The Israeli parliament voted overwhelmingly last week to suspend Haneen Zoabi, a legislator representing the state’s large Palestinian minority, for six months as a campaign to silence political dissent intensified. During the Knesset debate on her appeal against the suspension, Zoabi said: “Yes, I crossed the lines of consensus — a warlike, aggressive, racist, populist, chauvinist, arrogant consensus. I must cross those lines. I am no Zionist, and that is within my legal right.”Read more . . .
The author, who died in 2013, was an Additional Secretary of the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India and one-time head of the counter-terrorism division of the Research and Analysis Wing, India’s external intelligence agency. In his book, he unquestionably attributeed the events of 26/11 to the Pakistani organization LeT and suggested ISI responsibility. The book does not dwell on details and does not contain references to sources. It contains affirmation upon affirmation that the author does not bother to substantiate. The author does not attempt to hide his admiration for Israel and the United States and his hatred for Pakistan (He often refers to “The Pakistanis” as evil). This does not mean that what he presents as facts is false (or true), but indicates his partiality, representative of the Indian elite.Read more . . .
How German leaders conspired with the U.S. and Syria in covering-up a secret operationRead more . . .
Floor-crossing Is Plain Political Prostitution Dr. Motsoko Pheko These are interesting times. These are disconcerting times. The political space we are in now is called the “window of opportunity,” but in reality, it is the window of opportunism. It is … Read more . . .
Political Prostitution by Laura Thigpen24 March 2010http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/5361-political-prostitution The late great Pres. Ronald Reagan once famously equated politicians to prostitutes. That little quip drew self-conscious titters from both sides of the political aisle. But the “Gipper” was wrong, not in principle … Read more . . .