< HOME  Thursday, August 03, 2006

NYT's Friedman - as inept as he is Zionist



Friedman - a rabid pro-Zionist - is widely considered one of the best columnists the New York Times has to offer. If so, the New York Times better start recruiting – FAST! This guy couldn’t draw a valid analogy if his life depended on it and with a few short strokes, instead of effectively attacking Arab conduct, he buried Zionist strategy six feet under.

Friedman:
"There are too many people, Tim, outside of Lebanon, in the Arab world, getting their “buzz,” frankly, off seeing Hizbullah stand up to Israel while Lebanon gets decimated. Lebanon - the first Arab democracy - I have a real problem with that . . . It’s time for the Arab world to stop getting their “buzz” off of fighting Israel and to overcome their humiliation that way. It’s time to start building something.

You know - you ever ask yourself what’s the second largest Muslim country in the world? It’s India. It’s not Pakistan or Iran. What did we see in India, just a couple of weeks ago? 350 Indians killed in, what is widely suspected, an attack by Muslim extremists at a train station in Mumbai.

The Indian reaction was incredibly restrained. Why is that? Why don’t Indian Muslims get their “buzz” this way? Could it be because the richest man in India is a Muslim software entrepeneur? Could it be because the president of India is Muslim? Could it be because there’s an Indian Muslim woman on the Indian Supreme Court? Could it be because the leading female movie star in India is a Muslim woman?

You know when people get their dignity from building things rather than confronting other people, it’s amazing what politics flows from that."
Let’s set aside for a moment, that Friedman is as rabid a Zionist as they come, and think about what he’s saying. What exactly is he trying to prove with his ‘let’s follow India’s example’ analogy?

350 Indians killed as compared to what? how many Muslims killed by Israelis? Or, as compared to how many Israelis killed by Muslims? He appears to be contrasting Arab Muslim conduct to Indian Muslim conduct, but the analogy simply doesn’t make sense. Arab response may not be seen as “restrained,” but it can hardly be described as disproportionate. Whereas comparing India’s reaction to Indian deaths with Israel’s reaction to Israeli deaths seems quite appropriate. So, let’s take it further.

India’s response to 350 deaths has been “incredibly restrained,” whereas Israel’s response to 8 deaths has been to decimate a nation, kill hundreds of innocent civilians, and displace hundreds of thousands.

Unlike Friedman’s inapt assertion, it seems that it is Israel who could learn a lot from India. But instead, Israel derives its self-worth from how many people it can subjugate and how many nations it can destroy. Unfortunately, Israel will not stop until someone stops them, or until there is nothing left to destroy. Meanwhile, Zionists like Friedman keep spewing their garbage on national tv.

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UPDATE:

A little background on Friedman . . .
Friedman lives in "a palatial 11,400-square-foot house, now valued at $9.3 million, on a 7½-acre parcel just blocks from I-495 and Bethesda Country Club." He "married into one of the 100 richest families in the country" - the Bucksbaums, whose real-estate Empire is valued at $2.7 billion.

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[I]t's probably more relevant to refer to him as Billionaire Scion Tom Friedman than columnist Tom Friedman, both because that's more descriptive of what he represents, and more important for readers of his work to know so that they know a bit about where he's coming from.
Thanks for the tip, Elizabeth.

8 Comments:

At Thursday, August 03, 2006, Blogger Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

That is perhaps one of the most incoherent and poorly put together arguements by a journalist I've ever seen.

He is obsessed by buzzing...

 
At Thursday, August 03, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

Isn't is amazing? I especially admire his ability to string together - with such confidence - half a dozen or so rhetorical assertions that make no sense whatsoever.

Apparently, you can pull a lot of shit when what you say is rarely if ever scrutinized.

 
At Thursday, August 03, 2006, Blogger Sam said...

We live in an era hostages to two power generations, the first of which is born after WWII, born in time of war with Socialism “bogeyman”. This generation lived in fear of nuclear bomb from the Soviet Union and they learned early on in their lives during school drills how to react and build a whole culture and horror around it. The US masses were talked into fueling current US military power and compromised social programs (a product of the New Deal) to sustain US military build-up. Such drive bankrupted the economy of the Soviet Regime and dissolved its infrastructure it to void via Arms Race. The second generation grew up in an era where US is the dominant military force in the world and they need a new “bogeyman” to justify excessive military expenditure, Islam is a convenient instrument available to both the Israeli and the US. The new bogeyman is Islam.

The biggest threat that conquered the minds of policy makers in the US during the 60s and 70s is the threat of unified Arabs against the West. They created the puppet monarch and so-called elected leaders to twist their hands whenever is needed to deter “Arab Nationalism” notion to surface among Middle Eastern countries.

Historically speaking, the left movements - throughout the world and in particular in the Middle East-were supported by the former Soviet Union; i.e., this gave the rise to Arab Nationalism in the Middle East and can be seen in the Baath parties, socialism and communism movements. To counter the effects of this polarization, the right wind movements in the Middle East were supported by the U.S. This can be seen in Islamic groups, i.e., Taliban movement Afghanistan (which received $43 million subsidy few months before September 11 attack), Islamic brotherhood in Egypt and Syria, Sudan, Algiers, Sheia in Iraq, and Hamas in the occupied territories.

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 Arab nationalism could no longer depend on socialisms as an ideological force. Some Arab nationalism movements sought an Ideal that does not require fundamental change in their thinking, or borrow it from else where; the seeds of Islam were properly nourished under the support of the West. Fundamentalism in the Middle East emerged to take on different organizational forms- Khomeini in Iran, Hizbullah in Lebanon, brotherhood in Egypt, Islamist in Syria, and Hamas in the Palestinian territories. Moreover, with globalization myth individuals are left de-franchised- from the global technological progress and economic growth - feel privileged under the shield of Islam; it provides individuals with essence and belonging, so recruitment was easy. The West did not understand that popular movements (whether on the left or the right) have their own dynamic which cannot be controlled by governments or armies, and with little provocation they unleashed horror beyond what they asked for. The West is trying to combat the wrath of anger among the populous in the Middle East and they are trying to deal with it the best way they can – via media.

So the “Ideal” of “Islamic terrorist” have to re-iterated again and again in every venue, hoping with enough sound bits this rhetoric is emphasized in the media so the average Jo will not think twice about the separation between Islam and terrorism.

 
At Thursday, August 03, 2006, Blogger Die for the Elite said...

Hezbollah freedom fighters have killed 19 Israeli civilians so far (which is totally permissible under Jewish Law). That leaves only 5,999,981 assholes left to go.

 
At Thursday, August 03, 2006, Blogger baiken said...

No one takes that boob seriously, and those who do are unreachable twits anyway.

 
At Thursday, August 03, 2006, Blogger ksdrover said...

Hunh?

Friedman needs to fire his fact checker and hire one that doesn't adhere to the general pro-zionist mindset.

Beirut was one of the cultural centers of the Middle East as was Iraq's universities. That is before the wars began.

"You know when people get their dignity from building things rather than confronting other people, it’s amazing what politics flows from that."

Nice line I wonder why he doesn't use it when addressing his zionist masters? It's amazing what politics flow from countries where zionist lobbyists aren't controlling the foreign policy of the nation, or countries where zionists are pulling the strings from behind a curtain. Hmmmm? Perhaps like the Mossad operation that CAUSED THE DEATH of Rafiq Hariri!

 
At Friday, August 04, 2006, Blogger amj said...

funny how there's about 6 million Jews in Israel, about 6 million in the States, and roughly 6 million killed in WWII.

Makes it easier to remember, doesn't it!

Btw, how many Americans were killed in WWII? Don't look it up. Just off the top of your head. Waiting....waiting...waiting...

Yup, the only number anyone can immediately "recall" is 6 million Jews. Fuck it, we've all been had. and I'm wayyyy beyond caring a fig for Israel anymore.

 
At Saturday, August 05, 2006, Blogger Whitewraithe said...

According to Benjamin Freedman, a former Zionist who attempted to warn America of the impending Zionist threat states in his 1961 speech that only 600,000 Jews were killed.

600,000 This is a far cry from 6M.

I believe the Zionists just decided the death total wasn't high enough and they rounded it off to 6,000,000.

Around 496,000 Americans died, and the global estimate is nearly 60 million deaths during WWII.

This link is quite intriguing, it states that WWIII has already begun as of three years ago.

http://threeworldwars.com/overview.htm

 

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