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A tug boat pulls a barge with giant Olympic rings that are 11 meters (36 feet) tall and 25 meters (82 feet) wide towards Tower Bridge, past World War II warship HMS Belfast, as they are unveiled on the River Thames in London, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.  A giant set of Olympic rings was launched on to the River Thames today to mark 150 days until the start of the London Games. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Moment of Silence at Olympics

A tug boat pulls a barge with giant Olympic rings that are 11 meters (36 feet) tall and 25 meters (82 feet) wide towards Tower Bridge, past World War II warship HMS Belfast, as they are unveiled on the River Thames in London, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. A giant set of Olympic rings was launched on to the River Thames today to mark 150 days until the start of the London Games. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

President Barack Obama strongly supports holding a formal moment of silence at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in tribute to all the Palestinian victims killed by Israel from the beginning of Nakbah.

“We absolutely support the campaign for a moment of silence at the Olympics to honor the Palestinians, men, women and chidren, killed by Israel in Palestine,” but then, speaking freely without reading his teleprompter, he added, “as well as the Lebanese and Palestinians killed in Lebanon. He added that the moment of silence should also include Americans killed by Israel, like those on the USS Liberty, or young and innocent peace activists like Rachel Corrie

The parents of slain peace volunteer Rachel Corrie welcomed the news on Twitter. “We’re literally crying right now. Thank you, President Obama, we had completley lost hope to see this day” Mr Corrie said.

The International Olympic Committee has initially rejected the proposal, and said that the victims–killed by the Israeli Defense Force–would be honored at a separate ceremony.

In years past, the IOC has said that the Games are no place for what might be seen as a political statement. But supporters of the homage have not given up, and a global campaign has been under way to convince the IOC to reverse its decision. The opening ceremonies begin July 27.

The Senate unanimously approved a resolution on June 25 calling on the IOC to hold such a tribute. A similar measure sailed unopposed through the House Foreign Affairs Committee in early June, but it was not clear on Thursday whether the full House would vote on the measure before the games begin.

“I hope this is the final impetus to get the International Olympic Committee to agree that a minute should be set aside at the Opening Ceremonies next Friday to honor those murdered by a war-mongering state previously allowed to participate in the games, because after all the olympic games are meant to signify peace” said Democratic Representative Eliot Engel.

Diane Feinstein, Joe Lieberman, Schmuer and many other Jewish members of Congress stated that they are ashamed to be called Jews and wish to dissociate themselves from the state that has become such a burden on the American people. “And a shameful one,” hastened to add Barbara Boxer.

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, author of the Senate resolution, applauded the news.

“Observing a moment of silence at the 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, when the world’s attention is focused on this symbol of international cooperation and peace, would pay tribute to the heroes who were cruelly slain and send a message of unity in the fight against Zionism,” she said.

Obama telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday to upbraid him for his insistent war-mongering against Iran. The President pledged to stand firm in his stance against Israel and cut all funds listed under the misnomer “aid” until Israel ceases and desists from endangering world peace and withdraws to the 1947 borders.

Obama’s “outstandingly courageous” decision to reverse a position of several decades’ duration was praised around the world, although many found it hypocritical given his own liberal use of drones.

No other U.S. president has ever come out this way on behalf of Israel’s victims,
twittered Anon.

We hope that more world leaders follow his example of courage and conviction, despite political fallout and grave financial cosequences they might incur for doing so.

copyright deliberation (c) 2012

18 Responses to Moment of Silence at Olympics

  1. Blake July 20, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    You would need a 64 year silence when thinking about all the victims of this mammon nightmare.

    • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

      So true

  2. adnan July 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    What else to expect from Nobel “Peace” Prize laureate?

  3. who_me July 21, 2012 at 1:49 am #

    Ariadna Theokopoulos

    did you see the fox news story on the u.s. senate voting 100 to 0 on making it a requirement for the israelis to win the gold in all olympic events they enter. and to win the silver in the events they don’t enter?

    • who_me July 21, 2012 at 1:54 am #

      the latter medal (silver) for the events they don’t enter is a bit of subtle hinting to israel that they can do better. if they enter all events, then they could have the gold in every olympic contest. something nobody has ever accomplished. the loyal u.s senate wants to see israel take home that first ever honour, since gods superior chosen have more than earned it by being god’s superior chosen.

  4. etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 4:10 am #


    the appalling modern notions of “success”, “entertainment” and so forth are very clever tools for manipulation of the mass-mind.

    all that glitters…is fool’s gold

    is the coinage glitzy onomatopoeic?

    have a glance at this piece on Rahm…(channel 4). it simply oozes an unquestioning worship of “success”, which goes something like:

    take over the White House? sure, we have a plan, we have the shekels, we have the contacts…let’s roll

    for the benefit of thos who do not have time for the short article (which, however, i would recommend to students of textuality for serious content analysis) i will simple reproduce verbatim the snappy first trio of paragraphs (the bo;ld emphjases are my own. this is a defacement purely due to my sasperger’s complaint, an i apologise to anyone who finds it difficult to read on this account:

    Felicity Spector
    Channel 4 News website
    Rahn Emanuel: White House fixer to Chicago mayor
    Tuesday 26 June 2012

    He is a brilliant political strategist, and a Chicago bruiser who moved from Congress to the White House as Obama’s chief of staff – then back to Chicago as mayor. But who is Rahm Emanuel?

    Legend has it that even his mother calls him Rahmbo. And Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is nothing if not a man of legend: hot-tempered, often profane, he famously sent a dead fish to a pollster who sent his results back too late. Yet he also studied at ballet school, tells a mean joke, and regularly ferries his children to and from school.

    “Lucky Chicago: this pit-bull is on our side”, blazed a local paper editorial this year, and it is true that Emanuel’s story has consistently been one of success. It appears to be a family trait: his older brother Ezekiel is a leading oncologist who became a health adviser to the White House, while his younger brother Ari is an agent to Hollywood stars who inspired the Ari Gold character in the hit TV show Entourage.

    and so on and so forth, and etc. etc., ubiquitously, and ad nauseam et ultra, by six million (? have u checked the stats? ed.) ‘Felicity Spectors’ working for every available main stream news outlet in the known universe…

    (note to editor: don’t worry, it always adds up to six million, you have my solemn oath – Kol Nidre)

    since the article is hypo-critical, indeed absolutely non-critical, of a public figure who is both a dubious bully and boasts dual nationality (US + a little-known rogue aparthed settler ‘state’ in the Middle East), it occurred to my unduly mean and suspicious mind that the writer might have some particular cultural affiliation – the success mentality seems to ooze liberally from, every pore of the animated golem of her glitzy prose ‘style’.

    it took me a few microseconds of painful mental labour to find the following tweet:

    from @FelicitySpector 3:39 AM – 20 Apr 12

    @chuchibum just sent you rather despairing email re Jewish supper club work timings trauma – hope we can work it out


    i am all in favour of supper clubs.

    indeed it is an open secret that i spend a substantial number of the rather few hours my busy schedule makes available for fraternising over a drink and some half-decent nosh at the Bingley South Ossettian supper club (turn left one block past the virtual holocaust memorial, and head up the quaint little cobbled street for about fifty yards – open during the day to non-members).

    but as a journalist, having taken the oath of loyalty to truth rather than factional interest, i scrupulously avoid writing biassed analyses of the many public issues which involve the internal and external politics of South Ossetia, and similarly i avoid writing short uncritical plugs for any of the prominent South Ossetian personalities who abound in British politics, law, arts, entertainment, banking, etc. etc. there would be an obvious conflict of interest.

    all my supper-club colleagues feel the same, which is why the British public is so ill-informed about how many of the figures who shape their perceptions and every circumstance of their everyday lives are in fact in some way related, either by blood, marriage, bribery or blackmail, to South Ossetia’s powerful ruling clique.

    • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 6:23 am #


      from the 2012 ZION Olympics to questions of history…zionist psyops are a seamless garment. irrespective of one’s view of the truth or falsity of Koestler’s thesis that Ashkenazim are mainly descended from a Turkic people the deep-structure of a clever (or should that be insidious? posthumous attack on his reputation will be familiar to a students of the subject. for those less familiar, the following, which i have copied from a 2007 blog entry, are a very useful case study. there are curious echoes of this in the entrapment of Assange (again, irrespective of your view of Assange)

      Arthur Koestler – zionists murder a dead Jew’s reputation

      Submitted by Muhammad-Rafeeq on Fri, 2007-07-20 11:21

      they set about a cunning pincer movement plan to destroy his reputation.
      Move 1: A particularly nasty zionist, called David Cesarani, a ‘mainstream historian’ who has been given an O.B.E. for his work on the holocaust etc. etc. ( , wrote a book that was published in October 1998 and in which he claimed that Koestler had raped several women.

      Move 2: The claim in Cesarani’s book is given widespead mainstream media coverage and is a talking point in the daily papers etc etc.

      Move 3: A couple of Jewess students enrolled at Edinburgh University start complaining that the bust of Koestler on display at the university makes them feel queasy, because of this single sourced unsubstantiated allegation about him.

      Move 4: The complaint of the 2 Jewesses is given national media coverage again and is made the talking point of newspapers, magazines etc etc

      Move 5: Under pressure the dean of the university has the statue removed and placed elsewhere for ‘safety’ reasons !!

      Move 6: The movement of a previously unknown and unheard of statue, from prominence to obscurity, is given national media coverage again (December 1998) and is made the talking point of newspapers, magazines etc etc

      From this point on, for several years, Koestler was bad news for any mainstream historian and no-one could quote him because he was a ‘rapist’, and no decent person would quote a rapist.

      To contextualise, at this time Windows 98 was state of the art (SE may have not even been released), people with a Pentium 300 were wondering what they were going to do with all that processing power and some people had upgraded from 33k to 56k modems.

      Some of the above events were even recorded on the mainstream internet sites, but the internet was nothing then as to what it is today.

      The number of people who would even dare hypothesise that those events were all one carefully orchestrated maneuvre back then you could count on both hands. Of those, the number who would try to publicly proclaim the hypothesis you could count on one hand, and they were of course totally ignored by the mainstream.

      until i have had time to study the science, and who is responsible for disseminating the findings published so far, i must reserve judgement on genetic studies and their implications.

      however, my inner demon does prompt me with one heretical whisper of CUI BONO?

      if Koestler could be so easily proved wrong by genetic studies, why was such an operation against his memory deemed necessary?

      really, these people!!! you just couldn’t make this stuff up. habitual liars and slanderers occupy a particularly obnoxious corner of Hell – they feel most at home there.

      • etominusipi July 21, 2012 at 6:42 am #

        btw, the above recital of the bare bones of the Koestler smear is in no way invalidated by Christopher Jon Bjerknes polemic

      • Ariadna Theokopoulos July 21, 2012 at 9:12 am #

        “if Koestler could be so easily proved wrong by genetic studies, why was such an operation against his memory deemed necessary?”

        In biology it is called “redundancy,” in business it is called “insurance policy.”
        I think your stumbling block, which I think I detect in your thinking, lies in considering hasbara a two-dimmensional thing, a text on paper that people recite and spread. While it starts as that, hasbara itself is a live organism that obeys darwinian laws — witness the many different species of the same genus that appear, some of which thrive and multiply, others with short legs or inefficient wings, perish and are only remembered in old and yellowing copies of newspapers.

        • etominusipi July 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

          i am sure you are right to suggest my conception of gasbara is naive. at some later point of his life, La Rochefoucauld wrote the only thing that astonishes me is that i still have the capacity to be astonished.

          my education continues, however, albeit slowly 😉

  5. Barb Weir July 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Thank you Ariadna. My sources tell me that Israel has just decided to invite all Palestinians to return home, to dissolve the Israeli state and to return all lands and property confiscated from Palestinians in the last 150 years.

    Let us see if these tactics are sufficient to suppress the moment of silence at the Olympics. If there is no such moment we will know these measures have been implemented and that Israeli tactics have prevailed yet again.

  6. Ariadna Theokopoulos July 21, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    You provide the last piece of the puzzle, Barb. Now it all fits together: who_me’s info on the decision on gold and silver medals, the Presidential medals of Honor given to Peres: THAT’s what it was all about. A way of saying Thanks you, Righteous Jews!
    I confess I didn’t see this one coming. I did’t think they had it in them to give it all back: land, buildings, country and invite the refugees to return home.
    Amazing. So help me I am so elated I could even swallow some Manischewitz to celebrate now.
    Thanks, again!

  7. who_me July 23, 2012 at 5:11 am #

    “The IOC has ruled out marking the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre at the London Olympics opening ceremony but will visit the airfield where some Israeli team members were killed, it said on Saturday.

    International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge rejected calls for an official commemoration of the 1972 Munich Games attack during Friday’s curtain raiser, a standing request of the families of the 11 Israeli Olympic team members who died.”

    expect claims of anti-semitism spammed about the ioc now.

  8. who_me July 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    tweet from max keiser listed at deliberation:

    “Israel just won a gold medal for whining. Congrats. By the way, Britain and US were kidding, they want you to back to pre-1948 borders.”

  9. who_me July 29, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    think of the bad press!

    “The kingdom has up to now never permitted its women to participate in the Olympics because of its draconian application of Islamic Sharia law, which forbids women to be present in public gatherings of both sexes. But the real issue is not the Saudi rulers’ desire to cover up their women – it’s the need for the Western powers and their Arab proxies to cover up ongoing imperialist aggression in the Middle East.

    Only in the last few weeks – before the 9 July deadline – did the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee rescind its decades-long moratorium on sending female athletes to the Olympics – a ban that has been in force ever since the kingdom first began participating in the Games in 1972.

    As a result, some Western mainstream media are now talking up the occasion in glowing terms as a “breakthrough for women’s rights”.”

  10. fool me once... August 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Chunky Mark hits the big time with advice for post Olympics;