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2005-06-01 Home Front: Culture Wars
Amnesty Who?
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Posted by Thaiper Phavigum7315 2005-06-01 19:39|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [632 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 yawn. True believer of the left continue to march blindly over the bones of the the world's most desperate.

Flushing a koran - or starved tortured and mutilated. A word of wisdom to the self-righteous don't slip in their blood as you blindly march forward.
Posted by 2b 2005-06-01 20:20||   2005-06-01 20:20|| Front Page Top

#2 Hey, genius. PIMF... And don't use single quotes for URLs.
Posted by badanov 2005-06-01 20:27||]">[]  2005-06-01 20:27|| Front Page Top

#3 If I may, let me quote from Natan Sharansky, former Soviet dissident and member of Israel's cabinet until last month, regarding Amnesty International:

I have very serious criticisms of Amnesty. There is no moral clarity. It doesn't differentiate between what I call fear societies and free societies. In the democratic world, there are violations of human rights, but they are revealed and dealt with. In a fear society, there are no violations of human rights because human rights just don't exist. All citizens are deprived of those rights. Amnesty International says it doesn't support or oppose any political system, so it ends up with reports that show a moral equivalence between, for example, Israel and the terrorist regimes that attack it.....Amnesty doesn't examine Hamas, only Israel. It ignores violations by terrorist organizations. We find the unfortunate situation that somehow there's no difference between terrorists targeting civilians and democratic countries targeting terrorists.....Human-rights organizations create an atmosphere in which dictatorial regimes dictate the human-rights agenda of the world.

(Time Magazine, page 8, June 6, 2005 issue) case you don't know who he is, he has actually been in a gulag, and knows the difference between Gitmo and one of the old Soviet prisons intimately. Better than you or I would.

He is critical of Abu Ghraib & Gitmo, but unlike Amnesty, Mr Sharansky doesn't have his head firmly planted up his ass.

It's truly sad what has become of Amnesty. I was a member for a while (until some sexist pig running the mailing list decided I was a guy and refused to address letters to me without using "Mr"), and was once proud of it. Now every time I hear it mentioned, I wanna puke.

Posted by Desert Blondie 2005-06-01 21:01||]">[]  2005-06-01 21:01|| Front Page Top

#4 AI played a valuable role - til late 90's when it was overrun by leftist greenies enamored of stalinist societies and critical of free societies....sad. No credibility. It's like being criticized for human rights by the Saudis
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2005-06-01 21:10||   2005-06-01 21:10|| Front Page Top

#5 Figure the odds of Stalin stripping Chechens of their guns and turning them over to the GULAG.

I imagine that you could find a hellhole within a hundred miles of GITMO wherein resides criminals guilty of the crime of journalism serving 20 year sentences.

Look elsewhere for the GULAG of our times.
Posted by Super Hose 2005-06-01 21:26||   2005-06-01 21:26|| Front Page Top

#6 Should not this be in the 'Opinion' section?
Posted by Pappy 2005-06-01 22:55||   2005-06-01 22:55|| Front Page Top

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