fox)A person is seen in a goat suit in the Wasatch Mountains on Ben Lomond peak outside of Ogden, Utah. Wildlife officials are worried he could be in danger as goat hunting season approaches.
(Examiner)The so-called "goat man" is actually a 57-year-old Southern California hunter in training for next year's Canadian archery hunting season. The man was simply out in the mountains near Ogden trying on his goat suit
Labels: barriers» checkpoints» Guardian» hate» Mitt Romney» Palestinian Authority» Rachel Shabi» Racism» roadblocks» superiority» terrorists
(cifwatch) Though I’ll likely never personally be rich enough to be characterized as a ‘wealthy Jewish donor’, according to Rachel Shabi I evidently have what it takes to be a “superiority-complex” racist Jew.
Shabi’s latest piece, Mitt Romney’s ‘insult the world’ tour excels on picking on the Palestinians, included this strap line:
Shabi suggests that Mitt Romney was inspired by the desire to please rich, racist Jews in suggesting that culture partly explains Israeli success and that underdevelopment in the PA may have something to do with cultural and political mores.
Indeed, per Shabi, Jews are responsible both for Palestinian failures and Mitt Romney’s racism.
Here are the choice quotes from Shabi’s piece:
On Jewish donors/Jewish racism
“Over a £16,000-a-plate campaign fundraiser breakfast with Jewish donors in Jerusalem, Romney aired his deep thoughts on “the dramatic, stark difference in economic vitality” between the Palestinian and Israeli economies. These thoughts were obtained by reading books, he prefixed, before surmising that Israeli accomplishments were down to “at least culture and a few other things” – oh, and also, “the hand of providence”. So Romney thinks that Palestinians are screwed because Israelis have a better culture…Palestinians not to blame for social/economic failures
The presidential hopeful doubtless believes this standard-issue, superiority-complex racism – and that it’s what his donors want to hear.” [emphasis added]
“Perhaps, when the Republican visitor noted that Palestinians were stumped by “a few other things” he was just using internationally recognised shorthand?Israeli success is not based on merit
Maybe he’s parsing for “things” like the checkpoints, barriers and roadblocks that thwart movement of Palestinians and products – and thereby railroad any attempts to revive an economy.”
“In addition to those books, Romney could read any number of reports about Gaza, including from the IMF and the World Bank, which state that its crippled economy is down to Israel’s five-year blockade.”
“And he couldn’t possibly have referenced “things” without it also alluding to America’s generous aid package to Israel, the largest annual recipient of US financial assistance and whose military aid was upped just prior to Romney’s visit.”Yes, of course, the ‘root cause’ of Israel’s security measures are clearly not related to the violent intifada which claimed over 1100 Israeli lives and maimed thousands more, but rather the hideous spite of a chosen people’s might.
The clearly ‘supremacist’ idea that Jewish culture may imbue the state with certain advantages must be defeated.
Israel’s international advantages in biotech start-ups, the percentage of its citizens with university education, the number of patents per person and scientific papers per capita - as with its democratic institutions which have weathered every political and military storm for over 64 years – are clearly connected to the largess of the indulgent West.
Israel didn’t build it.
We simply must not hold the terrorist group which Palestinians voted into office even minimally responsible for the situation in Gaza. The ‘H Word’ must never be uttered. Such a simple-minded causation – between Hamas’ firing of Iranian imported rockets into Israel and the blockade – must be denied at all costs.
The deluded few which suggest that culture matters – those of us so intellectually impoverished – must invariably possess a distorted understanding of what the word “racism” means.
Those of us not endowed with a piercing intellect have misguidedly assumed that the term denotes the belief that some people are inherently or biologically inferior. Consequently, nothing they do can alter their inevitable backwardness – culture being malleable, while biology is not.
Shabi demonstrates that only the Semitic 1% haughtily insist on the role culture has played in Jewish survival (and success) throughout history, and the deleterious effects on Palestinians by theirs.
Similarly, our false consciousness prevents us from granting Palestinians – the recipient of more than $2 billion per year from the international community - a moral pass, a furlough from critical scrutiny.
The extreme ‘right’ thoughts which haunt our political imagination must be what give rise to our outrage over the PA’s incitement and crude antisemitic hate advanced in their mosques, state-controlled media and schools.
And, it certainly has to be our reactionary values which inform a stubborn insistence that those who advocate for ‘Palestine’ should also demand that the PA create genuinely democratic institutions, a free press and independent judiciary; that Palestinians take steps to improve their human rights record towards women, gays and religious minorities.
Overall, our supreme political pathos quite chillingly expects the same moral performance from Palestinians as they do of Israeli Jews.
Isn’t it clear?
We ‘superiority-complex’, racist Jews truly possess crazy and dangerous ideas!
Labels: Andrea Mitchell» Dan Senor
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
August 1, 2012 9:59 am
Romney senior adviser defended Gov. Mitt Romney’s comments about the effect of culture on Palestine — rather than economics — in an exchange with Andrea Mitchell Wednesday on “Morning Joe.”
ANDREA MITCHELL: Dan, if Gov. Romney had made those points in that speech, I don’t think people would have raised questions and I don’t think he would have had the response from Sa’eb Erekat and other Palestinian leaders. The fact is he made the point much more broadly about the Israeli economy, the Israeli GDP in contrast to the Palestinian GDP without mentioning the Palestinians have faced because of the terrorism, because of the second anti-fada and because of all of that history and Israel’s need for security, but they have faced a wall. They have faced closures where it takes people an hour to get to their jobs, to go two miles because of all of the restrictions and the way they have to — if you have driven through the west bank in recent years you would understand the difference between Ramallah — when we were there in 2004, a bustling, thriving economy, and Ramallah in the intervening years because of all of the reactions. those were not the points that governor Romney made. Just — he was talking about borders and about adjacent economies in the most generalized terms.SENOR: So –MITCHELL: And that was why it was so deeply offensive.SENOR: So, Andrea, let me, there’s a lot in there, so, let me, in what you just said, so, let me unpackage it. First of all, the trade restrictions and the roadblock that are burdening the Gaza strip in particular –MITCHELL: I was talking about the west bank. not the Gaza strip.SENOR: Fine, burdening the west bank, either one. The trade restrictions, the roadblocks.MITCHELL: They’re very different, Dan.SENOR: Let me finish.MITCHELL: You’re talking about a war zone versus –SENOR: Let me respond. You said a lot. Let me respond to it. Choices that certain actors make in the Palestinian territories as it relates to security and violence and terrorism against the Israelis requires the Israelis to do certain things, to protect basic security. You talked about the security fence. You talked about the roadblocks. They don’t put up the roadblocks to have fun. They put up the roadblocks so they can actually see if someone coming in Israel has a suicide bomb strapped to their belt, to inspect a human or to inspect a vehicle to see if it’s loaded with explosives takes a little time. When you have a lot of people lined up at a roadblock and you have to check every car and every body to make sure someone’s not coming in to blow up a classroom full of school children, that takes time and that absolutely imposes that time and hassle and inconvenience absolutely imposes an economic burden on the Palestinian society. but this isn’t a choice Israel is making. It’s a response Israel is taking. In response to these decisions that these terrorists are making. So you tell me if that is Israel’s fault or that is a choice that certain actors in the Palestinian territories are making that are hurting their own people, that are hurting Salam Fayyads who just want normalcy.
via freebeacon.comon MSNBC too. No wonder their ratings are improving a little
Labels: Hillary Clinton» Huma Abedin
Hillary Clinton publicly defends Huma Abedin; applauds McCain for doing same.(Shoebat).Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now publicly on record as defending her closest adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abedin. She’s also praising John McCain for doing the same.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton defended her own top State Department aide Huma Abedin against charges that Abdein had ties to radical Islam — saying that those attacks have “no place in our politics.”What’s very key in that quote from Clinton is that it doesn’t contain a denial of the facts. Instead, she refers to questions as “assaults” and says they shouldn’t be asked.
Speaking at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Monday, Clinton was asked about suspicions raised by a handful of Republican members of Congress in a letter — including Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) — that the Muslim-American Abedin may have ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group.
In answering the question, Clinton tied the Abedin controversy into the struggle of developing nations to respect minority religions.
“Leadership is incredibly important. Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries. And frankly, I don’t see enough of that, and I want to see more of it. I want to see more of it, and we did see some of that in our own country. We saw Republicans stepping up and standing up against the kind of assaults that really have no place in our politics,” Clinton said.
We beg to differ, especially in light of what we now know. What Hillary knows becomes very important as well.
Regular visitors to this site know that Huma’s time with the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) is key to understanding the questions raised by the likes of Bachmann. In particular, Huma served as an Assistant Editor there for years. Blind Sheikh prosecutor Andy McCarthy explains over at PJM.
Read the full story here.
Labels: Bernard-Henry Levy
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