Who knows. 3 April 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, Afghanistan War, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
Afghan protesters hold an effigy of US President Barack Obama and a cross during a rally in Jalalabad [Rahmat Gul/AP/Guardian gallery]
Rage over a far away nutty preacher man in Florida? Well… maybe.
But it seems more a multi-pronged, organic or planned, protest. Mazar e Sharif, where the UN HQ was breached and foreign staff died… but also Kabul, Kandahar, Jalalabad.
Oh the risks when you invade and then occupy a country. Let us count the ways.
I mentioned at the end of the last thread that Judge Goldstone now regrets and disputes his own UN report on the War on Gaza… Angry Arab has a post up about this:
It is actually hilarious how much space the New York Times has allocated to this man today based on an op-ed column he wrote for the Washington Post. The website of the paper is promoting it right and left. You can’t escape it. But his words carry no weight whatsoever: he wrote the piece to the Washington Post as a person, while the Goldstone Report is an official report sanctioned by the UN. There is a big difference.
Of course, this lousy man who has a history of white supremacy while he worked as a judge in South Africa (yes, he saw the light about racism, years later like all white supremacists) did not accept to take his job unless he is allowed to the investigate possible war crimes by the Palestinian victims. If this man was around during the holocaust, he would not have accepted to investigate Nazi war crimes without having a mandate to investigate war crimes of concentration camp survivors.
But I resent how much support was lent to this lousy man from many in the Arab world and among the Left in the West. Go back to my blog and you shall see that I never liked him or trusted him and always wrote negatively about him. As his own daughter said at the time: daddy has been a life-long Zionist.
This last paragraph of the New York Times says it all to explain his death bed conversion:
“After the report, Mr. Goldstone was ostracized by Jewish communitites in South Africa and elsewhere, even though he had long expressed devotion to Israel. A year ago, there was an attempt to bar him from his grandson’s bar mitzvah in Johannesburg, although he was able to go.”
Also, I implore all in the pro-Palestinian community not to hang on every word uttered by the White Man in support of Palestinian rights: as if we need the blessings of the White Man before we can march on to freedom and liberation. But Israeli propaganda is so amusing those days that it has made Ba`thist propaganda to look sophisticated and smart in comparison. So they want to avoid any embarrassment so they argue over the details of this report or that report for this or that massacre as if the history of Israel is not one which is characterized by systematic war crimes.
Hell, if there were no war crimes this horrific occupying entity would not have come into existence.
Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 8:27 AM