Let’s just elect this guy president of ALL the Middle East, OK?
Posts tagged middle east.
With a reference to the classic Star Trek episode, ‘Let That Be Your Last Battlefield’:
“Two men, half black, half white, are the last survivors of their peoples who have been at war with each other for thousands of years, yet the Enterprise crew could find no differences separating these two raging men,” Nimoy added, saying: “But the antagonists were keenly aware of their differences—one man was white on the right side, the other was black on the right side. And they were prepared to battle to the death to defend the memory of their people who died from the atrocities committed by the other.”
“The story was a myth, of course, and by invoking it I don’t mean to belittle the very real issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians. What I do mean to suggest is that the time for recriminations is over,” the former TV star said, concluding that “assigning blame over all other priorities is self-defeating. Myth can be a snare. The two sides need our help to evade the snare and search for a way to compromise. “
Well said, Mr. Nimoy. Well said.
The 8 Most Ridiculously Badass Protesters Ever Photographed
#8. Shield Maiden: Twenty riot police on full charge, against one old Jewish woman, and She. Is. Holding.
She looks like she’d be denied a part in a LifeAlert commercial on the grounds of frailty, and here she is Gandalfing the holy shit out of two dozen riot cops.
Two things had to have happened after this photo: One, every single one of those cops turned around, went home, called their mothers and apologized for every cross word they’d ever said. And two: One very old Jewish lady picked herself up, dusted off her apron, walked calmly back to her home, closed the door, took a deep breath, hurled the stove through the wall to vent the excess energy, and then quietly finished scrubbing up.
–verb (used with object), -at·ed, -at·ing
- to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
- to free (a nation or area) from control by a foreign or oppressive government.
- to free (a group or individual) from social or economic constraints or discrimination, especially arising from traditional role expectations or bias.
1615–25: Latin līberātus (past participle of līberāre “to free”)
Either Fox “News” got their maps wrong, or they were just trying to save a few bucks by having their Iraq-based reporter cover the events unfolding in Egypt.
Or maybe they’re just plain ol’ stupid.
I’m guessing it’s the latter. ^^;;;