It is currently Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:35 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: ROBERT SCHEER: WHY DO SO FEW SPEAK UP FOR GAZA?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:41 am 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Posts: 14444
Location: NC
Why Do So Few Speak Up for Gaza?

By Robert Scheer

Why are we so indifferent to the death and destruction in Gaza?

The major news outlets meekly accepted Israel’s banning of journalists from entering Gaza as an excuse for downplaying collateral civilian casualties, our president-elect, Barack Obama, has had little to say about an invasion that will much complicate his future Mideast peace efforts, and most commentators easily rationalize Israel’s many-more-eyes-for-an-eye killings.

Why is it that there is such widespread acceptance, beginning with the apologetic arguments of President Bush, that whatever Israel does is always justified as necessary to the survival of the Jewish state?

It is not.

While the Hamas rocket attacks are reprehensible, they are also an ineffectual challenge to Israel’s enormous security apparatus, and the severity of Israel’s response to them is counterproductive. Clearly, the very existence of Israel is not now, nor has it ever been, seriously challenged by anything the Palestinians did. Not back in 1948, when Israel was established as a state with insignificant Palestinian military resistance, nor at the time of the 1967 Six-Day War when Egypt, Syria and Jordan fought Israel.

_________________
Image

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ROBERT SCHEER: WHY DO SO FEW SPEAK UP FOR GAZA?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:27 pm 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:37 pm
Posts: 1646
Location: Denver
1) Apathy
2) Don't know about it
3) Brainwashed by corporate media
4) Knowledge they will be branded as an anti-semite if they say anything that displeases the Jews. To be thusly branded is usually the end in American politics
5) Laziness
6) Cowardice

_________________
"If the people allow private banks to control their currency the banks and corporations will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ROBERT SCHEER: WHY DO SO FEW SPEAK UP FOR GAZA?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:46 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Posts: 14444
Location: NC
Interesting list, PT...especially #3.


Comment from the link:
Quote:
Listen to this video of Karen Abuzayd, United Nations Relief and works Commissioner General; describing Israel as violently ending the truce. Why is this not being mentioned in our media?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDbW4zd59yM


WHY INDEED?

_________________
Image

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."
Honore de Balzac

"Democrats work to help people who need help.
That other party, they work for people who don't need help.
That's all there is to it."

~Harry S. Truman


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: ROBERT SCHEER: WHY DO SO FEW SPEAK UP FOR GAZA?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:17 pm 
Offline
SuperMember!
SuperMember!
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:37 pm
Posts: 1646
Location: Denver
Unlawful for Americans to boycott the Chihuaha that runs our country:

http://www.bis.doc.gov/complianceandenf ... liance.htm



Takes an energetic Chihuaha to f*k a Great Dane 24/7.

_________________
"If the people allow private banks to control their currency the banks and corporations will deprive the people of all their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." - Thomas Jefferson


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Blue Moon by Trent © 2007
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group