Israel’s Savage Destruction Of Gaza’s Healthcare System Is Exactly What It Looks Like

Source: Caitlin Johnstone, Rogue Journalist
by Caitlin Johnstone

“Israel has ended its assault on the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza, because there is nothing left to assault. The facility — the largest medical complex in Gaza where hundreds of civilians had been sheltering — is now an empty, unusable, burnt-out husk. Witnesses report hundreds of corpses in and around the complex, with video footage showing human body parts protruding from the earth and bodies with zip ties on their wrists. Israel is currently doing its usual song and dance where it claims the hospital was a Hamas headquarters and everyone it killed there was a ‘terrorist’, but at this point the only people buying that schtick are the ones who desperately need to. This was a massacre of profound savagery. It’s as plain as day to anyone who isn’t deeply invested in pretending otherwise.” (04/01/24)

Murdaugh sentenced to 40 years on federal financial charges

Source: CNN

“Convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh received another prison sentence Monday, this time in federal court, where a judge sentenced him to 40 years after he pleaded guilty to a raft of financial crimes, including nearly two dozen charges of conspiracy, fraud and money laundering. The federal sentence – which includes an order Murdaugh pay more than $8.7 million in restitution to his victims – will run concurrently with the 27 years he’s already serving following his guilty plea in state court for similar misconduct. Both cases stemmed from a myriad of schemes prosecutors say saw the now-disbarred attorney defraud his personal injury clients and law firm of millions of dollars.” (04/01/24)

Complicit in Genocide: Where Israel Gets Its Weapons From

by Ramzy Baroud

“Over 9,000 Palestinian women have been killed since the start of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip. Mothers have been the largest share of Israeli killings, at an average of 37 mothers per day since October 7. The numbers above, from the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza and the Red Crescent Society respectively, only convey part of the suffering experienced by 2.3 million Palestinians in the Strip. There is not a single section in Palestinian society that has not paid a heavy price for the war, although women and children are the ones who have suffered most, constituting over 70 percent of all victims of the ongoing Israeli genocide. True, these women and their children are killed at the hands of Israeli soldiers, but they are murdered with US-western supplied weapons.” (04/01/24)

TN: Trailer of Bibles intentionally set on fire in front of church on Easter

Source: The Tennessean

“Wilson County police and emergency crews responded to a trailer fire early Sunday that saw hundreds of Bibles burned, according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators believe the trailer, at the intersection of Old Lebanon Dirt Road and Chandler Road near Global Vision Bible Church led by Pastor Greg Locke, was intentionally set on fire at around 6 a.m., the sheriff’s office said. The fire was extinguished by the Mt. Juliet Fire Department. Locke addressed the trailer fire at Global Vision and said there were ‘probably 200 Bibles’ on the trailer. Locke said the fire was set in front of an entrance. ‘It was 100 percent directed at [Global Vision Bible Church],’ Locke said. ‘It blocked the entrance to our campus and the fact that it was an entire load of Bibles is rather conclusive proof that is was most assuredly directed at us.'” (04/01/24)

Washington is strangling young foreign policy professionals

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Uzair Younus

“Over the last decade, a new generation of foreign policy professionals has risen through the ranks in Washington. The post-9/11 world shaped its worldview, and despite diverse experiences and backgrounds, this cohort has developed shared values on issues ranging from global democratic norms to the need for changing the conversation on global terrorism. Many of us who belong to this cohort fundamentally believed that Washington’s foreign policy institutions were evolving to be more inclusive and nuanced. But the U.S. response to the Hamas terror attack on Israel, Israel’s disproportionate response, and the conversation dominating the Washington foreign policy elite, has shattered that illusion.” (04/01/24)

Pakistan: Court Suspends Sentence for Ex-PM Khan and Wife in a Graft Case but Couple Won’t Be Freed

Source: US News & World Report

“A Pakistani appeals court on Monday suspended a 14-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife in a corruption case, but the couple won’t be released because they are already serving prison terms in other cases, officials said. However, the court order was a legal victory for Khan, who was ousted from power in a no-confidence vote in April 2022. Khan now has more than 170 legal cases hanging over him. The Islamabad High Court suspended the sentence for Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, after hearing an appeal from their lawyer, according to Zulfiqar Bukhari, the spokesperson for Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.” (04/01/24)

American Counterrevolution

Source: Law & Liberty
by Daniel Miller

“Revolution inaugurates a rupture in the continuum of history itself: all the old laws are suspended; everything is made new. This messianic delusion is recurrent to the revolutionary phenomenon but almost nothing in history is less singular. Despite the invariable rhetoric of the radically groundbreaking, an identical cycle repeats itself endlessly whenever revolution appears. Even the digital revolution has obeyed this trajectory from the naive utopianism of the nineties to the global surveillance state that cradles the planet today. From ancient rebellions to implosions of postmodern cults, the story is always the same because revolution is the opposite of what ideology thinks: not a political or modern phenomenon, but a religious and recurrent phenomenon transposed into modernity as political ideology at the moment when politics became crypto-religious.” (04/01/24)

Forget Mike Johnson: Why would ANY Republican want to be House speaker?

Source: New York Post
by Daniel McCarthy

“Mel Brooks said it’s good to be the king — but is it good to be speaker of the House of Representatives? You’re the most powerful legislator in Congress, if not the world, and just two heartbeats away from being president. If you’re a Republican, though, your task is thankless and possibly hopeless. It looks that way for Speaker Mike Johnson right now. With the barest Republican majority in the House, another resignation or sudden death could throw control of the chamber to the Democrats and hand the speakership to Hakeem Jeffries well ahead of November’s election. Even if the GOP suffers no attrition before Election Day, Johnson could lose his head at any time to another revolt within the party’s ranks.” (03/31/24)