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anyone else see General Russel Honore on CNN?

He was on a panel talking about Gaza, and was the sanest, most logical, reasonable person I have heard since this started. Basically he said :
This is a disaster, catastrophe and emergency. THEY HAVE TO STOP THE FIGHTING. JUST STOP. These people need water, food, medical care, the entire infrastructure, even sewage systems have been destroyed. We can get medical ships in there, and food, and start helping these people rebuild.
He didn't touch the politics of it all, and seemed disgusted no one is talking about the needs of the people.
I love him.

'We teach life, sir'

RAFEEF ZIADAH- 'We teach life, sir' London, 12.11.11
Rafeef Ziadah is a Canadian-Palestinian spoken word artist and activist

Gilad Shalit's father: I would fight Israel if I were Palestinian


Gilad Shalit's father: I would fight Israel if I were Palestinian

Row erupts after comments by Israeli election hopeful Noam Shalit, whose son was held in captivity by Hamas for five years

The father of an Israeli soldier held in captivity for more than five years by Hamas has said he would fight Israeli soldiers if he were a Palestinian [see footnote].

Noam Shalit, who announced earlier this year that he would be standing for the opposition Labour party in the next Israeli elections, has provoked outrage among the Israeli right with the comments. His son, Gilad, was released in a prisoner swap in October 2011.

Shalit added that the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by Hamas militants was comparable to the techniques used by Israeli paramilitary fighters the Haganah against the British, arguing "we also kidnapped British soldiers when we were fighting for our freedom".

Mark Regev, deciphered

Subtitled BBC interview with Israeli spokesperson Mark Regev. The interview follows the Israeli bombing of an UN school in Jabaliya that killed at least 20 Palestinians. The UN says that 3,300 people had sought refuge in the school.

Gaza call for help from those on Twitter

Gaza power is 90% gone those who have power need help getting messages out. Retweet.

To all : We need people to amplify tweeps from #GazaUnderAttack



Jesse Ventura wins defamation lawsuit against Chris Kyle

(Was suing the estate of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle for writing about an encounter Ventura claims never happened.)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Jury awards ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in defamation suit over sniper memoir.

Ventura total damages in defamation lawsuit: $500k for defamation, $1.3m for unjust enrichment

Nursing Professor killed in Gaza

Assistant Professor of Nursing had several Ph.D's and was a specialist in stress and trauma of war.
Dr. Bashir al-Hajjar, Professor of Nursing @ Islamic University of #Gaza, was killed in attack on UNRWA car today
His brother Samir was also killed in the attack.
His research includes “Gaza Nurses After War: Are They Traumatized?”
"Occupational stress among hospital nurses in Gaza-Palestine"


The 'Terror Tunnels'

(Journalist Greg Mitchell has been asking for information for days on exactly how "deadly" these tunnels are, since their destruction is supposedly the reason for the slaughter of 1100. The article is his conclusion.)

Greg Mitchell @GregMitch
I asked earlier for link to credible account of how many Israelis have died over many years due to tunnels. Help?

The 'Terror Tunnels'


As we know, Israel's initial call for revenge against Palestinians in the current crisis was prompted by the kidnapping and killing of three teens in June, but soon there were doubts raised (even by some Israelis) that Hamas directed that. Then they highlighted Hamas firing rockets over and into Israel, but they've stressed that less often since flights started getting cancelled and tourism suffered. From the beginning, they have attacked what they called the "terror tunnels" built by Hamas over the years, but this has become the main oft-spoken cause for the ground and air attacks in the past ten days, since the ground invasion. U.S. media have dutifully taken tours of exposed tunnels and filed scare reports, such as the ones on CNN yesterday.
No doubt Israel is right to be concerned about these tunnels. No one would object to them destroying them along their border. Egypt has somehow destroyed as many as 1000 of them at its border used for smuggling goods (without killing many Gazans). The reason I raise this is: The tunnels are being used as a pretext for mass slaughter--and accepted or promoted as much by U.S. media. So the threat from them, especially before Israel escalated the war, must be proven and very clear

Israel now admits it was their missile that hit the school

but says "it was empty" at the time..

Day 4 verdict watch at Jesse Ventura defamation trial

against widow of Chris Kyle "American Sniper".

Verdict watch at Jesse Ventura defamation trial

Defamation trial reveals somber side of former Gov. Jesse Ventura
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