"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

May 11, 2010

Broad Wording

"Thousands of Palestinians could be deported under a new and highly controversial order put in place in April by the Israeli army, human rights groups in Israel say.

The new rule defines anyone not holding an Israeli-issued permit to reside in the West Bank as an "infiltrator." Violators could face up to seven years in prison or deportation.

Human rights groups say they are worried about the broad wording of the new order. They say it could be used to target three groups: Palestinians who have residency papers from the Gaza Strip but who live in the West Bank; foreigners working in or visiting the Palestinian territories who overstay their visas; and the foreign-born spouses of Palestinians..."


You know one of the reasons the Israelis can get away with this?

Because "human rights groups" worry about broad wording.

And not about the order in the first place.

Way to go, fearless opponents of power...

h/t FDL


fwoan said...

The fact that their ancestors were forced into ghetto's and had to carry papers makes this all the more disgusting.

Jack Crow said...


I think the oppressed tend to mimic their oppressors, once they get power.

on an unrelated note, I'm having no luck hunting down credible sources about the nuclear industry which aren't just topical glosses and what not - the reporting is vague, short and relatively non-existent from the broad audience press