Palestinian Girl Sought Martyrdom on Her Last Day of School

Imagine being a young girl living under a brutal occupation. You’re in the eighth grade. You work hard at your lessons, but then on your last day of school before summer break you go out and seek martyrdom by stabbing an occupation soldier.

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‘Worst Chemical Attack in Years’–West Ramps Up New Campaign for War With Syria

[ Ed. note – The mainstream media and Western politicians are once again attempting to justify a military action designed to topple the democratically elected government of Bashar Assad. The prime minister of Israel seems to be on his own personal Twitter-storm crusade.

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2016–Not Exactly a Gay, Carefree Year

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Mireille Hindoyan, a Syrian champion swimmer, was killed in a rocket attack launched by terrorists on September 30 in Aleppo. Her 12-year-old brother Arman also died in the attack.

By Richard Edmondson

Podesta–Pizzagate–Aleppo–Palmyra–Saudi war crimes in Yemen–Israeli settlements–Brexit–Brazillian coup–fake news–dust boy in ambulance–sexist Trump–crooked Hillary–these are just some of the trending terms that made 2016 a year to remember…or maybe better yet one to forget.

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Lebanese Writer Answers Netanyahu’s Bogus Claim About Christmas

Christmas tree in downtown Beirut

Christmas tree in downtown Beirut

[ Ed. note – The writer of the piece below is Elie Fares, who maintains the blog A Separate State of Mind. The language he uses is a bit “colorful” in places, but he makes some good  points about a bogus claim that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made yesterday. In a diatribe against Secretary of State John Kerry–and given in response to a speech Kerry made earlier in the day–Netanyahu claimed, falsely, that Israel is the “only place in the Middle East where Christians can celebrate Christmas.”

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Running from the Truth: Code Pink Excludes Alison Weir from Event

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By Richard Edmondson

The Iraq war was based upon lies. Not many people dispute that any longer. The question is no longer that lies were told; the question now is why they were told, and who stood to gain the most from an invasion and the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

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