"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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by Tyler Durden

Iran-backed Houthi rebels have been intensifying missile and drone attacks, targeting commercial vessels in the southern Red Sea, critical Bab el-Mandeb chokepoint, and the Gulf

Interesting post from AOC about Jewish influence over Congress. Specifically the influence of Israeli lobbying group AIPAC.

An unspoken secret in Congress is that much of the reflexive, blind, unconditional vote support for nearly any Israeli gov action isn’t from actual agreement.

It’s from fear.

Max Blumenthal : US sailors Defending Israeli Genocide MikeRivero

Early Saturday October 7, 2023, Hamas launched “Operation Al-Aqsa Storm.” On that same day, Netanyahu confirmed a so-called “State of Readiness For War.” A complete blockade on the Gaza Strip was initiated on October 9, 2023 consisting in blocking and obstructing the importation of food, water, fuel, and essential commodities to 2.3 million Palestinians. It’s an outright crime against humanity. It’s genocide. 

US Ready To Back Israel Against Hezbollah If Diplomacy Fails MikeRivero

The White House has been warning against escalation toward an all-out Israel and Hezbollah war, as the daily exchanges of rocket and drone barrages has ramped up for weeks.

However, on Thursday's Biden's special envoy for the region Amos Hochstein signaled to the Lebanese government that if diplomacy fails, the US is ready to stand behind Israel in a new anti-Hezbollah offensive.

UN Report Accuses Israeli Forces of Carrying Out 'Extermination' Campaign in Gaza MikeRivero

A new independent report presented to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council on Wednesday concluded that Israeli forces have been carrying out several crimes against humanity on the civilian population in Gaza, including a campaign of “extermination” that has ramped up since the current military offensive began more than eight months ago.

Blinken Says Israel 'Very Serious' About Invading Lebanon; IDF Admits Hamas 'Can't Be Destroyed' MikeRivero

Israel is "very serious" about invading Lebanon, according to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, even though they're losing their war with Hamas in Gaza.

From CNN, "Israel 'very serious about going into Lebanon'":

New polling finds that the majority of the American public now say that they disapprove of Israel’s genocidal siege of Gaza. Approval of the assault has plummeted over the course of a few months as Israel slaughtered at least 33,000 Palestinians and continues its destruction of Gaza with impunity.