Monday, 21 January 2019

Has hell frozen over? The NYT produces long pro-Palestinian oped!

JVL Introduction

What is so important about this opinion piece, as well as what it says, is where it was published: in the New York Times traditionally uncritical in its support for the state of Israel.

It looks like a tipping point has been reached. As with other recent opinion pieces American Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup published earlier this month and Anti-Zionism Isn’t the Same as Anti-Semitism published in December , it is now permissible to look at what America’s closest ally in the Middle East is doing – and not like what you find.


Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

Martin Luther King Jr. courageously spoke out about the Vietnam War. We must do the same when it comes to this grave injustice of our time.

Michelle Alexander, Opinion Columnist, New York Times 19 January 2019
“We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared at Riverside Church in Manhattan in 1967.

15 comments:

  1. Just a sign that the Progressive Left is slowly but surely edging the moderate center OUT of the DNC and its' organs.

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  2. Breaking the Duopoly could get the Dems back into the race again.

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    1. The Dems will NEVER get back in the race again.

      No, I believe that the DNC-Centrist Neoliberals and Never Trumpers will unite and form an "economic-globalism" party. What's left of the Trumpers/Republicans on the Right and DNC Leftists will go on as two (now)minority Republican/Democrat parties.

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    2. Wishful thinking, much? ;-)

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    3. I think that's where all this goes.

      btw - Juan Guaido just declared himself "interim President" of Venezuela. The 23rd of Enero cycle begins anew...

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    4. ...and ps - I don't like the idea of fighting the Neo-Libs as a "party block", either.

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    5. Say "Hi" to the Never Bernie globalist Democrats.

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  3. Trump seeems to be contemplating military intervention... nothing like a little war to boost a ruler's popularity, of course.

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    1. What makes you think that? The US isn't going to intervene other than diplomatically and w/sanctions.

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    2. "It must take a lot for people around President Trump to be shocked by what comes out of his mouth, but that bar was reportedly vaulted over when he asked if he could lead an invasion of Venezuela. The president is reported to have posed the question at a meeting last August while discussing sanctions against the country. According to the Associated Press, Trump turned to his aides and asked why couldn’t the U.S. just invade to deal with President Nicolas Maduro, rather than using sanctions. The suggestion is said to have “stunned” those present at the meeting, including then U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security adviser H.R. McMaster. The officials explained to Trump that military action could backfire and risk a backlash from Latin American governments but Trump went on to raise the prospect of military action again with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, according to an unnamed U.S. official."

      Source.

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    3. I'd have asked the question, too.

      And for decades, Chavez and his generals fed arms and cocaine exit routes for FARC guerillas. I wouldn't be surprised if the Columbians wouldn't wish to inflict a little "payback", too.

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    4. It is, and should "remain" a possibility. Who knows, perhaps Brazil wants in on the action as well.

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