Evolution of Dispossession

Evolution of Dispossession
How to Steal a Country?

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Palin on Paul

Nice interview of Palin where she makes some interesting points (the % of energy resources coming from Alaska).

But as far as the Big Picture, let me see if I get this straight. McCain made fun of Ron Paul, even though Ron Paul ran circles around McCain in every Republican debate, and then he picks a VP that endorses Paul and his character and his independent-minded message. Then Rumpelstiltskin says that Palin is the type of candidate to unite the Republican party !

It is too funny.

Gustav is coming and I hope it parks itself over my apartment !

Friday, August 29, 2008

Jeff Halper Arrested

I'm too disgusted at the moment to comment. Not about this issue only, but everything else as well.

Just read the article if you want to. Whatever.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Blending Continues

The blending of the Democratic and Republican parties is continuing at the expense of this nation. Most Americans think there is a real choice between candidates McCain and Obama, but with Biden's VP nod, Obama picked a mate with a foreign policy that very closely resembles McCain's ! This is amazing. It is a political ploy to deflect criticism away from Obama's virgin status on foreign policy matters.

Biden supported the invasion of Iraq, which many people did at the time due to the steady indoctrination, lies, propaganda and BS Americans were told pre-war. But he has not deviated from his original convictions. He has not learned from the events since.

The linked article above illustrates the degree to which officeholders will stoop to gurantee electoral success. Biden says he is a devout Zionist. So is McCain. So will McCain's running mate be. Obama said the Palestinians have suffered, then he delivered a shameless renunciation at his first AIPAC speech. Foreign policy debates are over. It is business as usual. Whoever wins, the failed policies of the Bush administration will continue. And whether Biden is the VP or someone else, it is clear to me that there is little choice in our upcoming big election. Corporations win, special interest groups win, Israel wins, and the American people lose (as well as Iraqis, Iranians, Central and South Americans, Ossetians, etc etc etc)

Model democracy my ass.

Annexation

Rice should be a bit more intellectually honest and call it an annexation of West Bank territory, for that is the true purpose of the Apartheid Wall and that is the true strategy behind all the perennial stall-tactics of the Israelis.
But the BBC article above clearly indicates the challenges for "peace" when Israel builds settlements on Palestinian lands.

There will never be any modicum of peace without justice for the Palestinians.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Obama's VP Choice and his Stances

It has been argued by many that Obama's choice made sense because Biden has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of foreign policy, which is Obama's presumed weak area.

Here Stephen Zunes examines Biden's policy positions and we say that Biden's foreign policy is scarily similar to McCain's !

Maybe that was the plan all along.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Common Denominator

How many times when discussing the drumbeat for war do we Americans see Israel mentioned in our MSM articles?

In fact, I doubt seriously one can locate an article that discusses Iran from a US source in the last 18 months without mentioning Israel.

Israel truly is the common denominator in the discussion of military confrontation with Iran.

The linked article illustrates how behind the scenes politicking seeks to steer foreign policy in a pro-Israel path.

As a last comment, there is a reason that the "event" was closed to the media ; the organizers do not want the public to know the agenda. Very transparent ....

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

At Least the Israelis Did Not Kill the Protesters

Interesting tactic on non-lethal crowd dispersion ...

At least the Israelis did not shoot the protesters with rubber-coated bullets, which the IDF has done many times lethally, nor did they use tear-gas.

The Israelis used the "skunk".

What really stinks in this whole article is the lack of mention of the 41-year old illegal occupation and the living conditions of the Palestinians in their Gaza cage or behind the Apartheid wall.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Double-Standards Yet Again

The Cuban Missile crisis started when the Soviets put nuclear weapons in Cuba, and the US objected because the missiles were so close to our shores.

We were dangerously close to a confrontation because even as the Soviets wanted to withdraw the missiles the Cubans were adamant about keeping them.

Now the US will build a missile base in Poland, and Russia has been objecting to this proposal for really the same reasons. We say that the base will protect the region (Israel in other words) from rogue states like Iran (which has not attacked a country without provocation in modern history), but the Russians feel like the Americans did some 40 years ago.

Why is this idiot and the idiots around him so willing to re-start the Cold War?

In a bitter ironic twist, when Russia invaded Georgia earlier this week, Bush made some public comments to the effect of : Russia has invaded a sovereign nation, and needs to withdraw its troops immediately !

Imagine that coming from Bush who in 2003 invaded a sovereign nation and insisted we stay more than one week !

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Another WhiteWashed Israeli Investigation

Why do we continue to follow the conclusions that the Israelis reach as it pertains to their soldiers' impropriety?

The facts of this case are damning for Israel, as they are in so many other episodes which bear an eerie similarity : Israeli troops kill innocent Palestinians, and when the killings are caught on tape Israel "investigates" to create the illusion of caring, all the while only serving to salvage some semblance of its wretched public image, and in the end it is all the same :

Israel exonerates Israelis.

No conflict of interest?

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Corporations Evade Taxes

When corporations evade their tax responsibilities it places undue burdens on the individual taxpayer. This should be one of the top stories of the year, and Americans ought to tax protest until either the rich, greedy corporations pay their fair share or income taxes are abolished altogether. This is outrageous and very depressing.