Its an old-school beat-down… thing of beauty to watch.
[full transcript available after the break, for Greg over there....]
(still more “Change”… the U.S. under President Obama refuses to take part in a conference because it may end up debating whether or not Zionism is a form of racism or call into question key aspects of Israel’s foreign policy. After 3 weeks of attempted genocide in Gaza, I can see why Israel won’t show up. But Obama’s administration will miss this one too? The first black President of the United States refusing to send a representative to the World Conference on Racism? Are you kidding? Think Jon Stewart will have the balls to tackle this one?)
by John Whitesides, Reuters
The United States will not attend a U.N. conference on racism that critics say will be a forum to bash Israel and will no longer take part in preparatory sessions for it, a U.S. official said on Friday.
“We will not attend,” the official said of the World Conference on Racism set for April in Geneva, Switzerland.
The decision to end U.S. involvement comes one day before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves on her first trip to the Middle East in her new job, including stops in Israel, and removes a likely source of friction during the visit.
by Scott Creighton
Before announcing to the “free” world that he was going to take 19 months (don’t forget we are already a month into the Obama regime) instead of 16 to remove “combat” troops from Iraq (leaving 50,000 or so to battle “the terrorists” a.k.a. Iraqis that don’t want to serve Imperial America/Kellogg, Brown & Root) Obama™ had to run the story-line past his daddy first, so he called “Chimpy” Bush from camp Lejeune just before the speech to get his approval.
I guess he wanted to work out the exact pronunciation of the word “terrrists“
“Before announcing his plan for withdrawing troops from Iraq, President Obama made an intriguing courtesy call on Friday morning: to former president George W. Bush, who began the war that Obama has so vehemently opposed,” Kornblut writes.
Kornblut adds, “White House officials did not elaborate on the call, which Obama placed from a holding room at Camp Lejeune just moments before he gave his long-awaited speech. Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, said Obama made the call ‘as a courtesy’ to the former president.“ Raw Story
Let’s see now, Obama won’t allow real investigations or prosecutions into what we already know the Bush/Cheney regime did over the past 8 years; Obama is not only continuing to fork over 100s of billions of dollars in a continuation of the criminal Bush/Paulson/Geithner looting of the treasury; Obama’s Justice department is actively blocking lawsuits that would help to get to the bottom of criminal practices; and now we see that not only does Obama plan to keep over a third of the troops Bush illegally sent to Iraq, in Iraq, but he has to call Bush and check with him before making the announcement as a ‘courtesy”?
Since when do you owe a courtesy call to a war criminal?
by Scott Creighton
Months ago I wrote a rather scathing OpEd ( “Fuck You Obama you Sell-Out Piece of Shit“) directed at the Democratic nominee for the White House, Barck Obama, for his reversal on his previously stated position regarding the people of Palestine and his apparent complete disregard for their suffering in lieu of supporting our “special relationship” with Israel.
I was angry because knowing a little about the history of the conflict between Israel and Palestine, I knew that by going way out on a limb and promising all of Jerusalem to the Israelis like he did, Obama was sending a signal, wittingly or not, that his administration would be the most sympathetic to their cause, regardless of what illegal and inhumane atrocities they were to level at the people of Palestine.
Noam Chomsky, and others by the way, has come out and said that, yes… the timing of the attack on Gaza was well timed to get the maximum effect during the rudderless few weeks right before Obama’s inauguration. Though they had been planning this for at least 6 months, they must have gotten the OK from the Obama staff so as not to start off on the wrong footing with this new administration.
The absolute last thing the far right-wing war zionists would have wanted was to commit these horendous crimes against the people in Gaza and then have the new administration step up and call them out for it publicly.
That would have been devastating for the Israelis so of course, they must have set parameters up with the Obama team regarding when they halted operations in Gaza (days before the actual inauguration so as to not have horrible pictures of blown up Gazans in the newpapers alongside the historic shots of Barack) long before the assault actually began.
It was a well choreographed extermination of the troubling people in Gaza who refuse to bend over and take it in the ass, quietly, like the Zionists in Israel want them to, timed to allow them the most “bank for the buck” so to speak, as Chomsky points out. Timed to allow Obama’s spin machine the opportunity to attempt to put distance between themselves and the illegal actions of Israel by saying that “there is only one president at a time” or something equally silly. Obviously no nation, especially one as precariously perched as Israel is right now, is going to purposefully insult the wildly popular incoming American president by heaping up the bodies of dead Palestinian children on his inauguration eve, unless they know they have free hand to do so.
With the appointments of Dennis Ross, co-founder of AIPAC, and Rahm Emanuel, son of a Zionist terrorist, as well as AIPAC sycophants like Clinton and even “You don’t have to be a Jew to be a Zionist” Biden, the Obama administration has made it abundantly clear that they are going to be the most lenient White House ever toward the war-mongering Zionists.