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Week in Review: 2023, week 45

Week in Review: 2023, week 45

The proof that the world is insane is laid bare

[Image repurposed from “IDF appears to walk back claim of 'guardian list' of Hamas names”.]

Published: 2023-11-14

Updated 2023-11-15: Added an Addendum



Ukraine: The Truth Wins. The Proxy War Was and Is a Foreseeable Tragedy, YesXorNo, 2023-11-10



Pentagon Says US Is Flying Drones Over Gaza to Look for Hostages, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-05

  • But we're not doing ISR and passing the data on to Israel, pinky promise.

US Official Says Israel Has Not Come Close to Destroying Hamas Leadership, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-05

  • So we have to keep killing people until we get a little closer, no?

Israeli Minister Says Dropping Nuke on Gaza Is an Option, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-05

  • Saying the quiet part out loud

Blinken Visits Iraq as Attacks on US Troops Continue, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-05

  • Now, as to those military bases which your parliament forbade us from maintaining in Iraq ...

US Announces Presence of Guided-Missile Submarine in the Middle East, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-06

  • Because that's all we know how to do!

US to Transfer $320 Million in Precision Bomb Kits to Israel, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-06

  • Because precision bombs kill more intended targets than imprecision bombs, plus they cost more.

Gaza Death Toll Surpasses 10,000, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-06

  • How long for a 6 digit total?

State Department Officials Slam Biden's Israel Policy in Dissent Memo, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-06

  • A rebellion in perfect State Department style, via memo.

Israel Continues to Rebuff US Calls for 'Humanitarian Pause', Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-06

  • Because there shall be no 'humanitarian' or 'pause' either!

Netanyahu Envisions 'Indefinite' Israeli Occupation of Gaza, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-07

  • The truth will out!

Russia: Israeli Minister's Nuke Comment 'Raises Huge Number of Questions', Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-07

  • Russia points finger at another nation with nuclear weapons. US declines to see both the finger and the pointing.

White House Says Israel Has Killed 'Many, Many Thousands of Innocents', Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-07

  • No shit, Shirlock.

Biden Discusses Potential Three-Day Pause for Hostage Deal With Netanyahu, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-07

  • Instead of informing Israel that they will lose $4 billion every year unless they do the ceasefire humanitarian pause stop embarassing the US.

White House Says Israel Will Have 'Initial Security Responsibility' in Gaza After War, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-08

  • Whitehouse declares that it believes in genocidal murderers running the security forces for Palestinians. Palestinians point and say "See, we've been telling you this for years!"

Israel Says Its Troops are Fighting in the 'Heart' of Gaza City, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-08

  • Hamas says, come on in.

US Official Says Gaza Death Toll Likely Higher Than Being Reported, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-09

  • Academics report this is completely normal during war.

US Says Israel Agreed to Four-Hour Daily 'Pauses' in Gaza, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-09

  • Nobody believes the US, including Israel.

Top US General Warns Israel's Killing of Civilians Will Create More Hamas Members, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-09

  • US general finally sees the light: oppressing people creates resistance movements. Receives one more star for finally understanding the political angle to violence.

Diplomats Warn White House Support for Israel Is Destroying US Image in Middle East, Kyle Anzalone, Antiwar, 2023-11-10

  • The cables came in the form of repeated daily newspaper headlines from the region, suggesting to the State Department that somebody should subscribe to some of these newspapers.

Netanyahu Says Israeli Military Is The Only Force That Can Control Gaza, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-12

  • Which is patently false, says Hamas. Too right, says Hezbollah.

Jake Sullivan Says Israel Should Follow 'Rules of War' But Won't Judge If They Are, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-12

  • Should and Does are different verbs for a reason.

Israeli President Claims Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Was Found in Child's Room in Gaza, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-12

  • Hamas claims it was on loan from the Israeli President, as they needed to understand the mindset of their oppressors.

[Not Anitwar but relevant news]

Nasrallah's Second Speech On Gaza, b., MoonOfAlabam, 2023-11-11

(Wider) Middle East

US Forces Attacked 38 Times in Syria and Iraq Since October 17, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-06

  • The shoe throwing wasn't having the desired effect.

Houthis Shoot Down US MQ-9 Reaper Drone Off Yemen, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-08

  • Okay, who is giving advanced missile tech to the Houthi's, Iran?

US Launches More Airstrikes in Eastern Syria Against IRGC Site, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-08

  • We can work on that headline, DeCamp: US Again Lauches Illegal Attacks Against Defense Ally Iran in Syria.

Four More Attacks on US Bases in Iraq and Syria After US Airstrikes, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-09

  • The PMUs put on the BeeGees to let everyone know the party is over.


US, European Officials Broach the Idea of Peace Talks With Ukraine, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-05

  • We're going to carry the can anyway.

Zelensky Aide Criticizes Western Countries 'War Fatigue', Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-07

  • C'mon, get back with our program!

Ukraine Takes Credit for Car Bombing That Killed Politician in Luhansk, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-08

  • SBU, go find that SOB who 'fessed up and gift them a toy grenade

New Slovak Government Rejects Military Aid Package for Ukraine, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-09

  • Dear US, you can throw good money after bad, but we aint gonna.

China/Asia Pacific

Philippines, Japan Working on Military Pact for Reciprocal Deployments, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-08

  • Shit, that consitutional change to remove 'defensive only' from our military might not have been such a good idea after all.


Republicans and Democrats Unite to Push for Assange's Freedom, Dave DeCamp, Antiwar, 2023-11-09

  • What? Okay good, but why now?

Other Voices

Israel / Palestine / War / Security State

Israel’s Final Solution for the Palestinians, Chris Hedges, The Chris Hedges Report, 2023-11-04

Chris Hedges: Letter to the Children of Gaza, Chris Hedges, Scheerpost, 2023-11-08

The Nothingness of a War Consciousness, Dennis Kucinich, ScheerPost, 2023-11-07

The Politics of the Slaughter of Everybody, John Helmer, Dances with Bears, 2023-11-06

  • c.f. "The Weak Suffer What They Must", Yanis Varoufakis

The Right of Self-Defense, Craig Murray, Consortium News, 2023-11-11

From Gaza and Cuba, They Ask – Are You Human Like Us?: The Forty-Fifth Newsletter (2023), Vijay Prashad, TISR, 2023-11-08

On the Ground at the Largest Pro-Palestine March in US History, Maximilian Alvarez and Jaisal Noor, ScheerPost, 2023-11-09

When Britain Aided Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, Mark Curtis, Consortium News, 2023-11-09

Fighting Back Against the State, Craig Murray, 2023-11-11

Another One Bites The Dust..., Andrei Martyanov, Reminiscence of the Future..., 2023-11-10

11/2/23 Connor Freeman: The Palestinians are Getting Slaughtered, Horton interviews Freeman (an author for Antiwar), The Scott Horton Show, 2023-11-02

U.S. Inching Towards World War III While Biden Administration Hides U.S. Casualties, Larry Johnson, sonar21, 2023-11-08

US, Israel to open second front in Lebanon, M. K. Bhadrakumar, Indianpunchline, 2023-11-06


The Ukraine Peace Talk Trial Balloon, b., MoonOfAlabma, 2023-11-04

Is an End Game in Sight for Ukraine?, Tony Kevin (former Australian Ambassador), Consortium News, 2023-11-07

Before He Departed To Kazakhstan..., Andrei Martyanov, Reminiscence of the Future..., 2023-11-08

The American Origins of the Russo-Ukrainian War, Christopher Layne & Benjamin Schwarz, Natylie's Place: Understanding Russia, 2023-11-11

11/9/23 Ted Snider: Ukraine Would Have Fared Better Without Washington, Horton interviews Snider, The Scott Horton Show, 2023-11-10

Anatol Lieven: Sacrificing the health of Western Europe for the sake of Ukraine?, Anatol Lieven, (republished at) Natalie's Place: Understanding Russia, 2023-11-08

  • Watch out for Lieven. He showed his colours after the proxy war in Ukraine got hot. He is a swamp thing, but with some understanding.

Assange / Murray

The Curious Hacking of @craigmurrayorg, CraigMurray, 2023-11-10

David McBride

We Are Spartacus, JOHN PILGER, Consortium News, 2023-11-09

  • Thank you, John Pilger!

Videos ...

Clare Daly monthly, neutrality studies, 2023-10-30

Stalemate Ukraine, shift in strategy. Blinken warns Iran, don'\''t do it. I have a lot of powder., Alex Christoforou, 2023-11-06

Col. Douglas Macgregor: America’s failed diplomacy., Napolitano interviews Macgregor, Judging Freedom, 2023-11-06

Scott Ritter: Why Israel is losing its war., Napolitano interviews Ritter, Judging Freedom, 2023-11-06

Vijay Prashad On The Genocide Committed Against The Palestinians By Israel And The Collective West, Pascal interviews Prashad, Neutrality Studies, 2023-11-07

Chris Hedges: Israel's endgame in Palestine is genocide | The Marc Steiner Show, Steiner interviews Hedges, The Marc Steiner Show (The Real News Network), 2023-11-07

Matthew Hoh: (fmr. Capt. USMC) - Are Gazan civilians combatants?, Napolitano interviews Hoh, Judging Freedom, 2023-11-07

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Rememberence Day 11:11 11/11 happened this week past.

[1918-11-11 11:00] Armistace Day (aka Rememberence Day, Veterans Day), Wikipedia


The “Enter Lavrov” article quoted Lavrov stating in no uncertain terms that Russia would not tolerate attacks by Israel on Syria any longer. The threat was real, because Russia doesn’t play poker with weapons. They mean what they say.

Accordingly, I am entirely unsurprised to see that this week, for the first time in ages, Israel has NOT attacked Syria. Mission accomplished, Lavrov.

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