September 11, 2011
Gates: Israel an 'Ungrateful Ally'
Jason Ditz - Antiwar.com
Though tensions in the relationship between the US and Israeli governments rarely get aired in public, there is a general sense in media reporting that difficulties between the two are on the rise, with comments by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates underscoring the seriousness. In comments at the National Security Council Principals Committee, former Secretary Gates termed the Israeli government an "ungrateful ally," insisting they had offered "nothing in return" for massive amounts of US aid and high level intel sharing.
Lessons of Nine Eleven
... The perpetrators of the Nine Eleven attacks meant to harm the United States. But the response to those attacks by President George W. Bush and other American political leaders has proven to be even more harmful. The U.S. response has weakened this country's security, undermined its economy, degraded its standing and credibility, and violated the principles it claims to uphold ... The calamity of September 11 was a consequence, above all, of the Jewish-Zionist grip on American political life and the U.S. media. Enduring security will therefore remain elusive as long as U.S. policy, especially in the Middle East, is set by a small but very influential minority with its own agenda and strong ethno-religious ties to a key protagonist in the region.
Secret of the Lusitania: World War I Deceit Revealed
Daily Mail (Britain)
Her sinking with the loss of almost 1,200 lives caused such outrage that it propelled the U.S. into the First World War. But now divers have revealed a dark secret about the cargo carried by the Lusitania on its final journey in May 1915. Munitions they found in the hold suggest that the Germans had been right all along in claiming the ship was carrying war materials and was a legitimate military target ... Winston Churchill, who was first Lord of the Admiralty and has long been suspected of knowing more about the circumstances of the attack than he let on in public, wrote in a confidential letter shortly before the sinking that some German submarine attacks were to be welcomed. He said: "It is most important to attract neutral shipping to our shores, in the hope especially of embroiling the U.S. with Germany."
You Know Harry: The Third Man
For my money, the greatest movie ever made is The Third Man ... There really are people like Harry in this world. He may remind you of a certain politician of similar personality: charming, cunning, ruthless, knowing all the angles, profoundly self-centered and treacherous, yet somehow able to retain the loyalty even of people he has deceived and betrayed. Evil doesn't usually appear with horns and cleft hooves. Often it comes with a winning smile, an exaggerated warmth, an offhand joke, and an offer that's hard to refuse.
'White Flight' and Growing `Minority' Role in Biggest US Metro Areas
Daily Mail (London)
Ethnic minorities now form a majority in eight of America's biggest metropolitan areas, according to new statistics. Washington D.C. joins New York, San Diego, Las Vegas and Memphis in showing a 'white flight' from some of the countries most populated zones. The results highlighted a much wider national trend as it emerged non-Hispanic whites are now a minority in 22 of the country's 100-biggest urban areas ... One of the reasons suggested for the shift was the ageing of the white population coupled with the relative youth of the Hispanic and Asian populations. Demographers have been shocked by the rapid changes seen in Washington D.C., particularly in the area's schools.
Polish-Jewish Sociologist Compares West Bank Separation Fence to Warsaw Ghetto Walls
Sygmunt Bauman, the Jewish sociologist and one of the greatest philosophers of our time, castigated Israel harshly this week, saying it did not want peace and was afraid of it. Bauman said Israel was "taking advantage of the Holocaust to legitimize unconscionable acts," and compared the separation fence to the walls surrounding the Warsaw Ghetto, in which hundreds of thousands of Jews perished in the Holocaust. In a long interview to the important Polish weekly "Politika," Bauman said Israel was not interested in peace.
Sweden Earmarks Allocates $630,000 For Protection of Jews
The Associated Press
Sweden has earmarked four million kronor ($630,000) to boost security for the country's small Jewish minority. The move comes after criticism at home and internationally that Sweden needs to do more to protect Jews from anti-Semitic hate crimes. Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag says if no extra security measures are taken "there is a risk that people don't dare visit synagogues in Sweden." Sweden saw a surge in reported hate crimes against Jews - including harassment, violence and vandalism - in the wake of Israel's invasion of Gaza in 2009.
New Book Disputes Claim Jefferson Fathered Children of Slave Hemings
The Washington Times
In a book due out Thursday, eminent scholars say it's unlikely that Thomas Jefferson fathered Sally Hemings' children, disputing a decade's worth of conventional wisdom that the author of the Declaration of Independence sired offspring with one of his slaves. The debate has ensnared historians for years, and many thought the issue was settled when DNA testing in the late 1990s confirmed that a Jefferson male fathered Hemings' youngest son, Eston. But, with one lone dissenter, the panel of 13 scholars doubted the claim and said the evidence points instead to Jefferson's brother Randolph as the father.
Town of Swastika in Canada Refuses to Change Its Name
During World War II the Ontario provincial government sought to change the town's name to Winston in honor of Winston Churchill, but the residents refused, pointing out that their town had held the name long before the symbol was used by the Nazis in Europe. Even today residents continue to resist calls to change their town's name.
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