On COI #274, Kyle Anzalone and Connor Freeman cover Tel Aviv’s murder of an internationally renowned journalist in the occupied West Bank as well as the latest Iran deal news.
Kyle breaks down the Israeli occupation forces’ brutal killing of Al Jazeera’s Shireen Abu Akleh during a raid on the Jenin refugee camp. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his apartheid regime attempted to blame the shooting on Palestinian gunmen, this absurd claim was immediately debunked by Israel’s top human rights organization. The bullet that was lodged in Abu Akleh’s brain was of a type used by the Israeli military. Washington has predictably issued cheap, tepid condolences and has expressed support for an investigation that is to be partly led by Tel Aviv. The reaction to the murder highlights the U.S. government’s double standards and the mainstream press’ rank hypocrisy.
Connor discusses a hawkish Senate motion passed by a bipartisan majority that, though non-binding, sends a powerful message to the Joe Biden administration and Tehran that any attempted return to the deal will face insurmountable opposition. The supporters of the motion advocate for the much of the same “longer and stronger” measures the Trump administration demanded previously including putting Iran’s ballistic missiles on the table and refusing to lift the IRGC’s Foreign Terrorist Organization designation. There is growing anti-Iran deal sentiment even among members of Biden’s own party.