Sunday, June 12, 2011


I've been tested.

The West Dubartonshire Council in Scotland has called for a boycott of all Israeli goods and has specifically singled out Israeli books.  This latter twist evidences a special ignorance of or total insensitivity to or a sympathy with the Nazi's love of burning books, particularly Jewish ones. 

The members of the Council found Israel's war in Gaza so abhorrent as to warrant a boycott of Israel and its books.  It apparently found no justification in the fact that the war was launched after about 8,000 rockets were set off from Gaza and were specifically aimed at terrorizing, maiming, and killing children, women, and men.  And it felt no need to boycott Libya, Sudan, Syria, or any other murderous regime. 


A friend sent the latest rantings from Stephen Walt in a post on Foreign Policy, "Do the American people support the 'special relationship?'"    The column is about how the pro-Israel lobby (i.e. the Jews) gets its way against what the American people really want and against the best interests of the United States.  Jews and their sympathizers are that good at manipulation and control.

This is Stephen Walt of the team of Walt and Mearsheimer, who took an article that garnered much attention and pumped it up into a book alleging vast Zionist control of American politics while being panned by many scholars, both supporters and critics of Israel, for sloppy research and for abandoning basic standards of scholarship.

This time Walt does not even bother with the trappings of scholarship.  He just goes right to the Jew-stereotyping bottom line:  U.S. support of Israel could not possibly be because Americans identify with Israel and its positions.  It cannot be because the latest polling shows that 67 % of Americans support Israel and less than 20% support the Palestinians.  It cannot be because they are persuaded that supporting Israel is the right thing to do.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Anthony Weiner says that he is going to take a leave of absence and enter a treatment center.  Treatment for what? Bozos?

Sunday, June 5, 2011


French English language TV (DeGaulle must be turning over in his grave at that one) reported this evening on the latest efforts to invade Israel by some Syrian citizens and residents who say that there parents, grandparents, and/or great-grandparents once lived in present-day Israel.  Relying on that tremendous example of free and unfettered media, Syrian TV, French TV and others reported that 13-20 were killed.  (Early reports from the Israel Defense Force confirmed four.)

French TV went onto report that, in response, the Obama Administration called on both sides to refrain from "provocative" actions.  Now, I know what the people from Syria did that was provocative: they tried to cross into another country without permission.  What I cannot figure out is what the Obama Administration thinks the Israelis did that was "provocative" in this instance other than exist. 

Speaking of provocative actions, the continuing slaughter and torture of Syrian citizens, including children, by President Assad still hasn't proved provocative enough to cause the Obama Administration or most other governments to call for his removal from office.  Mubarak had to go, Qaddaffi was told to go and his going justified military action, the Yemenite dictator has apparently finally gone, but Assad continues to have the International get-out-of-jail free card.  I continue to wonder what this guy has on his fellow presidents, prime ministers, and ruthless dictators.  Whatever it is, it must be good.