Top Daily Story … Press TV, Tehran
[ Editor’s note: The people of Queens have stepped out, despite my not knowing any who are readers of VT, and raised my hopes of some major push back against the Israeliphobia, which a huge majority of our Congress critters seem so attached to.
I salute these fine people for setting the example for the rest of us. It is time for us to thank them by following suit.
This needs to be done to all US Congressmen and every public official sock-puppet for the Zionist murderers, so they can be exposed in their communities to wake people up. God only knows that the corporate media editorialists are not going to do it.
If we don’t get out of our total keyboard mode and get some street action going, there will be no example set for our children and grandchildren as to what has always had to be done to dig out corruption in government… massive exposure.
And that is what it is. If you write any of your Congresscritters and ask them to inform you what they have ever done about the rampant espionage here in America, including even warning people about it, if you get a reply at all it will be a very short one.
Be sure to mention “political espionage”, also, as they will squirm a little when they hear that term… as they probably never have. It is time to go back to our Vietnam War protest roots, and set another example that we will not take this any more, this total submission to the AIPAC Lobby.
LBJ was one of the most powerful and ruthless politicians that this country ever had, and we brought him to his knees. Many of the people who did that are still around. Look around for them, and ask them to teach you how to do it. Something tells me they would be more than willing.
Want some more motivation? Even top Jewish leaders are beginning to break ranks with the mass murderers. From another PressTV morning story:
“Henry Siegman, who is also a former Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and president of the US/Middle East Project, made the remarks in an interview with the Democracy Now! news program in New York on Wednesday. ‘The Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis,’ Siegman said.”
I hope you find that encouraging. I sure did… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published July 31, 2014 –
Protesters in New York City target the office of Congressman Joseph Crowley for lending his unconditional support to Israel in its current onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Press TV reports.
Rep. Crowley, the chair of the Queens Democratic Party and a high-ranking Democrat in Washington, is a staunch ally of Israel and his views appear increasingly at odds with his constituents. Public opinion in New York’s 14th Congressional District which is represented by Crowley is highly critical of Israel, local residents told Press TV’s correspondent Caleb Maupin.
Hundreds of protesters, waving Palestinian flags, gathered outside Crowley’s office on Wednesday to express their anger at their representative in US Congress.
Queens resident Naeem Eslam slammed Washington’s military aid to Israel which is used to fund the war in Gaza. “Just this past year they increased the funds to $3.2 billion” a year.
“That is money that could be used in this country to create jobs and help schools but instead it is being used by Israel to kill innocent Palestinians,” he added.
Ron Duncan, another local resident, criticized Rep. Crowley for putting Israel’s interests ahead of his district’s. “He wasn’t elected to support Israel. He was elected to do a job for the people in Queens.”
On Tuesday, police officers arrested 50 people in New York City who were protesting against Israel’s war crimes in Gaza. The protesters had gathered in front of the Israeli mission to the United Nations.
At least 1,360 Palestinians have been killed and over 7,600 others wounded in the 24 days of relentless Israeli aerial and ground attacks against the besieged Gaza Strip.
The onslaught has outraged much of the international community but many US officials and members of Congress continue to support Israel’s actions as “self-defense.”
On Monday, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers gathered at an event hosted by the National Leadership Assembly for Israel and expressed their opposition to any kind of criticism of Israel’s offensive against Palestinians. “We’re here today to stand with Israel,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said at the event. “As long as I’m Speaker of the House, this will be our cause.”
Meanwhile, a US military official said on Thursday that the United States has allowed an American-owned munitions stockpile– comprising of missiles, armored vehicles and artillery ammunition– to be used by Israel as it pounds Gaza.
The emergency arms depot is located at a classified site inside Israel.
Editing: Jim W. Dean