[Ed. note – Looks like Jill Stein has been pretty busy lately. In addition to visiting Louisiana to help victims of the recent flooding, she has also just done an interview on PBS in which she renewed her call for the cancellation of student debt, and also called for an end to “regime change wars,” which, as she correctly pointed out, “are not making us safer.” There is a video of the interview below, and directly beneath that a second video showing what might be referred to as ‘creative editing’ that PBS apparently did –cutting out a portion of the interview in which Stein was sharply critical of Hillary Clinton as well as the TPP. ]
Twice in the past week, most recently at a Pentagon briefing on Monday, US officials made comments essentially threatening to shoot down Russian or Syrian jets.
Palestinians express their thanks for the amazing display of solidarity shown by Celtic football fans in Glasgow, Scotland last week. Humanity at its finest! Sadly, in a show of pettiness, the Union of European Football Associations, or UEFA, is attempting to punish the fans by imposing penalties, in the form of a hefty fine, upon the team. The fans, however, seem to be taking it in stride, having set up a crowdfunding appeal, raising enough to pay off the fine as well as to send some extra money left over to Palestinian charities! See report by RT. The UEFA should hide its head in shame.
From the CNN “Town Hall” with Jill Stein that aired Wednesday, August 17 (hosted by Chris Cuomo, whose brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is waging a battle to penalize those who support boycotting Israel).
Norman Finkelstein, academic and author of such books as The Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah, has offered some rather striking comments regarding Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Lebanon has been observing the 10th anniversary of the July 2006 War in which Hezbollah inflicted heavy losses on Israeli forces, killing 121 of their soldiers while also capturing or destroying a large number of Israeli tanks. A good many of those tanks are on display to day at the Hezbollah Museum in southern Lebanon, which I had an opportunity to visit in 2014. You can go here to check out my report on that.
You can also go here to see an excerpt from a speech Nasrallah gave just a few days ago in which he discusses how the US created ISIS, or Daesh.