European enlargement: Crimea, Ukraine,

european enlargement.
As a reminder:
– CRIMEAN WAR – 1853 – 1856
Location: Black Sea, Crimean Peninsula, Balkans
Sides: Russia v Great Britain, France, Ottoman Empire, Kingdom of Sardinia
Armies: Russia – 710,000 of which 220,000 died.
Allies – 1,000,000 of which between 350,000 and 375,000 died.
– CRIMEAN WAR – 1941 – 1942

Israel: human rights group has serious questions

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Serious questions have been raised by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem about the legality of Israel’s policy of targeting dozens of Palestinian homes during last summer’s war in Gaza – a strategy that led to more than 2000 of civilian deaths, more than 10.000 casualties and the destruction of more than 10,000 houses (including public buildings, streets, schools and hospitals). The B’Tselem research follows hard on the heels of a report by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel this month that strongly criticised the Israeli military’s system.
(The Obama administration, the EU-leaders and the UN Security Council are also responsible for the many deaths, casualities and the total destruction of Gaza. They were silent about the Israeli bombings so they are complicit.)
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Judaism rejects zionism

judaism rejects zionism

Zionists used the Auslosung to install a regime that has much in common with the German Nazi regime: the idea of a GREATER Israel, ultra-nationalism and militarism; repression;  terrorizing a population; systematic humilation; daily dehumanization; systematic prosecution and arbitrary detention; systematic torture; systematic murder of resistance leaders; arbitrary revenge attacks on civilians; destruction of a people’s culture; arbitrary violence against civilians; creation of ghettos; occupation for reasons of  so called ‘self-defense’ ; a daily and worlwide war propaganda; disinformation campaigns; an accumulation of lies; faith in ‘Gott und Fatherland’; the belief in a strong leader; bombardements of innocent civilians, schools, hospitals, infrastructure; an extreme far right ideology; the belief in a superior race and a chosen people that has the right to rule the world; all in favor of banks and industry,)
And  all this is done with the cooperation of the Western ‘democratic’ leaders and the United Nations Security Council…

The occupation of Palestine and the Idea of ‘Lebensraum’

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Idea of ‘Lebensraum’

Between 1921 and 1925 Adolf Hitler developed the belief that Germany required Lebensraum (‘living space’) in order to survive. The conviction that this living space could be gained only in the east, and specifically from Russia, formed the core of this idea, and shaped his policy after his take-over of power in Germany in 1933. So where did he get this idea from? And why did he envisage his country’s future living space lying in the east?

The term Lebensraum was coined by the German geographer, Friedrich Ratzel (1844-1904). During the last two decades of the 19th century, Ratzel developed a theory according to which the development of all species, including humans, is primarily determined by their adaptation to geographic circumstances.

Above all, Ratzel considered species migration as the crucial factor in social adaptation and cultural change. Species that successfully adapted to one location, he thought, would spread naturally to others. Indeed, he went on to argue that, in order to remain healthy, species must continually expand the amount of space they occupy, for migration is a natural feature of all species, an expression of their need for living space.

This process also applied to humans, who operate collectively in the form of ‘peoples’ (Völker), with one Völk effectively conquering another. However, according to Ratzel, such expansion could be successful only if the conquering nation ‘colonised’ the new territory, and by ‘colonisation’ he meant the establishment of peasant farms by the new occupiers.