"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
True, I know you would allow them access to the minimum number of calories necessary for survival but I think you are 'normalising the unthinkable'.
My wish remains that the Gaza port is opened under EU supervision, even though I read yesterday that Israel had said no to this, and that the Gaza people may start to thrive through the oil found off their coast which they have not yet had access to.
Oh and just for something different. Here is a picture of a Turk helping an injured soldier on board the Mavi Marmara
IDF soldier taken care of by Turkish activits on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
George Monboit "Neoliberalism is inherently incompatible with democracy, as people will always rebel against the austerity and fiscal tyranny it prescribes. Something has to give, and it must be the people. This is the true road to serfdom: disinventing democracy on behalf of the elite."
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058794455 (Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas)
I’m guessing I’ll have to repeat this in at least 2 more posts before it sinks in.
[Originally Posted by explaining yet again why there is no counter evidence
http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1058793003 (Israel intercepts Gaza flotilla, says Hamas)
Will you do the honorable thing and withdraw your lie or do we go around yet another set of posts before you own up to your reading comprehension failure?
If not, please find it for me. I recall saying it was more of a (note that I’m repeating this for the umpteenth time) they’re more of a “psychological rather than physical threat.”
Don’t worry, I’m patient – I know you and your friends will eventually get it.
Here, I’ll even post my original statement to help. Do you want me to use crayon for my words next time?
I’m sure one of your nice Moderator friends watching my every word for can explain it for you.Originally Posted by me
Which reminds me – very early on – I originally said “it doesn’t matter anyway as whether the raid was legal or not and whether the blockade is legal or not – International Law can not be enforced and even if it could – the US has Israel’s back”
Nothing has changed my opinion since then – even going round the houses with you.
When did this happen and was it before Israel was official recognized as a state or after. The Palestinian territory was recognized for awhile while under British rule but it was not a state or country. You can even do a world atlas research stretching back 2000 years or more and you will not find a country called Palestine.Over 100 countries have made a formal statement recognizing the State of Palestine.
The name "Falastin" that Arabs today use for "Palestine" is not an Arabic name. It is the Arab pronunciation of the Roman "Palaestina"
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State of Palestine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The U.S. State Department Digest of International Law says that the terms of the Treaty of Lausanne provided for the application of the principles of state succession to the "A" Mandates. The Treaty of Versailles (1920) provisionally recognized the former Ottoman communities as independent nations. It also required Germany to recognize the disposition of the former Ottoman territories and to recognize the new states laid down within their boundaries. The Treaty of Lausanne required the newly created states that acquired the territory to pay annuities on the Ottoman public debt, and to assume responsibility for the administration of concessions that had been granted by the Ottomans. A dispute regarding the status of the territories was settled by an Arbitrator appointed by the Council of the League of Nations. It was decided that Palestine and Transjordan were newly created states according to the terms of the applicable post-war treaties. In its Judgment No. 5, The Mavrommatis Palestine Concessions, the Permanent Court of International Justice also decided that Palestine was responsible as the successor state for concessions granted by Ottoman authorities. The Courts of Palestine and Great Britain decided that title to the properties shown on the Ottoman Civil list had been ceded to the government of Palestine as an allied successor state.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
I stand by my position but shouldn't have resorted to malice and contempt in my posts since page 110+ so I would like to apologise for the tone of my posts to Apocalypse.
I'm not familiar with the norms for issuing an apology on this forum - whether to create a new thread or post it elsewhere so I'm attaching it to the thread where I offended.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville