To Shoot an Elephant

“To shoot an elephant” is an eye witness account from The Gaza Strip. December 27th, 2008, Operation Cast Lead. 21 days shooting elephants. Urgent, insomniac, dirty, shuddering images from the only foreigners who decided and managed to stay embedded inside Gaza strip ambulances, with Palestinian civilians.”

Part 1 The Siege

[you can watch all 17 parts via Youtube, here after the break, or you can go to their website and watch the whole thing in one video with multi-language captioning. To Shoot an Elephant  ]

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Dr. Norman Finkelstein at the University of Waterloo

This young girl went to school to learn something. I hope she did. I hated to laugh, but she had it coming.

Why Not Kill a Million for a Ratings Boost? Chimpy Did

by Scott Creighton

How do you think Obama should try and improve his slumping approval rating? You think he should scrap the mandatory insurance scam and support the single-payer idea that most Americans want? Do you think maybe he should stop running interference for the most criminally corrupt and undemocratic administration we ever had in this country, the Bush administration? Do you think perhaps he could actually close gitmo or try and scale back the CIA death-drone attacks on civilian populations in Pakistan? Maybe he should stop cow-towing to Wall Street and the bankers from the Federal Reserve, the IMF, and the World Bank?

Any of those might be a good idea but neocon Daniel Pipes has an even better one; Obama should bomb Iran.

Just as 9/11 caused voters to forget George W. Bush’s meandering early months, a strike on Iranian facilities would dispatch Obama’s feckless first year down the memory hole and transform the domestic political scene,” he writes. Raw Story

That’s right. Just like 9/11 made things all rosy for George Bush standing on that pile of debris (bespecled with bits and pieces of the fallen firefighters) with a bullhorn in his hand, Daniel Pipes thinks that another illegal incursion into yet another nation would be just the thing to get all those angry liberals back on his side. Blow up another democracy. Inflict regime change take and over their banking system. That’s just want the masses want.

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