Annis wrote:To pick on this thread's two primary combatants, who wants either PeterD or ThomasGR on their side at this point?
ThomasGR is not a "combatant." He is a racist buffoon.
Annis wrote:ThomasGR has apparently given himself over to such anger that his command of English is slipping in some posts...
Annis wrote:...while in theory I ought to be on PeterD's side, he conducts himself so jerkishly that I don't want him to ever agree with me at this point — he seems to me a PR disaster for whatever side he's on.
You've also on another occasion called me "provocative," whatever that means. Anyway... Please give me an example where I have conducted myself "jerkishly" in this thread, William. Notwithstanding my conduct (very controlled considering) towards the racist buffoon ThomasGR, there's been no malice in any of my posts---in fact, no different than anyone else's here. Even with Lex, whom I vehemently disagree with, I have been very cordial: no foul language, no temper tantrums---just back-and-forth discussion. Moreover, I even had the gentlemanly manners to compliment IrenyY on her beautiful smile.
If anyone's been "jerkish" (again, excluding the racist buffoon ThomasGR) in this thread it's... you:
Annis wrote:My, my. You do like to talk, don't you?
My numero uno, fundamental question remains — what are you doing to mitigate what's going on and what do you want me to do? What service — apart from yet more jibber-jabber — can we render to Justice? If you cannot answer that question I have no time for you on this issue.
What was with the "you-do-like-to-talk"
sarcasm bit? Did you count the words? Here, let me do some counting: For every post that I've posted here, you've posted at least 6. Ergo ,if there's anyone here who does
like to talk, that someone is you. Besides, you had said a lot
, remember? What d'you want, a pec-on-the-cheek reply?
And talking about PR disasters, I loved this reply: "If you cannot answer that question I have no time for you on this issue."
First, I did not ask for your time. Second, I did answer your question... and then some. In fact, I gave you---"Israel lives under constant threat of terrorism or invasion"---
a reality check in Middle East Politics. And what do I get? I get a whimper from you: "If you cannot answer that question I have no time for you on this issue."
Maybe I am not big on PR, but, frankly, I don't see you ever working for any big NYC PR firms.
Actually, I was quite surprised that you participated at all in this thread. If I recall correctly, when Kopio (I miss Kopio, btw) started a similar thread (Hezbollah) 2 years ago, you didn't say a word, not a single word to the wholesale slaughter of Lebanese civilians at the hands of the Israeli military. Tell us, how did you so suddenly overcome your shyness?
Annis wrote:Who has ever called someone stupid in an argument and then have them agree with you?
did not call anyone "stupid"---not even ThomasGR (I believe I called him a "racist buffoon," deservedly so, I might add). For the record, most insults were directed at me, not that I cared.
Annis wrote: It's hard enough to get agreement on big political and social issues— it seems pure madness to expect hostility to be the best way to get people on your side.
Stop making **** up, William. When you discount the racist buffoon---"And that they push their kids to the fire, that is the horrible reality. Every one in the region knows that, except the antisemitists[sic]"---
from this thread, there's been no hostility whatsover. Please... give me an example.
Annis, regarding ThomasGR, wrote:
Ahh... so you are a troll after all.
Congrats — account locked. I've emailed Jeff, who can decide to unlock your account or not as he sees fit.
Finally! What took you so long? Amadeus was way ahead on everyone on this. It never occured to me (his buffoonery sidetracked me) until he betrayed himself with this comment: "I'll comment only on the Cyprus issue. A parallel story like the one in Palestine. Hadn't they wanted to exterminate all the Turks from the island, physically and bodily by killing all Turks."
The Palestinians of Gaza suffered 3 weeks of death and destruction at the hands of their murderous Israeli masters, backed by the United States government (Israel does nothing---and I mean nothing---without Uncle Sam's okay), the illegal blockade has not been lifted, and we're now reduced to discussing f-cking manners. WTF!
White phosphorus, anyone?
PS Amadeus, wongallo, excellent posts!
Edit: The link I posted in the following entry really upset me. F-ck!