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Jan 8, 2011
Sarah Palin listed Democrat Rep. Gifford in her crosshairs,..I wonder if she will take this down from her website?  Gifford is also the only Representative to survive the political hit list and still be in office after the elections, but that is probably just a coincidence, right? The judge who was shot was also the target of numerous death threats and actually had a detail assigned to him to protect his life.. I guess they failed. 
The main problem as I see it, is that there are multiple radio personalities and TV shows which advocate and support violence as a method to solve problems. They advocate killing as a way to take care of the opposition, but both sides are guilt of this to some extent. It is bad enough that this happened. What is worse is that there are many who are now supporting her shooter. It is sad that many support the 'taking out' of people who are not doing what 'they' want. 
Support and calls for death to the opposition with racist, discriminatory and/or for political reasons has no place in a democracy..Since this is now happening, I guess we better start calling this nation something else. The judge who was also shot and killed had his life threatened over two hundred times on a radio show previously.. Who are these callers? 
Well, now those who are calling for death to the opposition have a lot of blood on their hands. An innocent child is dead... 
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lisalways lisalways 
 by ericstraatsma
The violent rhetoric we have heard ALONG w/the violence IS unheard of & ALL leaders must take a stand against it #MSNBC
LorcanRK Lorcan Roche Kelly 
 by ericstraatsma
I'm sure Palin will take down the facebook page where she has a gunsight on Gifford. But in case you missed it,
katetropa kate 
 by ericstraatsma
"@SarahPalinUSA has crosshairs on our district; people have to realize there are consequences to that." - Rep Giffords
exiledsurfer exiledsurfer 
 by ericstraatsma
Gifford shooter a white male. Media already calling him a lone gunman. because, you know, bad white people are the exceptions.
My comment;
It sounds like this gunman was a gun enthusiast, a flag burner, and liked Nazi Germany.. One of his favorite books was Mein Kampf, but he also disliked authority of any kind.. Does this point to him being an anarchist? I am not sure what political category he belongs in... What do you think? 
The fact is that Gifford could actually be called a Conservative, except that the person she ran against was a Tea Party supporter and was endorsed by Palin, so Giffor was a liberal by comparison to him. 
It will be interesting to see if this shooter and his accomplices (if any) make any statements. I wonder if there was anyone else involved? Time will tell. 
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Jun 3, 2010

What? I wonder if this is for real? A document from the flotilla ship that claims to be an assassination hit list, with pictures, gotten off of one of the Israeli soldiers.  

Kucinich Circulating Letter to Colleagues Regarding Mavi Marmara Incident 

Congressman Kucinich 111th 


Washington, Jun 2 -

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is today beginning to circulate to colleagues the following letter concerning the commando raid by Israel upon a Turkish ship in international waters:

June 2, 2010

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House 
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,
Israeli commandos, acting at the direction of the State of Israel, attacked and seized a Turkish ship in international waters, in the Mediterranean Sea.
At least nine were killed in the incident aboard the Mavi Marmara.  Hundreds of civilians were taken into custody and goods were confiscated. Since the United States considers Israel our most important ally in the region, whose survival is a of primary concern, it is incumbent upon the Commander in Chief to call Israel to an accounting for its conduct in planning and executing the deadly military attack in international waters upon a peaceful flotilla carrying citizens from over 50 countries.   
The State of Israel's conduct, attacking a Turkish ship in international waters, constitutes an act of belligerence against Turkey, which at one time Israel considered an important ally. It also undermines United States’ troops efforts in Iraq, since your administration's efforts to achieve stability in the region and to withdraw troops from Iraq has depended upon Turkey's cooperation through use of its air bases.  
In its violent commando raid on the Mavi Marmara, the government of Israel showed no concern as to how its conduct may affect the lives of defenseless, innocent people, its friends and allies, and in particular the United States. The United States must remind Israel as well as all of our other friends and allies:

It is not acceptable to repeatedly violate international law. 

It is not acceptable to shoot and kill innocent civilians.   

It is not acceptable to commit an act of aggression against another U.S. ally.  

It is not acceptable to continue a blockade which denies humanitarian relief.  

It is not acceptable to heighten tensions in a region while the United States continues to put so much blood and treasure on the line.  

The State of Israel's action necessitates that the United States, which is Israel's partner in the region, begin to redefine its relationship and to establish such boundaries and conditions which are sufficient for mutual respect and cooperation. 

It is incumbent upon Israeli officials to bring forth the truth about the planning for and the attack upon the Mavi Marmara.  

No one questions the right of Israel to defend its border, but that defense does not extend to shooting innocent civilians anywhere in the world, anytime it pleases.

Israel must account for our support, for the lives of our soldiers, for the investment of billions from our taxpayers.  Israel owes the United States more than reckless, pre-meditated violence waged against innocent people.  
The attack on the Mavi Marmara requires consequences for the Netanyahu Administration and for the State of Israel. Those consequences must be dealt by the United States. They must be diplomatic and they must be financial. The U.S. can begin by calling for an independent international inquiry of the Mavi Marmara incident. The integrity of such inquiry necessitates that it not be led by the nation whose conduct is under scrutiny. If our nation fails to act in any substantive way, the United States licenses the violence and we are complicit in it and our own citizens will be forced to pay the consequences.  

We the undersigned deeply regret the loss of life. We are also fully aware of the dangers to world security which exist in the region, which is why the United States has been unstinting it its defense of Israel. We have a right to expect that Israel not add to those dangers with military conduct which all people of good will know is neither defensible nor moral. There must be consequences for such conduct. We await your response.


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IrishLabourParty  June 01, 2010 — Deputy Michael D Higgins speaking on the Dáil motion about Interception of Gaza humanitarian Flotilla, Dáil Éire
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