30 January 2010

On the limits of flaming

There are people who disagree with AIPAC’s policies. I’m fine with that. There are people who disagree with J Street’s polices. I’m also fine with that.

But, I’m not-so-fine when either organization is unfairly slandered—such as the oft-repeated claim that AIPAC pushed the United States into war with Iraq—or the claim that J Street is an “anti-Israel group” whose purpose is “to undermine the safety, security and continued vitality of the State of Israel.”
I would gladly sign such a great post, were I able to write it. So I'll just second it.


jams o donnell said...

I had not heard of J Street before. From what was a cursory sweep through their policy heads  I would support them. I suppose for those entrenched in a radical view of any complexion moderates are as bad as the enemy.

Like the SDLP to a fervent IRA supporter I suppose

snoopythegoon said...

Well, as far as I am concerned, many of J Street folks are out there for publicity and power. They are becoming a pain in the arse lately, but I still agree with what Judeosphere says: there are some red lines one shouldn't cross in a dispute.

Of course, unless one deals with Mahmoud el-Yousseph and his buddy Tammy O.

jams o donnell said...

To nb e honerst I was not aware of what they had done.. just that the objectives looked fine to me!

Agreed there are some things that are not to be crossed.. excpet Tammy O pluc the Iranian regime, Trafigura, Chavez,Alisher Usmanov,....!

snoopythegoon said...

Yeah, that would be some list ;)