Friday, July 18, 2014

"Recovery czar" Ed Blakely analyzes the Gaza situation on Australian radio

Posted By on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 2:19 PM

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The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines jet over the Ukraine ... the Israeli ground incursion on the Gaza strip ... it's been a troubling 48 hours geopolitically, and who better to figure it all out for us than Dr. Ed Blakely, the former New Orleans "recovery czar" who's now an honorary professor of urban policy at the University of Sydney in Australia. Blakely was interviewed on Sydney Educational Broadcasting, where he offered some of his many opinions

"Israel is using a lot of cards, a lot of chips," Blakely says. "If you're in the silk-stocking district in New York, you know you have a lot of Jews in the audience, but in the middle of Iowa, you may not know who's in the audience, and that could trickle back to hurt you. ... Certainly you wouldn't want to be siding with people who are slaughtering civilians." 

Blakely also analyzes President Barack Obama's statements on the crises, offers a bit of advice on what the President might do, and discusses the American tea party movement for the Australian audience. Hear it all.

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