"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Al- Nakba - 60 years of Zionism remembered

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See also Sunday, March 11, 2007 Margaret Kroch Frischmann 1897 - 1972 and the Nakba - Iqrit and it's destruction Christmas Eve 1951

UPDATE : Alan Dershowitz , lawyer , on the Harvard Law faculty for more than 40 years, sometime member of O.J. Simpson's "Dream Team" was scheduled to deliver the key note address for the 60th anniversary of Israel at Rutgers University on Thursday. He came up against placard waving protestors from the Rutgers Against the War/ Campus Antiwar Network.
“Jews Against the Occupation”, “Settlements = Ethnic Cleansing”, and “End Israeli Apartheid” were received in polite hostility by most but some spat at protestors and had racial insults hurled at them.

Dershowitz eventually came out to speak to the protesters. He approached with the police watching and said “Its good you are bringing up the Nakbah because I am going to mention it in my speech. The Nakbah is self inflicted!” a reprise of what he had told students at Harvard earlier in the week. He was asked about his statements supporting torture , “I don't support torture. I believe the government should get a warrant first.” He then started to walk away. One of the protesters replied, “Should they get a permit before they bomb Palestinian villages?”

As a strident apologist for the Israeli state, Dershowitz regards ethnic cleansing as a trifling matter logistical problem of civil administration ...... "Political solutions often require the movement of people, and such movement is not always voluntary ... It is a fifth-rate issue analogous in many respects to some massive urban renewal."

Evidently few in the crowd had forgotten Dershowitz's advocacy of the inevitability of torture "which should remain an option " on CBS 60 Minutes with Mike Wallace in September 2002

If anybody has any doubt that our CIA, over time, has taught people to torture, has encouraged torture, has probably itself tortured in extreme cases, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.”

The ends , says the learned professor, justify the means. A simpleton's view of civilised society used to support genocide and torture by such shining examples as Stalin and Henry Kissinger.

1 comment:

Constintina said...

Glad to see this...we're doing stuff in the US, too:


(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish