Swedish Toothache: Sux to be American
Gates of Vienna reports it well:
Waiting for Faroe. Welcome to the happy home of Snarkasm.
Gates of Vienna reports it well:
A little mind exercise:
Another instance of the NY Times giving the terroristas info on one of the new "most susceptible terrorist targets" in the country. Now a light bulb has gone off in the heads of local shitbag terrorists.
You interpret this Democratic Underground post:
chknltl (1000+ posts) Thu Dec-07-06 05:22 AM
there any laws about mailing sand?
...you know like the kind found around
old dead tanks over in Iraq.
What if the citizens of Iraq started doing
just that, mailed these samples off to...oh I don't know..maybe the arms
manufacturers who created depleted uranium munitions, the politicians who were
bought out by those same arms manufacturers and what the hell let's add faux
news on that list. Do you suppose they might be justified in returning the
favor? It's "only" sand ya know.
Is it me, or does Kenneth W. Stein, "an Emory University professor who also directs the university’s Middle East Research Program and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel", take the poodle for Palestine and his new book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" on with a vengeance:
A promient Middle East scholar, Dr. Kenneth W. Stein, announced his resignation as a fellow of Emory University’s Carter Center, in response to former President Jimmy Carter’s new book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.”
Stein, an Emory University professor who also directs the university’s Middle East Research Program and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, characterized Carter’s book as “replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments” in an email that announced his resignation yesterday.
He explained: “My continued association with the Center leaves the impression that I am sanctioning a series of egregious errors and polemical conclusions which appeared in President Carter’s book. I can not allow that impression to stand.”
[the paragraph below is a portion of the email from Professor Stein announcing his resignation - .ed
]Any material which he used from the book we did together in 1984, The Blood of Abraham, he used unilaterally. President Carter’s book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments. Aside from the one-sided nature of the book, meant to provoke, there are recollections cited from meetings where I was the third person in the room, and my notes of those meetings show little similarity to points claimed in the book. Being a former President does not give one a unique privilege to invent information or to unpack it with cuts, deftly slanted to provide a particular outlook. Having little access to Arabic and Hebrew sources, I believe, clearly handicapped his understanding and analyses of how history has unfolded over the last decade. Falsehoods, if repeated often enough become meta-truths, and they then can become the erroneous baseline for shaping and reinforcing attitudes and for policy-making. The history and interpretation of the Arab-Israeli conflict is already drowning in half-truths, suppositions, and self-serving myths; more are not necessary