Hugo Chavez, after withdrawing Venezuela's Israel ambassador, called the Israeli attacks in Lebanon "genocide," and "a fascist outrage". "It really causes indignation to see how the state of Israel continues bombing, killing... with all of the power they have, with the support of the United States, he continued. "The Israeli elite repeatedly criticize Hitler's actions against the Jews, and indeed Hitler's actions must be criticized, not just against the Jews but against the world. It's also fascism what Israel is doing to the Palestinian people. Terrorism and fascism."

Which, as Jeres noted, was very succinct. There are few men in positions of such power willing to speak with such clarity. We accept this, which is pretty sad.

Three weeks in, history, as regards this recent outrage, has been completely rewritten before our very eyes. Those two Israeli soldiers were captured in southern Lebanon. And Bush, and Blair, were aware that Israel planned to "crush" Hezbollah way in advance.

From New Statesman:

"At a Downing Street reception not long ago, a guest had the temerity to ask Tony Blair: "How do you sleep at night, knowing that you've been responsible for the deaths of 100,000 Iraqis?" The Prime Minister is said to have retorted: "I think you'll find it's closer to 50,000.""

Do you understand this evil?

The "anti-Semite" mails continue to flood in. I was on that march on Saturday (100,000 people undeaded by TVetc!), and I saw a gaggle of Orthodox Jews in full regalia carrying a banner reading, "Judaism rejects the Zionist state and condemns its atrocities" Are they anti-Semitic? Maybe, huh? They were fucking brave, I know that much.

Bravery is what we need right now. Actual bravery. Let not the swine confuse bullying with bravery. The sort exhibited by these fine people.

The NORAD issue has finally broken into the mainstream (cheers Vanity Fair). The NORAD issue, for me, is the among the biggest smoking guns in the whole 911 coup (in which, as someone noted, there are so many smoking guns one can barely see for all the smoke). Hijacked planes being allowed to hit their targets? The world trade centre? Where was the flight response? Where was NORAD? NORAD was engaged in a drill, simulating terrorist attacks nigh on identical in their nature to those which occurred, one the same fucking day. Five drills, in fact. Wargames, they call them. Bear in mind the exact same thing happened on 77. And that's the tip of the fucking iceberg. Rhandi Rhodes' show earlier covered it pretty fucking well.

From that article:

"When they told me there was a hijack, my first reaction was 'Somebody started the exercise early,'" [Lieutenant Colonel] Nasypany later told me. The day's exercise was designed to run a range of scenarios, including a "traditional" simulated hijack in which politically motivated perpetrators commandeer an aircraft, land on a Cuba-like island, and seek asylum. "I actually said out loud, 'The hijack's not supposed to be for another hour.'"

The article's author dismisses this as coincidence. Boy, was 911 a big day for coincidences.

Have at ye: 11 Questions Avoided by the Media On NORAD Tapes.

Indeed. I have been asked on occasion these past few weeks what Israel's destruction of Lebanon has to do with 911 and 77. And all I can think to say, is, everything.

What was it about a week being a year in politics? Right now things are speeding up to the point where I can barely focus. Fresh outrages come from every angle, and those that seek to enslave us aren't even pretending to be good guys anymore. Blair holidays with the Bohemian Grove babyrapists as the world burns, and even The Daily Mail starts to read like The Independent. Meanwhile The Sun reads like some Porno Whizzer And Chips, Lily Allen rolls about in cocaine, and the Middle East burns.

The UN won't save you, a new souped up version with a load of nukes run by Bill Clinton won't save you, nanobots won't save you. If we cannot see what is on front of our faces by now we are blind. As Jeff Wells puts it,

"The new flesh of 9/11 enhances our perception, but not our reach. We can look up and see - we're invited to - but the invitation is one to reinforce a sense of helplessness. The great public spectacles written in the sky - the gaudy lights and the falling towers - are meant to debilitate us, and pin our hopes passively upon a "disclosure" by the intelligence community's own information warriors. Nothing good, and nothing true, can come of that.

In a Rumsfeldian sense, we should know enough now to know that we know enough. But the insight 9/11's new flesh gives us into America's unnatural state of affairs becomes debilitation, if nothing changes by it. How to be the change is our challenge. Perhaps our last challenge."

Thom Yorke sees a pretty direct challenge. From his website:

ive had enough of this our government sitting on the fence with the US while world war 3 appears to be breaking out in Lebanon and Northern Israel. we must throw Tony Blair our of office NOW. he does not represent the views of the british people. he does not represent the views of his foreign office and officials. he does not even represent the views of those in his cabinet. he cares far too much about his relationship with Bush, and Murdoch. this man is not fit to be our prime minister. its a nice sunny day. come on lets do it. you know it makes sense. a vote of no confidence. or something. anything..

I think 100,000 is fantastic. I think the rest of you need to join us. Remember how the people of Venezuela took to the streets, in protest of their president's removal from office by coup, and GOT HIM BACK? These things are entirely doable. We are pretty fucking close to a situation in which Lonely Blair invokes the terrifying new powers in the Civil Contingencies Bill and suspends Parliament. If this happens, we are fucked my British friends. See Palestine? See Lebanon? Iraq? Remember the 1940s? That's us. Most of you, I promise, will not like it.

Serious as fuck. Your choice.