Richard Lightbown summarizes the situation ahead of the forthcoming Freedom Flotilla II – Stay Human in plain language bereft of the doublespeak that the Israeli government would like us to hear.
No Nobel Peace Laureate will be able to disguise the guilt if more Israeli hoods batter more human rights workers. No selectively edited whitewash report, with of without endorsement from professors of international law, will be able to conceal the truth this time from the people of the world.
Harris and his cronies at the AJC have been working the same charade for years: when the rest of the world focuses on Israeli intransigence, Harris shifts attention to Egypt or Libya or Iran.
When Palestinians are starving or being murdered in Gaza, Harris writes about Hamas or Hezbollah as terrorist clients of Iran.
Gleeful Israeli leaders and their neoconservative supporters here have spent much of the past week insisting that the State Department cables published by WikiLeaks prove that Sunni Arab leaders in the Middle East are far more preoccupied with the threat posed by an ascendant and possibly nuclear Iran than with a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
But a closer look at the relevant cables shows a far more consistent message to Washington coming from its Arab allies: that curbing Iran and resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are inextricably linked and that the most effective way of achieving the former is make tangible progress on the latter.
“After its own redactions, The Times sent Obama administration officials the cables it planned to post and invited them to challenge publication of any information that, in the official view, would harm the national interest (again reveal America’s true agenda – global imperial destructiveness). After reviewing the cables, (officials) suggested additional redactions. The Times agreed to some, but not all.”
The Times said it will post only about 100 cables, some redacted, others in full, “that illuminate aspects of American foreign policy,” but will follow White House instructions in do doing.
By Khalid Amayreh in Occupied Jerusalem It is true that Condoleezza Rice is smarter than her conspicuously ignorant boss, President George Bush. However, in terms of moral character, it is amply clear that Rice is at least as dishonest and mendacious as her boss is. After all, we are talking about a woman who knows… Read More »
While the media keeps fueling the bullshit of peace through Fatah and Abbas….and all is well now that Hamas is being isolated…. what a CROCK!!! Olmert rejected Rice proposal of agreement with Abbas. “Prime Minister Ehud Olmert rejected, during his visit to the United States last week, a proposal by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice… Read More »
I’ve been watching the latest Palestinian refugees crises for a week now. Thousands of Palestinian refugees fled from Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon as one week of clashes by the Lebanese army and a militant group known as Fath al-Islam has left dozens of soldiers and fighters (better described as terrorists) and an… Read More »
The rules of decorum are binding: Welcome – to the U.S. Secretary of State and United Nations secretary-general, who have come here (Israel), and to the German chancellor, who is due next week. But the rules of logic are no less binding, and we must ask: So, why have you come? All three have declared… Read More »
Friends, don’t waste your time responding to ZOA, instead, take their arguments and Rice’s words and write your local paper. Also, be SURE to share the ZOA attack on Rice with your pro-Israeli policy and lawmakers, especially US Republican ones. [Hat tip: Sam] ZOA Condemns Sec’y Rice For Making Most Pro-Palestinian Speech In Memory By… Read More »
Did you know that there are few journalists in Washington who can throw the White House off its stride? Bob Woodward is one of them. Woodward’s new book, “State of Denial,” paints a damning picture of White House policy in the aftermath of the Iraq invasion. The White House is now in full damage-control mode… Read More »
Tenet and Black felt they were not getting through to Rice. She was polite, but they felt the brush-off. President Bush had said he didn’t want to swat at flies. Officials now agree that on July 10, 2001, Mr. Tenet and his counter-terrorism deputy, J. Cofer Black, were so alarmed about an impending Al Qaeda… Read More »