genocide enabler rbg

 the coverage of rbg in the corporate media is all hollers and hoops.  reality, she wasn't the angel that she's being portrayed as.  if you are a palestinian, you didn't matter to her 1 bit.  gideon polya ('dissident voice') explains:

On the occasion of the death of the remarkable, pro-women’s rights US Supreme Court judge but fervent supporter of genocidally racist Zionism, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), one notes that in her outstanding over 60 year career she was utterly silent about the human rights of Palestinians, and that  women and children are 75% of the 14 million sorely oppressed Palestinians, the 7 million Exiled Palestinians, the 8 million Palestinian refugees, the 5 million Occupied Palestinians with zero human rights in the military-guarded Gaza Concentration Camp (2 million) and West Bank ghettoes (3 million), and the 2 million Palestinian Israelis living as Third Class citizens of Apartheid Israel under over 60 race-based laws.

Genocidally racist American and British Zionists played a key role in the Balfour Declaration and the defeat of Germany in WW1 that had the dreadful consequences of Nazi German anti-Jewish anti-Semitism, WW2, the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million Jews killed through violence or deprivation) and the ongoing  Palestinian Genocide (2.2 million Palestinian  deaths from violence, 0.1 million, or from imposed deprivation, 2.1 million, since the Australia-assisted British invasion of the oil-rich Middle East in 1914).1

Silence is complicity. Kathryn  Shihadah has written about these horrendous historical realities  and has described Judge Ginsburg’s Palestinian Genocide-complicit silence as “Progressive Except Palestine” (PEP) (2017): “Ginsburg [first Jewish woman on the US Supreme Court] has pursued justice wholeheartedly all her life, and has throughout her career advocated for progressive causes. In 1972, she co-founded the Women’s Rights Project at the ACLU, and fought more than 300 gender discrimination cases between 1973 and 1974. But these admirable convictions we see in Ginsburg that are common among many Americans – empathy toward the marginalized, advocacy for defenseless – suddenly evaporate in certain situations. Perhaps it’s subconscious, but there lurks another loyalty ready to override the cause of true justice and compassion. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is among the many influential members of the P.E.P. Club: Progressive Except Palestine.  For someone dedicated to liberty and justice for all, she is resoundingly silent on the issue of Palestine. Nowhere in her recently published collection of writings, My Own Works , do the words ‘Palestine’ or ‘Palestinian’ appear. Even ‘Arab’ is nowhere to be found, although she discusses the Holocaust, Zionism, and Israel.”

Kathryn Shihadah has further commented on the malignant impact of Zionist US Supreme Court judges on WW1, WW2, the Jewish Holocaust and the Zionist invasion of Palestine (2017): “Ruth Bader Ginsburg is [was] a big fan of the Supreme Court’s first Jewish justice, Louis Dembitz Brandeis. Brandeis is revered today as a great judge, but at the time of his appointment – 1916 – he was recognized by some as ‘unscrupulous’ in his methods and at times ‘unethical’ in his behaviour… In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson named Brandeis to the Supreme Court. As required, Brandeis officially resigned from his formal affiliations, including stepping down from his leadership role in Zionism. However, he zealously continued his work on a more informal basis, even from his Supreme Court chambers. Later, he would persuade the next 2 Jewish justices – Cardozo and Frankfurter – to join the ranks of the Zionist Organization of America, assuring a continued, subtle partiality toward the Jewish project… Samuel Landman, secretary of the World Zionist Organization, claimed in a 1936 article in World Jewry, that it was ‘Jewish help that brought USA into the war on the side of the Allies.’ The goal was not victory for the Allies, but real estate in Palestine, so Brandeis and associate Felix Frankfurter reportedly worked to ensure the war would last until Palestine was in the bag. They even reportedly sabotaged a potential opportunity to end the war in May 1917 (18 months early), which would have saved much destruction and many lives, including Brandeis’ fellow Americans. Eventually, of course, Germany was defeated. According to historian Henry Wickham Steed, one of Germany’s top generals considered the Balfour Declaration to be ‘the cleverest thing done by the Allies in the way of propaganda,’ and wished Germany had thought of it first. Landman further stated that Germany was aware of the Jewish connection, and, chillingly, this ‘contributed in no small measure to the prominence which anti-Semitism occupie[d] in the Nazi program’ only a few decades later. This horrific irony can not be overstated.”2

rbg is not the hero she's been made out to have been.  she's a corporatist who worked to enlarge opportunity for women to take part in a rigged system - a rigged system she enabled and kept going.

let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'

 Monday, September 21, 2020.  The passing of a Supreme Court Justice should be the start of several different conversations. 

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden just can't stop lying.  No, 200 million people around the world have not died from coronavirus.  If he meant in the US, that's even worse.  Yaron Steinbuch (NEW YORK POST) points out, ''As of early Monday, the US death toll from the coronavirus stands at 199,512. The total number of reported cases in the country is about 6.8 million, according to the latest figures."

Joe's dazed and confused -- over and over again.  Friday, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away following her long battle with cancer. Joe bungled things so badly, he was being mocked as "sleepy Joe" by Australia's SKY NEWS.

While Joe meandered in his befuddled manner, it was left to Jane Fonda to lay down a marker on Friday calling for Senate Democrats to fight back against any effort to replace RBG before the election.  Sunday, Joe spoke again and it was more lies.  Daniel Dale (CNN) explains:

Biden argued that it would be inappropriate for him to release a list of prospective Supreme Court nominees, as Trump did during the 2016 campaign and did again this month.
    Biden also claimed that the Trump campaign had not asked him to release such a list until after Ginsburg died.
    "We can't keep rewriting history, scrambling norms, ignoring our cherished system of checks and balances. That includes this whole business of releasing a list of potential nominees that I would put forward. They're now saying, after they -- after Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away, they said, 'Biden should release his list.' It's no wonder the Trump campaign asked that I release the list only after she passed away. It's a game for them. It's a play to gin up emotions and anger," he said.
    Facts First: This is just wrong. The Trump campaign and Trump himself had repeatedly said prior to Ginsburg's death that Biden should release a list of prospective Supreme Court nominees.
    When Trump released his latest list on September 9, the Trump campaign's statement said in its title that "Biden must do the same." The campaign repeated the demand for a Biden list in a statement on September 17, the day before Ginsburg died.
    Trump had previously issued the same demand himself. In an August 24 speech at the Republican National Convention, Trump said, "I'm demanding, actually, a list: let Biden put up a list of the judges he's going to appoint." And in a June 22 interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said, "You ought to ask a guy like a Biden or ask his campaign: give a list of judges, see where they stand on pro-life, see where they stand on it."

    Dale also notes that Joe claimed the Court would have no session between now and election day.  Wrong.  The Court goes back into session on October 5th.  What's October 5th?  FIRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER -- you know, the title of the hit 1978 Broadway play that became a 1981 film starring Jill Clayburgh as the first female Supreme Court Justice.  She was Golden Globe nominated for the role and the film's title is such because, every year, that's when the Court kicks off its term -- on the first Monday of October.  Somehow, in all his years working in DC, Joe missed that fact?

    On RBG, she should have retired many years ago.  Her health was such that, no, she was not giving the job all that she could.  (I say that as someone battling cancer myself.)  And in the last four years, she did several things that cheapened her image and the Court's image.  As a sitting Justice, it is not her job to offer her personal opinions in interviews about issues that will come before the Court.  Nor was it her job to offer her take on a presidential candidate.

    She was indulged and coddled by a cult that found this behavior charming.  It was not charming.  It was damaging to the Court and when some future conservative Justice does the same, you can be sure that many who cheered RGB on with this nonsense will finally grasp why some things are just not done.  She set a precedent -- and not in a good way.

    She has also left the nation in chaos and that should not be forgotten either.  Time and again, the egos on these public servants is repulsive.  We need mandatory retirement -- we need it for the Court and we need it for the Senate.  (The two-year terms of House members allows the voters to have a quick response should they need to retire someone.)  She knew she had cancer.  She knew about this round of cancer when Barack Obama started his first term as president.  She should have retired then or in his second term.

    To have her granddaughter announce that RBG would want everyone to wait until after the election to select a new judge?  Who the hell cares what she wanted?  She didn't do what she was supposed to -- retire when she couldn't function at a high level.  

    See "Ruth Badger Ginsburg (Ava and C.I.)" for more on RBG's passing.  And note, she wasn't hit by a truck, she died of natural causes after a lengthy illness.  She should have retired years ago.

    Joe shouldn't be running for the presidency.  The editorial board of THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL notes Joe's latest flip-flop:

    Joe Biden needs to win Pennsylvania, so he’s changed his position on fracking.

    In late August, the Democratic presidential nominee emerged from his basement and traveled to the Keystone State. He sought to assure voters there that a Biden administration wouldn’t threaten the fracking industry. Fracking, which is a method of extracting oil and natural gas from shale rock, is a vital part of the state’s economy. A study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that outlawing fracking would eliminate 600,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone.

    “I am not banning fracking,” Biden said. “Let me say that again: I am not banning fracking.”

    That’s a John Kerry-level flip flop from the position he took repeatedly during the Democratic primary. Many Democratic voters want to eliminate oil and natural gas production under the guise of addressing global warming. Mr. Biden repeatedly told those voters that he agreed with them.

    During a debate last year, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Mr. Biden if “there would be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?”

    “We would make sure it’s eliminated,” Mr. Biden said.

    He can't be trusted. Nor apparently can the prime minister of Iraq.  A former member of the press himself, Mustafa al-Kadhimi has been getting easy press in the last days for two arrests on corruption -- but they're minor arrests and they are meaningless.  If you're not grasping how meaningless, Deena Kamel (THE NATIONAL) reports:

    State-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) appointed Salem Chalabi as chairman and president as the lender proceeds with a three-year expansion plan to diversify its operations.

    Mr Chalabi, a Yale University graduate, will replace Faisal Al Haimus with immediate effect following the directive of Iraqi prime minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, Trade Bank of Iraq said in a statement on Sunday.

    "I look forward to implementing a strategy that will allow TBI to achieve sustainable growth and continue building on the strong and solid foundations laid by the bank in the past years," Mr Chalabi said. "We will continue to ... develop the bank’s operations to support our country’s economic development."

    Mr Chalabi brings to the role years of experience in business development, strategic planning and forming Iraqi government policies, including involvement in drafting the new Iraqi constitution after 2003. He was appointed General Director of the Iraqi Special Tribunal for Crimes against Humanity in 2004 and worked as an adviser to former Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

    Oh, Deena, there's more honesty in the opening paragraph of his WIKIPEDIA page:

    Salem Chalabi (aka "Sam Challabi") (born 1963, in Baghdad) is an Iraq-born, British- and American-educated lawyer. He was appointed as the first General Director of the Iraqi Special Tribunal, set up in 2003 to try Saddam Hussein and other members of his regime for crimes against humanity. His appointment, by an order signed by Paul Bremer, the head of the occupation authority,[1] was widely criticized for perceived nepotism (his uncle, Ahmed Chalabi, was critically involved in the US-led war against Iraq and Hussein) and he himself lacked any significant trial experience (he was a corporate securities lawyer). He was ultimately dropped from the Tribunal after an arrest warrant was issued for investigation into his role in the murder of a director-general of the Iraqi Ministry of Finance who was investigating Chalabi family properties acquired in Iraq; the charge was ultimately dismissed citing lack of evidence. 

    More from WIKIPEDIA:

    Mr. Chalabi was a member, immediately before the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, of the Department of State sponsored Future of Iraq project, to which he was appointed as rapporteur of the Transitional Justice Working Group.[3]

    Questions about conflicts of interest swirled around Sam Chalabi.[5] Returning to Iraq in April 2003 he founded the controversial Iraqi International Law Group. Chalabi set up this "marketing partnership" with L. Marc Zell, the former law partner of Douglas J. Feith, the Pentagon's undersecretary for policy. Zell was to help lead American and Russian clients interested in reconstruction to Sam Chalabi's firm, which would in turn help them to meet U.S. and Iraqi officials".[5] Zell, born in the United States, moved with his family to the Jewish settlement of Alon Shevut on the West Bank in 1988, at the start of the first Palestinian uprising, acquiring Israeli nationality. His Jerusalem based firm, whose staff produced the content of the Iraqi International Law Group's website, cites as one of its main activities assisting Israeli companies to do business abroad.[6]

    "In interviews, Sam Chalabi spoke of his daily contacts with his uncle [Ahmed Chalabi], and the fact that one of his 26 first cousins was the Iraqi minister of trade."[5] Sam Chalabi also played an important role in the new government: as an advisor on the writing of commercial laws and a national constitution, among other issues.

    After "an outpouring of publicity", Sam Chalabi disbanded the partnership, saying, "I have to be more careful about the appearance of a conflict of interest."".[5]

    Salem Chalabi was also appointed as counsel to newly founded security firm Erinys, which "won a plum $80 million contract to guard Iraqi oil installations, employing members of Chalabi's private militia for the purpose".[7]

    He just got put in charge.  And we're supposed to pretend Mustafa is addressing corruption?

    A half hour ago, Ruba Ali al-Hassani Tweeted:Kadhimi has assigned CTS to search for, and free, Sajjad al-Iraqi in Thi Qar as well as arrest his kidnappers. #Iraq

      Sajjad al-Iraqi is the latest activist to be targeted in Iraq:

    The kidnapping of the activist, Sajjad Al-Iraqi, at the entrance to Dhi Qar Governorate.

    Mustafa promised the activists his protection.  That promise appears weaker than ever.

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