The Monty Python on bombing
IRA spied on Blair and Bush
This is priceless.
There is a common error being spread among those who support
the Israeli policies towards the invaded territories of
Palestine: that the Israel administration is the only
democracy in the middle east.
In fact, a quick look at the CIA Factbook
shows that Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey are all republics.
and Jordan is a constitutional monarchy.
But even if Israel were the only democracy has nothing to do
with how the nation behaves. Its government repeatedly
violates human rights of the Palestinian population. Of
course, there are two ways of looking at the palestinian
- (a) Israel is invading the Palestinian nation (which the UN
claims they are since 1967), in which case every time people
report that terrorists were shot by the IDF, it should
just be assumed that Israel's invading army shot another
- (b) Palestinians have no nation, and are under the control of
the Israeli administration. In which case the Israel
administration is a racist adminisrtation that takes lands,
property, lives and the rights from those who are not worthy
Either way it does not look very possitively on the Israeli
administration: either they are violating UN regulations and
international law, or they are guilty of crimes against
humanity (obMeme: Ariel Sharon was found responsible for the
massacres of Sabra and Shatila, he is a sanguinary man).
Reading this article
it is clear that Israel is fighting a war against the
Palestinian population. The United Nations should intevene,
deploy forces and restore the peace.
Anyways, the point is that we need to distinguish democracy
from justice. The fact that you have a democratic process
does not ensure justice. The popular proverb sums it up
nicely: `The US has the best democracy money can buy'. That
Israel's prime minister is a war criminal, how is this man
going to even vaguely give peace to this region? The man is a
I grew up with the image of my country having a terrible
problem of corruption (which it does) and a lack of justice
(which it does) and having a lot of injustice between the
powerful and the poor. But the more I learn about the rest of
the world, the more petty Mexico's offenses seem. My country
is just an amateur when it comes to high grade corruption.
Oh, something else. The term `anti-semitism' is miss-used all
the time, semites
Semites are peoples who speak Semitic languages;
the group includes Arabs, Aramaeans, Jews, and many Ethiopians. In a
Biblical sense, Semites are peoples whose ancestry can be traced back
to Shem, Noah's eldest son. The ancient Semitic populations were
pastoral Nomads who several centuries before the Christian Era were
migrating in large numbers from Arabia to Mesopotamia, the coasts of
the Mediterranean Sea, and the Nile River delta. Jews and other
Semites settled in villages in Judea, southern Palestine.
Present day speakers of Semitic languages are as
diverse in physical, psychological, cultural, and
sociological characteristics as are speakers of Indo
European languages. The most prominent Semites today
are Arabs and Jews. They are different in many ways,
and they have absorbed a variety of European traits
through centuries of migration and trade. The origin
of Semitic languages, however, and many similarities in the stories of Islam and Judaism reflect a
common ancient history.
So the term anti-semitism is being misused to mean `people who
hate the jews' and by some clever propaganda extension to mean
`people who dislike the Israel administration policies' .
Racially, those Palestinians that the Israel administration is
of their flesh are just as semitic as those pulling the
Dictators in Latin America
Found these trading
cards. Pinochet's card is interesting, and contains the
following quote: "Democracy is the breeding ground of
Report from the Freedom of Information Act contains all
the fun details!