This country has been having a nationwide nervous breakdown since 9/11. A nation of people suddenly broke, the market economy goes to shit, and they’re threatened on every side by an unknown, sinister enemy. But I don't think fear is a very effective way of dealing with things—of responding to reality. Fear is just another word for ignorance.”

- Hunter S. Thompson, gonzo journalist

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US tells Israel to end its war with Hamas within a month as growing death toll in Gaza sparks concerns MikeRivero Fri, 12/08/2023 - 12:54

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has told Israeli officials he expects their war in Gaza to be brought to close within a month, sources claimed.

Belgium announced an "entry ban" on Jewish settlers who attack Palestinians in the West Bank. The move comes after the U.S. took a similar stance against Jewish settlers in the West Bank. The Belgian Prime Minister said the govt will work with the U.S. on travel sanctions against Israeli settlers .

As the world crumbles around the edges with accelerated attacks in Gaza, military skirmishes in Syria and Iraq, a broken southern border and a US financial system threatening imminent disintegration, a majority of Americans are operating under the assumption that the 2024 election will solve all its problems. 

While most major American Jewish organizations staunchly support Israel in its war against Hamas, dissent has quietly been growing among their often younger employees, some of whom are now speaking out to “demonstrate broad support within the Jewish community for a ceasefire.”

Some of you probably noticed that the entire media was relying on numbers from the Gaza authorities (they have some complicated way of claiming it’s the PA acting autonomously, but it’s literally Hamas – the PA has no ability to act autonomously in Gaza) for the death tolls, and maybe thought it was weird that the media wasn’t making an effort to claim that they were exaggerating the deaths.

Well, the reason the media didn’t want to touch that is that the death estimates – as we’ve said several times – were totally low-balled.

The United States believes that Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) is actively playing a part in the missile and drone strikes carried out against "Israel" and targeting shipping in the Red Sea, Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer said on Thursday.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Finer stated, "We believe that they are involved in the conduct of these attacks, the planning of them, the execution of them, the authorization of them and ultimately they support them."

Israel-Palestine war: Israeli forces destroy central archive of Gaza city MikeRivero Fri, 12/08/2023 - 08:30

Heavy Israeli bombardment has destroyed the central archive of Gaza City, according to the Gaza municipality. 

Photos published by local media and Birzeit University in the occupied West Bank showed the building heavily damaged, with papers and documents littering the floor. 

While US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli conflict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft-carrier strike groups, a Marine expeditionary unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Midd