(Answering JewCrewAllStars) Well the U.S. did take many actions they claimed were going to counter terrorism but they were ineffective, we coddled Saudi Arabia and yet to this day have not had a boycott or any pressure against them. Afghanistan and Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and we are waging enormously expensive wars against these countries and this has nothing to do with fighting terrorism, but we should recognize that it doesn’t arise on its own, it is always a lot of grievances that arise. Whether talking about Irish Catholics and Chechnyan Muslims and, in the case of Israel’s occupations of the Palestinian people, that has been a major source of fuel against American terrorism. And it seems to me many Jewish Americans, I think 3/4th of them, voted for Obama on the idea that he would be a peacemaker. He presented himself as a peace candidate against the Iraq war, and i think Jewish Americans should recognize that peace will bring safety, not militarism.
9:46 Robert Scheer
Square, Site wide
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:11 GMT
I should point out that the most egregious terrorist attack was the assassination of Rabin by a Jewish zealot who was opposed to the peace process.
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:20 GMT
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:34 GMT
Readers, stick around, we’ll keep chat open and real time.
9:46 Robert Scheer
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:41 GMT
I’d like to continue but I have to go do the radio show and argue about these very same points!
9:46 Comment From Michael Pugliese
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:48 GMT
Comment: On Paul Craig Roberts, white supremacist >... By Emma Rosenthal
AREN’T THERE BETTER, MORE DESERVING, MORE QUALIFIED WRITERS, WE CAN PROMOTE, TO DECONSTRUCT THE ASSUMPTIONS, ARROGANCE AND HUBRIS OF AMERICAN EMPIRE, ISRAELI SETTLER COLONIALISM AND GENOCIDE? See http://cafeintifada.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/867/
9:46 Robert Scheer
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:50 GMT
Bye, everyone, thanks for joining.
9:46 Comment From gerard
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:51 GMT
Comment:But, but, but ... why are the right-wing ideologists in power?Why do they keep on justifying suicide?
9:46 Comment From Regarding Nader
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:55 GMT
Comment: Which politicians are those? There has been zero condemnation from anyone in the U.S. Congress or the administration, unless you know something I don’t? And Nader’s position regarding Israel and a two-state solution are well known—I have no idea what you’re talking about.
9:46 Comment From Observer56
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:46:57 GMT
Comment: Is there any fact to the reports that there were Al Quada operatives on board the flotilla? If the personnel on the “aid” ships had nothing to hide, why did they choose to ignore an offer of safe harbor to unload and warnings that the waters were closed?
Comment: But they also refute the notion that future generations will have to pay off the debt. Historically, they never have—the debt just gets rolled over and as long as the U.S. is a going concern it can continue indefinitely. They argue that since the gov’t issues its own currency, the gov’t doesn’t even have to issue public debt at all to “fund” its spending. That practice is a hangover from the gold standard, where money was backed by a commodity. With a purely fiat currency such as we have now, the government will always be able to spend. They argue that the only real constraint is inflation, which in a properly managed economy can only happen after full employment is reached.
9:47 Comment From Guest
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 17:47:05 GMT
Comment: Have you heard that all communications from the Rachel Corrie have ceased? This was posted by Doug Henwood on the LBO-Talk Archives: