Paul Jay interviewed Ralph Nader about the controversial remarks Helen Thomas made about Israel. Her comment happened right after the massacre on the Freedom Flotilla and she is of Arab descent. She was referring to the Israelis who are living on land stolen from Arabs. I agree they should give the land back. I think what she intended to say did not come out well because she was angry. She has apologized. Her career was taken for one remark. Look at Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck, they constantly produce a stream of idiotic statements and continue to work in mainstream media. This country just makes no sense. This is just wrong. She has stood up to the lies and asked the hard questions for all of us and in the end we let her down when she was nearly 90 years old. In this country telling the truth comes at a high cost. The truth is only allowed when it coincides with the agenda of those in power. Lie is truth, war is peace.
It is all political. Israel can do no wrong in the eyes of our government. They can kill activists, spin lies about it and our government goes along with this. Why is our country so controlled by a very right wing theocracy called Israel?
Watch these newly released videos someone managed to hide from the Israeli soldiers of the attack on activists on the Mavi Marmara and make up your own mind if Helen Thomas should be forgiven. I was horrified by what I saw. What is even more frightening is the Israelis have convinced many that they were provoked to defend themselves when they came with lists of people for the purpose of seeking them out for murder. Our govenment should have reacted when they found out about the attack, we had military in the area.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell