Tag Archives: Gaza

Two Minutes Hate for Turkey (Hiss! Spit!)

by matttbastard Via John Cole:  The Murdoch Street Journal sounds the battle cry as Outer Wingnuttia declares war on the declining Turkish Republic (the biggest BFF breakup since Paris & Nicole deleted each other from their respective Sidekicks): Israeli special forces … Continue reading

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Israel & the Freedom Flotilla Assault: It’s All About the Gaza Blockade

by matttbastard Israel does it again. With one deadly commando raid of an aid flotilla bearing essential goods in violation of Israel’s (illegal) blockade of Gaza, the Israeli government has reasserted its expressed right to, essentially, defend its borders by … Continue reading

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Der Spiegel: Former Peace Negotiators Call for End to Hamas Boycott

by matttbastard This is big: They were part of the peace settlements in Cambodia, Somalia and Bosnia, they negotiated with militant groups like the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka or the IRA in Northern Ireland and a few of them … Continue reading

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The Rhetoric of Bollocks (or, Has John Pilger Always Been Such an Insufferable Prick?)

by matttbastard Shorter John Pilger: “Both parties are the same! Vote Nader!” (h/t O-Dub for inspiring the distillation, with pwofessional pwogressive thumb-sucker David Sirota providing the original purity mash.) To save y’all the trouble of ever having to suffer through … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera English: Israeli electioneering gathers pace

by matttbastard Related: JPost: Likud, Kadima escalate mutual attacks: The Likud and Kadima parties intensified their attacks against each other on Sunday after the cease-fire took effect in the Gaza Strip, formally ending Operation Cast Lead and restarting the election … Continue reading

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Rick Sanchez Pwns Joe the Plumber

by matttbastard Oooo–that’s gonna leave a mark. Transcript @ Crooks & Liars, h/t Chet Scoville. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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It burns, it burns…

by matttbastard Shorter (heh) Five Feet of Batshit: “Inapt analogies + diplomatic maneuvering = A RISE IN ANTISEMITISM IN VENEZUELA!!!!1one“ Dear fucking God–a permanent cloud of noxious disingenuity positively wafts off that intellectually odious individual. h/t Brooks Bayne via tweet … Continue reading

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Milestones.

by matttbastard BBC News breaks out the passive voice to acknowledge a grim milestone: The Ministry of Health in Gaza said 1,013 people have died in the conflict which started 19 days ago. More than 300 of the dead are … Continue reading

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I don’t think wingnuts should be anywhere allowed blog.

by matttbastard DRJ, squatting at Patterico’s pad, plops out this wet, stinky turd-like nugget of what passes for insight deep in the bowels of Outer Wingnuttia, regarding Joe the Plumber War Correspondent’s recent, um, statement on the SCLM and its … Continue reading

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All We Are Saying…

by matttbastard The Beeb reports on  Today’s pro-Israel PR stunt “peace rally” in London: Organisers said they wanted people in Gaza and Israel to live in peace, but argued that Palestinians must accept some responsibility for the conflict. Demonstrators told … Continue reading

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