Baby Blue, and the arc of a day I mapped out to be prophetic, are pointing to struggles ahead. Maybe it’s time I found myself some new friends — and some easy money.
It’s not been widely publicized, but the US military keeps munitions depot operating in Israel year-round, just so that when Israel gets into new wars they can step up with more ammo for their attacks. Reports say that Israel never made an “emergency request,” but that the US tapped to stockpile anyhow for convenience’s sake in keeping Israel stocked with ammunition, and has been letting Israel access the munitions from the stockpile for at least 10 days now. The Pentagon is shrugging it off as routine, but with the US trying to publicly be the face of negotiations, their bankrolling of Israeli aggression clearly looks bad, particularly as they try to criticize some of the more egregious attacks on civilians in Gaza, while those attacks are being carried out with US munitions.
By Billboard Staff Eno questions the U.S.’ response and shares details about his 2013 Israel visit where he witnessed brutal violence against Palestinians: “I kept thinking, ‘Do Americans really condone this?’” …
"How bad does it look when the one country which more than any other grounds its identity in notions of Liberty and Democracy then goes and puts its money exactly where its mouth isn’t and supports a ragingly racist theocracy?"
Porque ayer vi a un alfarero, que en su bazar amasaba violentamente la arcilla, y ésta, en su místico lenguaje, le dijo: Trátame blandamente, que yo, como tú, también he tenido vida.
—Omar-al-Khayyam. Rubáiyat. (via outis-y-polifemo)