Trump’s Iran Gambit Won’t Pay Off by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

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by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
June 30, 2018

It is as clear as day that President Trump is obsessed with regime change in Iran. What is not made clear is how much his gambit is damaging to Americans and American interests.

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Chris Hedges: 80% of the Yemen Population Needs Humanitarian Aid + Catastrophic US-Saudi-UAE Attack on Yemen Port City Could Trigger Mass Famine

Chris Hedges: 80% of the Yemen Population Needs Humanitarian Aid

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RT America on June 18, 2018

The UN envoy for Yemen held emergency talks in the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa on Saturday over the key aid port of Hodeidah, where a Saudi-led coalition battles Houthi rebel fighters. More than 80 percent of Yemeni imports pass through Hodeidah’s docks and the fighting has raised UN concerns of humanitarian catastrophe in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte is joined by Pulitzer prize winning journalist and host of ‘On Contact’ Chris Hedges.

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Mental Health Suffers As Gaza Is Choked By The Blockade by Soraya Boyd

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by Soraya Boyd
Writer, Dandelion Salad
April 13, 2018

This June will mark 12 years of a crushing and unlawful land, air and sea Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the Gaza Strip.

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Max Blumenthal: Israel Massacres Unarmed Gaza Protesters + At Least 17 Palestinians Killed, Over 1000 Injured

Max Blumenthal: Israel Massacres Unarmed Gaza Protesters + At Least 17 Palestinians Killed, Over 1000 Injured

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The Israeli military brutally crushed a protest on the Gaza border led by tens of thousands of Palestinians, killing 17 and injuring 1,400. Journalist Max Blumenthal speaks of Israel’s suffocating blockade of the strip and the biased media reporting on the “Great Return March.”

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The Tragedy of the “Ships of the Desert” by Felicity Arbuthnot + Gulf Crisis: Camels Become Casualties of Qatar Blockade

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by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
July 21, 2017

The last straw will break the camel’s back. (Various attributions)

After his visit to the Kingdom in May, Donald Trump decided to back the Saudi-led blockade of tiny Qatar (2015 population 2.235 million, but just 313,000 citizens) imposed less than a month later.

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Saudi Attack on Qatar; U.S. Threat to Iran by Sara Flounders

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by Sara Flounders
Workers World, June 13, 2017
June 14, 2017

Two weeks after the grand pomp of President Trump’s visit, Saudi Arabia announced the complete blockade of small neighboring state Qatar on June 5. The blockade is an act of war.

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Israel Seizes Women’s Flotilla To Gaza + Ann Wright, Mairead Maguire, and Others Kidnapped by Israel

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Col. Ann Wright was among 13 female activists that were part of the Women’s Boat to Gaza.

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Gaza Uncut: Another Year of War and Siege + Gaza Struggles to Cope with Psychological Trauma

Gaza Shifa Hospital, November 20, 2012.

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TheRealNews·Dec 31, 2012

Four years ago, Palestinians in Gaza ended the year in a similar way. Following a cease-fire after the last war in November, Israel violated terms of the truce numerous times and on a daily basis. Gaza also remains under Israeli siege, making life more difficult.

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In Cuba, the revolution continues, softly, as times change by John Pilger

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by John Pilger
Information Clearing House News
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3 August, 2011

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On my first day in Cuba, in 1967, I waited in a bus queue that was really a conga line. Ahead of me were two large, funny females resplendent in frills of blinding yellow; one of them had an especially long bongo under her arm. When the bus arrived, painted in Cuba’s colors for its inaugural service, they announced that the gringo had not long arrived from London and was, therefore, personally responsible for this breach in the American blockade. It was an honor I could not refuse.

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Huwaida Arraf: Breaking the Blockade

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 on Jul 6, 2011

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The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) is a Palestinian led movement committed to solving issues between Israel and Palestine. Huwaida Arraf is one of the co-founders of the group and was filmed giving a speech at San Diego State University. During her speech, Huwaida talks about the history of the Palestinian people and the ISM’s role in trying to aid them. Also mentioned in her speech is the ISM’s attempts in sending aid to Gaza by boat. In one of their more recent voyages the group sent a ‘flotilla’ of ships to gaza that was intercepted by the Israeli Navy. During the interception civilians were shot and killed on one of the ISM’s boats which lead to an investigation by the United Nations.

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Israel Responds to Flotilla Pressure by “Allowing More Crumbs” into Gaza + Israel kills protesters on Syrian Border

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by Freegaza
June 5, 2011

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Aid Does Not Equal Freedom

For Immediate Release

Contact: Adam Shapiro, +30-694-781-5798, adamsop@gmail.com
Huwaida Arraf, +30-694-781-5798, huwaida.arraf@gmail.com
Greta Berlin, +33 607 374 512, Iristulip@gmail.com

Israel’s announcement today that it is “allowing between 210 and 220” trucks into Gaza with humanitarian aid is a direct response to the pressure that the upcoming Freedom Flotilla II is creating. Continue reading

The Illegality of Israel’s Naval Blockade of Gaza by Jeremy R. Hammond

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Foreign Policy Journal
20 July, 2010

In “The Legal Basis of Israel’s Naval Blockade of Gaza” at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), Professor Emeritus of International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ruth Lapidoth argues that Israel’s attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, in which nine Turkish peace activists were killed by Israeli commandos, was perfectly “legal”.

Lapidoth begins by arguing that “the rules of the laws of armed conflict apply” to the “armed conflict” between Israel and Hamas. From this, Lapidoth draws the conclusion that, “This means that Israel may control shipping headed for Gaza—even when the vessels are still on the high seas.”

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Libyan Ship Surrounded By Israeli Gunships

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The Libyan aid ship, the Amalthea, originally bound for the Gaza strip, has been diverted to a port in Egypt after the Israeli navy warned the vessel against trying to break an Israeli blockade on the Palestinian coastal territory, and is now moving very slowly towards El Arish port.

An Al Jazeera reporter on board said the vessel, carrying 2,000 tonnes of food and medicine, was met by a “wall” of Israeli gunships as it approached the Palestinian territory.

Sherine Tadros reports. AlJazeeraEnglish

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Why Vice President Joe Biden and USA Occupied Congress are Wrong! by Eileen Fleming

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13 June, 2010
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The Israeli blockade on Gaza was begun as a direct response to the election of Hamas in January 2006 and also as an evil sick ‘joke’ and not in response to Hamas seizing power back from Fatah!

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Supporting Obama By Timothy V. Gatto

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By Timothy V. Gatto
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June 10, 2010

Maybe he is a dollar short and a day late, but at least Obama is addressing the problems in Gaza instead of burying his head in the sand like every American President except Carter. His new found temerity in the face of Israeli influence in American politics may just be for show to placate those who are rightfully outraged over Israel’s wanton barbarism against the flotilla bringing relief supplies to Gaza, but even so, he is taking a risk. The Israeli zealots in Congress from both parties will castigate him for even suggesting that the treatment of Gaza is something that needs to be reviewed.

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