by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
I find myself totally upset over the willful ignorance of some people. I specifically refer to the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, a pro-Palestinian propaganda ad campaign that was slated to be waged against Israelis and their nation. Fortunately, the ad campaign this pro-Arabic leftist group was sponsoring was canceled. The Seattle Times carried an article covering the issue. Here is a short excerpt:
In a reversal of an earlier decision, Metro Transit said Thursday it would not allow a bus ad alleging "Israeli war crimes," saying a flood of comments has convinced officials that service could be disrupted.
The ad, purchased by the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, ties alleged Israeli war crimes to U.S. military aid. The ad had been set to run for a month on the sides of 12 buses starting next week.
Metro also rejected proposals for two counter ads.
"The escalation of this issue from one of 12 local bus placards to a widespread and often vitriolic international debate introduces new and significant security concerns that compel reassessment," said King County Executive Dow Constantine.
Metro spokeswoman Linda Thielke earlier this week said lawyers had advised Metro that it couldn't refuse to accept the "Israeli war crimes" ad under current agency policy.
Metro policy restricts advertising that, among other things, can be reasonably foreseen to result in harm to, disruption of, or interference with the transportation system.
"When we accepted the ad from Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, we didn't have any information to cause us to reasonably foresee that there could be a disruption to transit service," Thielke said.
That changed once media locally, nationally and internationally ran the story and the comments started coming in, Thielke said. Metro customer service has received about 3,000 e-mails, and local elected officials thousands more.
What amazes me is that the attorneys advising Metro Transit were so clueless. But then again considering the likelihood they were all left-leaning ACLU type maybe I shouldn't be so surprised. Read the rest of the article here.
I provide only the link to the vicious Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign for my readers to access because I refuse to post such slanted and largely untrue garbage on the pages of Rational Nation USA and LCR, even in small excerpt form.
Israpundit gives what I consider a relevant, rational, and accurate counter argument to a disgraceful and propaganda filled one by the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign.
The Palestinians are, by Arab design, an open wound in Israel’s body that the Arabs and their left-wing enablers deliberately keep open to bleed Israel dry no matter how many years it takes. Israel needs to close this wound by removing a good two out of three Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, with the minority that is willing and able to live in peace being allowed and even encouraged to remain.I suspect you can see where Bill Levinson is going with this, nonetheless here is the rest of the story.
Most of the world already falsely accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing and other atrocities. If the world is going to punish you unjustly for something you didn’t do, you may as well do that something and it is past time for Israel to take off the gloves. Ethnic cleansing or even genocide is a crime against humanity only if you end up on the losing side. Hitler was unfortunately right when he said, “Who remembers the Armenians?” and it is telling that Abraham Foxman’s Anti-Defamation League, a group that should have been foremost in the exposure and denunciation of genocide, recently did its best to get the world to forget the Armenians. This shows that expulsion of the Palestinians should be practical; more importantly, expulsion or deportation of an ethnic group to protect one’s citizens against an ongoing litany of mindless violence from the group in question is not a crime against humanity or anybody else, just as it is not a crime to disable or even kill another human being to stop him from killing you or somebody for whose safety you are responsible.
In his book What about Germany?, Lochner offered the following English translation of the document then in his possession:
Genghis Khan led millions of women and children to slaughter—with premeditation and a happy heart. History sees in him solely the founder of a state. It’s a matter of indifference to me what a weak western European civilization will say about me. I have issued the command—and I’ll have anybody who utters but one word of criticism executed by a firing squad—that our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy. Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formation in readiness—for the present only in the East—with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without compassion, men, women, and children of Polish derivation and language. Only thus shall we gain the living space (Lebensraum) which we need. Who, after all, speaks to-day of the annihilation of the Armenians?
Well, Abraham Foxman of the ADL certainly did not want Congress to speak of the annihilation of the Armenians lest it offend Israel’s “ally” Turkey. (How did that work out for you, Abe?) There are meanwhile statues of Genghis Khan in modern Mongolia, so the unpleasant truth is that mass murder and even genocide are crimes against humanity only if you lose. The Nazis were punished at Nuremberg only because they were on the losing side. General Tomoyuki Yamashita was executed because of atrocities some of his soldiers committed without his approval or even his knowledge, but Soviet generals who allowed their men to rape German women were never held accountable–nor was the Soviet Union ever held accountable for its unprovoked invasions of Poland and Finland.
Israel has every right to be recognized. It has every right to expect its citizens to live without constant fear of extinction by insane morons, and it certainly has the right to defend itself from the same. The people of the tiny nation of Israel deserve the support of the American people. Their nation deserves the support of the United States Government.
Cross posted to Rational Nation USA