Monday, June 07, 2010

BP Well Still Gushing Oil & Helen Thomas attacked By The Fanatical Pro-Israeli Mob & Islamophobia USA

The fanatically pro-Israeli lobby and its media and political enablers in the United States defend Israel unconditionally and attack anyone who dares to question any policies or actions of the Israeli government or the IDF.
It is considered an act of treason to claim that these issues connected to Israel are contentious and that there is more than one side to the story of Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian territory since the 1967 six day war. Netanyahu wants to take back all the land which he believes God gave the Jewish people over some 5,000 years ago. This is to say the least bizarre for the U.S. government to insist that the Jewish people have the right to the land of eratz Israel based upon the testimony of the Bible.
The pro-Israel groups and individuals consider any questioning of Israel's policies or actions as anti-semitic.
At any rate, we all know what's going on here. The hyper-pro-Israel lobby, in both parties, hasn't much liked the fact that Helen Thomas dares to speak up and question that most sacred of topics, and right from the front row of the White House Press Gallery.

Heck, she had the gall to ask President Obama about Israel's "secret" nuclear weapons.

She even asked the current White House spokesman why the US had not condemned the Israeli attacks on the aid flotilla. No wonder they want her the hell out.
Journalist & commentator Paul Jay of The Real News Network.

BP has been unable to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf. As the days go by the environmental and economic disaster in the Gulf and Eastern Seaboard worsens.
This song sums up what BP has done and its lack of concern and lack of shame for being irresponsible and possibly inept

Boycott BP Fan Picture Montage - Big Oilmance (BP Oil Spill Parody)

Flotilla Activist Was Beaten In israel

Israeli spokes person can not understand what all the fuss is about-after all these Turks attacked the IDF-But he sees nothing wrong with its act of Piracy.
He defends the Illegal occupation & blockade of Gaza.
He can see no reason to apologize to Turkey or even to explain themselves.

Aid to Gaza is down by 80% prevented by Israel-
when he faces a challenging question he does what is usually done he reverts to his Israeli Talking Points-
He thinks its funny if the Turks are upset about any of this.

Turkish Warships sent to protect MV Rachel Corrie? - Apologize? "For what?" That says it all!

Israeli Colonialism and Apartheid
It is rather ironic that a black American president would defend Israeli Apartheid and its piracy in attacking ships on the high seas. When Somalis do this they are called pirates when Israel does it the US Government and the Media think it absolutely heretical to question any actions of Israel. If Israel attacks Turkey or Syria or Iran or Italy or Greece the attitude is that Western Powers are supposed to defend Israel no matter what. Israel like George W. Bush and the Vatican can do no wrong. And uberpatriotic uberconservatives Neocons & Neoliberals defend all past actions of Israel and of the USA. Since Israel and the USA are the chosen nations of God they by definition can do no wrong. So how can one argue with such circular hyper-religious style argument . Are the critics supposed to prove these countries are not God's chosen nation.

Israeli Jewish extremist which now includes the current Israeli Regime under Netanyahu argue Arabs and Palestinians never had a right to these lands .They argue God granted these lands to the Jewish people not Arabs or Palestinians

"There Is No Israeli Aparthied !, Just Dont Befriend The Arabs Or Stop Us Stealing Land Ok?"

February 21, 2010 — Jewish American Peace Activists Confront Settler Colonialists

"There Is No Israeli Aparthied !, Just Dont Befriend The Arabs Or Stop Us Stealing Land Ok?"

"And Tell Obama thanks for turning the blind eye and paying peace talks some lip service"

Israeli Anti Apartheid Activists Arrested For Supporting Palestinians Feb. 21, 2010

So much of the Mainstream Media in the USA has focused on the off the cuff remarks of Helen Thomas instead of debating the issues involving Israel and its blockade against Gaza and the recent killings by Israel when its soldiers attacked and boarded the Turkish ship leading the flotilla .

The mainstream Media doesn't bother to probe the rationale of what goods Israel does not allow to be imported to Gaza . The goods banned by the Israelis are not just armaments but include livestock, cement and other building materials along with a variety of food items including spices but also medical supplies books and school and office supplies .

IN DEFENSE OF HELEN THOMAS - on apologizing to apologists by Paul Jay of The Real news Network Via blog Reality Reasserts Itself June 7, 2010

Helen Thomas is the dean of the White House Press corp. She has a fifty-year history of tough-minded journalism and is one of the very, very few journalists in the mainstream press who has had the guts to question US policy towards Israel...

On Friday she was asked by a guy who stuck a video camera in her face, for any comments on Israel and she said, "Tell them to get the get the hell out of Palestine. Remember, these people [the Palestinians] are occupied and it's their land. It's not Germany, it's not Poland." She was asked where they should go and she answered, "They should go home, to Poland, Germany and America". The video has been making its way around the Internet.

This was said days after the Israeli attack on the aid flotilla that killed at least nine activists as their boat sailed in international waters.

She later apologized in a short statement on her website ""I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon."

Her apology was not enough to stop calls for her head from those who have wanted to shut Thomas up for years.

Ari Fleischer, President George W. Bush's press secretary, led the call in an e-mail Friday to the Huffington Post saying Thomas' comments amount to "religious cleansing."

"She should lose her job over this," Fleischer wrote. "As someone who is Jewish, and as someone who worked with her and used to like her, I find this appalling."

Perhaps Fleishcher should also add that he is someone who knows something about apologies . . . being the leading apologist for the Bush administration as their war led to the deaths of at least one million Iraqis.

But Lanny Davis, former special counsel to and White House spokesman for President Bill Clinton, went even further than Fleischer. He issued a statement on Sunday saying Thomas, "has showed herself to be an anti-Semitic bigot."

Now, Davis should know something about apologies and apologists as well. reported that Davis led a lobbying effort against deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya on behalf of Honduran business leaders. This is in defense of a regime that came to power in an illegal coup and is killing journalists and activists. Hmmm . . . defending those that kill activists . . .

Davis went on, "Her [Thomas] statement that Jews in Israel should leave Israel and go back to Poland or Germany is an ancient and well-known anti-Semitic stereotype of the Alien Jew not belonging in the 'land of Israel' -- one that began 2,600 years with the first tragic and violent diaspora of the Jews at the hands of the Romans," said Davis.

Thomas was not talking about Jews that lived in the region from Roman times. If she had been given more of a chance to explain herself, rather than the 30-second sound bite traveling around the web, she might have made it clear that she also wasn't referring to the thousands of Jews who lived in Palestine prior to 1948.

What Thomas clearly did say she was talking about was Jews that had come from Germany, Poland and America. Now it's likely that most of the Jewish refugees that came to Palestine from Europe just after the War, did so not because they "belong to the land of Israel", but due to fact that the American, Canadian and British governments wouldn't drop their anti-Jewish quotas even after the horrors of the genocide were fully exposed (let's talk about some real anti-Semites).

I don't know of any opinion polls taken at the time, but if those refugees had a real choice to go to some impoverished potentially war-filled land in the Middle East or join the Jewish community in New York, I know what I would have chosen.

The American Zionist organizations at the time did not fight for a more open immigration policy to allow Jews into America; they lobbied furiously for the Jewish refugees to go to Palestine as part of a move towards the founding of a Jewish state.

Among those who attack Helen Thomas and other critics of Israel are the anti-Islam, anti-Muslim anti-Arab bigots who promulgate the view that Islam is a violent evil religion that must be fought against.They even argue that Christianity and Judaism have never promoted violence, or war or hatred of those who are not Christians and Jews. This is nonsense.
(For more see notes at top underIslamophobes

Christianity has also had a history of violence , intolerance, bigotry of massacring Indigenous people around the Globe who have been depicted as demonic savages under the rule of Satan etc.

Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs blog. is a known anti-Islam, anti-Muslim Islamophobe who constantly preaches against all Muslims including all Muslim Americans. Her and her group at Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch.
The fact is that Pam Geller also promotes anti-Islam, anti-Arab racist such as Geert Wilders .

Pam Geller Notorious Islamophobe keeps on spreading her hate .If they built the Islamic center 20 blocks from ground zero would she still protest.
"Without Islam, 9-11 Wouldn't Have Happened" American Ignorance at Ground Zero

Pam Geller once again spews her hate of Islam -over and over she erroneously states that the 9/11 terrorists and all other terrorists who are Muslim are just typical Muslims in her demented ignorant and racist view. She argues that The Prophet Muhammad and the Qur'an preaches in favor of perpetual war and the killing of those who refuse to convert to Islam.
But for some reason she ignores that the Old Testament is filled with preaching the nobleness of war in God's name. The Bible can also be accused of promoting violence, inequality, subservience of women ,slaves, children etc.
The Bible also promulgates the view that those who are not followers of Jahweh/ Jehovah are to be killed or enslaved.
For instance according to the Bible the God of the Israelites told the Israelites when attacking & occupying a city to kill everyone from babies to the old- to rape and pillage like brigands to kill all the livestock to destroy the towns of their enemies till the towns are reduced to rubble.

Though if we take the Bible seriously it is often argued that the War God at the beginning of the Bible is replaced by a more benevolent God who promotes peace, equality, tolerance and justice.
If one wants to find proof that the Bible supports one view or another we need only focus on passages in the Bible supporting whatever view one has whether pro or con ie on slavery, equal rights , or gender equality ,marriage (often Marriages were arranged since women young girl were property & men had their concubines, mistresses ) homosexuality (only six mentions in the Bible) , tolerance (restricted the practice of other religions ) or even scientific principles and discoveries.

When Christians came to power in Rome and decreed that Christianity was the official state religion and all other religious practices were forbidden, their Temples and Shrines desecrated and destroyed. those who continued to practice a forbidden faith were slaughtered some fed to the lions or killed in a variety of ways to entertain the Christian crowds.

Huckabee: Pamela Geller on the 911 Mosque at Ground Zero

and so it goes,

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