Ever see the movie; THE FISHER KING? I’m reminded of a scene in that movie where Jeff Bridges character is sitting next to a homeless man played by Tom Waits. The two are in Grand Central Station in
“He didn’t even look at you.”
“They pay so they don’t have to look.” Replies Waits.
Whenever someone tries to call out the injustice that is being perpetrated upon the Palestinians, calls of anti-Semitism bathe the air like dew in the morning. Never mind that the UN under-secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs has said; “There is no hope in
What matters, as President Bush seems apt to repeat; “
In 1967 after the first Arab/Israeli War, we offered
a mutual defense treaty with the rationale that perhaps this
would give the Arabs pause from attacking
again, and Israel
give us a certain leverage over the Israelis. And guess what?
The Israelis said, "Thanks, but no thanks."
I was surprised to hear that. I asked the people who were
involved in this, who happen to be involved in Veteran
Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, including one person
who was actually in the process of making this overture to
. I said, "Why did they turn it down?" He said, "Ray,
mutual defense treaties require clearly defined
international boundaries. And the Israelis, after they took
the occupied territories in '67 and '73, didn't want any part
of clearly defined international boundaries. And also, the
Israelis really like to be able to do what they want to do.
If they want to attack
and take out the Iraq
Osirak nuclear reactor as they did in 1981
they don't want to have to ask
, they just want to do it. Washington
So they didn't want to be inhibited by any of the normally
accepted norms of behavior. If you have a mutual defense treaty,
you usually tell the other partner what you're going to do, if
you are going to invade or bomb another country."
only “supposed” militants, but also innocent civilians, The US Congress accepts
money from APIAC in their proverbial coffee cups so they don’t have to look at what
is really going on in this “so called” democracy.