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  • 2018-05-23: News Headlines
    Deepak Tripathi (2018-05-23). A Bloody Hot Summer in Gaza: Parallels With Sharpeville, Soweto and Jallianwala Bagh. counterpunch.org It is a bloody hot summer in Gaza. And the events surrounding the killings of nearly 60 Palestinians and wounding of more than a thousand by the Israeli army on the day Israel and the Trump administration celebrated the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem are as shocking as they are of profound importance in Middle Eastern history. The one-sided nature of the encounter is illustrated by the fact that there were no casualties on the Israeli side. | More Maj. Danny Sjursen (2018-05-23). The Tragic Record of American Regime Change. truthdig.com We used to call him “Mookie.” God, we hated him. Back in 2006-07, while patrolling the streets of east Baghdad, Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia was our sworn enemy. These impoverished, slum-dwelling Shiite youths hit us with sniper fire and deadly improvised explosive devices day after day. They killed and maimed American troops daily, including my boys—Alex Fuller and Mike Balsley—who died Jan. 25, 2007. We’d patch up our wounded, call in a medevac helicopter, then roll back into those city streets the very next day. As we patrolled, Sadr’s ubiquitous face would taunt us, plastered as it was on billboards, posters and flags throughout the neighborhood. | Now, in a truth stranger than fiction, Sadr’s political party has won the recent Iraqi elections. The former warlord and killer of Americans may now play kingmaker in Iraq. Of course, mine is only one—highly… Dave Lindorff (2018-05-23). The Trump White House is a Chaotic Clown Car Filled with Bozos Who Think They’re Brilliant. counterpunch.org It’s long been an American conceit that the way you negotiate is to demand a surrender by your opponent, and then you hammer out the terms of that surrender. Ir worked great in World War II after the Red Army chewed up Germany’s elite army and left the country with the choice of being overru …
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    Please be social by posting these ‘POSTEES’ on social media! A Bloody Hot Summer in Gaza: Parallels With Sharpeville, Soweto and Jallianwala Bagh Deepak Tripathi | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-23 It is a bloody hot summer in Gaza. And the events surrounding the killings of nearly 60 Palestinians and wounding of more than a thousand by the Israeli army on the day Israel and the Trump administration celebrated the relocation of the American embassy to Jerusalem are as shocking as they are of profound importance in Middle Eastern history. The one-sided nature of the encounter is illustrated by the fact that there were no casualties on the Israeli side. |… counterpunch.org/2018/05/23/a-bloody-hot-summer-in-gaza-parallels-with-sharpeville-soweto-and-jallianwala-bagh/ The Tragic Record of American Regime Change Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2018-05-23 We used to call him “Mookie.” God, we hated him. Back in 2006-07, while patrolling the streets of east Baghdad, Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia was our sworn enemy. These impoverished, slum-dwelling Shiite youths hit us with sniper fire and deadly improvised explosive devices day after day. They killed and maimed American troops daily, including my boys–Alex Fuller and Mike Balsley–who died Jan. 25, 2007. We’d patch up our wounded, call in a medevac helicopter, then roll back into those city streets the very next day. As we patrolled, Sadr’s ubiquitous face would taunt us, plastered as it was on billboards, posters and flags throughout the neighborhood. | Now, in a truth stranger than fiction, Sadr’s political party has won the recent Iraqi elections. The former warlord and killer of Americans may now play kingmaker in Iraq. Of course, mine is only one–highly… truthdig.com/articles/the-tragic-record-of-american-regime-change/ Pompeo’s Outrageous Speech on Iran Farhang Jahanpour | counterpunch.org | 2018-05-23 Speaking at the Heritage Foundation this week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo practically declared war on …