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Plato’s Soap Box: America is Occupied
October 16, 2015 7:28 am
Thanks for your impassioned post C&D. The soap box is a great idea Taxi. Many thanks
Dignity or Death
October 13, 2015 2:40 pm
Indeed it is dignity or death. And as usual Palestinian deaths will greatly outnumber Israeli ones because there are many Israelis who are using the current atmosphere to simply murder innocent Palestinians, then claiming they were about to stab someone. This is clear from your example above where an Israeli critically wounded another Israeli by mistake. All they need to do is carry a spare knife and leave it by the executed body of a murdered Palestinian and hey presto you have a dead terrorist and an Israeli "hero". The odds are so one sided they don't deserve to be called odds. Israelis have guns, soldiers and police. The Palestinians have stones, knives and potato peelers Thanks for writing this piece Taxi
October 16, 2015 6:12 pm
Sean. Interesting point. What you say does make sense. However, I've been trying to work out what my feelings actually are. I'm not sure if they are extreme frustration, extreme anger or extreme hate. I'd really like to think it's a combination of the first two, but I just need to be really honest. There's definitely a lot (i mean a LOT) of hate in there too. I wish it wasn't the case, but it simply is. It just does that to you in the end.
October 16, 2015 6:39 pm
"Israel is choreographing the whole thing and it’s hard to not feel hatred for this wicked evil country." Couldn't agree more Walid. Its a GENOCIDE! it's choreographed, it's meticulously planned, it's incremental and it's a Fucking genocide And I'm supposed to be able to control my hate?
October 15, 2015 7:30 pm
Very passionate comment C&D. I really understand your anguish and despondency Here we sit on the sidelines watching it all happen and powerless to stop it. It's enough to drive anyone completely crazy And all we get for our troubles and concerns is to be labelled as anti semitic white supremacists It's enough to turn one ever so slightly radical!
Olive Picking in the Levant is a Form of Resistance
October 5, 2015 11:43 pm
"I get to spend all day with native volunteers – they sing old folk songs as they pick and everybody gets to picnic under olive trees for lunch. A most splendid and friendly atmosphere." I have to say that sounds wonderful. I wish I was there picking those olives with you. Thanks Walid. Ramzi Jaber and his team's site is amazing. the statistics about the razing of the olive trees in Palestine is utterly sickening and the perpetrators are the embodiment of pure evil
Plato’s Pow Wow
October 10, 2015 12:08 am
Terrific Walid. Thanks. The rababa is very similar to the Thai instrument called the "saw duang". Some versions are also made from coconuts but they have 2 strings instead of one. Apart from that they are incredibly similar in every way, including sound (i used to play one many moons ago)
Welcome to the New Plato’s Everybody!
September 24, 2015 10:52 pm
Well done Taxi. Great looking new site.
The Dirty-Dirty Narrative War and the Smear Attacks on Palestine Activists
September 2, 2015 9:24 pm
"When I was four, the family friend I call “Hank” took me to one of the vacant guest houses in our oil camp." Hmm.. Seems to me that probably there was no 5 year old Venezuelan girl. I think this is our whacko friend trying to talk about what happened to HIM by this paedophile called Hank He's obviously mentally ill, quite seriously so and I personally wouldn't waste any time or energy on him. He probably has been abused himself and now he seems to have found an outlet to vent his pent up anger and evil bile stewing inside of him. However what he has written is so sick and depraved that this material should be used to attack anyone who associates themselves with him. I fully agree with American on that strategy As terrible as it sounds, having whacko nutjobs like this on the Zio side is actually quite beneficial as he will do them much more harm than any possible good in my opinion
Who and What the Heck is Plato's Guns?!
August 31, 2015 8:32 am
Many thanks Frankie P!
August 30, 2015 6:28 pm
I kinda guessed you're a super-fast typist. Quite handy that your fingers can keep up with the thoughts flowing out the brain! Bonjaroo? I like it. If I get banned anywhere I'm going back in with that version!
August 30, 2015 4:20 pm
Bravo Taxi! It's incredible that this is an individual operation (+ 1 tech), especially when you consider the amount of output and how often you reply to so many comments. Please don't burn out! This is a great and much needed addition to the blog-world and you are a talented "NJ" " The Nakba is not the only event in Palestine’s biography" Agreed, but the Zionists are determined to make it the last.
Mondoweiss: Bird In A Cage
August 24, 2015 11:30 pm
Margaret. Thanks for the links but unfortunately all four links in your last four posts are from four pro israel propaganda sites. If you want people here to take your posts seriously then you do need to present us with information from credible sources and not those which act as propaganda tools for zionists and israel. Otherwise my only reaction (and probably many others here) can be a quadruple yawn..... Followed by zzzzzzzzz
August 24, 2015 8:12 pm
Taxi, I don't think Habash was assassinated. Didn't he die a few years ago from cancer? I think he was one of the few PFLP leaders that didn't get assassinated
August 24, 2015 7:08 pm
Thanks for the link with the book Taxi. I'll definitely read it after that recommendation. And great debate between you and Hostage!
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