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Venezuela and Citgo Assure Continuity of U.S. Heating Oil program

Venezuelanalysis reports: Contradicting recent reports about the program’s discontinuation, the U.S.-based and Venezuelan-owned CITGO Petroleum Corporation confirmed the continuation of its U.S. heating oil program, said CITGO CEO Alejandro Granado during a press conference here today with Citizens Energy Chairman Joseph P. Kennedy II. “Our flagship social program, the CITGO-Venezuela Heating Oil Program will continue. This decision is the result of a strong commitment and a big effort on the

The War Nerd: Hamas Ain’t No Hezbollah

By Gary Brecher for Exiled online What’s going on in Gaza now is pretty easy to understand if you think a little bit about the way military trends have been going in the past century-but you also have to be willing to take a cold look at how wars work these days, when there’s no such thing as those “purely military” wars you WW II freaks dream about. (There never

Is Hamas capable of accepting such a monstrosity?

Various sources are reporting that Israel is considering “accepting the principles” of a ceasefire plan backed by the USA and Egypt. Get this: the plan does not even *mention* Hamas by name and it would be the PA (Abbas’ Fatah) which would sign the plan on the Palestinian side. Yes, you read that correctly. Let me repeat: The Palestinian franchise of the Shin Bet a.k.a. the “Palestinian authority” would sign

Venezuela expels Israeli ambassador

Press TV reports: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the Israeli ambassador to leave the country in a move meant to show solidarity with the besieged Gazans, The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the government “has decided to expel the Israeli ambassador and part of the personnel of the Israeli embassy” to protest Israel’s hostilities against the Palestinians in Gaza, AP reported. Chavez had earlier condemned the

Hassan Nasrallah calls the Israelis “stupid and dumb”

Al-Manar reports: “Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called on Tuesday Lebanese to take part in the massive Ashoura march scheduled on Wednesday to renew commitment to the Resistance choice and hostility to the Zionist entity as well as the “Greatest Satan” which gives the orders. His eminence slammed the decision to launch a war on the Gaza Strip as foolish, thanking God “for making our enemies so stupid and

The Ukies are taking Europe hostage. Good!

It appears that the Ukrainians have siphoned off the Russian gas destined to Europe for themselves because they don’t want (or cannot) to pay market prices for their own gas. The Ukies have in fact taken the Europeans hostage. Good. Serves the bloody Europeans well for their support for the worst forms of Ukrainian nationalism and their anti-Russian policies, including in the war in Georgia this summer. The Ukraine –

Where to get information about the war on Gaza

Both al-Jazeera and Press TV have been making a very commendable effort to cover the Israeli war on Gaza and both stations are streaming live in English 24/7. They have also created a special page on their websites for those interested in following the events on the ground: Press TV “Gaza under fire“Al-Jazeera “War on Gaza“ The Isreali newspaper Ha’aretz also regularly publishes very interesting analytical pieces. That’s all I

Breaking News: the Israelis massacre refugees in a UN compound (again)

It is an Israeli tradition of sorts to attack UN compounds in each of its war. Remember the first and second Israeli attacks on the UN compound in Qana? Well, this time the ‘glorious and invincible Tsahal’ did it again: they just attacked a UN compound in Gaza killing 40+ people who had found a shelter in this school converted into a refugee center. As always, the UN had given

Still too early to call

Ten days into the operation and following the first 48 hours of the ground assault there is really very little info coming out of Gaza. Al-Jazeera (the only TV station with a crew inside Gaza) is doing a very decent job trying to report from the Strip, but its reporters clearly lack the ability to move from location to location and thus mostly provide reports from the top of a

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Speech of January 2nd, 2009

The speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the sixth night of Ashura in the central council held in Sayyed Ashuhadaa (pbuh) Compound in Rweiss. …. The factor of faith is the important factor that was introduced to the element of resistance in our current age. We respect and esteem all resistance movements, resistance cases, resistance factions and all previous and current fighters and peoples who resisted.

Living on Borrowed Time in a Stolen Land

by Gilad Atzmon for Palestine Think Tank Communicating with Israelis may leave one bewildered. Even now when the Israeli Air Force is practicing murder in broad daylight of hundreds of civilians, elderly persons, women and children, the Israeli people manage to convince themselves that they are the real victims in this violent saga. Those who are familiar intimately with Israeli people realise that they are completely uninformed about the roots

Israeli forces enter Gaza – the mind game starts

The Israelis have entered Gaza. The important thing to understand now is that the outcome of this ground assault will be decided by how Hamas will react to it. Simply put, this assault is first and foremost a mindgame designed to crush the will of the Palestinian resistance. For the next 36-48 hours we will hear many reports of Israeli “successes” including seized Qassam rocket factories, destroyed headquarters, killed commanders,and

Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah Speech of December 31, 2008

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech delivered during the central Ashura Council –Sayyed Ashuhada (pbuh) Compound 31 – 12 -2008 Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the world. It is evidently clear that many people in Lebanon and especially after the invasion in 1982 started assuming responsibility. I mean that should Israel in 1982 have occupied Lebanon, people would have said what have we to do with that?

The anthem of the glorious and invincible “Tsahal”

(The anthem of the Israeli military by Robert) If Hizbollah fucked us upAnd made us run with our tails between our legsLets pound our chests to the prisoners of Gaza Hell yeah If all our threats to pulverise Iran serves only as comic reliefLets snuff the lives out of the Jabaliyans Hell yeah If our illusion of invincibility is forever shatteredLets flatten Rafa Hell yeah When our neurotic and imaginery

A very interesting idea: sue the bastards!

There is an interesting idea being floated around by the Iranian government and other circles. The idea is to sue Israel and/or Israeli leader for war crimes, crimes against humanity and even genocide. Sounds silly? Think again. It all began when the government of Iran asked the ICC to issue warrants for the arrest of Israeli leaders. Soon thereafter a US professor, Francis Anthony Boyle, has offered the Iranian President

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech delivered on December 29th in solidarity with Gaza

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah the Lord of the World and peace be on our Master and Prophet – the seal of the Prophets – Abi Al Qassem Mohammad bin Abdullah and on his pure and chaste Household and chosen companions and on all prophets and messengers. First we address the pure souls of Gaza martyrs – men, women, children, adults,

Olmert plays “tough guy” in photo op

Take a look at the photo the Israeli government has just released: Olmert is visiting and Israeli Air Force base and is trying on a pilot’s helmet. Is that the Israeli version of Dubya’s landing on an aircraft carrier off the California coast? A lawyer fancying himself as a member of the “elite” (read:civilian murdering) IAF. How pathetic and lame can those politicians get?

Islamic Revolution Leader issued a statement Sunday on the horrendous tragedy of Gaza bloodbath in the hand of the Zionists

Islamic Revolution Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei issued a statement Sunday on the horrendous tragedy of Gaza bloodbath in the hand of the Zionists, strongly condemning the heinous complicity of the criminal Bush’s regime with the Zionists, adding that the silence of some international bodies and some Arab states provided for the crimes. Ayatollah Khamenei declared Monday as day of general mourning and called on all Muslim people and free