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The Shame of Being an American (scrawled by Paul Craig Roberts in purple crayon)
The lordly lofts of Bedlam, via middleeast.org ^ | 07/22/2006 | Paul Craig Roberts

Posted on 07/28/2006 9:30:58 AM PDT by dighton

Gentle reader, do you know that Israel is engaged in ethnic cleansing in southern Lebanon? Israel has ordered all the villagers to clear out. Israel then destroys their homes and murders the fleeing villagers. That way there is no one to come back and nothing to which to return, making it easier for Israel to grab the territory, just as Israel has been stealing Palestine from the Palestinians.

Do you know that one-third of the Lebanese civilians murdered by Israel’s attacks on civilian residential districts are children? That is the report from Jan Egeland, the emergency relief coordinator for the UN. He says it is impossible for help to reach the wounded and those buried in rubble, because Israeli air strikes have blown up all the bridges and roads. Considering how often (almost always) Israel misses Hezbollah targets and hits civilian ones, one might think that Israeli fire is being guided by US satellites and US military GPS. Don’t be surprised at US complicity. Why would the puppet be any less evil than the puppet master?

Of course, you don’t know these things, because the US print and TV media do not report them.

Because Bush is so proud of himself, you do know that he has blocked every effort to stop the Israeli slaughter of Lebanese civilians. Bush has told the UN “NO.” Bush has told the European Union “NO.” Bush has told the pro-American Lebanese prime minister “NO.” Twice. Bush is very proud of his firmness. He is enjoying Israel’s rampage and wishes he could do the same thing in Iraq.

Does it make you a Proud American that “your” president gave Israel the green light to drop bombs on convoys of villagers fleeing from Israeli shelling, on residential neighborhoods in the capital of Beirut and throughout Lebanon, on hospitals, on power plants, on food production and storage, on ports, on civilian airports, on bridges, on roads, on every piece of infrastructure on which civilized life depends? Are you a Proud American? Or are you an Israeli puppet?

On July 20, “your” House of Representatives voted 410-8 in favor of Israel’s massive war crimes in Lebanon. Not content with making every American complicit in war crimes, “your” House of Representatives, according to the Associated Press, also “condemns enemies of the Jewish state.”

Who are the “enemies of the Jewish state”?

They are the Palestinians whose land has been stolen by the Jewish state, whose homes and olive groves have been destroyed by the Jewish state, whose children have been shot down in the streets by the Jewish state, whose women have been abused by the Jewish state. They are Palestinians who have been walled off into ghettos, who cannot reach their farm lands or medical care or schools, who cannot drive on roads through Palestine that have been constructed for Israelis only. They are Palestinians whose ancient towns have been invaded by militant Zionist “settlers” under the protection of the Israeli army who beat and persecute the Palestinians and drive them out of their towns. They are Palestinians who cannot allow their children outside their homes because they will be murdered by Israeli “settlers.”

The Palestinians who confront Israeli evil are called “terrorists.” When Bush forced free elections on Palestine, the people voted for Hamas. Hamas is the organization that has stood up to Israel. This means, of course, that Hamas is evil, anti-Semitic, un-American and terrorist. The US and Israel responded by cutting off all funds to the new government. Democracy is permitted only if it produces the results Bush and Israel want.

Israelis never practice terror. Only those who are in Israel’s way are terrorists.

Another enemy of the Jewish state is Hezbollah. Hezbollah is a militia of Shi’ite Muslims created in 1982 when Israel first invaded Lebanon. During this invasion the great moral Jewish state arranged for the murder of refugees in refugee camps. The result of Israel’s atrocities was Hezbollah, which fought the Israeli Army, defeated it, and drove it out of Lebanon. Today Hezbollah not only defends southern Lebanon but also provides social services such as orphanages and medical care.

To cut to the chase, the enemies of the Jewish state are any Muslim country not ruled by an American puppet friendly to Israel. Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the oil emirates have sided with Israel against their own kind, because they are dependent either on American money or on American protection from their own people. Sooner or later these totally corrupt governments that do not represent the people they rule will be overthrown. It is only a matter of time.

Indeed Bush and Israel may be hastening the process in their frantic effort to overthrow the governments of Syria and Iran. Both governments have more popular support than Bush has, but the White House Moron doesn’t know this. The Moron thinks Syria and Iran will be “cakewalks” like Iraq, where ten proud divisions of the US military are tied down by a few lightly armed insurgents.

If you are still a Proud American, consider that your pride is doing nothing good for Israel or for America.

On July 20 when “your” House of Representatives, following “your” US Senate, passed the resolution in support of Israel’s war crimes, the most powerful lobby in Washington, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), quickly got out a press release proclaiming “The American people overwhelming support Israel’s war on terrorism and understand that we must stand by our closest ally in this time of crisis.”

The truth is that Israel created the crisis by invading a country with a pro-American government. The truth is that the American people do not support Israel’s war crimes, as the CNN quick poll results make clear and as was made clear by callers into C-Span.

Despite the Israeli spin on news provided by US “reporting,” a majority of Americans do not approve of Israeli atrocities against Lebanese civilians. Hezbollah is located in southern Lebanon. If Israel is targeting Hezbollah, why are Israeli bombs falling on northern Lebanon? Why are they falling on Beirut? Why are they falling on civilian airports? On schools and hospitals?

Now we arrive at the main point. When the US Senate and House of Representatives pass resolutions in support of Israeli war crimes and condemn those who resist Israeli aggression, the Senate and House confirm Osama bin Laden’s propaganda that America stands with Israel against the Arab and Muslim world.

Indeed, Israel, which has one of the world’s largest per capita incomes, is the largest recipient of US foreign aid. Many believe that much of this “aid” comes back to AIPAC, which uses it to elect “our” representatives in Congress.

This perception is no favor to Israel, whose population is declining, as the smart ones have seen the writing on the wall and have been leaving. Israel is surrounded by hundreds of millions of Muslims who are being turned into enemies of Israel by Israel’s actions and inhumane policies.

The hope in the Muslim world has always been that the United States would intervene in behalf of compromise and make Israel realize that Israel cannot steal Palestine and turn every Palestinian into a refugee.

This has been the hope of the Arab world. This is the reason our puppets have not been overthrown. This hope is the reason America still had some prestige in the Arab world.

The House of Representatives resolution, bought and paid for by AIPAC money, is the final nail in the coffin of American prestige in the Middle East. It shows that America is, indeed, Israel’s puppet, just as Osama bin Laden says, and as a majority of Muslims believe.

With hope and diplomacy dead, henceforth America and Israel have only tooth and claw. The vaunted Israeli army could not defeat a rag tag militia in southern Lebanon. The vaunted US military cannot defeat a rag tag, lightly armed insurgency drawn from a minority of the population in Iraq, insurgents, moreover, who are mainly engaged in civil war against the Shi’ite majority.

What will the US and its puppet master do? Both are too full of hubris and paranoia to admit their terrible mistakes. Israel and the US will either destroy from the air the civilian infrastructure of Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Iran so that civilized life becomes impossible for Muslims, or the US and Israel will use nuclear weapons to intimidate Muslims into acquiescence to Israel’s desires.

Muslim genocide in one form or another is the professed goal of the neoconservatives who have total control over the Bush administration. Neocon godfather Norman Podhoretz has called for World War IV (in neocon thinking WW III was the Cold War) to overthrow Islam in the Middle East, deracinate the Islamic religion and turn it into a formalized, secular ritual.

Rumsfeld’s neocon Pentagon has drafted new US war doctrine that permits pre-emptive nuclear attack on non-nuclear states.

Neocon David Horowitz says that by slaughtering Palestinian and Lebanese civilians, “Israel is doing the work of the rest of the civilized world,” thus equating war criminals with civilized men.

Neocon Larry Kudlow says that “Israel is doing the Lord’s work” by murdering Lebanese, a claim that should give pause to Israel’s Christian evangelical supporters. Where does the Lord Jesus say, “go forth and murder your neighbors so that you may steal their lands”?

The complicity of the American public in these heinous crimes will damn America for all time in history.


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To: hellinahandcart

What should we call it, "going paleo?" Is that accurate?


101 posted on 07/28/2006 11:32:15 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: IDF_Fighter
You go girl!!

Welcome to FR, and know that we are with you.

We are also here for you to vent and to let us know how things are going on the ground.

You're definitely among friends!

102 posted on 07/28/2006 11:37:14 AM PDT by sinkspur (Today, we settled all family business.)
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To: hellinahandcart
to go stark raving mad

He done went Lewny.

103 posted on 07/28/2006 11:39:38 AM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

I'm thinking he has a brain tumor or Alzheimer's.


104 posted on 07/28/2006 11:40:04 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: dighton

105 posted on 07/28/2006 11:41:17 AM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: wideawake
he started calling himself a "libertarian" or a "palaeolibertarian."

He can call himself "Princess Debbie of Kent" for all I care. It doesn't make it so. Retaliatory force by Israel is fully justified under the non-initiation principle.

The only real crime by Israel is that they waited this long allowing that many more of their people to be killed by these rabid Hezbollah animals.

106 posted on 07/28/2006 11:45:48 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath.- Aeschylus)
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To: Stultis; 1rudeboy

I prefer "go Lewny" to "go Paleo".


107 posted on 07/28/2006 11:49:29 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: IDF_Fighter

Welcome to FR!!!!


108 posted on 07/28/2006 11:57:54 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: dighton

109 posted on 07/28/2006 11:59:25 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: IDF_Fighter
Yeah, welcome to the FReerepublic!

Please keep in touch with a post here and there as you're able. Or maybe a few pictures from the front lines. Or even the barracks and showers.</Dirty Old Man Mode>

Seriously, success to you and all your guardian angel peers. And good hunting!

110 posted on 07/28/2006 12:06:35 PM PDT by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: 1st-P-In-The-Pod; A_Conservative_in_Cambridge; af_vet_rr; agrace; ahayes; albyjimc2; ...


111 posted on 07/28/2006 12:31:23 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 18-22)
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To: IDF_Fighter

Welcome to FR, and good luck to you! Please post whenever you can to tell us how the war against Hezbollah is going.


112 posted on 07/28/2006 12:32:30 PM PDT by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: Dead Corpse
He can call himself "Princess Debbie of Kent" for all I care.

LOL!

113 posted on 07/28/2006 12:33:40 PM PDT by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: wideawake
It would be a shame - I mean I would really cry my eyes out - if Paul Craig Roberts got hit by a bus tomorrow.

Yes, that would be a terrible waste - of a bus.

114 posted on 07/28/2006 12:37:27 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: Paleo Conservative
What happened to Paul Craig Roberts?

The final stages of untreated syphilis.

115 posted on 07/28/2006 12:37:54 PM PDT by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 18-22)
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To: Alouette
"The final stages of untreated syphilis."

Good one!
116 posted on 07/28/2006 12:43:30 PM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (The Arab League jihad continues on like a fart in an elevator - FR American in Israel)
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To: wideawake

Very true. They do consider themselves, the LDS that is, as the lost tribe of Israel.


117 posted on 07/28/2006 12:53:26 PM PDT by Mazda3Fan
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To: dighton

Is this guy real. He sounds like Ward Churchill!


118 posted on 07/28/2006 1:53:51 PM PDT by rocksblues (Liberals will stop at nothing.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
What happened to Paul Craig Roberts?
Bush Deraingment Syndrom? Actually, it is more complicated.

His dislike of Bush, neocons, and government have merged. He fears the government and sees its enemies as victims, having felt victimized by neocons.
Sadly he is not alone.
119 posted on 07/28/2006 2:01:36 PM PDT by rmlew (I'm a Goldwater Republican... Don Goldwater 2006!)
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To: Edgerunner; dighton

<< First line...no need to go any further. >>

Spot on.

There's enough evil in that single sentence to last me a lifetime!

(Evil: - The absense of Truth.)


120 posted on 07/28/2006 2:08:26 PM PDT by Brian Allen ("In war there is no substitute for victory." General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: dighton; Alouette

Who is this asshole?


121 posted on 07/28/2006 3:34:08 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: rmlew; All

If PCR is a true conservative, then I don't want part of the true conservative movement..


122 posted on 07/28/2006 4:05:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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To: ansel12

ansel12 wrote:

> During the 2004 Presidential Election in the U.S., Roberts endorsed the Democratic candidate, John Kerry, for president <

Not only that:

About two years ago, he teamed up with Sen. Chuckie-Cheese "I Love Israel More than Anybody" Schumer (Socialist, N. Y.)in connection with a study purporting to show how bad free trade is for the economy.

This odd couple held a big joint press conference, that was featured prominently on C-Span. The study was total balderdash -- so much so that apparently it didn't even create a "buzz" in left-wing circles.

Maybe somebody in the right-wing media should get the tape of that joint appearance and re-run, re-run, re-run it to the max. It surely would give Chuckie a warm, fuzzy feeling!


123 posted on 07/28/2006 5:10:13 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: tioga

Paul Craig Roberts is an economist and a former Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, and a prolific and popular journalist. He is nationally syndicated columnist for Creator's Syndicate and Investors Business Daily. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.


124 posted on 07/28/2006 7:36:46 PM PDT by lancer (If you are not with us, you are against us!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

What happend to Paul Craig Roberts is that when he was a child nobody gave him a hug or a kiss so he went off the deep end.


125 posted on 07/29/2006 6:56:25 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: .cnI redruM

and don't forget Robert Novak, another Jew-hater, big time. The extreme left and extreme right unite in their hatred of Jews, Israel and the USA.


126 posted on 07/29/2006 7:00:20 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: SJackson

I heard that Buchanan's rag is going to go out of business. Thank goodness!


127 posted on 07/29/2006 7:02:37 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: EveningStar

A man in the final stages of dementia who has been given a platform by Newsmax because they are hoping he remembers them in his will.


128 posted on 07/29/2006 7:04:18 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: dighton

What a venomous psycho.


129 posted on 07/29/2006 7:04:54 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free
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To: American Quilter

I am a subscriber to the "Conservative Chronicle" which prints colums from many conservative/libertarian writers. PCR used to be in there. He no longer is. I suspect that they cancelled him when he went off of the deep end.


130 posted on 07/29/2006 7:11:16 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free
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To: domenad

What is a Hezbollah gorilla? :)


131 posted on 07/29/2006 7:12:27 PM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: Dodgers fan
I cannot tell you how proud I am that FR and other decent sites are unashamedly pro-Jewish and pro-Israel. :)
132 posted on 07/29/2006 7:14:23 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Petronski

HAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Perfect!


133 posted on 07/29/2006 7:16:12 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet-pray for Israel))
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To: dighton

134 posted on 07/29/2006 7:17:48 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EveningStar

Amen! People like Roberts, Buchanan, Novak, et al. make me ill.


135 posted on 07/29/2006 7:34:55 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Yet newsmax continue to publish him! Is he paying them?????


136 posted on 07/29/2006 7:35:39 PM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: Dodgers fan

Townhall still publishes Buchanan. Are they suspect?


137 posted on 07/29/2006 7:38:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

I question their judgment. The NY Post dropped him after he wrote that Jews could not have been gassed by the Nazis! Even G. Gordon Lidden felt called upon to comment on Pat's lunacy. I would not be surprised if he were eventually dropped by them.


138 posted on 07/30/2006 7:33:08 AM PDT by Dodgers fan
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To: Scotsman will be Free
I am a subscriber to the "Conservative Chronicle" which prints colums from many conservative/libertarian writers. PCR used to be in there. He no longer is. I suspect that they cancelled him when he went off of the deep end.

That's where I first read him, too. I haven't subscribed to it for a while now, so it's interesting to read that he's no longer published there.

139 posted on 07/30/2006 9:04:35 AM PDT by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: Dodgers fan

I wouldn't be surprised either. And I wouldn't lament it.


140 posted on 07/30/2006 10:04:52 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: dighton
MiddleEast.org?

Did someone set Roberts up with a harem?

141 posted on 08/01/2006 11:36:09 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: sauropod
regarding your post #76... this won't help...

http://lookingglassnews.org/viewstory.php?storyid=6923
142 posted on 08/20/2006 12:03:20 AM PDT by modhom
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