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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...

From Ali G. To Borat – It’s STILL Not Funny…

By on Nov 14, 2006 in Media, Politics | 13 comments

I first saw an Ali G. show years ago. I laughed. I didn’t laugh much, but I did laugh once, as I ‘got’ the joke, and then something spectacularly simple happened; I no longer found it funny. Sacha Baron Cohen was, and continues to be, a one trick pony; 1 ) lie to people, 2) subject them to a false premise conducted by somebody pretending to be even more stupid than he really is, and 3) watch them get initially frustrated by the sheer idiocy put on display, before 4) they finally grow annoyed as they realize that this is nothing but a cheap offensive waste of their time. That was Ali G then, and that, today, is Borat. Needless to say, since Sacha is such a one trick pony, he can never quite play the same place twice, such is notoriety. Thus, having pretty much beaten a dead horse to shreds across the ocean, he now comes to Amerika – where the audience has not yet...

‘Israel’ – The Might To Exist…

By on Nov 13, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

Now, just to settle this once and for all. Every once in a while, as has happened just recently (see comments on my previous post), I get told that it is the ‘impractical’ Arabs that are at the root of the problem. That, as a recent commentator has said, if the Arabs still resisting Zionism were but to “recognize Israel’s right to exist” – then things could move on; progress could be achieved, the Middle East crisis would come to an end, and the Sun would rise in the East! The winds will once again smell of fresh blossoms, and the footprints of Jesus would shine bright throughout the Holy Land, cleansing it of millennia of bloodshed and imperial strife… Right. For the record, I do not acknowledge “Israel”‘s right to exist. The claim is absurd, and even otherwise intelligent people have been taught to repeat it like a mantra....

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...

A Tiny Bit of Boycott History…

By on Nov 7, 2006 in Politics | 1 comment

Most people seem to dismiss boycotts as ineffectual, a quick look at the history of Coca-Cola and Pepsi in the Middle East seems to indicate that we have been led to sorely underestimate the purchasing power we wield when we act en masse. Take a look, you might want to reconsider your attitude. If you keep wondering what you can do, well, stupid as it sounds: Start with the basics.

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