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Goldstone on my Mind

Lesson learned from reflections of Judge Goldstone's April 1,2011 NYT op-ed.

Never underestimate the power of shunning, shaming, and routine, ordinary hate to manipulate people.
IMO there was a problem from start, appointing Goldstone to head the investigation into war crimes and policies in the '08-'09 state sponsored terror attack on the corralled Gazans. Action endorsed by USA, including delivery of more military hardware, and overwhelmingly validated by USA Congress.

Goldstone is an avowed zionist. He boasts impressive credentials from S.Africa,where he was adept at adapting, both pre and post apartheid. He was appointed to look into 'alleged' Jewish and Arab war crimes during Israeli operation tagged Cast Lead. IMO this is a suspicious conflict of interest. No matter how impeccable his credentials are/were, there must be another reputable judge in the world who is not an active, participating Zionist...right?

Media opinions on Goldstone's mea culpa, if I only knew then what I know now, ranged from nothing new to complete exoneration of Israel. Even further, fresh blame was flung at Hamas for not bothering to investigate itself at all.

Yes it is that inane. Goldstone had no access to Israeli soldiers or policy planners, the Israeli government declined to cooperate with the UN commission, because of security reasons...I'm guessing here, Israel's rationale is available in US media.

When I read the op-ed it stung me that Goldstone didn't even bother to spell the
Samouni family name correctly. I thought, how would he like it if his name was spelled as Geldstone, or worse?
Was he so browbeaten & egocentric, worried about being de-friended, banned from the club, that he turned his back on the law and the occupied prisoners of Gaza?

See how those with power & position are flawed with the proverbial 'feet of clay'? He looked at brazen racism, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and sought to ease the impact; for his chosen side.

The first clue was when he did not recuse himself. If I were a gambler, I'd wager that Judge Goldstone believed that he could serve justice and Zionism simultaneously, no problemo.

The Report was received with praise,as fair, even-handed, impartial by US msm.
Of course Israel didn't like it all, they 'only' dropped white phosphorous to improve their vision, there was a well worn buzz phrase for every accusation.

The body count told the story.
The name of the planned assault, cast lead, named after a Hannakuh tune about a toy, a cast lead dreidle imo, speaks volumes about the zionist mindset. Equating war with child's play, toys, consequences seemingly unimportant, spilled blood ok as long as it isn't their's.

I know, I know, my prejudices are showing. These prejudices are from life; I try to be aware. I view politics through a Palestinian lens because that's where I fell through the rabbit hole of discovery.

Is the Goldstone Report good for Palestinians? I vote yes, it adds to the weight of continuing crimes. Floundering for excuses it reveals itself as grasping, and above all else Israel is deceptive. No friend of US. and definitely no peace seeker.

Irish Ways & Irish Law, Sinead O'Connor


Pat Toomey -You're Killing US!

Today, 5-27-11, Senator Pat Toomey R(PA) voted to crush medicaid and rely on a system of vouchers in place of single payer insurance. The song surely does remain the same.

Voters need to challenge this head on by going after congressional & senatorial medical coverage, there are no poor in either house, far from it. If that doesn't work, I'm aware of quite a lot of perks that the public shouldn't have to pay for.

If times are so dire that Senators have to target the vulnerable, why not a new tactic? Let the budget cuts start from on high, government(ahem)servants first.

We on the bottom have been 'it tagged' in this game way long, woefully too long.

Survival of the fittest or Love they neighbor?

Does the glimpse behind the facade unmask Senator Toomey's true values? He won his seat by supporting right wing wedge issues, endorses Christian and Family values.

And then he endorses and votes for this abomination. Accepted $29,500 from AIPAC in '09-'10, a freshman in the Senate. How much does this influence the Honorable Senator Pat Toomey?

Are Christian values really locking the hospital & clinic doors to the victims of medical emergencies & health care? Is health care reserved for the cash enabled? Despicable. High-couture health coverage for you, plus your entitled colleagues, back to the Bowery for the financially embarrased.

But to take away minimal Medicare/Medicaid for senior's, handicapped, orphans, despicable.

If you want to survive an illness Sen Toomey D(PA) wants for us to pay with an rationed amount of tickets or vouchers. What happens if you use them all and then become exposed to an unknown virus?

Abundant possibilities for exploitation and corruption...only the very well-off will be able to afford illness or broken bone...sick people will go 'rob a bank' just to get the minimal health treatment the prison industry provides.

My neighbors and I will be on our own, left on a gurney in the parking lot until we pass a credit check. We'll be in limbo if the computers are down; worse we'll be arrested if it doesn't recognize us because we remember our password wrong.

Senator Pat Toomey you are killing us and not in a subtle way. Who should lose their health coverage? The congressional/senatorial millionaires or those of us under the poverty line?

I think instead that we should reward your brazen money transfer toward the haves & against the rest of us. We could gather signatures, get an initiative put on the ballot, and let the people choose who is worthy to receive free, top-drawer, medical attention. Somehow I do not think you'd be in the top ten of that list.

Oh yeah, lets make that an honest vote if that is possible.