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Ken Hoop

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  • On Libya, Biden Let Ryan Get Away with Murder (Smith)
    • Let's get this straight: It is a GOOD thing that (if, these things turn out to be ephemeral...) the Libyan government-people are currently "relatively friendly" toward the totally Zionist-dominated, Israel First United States government and (markedly submissive) people?

  • Torpey: Support the Libyans but Don't Arm Them!
    • A job unfinished.

      After nearly eight years of occupation in Iraq the US cannot prevent attacks on government buildings by the resilient insurgency which kill at least 56 people.

      No, if one reads the "Surge" criteria for success, it did not work.

      One might believe a certain shame might prevent another Mideast invasion while the first produced longterm extant anarchy. But then one then wouldn't be familiar with... overweening... Empires of the past and present.

  • Top Ten Ways that Libya 2011 is Not Iraq 2003
    • The prof's use of "resurgent Khaddafi" parallels the neocons and their fellow traveler's ex post wmd facto (nonfacto) "resurgent Saddam" hypotheticals. No go. Kucinich (and both Pauls) are right.

  • Iraq's Civil War Grinds on, with 62 Dead, 200 Wounded in Karbala Blasts
    • Spork says

      "It matters greatly because we are comparing it to our country. A better example would be someone claiming that there is a civil war during the 20s becuase of all the mob fighting and crime."

      I suppose the Mafia represented militant Latin Catholicism?

      I wonder if Spork was among the majority of polled US troops in Iraq who believed we were primarily there to get even for Saddam's help doing 9/11/2001.

      IMO his general attitude comes from an "imperial hubris"failure to see the truth about the surge failing.

      Spork, comparing the war to a football game, US troops in effect fell behind early in the first quarter about 24-0. By the early fourth quarter (let us hope) it was 41-10. The surge itself lessened the US/insurgency score to 48-28. But you are still well behind squashing it i.e. evening the score.
      All this apart from levels of skill or bravery possessed by US troops.

      But let us hope the whistle has all but sounded.

  • White Terrorism
    • Juan should stick to criticism of Israel's politics and US alliance with it--which 20% of the Tea Party agree with him about!

      Cole can quote no anti-Hispanic sentiment from Laughner though he's in the middle of the hotbed of the dispute.

      If anything, Loughner's writings in sum indicate he leans to an idiosyncratic ultra-personalized anarchism which has little chance of coexistence with small government authoritarian rightism.

  • Glaspie Memo Vindicates Her, Shows Saddam's Thinking
    • Gen. Hugh Shelton was on Charlie Rose the other nite, unchallenged by the PBS elitist when Shelton lied that all US intelligence agencies said Saddam had WMDs. In fact, the SD's own intelligence branch denied it. Shame on imperialist
      militarists.

  • Why our Afghanistan War Dead don't Seem to be News
    • You could seperate the real left from the phonies, including not a few Move ons, when Obama appointed Petraeus w/o opposition. On financials, however, you could
      separate them according to those who remained silent when he approved the banker's bailout with Bush, pre-election.

  • The Rumors of Multiculturalism's death Are Exaggerated (Against Merkel)
  • Thousands Demonstrate in Tel Aviv against Racist Loyalty Oath
    Could the Netanyahu Government Fall over New Settlements?
  • Sanchez v. Stewart: El Error del Dia
    • link to mondoweiss.net

      Weiss says let's talk about Weiss' claim. A thorough discussion might compare Jewish rates of near-poverty in NY cited by Prof Cole with that of other minorities. Context. An even more thorough discussion about "oppressed" minorities might cite the black equivalent to the Zionist Lobby which pushed the US into saving the Tutsis, for example.
      A researcher with a microscope might also find the small-town equivalent of evangelical "right-wing" dispensationalists who alleviate any rural and semi-rural provincial negative attitudes toward blacks with a "Chosen People" mythification.

  • The Speech President Obama Should Give about the Iraq War (But Won't)
  • Dear Rev. Graham: Obama was not born a Muslim and neither is anyone else
    • Seth Edelbaum, above, says "the gentic links are strong" --but he might want to research the broader truth in context.

      Rabbinical Jews CHANGED the original --patrilineal-- defintion of Jewish identity, which itself existed for many millenia, even as they developed the post-Christian talmud. Indeed the Karaites, who reject the Talmud, who were themselves
      declared "heretics" and who numbered greatly over the centuries, retained the original
      patrilineal definition and use it, among other demarcations, to this day, to demonstrate they are the real descendants of Ancient Israelites in a spiritual sense.

      But as for the "legitimacy" of Zionism the Jewish Forward recently published a piece
      on "Jewish genetics" which though itself seemingly slanted to a pro-Zionist view,
      referred to a study which in my view does nothing to bolster and even undermines Zionist claims.

      That is, the study mentioned that Diaspora European Jews, though supposedly having more in common with Middle Eastern Jews than Sand would admit, also have more in common genetically with their respective Gentile hosts than they do with "Middle East Jews" who never strayed away from that part of the world.

    • I believe Reform rabbis now say the Israeli rabbinate should accept an individual with a Jewish father and a gentile mother as a Jew w/o conversion if he or she so self-defines as a Jew.

  • The Closing of the Zionist Mind
    • The Bible account could be literally true and modern Jews would still be disqualified from deserving the land on traditional Christian (and Jewish at present) theological grounds. That is to say, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and mainline Protestant
      theology always held the Abrahamic Covenant was conditional on Jewish obedience to God, which obedience necessitated conversion to Christianity after the Resurrection.

      http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com provides the disqualification (until the Messiah comes)
      from the traditional Jewish viewpoint.

  • 40 Killed in Bombings of Shiite Pilgrims in Iraq;
    Constitutional Crisis Unfolds
    • McCain is of course egregious, but ever since Harry Reid's "the war is lost,"
      assertion, (which he himself might have later equivocated) hasn't the Democratic elite strategized "pretend the war is won and get out? "

  • Steele blames Obama for Afghanistan, Defends Iraq War
    • There are "Buchananite" traditional conservatives, Prof. Cole, whom however do not qualify as 'libertarians," who do not hold the "twin premises" you depict above.
      As a matter of fact, when one subtracts the neocons and overt neocon fellow travelers, I'm not sure the traditional conservatives (some call themselves paleocons) who are not the majority of actual conservatives, even though relatively powerless at this time.

  • Angry Tea Partiers are not the Moral Equivalent of Compassionate Democrats
    • Yes, Rand Paul has backtracked from his own past and his father's positions a little. But Prof Cole hasn't castigated the progressives for going easy on Obama on the Afghan war and other adopted accourterments of the Cheney regieme. Now, Glen Greenwood has done so, yet Greenwood has also has kinder things to say about wings of the tea party. Perhaps Prof Cole has less right to be harsh in light of his own failure to come out foursquare against Bush's invasion of Iraq-as the libertarian and Buchananite wings of the tea party did before the inception of the war.

    • link to thenation.com

      On balance Scheer's take is kinder and gentler.

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