Evolution of Dispossession

Evolution of Dispossession
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Real Consensus

The US is alone in the world, save for Israel's allegiance, which is very questionabe historically.

I have mentioned various UN GA vote counts to people in the past, and I usually get muffled and puzzling responses.

Perhaps we should listen to the other members of the world community.

The CIA directed terrorist actions against Cuba in 1959, and has been interfering with Cuba's internal politics ever since, to no avail.

Perhaps Americans ought to consider the terrorist activities of our own CIA, whose record of overthrowing governments and decimating populist movements around the world is now known.

A Reasonable Person Intervenes

There had been reports that Israel would cut fuel shipments and electricity to the Gaza to essentially punish the civilians in a region where Hamas, the party that the people voted for in a free election, rules.

Thankfully, the Israeli AG intervened to stop this inhumane tactic.

If the Israeli government was populated with reasonable people like the AG, then I think there could be a Palestinian state, or even better, the one-state solution that some people are writing books about.

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Crucial Qualification

Free speech is certainly possible in the US in the year 2007, but only if we add certain qualifications

#1 you cannot come across as un-american, whatever that means

#2 you better not criticize israel, because their puppet groups in the US will sick the dogs and the thought police on you

just read the link

Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Holocaust is related to .... EVERYTHING !

Talk about emotional blackmail ... I can think of no better example that what Lantos said to the Dutch delegation.

No reasonable person disputes the tragedy associated with the Holocaust, but that event should not be used as political currency. Unfortunately it is used in this manner, as this article indicates, but also with respect to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Key Report from the UN on Israel

Overlooking the claims that the UN is biased against Israel, a comical smokescreen,
this report reinforces the findings of many other scholars and various human rights groups' findings.

The vast majority of Americans are either uneducated, under-educated, or worse, mis-educated on the issue of Israel-Palestine, and conclusions which emanate directly from agreed-upon facts should not be ignored or marginalized by the mainstream US media, which they habitually are, or worse, manipulated.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Greatest Threat to Liberty is ...

WAR !

Good God, yawl, what is it good for?

The interest payments are revealed in this article.

Not only is war the greatest threat to liberty, it seems it is very expensive as well.

These engagements will perpetuate a slave status of next-generation Americans to pay for the wars, and with respect to Iraq (and soon Iran) we are paying for a pack of lies.

One would think that since Americans are paying for it, they would demand their government tell them the truth on why it was started, since even Cheney and Bush openly admit it had nothing to do with WMD's or 9-11.

But it's keep your cell phone close, bury your head in the sand, let me watch my reality TV, let me party, don't tell me anything important because I do not want to learn about it, what? if you dont like it here then just leave.

Collective Punishment is Immoral and Illegal

The title says it all.

When the racist Israeli government treats Palestinian civilians so inhumanely, it is clear that Palestinian blood is not worth much in the eyes of Israeli polcy-makers.

Sarkozy recently hailed Israel as the miracle of the 20th century and one of mankind's greatest achievements.

I guess God's chosen have a right to kill, torture, imprison, and steal the home of the non-chosen!

If that could be true, then I do not want to have anything to do with that God.

You Gotta Be Kidding Me !

Of all the important issues our Congress should be addressing, this is not one of them. Moreover, this issue should not even be in the domain for our Congress. For that matter, neither was the measure to label actions taken nearly 90 years ago by the Turks against the Armenians.

Special interests at work again, hijacking our Congress to work for them.

AIPAC should be booted out of this country.

What an Ironic Twist !

Israel sells military technology to China against the wishes of the US. China is selling the same technology to the Iranians. And the current Israeli-sponsored rhetoric of Iran serving as an existential threat to Israel (more like the other way around) is met by past Israeli misdeeds.

They have no one to blame but their government for this mess.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's Coming, Censorship for everyone with a conscience!

More on the assault on free speech on a not-so-controversial issue, outside the US that is.

Inside the US, the propaganda is beating the truth at the moment, but I will hold out hope that eventually truth and justice will triumph.

If every American would watch "Occupation 101" they could quickly "catch up" on the issue of Israel-Palestine.

Nice article which summarizes many of my posts on this blogsite.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The censorship of Ron Paul

My most recent addition to the muckrakerreport's site

There is some good data in this piece.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

When all else fails, stall

Stall tactics are a hallmark for the US-Israeli side of the issue. The entire world knows the solutions, yet the 2 true obstacles to peace always childishly find some way to avoid it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More Confiscation of Palestinian Land

This is why the US is hated, and it's pretty simple really. Israel will only listen to one nation, and when it continues to use our tax dollars to fund their war machine and their illegal settlements, the whole world views the US as being unbalanced.

The US protects Israel in crucial UNSC votes (39 times since 1972), they are the most aggressive, only nuclear armed state in the middle east, (which has attacked US military targets twice before) and they get away with it.

There are 2 schools of thought on how to end terror.

1. swat the flies
2. dry up the swamp that creates the flies

Until we force Israel to abide by international law and Geneva conventions and UN resolutions and stop confiscating other people's lands, the US will always face a terrorist threat. Until we address AIPAC's role in our ill-fated foreign policy with respect to Israel over the years this will never happen.

Israel is destroying the image of the US and bottom-line, it doesnt care about us one bit.

Maybe it is time to look hard at a "clean break" like the disloyal Neocons wanted several years ago.

Cut em loose or tie our own noose.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

What's Going On?

2:39

Greenspan and the missing $9,000,000,000

The missing $9 billion in Iraq is somewhat explained in this piece on Democracy Now.
The more one learns about the Federal Reserve and how our tax dollars fund this crooked beast, the more angry citizens should become.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism

Jewish leaders are meeting with the Pope to discuss the resurgence of anti-semitism.

One of the important results from Norman Finkelstein's collective works is the analysis of the cyclical nature of the charge of anti-semitism.

Finkelstein argues that every time Israel faces a public relations problem, usually from its reprehensible policies with respect to the illegal occupation of lands it does not own, there is a concerted effort on the part of pro-Israel groups (not necessarily Jewish groups) to claim that anti-semitism is on the rise, and must be combatted.

One must wonder if such charges would me made were Israel to abide by international laws, UN resolutions, Geneva conventions, NPT standards, and would stop attacking its neighbors and occupying pieces of their neighbors' lands.

As it is now, it seems that the repetitive nature with which the charge is leveled against anyone who validly criticizes Israeli behavior is effective at warding off further criticism. In this way, Israel immunizes itself from criticism by manufacturing the charge even when it does not apply.

The misapplication of the term should be discouraged, not encouraged, by Jewish leaders. If the term is used frequently when it does not apply, the misuse tends to de-sensitize people to the charge.

But I don't think this consideration even matters to the hard-core Zionists. Herzl, Zionist pioneer, once said that anti-semitism should be welcomed by the Jewish community and Zionist leadership, for it would hasten the realization of the Zionist dream, or nightmare if you are a Palestinian.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ray McGovern on AIPAC

Good article. Has some chilling testimony from an actual survivor of the June 8th 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty.

I just finished watching a CSPAN BookTV installment with Walt and Mearsheimer promoting their book that was assailed in a coordinated manner by the pro-Israel news media.

I tried to find a video of their comments from CSPAN but I guess it has not been archived yet.

I found McGovern's comments on CommonDreams so I added this post instead of my intended.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Fox Attacks Iran

Please consider the identical arguments used again. Congress has already cravenly given Bush a back-door to war by labeling the Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization.

The theme song of the Republican party is "Don't get fooled again". Americans are being fooled again, by the same liars and deceivers, by the same media groups and Neocon think-tanks.

No more wars for Israel!
No more wars to save the dollar from collapse!

Americans need to go after the real culprits, the Federal Reserve bankers who are the real cause of all this nonsense.

Wurmser speaks his mind, as warped as it is

The Wurmsers (his wife is more hawkish than he is) are prominent neocon hawks who say and do everything for Israel. They claim to work for this country, but articles like this leave little doubt in my mind as to where their true loyalties lie.

We need a McCarthy witchhunt to bring these clowns to the attention of the masses.

Notice Israel-firster Wurmser said "we need to be prepared to fire the last shot"

Neocons, to quote George Galloway, are willing to fight to the last drop of other people's blood !

Friday, October 05, 2007

With Friends Like These ....

I have blogged on the topic of the USS Liberty and its deliberate attack many times. I have told this episode many times to friends and family, and no one ever seems to be as outraged as I always am.

More data is collected, strengthening the case for a deliberate attack by Israel.

Admiral Thomas Moorer called the attack deliberate then, and he would say later that if Americans knew how strong the Israeli lobby was in the US, there would be a revolution the next morning.

This comment from a man who once occupied the position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military post in the land.

Another Anti-Semitic Nobel Peace Prize Winner!

This is getting ridiculous.

Jimmy Carter made Begin and Sadat sign a monumental peace treaty. Israel has still not lived up to its end of the bargain, as it still illegally occupies the West Bank, East Jersualem, as well as pieces of other countries.

But Carter wrote a book called "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid" and the Israeli lobby and their media mouthpieces slandered Carter as a "supporter of terrorism" and an anti-semite.

Now this tiny university in Minnesota rescinds their invitation to Bishop Tutu because he once criticized Israel's behavior in the West Bank (criticism that is commonplace in the real free countries of the world).

University administrators checked with the local Jewish community to see if the invitation was ok. When they said his comments were "hurtful" university officials rescinded his invitation.

Keep in mind that Israel is the most egregious violator of UN resolutions historically, more than Iraq, Iran, Syria, North Korea and all the so-called rogue states have combined.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Qumsiyeh's email

I am on Mazin Qumsiyeh's mailing list. His most recent email contains beaucoup material related to my recent posts, so I will cut and paste his email below:

"Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right." Martin Luther King, Jr.

The power of the Israel lobby is waning in the public and in mass communications (media, books, etc) thanks to those who listen to their conscience. This will not impact the next elections since leading candidates in both major parties are still pledging allegiance to AIPAC. But whoever gets elected will soon realize that AIPAC's push for a war on Iran was the final treachery that will destroy what remains of the US's reputation (so far support for Israeli expansionism costs us over $2 TRILLION for wars and occupation of Iraq and Palestine and thousands of American lives). Evidence for this waning influence is everywhere where good people stand up for what is right. We can cite the failure of the lobby to silence or put a dent in the sales of books like Carter's "Palestine: Peace not apartheid" and Mearsheimer and Walt's "The Israel Lobby". Mearsheimer was even on the Colbert Report: http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_colbert_report/index.jhtml

More evidence coming to light of results from people who follow their conscience rather than their fears:

Chicago Tribune Special report. New revelations in attack on American spy ship: Veterans, documents suggest U.S., Israel didn't tell full story of deadly '67 incident By John Crewdson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/services/newspaper/printedition/tuesday/chi-liberty_tuesoct02,0,1050179.story?coll=chi_business_ugc
(letters can be sent to ctc-TribLetter@Tribune.com )

"Jewish money" and the presidential candidates rush to support conflict with Iran: An excerpt from an Amy Goodman interview with Seymour Hersh (both have been labeled "self-hating Jews"):

AMY GOODMAN: Sy Hersh, I wanted to switch gears for the last question, and this has to do with it not just being Republicans who are sounding a drumbeat for war. The three leading Democratic presidential candidates -- Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards -- have all declared no options off the table. This is a clip from last week's Democratic debate. It was the day the Senate approved a controversial resolution calling on the State Department to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization. At the debate, Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Gravel bitterly criticized Hillary Clinton for voting in favor.

MIKE GRAVEL: This is fantasyland. We're talking about ending the war. My god, we're just starting a war right today. There was a vote in the Senate today. Joe Lieberman, who authored the Iraq resolution, has authored another resolution, and it is essentially a fig leaf to let George Bush go to war with Iran. And I want to congratulate Biden for voting against it, Dodd for voting against it, and I'm ashamed of you, Hillary, for voting for it. You're not going to get another shot at this, because what's happened, if this war ensues, we invade, and they're looking for an excuse to do it. And Obama was not even there to vote.

TIM RUSSERT: Senator Clinton, I want to give you a chance to respond.

SEN. HILLARY CLINTON: [laughter]

AMY GOODMAN: That was Hillary Clinton laughing. Fifteen seconds, Seymour Hersh. Your response?

SEYMOUR HERSH: Money. A lot of the Jewish money from New York. Come on, let's not kid about it. A significant percentage of Jewish money, and many leading American Jews support the Israeli position that Iran is an existential threat. And I think it's as simple as that. When you're from New York and from New York City, you take the view of -- right now, when you're running a campaign, you follow that line. And there's no other explanation for it, because she's smart enough to know the downside.

AMY GOODMAN: And Obama and Edwards?

SEYMOUR HERSH: I -- you know, it's shocking. It's really surprising and shocking, but there we are. That's American politics circa 2007.

AMY GOODMAN: Seymour Hersh, thank you very much for being with us, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist. His piece in the New Yorker is called "Shifting Targets: The Administration' s Plan for Iran."
Source http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/02/1438251
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The lobby is partially successful where it bunches up on people who are not knowledgeable enough of the issues and when good people get silent (usually out of fear of being smeared with labels like "anti-Semitic" or "Self-hating Jews"). An example is the misinformed canceling of an event by Desmond Tutu (background at http://articles.citypages.com/2007-10-03/news/banning-desmond-tutu/ )
Take Action: Join Jewish Voice for peace in protesting the silencing of Bishop Desmond Tutu
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/jvfp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=14061
(My own letter read: As a Palestinian Christian, I am appalled by your actions to bar Archbishop Desmond Tutu from speaking at your campus. Your succumbing to the minority (and they are a minority even within the Jewish community) Zionist position is shameful. Here is a link to over 100 Jewish led organizations who would disagree with the Zionist pressure to silence voices of peace: http://www.qumsiyeh.org/predominantlyjewishlinks/
Archbishop Tutu is a Nobel Peace Laureate with whose voice for justice will win against Israeli apartheid just as it did against South African Apartheid. I strongly urge you to reverse this decision, let Tutu appear and reinstate Prof. Toffolo.)

And lest we are disconnected from reality of what is going on in Palestine, please read this account by Gideon Levy "The war for the house"
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/objects/pages/PrintArticleEn.jhtml?itemNo=908084

AND IN AMERICA....."Israel's Toy Soldiers" By Chris Hedges
"If you are a young Muslim American and head off to the Middle East for a spell in a fundamentalist "madrassa," or religious school, Homeland Security will probably greet you at the airport when you return. But if you are an American Jew and you join hundreds of teenagers from Europe and Mexico for an eight-week training course run by the Israel Defense Forces, you can post your picture wearing an Israeli army uniform and holding an automatic weapon on MySpace."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18488.htm

Jews for Ahmadinejad
"Just the facts Ma am, as Dragnet's Jack Webb used to say. When it comes
to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad however, facts can be hard to find. We hope to
present a few facts here that may have escaped your attention."
http://1984news.typepad.com/1984_news/

So ""Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right." Martin Luther King, Jr."

Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
http://qumsiyeh.org
http://justicewheels.org

Jewish Groups which work to solve the IP issue

I found this link on Mazin Qumsiyeh's site:

With so many Israelis and American Jews which belong to groups which want to solve the IP issue once and for all, I just wish the governments of US and Israel would get out of the way.

A majority of Israelis want to end the occupation for peace and security guarantees. But their government is not listening. Americans are slowly learning about this crucial issue, but our government serves the special interest groups and not what's good for Americans.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

It's a Man Baby!

Cagan hates all Iranians. I think they took another Kagan (K not C) and dressed him like a woman to get this snapshot.

Holy Cow!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Uri Avnery on Iran War

Good read, Avnery's arguments support all of my previous arguments on the coming Iran war, including the misquotations of western media, who is pushing for this war inside the US and why, and Avnery does a great job of providing crucial background.

The Driving Force

The driving force behind a new war with Iran. Again, lies are repeated, and distortions perpetuated.

How someone says "if the Europeans did something to the Jews in Europe, why are the Palestinians suffering for it" and this becomes translated through the pro-Israel western media as "Ahmadinejad denies the Holocaust"

Ahmadinejad quotes Khomeini, who said like the Russian communist regime, so too will the Zionist regime in Tel Aviv fade into history. Western media translation : Iran's president wants to wipe Israel off the map.

What is true is that Israel and the NeoCon-led US government want to wipe Iran off the map for giving weapons and material backing to Hezbollah and trying to trade Iranian oil in Euros and Yen, and not the US dollar.

Gideon Levy On Disproportionate Killing

Some key figures in Levy's piece ought to jump off the page at the reader.

Contrast the actual numbers with the media coverage of the issue, and more questions should be asked.