13 Feb 2001 »
rule of law
On CNN, I just saw an Israeli personage defending his country’s helicopter gunship murder of a high ranking Palenstinian figure.
Israel for some time has basically been a terrorist rogue nation, every bit as bad as the people they are supposedly combating. It really pisses me off when basic human rights and the rule of law are swept away as they give rough “justice” to those they do not like. They mouth crapulence like they will not negotiate whilst the violence continues. And then they go and commit a few well placed atrocities which begets more violence.
I’m not anti-semitic*; I’m anti-violence. I’m anti- stupidity. I’m against terrorism. I’m for human rights. I’m for the rule of law.
I’m going to be trying to wean my clients away from Israeli gear, such as Checkpoint’s Firewall-1. It’s a real shame that economic sanctions are the only real way to bring a government around to the correct policies (as in South Africa). It’ll take a long time. I doubt I’m ever going to see peace in that area.
not much happening.
* my wonderful second cousin, Sarah, is Jewish. Unlike most of my second cousins who I don’t know and have never met, Sarah and her family are in regular contact with ours. I lived in Balaclava in Victoria, Australia and love the jewish lifestyle that area offers, such as freshly baked bagels and cookies after Shabbat. I would move back there in a trice.