Wednesday, August 5, 2015

US may support the PLO over its American victims

Michael L.

In a Reuters report from July 28, Nate Raymond tells us:
The U.S. government may weigh in on whether the Palestine Liberation Organization and Palestinian Authority must post a multimillion-dollar bond, which they have resisted doing, while the groups appeal a jury's finding that they supported terrorist attacks in Israel.

The U.S. Department of Justice disclosed its potential interest in the case in a letter filed Monday in Manhattan federal court, six months after 10 American families won a $655 million verdict against the PLO and Palestinian Authority.

If the Justice Department filed a so-called statement of interest, it would mark the U.S. government's first formal role in the diplomatically sensitive lawsuit, which was filed in 2004.

The Justice Department said it would decide by Aug. 10. A spokeswoman declined to comment.
I am not a lawyer, but you cannot swing a dead cat in my family without hitting one in the head.

Essentially what is going on here is that the Palestinian Authority and the PLO got smacked by a Manhattan federal court for a lot of money.  655 million dollars.  This would represent a major blow to the anti-Israel / anti-Jewish movement as it is represented by these two violently racist organizations.

The court is requiring that the defendant deposit several hundred million dollars into a bond pending appeal.  If they lose the appeal then the money automatically goes to the American victims.

The PA and PLO are resisting posting that bond for reasons that could not be more obvious.

The Obama Department of Justice is considering intervening in the matter and we will find if they do so on August 10.

If the Obama administration does intervene it will likely to do so in order to maintain and stabilize the PA and the PLO at the expense of their American victims.

From an Obama administration perspective the "peace process" must go on and that means that the Palestinian Authority must be defended against its American claimants because to do otherwise might, in some measure, inconvenience the ability of the PA and PLO to function.

If the Obama administration does weigh-in on the side of the PA and the PLO - which would not surprise me in the least - the court still has the option to deny the request.  This is why federal judges are given lifetime appointments, precisely so that they have no existential need to cave to executive demands.

Not surprisingly the main attorney for these enemies of the Jewish people is a guy named Mitchell Berger.

{Shocking, I know.}

I have no doubt that Mister Berger views his defense of his clients within the Western legal tradition which states that all defendants, however heinous, deserve a vigorous defense, and I would not argue against that.  But surely Berger understands that at least part of the reason that he was chosen to stand for that defense is because he has a Jewish name.

Were there no non-Jewish attorneys qualified to defend the PLO and the PA?

People make their own choices.  All I can tell you is that Mitchell Berger is not going to be invited to any of my Passover seders anytime soon.

9 comments:

  1. at the expense of their American victims.

    You have a president who does not seem to value American lives very much.
    They don't seem to matter if they get in the way of 'more important things'.

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  2. But surely Berger understands that at least part of the reason that he was chosen to stand for that defense is because he has a Jewish name.

    Were there no non-Jewish attorneys qualified to defend the PLO and the PA?

    People make their own choices. All I can tell you is that Mitchell Berger is not going to be invited to any of my Passover seders anytime soon.


    Just another self-hating Jew who will find many friends.

    If the Obama administration actually does this, Obama will just prove he is a total Antisemitic bigot. There will be 0% doubt left

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  3. I suspect that at this point Obama has, for the most part, lost his grassroots / netroots Jewish support in the US... although he still probably holds considerable Jewish support among the general pop.

    Jewish politicians, of course, are a different animal. There is a huge difference between Debbie Wasserman Schultz and, say, Volleyboy1.

    In poker terminology, Schultz is "all-in."

    Someone like VB has much less to lose in folding his hand, although I honestly do not know if he has or not.

    I can also say, as a long-time playuh, that there is no shame in folding a hand after pushing it for a few turns.

    When Obama got elected I was sitting in my apartment in the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco surrounded by friends cheering our heads off. I felt like Doyle Brunson with As in the hole and another on the table. But it did not work out.

    I got out early.

    I had no intention of betting into a bad hand.

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    1. I agree, sometimes you just have to let the money go after a bad turn on the river.

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  4. The only stopping Obama from a pogrom in the US is the quaint idea that tearing up the 22nd amendment and attempting to steal an election to give himself an illegal third term is too much real work for him to bother with.

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    1. His third term will be HRC (Her Royal Clinton) by proxy.
      Or is it that Obama was the 3rd and 4th terms of the Clinton proxy, with HRC ready to establish the 5th Clinton presidency?

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  5. "Essentially what is going on here is that the Palestinian Authority and the PLO got smacked by a Manhattan federal court for a lot of money. 655 million dollars."

    Don't worry. Their European backers can afford it.

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