Heartsick 157


Sometimes the horror of the abuse of power in the world just seems to close in, and I want to run away from the toil of blogging against it. To rage against the dying of the light is indeed noble; but also energy-sapping, and the light dies anyway.

Where do I begin? Not content with giving over the entire NHS budget to be plundered for private profit, the police service is now being privatised. The use of coercive force against its citizenry is the ultimate sanction of the state and must in a civilised society only be exercised with utmost restraint and control. Of course, in the last twenty years the British and US states have moved fast towards the use of fatal force against foreigners for profit, in their wild embrace of companies of mercenary killers. So while shocking, it is hardly surprising that politicians seek to find profit for their paymasters in use of state force against their own citizens. It makes you wonder whether anything the government can do would be so shocking as to wake the public from the lull of Simon Cowell or the Sun on Sunday. I fear in truth they could shoot asylum seeker children on the streets without the bulk of the population lifting a finger.

Then we have Obama on his knees before AIPAC, accepting his marching orders and promising that the US will participate if Israel decides to attempt to launch Armageddon. Are there no US taxpayers out there, unbesotted by religous fanatacism, who find it humiliating to have their national leader so obviously powerless and crawling before the Israeli lobby? Given that it is the US which funds Israel, and not vice versa, it is all very peculiar. Or is it simply that the US taxpayer funds Israel, but Israel funds US politicians, thus Israel is simply a de facto pimp in the diversion of taxpayers money into politicians’ pockets?

We then have the very largely state owned Natwest Bank increasing mortgage rates on households whose real incomes were already falling, with all the media politely reporting that this is due to higher rates Natwest is having to pay for inter-bank borrowing. Which is to ignore the tens of billions free cash Natwest has received through first bailout then quantitative easing, and their recent access to effectively as much as they wanted from the European Central Bank at just 1%.

I am not a fan of Putin; the real democratic deficit in Russia comes not from the bussing and vote-rigging, without which Putin would have probably scraped over 50% anyway, but in the lack of media access for the opposition and the use of state resources effectively to campaign for Putin. But how different is that from what happens in the UK anyway? How much airtime do voices against the war in Afghanistan get? Or against the bank bailouts?

One cheerful moment, on last night’s Newsnight. Jeremy Paxman actually challenged the Israeli Ambassador, who seemed keen to attack Iran, over Israel’s nuclear weapons. First time in years I heard such a thing on the BBC.

Then when the Israeli Ambassador replied “Israel is not the one threatening to attack other countries” Paxman replied “You just discussed attacking Iran”.

All of which is entirely obvious, but almost totally absent from broadcast media.


157 thoughts on “Heartsick

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  • Franz

    I don’t think Obama is “on his knees” before Israel… They are two tentacles of the same monstrous octopus. Read around and you’ll find strong evidence that there is a global movement involved, with its “secret” (less secret now) hand signals and emblems. Once you know what they are, you see them everywhere. Sad to report that as far as I can tell, every major organisation on the planet is infected.

  • Franz

    Craig:
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    “I fear in truth they could shoot asylum seeker children on the streets without the bulk of the population lifting a finger. ”
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    Indeed… But how does one protest? Call me paranoid, but I can’t get over the suspicion that sites like Big Brother Watch are honey traps. If undermining civil liberties is the name of the game, we can be sure that plentiful resources are being devoted to sabotaging dissent.

  • Me Here

    As far as I can tell … your observation of the polpulace of the world is spot on …. have always found … “As long as the burgers are Hot and the beers cold and an endless stream of “reality” TV shows are playing 98% of the worlds population could give a ratz a*se what happens elsewhere” …… the money ratio might be 99:1 … but the retard factor ratio is 98:2 !! 🙂 … Me Here I just laugh and watch the circus unfold !! and its getting funnier each day !!

  • Smeggypants

    DownWithThisSortOfThing said on 6 Mar, 2012 – 6:08 pm “The way things are going the Government will be privatised soon”
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    I’m afraid the government was ‘Privatised’ hundreds of years ago and works for teh Private Elite and not the people.
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    It’s nothing new, the Internet, over the last 15 years or so has just allowed ordinary people the luxury of mass communication and mass information distribution that previously only the Elite enjoyed.
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    We are simply more aware

  • Courtenay Barnett

    @ Craig,

    ” Then we have Obama on his knees before AIPAC, accepting his marching orders and promising that the US will participate if Israel decides to attempt to launch Armageddon. Are there no US taxpayers out there, unbesotted by religous fanatacism, who find it humiliating to have their national leader so obviously powerless and crawling before the Israeli lobby? Given that it is the US which funds Israel, and not vice versa, it is all very peculiar. Or is it simply that the US taxpayer funds Israel, but Israel funds US politicians, thus Israel is simply a de facto pimp in the diversion of taxpayers money into politicians’ pockets?”

    Obama has just spoken out of the other side of his mouth. He is saying that the diplomatic route will be taken. I believe that the reality of lose-lose by way of an attack on Iran was fully debated by Obama with Netanyahu and they both decided – there is no win-lose in this game.

    They will now all dance around the issue, Obama will be re-elected and the Palestinians will continue to be fucked by the Israelis. No war!

  • angrysoba

    Here’s my take on Obama’s speech at AIPAC, for what it is worth:
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    In this speech, Obama seems to me to be saying that the US is not going to attack Iran. The only question I have is whether or not he’s giving the nod to Israel. As if he’s also saying that the Israelis can count on the US to block anything in the UN Security Council. Of course, I am sure that Obama and Netanyahu will have spoken much more candidly in private.
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    From 9:00 minutes on, Obama sounds to me as though he is saying, “I’ve done quite enough for Israel right now, thank you very much, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” It’s a kind of throat-clearing moment that is obvious also for how long it goes on for; the Goldstone Report, the Mavi Marmara, the Durban conference, denying Palestinian statehood at the UNGA. In fact, in that last one, he spoke in a pretty similar way to the Palestinians as he did at AIPAC to the Israelis, talking about how he has worked hard for them and thinks it is about time he got some credit and, no, he is not going to do that for them just yet; a lot more conditions need to be satisfied.
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    From 20:00 onwards he is saying that he has done pretty much everything possible, so far, to prevent a nuclear Iran and has put considerable pressure on them. But, he makes it pretty clear after that that the US is not going to strike Iran.
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    But… at 27:00, it does sound almost like a “green light” moment, in which he says that Israel have the US’s if Iran doubts Israel’s “sovereign right to make its own decisions about what is required to meet its security needs”. Anybody care to translate what that means?
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    At 29:00 or so, “Already there is too much loose talk of war…Now is not the time for bluster… Teddy: Speak softly and carry a big stick.” He suggests that this talk of war only helps Iran which is obviously not what the US and Israel want to do.
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    My take home from this is that Obama’s saying no.
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    Any thoughts?

  • oddie

    make of these what you will:

    2 March: UPI: Gazprom ‘mulls joining Israel’s gas boom’
    Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy conglomerate, is reported looking to work with Israel on the Jewish state’s vast offshore natural gas reserves
    Ynet, the English-language Web site of Israel’s Yediot Ahronot mass-circulation Hebrew daily, said a Gazprom team has scheduled meetings with the consortium that made major strikes in 2009-10 and expects to make more.
    This consists of the Noble Energy Inc. of Houston and Israel’s Delek Group headed by tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva.
    The Russians reportedly are interested in a partnership in the Leviathan field, the biggest gas zone found so far in Israel’s exclusive economic zone. It contains an estimated 16 trillion cubic feet of gas. The next biggest field is Tamar, which contains an estimated 8 tcf…
    Israel’s gas fields account for only a fraction of the energy riches believed to lie in the Levant Basin that stretches from Syria through Lebanon, Israel, the Gaza Strip and Egypt and includes the waters of the island of Cyprus…
    Ynet said the team from Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly, which produces 94 percent of Russia’s gas, was headed by the company’s managing director of its global liquefied natural gas division, Frederic Barnaud.
    Gazprom officials visited Israel in 2011 and in two days of talks examined three partnerships options in the Leviathan field…
    Turkey, determined to become the region’s paramount power and at odds with Moscow over Syria, wouldn’t look kindly on Russia muscling into its backyard on such a strategic level…
    Lebanon is at odds with Israel, with which it is technically still at war. Beirut claims Leviathan extends into its waters north of the Jewish state…
    Israel has stepped up military cooperation with Greece, Turkey’s ancient rival, while expansionist Turkey has vowed to send in its navy if Ankara feels threatened by Greek Cypriot exploration.
    http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Energy-Resources/2012/03/02/Gazprom-mulls-joining-Israels-gas-boom/UPI-44941330720812/

    7 March: The News, Pakistan: Syed Aayan Hussain: Energy shortage: an unfortunate menace for Pakistan
    Since 1990s Pakistan has been trying to materialize the TAPI and IP gas pipeline projects…
    The IP gas pipeline is imperative for addressing the worsening energy crisis, confronting Pakistan. Iran has the second-largest gas reserves in the world and aims to export 8.7 billion cubic meters per year of the Iranian natural gas to Pakistan under the multi-billion-dollar Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project…
    Initially, this project also included India and was termed as Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) pipeline project but withdrew in 2009 on the pretext of insecurity and high gas pricing concerns, which is not true. In reality, following a civilian nuclear deal with the US and the ensuing American pressure prompted India to withdraw from the deal. At one hand the US administration succeeded in preventing India from becoming part of the IPI project and attempted to dissuade Pakistan from the project on the other hand. The energy-starved Islamabad, however, stood its ground and continues to stick to it despite new American sanctions against Iran…
    The Obama administration wants Pakistan to pursue TAPI as the preferred option notwithstanding the IP project promises four times cheaper energy as compared to TAPI pipeline project…
    For Washington, Pakistan’s pressing energy requirements hardly matter when it comes to its antagonism with Tehran. In the same fashion, Pakistan should prioritise its own interests first and forge ahead with the proposed pipeline from Iran to fulfil its energy needs rather than cater for US wishes and aspiration.
    http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-12995-Energy-shortage-an-unfortunate-menace-for-Pakistan

    3 March: Executive Magazine: Paul Cochrane: Cashing in on conflict
    And while logic would dictate that international oil companies (IOCs) would stand to lose out during a conflict, with operations curtailed and production affected, they would in fact reap profits. “IOCs are happy to have war,” said Anna Abrahamian, an independent energy lawyer. “Certainly insurance fees would go up, but the profits they would make would exceed the risk. That is why when the US pushed for sanctions on Iran no IOCs objected, and there are some companies that have scenarios for making money during sanctions or if a pipeline is blown up somewhere.” She added: “IOCs are praying to go into Iran.”
    http://www.executive-magazine.com/getarticle.php?article=15223

  • boniface goncourt

    @Duncan McFarlane

    Zionist crimes in Palestine are semitic, so we must be anti-semitic.

    @William Chandler

    A stroll down memory lane, from Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776): From the reign of Nero to that of Antoninus Pius, the Jews discovered a fierce impatience of the dominion of Rome, which repeatedly broke out in the most furious massacres and insurrections. Humanity is shocked at the recital of the horrid cruelties which they committed in the cities of Egypt, of Cyprus, and of Cyrene, where they dwelt in treacherous friendship with the unsuspecting natives, and we are tempted to applaud the severe retaliation which was exercised by the arms of the legions against a race of fanatics whose dire and credulous superstition seemed to render them the implacable enemies not only of the Roman government, but of human kind. In Cyrene they massacred 220,000 Greeks; in Cyprus 240,000; in Egypt, a very great multitude. Many of these unhappy victims were sawed asunder, according to a precedent to
    which David had given the sanction of his example. The victorious Jews devoured the flesh, licked the blood, and twisted the entrails like a girdle around their bodies.

    Plus ca change, eh? On the other hand…
    “We have no blueprint of what to do,” the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Sallai Meridor, said at an emergency session of the Jewish Agency’s Institute for Jewish People Policy Planning. According to the institute’s statistics, world Jewry is losing an average of 50,000 Jews per year — or 150 Jews every day. There are now some 12.9 million Jews in the world, according to the institute’s statistics.

    So, by the year 2270…problem solved!

  • oddie

    6 March: El Al to Move Flights to IDF Base If Iran Attacks: Report
    Israel’s El Al airlines will move its flights to military bases in the event of a war with Iran, reports the Maariv newspaper. El Al denies
    Israel’s national air carrier El Al will move its flights to military bases in the event of a war with Iran, according to the Hebrew-language Maariv newspaper.
    Company executives reportedly met in an urgent discussion to deal with wartime scenarios as the Israeli government repeatedly warns that “time is running out” for a military attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
    An El Al spokesman claimed that the report is “baseless” but did not say what the airline would do in case of war…
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153482#.T1ZGYnnF9Bk

  • nobody

    Craig – best thing you’ve written for ages. Of course it’s much worse than you say but nor are you a million miles away from the mark either.
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    As for ‘unfair to Jews’ – where are these good Jews? Best I can make out, Jewish people break down into three approximate headings: warmongering fiends that control the foreign policy of all the English speaking countries directing them as golems to smash their perceived enemies; the noisy and useless, empty-vessel opposition who achieve nothing of any use whatsoever; and those who aren’t quite either but regardless are as antipathetic to discussions of things Jewish as they are sympathetic to discussions of Muslim wickedness. And with all of them, the philologically abortionate expression ‘anti-semitism’ is always the first word out of their mouths.
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    Oh wait, I forgot Gilad Atzmon. Mind you, I notice even he scrupulously avoids any mention of the Talmud, or more to the point, what’s in it. Speaking of which, did someone ask for links just now? Here’s one.

  • nobody

    PS. For those with limited time just skip to points 7 and 8 in the above link. They’re quite telling and for mine contain everything that needs to be said about the Talmud.

  • Courtenay Barnett

    @ Angry,

    “Here’s my take on Obama’s speech at AIPAC, for what it is worth:
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    In this speech, Obama seems to me to be saying that the US is not going to attack Iran. The only question I have is whether or not he’s giving the nod to Israel. As if he’s also saying that the Israelis can count on the US to block anything in the UN Security Council. Of course, I am sure that Obama and Netanyahu will have spoken much more candidly in private.”

    I think that you have your finger on the pulse and pretty sound perspective ( this time – n.b. while I remain silent on many things – “sometimes” Angry gets it spot on).

    Thanks – good post.

  • boniface goncourt

    @nobody
    I have had some chat with the great and good Gilad Atzmon.
    He makes it clear he is an EX jew, ‘no longer a member’.
    No one gives such a clear explanation of zionism and why it is a philosophical and cultural evil as well as a merely political one. Google his website, lots of brilliant articles to download.

  • angrysoba

    Nobody: As for ‘unfair to Jews’ – where are these good Jews? Best I can make out, Jewish people break down into three approximate headings: warmongering fiends that control the foreign policy of all the English speaking countries directing them as golems to smash their perceived enemies; the noisy and useless, empty-vessel opposition who achieve nothing of any use whatsoever; and those who aren’t quite either but regardless are as antipathetic to discussions of things Jewish as they are sympathetic to discussions of Muslim wickedness. And with all of them, the philologically abortionate expression ‘anti-semitism’ is always the first word out of their mouths.

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    You prefer Jew Hater? Come one, Nobody, don’t be coy. You hate Jews, right? And you think that the problems of the world are almost entirely the cause of Jews, right?

  • angrysoba

    Nobody: PS. For those with limited time just skip to points 7 and 8 in the above link. They’re quite telling and for mine contain everything that needs to be said about the Talmud.

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    Blah, blah, blah. It’s like listening to Robert Spencer on Islam. Or Hitler on the Jews.

  • Duncan McFarlane

    @ Boniface – i’ve always condemned Israeli war crimes as much as Palestinian terrorism when it targets civilians and support either a Palestinian state alongside an Israeli one or (if a majority of Israelis and Palestinians both come to support it – which they might in future) a single secular state solution.

    Israeli forces committing war crimes does not justify blaming all Jews for their actions. It’s totally and utterly illogical – like blaming all British people for the decisions Tony Blair made, only making even less sense, as many Jewish people aren’t even Israelis.

    You could find plenty of massacres of civilians in ancient or medieval history committed by any religion you care to mention – including Roman legionaries and Christian crusaders – and plenty of atrocities committed by atheists under Stalin too. That proves nothing about all Jews today, any more than Roman atrocities could prove all ancient or modern Italians are evil. No logic there whatsoever – just prejudice.
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    Nobody wrote “As for ‘unfair to Jews’ – where are these good Jews?”

    That statement sounds a lot like “where are the good blacks?” or “where are the good Muslims?” or even an Israeli extremist asking “where are the good Arabs?” – because it is a lot like those statements.

    They are all over the world, including in Israel. Let me list a small number of the millions of them, purely as examples. Israeli historian Avi Shlaim who has condemned Israeli war crimes and has said that the only way to peace is to give not just Israelis, but also Palestinians, security – saying Israel’s government are giving Palestinians no security whatsoever as they can be killed at any moment.

    Holocaust survivor Primo Levi who condemned Begin’s occupation of Lebanon and the war crimes committed in it.

    Jewish American academic Norman Finkelstein who has condemned Israeli war crimes repeatedly, at the cost of losing his job.

    British Labour MP Gerald Kaufmann, who has consistently condemned Israeli war crimes including during the Gaza war and before that during Sharon’s offensives in Jenin and Nablus.

    If you google a bit, or read Israeli historian Baruch Kimmerling’s book ‘politicide’ (he was condemning Sharon’s attempt to wipe out any chance of a Palestinian state by force) you’ll also discover that there are Israeli jews who bring food and medicines to Palestinians, stand in front of Israeli Arab and Palestinian homes when the Israeli army is going to demolish them and help them rebuild or repair damage to their houses.

    There are the Israelis of the human rights group B’T Selem.

    There are millions of other good people who are Jewish who either have no involvement in Israeli war crimes or oppose them – and some of the opponents are even former members of the Israeli military like Avi Shlaim and the Breaking the Silence group.

    Nobody wrote “Best I can make out, Jewish people break down into three approximate headings: warmongering fiends that control the foreign policy of all the English speaking countries directing them as golems to smash their perceived enemies; the noisy and useless, empty-vessel opposition who achieve nothing of any use whatsoever; and those who aren’t quite either but regardless are as antipathetic to discussions of things Jewish as they are sympathetic to discussions of Muslim wickedness.”

    Ah so any Jew who has no involvement in Israeli war crimes, or who speaks out against Israeli war crimes, is discounted as part of “the noisy and useless empty vessel opposition who achieve nothing of any use whatsoever” in order to try to say any example of a good Jewish person is in fact useless. Nice sophistry. Got any actual achievements to boast of in preventing war crimes or helping Palestinians, like many of the Jews that go to the West Bank to stand in front of bulldozers, or are you perhaps just a “noisy and useless empty vessel” yourself who is good at empty criticism but not much else?

    Also how do you know that your third made up category of Jews are all prejudiced against Muslims? That’s you projecting your prejudice onto them as far as i can see.

    Quoting excerpts from the Talmud as supposed evidence that all Jews are extremists is the same kind of nonsense that people who hate all Muslims come out with about the Quran and the Hadith. In reality there are many different interpretations of each religion by different members of it – the same as some Catholics think gay marriage and gay bishops are ok, while others oppose them. There are parts of the Quran and the Hadith not taken to apply literally, or not taken to apply to the modern world at all. Some Christians think the New Testament over-rides the Old Testament, or even that the entire Bible involves metaphors rather than to be taken literally, while others take the Old Testament literally and to apply to the modern world. Similarly with Judaism there are many different interpretations of what it means and how to be a good Jew held by many different Jews.

  • Duncan McFarlane

    Angrysoba – yes i’d agree with that summary of Obama’s speech. I’m not very happy with it as i agree with American generals and some Israeli historians and others whose assessment is that Iran would only use nuclear weapons as a deterrent if they got them, but it’s maybe the best(or least bad) we’re likely to get while AIPAC can still make American politicians fear losing elections if it gets on the wrong side of them.

  • Courtenay Barnett

    @ Duncan,

    There is an intermediate position that you have not considered:-

    If the Iranians have the capacity to enrich to weapons grade level, but there policy is that they will not do so “unless” – come now – think.

    I wrote something back in 2006. Methinks that what I said was spot on – now the great President of the US of A is there. Thank goodness for brain power and great chess players ( maybe the game was invented in India and migrated to Persia – or maybe Persia gave the world the game). Now – do we all want to bring on World War 111? Surely – NOT!

    http://www.legalpolitics.org/2006/02/referred-iran-non-co-operation-with-the-iaea/

    PEACE!

  • Duncan McFarlane

    @Courtenay – yep, that’s very possible – they might well develop the capability but not actually construct and deploy warheads unless they think they need them to deter an attack – or an attack might lead them to construct nuclear weapons that they might not have actually constructed otherwise (Khameini has issued fatwas against them in the past and Ahmadinejad is so far losing in a power struggle with Khameini)

    I would like to believe that Obama is doing what you suspect he’s doing, but i suspect Obama means what he says – that he hopes to get Iran to end it’s nuclear programme through sanctions and political pressure, but that if that doesn’t work, he’ll consider using military force. Obama seems to me to have some good intentions, but at the end of the day will do whatever it takes to ensure he’s re-elected and to try to regain control of congress for the Democrats – and that includes avoid getting criticised too much on foreign policy as being supposedly weak or failing to back Israel.

    I don’t see any Iranian government being likely to back down and give in to demands from the US and Britain – too much of what little legitimacy they have is based on having stood up to the US and Britain and reversed the 1953 coup and the Shah’s dictatorship to make Iran independent of foreign powers

  • Courtenay Barnett

    Duncan – let us all be sensible.

    How in goodness name would a country continually under threat retreat ( do recall 1953).

    So – what must Iran do? Obviously – protect itself from a war of aggression and just recall Libya’s sorry situation.

    But – let us all reason ( sent Bush this back in 2006 – not that he took much note of it – and his non-attention might ( we hope not) be reflected in Obama) – Difference is Obama does have brain power – albeit Castro called him a “robot” – but maybe thinking power is now being built into even “robots”:-

    From: The desk of Courtenay Francis Raymond Barnett
    To: President George W. Bush
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Washington D.C.
    U.S.A.

    11th August, 2006

    Dear George,

    Re: Terrorism

    This is a personal appeal for you to decide. I know that you are “the decider” who will make sensible decisions once you read this letter. The topic is terrorism.

    The noun “terrorism” is on a lot of peoples’ minds.

    The Oxford English dictionary informs me that the word means, “use of violence and intimidation especially for political purposes.”

    I recall Nelson Mandela resorting to violence when peaceful requests failed to achieve his political ends of justice and representation for all South Africans. The Palestinians seem likewise to have been radicalised over time after their legitimate political grievances for justice, representation and statehood were ignored.

    Keeping occupied land, not respecting the dictates of UN Resolution 242 while not withdrawing to the 1967 borders, imprisonment of thousands of Palestinians, building Apartheid walls around the Palestinians, of course are the types of minor irritants that could never in the minds of fair and just people ever constitute any form of violence or intimidation for political purposes –never! It is the Palestinian terrorists that we need to fight George for they are the core of the problem.

    Your attitude does seem to be that we must fight Arabs ( unless they become compliant partners such as our friends in the House of Saud), Moslems, immigrants, communists like Hugo Chavez and the majority that democratically support him in Venezuela, poor people at home and abroad, minorities, liberals and working people everywhere – to mention a few of the human vermin we must oppose to defend democracy. Surely, it is not hard to accept that it is all the above people most likely to use terrorist bombs, but the ones who build and supply the bombs even from the US can never be termed terrorists.

    Your policies are truly just because you fight the Islamic terrorists. Best to supply bigger and better bombs to Israel George, to kill all the terrorists.

    It really was necessary to permit this war in Lebanon to escalate because you genuinely want a just and lasting peace and we do need to find and kill all the terrorists, every last one. As the world can see, your decision to let the war in Lebanon continue has produced admirable results. Terrorist bridges have been destroyed, terrorist babies have been killed, terrorist highways have been bombed, terrorist apartment buildings have been razed to the ground, substantial terrorist infrastructure has been reduced to rubble, terrorist highways are left impassable, entire terrorist families driving along with their few personal belongings have been annihilated, and even a fair number of terrorist octogenarians have been removed from their life of terrorism. We appreciate that this occurred because it was necessary and you had to decide wisely and humanely to let the cycle of hatred and slaughters continue so as to kill the terrorists.

    It is widely appreciated that your policies are ever increasingly promoting social cohesion and global peace being the compassionate conservative humanitarian that you are.

    The policy prescriptions relied on to find and kill all terrorists, has let the majority of sensible people in the world glean that terrorists are born and are not bred by their circumstances and perceptions. It thus remains constructive for you to continue pursuing
    every terrorist baby and get to them with more pre-emptive invasions to those countries in which the terrorists are born.

    It would, of course, be unjust at this stage, to suggest for a moment, that the idea of occupying others’ countries, ousting foreign leaders, or worse yet inviting their assassination is anything other than the use of violence or intimidation for political purposes. However, we can rest assured that legitimate force deployed by your good self as Commander in Chief is quite distinct from the savage terrorism that truly dangerous people employ in the world.

    George, with your brilliant mind, clear-headed grasp of the dynamics of world affairs, and even deeper knowledge of history these attributes leave us in no doubt that you will continue with the great job that you are doing. Your distinguished military career is an ever supporting great asset which gives us even more confidence in the personal sacrifices you are willing to make to protect our freedoms with the demonstrated bravery you have at heart.

    More time is needed George, we do understand. Your handling of the Palestine problem assures us of a lasting peace based on your decisions as we continue to rout out the terrorists. When we consider Israel, I, along with many more millions in the world, take solace that you are a faith-based leader and decider. Israel, you have decided, is totally correct and there was no need for an immediate ceasefire in the Lebanon war. Let the disproportionate bombing continue, the deaths and hatreds spread and the cycle of violence roam the Middle East and escape into the wider world. The world remains extremely appreciative of these charitable decisions – and we know that charity does begin at home from the White House.

    The sensible, decent, freedom and peace loving majority of the world are with you and your policies George.

    Believe me George, that I speak for literally millions of people around the world who see events in the way I have described. Despite the genie of hatred having been let out free to roam the Middle East – we are confident that you know how to and will catch and put him permanently back in his bottle with your policies. We also know that your polices are assured of winning your unending “ war on terror”. Obdurate as the “war on terror” is, you have a wonderful grasp of events and the laws of cause and effect that will ensure that you win this unending war that you have declared on the world.

    As we struggle for justice in this world of your design and desire, we ( some of us in graves) rest assured that so too do you struggle for your own special brand of justice and global peace.

    Compassionately yours as well.

    Yours faithfully,

    Courtenay

    P.S. Remember that you are a respected and great student of history George who will recall these words: “This business of burning human beings with napalm, of filling our nation’s homes with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into veins of peoples normally humane, of sending men home from dark and bloody battlefields physically handicapped and psychologically deranged, cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • glenn_uk

    Nobody: As for ‘unfair to Jews’ – where are these good Jews?
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    Here’s one:
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    The Majority Report with Sam Seder/ Majority Report Radio must be run by one of those ‘self-hating Jews’, since the host likes to rag on Israeli atrocities on a regular basis, and thinks Israel should withdraw to their pre-1967 boarders. Despite this blatant antisemitism, he has a number of regular guests who are also of the Jewish persuasion. This Jewish self-hating business must be wider than generally appreciated.

  • nobody

    Whoosh! Off we go!
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    No comments on the Talmud? No? Nothing? It remains unspeakable it seems.
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    In a discussion of the Jewish state and its control of the Western nations it seems we may not discuss what comprises and drives the Jewish. Sure enough, were we to discuss any other people we could happily analyse them by way of their religious books: Buddhists and Pali Canon; Hindus and the Vedas; and of course Muslims and the Koran. God knows the latter has been picked over with a fine tooth comb – 72 virgins and all that. All the better so that we might know to hate them.
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    Hatred aside, we would do this, and quite rightly, because their respective religious books are an expression of their identity and were written in order to mould their characters in the desired fashion. And the Talmud is no different. It is an expression of Jewish will and was written in turn to shape that will. Okay, so what does it say?
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    Try and find a copy of it on the net. Good luck – it’s nowhere. What sort of religious book is kept hidden? A nasty one? Why does the Talmud say “Every goy who studies the Talmud and every Jew who helps him in it, ought to die,” and “To communicate anything to a goy about our religious relations would be equal to the killing of all Jews, for if the goyim knew what we teach about them they would kill us openly”? Could this be because it’s a racist tract that codifies hateful racist behaviour against non-Jews (which is to say goyim, which is to say ‘beasts’), and indeed exemplifies such behaviour as virtuous? As God is my witness, it does precisely that. And if you want to view the above two quotes as admissions of guilt don’t let me stop you.
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    The Talmud is the single most racist thing I’ve ever read bar none. Somebody above called me a racist did they? Ha ha ha ha ha. I’ll tell you what I am – the biggest anti-racist anyone here ever met. I’m so anti-racist I’ll even call Jews out. They are the greatest racists the world has ever seen. Easily better at it than the Nazis or the South Africans of apartheid.
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    And yeah, yeah, I know there are lots of nice Jewish people of the ‘some of my best friends are non-Jewish’ variety. And yeah, I know that they’re barely Jewish – hell, all the Jewish people I know eat bacon, completely not religious. And yeah yeah, ‘ethnic Jewish’ – the thing is, they’re not ethnic Jewish either. All the Jewish people I know are Ashknazis: Johnny-come-lately converts from the 9th century. Semitic? I doubt anyone here has ever met one. I never have. Okay, so why are Jewish people Jewish? What is Jewish? No religion, no ethnicity, no nothing apart from an us-and-them mindset. And what is that if not racism?
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    This essential us-and-them mindset is sine qua non territory for Jews. It comprises their metaphoric DNA and makes them racists to their bootstraps. And me, I’ll say it to their faces. I see no differences between a racist majority who see themselves as better/different/other to a minority, and a racist minority who wherever they go see themselves as better/different/other to the majority.
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    I’m glad Atzmon is an ex-Jew. Hats off to him. But he’s a pretty sad minority ain’t he? A minority of one person, best I can make out. And yeah, I’ve been through his site, read a ton of his stuff and thought it was all a step in the right direction. But he still will not discuss the Talmud and its extreme, nth degree racism. Still, he seems like a decent chap and good luck to him.
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    As for the uselessness of otherwise right-thinking Jewish people (and of course playing the parlour game and overlooking their inability to foreswear their us-and-them racist self-definition a la Atzmon) I’m merely comparing them to their own standards, ie. to the rest of what it is that Jewish people are collectively capable of. Never mind stopping the West as catspaw Golems of war crushing every country not possessed of a usurous banking system, these angels-on-their-shoulder Jews couldn’t even put a dent in a ‘little war’ like the 200 to 1 genocidal slaughter-fest that was Gaza. Pathetic.
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    Jewish control of banking, foreign policy, the media etc. etc. goes from strength to strength with nary a backward step. As does the oh-so-clever glacial and relentless genocide taking place in Palestine. Never a backwards step. Whatever these well-meaning Jews are doing, it’s fucking worthless, as utterly ineffective as their fellow ‘bad’ Jews are the opposite. Go figure.
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    And of course it’s going to be that way until they (like Pu’yi, the last emperor in Bertolucci’s flick of the same name) write a full confession. Which is to say, come clean on their sine qua non racism. Their us-and-them mindset has to be subject to the full glare of public scrutiny – starting at the filthy depths of the Talmud and going all the way through to the pissweak ‘well, I’m not religious and I’m not Semitic but I am Jewish’ us-and-them definition. The whole thing has to be laid bare. All of it. Without they do that, it’s all just a parlour game.
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    Otherwise between me as racist and all those otherwise lovely people who identify themselves as better/different/other, I get the tag. Sure. The irony runs rampant.

  • Mary

    Accidental or deliberate? Possible prejudice of any legal action against News Intl employees
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    Leveson Inquiry: Sue Akers evidence examined by attorney general
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    The attorney general is examining whether the Metropolitan Police officer leading the phone hacking inquiry has prejudiced any trials resulting from the investigation.
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    The move by Dominic Grieve comes after Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers told the Leveson inquiry the Sun had a “culture of illegal payments”.
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    His spokeswoman said the attorney general “will consider the concerns”.
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    Eleven Sun journalists have been arrested over bribery allegations.
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