Friday, September 26, 2008

Israeli Terrorists Bomb Peace Now Activist & Professor

Professor Zeev Sternhell on Friday said the bomb attack against him late Wednesday was a sign that settler violence was spilling over the Green Line into Israel proper.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Rape, Pillage & Palin


As it turns out, this policy (like Track) isn't one of Palin's babies. And Wasilla, Alaska isn't the only town that charges women for these forensic examinations. Palin did, however, support the policy. Maybe Alaskans can put some of that $1200 per year oil "stimulus" money to use here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Israel PM Ehud Olmert Indicted, Shaul Mofaz Under Investigation for War Crimes

Obama will not turn off this faucet


The Israeli Attorney General has been urged to launch a criminal investigation into whether Shaul Mofaz, a leading prime ministerial candidate, ordered "war crimes" to be committed when he was the military's chief of staff.

The corruption charges against Olmert are one thing--not terribly surprising, either. They highlight the instability and volatility of the Israeli political establishment. They've had so much turnover over the last 8 years, since the second Intifada started. Ehud Barak was forced out, Sharon the War Criminal took over, but his extreme right coalition failed and they had to realign. Then the "moderate" coalition took over, running on a hard right platform w/ regards to the Occupation. All-the-while Binyamin Netanyahu has been lying in the cut, waiting for the moment to re-emerge. Look out.

The War Crimes investigation are, to me, much more interesting (if not more significant). I figure it can play out in one of two ways: 1) the investigation will go nowhere and Mofaz will be shifted to a new post; or 2) Mofaz will take the fall to preserve, and even strengthen, the systems that are in place. If you watch The Wire, think Ervin Burrell.


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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Obama, Israel and the Continuing Occupations



Robert Fisk, a hero for real, wrote a lucid piece recently about Obama and the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by Israel. The piece also touches on The future of Iraq, which is bleak, to be sure.

The link to above is to Obama's recent speech to AIPAC (who I've talked about before--some of their members are on trial for passing US Security/War plans to Israel). They are the policy organ for Israel in the US, and every president, Republican and Democrat alike, takes direction from them.

The speech is about 36 minutes long, which is definitely too much for my stomach to handle, but if you have a little time, check out some of it.

I can't help but to wonder what the hell he means when he says: "we must mean what we say when we speak the words 'Never again.'"

The evidence abounds. It is happening. Again.