Posts Tagged ‘selective blindness’

Hypocrisy at the highest level

Friday, August 9th, 2013

We live in interesting – and astonishingly hypocritical – times.
The US forces Israel to release 104 Islamist terrorists tried and convicted of terrorism against civilians in Israel, because their release will allow the current US government to curry favour in the Muslim world. Their release will strengthen the USA’s hand in whatever political, diplomatic, financial, industrial, commercial and other lucrative deals it has in the pipeline. It is therefore labelled a GOOD THING.
Simultaneously, the US is conducting drone strikes on suspected Islamist terrorists, most recently today in Yemen, where three suspected terrorists were killed. Note: these are not tried and convicted terrorists, as in the case of the 104 held in Israeli prisons who were duly given full legal representation at the expense of the Israeli taxpayer. No, these suspected terrorists (and countless others) were summarily executed by remote control via military drones. Without trial, without being convicted. They are people who are SUSPECTED of considering an act that may displease the US government in territories far beyond the US homeland. According to the US government their execution without trial is also a GOOD THING.
So, coercing other countries into releasing convicted terrorists serves a vital national interest if it is done at the behest of the US, depending of course on what the current US agenda may be on any particular day. And at the same time, summarily executing non-convicted terrorism suspects is also a vital US national interest, even when conducted on a continent thousands of miles away from the US homeland.
It all depends on whose personal political agenda is being served.
Blatant hypocrisy of the very worst sort. And no, this is not to be taken as criticism of domestic US politics or the Americans’ choice of President and Commander in Chief – it is simply a comment on the nauseating two-facedness of politics at the very highest level. The US administration, and the US electorate, deserve leadership with at least a semblance of principle, moral and even-handedness.

UN inaction costs lives by the thousands

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

But that doesn’t really matter – UN publicly funded salaries are still paid out regularly so what are a few thousand civilian lives in Syria in the wider financial context, after all?

With something like 10,000 deaths in Syria – systematic regime massacres of civilians would be a more accurate description – already documented, the UN continues to do what it does best: ignoring bestiality on the part of Arab and/or Muslim regimes, while focusing with admirable tenacity on any Jew who wants to remodel his kitchen in Jerusalem. 

The UN has far outlived its usefulness. It has long served merely as a forum for distributing public funding both to despotic regimes and easily bought bureaucrats. The latter get their fat – tax-funded – salaries every single month irrespective of the mayhem, destruction and death they leave in their wake.

The UN needs to be closed down.

Then opened under a new umbrella, with membership open only to democratic states. Anything else is just deliberate – and hugely expensive – mockery of civilisation’s most basic principles.

Pat Condell puts it very neatly indeed in the video below. Among much else, he says with absolute clarity “I wouldn’t trust the UN to run a lemonade stand without thousands of people being needlessly killed“.

The truth about refugees in the Middle East

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Watch this admirably short and factual film about the origins of refugees in the Middle East and the cynicism that has perpetuated a human tragedy for 63 long years.

Danny Ayalon, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs in Israel, explains why there still are Arab refugees from the 1948 pan-Arab onslaught against the Jewish state.

He explains why there are no Jewish refugees from that same conflict although far greater numbers Jews were expelled from their homes in the Arab world in the Islamic wave of ethnic cleansing.

Danny Ayalon explains also how it is that there are 1 million Arabs living in the Jewish state of Israel, but that Muslim Arab states such as Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, among others, are either totally judenrein or virtually so, despite having had large, flourishing communities of Jews living in the region for the past couple of millennia. Their ethnic cleansing took place just 63 years ago – accompanied by deafening silence from the UN.