Skip to main content

View Diary: Hillary Clinton: Israel should "occupy" the moral high ground, not Palestine (186 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  I agree, Brecht, that most of the (9+ / 0-)

    statements you have quoted and TT's diary has mentioned are encouraging. They are welcome.

    But something sticks in my craw when Clinton says approvingly:

    building a security force that works every single day with the IDF (Israel Defense Forces).
    Is the IDF interested in maintaining "peace" in the West Bank so that the Palestinians are protected from robbers, burglars, pickpockets, murderers, etc? To ask this question is to realize how ridiculous it is.

    So what are the security forces working alongside IDF doing? They are repressing the protests--right?

    Its like another country praising Indian troops for working alongside British soldiers in suppressing the protests that erupted during India's fight for independence. There is something very wrong here.  

    It's *Gandhi*, not Ghandi

    by poco on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 02:30:24 PM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  The PA exists (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      poco, JesseCW, Fire bad tree pretty

      to make the WB safe -- for settlers.  Whether it does anything else is really none of Israel's concern, but then, it doesn't seem to be much of Abbas's either.

    •  "There is something very wrong here." Absolutely. (3+ / 0-)

      Your comment is true.

      Within what passes for truth in Washington, especially within an executive with its tongue tied behind its back in speaking about Israel, Hillary is being refreshingly honest, no?

      I'm not certain.

      I do think, if I were in her shoes, my head would explode. Also, that if she spoke entirely frankly, it would be too easy for Bibi & our own Rethug shits to just laugh/ignore instead of addressing her points.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 02:56:59 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site