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Ed Koch says people should shut up about Pussy Riot because of– Iran

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The Israel lobby engulfs every issue. Politicker picked up this Ed Koch commentary that makes it clear that human rights everywhere must be subordinated to the issue of Iranian nukes (thanks to Max Blumenthal):

I also believe it is not in the interest of the U.S. to support the actions of the Pussy Riot defendants. At a time when the Iranian nuclear threat grows by the day and we are fighting Islamic extremists around the world, we should be seeking to enlist President Putin to join the West in our effort to prevent the Islamist fanatics from achieving their goal of destroying Western civilization, not making him the enemy and Pussy Riot the victim.

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So we must support despots and demagogues everywhere, however squalid and anti-human rights, because of a mythical, hyped-up threat for which there is no evidence. I guess that’s why (Cry)Bibi is applauded by the quislings.

RE: “The Israel lobby engulfs every issue. Politicker picked up this Ed Koch commentary that makes it clear that human rights everywhere must be subordinated to the issue of Iranian nukes. . .” ~ Weiss MY COMMENT: What do you expect? Naturally Ed Koch is unconcerned about human rights. After all, Ed Koch and Pastor John “Hitler was a Jew” Hagee are best bosom buddies! ED KOCH DEFENDING REVEREND JOHN “HITLER WAS A JEW” HAGEE:… Read more »

This whole “Pussy Riot” story is a massive propaganda blitz. Even if literally true, which it is not, why such an uproar? Because Putin’s Russia is obstructing empire in the Security Council? Freedom of speech? Tell that to Lynne Stewart. How about Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, or Wikileaks in general? Over at Counterpunch, Paul Craig Roberts notes that “The Pussy Riot case shows the power of Washington’s propaganda even inside Russia itself and reveals that… Read more »

Sometime people end up supporting and reaching the right conclusion ( Pussy right is not an issue worth a printed word ) but for wrong reason. Ed has done exactly that .If Pussy Right were unfolding in Iran, he would demand ‘Bomb Bomb Iran”

I dont support Pussy Riot but I can understand why the West to bolster its case against Putin and Putin’s Russia or against the Orthodox Church will support a group like this. It is in their interest.
As expected from an Israeli firster that effort or any pro American effort if seen going against Isareli interest should not be endorsed or mentioned at all. And this guy was a mayor of NY one time?