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From Zionist Youth to Outspoken Critic of Israel

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Michael Ratner, who is Jewish, talks about his life in a family of Jews and how his feelings about Israel changed drastically over the years as he became more informed about Israel's actions. Paul Jay, the interviewer, is part Jewish.

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Michael Ratner is President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York and Chair of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin. He is currently a legal adviser to Wikileaks and Julian Assange. He and CCR brought the first case challenging the Guantanamo detentions and continue in their efforts to close Guantanamo. He taught at Yale Law School, and Columbia Law School, and was President of the National Lawyers Guild. His current books include "Hell No: Your Right to Dissent in the Twenty-First Century America," and “ Who Killed Che? How the CIA Got Away With Murder.” NOTE: Mr. Ratner speaks on his own behalf and not for any organization with which he is affiliated.



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Israel's Defense Chief Says Washington 'Showing Weakness'

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Israel continues to want the U.S. to fight its battles. Israel's defense minister makes it clear he is spoiling for a fight – as long as the U.S. does it and takes the consequences. Would he be talking like this without the approval of the Israel administration? Not likely.

If Israel decides on its own to attack Iran, the U.S. is obligated to get involved militarily.

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March 18, 2014

(Reuters) - Israel's defense minister has accused the United States of projecting weakness internationally and said Israel could not rely on its main ally to take the lead in confronting Iran over its nuclear program.

Moshe Yaalon, whose remarks were reported in the Haaretz daily on Tuesday, caused friction with the United States only two months ago when he described Secretary of State John Kerry's quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace as messianic and obsessive.

His latest comments, confirmed by an Israeli official who was present at lecture Yaalon delivered at Tel Aviv University on Monday, displayed deep disappointment with U.S. President Barack Obama's handling of burning world issues.

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Links:

Israel Attack on USS Liberty during 1967 Six-Day War Full-Length Documentary [Hawaii Political Info]

Admiral Thomas Moorer Says Israel Deliberately Attacked & Tried to Kill Everyone Aboard the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 [USSLiberty.org]

USS Liberty—Israeli Pilot Speaks Up [Rense.com]

Jews made deal to bring the U.S. into WWI & WWII Testimony by Benjamin Freedman, Jewish political insider who became a Christian [YouTube, 44 min]

Israel, Zionism & Jews   Extensive collection of articles & videos [Hawaii Political Info]

Conflicting Reports over Simferopol Shooting

Published on YouTube Mar 18, 2014

Russia Today introduction: A shooting has taken place close to a Ukrainian military center in Simferopol, but verified details were immediately unclear, RT's team on the ground reports. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/dnb7xs

The BBC: Washington’s Mouthpiece

March 16, 2014

By Paul Craig Roberts

Once upon a time the BBC was a news organization, but that was before the organization sold out to Washington. Today the BBC is a liar for Washington. Indeed, the BBC is a despicable organization that believes that “exceptional, indispensable” Washington has the right to determine the fate of all peoples.

The proof is everywhere. Just look here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26606097

The BBC says that the referendum in Crimera is disputed. But by whom? Not by the people voting. The dispute comes from the anti-democratic forces that are not voting–the Obama regime and its puppet UK government and puppet BBC ministry of propaganda.

How far the BBC has fallen! Look as these BBC lies:

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Former U.S. Agent: U.S. Foreign Aid Agencies Paid for Kiev Violence

Hawaii Political Info introduction: Scott Rickard, former American intelligence linguist (Korean and Arabic) from Florida, says that U.S. foreign aid agencies, aka NGOs, paid Kiev protesters. Sophie Shevardnadze, granddaughter of Eduard Shevardnadze, well known in the U.S. in the late 1980s as the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the USSR, conducts the interview with probing, skeptical questions. Ms. Shevardnadze was born in Georgia (USSR), but moved to the U.S. sometime after the age of 10. She is a graduate of Boston College and holds a masters degree in TV-journalism from New York University. She lives in Moscow.

Published on YouTubeMar 17, 2014

Russia Today introdution: The EU is a hurry to sign the long-awaited association treaty with Ukraine, while the new leaders in Kiev are turning to Washington for support. Whose interests were at stake during the Ukrainian revolution? Should the promises of the West be trusted by the new authorities? Sophie talks to former US intelligence officer Scott Rickard to find out the answers to these questions.

Yats Vows 'Earth to Burn' under Separatists' Feet

Top Foreign Officials Don't Know about Their Own Spy Agencies’ Cooperation with NSA

The Intercept

By Glenn Greenwald

March 13, 2014

One of the more bizarre aspects of the last nine months of Snowden revelations is how top political officials in other nations have repeatedly demonstrated, or even explicitly claimed, wholesale ignorance about their nations’ cooperation with the National Security Agency, as well as their own spying activities. This has led to widespread speculation about the authenticity of these reactions: Were these top officials truly unaware, or were they pretending to be, in order to distance themselves from surveillance operations that became highly controversial once disclosed?

In Germany, when Der Spiegel first reported last June that the NSA was engaged in mass spying aimed at the German population, Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior officials publicly expressed outrage – only for that paper to then reveal documents showing extensive cooperation between the NSA and the German spy agency BND. In the Netherlands, a cabinet minister was < ahref="https://thedailyherald.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=45949:plasterk-survives-no-confidence-vote&Itemid=54">forced to survive a no-confidence vote after he admitted to having wrongfully attributed the collection of metadata from 1.8 million calls to the NSA rather than the Dutch spying agency.

In the UK, Chris Huhne, a former cabinet minister and member of the national security council until 2012, insisted that ministers were in “utter ignorance” about even the largest GCHQ spying program, known as Tempora, “or its US counterpart, the NSA’s Prism,” as well as “about their extraordinary capability to hoover up and store personal emails, voice contact, social networking activity and even internet searches.”

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