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Israel picks a fight with Ireland

August 7, 2009

It seems that Zionists and AIPAC will go to any lengths to stifle anyone critical of their murderous regime. There is no end to whom Zionists will pick a fight with.

Now it’s Mary Robinson, first woman president of Ireland and former UNHR high commissioner who has supported Palestinian rights and criticised the tactics of Israel against the Palestinian people. Mary Robinson has been included to receive the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom Award by Obama.

Zionists object of course – anyone who criticizes Israel’s bloody tactics in Palestine cannot possibly be a good person. That pretty well means that a majority of people in the world are on Israel’s and AIPAC’s black list. The Irish people have long supported Palestine and protested the savage treatment of its people by Israel with boycotts of Israeli products and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.

Usually, the Irish like just about every country and nationality in the world. And, I might add, are welcomed everywhere, especially on UN peace keeping missions because of their congenialality and resolution of tense conflicts with good will rather than bombs and bullets. Israel should get some sort of medal itself for raising the hackles on Irish backs and being boycotted not only by Irish people, but also by Irish academia, a feat no other nation has accomplished in Irish history. Congratulations to Israel.

I would here argue the merits of case affirming Israel’s violation of human rights, but it would takes weeks to list all the proven instances of its blatant disregard for human rights over decades. And of course, I would be arguing with people whose minds are immersed in Israeli propaganda. Only a fool argues with fools.

Before or after you read the following article you might want to review Mary Robinson’s credentials in the area of human rights activities.

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson: Human rights are good for business

Global Elders

Jewish groups decry Obama’s choice of

Ireland’s Mary Robinson for award

Protests against the former Irish president, who critics say is anti-Israel, could become problematic for President Obama.

By Peter Wallsten

August 7, 2009

Source

Reporting from Washington — Jewish congressional members and lobbying groups are protesting President Obama’s decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Irish leader Mary Robinson, who they say has a long record of harshly criticizing Israel.

The award announcement prompted the first criticism of Obama by the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a group he courted during last year’s campaign. Jewish groups in the U.S. have been largely supportive of the president. But the Robinson award is the latest in a series of recent disagreements with Obama, and some Jewish leaders are growing skeptical of his commitment to Israel.

Last month, Obama hosted Jewish leaders at a White House meeting designed to soothe tensions over his differences with Israel over the future of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and lingering concern over the tenor of his outreach to the Muslim world.

By Thursday, several members of Congress — including two Jewish Democrats — had rebuked the decision to bestow the country’s highest civilian honor on Robinson during a White House ceremony planned for Wednesday.

Among their concerns was her role as the United Nations’ high commissioner on human rights in the 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. The U.S. and Israel pulled out of the conference over objections to a document it produced accusing Israel of racism in its treatment of the Palestinians.

Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a member of the Jewish caucus to the conference, said Thursday that Robinson “allowed the event to be hijacked by extremists who had no interest in peace.”

The episode, Cooper said, “degraded” the global human rights effort, setting the stage for the second racism conference, held this spring, in which a keynote speaker was Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a fierce enemy of Israel who has questioned whether the Holocaust occurred.

Robinson “simply did not have the guts . . . to step into the fray and say it can’t be this way,” Cooper said. “She’s a nice woman and a good person, but the fact that you mean well isn’t a prerequisite to get our nation’s highest honor.”

Robinson, Ireland’s president from 1990 to 1997, told Irish reporters this week that the accusations had no merit and blamed the controversy on “a lot of bullying by certain elements of the Jewish community.”

“They bully people who try to address the severe situation in Gaza and the West Bank,” she told a radio network, according to an account in the Belfast Telegraph.

Rep. Shelley Berkley (D- Nev.) said Thursday that the “biased views expressed by Mary Robinson against the nation of Israel remain deeply troubling, and her tarnished record of actions on this issue cannot be erased with the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

Berkley blamed Robinson for the “highly charged anti-Jewish attacks against Israel and its supporters” at the 2001 conference and said her actions “deserve to be condemned.”

Another Jewish Democrat, Rep. Eliot L. Engel of New York, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robinson was a “screw-up” and a “mistake.”

A White House spokesman, Tommy Vietor, on Thursday stood by the president’s decision, calling Robinson a key figure in history. “Mary Robinson was the first female president of Ireland, whom we are honoring as a prominent crusader for women’s rights in Ireland and around the world,” Vietor said. “She has dedicated her career to human rights and working to improve an imperfect world.

“As with any public figure, we don’t necessarily agree with every statement she has ever made,” Vietor said, “but it’s clear that she has been an agent of change and a fighter for good.”

Still, the controversy looked to be growing.

The World Jewish Congress on Thursday accused Robinson of an “endorsement of Palestinian violence as legitimate political activity, and the outrageous equating of the Holocaust to the suffering of the Palestinians,” adding that Robinson’s record “renders her unqualified to receive the nation’s highest civilian honor.”

The criticism from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, which called on Obama to “firmly, fully and publicly repudiate [Robinson’s] views on Israel,” was especially problematic for the president.

As a candidate, he delivered well-received speeches to the group as he presented himself as a staunch supporter of Israel. AIPAC’s incoming president, Lee Rosenberg, is a Chicago friend of Obama’s and was a key fundraiser during the campaign.

Defenders of Robinson point to a 2003 op-ed she wrote in the New York Times deploring the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, and they note that during the 2001 racism conference she waved a booklet of anti-Semitic cartoons and declared, “I am a Jew.”

But critics point to a 2002 report compiled by the late Rep. Tom Lantos of California, a Holocaust survivor and delegate to the Durban conference, who said that Robinson’s conduct “left our delegation deeply shocked and saddened” by her remarks about Israel.

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Jump you Feckers! Do something honorable!

April 24, 2009



Yes….’Feckers’ is the right word. And it would be more apropo if we added a ‘Mother’ in front of it. How many children have suffered now because the corrupt greed of you immoral, financial criminals? How many have lost their jobs and homes? How many are starving in other countries from the effects of the mess you ogres have made of the world? I don’t really like to swear; but in this case the word is more a description than an expletive, though both uses seem justified.

The pratice of suicide for those dishonoured or politically outmaneuvered is not exactly a new one. In ancient Rome, Romana mors, was a preferable exit to public humiliation and execution; in Japan, Seppuku was a way to pay one’s debt for dishonouring the family, country and self. A pity you elite bankers of today don’t have such an ethic – it would save us all alot of expense and future heartbreak in bringing you to justice. Even if you were to commit suicide, one can be sure it would not be out of the shame for bringing so much misery to so many; rather it would be because you could not continue your odious tyranny.

I don’t feel a wit for those like Kellerman: I feel for those who worked their entire lives to scratch a living out, to provide a home for their families, who lost everything and committed suicide because there was no longer any hope. Nothing that is said or done now can help those people or their children…and they won’t be left with big fat bank accounts pilfered from fellow citizens to console themselves. And they won’t have Tim Geithner’s tears and public eulogies either.

Foreclosure Problems? Mother Commits Suicide In Massachusetts

The mortgage company received a faxed letter from Balderrama at roughly 2:30 PM on Tuesday, putting a warning that she will no longer be alive when they foreclosed on her home that day. She was true to her words. It seemed that Balderrama shot herself with her husband’s powerful rifle. Her dead body was discovered at 3:30 PM after PHH Mortgage informed the police. The home in Taunton is about 35 miles to the south of Boston and costs $232,000, a large figure in the real estate market. It was supposed to be auctioned away at 5PM on the day the mother committed suicide failing to overcome a foreclosure crisis.

From Bad to Worst: Suicide Rate Up Sharply

And as bad as it’s been, it got even worse last week when Lebanon County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Yocum announced that suicides increased 73 percent last year — a jump he blamed in part on the economy.

Foreclosures take an emotional toll on many homeowners

Foreclosure filings surged 65% in April compared with the same month last year, according to a report Wednesday by RealtyTrac. One in every 519 households received a foreclosure filing last month, and the number of homes with foreclosure activity in April was the highest monthly total since RealtyTrac began issuing the report in January 2005.

Relationship between the Economy, Unemployment and Suicide

Suicide: The Other Economic Depression

Suicide rates higher in spring: study

So, for the countless people the world over who have ended their lives in despair, from the farmers in India to the economically clueless pawns in the American dream, whose only purpose has been to bloat the coffers of you gluttonous capitalists, for those whose names and tragedies we will never know, I say to you Masters of the Universe now …..Do something honourable for a change! Find your nearest high rise bank, go to the roof….and JUMP YOU FECKERS.

Or live the rest of your lives hiding from the people whose lives you have damaged irrevocably. And may your dreams be as sweet as the effects of your actions on others in your lifetime.