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READER COMMENTS ON
"Underdogs: Helmets of Egypt"
(10 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
... David Lasagna said on 2/5/2011 @ 4:01 pm PT...
I'm with you. And I'm with them.
Just watched a great HBO doc--Gasland.
It documents the disastrous effects of natural gas exploration and fracking.
It reminded me concerning my critique of Rush Limbaugh on a recent thread that Rush is so tip of the iceberg as far as denial and magic thinking goes in our country. He's one of the most visible proponents but our society is infused with it. But there are also plenty of just regular American citizens who know better, are completely hip to the jive, and ready to act. The Gasland documentary provides plenty of fresh evidence of all this.
We really need to all become Egyptians and Tunisians. Now.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
... WingnutSteve said on 2/5/2011 @ 7:21 pm PT...
Necessity is the mother of invention.. great pics!
*Love* these. Thanks for posting. Making them my wallpaper.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
... mick said on 2/5/2011 @ 8:58 pm PT...
Walk like an Egyptian ?
David "Gasland." is a shocker...who has the power ? The people ? The profiteers ?
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
... mick said on 2/5/2011 @ 9:02 pm PT...
Minimally explored in all the coverage of the momentous Egyptian uprising taking place over the last 10 days are the Israeli connections.
A central and critical reality is that it is US tax money that has propped up Hosni Mubarak’s despotic regime over the past 30 years, and that this money has flowed, from the beginning, largely on behalf of Israel.
Israel is generally a significant factor in events in the Middle East, and to understand ongoing happenings it is important to understand the historic and current Israeli connections.
EGYPT, THE US AND THE ISRAEL LOBBY
The violent creation, perpetuation, and expansion of a state based on ethnic expulsion of the majority inhabitants has been central to Middle East dynamics ever since Israel was created by European and American Zionists in 1948 as a self-identified “Jewish State.”
Israeli leaders and outside observers realized from the very beginning that the only way to maintain such a violently imposed, ethnically based nation-state was through military dominance of the region. For Israel to achieve this military dominance required two things:
(1) The creation of a military more powerful than all the others in the region combined. Israel has achieved this through a uniquely massive influx of US tax dollars and technology, occasionally purloined but largely procured through the machinations of its lobby. (Among other things, Israel has several hundred nuclear weapons, a fact almost never mentioned by American media or the American government.)
(2) The prevention of any other nation in the region from becoming a threat. Israel has attained this goal through several strategies: divide and conquer techniques, direct invasions and attacks (or pushing the U.S. to carry out attacks), and the propping up of despots who would openly or tacitly agree (sometimes in return for similarly large influxes of American tax money) not to support the rights of those oppressed and ethnically cleansed by Israel.
For the past 30-plus years, Egypt has been among those despotic regimes supported by the U.S. and Israel in return for turning its back on Palestinians.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
... IntelVet said on 2/6/2011 @ 5:45 am PT...
Perhaps, like what Gov. Perry wants in order to get an abortion in Texas (sonogram, etc.), anyone wanting fracking must first view Gasland.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
... Xan said on 2/7/2011 @ 2:28 am PT...
Now I understand hieroglyphics.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
... Ben Roethlisberger's wee little winkie said on 2/7/2011 @ 10:37 am PT...
GO PACK GO!!!
I don't see Arianna Huffington anywhere?
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
... Adonis said on 2/9/2011 @ 7:25 pm PT...
When necessity becomes the everyday lives lost sanity and reason and the instinct of wanting resolve problems
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