought for 2 zuzim)
And once more, we start from the beginning

The Original dug out of the treasure coffer of medieval mediterranean music by great Angelo Branduardi from Italy in your language (there are much better versions available on you tube - but the language...)
Alla fiera dell'est in inglese Angelo Branduardi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgSyRyPuD_k