America’s Worthless Values, by Finian Cunningham

What values does an obvious hypocrite have once his devotion to the ones he’s spouting is proven a lie? From Finian Cunningham at

“Everyone, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex persons, deserves to live in dignity,” the State Department pontificates. Everyone? How about Palestinians?

The disproportionate deaths among Palestinians speak of a one-sided slaughter. Over 200 have been killed – almost a quarter of them children – during the past week of violence.

It’s a sickening pattern that is seen every time there is an eruption of conflict.

The horrific death toll will likely escalate as Israeli leaders ignore international appeals for a truce, vowing to continue airstrikes “as long as necessary”. The Israelis call it “mowing the grass”. How abominable and twisted is this modern-day Warsaw Ghetto scenario.

Meanwhile, the number of Israelis killed from Palestinian rockets stands at 10, including two children. A 20-fold difference in casualties reflects an outrageous use of indiscriminate and excessive lethal force by the Israelis.

At yet for the third time in the past week, the Biden administration has vetoed international efforts at the United Nations Security Council to call a ceasefire. This is while whole families are being obliterated in airstrikes carried out by hundreds of Israeli fighter jets bombing homes with tonnes of explosives in the densely populated Gaza Strip.

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6 responses to “America’s Worthless Values, by Finian Cunningham

    • Neil
      I’ll post Greenfield’s article tonight. Frankly, I’m not sure what to make of the Palestinian-Israel issue, and haven’t been for a long time. One difficulty is finding unbiased information. The Palestinians have numerous special pleaders in the media. Israel has a formidable media presence and political influence operation, particularly in the U.S. Finding what I regard as objective analysis is virtually impossible. The alternative media puts up far more anti than pro Israel stories and I’ve posted some of them. Greenfield’s piece obviously goes the other way, but he paints in broad strokes and doesn’t get much into details, some of which wouldn’t support his contentions.

      My one and perhaps only conclusion about the issue is that like just about everything it has done in the Middle East, US involvement has not been rewarded and we would have been better advised to steer clear.


  1. Robert, Your reply crystalizes my dilemma also–namely “finding unbiased information”. Thanks.
    An aside: the 3:26 am response = big project in the works? At the very least you have 6-7 hour jump on my day–>and I won’t catch up.


    • I am a CEO of a startup with incredible technology ( We’ve reached the point where it’s taking off but we need to secure additional funding. Some days the tension interferes with my sleep, although I’m usually up by 4:00 from my days as a West Coast bond trader working East Coast hours. I try to go to bed by 9:30.


  2. Congratulations on the great news about the company.


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