Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kiss' Gene Simmons calls Israel boycotters "fools"

Kiss' Israeli-born frontman, Gene Simmons, is shouting out loud at the string of musicians who refuse to perform in his homeland. "They're fools," the legendary bassist told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday, on his first return to Israel since leaving the country as a child more than 50 years ago.
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2 comments:

Nadine Lumley said...

Why is HarperCon **SO** fanatical about supporting Isreal bombing innocent Palestinian civilians? What’s the secret agenda at work here?

‎Surprise! It’s always about money: Canada does ONE BILLION DOLLARS of trade with Israel annually. Most of it military. (At the 5:30 mark).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ2MY58RunM

‎... the standard picture is that the U.S.(and by extension Canada) is an honest broker trying to bring together two recalcitrant opponents- Israel and Palestinian Authority.

That’s just a charade.



http://www.democracynow.org/2010/11/30/noam_chomsky_wikileaks_cables_reveal_profound

Richard said...

Oh, Nadine, Nadine..were you frozen in space in the 1960's along with Dr. Evil and just dethawed?

ONE BILLION DOLLARS(with finger sinisterly applied to corner of mouth) ain't what it used to be back then. It's certainly not enough to alter national foreign policy to the extent you think it has.

Conspiracy theorists are always making themselves look silly by trying to find the hidden, secret, terrible cause for something when it isn't there and are grasping on any clue they can find to prove something that has an overwhelming body of evidence stacked against it.

In this case, the reasons are obvious, and they have been stated over and over again. You may not believe it, because of whatever pathology you've fallen into, but Harper has said, over and over, that his support for Israel is beacuse it is a liberal, western democracy with which we have shared values fighting foir its survival against hostile, undemorcatic enemies.

Israel bombing innocent civillians? Unlke civillian deaths inflicted by Hamas, which are intentionally directed at civilians, Israel's attacks are directed at terrorists who hide among civilians, so there is regretable collateral damage. It happens in warefare and NATO in Libya and Afghanistan, the US and Britain in Iraq have had the same problems and have cuased more unintentional civilian deaths in those theatres of war, so where's your outrage there?

You may want Israel to be pushed into the sea, but they feel they have a right to defend themselves, as does Harper. I've seen people go down the conspiracy theory path before and the outcome is always bad (unless your deal is to make a buck off it like Michael Keefer or Alex Jones), usually resulting in an obvious need for psychiatric medication.