June 03, 2010 — Though international criticism has been mounting against Israel’s raid on civilian aid ships bound for Gaza, reaction from the United States has been cautious.
Glenn Greenwald, a former constitutional lawyer and civil rights litigator, said this muted response is due to the “huge political price” US politicians must pay for being seen as adversarial to Israel.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, Greenwald, a contributing editor for Salon.com, said what is clear is that the Obama administration has given its full support to the Israeli government once again.
Glenn Greenwald: ‘Price to pay’ for opposing Israel
Glenn Greenwald Destroys MSNBC’s Eliot Spitzer
June 01, 2010 — Glenn Greenwald’s Blog
It is a Crime to attack a ship on International Waters. Israel Doesn’t own it. Due to this blockade, 60% of the Children in Gaza have anemia, the entire Palestine Economy has collapsed.
When the blockade was first imposed, the Israel Prime Minister’s top aid – The purpose is to put the Palestine people on Diet.
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)