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Chill, China: Better Bring Yo Weapon When Steppin’

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[Intro]
“We’re not against war
We’re not against warring
But we are against those thugs (thugs thugs)”

The Guardian UK describes the United States’ China’s foreign policies as “thuggish”. (H/T: JSW)

“But i gotta get mine, so scream out, mo, and let me hear ya holla
Not about that mighty dollar

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November 8, 2010 at 07:57

Gone Till November

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Greetings friends and colleagues, the HD is on the road in C-C-Canada so he’ll keep this short and savagerous. A few updates– one of the HD’s favorite bloggers and confidantes has surfaced from the abyss to resume blogging. In the coming days and weeks, look for his legendary analysis on all things IR and the Middle East where he has spent some time in Damascus, Syria.

The Wyclef Jean saga continues… after initially telling his followers to respect the court’s decision that disqualified from running for the President of Haiti, it appears that Mr. Jean will challenge the election ruling. The HD usually doesn’t endorse foreign candidacies, but it already appears Wyclef is already showing promising signs of a budding politician. The HD says go for it!

Every time I make a run
Girl you turn around and cry
I ask myself, why oh why?
See you must understand
I can’t work a nine to five
so I’ll be Gone…’Til November

This is already reminiscent of what the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, said in the hit 1987 classic, The Running Man:

I’m not into politics. I’m into survival.

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August 23, 2010 at 17:32

Keep on Keeping On!

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Ireland to Israel: Let new aid ship break Gaza blockade

“Passengers aboard it had heard about the attacks but decided not to turn back, he said.

‘After having a discussion among themselves about what to do, they decided to keep going,’ Daly said.”

Fiachra Ó Luain aboard Irish ship Rachel Corrie.

Remember the power of nonviolent civil disobedience.

“The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.” -Chinese proverb

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June 2, 2010 at 23:51

NYTimes: Israel Begins to Expel Activists It Seized on Flotilla

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Article here.

Now, more than ever, Palestine needs a Mahatma Gandhi/Martin Luther King, Jr. figure. The HD isn’t saying violence is never the answer (he should have initiated some this past weekend when he got mugged!), but that in the face of overwhelming military might, it is not worth fighting via violence. A nonviolent resistance movement in Palestine would have overwhelming international support and finally end the “inhumane, illegal and insane” siege in Gaza. But Hamas would probably kill whatever leader arose. Sigh.

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June 2, 2010 at 13:44

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Fiachra’s Mother, Eleanor Lamb, on RTÉ Radio 1

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Scroll down to “Israeli attach on Gaza aid Flotilla“. She comes on around 15:00, but the whole segment is good.

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June 1, 2010 at 14:30

“I’m the veteran, and today, I find my son — who never put the uniform on — is in combat”

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Fiachra Ó Luain, a close friend of the HD, is currently in an Israeli jail after contesting his deportation. More here.

And via Glenn Greenwald: “I wonder what people would be saying if Iran had intercepted a humanitarian ship in int’l waters and killed 15 or so civilians on board.”

The HD’s solution: we use Israel’s crack commandos to fight the Somali pirates.

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May 31, 2010 at 23:41

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