Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Israeli spokesman: Wayne LaPierre lied about our country and gun control on Meet the Press.

Courtesy of New York Daily News:  

Appearing on “Meet the Press” on Sunday, NRA honcho LaPierre said: “Israel had a whole lot of school shootings, until they did one thing. They said we’re going to stop it and they put armed security in every school and they have not had a problem since then.” 

But Yigal Palmor, spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry, said the situation in Israel was “fundamentally different” from that in the United States. 

“We didn’t have a series of school shootings, and they had nothing to do with the issue at hand in the United States. We had to deal with terrorism,” said Palmor. 

“What removed the danger was not the armed guards but an overall anti-terror policy and anti-terror operations which brought street terrorism down to nearly zero over a number of years,” he said. “It would be better not to drag Israel into what is an internal American discussion,” he added. 

“There is no comparison between maniacs with psychological problems opening fire at random to kill innocent people and trained terrorists trying to murder Israeli children,” said Reuven Berko, a retired Israeli Army colonel and senior police officer. 

In recent years, restrictions on gun ownership in Israel have been tightened, not relaxed. 

“Israeli citizens are not allowed to carry guns unless they are serving in the army or working in security-related jobs that require them to use a weapon,” said Berko. 

You know it is like the Right Wing and NRA don't understand that we live in a global community where information can be shared very quickly and lies are only minutes or days away from being revealed. 

Well just in case during your Christmas festivities today you have a gun nut in the family, now you have actual facts to combat those completely fabricated talking points.


  1. PalinsHoax6:40 AM

    Typo in the title: s/b ISraeli.

    Merry Christmas to you Gryphen. Thank you for all the interesting posts this year.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy & Prosperous New Year !!!

  2. Thanks I just caught that.

    Headlines have no spell check.

  3. Anonymous7:08 AM

    What is it with all this lying? Well, we know the NRA and GOPers' followers will not check the facts. Gregory, would not correct him. So, I guess they feel safe to lie.

  4. What? A Right-Wing nut job chose a "fact" to support his argument and it turned out that it contradicted it instead? When will they every learn? When will they ever learn?

  5. Anonymous9:24 AM

    This is what happens when you have 'convicted' (in Bachmann meaning) conservative spokesmodels yammering on policy instead of normal, educate and reasoned people qualified to sit at the table.

  6. A. J. Billings9:25 AM

    Ok, folks, on a lighter note, and O/T, we have
    $arah Palin vs Lady Gaga, in an epic rap video!


    peace on earth! Full stop!

  7. Anonymous9:26 AM

    “There is no comparison between maniacs with psychological problems opening fire at random to kill innocent people and trained terrorists trying to murder Israeli children,”

    So trained terrorists who try to kill children are not maniacs with psychological problems?

    1. Anonymous5:38 PM

      Terror is a tactic utilizing fear... Baggers are so thick yet so shallow..

  8. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire...LaPierre!

    You can never trust them to tell the truth the NRA and the Republicans.

  9. I’ll run across some right wingnuts (ha, spell checker keeps trying to change that to pignuts) today, but probably no gun nuts or religious nuts. Guns and religion play only supporting roles in our lives, but some folks are REPUBLICAN.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  10. Anonymous4:56 PM

    Israel says Sorry to disagree with your point but no we aren't just like Amurikkka. Nor are we in a state of KinFucky.


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