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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 03:41 PM
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25. Notice the linguistic sleight of hand.
The pronouns. "We", in particular. The brother of the journalist slain at the Palestine used "we" to mean, Spanish citizens. When TPTB use it (or, their media lapdogs), "we" means their viewpoint, their wellbeing -- that "we" people are supposed to adopt as "our" priority. It's enough to give you vertigo.



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  -Invoking universal jurisdiction torture investigations an "irritant" to US/Spain relationship Solly Mack  Dec-01-10 09:17 AM   #0 
  - Kick.  Luminous Animal   Dec-01-10 09:23 AM   #1 
  - Thanks :)  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 09:31 AM   #2 
  - Maybe if we didn't torture and fail to prosecute same.  hobbit709   Dec-01-10 09:32 AM   #3 
  - Maybe  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 09:39 AM   #5 
     - When someone considers seeking justice as an "irritant"  hobbit709   Dec-01-10 09:41 AM   #6 
        - I agree  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 09:42 AM   #7 
        - Democracy Now had the brother of the journalist who was murdered  molly77   Dec-02-10 03:52 PM   #73 
  - Oops...wrong place. hehe  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 09:38 AM   #4 
  - ...  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 11:05 AM   #8 
  - K&R n/t  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-01-10 11:18 AM   #9 
  - Forgot  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 03:04 PM   #18 
  - I'm betting torture is rather irritating as well.  Forkboy   Dec-01-10 11:45 AM   #10 
  - It just boggles the mind. The world knows the U.S. committed war crimes  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 12:21 PM   #11 
     - Yep.... the world does know  Ichingcarpenter   Dec-01-10 12:33 PM   #13 
        - In one of the dispatches it talks about the need (for Spain) to work behind the scenes  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 12:42 PM   #14 
  - K&R  EFerrari   Dec-01-10 12:24 PM   #12 
  - Thanks  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 03:03 PM   #16 
     - The Spanish have always been very proud of their Courts.  EFerrari   Dec-01-10 03:11 PM   #21 
        - Any news on how the people of Spain are reacting to the Madrid cables?  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 03:16 PM   #22 
           - I'll go fish a bit later but on Amy's show today  EFerrari   Dec-01-10 03:28 PM   #23 
              - Thanks!! I'm fishing around now...mostly 'official' responses  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 03:30 PM   #24 
              - Notice the linguistic sleight of hand.  EFerrari   Dec-01-10 03:41 PM   #25 
                 - Yep  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 03:42 PM   #26 
              - Comment by the family (Couso's brother)  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 04:13 PM   #27 
                 - Their position is very similar to the Tillmans'.  EFerrari   Dec-01-10 04:21 PM   #28 
  - KNFR  Vincardog   Dec-01-10 01:07 PM   #15 
  - Thanks  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 03:04 PM   #17 
  - yea, that living within the law shit really sucks  spanone   Dec-01-10 03:05 PM   #19 
  - Just a tad bit inconvenient  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 03:07 PM   #20 
  - But for some reason, the U.S. couldn't do this?  Uncle Joe   Dec-01-10 04:22 PM   #29 
  - Sure our government could have.....but it didn't want to  Solly Mack   Dec-01-10 04:26 PM   #30 
  - K&R  leftstreet   Dec-01-10 09:23 PM   #31 
  - Thanks, leftstreet  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:40 AM   #50 
  - k&r  Swamp Rat   Dec-01-10 09:51 PM   #32 
  - Hey Swamp  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:40 AM   #49 
  - Thanks for the reminders.  mmonk   Dec-01-10 09:54 PM   #33 
  - I thought it needed the context :)  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:39 AM   #48 
  - K & R  HCE SuiGeneris   Dec-01-10 09:55 PM   #34 
  - Thank you, HCE SuiGeneris  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:39 AM   #47 
  - Doncha love Imperial behavior?  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-01-10 09:59 PM   #35 
  - Yep...almost as much as it loves me. ;)  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:38 AM   #46 
  - Reactions reported by El Pais (Google translation)  Luminous Animal   Dec-01-10 10:04 PM   #36 
  - Thank you, Luminous Animal!  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:38 AM   #45 
  - K&R. nt  OnyxCollie   Dec-01-10 10:30 PM   #37 
  - Thanks, OC  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:37 AM   #44 
  - knr n/t  slipslidingaway   Dec-01-10 11:40 PM   #38 
  - Thanks, SSA  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:36 AM   #43 
     - Thank you :) n/t  slipslidingaway   Dec-02-10 11:12 PM   #75 
  - Excellent post, Solly Mack, thank you. I had no idea that they  sabrina 1   Dec-01-10 11:52 PM   #39 
  - I think it played into it, yes  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:36 AM   #42 
  - K&R  DeSwiss   Dec-02-10 12:12 AM   #40 
  - Thank you, DeSwiss  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 03:34 AM   #41 
  - K& R. Is this as huge as I think it is?...  truth2power   Dec-02-10 04:40 AM   #51 
  - It doesn't look good (understatement) but I don't think anything will come of it  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 04:48 AM   #53 
     - Yeah, I don't expect anything to come of it, either. But there it is,  truth2power   Dec-02-10 05:13 AM   #55 
        - The funny thing is...and not funny ha-ha...the people that are now just so blas  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 05:24 AM   #56 
  - Amazing isn't it - the imperialists are beyond arrogant  malaise   Dec-02-10 04:47 AM   #52 
  - Spain's government certainly appears to have gone along with the US  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 04:50 AM   #54 
  - More Madrid cables  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 07:27 AM   #57 
  - It appears to me that we have no problem with the Spanish Courts when they pursue our enemies.  olegramps   Dec-02-10 08:39 AM   #59 
     - It does seem that way doesn't it?  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 08:45 AM   #60 
  - K&R!  blackspade   Dec-02-10 08:21 AM   #58 
  - Thank you,blackspade  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 08:48 AM   #61 
  - K&R.. Sadly, Spain is in financial trouble and US/GB has power over  KoKo   Dec-02-10 09:44 AM   #62 
  - Thanks, KoKo  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 10:32 AM   #65 
  - Has there been any analysis of why Obama sent Gregg  suffragette   Dec-02-10 09:54 AM   #63 
  - I haven't seen it if it exist. Maybe someone knows...  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 10:31 AM   #64 
     - Thanks Solly  suffragette   Dec-02-10 01:08 PM   #66 
  - kick  Bluebear   Dec-02-10 01:56 PM   #67 
  - Thanks Blue!  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 02:16 PM   #68 
  - Missed the rec window, Kick!  tekisui   Dec-02-10 02:17 PM   #69 
  - Thanks!  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 02:25 PM   #71 
     - Thanks!  tekisui   Dec-02-10 04:26 PM   #74 
  - K&R  davidwparker   Dec-02-10 02:17 PM   #70 
     - Thank you  Solly Mack   Dec-02-10 02:26 PM   #72 
 

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