Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Organized Zionist Manipulation at Wikipedia

The group CAMERA was caught red handed trying to manipulate Wikipedia to rewirte history.

Ini suggests that after volunteers sign up as editors for Wikipedia they should "avoid editing Israel-related articles for a short period of time." This strategy is intended to "avoid the appearance of being one-topic editors," thus attracting unwanted attention.

...To further conceal the identity of CAMERA-organized editors, Ini warns, "don't forget to always log in before making [edits]. If you make changes while not logged in, Wikipedia will record your computer's IP address" -- a number that allows identification of the location of a computer connected to the Internet.

Philip Weiss say if it looks like a cabal, smells like a cabal, ...


Another Israel Spy

Our "alley" Israel has seemingly been caught in another spy scandal story.

An 84-year-old former Army engineer in New Jersey was charged on Tuesday with leaking dozens of secret documents about nuclear arms, missiles and fighter jets to the Israeli government during the early 1980s, federal prosecutors said.

The engineer, Ben-Ami Kadish of Monroe Township, could face life in prison or possibly the death penalty if convicted on the most serious charge, prosecutors said.

The spying seems to have been a long term ongoing effort and seems to have ties with the Pollard spy scandal.

This is what we get for all our money and support? All our UN vetos? With friends like this, yada, yada, yada.


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Should We Stop Aid to Israel

Alison Weir asks and answers this question.

When all are added together, it turns out that for many years over half of all US tax money abroad has been expended to benefit a country [Israel] the size of New Jersey.

It is certainly time to begin debating this disbursement of our hard-earned money. It is quite possible that we have better uses for it.

To decide whether the US should continue military aid to any nation, it is essential to examine the nature and history of the recipient nation, how it has used our military aid in the past, whether these uses are in accord with our values, and whether they benefit the American taxpayers who are putting up the money.

She follows up with some very good analysis here.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Holocaust Declaration

Uber-Neocon Charles Kruthhammer has asked the US ensure there is not another Holocaust by promising the treat any attack on Israel as an attack on the US. This statement would be called the "Holocaust Declaration."

It shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear attack upon Israel by Iran, or originating in Iran, as an attack by Iran on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon Iran.

This should be followed with a simple explanation: "As a beacon of tolerance and as leader of the free world, the United States will not permit a second Holocaust to be perpetrated upon the Jewish people."

This piece is revealing on so many levels.

First, the continued reliance on the Holocaust as a justification and motivation for taking such actions is troublesome.

The narrow focus on the Holocaust reveals a distorted, and self-absorbed, view of the world that leads to poor decision making such as attacking Iraq and issuing declarations such as the "Holocaust Declaration."

The Holocaust was just one of a long history of horrible incidents that occurred in world history. Two were committed by this country - slavery and the virtual extermination of the American Indians.

There is a long list of others from the Irish famine to the Russian revolution. Additionally, the creation of Israel is probably considered such an event by the Palestinians.

Second, Israel is an expansionist sectarian state that has a poor Human rights record. It can't be treated as other nations as it is constantly engaged in provoative activities and backing from the US will only give them additional license to do so.

Israel has nuclear weapons including second strike capability (despite Kruthhammer's statements to the contrary). See this. Israel should be on notice that they will be responsible for their initial round of defense so they should take care not to provoke with their actions. They need to live in the dangerous world an act accordingly just like every other country on the face of the earth.

Finally, America needs to pull back on its world wide commitments to police the world. Our current empire is bankrupting us, due largely to the previous advice taken from people like Kruthhammer. Making new commitments on this level that take their justification solely from the Holocaust and solely directed at a particular people seems wrong headed, to say the least.