What Did Reagan Think Of The Japanese Internment Camps?

Many on the right wing (and those who call themselves “Reaganites”) are calling for the surveillance of Muslims and the shutting down of Mosques.

The mayor of Roanoke, VA, David Bowers, recently cited Japanese internment during World War II to defend rejecting Syrian refugees.  Star Trek actor George Takei and actor Telly Leung pointed that out in an article in The Huffington Post.

They also pointed out that in 1988, Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act, which apologized and compensated the victims of the Japanese internment.

Takei also testified before a congressional panel in the 80s, which found that racial prejudice, war hysteria and a lack of political leadership all contributed to the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II.

NPR writes:

In 1988, President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act to compensate more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent who were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II. The legislation offered a formal apology and paid out $20,000 in compensation to each surviving victim.

It would seem that Reagan in no way supported the Japanese internment camps in World War II.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/us/politics/donald-trump-syrian-muslims-surveillance.html?_r=0

Big anti-nazi march in Germany

Re-posted from Dear Kitty. Some Blog. Anti-Nazi demonstration in Germany draws 5000.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/30/german-pro-immigrant-protest-welcomes-asylum-seekers-to-dresden

Dear Kitty. Some blog

A demonstrator in Dresden, Germany holds a sign that reads ‘refugees welcome’ on Saturday. Photograph: Oliver Killig/dpa/CorbisFrom AFP news agency:

German pro-immigrant protest welcomes asylum seekers to Dresden

Anti-Nazi Alliance organisers estimate 5,000 people took part in march through Pegida stronghold in response to rightwing protests against migrants

Sunday 30 August 2015 01.05 BST

Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Saturday to send a message of welcome to refugees after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.

Led by protesters holding a huge banner that read “Prevent the pogroms of tomorrow today”, the crowds marched peacefully through the eastern city under the watch of police in riot gear.

“Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here,” they chanted.

Police said 1,000 people took part in the protest, which was called by the Anti-Nazi Alliance, while organisers put the numbers at 5,000.

Dresden is the stronghold of the anti-Islam Pegida movement, whose demonstrations drew up…

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5 Reasons AIPAC Is Dead Wrong about the Iran Deal | The National Interest

In Saner Thought

Thanx to the cash that Israel and its lackey AIPAC have spread around the media outlets the American people are losing confidence in the Iranian nuke deal……

As usual their disapproval is not based on any fact but rather on misinformation and lots of cash is available for just that purpose…………

Even retired generals see the benefit of approving this deal…….

In a new open letter, three dozen retired US generals and admirals have endorsed the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran as the “most effective means” to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, and called on Congress to vote in favor of the pact.

The letter echoes sentiment from current Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, who said that resolving the dispute with Iran diplomatically “is superior than trying to do that militarily.”

But what do generals know about the situation?  Their rationale does…

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6,000 Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria: A Look At the Numbers – ABC News

Re-post from In Saner Thought.

The military coalition against ISIS has launched has conducted 5,946 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria — 2,657 of them in Iraq and 2,289 in Syria. The cost of U.S. military operations there has risen beyond $3.2 billion, state sources.

In Saner Thought

For over a year we have been hitting ISIS with everything we have from the air……….and what has it accomplished?

Let’s look at the numbers shall we?

Now ask yourself……has it been money well spent?

6,000 Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria: A Look At the Numbers – ABC News.

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Iran Deal: What Price Opposition?

In Saner Thought

Since the announcement of the deal come to by US (P5+1) and Iran…..there has been a concerted effort to kill the deal and move the country to a more war footing…….neocons and their handlers, Israel are working overtime……and the cash is being spread around like peanut butter……

The Senator next in line for the leadership of the Dems is earning the cash advance from Israel……..

In a move seen as a major blow to the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D – NY), one of the most influential “undecided” votes in the Senate, has announced that he has decided to oppose the deal, and will encourage other Democrats to do the same.

Sen. Schumer had been a major target of Israel Lobby pressure in recent days to vote against the deal, and his broad influence was seen as a potential inducement to other Democrats to go along…

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