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joemowrey

I am an anti-war activist, a prisoner rights activist and an advocate for Palestinian rights.

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  • Progressive foreign policy missing from revised Sanders revolution
    • Yes. It becomes more clear every day (not there was ever any doubt in the minds of rational observers) that this flim flam man Sanders has had only one role and intention from the outset. As for those who continue to believe his con , despite overwhelming evidence of his duplicity, that comes as no surprise. There are willfully ignorant masses out there who still fawn over Obama. And then there are the Killary acolytes who will smile and drool as she takes us into WW III.

  • When the language of genocide offends us more than ghettoizing another people
    • Yes, exactly right.

      "...it falsely suggests American Jews – both of color and white – must choose between their commitment to combatting racism in the United States and their Zionism."

      Statements like this read like something out of bizarro world. Talk about cognitive disconnect.

  • Democratic Party consultant asked about Palestinian rights: 'Not my problem'
    • "...the Party, which is shifting towards a more inclusive, more justice-minded agenda.

      In which alternate universe is the Democratic party becoming more inclusive and justice-minded? Maybe by inclusive you mean inclusive of the wealthy corporate power elite, and by justice-minded you mean justice exclusively for Americans. Certainly the justice-mindedness of the Dems isn't being felt by those we are bombing in seven-plus (that we know of) countries around the globe, or by those whose governments we destabilize and/or overthrow in order to make the world more user friendly for our corporations.

      And if you think the Party overall (or Americans in general for that matter) gives a rats ass about Palestinian liberation, or liberation of anything other than capital investment opportunities for the rich, you must really be living in another dimension.

  • Why Trump's revolution succeeded, and Bernie's fizzled
    • Excellent remark. Indeed, a Trump presidency may well be in the offing. The Dems have over reached. The reactionary nature of the American steeple will put Trump at the helm. It won't be pretty, but it may be the only way out of this catastrophic slide into oblivion the Dems and their lesser-of-two-evils base has us engaged in. Perhaps under a Trump regime some form of true opposition will arise. I'm not optimistic, but there is no chance of any opposition to a Clinton presidency, just as there was no opposition to Obama's bloodthirsty rule.

    • "Sanders never did run hard against the neoconservatives who were flocking to Clinton,..."

      Sanders didn't run hard against the neoconservatives because he is from that same mold. To say "Both candidates ran as antiwar candidates" is a little much. Sanders may have talked softly about being opposed to war, and he tried to make hay out of his faux opposition to the Iraq war (he voted with the Dems to fund that same war repeatedly) but his record indicates otherwise. There would have been very little change in American foreign policy, at its core, under a Sanders administration. Imperialism would still have been the order of the day.

      In the end, what many of us said at the outset turned out to be true. Sanders was a sheepdog for the corporate Dems. He said on day one he would endorse Clinton. That's just what he did. Progressives were duped again.

  • Front-page play for Israel battle shows that Israel has lost the Democratic Party base
    • And the jury is also still out on whether the Sun rises in the east and sets in the West.

  • Democratic Party is now split over Israel, and Clinton and Sanders represent opposing camps, says Pew
    • "...two tough ladies who've learned to master diplomacy..."

      How about, "two sociopaths who have learned to master the art of lying, bullying and killing." These two "master[s] of diplomacy" have been responsible for untold amounts of death and destruction. Both should be on trial for war crimes, not the object of blithe conjecture about the similarity of their appearance.

  • Chabon calls occupation 'the most grievous injustice I have ever seen in my life' and says he is 'culpable'
    • And don't forget, eljay, it's "...an injustice [you were] forced into..."

      Sometimes one has to wonder what kind of moral compass hophmi steers by. When injustice becomes the "justified" norm, in other words, when justice and the rule of law are no longer considered a necessary part of a society, isn't it obvious to hophmi that the exceptionalist philosophy of Zionism has failed the very people it purports to protect?

      The same holds true for American exceptionalism. In order to maintain our superiority over the world, we have discarded the notion of human dignity and social justice for any but ourselves. Consequently we have lost our humanity. So what is the point, after all?

    • "..an injustice Israel was forced into..."

      Yea, the same thing happened to me. I started building a guest house in my neighbors back yard. When they attempted to stop me, I was forced take over their entire home and property and begin restricting their movements. It's unjust, I know. But what else was I to do?

  • Donna Edwards's campaign unsettles the Israel lobby inside the Democratic Party
    • "How many Sanders supporters are going to work for the election of someone who resorts to war as readily as she does?"

      link to wsj.com

      No indication here of how many might be "going to work" for Clinton. But apparently, 67% will vote for her. No big surprise since most so-called progressives could care less about the machinations of our fetid empire. That's evident in the lack of any substantive discussion about our illegal wars and assassination programs around the globe in much of what passes for progressive media, including here at MW. (Granted, that's not the intention nor focus of the great work being done by MW)

      If one dares to point out Sanders history of support for war (granted, nothing compares to Killary's bloodthirsty record) at some "progressive" sites you get slammed. No one wants to acknowledge that Sanders' overall foreign policy will likely be very similar to the status quo, no matter what his rhetoric on Palestine.

  • 'NYT' exposes Clinton as most hawkish candidate when it's too late for readers to choose
    • Those who need the Times to point out to them what a warmongering sociopath Clinton is are beyond hope anyway. Unfortunately, that includes a majority of so-called progressives. Her bloodthirsty machinations around the globe are no secret, and it requires a concerted effort to remain unaware of her record. But again, that concerted effort is being made by vast numbers of people in this country.

  • The Jewish-Israeli navel-gazers
    • The American public is right up there in the running. Look how popular Bernie Sanders' rhetoric about equality and human rights is with so-called progressives. Yet they only apply such considerations to Americans (themselves), with no thought for the barbaric, murderous rampages of our empire. With all this talk about a "revolutionary" change in our politics, there is very little talk on the Left about ending our criminal enterprises around the globe. Sanders wants to continue our drone assassination program, and he fully supports the carnage we have unleashed on Yemen. (Yes, that's us doing that by proxy through the Saudis.)

      How many "liberals" are willing to point this out, or are even willing to hear it? When I comment on the facts of Sanders' support for our imperialistic crimes on alternative media sites I am often reviled and attacked as a Sanders basher. Any reality that doesn't affect themselves is considered irrelevant. U.S. society is a poster child for exceptionalism.

      But, yes, the Zionists have us beat by a mile.

  • Bernie Sanders' record on Palestine
    • Seems as though he has carefully crafted his rhetoric to conform to typical "liberal" Zionist views, for the most part. Oh, those poor Palestinians, but Jews still have a right to maintain a racist, exclusivist state.

      This, is combination with Sanders pro-interventionist/pro-empire voting record should give any true progressive pause.

  • Sanders is in Jewish tradition that rejected exceptionalist nationalism of Zionism
    • Thanks, echinococcus., for keeping the discussion honest as concerns Sanders. Phil is trying way too hard to find a reason to like him. There are some reasons, no doubt, when it comes to his domestic agenda, But Sanders' foreign policy views are a strictly status quo in terms of U.S. empire. And his views on Israel, as you point out, differ very little from any of the other candidates. He's begun to make a few gratuitous statements about Palestinian rights, etc., but his history of full-blown support for Zionism belies his recent rhetoric. To imply that he has any kind of anti-Zionist leanings is purely magical thinking.

      It's okay if people want to support Sanders. But lets not make stuff up to justify that support. Better we laud him for his domestic agenda while keeping the pressure on for him to quit being such a hypocrite when it comes to human rights and social justice for anyone other than Americans.

      The tendency for people to label him as some kind of peacenik is truly disgusting. He's no psychopath, like Clinton, but he's certainly no anti-war candidate either.

      Saying it doesn't make it so. It will only make it harder to hold him accountable later on.

  • Ha’aretz journalist lauds wine from Jewish terrorist/vintner Menachem Livni
    • "...Yehuda Etzion who was recently adoringly interviewed for the New York Times by an apparently very gullible Jodi Rudoren and Isabel Kirshner."

      "...for Rudoren and Kershner to portray Livni as they mistakenly wrote about Yehuda Etzion,"

      Wonderful article. But, in fact, neither Rudoren nor Kirshner ever write anything from a position of gullibility nor through mistaken perception. They are both hard core paid Zionist propagandists, each very proficient at their trade. When they spin a subject it is very carefully and purposefully done. To suggest otherwise is to give them more credit, and more legitimacy, than they deserve.

  • 'What certainly influenced me' to support Iraq war, Clinton says, was Bush's billions of aid to NYC
    • This woman is truly a psychopath. She recently commented that "We didn't lose a single person" in Libya." Absolutely obscene, considering it was U.S. imperial machinations (with Clinton as puppet master) which fomented the civil war there, and U.S. actions which completely destroyed that country killing untold thousands. And now we're headed for more death and destruction there under Clinton's guidance.

      When she becomes President (sorry Sanders' hopefuls) there will be carnage worldwide that will make Obama's reign of terror seem like child's play.

  • Sanders's outreach to Arab Americans on Islamophobia helped deliver Michigan surprise
    • Like Clinton, Sanders also supports the war in Yemen. He just thinks the Saudis should do more of than killing.
      link to counterpunch.org

      And though his much-touted vote against the invasion of Iraq is being used to paint him as some kind of anti-war peacenik, he has blood on his hands with that issue too.
      link to counterpunch.org

      Plus, Sanders will continue the U.S. drone program which pretty much exclusively kills muslims. He'll just make it a "kinder, gentler" illegal assassination program.
      link to thehill.com

      There will be no significant reduction in U.S. imperial rampages around the globe under a Sanders presidency. Those who think so are projecting their own aspirations on to Sanders, much as was done when Obama ran for president.

    • "And if we stand for anything we have got to stand together and end all forms of racism, and I will lead that effort as president of the United States. "

      Well, all forms of racism except Zionism. That one he's okay with.

  • Did dodging foreign policy doom Bernie Sanders?
    • I agree. Sanders is not going to be President. So these discussions are somewhat moot. But just for the record: people like to refer to Sanders vote against the Iraq war as some kind of testament to his anti-war credentials. Jeffrey St. Clair points out Sanders hypocrisy on Iraq in the attached article.

      link to counterpunch.org

      In fact, Sanders is a strong supporter of U.S. Imperialism and his record is anything but anti-war overall. He recently endorsed Obama's criminal foreign policy record despite the fact that Obama has initiated more direct and proxy wars than any other president in our history. Even if Sanders were to take the Oval office (ain't gonna happen) we would see very little change in the bloodthirsty march of our fetid empire.

      Sanders is a real humanitarian when it comes to American humans. For any other nationality, particularly if they are muslim, not so much.

  • Bernie Sanders' spirituality is resonating with young religious 'None's
    • So ethno-religious discrimination in the interest of maintaining purity within a particular ethnic community is okay for small communities but not for large communities. In other words, a little bit of racism and ethnic exceptionalism is acceptable. Especially if it's a group you happen to be a member of.

      Interesting standard. How large does the community need to be before we decry such practices. Was the Arian race too large? The Nazis didn't seem to think so.

    • "So my spirituality is that we are all in this together. "

      Unless of course you are a Palestinian, or a Yemeni who is being bombed by our drones or U.S. supported Saudi air strikes, or any of the other innocent victims of Empire. Then, not so much. In that case, it's all us Americans in it together at the expense of everyone else.

      We need to call this guy out on his hypocrisy. You can't be a humanist and a Zionist. You can't be a humanist and an imperialist. You can't be a humanist and a militarist.

  • Generational sea change within the Democratic party will also include policy towards Israel
    • Your argument sounds like a replay of the apologist rhetoric of those who projected their own hopes and dreams onto Obama. Everything Obama wrote and did prior to running for president foreshadowed his actions once in office. But the dreamers refused to listen to the warnings of those of us who actually looked at what Obama had said and done as opposed to what people wanted to believe he "might" do once in office.

      I don't believe there is any comparison between the sociopathic liar that Obama is and Bernie Sanders. Sanders does have a reputable record on many of the issues he talks about now. But on Israel and on U.S. Imperialism the same holds true. We know what Sanders stands for and how he has voted and behaved in these areas. As echinococcus points out, to suggest that he will suddenly change direction on these issues is nothing more than projection and magical thinking.

      Support for Sander has its merits. But only if at the same time his legions of followers demand that he change is attitudes toward Israel and our corrupt foreign policy overall. Without those caveats, a vote for Sanders will gain us nothing on those issues and probably much less that expected on his domestic agenda. Because eason and logic dictate that unless Sanders turns the ship of Empire around and redirects the obscene spending which fuels it none of his domestic pipe dreams stand of change of being realized.

      The likelihood that he will do that is very slim. It just isn't in his history or his attitude.

    • "Do you have any evidence of Sanders’ intent to change anything in US policy for Palestine (or more generally and directly touching our topic, US imperialism in general)?"

      I think this is the point of eccinocochus's comment. In my opinion, people who refer to Sander's attitude toward Netenyahu as proof of a possible overall policy change are attempting to spin this issue. The commenter asks for evidence of any realistic possibility of a policy change from a Sanders administration. I too would like to see some. So far, I haven't found any.

      One of the more popular spin jobs being done on this question is the quote from Sanders decrying the bombing of UN facilities during the last slaughter in Gaza. That's a far cry from even the faintest notion that Sanders ever did or will oppose Israel or its war crimes.

      Same goes for U.S. Imperialism in general. Aside from a few minor criticisms of specific actions the U.S. has engaged in, Sanders has shown no inclination to challenge empire on any meaningful level. He has said he supports our illegal drone assassinations (claiming he would do fewer of them, and more carefully is a disgusting cop out) and he encourages the Saudis to kill even more innocent people in Yemen.

      Let's keep these realities in mind if we choose to support Sanders. Losing sight of them would be the kind of subjective wishes eccinocochus is referring to.

  • Biggest loser in Iowa was foreign policy
    • But the facts aren't suppressed now. Will full ignorance about this issue demonstrates a lack of morality. If it is delusion it's self delusion.

    • Thanks for pointing out Sander's lack of a moral conscience regarding Israel. He's also quite lacking on other foreign policy issues. It will be Empire as usual if he becomes president. (which is never going to be allowed to happen.)

      But to suggest that last night was "the most exciting life of our lives" is pretty sad. The fact that we have a two fascists, a warmongering corporatist, and a faux socialist imperialist running for office should depress everyone. There is nothing to be excited about if one believes that this empire is a cancer on the planet. That's not going to change, not matter which one of this lot gets elected.

  • 'We are all Jews' -- the Holocaust as imperial export
    • Yes, but Annie, clearly the lives of the jewish half are the only ones that matter. That's what Zionism is all about, isn't it? Jews are more important than other people.

  • 'I cannot support Israel as long as Netanyahu is in office'-- many American Jews are saying
    • Oh, and they could support the racist Zionist state if someone else was in power there? That's real comforting.

  • For the finest in settlement living try Airbnb Judea and Samaria
    • Wonderful. Especially the one about the septic system. I've seen with my own eyes sewage from a settlement draining directly onto agricultural lands in a Palestinian village. It is one of the most disgusting images I carry about my experiences in Palestine. The overflow line from the sewage treatment system for the settlement was engineered to spill out on the village land. Such deliberate disdain for the humanity of the Palestinians living there was something I could hardly integrate into rational thought. It says it all about the racist, exceptionalist and overtly cruel and abusive nature of Zionism.

  • Clinton baits Sanders over 'destruction of Israel'
    • Unfortunately, this is exactly why Sanders is likely to lose to Trump should he receive the nomination (which I doubt the powers that be in the Democratic Party establishment will allow to happen anyway).

      Red baiting will be only one of the many disgusting fear-and-ignorance-based tactics the American people will fall for in a Trump vs. Sanders race. We are conditioned to respond like idiots because we are idiots.

  • 'NYT's next Jerusalem chief routinely offers Israel as a model for American conduct
    • Thanks for this early eye on Baker. I think it's safe to say, he will be the usual propaganda hack for Zionism. If there were any other likelihood, he would never have gotten the job. If any other scenario unfolds, he won't keep it for long. Plus, you gotta know that anyone who has been a White House correspondent is already a bought and paid for toady. Again, otherwise they wouldn't be White House correspondents.

  • Obama wiretapped a cunning and dishonest foreign leader, for the sake of world peace
    • Yes, Boomer. And let's not forget, Obama himself is a "cunning and dishonest" leader. The current state of horrific instability and unrest throughout the Middle East (and elsewhere) is largely a result of his foreign policy. He currently has started more direct and proxy wars of aggression than any other President in our history. He oversees the extrajudicial murder of scores of innocent men, woman and children on a nearly daily basis.Along with Netanyahu, he should be on trial in the Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and should not be the subject of praise for any of his actions until he is held accountable for his many crimes.

  • 'NYT' reports differing perspectives when there is no doubt that one is false
    • Thanks Jerome. It's fairly safe to say that whenever The Times publishes an article which contains some element of criticism of or truth about Israel, the real purpose of that article will be to salt half-truths and outright lies into the discussion. This is a tried and true method of propagandizing which so many writers at the times have perfected. Not only does it serve to promote pro-Israel mythology, it also serves as a token "criticism article" of Israel so the Times can have something to point to pretend they are actually reporting and not just spewing propaganda. It's a win win for them, lose lose for the cause of truth in journalism.

  • Adam Sandler says he's devoted to Israel because of his parents
    • During the filming of Sandler's latest movie, filmed here in Santa Fe, the Native American cast and extras walked off the set because of the gross stereotyping of Native Americans in the Script. That tells us a lot about the level of Sandler's cultural sensitivity.
      link to cinemablend.com

  • Sanders warns U.S. against 'quagmire' of 'perpetual warfare' in Mideast for 20, 30 years
    • Sorry, but I don't see a professed Zionist such as Sanders making any real difference in U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East in the long run. He will tow the Israeli line. So he wants Saudia Arabia to be our proxy war criminal against ISIS instead of against Yemen. Nice for the suffering innocents in Yemen, but how does that really improve the situation overall? Plus, it reflects his overall support of the illegal and immoral machinations of our fetid Empire .He'll slaughter different innocents in different places, but the blood will continue to flow.

  • NYT's Rudoren says Mondoweiss critique of her recent article is 'nuts'
    • It's sort of like if someone wrote an article about Charles Manson's tattoos without mentioning his cult behaviors, because, after all, that information is only "background"

      No, Rudorin is not clueless at all. She knows exactly what she's doing. This type of propaganda is her stock in trade.

  • To the next 'NYT' Jerusalem chief -- Here is your job description
  • 'I endorse the cultural boycott of Israel': Prominent artists support New York-based campaign for cultural boycott of Israel
    • No, they endorse the shunning of the world's largest Zionist community because that community is founded on and promulgated by racist, exclusivist ideologies and practices.

  • NPR's Martin says that Beirut and Baghdad victims matter as much as Parisian ones
    • Yes, but Donald, you must remember, when "We" (the U.S. and Israel, either directly or through our proxies) slaughter innocent people we do it the civilized way, using drones and bombs and tanks and stuff. Why can't these terrorists commit massacres like decent human beings? Such savages!

  • DC protests mark the end of PEP era -- progressive except Palestine
    • Yes. Thank you, Avigail.

      And though one hates to have to agree with hophmi (ever!) his comment in response to Avigail is (unfortunately) also right on. These days in the U.S. the word "activist" is too often a synonym for narcissist. "Look at me. I'm willing to spend a whole afternoon pretending I make a difference." Then its back to the sofa and the mall.

      I learned this the hard way as an organizer in the lead up to the war in Iraq. Millions were willing to show up at demonstrations, have some fun in the sun for a few hours. But very few were willing to do anything more than that. Which is why demonstrations have become useless wastes of time and resources.

      Like voting, these pointless endeavors serve only to allow people to pretend they are doing something.

  • 'Netanyahu destroyed hope' -- Erekat
    • There is a special place in hell for guys like Erekat and Abbas. "Netanyaho destroyed Hope?" Indeed. He did it with both of these two monsters on his payroll. Truly disgusting to listen to Erekat posturing. Sleaze, sleaze, sleaze.

  • Beinart says 'Israeli government is reaping what it has sowed' with Palestinian violence
    • Exactly right, Don. Unfortunately, the only thing Beinart has reaped is tons of money for his ever-changing distortions of reality. Which begs the question once again, why do the intelligent writers and commenters at MW continue to give this little punk credibility by writing about his inane perspectives as if they have even a shred of legitimacy?

      No doubt, Peter will be out with a new book soon touting his latest "blowing in the wind" answers to all things Zionist. Then there will be the accompanying speaking tour. There's plenty of money to be made by being a willfully ignorant and amoral blowhard.

  • Permanently ghettoizing the Palestinian people is Yitzhak Rabin's true legacy
    • Thanks for this article. It's getting really old seeing articles suggesting Rabin was some kind of heroic peace maker. The guy was a murderous thug and a racist. He was assassinated because he wasn't murderous or racist enough for the uber-crazy ultra-Zionists.

  • When Palestinian 'protection' stands in the way of equality
    • Ascherman spoke to our group when I visited Palestine 12 years ago. No doubt, he is a heroic figure, willing to put his life on the line to protect innocent Palestinians. But he wound up engaging in heated arguments with most every one of the 15 people in our group because he is a Zionist zealot. At that time, he told us he categorically believes all the land of Palestine belongs to the Zionists. He's only concession to Palestinian sovereignty was to suggest that Palestinians be given separate but equal rights within a Jewish state dominated by Zionist Jews.

      Most of us came away believing he was kind of a crackpot more interested in glorifying his own sense of heroism than in actually standing up for Palestinian rights. He doesn't want to see Palestinians killed or oppressed. But he definitely believes (or stated so at that time) that Jews should be the dominant force within a Zionist state. He also stated that there needs to be a demographic superiority maintained within any eventual Jewish state. How that mindset can coexist with his belief in equal rights for Palestinians reflects the strange naiveté which Ellis mentions in his article.

      He's much more courageous than I could ever be. But he is a very confused, tribalistic and racist individual.

  • 'Why I am a Zionist'
    • Respect these individuals? Really? I can barely keep my lunch down while reading this litany of elitist tribalistic nonsense. Zionism is racism, pure and simple. Respecting racists is a misguided moral compromise, and in the long run will prove to be a strategic error as well. What is accomplished, beyond enabling their willfully ignorant delusions about their own sense of entitlement and exceptionalism?

      Truly disgusting. These individuals appear to have absolutely no conscience. They are covered in the blood of so many innocents.

  • Palestinian Harry Potter fan challenges J. K. Rowling on BDS using lessons from Hogwarts
  • Debacle for the Israel lobby: Booker jilts Boteach, and Netanyahu sinks AIPAC
    • Principled senator? There's an oxymoron if I've ever seen one. No such animal. You don't get to join that club if you have principles. One way or another, these creatures are all on the auction block, available to the highest bidder. Same holds true for House of Reps.

  • For the high holidays, Bernie should bring his presidential campaign to Tzedek Chicago
    • Good article. But since the author chooses to use Cornell West's endorsement of Sanders as an anchor for his thesis I feel compelled to remind everyone just who and what West is.

      Cornell West threw in big-time with Obama, making over 70 appearances around the country during Obama's first campaign. I've never been able to find out how much West was paid for this onslaught, but since his speaking fees range from $20,000 to $40,000 a pop (how much per hour would that be?!) one can only imagine he didn't do it for free.

      Too often considered to be some sort of modern day prophet, West is sure making a bundle off of his "prophetic" pronouncements. Not exactly an inspirational figure, in my view. It didn't take him long to get past his initial racist "any black man running for President is okay in my book" perspective on Obama. But one has to doubt West gave back any of the money he earned on speaking fees whole promoting the man who would become the country's first black War-Criminal in Chief.

      There were plenty of us out there who weren't fooled by Obama. All it required was a little bit of research and a pair of open eyes. Apparently West was blinded by color, both black and green.

      Maybe West is looking for a sweet gravy-train ride on the Sander's campaign. Plenty of prophetic statements to be made there.

  • Palestinian forced to strip to underwear before attending briefing at Israeli Embassy in Washington DC
    • I don't know, Annie. If we bring this outrage to the attention of our State Department they might make the strip search of all "Arabs" a new directive.

  • 'I love Obama' 'You're infatuated' (The argument on the left)
    • If your entire family was wiped out in a drone strike ordered by Obama would you still think his actions represent some sort of justifiable "compromise?" Would you still say you "love" Obama because of his views on Cuba? In my opinion, such a view is an obscenity.

      There are no ends which can justify the slaughter of countless innocents. If you truly believe that, then you too have lost your moral compass.

    • Phil is delusional on this matter. He has lost his moral compass. It saddens me to read the nonsense he wrote in this exchange. Would Phil "love" the Leader of China if he was directly ordering the bombing and killing of hundreds of civilians in towns and villages around the U.S. on the pretext that he was just killing "terrorists?" Could Phil sit down with the surviving families of all the victims of Obama's aggression and tell them to their face that he loves this killer?

      Barack Obama is indisputably a mass murder and a war criminal. He has waged more direct and proxy wars than any president in our history. He is a dangerous sociopath who should be on trial in the Hague. What else needs to be said?

  • Sanders risks losing left over unprogressive views of Palestine -- Washington Post
    • Oh my. I'm afraid I have to agree with the dreaded hophmi on this on. It's pretty clear that "progressives," for the most part, don't give a rats ass about Palestinians. Just as they don't give a rats ass about Sanders support for war and defense spending. The "left" is a perfect representation of the narcissistic nature of our culture. As long as they can support someone who addresses their own personal economic needs, the rest of the human rights and social justice agenda doesn't matter.

      Here's a good look at Sanders by Jeffrey St. Claire.

      link to counterpunch.org

      Besides, once Sanders goes down in flames (the inevitable final outcome of his effort to achieve the nomination) he will throw his support to Clinton. He has already stated this categorically. In fact, there is a case to be made (my opinion only for the most part) that he is simply birddogging for the Clinton campaign. He'll woo disillusioned Progressives ( faux progressives in my view) back to the Democratic Party. There is a long history of this paradigm, going back as far as Humphrey, McCarthy and McGovern. These guys are just pawns of the Corporate Dems. Though I believe Sanders is a much more willing pawn than some of the others

      I find Sanders to be extremely distasteful. He's a socialist in name only, and a disgusting hypocrite when it comes to Palestine and War. He's been feeding at the public trough his entire career and has actually accomplished very little with the torrents of rhetoric he loves to spew.

  • Congress needs to stand up for American people's interest over Netanyahu's
    • Lots of magical thinking in this article. Congress hasn't stood up for the interests of the American People for decades, if not centuries. They stand up for their own interests and the interests of their corporate pay masters. Also, the author opens with an endorsement of his thesis from Peter Beinart, then moves on to reference Pat Buchanan. Ho Hum. Could he find any sources more unreliable than these two clowns?

      "When will voters get the message?"

      That's about the only thing this author gets right. Of course, the voters aren't ever going to get the message. If they did, they wouldn't be voting, they'd be overthrowing the government instead.

  • Crisis for the lobby: Clinton bucks Saban, AIPAC doesn't know what to say
    • Evidence of something that hasn't happened yet? No. But history is it's own evidence in this case. How many times has the U.S. brokered a lasting peace deal with anyone? How many wars of aggression have we initiated? I say the odds are very much in favor of the scenario I suggested.

      Just ask any Native American about how well our government honors its treaties/agreements. Ask any of the fourteen countries we have bombed since 9/11 just how interested in peace we are.

    • link to informationclearinghouse.info

      This article by Tony Cartalucci is a reminder that this "deal" with Iran is quite likely little more than a fuse for the eventual war of aggression which will be waged against Iran by the U.S./Israel. They have to have a "deal" in place which Iran can then "violate" (by means of a false flag operation carried out by U.S./Israel) to justify the aggression.

      It's difficult to believe there aren't more commentators pointing out this very likely scenario. Historically, the U.S. has a nearly perfect track record of not making peace with anyone. We don't co-exist, we dominate and destroy. Think about it. Then tell me we should believe this situation with Iran will be any different.

      The optimists are kidding themselves. My money is (and has always been) on a war of aggression with Iran sooner or later. Any other outcome would be so far out of character for the U.S. it strains credulity to suggest it.

  • Abe Foxman says goodbye to an America of secret Jew haters
    • Thanks for catching that, Boomer. As much as I appreciate Phil's work, at times he seems to suffer from a serious case of cognitive disconnect when it comes to Obama.

  • Oren's demands make Israel's liberal apologists squirm
  • Israeli lawmaker wants to force foreign-funded NGO officials to wear stigmatizing i.d.'s

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