Photo: Palestinians walk next to the collapsed minaret of a destroyed mosque in Gaza City on July 30. (EPA via NBCNews.com)
Seems like every building in Gaza is being used by ‘militants’ and Hamas. It makes me wonder why the “terrorists” ever went through the trouble of building those “terror tunnels” if they’re not even using them to hide their weapons.
It’s almost as though there is no where to hide their weapons in that 139 sq. mile strip of land.
“This image best describes what is happening in Gaza. Gaza is the world’s largest open-air prison. Even calling the action against Palestinians in Gaza a war seems lacking in description. A war implies some equality in combat. What is happening in Gaza is a massacre by one of the world’s most powerful armies, abetted by the silence of western nations.”
ALBANY (BuffaloNews) – When an amended version of the new medical marijuana law was passed on the floor of the State Senate in June, Wendy Conte was the first to jump to her feet in the visitors gallery overlooking the chamber to applaud.
Conte did so knowing the law would not take effect for at least 18 months – far too long to help her 9-year-old daughter, Anna, who needed immediate help.
Anna had a form of epilepsy that hit her with hundreds of seizures a day, and she battled these episodes constantly but cheerfully, her mother said.
Mean while Cuomo and NY state politicians are patting themselves on the back for “legalizing medical marijuana”, by taking 18 months to implement the treatment and only allowing it in forms that require heavy regulation and processing, so that the money stays firmly within the pockets of the pharmaceutical industry.
This girl died for a political stunt conveniently timed for the 2016 elections. Tell me again how our political system doesn’t deserve to be completely scrapped.
In Iraq, hardcore Islamic jihadis known as ISIS have taken over much of the country – shown in red as the new “Islamic State” or self-described caliphate – using captured American weapons:
Saudi Arabia and several other Arab states have evacuated their diplomats from Libya, the United States is preparing for possible evacuation of U.S. personnel, and the country appears on the brink of a larger civil war.
Opium production is at an all-time high under the American occupation of Afghanistan.
And the New York Times reports this week that the Taliban are currently making huge gains in Afghanistan … in some cases expanding even beyond their traditional areas of influence prior to 2001:
The Taliban have found success beyond their traditional strongholds in the rural south and are now dominating territory near crucial highways and cities that surround Kabul, the capital, in strategic provinces like Kapisa and Nangarhar.
The pessimist in me sees this as part of the plan. It could just be a “happy coincidence” for the military industrial complex that profits off of these endless conflicts or they knew going into it that toppling leaders in the region would create power vacuums for the supposed terrorists to fight over. Intervention begets intervention.
Drinking nasty dollar store instant coffee out of a large wine glass.
guys. I want so many bees. I want bumblebees and honeybees and I wanna observe their different dances and see how they vary from hive to hive and really I don’t even care about honey or wax I just want to chill with some bees and help them out when they need it.