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Old 11-19-2014, 01:14 AM
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Gareth Icke ‏@garethicke 3h3 hours ago

2 Palestinans kill 4 israelis. What's the score so far this year? 2500+ dead Palestinans vs 20 dead israelis? Yeah, Israel is the victim.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:30 AM
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Chris Edwards ‏@HeyChrisEdwards 6h6 hours ago

#FergusonMatters because feeling/being safe isn't something only some people should enjoy.



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Doe ‏@ArcaneCenotaph 6h6 hours ago

#FergusonMatters because an unarmed boy was murdered and lay dead in the street for 4 hours and for 102 days his killer has gone free
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:39 AM
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The Marshall Project ‏@MarshallProj 7h7 hours ago

"Wrongfully convicted men, photographed at scene of the crime they didn’t commit."


"In 2000, on assignment for The New York Times Magazine, Taryn Simon photographed a series of wrongfully convicted death row inmates who had been released over the last decade, many as a result of DNA evidence. That project inspired her to further investigate photography’s often contradictory role in the criminal justice system: Witnesses use mugshots to identify — and sometimes misidentify — suspects.

So Simon traveled across the United States in search of other wrongfully convicted people and photographed them in places that played a significant role in their cases — the location of their arrest, the scene of the crime."

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2...have-been-free
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By the Numbers
A guide to the latest stats in the world of criminal justice.

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2...by-the-numbers
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paul raff ‏@mookiewilson86 9h9 hours ago

Charles Manson is settling down and Bill Cosby raped a bunch of people. These are confusing times.
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:56 AM
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What likely led to the killing of 4 Jewish people praying at the Bnei Torah Kehilat Yaakov synagogue in Jerusalem by 2 Palestinians -


"In Jabal Mukaber relatives of the two attackers offered theories about the motives for the attack, with some linking it to the death of a Palestinian bus driver found hanged behind his bus, described by Israeli authorities as a suicide but widely believed by many Palestinians to have been a lynching."

Supposedly a young Palestinian bus driver with 2 young children hung himself behind his bus. I've read that his body shows signs of torture prior to the hanging, although with no specifics so this is unverified although widely believed.

Of course, USA media accounts always begin with the killing of the 4 Jewish people as if it occurred in a vacuum, rather than starting with the killing/questionable suicide of the bus driver, which as is normal received about zero mentions prior to the Jewish killings.
The murders of the Jewish people by 2 Palestinians has received non-stop lengthy USA media coverage, with it always being covered as if it happened out of the blue with no mentions of what likely led up to it.

As Cenk Ugyur of the Young Turks stated in one of their shows which I've linked to previously - paraphrasing by memory - "When Jews kill, it never counts. IT NEVER COUNTS. When Christians kill, it never counts. IT NEVER COUNTS.
When Muslims kill, it ALWAYS counts".
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Part of the Israeli response to the attacks is their barbaric policy of demolishing the homes of the family (and sometimes the relatives) of the attackers.

"Israel had stopped its policy of demolishing the homes of militants in 2005, after a review committee found they did not deter attacks.

However, the practice resumed this year.

Human rights groups have criticised the policy. Amnesty International said on Tuesday: 'Punishing the families of suspects by destroying their homes is collective punishment and is prohibited by international law.' "


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-30110999

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/wo...plex.html?_r=0
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:57 PM
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Wolf Blitzer:

"In the mid-1970s, Blitzer also contributed to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) as the editor of their monthly publication, the Near East Report.[12][13] While at AIPAC, Blitzer's writing focused on Middle East affairs as they relate to United States foreign policy."

-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Blitzer

"In 1986, he became known for his coverage of the arrest and trial of Jonathan Pollard, an American Jew who was charged with spying for Israel."
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Blitzer wrote a book about the Pollard case:

"A review in The New York Review of Books was more critical, prompting a letter from Blitzer accusing the reviewer of making several inaccurate statements. Reviewer Robert I. Friedman responded to Blitzer's criticism by characterizing Territory of Lies as "a slick piece of damage control that would make [Blitzer's] former employers at AIPAC (not to mention Israel's Defense Ministry) proud."[19]"
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CNN and Blitzer continue to make AIPAC (the main lobbying group for Israel with vastly deep pockets) and Israel's Defense Ministry proud.

After the killing of the 4 Jewish people at the synagogue, Blitzer as usual gave an Israeli representative essentially his own TV show.
When Blitzer asked about the bus driver (undoubtedly he'd cleared this question first with the rep) he was told that there is PROOF that it was a suicide (and not a lynching).

"We have proof" he was told, "We have a pathologist's report".

That is as credible as if the former apartheid government of South Africa had given that answer as to the beating death of Steve Biko or any of hundreds killed by that regime.

Of course the pathologist chosen by Israel gave that response.
For Blitzer not to follow up and ask if a non-Israeli pathologist had also given that answer, or was even allowed to examine the body, is unforgivable but standard for Blitzer and CNN.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:58 PM
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Probably the last mention of Israel/Palestine for awhile, but for people following the above:

"Palestinian driver found hanged in Jerusalem bus"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0J10O220141117
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:29 AM
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Typically excellent Greenwald article:

"Congress Is Irrelevant on Mass Surveillance. Here’s What Matters Instead."


"...the last place one should look to impose limits on the powers of the U.S. government is . . . the U.S. government. Governments don’t walk around trying to figure out how to limit their own power, and that’s particularly true of empires.

The entire system in D.C. is designed at its core to prevent real reform. This Congress is not going to enact anything resembling fundamental limits on the NSA’s powers of mass surveillance. Even if it somehow did, this White House would never sign it. Even if all that miraculously happened, the fact that the U.S. intelligence community and National Security State operates with no limits and no oversight means they’d easily co-opt the entire reform process..."


" Just as the telecoms have been for years, U.S. tech companies were more than happy to eagerly cooperate with the NSA in violating their users’ privacy en masse when they could do so in the dark. But it’s precisely because they can’t do it in the dark any more that things are changing, and significantly...

these changes are taking place because these companies are petrified that the perception of their collaboration with the NSA will harm their future profits, by making them vulnerable to appeals from competing German, Korean, and Brazilian social media companies that people shouldn’t use Facebook or Google because they will hand over that data to the NSA. That—fear of damage to future business prospects—is what is motivating these companies to at least try to convince users of their commitment to privacy..."


https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2...-surveillance/
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