QUOTE(Kato @ Tue 24th February 2009, 3:23am)
This article is getting really messy. Denis Rancourt (T-H-L-K-D)
WP Editors are now writing that Rancourt spoke out against a "Jewish Lobby", yet there is no evidence he actually used that term. The source is the clearly problematic Newspaper of the University that fired him, who described Rancourt complaining about an "Israeli Lobby" in a previous piece and not "Jewish Lobby".
While the mainstream National News
merely stated that Rancourt was "an outspoken critic of “Israeli military aggression”".
Rancourt himself is quoted to have said:
[…] Je crois que cela a plutôt à voir avec le rôle du Canada dans le monde, avec le fait que le Canada devient un satellite des États-Unis, fait la guerre en Afghanistan, se place du côté d’Israël et de ses crimes à Gaza. Je suis un critique de ces choses et Allan Rock est de l’autre côté du débat. […]
[...] I think this has more to do with Canada's role in the world with the fact that Canada is becoming a satellite of the United States, made the war in Afghanistan, on the side of Israel and its crimes in Gaza. I am a critic of these things and Allan Rock is on the other side of the debate. [...]
Engaged for four years in a trench-war with the university administration, professor Denis Rancourt has been now targetted by a formal recommendation of dismissal. On lui reproche l’attribution systématique de A+.
? He's accused of systematically giving out A+ grades??
Far from accepting this explanation, Rancourt sees reasons of much greater importance to explain the immediate episode. “This incident of note is clearly a pretext. There is something much larger behind this (…) I believe that this has rather to do with the role of Canada in the world, with the fact that Canada now becomes a satellite of the United States, makes war in Afghanistan, and takes the side of Israel and its crimes at Gaza. I am a critic of these things and Allan Rock is on the other side of the debate (…) When a university is so vicious in North America, that has usually to do with macro-political questions. The military-industrial complex and the Israeli lobby,” he said on the show Talk Ottawa
, broadcast on Rogers TV.
Yep. Sure enough. Although if you give all your students A+, it will usually jerk your institution's chains, too. That totally screws the pre-meds.