• DrVonNagle commented on the blog post President Obama Gives Speech On ISIS 9/10/2014

    2014-09-10 18:16:56View | Delete

    Similar speech I’ve heard many time…we come to help you…no ground forces…I stand for America…same outcome…more war…more bombing…

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post How China Views the Ukraine Conflict by fairleft.

    2014-08-31 19:05:49View | Delete

    If Dick was so innocent then why did he Out Valerie Palme as a spy when her husband reported the truth about Niger Uranium that is not the action of an honest man. Why was Judy allowed to keep her Pulitzer Prize for reporting about the Iraq war?

    Not sure where you get that from my [...]

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post How China Views the Ukraine Conflict by fairleft.

    2014-08-31 13:49:19View | Delete

    Edit: to give another example, I know enough about global warming and language to comment on some posts, but not enough to argue scientifically about it.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post How China Views the Ukraine Conflict by fairleft.

    2014-08-31 13:36:14View | Delete

    It was a caveat to my answer. I know much more about Israel and Palestine so I comment usually more firmly. On Ukraine I have no idea of the level of culpability of each side, nor of the Geo-political games played by all parties. I, of course, do not trust the propaganda from our, nor [...]

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post How China Views the Ukraine Conflict by fairleft.

    2014-08-31 13:02:43View | Delete

    Creditable Sources the Nazi Ukrainian government we gave $5 billion too? White House, Pentagon sources the same ones that lied us into the Iraq war?

    First, a caveat, I do not know enough about the situation to comment on it. My interest as often is propaganda and use of the language. I have noticed for example [...]

  • As I said, it seems it is Blumenthal against most media (and the link did not take me there) but thank you for posting. Those quotes are not the only evidence of course. Such as those who were arrested, and Hamas in West Bank ‘planned to topple Palestinian Authority’ , with almost 100 implicated, which would imply [...]

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Late Night: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad ISIS?

    2014-08-25 12:03:20View | Delete

    Thank you, not the first time I have been accused of being hasbara thanks to my thinking and writing style. My background is journalism and philosophy, explaining maybe why my writings sometimes appear “professional”, but I can guaranty that i come to my opinions and facts by myself. I read a lot and thanks to my background am able to discern what I read better than average but acknowledge that like everyone else, I can be manipulated by propaganda.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post What Might Be Done for Gazans Beyond Hamas? by EdwardTeller.

    2014-08-25 05:37:18View | Delete

    The interesting part is to see the evolution of “the left” on the issue. It started with idealistic European Jews having to decide whether to go to Russia to support the young revolution, or go to Israel and settle the new “kibbutz”. Until the Six Days War the left was supporting of Israel as the [...]

  • I can accept that. While we are on opposite side of the issue, we probably search for the truth which neither of us has. I always try to analyze statements based on Sagan’s “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”. I do not consider it an extraordinary claim that some members of Hamas kidnapped the youths. Contrary [...]

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Late Night: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad ISIS?

    2014-08-25 00:42:01View | Delete

    It is nice we have so many diverse voices on the lake. Some fully believing and repeating Hamas propaganda. Some like me trying to refute some of that propaganda, some who support ISIS (it seems), some who don’t care, some who believe Israel created ISIS, and now some who believe Hamas is actively working for Israel. /s

  • I.e., don’t swallow the latest propaganda

    (with a link to my diary entry). Please, refute my diary in the comments to my diary as you have done before. If you want to refute the veracity of the sources I presented in my arguments and call them propaganda, it is fair and avoids insulting me. I stand by [...]

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Late Night: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad ISIS?

    2014-08-24 23:17:11View | Delete

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Late Night: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad ISIS?

    2014-08-24 22:40:40View | Delete

    I do not question that Hamas was tolerated, maybe even helped by Israel to counter the PLO, it is not an outrageous claim, as the USA helped create the Talibans, Al Quaeda…heck even Saddam Hussein, Mubarak… I question how relevant it is to today’s Hamas.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post Hamas uses civilian deaths as propoganda by agourabum.

    2014-08-24 22:29:41View | Delete

    Yes, but if you zoom out from that city on the map, you will see a lot more of empty space, BBC has published a density map, you can google for it if you want or ask if you do not find. But it would be suicidal for them to set up their rocket launch [...]

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post On a light side: To paint the portrait of a bird by DrVonNagle.

    2014-08-24 21:55:31View | Delete

    Thank you, since the poem addresses visual, kinesthetic and implied audio, I tried to fit my translation/interpretation.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the blog post Late Night: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad ISIS?

    2014-08-24 20:21:02View | Delete

    Israeli military intelligence has a thousand and one uses for a group like I.S.I.S., and now that Gaza has exploded again, they’ve found a new way to use their little Sunni thug buddies

    Interesting since many here and on the web claim that Hamas was created by Israel too.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post On a light side: To paint the portrait of a bird by DrVonNagle.

    2014-08-24 19:55:24View | Delete

    Thanks for the edit and the picture.

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post Hamas uses civilian deaths as propoganda by agourabum.

    2014-08-24 19:31:51View | Delete

    If you are a Zionist, then I respectfully urge that you refine your Zionism to mean what the Rabbi Judah L. Magnes described around 1946: the right of Jews to participate in the founding of a new nation in Palestine in which they are a “founding nation,” but not to the exclusion of Palestinian Arabs!

    Oh [...]

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post Hamas uses civilian deaths as propoganda by agourabum.

    2014-08-24 19:30:24View | Delete

    Israel, like many countries in the world, took in millions of refugees, including almost one million from Arab countries, and integrated them in their society, some better than others I grant you. On the other side Arab countries took in Palestinian refugees and kept more than a million of them in refugee camps for more [...]

  • DrVonNagle commented on the diary post Hamas uses civilian deaths as propoganda by agourabum.

    2014-08-24 17:30:13View | Delete

    Ghettoizing Palestinian Arab refugees of 1948 in Gaza for 66 years is an inhuman policy repugnant to either Jewish or progressive values

    Sorry but Egypt occupied Gaza until 1967, Israel did not create the ghetto…and we both know the solution, peace with some going to Egypt, some to Israel, some to the West bank or Jordan…others [...]

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