SATURDAY APPAF Newsletter 04-15-2017

April 15, 2017

The Latest News from the US, Israel and Palestine

A well-educated and informed public is best equipped to practice democracy and to hold its representatives responsible and accountable to answer and protect its needs.

This newsletter provides what is missing in the US mainstream media and what the American public needs to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Note: Opinions and views expressed by the authors of the articles in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of APPAF

From The USA

VT: Trump Uses Nukes: VT Teams Rush to Site of Nuclear Bunker Buster in Afghanistan. By GPD. Will collect soil samples, witness statements as Trump’s professed love of nukes becomes a reality. Trump’s first use of nuclear weapons, soon to be unleashed on Syria Arab Army, according to NSC sources: For those within 15 miles of the blast area or downwind: Please remove yourself from the area for 72 hours or up to 2 weeks. Bring no food or water, wash thoroughly, wash clothing in water from well outside the blast area. Wear a dust mask More information to come:


Global Research: The White House “Intelligence Assessment” Is No-Such-Thing: It Shows Support for Al-Qaeda By Moon of Alabama

Global Research: China and Russia Veto UN Security Council Resolution on Syria – No Carte Blanche for Chapter VII By Dr. Christof Lehmann, nsnbc international


VT: 2013 Daily Mail Article “US to Stage Chemical Warfare Attack…Blame Assad” Censored By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor


VT: Malaysian Hacker Publishes Proof of Khan Shaykhun Attack Planning By GPD


Global Research: “When to Go to War”: How US Military Decisions are Really Made By Washington’s Blog


Global Research: The Money-Quote From the Postol Report on the Recent Gas Attack in Syria, By Eric Zuesse


Global Research: Video: President Al-Assad: Khan Sheikhoun Chemical Weapons Incident Totally Fabricated.. the US is Not Serious in Achieving Any Political Solution By AFP and Bashar al Assad, SANA


Counterpunch: Opportunity Strikes: Becoming a War President May Yet Salvage Trump’s Presidency Posted By Jason Hirthler


TRUTH-OUT: New Revelations Belie Trump Claims on Syria Chemical Attack By Gareth Porter, Truthout

TRUTH-OUT: US Foreign Aid, Explained By Joannie Tremblay-Boire, The Conversation


TRUTH-OUT: All Pharaohs Must Fall: A Passover Reflection on Sean Spicer By Brant Rosen, Truthout


Aljazeera: Russia, Syria and Iran warn US against further strikes. Allied foreign ministers meet in Moscow over Syrian war and warn Washington following cruise missile strike on airbase.


IWB: Real Journalist Shreds CNN On Air Over Syria Coverage

RENSE: Donald Trump – Just Another Neocon Warmonger By Chuck Baldwin

From ISRAEL

VT: Twitter, pressured by Jewish group, cleansing internet of anti-Netanyahu material. My letter to Twitter legal department By Kevin Barrett


Editor is fired then reinstated after he refuses to cut Sarah Schulman’s paragraph on Palestine solidarity
US Politics Philip Weiss


Mondoweiss: ‘We need revolutionary visions and radical imaginations’ — a report from JVP
By Donna Nevel


Mondoweiss: Academic boycott campaign is growing fast at Trinity College Dublin
By Malaka Mohammed


ALMASDAR NEWS: Israel concerned over Iranian-Russian warnings about attacking Syria By Leith Fadel


THEJC: For Israel, there’s little black or white about Trump’s Syria strike. The Israeli government had been furious at Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, for failing to endorse precisely such a policy.


DAILY MAIL: Syrian UN envoy claims Israel is directly supporting ISIS by bombing regime sites. Bashar al-Jaafari said an Israeli attack in March indirectly benefited ISIS. Israel claimed it was targeting a weapons haul destined for Hezbollah in Lebanon. Jaafari claimed Israel was also treating injured al-Qaeda terrorists. The UN envoy also hit out at the US over missile strikes last week By DAVE BURKE FOR MAILONLINE

From PALESTINE

RINF: Palestine Retold: Palestine’s Tragic Anniversaries Are Not Only About Remembrance By Dissidentvoice


Electronic Intifada: Ten killed in Ein al-Hilweh fighting by Maureen Clare Murphy       {Unfortunately Palestinians remain clueless about how to promote their cause and heedless about the consequences of their thoughtless impulsive actions. It is how Israel infiltrated and corrupted their psychology and behavior. It is a simple case of divide and conquer }


Electronic Intifada: Under pressure over Israel, Portland divests from all corporations by Charlotte Silver


Aljazeera: Turmus Aya’s Palestinians threatened by settlement plan
Around 4000 Palestinians live in fear over recent encroachment from Israeli settlements.


Arab News: Correcting ‘historical injustice’ to allow Palestinian state: China.


Daily Caller: The Arab League Is Peddling An Outdated Anti-Israel Resolution
Photo of Andrew Lappin By ANDREW LAPPIN

COMMENTARIES

VT: Corbett Does Trump and Syria for Dummies (Americans) By GPD. A hoot to watch if it weren’t true


Global Research: The Keystone XL Pipeline and America’s Psychopathic Government By Eric Zuesse, Strategic Culture Foundation     {Bill Clinton once said: oil is the life line of the industrial nations}


VT: How the Insurgencies in Middle East are not Terrorism? By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

VT: Neocon Whore John McCain: Russia helped Assad on chemical weapons By Jonas E. Alexis. McCain loves terrorist states like Saudi Arabia. He wants to bring “democracy” and “freedom” in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria, but not in Saudi Arabia.


VT: Breaking: VT Investigators Startling Discovery at Khan Sheikhoun
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor Busted: We know who did it, we name them and we have caught them trying it again     {Prophet Mohammad discovered them.  Figuratively speaking one would find among Arabs, as the west discovered, the worst treacherous corrupt pagan scoundrels in the world. Some of them would never hesitate to commit any heinous sin for a mere buck }


VT: NEO – The Nasty Truth About the CIA By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor


Global Research: What is the “Reality” of Syria’s “Popular Revolution” which Sparked Six Years of Violence…By Eva Bartlett, Michael Welch and Stephen Gowans


SouthFront: WHITE HOUSE ‘DECLASSIFIED REPORT’ ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK IN IDLIB: PROPAGANDA OR INCOMPETENCE?


The Daily Mail: ‘I acted in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States’: Trump sends letter to Congress defending his air strike on Syria as feds watch for Assad revenge attack on American soil. President Trump tweets praise for military after cruise missile attack in Syria. He also wrote a letter to defend his controversial choice to Congress. The president also defended the lack of damage on the runways which Russia said remained intact after the strike FBI and Homeland Security on alert for potential ‘revenge attacks’ inside US. Agencies mull counterterror operations against ‘specific threats’. US fears Syrians or those who sympathize with Assad or Iran could strike. Trump signals new sanctions against Syria are in the works following strike


Warisacrime: Never-Ending War in the Time of Trump and How to Stop It By davidswanson


TRUTH-OUT: What Does an “America First” Foreign Policy Actually Mean? By William J. Astore, TomDispatch


The Nation: Democrats Shouldn’t Be Trying to Banish Tulsi Gabbard. Her skepticism about the origin of the chemical-weapons attack in Syria was warranted. By Robert L. Borosage


PRESSTV: Clinton’s mania for death and destruction lives on in Trump: Analyst. With the firing the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump has taken war to the next level, an American political analyst and activist says. “Hillary Clinton lost the White House but her mania for death and destruction lives on in Trump,” Myles Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, said in an interview with Press TV on Friday. On Thursday, a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also known as the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped on a tunnel complex allegedly used by Daesh (ISIL) militants in Nangarhar province by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by US Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the Pentagon.         [Recommend To read the book; “Middle East Quick Sand by Geoffrey Wawro”}


Antiwar: Behind Trump’s Syria Turnabout Posted By Justin Raimondo


Antiwar: US Insurers Sue Saudis for $4.2 Billion Over 9/11 Posted By Jason Ditz


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