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Russell Brand rips Fox blowhard Sean Hannity over inflammatory Israel-Gaza coverage -
Russell Brand rips Fox blowhard Sean Hannity over inflammatory Israel-Gaza coverage
"In Russell Brand’s latest episode of The Trews, the British comedian attacks Sean Hannity for his hypocrisy when it comes to the subject of Israel." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
Top comment: "I'd like to ask Hannity what he would do if the US government decided to round up 1.5 to 2 million people like him, steal their land, bulldoze their houses, arbitrarily murder them, confine them to a 125 square mile area, deny them the essentials of life like clean water, medicine, food, electricity, civil rights, human rights, etc? Would he fight back by whatever means available, or would he agree that the government was doing the right thing and just accept his fate?" - Sean McBride
Michael Kearney - Is there a court for Gaza? - YouTube -
Amnesty International Human Rights Centre, London, June 7 2012 - ChasMark from Bookmarklet
Self-Deception, Lies And Stupidity Relevance of Hannah Arendt’s “A Report On The Banality Of Evil” To Gaza by HAMMAD SAID July 28 2014 - ChasMark
A Post Mortem of the Eichmann Case--The Lessons for International Law Nicholas N. Kittrie Spring 1964 - ChasMark
Chas Freeman, Hisham Shirabi Memorial Lecture, May 2011 ---> - ChasMark
QUOTE: "As the former head of the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) Legal Department has argued: “If you do something for long enough the world will accept it. The whole of international law is now based on the notion that an act that is forbidden today becomes permissible if executed by enough countries . . . . International law progresses through violations.” A colleague of his has... more... - ChasMark
A Spanish writer is facing legal attack from Madrid's Jewish community after writing an opinion piece in a leading Spanish daily in which he justified the expulsion of Jews throughout history on the basis that they aren't made to "coexist". Antonio Gala, an eccentric Spanish playwright and author, has angered Spain’s Jewish community with a piece titled 'The chosen ones?' published in El Mundo. Read more at - JustTheFactsPlease
Andres Oppenheimer: Brazil crossed the line on Israel - Andres Oppenheimer - -
Andres Oppenheimer: Brazil crossed the line on Israel - Andres Oppenheimer -
"IN MY OPINION Andres Oppenheimer: Brazil crossed the line on Israel BY ANDRES OPPENHEIMER AOPPENHEIMER@MIAMIHERALD.COM While most of the world has condemned the violence in Gaza, in most cases blaming both sides with various degrees of criticism for one or the other, Brazil has crossed the line by virtually endorsing the Hamas terrorist group’s narrative of the conflict — and for going even beyond countries such as Egypt and Jordan in its actions against Israel. In a July 23 comunique, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s government stated that “we strongly condemn the disproportional use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip, which has resulted in an elevated number of civilian victims.” It added that Brazil was recalling its ambassador to Israel for consultations — something that not even Arab countries such as Egypt or Jordan have done at the time of this writing. Brazil’s communique placed Brazil in the league with Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and other countries that... more... - ChasMark from Bookmarklet
Israel just wants an excuse to terrorize Brazil during the 2016 Olympics in Rio. - pepsi
On July 17, the United Nations Agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, known by its acronym UNRWA, announced that it had discovered 20 Hamas rockets hidden in a U.N. school in Gaza. A few days later, UNRWA announced a similar finding at another U.N. school. Following Brazil’s one-sided condemnation of Israel, Israel’s foreign ministry issued a statement saying that Brazil’s... more... - ChasMark
M of A - NBCNews Buries Its Own Journalist's Eyes, Modifies Gaza Story -
M of A - NBCNews Buries Its Own Journalist's Eyes, Modifies Gaza Story
"About an hour ago I copied a piece from NBCNEWS to later use it as part of a (different) blogpost. It was headlined: Strikes Near Gaza's Shifa Hospital, Refugee Camp Kill or Hurt 30 (emphasis added) Israeli strikes hit within yards of Gaza's main hospital as well as at a refugee camp on Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded. The explosion near Shifa Hospital around 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, ***according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on the ground in the area.*** There was no immediate confirmation of deaths or injuries. . . . *** A NBC News team in the area said the strikes were in "close succession." *** - ChasMark from Bookmarklet
"The Israel Defense Forces told Haaretz that a “preliminary investigation has found the Israeli army did not fire at the Shifa Hospital, and the fire is believed to have been Hamas.” The IDF could not immediately be reached to clarify that account on Monday. However, a NBC News journalist witnessed the attack on the hospital and said it had been fired by an Israeli drone." - ChasMark
"The piece ***now,*** under the same URL and headline (link above) reads: Missiles or rockets struck within yards of Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded. The Israeli military denied reports its forces were responsible for the strikes, saying they were the result of rockets misfired by Palestinian militants." - ChasMark
I saw this on MA the yesterday. Netanyahu just let the world know they are gonna kill a lot more people in Gaza. The media is eventually going to have to come clean that Israel is and always has terrorized the native Palestinians. lol. maybe. when 150,000 are wounded without proper medical supplies, and 5000 women, men, and children are buried, what will our terrific media report? What is Israel's endgame here? - Chu_
Gilad Atzmon - Jeffrey Goldberg And The Israeli Defeat
"Jeffrey Goldberg admits that Israel has lost the war. “Why Is Israel Losing a War It’s Winning?” asks Goldberg. The Jewish State is a regional super power, its lobbies dominate Western politics, it is technologically superior, so what could have gone wrong?" - pepsi
"the Palestinians have achieved far more than merely ‘surviving.’ They brought Israel to its knees. Palestinians performed heroically on the ground and displayed total unity, two things Israel did not anticipate. They have also delivered a clear message to the Israeli people, to world Jewry and even to the miniature Jewish ‘anti Zionist’ clan – this battle is not about ‘occupation,’ 1967 or the ‘two state solution.’" - pepsi
"It is about human dignity – the right to exist. The Palestinians do not have any plans to fade away, they are the people of the land, and they will be back. The IDF may be able to destroy a few tunnels, murder elders, women and children and turn streets into piles of debris, but it can’t even scratch the Palestinians’ will." - pepsi
From Gaza: I Would Rather Die in Dignity Than Agree to Living in an Open-Air Prison - pepsi
Jews have been on the offensive for the last 70 years no matter where they are. They attack their hosts whether they are in Palestine, the U.S., Europe or elsewhere. They'll have to be beaten back wherever they are. They are fanatics, and will not go away otherwise. - Todd
Not 70 years, Todd; more like 130 years -- since at least 1881. - ChasMark
There was a small break in that timeline, but I know what you mean. Political Zionism didn't start in the late 1800s. Jews have been on a collective rampage for the last 70 years. - Todd
More like 3000 years----they aren't going to change guys. - American
They aren't going to change. They've been causing their own "persecution" since Roman times, at least. - Todd
Pat Lang: "[Israeli air strikes in Gaza are] much more like the murderous attacks conducted by us and the British on German and Japanese citie in WW2." -
Pat Lang:  "[Israeli air strikes in Gaza are] much more like the murderous attacks conducted by us and the British on German and Japanese citie in WW2."
"turcopolier said... MM I have been in some tough outfits, SF, MACVSOG, etc., but the idea that your own side would deliberately injure or kill you is so alien that I have much the same reaction. I suppose that the nationalist spirit is deeply imbued in the context of the Masada complex so that the troops are made to feel that the Jewish people are continuously threatened with extinction and that this validates this kind of sick behavior. If they will do this to their own it is easy why they have no qualms about the butcheries they inflict on the Arabs or the goy lives they destroy pl Reply 28 July 2014 at 12:21 PM - ChasMark from Bookmarklet
Highlander said... Colonel, Now come spent a career in SOF and Spook Land. You know damn well,in all nation state armed forces. When out on the edge, shit happens and then you die. Recruiting poster stuff, and esprit de corps propaganda aside,when we join up or get joined. All of our small lives are at the end of the day, on the line for the greater good of the system...PERIOD. ----> - ChasMark
Those were one way A-4 nuclear delivery missions,I trained for, and thank GOD never got ordered to execute(thanks to GOD, Ronald Reagan, and Karol Wojtyla).(Oh yea, the Polaks....they defeated the Soviet Union with non violence, why can't the PALESTINIANS handle the Israelis with it? I think sometimes you are just a little unfair to the Israelis,due to your rather obvious dislike for their tribal adventures. Which is one reason,I occasionally rise to defend them. Reply 28 July 2014 at 12:29 PM - ChasMark
Dismayed said in reply to Highlander... @ Highlander "Oh yea, the Polaks....they defeated the Soviet Union with non violence, why can't the PALESTINIANS handle the Israelis with it?" Nonviolence only works when you are in conflict with reasonably civilized people. The majority of Israelis, and ALL of their government officials, are self-entitled, militarily expansionist racial... more... - ChasMark
turcopolier said... highlander All of that is very different from having your government deliberately kill or injure you to prevent your capture. We don't do that and as you say I ought to know. pl Reply 28 July 2014 at 12:37 PM - ChasMark
turcopolier said... highlander I was involved in targeting many airstrikes in Libya, Iraq, Iran, etc. but we were always very careful to avoid civilian targets. Do air missions sometimes go astray" Yes, but that is quite different from what I judge to be the deliberate mass punishments of a civilian population for political resistance. This is what I judge Israel to be doing. ***** This is much more like the murderous attacks conducted by us and the British on German and Japanese citie in WW2. p" ***** - ChasMark
I remember a month or two ago a Ukrainian military outpost was shot up by Ukrainian air force, though I don't think any soldiers died. The soldiers at the base were pissed though. - pepsi
I posted this string of comments because Pat Lang is highly disciplined and does not spout off about "evil zionists." But he saw the behavior of Israelis in Gaza as evil. Further, he compared it to US & British actions in Germany & Japan, the implication being just as Robert MacNamara stated: US could have been charged with war crimes if US had lost. - ChasMark
Another Sic Semper Tyrannis commenter interposed, excusing the US-British bombing: QUOTE: Matthew said in reply to turcopolier... Col: and our tactics in WWII were also driven by our legitimate fear that the Nazis would murder the losers. Israel has zero chance of being defeated by Hamas. IMHO, that limits Israel's legal options. Highlander's comment also highlights the ugliest feature... more... - ChasMark
That commenter is incorrect. US & British targeting of German civilians was a strategy developed even before US was involved in the hot war; methods of killing civilians, including babies in cribs, were planned and rehearsed, at Dugway, in Utah. FDR signed the order to set up the chemical proving ground in 1939. By 1942 Erich Mendelsoh & other Jewish & other architects from Harvard had designed "German Village". They planned it with cribs to kill German babies. - ChasMark QUOTE: For the German Village, a total of  19 pieces of furniture, manufactured in multiples, completed the mock up of the second floor flats. Furniture included . . . a single bed, with mattress, springs, and bolsters (28) ; a crib, with mattress and springs (14); . . . Quantities reflected an understanding that... more... - ChasMark
MRW, please point this out to the participants on Sic Semper Tyrannis who complain that "Christian zionists can't defend Israel without tearing America down." Targeting German infants was NOT the USA's finest hour. To his credit, Pat Lang DID gently rebut the claim that US bombed Germany out of fear of Nazis. - ChasMark
Lang wrote: "Yes, but the main thing was the strategic bombing thesis that held that civilian populations could be brought to their knees through bombing alone. pl" - ChasMark
A guide to Palestine solidarity and who's a true friend of Palestine.
"Beware those who "support" Palestinians as victims but deny their right to resist." - pepsi
U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes
French Foreign Ministry Calls On French Nationals To Leave Libya - pepsi
Jewish JetBlue Passenger Ousted Over Gaza Spat (Dr) Lisa Rosenberg Ejected After Fight With Palestinian Read more:
“I just was completely outraged that I would be asked to leave a plane, being a Jew,” Rosenberg told ABC’s local affiliate in Palm Beach County." - pepsi
"“I just was completely outraged that I would be asked to leave a plane, being a Jew,”" - OY VEY! - JustTheFactsPlease
“I was saying how it was good Israel found the students that killed the Palestinian teenager and how it was exemplary not making them into heroes, but seeking to publicly try them,” Rosenberg told the Palm Beach Post. “I said any other country would have made these students out to be martyrs and celebrating them.” - pepsi
"Rosenberg described the incident as an "ugly, racially driven altercation." She said "voices were raised” and that perhaps she was more vocal during the scene, but that it was because she felt victimized." - pepsi
What country would have celebrated that? Not even North Korea - JustTheFactsPlease
This was another holocaust! - JustTheFactsPlease
Wildk9z George F • a day ago "I'm the woman who told the doctor I was offended by her remarks. She was the only person yelling and actually said a Palestinian on the flight was a "danger to her". She was removed from that flight for making a scene, refusing to sit in her seat and not complying with staff. Other passengers , if they come forward, will verify this ." - pepsi
check out the comment section I linked to above. Pretty smart and funny comments. pupkinrupert • 2 days ago "as a Jew, I find this story particularly troubling... as it makes me question our control of the media." - pepsi
"Rosenberg is now claiming that the incident was a hate crime" LOLZ - JustTheFactsPlease
"the story she tells "in no way reflects the report that we have."" - Wouldn't be the first time the jewish narrative failed to reflect the truth..... - JustTheFactsPlease
Love it.... - American
"Rosenberg contacted the Anti-Defamation League. Officials there said they are investigating the incident." Goddammit this is so fuckin hilarious - JustTheFactsPlease
"On the other hand, we have this comment, posted to the first article: "I was a passenger on that flight and witnessed the whole thing. The Jewish woman is a liar. She was the one being verbally abusive and would not sit down when asked to sit and would not follow instructions from TSA. The Palestinian woman was older and very meek." The poster only has a two post comment history, so their claim is unverifiable, but it does fit the known facts a bit better." - pepsi
Wildk9z PugYourself • 13 hours ago "I was there! The doctor was ranting on the phone inappropriate and derogatory comments about Palestinians.i never called her any ethnic slurs, just quietly told her I was offended. She became hysterical that I was on the plane- she felt I was a "danger" She was unruly and refused to cooperate with the Jetblue staff. The important question is why did she drag this into the national spotlight? Money? Wanting to appear victimized?" - pepsi
"Found out that she was some kind of orthodox jewish from other practitioners and thats why she was like that." - - JustTheFactsPlease
Judea Declares War on Jet Blue. - pepsi
jtfp, I can't access that ratemds site for some reason. - pepsi
Some of the funny lines I posted were also from here: - JustTheFactsPlease
try a diff browser maybe? - JustTheFactsPlease
thanks, but didn't work. no biggie. - pepsi
found this one, probably similar doctor reviews. - pepsi
It was real in her mind. - pepsi
I wanna fly with only JetBlue now - JustTheFactsPlease
that was a funny palm beach news piece you linked to. Ari blahberg, the reporter, sounded very concerned for the nice Jewish doctor. - pepsi
A Jew can't be taken off a flight? When did that start? I think I'll start claiming to be a Jew. KLM threatened to leave my wife at Schiphol and revoke her ticket for wanting to wait for me while I was being searched and questioned for the umpteenth time, and she wasn't yelling or calling anyone names. She just refused to board the plane with our children without me. - Todd
Perhaps a train ride would be more up her alley? - JustTheFactsPlease
I'm not sure how to take the train ride comment, JTFP. It's either straightforward, crude, or culturally offensive. - Todd
All of the above and more! - JustTheFactsPlease
When searching for this story, the only headlines that come up are Jewish ones- because no one else gives a fuck about this boring tale of an overactive Jewish gynocologist. An Orthodox doctor from NY (coming from Palm Beach - how original) gets her 15 minutes of fame. Maybe she'll write a book. - Chu_
gothamist comment: DoomedNY • 3 days ago "I just was completely outraged that I would be asked to leave a plane, being a Jew." This is the tell. They asked her to leave the plane because she was causing a disturbance, not because she was a Jew. I call hijink and bullshit. - Chu_
Hate Crime (by Jet Blue of course): This is the mentality of a 50 year old doctor (i've seen ny Lawyers behave this way also- so entitled) Quote: Rosenberg is now claiming that the incident was a hate crime, telling the local Floridian ABC affiliate, "I just was completely outraged that I would be asked to leave a plane, being a Jew." - Chu_
"The initial internal report and final internal reports, both filed prior to the Palm Beach Post story, which I have been able to read in their entirely, and then verify, both squarely paint Dr. Rosenberg as the sole instigator of the events on board Flight 454. Furthermore both internal reports of the incident clearly lay out Dr. Rosenberg as the person who was in the midst of spewing... more... - pepsi
"The official internal report goes on to state that the flight attendant witnessed Dr. Rosenberg accuse the woman in 9C of being a “Palestinian murderer” and that “ her people are all murders and that they murder children,” while Dr. Rosenberg was attempting move through the cabin and position herself physically closer to the woman in Seat 9C." - pepsi
"As the Complaint Resolution Official began to speak directly with Dr. Rosenberg, she began to not only continue to verbally attack the woman in seat 9C, but openly imply that the woman had explosives in her bag and intended to blow up the aircraft in flight." - pepsi
"At this time Dr. Rosenberg launched in to a familiar rant flight attendant are accustomed to, threatening to make sure the flight attendant would be fired as she was removed from the aircraft and met on the jetway by officers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Department." - pepsi
I'd side with the Palestinian woman, based on my experiences with uppity NYers like Rosenberg. You've surely been around them pepsi. - Chu_
""As the Complaint Resolution Official began to speak directly with Dr. Rosenberg, she began to not only continue to verbally attack the woman in seat 9C, but openly imply that the woman had explosives in her bag and intended to blow up the aircraft in flight." And to think that people have been arrested for sarcastically telling TSA agents that they have explosives. Why isn't accusing... more... - Todd
I get the sense Dr. Rosenberg is full of Arab hate, and saw a potenial terror suspect and freaked out. Israelites always need a goulish specter in sight to keep the hive mind going strong. Arabs are the new Nazis for them. - Chu_
Arab hate is just a sub-category of Goy hate. - pepsi
the old yiddish joke 'They tried to kill us…we won…let’s eat' - Chu_
Palestinians have something Israel wants. Their land. They Hate them because they want to end this occupation, but are at a stalemate because blatant genocide will mean war crimes and the dismantling of the state. Instead the go for the cool simmering occupation at killing when they can get away with it. and the megaphone of the media sings Israel's right to defend itself (while it... more... - Chu_
it was the same phenomenon in 08-09 during cast lead. kahanism rose up in the heart of many/most jews. - pepsi
Jewish Doctor in JetBlue Drama Ousted for Anti-Arab Gaza Bomb 'Rant' Official Reports Say Lisa Rosenberg Berated Palestinian Read more: - pepsi
"Frischling later added, that given his experience in working with airport security, he was surprised Rosenberg was not detained by federal Homeland Security authorities for making false claims about a potential bombing." - pepsi
"I just was completely outraged that she was not detained by Homeland Security, being a Jew," -me - JustTheFactsPlease
Jet Blue incident shifts from anti-Semitic story to anti-Palestinian one Philip Weiss - pepsi
Weiss is happy to have Jews and Palestinians battling it out on our shores? Great! What an effing idiot. That man has no respect for this country or the majority of the people who live here. We have enough problems already, and we sure don't need the PI combatants slogging it out on our soil. What a disgrace. - Todd
his admission to harvard was no more meritocratic than W Bush's admission to yale. Bush was a legacy, Weiss was the son of a harvard professor. - pepsi
He's obviously not elite in any sense. He's privileged, a pompous ass and anti-American, but none of that makes him elite. - Todd
he elite in the sense that his tribe is elite "In political and sociological theory, an elite is a small group of people who control a disproportionate amount of wealth or political power." - Chu_
That's why he clings so tenaciously to his thinly-veiled Jewish supremacy. He'd be a lot lower down the ladder in a true meritocracy. - Todd
and mcjew's thinly-veiled Jewish supremacism is what made him emphatically agree with "tokyo" that only elite opinion matters and only elite opinion should be targeted by would be persuaders. The lowly goyim have no place in a jewish controlled "democracy". - pepsi
Ignatius went from "You're sorta cute" to "I believe anything you say anything and I'll run away with you" at warp speed. . - Todd
He was googling drive through wedding chapels in New Haven, CT. - pepsi
Are you this good with real women, Pepsi? - Todd
Jet Blue should sue this Dr lady for defamation. With or without the ADL's assistance. - pepsi
Doctor Bounced From Flight Claims JetBlue Told Her 'Jews Don't Make Rules' Lisa Rosenberg Details 'Anti-Semitism' on the Tarmac Read more: - pepsi
“I would like the public to know that it is unacceptable for Americans to express anti-Israel views in the form of anti-Semitism at this very critical time,” Rosenberg said. “Ironically (I was) asked to leave the plane.” - pepsi
JetBlue Rant Victim Admits She Is Jewish, Not Palestinian Brooklyn Woman Is Menachem Begin's Third Cousin Read more: - pepsi
wtf? is this an ops. of course. - Chu_ words - JustTheFactsPlease
An anonymous cartoon of President Obama shielding Israel from world criticism as it stomped on Gaza was making the rounds on social media networks.
I called the WH comment line again today.....if you havent called you should. My animal rescue group took part in a national wide call with the SPCA, Humane Society and PETA and animal groups across the nation back during NewO's Katrina to get Bush to change the rescue policy of not taking pets onto the rescue boats----and it worked, he intervened and the NG and CG started taking in the... more... - American
thanks American. - pepsi
202-456-1111 - MRW_8
I often call the WH comment line and my congressman and senator. It probably doesn't make sense, but I call my state reps, and tell them that national party policies can affect them too, and to pressure the national party over issues. On a good note my 20 year congressman who just loves Isrul was defeated in his bid for the senate, and his chosen replacement is in a real fight in a primary run-off. Being an incumbent isn't such a great thing right now, but I don't have much faith in the challengers. - Todd
Jewish Deputy Prime Minister Appointed Acting Prime Minister of Ukraine Read more:
Figures. - American
"Ukraine's prime minister resigned after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east." - pepsi
Let's see this guy manage the Ukraine the way they've managed Israel. - MRW_8
Muhammad Khan ‏@jahankhan786 20m @ShaimaZiara 70,000 marching in #Ramallah, trying to reach al-Aqsa Mosque. Many shot already, one protester just shot in the head.
I don't think there's any going back this time, for each side. - pepsi
where's neil young to play southern man? - Chu_
Neil is singing this one to himself - pepsi
"Jewish man better keep your head.....dont forget what your good book said" - JustTheFactsPlease
Bint Filasteen ‏@NotOccupying 15m Reports that Palestinian protesters r entering settlements in occupied Jerusalem, @IL_police having difficulties containing them! - pepsi
Oh no, this is anudda shoah! - JustTheFactsPlease
Qalandyia check Point- West Bank July.25.2014 - pepsi
Raw AP footage of West Bank Clashes - pepsi
Norman Pollock at the Vanguard of Emerging Jewish Revisionism --The Israeli Pogrom of Gaza » CounterPunch -
"Obviously, I choose the latter, stating outright that Israel and world (especially American) Jewry blindly supporting it have contributed to the falsification, denigration, debasement of Judaism, a treacherous act of negation even Nazism with its gas chambers and concentration camps could not do, i.e., - ChasMark from Bookmarklet
"destroy the Jewish love of freedom and cosmopolitan outreach to all peoples in search of a humane, equitable social order. In fact, the phrase “self-hating” Jew is disguise, cover, defense mechanism, to hide what has become the tragic phenomenon resulting from the Holocaust. - ChasMark
"Rather than experience a burst of emancipation from that darkest of dark experiences, Jews have internalized it, introjected the behavior and values of their captors, murderers, assailants, replicating through application to others the crimes committed on themselves (ourselves, to bring it home). “Self-hating” Jew is in fact a reactive formation, possibly even a projection of what... more... - ChasMark
Ralph Nader: Pounding Gaza – world’s largest open-air prison
ask Americans who they'll believe - Nader or Bloomberg? - Chu_
Ralph's commentary will only get published in middletown, Conn. Good to make note. - Chu_
Sean McBride
Democracy Now!: LIVE: Does the U.S. mainstream media have a pro-Israel bias? We host a debate between @jj_goldberg and @AliAbunimah.
What is laughable is that this issue is still up for debate. - Sean McBride
what a snooze. Amy reinforces her status as gatekeeper. - Chu_
watching it for a spell. Goldberg is spouting shallow talking-points as an Israeli apologist. He was one of Phil Weiss's big hopes to bring change 5 years ago. Poor Phil, he has no idea how entrenched liberal Zionists are. Abinimah is calling his b/s. Getting pretty angry. - Chu_
Jeffrey Goldberg is one of the most ethnocentric members of the mainstream pundit class -- and he has no insight into just how ethnocentric he is -- how much he sticks out like a sore thumb from most Americans. Everything for him is all about "the Jews" and "the enemies of the Jews" -- he has no other interests. He is boring as hell. - Sean McBride
this is JJ Goldberg. His cousin (kidding) his coreligionist (definitely) - Chu_
Right -- JJ isn't as extreme in his ethnocentrism as J -- but he is still much too ethnocentric. JJ is a bit to the "left" of J these days -- although with Zionism, the terms "left" and "right" are really meaningless. - Sean McBride
I'll let the previous comment about Jeffrey Goldberg stand because it is true -- and germane. - Sean McBride
If you are going to argue that there is no bias, then what the heck? - WJones
Hadnt JJ G actually written some good, critical articles previously? - WJones
From a liberal Zionist perspective -- the usual rationalizations and apologetics and ineffectual hangwringing. These people are having zero impact on Israeli policies. - Sean McBride
They are trying to distance themselves from the ugly consequences of Zionism while remaining Zionists, and they are quite confused. They have a certain enlightened self-image they are trying to protect -- they don't want to be seen as bad people. There is a certain amount of narcissism in play here -- and of covering one's ass. - Sean McBride
Here are the Jews trolling the internet spreading propaganda:
To: Hagay Mirkin <>, Alona Golan <>, Assaf Tevel Navy <>, Avishai Karo <>, Ben Adhoute <>, Ben Waters <>, Benzi Zimmerman <>, Charlie Benaim <>, Dov Lerner <>, Edwin Lampford <>, Efrat Tenner <>, Ephraim Lapid <>, Eran Carrasso <>, Europe Branch <>, Gabrielle Pittiglio <>, "Hila.s" <>, Ilan Mazushan <>, Ilana Hostyk <>, Jonathan Baravir <>, Jonathan Conricus <>, Jonathan Fass <>, Keren Hajioff <>, Kobi-Rachel <>, Kwefar <>, Lee Kushnir <>, MFA Info Dept <>, Michael Millman... more... - JustTheFactsPlease
Walt: AIPAC Is the Only Explanation for America's Morally Bankrupt Israel Policy
[congress] "understand that even the slightest display of independent thinking on these issues could leave them vulnerable to a well-funded opponent the next time they're up for re-election. At a minimum, they'll have to answer a flood of angry phone calls and letters, and, on top of that, they are likely to be BLACKBALLED by some of their Congressional colleagues. " - when is AIPAC going to start blacklisting opposition to their agenda? - Chu_
Top NYTIMES 'Reader' Comments 10pm (7/21/14) 429 comments [totally abnormal] Times is in operation: desperate propaganda
Pediatrician X Columbus Ohio 10 hours ago Israel left Gaza several years ago - left its greenhouses intact for the Gazan Palestinians to have a thriving industry. Instead, they have turned toward destruction of Israel - through rockets and tunnels which have no purpose except to kill and main Israelis, or to kidnap them. How dare the Palestinian apologists complain about the Israelis not letting cement into Gaza! See where it goes - to make these tunnels. And why are the Palestinians not allowed to hide there? Are they only to store rockets and let Hamas leaders hide, and to send murderous infilatrators under the border into Israel? Hamas, not Israel, is guilty of human rights abuses. - Chu_
check out the comments that floated to the top. Not consistent with normal voting trends over NYTimes comments. NYTimes is a fascist newspaper for Israel's criminality. - Chu_
some analysts who monitor NEWS publications can see that there is fraud here. - Chu_
I think Hillary or Samantha Powers recently complained and retold a story where Israelis left horticultural buildings in Gaza and Hamas supposedly asked for them to be destroyed and so the Israelis "had" to destroy them. - WJones
Apparently this greenhouse story claims that the Israelis left the greenhouses intact. Maybe it's a different story. Whatever. - WJones
Comments are overwhelmingly against Israel in any typical Judi Rudoren column. Now both NYTimes selected comments and the readers comments are stacked to favor Israel. Something is rotten here. - Chu_
Perhaps it's the network of trolls, but I think NYTimes is helping this anomoly. - Chu_
The top 'readers' comments at 10:25 Eastern time are all pro Israel. Only at the 4th 'readers' top comment does someone blame the USA for the situation! Maybe all the rational commenter gave up on NYTimes and hit the internet. They choose not to be part of the corporate pro Israel mouthpiece, but I doubt it. - Chu_
NYT is minipulaitng the ratings of comments. Comment dont go from being overwhelmingly anti Israel for 'years' to pro Israel like that over night---especially given the current crisis. This is pure DESPERATION by the NYT and zios. All the zio outlets must be really scared of public opinion this time. - American
Too many people are rebelling, too many speaking their mind, too many reporters exposing Israel and telling the truth. They are paniced because they cant control EVERYONE..the dike is springing too many leaks. So they are trying to clamp down even more. - American
Serious bilge from NYTimes for years wrt Israel. Surprising so many idiots maintain their subscriptions (although they have been struggling to survive the digital realm). The Sulzbergers and their mossad/JIDF trolls must be collaborating on a new scheme. That's how Israel wins is with more schemes. - Chu_
the top 7 'readers' picks this morning, were also 'NYTimes' picks. I've never seen this before. Do you think FAIR would look into this? Seems like the Times has hit a new low. - Chu_
It would be extremely easy to rig the software which creates these lists -- and difficult to detect the manipulation. - Sean McBride
I've known all along that the Readers' Picks on Mideast politics had to be driving the New York Times ownership and management crazy -- and I knew that they would be searching for ways to push back. I don't know that that is happening now and in this way, but I wouldn't be the least surprised if it were. - Sean McBride
NYT and hasbara agents trying to give appearence that americans support Israel.......they know that anti israel public opinion is 'catching'....people observing and not likening Isr get their opinion 'reinforced' and 'enlarged' by seeing others expressing the same. Zios media and press and etc have politicians locked up----but with alternatives to msm the masses have other options---and ZOG is rightly concerned about more of US pubic catching anti israel fever and acting on it. - American
The mainstream media establishment is terrified of the Internet -- it would love to find a way to put it back in the bottle. - Sean McBride
You wonder how many negative polls have been published against Israel in recent years that the establishment press had to suppress? This poll indicates Israel is viewed unfavorable by (24%+14%) 38% of the polls. Here's a cnn blog but not on their main site - Chu_ CNN found in a poll of adults conducted Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 – but the network also found that support has been waning since earlier this year. It also found a clear divide by party, with Republicans approving of Israel's actions against Hamas by an overwhelming majority, while less than half of Democrats approve. - Chu_
Israeli Defense Forces for dummies --
So much for being the most moral or elite fighting force on the planet. - Todd
"In my travels in the west Bank in March of 2008, it was noticeable that the behavior owards Palestinian civilians of IDF troops at roadblocks was reminiscent of that of any group of post-adolescents given guns and allowed to bully the helpless in order to look tough for each other. I think the IDF would be well advised to grow some real sergeants." - Chu_ from Android
Giant Holes in Hillary Leverett's Claims -- What Gaza’s Crisis Shows About Israel’s Ambitions and America’s Decline « Going to Tehran -
As Israel’s military kills and injures hundreds of civilians in Gaza—whose population Israel is legally obligated to protect as an occupying power—people around the world, including in the United States, wonder why official Washington appears so indifferent to even the most graphic instances of “collateral damage.” - ChasMark from Bookmarklet
*** "The primary reason is that most American policy elites still believe the United States needs to dominate the Middle East, and that ***Israeli military assertiveness is instrumentally useful to this end***—a mindset the Israel lobby artfully reinforces." *** - ChasMark
"Israeli military assertiveness" has NEVER been used "instrumentally" to advance US interests. Israel has used its military aggressiveness only to wage war on defenseless people. USA had to PAY Israel to stay out out fights that USA took on FOR THE BENEFIT of Israel. - ChasMark
maybe she has to say this so she can say other things? I dunno - JustTheFactsPlease
Well you can kick this girlie to the curb.....she is parroting the EXACT same line the Zionist use--------------"Washington started providing substantial assistance to Israel only after it demonstrated a unilateral capacity, in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, to capture and hold territory from Arab states allied, for the most part, with the Soviet Union''. ---I have heard it a hundred times, word for word. - American
I noticed an anomoly on NYTimes comments. The top readers comments are always against Israel, The top 4 and more were pro Israel. Trolls must be uniting. I posted comments on MWFF which I noticed at 10pm. - Chu_
U.N. Spokesman Under Fire for Praising Doctor Who [said the problem in MidEast is Israeli impunity] | -
U.N. Spokesman Under Fire for Praising Doctor Who [said the problem in MidEast is Israeli impunity] |
Jul. 15, 2014 2:15pm Sharona Schwartz -- " '“It’s an outrage that a supposed U.N. relief organization — which receives tens of millions of dollars from U.S. and European taxpayers — is promoting a radical politician who has openly supported the murder of American civilians,” U.N. Watch executive director Hillel Neuer said in a statement." - ChasMark from Bookmarklet
They dont wanna say hillel neuer's real first name! - JustTheFactsPlease
"I guess that Abunimah and Neuer are maintained by the same kind of guys. Like many Palestinian NGOs including the BDS, Hillel Neuer Human Rights Watch is also funded by Liberal Zionist George Soros’s Open Society Institute. Hence, it is far from a big shock to find that Israeli agent Neuer recruits electronic Abunimah in his bitter fight against Prof. Richard Falk, the world leading advocate of Palestinian human rights. The only question that is left opened is how Ali Abunimah feels about it?" - JustTheFactsPlease
Fwd: Directors and Staff | Foreign Policy Initiative - (via
Fwd: Directors and Staff | Foreign Policy Initiative - (via
Washington Journal: Hannah Thoburn, guest expert to discuss US-Russia Relations -- - ChasMark
JULY 19, 2014 U.S.-Russia Relations Hannah Thoburn, Eurasia analyst with the Foreign Policy Initiative, discussed U.S.-Russia relations following the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner in Ukraine. - ChasMark
FOREIGN POLICY INITIATIVE --- DIRECTORS AND STAFF STAFF CHRISTOPHER J. GRIFFIN Executive Director ELLEN BORK Director of Democracy and Human Rights STEPHANIE EDELMAN Operations Associate RACHEL HOFF Director of External Affairs JAMES KIRCHICK Fellow STEPHEN KUPERBERG Director of Development EVAN MOORE - ChasMark
Senior Policy Analyst PATRICK O'CONNOR Director of Operations CAITLIN POLING Director of Government Relations W. RYAN RICHARDSON External Affairs Associate - ChasMark
HANNAH THOBURN Eurasia Analyst - ChasMark
ROBERT ZARATE Policy Director (Juan Zarate, Robert's older brother, was a charter member of Stuart Levey's Treasury Department "guerrillas in grey suits" who merged US spying (intelligence) functions with financial blackmail to cripple Iran's, and now Russia's, economy. Recall that in 1903 Jacob Schiff used economic warfare to destroy the Russian monarchy & government and to foment 1917 revolution). - ChasMark
Yes indeed. The Cabal. Trying to forment a WW. - American
Hannah Toburn has a rubbery face, like donald sterling - JustTheFactsPlease
James Kirchick (was part of the RT flop with Liz Wahl #fail) here in video with Larry O'Donnell. Two clowns indeed. Article is tongue and cheek on RT. - Chu_
and liz Wahl is a footnote in media history. But wait a year and see if she lands in some neocon scheme, but she must be seen as damaged goods with her stunt, promoted by Kirchick and Dave Weigel. - Chu_
Top six reasons why I hate Hamas by Israel's leading liberal
"Because it is a cruel, defiant, hate-filled terrorist group that has murdered hundreds, terrorized millions, undermined peace and infected Israeli society with its evil." - pepsi
"Because although the occupation itself has hardened Israeli hearts and turned them callous, it is Hamas that planted the seed of the poisoned plant that is now infecting Israeli society with chauvinism and ethnocentrism and intolerance and racism and bloodthirstiness and anti-democratic tendencies. Because the more Hamas’ persists in its horrid ways, the greater the danger that Israel will follow in its path." - pepsi
What a kraut. - pepsi
"Because Israel, alas, has proven too weak to withstand Hamas’ satanic pull. Because, if it isn’t stopped, it will soon be hard to tell the two apart. And because, I suspect, that will suit Hamas just fine." - pepsi
It's never their own fault. These people aren't even smart enough to keep their mouths shut. - Todd
It's the MJ Rosenberg complex. They are comfortable criticizing from within the cult, but any outside criticism drives them back into the bosom of the fanatics. McBride shows these symptoms. - pepsi
how typical, typical. - American
Taxi July 20, 2014 at 10:29 am Who can forget that adorable little nazi, the jewish rabbi Manis Friedman, who said the following in 2009:
"I don’t believe in western morality, i.e. don’t kill civilians or children, don’t destroy holy sites, don’t fight during holiday seasons, don’t bomb cemeteries, don’t shoot until they shoot first because it is immoral. The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: Destroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and children." - pepsi
"Message to Mooser: the problematic issue here is Judaism, not Zionism. These beliefs and attitudes long predated modern Zionism." - Sean McBride - pepsi
Sean McBride "This group will soon have to go permanently private thanks to the efforts of pepsi and JustTheFactsPlease to harass, vandalize and disrupt it." - pepsi
Why don't the mondoweiss commenters partake with mondoweiss on friendfeed? My guess: they prefer Jew-dominated venues and the name sean mcbride is a turn-off. - pepsi
How long was sean hoping hostage would show up on his feed, to no avail? - pepsi
On the defensive, Barney Frank accuses Clemons and Kornacki of ganging up on him, and Israel
Sean McBride
Glenn Greenwald: Why Did NBC Pull Veteran Reporter After He Witnessed Israeli Killing of Gaza Kids? | Democracy Now! -
"GLENN GREENWALD: Interestingly, you know, from working in the last several years in media, I’ve gotten to know a lot of journalists. I’ve gotten to understand a lot more about how these large media outlets function. I’ve worked with some of them over the last year in the reporting I’ve done. And it really is remarkable, and not hyperbole, that there is nothing that makes major media figures and news executives more petrified than reporting on Israel. I mean, the way in which they become so frightened to do any sort of reporting that could make what they call Israel’s supporters inside the United States angry really can’t be overstated." - Sean McBride from Bookmarklet
"And that’s the reason why this ABC, quote-unquote, "error" resonated so greatly, is because one of the things that you almost never see in major American media reporting is anything that shows the suffering of the Palestinians, that shows the brutal savagery of the Israeli military inside of Gaza. It was almost like they showed it by accident there and then just misreported it as being... more... - Sean McBride
"But the one thing I will say that I think is actually encouraging is this is one case where social media really does make a difference. You have now Gazans inside of the worst attack zones that are able to go onto Twitter, that are able to go onto Facebook, that are able to upload video imagery, that are able to be heard in their own voices. And you have lots of pushback on social... more... - Sean McBride
"American media officials are incredibly subservient to American political officials. That’s been—you know, American media figures are. But when it comes to Israeli political officials, it’s virtually cringe-inducing to watch how accommodating and deferential and submissive they become. And it really is true that American media outlets play a very similar role when it comes to Israeli... more... - Sean McBride
"And, you know, you’ve seen—I mean, I think one of the most amazing things was, the producer, the longtime producer at CNN, Octavia Nasr, she was there for 20 years, a completely competent, well-liked employee, never had any kind of disciplinary problems. A Shia imam in Lebanon, who had links to Hezbollah, died. He was beloved by millions and millions of Shia around the world. She went on Twitter and very innocuously just expressed condolences, and she was instantly fired." - Sean McBride
"And this has happened over and over, where major media figures have been stigmatized or lost their jobs or had their careers destroyed for the slightest amount of deviation from pro-Israel orthodoxies. And those lessons have been really well learned, just in the same way that American members of Congress are petrified of uttering a peep of criticism of Israel, which is why you see... more... - Sean McBride
Glenn Greenwald, one individual with a keyboard, has taken on both NSA and the mainstream media -- and they have tended to back down in these confrontations. That is how it is done. The pen is as mighty as ever. - Sean McBride
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
And now a word from our Democratic Party standard bearer -
Video: Elizabeth Warren runs from a question about the Israeli invasion of Gaza.
The brave left. Never backs down. She follows the lion Ted Kennedy standard of excellence. - Chu_ from Android
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