History Is Relevant

History Is Relevant! If it was not, then we would not find quotes from the past that resonate in modern times. After all, "Those who do not know history's mistakes, are doomed to repeat them." We are desperately longing for something more in today's world, maybe if we listen to the voices crying out from the past we can find what we are missing.
Asker Anonymous Asks:
You realize hamas has been telling their people to die for their weapons, and ATTEMPTING to blow up israel (and failing I might add), while israel is protecting their citizens 24/7 and using weapons to protect their citizens (using the iron dome) AND GAZA! Israel invaded gaza after giving the citizens of gaza and advised them to evacuate before invading. Israel invaded to destroy their weapons, not to kill anyone. ISRAEL WILL WIN ❤️
historyisrelevant historyisrelevant Said:

hailfrypan:

By the way, as I was writing that, 5 ROCKETS WERE FIRED AT ISRAEL. I can assure you all were intercepted by the iron dome and no one got hurt in israel in those attacks. Just so you know! :) am yisrael chai!

You have no idea how angry i was when I recieved this message, I was close to just throw insults at you but that is not the way to make you listen. You have clearly been misinformed, so let me explain why you are wrong instead. Grab a chair and let me educate you.

"You realize hamas has been telling their people to die for their weapons, and ATTEMPTING to blow up israel"

Yes, I am aware of the suicide bombers, but this is an invalid argument. Hamas never forced citizens to die for them, everyone who went into those missions were Hamas volunteers, who out of desperation tried to defend their land. The last suicide bomber from Hamas exploded January 18th 2005, and I also need to add that Israel had a lot of suicide bombers too. Between 1993 and 2006 Palestinians killed 643 people while the Israelis killed 3638 people (among them 148 children under the age of 15) in the period 2000-2006. x (note: this is a Danish source, but you can still see the numbers are right). However, this is completely irrelevant right now. 

There was a rumor about Hamas using citizens as human shields, but it’s confirmed to be false. The video showed is from Syria, not to mention MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS OLD. x

As you said, Today, the only thing Palestine has is fireworks, which barely does any damage at all. The death count of Israel is one person while 274 Palestinians have died in the last 10 days. There are more than 1500 Palestinians wounded, and only 2 or 3 Israelis. Over 900 homes destroyed, while only one building in Israel is. 

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This is the aftermath of one of Hamas’s rockets compared to the damage of the Israeli bombs. Don’t make it sound like Israel is the victim. 

"while israel is protecting their citizens 24/7 and using weapons to protect their citizens (using the iron dome) AND GAZA! Israel invaded gaza after giving the citizens of gaza and advised them to evacuate before invading.

Israel don’t have a tough time protecting their citizens, because THERE IS NOTHING TO PROTECT THEM FROM.

These are actual pictures of Israeli people in their bomb shelters. THEY ARE USING #BOMBSHELTERSELFIES AND COMPLAINING ABOUT THEIR HAIR WHILE THOUSANDS ARE WOUNDED IN PALESTINE. 

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THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN GAZA

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Palestine has NO ARMY OR WEAPONS, THEY CAN NOT DEFEND THEMSELVES. Israel warns the citizens 56 seconds before a bomb BY USING A SMALLER WARNING BOMB ON THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE. Besides, THE CITIZENS HAVE NOWHERE TO GO.

Israel controls all the movement of the citizens and its borders. They obviously can’t cross the border to Israel, and no one is allowed to cross the border to Egypt either, and as you can see on the map below they can’t go by sea either. 

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Israel invaded to destroy their weapons, not to kill anyone.”

That is not true, at all.

  • Israel fired 5 missiles at a hospital in Gaza and had threatened to do it again. x
  • Blew up a mosque, a school and a charity building.
  • A 15-year old Palestinian boy was forced to drink gasoline and SET ON FIRE.
  • Hundreds of Palestinians are dead and thousands are wounded.

Not to mention:

  • Israel has broken over 65 UN resolutions. 
  • Their government is paying college students to pro-Israel propaganda on social media. x
  • Three Israeli boys were kidnapped and it’s confirmed Hamas has nothing to do with it, though the citizens of Israel were told the opposite.

Bonus fact: According to major polls, the majority of Israelis and Palestinians agree that a two-state solution is the best way to end the conflict. x

And last of all, there’s nothing for Israel to win. This is not a war, this is genocide. If you had read any of the posts (with legit sources) floating around on this website I wouldn’t have to explain this. As Kathlyn Gadd said; “Blaming Hamas for firing rockets at Israel is like blaming a woman for punching her rapist.”

#FreePalestine

(a big thank-you to thominho and sarasnewtasticmusings whose posts have made this reply 93892 times more informative) 

priceofliberty:

"I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — George H. W. Bush as Vice-president, during a presidential campaign function (2 Aug 1988), commenting on the Navy warship USS Vincennes having shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in a commercial air corridor on July 3, killing 290 civilians, as quoted in “Perspectives”, the quote of the week section of Newsweek (15 August 1988)

priceofliberty:

"I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." — George H. W. Bush as Vice-president, during a presidential campaign function (2 Aug 1988), commenting on the Navy warship USS Vincennes having shot down Iran Air Flight 655 in a commercial air corridor on July 3, killing 290 civilians, as quoted in “Perspectives”, the quote of the week section of Newsweek (15 August 1988)

theanunnakiconnection:

lehaaz:

descentintotyranny:

A tweet from CNN reporter Diana Magnay, which was quickly deleted.

CNN accidentally hired someone who does actual reporting

make this huge

(via personalseries1)

priceofliberty:

Hugh Lewis of People Before Profit brought a ladder to the seafront in Dun Laoghaire where flags from some 44 countries were flying to mark the European Optimist championship. The event is for under-16 sailors.

Three girls and four boys from Israel took part in the four-day event which ended today.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour officials had refused requests by Lewis during the week to remove the flag and he and three other members of the party removed it on Friday morning.

He later posted a picture of himself climbing the ladder to take down the flag with the comment: “After many attempts appealing to the Harbour Company they still refused to remove the flag of the apartheid regime of Israel. As a result People Before Profit have removed the flag. Today alone there have been over 14 more deaths in Gaza due to Israeli brutality, please join the protest tomorrow at 2pm at the Spire. Demand justice for Palestine.”

He said he removed the flag with the help of four other party members.

Councillor Lewis said he had “nothing personal” against the Israeli children who were participating in the event.

He had thought the event was for under 18s but when informed it was for under 16s, he replied: “That means very little to me. When they are 17 they are going into to be drafted into the Israeli Army. They’re not that young then. Maybe this will make them understand what Israel is doing in Gaza.

"Gazans have no army, navy, or air force with which to defend. Israel, as any nation, has a right to defend itself, but it confuses offense with defense. It is on the offensive in Gaza…Israel, with its overwhelming military strength, is attacking and invading Gaza in violation of international and U.S. law. Its construction of settlements violates the Oslo agreement. Its Central Bank dries up the Gaza economy and blocks payments to Gazan civil servants. Its total control brings the Palestinians to utter subjection and total despair.

There will be no peace, for now, as Gaza is turned into an abattoir, to collectively punish Gazans for supporting Hamas. Israel, in its attempt to divide Hamas from the Gazans, will actually multiply Hamas’ strength in Gaza and elsewhere…Israel can kill, injure, and humiliate Palestinians at will, with impunity, which is exactly what gave rise to Hamas and strengthens Hamas’ hold in Gaza, even as the IDF advances.”

Dennis Kuchich,Fmr. 16-year Member of US Congress; Two-time US Presidential Candidate, in the article, "Israel Invades Gaza Because it Can" (via assangistan)

(via assangistan)

descentintotyranny:

Snowden Says NSA Employees ‘Routinely’ Passed Around Naked Photos That Had Been Intercepted

July 18 2014

One of the repeated talking points by the NSA for years has been about how there are all these “strict controls” on who has access to data and how it’s used. We’ve seen pretty clear evidence that the NSA’s definition of “strict controls” (like so many NSA definitions of plain English words and phrases) is different than what most people consider “strict controls.” After all, it insisted for months that Snowden didn’t have any access to actual surveillance data… until it was revealed that he did. There were also all those cases of flagrant abuses of the NSA’s system that were revealed last fall. The NSA pretended this showed how good they were at catching anyone who abused the system, but the details suggested otherwise. Many of the “caught” abuses only came out years later when the people who abused the systems to spy on lovers and friends admitted to it during interviews.

Keith Alexander insisted that the NSA had “100% audibility” of the actions of their employees and they made sure that no one abused their powers:

“The assumption is our people are just out there wheeling and dealing. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have tremendous oversight over these programs. We can audit the actions of our people 100%, and we do that,” he said.

Addressing the Black Hat convention in Las Vegas, an annual gathering for the information security industry, he gave a personal example: “I have four daughters. Can I go and intercept their emails? No. The technical limitations are in there.” Should anyone in the NSA try to circumvent that, in defiance of policy, they would be held accountable, he said: “There is 100% audibility.”

Of course, that doesn’t explain why so many of the “LOVINT” cases only came out after people self-confessed many years later, rather than through any audits.

Meanwhile, in the latest Ed Snowden interview (done with the Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger), Snowden reveals that NSA employees routinely would share naked photos that had been intercepted:

“You’ve got young enlisted guys, 18 to 22 years old,” Snowden said. “They’ve suddenly been thrust into a position of extraordinary responsibility where they now have access to all of your private records. In the course of their daily work they stumble across something that is completely unrelated to their work in any sort of necessary sense. For example, an intimate nude photo of someone in a sexually compromising position. But they’re extremely attractive.

“So what do they do? They turn around in their chair and show their co-worker. The co-worker says: ‘Hey that’s great. Send that to Bill down the way.’ And then Bill sends it to George and George sends it to Tom. And sooner or later this person’s whole life has been seen by all of these other people. It’s never reported. Nobody ever knows about it because the auditing of these systems is incredibly weak. The fact that your private images, records of your private lives, records of your intimate moments have been taken from your private communications stream from the intended recipient and given to the government without any specific authorization without any specific need is itself a violation of your rights. Why is that in a government database?”

Then Alan Rusbridger, The Guardian’s editor-in-chief, asked: “You saw instances of that happening?”

“Yeah,” Snowden responded.

“Numerous?”

“It’s routine enough, depending on the company that you keep, it could be more or less frequent. These are seen as the fringe benefits of surveillance positions.”

Of course, none of this is really that new. Way back in 2008, you may recall, that it was revealed that NSA analysts were listening in on pillow talk phone calls between Americans overseas and loved ones back home… and sharing those recordings around the office:

Not only were calls between Americans listened to and recorded on a regular basis, the “good parts” (i.e., phone sex) were sent around to other operators to listen to as well. One of the operators said that on a regular basis messages would be sent around with messages like: “Hey, check this out. There’s good phone sex or there’s some pillow talk, pull up this call, it’s really funny, go check it out.”

That was revealed years before Snowden even worked for the NSA. It would appear that little has changed.

america-wakiewakie:

Bolivian president: Israel air strikes on Gaza is ‘genocide’ | ITV

During a visit to Peru, Bolivian President Evo Morales publicly condemned Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as “genocide.”

He said: “What is happening in Palestine is genocide. Some are saying that it should be investigated. There is no need to investigate if they (Israel) don’t punish the instigators and perpetrators of genocide.”

(Photo Credit: Reuters)