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Reading headlines and articles like like this one, proves, that in a way, these people are so incredibly obtuse as to be considered actually stupid.

Just the headline of the linked article: Olmert: Next U.S. administration may not be as accommodating.

Accommodating to what, pray tell? Protecting Israel from the consequences of its destructive policies. Demand actual fucking change to the way Israel has been treating it's minorities within Israel proper and the role of the IDF in the Occupied Territories!

Fuck it, this article just pissed me off.

The presumption, Olmert's arrogance, the assumption that any administration will actually do anything to anger AIPAC.

I can't really analyze this at the moment, because I'm just going on my gut feeling here; but something is off here and I don't know what.


Body of the text for the linkphobic:

Olmert: Next U.S. administration may not be as accommodating
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent and Reuters

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday said he was uncertain of whether the next United States administration would be as sympathetic toward Israel as that of President George W. Bush, and as such, efforts should be made to take full advantage of the current U.S. leadership.

This coming Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plans to hold a three-way meeting with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and senior Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qureia.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat announced the planned meeting after the U.S. proposed holding trilateral talks with Israel and the Palestinians in order to accelerate negotiations on the core issues and bridge the major gaps that still exist.
Analysts said the corruption scandal dogging Olmert has dramatically reduced the chances of a peace deal before Bush leaves office in January and could force Rice to consider scaling back her ambitions.

Olmert is currently under investigation over suspicions that he illegally received funds from an American millionaire.

So far there are few signs that she is prepared to do so as she leaves Washington on Wednesday on a trip that will take her to Paris for an Afghan donors' conference on Thursday and then to Jerusalem and Ramallah for her sixth visit this year.

Rice is also expected to have a three-way meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who is a key player in determining how far Israel goes to ease Israeli-imposed restrictions placed on the Palestinian residents of the West Bank.

Dspite Olmert's difficulties, the administration has said it will continue to press for a peace agreement this year - the goal Bush announced at a high-profile peace conference he hosted in November in Annapolis, Maryland.

"The question is not about his desire but about his ability," said a senior U.S. official of Olmert's predicament. "I'd rather be criticized for an element of romanticism than for an element of neglect."

However, Western, Palestinian and Israel officials have all acknowledged privately that Olmert's corruption investigation could trigger new elections, dimming - if not snuffing out - the chances of a deal this year.

Some analysts said Bush should now concentrate simply on handing over an active peace process to his successor, rather than on striving to produce some kind of a deal that may be impossible to reach given Israel's political uncertainty.

They suggested Washington also work to improve conditions in the West Bank by strengthening Palestinian security forces and governing institutions and by pressing Israel to remove roadblocks Palestinians say cripple their economy.

Date: 2008-06-10 07:55 pm (UTC)
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I like the euphemism "may not be as accommodating."

Unfortunately there is often no distinction made between supporting Israel's right to exist and supporting each and every stupid policy of the Israeli government; the two are seen as the same thing, "supporting Israel."


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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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