Monday, March 25, 2013

Robert Naiman Keeps the Propaganda Flowing

Everyone's favorite flotilla rider Robert Naiman is back on the Huffington Post to advocate for yet another Gaza flotilla, because a requirement for being a Palestinian supporter is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Let's take a quick look at his screed.

First, Naiman starts whining about President Obama's Jerusalem speech. You know, the one where the President stated that Palestinians "have a right to a state." If you think that's good enough for Naiman, you're dreaming. Naiman writes in Obama's voice to say what the President "really meant":
"Don't look at me. Just because the United States is the principal military, diplomatic, and economic protector of the Israeli government, doesn't mean that I, as the president of the United States, will do anything about the military occupation of millions of Palestinian human beings. Bibi doesn't want an independent Palestinian state, Bibi's government doesn't want an independent Palestinian state, AIPAC doesn't want an independent Palestinian state, and Congress -- which defers to AIPAC -- doesn't want an independent Palestinian state. Of course, many of them mouth the words -- not Bibi's government, they don't even do that -- but those who mouth the words oppose any practical measure that would help bring an independent Palestinian state into existence."

First of all, Robert Naiman is simply lying. Netanyahu's government does in fact "mouth the words" about an independent Palestinian state. But why tell the truth when you're blogging for the Huffington Post? No one is going to call you on it!
Second, Naiman is projecting so hard it hurts to even read his words. Netanyahu's government may or may not want a Palestinian state (they say they do, but who are you going to believe, Naiman or your own lying ears?), but the Palestinian governments do not want an independent Israel. So why is a supporter of the Palestinians whining about lack of recognition for independence when the side he supports doesn't recognize it either? It's the definition of hypocrisy!

Next, Naiman laments the lack of interest in people seeking "justice." President Obama doesn't seem interested, but Europe might. Egypt might too, now that Mubarak is gone. But hang on, we've got ZOG to push!
"But regardless of what path one thinks these developments are on, the question remains: what are people in the United States going to do?
We can try to lobby Washington, and as long as anyone is trying to do that, they should be supported, with all the strength we can muster.
But it would not be prudent to put all our eggs in that basket, to say the least. If you're watching how liberal Democrats in Congress are dancing to AIPAC's tune on Iran, you can't be sanguine that Congress is going to break free of AIPAC on Israel-Palestine in any future that we can see."
 This kind of ugly rhetoric about Jews Israelis Zionists "controlling Congress" isn't new to the Huffington Post, but it's still disgusting and needs to be called out every time it is published. Yes, Mr. Naiman, Congress is controlled by AIPAC and that's why the US's policies towards Israel exist. It couldn't possibly be because more than seven out of ten Americans support Israel and that the Palestinians hate America and all the values it holds dear. No, it must be because of the manipulating Jews.

Then, Naiman starts shilling for the latest publicity stunt out of Gaza, this time a flotilla leaving Gaza to trade with other nations. There's not that much to say about it, other than Naiman is short on the truth, as usual:
"Gaza's Ark is a logical next step from the flotillas because a key thing that the flotillas were never able to do is put the issue of how the occupation is strangling Gaza's exports on center stage."
 Funny how Palestinians and their apologists are seemingly incapable of a) negotiating an end to the occupation or b) taking exports out through Gaza's southern border with Egypt. Indeed, Naiman seems to have no idea that Gaza is even has a southern border. The only question left is, is he willfully ignorant or just dishonest? My bet is dishonesty.

So here you have it, another typical Robert Naiman article. Long on projections, lies, and anti-Semitic myths, short on perspective and reasonable discourse. Perfect Huffington Post material.

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