tgs1952 commented on the blog post Syrian Government Says Attack By Israel A ‘Declaration Of War’
We are apparently so far down the rabbit hole that what is clearly an act of aggression, a violation of international law, is framed almost without exception in the western media and by our president as an ‘act of self-defense’.
Neither Syria nor Hezbollah were threatening to attack Israel. If rockets were destroyed that were bound for Hezbollah, then their intended use was to make Israel pay a price if they invaded and bombed Lebanon, which of course they have done a number of times in the past.
tgs1952 commented on the blog post Kerry Goes To South Korea As Cheney Claims ‘We’re In Deep Doo Doo’
But really I say send in the air strikes and just deal with NK once and for all. Once you start making nuclear threats for me all bets are off.
According to that reasoning, Iran would have been right to attack both the USA and Israel some time ago.
tgs1952 commented on the blog post Does New WikiLeaks Documentary Draw Conclusion on Manning-Assange Link Without Clear Evidence?
This appeared in the Guardian today or yesterday:
Julian Assange doesn’t like the movie that is being made about Wikileaks, called The Fifth Estate.
Assange, who will be portrayed in the film by Benedict Cumberbatch, read from a copy of the script as he accused the movie’s maker, Dreamworks, of “fanning the flames” of war against Iran.
Excellent post, thanks. Noticed this on the Guardian last week: Honduras to build new city with its own laws and tax system to attract investors Honduras is set to host one of the world’s most radical neo-liberal economic experiments under a plan to build from scratch the rules, roads and rafters of a ‘charter city’ for foreign [...]
tgs1952 commented on the diary post For Rachel Corrie: Once Again, the Skies are Weeping by EdwardTeller.
Home demolitions are a war crime. Even if the driver did not see Rachel Corrie (highly improbable) he was committing a war crime. It is far more likely, as I see it, that Rachel Corrie was murdered by the driver in the act of committing a war crime. The decision does not surprise me at [...]
tgs1952 commented on the blog post FDL Book Salon Welcomes Doug Saunders, The Myth of the Muslim Tide
Douglas, thanks for discussing your book here at fdl.
Not sure if this is true in Europe, but no complete discussion of how muslims are portrayed in the media here in the US without mentioning the incredible influence in the media and politics of the Israel lobby. Does that dimension of the issue appear in your book?
tgs1952 commented on the diary post Jill Stein or Rocky Anderson for President? Who will you support and vote for in November? by Barefoot Accountant.
I will be voting for Stein.
Congratulations, and keep on “keepin’ on”.
tgs1952 commented on the blog post Titillating Reports on Occupy Wall Street Tie to Unsolved Murder Likely Result of DNA Contamination
Thanks Kevin, excellent job, as usual.
tgs1952 commented on the blog post Glenn Greenwald on Challenging the Surveillance State
Thanks – inspirational.
tgs1952 commented on the diary post The Maddow Transcripts: The 1st week of #OWS, TRMS mentioned “Republican” 170 times, “Obama” 95 times, and “Occupy” 0 times by jest.
Rachel Maddow encapsulates everything that is revolting about ‘liberals’.
Glenn Greenwald? He is the best. People dissing him here are really off base.
People seem to be taking what you have written amiss. I don’t. I have seen it for many years – criticism of Democrats policies until election time. It is happening elsewhere. If it happens here, then the whole rap about tribalism is just that, a rap, to attract those of us who are finished loyally [...]
tgs1952 commented on the diary post Panetta: Israel ‘Increasingly Isolated’, And The Numbers Don’t Lie by CTuttle.
Our relationship with Israel is so totally bizarre that it defies rational explanation.
You are doing as good a job as anyone, showing that is true.
tgs1952 commented on the blog post Obama Deficit Rhetoric Moves from Compromise to Campaign
Krugman was a free trade advocate. A few years back he began to back off in increments. He likes it in principle but … He is also still a defender of the likes of Larry Summers. He sometimes says things that seem to be on target, and he is definitely a good writer. So what’s [...]
tgs1952 commented on the diary post The Kleptocracy’s Great Global Gamble and Why They are Doing It Now by OhioGringo.
Nice post, but you are giving them too much credit. As someone upstream wrote, the ‘gloves are coming off’. Outright murder, wars of aggression, straight ahead looting, oppression etc., are just done openly. Moreover, I think that those who think about the issue at all, believe that there will be ‘technological solutions, and profitable ones, [...]
tgs1952 commented on the diary post Water Cooler – Alan Grayson to Run for Congress Again! by Bill Egnor.
Alan Grayson has some good qualities and I occasionally contributed to his efforts, but his views on Israel/Palestine are simply beyond the pale. He is the last thing we need.
tgs1952 commented on the blog post Unmoved by Grand Bargain Talks, Jobs Report Comes In Terrible
pass the pending free trade agreements
Yeah, that’ll get things heating up again in the labor market.
Worldwide the results of neo-liberal economic policy are more disastrous by the day and yet leaders and economists have only neo-liberal solutions for those disasters.
Truly depressing. Michael Hudson has commented that the demand for privatising and so forth is, in fact, a new kind of warfare. Sacking and looting without shots fired.
Greece and Libya are emblematic of the new neoliberal warfare. Use cruise missiles and drones only when necessary. If you can loot via financial blackmail, then all the better.
Worth remembering the the Greek President who facilitated this is a ‘Socialist’.
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