Chicago's own lisping dipwad ISM's Kevin Clark recently stooging for Hamas.
Gaza is Lefty Never-Neverland. Israel is Lefty Jolly Roger commanded by Chaim C'hookThe Flotilla(s) are the Lefty Lost Boys/ Faeries/Mermaids and Redkins. Gaza is being treated to a full script by Leftist activists for earnest ninnies that makes Palestinians the Redskins of the Wild Mideast.
Chicago has provided the enemies of civilization with talented and protected mopes like Kevin Clark a pan-activist ( Gay/Anti-War/Pro Hamas/Redskin) who helped get Rachel Corrie killed by an IDF bulldozer. This same mope encouraged a bunch of young idiots to toss fale blood on Catholic worshippers at Holy Name Cathedral.
Ireland which for the most part has contributed no small number of robust and steel-eyed foes of cant and nonsense in the world of letters and public life, but recently has become a Leftist playground for the bored and famous. Kevin Myers, a later-day, Swift skewers his countrymen for playing patsies to terrorists.
. What is it about Israel that prompts such a widespread departure from common sense, reason and moral reality? As another insane flotilla prepares to butt across the Mediterranean bringing "aid" to the "beleaguered" people of Gaza, in its midst travelling the MV Saoirse, does it never occur to all the hysterical anti-Israeli activists in Ireland that this is like worrying about the steaks being burnt on the barbecue, as a forest fire sweeps towards your back garden?[translation my own]
I took part in a discussion about the Middle East last weekend in the Dalkey Books Festival. It was surreal. Not merely was I the only pro-Israeli person in the panel of four, but the chairwoman of the session, Olivia O'Leary, also felt obliged to throw in her three-ha'pence worth.
Israeli settlers on the West Bank were on stolen land, she sniffed. Palestinians in their refugee camps had title deeds to the ancient properties. The UN had repeatedly condemned Israel. Brian Keenan, who was held hostage by Arab terrorists for four years, then detailed Israeli human-rights abuses, to loud cheers.
Israel -- and its sole defender on the panel (is mise)[that's Irish for that's me] -- were then roundly attacked by members of the audience. But what was most striking about the audience's contributions was the raw emotion: they seemed to loathe Israel.
But how can anyone possibly think that Gaza is the primary centre of injustice in the Middle East? According to Mathilde Redmatn, deputy director of the International Red Cross in Gaza, there is in fact no humanitarian crisis there at all. But by God, there is one in Syria, where possibly thousands have died in the past month.
However, I notice that none of the Irish do-gooders are sending an aid-ship to Latakia. Why? Is it because they know that the Syrians do not deal with dissenting vessels by lads with truncheons abseiling down from helicopters, but with belt-fed machine guns, right from the start?
Irish Spring/Arab Spring - same soap.
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