Who got (or gets) the deal more rotten?
By Brian R. Wright
Specifically, comparing the plight of the American Indian rousted by European-Americans of the 19th century and the Palestinian peoples ravaged by Zionist Israel of the 20th… into the 21st. These reflections, and a definitive table of results, stem from my observation—after watching an old 1975 documentary (I Will Fight No More Forever) about how the Nez Perce were finally rounded up after being driven off their lands by the cavalry in abrogation of treaty in 1877—that this was exactly like what the Israelis are doing/have done to the Palestinians in modern times. Except of course that the Palestinians weren’t afforded any kind of treaty to be broken.
I conveyed my thoughts to a small email group that includes the two individuals pictured above, who are also 911 truther friends and associates of mine. [In this ten-member email group resides the well-known, shall I call him, Israeli apostate, international musician and writer Gilad Atzmon.] Anyway, the man on the left above, Mr. Henry Herskovitz, took exception to my characterization of equivalence between ‘what we did/do to the Indians’ and what the Israelites have been doing to the Palestinians for nearly 60 years. In fact, he produced a table of 11 items he had thought of combined with 20 others an Iraqi friend of his contributed.
Candidly, though I protested some that I was talking about the essence of the act of land expropriation and cultural destruction, I was blown away by the comparison. I really don’t think most Americans have the slightest idea how much worse the Israelis have treated and are treating the Palestinians than the whites treated the Indians (as horrifically as they were treated)—and the list doesn’t even include the perpetual Gaza massacre, the West Bank occupation, the Wall, unrelenting arbitrary detention and torture of Palestinians and Arabs, etc.
Muhammad Ali: “I declare support for the Palestinian liberation struggle”
Dr. Kevin Barrett, c/o Veterans Today [Full VT column here]
The mainstream media doesn’t want you to know one important thing about Muhammad Ali: His all-out, unreserved support for the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people against Zionist genocide.
In 1985, Ali traveled to Israel in an attempt to secure the release of Lebanese and Palestinian prisoners imprisoned in occupied Southern Lebanon. This followed on his visits to Palestinian refugee camps in 1974, when he declared in Beirut that “the United States is the stronghold of Zionism and imperialism.” While visiting Palestinian refugee camps in South Lebanon, he declared:
“In my name and the name of all Muslims in America, I declare support for the Palestinian struggle to liberate their homeland and oust the Zionist invaders.”
The mainstream media has no problem celebrating Ali’s heroic resistance to the Vietnam war. We’ve all heard about that.
So why won’t they even mention the Champ’s equally heroic stand on behalf of the Palestinian people? Continue reading
Paul introduces bill to cut off aid to Palestinians for joining ICC
Editor’s note: It’s no secret for anyone following my recent direction in views on the State of Israel that I’ve come to see the Zionist garrison state as a major barnacle on the ass of human progress. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’m taking the side of Israel’s opponents—although lately I’m having difficulty seeing the Israeli state as legitimate in the first place—and frankly I don’t know the agenda of Just Foreign Policy. I only know that I agree with them that it doesn’t meet the boundaries of common sense to deny the people of an occupied territory access to an international tribunal that may one day consider charges of human rights violations by its occupiers.
Note: For the same reason, I would enable access to the international criminal court by the captive peoples of the United States… specifically, descendants of American Indians forcibly dispossessed and expelled from their property by the American government during the 1800s.