At this present time people are dying in war in Dafur. Far more then died in Lebanon and depending on what estimate you use equal or greater then in Iraq. But do you hear as much about it in the media. Do we see protestors marching to demand that the Irish government do something to stop the slaughter in Dafur? Do we see people demanding that Irelands stops sending weapons to Sudan.? Of course not because there is simply nothing in it for people to be against that war. How can you call Blacks, Neo-cons or imperialists or Zionists. It is simply not fun is it.
In the recent conflict in Lebanon about 1000 people died. In Dafur it is estimated that 400,000 people have died. Lets look at those figures again. Dafur 400,000. Lebanon 1000. So for every person that died in Lebanon 400 died in Dafur. Now surely that means the Dafur should get 400 times the coverage, 400 times the protests, 400 times the number of vigils, 400 times the student societies. Where is the Dafur Solidarity campaign?
I have been wondering this for ages now and I think I have figured it out 1 Palestinian is not equal 400 Africans. 1 Palestinian shot by an Israeli is worth 400 Africans shot by Africans. It is good to be anti-Israel. You get use funky catch phrases like Zionists and get to go around with a sense a false sense of pomposity that you somehow are more righteous person then everyone else as you agree with George Galloway’s PR spin.
You get to read in the English Independent Professor Ted Honderich: ‘Palestinians have a moral right to terrorism’ and feel see I am taking the intelligent view. Never realising that if you think someone has the moral right to blow children up you give the parents of the children the right to fight back. As Golda Meir said to Saddat “We can forgive you for killing our sons. But we will never forgive you for making us kill yours”. But of course few see that argument. The right to defend ones self, the right to not recognise a political party whose constitution calls for your destruction, the right to search people at your own border crossing with the strongholds of that said party is not normal is it.
When Dr Zion Evnory, the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, came to talk in Galway he was interrupted by people shouting “Free Palestine”, and “Death to Israel” at the point when he mentioned Hezbollah firing missiles from Civilian areas . Here is what noted Zionist puppet Human rights Watch have said about that claim
“Hezbollah fighters have attempted to store weapons near civilian homes and have fired rockets from areas where civilians live”.
Whether you believe it justifies Israeli policy it certainly is not as crazy as to justify the call for the extermination of a country. Why listen to someone when you can be a robotic brain-dead follower spotting out sound bits of moronic hate speech. Why instead of listening to someone bring someone of the opposing view like lets say Ibrahim El Moussaoui head of political programming at Hezbollah’s television station Al Manar. And then pretend to speak in the language of democracy (From Galway Advertiser)
Niall Farrell of the GAAW said Mr El Moussaoui had been invited to speak to “give the people of Galway the opportunity to hear Hezbollah’s side of the story”.
People want to give the people of Galway Hezbollah’s side of the story but not Israelis. What is the betting that the people who shouted Death to Israel will be hanging on Mr Moussaoui every word in silent reverence?
In this world shout out Death to Palestine you are quiet rightly named a racist shout out Death to Israel you’re called a liberal. Go fig.
And accusing people who oppose Israeli terrorism against the Palestinian people of being anti-semites is the old way of trying to stifle debate about the evils of that morally bankrupt entity.
Palestinians are semites, truer semites in fact that the Russian emigres populating Israeli suburbs and settlements.
The biggest anti-semitic organisation on the planet is in fact the IDF.
First of all, what Irish arms companies are there?
"In the recent conflict in Lebanon about 1000 people died. In Dafur it is estimated that 400,000 people have died. Lets look at those figures again. Dafur 400,000. Lebanon 1000. So for every person that died in Lebanon 400 died in Dafur. Now surely that means the Dafur should get 400 times the coverage, 400 times the protests, 400 times the number of vigils, 400 times the student societies. Where is the Dafur Solidarity campaign?"
What I find interesting here is that you explain the lack of coverage for Dafur in comparison to Palestine as the result of ant-semitism, and not the fact that people simply value the lives of Africans less than Palestinians.
"Why listen to someone when you can be a robotic brain-dead follower spotting out sound bits of moronic hate speech. Why instead of listening to someone bring someone of the opposing view like lets say Ibrahim El Moussaoui head of political programming at Hezbollah’s television station Al Manar"
Ian Paisley, the man who considers the IRA to be the military wing of the RCC, the man who thinks that the EU is a papal plot, the man who thinks that line dancing is evil and the amn who thinks that Catholics are vermin might just do a deal that leads to lasting peace in the North. Alas, you have to talk to idiots sometimes.
And Anti-semitism is a really loaded term that is best avoided. Even the likes of Galloway has nothing against Jewish people. Heck what do you call the Jewish people who oppose the Zionist agenda?
The reason that Palestine gets far more attention than anything else is because of America. Where America goes, the cameras follow.
The problem with the old more people die in Dafur than in Palestine or Lebanon is that nobody knows what are you trying to say ?? Is it Their deaths don't matter forget them ? Everyone in the world is condeming the Killings in Dafur, There have been numerous UN meetings on it and Thosands more protests but they dont get the headlines because nobody is supporting the killings from the other side. The US backs Isreal policy of retaliation and collective punishment against the civilian populations of both Palestine and Lebanon. Its against international law and just because more people get killed in Dafur does not make it any less wrong.
PS: over one million civilians were displaced in Lebanon during the war and 350,000 made homeless. Not small numbers.
First, if you wouldn't mind me pointing this out, it's Darfur, not Dafur. It's Fur, the land of the Dar people.
Secondly, as already said, all the people in the Middle-Eastern conflict are Semitic. Middle-Eastern Jews and Arabs. Obviously, Russian and German Jews are not semitic, by definition.
Third, a huge number of semitic people - the Palestinians - were violently dispossessed when Israel was created, and their grandchildren are at the heart of the present conflict.
You must have regard to this if you want to talk about Israel, Lebanon and Palestine. Otherwise you're not addressing the issue. I'd go a step further and say that unless you take the whole history into account, you're only engaging in a mirror image of the behaviour you condemn on the other side.
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