From: Michal Keeley
To: Bob Keeley
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 07:15:29 -0500
Subject: one more letter, pro this time
Not sure if you want to join the debate, but you're allowed to write
a letter too!
"We need to talk to them"
After reading Ambassador Keeley's remarks, I considered them very
"diplomatic," which of course is consistent with his profession. Had
it been a one-on-one conversation, not for attribution, I'm convinced
that he would have been much less circumspect about the program of
state terrorism visited on the hapless Palestinians by Israel
24-7-365-decades. No one -- at least no one with any humanity or
sense of justice -- can step foot into the Occupied Palestinian
Territories for a day or more and be less than appalled. (One recent
accounting found that Israel has violated the year-long "cease fire"
24,000 times, with over 200 Palestinians murdered by Israel; Hamas
has scrupulously lived up to that "agreement.")
I am moved to respond to Shaneh's blather, which lies within a
typical Zionist ploy: denigrate, obfuscate, throw in a red herring or
two, and never neglect to lie if lying will further the Political
Zionists' goal of ethnically cleansing the "Holy" Land of all
Palestinian Christians and Muslims.
-- "...populations that loath (sic) the United States." The
populations of Arab and other Muslim-majority countries loathe
America's policies (it's the policies, stupid!), as formulated and
executed by misguided "leaders." Neither the country nor its people
-- "Hamas...sworn to the destruction of both Israel and the United
States." Now, that is a damnable lie that must be challenged. You are
a liar, Shaneh! Hamas has major and understandable objections to the
theft of Palestinians' land (embodied, of course, in the UN Partition
Plan of 1947, which the then-terrorists of Stern and Irgun ilk were
happy to accept...unlike the dozens of UN resolutions and decrees of
international law which Zionist Israel has flouted ever since, with
accustomed impunity). But Hamas has NEVER "sworn to the destruction
of...the United States." (as if that were remotely possible!) You are
a liar, Shaneh, and a fraud!
-- Robert H. Stiver
I wanted to take one 'Ironclad' in Salon.com's forum behind R Keeley's paper, but I knew it would be like banging my head against a (wailing) wall. Like you, Chris, I've seen both Palestine and South Africa, and frankly, the South Africans were pussycats compared to the zionists. This is the hottest subject in international politics since WW2, it stinks, but it just keeps happening. If there's ever a WW3, this will be the reason...