A bird's eye view of the vineyard
Moveable Feast Cafe 2019/07/16 ? Open Thread Tue Jul 16, 2019 18:00 | Herb Swanson
2019/07/16 17:00:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
?Rock ?n roll is dead!? ?Yellow Vests are dead!? ? uncool Western reporting Tue Jul 16, 2019 03:03 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog I?m not a huge Pink Floyd fan, but everyone else in the West apparently is ? the album The Dark Side of the
Reza Pahlavi sells himself at a 98% discount to MBS? propaganda channel Tue Jul 16, 2019 02:59 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog (cross-posted with PressTV by permission) (Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for PressTV and has lived in France since 2009. He
We need a moderator, please help! Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:12 | admin-herb
Dear friends, Our moderator Michael has recently left us. We need someone to help us cover his hours. M-F (5days) 3:00pm-6:00pm (GMT) ( 11am – 2:00pm eastern NY time daylight
Turkey Will Get a Chunk of Syria: An Advantage of Being in NATO Sun Jul 14, 2019 06:30 | The Saker
by Eric Zuesse for The Saker Blog The success of Turkey?s takeover of Syria?s most pro-jihadist province, Idlib, is making less and less likely that Syria will be able to
The Saker >>
A Blog About Human Rights
China?s LGBT Community Mon Apr 15, 2019 19:19 | Human Rights
Declaration of Human Rights at Sea Mon Apr 08, 2019 07:31 | Human Rights
NZ Watchdog On Limits Of Free Speech Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:44 | Human Rights
US Abortion Restrictions Violating The Human Rights Of Women Thu Mar 14, 2019 15:33 | Human Rights
Human Rights Watch Urges the Human Rights Council to Renew and Strengthen Mandate of UN Commission Tue Mar 12, 2019 21:51 | Human Rights
Human Rights in Ireland >>
For lefties too stubborn to quit
Freedom of speech and freedom from consequences 10:12 Tue Jul 16, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Speaking of broad churches 09:02 Tue Jul 16, 2019 | guestposter
A broad church 08:32 Tue Jul 16, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
The world of workers: Job Stress 10:29 Mon Jul 15, 2019 | WorldbyStorm
Discrimination ? some new figures to analyse 09:30 Mon Jul 15, 2019 | Tomboktu
Cedar Lounge >>
Life should be full of strangeness, like a rich painting
Some Thoughts on the Brexit Joint Report 11:50 Sat Dec 09, 2017
IRISH COMMONWEALTH: TRADE UNIONS AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE 21ST CENTURY 14:06 Sat Nov 18, 2017
Notes for a Book on Money and the Irish State - The Marshall Aid Program 15:10 Sat Apr 02, 2016
The Financial Crisis:What Have We Learnt? 19:58 Sat Aug 29, 2015
Money in 35,000 Words or Less 21:34 Sat Aug 22, 2015
Dublin Opinion >>
Israel’s day of reckoning.
Thursday May 07, 2015 12:53 by Robert Long
How the last days of Israel may play out.
The tiny state of Israel lay in ruins. Hubris was its downfall, its meddling the affairs of its neighbours had backfired, drastically. Its own disaffected Arab minority rallied and rioted ceaselessly straining the already thinly spread IDF, until in desperation, it resorted to massacres and ethnic cleansing reminiscent of the Nakba days.
The zealot settlers of the West Bank, unleashed their blood lust with such ferocity the U.N itself announced genocide on the scale of Rwanda was taking place. Little was done to mitigate this slaughter as the IDF was already at breaking point confront external threats. This coupled with the fact that the ruling coalition depended on extremist parties, whose power base lay with the fanatical settlers.
It is in the midst of this chaos that Israel unleashed its secret, illegal nuclear weapons programme against targets in Iran, Syria and Lebanon.
Gaza was all but raised to ground by incessant carpet bombing and artillery. Tens of thousands of Gazans were killed and many more would later die from injuries. The tiny enclave was plunged into the Stone Age with a total lack of power and nothing allowed in or out.
Missiles from Iran, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza poured into Israel, along with smaller barrages from the Sinai and even Jordan. This overwhelmed the Iron Dome defences and allowed massive damage to be done to Israel’s limited number of viable airports and runways thus stifling the ability of the IAF to strike back at launch sites.
After Israel resorted to the use of WMD’s, the great powers finally wade in. The U.S feeling betrayed, had failed to do little more but provide logistical support for Israel. Aside from sinking some Iranian naval vessels attempting to close of the Strait of Hormuz, there was little other action the U.S took on Israel’s part.
Russia and China outright condemned the Israeli aggression and called for Israel’s leaders to arrested and tried in the Hague, while the ardent Zionists in the US congress foamed at the mouth demanding the U.S through all its political and military might behind the Middle East’s “only democracy”.
However despite the money and influence of the Israel lobby the American people were far from willing sacrifice a possibly unfathomable amount of blood and treasure to defend what was now seen as the world’s most fanatical pariah state.
The world economy in ruins, millions dead, and an entire region plunged into chaos that would last decades and more than likely spread, the Jewish state was irrevocably changed. The true colours of Zionism were on show for all to see and the world would not forget.