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persnipoles

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1 day ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Report: US to Stop Pro... · 0 replies · +3 points

Exactly the same reason the Israelis didn't want MV Rachel Corrie or SS Liberty in the news in 2010, but the Mavi Marmara was fair game. E.g., there won't be a change in attitude towards Muslim charities, only change in what could prove disadvantageous to remind people of...

3 days ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Obama Praises 'Outstan... · 0 replies · +3 points

Near-certainty-of-no-civilians was always unquantifiable. I'm loath to admit I've indulged in near certainty that my feet smell alright... once for a whole three days. Might even say it's the way a certain tiny predator speaks, if such a thing were to speak.

4 days ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Iranian Cargo Ships No... · 0 replies · +4 points

I have it on good authority that, now that the US warships intervened, the convoy is also no longer beating its wife. This does not, however, absolve Iran of controlling Hollywood.

1 week ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - Our Enemies, the Saudis · 6 replies · +2 points

comparable to the Hundred Years War that wracked Europe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, pitting Catholics against Protestants.
Might've meant the 2nd Hundred Years war? Not sure there was a protestant movement to speak of prior to Luther in 1500s? Would love to be corrected if there was....

1 week ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Al-Qaeda Routs Yemen A... · 0 replies · +2 points

...brings up the question of just what the Saudi record of cooperation-in-the-GWoT is like...

1 week ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US Court Sentences Bla... · 0 replies · +2 points

Four down. How many to go, exactly? It'd be tragic if all things like this turn out to be is scapegoating people who happened to embarrass the instigators and their handlers.

1 week ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Israel Blames US for R... · 0 replies · +3 points

I think if you followed, e.g., ADL enemy's lists for a while (Marlin Brando, Dolly Parton (for %#%$ sake), ... ), or e.g. Medved's treatment of Ron Paul, you might get the sense that it isn't just because there's real estate or a gov't involved. Might even ask how a 'state' came about at all. Otherwise you may be in some good company:

... nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. ... to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. ...

So likewise, a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of an imaginary common interest in cases where no real common interest exists, and infusing into one the enmities of the other ... And it gives to ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens (who devote themselves to the favorite nation), facility to betray or sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even with popularity; ...

As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent patriot. How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion, to influence or awe the public councils. Such an attachment of a small or weak towards a great and powerful nation dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter.

Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake ... But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests.

2 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Israel Blames US for R... · 0 replies · +3 points

I mean, think about it. How's it going to run? It's generally prudent to suck us dry one Hitler at a time since two or more could burn out all but the hardiest Manichean fantasy addict. But look at all that's falling apart for them! It's not just not getting what they want anymore, it's flatly their credibility!

You can't forstall the inevitable. Tommorrow, thousands of the-new-hitler's will be herded into ethnically authentic gulags right next to you!

2 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Israel Blames US for R... · 8 replies · +9 points

Sale of effective defense to the Jews' witch of thirty some years? That's the kind of thing that could generate multiple 'new Hitlers' all at the same time!

2 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Al-Qaeda Suicide Car B... · 0 replies · +1 points

...guess you can always find someone to walk or drive somewhere, and you can blow him up...