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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Has Goldstone really recanted?

Here's a withering criticism of Goldstone from Raymond Cook.
In conclusion, did he recant? Well, you know what, I think he came about as close as he could. I see no claims in this article that he believes the Israeli government or any of its ministers or any army commander committed a war crime in Gaza.

If the author of the Goldstone Report goes public and says it is flawed, that he trusts Israeli investigations and their conclusions, that he is satisfied that criminal cases are being investigated and prosecuted according to Israeli and international law, then clearly, Israel has no case to answer, never did have a case to answer and the Report should be condemned to the waste basket of history.

I am sure that slowly emerging from the woodwork will be a lot of Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, NGO’s, far-lefties, journalists etc. who will claim that Goldstone has recanted because:

1. He is a Jew and has reverted to type or

2. He has been got at by Mossad or

3. He is suffering from a mental illness or

4. What do you expect from a Jew or

5. He has been bribed by a wealthy Jew or AIPAC or AJC or UJIA

Others will simply say that there are other members of the team who have not recanted, the Report stands.

Others will just ignore it. Last time I looked, Al Jazeera were keeping stum.

Even the BBC have produced a pretty fair assessment. But I don’t see it on their home page?

And now, Israel’s detractors can no longer wave the Report and shout ‘war crime’.

Is the damage done? Only if we don’t give this retraction publicity.

So start shouting about it. Tweet it, Facebook it, email it.

Goldstone should hang his head in shame. He was a patsy, all right. And now he knows it for sure.
Read the whole thing.

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At 1:05 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

He hasn't really recanted. He stands by the substance of the report.

He just quibbled with the conclusions.

Goldstone should remain ex-communicated by the Jewish people.

He should not be given any credibility or be rehabilitated by them.

He made his bed and should lie down in it.

At 12:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


libyan tv has taken to referring to al jazeera as al swinezeera

its a good name...you should follow suit


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