Friday, October 3, 2008

Elder of Ziyon takes the Israel-Palestine conflict seriously for once

The fanatic and frankly ignorant ElderofZiyon has a decent post on Joe Biden's blatant lies regarding the Palestinian legislative elections here
Although I showed how little Elder knows about 1967 or Haifa in 1948, he does a decent job here showing what a fraud Biden is. 

Saturday, September 27, 2008

THIS is Zionism:

In July 1954 Gibli ordered the activation of a sabotage network comprised of young, idealistic Jewish agents. Moshe Sharett was prime minister, Pinhas Lavon was defense minister and Moshe Dayan was the IDF chief of staff. The network's members were trained as "sleeper agents" who would be ordered to sabotage strategic installations in Egypt, such as bridges and pumping stations, in the event of a major crisis. But in July 1954 a decision was made to use them for a mission for which they had not really been trained - planting bombs in movie theaters and American institutions in Cairo and Alexandria. The person who gave that short-sighted order hoped it would be a strategic move that would make President Abdel Nasser's regime appear unstable and persuade Britain not to evacuate its military bases in the Suez Canal, a move the Israeli leadership feared."

What a despicable state, is all that can be said. 

When Bush opposes your war...

you know youre a warmonger. 

JERUSALEM - Israel gave serious thought earlier this year to a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites but was told by President Bush he would not support it, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported Friday.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Elder of Ziyon: Picture proves Holocaust didnt happen

The pathetic Elder of Ziyon, who I've documented has absolutely done no serious scholarly research on the Arab Israeli conflict, has come up with another gem of a post. Although Elder showed he knew nothing about the 1967 war (he didnt even know that the Straits of Tiran were in fact open, or that Nasser did not want UNEF forces completely removed from the Sinai), he now engages in the most bizzarre logic to disprove what is happening in Gaza. Here is Amnesty Intnl. , in summary:

The fuel shortage has affected every aspect of life in Gaza. Patients’ hospital attendance has dropped because of lack of transport and universities were forced to shut down before the end of the school year as students and teachers could not continue to travel to them. Fuel-powered pumps for wells and water distribution networks are often not working. 

Medical facilities in Gaza lack the specialized staff and equipment to treat a range of conditions, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. In addition, hospitals are now under ever greater pressure, as they face shortages of equipment, spare parts and other necessary supplies as a result of the blockade. 

Elder "debunks" this, by showing a picture of Palestinians at a restaurant...and thats it. 

By Elder's logic, then, the Holocaust didnt happen. After all, I have a picture to prove it! Jews getting married. 

Does Elder know that his absurd logic is used in the most crude forms of Holocaust denial? 

Bozo the Clown takes on Iran

Sarah Palin seems to be an endless source of gaffes and absurdities. Going through her scheduled, albeit cancelled, speech in New York, it didn't take long before she managed to reveal that while she holds a Ph.D. in Russian Studies, she merely holds a Masters Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Government.
"Ahmadinejad may choose his words carefully, but underneath all of the rhetoric is an agenda that threatens all who seek a safer and freer world. We gather here today to highlight the Iranian dictator's intentions and to call for action to thwart him" 

Can someone tell Sarah Palin (and other fanatical, ignorant Zionists) that dictators, like, don't have four-year terms. 

Larry King is Vacuous:

It is amazing to watch Larry King interview the Iranian president. He thinks he is being a tough interviewer by asking him the same questions that have been addressed for the last 4 years over and over and over again. Instead of doing any serious research and being actually able to confront Ahmadinejad, he spews talking points. Next time, have the teleprompter do the interview. 

Ben Gurion was delighted...

Zionists often claim that the early Zionist movement never had any intentions of expelling the Arab popuation. Yet it becomes particularly hard to reconcile this with what Zionist leaders said at the time. David Ben-Gurion, for example noted, "what happened in jerusalem and what happened in Haifa could well happen in great parts of the country if we hold on...It is very possible that in the coming six or or eight or ten months of the war there will take place  great changes...not all of them to our detriment. Certainly there will be great changes in the composition of the country."

And, "In the Negev we will not buy land,. We will conquer it. You are forgetting that we are at war."

Obviously, this is just a tease more to come. 

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Sorry about the lack of posts lately, ive been absurdly busy. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Were you wondering about Zionism?

Here is a good story, very illustrative of the brutality Palestinians have been living with since the establishment of Israel:

"Since my video was shown, the soldiers shoot at our house all the time,” she said. The shattered and cracked windows at the front of the building confirm her story. “When we leave the windows open, they fire tear gas inside too.”"

How humane. 

Monday, September 1, 2008


Within the circle of investors in financial stocks, the most daring and astute trade in recent memory goes by the name “Citibank at 8”. In late 1991 the US was in recession and, as Citibank struggled with bad real estate loans, the shares slipped 77 per cent, to below $8 (equal to $2.50 today, after splits), and less than 40 per cent of book value. But by selling assets, cutting its dividend and raising fresh capital, Citi’s shares doubled in less than a year, reached the low $30s by late 1993 and by 1998 had soared more than tenfold.

Wishful investors in today’s credit crisis spurred financials into small rallies in January, April and July but the stocks have continued to wilt. There is no consensus: some traditional managers are buying with both hands and others watch eagerly from a safe distance, while the hedge fund world is net short, betting on further financial chaos.

Financial stocks around the world have responded to the ongoing crisis in credit and confidence by falling 30-40 per cent in the past year, or between two and three times the declines in the broader markets of the US, Europe and the world (down 11 per cent, 15 per cent and 13 per cent respectively, according to MSCI). The bottom chart plots the one-year history of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF that has become a popular vehicle for expressing points of view on US financials.

Worse yet, the massive write-offs of flawed assets do not mean the end of bad news: Goldman Sachs reports that Wall Street’s estimates for US financials are projected to fall 39 per cent in 2008 (following 2007’s 34 per cent drop). On five-year forward estimates, Goldman concludes that, despite their fall, the financials are the third most expensive sector in the US market, after utilities and materials.

Another Act of War by Israel:

Mohamed Balhas was on his tractor clearing a patch of land near his home in southern Lebanon last week when a cluster bomb exploded, shooting shrapnel into his chest and left leg."I didn't know what hit me. Suddenly blood was pouring from my chest," said the 36-year-old Balhas.

The work is dangerous -- in the two years since the war's end, 27 civilians and 13 deminers have been killed and 234 civilians and 39 deminers wounded as a result of cluster bombs and unexploded ordnance, according to MACC.

"The United Nations has repeatedly requested cluster bomb data from Israel (including maps and the type of ordnance dropped), but in two years plus, we still haven't received the requested data," Farran said.
"This remains the main obstacle to the cluster bomb clearing effort."

The Nixon Tapes (A gift that keeps on giving)

Watch Nixon go on a racist, anti-semitic rant on this youtube video. Its absolutely fascinating to listen to.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

What happened in Haifa? (Or the second edition to Elder of Ziyon is a Liar)

From the Elder of Ziyon "Either way, the point is that Jews did not actively try to depopulate Palestine of its Arab population and this myth has been kept alive for propaganda and political purposes -" It is useful to look at Haifa as a case study, bc this is an example where Elder himself claims that Arabs were pleaded with to stay. The short list of atrocities in Haifa includes: Indiscriminate and protracted mortarings, sniping, Jeeps brought in playing recorded "horror sounds" and threats to use poison gas and atomic weapons were issued. The Carmeli Brigde was ordered to "kill every adult male" and to attack with firebombs "all objects that can be set alight". While the Zionist civilian leaders, and this is an isolated case, asked Arab civilian leaders to stay, the Arabs preferred to flee, perhaps bc of what was actually happening by the Zionist military leadership. Ben Gurion himself, on the flight of Arabs from haifa, noted "What a sight!". When told that a Zionist official was asking the Arabs to stay, Ben-Gurion responded "Doesnt he have anything better to do?". The Carmeli Brigade shelled the city and Arab crowds that gathered in the city square for an entire day, precipitating their flight from the Haifa port. Indeed, the IDF intelligence report of June 1948 cited these examples in its recommendation for precipitating Arab flight. Thats a summation, but the point is this: is that any wonder that the Arabs fled Haifa?

Interesting Article on Student Loans:

A 2006 study by the department's National Center for Education Statistics followed federal loan borrowers for 10 years, ending in 2003-4, and found that nearly 10 percent defaulted. (The average debt among the two-thirds of 2003-4 college graduates who use loans is about $20,000, according to the College Board.) And with more students borrowing, more students are potentially at risk.

Garrett Mockler filed for bankruptcy protection in December 2004, after months of struggling to make payments on credit cards as well as on $40,000 in student loans. He was working multiple jobs as a teacher, dancer and choreographer in Los Angeles after earning a Master of Fine Arts in 2003.

His lenders wanted more than $400 a month on top of credit card debt, Mockler said. "All my bills started piling up," he said. "It was either pay one bill or pay another or not eat or not have a roof over my head."

He had to scrimp to save $200 for the bankruptcy filing. Then he emerged from bankruptcy and found that all his student loans had stuck with him. While the federal government gave him more forgiving repayment terms on his guaranteed loans, he said, the company that had made him a private, or unguaranteed, loan had no incentive to negotiate a payment plan with him because he had no way to avoid the obligation.

While trying to learn more about student loans and his rights in dealing with lenders, Mockler said he came across,
Collinge's site.

Back to those Straits of Tiran...

So, again we come back to the 1967 war. The question that begs to be asked is...who really wanted war? Nasser or Israel? Even if we assume that Nasser had defacto closed the Straits (as I showed, they were defacto open to shipping even after he announced their closure), was he willing to compromise? Was Israel? 

After the "closure" of the straits, UNEF'S U.Thant was immediately received expressed approval from Nasser for a new diplomatic initiative, including the appointing of a new UN mediator to avert the crisis, as well as a two week moratorium on any belligerent acts in the Straits. Egypt approved, while Israel categorically rejected. Moreover, Nasser was willing to put the Straits issue up to the World Court, again, Israel rejected.  Indeed, just two days after Israel launched its war on Egypt, Nasser's VP was scheduled to have a meeting at the White House for further diplomatic discussions. As of Egyptian troop concentrations in the Sinia, we need only quote Menachem Begin:

"“The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches do not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.”