Lana Marks’ father emigrated from Lithuania

  Lana Bank (Lana Marks) was born in East London, South Africa but now resides in Palm Beach, Florida. Her father, Alec Bank, had immigrated from Lithuania as a child; he was an affluent property developer and a leader in the Jewish community.   Like other friends of Mandela - Joe Slovo  also emigrated from Lithuania… Continue reading Lana Marks’ father emigrated from Lithuania

‘No, no America!’ as Baghdad protesters demand US troops quit Iraq

  Hundreds of supporters of an influential, radical Shi'ite cleric gathered 24 January in central Baghdad for a rally to demand that American troops leave the country amid heightened tensions after a US drone strike earlier this month killed a top Iranian general in the Iraqi capital.    Since mid-morning on the Muslim day of… Continue reading ‘No, no America!’ as Baghdad protesters demand US troops quit Iraq

Chant – One American One Bullet – One Settler One Bullet

  Members of the South African Communist Party (SACP), an alliance partner of the governing African National Congress (ANC), have gathered outside the United States (US) embassy, in Pretoria, to protest against US President Donald Trump’s treatment of Iran.   Asked why they were picketing outside the US Embassy, the group claimed that this was a… Continue reading Chant – One American One Bullet – One Settler One Bullet

(Pelosi) – “America’s president Trump and impeachment”

From the Chicago Tribune - “Today we will make history,'' Pelosi said as she signed the documents, using multiple pens to hand out and mark the moment. “This president will be held accountable."   Moments later the prosecutors walked solemnly through the stately hall, filing into the Senate back row as the Clerk of the House… Continue reading (Pelosi) – “America’s president Trump and impeachment”

Flight 752 Iran

  RIP to all.   The confirmation came after a London-based global information firm reported Thursday that the plane, carrying 176 passengers and crew, likely was mistakenly shot down by an Iranian missile. No one survived the crash.  “Photographs purportedly taken near the site of the crash and circulated on social media appear to show the… Continue reading Flight 752 Iran

“The PS752 “mistake” in Iran

Terrorists missions are to destroy innocent people and all their properties, to hack governments to take control, especially if there are oil.   The military in Iran blamed human error, saying the Ukrainian jet had taken a sharp, unexpected turn that brought it near a military base. * If Soleimani and any other terrorist leader of… Continue reading “The PS752 “mistake” in Iran

Russia/Turkey on joint patrols in NE Syria

  Russia and Turkey launch joint patrols in northeastern Syria.    Maria Khodynskaya-Golenishcheva, a senior adviser to the Russian Foreign Ministry, recalled that the negotiated ceasefire with the United States in eastern Aleppo in September 2016 lasted for just two weeks, because both powers had ignored regional players. 31 October 2019 Fighting has intensified near the northeast Syrian town… Continue reading Russia/Turkey on joint patrols in NE Syria