Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Antony Loewenstein shares the pain of Gazans forced by Israel's blockade to go without food. After dinner it's time for sweets and a ride on the ferris wheel.


Anonymous Mehaul said...

Based on selective readings Damian, or your most recent trip. Please post your holiday snaps.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

Based on person to person accounts of those that have recently been there.

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

‘Life in the Gazan ghetto is like life in the Warsaw ghetto’ is an analogous metaphor Latteloon, not a literal comparison.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Lattecat said...

No, it is a comparison between things to which no sane person could ever find a comparison (unless that person is a holocaust denier). You aren't a holocuast denier, are you?

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Chistery said...

I’ll start by saying that I am no fan of Loewenstein, but if you follow that photo link through to his flickr photo album , it seems like a reasonable montage of life in Gaza (including Ants at the barber and an anti Israel demonstration). Life looks pretty normal. Poverty and wealth. Tents and internet cafes. Rubble and nice new office buildings. Nobody is starving, but that specific blog post does not say or imply Gazans are starving. As it turns out, that’s Ant’s lunch, which also means we can no longer say that he’s only spent a week over there visiting his rellies. I think his photos speak more truth than his words.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous lattecat said...

DL, I'm interested in knowing why you blame Israel for the plight of the Gazans, when Egypt shares a border with Gaza. You mention tunnels, these go to Egypt. Why do you never mention the Egyptian blockade. Or is it just because you are a nasty minded anti-semite who peddles blood libels?

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lataan you are a liar and a racist.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous lattecat said...

Chistery, nice pickup.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And isn't the plural of swine, swine?

1:01 PM  
Anonymous thefrollickingmole said...

Damian, Well Im certainly convinced that Egypt is now run by "zionazis" based on your refence to "a treaty".

The Palistinians are held hostage to Arab pride, they wont accept that they lost in their couple of attempts at driving the israelis into the sea. Therefore most Arab countries actively discriminate against people regaurded as "Palestinian", even those who have not set foot in the country for 3 or more generations.

They are denied civil rights, not from some bizzare plot wereby the "zionazis" make Arab countries do their bidding, but because they are expected to restore Arab pride by correcting the mistake they consider Israel to be.

Or are we to believe that the Jews have held sway over the internal policies regaurding Palestinians in multiple Arab countries?

(sorry for typos, comp is on its last legs and keboard is nearly cactus)

8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol yeah right.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah at Becks we have racists (Lataan), morons (cosmic jester) and cyberstalkers (Bridgit Gread).

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Minicapt said...

For the information of Damian the Engineer:
"If you have a few experienced (and highly paid) people working with you, the whole project will cost you $25,000 or more. That's a lot of money in Gaza these days. But the potential profits are enormous. Currently, moving a person through a tunnel costs several hundred dollars, or more. A sack full of goods, or a jerry can of fuel, costs several times its value to move through the tunnel."


3:10 PM  
Anonymous Mehaul said...

Damian, still waiting for some evidence of your earlier claim that you have spoken to people who have been to Gaza recently. Or you can just admit you're a liar. Maybe the best in Verdun.

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

I'm really not in the slightest bit interested in providing 'evidence' to any Zionazi. You either accept or you don't. I couldn't care less either way

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Jack Lacton said...

I wonder whether Damian Lataan is aware that the Gaza tunnels are 'owned' by senior Hamas officials who skim off serious money by controlling what comes through?

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damian is cranky because his girlfriend sprang a leak.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Damian Lataan said...

I'm crushed! How can I compete with such astounding intellectual insight?

12:29 PM  
Anonymous murph said...

You'll keep Lataan. In the meantime, save your breath. You'll need it to reinflate your Mustapha Shag doll later on.

2:22 AM  

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