Monday, July 04, 2011

Hitch on the flotillistas

Still going strong, I am happy to note:

"The little boats cannot make much difference to the welfare of Gaza either way, since the materials being shipped are in such negligible quantity. The chief significance of the enterprise is therefore symbolic. And the symbolism, when examined even cursorily, doesn't seem too adorable. The intended beneficiary of the stunt is a ruling group with close ties to two of the most retrograde dictatorships in the Middle East, each of which has recently been up to its elbows in the blood of its own civilians. The same group also manages to maintain warm relations with, or at the very least to make cordial remarks about, both Hezbollah and al-Qaida. Meanwhile, a document that was once accurately described as a "warrant for genocide" forms part of the declared political platform of the aforesaid group. There is something about this that fails to pass a smell test. I wonder if any reporter on the scene will now take me up on this."


At 8:03 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just read this by Hitchens via RCW and came here to post the link, glad you beat me to it, so I add Hitch's description of the "document" in your highlighted quote.

"...what concerns me much more is the official programmatic adoption, by Hamas, of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This disgusting fabrication is a key foundational document of 20th-century racism and totalitarianism, indelibly linked to the Hitler regime in theory and practice. It seems extraordinary to me that any "activist" claiming allegiance to human rights could cooperate at any level with the propagation of such evil material. ..."

K2K adds that Henry Ford, Sr 'Dearborn Independent' 1920's series on "The International Jew made Hitler's use of the Protocols possible and respectable at the time. Ford Sr was the most admired businessman in the world at the time and considered a possible candidate for the presidency of the US.

which is why I still can not consider a Ford in my future.



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