Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"Pakistan to return U.S. helicopter tail, Kerry says"  We're supposed to believe that the helicopter crashed, so the Navy Seals burned and meticulously trashed the entire copter so that the technology couldn't be stolen by the enemies of the United States.  Well, except for the tail, which they left photogenically propped up against the wall.  And nobody has any problem with this story, even when the Americans make a big deal about the return of the tail.  No wonder everything is so fucked up.

You know how much I hate proportional representation, but this I like:  "Should Young People Have Their Votes Count More?"  All the horrible political problems we're seeing are the fault of the olds, who vote as if they will die the day after tomorrow (after enjoying the fruits of their vote-rape tomorrow).

"Was John P. Wheeler Murdered? That Now Seems To Be Increasingly Likely"  Conspiracy that won't die.

"War Crimes and the Bombing of Libya"  There is not even the tiniest doubt that what NATO is doing is the worst of all war crimes, and no possibility that it is within the mandate of the UN.

"Here comes your non-violent resistance":
"So now we have an opportunity to see how Americans will react. We've asked the Palestinians to lay down their arms. We've told them their lack of a state is their own fault; if only they would embrace non-violence, a reasonable and unprejudiced world would see the merit of their claims. Over the weekend, tens of thousands of them did just that, and it seems likely to continue. If crowds of tens of thousands of non-violent Palestinian protestors continue to march, and if Israel continues to shoot at them, what will we do? Will we make good on our rhetoric, and press Israel to give them their state? Or will it turn out that our paeans to non-violence were just cynical tactics in an amoral international power contest staged by militaristic Israeli and American right-wing groups whose elective affinities lead them to shape a common narrative of the alien Arab/Muslim threat? Will we even bother to acknowledge that the Palestinians are protesting non-violently? Or will we soldier on with the same empty decades-old rhetoric, now drained of any truth or meaning, because it protects established relationships of power? What will it take to make Americans recognise that the real Martin Luther King-style non-violent Palestinian protestors have arrived, and that Israeli soldiers are shooting them with real bullets?"
The Nakba Reenactment Society has caused the 'usual suspect' Jews - the 'revisionists' - to tell the usual barefaced lies about the timing of the Nakba, giving decent and moral people a chance to set the record straight. The Nakba started well before the rejection by the Arabs of the colonialist plan for the Middle East. There is no possible self-defense excuse for the Jewish atrocities.
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