Israel uses Palestinians imprisoned in Gaza as human guinea pigs for its weapons and technology industries.
I want to cry. I want to accuse Chris of being an alarmist, a conspiracy theorist, a so-called journalist spouting science fiction nonsense.
But I have followed Chris for too many years. If he’s preaching it, it’s most likely gospel truth.
Besides, the fact that this scenario is right out of a sci-fi novel really only ads credibility. SciFi authors have gotten it right more often than not.
Every time Chris connects the dots, my thinking is changed forever. Now it would seem that it’s not really “hate” we are fighting, (except amongst ourselves, distracted as we are from the real agenda), we are fighting the cold calculations of profit and loss, and control and domination by the few over the many. I guess I am late to this realization--so caught up in my moral outrage. Now what do we do about it all?
This post is as much an indictment against the USA as it is against the Israeli State. This post reveals the evil that can develop in both the supposed greatest democracy on Earth as well as a state of survivors of one of the greatest genocides in history. It defies belief. The story as told exemplifies profits and death over empathy and love, over peace and humanity. This message should resonate every second in our minds and hearts until we cry out, enough, stop, in an unified voice that can be heard in the deepest darkest places on Earth.
This is the story of Empire and its puppets. Of Empire that appears to be at the end of its century of greatness, that is now overextended, corrupted and soon to turn its force of suppression on its own citizens as they rebel against repression.
I stand with the oppressed. I detest the corporate monied powerful interests whose god is money and power. I detest the Arms Industry death machine.
This is a painful, scathing, and important read. The role reversal embraced by Israelis over the time since the Holocaust is terrifying, and has implications well beyond Israel.
In the same way that Israel has been experimenting on Palestinians to refine its surveillance and crowd control technology, it has also exported the results of its experiments to the United States, where Black Americans remain subject to paramilitary policing tactics developed by Israel’s so-called innovations.
My recent writing on Substack has focused on disinformation from Washington in Tel Aviv, the recent history of genocide within the United States, the three labor leaders who could force Biden‘s hands to end the genocide unfolding in Gaza, and how whatever passes for “democracy” in America is revealed by this moment to be simply a veneer for unaccountable bipartisan military empire. But this post is probably the most relevant to the points you raise here. https://shahidbuttar.substack.com/p/from-ferguson-to-jerusalem
Thank you for your writing, your investigations, and above all, your independence and willingness to challenge the propaganda promoted by so many of your former colleagues!
The genocide in Gaza is just the latest chapter in 600 or so years of Judeo-Christian Capitalist ethnic cleansing. See the Limpieza de Sangre and note that John Locke kick-started the Triangular Trade and the African Slave labor that made it possible. Nobody scrubs others out like Jews and Christians, the majority of whom support the genocide of Palestinian kids. "... Erase their names from the earth!" as their Dudeyurmoronic God states that they must.
Question: what’s the difference between a nazi and a Zionist? Answer: not much.
This is astounding. The Intercept reported on Google's Project Nimbus recently. Employees have been protesting about it for years... This world they have created and blackmailed American Taxpayers into funding it - truly appalling. This is not the America that most of us want. We have to get out from under this mess. We should be funding creative and generative technologies that deal with more important, less destructive concerns. Look at what funding CRISPR has done to solve for a disease like sickle-cell. That is the kind of thing that deserves our collective taxpayer dollars for innovation in technology.
It's always worse than we think it is when it comes to controlling the wealth of a dying planet with war and the weapons of war. Most of us don't think past the present crisis.....but I followed to some extent the American backed destruction of countries in the global south.......and by now it should be much more clear, to more of us...........who these war machines serve, and what they are going to bring to all our children, sooner or later.
Climate change won't be halted; the War Mongers don't want to have to give up their toys, or the obscene lifestyles their destruction of other people's lands brings them. War is the ultimate fueler of global heating........
And unless all of us join a Peace Movement that understands the role War plays in destroying the future, we're toast.
In spite of all the good news coming out of the renewable sector just now....solar farms and windmills will be targets as well as population centres.
What bothers me is that Chris is so good at calling out and embarrassing some of the most vicious individuals on the planet. How long before some powerful individual or interest decides it's worthwhile to silence him? I remember the gruesome story of ARIZONA REPUBLIC reporter Don Bolles, who in 1976 was ordered killed by a liquor executive whom Bolles had embarrassed (along with the governor). It's a concern.
You and the rest of the meyer kahana loving racist need to understand this fact: you have lost this battle. Everyone knows that Zionism is NOT Judaism you hasbara bozo
More like the SS decided to liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto.
Thanks, again, for your clarity describing a dire situation accurately.
This morning, NPR gave Netanyahu a platform to spout lies and genocidal filth ("animals") against the Palestinians and lies to justify murderous assaults on hospitals. No pushback at all. So sickening.
And we thought Dr. Mengele was bad? The Fourth Reich comprised of GB, America and Israel have human clones they are using right now. Every deep underground military base hides ghoulish experiments, splicing of humans and animals, development of better more efficient killing devices, and all sorts of exotic ET technologies that we should be told of. Congress must move swiftly to investigate and inspect all deep underground military bases wherever they exist. It will find horrific experiments, in areas that we would never allow. The DEEP STATE is the most evil enterprise on the planet. Humanity must eliminate secrecy. All secrecy does is allow these evil enterprises to first get a foothold and then to metastasize. The people have the immediate need to know all.
Ah, the wonders of market capitalism. The people designing and manufacturing these products will pay with their eroded souls.
Billionaires, hell is well warmed up for your arrival.
Wonderful article - thank you Mr Hedges, nothing to add to our depravity and bottomless hypocrisy !