Monthly Archives: December 2008

Issue of Civilian Deaths in Israel Strategic Bombing of Gaza

I had mentioned that about 60 civilians had been killed in the strategic bombing of Gaza by the Israeli Defence Forces. Most of Hamas, as the Vietcong, do not wear regular military-issue clothing but are a lightly armed insurgent force recruited … Continue reading

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“Senator” Roland Burris and My Car

Governor Rod Blagojevich has apppointed former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to Barack Obama’s vacated senate seat on December 30, 2008. A couple of weeks ago I took my car in for service at a dealership on 159th Street in Orland Park, … Continue reading

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Proportionality and Israel Bombing of Islamic University (Gaza)

Islamic University Gaza apparently under attack As an academic, I can think of few “targets” more delicate and worthy of sparing from aerial attack than educational institutions. In the latest strategic bombing of densely populated Gaza, Israel has deliiberately attacked Islamic … Continue reading

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Governor Rod Blagojevich Affirms Innocence: Quotes Kipling’s “If”

Governor Rod Blagojevich proclaimed he had done “nothing wrong” at the James R. Thompson Center office building in Chicago’s Loop on December 19, 2008. Referring to the unseemly campaign of Lt Governor Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan to force him from office, … Continue reading

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New York Times Also Questions Gov. Blagojevich Criminality as the Madigan Clan Moves In

I have argued that the Illinois governor, Rod R. Blagojevich, was set up and not guilty of any crime with regard to his “dispensing” of the vacant senate seat due to the presidential ascension of Barack Obama. David Johnston of the … Continue reading

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Stop the “Lynching” of Rod Blagojevich: A Great Governor

Rod R. Blagojevich is one of the most compassionate and creative governors in my state since Adlai Ewing Stevenson (1949-1953) or John Peter Altgeld (1893-1897), who spared by commutation some of the Haymarket Martyrs. As a result of Governor Blagojevich’s leadership, Illinois … Continue reading

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A.A.U.P. Illinois Letter to National A.A.U.P.: Mehrene Larudee Tenure Case

A.A.U.P.  ILL carefully researched the Mehrene Larudee tenure case and sent this letter to the national office of the American Association of University Professors. They responded with a decision not to convoke a Committee A investigation of DePaul University’s denial … Continue reading

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New York Times Columnist, Roger Cohen, Writes Striking Article on Israeli Militarism

Rarely does one read such a critical article of Israel in the United States. Roger Cohen should be complimented for undertaking this bold move. A non-Jew, who wrote an article such as this, probably could not have gotten it published. … Continue reading

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