It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

27 February 2009

Clinton Down on Israel?

A story is getting some circulation implying that Secretary Clinton has changed her stance on Israel, and now no longer supports it. The story cited does not actually have a quote from Clinton so I don't even know what she said, and neither does anyone else who saw the story.

For Secretary Clinton to suggest that Israel move on sending humanitarian aid to Gaza does not seem so unusual considering that she is advocating for human rights for all people, as well she should. I do find it unusual for a story to be run saying she has changed her tune when there is no quote. Nor is there as yet an official statement from the State Department.

AFP reports: Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Ygal Palmor said he was unaware of any such messages and the prime minister's office said it would not comment "as long as there is no official US statement" on the issue.

I think we will have a clearer picture as to where the Secretary stands when she travels to the Middle East next week. If she is admonishing Israel I am sure that the leadership will remind her, as was reported here, that the UN suspended humanitarian aid shipments after Hamas stole tonnage of aid from a UN warehouse after the UN refused to hand it over to them. Hamas then reportedly sold this food and material to Gazans. Fucking nice.

At least there is something good to report regarding Pampers and Israel. It is being reported in Haaretz that UN and U.S. officials are reporting that the United States will boycott the Durban II conference on racism as the the document being produced singles out Israel. The final document is "not salvageable." Haaretz reports "The United States will not attend a United Nations conference on racism that critics say will be a forum to criticize Israel, and will no longer participate in planning sessions for it."

Canada and Israel had already declared their intentions not to attend the conference, which promises to be a great Israel bashing affair. Get your tickets now Judeophobes. It ought to be a hootinanny.


G. said...

Thanks for noting the HRC business. I haven't seen other bloggers address it.

commoncents said...

Great post!

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Anonymous said...

What I've seen is a lot of "alleged" HRC supporters throwing her under the bus on other blogs. Sure makes me question who they really are if they do that based on some unsubstantiated chatter.

Shtuey said...

Three people sent me the link to that story yesterday. This is the same thing that was done to HRC by the media in the primary. Unquoted sources, unsubstantiated rumors, incomplete filings and, in some cases, outright lies were published. Remember when AP ran the story that HRC was dropping out of the race while the polls were still open on June 3rd? It was classic voter suppression on behalf of the Ass.

Truth still matters where I come from so we'll do our best to make sure it gets out. If HRC sells Israel out I will put the information out there and roundly condemn her. Israel is on the front lines in the war against the Jihadists. She deserves our support. Part of that means helping negotiate a peace with political bodies that do not seek her destruction. If HRC violates that principle then that is that.

The State Department has sold Israel out to OPEC for years, so if this turns out to be the case it will be disappointing, but not a shock.

People have been throwing Clinton under the bus since the summer when she refused to make the convention a floor fight. Considering that delegates were being intimidated by the Democrap Party it was no surprise that this didn't happen. I was very disappointed that she ended the roll call, even though it was a sham. She should have let it play out to the party's embarrassment.

Now the embarrassment is that the man they subverted democracy to elect is a raging asshole whose administration will cost them control of the Congress, and the White House. But who cares when both parties are completely corrupt, robbing us blind, and destroying our civil liberties?

Commoncents, obviously you are a patriot that cares a great deal for her country. I'd be proud to link to your blog.