Sunni Islam and Shia Islam Together Again…And Against Us!
November 18, 2023 at 6:36 pm #51411
All this propping up of Putin by Republicans, is eerily similar to how Netanyahu was propping up Hamas, BTW. Look what happened to Israel as a result, first attacked and now a pariah for defending itself.
You’re leaving out the ultimate cause(s) of the problem, and why Israel is in this position. First, treating the Palestinians like nonentities by the U.N. to establish, not even just a Jewish state but a Zionist state (there’s a difference), forcing them out the way we moved Native Americans off the land as our European ancestors wanted their land and, second, the disdain and violence of the Israeli police and military toward the Palestinians.
So, what is the difference between Zionism and Judaism? Well, Judaism is a religion. What is Zionism? Using the state of Israel as an example of what Zionism is, Mehdi Hasan explains how you can abhor Zionism without hating the Jewish people:
I was reading about Afghanistan, mostly out of the news. Now that the Taliban has been left to its devices, I see that daughter-selling and sex-slave trading are back in full force. Women who had been working for the government were sometimes even offered to give their jobs to a male relative before being fired! Of course, there are no government services anymore, just Sharia law. So routine executions of gays and bad women and whoever has anything bad to say. Just don’t say you are hungry. And they are. A free Palestine, if they ever decide to grow-the-fuck-up would be the same. Funny how they have no food or water, but plenty of rockets.
So, kill the young uns before they can grow up (seems to be the logic you’re using).
WW2 was essentially over after the bombing of Hiroshima, so why did we bomb Nagasaki? One reason was simply to find out which one was more devastating. That’s nothing to brag about, but is Israel actively testing weapons and other gadgetry on Gazan Palestinian “guinea pigs”?November 18, 2023 at 11:13 pm #51412
The left’s hyper-focus on Israel is worse than simply holding Israel to a higher standard, to promoting anti-semitism, to blatant hypocrisy, to racism towards Jews; it is shifting the focus from where it belongs to history’s scapegoats.
Women’s rights. LGBT rights. Ending, reducing invidious forms of discrimination, ending or reducing poverty, promoting education especially critical thinking and ending the institutionalized racism in education, universal civil rights, working towards eradicating theocracies and dictatorships etc. Is that what is happening?
No it is BS about apartheid and colonialism and zionism. (It is woke stuff about pronouns.) Gives the rank and file a feel-good justification for their hatred of Jews. In the mean time the slaughter in Sudan is ignored. The conditions of Palestinians in other nations is ignored. The poor and desperate all over the world ignored. The horrific economic conditions in many places. Starvation. Dirty water. All of the victims of religious intolerance in the world’s massive cult and enforcement of dictatorial madness regulating every aspect of their lives. IGNORED. Lets pretend everyone has a choice about religion, that it is freedom to permit indoctrination of babies into a cult. It is patently obvious that indignation of the masses, of the left, could be directed towards legit and high-minded goals.
But nope. It is look the other way at everything that is most despicable or tragic. As Robert brought up in the gender studies 0 coverage of Islam or religion in general. If you were a teacher and honest and a student attributed zilch to religion as a cause of sexism you would have to fail the student. It is pure madness that the left is enabling Islam and for that matter giving a pass to all religion. You have to give people the right to practice their insane rituals and have their beliefs but you can not in good conscience fail to attack the IDEAS.
Just a wee bit on the hypocrisy. Criticize Islam and you are islamophobic. Even if you view the Muslims as victims of a cult. BIGOT. Criticize Israel and great pains are taken to explain how it is not antisemitism. Protect evil in the first case. Promote hatred in the second. And if you had any doubt the impact of the hyper focus on Israel and all the attendant BS narratives then read the news. Have the lefties of the world viewed it as a critique of the government? Yeah i did not think so. Seething hatred. And sure it is absolutely true that criticizing Israel is not necessarily antisemitism. Of late their government has much to own up to. I have always thought that it is difficult to separate the sin from the sinner. As to Israel…”we are not conflating.” As to Islam…”you are conflating.” It is clear how the lefties in universities have taken it.November 18, 2023 at 11:45 pm #51413
Yeah, Jake…some letter from Osama Bin Laden to America was circulating all over this week. Idiotic college kids now consider the Saudi billionaire to be sort of folk hero fighting against oppression of the Palestinians. The same Saudis that are obliterating Muslims in Yemen. Not a word from the campus because well, no Jews. If browns kill browns or blacks kill blacks, it’s all good. Mention the super high rates of black-on-black crime you are a racist.
Even most of the Arabs living in Israel proper despise the Hamas government. This is the level of stupidity the left has obtained and why Trump will win. Fuckall.November 18, 2023 at 11:53 pm #51414
Robert, some of the contemporary shit today just stretches credulity so much that in a work of fiction it would seem ridiculous. First it was Trump. Now Putin for the right. Bin Laden for the left. haha
Yemen? Well of course look the other way!
And you are right. Black on Black crime. RACIST! There is something wrong when we are insensitive or bigoted in calling things what they are.November 19, 2023 at 4:32 am #51415
The left’s hyper-focus on Israel is worse than simply holding Israel to a higher standard,
Mmm… How about holding Israel to a human standard? Sinking to the level of a deplorable enemy, or lower, could actually be worse.November 19, 2023 at 3:50 pm #51422
People interested in learning, or who have alternate ideas or have high IQs just don’t do well in Islamic cultures. Islamocrates end up with a low functioning society full of religious imbecils. Thus, the Palestinians. Not smart enough to help themselves. Except for the couple millionaire Hamas leaders who don’t even live in Gaza, enriching themselves on Iranian blood money in exchange for terrorizing Western culture.
Three top leaders of Hamas alone have a staggering fortune of $11 billion, according to a report by New York Post. Ismail Haniyeh, Moussa Abu Marzuk and Khaleed Mashal have been maintaining their luxury lifestyle in Qatar, a relatively small yet powerful emirate in the Middle East, which provided a safe haven for them.
Hamas leaders net worth:
Abu Marzuk $3 billion
Khaled Mashal $4 billion
Ismail Haniyeh $4 billion
Hamas’ annual turnover: $1 billionNovember 19, 2023 at 4:52 pm #51424
Wow! They have a billionaire upper class. Boy, I’m so glad WE DON’T, right?!!!
I’m arguing against genocide. You seem to be a big supporter.November 19, 2023 at 5:24 pm #51428
@ Robert Wow! They have a billionaire upper class. Boy, I’m so glad WE DON’T, right?!!! I’m arguing against genocide. You seem to be a big supporter.
That’s thick as a brick. They didn’t earn this money, LOL. It’s stolen blood money. When 10% of your child-deaths are due to poor water infrastructure and you are building rockets with waterpipes and elaborate war tunnels with money for “your people” don’t try to tell us that Jews are supposed to retreat and wait for the next attack. Or maybe you or the modern college liberal feels that Jews should just hide in some attic and write a diary as hordes of Islamic Jihadists paraglide onto their streets.November 19, 2023 at 5:44 pm #51429
That’s thick as a brick. They didn’t earn this money, LOL. It’s stolen blood money. When 10% of your child-deaths are due to poor water infrastructure and you are building rockets with waterpipes and elaborate war tunnels with money for “your people” don’t try to tell us that Jews are supposed to retreat and wait for the next attack. Or maybe you or the modern college liberal feels that Jews should just hide in some attic and write a diary as hordes of Islamic Jihadists paraglide onto their streets.
Robert, the people poisoning OUR water and air and using our tax dollars to build rockets, bombs, fighters, destroyers and carriers are rich, too. Just on a different scale and with an equally oblivious and compliant public.
Israel is conducting its war with no regard to the civilian population. And since they are virtually all the same ethnicity (far more homogenous than the Middle-Eastern/European/Asian mix of Israel), it qualifies as a genocide. But if the Israelis, who are responsible for a lot of the ire leveled against them think genocide is an option, well, maybe the two sides deserve each other, eh?
BTW, I see Biden supporting the good ole “two-state solution” as though it’s an actual solution. Problem: Neither side has any enthusiasm for the idea, so if it were to happen, it would be another intervention from the outside.November 19, 2023 at 6:38 pm #51430
One more thing: I love it when it’s asserted or implied that the super-rich “earned” their wealth. Every single dollar the result of their labor. In fact, many started off rich with help from parents or an inheritance (Trump), benefited from the help of friends (Jobs, Zuckerman), or were just ridiculously lucky (Bezos*). But, to be truthful, being at least somewhat psychopathic helps a lot.
* Bezos started by selling books mail order and then the Internet came along and, yes, he took advantage of that brilliantly. Had he unluckily started five or 10 years earlier, there’s a high likelihood he’d be at best in five or six figures today.November 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm #51431
Just a lame comeback. Hamas’s leadership is committed to genocide against the people of Israel. Bezos runs an internet merchandising company. Your morally irrational attempts to justify jihadist terrorists who admit and act upon a single mandate – to destroy “the Jews” have grown tiresome. And I support your commitment to never buy anything from Amazon again because that supports those dirty capitalists that are persecuting those poor Jihadists. And also, thank you for your incredible virtue signaling on behalf of Islam and Mohammad, may peace be upon him, LOL.November 19, 2023 at 7:16 pm #51432
Just a lame comeback. Hamas’s leadership is committed to genocide against the people of Israel.
They’re committed to getting their land back out of the hands of the Zionist occupiers.
Bezos runs an internet merchandising company.
Which he did because, lucky for him, the Internet burgeoned.
Your morally irrational attempts to justify jihadist terrorists who admit and act upon a single mandate – to destroy “the Jews” have grown tiresome.
To explain the roots, planted by the predictably disastrous action of the U.N. to hand Palestine over to Zionists isn’t to justify terrorism.
And I support your commitment to never buy anything from Amazon again because that supports those dirty capitalists that are persecuting those poor Jihadists. And also, thank you for your incredible virtue signaling on behalf of Islam and Mohammad, may peace be upon him, LOL.
It’s extremely inconvenient NOT to deal with Amazon anymore. He’s managed to maneuver his company into something like the old “company store” that was used to trap workers in the old days.
Your attempts to characterize anyone who disagrees with you as necessarily loving jihadists and terrorists everywhere seems reminiscent of how one orange-tinted moron talks.November 19, 2023 at 7:38 pm #51434
Sunday morning comix, probably because the original was a podcast not a videocast. Overlook the visuals and listen to a military expert and serious political thinker.November 20, 2023 at 12:34 pm #51439
Your attempts to characterize anyone who disagrees with you as necessarily loving jihadists and terrorists everywhere seems reminiscent of how one orange-tinted moron talks.
I remain on topic while you engage in endless “whataboutism”. The moral confusion you are experiencing is the typical liberal-gone-wrong concept that anybody who is successful as Israel is, must be blamed for abusing those who are not. Your idea that Israel does not want a 2-state solution is ridiculous. As if the Jewish culture in general is NOT intellectual and doesn’t negotiate, LOL. Right. Let me remind you that Israel DE-occupied Gaza years ago but kept supplying infrastructure to those who want them dead. They would love to have as little to do with the place as possible.
Gaza used their autonomy to build tunnels and weapons. They allowed themselves to become an anti-West proxy of Iran and then attacked Israel. Israel could just completely level the place from 10,000 feet. Instead, they drop leaflets warning people on what they are about to do. They are putting their young soldiers in harm’s way going door to door to minimize casualties.
You tell me. What would the State of Israel do if a Jew goes off and just starts murdering Palestinians? What would Hamas do? You know this. Fix your moral compass.November 20, 2023 at 4:47 pm #51441
Israel will not accept a 2-state solution unless the unguaranteeable is guaranteed: That the government of the Palestinian state would be friendly toward Israel.. How in the world can killing thousands upon thousands of Palestinians, half of them children and probably more like2/3 or 3/4 of them women+children but then expect a Palestinian state to be nonhostile?
The prospects of artificial states to have friendly relations are always bleak, it seems. India/Pakistan, Yugoslavia, and now Israel/Palestine?
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