World Events: Gaza Strip

1/9/2009 Update:

Hoboken411 reader Katie_Scarlett sent in this article from The Economist about what’s going on in Gaza.

1/2/2009:

As most of you probably already know – tension and fighting is escalating in the Gaza Strip.

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Doesn’t seem kosher

What are your opinions about this growing “conflict?”

Here are some of the opinions from Hoboken residents I’ve spoken with over the past couple days:

  • “Why is this OK? When the same thing happened with Russia and Georgia – everyone was saying how wrong it was!”
  • “This will only get worse. They probably want to take over the whole middle east!”
  • And so on, and so on…

One reader – who believes the U.S. Media is so tainted and spun and out of control, suggested websites like this if you want to get a more realistic viewpoint about what is transpiring out there:

http://www.ifamericansknew.org/
http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php (Caution: images of dead children)
http://whatreallyhappened.com/

Do you think the U.S. Media is doing a disservice to millions of America citizens? Or is that just “spin” from the other side?

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362 Comments on "World Events: Gaza Strip"

matt_72
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[quote comment=”131624″]I agree, Matt. Except with the world power thing. They want to be a regional power that could influence countries in their near abroad and perhaps a little further.

But none of those reasons are “extend the power of Iran at the cost of Egypt or Saudi Arabia”.[/quote]

If you control the flow of oil – you are a world power. They don’t need anything more than that.

homeworld
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When the truth cuts against the position of the US government, conservatives see it as “liberal.”

When propaganda supports the government’s lies, conservatives see it as “patriotic.”

However, any resemblance to independent reporting disappeared from the American media when the Democratic regime of President Clinton allowed Murdoch and a small handful of moguls to concentrate the American media in a few corporate hands. That was the end of American reporting.

Journalists disappeared from media management and were replaced by corporate advertising executives with an eye not to offend any source of advertising revenue, and certainly not to offend the government, which controls the broadcast licenses that comprise the value of the mega-companies. Today reporters write the stories that their masters want to hear, or they are out. The function of editors is to make certain that no uncomfortable information reaches the public.

http://baltimorechronicle.com/2009/010909Roberts2.shtml

The most amazing part is that this wasn’t written by some “left-wing wacko,” but by Paul Craig Roberts, the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, who was known as the “Father of Reaganomics”.

brian_g
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brian_g

I agree, Matt. Except with the world power thing. They want to be a regional power that could influence countries in their near abroad and perhaps a little further.

But none of those reasons are “extend the power of Iran at the cost of Egypt or Saudi Arabia”.

matt_72
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[quote comment=”131569″]OK. So what is Iran’s reason for engaging in this war?[/quote]

Lets see
– to irritate us
– to kill jews
– to derail the peace process
– to keep their domestic problems off the minds of their people by distracting them w/ what is going on in Palestine
– to drive up oil prices so they can prop up their budget
– to make the world pay attention to Iran (they want to be a world power)
– to allow the religous leaders in power in Iran to export their orthodoxy
– and all of the above helps keep the mullahs in power……..and it costs them almost nothing compared to what we spend

brian_g
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brian_g

OK. So what is Iran’s reason for engaging in this war?

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