thejapantimes, to worldnews
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The huge salvo of missiles and drones launched from Iran toward Israel was the kind of direct conflict between the Middle East powers that the world had long feared would mark the explosion of a full-blown regional war. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/15/world/politics/iran-attack-israel-avert-war/ #worldnews #politics #iran #us #un #middleeast #israel #gaza #israelhamaswar #palestinians #hamas

br00t4c, to random
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U.S. Works To Prevent An Escalation Across The Mideast As Biden Pushes Israel To Show Restraint

#united #us

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/iran-middle-east-escalation-biden_n_661c4d70e4b0f709554adca1

DrALJONES, to random
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From Rwanda to Gaza: US mendacity

Analysis

"A month before the [Rwanda] genocide, [Clinton]... stated that the US will not engage in any humanitarian operation, unless it's in its self-interest.

"He had instructed his staff not to tell him what the hell was going on."

Roméo Dallaire
UN peacekeeping mission during the Rwanda genocide.
In 100 days, more than 800,000 Rwandans were slaughtered by the Rwandan military & Hutu militia.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/sunday/the-sunday-edition-for-april-7-2019-1.5086008/my-soul-is-still-in-rwanda-25-years-after-the-genocide-rom%C3%A9o-dallaire-still-grapples-with-guilt-1.5086075

#US #RwandaGenocide ...

DrALJONES, to Israel
@DrALJONES@mastodon.social avatar

Analysis

"Netanyahu, Empowered by Biden’s Grant of Impunity, baits Iran into his genocidal Gaza War"

Iran struck Israel because Israel bombed the consular annex of the Iranian embassy in Damascus, killing high-ranking Iranian officials & others.

"Iran cited Article 51 of the UN Charter for its counter-strike on Israel, which guarantees states the right of self-defense. Embassies are considered national soil."

https://www.juancole.com/2024/04/netanyahu-empowered-genocidal.html

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faab64, to iran

CNN quoting a U.S. official: Biden informed Netanyahu to consider what happened a victory because Washington's assessment is that the Iranian attack was unsuccessful.

Ah well. I guess it's time to write the new check and send a few hundred cargo planes full of weapons then.

#Biden #Iran #US #Politics #Military #GenocideJoe
@palestine @israel

br00t4c, to random
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br00t4c, to random
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RuggyBearLA, to california
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br00t4c, to random
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Israel and Israel Alone Kicked Off This Escalation -- In a Bid to Drag U.S. Into War With Iran

https://theintercept.com/2024/04/14/israel-iran-drag-us-war-netanyahu-biden/

br00t4c, to random
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'Is the U.S. okay?': People can't believe what Great Value-branded food this Walmart is selling prepackaged

#united #us

https://www.dailydot.com/news/walmart-grrat-value-boiled-eggs/

Sherifazuhur, to iran
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Just in case you don’t know: communicates with the via . Warning on the attack on Israel was given & with the length of air time, not a surprise. Through this channel Iran’s military commanders also threatened the US should it militarily respond.

br00t4c, to random
@br00t4c@mastodon.social avatar

'Is the U.S. okay?': People can't believe what Great Value-branded food this Walmart is selling prepackaged

#united #us

https://www.dailydot.com/news/walmart-grrat-value-boiled-eggs/

faab64, to iran

West will condemn Iran’s attack, but largely ignore ‘Israeli provocations’

We spoke to Nader Hashemi, associate professor of Middle East and Islamic politics at Georgetown University, about the potential reaction around the world to Iran’s attack on Israel last night.

Hashemi said Iran will be widely condemned for its attack, unlike the series of Israeli provocations and attacks both within Iran and throughout the Middle East that have killed senior Iranian military officials and targeted key Iranian economic and nuclear sites, condemnations of which have been more muted.

“President Biden is rallying the G7 who will issue a condemnatory statement of Iran along these lines,” Hashemi said.

“In the Global South the response will be more measured” he said, adding “there will be calls for restraint, de-escalation and diplomacy without directly blaming Iran or Israel”.

“Arab and Muslim public opinion will note how many Arab states deployed military resources to protect Israel while doing the opposite in the context of the mass starvation and genocide in Gaza,” Hashemi concluded.


aljazeera.com/news/liveblog/20…
@palestine @israel

Lazarou, to iran
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What we had last night was a load of men waving their dicks around in the air over the Middle East, and not in a sexy way either.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xUlixFMpUw

geopolits, to Ukraine

It's the most-dangerous moment in geopolitics since the dawn of the #Ukraine #war

#US President Joe #Biden told #Israeli prime minister #Benjamin #Netanyahu during a call today that the US will oppose any Israeli direct #counterattack against Iran, according to an Axios report that cited a 'senior White House official.'

Two things:

  1. If the US doesn't want a war, this makes sense. Aside from #oil prices, I can see plenty of reasons that Biden wouldn't want this war now.

  2. Could this be a smokescreen? Things like this don't 'leak' out of the White House. This would be some of the most-highly classified information on the planet. So was it leaked to pressure Israel? To lower expectations of the US actually getting involved? Or is it a fake to get Iran to let its guard down?

The answer to that might have to do with what was said behind closed doors when Iran briefed the US, Italy and a number of other countries before its response.

English forexlive.com/news/the-us-and-…
Frensh www-forexlive-com.translate.go…

#géopolitique #politique #politics #news #geopolitics @geopolitics

faab64, to iran

Satellite views show that the runways inside the Nevatim base and residences or warehouses were hit.

This is a huge blast for the Israel who has been claiming that their air defense is not penetrable.

Wasn't it for US and UK involvement, the damages to Israeli military would have been significantly bigger and more devastating.

#Iran #Israel #IranSttikesBack #Military #Politics #Biden #US #UK
@palestine @israel

Satellite images from Israeli Nevatim base after last night's Iranian retaliation.
Satellite images from Israeli Nevatim base after last night's Iranian retaliation.
Satellite images from Israeli Nevatim base after last night's Iranian retaliation.
Satellite images from Israeli Nevatim base after last night's Iranian retaliation.

DrALJONES, to Israel
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Explainer

"Iran attacks Israel with over 300 drones, missiles: What you need to know"

"Iran unleashed a barrage of missiles and drones on Saturday and during the early hours of Sunday, targeting Israel in retaliation for last week’s suspected Israeli strike on its consulate in Damascus that killed 13 people.

"Here is what happened, and what analysts say could happen next."

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2024/4/14/iran-attacks-israel-with-over-300-drones-missiles-what-you-need-to-know

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DrALJONES, to Israel
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Analysis by Marwan Bishara

"Netanyahu is looking at his ‘best options’ after Iran’s attack"

"Netanyahu is the architect of the relationship with the US & he’s the architect of his coalition government. He is manipulating both of them.

"I think he is already discussing & negotiating with Biden about the price for not responding to Iran.

"The price could be.. more unconditionality of American support." He will probably get it.

14.15 GMT Apr 14 AJ updates

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raymondpert, to Israel
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White House asks Iran to 'immediately' release seized ship near strait of Hormuz

> The White House issued a statement Saturday, urging Iran to ‘immediately’ release a British-owned ship that it seized near the . Amid escalating tensions in the Middle East and concerns of a potential retaliatory attack on Israel, the White House called for the immediate release of the vessel and its international crew.
https://www.firstpost.com/world/white-house-asks-iran-to-immediately-release-seized-ship-near-strait-of-hormuz-13759318.html

raymondpert, to Israel
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Netanyahu ‘one of the most destructive public servants’ of last quarter century: US senator

> A senior US senator has described Israeli Prime Minister as one of the “most destructive public servants” of the last quarter century, The Guardian reported on Thursday.
https://www.arabnews.com/node/2491521/middle-east

dominiksteiger, to Israel German
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Quite an astounding efficacy of air defense, if these numbers are correct. Especially the missiles.

HistoPol,
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@gimulnautti @dominiksteiger

(2/n)

...Also, the "ironclad support" must be within the framework of international law: if the Netanyahu Regime clearly is the aggressor or escalates situations beyond any reasonable retaliatory measures (, in ,) it cannot be that the West defends against--reasonable--retaliation.

It is like the nasty small guy on the playground that hits others and then quickly runs away, hiding...

HistoPol,
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@gimulnautti @dominiksteiger

(4/n)

...nation hostage is, IMO, a casus belli. Portugal should consider invoking Article 5.
The mass delivery of drones to causes enormous hardships in the . The West is footing the gigantic financial bill.
Maybe it is time to solve the weapons problems at its root: take ot drone and ballistic missiles factories as a response.

Once it has nuclear warheads, this...

HistoPol,
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@gimulnautti @dominiksteiger

(5/5)

...will not be an option anymore.

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HistoPol,
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@dominiksteiger @gimulnautti

(1/2)

Sounds reasonably true.

However, w/o telling him to desist from further escalation or else...it will not work.

Besides, "Bibi" is the guy who embarrassed mighty Ronald Reagan twice with severe acts of aggression. (Interesting pod last week--paywalled.)
For decades, the US always had his back. He's not going to change now, not in his old age and with his political and legal back against the wall.
I'm ...

HistoPol,
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@dominiksteiger @gimulnautti

(2/2)

...almost willing to bet.
I've been saying it for months: needs war, if necessary even escalation. As soon as the war is over, he will face criminal charges.

No, he's not a madman, but utterly ruthless and doesn't care about non-Jewish lives at all, and lives only if it serves him politically.

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