UKRAINE CRISIS AND GAZA SHELLING. THE RHETORIC OF THE GLASS HALF-FULL OR HALF-EMPTY. PING PONG GAME.

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According to Mehdi’s morning news, British PM has said « some international crises are insoluble. »  He didn’t mention which one. We suppose he was referring to this Israeli/Palestnian conflict. What about supporting them or not ? Those insoluble international crises. This is how the « international community » escapes its irresponsibility. 

IS ISRAEL INCURSION IN GAZA STRIP PROPORTIONATE OR NOT ? 

The comments of the Huffpost –  here below.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets yesterday across the globe – from New York to Berlin to Seoul to Johannesburg to Athens to Paris to London. From the Independent on Sunday:

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of central London yesterday to demand an end to Israeli military action in Gaza. The peaceful demonstration marched from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington, where a police blockade prevented them from gaining access. More than 340 Palestinians have been killed since the conflict began. 

The death toll on the Palestinian side is now 70 times higher than it is on the Israeli side – on the Andrew Marr show this morning, foreign secretary Philip Hammond was repeatedly asked whether the Israeli action in Gaza was « proportionate » but repeatedly dodged the question. 

He did however make the rather important point that « we can’t deal with Gaza by having a flare-up every two years » and the « underlying causes » had to be tackled. 

Well, how about proposing an end to the siege of Gaza by Israel (and, to a lesser extent, by Egypt too)? How about ending the occupation of the Palestinian territories?

INSOLUBILITY OR DOUBLE STANDARD LEADING TO GLOBAL IRRESPONSIBILITY ? Guess you don’t need a summary drawing to make up your mind.

It could be helpful for the readers to know that, in Paris, pro Palestinians demonstrations were forbidden. But people braved the interdictions and took to the streets.

Some coincidences may not be the simple fact of hasard.

 

THE RHETORIC OF THE BOTTLE HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY

Back to Mehdi again – the same stance heard at the State of the Union – from the Secretary of State, Mr. Kerry. Mehdi is reporting on Cameron’s words :


« We must establish the full facts of what happened. But the growing weight of evidence points to a clear conclusion: that flight MH17 was blown out of the sky by a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area. »

« Some international crises are insoluble. Not this one. If President Vladimir Putin stops the support to the fighters in eastern Ukraine and allows the Ukrainian authorities to restore order, this crisis can be brought to an end. Of course there must be proper protections for Russian-speaking minorities. These issues can be addressed. But the overriding need is for Russia to cease its support for violent separatists. If President Putin does not change his approach to Ukraine, then Europe and the West must fundamentally change our approach to Russia. »

The new foreign secretary Philip Hammond – how’s this for a baptism of fire? – appeared on the Andrew Marr show this morning to reiterate the prime minister’s message, telling viewers that « the unavoidable conclusion that this was a missile fired from rebel-held territory; almost certainly a missile supplied by the Russians ».

Hammond said the « the eyes of the world are on Vladimir Putin » who he accused of « obfuscation and obstruction » on this issue so far.

What action could the UK and its allies take against Putin’s Russia, asked Marr? A « further tightening up of the sanctions we’re applying » was the response from the foreign secretary, who claimed that « now the entire international community is ranged against Russia ».

Is it really? Only time will tell. 

For Russia and pro-separatists, it is up to Kiev to bring a peace plan forward with guarantees for the pro-Russian people. Judging  by the priority of this Kiev government preferring to go first hand by hand with the EU prior to make peace with its own people inside Ukraine, all the pro-Russians and Russia alike are legitimate to keep suspicious about the intentions, aims and visions of this Kiev government.

Looks like a stalemate. A wise international community should avoid repeating the past errors in dealing or not with the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. To some extent, this could be the positive outcome of this « insoluble » Middle East conflict.

By the way, PM Erdogan estimates « Israel has already surpassed Hitler in barbarism ».

Netanyahu looks like a smart guy. But why is he continuing Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories ? This is the first step for any peace deal. But this is « insoluble ».

So let’s go on with the ping-pong rhetoric untill sickness. Now is the time for enraged auctions. Feel like caught with a frenetic envy of buying something ? Please refrain. Remember the last time we bought a similar rhetoric ? In Iraq. In Syria. In Lybia all of them in shambles. Best of all, there is ISIS. Where is the « international community » on the topic ?

The Arab League is condemning Israeli « war crimes » in Gaza.  (SkyNews)

The toll is getting dreadful : 87 Palestinians killed and 13 Israeli soldiers, last night only (*).

>>>> Read the promised land conquest at all costs including criminality.  (Global Research). That is why ISIS may well be a U.S.-Israeli backed  creature. A monster generated to engulf Syia, Iraq and Turkey.  Absolutely awful if true.

>>>> Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova can obtain U.S. ally status (via Total Collapse)

The U.S. Congress passed a bill, whereby Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia can obtain the status of allies of the U.S. without a NATO membership.

Moldovan TV channel TV7 reported that the bill was transferred to the profile commission to be prepared for adoption in its final reading.

The bill grants these countries with an ally status without a NATO membership, during which each of these states will meet the specified criteria for the transfer (or a potential hand over) of defense systems to them or providing them with the defense sector services.

The bill includes recommendations to the U.S. president to expand the U.S. Armed Forces’ cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia, as well as, to strengthen the U.S. and NATO assistance in providing these countries’ security.

Aside from that, the bill amends the U.S. law ‘On natural gas’ to support Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova in the energy security.

The bill also prohibits all federal departments and agencies of the U.S. to take action for recognition of Russia’s sovereignty over Crimea. (Cihan/Trend az) 

So, who is supplying who with heavy and sophisticated  weaponry ? La pensée unique (in French) requires one and only one Chief and Master. Dictatorship is Terminus.  You are on board.

>>>> Some answers of the questions we were asking yesterday are coming up. Thanks to  this Moldovan TV report.

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 (*) From the New York Times.

President Obama told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday that he had “serious concern” about the growing number of casualties in the fighting in Gaza, including both Palestinian civilian deaths and those of Israeli soldiers.
In his second phone call with the Israeli leader in three days, Mr. Obama also told Mr. Netanyahu that Secretary of State John Kerry will travel soon to Cairo to press for an immediate cessation of hostilities, a White House statement said.
The United States would work closely with Israel and regional partners to help bring a ceasefire into force, and it emphasized the need to protect civilians in both Gaza and Israel, according to the White House statement.

 

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