But it’s not on any map that I look at.
It doesn’t have any actual geographic boundaries, which means it can basically exist everywhere and encompass everything.
So… we’re talking about Narnia.
Palestine as a term stretches back to Egyptian times and has always referred to the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. This is literally a wikipedia search away.
I’m about two posts away from adding CommunismKills to Tumblr Savior and honestly don’t understand why you all bother (same goes for LuchadoreOfLiberty) BUT VIA FromPalestineWithLove an passport, from 1953, recognizing Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital:
Also, regardless of even Wikipedia it is pretty easy to obtain a history of Palestine and its borders and colonialism in the region and etc…
But also also also also also: Let us say hypothetically, for only a moment, that we are ignoring history and facts and all those things and say there was no location or country or thing which could be called Palestine, does that change one iota that what Israel has done is systematic robbery of land and ethnic cleansing? no, it would not change that. OK, back to reality now where there is an actual “thing” called Palestine consisting of not just land but actual human beings who Historically identify as Palestinian (despite what racist shitheads might say to try and justify their crimes)
But just in case that wasn’t enough for you….
Here’s a map from 1783 labeling Palestine:
Here’s a map from the 1800s identifying Palestine:
and finally here is a map from fucking 1650 labeling and identifying Palestine:
There’s your fucking maps. Happy?
Moral of the story: Add CommunismKills to your Tumblr Savior, do yourself and us all favor.
The US is currently attempting to turn over to the Afghan government control of the lawless prison system the US has long maintained in Bagram and other parts of that country. But that effort is running into a serious problem: namely, the US wants the prisoners to remain there in cages without charges, but the Afghans are insisting that indefinite detention violates their belief in due process.
hahahah all Presidents are such fuckers….
Addendum: Remember, this is similar to the conflict Obama had with the leaders of Iraq. Basically: Iraq and Afghanistan, despite being warzones, seem to be more progressive in re: establishing a rule of law than our current President. Happy Election, everyone!
America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: there is no justification for this. None. Violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith.
U.S. Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON, remarking on the killings in Libya. (via inothernews)
Funny that someone as horribly violent as Hillary Clinton thinks she has any ground to stand on when decrying any sort of violence and its possible justifications and context.
You want us to stay quiet while our wives and brothers are being killed for no reason. This attack is the real terrorism.
Yemeni civilian condemns US drone strikes. 29 civilian Yemenis dead in 8 days as U.S. puts Yemen drone war in overdrive.
Barack Obama’s administration is still insisting in court that its worst-kept secret—the use of unmanned aircraft to target and kill suspected terrorists—is classified information. But that didn’t stop the president from openly defending the program to CNN reporter Jessica Yellin in an interview that aired Wednesday. In other words, Barack Obama supports “secret” drone strikes.
One of the missiles instead hit a nearby minibus. A 10-year-old girl and her mother were among the dead. “Families attempted to carry the victims’ corpses to the capital, Sana’a, to lay them in front of the residence of newly elected President Abdurabu Hadi, but were sent back by local security forces,” according to CNN.
A child and her mother.
The thing that gets me is how the administration kicked their murder in Yemen up a notch during the Commander In Chief’s glory-fest. The (lower case c) cynic in me wonders if they wanted to make sure the fervor of their tribal loyalists was at its apex to distract and drown out this gruesome news as much as possible.