the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapon from the list of global
threats." Notice he does not care say a word about the threat of
for Sandars are always (like every member of US congress) is the
security of the occupation state: "In contrast, the Iran nuclear deal
helped the security of the U.S. and its partners – yes, it helped the
security of Israel, as many Israeli security experts have
brazenly says: "I saw and experienced for myself many of the progressive
values upon which the State of Israel was founded." Yes, Israel was
founded on such progressive values: ethnic cleansing, occupation,
settler colonialism, mass explosion, apartheid, sectarianism, massacres
and war crimes. But this Vermont Senator was very impressed.
acknowledge the enormous achievement of establishing a democratic
homeland for the Jewish people". Would you support a homeland for
Muslim people? How could a secular support a religious identity based
state? And democratic? You mean democratic for the European Jewish
segment of the population but not for the rest, right?
someone uses the word "painful" about Israeli war crimes, I know that
the person is about to justify war crimes. Also, the analogy with the
US is intended to convince listeners that it is OK and that the victims
have to move on: "But as you all know, there was another side to the
story of Israel’s creation, a more painful side. Like our own country,
the founding of Israel involved the displacement of hundreds of
thousands of people already living there, the Palestinian people. Over
700,000 people were made refugees."
And here he
provides the typical ignorant narrative: "Nobody gains when children are
trained to be suicide bombers." Nobody is training anyone on anything.
Some people are driven to commit extreme acts of violence by virtue of
the mass violence of the occupiers. Read Richard Pepe's Dying to Win and
you will understand what you are ignorant of: regarding the impact of
foreign occupation on the occupied.
He concludes the speech by asserting that in his view George W. Bush has the best solution to the conflict.