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Legislating Against BDS Is the State Speaking Freely – Robert Garson/Observer.com

Israel-Arab Debate at AIPAC

March 30, 2016 11:35 pm
How about the Druze girl's swipe at Assad?  (And Yemen, but less clear what she meant there.) Good catch on feeding the narrative, but as for stripping Jews of their false shield, that's not really an analogy.  Police can disarm a criminal in seconds because a weapon is just a tool.  But the Holocaust is a religion.  Facts are irrelevant when belief is ingrained.  They need intensive deprogramming, a 12-steo program, etc.

Making America Great, and Saving Israel in the Process – Paul R. Pillar/The National Interest Blog

March 29, 2016 11:57 pm
CodePink is most certainly controlled opposition.  They not only didn't participate on March 20, they had their name removed as an endorser.  The (Sunday) action was organized by ANSWER and the Palestinian-American group Al-AWDA.  The given reason for disavowing the event was that "CODEPINK is uncomfortable with some of the language that Al-AWDA uses specifically regarding the conflict..."  Apparently, Al-AWDA doesn't have a sufficiently adamant position against 'violence'.  Never mind that the UN considers any action by an occupied people as legitimate.  CodePink knows better.  Their version of Peace is Submission. CodePink's Monday,(March 21) action was surprisingly tiny.  Maybe they imagined that in DC the Black Lives Matter activists would come out to protest Trump, but there was more press than protest.  The street was filled with AIPAC members, police, and typical downtown crowds. Chasmark, I probably saw you on Sunday.  Phil Giraldi, along with others, is planning an event for the 50th anniversary of Israel's attack on the USS Liberty.  This week a billboard went up in CT....  http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160325/west-haven-i-95-billboard-on-uss-liberty-is-anti-israel-critics-charge

People Vs. AIPAC: Mighty Pro-Israel Lobby Loses Grip in US – Sputnik

March 21, 2016 3:09 am
A big ship is slow to turn, and its crew is frantically resisting the changing tide.  Their attacks on BDS - essentially attacks on free speech, even free thought - should result in blowback.  The thing is to keep up the pressure, get some momentum. I was at the DC march today.  This is the first time the AIPAC protest has been organized by Palestinians, and you could feel the difference.  Did anybody watch on the web?  The Real News said they were going to do live-stream, but all I saw was Max milling around doing interviews.  His denouncements of Weir et al are a problem, but he's done much useful reporting and takes plenty of abuse (whether fake or not) from the Zionists, so what is his final score?  You know, there are still people who consider J-Street revolutionary.

The Blessed Bigotry of Mr Trump – Israel Shamir/The Unz Review

March 15, 2016 12:56 am
Taxi, are you related to Sean, or something?  You've shown an unbelievable degree of patience with him.  His domination of the comment section may give readers the idea he's representative of your philosophy.

Obama Is Right: America Can’t Fix the Middle East – Aaron David Miller/POLITICO

March 15, 2016 12:46 am
Exactly.  'Fixing' is one thing.  'Not fucking up' is almost the same thing.

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change – Jordan Michael Smith/Boston Globe

March 14, 2016 2:11 am
This Globe article on Glennon's book was published Oct.19, 2014.  The interview is okay, but Robert Steele's better review of the book (at Amazon) reveals its shortcomings. "This is a book that has the best of intentions and stellar scholarship in its focus on one narrow aspect of why US foreign policy is criminally insane, but it obscures, with stunning nonchalance, the deeper pathologies of how the US Government is managed of, by, and for the 1%; with two specific foreign countries -- Israel and Saudi Arabia -- having catastrophically pernicious influence on our policies and how we spend the taxpayer dollar."  http://www.amazon.com/review/RE5L4UJY8LZT/ref=cm_cr_dp_cmt?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0190206446&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=283155&store=books#wasThisHelpful  It's encouraging that mainstream outlets like The Boston Globe are beginning to speak about the shadow government, but they're still limited hangouts.  

Fans cheering for Catholic basketball team shout ‘You killed Jesus’ to opposing players – Valerie Strauss/The Washington Post

March 13, 2016 3:14 am
How on earth does some Dominican priest have the authority to negotiate a deal that binds the Catholic church?
March 13, 2016 3:26 am
"Sausage fest"???  Assuming the first tweet is accurate, what can you expect from 7 to 12 year old boys after an obscene sexual insult?  Revenge of course, the worst way they can think of.  (And was "sausage fest" a reference to Catholic pedophile scandals?)  At that age, those kids must have been steaming.  As for "You killed Jesus", do you think they heard it at home, or read it on the internet?  Kids have access to all the worst venom these days. The ugly thing here, imo, is how the Post reporter immediately took sides.

An Anti-Semitism of the Left – Roger Cohen/The New York Times

March 8, 2016 5:20 am
Zio... zio-con zio-nazi zio-bankster This could be fun.

Only Separation Can Lead to a Two-State Solution – Isaac Herzog/The New York Times

February 29, 2016 9:26 pm
Seems Sean didn't notice the BDS article you posted today.  The feverishness of the Israel Lobby's efforts to stop BDS indicates their desperation. "The United Methodist church joins BDS movement amid growing global campaign from activists to boycott Israel"  

Hilary Clinton’s South Carolina Victory Speech – February 27th, 2016

February 29, 2016 2:46 am
Did you hear her voice?  She can smell blood - let's hope it's her own. The problem with the Marine Sergeant, and all the other Benghazi complainants, is they only see the tip of the iceberg.  How can we get them to ask the right questions?  What were those dead Americans doing in Benghazi, anyway?  Why were they facilitating the ratline of weapons and jihadis to Syria?  Their eyes are not open yet.  How can we help them see the fraudulence of the whole Libya adventure?  And yes, Hilary should be behind bars.

France, US and the phantom of the two-state solution – Daoud Kuttab/Al Jazeera English

February 25, 2016 10:32 am
Sean, you "place a high value on Enlightenment individualism — .... turned off by irrational collectivist ideologies."  So you think Christianity isn't an irrational collectivist ideology?  Please!  (But I'm just using your term here, because religion does not equal ideology, and there's very little daylight, if any, between the prescriptions of Jesus and Mohammed, pbuh.) Then, I'm mentally sputtering too much to form a coherent response to the Westerners' weariness with wars they've made or fomented.  With regard to the West growing weary of the endless and vicious Mideast holy wars — I don't think it needs to apologize for a desire to disengage from that unholy mess. Most Americans and Europeans have other interests and priorities — as well they should. Just totally fuck the place up and get bored and walk away to their interests and priorities.  Call it religious war when it's about land, resources, power.  Really swift move, setting up Israhell in Palestine, BTW.  

The media are misleading the public on Syria – Stephen Kinzer/The Boston Globe

February 20, 2016 6:29 am
That I don't know, Sean.  I'm not an expert on the Council, but they're heavy establishment, if not neo-con. "Enemy" seems much too strong. Good question.
February 19, 2016 10:43 pm
MORE MIND-BENDING...Former Ambassador James Jeffrey says that Iran in trying to defeat Iraq now (as it couldn't in Iran-Iraq War) via DAESH and dividing Iraq into smaller-weaker entities.  OMG, talk about projection !!! (of Israel's goals, that is) on panel at Atlantic Council. The Atlantic Council is a major Deep State player, their events drawing high caliber panels and audiences.  I just caught a bit of this re-broadcast on C-SPAN radio this morning. http://www.c-span.org/video/?404696-1/panel-discussion-future-iraq  "The Atlantic Council held a panel discussion to mark the launch of the Atlantic Council’s Task Force on the Future of Iraq"