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Well, If The US Can Do It…

By on Jan 8, 2007 in Politics | 1 comment

The British Sunday Times has reported that Israel is already planning and training for a tactical nuclear attack on Iranian facilities. This particular news item was also carried on ynetnews, a Zionist news site. In any case, I find it particularly that neither headline displayed the simple truth behind the report – the final implicit headline composed of five simple words “Israel does have nuclear weapons.” In any case – Ynetnews then goes on to state that “After countless declarations of peaceful intentions of nuclear plan, Iran’s chief nuclear envoy confirms fears by saying if county is threatened, situation may change.“… You can see the logic of paranoia putting that sentence together. The simple statement by Iran that it would react if threatened, is taken to mean that their nuclear plans are not otherwise intended peacefully. The...

The Strange Death of Malachi Ritscher…

By on Nov 15, 2006 in Featured, Politics | 4 comments

I came across the following news item on Harpers.org – To protest the Iraq war, a man named Malachi Ritscher committed suicide in Chicago by setting himself on fire next to a 25-foot-tall sculpture called “Flame of the Millennium.” Along with a self-penned obituary, the 52-year-old Ritscher posted a farewell message on his website in which he described the “deep shame” of a day in 2002 when he stood, knife in hand, next to Donald Rumsfeld, but was unable to bring himself to slash the defense secretary’s throat. “I too love God and country,” wrote Ritscher, “and feel called upon to serve.” After googling around a bit – I found Malachi’s farewell note. You can, if you’re so inclined, read the whole thing right here. For the less adventurous, here are some excerpts: “My actions should be self-explanatory, and since in our self-obsessed culture words...

Open Letter To Nancy Pelosi…

By on Nov 9, 2006 in Politics | 7 comments

My name is Omar Kamel, and I am Egyptian. I’m not a big fan of watching the news, but I couldn’t help notice all the coverage regarding your victory in the recent elections. In any case, I wanted to know where you stood on things, and despite reasonable positions on some issues, and despite what appears to be a relatively compassionate social agenda, I was shocked to see that your heart stopped short of compassion for the plight of my Palestinian neighbors – when I finally read the text of your speech to AIPAC, I admit, I was horrified. In any case, and assuming this email has not by now been deleted and ignored, I’m asking you a favor. Low as it may appear to be, I beseech you as a mother, and as a grandmother, to inform yourself more…fairly regarding the situation. I write this as the news also informs me about the recent attack by Israel which killed...

Make Space For The Flintstones…

By on Oct 20, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

Once again demonstrating an incredible lack of perspective, the United States has claimed not an oil field, not a country, not even a continent, not even planet Earth, but outer space. Why does that make me think of goldfish? Ewoks should note this with interest, as should the citizens of Zenn-La, as should Klingons or any other space-faring civilization throughout the known universe. You’re all property of the Unites States of Americom. Once again, the revered Americom president ‘W’ has gone forth boldly where no man had ever wanted to go before, and has signed a policy document unilaterally declaring that Americom has the (and the quotes here are understated…) ‘right‘ to deny access to space to anyone deemed ‘hostile‘ to Americom interests. In effect; claiming Americom ownership of outer space. Move over...

Bush At The UN – On TV….Right Now…

By on Sep 19, 2006 in Politics | 0 comments

So he’s on. At the United Nations. I missed most of what Kofi said… Here’s Bush making it sound like any democratic progress anywhere in the world must have been due to the influence of the United States. Painting pictures of misery worldwide, misery – we are to suppose – that will be alleviated by the actions of the United States. And I think of Afghanistan, and Iraq – and I think of the blood of innocents, and of orphaned children. “You have been fed conspiracy theories…” he tells us. We must support, he said – people who offer better alternatives than blowing yourself up. I agree. Give them nukes and rpg’s and they won’t need to blow themselves up….but he goes on… “My country desires peace”, he says. “Extremists in your midst spread propaganda”, he says… He claims he...

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