Saturday, December 18, 2010

Seattle Bus Ads to Go Up on the 27th Marking 2nd Anniversary of Operation Cast Lead

A Seattle-based Palestinian rights group, the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign, will be running ads on a dozen Seattle Metro buses for a month, beginning December 27th:

Seattle Anti-Defamation League Community Director Hilary Bernstein raises the point, "Citizens young and old will be seeing this sort of propaganda, this very one-sided distortion."

Although it is true that the ads are one-sided, the point she is trying to make is absurd. When Don Young or Lisa Murkowski or Mark Begich put up huge ads this size on Anchorage buses, do their signs say "Vote for Don Young, unless you want to vote for Harry Crawford"? No. They say "Vote Don Young!" Very one-sided. That's what ads are. Excedrin doesn't mention Tylenol on their ads. Any pro-Israel group can be just as one-sided. They may do the same as SMAC.

They do.

And giving or selling weapons to Israel is clearly illegal under U.S. law. The "1976 Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Appropriations Act and the Glenn Act forbids the US government from giving financial aid to any nation with nuclear weapons technology that has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NNPT) and allow IAEA inspections."

The fact that a growing number of Israeli military senior officers and past elected officials cannot enter many European nations without risking immediate questioning, detention or arrest for war crimes speaks for itself.


Makabit Bat Guriel said...

They won't be there long. And your stupid comparison to drugs or politicians is the "apple and oranges" idea, they aren't the same but what would you know!

james said...

hasbara, hasbara, hasbara, we see you and soon enough the rest of america will see you too