Sunday, July 21, 2013

Until it's too late...

Backtrack?          At what point do you stop accepting apologies for atrocious behavior? ANSWER: When no apologies are offered.


When Jonathan Pollard, who has apologized for a ‘crime’ ordinarily punishable for a sentence of 4-8 years, remains in prison 28 years after his sentencing. President Obama has ignored his pleas for commutation for time served:   Cached
On June 16, at Hadassah's National Business Meeting in Dallas, the Hadassah National Board approved the following motion:

When Muslim Palestinians refuse to let Jews or Christians wear religious symbols based on their non-Islamic religions when they visit the Temple Mount:   Cached
“While the government ensured limited access to the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif to everyone ... Non-Muslim religious symbols are not allowed to be worn on ...

When Boko Harem and Taliban continue to kill Christians. In addition, the latter, when they burn and destroy schools of girls of their faith without remorse:   Cached
The International Criminal Court's prosecutor has accused Boko Haram militants of committing crimes against humanity in Nigeria, mainly murder and persecution. The ...   Cached
[May 28, 2009] Taliban and other militant groups are forcing schools to close across Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, assassinating teachers and students and destroying ...

When John Kerry makes news for promoting release of murderers:

N Y TIMES  7/21/13    World
Secretary of State John Kerry is counting on an Israeli decision to release Palestinian prisoners as the remaining step for his promised resumption of Middle East peace talks, officials said Saturday.

When heroic 1st Lt. Michael Behenna is not allowed to present evidence is his behalf in his murder trial for having killed, in self-defense, a member of a terrorist cell in Iraq who had killed two of Behenna’s men and President Obama refuses to pardon 1st Lt. Behenna:   Cached
Making their final appeal before the justices decide whether to accept Behenna's case for review, the attorneys argued strenuously against the U.S. Justice Department ...   Cached
A year ago, syndicated columnist Diana West attended a hearing at which Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna tried (unsuccessfully) to get the military's highest court of ...

When the President of the United States inflames communities across our nation with his 35 years ago, that “could have been me” speech in an unpresidential response to the legitimate process of trial by jury. (Why didn’t he compare Trayvon Martin’s trial to O. J. Simpson’s murder trial?)   Cached
In some of his most extensive comments on U.S. race relations since entering the White House, President Obama on Friday gave a very personal perspective of ..

Finally, Helen Thomas, who died before she convincingly apologized to Israelis and Jewish people worldwide, including me:

The Jerusalem Post
Helen Thomas: Jews control White House, US Congress
By JPOST.COM STAFF      19/03/2011

In 'Playboy' interview, veteran US journalist stands behind anti-Israel comments that led to her resignation:
"I knew exactly what I was doing."

Veteran US Journalist Helen Thomas said that Jews have "total control" over the White House and US Congress, telling Playboy magazine in an interview to be published in April, "Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies."

Thomas, who covered the White House for more than six decades, was forced to resign from her position at Hearst Corp. last year, after saying in an interview that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home to Poland, Germany and the United States."

Thomas appeared to show no regret for last year's comments, reiterating in the Playboy interview her belief that "Israelis have the right to exist-but where they were born."

"Why shouldn't I say it? I knew exactly what I was doing-I was going for broke. I had reached the point of no return. You finally get fed up," Thomas said.

Thomas denied claims that she was anti-Jewish. "I think they're wonderful people.  They had to have the most depth.  They were leaders in civil rights.  They've always had the heart for others but not for Arabs, for some reason.  I'm not anti-Jewish; I'm anti-Zionist."

She explained her comment that Jews should go back to Poland and Germany meant "they should stay where they are because they're not being persecuted-not since World War II...If they were, we sure would hear about it." Thomas added that Jews "carry on the victimization. American people do not know that the Israeli lobbyists have intimidated them into believing that every Jew is a persecuted victim forever-while they are victimizing Palestinians."

When asked whether she believed there was a secret Jewish conspiracy at work in the US, Thomas stated that it is "not a secret. It's very open...Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies, which are funded by wealthy supporters, including those from Hollywood. Same thing with the financial markets. There's total control."

                                                                        B.Koplen 7/21/13

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