Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saturday, January, 21, 2012

Glenn Greenwald asks the concentration camp guard a mischievous question.  The concentration camp guard, of course, dodges it (I'm no traitor, but I'm sure an oath of loyalty to the only country you care about - the very one you just finished fleeing to - would be one of the high points of your life, never to be forgotten).  Actually, once you've deserted your own country to fight in the armed forces of another, the idea that you are loyal to the first country, even after you've sneaked back to spend your time fooling the first country into fighting wars for the second, is nothing short of hilarious.  By the way, the concentration camp guard is starting to pull his punches a bit about the slaughter of the innocent citizens of Iran.  Is he starting to fear a future American treason trial (with no Israel to flee to)?

'Dual loyalty' is an outrageous insult to any Jew.  How could sumpremacists be loyal to anyone other that the supreme group?  There is nothing 'dual' about the loyalty of the Jews.

Jordanian conspiracy theory.

The media deception on Syria:
  1. "The Newsfakers"
  2. "The use of web-based disinformation by the 'west'"
  3. "There is a genuine, in-country network of activists who seek real democratic reform and who're working for it using mass nonviolent organizing. But there are also all kinds of opportunistic networks piggybacking on that movement, most of them based in or directed from outside the country... Among them are the openly violence-using people of the Free Syria Army. And though some people in the exile-based Syrian National Council claim that the role of the FSA is merely to "station armed people around mass demonstrations in order to protect the demonstrations", that has never been a tactic endorsed by any genuine nonviolent mass movement. Indeed it is tactic that's almost guaranteed to escalate the situation and cause far more casualties among the unarmed than if only nonviolent moral suasion/reproach is brought to bear on the regime's forces.

    We should not kid ourselves by imagining that there is no opportunistic exploitation of the Syrian situation underway, being undertaken by a whole range of anti-Damascus forces-- some sectarian (as in the case of Qatar or Saudi Arabia; also, quite possibly, Turkey), and some pro-Zionist, or anyway easily exploited by Syria's longterm opponents in the Zionist movement in Israel and in the 'west'."
  4. "Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media"  The poll is weak, but the size of mass rallies confirms its results.  No big surprise:  the average Syrian has only to look at Libya to see what the future will be like under the rebels.
"Bush’s CIA director: We determined attacking Iran was a bad idea"

"Legal Scholar: Jim Crow Still Exists In America":
"In her book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, legal scholar Michelle Alexander writes that many of the gains of the civil rights movement have been undermined by the mass incarceration of black Americans in the war on drugs. She says that although Jim Crow laws are now off the books, millions of blacks arrested for minor crimes remain marginalized and disfranchised, trapped by a criminal justice system that has forever branded them as felons and denied them basic rights and opportunities that would allow them to become productive, law-abiding citizens.
"People are swept into the criminal justice system — particularly in poor communities of color — at very early ages ... typically for fairly minor, nonviolent crimes," she tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies. "[The young black males are] shuttled into prisons, branded as criminals and felons, and then when they're released, they're relegated to a permanent second-class status, stripped of the very rights supposedly won in the civil rights movement — like the right to vote, the right to serve on juries, the right to be free of legal discrimination and employment, and access to education and public benefits. Many of the old forms of discrimination that we supposedly left behind during the Jim Crow era are suddenly legal again, once you've been branded a felon.""
It is nothing less than appalling that anyone self-identifying as a 'progressive' in the United States would even consider the possibility of voting for anyone other than Ron Paul, the only candidate in either party who proposes to put an end to this mass systematic racism.

Ted Rall:  "Which of the following actions is wrong?"
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