Elliot Spitzer’s Pro-Israel Views On Gaza Blockade Deconstructed and Destroyed

Glenn Greenwald, lawyer and Salon.com contributor, eviscerates disgraced former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer’s pro-Israel views on the Gaza blockade situation, on MSNBC:

Here’s what Glenn had to say about his appearance:

I was just on MSNBC talking about Israel, the Gaza blockade and the flotilla attack with Eliot Spitzer, who was guest-hosting for Dylan Ratigan. It was a rather contentious discussion, though quite illustrative of how Israel is (and is not) typically discussed on American television, so I’m posting the whole 8-minute segment below. Two points: (1) before I was on, Spitzer had on an Israel-defending law professor, followed by Netanyahu’s former Chief of Staff, and both of them (along with Spitzer) were spewing pure Israeli propaganda in uninterrupted and unchallenged fashion; at the end of Spitzer’s discussions with them, he asked them to “stick around just in case,” and once I was left, he brought at least one of them back on to respond to what I said without challenge; (2) literally 90 seconds before my segment was about to begin, the new cam and sound system I just acquired stopped working, forcing me to unplug everything and use only my laptop cam and mic, which caused the technical aspects to be less than ideal (though still perfectly workable).

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  • Guest

    Israel was 100% right in what it did. Anyone who has a problem with it can get fucked.

    • E.B. Wolf

      You're later than usual. This post has been up for hours without an attack from the “Israel can do no wrong” troll brigade.
      You must be very busy.

      • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

        I bet they're busier than a one-legged paper-hanger at ass kicking contest.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      Yeah, but where is the Love? Appparently human life is less valuable than say -hamburger?

      At least the carcasses of cattle become food, these people are dead-wasted for riding the grocery boat!!

      You are already fu&^ed, enjoy!

  • Jredski12

    Fuck you fascist “guest”

  • hypnos

    I bet this guy works for the Israeli government, one of those employed to spew propaganda over the internet.

    Whats most sickening about all of this is that the Israeli's knew for weeks the flotilla was coming, had high-level government meetings to decide on how to react to it, and this is what they came up with. After deliberating on the topic for weeks, the plan they chose is the most batshit crazy one: slaughter at least 9 innocent human beings and then withhold their identities from the public.

    It would just be pure belligerent lunacy if there weren't a sinister goal behind it: scare off anyone else who would dare to stand up to the slow genocide the Israeli war-mongers are perpetrating on the Palestinian people.

  • GWF Hegel

    This presenter is a moron. He actually said that Egypt is a democracy?! I guess democracy now has no meaning at all. Iran, for example, is far more democratic than Egypt.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I sometimes wonder if the governent of the state of Israel has been created secretly by (place your favorite fascist title here). The once oppressed now become the oppressors, what a surprise……we never seem to learn. The cycle rolls on…..

    Uh, and NO, you don't have to be “anti-semite” to hate the actions of a relative few people who happen to be Jewish, in this case. If we hated every group for the actions of a few of them, there would be no one left to Love. Sadly, this may be not far from truth these days….. everyone seems to be angry about something or more accurately “some one”.

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  • Guest

    It's funny how when things happen to Israel, you hypocritical motherfuckers don't have a thing to say. If Israelis die, whether murdered and thrown out of a second floor window, or blown up in a bus, you don't care. If Israel kills people dedicated to our destruction, you have a problem with it.

    Fuck you.

  • Guest

    Its clear that Salon.com guy is crazy!!! Israel should just sink any ship that runs the block-aid….(don’t back down or be an apologist) the reason for the block-aid was because they found them to be sending weapons by ships before.
    WW III is what these terrorist sympathizers want. Hama’s has done this to themselves and should be smashed like the Germans in world war 2. If they elected Hamas as there government they can pay the price like the German people did from Hitlers policy’s.

    Maybe the Israel should allow it’s citizens to fire rockets into Gaza for fun >>>> fair is fair Right?

  • Guest

    Its clear that Salon.com guy is crazy!!! Israel should just sink any ship that runs the block-aid….(don't back down or be an apologist) the reason for the block-aid was because they found them to be sending weapons by ships before.
    WW III is what these terrorist sympathizers want. Hama's has done this to themselves and should be smashed like the Germans in world war 2. If they elected Hamas as there government they can pay the price like the German people did from Hitlers policy's.

    Maybe the Israel should allow it's citizens to fire rockets into Gaza for fun >>>> fair is fair Right?

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