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  • Clinton lost because PA, WI, and MI have high casualty rates and saw her as pro-war, study says
    • Indeed. Clinton's "platform" was as follows:

      - Open borders, amnesty
      - More wars for Israel
      - Political correctness up the ying yang

      I mean, what could go wrong with that?

  • Trump's new war has neocons, Clintonites, and Israelis applauding, but left and realists dismayed
    • I'm sure Mattis made the call on what to use. And he's not a novice.

    • As someone rightly said, the bomb was okay but we bombed the wrong people.

      It's a terrible move and shows how easily Trump caves in to the media abuse he claims to not care about.

      What's needed to crush the neocons is an alliance between the populist right and the Tulsi Gabbard/Bernie Sanders wing of the Dems. Put aside their differences on abortion and what have you and just fixate on the stuff they agree on: better trade deals and non-intervention. The neocons are just too ruthless and organized to fight one on one. They will always win when everyone else is scattered and divided.

  • AIPAC underwrote Islamophobia in the Republican Party, and the Democratic Party too
    • It's unfortunate that wanting better vetting of Muslim immigrants or a temporary halt to migration from countries compromised by terror is now conflated with being FOR Aipac, settlements, Netanyahu, apartheid and so on. It's very possible to be for the former and against the latter. It's also sad that so many on the left point the "Islamophobe" finger at people who are genuinely concerned about the dozens of terror attacks or foiled attacks perpetrated by Muslims in the U.S. since 2000, and want the madness to stop.

  • Trump 'promise' to move US embassy to Jerusalem stirs international furor
    • Pre-empted every other commenter? Is this your forum, Robbins? Who made you the arbiter of who gets to comment, and when?

    • Oh dear, Annie's on the rampage again.

      Annie, just FYI, I never got creamed. You seem to have a special thing for getting in my airspace, for what reason, I don't know. I rarely visit this site, while you seem to squat here 24/7.

      And yes, Muslims do commit terrorist acts far beyond their percentages in the general population. Why don't you be a good girl and count the number of bona fide terrorist incidents since the year 2000 in the U.S. and then tell us how many were committed by Muslims. Then, do some basic percentage math, and compare that to their ~ 1% population level.

      I'm not going to do it because it's too boring. And I'm done arguing with idiots.

    • "Easy there, cupcake. No-one’s saying he’s a monster…well, except for you"

      Yeah, your sarcasmatron is broken.

      "Anyway, the wall – which is now partly a fence – hasn’t been built yet, so I wouldn’t get too excited about Trump’s promises just yet ."

      I don't do excitement with politics. I wait and see. But your "evidence" that Trump is a serial promise breaker or flip flopper is a joke of a story from CNBC that plays semantic games with words like "wall" and "fence" to make its "point."

    • Wow, fascinating link. He said he's going to build a wall and now says part of that wall might be "fence."

      THE LYING MONSTER

    • This is hilarious. All of the Trump bashers keep saying the guy's full of hot air and won't follow through on any of his agenda. Now apparently some are soiling themselves that he might ACTUALLY move the embassy. (You know, unlike the professional liars who say they will and don't) And if he does THAT, what does this portend for the Mexico wall and the rest of his plans? Oh dear, the cupcakes may be in for a rude surprise.

  • Israeli hysteria over UN vote is solidifying country's new status, as a rogue state
    • To my mind, Obama gets no credit for this action. He's been a no-show on standing up to Israel for 95 months. In month 96 of his overrated Presidency, he suddenly gets tough. My hunch is Israel and the Lobby are laughing at him. They'll slough this off just as easily as they sloughed off George HW Bush's stand on the loan guarantees. In 6 months no one will even be talking about this.

  • Hell just froze over: the New York Times runs an article saying Zionism is racist
    • I haven't seen this racist nationalism either, unless deporting violent criminal illegal immigrants = "racist nationalism." In which case, sign me up! And 63 million (or so) others...

      Trump could be a great help to Israeli-Palestinian peace. And if it's totally by accident, because his imagined racism causes various hypocritical NPR types to look in the mirror, so be it. It's funny how politics works out sometimes.

  • Adelson and Saban were kingmakers, now they're beggars
    • Are you kidding? Adelson's right out of a Coen Bros. movie. He reminds me of Herb Myerson in "Intolerable Cruelty," a wheezing old man on life support twiddling his fingers like he's still a master of the universe.

  • 'We have to channel fear into organizing': Muslim-Americans prepare for Trump's 'Muslim registry'
    • So I need a Wikipedia link to posit that people feel there's a problem within the Islamic community? A problem of extreme violence, misogyny and quiet acceptance from the majority?

      Hey, here's some evidence. Donald Trump won. There, your evidence. Bon appetit.

      Muslims also feel there's a problem. Check out Zuhdi Jasser sometime. I bet he knows a lot more about Islam than you do.

    • Aside from all of the soppy, overheated rhetoric, I think most people feel Islam has a problem and that it isn't addressing it. Sure, it's easy to hold up a sign saying "I"M NOT A TERRORIST" like you've just passed the bar exam and deserve a cookie but does that really negate the fear people have considering that Muslims commit terrorist acts far, far out of proportion to their % of the population? I wonder what solutions people have for this or should we just consider shootings and bombings to be the "new normal" or like Kellyanne Conway said "like extreme weather."

  • General under consideration by Trump for Defense has slammed Israel for impending 'apartheid'
    • Wow, another archives digger! You and that Annie whatshername who polices this forum like Columbo are kindred spirits.

      Are any of you capable of rebuttal without digging into archives?

      Not that I'm ashamed of what I wrote. It's just effing sad that you can't offer even a mild rebuke without cutting and pasting from 30 days ago, or 300 days ago.

    • Well, if he's picked this should be interesting. A confirmation hearing that would be must-see TV for sure. Of course, knowing most of the people on this site who claim to be sympathetic to the Palestinians, Mattis should be rejected out of hand because his boss once fat shamed a Venezuelan porn star :)

  • When Sanders changed political reality. And hasbara culture slapped him down.
    • This is a good article and explains the Hasbara culture of bullying well. I think the problem for Bernie is he comes across as a nice guy who isn't interested in the kind of savage give and take that Goldberg, Rubin et al thrive on. So like the scrawny kid on the playground with the asthma inhaler, he was marked as a target. Also, I think Bernie didn't even start moving the Overton window on I/P until late in the game. So it smacked of politics, not real understanding and commitment to the issue. That emboldened the smear brigade. I do think the right candidate, who's quick on his/her feet and fearless, would shove their Hasbara right down their throats, because at their core, they have no core.

  • 'Trump shows America's dominant ideology': A Palestinian take on the US election
    • Hey Annie, thanks for combing through my archived comments to make your "point." This is usually the last, pathetic gasp of the slow-witted and unimaginative, or, maybe, someone with an "inability to articulate." I hope you found it enlightening. In any case I don't believe my support for Trump equals virtue signalling; in fact, it would be precisely the opposite, since a virtue signaller is looking for approval from the herd. I'm not.

      Since you took the time to dig through my greatest hits, did anything else strike your fancy, Annie? Even I can't be bothered to go in there.

    • @eljay
      Yeah, you're probably right about how America views itself. After all, you live in Canada, so you're the expert.

      Certainly more than me anyway. I was only born here & lived here all my life, and interact with Americans every day.

      In the future, you might want something called "evidence" to back up your assertions. I certainly don't see any.

    • Yep Eljay, we're bastards. And look at your country, Canada. A supporter of the British Empire which engaged in mass famine extermination of the Indian people. Probably close to 100m dead at the hands of the Brits. Churchill was arguably worse than Stalin and Hitler combined. Where was Canada then? Cheering and waving the Union Jack, that's where.

      So spare me your withering analysis of the U.S.

      As for Canada, maybe you guys should treat your First Nations people better. Maybe get them out of their disgraceful trailer parks and give them proper housing, schooling and medical care. Just a thought. Ta...

    • Try to focus Annie. This is about helping the Palestinians. Not virtue signalling on Trump.

      "Lots of people say this..."

      Now you're channeling Trump. You know, the orange Cheeto Hitler you hate. "Lots of Muslims were celebrating on 9/11..."

    • I love being lectured by left-wingers who use straw man arguments.

      "The first thing you should stop doing is preaching to the world about democracy, freedom, values and start dealing with your own, excuse my language, shit. You were/are no better than other nations"

      No one's saying we are. In fact, Trump's entire campaign is a repudiation of so-called American Exceptionalism, a neocon buzzphrase for endless interventions in the ME. Which he wants to stop so he can rebuild our broken country.

      Please stop with this “America is the greatest nation."

      No one's saying this either. The writer doth protest too much.

      All in all, a rather childish rant. Trump may be able to help the Palestinians. He's certainly less bloodthirsty than Hillary. Why doesn't the writer give him a chance? I'll tell you why. Because she has completely bought into the Cultural Marxist view of him as a bigot, because he likes border enforcement. This has nothing whatsoever to do with the Palestinians' plight and is quite simply a distraction that makes her look good to her SJW Facebook buddies, but doesn't help one person in Ramallah.

  • Clintonites knocked out platform references to 'occupation' and 'settlements' in fear of Adelson, Zogby says
    • I didn't really follow the Democrat race that closely, but my recollection is that Bernie only turned up the heat on Israel as a Hail Mary move. He was behind late and needed something big to shake things up, and this was it. Guy deserves credit, but still, it seemed to me like political calculus. I'm not sure his heart is really in it.

  • Trump abandons 'neutral' Israel position, Sanders adopts it
    • "You Europeans" can kiss my backside. No sympathy for you. None.

      You blame American foreign policy for ISIS? Ha, not even Assad himself does that. Here is his incredibly insightful message to the Brits (and others) last December:

      “How many extremist cells now exist in Europe? How many extremists did you export from Europe to Syria? This is where the danger lies. The danger is in the incubator."

      Smart guy, that Assad. I guess he got to know Briton Jihadi John (South London native) up close and personal.

      In other words, you are the problem. You in Europe, the ones who invaded the Middle East so many decades ago, cut it up to suit your needs and then invited thousands of Islamists into your cities. You nurture these radicals with lavish welfare benefits & hate speech protections. You watch them go into Syria and murder civilians and destabilize an entire country and then wonder why you're being inundated with refugees.

      And by the way, most of the refugees are economic migrants, not war refugees. They're coming to Europe because you chumps will give them homes and food stamps and smartphones and they know that.

      You can take your blame game and get stuffed.

  • The double standard for white and Muslim shooters
    • The poor dears, being doxxed and "othered" like that.

      This reads like something from an Oberlin College sophomore.

  • Trump at the rightwing Jewish conference
    • "Not that forced removal or house demos don’t have a role. Perhaps we could start by using them against those who would trash our legal systems. People such as yourself maybe"

      France realizes it's under attack from a foreign power and just basically "trashed" its legal system by suspending search and seizure laws. Are they wrong? Deluded? Fascist? But thanks for your well wishes , I hope the best for you and your family too.

    • "Trump, who you love,wants to kill the families of terrorists, so you are confused"

      I'm actually not confused. Like I said, I would not collectively punish people living in the same building/neighborhood as terrorists, like Israel does. That's indefensible. If family members had prior knowledge of their "loved ones" going into jihad and did nothing to stop them...well I would say all bets are off for them. I'm pretty certain that's what Trump meant.

    • "So you oppose US support for Israel but want to carry out a very Israeli move as “justice”? Collective punishment? Savages?"

      If removing the Tsarnaev family would fit your definition of "collective punishment" then I'm all for it. What Israel does, no . I wouldn't fire a missile into an apartment building. Glad we could clear that up.

    • Nope. But being opposed to US support for Israel doesn't mean I don't want to be protected from savages. What would you do with the families of terrorists, give them a financial settlement for their pain and suffering? The disgusting Tsarnaev clan should have been summarily ejected from this country, without a hearing.

    • I love Trump and love his political instincts. I'm really not sure what that photo is supposed to tell us, although I'm sure Gawker will use it as proof positive that he's Herman Goering.

  • Hillary Clinton expresses alarm for Israeli Jews, and not one word about Palestinian victims
    • I'm waiting to see what super progressive Bernie has to say about the Palestinians tonight. Probably not much. He's such a fraud.

    • Implicit in your sarcasm is the idea that if only Palestinians would grow up, and protest like adults, they might make some progress. But we saw from Rachel Corrie and so many others that the Israelis do not respect peaceful protest. They kill peaceful protestors with the same zeal as they do all the others. It's a fascist state.

  • Matthews says Bush is pandering on Israel to get 'huge money', but his guests won't help him out
    • "Can anyone give him some backup?"

      That sound you just heard was the entire staff of MSNBC running to the john and locking the door.

  • The Jewish establishment has banned these four valiant Jews. Why?
    • "we hold the keys to changing U.S. policy"

      Why? Gentiles ran U.S. Mid-east policy right up until the 1980s, and they did great. Guys like George Ball understood that U.S. interests in the ME revolved around one thing, oil. Not ancient religious spats and colonial wars of conquest. Gentiles have to grow a spine, and sue anyone who accuses them of anti-Semitism right down to their dental fillings.

  • 12 pretty good signs you're vacationing in an apartheid country
    • I cry for all of our tax dollars being used to fund this apartheid regime that claims it's a light unto nations.

  • Philosophy prof who likened Palestinians to 'rabid pit bull' ignites protest on CT campus
    • Jeff, shouldn't you be spreading your good cheer over at Little Green Footballs?

      You do know your absurd talking points don't work here. Right?

      Yeah, Israel has a problem with pit bulls. It purchased the kennel in June 1967 in a pre-emptive military strike. It made a choice to go to war & take land. And it's been whining to the world ever since.

    • I can't believe people are comparing this to the Salaita case. There's no comparison! Read Salaita's Tweets as I did -- his attacks are aimed almost exclusively at the deplorable actions of the Israeli government and their hired killers, the IDF. In other words, he's criticizing a foreign country's government--totally fair game! This Pissin, er Pessin guy is demonizing everyone in Gaza of Arab descent, the very definition of racism and intolerance. What he's done is far, far worse. I hope Conn College does the right thing and discharges him, like they would a feral pit bull.

  • I misremember Iraq
    • I see AIPAC's grubby fingerprints all over this Brian Williams villification campaign. Think back to last summer, late July, early August. Israel was shelling schools and hospitals in Gaza and killing kids. Lots of 'em. Who was the best U.S. network reporter there? His name was Richard Engel, and he was the only one countering the Israeli narrative that the kids were pretty much asking for it, and those shells fired from Israeli guns were really the fault of the Palestinians! (Still trying to work out the logic there)

      Anyway, AIPAC and their media lapdogs couldn't very well fire Richard Engel...but they could mount a campaign against the fellow he works for. And get him fired. Couldn't they? Maybe I'm being too conspiratorial, but when it comes to Israel's crazed partisans, I've learned there is no such thing.

  • Efforts to suppress Palestinian activism on US campuses won't work
  • Palestinians who targeted Jerusalem synagogue have sights set on U.S. -- Israeli propaganda
    • Hmmmm, I wonder if the Times, under any circumstance, would say Baruch Goldstein's actions in that mosque "can only bring shame upon the Israeli people." It seems collective responsibility only applies to Arabs. Really inappropriate language from the Times.

  • For Obama officials, synagogue attack is 'pure terror' -- and not a word about attacks on Palestinians
    • Yup, de Blowsio is a progressive alright, except on the issue where it matters, and that's Palestinian rights. What a vile, cheap whore he is.

  • Netanyahu lectures Americans on open housing and 'ethnic purification'
    • Obama for his alleged hatred of Netanyahu won't stand up to him and appears totally bullied by him. Let's recall the last U.S. president to really stand up to Israel was the much-ridiculed George HW Bush back in 1991 when he held up the loan guarantees and outed AIPAC, to his everlasting credit. Cost him a second term.

  • Bill de Blasio ruins the liberal Zionists' glorious hour
    • I like living in NYC, but one of the more loathsome things about it is this. The idea that it's not just okay but necessary for the Mayor to be a Jabotinsky Zionist. This is the Ed Koch two-step, except Koch was Jewish and De Blasio isn't. De Blasio also fashions himself a progressive. Meeting with a child killer, liar and ethnic cleanser doesn't exactly buff your progressive street cred.

  • AIPAC rabbis stand up for racial justice in Michael Brown case
    • This gal sounds a wee bit confused. She opposes the occupation. Yet she loves AIPAC which supports occupation and expulsion. As for that smarmy tilted head smile...ick.

  • Salaita firing turns into a 'catastrophe' for University of Illinois
    • It's pretty clear to me why Salaita had to be canned. He's not only vitriolic, he's funny and sarcastic. Those last two things I think sealed his fate. The Hasbara crowd easily laughs off earnest outrage by mocking their opponents as silly naifs. Humor and biting sarcasm OTOH is much harder to combat. It reflects a dangerous mind, because it can reach people. So Salaita had to go.

  • As Salaita's case becomes a cause, U of Illinois issues declarations on 'civility'
    • How odd that I haven't heard a peep about this story until I came here. Thanks Philip.

      I also think it's a bit odd how much media coverage the St. Louis riots have gotten in the last 10 days. It's almost as if someone wanted us to change the channel from dead kids in Gaza to looters and Al Sharpton. I'd call this an intentional conspiracy, but that would imply some folks actually got together on this, when of course they wouldn't need to.

  • Tunnels-to-kindergartens propaganda Netanyahu peddled to NYT and CNN is exploded by Israeli news site
    • Uh, when Britain ran things, we had 2 world wars, 100m dead. And your BBC is a joke....

    • If you want examples of dead kindergartners, scenes from Gaza will do quite nicely. But sure, the Israelis want to flip the narrative, it's what they do best. It would be nice if our journos didn't accept their PR flackery at face value. But when Jodi Rudoren is your bureau chief and she's thick as thieves with Abe Foxman, what are you gonna do? Go to Human Rights Watch to check out what the Israelis say?

  • Welcome to the status quo -- a tour of the occupation
    • Cool photos, but Naomi, didn't you get the memo? It's not a wall, it's a fence. A friendly white picket fence, right out of Norman Rockwell. Israel's just a friendly ole neighbor, like Bob.

  • Jodi Rudoren and Abe Foxman mull over 'the Arabs' owning New York hotel
    • This is a great piece. Says it all about the Times, a paper I gave up on long ago, except as an occasional amusement, like for instance during those odd moments when it runs something mildly critical of the IDF and the Ziocrazies go nuts. As for Foxman, I pray for the day when someone he libels sues him out of existence.

  • I'm waiting for Roger Cohen to say that Zionism is 'often' racism
  • Israel shells another UN school-- and even the US is 'appalled'
    • Genius

    • The fact that so many UNRWA facilities are hit can be no accident especially considering Israel's target acquisition capabilities. It just underscores the hatred Israel has for the UN and anything under UN jurisdiction, and even more, that smacks of an international, third party referee in the OT. It's worth noting that other NGOs like Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross report the same hostility from Israel. They (Israel) want no witnesses. They want no record of their actions. It's like the USS Liberty attack, again and again.

  • The British public and the world see that Israel's actions are 'wrong and unjustified' -- Miliband
    • Well, it's the same as the British establishment's views on Irish Catholics in Ulster. They were "terrorists" because some of them had guns and fought back. Having guns and fighting back against armed soldiers in uniform is so far from terrorism it's laughable.

    • What does it imply? And what does this have to do with Israel and Gaza?

  • What Jim Fallows and I saw
    • Nice. We need gentile writers with onions and smarts. The question is, does Jim Fallows value his career in the MSM?

  • Who broke the ceasefire? Obama blames Hamas against the evidence
  • Peter Beinart demolishes Gaza hasbara
    • It's fine that Peter is "demolishing" the Likud propaganda over this effort, and I salute him for it. However, why is this debate occurring entirely within the Jewish community? Where are the gentile political leaders who are willing to take on the Chuck Schumers and the Steve Israels in a no holds barred debate? Last I checked my tax dollars were paying for this ongoing massacre too and I'm not Jewish. I guess taking on the Israel lobby is absolutely verboten for a gentile. The ultimate career killer. It's sad how cowed we have become.

  • 'Children killed in their sleep': Israeli artillery fire hits UN school, killing at least 20
    • It's all Hamas's fault! Just keep repeating it enough times and hopefully the mean vicious Israel haters will go away.

      Come on Obama, say something. Suspend aid to Israel pending a Congressional investigation into these atrocities. Remember Bush 41 held up those loan guarantees? He looks like a giant among men now.

  • The threat of sanctions worked against Israel in 1956 -- and it can work again
    • Well, clearly Eisenhower was nothing more than an anti-Semite. Hey yo, I'll be here all week.

      On a serious note, it seems Israel's strategy in Gaza is clear. That alleged pullout in 2005? A ruse. Israel fully intends to re-populate Gaza--once it makes life there so unbearable for Arabs that they either pour into Egypt or just kill themselves. Of course Israeli rockets may do the job first.

  • Video: If you voted for Hamas, Israel has a right to kill you, says president of NY Board of Rabbis
  • To my Jewish friend (you know who you are)
    • "Privilege" indeed. I'm reminded of Israel's decision to keep those El Al flights going in the midst of all this carnage so those well-scrubbed true believing Hillel students can fly in from the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell and get "the tour" while they take selfies with smoke rising in the distance. Pathetic.

  • Israel has detained 15-year-old American boy for 26 days; US is 'gravely concerned'
    • Gravely concerned...I hope so! Remember the U.S. government threw Rachel Corrie under the bus and wouldn't even investigate our "special friends" the Israelis. But of course she deserved it, the naive little shiksa!

  • Where my bomb shelters at?
    • "Blow them away...." That deserves a rimshot. I wonder what Amy Schumer thinks about all this. We know what her miserable cousin thinks!

  • Israeli embassy puts Mona Lisa in a hijab -- 'Israel now, Paris next'
    • I can't imagine a more amusing campaign. Israel supporters also typically push for open borders immigration in countries other than Israel. Do they think people can't put 2 & 2 together? I guess so!

  • Gaza onslaught is p.r. problem for Israel's 'moral authority' -- Albright
    • I do indeed worry for Richard Engel's safety. He did an outstanding report tonight on Red Crescent ambulances being shot at by the IDF and said (crucially) that he saw no evidence that they were ferrying guns or bombs (as Israel claims). This is the kind of ballsy reporting that I would think Israel and its Amen Corner here would find very "unhelpful." Stay safe Richard.

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