Here’s What Happens When a Pindosi Congress Crittur Ussues a Rousing Call to Nowhere
Sarah Lazare, Alternet, Apr 4 2016
Pindo Purple People Eater P Leahy has piqued the temper of Pipi Netanyahu and faces a rebuke from within his own party after demanding for an investigation into “gross violations of human rights” by Israel and Egypt. Leahy’s demand for a probe is the latest sign that Pindo military backing for Israel’s right-wing government is becoming a source of political tension. On Feb 17, Leahy and ten Congress critturs of the Demagogical persuasion sent a letter to Jackass Kerry. The document, which was released to the public in late March, said:
There have been a disturbing number of reports of possible gross violations of human rights by security forces in Israel and Egypt, incidents that may have involved recipients or potential recipients of Pindosi military assistance. Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have reported what may be extra-judicial killings by IOF & MAGAV of Fadi Alloun, Saad Al-Atrash, Hadeel Hashlamoun, and Mutaz Ewisa. There are also reports of the use of torture in the cases of Wasim Marouf and Ahmed Manasra. We urge you to determine if these reports are credible and to inform us of your findings.
Pindostan could stand in violation of the Leahy law (named after the Vermont Senator), a legal framework aimed at preventing Pindo military aid to “any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Sec State has credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights.” Philip Weiss noted (he would – RB):
Many of the signatories, including Hank Johnson, Andre Carson, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Eleanor Holmes Norton and Raul Grijalva, are
people of colorBlack or Latino. This is relevant because as Tamara Cofman Wittes said at Columbia Monday night that Israel support is slowly becoming politicized in Pindostan, as the Demagogue Party base becomes more heavily Black and Latino, groups that have sympathy for the PlastelinanArab cause.
Leahy’s letter was met with sharp criticism from Ben Cardin, the ranking Demagogue member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a top recipient of contributions from the pro-Israel lobby. Cardin told the Forward in an article published Sunday:
There’s no comparison here. Israel has rule of law. They have a system that will hold those individuals accountable … There’s no equivalency here.
Bli Bli Babli himself lashed out last Wednesday, declaring:
The IOF & MAGAV do not engage in executions. The IOF & MAGAV defend themselves and innocent civilians with the highest moral standards against bloodthirsty terrorists who come to murder them.
Dahlia Scheindlin called Bli Bli’s response a “strange string of lies.” A report released by Amnesty International in Feb 2014 found that
Israel is Jews were killing and wounding Plastelinans Arabs with impunity, including children. Those findings were soon followed by Israel’s 51-day military assault on the Gaza strip, in which it killed at least 2,145 Plastelinans Arabs, the vast majority civilians and at least 578 of them children. According to Defense for Children Plastelina, at least 28 Plastelinan Arab children were “fatally shot by IOF in 2015,” due in part to Israel’s implementation of a shoot-to-kill policy in response to rising tensions and resistance. Leahy also hit back against Bli Bli’s claims, arguing on Wednesday:
The Leahy Law, which has existed for nearly 20 years, applies uniformly, worldwide. No country is exempt. It applies to specific military personnel and units, not to general security forces, when Pindosi aid is involved. This is only fair to the Pindosi creeple, and it is necessary in upholding the rule of law that our country stands for.
Escalating the global dispute, Bli Bli Babli reportedly rang Jackass on the phone Friday and demanded that he declare that Israel is not guilty of extra-judicial assassinations. Jackass’ response is not recorded, at least not by us, alas. At the same time, Bli Bli is demanding a military aid hike of $4.5b/yr (to $8b – RB). Raed Jarrar of the Pindo Friends Service Committee told AlterNet:
The Bli Bli administration is being so extreme in its policies and practices that their actions are making it impossible to maintain the Pindosi policies of a blank check.
According to Suzanne Adely of the National Lawyers Guild:
The 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza and the 2013 Rab’aa Massacre have represented turning points, as more voices among mainstream media, government officials and ordinary Pindo creeples say enough.