Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Jimmy Carter vs. The Dershowitz Traveling Medicine Show

In case anyone else is interested, here is the latest update -- from Brandeis University itself -- on former president Jimmy Carter’s speech this afternoon and the intrusion of Zionist apologist Alan Dershowitz:

“Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has accepted an invitation to appear at Brandeis Jan. 23 from the Student and Faculty Committee to Bring Alan Dershowitz to Brandeis.

“After the completion of President Jimmy Carter's 4:30 p.m. program in the Shapiro Gymnasium, Mr. Dershowitz will respond to President Carter's remarks about his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" and the situation in the Middle East.

“The Dershowitz program is expected to begin at 6:45 p.m., but may start later if the Carter event, which immediately precedes Professor Dershowitz's talk, runs long.

“Attendees may not enter the hall until the Carter event has concluded and the presidential party has departed.

“Signs and banners will not be permitted inside the Shapiro Gymnasium. A demonstration area has been established across the street from the Gosman Center.

“Watch the live remote broadcast
The event will be streamed live on the Internet, making it possible to watch via computer. On the afternoon of Jan. 23, point your browser to http://go.brandeis.edu/live. “

I (and who knows how many thousands of other people) have received a form email from Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, asking for ideas to include in his response to the State of the Union speech tonight. Guess what subject I suggested. I wrote:

“It is time that we stop pussyfooting around the fact that Israel and its supporters in the U.S. are the cause of the disastrous war in Iraq -- and the cause of a future attack on Iran if such an attack cannot be stopped. Senator Webb, I think you are a brave enough man to speak out and say that we cannot continue to sacrifice American interests and lives for the sake of Israel's perception of its security requirements. Except for the pressures of the Israel Lobby, we have absolutely no reason to support and arm Israel, and no reason for belligerence toward Iran.”

No, friends, I don't think he'll actually read it. It may not even get into an intern's statistical summary.


Anonymous said...

I don't know Fleming, it might well get you a visit from the FBI. These are still Big Brother days.

Fleming said...

Isn't it frightening that our freedom has declined so far that you could write that even as a joke? I've heard people actually lowering their voices to whispers if the subject of the Israel Lobby comes up in a restaurant. They're scared! Maybe not scared of the FBI yet, but of losing their jobs.