I just can not work out if he is just a complete idiot who actually believes in the rubbish he spiels or he has just found he own little niche for earning a killing.
He seems to try and get attention by pulling funny faces and shouting completely wrong facts louder than everyone else. He thinks that if he shouts over everyone else that he must be correct and he will show others to be incorrect even when they are right and he is wrong.
He seems to struggle to get his facts right or does what he would probably shout at others for doing and plays certain facts to get the desired effect.
Everyone who supports him bleats that no one against him offers replies to him points. I'll offer you some replies.
Oh by the way Owen may want to do his history before throwing facts out there. Tho of course all the liberal students who know nothing but hang on his every word without bothering to research for them selves will still believe him.
Seems as Owen tried to belittle the mans opinion and response at 30 mins into the show by claiming the guest didn't answer exact points, which by the way the guest wasn't trying to do he was pointing out that Owen clearly knows nothing of the history in that area. I will now correct his points for him. You're welcome Owen.
Saying Israel broke the cease fire may be correct or substantial, IF it wasn't for the fact that Gaza and Hamas have broke the cease fire just as many times in the past, you can not just pull one time out of the hat and claim it to be a full picture.
The west bank is not "occupied" Owen, its disputed territory. You know why? There was never a Palestine state there to begin with. Pre 1918 the region was under the control of the Ottoman empire. When they lost the war the territory was split and control handed to Britain. There is a lot of other conflicts in the area but concentrating on what is now Israel. The basic gist is that British authorities wanted to split that land roughly 50/50 so that Jews could have a country of their own to call home. Of course the Arabs in the area rejected this persecuting the Jews and trying to wipe them off the planet. Control was eventually handed to the UN and the UN and America eventually formed Israel in a much smaller area of the region, roughly 20%. Of course the Arabs STILL rejected even this and as soon as Israel was formed surrounding Arab nations invaded in an attempt to destroy Israel and prevent the Jews having a home. US and British forces stepped in and helped repel the invasion.
So all that land including the west bank and Gaza were meant to be under the rule of Israel. How ever after continuing conflict a cease fire was reached but cease fire lines encroached into what was meant to be Israeli territory, thus creating the west bank and Gaza. This leads me onto the next point where Owen Jones is wrong, there are no pre-1967 borders. They are ceasefire lines and the territory was meant for Israel so really the Israeli settlements are not illegal.
He also mentions the US arming Israel, if they had not been armed the Arab nations would of not stopped until Israel was history.
Oh and if you go deeper into history you will find that the Jews have been in that land for literally thousands of years and repeatedly forced out and enslaved by Arabs in what is now the middle east and north Africa.
Also people bang on about Arab refugees, you know why, because surrounding Arab states refuse to take in those refugees officially and integrate them into society so that it looks bad on Israel and deliberately tries to get others on their side. No one ever mentions the Jewish refugees, there have been almost twice as many Jewish refugees from across the whole of the middle east but Israel welcomes them with open arms and integrates them into society with no fuss so they are never mentioned.
So Owen facts corrected, you're welcome, maybe next time you wont have to hand out false facts to all your little idiot lefty followers.
Owen also seems to live in a fairy land where people don't try and live for free and just claim benefits for nothing and that everyone on benefits can not possibly get a job.
Welfare spending almost doubled under Labour and allowed people to sit at home and do nothing. It then reached the point where people were better off on benefits than working. Now common sense states that's a stupid way to work a system.
He also goes on about disability allowance. Straight from www.gov.uk/benefit-cap
Yep that's right Disability living allowance will not be effected by the cap. Go ahead Owen eat your own words.
Who won’t be affected?You won’t be affected by the benefit cap if you qualify for Working Tax Credit (whether or not you claim it), or if you get any of the following benefits:
- Disability Living Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment (from April 2013)
- Attendance Allowance
- Industrial Injuries Benefits (and equivalent payments as part of a war disablement pension or the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme)
- Employment and Support Allowance, if you get the support component
- War Widow’s or War Widower’s Pension
So now you lefty little students and idiots can stop trying to claim that Owen is always right and no one ever answers his points.
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