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Is Hamas a by-product of the Israeli occupation? Yes. Just as Hezbollah is a by-product of the Israeli occupation of Lebanon, al-Shabab a by-product of Ethiopia’s occupation of Somalia, al-Qaeda of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, and the Islamic State, of the US ’ occupation of Iraq. Historical records make that clear.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/07/journalistic-responsibility-medi-20147863017439709.html (via theoccupiedpopulation)

Al-Qaeda is not a by-product of Soviet occupation. Al-Qaeda militants were recruited by the U.S. to fight communism in Afghanistan. Therefore, Al-Qaeda is not a by-product of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan; it is a product of U.S. interests in the country. 

What happened in Afghanistan has not been discussed in the West. When the Soviet Union intervened in Afghanistan, the US saw in it an opportunity that was two-fold. One, to tie the Soviet Union in a Vietnam-like war in Afghanistan. Two, they saw in it an opportunity to mobilise the entire Muslim world in a violent way against the Soviet Union, against communism.

American operatives went around the Muslim world recruiting for the jihad in Afghanistan. This whole phenomenon of jihad as an international armed struggle has not existed in the Muslim world since the 10th century. It was brought back into being, enlivened, and pan-Islamised by the American effort. I saw planeloads of them arriving—from Algeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine. These people were brought in, given an ideology, told that the armed struggle is a virtuous thing to do, and the whole notion of jihad as an international pan-Islamic terrorist movement was born. The US spent 8 billion dollars in producing the bin Ladens of our time. That camp they hit in Afghanistan, I visited it in 1986. It was a CIA-sponsored camp.

Eqbal Ahmad

(via warkadang)
arcaneloquence:

realmisandrists:

1. using a slur that actually causes some men to be killed
2. believing that men only care about getting laid
But feminists are the ones who hate men?

It says a lot about who they are that people such as these automatically default to the assumption men must only be supporting feminism solely as a ploy to seduce women into sex, especially when the messages are in support following the UCSB shooting.
It says a lot about who they are that they immediately relegate men who offer such support to a lesser, reviled status.
It says a lot about who they are that their first response is to shame and degrade men who try to support women.
Feminists don’t hate men. Men hate men, just like men hate women, feminist or otherwise.

arcaneloquence:

realmisandrists:

1. using a slur that actually causes some men to be killed

2. believing that men only care about getting laid

But feminists are the ones who hate men?

It says a lot about who they are that people such as these automatically default to the assumption men must only be supporting feminism solely as a ploy to seduce women into sex, especially when the messages are in support following the UCSB shooting.

It says a lot about who they are that they immediately relegate men who offer such support to a lesser, reviled status.

It says a lot about who they are that their first response is to shame and degrade men who try to support women.

Feminists don’t hate men. Men hate men, just like men hate women, feminist or otherwise.

deducingbbcsherlock:

Q: Why does that character have to be gay/bi/black/Asian/Hispanic/etc?

A: As opposed to what?

I’ve found this to be a useful response, because many people will hesitate before saying “white” or “straight.” That hesitation comes from the realization, however…

blazepress:

Filming a rainbow when suddenly.

blazepress:

Filming a rainbow when suddenly.

lllladyknucklesnotinshape:

j-e-r-a:

microraptoria:

Source. This is a real thing. It’s happening.

HIV Has Been Cured in a Child for the First Time

HIV Cure: New Drug ‘Vacc-4x’ May Become First Functional Cure Against the Virus

The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

This is HUGE news, and of course no one is talking about it because it is not a part of popular culture. For the first time in the history of the world, there is a possible preventative cure for one of the most deadliest viral diseases to have entered the human gene pool. There is hope for those who have been diagnosed with a disease that may have given them only 20 or so years to live. This breakthrough in the science/pharmaceutical community means that other viral diseases and genetic mutations that were once incurable are now on the table for complete eradication. I’m absolutely seething that no one is talking about this on the news 24/7.

and while this is hella important, herpes is getting complex to the point there is no cure or no way to work with it.

I really need both of these to go viral.

littlethingsaboutgod:

God won’t give you less than His best :)

littlethingsaboutgod:

God won’t give you less than His best :)

speedlimit15:

*pronounces “hors d’oeuvres” as “horse divorce”*

Whores D’Ovaries

giraffepoliceforce:

"You can’t just change the race of cultural icons like Captain America! It’s an important part of their identity and message!"

Jesus: Ah yes.

Jesus: Can’t imagine who would do that.

Jesus: What a shame.

theroyalnonsense:

SHOUT OUT TO ALL MY GIRLS WITH THE RED LINES UNDER THEY NAMES!

vmagazine:

Dr Bhagavan Antle of The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S), photographs 4 varieties of Bengal tigers