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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Clay Bennett about 2 hours ago

    Good articles in that it articulates well what I think, too.
    The 1st article: I saw and met Israelis almost 20 years ago who knew dialogue was needed. I believed then that these few people I met were seeds of a critical mass that would push for positive change, just as had occured in SA. I was wrong, of course, perhaps the number of seeds have dwindled instead. However, I still see chinks of light when I read the likes of David Grossman (read other articles by him as well) .
    The 2nd: Abroad I think we may have a positive turning point. The disapora are recognising the futility of that conflict, precisely because they are not within that bubble. That re-enforces my belief that not all hope is lost.
    Belief ;-) Oh dear…
    PS: While I’m not saying some innitaitive from the Palestinians isn’t required; I am of the opinion that the onus on effecting positive change has to be from Israel. However, all I see are bad-faith moves on Israel’s side: more illegal setlements, more discrimination against Arab Israelis…
    Israel holds the power, Israel holds the clout, not the Palestinians.

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Scott Stantis about 2 hours ago

    Americans are a funny bunch. Blame the entire world’s woes on their president. Ah yes, because most of their president’s political opposition reckon they’re exceptional and are the world’s police. That’s why the opposition lambasts their president for anything and everything. Alas for their ego, American power is on the wane. The sooner everyone accepts it, the sooner we get back to sorting out the worlds’ issues together. Getting rid of those vetoes within the UN would be a great start..

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Henry Payne about 3 hours ago

    i.e. war crimes are acceptable.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Matt Bors about 3 hours ago

    Good point. But the hypocrisy high-lighted is lost on most.

  5. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Jerry Holbert 5 days ago


  6. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Tom Toles 5 days ago

    As I understand it, your country attempts to keep things more civilised by offering those on death row the ability to appeal. These appeals apparently go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on (while burning more and more and more and even more of your tax dollars).
    So in the end it costs more to try execute a fella than to imprison for ever and ever.

  7. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Mike Luckovich 5 days ago

    eh? You blame the EU for refusing to export drugs that execute people as the reason why your country cannot execute ? Develop your own…I’m sure it isn’t too difficult for a country with global playing pharma companies. Ah yes, your pharmaceutical companies don’t want to participate in excutions either. What does that say? “It’s the EU’s fault, they are too merciful!”

    Abolish capital punishment and join the civilised world.

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Signe Wilkinson 5 days ago

    Or you could abolish capital punishment altogether. I hear California’s supreme court ruled on it recently.

  9. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on ViewsEurope 5 days ago

    An opinion piece: Simon Jenkins,The Guardian, 25/07/2014

    "The downing of flight MH17 was clearly an accident. “

    ”Why does foreign policy default to stupid? From the moment that we heard of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine it was clearly an accident. Whoever’s finger was on the trigger, the tragedy cannot have been meant. This was not another 9/11. It was cock-up, not conspiracy.

    Yet foreign policy craves conspiracy. Vladimir Putin blamed the Ukrainian government. Ukraine blamed the pro-Russian rebels. America’s UN ambassador, Samantha Power, “cannot rule out” Moscow’s responsibility. London howled blue murder all round. There had been blood. There had to be blame."

  10. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Dan Wasserman 5 days ago

    They hang thermselves through their own actions, I don’t need to plant evidence.