Saïd Amin
@said

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Apr 9, 2015

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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
My parents generation came to the US with the hope of one day going back to their native Iran. Sadly, this sense of anger, nostalgia and longing for the past lead many to live in a state of arrested development -- rather than learn about or participate in the political system of their adopted countr ... Read more
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
"But Juan Cole himself also slips, since he never mentions the utterly reactionary, anti-democratic nature of the Turkish state or Islamic Republic of Hell." -- You're right, but that's not a slip. His MO is not to critique or provide analysis on IRI's domestic/foreign policy so much as it is to put ... Read more
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From poet Remi Kanazi:

Democrats are divided on Jerusalem.

Palestinians are divided because of separate roads, walls, checkpoints, and settlements that Democrats have dutifully supported
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Thanks for sharing! I especially got a nice chuckle out of: "Let me be blunt. Thomas Friedman is an ignorant fool - and I do not mean that as an insult." *lol* That's great.

Erm, Friedman says the West should back MBS or else the “dysfunctional” Arab world will turn into a giant Yemen, a giant huma ... Read more
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An (unprovoked) pre-emptive strike: The irony that South Korea should be more nervous about Trump than KJU.
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Israel's left has been defeated, humiliated and largely inconsequential in Israeli politics. Looking forward to the day that this changes.

A nice quote from rabbi Michael Lerner in an article he wrote for Haaretz.

"We all owe Rabbi Gordis deep thanks for calling out the American Jewish establishm ... Read more
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