This week has been the most disgraceful week in US foreign and domestic policy. From the House passing the Anti-Palestinian Terrorism Act to the Senate’s passage of the Immigration bill I’m so horrified by the hate filled (and fear filled) Congress in the U.S. Moreover, giving Ehud Olmert the floor of Congress leaves me filling disgusted by the collusion between the U.S. and Israel. Bush’s building of a wall at the Mexican border and sending National Guard troops down there, to land that used to be part of Mexico, demonstrates that it is indeed Olmert leading Bush along, offering deeply offensive, violent, and hateful policies.
It’s amazing that the words of Hamas are completely ignored. Hamas says repeatedly that if Israel withdraws to its pre-1967 borders that it would be willing to discuss peace. But it is Israel that is unwilling to even recognize this as it would mean giving up ALL of its illegal settlements and its stolen water resources among other things.
All of this disgraceful activity in the U.S. has fallen during Jordan’s 60th celebration of its independence from the British in 1946. The city is decorated with flags, both real and those lit up like the one in the photograph here. Normally, the Jordanian flag is red, green, black, and white. But those lit up along the street near my house are all red, green, white, and blue. Now given that the 3 of the basic colors of the flag are present in this lighted flag, it is particularly odd that the color blue is present. It leads me to wonder what this symbolizes. Does it symbolize that fact that Jordan couldn’t exist without the money coming from the U.S.? Or does it highlight Jordan’s collusion with Israel from its early history or its 1994 peace agreement? I find it disturbing and strange especially given the fascist policies of the U.S. and Israel and the way that they spread their policies over this region.