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R.I.P. Chris Squire, Bassist and Co-Founder of the band YES

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Interview with Max Blumenthal on Gaza war – Elias Isquith/Salon.com

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If for whatever reason you are one of the very few people on this Earth who wants to go into, rather than get out of, the Gaza Strip, you may want to know what to expect.

Because although it’s been just a bit less than a year since the Israeli-Gaza conflict of 2014 — or “Operation Protective Edge,” as the Israeli Defense Force called it — came to a halt, you shouldn’t expect to find a society rebuilding. No, according to “The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza,” the new book from Max Blumenthal, the journalist behind 2013′s incendiary “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel,” what you’ll see instead is mountains of rubble, barely any less than there was at the conclusion of the war.

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How the Hollywood Jewish mafia operates: Adam Sandler versus Rose McGowan – Cheatbeet.com

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Yet another controversy is dragging Adam Sandler’s name through the mud, though at this point it’s really uncertain whether that name could get any dirtier. The actor has been continuously offensive for the better part of his career, becoming more and more tasteless the further he gets from his SNL heyday, as if age is sapping out what little potential for humor Sandler ever had. His movies continuously tank at the box office, get lambasted by critics, and make no one with an IQ in the double digits laugh. So why does Hollywood keep giving him work? Why did Netflix, a company that has built itself a reputation for quality, give him a massive movie deal?
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In parallel with the USA-Iran negotiations: The secret projects of Israël and Saudi Arabia – Thierry Meyssan/Voltairenet.org

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No-one in the Middle East seems to be aware that the secret agreements which should be signed on the 30th June 2015 by Washington and Teheran – on the fringe of the multilateral agreements concerning nuclear power – will probably set the rules of the game for the next ten years.

These agreements arrive at a moment when the United States have become the world’s first producers of petrol, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. Consequently they do not need Middle-Eastern petrol for themselves, and are only interested in it as a means of maintaining the world market in dollars.
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ISIS and the Lonely Young American – Rukmini Callimachi/The New York Times

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Alex, a 23-year-old Sunday school teacher and babysitter, was trembling with excitement the day she told her Twitter followers that she had converted to Islam.

For months, she had been growing closer to a new group of friends online — the most attentive she had ever had — who were teaching her what it meant to be a Muslim. Increasingly, they were telling her about the Islamic State and how the group was building a homeland in Syria and Iraq where the holy could live according to God’s law.

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Who Guards The Dog?

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The American pro Palestine community is divided. Clearly, there is an aggressive attempt by a certain Jewish camp to dominate the narrative and set the boundaries of freedom of speech within the community. On the other hand, there are the resistors to this attempted domination.  I will not go into parsing the details of the JVP-Weir wars here, as they’re already known.  But I will say this:  to question authority using the sword of reason is healthy and in fact it is a necessary activity.

The pro Palestine community has two kinds of infiltrators:  the despicable antisemite and the despicable anti-gentile.  A Jewish contingency within the community, more specifically JVP, has taken it upon themselves to weed out the antisemite amongst us using McCarthy-like tactics and their fault-susceptible broad definition of an antisemite.   I understand the absolute necessity of weeding out undesirables – but it has to be done for non-personal and legitimate reasons – and the ousting must be agreed upon by both Jew and Gentile groups, and not just solely by one side.

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Interview with Trita Parsi: What Iranians Really Think About The Nuclear Negotiations – Charlotte Alfred/HuffPo

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Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving world headlines. This time, we speak with Trita Parsi, the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council, about the Iran nuclear talks.

After years of painstaking negotiations, Iran and six world powers are nearing a self-imposed deadline to conclude a deal that would restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for international sanctions relief.
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Wikiweasel Coverup As Saudi Contact With Israel Censored – Gordon Duff/Veterans Today

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500,000 documents without one mention of Israel…again

Everyone knows Saudi Arabia and Israel are coordinating the war in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Saudi operations inside Turkey are well know, documented and Saudi officers have been killed and captured inside Syria.

Similarly, Israeli pilots are flying operations in Royal Saudi Air Force marked planes. Two have been shot down, F16 A-B models,, painted Saudi but belonging to Israel or Portugal, and we are betting they are Israeli.
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