"With the sad slain of the unique souls of Pakistan on the soils of Iraq, we would suggest Mr. Annan not to force or coerce any country to send its’ troops to Iraq—without any shield or protection in the wake of hotheaded situation—known the world-over—so as to ensure that no more innocents are beheaded—as a scapegoat."
In the current stage of denial, administration spinners are acutely eager to distinguish the “new policy” from events as recent as last year -- as though we’re supposed to believe it’s no longer the case that the Taliban is “gaining strength” or that Afghan civilians are “growing increasingly disillusioned with their government.”
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"The US consulate in Jerusalem is aware of the increasing restrictions on foreign passport-holders, according to its website, but claims to be powerless to help."
"In all cases, it is important to say--and hopefully such visits would highlight this reality--that Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the Palestinian holy sites in the city are subject to terrible discrimination and oppressive treatment by the Israeli occupiers, even in comparison with how this occupation treats the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories. As such, those who care about the fate of the city and its people need to redouble their efforts to end Israel's occupation and allow for the creation of the Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital. This is a precondition for the two-state solution and a peaceful settlement."
"We need to dispel media and the government lies and it is essential and only part of the overall solution to ending the conflict; the cycle of violence."
"The incredulity and numbing, the frequent bobbing-and-weaving of our own consciousness, the hollow comforts of passivity, insulate us from hard truths and harsher realities than we might ever have expected to need to confront -- about our country and about ourselves."
"The fact is, Palestinians are haggling over much less than what the UN decision initially granted it, including a Jerusalem that would have maintained special international status. Israel has swallowed up far more land than what the partition originally proposed and is violating international law by continuing to build settlements on occupied Palestinian land – land, it might be added, from which the UN has called on it to withdraw."
"...the super rich are again manipulating the political class, the media and the financial institutions to safeguard their wealth at the expense of peoples and nations. For instance, at the heart of Europe's economic woes is in the reluctance of the super rich to write off debt owed to them by countries like Ireland, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The super rich would rather see countries indebted to them, paying exorbitant interest rates and their respective populations stripped off wealth, than the cancellation of debt payments and a reprieve for indebted countries to recover....Likewise in America, it is the super rich that are demanding that the American public must pay for their economic mismanagement and excessive lifestyles."