Israeli President and political office-juggler Shimon Peres is in Argentina schmoozing the poor man’s Eva Peron, batty President Cristina Kirchner, in the week before Palestinian Authority strongman Mahmoud Abbas visits. Though he seems to be trying to stay one step ahead of his enemies, he’s traveling so quickly he seems to have left behind sense of irony, the evidence of which is this Jerusalem Post article:
Citing two acts of terrorism perpetrated by Iran on Argentinean soil: the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in 1992 and the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in 1994, Peres wondered who could agree to have a regime that murders innocent people be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
“Who would believe them? Who could rely on them?” he asked.
13 thoughts on “Peres, in Argentina, Leaves Sense of Irony at Home”
"Palestinian Authority strongman Mahmoud Abbas "
Am i confused as to the definition of a "strongman"
Oh, well in this case it means enlightened liberal democrat, of course. Sorry for the confusion.
The use of the adjective "strongman" is clearly a sorry attempt at appearing "balanced" in light of the fact that you are criticizing Israel. Either you're afraid of being labeled "anti-Semitic" or Antiwar – especially given Justin Raimondo's recent propaganda articles – is now funded by a Zionist entity. Is it the millionaire Chaim Saban, by the way?
If you're looking for a label that fits Abbas, "stooge" or "puppet" would be fitting. As for Peres, "mass murderer" would fit too given the fact he slaughtered innocent civilians in Qana Lebanon at a UN camp, first in 1996 and later in 2006.
Antiwar is becoming more and more like the Huffington Post.
I don't believe in being "balanced" — something is true or it's not (whether I know the truth for certain is another matter). I was just using a random "leader" adjective to describe Abbas, given that his status as president of…whatever, isn't exactly clear. What I do know is that he conducted a coup against the freely elected Hamas government, and that would get him "strongman" credentials in my book. You may disagree.
As for your accusations of millionaire Zionist funding — if that were true, would we be doing these annoying fund drives all the damn time just to be able to make payroll? And would we criticize Israel so heavily? People like you think Jewish Money is everywhere — really, if The Jews were that wealthy, they wouldn't need billions in aid. Presumably they have so much money they're even willing to fund people who more or less constantly attack them as long as they call the PA leader a strongman here and there.
Get a grip.
What I do know is that he conducted a coup against the freely elected Hamas government, and that would get him "strongman" credentials in my book. You may disagree.
I actually agree with you in that regard. My apologies.
I just wish some of you guys would just stop and think about what we're doing here sometimes before tossing accusations. No, we're not always perfect. We also don't all hold the same views on every subject, so just because Justin's column takes a given position doesn't mean the rest of us do and that his view will reflect what kind of news we feature. Obviously we are all close enough in our positions that we can work together to put a page together every day, and yes there are guidelines we have to follow no matter what some of us, er, non-boss employees think, but I assure you — and you can choose to believe me or not — pro-Israel millionaires do not fund us.
But you can certainly ask Arianna Huffington what she does with the $25 mil she gets from those investors in Israeli defense contractors — I mean, she doesn't even pay her writers. If we had some gazillionaires giving us even a literal fraction of that you'd never see pledge week again.
assuming your being sarcastic, abu mazem of all the leaders in the middle east israel's included is the last person id refert as a "strongman"(assuming you mean dictator base on force, and not that he has a secret bodybuilding career)
Hmm… Both America and Israel have nuclear weapons. Both countries routinely kill innocent people. Is this guy a projectionist?
did anybody ever offer evidence that iran was behind those bombings? i think we are still waiting for something more that "they did it". no?
Considering how pervasively and effectively Israel's propagandists have fed their lies to the US public for decades, I think we have to assume that the attribution of this atrocity to Iran is a lie, until we see proof to the contrary, based on information sources independent of pro-Israel meddling – if such sources even exist anymore in Israeli-occupied America.
"Peres wondered who could agree to have a regime that murders innocent people be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. “Who would believe them? Who could rely on them?” he asked. "
Does Perez mean Israel has NO CHANCE of being trusted ?
Israeli spokesmen lack irony? You bet. An appreciation for irony requires a solid grounding in reality; Israel is insane.
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