Commenter Profile

Total number of comments: 37 (since 2011-11-10 21:01:20)

Daughter of an Italian immigrant with a deep love for Italy, its Rinascimento, its art, and its people.

Showing comments 37 - 1

  • Iran deal is still imperilled by deep state-- hardliners, Israel lobby, Hillary Clinton
    • With regard to your second parapgraph, I don't think the picture is grim, rather if what you write is in fact true, I'm DELIGHTED by those developments. Change is inevitable in a dynamic and vibrant society, death is the end of change, and a society unable to change is one which is dying.

  • Why Clinton's Iraq decision matters
  • 'Washington Post' publishes Elliott Abrams' diatribe against Palestinians without rejoinder
  • President Obama wants us to argue about the special relationship
    • Let's make this very clear to the Zionists. There is no such thing as 'dual' loyalty. If the two things, nations, people, ideas, to which you claim loyalty, come into conflict, you will choose one or the other. That's a fact. You cannot be loyal to the State of Israel and loyal to the United States, if you in fact subscribe to the idea of 'loyalty'. David Rothkopf of Foreign Policy Magazine is a very stupid man.

  • Christian Zionists expose their anti-Semitism at conservative summit in Iowa
    • And it is not anti gentile to make the claim you are a 'chosen' people? The whining is particularly tieresome, Mr. Fredman.

      The animosity between Jews and what was originally a Jewish cult later called Christianity began early in Christianity's history. DO NOT forget that Judaism was a recognized religion by the Romans whereas Christianity at first was not and as such it did not have the protection afforded to Judaism. The early persecutors of Christians were in fact other Jews. The story of Saul of Tarsus, who later became the apostle Paul and who was one of those early persecutors and haters of Christianity is a well known example. I believe some parts of the text in the New Testament reflects an ongoing and reciprocal dislike of Jews and Christians.

      The fortunes of Christians and Jews, however, reversed themselves when Christianity became the official religion of the Roman empire, and the persecuted became the persecutors. Pay back's a bitch as some like to say.

      While we are on this early history, let's make it very clear that the Romans did not destroy Jerusalem or prosecute a war against Jews because they were Jews but because they had the unmitigated temerity to attempt rebellion. The Romans did not tolerate that behavior. They crucified somewhere around 5,000 slaves after the Spartacan rebellion.

      There is an unfortunate propensity on the part of some Jews such as yourself to call out the bad behavior of non Jews while ignoring the equally ugly and noxious behavior of their fellow Jews.

  • US Congressman Danny Davis calls for lifting the blockade of Gaza
    • @ bilal a. "Israel tending to Wounded Syrian Rebels" -- how noble, how kind, how just, .......... how sarcastic I am.

      Are you truly a nitwit, bilal a, telling us that Israel is tending the those who are attempting to wipe out Israel's arch enemy, Bashar al Assad? And as for the U.N. pulling out its peacekeepers from the Syrian side ....... Israel launches attacks against SYRIAN side does it not?

  • The threat of sanctions worked against Israel in 1956 -- and it can work again
    • @ bilal a. What the hell ARE you talking about Bilal A. Not to rehash history here, but there was a devastating war in Europe. Germany was in ruins. Sure there were people who may have died of hunger (love using the word 'starvation' don't you, it has a suitably horrible sound to it), but when you use the word 'complicit' are you saying Eisenhower deliberately withheld food from the German people? Are you saying he denied requests to send in food aid? Disallowed trucks carrying food to pass into Germany?

      As for Dresden, because of the lack of clarity in your writing I ask whether are you specifically referring to German citizens in Dresden who died of starvation post World War II, or are you writing about two separate events -- the bombing of Dresden, and the lack of food for the German people post World War II? Or perhaps are you playing the usual manipulative Zionist strategy to smear Eisenhower because he was in fact the last American president to stand up to the Zionists. Your smear hasn't worked with me, and I will tell you this -- Eisenhower, whatever his faults, and ALL have them, was a far better man than the vast majority of Zionist leaders.

  • Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis
    • @Marnie. I wouldn't have said "kiss my ass", but I would kindly request that you pull your head out of your nether regions when you equate Stalin with Putin. You've watched far too much American television.

      I echo Dan Crowther and Cloak and Dagger. ENOUGH WITH THE PUTIN BASHING.

  • Fox's Hannity abuses Yousef Munayyer, says he has a 'thick head'
    • I have an Aunt who used to think Hannity was worth listening to, now she can't stomach the creep. She called me the other night enraged after watching this interview.

  • Something you can do, wherever you are
    • What happened with "CNN lies", a bumper stick that was quite prominent on the cars of Orthodox Jews in my neighborhood may be 15 years ago or so. We were told that CNN was anti-Israel. Now here you are touting a poll conducted by CNN. So ..... CNN is no longer anti-Israel such that its polls can be trusted?

      Frankly, I couldn't give a rat's behind about CNN's polls. What I do know is that more and more Americans (despite what their stupid politicians say or do) are questioning support for Israel. This has happened because many have had their eyes opened to the diet of propaganda they have been fed over the years by a biased media. I am proud to say I have done my part to enlighten many people I know, many who were initially suspicious and hostile when I criticized Israel, but now, like me, are vocal critics.

  • The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
    • No ceasefire if it means going back to things as they were for the Palestinians. No unconditional surrender for Hamas. This will not be resolved peacefully, only through armed conflict. There is no other way. If I were Israeli, I'd be worried about the outcome. Their soldiers don't seem to acquit themselves very well, there's already been what 20+ dead in a short time? They're very good at sending missiles and rockets, but not much else.

  • Kristof says Stephen Hawking and American Studies Association support Hamas
    • Yes, someone did, which surprised me, because he is a typical, nonsense-spouting, no-nothing, pseudo journalist, worried about keeping his job.

  • Oldman labels himself an 'A-hole' for saying Jews run Hollywood
    • I find it not at all believable that Oldman and the editors of Playboy magazine did not anticipate the furor that would ensue from Oldman's words. He, himself, knowing as he does Mel Gibson's experience, must have anticipated the reaction to the published interview. All of which makes me wonder if there is something more behind the entire episode -- a well played poker game designed to make your opponent (Foxman) show his hand and ultimately lose.

      Who will be the real 'loser' in the end? I think Foxman and the ADL, exposing themselves for the arseholes and megalomaniacs that they are.

  • Jeffrey Goldberg leads the charge on latest BDS smear: Presbyterian Church divestment is anti-Semitic because David Duke supports it
    • Isn't it an awfully long piece to devote to the ravings of a bunch of nitwits? Truly, the charge of anti-semitism has no 'sting' left to it, the venom having been squeezed out a long time ago by the likes of Goldberg and others.

      It seems to me the best to do is ignore these fools.

  • Oldman says Hollywood is 'run by Jews,' then offers over-the-top apology
  • Make 'hasbara' a household word
    • ISIS, ISIL. Who made up those names? Our State Department? Isn't it just a bit too convenient that they both are acronyms, and this silly country is so terrible enamored of acronyms.

  • Fire Thomas Friedman
    • I couldn't bear to read more than a few paragraphs and then skimmed the rest.

      Truly, Friedman has dropped double digits in his IQ, and from what I've read of his columns in the past, he started out at 95.

  • Cantor's defeat had nothing to do with religion
    • P.S. Or is it that hordes of anti-semites have moved into Virginia? One could write a great satirical piece for the "Onion" about this silliness.

    • “Part of this plays into his religion,” Mr. Wasserman said. “You can’t ignore the elephant in the room.”

      Really, Mr. Wasserman. Did his 'religion' play a part in his winning of the last 7 (is that right) elections? What an idiot!

  • Federal agencies express concerns about Israel's entry into the Visa Waiver Program
    • Here we go again. Special treatment, not equal treatment. Israel uses as its reason not to reciprocate a visa waiver for American citizens, its security issues. Tough sh**t, Israel. Your security issues are your problem, I couldn't care less about them. If, and when, you solve your 'security' issues then you can be considered for the US visa waiver program.

  • Mark Halperin excommunicates Rand Paul, over Israel
    • DaBakr. I'll bet you lose lots of sleep over those 100s of 1000s of Syrians who have died in a civil war. That is intended as sarcasm. What would you have the United States do? Send in the U.S. Marines and kill more Syrians -- pro government Syrians, pro Assad Syrians? They are fair game, I suppose. Assad too, I suppose? After all, Assad kills his "own" people, and that is so beyond the pale of decency and humanity. Killing those not your "own people", however, is just perfectly acceptable is it?

  • Friedman says Iran's friends include BDS and Jews in Open Hillel movement
    • @JeffB. How in the HELL do you call the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics a "right wing academic" party? It's not a PARTY, you fool, it's an institution founded to support aerospace professionals. And on top of that, you compound your stupidity by tacitly claiming you know the political views of most of the members of that organization.

  • Adelson would install Netanyahu in the White House if he had his druthers -- Avnery
    • I don't think the man beside Adelson is a body guard. Look at the manner in which Adelson grabs his shoulder, he seems to be insisting on telling him something. Look at the expression of the man whose shoulder he is holding onto, it's the appearance of one who is sorely tired of hearing what this person is saying.

      The man in the front is a body guard, he clearly has a earpiece in his right ear, but who is the man next to Adelson?

  • Ohio State Hillel member calls Desmond Tutu a 'neo Nazi' for criticizing Israel
    • Did anyone not see how truly bizarre the statement "most Jews are darker than Palestinians, who are mostly white"? Most Jews are not 'white'. The Ashkenazim are .....?

      This is just about the most insane statement I've read. Truly, the world seems to have lost its mind.

  • Gaza heats up: Israel bombards coastal enclave under siege with multiple airstrikes
    • Has anyone considered that this is deliberate provocation by the Zionists, particularly the murder of the Palestinian born, Jordan resident a few days ago, the result of which is demonstrations in Jordan calling for an end to the peace treaty.

      I think perhaps the mad dog, Zionist revisionists who support the philosophy of now dead, Vladimir Jabotinsky, wish to expand the frontiers of Israel. From the beginning they wanted what was then called Trans Jordan; I've no doubt they lust for it yet. What better way to expand, then to begin a made up conflict with Jordan. In the interest of state security, they 'push' into Jordanian territory and remain there. They've been biting off one piece at a time of what they call Eretz Israel. Where, or, will it end?

      My Jewish neighbor in a discussion we had about the Palestinian situation ten years ago, having no other moral argument, resorted to a strategy of placing tacit blame upon all non Jews for the Holocaust by saying "I'm afraid people will say we're tired of these Jews". Well, this individual accepts no blame and the next time anyone should employ such a contemptible ruse, I shall not be polite.

    • @bilal a. Cut the bible crap.

  • 'Daily Beast' labels Abbas 'stubborn' for refusing to recognize Israel as Jewish state
    • The Daily Beast was founded by IAC Chairman, Barry Diller, and one Tina Brown, journalist(?), magazine editor, talk show host

    • @jon s. Your classification of the woman's remark as being apologetic for the Nazis, doesn't bear up to objective scrutiny, and on top of that it is a tiresome criticism made by far too many people on far too many subjects when they dislike what another has said.

      What she did comment upon was what she obviously feels is an excessive preoccupation with one aspect of the history of World War II, namely the murder of Europe's Jews, and this preoccupation is represented, she believes, by the mandating of the study of the book, The Diary of Anne Frank, and the study of Wiesel's book "Night". This aforementioned observation comes from one who was at the Summit.

      As far as your claim the woman is "anti-semitic" (an inaccurate appellation), I would say to you -- "you are not a mind reader".

  • State Dept to 'check out' vicious attack on Palestinian athletes
  • Penn Hillel pushes Birthright-like trip for non-Jewish students
    • 1.) ....... imagining what Israel, or the Middle East at large, is actually like…"

      Truly, one will be able to imagine the Middle East at large by visiting only Israel. Is he kidding?

      2.)"It will focus on instilling an intellectual connection to the region in participants who would never have otherwise had the opportunity to see the Middle East as we have seen it."

      Seeing the Middle East from the Israeli perspective? Yes, indeed that will help participants to truly develop an objective understanding of the Middle East. Again, is he kidding?

  • The cowardly Leon
    • I began reading "Genesis" approximately four days ago, and I am a third of the way through.

      The book is admirably even-handed and fair, perhaps even too fair to the Zionists, some may claim. It seems those who blindly support Israel and its policies cannot abide anything that even hints of calling into question the 'nobility' of the goal of forming a Jewish state. At the risk of hyperbole, it is damn near psychopathic, and frightening. I suspect, however, these psychopaths are relatively few in number, but a few people driven by madness can make life miserable for the many.

  • Jewish community commits intellectual suicide before our eyes
    • @irishmoses. Forgot to add: put that symbol on your name tag.

    • @irishmoses. I will be at the National Summit and I just saw from your post that Phil Weiss will be there. What sign can be use? What about a circle enclosing the letters MW?

  • At Sochi Olympics, Israel is in... Europe!
    • I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics and it seemed to me (although I will admit to knowing I would not cheer the Israelis athletes had I been in Sochi) the crowd became noticeably quiet when the Israeli group came in. I can't find postings of the complete opening ceremony on youtube yet to confirm my impressions, but if anyone else watched the ceremony I wonder what they thought?

  • Jewish groups used anti-semitism smear to try to stop boycott debate -- Holocaust scholar who heads MLA
    • @Woody Tanaka. Yes, indeed, it was the USSR, and, but here is where I must differ from you, as I would add -- "and in a SMALL part" by the United States, if you are to define "small" as the numbers of soldiers who died, which if I am not mistaken were for the USSR something like 14 million .................... and US figure about 500,000 (and I believe this is for both theaters of war).

      The victory in the Pacific, however, was largely an American victory.

Showing comments 37 - 1