Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator
Flashback - Amira Hass of
Haaretz,
'    
Don't shoot until you can
see they're    over the age of
12'; Nov. 20, 2000.       Hass
is interviewing an IDF
sharpshooter.  

    Excerpt:

    (Hass is the speaker
    without quotes)

    But nonetheless there
    are children who were
    hit, wounded or killed
    after they were hit in the
    head. Unless these were
    mistakes.

    "If they were children,
    they were mistakes."

    Do they talk about this?

    "They talk to us about
    this a lot. They forbid us
    to shoot at children."

    How do they say this?

    "You don't shoot a child
    who is 12 or younger."

    That is, a child of 12 or
    older is allowed?

    "Twelve and up is
    allowed. He's not a child
    any more, he's already
    after his bar mitzvah.
    Something like that."

    Thirteen is bar mitzvah
    age.

    "Twelve and up, you're
    allowed to shoot. That's
    what they tell us."

    Again: Twelve and up
    you're allowed to shoot
    children.

    "Because this already
    doesn't look to me like a
    child by definition, even
    though in the United
    States a child can be 23."

    Under international law,
    a child is defined as
    someone up to the age
    of 18.

    "Up until 18 is a child?"

    So, according to the IDF,
    it is 12?

    "According to what the
    IDF says to its soldiers. I
    don't know if this is
    what the IDF says to the
    media."

    And children are from 12
    down. Is there no order
    that between 12 and 18
    you shoot at the legs
    and not the head?

    "Of course we try to see
    to it that he really is over
    20."

    In the 10 seconds that
    you have.

    "In the 10 seconds that I
    have, I have to estimate
    how old he is."

    And in what direction the
    wind is blowing, and the
    deviation here and there,
    and which way he'll
    jump the next moment.

    "Yes, but there are
    hardly any mistakes by
    sharpshooters. The
    mistakes are made by
    people who aren't
    sharpshooters."

    And it turns out that they
    happen to hit the
    children's heads, and all
    this is just by chance?

    "If you say you have
    seen children that have
    been hit in the head a lot,
    then it is sharpshooters."

    So what you're saying is
    that our definition of
    children is different.

    "Your definition is
    different."

    Because for you it's
    someone who is 12.

    "Yes."
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Selected links:

Unbelievable
levels of
barbarism
against gays in
Africa;

Olbermann on
Obama's
assassination
program; Glenn
Greenwald,
Salon; Jan. 27,
2010

America: The
Grim Truth;
lancefreeman76

Is America
yearning for
fascism? -
Chris Hedges

I
s this where
the holy land is
headed?;
Sultan Al
Quassemi; The
National; Apr.
10, 2010

Gordon Duff:
Musings on a
series of
unfolding plots;
what is being
kept from us;
Apr. 11, 2010

Raw Story:
FEC
commissioner
helped RNC
conceal role in
2004 vote
suppression;
Mar. 30, '10

Why they did it:
Section 5.2,
para. 4, of the
official
9/11
Report:  'U.S.
support for
Israel, the
Philippines, and
repressive
governments in
the Arab world. '

Israel and the
occupied
territories
Bureau of
Democracy,
Human Rights,
and Labor
2008 Country
Reports on
Human Rights
Practices;
Feb. 25, '09;

Questions &
Answers on
Gaza; Stephen
Shalom;
ZNet; Jan. 16,
'09

Former
Speaker of the
Israeli
Parliament
Avraham Burg:
“The Holocaust
Is Over: We
Must Rise from
its Ashes” -
Democracy
Now!

The Gaza
Bombshell;
David Rose;
Vanity Fair;
Apr. '08
(Bush/Rice/Abra
ms backed an
armed force to
overthrow
Hamas.)

Alternet:  
Israel's Leaders
are frantically
trying to
prevent war
crimes
proceedings

What if the
entire tale of
the Jewish
Diaspora is
historically
wrong? ;  
by Joshua
Holland;
Alternet; Jan.
28, 09

Israel 'Hides
Settlement
Data'; BBC Jan.
30, 2009

Erase my
grandfather's
name from Yad
Vashem;
transl. to En. by
Aimee Kligman;
(orig. in Le
Monde)

Israel denies
Gaza access to
clean water;
Press TV; Jan.
30

Israeli troops
told to fire at
anything that
moved;
Press TV; Jan.
31

Dear
Conservatives,
Will You Help
Save the
Republic From
Military
Takeover? by
Naomi Wolf,
Oct. 18, '08;
AlterNet

Film: Torturing
Democracy
(plus
documents,
time-line)

Iraq veterans
against the war:
Winter Soldier
(clips)  ;

Timeline of the
Great
Depression   ;

1927 - 1933
Chart of the
Pompous
Prognosticators
 ;

Federal Ethics
Committee
ECNH - Dignity
of living beings ;
Interesting:

Foreign Policy:  
The U.S.
Military Index,
March/April
2008; 3,400
active and
retired officers
polled on the
state of the
military (In
sum?  
Stretched thin.
Not good.)

San Francisco
Chronicle
(martial law;
detention
camps):
Rule
by Fear or
Rule by Law?
Lewis Seiler,
Dan Hamburg;
04/02/08

The
Progressive:
Exclusive!  The
FBI deputizes
business
Matthew
Rothschild;
07/02/08

nzherald.co.nz
(China; Russia):
Gwynn Dyer:
The Real
Reason for
Vast U.S.
Defense Bill
Gwynn Dyer;
13/02/08

New report
finds Gaza
situation worst
in 40 years
ESSAYS by Diane V. McLoughlin

On the blog:
Response to fatalist Gerald Caplan on
peace in Israel  - Palestine - August 21 2014;

Blog - Latest statistics
#Israel assault on #Gaza 15082014

Diane V. McLoughlin speaking at protest on Parliament
Hill - YouTube [3mins] Canada - August 9 2014

The Coin of Israel - by Diane V. McLoughlin - August 7
2014

Blog post:
How it Started #OperationProtectiveEdge
#Hamas #Gazaunderattack #Israel - July 26 2014; by guest
writer, Bashar Ahmaro, Palestinian resident of E. Jerusalem
;
Israel - Bombing Gaza Hospitals Gaza Homes Gaza
Children Playing - Calls Genocidal Operation
'
Protective Edge' - July 22, 2014

Tips shekels rubles coins change helps keep this site here

Select popular posts:

Gaza Freedom Flotilla:
Palmer Report - Not Definitive in Fact or Law; Sept. 1, 2011

Voting Down H.R.1501 - Upholding International Law
and the Goldstone Report; 22/04/11 ;

Hate Speech Laws to Shield Israel from
Accountability? Nov. 8th, '10 ;

FREE GAZA; Aug. 9th, 2010;

No More Billions in American Tax Dollars to
Bankroll Israel's War Crimes;
'There is no virtue so truly great and godlike
as justice' - Joseph Addison (1713)
Article: 'EU to label products from Israeli settlements';
The Telegraph; Ben Lynfield; July 23, 2013;

Article: '
Israeli anger as EU bans funds for West Bank
Settlements'; The Independent; Alistair Dawber; July 16,
2013;

Article: '
The Neoconservative war criminals in our midst';
Paul Craig Roberts; Institute for Political Economy; Aug.
1, 2012;

Ties in with the above article. Names names:
'
Conservatives call for Obama to intervene in Syria';
Josh Rogan; Foreign Policy; Feb. 17, 2012;

U.S. military's Afghanistan Massacre:  '
Afghan father
tries to cope with shooting rampage' ; by Mirwais Khan
and Heidi Voigt; AP; Mar 24, 2012;

Article: '
12 U.S.-related human rights stories the press is
missing'; H. Victor Conde; Nieman Watchdog, Nieman
Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University; July 27,
2011;
_____________________________________________
Adds up?..

Fourth largest exporter of weapons in the world:
'
Israel hits 7.2 billion in arms exports'; June 17, 2011;
UPI.com ;

plus

'Child poverty in U.S. approaches 25%'; PressTV; July
2, 2011 ;

plus          

Three billion in military hardware donated to Israel per
year: '
Obama approves aid to Israel, PA'; Yitzhak
Benhorin; Dec. 18, '09; Ynetnews ;
_____________________________________________
***
Text of media interview with Osama bin Laden,
translated by BBC world monitoring service and made
public Sept. 29, 2001 - denies any involvement in 9/11 ;.

PBS Newshour article -
'Bin Laden admits 9-11
Responsibility,
Warns of More Attacks;' Oct. 29, 2004 ;

U.S. military support increases terror attacks on
American citizens study shows; London School of
Economics and Political Science; Feb. 2011;

Where your federal income tax dollars go (U.S.);
Stephen Koff, The Plain Dealer; Apr. 8, 2011; cleveland.
com ;

Union of Concerned Scientists - 2010 report on the
safety of U.S. nuclear power plants ;

Atomic deserts: A survey of the world's radioactive no-go
zones -SPIEGEL on-line; Apr. 12, '11 ;

cover article: Palestine Center for Human Rights
releases 100-page report: '
The illegal closure of the
Gaza strip: Collective punishment of the civilian
population (pdf); Dec. 21, 2010

August 29, 2010  See
LIST of candidates committed to
ending war funding

U.S.:  
Report shows exactly why Federal whistleblowers
need Protection; Government Accountability Project;
Dec. 1, 2010;

ARAB PEACE PLAN proposals (2002) ;

HAMAS:  '
Khaled Meshsaal Interview:  Hamas Chief
Weighs in on Eve of Peace Talks'; Sharmine Narwani;
Aug. 31, 2010; Huffington Post [peace at 1967 borders.]

IRAN:  
'Israeli Generals and Intel Officials Oppose Attack
on Iran; analysis by Gareth Porter'; Aug. 13, 2010;
IPSnews

Article, '
For the record: the full text of the Ottawa
Protocol'; Inside Politics Blog (CBC); Kady O'Malley;
Nov. 10, 2010;

Foreign Policy: '
Mass assassinations Lie at the Heart of
America's Military Policy in the Muslim World'; Fred
Branfman; Alternet; Aug. 24, 2010

U.S.:  '
Tax-Exempt Funds Aiding West Bank
Settlements'; Jim Rutenberg, Jim McIntire, Ethan
Bronner; July 5, 2010; NYT;

ISRAEL-PALESTINE: '
What the Wall Has Done'; Jamal
Juma'; Aug. 31. 2010; The Electronic Intifada (includes
interesting perspective on the PA);

Canada:  '
Postal union gives stamp of approval to Gaza
mail mission';
Jayme Poisson;The Star; August 25, 2010;

Israeli human rights group B'Tselem, reports:  
Human Rights in the Occupied Territories January -
June 2010 ;

Public Health:
We urgently need transparency over
depleted uranium
weapons-use; July 26, '10

Re: Iraq Wikileaks -
Alternet and Democracy Now!
discuss interviews with Iraqi witnesses: 'They killed the
wounded and drove over their bodies'; Apr. 13, 2010

IDF order will enable mass deportations from West Bank;
-  Amira Hass; Haaretz; Apr. 11, 2010;
Amira Hass
update Apr. 13, 2010; (see, also here, and
here ,here)

American guarantees to Israel wiping out right of return;
Ikhwanweb; Apr. 13, 2010

Breaking News:  World Bank issues Fayyad statehood
checklist ;
Apr. 13, 2010 - related: definitive analysis/recommend:
What Kind of Palestinian State in 2011?; Rafeef Ziadah;
uruknet; Apr. 12, 2010

Holy Land: Boys disappearing from Hebron Old City;
Paulette Schroeder; Independent Catholic News; Mar.
17, 2010

Imprisoning Palestinian Children; Stephen Lendman

Obama's Brave Nuke World; Stephen Lendman;
After Downing Street; Apr. 12, 2010

U.S. Russia Sign Protocol to Dispose of 17 thousand
weapons worth of plutonium; ABC News, Jake Tapper;
Apr. 13, 2010

The associated students of the University of California
Berkeley
Bill S.B.118 in support of UC divestment from
war crimes - recommends boycott of two companies
which supply Israel  ***One-click:
send form letter of
support to the students to overturn the veto on the
resolution. Read
letter from Naomi Klein

Weiss: Holocaust Survivor – Why I Support Palestinian
Rights
April 12, 2010 by jerichorendezvous

Canada's effort to criminalize Criticism of Israel; Aletho
News; Feb. 11, 2010

Stifling Academic Discussion About Israel Raises Critical
Questions; Dorit Naaman; CAUT Bulletin.ca; Jn. 11,
2009

Canada:  
Widow calls for Rights & Democracy review:
FTA: 'critics accuse them of trying to impose a right-wing
ideology. The dispute began when the new board
members challenged grants being made to three human
rights organizations known to be critical of Israel's
human rights record.' - husband suffers fatal heart
attack; CBC; Apr. 13, 2010

Propagandistic Anti-Semitism Report (Accidentally)
Raises the Linkage Issue; Max Blumenthal; Apr. 13, 2010

Targeting Academic and Speech Freedoms; Stephen
Lendman; Apr. 2, 2010 (&
here)

The Complete
Goldstone Report  .

Gaza rebuilding stymied; video; Apr. 11, 2010

The injured continue to suffer in Gaza; Apr. 12, 2010;
rabble.ca

After three years, goods permitted into Gaza found
destroyed; Maan News Agency; Apr. 12, 2010

Why Israel Jailed Me for 'Talking Too Much'; Jamal
Juma; Christian Science Monitor; Mar. 9, 2010

European Union endorses Goldstone Report - calls for
lifting siege of Gaza; 10/03/10

Five more innocent men released after eight years in
Guantanamo; Andy Worthington; Truthout; Mar. 31, 2010

U.S. Congressman Baird stands up for the people of
Gaza;
Seattle Times

Israel:  
One year in jail for calling Israel a state for all its
citizens

Israel:  
On-going theft of Palestinian land: update

Turkey's Erdogan Tells Germany's Merkel:  No
sanctions on Iran, and no nuclear double standards with
Israel.

Occupation by the numbers:  Maan News Agency

Liberation. Not a fictitious Palestinian state; Hasan Abu
Nimah and Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada, 2
September 2009

CAIA:  Canadian gov't de-funds pro-Palestinian groups
including the United Nations Relief Works Agency
(UNRWA) that provides vital humanitarian assistance to
five million Palestinian refugees

Canada's clampdown on free speech - Jordan Michael
Smith, Mar. 27, 2010
Boston Globe;

Obama squeezed between Israel and Iran; Pepe
Escobar; Asia Times; Mar. 26, 2010. FTA: AIPAC also
urged lawmakers to pass with no comments the annual
US $3 billion US aid to Israel. This means the new made-
in-USA F-35 fighter jets Israel buys will be basically
financed by US taxpayers. [value: 1/4 Billion U.S.]

U.N. Human Rights Commission passes three
resolutions Condemning Israel

Police State America:  McCain, Lieberman et al
proposed law, S.3081.  
FTA: An individual, including a citizen of the United
States... may be detained without criminal charges and
without trial'... Key words folks: suspected; potential. No
charges, no trial, no constitution, no rights. Welcome to
the new America.

Recommended:  
Truth Has Fallen and Has Taken
Liberty With It; Paul Craig Roberts; Information Clearing
House; Mar. 24, 2010

Mideast:  Israeli raids target children; IPS News; Mar.
16, 2010;

Family members ask court to reconsider dismissal of
wrongful death claims at Guantanamo; Centre for
Constitutional Rights; Mar. 17, 2010

George W. Bush 'knew Guantanamo prisoners were
innocent';
- Tim Reid; Times On Line; Apr. 9, 2010

Erasing the Past:  The Destruction of an Ancient Muslim
Cemetery in Jerusalem (PDF); Center for Constitutional
Rights.  Excerpt: 'The Israeli government and the Simon
Wiesenthal Center (SWC) are currently building the
“Center for Human Dignity–
Museum of Tolerance” on a portion of the Mamilla
Cemetery. This construction project has resulted in the
disinterment of hundreds of graves, and the
whereabouts of the countless human remains that have
been disposed of are unknown. Israel and the SWC plan
to continue the erection of the museum atop thousands
of more graves.'

Petreus on Israel - The Daily Dish; Mar. 14, 2010

A racism outside of language: Israel's Apartheid; S.
Makdisi; Pambazuka; Mar. 11, 2010

Israel's unfair 'law of return'; Abe Hayeem; guardian.co.
uk; Mar. 11, 2010

Settlers Torch Olive Orchard In Hebron; IMEM; Mar. 12,
2010

Harvard students op ed protesting racist and eugenicist
statements against Palestinians by visiting scholar
Martin Kramer; Harvard Crimson;
Mar. 11, 2010

The Decline of Israel and the Prospects for Peace - an
interview with Jonathan Cook; Redress, Mar. 13, 2010

Capital Anglos mobilize against practice of spitting at
Christians; Haaretz,
Mar. 11, 2010

rabble.ca: '
Israel and Apartheid: A Fair Comparison?'; E.
Corrigan; Mar. 2, '10

FP: '
What is Benjamin Netanyahu Thinking?'; S. Walt;
Apr.
28, '09

Discrimination in Israeli Law; Arab Human Rights
Assocation

2006 but still, wow! Example of Israeli far-right:
Baruch Marzel: IDF must assassinate left-wing activist
Uri Avnery;
by Nadav Shragai, Haaretz; 21/03/06  

Targeting Israel with Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions,
and Prosecutions'; by Stephen Lendman; Global
Research.ca, Feb. 25, '09;

Egypt seizes aid supplies for Gaza; Press TV; Fri, 13
Feb 2009

United Nations press conference on the humanitarian
situation in Gaza, Feb. 05, 09

Article:
UK government suppressed evidence on Binyam
Mohamed
torture because MI6 helped his interrogators; Telegraph.
co.uk; Feb. 07, '09;
_______________
No Hamas
rockets were
fired during the
ceasefire
leading up to
Israel's deadly
'08-'09
'Operation Cast
Lead'.  See
illustration,
page 6:

Intelligence and
Information
Center at the
Israel
Intelligence
Heritage and  
Commemoration
Center
Summary of
rocket fire and
mortar shelling
in 2008
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Nelson Mandela:
'Our freedom is not
complete without the
freedom of the Palestinians.'
- Boycotting South African
products, divesting or
choosing not to invest in
South African companies,
and sanctioning or
diplomatically isolating
South Africa ultimately
helped to peacefully bring to
an end South Africa's
Apartheid regime.  It is time
that world civil society
turned its attention toward
Israel's crimes against the
Palestinian people; to
encourage, through
peaceful boycott,
divestment and sanctions, a
just peace settlement which
demands equal rights for
both Palestinians and Jews.
Israel currently does not
respect this principle in
violation of international law.
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