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  • Netanyahu speech scandal blows up, and 'soiled' Dermer looks like the fall guy
    • "...Maybe it would be a good thing if the issue were open to the American voters. They’d get to discuss how they feel about Israeli expansion and massacres and nuclear weapons, and their feelings would be echoed by politicians..."

      -Phil's article is good, but this particular passage strikes me as wishful thinking. It's just not how things work in the US. The sad truth is that US voters play virtually no role whatever in determining US govt policy on things that really matter. For example, do we get to "decide" or "discuss" the fact that the US is in a state of perpetual war? Do we get to "vote" or "discuss" the absurd amounts of money spent on "defense" (aka the US global domination project) or "intelligence"? Did we get to decide whether the govt should proceed with the Wall St bailout? Of course not. And since Israel is an important piece of the US global domination project, voters will play no role in deciding that aspect of policy, either. It will all be handled behind the scenes, in accord with elite interests.

  • 'Common Dreams' website traps Hasbara troll spewing anti-Semitism
    • One small correction to the article: Your first sentence begins, "A Jewish graduate student at Harvard..." Actually, what Common Dreams says is, "A Common Dreams investigation has discovered that more than a thousand of these damaging comments ... were written ... by a Jewish Harvard graduate in his thirties...." It goes on to say that this guy is now a graduate student at a university "in the Midwest."

      So, for the sake of accuracy, it's someone who graduated from Harvard, not someone who's currently a grad student at Harvard.

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