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Paul Larudee on the Abunimah - Berlin Affair

Dispel the Doubts? What Doubts?

Ali, Paul and Greta

(LONDON) - (Editor's note: for background, we suggest reading this first: Abunimah Did It Again - Gilad Atzmon Salem-News.com)

I am not going to waste my time trying to liberate Palestine by prosecuting Greta Berlin for the offense of – in essence – turning onto a one-way street against the traffic.

Doing so gets a lot of attention, and the drivers heading towards you will say a lot of nasty things. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you secretly harbor a desire to sabotage the traffic or that you are part of a movement to end one-way streets. It means that you weren't paying attention to the road signs.

Greta has apologized for the error. According to Ali Abunimah, however, “many people” want to “dispel the doubts” by having Greta publish the full conversation in which the offending video link occurs.

What doubts?

This is not a rhetorical question. What exactly is the accusation, if any? I have to stretch my imagination quite a bit to even guess the intention of this statement. That Greta is a closet racist? A spy?

Or is this just a fishing expedition? A grand jury? A House Unpalestinian Activities Committee investigation, looking for anything that might lead to an indictment?

What Ali and Co. are asking (to continue the analogy) is to know who else was in the car, what the contents of the trunk (boot) may have been, the car specifications and legal ownership, any outstanding liens, the time of day and weather conditions, etc.

I disagree with Greta on substantive issues and other real concerns, but that is just the point. Let us disagree on and discuss substance, not this foolishness. There is enough disunity already. Can we please set these matters aside and just liberate Palestine?

Submitted by Gilad Atzmon, Salem-News.com

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/paul-larudee-on-the-abunimah-berlin-affair.html




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Gene November 4, 2012 5:49 pm (Pacific time)

>>>Nobody has time to be so far reaching; you are a liar and those who stir problems in the movement are Zionist spies and I get so sick of this hasbara BS that you try to dress up, you're full if shit, nobody in the movement is against Jewish people, you're dreaming and working for Israel


Nothing against the Jewish people, of course, just a small problem with Jewish emancipation. Berlin's comments were so blatantly bigoted and her shifty excuses so obviously lies that the free Gaza movement is now recognised by all reasonable people as a joke. Don't like it? Too bad. The damage is done and can't be repaired. Press TV will be happy to broadcast your whining, I'm sure.

Editor: I think every word you just wrote is part of a bigoted rant, you clearly believe in the GW Bush approach, just lie over and over and you will come away with people who believe you.  In truth everyone is so paranoid about not saying the wrong thing, that they don't.  Good try Gene... not.


Ben November 4, 2012 8:14 am (Pacific time)

Nice comeback to the previous comment. I'm quite sure he read it and changed his entire worldview. Or laughed his butt off at what a stupid response was given. Either/or.

Editor: It was not a stupid response at all.


Robert October 18, 2012 8:11 am (Pacific time)

The white supremacists amongst freegaza don’t see this as a movement to liberate Palestinians from racist oppression; to them, Palestine is just a beachhead in a struggle against the “world Jewish domination” that runs rampant in their imaginations.
That's why this organization is finished.

Editor: Yeah? And I think you're full of shit.  Nobody has time to be so far reaching; you are a liar and those who stir problems in the movement are Zionist spies and I get so sick of this hasbara BS that you try to dress up, you're full if shit, nobody in the movement is against Jewish people, you're dreaming and working for Israel

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