Posts Tagged ‘provoked’

A storm as big as a hurricane has been provoked by rapper Stormzy. But IS Britain 100% racist?

Urban icon Stormzy has them huffing and puffing over the breakfast tables of Britain as the Italian paper La Republica slowly translates into the English tabloids. Some of it has been lost in translation.   Stormzy didn’t mean that 100% of British people were racists. How could they be? If they were, Stormzy would be […]

Was the drone shoot-down provoked by the U.S. to distract from Trump’s new rape allegation?

Customers line up to enter the Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City in this 2010 file photo. Advice columnist E. Jean Carroll claims President Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at the Manhattan department store in the ’90s. The advice columnist who says President Trump sexually assaulted her in a department store […]

Britain to Iran: Don’t underestimate US, Trump will retaliate if provoked

Britain’s foreign secretary on Monday warned Iran not to “underestimate the resolve of the US” amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf. Jeremy Hunt told journalists in Geneva that US leaders “are not seeking a conflict, they don’t want a war with Iran, but if American interests are attacked, they will retaliate. And that is […]

Israel deliberately provoked the latest violence in Gaza, but you won’t learn that in the ‘NY Times’

You can turn to Haaretz, the distinguished Israeli newspaper, to see how the New York Times slanted today’s article about the increase in violence inside Gaza and across the border in Israel. Haaretz quotes Jamal Zahalka, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, who blames Benjamin Netanyahu’s government for the escalation: The Israeli government is […]

Lavrov: Shortsighted policies of US, EU in many ways provoked Ukrainian crisis (WATCH LIVE)

In the early 1990s, “the US and its allies decided to pronounce themselves winners [in the Cold War] and refused to cooperate on creating equal and undivided security, having instead chosen to move dividing lines closer to Russia’s borders,” Lavrov said Thursday, speaking at the ‘Russia & the EU in a changing world’ conference in […]

Israel provoked the Six-Day War in 1967, and it was not fighting for survival

I am old enough to remember clearly how the Six-Day War was reported at the time. Just about everything we were told then was wrong, as the major historians of the period all acknowledge today. Let’s start with how the crisis was covered as it happened, 50 years ago: * Gamal Abdel Nasser, the leader […]

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