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Gaza protests: All the latest updates At least 645 wounded as thousands of Palestinians take part in protests near Gaza border. Here are the latest updates.
Elliott Broidy plotted to force Chinese dissident from US: NYT Documents obtained by US daily show Republican fundraiser drafted plan in hopes of getting payoffs from China and UAE.
Mugabe summoned by parliament to explain diamond looting comment Former president said in 2016 that $15bn worth of diamonds were looted from fields in eastern Zimbabwe.
Romania to move Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, says ruling party A final embassy relocation decision rests with Romanian President Iohannis, who said he had not been consulted.

Missiles over Damascus Courtesy of Monsters in Washington

trump-On 13 April 2018 President Donald Trump ordered the bombing of selective targets in the Syrian capital, Damascus. He did so because he was emotionally upset by Syrian President Bashar al- Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians in the town of Douma - the last rebel (ISIS-style) stronghold adjacent to the capital.

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The Crime of the Tripartite Aggression Against Syria

Aggression Against SyriaThe American, British, French tripartite aggression against Syria last Friday, April 13th, is a grave international war crime violating article 51 of the United Nation charter, that forbids any state to attack any other sovereign state except in the case of self-defense, or with the consent of a majority of UN members according to chapter seven. Added to this crime is the American crime of threatening to attack another UNSC member nation; considered a crime according the UNSC charter.

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Analysis

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We are all guilty!

WRITE DOWN: I, Uri Avnery, soldier number 44410 of the Israel army, hereby dissociate myself from the army sharpshooters who murder unarmed demonstrators along the Gaza Strip, and from their commanders, who give them the orders, up to the commander in chief.

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A Civilization in Collapse, the Dawn of a New Order

There can be little doubt that we are living through extraordinary times: barely a week passes without a major event of some kind occurring somewhere in the world.

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Dangerous Escalation in the Middle East

To make sense of what is going on in the Middle Eastern region one needs to realize that there is an overall comprehensive colonial project for the whole area.

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What Palestinians can teach us about popular resistance

The people of Gaza rose up not because of Palestinian political factions, but despite them.  

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A Song is Born

A friend from overseas sent me the recording of a song. An Arab song, with a soft Arab melody, sung by an Arab girls' choir, accompanied by a flute.

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US attempts at regime change in Iran are doomed to failure

There are no viable alternatives that Trump could bring to power in Iran to replace the current regime.

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Politics

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Who is Really in Charge?

When people read the news and try to discern the motives world of today leaders have, things seem to be very haphazard. For example, Donald Trump said he was going to pull American troops out of Syria, and a week later he’s bombing Syria.

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Storm Warning

You don’t need a weatherman to see that the storm clouds gathering around Team Trump are serious. And since the only permanent member of Team Trump is The Donald himself, this squall is shooting straight down Pennsylvania Avenue, with that hard- candy shell of a hair- helmet above the chair behind the desk in the Oval Office, square in its crosshairs.

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The Dangerous Deficit in Trade Understanding

I was chatting with my tobacconist the other day — I have no rabbi, no priest, no minister, no imam, no chiropractor, and no lawyer, but I do have a tobacconist — when it struck me that my trade deficit with him is astronomical.

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Circus Trump

Like Cirque de Soleil, the Donald Trump Circus has many touring productions. The Oval Office. The White House. The Cabinet. Both Republican held Houses of Congress.

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Are we Palestinians that hard to understand?

Started with tens of thousands of Palestinians, imprisoned in Gaza, marching.

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Who’s Afraid of Russian Propaganda?

If the reader will indulge me, I want to relate some further thoughts about the concern over Russia and the American political system.

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