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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 04:46 PM
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Goldstone walks alone on a bridge to nowhere
Surely the New York Times would not dare turn down a piece from the new Richard Goldstone. He had already recast himself as the self-appointed guardian of Israels world reputation. This, despite the fact that he had earlier been anointed as the distinguished jurist who admirably put aside his ethnic identity and personal affiliations when it came to carrying out his professional work as a specialist in international criminal law.

Goldstone was even seemingly willing to confront the Zionist furies of Israel when criticised by one of their own adherents in chairing the UN panel appointed to consider allegations of Israeli war crimes during the Gaza War of 2008-09. A few months ago Goldstone took the unseemly step of unilaterally retracting a central conclusion of the "Goldstone Report" during those attacks on Gaza.

The former judge wrote in a column in the Washington Post that the Goldstone Report would have been different if he had known then what he came to know now, an arrogant assertion considering that he was but one of four panel members designated by the UN Human Rights Council, and considering that the other three publicly reaffirmed their confidence in the original conclusion as presented in the report, which was written and released months earlier.

This failure to consult with other members of the team before rushing his seemingly opportunistic change of heart into print with should have discredited this earlier Goldstone effort to restore his tarnished Zionist credentials. It is also of interest that he chooses to exhibit this new role on the pages of the newspapers of record in the United States. Goldstone reportedly escalated the tone and substance of his retraction after the Times rejected the original version of the piece - supposedly because it was too bland. To get into print with this wobbly change of position, Goldstone went to these extraordinary lengths.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/11/2011113134340845649.html

This is by Richard Falk.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 05:00 PM
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1. What a thoroughly nasty article
Not that I've ever had much respect for Falk.
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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 06:29 PM
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2. He speaks on behalf of a thoroughly nasty and vile movement. n/t
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 06:34 PM
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3. He sounds bitter , for some reason. NT
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 01:07 AM
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4. Well, it's clear he's got no time for Mr Goldstone...
That's nothing out of the ordinary, as I've seen a cavalcade of articles full of nastiness aimed at Goldstone posted in this forum, but usually from the other 'side' of the fence. He seems to be a magnet when it comes to the ire of extremists and zealoted twits...
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 09:28 AM
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5. Yes I agree these fanatic extremist twits
Are sure coming out of the woodwork these last few days .
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 03:04 PM
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6. What are you talking about? It's clearly something entirely different ...
Edited on Sun Nov-06-11 03:05 PM by Violet_Crumble
Last few days? The extremists have been at Mr Goldstone for months and months...
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-06-11 04:15 PM
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7. Yea of course your right,
They been coming out the woodwork for a few months now, since

his retraction Op-Ed , but the last couple of days has seen a flood

of these creeps.
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 01:06 AM
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9. Huh? I'm talking about since the Goldstone Report came out...
Do you still agree? I'm talking about creeps on both sides, so I'm expecting that now 'supporters' of Israel are included in the creep category, you'll stop agreeing...
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 01:42 AM
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10. I Fully agree creeps like Mondoweiss , Falk et al
Have really been especially creepy.
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 02:03 AM
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11. Yr not agreeing at all. I'm talking about creeps on both sides...
Apparently you see only one side...
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:06 AM
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12. I was agreeing with you
About the creep who wrote this OP and others
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 06:02 PM
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14. Okay. It's good you agree 'creeps' on both sides have done it n/t
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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 09:32 AM
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15. So you believe Falk, Ben White, Dugard, Mondoweiss, etc. are extremists who are mad at Goldstone? NT
Edited on Tue Nov-08-11 09:32 AM by shira
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 04:02 AM
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16. Extremists or zealoted twits, but Dershowitz and others you admire also fall into that category...
Edited on Wed Nov-09-11 04:03 AM by Violet_Crumble
Why? Was there something you didn't understand about what I said?
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shira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 05:26 PM
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17. You used to admire those guys and Mondoweiss, which publishes them regularly...
Did you just recently change your mind?
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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:38 PM
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18. When was that? I don't admire any of them...
And unlike you, who have openly expressed support for the lunacy and hatred aimed at Goldstone by Dershowitz and his ilk, I think anyone who jumps on that bandwagon of mindless knee-jerk reaction is a bit of a moron...

btw, I asked you think once before, but you appear to be greatly offended when anyone changes their views on anything. What's yr problem with it? You do understand that those of us who do like to examine our own views and don't blindly swallow what we want to believe are in the habit of sometimes changing their minds on things, don't you?
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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 12:03 AM
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8. He's a nasty petty small guy nt
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-07-11 09:11 AM
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13. Everybody kicks you when you are down. nt
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