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Hunger — “Also Great and Would Suffice”

To paraphrase Robert Frost:

Some say the world would end in fire
Some say in ice
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with either ice or fire
But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction hunger
Is also nice
And would suffice


Israeli Army Opens Fire at Shepherds
The Quds Press Media Agency reported Sunday that Israeli soldiers, stationed at military towers across the border, opened automatic fire at Palestinian shepherd herding their sheep in central Gaza, killing 30 sheep; the shepherds were not harmed.
The attack took place east of Juhr Ad-Deek, in central Gaza. The shepherds said that they did not even approach the border fence.
Israeli soldiers repeatedly target Palestinian lands close tot he border, and repeatedly open fire at Palestinian workers, shepherds and farmers, leading to dozens of casualties.

Israeli Navy Chases Fishing Boats, Tries to Sink Them

A Palestinian cameraman from the Gaza Strip managed to capture on tape an attack carried out by Israeli Navy boats on Wednesday against small Palestinian fishing boats. The video shows the Israeli Navy boats encircling the boats, flooding them with water, and even blocking their way as they tried to sail back to the shore.

The video was captured by Mohamed Al-Mash-harawy of the Media Town News Agency in Gaza during a field report documenting the ongoing Israeli assaults against Palestinian fishermen in the coastal region.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reported that on Tuesday morning, 28 August 2012, two Palestinian fishermen were kidnapped and a Palestinian fishing boat was heavily damaged in two separate attacks carried out by the Israeli navy in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. 

Since 2000, fishermen have been denied their rights to sail and fish and have been subject to frequent attacks that led to extensive damage and dozens of casualties.
Israel reduced the area of fishing from 20 nautical miles, which had been established upon in agreements signed by both sides, to only 6 nautical miles. 
“However, Israeli forces have continued to prevent fishermen  from going beyond 3 nautical miles since 2009. As a result, fishermen are prevented from reaching areas beyond that distance where fish are abundant. Sometimes Israeli forces also chased fishermen within the 3 nautical mile area. Consequently, Palestinian fishermen have lost 85% of their income because of limiting the fishing area,” PCHR reported.

6 Responses to Hunger — “Also Great and Would Suffice”

  1. Ariadna Theokopoulos September 3, 2012 at 3:16 am #

    Will there be an American journalist who will ask Obama or Clinton any time soon for their reaction to Israeli officials declaring openly that they intend to put the people of Gaza “on a diet”?

  2. etominusipi September 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Neighbourhood Bully – an Apologia for Israel?

    by Robert Allen Zimmerman*

    The neighborhood bully just lives to survive
    He’s criticized and condemned for being alive
    He’s not supposed to fight back, he’s supposed to have thick skin
    He’s supposed to lay down and die when his door is kicked in
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    The neighborhood bully been driven out of every land
    He’s wandered the earth an exiled man
    Seen his family scattered, his people hounded and torn
    He’s always on trial for just being born
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Well, he knocked out a lynch mob, he was criticized
    Old women condemned him, said he should apologize.
    Then he destroyed a bomb factory, nobody was glad
    The bombs were meant for him. He was supposed to feel bad
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Well, the chances are against it and the odds are slim
    That he’ll live by the rules that the world makes for him
    ’Cause there’s a noose at his neck and a gun at his back
    And a license to kill him is given out to every maniac
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    He got no allies to really speak of
    What he gets he must pay for, he don’t get it out of love
    He buys obsolete weapons and he won’t be denied
    But no one sends flesh and blood to fight by his side
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Well, he’s surrounded by pacifists who all want peace
    They pray for it nightly that the bloodshed must cease
    Now, they wouldn’t hurt a fly. To hurt one they would weep
    They lay and they wait for this bully to fall asleep
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Every empire that’s enslaved him is gone
    Egypt and Rome, even the great Babylon
    He’s made a garden of paradise in the desert sand
    In bed with nobody, under no one’s command
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    Now his holiest books have been trampled upon
    No contract he signed was worth what it was written on
    He took the crumbs of the world and he turned it into wealth
    Took sickness and disease and he turned it into health
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    What’s anybody indebted to him for?
    Nothin’, they say. He just likes to cause war
    Pride and prejudice and superstition indeed
    They wait for this bully like a dog waits to feed
    He’s the neighborhood bully

    What has he done to wear so many scars?
    Does he change the course of rivers? Does he pollute the moon and stars?
    Neighborhood bully, standing on the hill
    Running out the clock, time standing still
    Neighborhood bully

    Copyright © 1983 by Special Rider Music

    * Mr Zimmerman is more widely known by his showbiz alias Bob Dylan. in religious ceremonies he takes the Hebrew name Shabtai Zisel ben Avraham v’Rachel Riva which translates as “Bob son of Abe and Beattie Riva”.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos September 4, 2012 at 3:20 am #

      The ‘bully’ in zionist eyes is that uniquely jewish combination: victim-aggressor, for ever suffering for ever entitled to EVERYTHING

  3. etominusipi September 3, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    there is a vainglorious cruelty about the high-tech swishing Israeli gunboat and its miserable mission of oppression. reminds me of something Thomas Paine wrote (speaking of Old Testament times):

    “The Jews made no converts; they butchered all”

    The Age of Reason

    the deism website also has the following instructive page: (

    Here are some good Bible sources for Jewish superiority. When some anti-Semitic Nazi nut tells you we should question US support for Israel, and that Israel is not worth the lives of thousands of Americans, here are some Bible verses you can use to set them straight! After all, if we start to question the Jews, the next thing will be questioning “God’s word”, which came to us from the Jews, and we can’t have that! Especially when “God’s word” says the Jews are better than everyone else!

    34:10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all thy people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which thou art shall see the work of the LORD: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with thee.

    34:12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

    34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

    4:1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.

    7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

    7:2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:

    7:5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.

    7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

    7:16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them:

    7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

    7:23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.

    7:24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.

    11:23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.

    12:2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:

    12:3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.

    12:29 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;

    13:12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,

    13:13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;

    13:15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.

    15:1 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.

    15:2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD’s release.

    15:3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release;

    15:6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.

    17:14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;

    17:15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.

    17:18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

    19:1 When the LORD thy God hath cut off the nations, whose land the LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their cities, and in their houses;

    20:15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.

    20:16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an
    inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:

    20:18 That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.

    20:20 Only the trees which thou knowest that they be not trees for meat, thou shalt destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee, until it be subdued.

    23:20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

    28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

    28:10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.

    28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

    60:10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee:

    60:11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

    60:12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

    61:6 Ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles . . .

  4. fool me once... September 4, 2012 at 12:44 am #

    Comment from the utube comments under the vid;
    “Israeli terrorists
    it’s no wonder the rest of the world hates your guts”
    How do you reckon Cosmo will try and explain this spectacle away?
    “Hey if I were there, I would have ordered them to stop. This is not purity of arms already. Fortunately this is a rare event and in any case I’m not a sailor, so it’s got nothing to do with me.”

  5. Ariadna Theokopoulos September 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    As Saeed Bannoura of the International Middle East Media Center reports, the Israeli government imposed a deliberate policy:

    “in which the dietary needs for the population of Gaza are chillingly calculated, and the amounts of food let in by the Israeli government measured to remain just enough to keep the population alive at a near-starvation level. This documents the statement made by a number of Israeli officials that they are ‘putting the people of Gaza on a diet’.” (Saeed Bannoura, ‘Israeli government documents show deliberate policy to keep Gazans at near-starvation levels’, International Middle East Media Center, November 6, 2010 21:32;

    (posted on Leftwing-Christian Net)