Friday, June 18, 2010

America's "National Interest"?

Here's what these people think about Helen Thomas:-

Fearless, decent seeker-of-truth Helen Thomas, 89, the preeminent challenger of political power for a half-century as dean of White House correspondents, has resigned her position with Hearts Newspapers. She acted in the wake of controversy that erupted when she told reporters “Jews should get the hell out of Palestine.” While speaking plainly on behalf of the rule of law in Occupied Palestine, her message was submerged when reporters gave it an anti-Semitic twist by quoting words out of context.

Here's their mission:-

CNI seeks to encourage and promote a U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East that is consistent with American values, protects our national interests, and contributes to a just solution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as to restore a political environment in America in which voters and their elected officials are free from the undue influence and pressure of foreign countries.

So, it isn't any surprise to know this:-

Dear CNI Volunteer in Place,

We know that you have probably received our email about the "Boat Brigade" from Lebanon to Gaza. Currently the boats are scheduled to leave on Friday, July 2nd. If you are interested in joining this new attempt to break the siege on Gaza all expenses will be paid. The boat will likely depart from the port of Tarabulus on Friday July 2nd. It would require a week to ten days of your time. We are excited about the possibilities of this "Boat Brigade" which promises to include some interesting people, including CNI chairwoman Harriet Fulbright (widower of Senator William J. Fulbright).

You can scan a copy of the first two pages of your passport and send them with a message to Franklin Lamb at: ).

It would be a good idea to send a copy to us at:

Hope you can make the tour and feel free to call at any time at 1-202-863-2951.

Eugene Bird

President CNIF/CNI

One thing, though, Helen is a widow.

Secondly, who guys all have lifejackets, right?

(Kippah tip: BPO)

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