Where’s Rev. Wright When You Need Him? by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 20, 2009

Israel and the United States, which could be charged under international law with crimes against humanity for actions in Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan, will together boycott the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Geneva. Racism, an endemic feature of Israeli and American society, is not, we have decided, open for international inspection. Barack Obama may be president, but the United States has no intention of accepting responsibility or atoning for past crimes, including the use of torture, its illegal wars of aggression, slavery and the genocide on which the country was founded. We, like Israel, prefer to confuse lies we tell about ourselves with fact.


via Truthdig

Chris Hedges, who is an Arabic speaker and spent seven years in the Middle East, was the Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times.

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14 thoughts on “Where’s Rev. Wright When You Need Him? by Chris Hedges

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  6. Rev. Wright was RIGHT.

    Bring on the Reparations: (RIP Seiku Sundiata http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWhnZPeW644).

    “Las Venas Abiertias” still bleed from US racism:

    First nations? Manifest Destiny.
    Ortega? Somoza.
    Castro? Batista.
    Chile? Pinochet.
    Indonesia? Suharto.
    Haiti? Duvalier.
    Santo Domingo? Ciudad Trujillo.
    Guatemala? Montt.
    Iraq? Saddam.
    Iran? The Shah.
    Palestine? Zionism.

    Bring on the reparations.

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