Egyptian Ceasefire Agreement is Just Geopolitical Theater to Give Israel “international legitimacy”

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman calls for Israeli occupation of Gaza

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When is a ceasefire deal not really a ceasefire deal?

We did not receive any official draft of this Egyptian proposal,” Sami Abu Zuhri, a senior Hamas official in Gaza.

Back in 2012 during Operation Pillar of Defense, the elected government of Egypt headed by Morsi, brokered a ceasefire agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis which brought a legitimate end to Israel’s illegitimate attack.

It pissed off the Israelis and the White House but they had no options. Israel was being condemned openly by the rest of the world for their brutal attacks on civilian targets and the ceasefire deal backed them further into a corner.

Morsi did something seemingly undoable: He condemned the Israeli military action and supported the Palestinian people,” Shehata says, “and at the same time was actively involved and seen as the most likely broker for a truce.”

Although Hamas is the ruler of the Palestinian Gaza Strip, in the past it was never welcomed at the negotiating table. The United States and Israel won’t speak to Hamas, labeling it a terrorist organization.

But in this new Middle East, where many compliant Western-backed dictators are replaced with Islamist elected leaders, Morsi, Shehata says, became the only feasible mediator. He spoke to world leaders, from Iran, historic backers of Hamas, to the United States. And using his links with Hamas, an offshoot of the regional Muslim Brotherhood, he conveyed messages back and forth — all while taking a line very different from Egypt’s Western ally, the United States: blaming Israel for the aggression. NPR

Morsi used all of his leverage and his popularity among Muslims in the Middle East and was very public about the ceasefire negotiations process. A week into Israel’s attack, they had to agree to the deal and the bombs stopped raining down on Gaza.

In this image provided by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right), Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal meets with Morsi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Sunday. Morsi has won praise for brokering the cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel.

In this image provided by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right), Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal meets with Morsi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo on Sunday. Morsi has won praise for brokering the cease-fire agreement between Hamas and Israel.

Today’s deal is nothing like Morsi’s back in 2012. It’s geopolitical theater designed to give Israel’s brutal assault on civilians a thin veneer of credibility or “international legitimacy” as Mr. Netanyahu said. It’s theater crafted by the spin doctors and marketing gurus who think they cleverly fooling the rest of the world. They aren’t.

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Imagine: a photo essay for Gaza

by Scott Creighton

“you may say I’m a dreamer….”

The only terror being inflicted on the Israelis right now is being inflicted upon them by their own government who are regularly calling for air strike sirens to go off so the population is duly horrified and kept in a state of constant fear while the Israeli government makes ready for their oil and LNG grab in Gaza. That’s why they withheld information about those missing boys. That’s why they crafted this crisis in the first place.

That’s why Diane Sawyer and Disney owned ABC “World News” had to LIE about various images of destruction in their Tuesday night “news” broadcast. They didn’t wish to show the REAL images of Israeli “horror”

But I will.

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Not Good Enough: ABC “World News” Posts Tepid Apology for Diane Sawyer’s Yellow Journalism

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Imagine: a photo essay for Gaza

UPDATE: Over at What Really Happened, Rivero and company are hammering Diane Sawyer for this, her latest display of Yellow Journalism. They are also doing a good job covering Israel’s genocidal attack on Gaza. Good job Mike.

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ABC World News: Apologize for lying about devastation in Gaza

Diane Sawyer doesn’t care that she repeatedly lied to her viewers about the events unfolding in Gaza on Tuesday night. She’s leaving ABC’s ‘World News’ in less than a month anyway and here we are on Thursday not one single MSM outlet has mentioned her grievous “mistake” identifying suffering Palestinians as Israelis in order to boost sympathy for the perpetrators. She actually opened that segment talking about those “Palestinian rockets raining down on Israel” while they showed a video of a smoldering GAZA in the background. The rockets that caused those plumes of black smoke and the now 81 dead Palestinians, were from Israel, not Hamas. But she doesn’t care. She’s a corporate whore who will say, think, do anything in service to the corptocracy she worships .

However, ABC ‘World News’ still has a brand to protect so they have issued a feeble and tepid apology of sorts on their Twitter feed. Of course, they have to start the thing off by paying homage to the Israelis first and foremost as is customary here in AIPACmerika. Very few will see it on their Twitter account compared to the millions who SHOULD see it when and if they correct their LIES opening up their next ‘World Lies’ broadcast.

I’ll hold my breath.

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USA declares war on democracy

by Kevin Ryan, Press TV

Since the days of President Woodrow Wilson – that is, for roughly 100 years – the USA has been on a self-styled crusade to “make the world safe for democracy.”

Colossal wars, hot and cold, were fought against German kaisers and fuhrers, Russian communists, and Third World nationalists. The American people were told they were “defending democracy.”

Americans slaughtered 3.5 million Vietnamese, and nearly another million Cambodians, to “defend democracy” in Southeast Asia.

They murdered millions of Iraqis through wars and sanctions to “defend democracy” in the Middle East.

According to André Vltchek and Noam Chomsky’s book On Western Terrorism, the US government has murdered between 55 and 60 million people since World War II in wars and interventions all over the world. If we believe the imperial propagandists, this American Holocaust has been one big defense of democracy.

But now, on the eve of the 100th anniversary of World War I, the US has embarked on a new crusade – to make the world UNSAFE for democracy.

In Ukraine, Venezuela, and Thailand, the US is spending billions of dollars to unconstitutionally eject democratically-elected governments. In Palestine, the US has been trying to overthrow the democratically-elected Hamas government ever since it came to power. In Egypt, the US – under Zionist pressure – recently overthrew the only genuinely democratic government in 5,000 years of recorded history. In Syria, the US insists that the people must not be given the opportunity to re-elect Assad, no matter how many international observers and safeguards ensure honest elections. And in Turkey, the US is undermining the democratically-elected Prime Minister Erdogan in favor of CIA puppet Fethullah Gulen.

Taking the long view, the US is working patiently to destroy democracy in Iran, Russia, and Latin America.

Why does the US government hate democracy?

Because the international bankers who own the US government and run the US empire cannot always buy enough votes to impose their will on every country. So democracy is fine – as long as voters elect the New World Order candidate. But if they vote for a candidate who doesn’t suit the oligarchs, get ready for a coup!

The banksters will overthrow any government that stands up to them – even in the USA. The “termination with extreme prejudice” of the presidency of John F. Kennedy sent a message to all future US presidents.

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Today’s Ridiculous Pro-Regime Change Propaganda – What’s Old is New Again

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: See the slick “I am a Ukrainian” video at the end of this article. It’s slightly better propaganda but just another KONY 2012 campaign. Again, nothing new.

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As the real economy continues to shrink with jobs becoming even more scarce, it would appear there is one sector of the economy that is literally “booming” and that would be the “Ridiculous Pro-Regime Change Propaganda” industry.

With varying degrees of intensity, the regime change machine is up and running in six “unfriendly” nations which are all targets of our “freedom and democracy” agenda: Russia, North Korea, Syria, Thailand, the Ukraine and Venezuela. In some cases it’s simply a matter of setting the ground work for future calls for another “humanitarian intervention”. In others, bombs are exploding and bullets are flying with the body-count climbing fast and furious.

When sycophants get wind of a sea change, of a shift in the global tide of economic opportunism, they are rarely talented enough to generate the kinds of fresh ideas needed to set them apart from the gaggle of preening wannabees who surround them.

Everyone at this point understands that they can get ahead by jumping on the globalization bandwagon with some eye-catching propaganda that might make headlines for a minute or two and help our Peace Prize “winning” president justify another humanitarian bombing. The trouble is, these C+ guys by their own nature, aren’t the best and the brightest. They succeeded (if you wish to call it that) by sucking up to whomever they could, positioning themselves as the perennial Yesmen to whatever power structure they encountered.

Today, the lack of real creativity in this overstuffed field is evidenced by some rather stupid propaganda and stunt retreads being peddled out there as attempts to force regime change on several nations with the audacity to refuse to take part in our neoliberal for-profit central banking pyramid scheme known as “globalization”

Here’s a brief rundown:

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Kerry Confuses al-Assad with al-Sisi and Other Updates

by Scott Creighton

Welcome to Labor Day weekend in the land of the Big Lie Big Distraction.

The last big holiday over here, July 4th, was used as cover for an illegal coup in Egypt which was green-lighted by none other than Sec. Kerry and Susan Rice. Hell, they even gave their “Color Revolution Players”™ some fireworks to shoot off so the folks back here would feel right at home watching those videos.

“look ma. It must be legit. They got fireworks just like we do!God bless America… in Egypt!”

It’s also the kick-off weekend of college football. You think that doesn’t matter? With this economy and all of the horrible WWIII prognostication floating around, you’re going to find a good number of people jumping into the All American distraction with both feet. Go Seminoles!

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Cry Havoc and Let Slip the Whores of War! 3 Prestitutes Plying their Diseased Trade on Syria

by Scott Creighton

The over-regarded,  overpaid, overworked disinfo assets (a.k.a. “prestitute whores”) are working overtime on the White House’s Syrian equation.

The vast majority of the American people want nothing to do with attacking yet another country on behalf of global financiers and usual suspects of multinational corporations, so the journalists spin doctors are working overtime it seems in order to generate the appearance of a consensus position on the evidence at hand. Or the lack thereof.

Some of their attempts are nothing short of pathetic. Some are rather insulting. Some are slightly better until you dig a little deeper and expose the rot undermining the foundations of our culture.

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