Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Must be a fair vote ('98.7', 'almost 99' - it must be someone's lucky number):
"Provisional results from South Sudan's referendum show that almost 99 percent of voters have chosen independence, the referendum commission's website said on Sunday after 98.7 percent of the votes had been counted."
Wikileaks is proving to be dangerously inspirational, as people around the world see the cleansing effects of uncovering the secrets of the vile.  The leaks helped in Tunisia by confirming suspicions.  Then we saw leaks embarrassing to Hariri in Lebanon, easing the way for a big shift in power.  Now, the Palestinian Papers.  It's rough to lose a collaborator, particularly a puppy dog like this one:
  1. NastyLeaks by Robert M. Danin, of course the Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, head of the Jerusalem mission of Quartet Representative Tony Blair from April 2008 to June 2010, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from 2005 to 2008 and Director for the Levant and Israeli-Palestinian Affairs at the U.S. National Security Council from 2003 to 2005 (I wonder if he is related to Ezra Danin, whose famous quote is ‘To the Arabs of the Land of Israel only one function remains - to run away.’).
  2. The concentration camp guard just cites Danin.
  3. "Will leaks end Mideast peace process?" by David Frum, who takes from this that the collaborators asked for far too much (!!!!), when in fact any fool can see that they attempted to give everything away, and were only thwarted by the fact that Tzipi Livni thought that everything wasn't close to being enough.
The violent racist supremacist logic behind Tzipi's rejection of everything:
"Were Israel - as a state - to be formalized, however, any minority within it, is likely to be emboldened to agitate for equal rights - whereas in their present ambiguous situation, minorities are fearful, and cautious to raise demands, lest they be ethnically cleansed in some future ‘population’ swap. The very ambiguity implicit in the threat of population exchange is a source of political quiescence, which benefits the Zionist objective.

Zionists are also likely to conclude that a Palestinian state, established alongside Israel, would be active in efforts to generate international support for the principle of minority rights in Israel – and thus threaten the Zionist basis of the state by delegitimizing their state as racist.

Ultimately the issue of differential rights for Jews and non-Jews is not in principle eased by establishing a Palestinian state. Its magnitude may be reduced from 40-50% to 20%, but the inherent contradiction remains unresolved - in either outcome. Against this ambivalent calculus, it is not surprising that the Zionist argument for keeping borders undefined, leaving Palestinians in deliberate uncertainty and hostage to their good conduct, whilst holding on to water and land resources, has trumped other Israelis arguing for downsizing the differential rights problem, and improving the minority’s treatment – albeit short of granting full rights to non-Jews in all matters. This is the calculus that has predominated. This is why we do not have a Palestinian state."
"NBC: U.S. can't link accused Army private to Assange" Assange has always been careful to seek the strongest legal protection, so a slip like this would have been out of character.

Assange from 2009 on the Army's outsourcing of torture to the people it trained.

"Professor comes under fire for alleged anti-Iranian e-mail"  Supremacist arrogance will eventually bear a cost.

"Israelis target Macy Gray with racist diatribes AFTER she agrees to play Tel Aviv (and who are the “assholes?”)"

"Crisis in Alabama averted, thanks to the ADL"
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