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Palestinians attack Mitt Romney for 'racist' comments

When Romney was selling his soul to the Israeli's, in the process he unsurprisingly made wildly idiotic statements that disregard any knowledge of history and current conditions...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-19055643

Speaking at a breakfast of about 40 donors in Jerusalem on Monday, Mr Romney said he had thought about how Israel had achieved greater prosperity than its neighbours.

"As you come here and you see the GDP [Gross Domestic Product] per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality," Mr Romney is reported to have said.

Mr Romney said he had concluded from the book that "if you could learn anything from the economic history of the world it's this: culture makes all the difference.

He added: "And as I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognise the power of at least culture and a few other things."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-faces-palestin...

In his comments on “culture,” Romney did not mention that Israel controls crossings to both Palestinian areas. Israel has imposed a blockade on its boundary with Gaza since the Islamic militant group Hamas took over there in 2007. In the West Bank, Israel continues to restrict Palestinian trade and movement.

Both the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have said that the removal of such restrictions is necessary to allow Palestinian economic growth.

“All I can say is that this man needs a lot of education. He doesn’t know the region, he doesn’t know Israelis, he doesn’t know Palestinians, and to talk about the Palestinians as an inferior culture is really a racist statement,” said Erekat, Abbas’s top aide and the chief Palestinian negotiator, in an interview with the Washington Post. Erekat said, “I’ve never heard this from any Israeli, to be honest.”

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NYPost - Where all the bigots reside

Good Lord... i've never seen so much racism/intolerance in one place. The comments on this article are amazing. Now we know where the most racist, self-righteous, and delusional people in america get their news...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/inconven...

Ca$ino Cult, & Romney's

'Culture', he hangs out with the casino boss Sheldon Adelson. He himself was involved with Bain Capital & Monsanto (GM seeds), predator capitalism, hostile takeovers, buying for cents - - . Bain Capital's leveraged buyouts sometimes led to layoffs, either soon after acquisition or later after the firm had left.

It is on record that Romney was/is a missionary - He served as bishop of the ward, in the LDS = Mormon 'church'. some say its a Cult'ure.

I wonder which culture Mitt is on about,

the native Semitic Jewish culture, or the "protect Israel at all costs" European Zionism "Jewish" political culture? I doubt that he even knows the difference.

If anyone from Anonymous is

If anyone from Anonymous is on here can you please hack the TSA database and put this moron on the do not fly list?

This is not surprising really

A lot of the behind-the-scenes donors are hardline Israeli Likud supporters. Why do you think Romney is surrounded by Neo-Cons?

He offered Israel control of America if Romney gets to be the figurehead. I'd trust Gingrich or Santorum over this ass clown and that's not sayin' much. Is there anyone who's ass he won't kiss to be elected?

What would happen if every American shut his media inlet off

every single time a foreign "opinion" piece came out?

If the media stopped covering foreign-biz would politicians go over there?

I know I know -- "that" will never happen.

The solution (a free-market) could be had in one years time with the right kind of non-participation -OR- we'd make such a strike as to the formation of a gov't that "moves us" toward a free-market (in said one year time-line).

Voting and Lobbying (by-the-by) Can Never (has never) Beget Individualism -- It should be clear in the very phrasing why that is true ("voting and lobbying cannot beget Individualism")

Less the voting and lobbying occure at the POS (point of sale) and not the Ballot-Box.

1 Million Competing Currencies
---1st step toward a free-market

1 Million Competing voter stations
---Final step
---Also known as the POS (point of sale) not ballot box

Make no mistake,

this is the kind of "president" that evangelical leaders pray for at night.

This isn't a gaffe at all among the republican sheep, he's actually beginning to "convince" those Santorum supporters...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

The Evangelicals will eat this up.

Red meat for the (rapidly shrinking) base.

I almost feel sorry for the guy.

I couldn't screw up a presidential campaign this bad if I tried.

What country can Romney piss off next?

What country can Romney piss off next? He already angered brits. He went to Israel and did damage there. Whats his next stop?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

What a jerk.

The article made no mention of the intermittent cluster and phosphorus bombing of Palestinian and Lebanese competitive businesses either.

Romney is one stupid remark away from a Ron Paul GOP nomination.

Romney is a snob with his nose up in the air.

Of course, Romney will not be for the Palestinians. They are not part of the elite rich. Now Israelis are different they smell of money and are part of the moneyed in-crowd. Those are Romney's type of folks. Regular US citizens = Palestinians in Romney's mind. Romney hangs with those who own Nascar companies or teams. And I know none of you here own a Nascar company, so scram. Romney hangs with the rich and famous only.

The Palestinians have a long

The Palestinians have a long history (1000s years old, and have been in Palestine since BEFORE Moses)

The Palestinians have a 98% literacy rate in a country that is completely surrounded and isolated from the rest of the world... where schools are bombed and water wells are destroyed.

Palestinians have a much deeper and more dynamic culture than what Mitt Romney stated to, and Romney is already knows all of this. Nonetheless, Romney in tradition of all other Zionist Approval Beggars... goes out of his way to make incredibly false statements to appease the most extreme, militant, and dangerous group of people in the world.

And this is supposed to be our alternative to Obama, who is just as evil in his blind support for Israeli acts of genocide/ethnic cleansing? Neither choice for US President believes in a US Foreign policy. Both are very eager to send american's to die for a foreign nation because that is what they have been ordered to do.

The Palestinians are Syro-Phonecians

They are not Edomites, Jesubites, Moabites, and so on. You are just as bad as the Zionists at conflating the historical Levant with the modern one.

The state of Israel was founded by Zionists and Communists not by religious Jews (who rejected the notion of the secular state of Israel). My Pastor is also concerned that most 'Evangelicals' conflate the historical Israel with the modern one. They are not related at all.

The same is true with the modern Palestinian peoples. They are not the same ancient people who lived there. Most of the 'original' 'Palestinians' were driven out by successive empires. Cyrus restored Judah removing people, the Greeks removed peoples, the Romans removed peoples (like the Jews), the Caliphate removed peoples, the Ottomans removed peoples, and the Assyrians removed peoples (10 lost tribes of Israel anyone?). Other people migrated to replace the removed people. (shows you our Roman centric outlook when we refer to Judah as 'Palestine'. This of course was done on purpose by the Romans to weaken the claim on the land Judah by the... JEWS. It is also very Orwellian)

That is how history works. It is not all cut and dry like you all want it to be. Jews bad, Palestinians good, or Jews good, Palestinians bad. I am sick of the false dichotomy presented in these arguments about the State of Israel.

Most of the Palestinians are the result of thousands of years of migration and shifting. Most of their ties do not date back to 'before Moses' whatever that means. Abraham was before Moses and claimed land for himself in Canaan before that. Issac and Jacob also had land holdings in Canaan. In fact, not all their children went to Egypt, and when they invaded the land under Joshua, they had to liberate cities that were Israelite.

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nobody has "original" claim

nobody has "original" claim to the land, and therefore nobody should have been forced to flee their homes during the United Nations/Israeli ethnic cleansing campaign of 1948.

In the words of US Olympic

In the words of US Olympic legend Carl Lewis: "Seriously, some Americans just shouldn't leave the country."