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UK Independent Commentary on Middle East

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CarltonBanks, May 31, 2011.

  1. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member


    This is vicious. Talk about pulling no punches. Hardest on Netenyahu, but takes dead aim at pretty much everyone (except the Palestinians, of course).

    I just wanted to post this because of the thought that Obama is anti-Israel to an extent. This goes way over the top the other way.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The Independent is known for being hysterically anti-Israel.

    About the only foreign policy move Obama could have made in the Mideast the Independent would have approved of would have been if he nuked out Tel Aviv.
  3. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    All the Obama bashing aside (and that column went out of its way to make Obama look bad...I don't like the guy but, jeez, that was to the point of ridicule) could you tell, Starman, what the guy was trying to say? Other than "Israel is evil and just a puppet of the United States, it seemed like the guy was taking a long and winding road of verbal assault just to make the point that the Middle East will do what it will do, regardless of what the United States thinks. Was that point ever really in dispute? Other than military intervention, is anyone saying otherwise? I just found the entire thing pretty pointless.
  4. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Most people find The Independent pretty pointless, to be fair.
  5. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    OK, I was kind of hoping that was the case because this is pretty irresponsible.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I occasionally buy it when my train station newsstand doesn't have my preferred paper*. I'm invariably disappointed.

    *-The Guardian. What did you expect. :)
  7. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member


    The thing that surprised me about this rant is that it does not really pander to any certain viewpoint (except, I guess, the Muslim extremist). I mean, did this guy think he was writing some kind of rallying cry?
  8. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    I recently watched a documentary where a Muslim Extremist accused The Independent of hating Muslims.
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