, a man who was elected by people, and a representative of a party, which has too much Arab support, along with a lot of Iranian support, and some Westerners, like Norm Finkelstein, Noam Trotsky err I mean Chomsky, etc. support them, along with the sickos like the ISM, the anti-israel protesters in Europe, etc. She's very representative of anti-israel Palestine supporters, one can say.
he was not a God! He became a politician after being a political prisoner, so of course he appointed some apartheid people, meaning he didn't hire the worst of the worst apartheidists, so Goldstone wasn't THE worst, but he was bad. Mandela isn't perfect, like for example his ambivalence on people like Robert Mugabe. He also failed to keep crime down in the new South Africa. While I do honor his cause to end apartheid, he was by no means God. Also, don't forget that without De Klerk, who was SA's Gorbachev, apartheid may never have come down.
America has been the greatest force for freedom mankind has ever known. I laugh when other countries attack us from the left, or people compare America poorly to other countries from the left, given how racist, colonialist, and warmonger Europe and Asia have been over the years.
With respect to the Indians, while we did treat them god awfully, America isn't the only country to expand in the face of indigenous people. How did Russia and white-skinned Russians (formerly Kievan Rus') stretch from Kiev to the Bering Strait? How did Han Chinese become nearly all of China? Or whites in Australia? Or Arabs from Iraq to Algeria? I do not think what happened to the Indians was genocide. I think what happened was largely ad hoc, though of course with some white trickery, and I would have favored giving the Indians citizenship over the Trail of Tears. But even in America at the time, at least there was democratic (by standards of the day) debate over it. We can talk about the treatment of blacks in America, which has been shameful. But the USA as a sovereign entity was not the one to introduce black slavery on the whole or into the US. Black slavery has been around since the early Islamic period. And we abolished slavery, and when the South wouldn't comply, we fought them. We didn't have colonies in Africa, which contained slavery years after Lincoln first came on the scene. Canada had slavery too, for all their self-righteousness, as they had internment, big secret, hushhh... Blacks had a hard road, but I cannot imagine it would have been any better had black slaves been brought to mainland Europe by Europeans, given their treatment of blacks in Africa, or Jews in Europe itself.
And during the Cold War, when some on the far left argued about colonialism and America but were content with the USSR, what about the Khazakhs, the Uzbeks, the Azerbaijanis, the Baltic peoples, and especially the Ukrainians, killed in a genocide, who all saw their land used colonially by the Russian SFSR, which in essence was what the Soviet Union was: a colonial empire for Russia by other means.
Even in the days when only white men voted, the process was still comparatively far more democratic than any counterpart anywhere, to the point where it led to women eventually getting the vote, along with minorities.
its tough to know. But he also sentenced people who did minor "crimes"
Even when it came to far less serious offenses, Goldstone sided through and through with the racist policies of the Apartheid regime. Among other things, he approved the whipping of four blacks found guilty of violence, while he acquitted four police officers who had broken into a white woman's house on suspicions that she was conducting sexual relations with a black man – something considered then in South Africa as a serious crime.
In another incident, Goldstone sentenced two young black men merely for being in possession of a video tape showing a speech given by one of the senior officials in Nelson Mandela's party.
Israel was protecting its citizens and it had no choice but to respond to never ending rocket attacks. Each rocket was designed to kill at least 1 person. So if the Palestinian terrorists had their way, at least 10000, if not more Israelis would be dead.
anything this man writes or says, given his actions during his tenure of apartheid judge.His credibility is dead like those blacks he sentenced to death. And Yedioth Ahronoth, as I showed you, isn't the only one who knows about Goldstone's support for apartheid.
(And no, you cannot turn back and say 'Oh Israel had relations with SA before 1994' because that has nothing to do with the task at hand nor did they ever endorse or enforce apartheid like Goldstone.The US, Britain, France, and many others had relations with apartheid-SA. Even the USSR, which didn't have formal relations bought diamonds thus helping their economy in apartheid-SA)
she committed suicide, knowing she was helping a terrorist group kill Jews and commit genocide. She also burned American flags in front of Palestinians to rile them up to hate Israel, America, and the West. Even tho she believed she was good intentioned, she only added to the whole problem.
Watch this video. he has it right on her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSZ5TJvHdm4
because while he appeals to the far-right, he also has a strong appeal to the far-left. People laughed at me when I said he could be a spoiler against Democrats, but I fear in 2012, if the GOP has anything close to a moderate candidate and its close, Paul could set a precedent of being a spoiler who actually helps the challenger in the popular vote, and thus 94% chance the election (94% of US elections are won with both pop vote and electoral vote).
He can appeal to the small government conservatives who think Obama is a socialist, and to the lefties who think he is a corporatist neo-con continuation of Bush.
to fight anti-semitism and hate everywhere, in America and in the Middle East against Israel. Just as yesterday's Jews ran from the Pharoahs and the Nazis, today's Jews run against Radical Islamic terror.