Che Gorilla's Bar and Grill
You are no human rights activist . Anyone who would dress up in a gorilla costume and call themselves Che Gorilla is nothing more than a racist.
Indeed, nothing more than a son of a pig and a ape.And you sir, are nothing more than an animalist.
1. Mearsheimer and Walt are not only wrong but ignorantly and egregiously so. They argue that the power of the so-called Lobby is demonstrated by the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In fact it demonstrates the opposite. If the Lobby was so powerful then the US would have done what Israel had wanted and taken on Iran instead.2. "But do you really think that US policy toward Israel and Palestine is even-handed?"The US is basically even handed. In the same way the police are even-handed when it comes to policing the murder law. They apply the same rules to all, but come down hard on murderers just as the US does not treat a civilised country in the same way it treats a terrorist entity like Hamas. In fact, if anything, Obama is favouring Hamas by pressuring Israel to accept compromises to its security that no sane government could accept.Being “even handed” does not involve treating terrorist entities committed to Israel’s destruction by way of murderous war crimes in the same way and as being of equal standing as Israel which wants to maintain its existence as a peaceful democracy.3. “Why does nearly every American leader or politician feel obliged to intone to the ritual declaration about Israel's right to defend itself, with little comment about the means?”For anyone with any grasp of the facts no further comment is necessary. But for the sake of the less well-informed some additional explanation along the following lines might be in order: “Israel is obliged to defend itself because it is under a constant barrage of rockets, every one of which is a war crime, by a vicious anti-Semitic terrorist entity which has sworn to destroy it. We understand that because that entity conducts its operations in breach of international law and the norms of decent behaviour with a view to maximising civilian casualties that there will be civilian casualties. Nevertheless, Israel has a duty to its citizens to use so much force as is necessary to destroy Hamas.
Thank you for this. Thing is,Israel actually cautioned against the attack on Iraq and questioned the currency of US intelligence on WMD of Saddam. You are right of course. This so called "even handedness" has me beat.
Thanks for maintaining the blog Geoffff. It is a good source of info and opinion. I visit a few times a week. I don't comment much as there is little to disagree with.
I'm pleased to be here, Greek Fire.