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Monday, August 01, 2005

Hezbollah

"One should, I think, be cautious in describing Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation", writes Noam Chomsky.

He continues:

"True, that is official US-Israeli doctrine, but the European Union and most of the rest of the world does not agree. The House just passed a resolution (380-3) condemning "the continuous terrorist attacks perpetrated by Hezbollah," and the Senate passed a similar resolution unanimously. Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes contacted scores of congressional offices asking them to cite any terrorist acts by Hezbollah in the past decade. No one could cite any. In Lebanon, Hezbollah won about 80% of the vote in the South in the recent election. The South, of course, is where Hezbollah won its international fame, and much of its prestige in Lebanon: for driving Israeli invaders out of the country they had occupied for 22 years in violation of Security Council orders to withdraw (OK, because of a wink from the boss), while carrying out murderous atrocities, quite apart from the unprovoked 1982 invasion that probably killed about 20,000 people. In the US, that's an unforgivable crime..."

9 Comments:

Blogger leftvegdrunk said...

Good post, mate. Well done.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:07:00 am  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Thanks.
In an age where anybody or group who disagrees with US imperialist aims is a "terrorist", some sense is sorely required...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 12:45:00 am  
Blogger Comical_Ali said...

"One should, I think, be cautious in describing Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation", writes Noam Chomsky."

very cautious especially when one looks at the their impressive resume - with the bombing of the Jewish community center in Argentina where 95 innocent people were murdered standing out in particular.

Of course, for someone who called Holocaust denial "extesnive historical research", wrote a forward to and funded a neo-nazi book and was an ardent apologist and supporter of the murderous regime of Pol-Pot - one cannot expect very much from the warpped moral world of Chomsky...except for you're like who bask in his moral relativism and bankruptcy. Though moral relativism is an understatement -- Chomsky is only to quick to label the US and its allies "terrorists" yet urges caution on labelling an organisation like Hezbollah "terrorist." I guess "activists" and "activism" would be better words to describe them and their activities or better still "honored, nobel and heroic freedom figthers..." or marytyers?

inetersting antony, that you claim that this is an age where anybody or anyone is called a "terrorist" for disagreeing with US policy. When was the last time you were called terrorist for disagreeing with US policy?

Now let me reverse the question a little bit - when was the last time you called someone a "racist", "facist" or "nazi" for simply disagreeing with you? That after all is the rallying cry of the extreme left and of Chomsky in particulalr.

But the irony is, at the end of the day the likes of Chomsky (his endorsement of holocaust denial) have more in common with Neo-Nazis and racists than anyone else.

Antony, ever realise that you're ideas and you're blog, along with its links shares a common platform with David Duke's racist website (thats right David Duke - Neo-Nazi and former Grand Wizard of the KKK)? He and other Aryan, Nazi, KKK web sites, also cite and link the likes of Chomsky and Finkelstein as well. Duke happens to be a very big fan of those two in particular.

whats it like sharing a common platform with REAL Nazis and racists whilst at the same time you throw around those terms at anyone who dares disagree with you?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 1:05:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Your inferences are hilariously and offensive.
Because I share views with Finkelstein and Chomsky, as does David Duke, therefore I'm a Nazi? Er, many fascists share the views of your little heroes Bush, Blair and Howard, so how is that different?
Your inability to maintain an argument means that you'll forever be on the sidelines sniping, while some of us are actually trying to write and contribute.
Comical Ali. Bye.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 1:29:00 pm  
Blogger Comical_Ali said...

so wats it like to be finally branded one (from you're persective unfairly) after using the "racist"/""nazi" label as a weapon of choice against anyone who dares disagree with the far left chomskyite view of the world?

Once again - you and you're ilk have allot more in common with white supermacists, racists and Nazis than anyone else...aside from Islamo-facists of course.

can you name at least one racist white supermacist, neo-nazi, or former Grand drangon of the KKK who supported the war in Iraq or supports and sympathises with Israel? One Neo-Nazi who cites and references say Daniel Pipes over Norman FInkelstein?

"Your inability to maintain an argument means that you'll forever be on the sidelines sniping, while some of us are actually trying to write and contribute."

why dont you provide a response to the crux of my argument provided in my last post? sorry for not contributing to the way you would have liked me to contribute...Grand Dragon Lowenstein...

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 2:01:00 pm  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Mate, comparing me to the KKK is downright offensive. As a Jew, I'd hope you could do better.
Please don't contribute again.
I'm asking nicely.
For now, anyway.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:14:00 pm  
Blogger Comical_Ali said...

or esle what antony?

downright offensive? Doesnt even compare to the type of tripe you peddle against Jews. or the type of tripe peddled by people who come on this forum (with one comparing Jews and Israel to Nazi germany)...how is that for offensive?

dont like being compared to a Grand Dragon? Well, you reap what you sow. you certainly have allot more in common with them than with those whom you label "racist" and "facist."

Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:43:00 pm  
Blogger Andjam said...

Er, many fascists share the views of your little heroes Bush, Blair and Howard

Hyperlinks, please?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:50:00 pm  
Blogger Comical_Ali said...

All we need is one white supermacist who at least supports the "zionist entity" and doesnt agree with the Chomskiyite/Finkelstein view of the world.

now theres a challange for you antony...a challange which you will predictibly skip.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:56:00 pm  

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