Archive for June, 2010

No light, no freedom: the ghost of 1967

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Watching darkness descend in the information age 

Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran.  A 100% disabled vet.  He has been a featured commentator on TV and radio including Al Jazeera and his articles have been carried by news services around the world. He has been a UN Diplomat, defense contractor and is a widely published expert on military and defense issues.  This article first appeared in Veterans and Foreign Affairs Journal.

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Martin Collacott: The cost of 100 million Canadians

Friday, June 25th, 2010

“Perhaps the most serious challenge would be to integrate into Canadian society tens of millions of additional immigrants who come from very different cultural backgrounds … and the connections immigrants are now able to maintain with their former homelands through satellite TV, the Internet, inexpensive overseas travel, etc., make successful assimilation … increasingly uncertain”

Despite its title, the following article also makes a convincing case for an immediate end to any further large-scale immigration into Canada.  In my opinion, we are way overdue to start thinking in terms of quality, not quantity, when it comes to Canada’s immigration policies.  And no more phony “refugees” –JG.

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Operation Sidewinder

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Yesterday, I posted an article regarding newspaper reports that Richard Fadden, Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, had told the CBC that municipal politicians in British Columbia, plus cabinet ministers in two provinces, were under the influence of a foreign government. 

Since then, Fadden has backtracked somewhat, leaving me to suspect that he has been put under severe political pressure, thus perhaps proving the power of the foreign government involved. 

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Israel playing US and China against each other?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Interesting that the IDF is strengthening its military ties with China at the same time it’s expanding its existing ties with the United States. 

Is Israel trying to play one off against the other, as many nations did with Russia and the US during the Cold War? 

Is China hoping to get its hands on US military information?  Israel has sold such information to China before. 

Or is Israel simply trying to encourage or bribe China to rein-in North Korea’s nuclear assistance to Iran?

Or could it be all of these things?  See story below.

Jeff Goodall

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Oozing along, dripping slime

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The Toronto Sun recently ran an article by L. Ian MacDonald about New Democratic Party deputy-leader Libby Davies, who got into hot water for saying unpalatable truths about Israeli expansionism. 

The number of ‘comments’ on this article is now almost 200, and as the Toronto Sun doesn’t bother to monitor such entries short of receiving an actual complaint, comments can range from sickening or obscene, to utterly hilarious, depending on one’s individual take on the subject matter.

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You can say whatever you want – as long as we agree with you!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

One reason I went to the trouble and expense of getting a web-site and a blog of my own, is that I had become totally disillusioned with the Toronto press.  Getting a letter published is difficult enough, and if you don’t toe the line on Israel, it can be considerably harder.

My letter-writing “career” with the Toronto Sun, which started with its predecessor the Toronto Telegram in 1968, effectively ended on April 14, 2002 when one of my letters was published criticising Israel.  The letter ended with the paragraph “It’s no wonder the Palestinians fight back, and more power to them”.

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Out-group marriage discouraged by Israel

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Imagine Canada’s government running ads discouraging racially-mixed marriages … JG

Israeli Government Ads Warn Against Marrying Non-Jews 

By Jonathan Cook

AlterNet

September 8, 2009.

The Israeli government has launched a television and Internet advertising campaign urging Israelis to inform on Jewish friends and relatives abroad who may be in danger of marrying non-Jews.

The advertisements, employing what the Israeli media described as “scare tactics,” are designed to stop assimilation through intermarriage among young Diaspora Jews by encouraging their move to Israel.

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Who will be punished for killing civilians in the Gaza war?

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The decision to indict Staff Sgt. S. for killing two women during last year’s war in Gaza has caused a stir. But his lawyer will rightly ask, why him, and not all the others who have killed civilians?

By Amira Hass

Haaretz

June 21st, 2010 

Why was Staff Sgt. S., out of all the Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers and officers, chosen to stand trial for killing two women in the Gaza Strip on January 4, 2009, the first day of Israel’s ground incursion there? The IDF killed 34 armed men that same day. Was S. chosen because he was the only one who killed civilians?

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Putin boasts new jet fighter better than U.S. plane

Monday, June 21st, 2010

MOSCOW

Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:26pm EDT

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin climbed into the cockpit of Russia’s newest fighter jet on Thursday and said it would trump a U.S.-built rival, the F-22 Raptor.

Putin watched a test flight of a “fifth-generation” stealth fighter, dubbed the T-50 and billed as Russia’s first all-new warplane since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Snipers and stupidities

Monday, June 21st, 2010

The G8-G20 Summit is going to cause way more aggravation, inconvenience, disruption, and economic loss than is called for.

Trade and other international agreements are a ‘fait accompli’ having already been negotiated by senior representatives of the countries concerned.  All the leaders really have to do is sign whatever papers are placed in front of them. 

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