Hillary – President of the United States of Israel

It is evident that our politicians care more about Israel than they do about the United States of America.

We vote against every UN Resolution that condemns Israel for its occupation or Apartheid policies. We pay billions each year to Israel while we starve our own economy, neglect our schools, our health facilities and even our veterans. We pay billions to Israel so they can demolish Arab homes, steal their land and build “settlements” upon them.

“Israel is our ally” we are told – but Israeli interests are not our own. By supporting Israel we have only unleashed terrorism upon America like the 9/11 attacks. Palestinians do not “hate us for our freedoms” – They hate the fact that the bombs and missiles raining upon them are all made in America and paid for by our taxes. The bulldozers and Apache choppers, all paid by mine and your taxes.

Israel is not the “only democracy in the Middle East”. How many democracies keep their citizens under brutal occupation? Government of the Jews, by the Jews, for the Jews – while keeping occupied Arabs behind the Apartheid Wall….is not democracy.

Maybe we should change the name of the country to United States of Israel. AIPAC is ensuring that every politician is in their pocket and acts only in the interests of Israel and not America’s.

Now that Hillary has gotten blessings from our Israeli masters to run for President – There will be a lot of talk about nuking Iran, crushing more Palestinian homes and building “settlements” on top of them, bombing Lebanon again, maybe even putting Jimmy Carter behind bars for treason….

Here’s an article on Hillary – and AIPAC relationship. Political prostitution at its best.

Extract:

“Meanwhile, as AIPAC and Israel pressure the U.S. government to force the Iran issue to the UN Security Council, Israel itself stands in violation of numerous UN resolutions dealing with the occupied territories of Palestine, including UN Resolution 1402, which in part calls on Israel to withdraw its military from all Palestinian cities at once.

AIPAC’s hypocrisy is nauseating. The Goliath lobbying organization wants Iran to cease to procure nukes while the crimes of Israel continue to be ignored. So who is propping up AIPAC’s hypocritical position? None other than Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York.

As one of the top Democratic recipients of pro-Israel funds for the 2006 election cycle, pocketing over $83,000, Clinton now has Iran in her cross hairs.”

You can read the full article at:

http://www.ichblog.eu/content/view/81/1/

Cingular and Deregulation – Ma Bell Lives!

AT&T back in 1984 was divided into 8 companies due to anti-trust and monopoly fears by the government.

Since then AT&T has been buying, merging, getting bought, etc and like C3PO in Star Wars has repaired itself back and with Bell South’s acquisition it will be the largest technology company in the world worth $90 billion. Even Microsoft at $45 billion is small.

Here’s a video that humorously explains the split and the reunion again:

87% in MSNBC Poll Want Bush Impeached

(msnbc.msn.com) — Do you believe President Bush’s actions justify impeachment? * 396450 responses

Yes, between the secret spying, the deceptions leading to war and more, there is plenty to justify putting him on trial.
87%

No, like any president, he has made a few missteps, but nothing approaching “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
4.4%

No, the man has done absolutely nothing wrong. Impeachment would just be a political lynching.
6.3%

I don’t know.
1.9%

Click for full article

In Defense of Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter has come under attack for his book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid” from Israel supporters here in the USA.

But Israelis are not as bothered by his book as are Americans. American supporters of Israel apparently are less tolerant than Israelis when it comes to Carter’s book. The best defense for Carter comes from an Israeli Knesset member, Yossi Beilin:

http://www.forward.com/articles/the-case-for-carter/

Bush’s War: What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Say?

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day here in the USA.

Dr. King was a great leader of the American civil rights movement. He was the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

While at seminary, Dr. King became acquainted with Mohandas Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolent social protest. On a trip to India in 1959 King met with followers of Gandhi. During these discussions he became more convinced than ever that nonviolent resistance was the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.

Today we Americans have leaders such as Bush and Cheney who lie to us, cheat us and use our taxes to attack nations that pose no threat to our nation while they hand over “no bid” contracts to their companies and the companies of their buddies such as Halliburton, Bechtel, Carlyle, etc – “taxpayer fleecing” is what I refer to it as. They preach morality but are ready to support torture and secret gulags in Europe where they kidnap people and ship them of to third party countries – outsourcing torture.

Today – over 300 million Americans in this country and the best leader we can find is Bush? The best person to oppose Bush was Kerry?

To celebrate MLK day I’m posting a link to a great sermon from Dr. King:

Martin Luther King Jr.: “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam”

Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967

Here’s an extract:

“I call on the young men of America who must make a choice today to take a stand on this issue. Tomorrow may be too late. The book may close. And don’t let anybody make you think that God chose America as his divine, messianic force to be a sort of policeman of the whole world. God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, “You’re too arrogant! And if you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I’ll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn’t even know my name. Be still and know that I’m God.”
Play the sermon (audio):

Or read the transcript:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/pacificaviet/riversidetranscript.html

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and
toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction….
The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars
— must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Is Bush Preparing for War with Iran?

Glenn Greenwald notes that the current rhetoric and statements by the administration are strikingly similar to the build up of the Iraq war. All the steps and actions taken point to not just a war of words but quite possibly that Bush is preparing to go to war with Iran.

This is a very well researched and put together article on Bush’s intentions on Iran:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/greenwald4.html

Glenn Greenwald is the author of “How Would a Patriot Act?”. His blog is at:

http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/

Welcome to LA, David Beckham

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US Soccer fans: Mark your calendars. Today January 11th, 2007 is a date that will go down in US soccer history – Major League Soccer has finally entered the global soccer arena!

David Beckham has announced he’s leaving Real Madrid and just signed a five year contract (worth $250 million) to join LA Galaxy.

This is not some old European soccer player retiring, or someone who failed to make the premier league – but The David Beckham – the world’s most well known player. In last year’s World Cup – he proved he was the greatest player on the English team as its captain. He’s one of the world’s greatest free kick takers. The only Englishman to score in three World Cups. He’s only 31 and still has his brilliance as he showed us in the World Cup 2006. The best players were all the oldest ones (namely the French team).

You can now expect to see more Americans getting interested in soccer since Beckham is still considered one of the greatest players of the game. And the Hollywood crowds and celebrities will be spotted at Beckham games just like the Lakers games. Season tickets for LA Galaxy games will be sold out by now. People all around the world will wear LA Galaxy jerseys with “Beckham” on it. I bet you the jerseys are already on sale here in LA printed and ready. Only in America… the marketing possibilities are endless with the Beckham name.

Welcome to LA, Beckham.

Deja Vu? Vietnam All Over Again

President Bush announced last night that his plan is to send 20,000 more troops to occupy and loot Iraq (even though Iraqis do not want them) and add a billion towards “reconstruction aid” (which means paying Cheney’s company Halliburton and Donald Rumfeld’s company to overcharge for putting in amenities like a new door to the US embassy). This is fuzzy logic that only Bush cronies and brainwashed “conservatives” and “Republicrats” understand.

The democrats have failed miserably to do what they were elected to do. Shame on them.

The billion dollars will be wasted just like the nearly $360 billion already wasted – Haliburton will get more “no-bid” contracts so when Cheney is done with abusing his power as VP – he can go back to his old job of fleecing taxpayers.

You do not have to be a psychic to forsee that more American lives, more Iraqi lives and further escalation of the civil war is in the future as result of this “surge”.

An attack on Iran is not off the table either. Last night US Troops raided the Iranian consulate in northern Iraq and there’s a huge buildup of military presence in the Persian Gulf – Is this to prepare for an attack on Iran? Israel is already making practice runs for an attack on Iran. And Israel’s American media puppets have already started explaining Israel actions and lying to manipulate the American public.

This is Vietnam all over again. And the “surge” only seems to distract America and Congress while Bush prepapres for an attack on Iran.

Here is Fisk’s analysis and Prediction:

The Bush plan, and the question of withdrawal

What Bush says

20,000 troops increase

Mistake of not sending sufficient troops must be rectified. Troops stabilise Baghdad and reinforce Anbar province, on condition that Iraqis take on Shia militias

$1bn reconstruction aid

Fresh funds will help create jobs and stimulate economy to show Iraqis there can be a peace dividend, and friendly Middle East states should help out too

Pullout

US commitment to Iraq is not open-ended but no timetable for troop withdrawal, even though US troops are expected to hand control to Iraqis by November

What Congress says

20,000 troops increase

Troop build-up is a mistake. House expected to vote on increase, Senate legislation forces Bush to seek congressional approval but neither move could block troop deployment

$1bn reconstruction aid

Don’t throw good money after bad. US has squandered billions since the invasion and Democrats plan investigation. Millions of dollars ‘overpaid’ by Pentagon to Iraq contractors

Pullout

Bush has not learnt the lesson of November’s mid-term elections which gave Democrats control of the House and Senate on the platform of a phased withdrawal from Iraq

What Baker says

20,000 troops increase

Up to 20,000 military trainers and troops embedded into and supporting Iraqi army, while combat troops drawn down to avoid increase in total numbers

$1bn reconstruction aid

US economic assistance should be boosted to $5bn per year. US should take anti-corruption measures by posting oil contracts on the internet for outside scrutiny

Pullout

All US combat troops not needed for force protection should be out of Iraq by the first quarter of 2008

Likely outcome

20,000 troops increase

Escalation of conflict

Money will be wasted, with official corruption in Iraq said to drain $7bn a year

Pullout

Troop surge could disguise ‘cut and run’ depending on the circumstances in both Iraq and America