Monday, November 19, 2012
Gaza:The Horror and the Hypocrisy
It couldn't be more horrible. Or more familiar.
Bombs raining down again on a tiny enclave where more than half of its residents are children.
Or more grotesque.
The Hamas fanatics playing into the hands of the fanatical Netanyahu regime, by firing off rockets, with or without warheads.
The Netanyahu regime with its "surgical strikes," claiming the lives of more innocent victims.
And playing into the hands of the Hamas fanatics.
“Today we raise our hats to Hamas,” said Talal Okal, a Gaza political analyst normally critical of the movement. “They look organized, aware of what they’re doing and ready to pay the price to achieve their agenda. Ordinary people can only admire them today.”
Who are only encouraging the right-wing maniacs in Israel.
We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.
"The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for forty years."
And everywhere in the MSM the stench of hypocrisy.
And we journos are writing like performing bears, repeating all the clichés we’ve used for the past 40 years. The killing of Mr Jabari was a “targeted attack”, it was a “surgical air strike” – like the Israeli “surgical air strikes” which killed almost 17,000 civilians in Lebanon in 1982, the 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, in 2006, or the 1,300 Palestinians, most of them civilians, in Gaza in 2008-9, or the pregnant woman and the baby who were killed by the “surgical air strikes” in Gaza last week – and the 11 civilians killed in one Gaza house yesterday. At least Hamas, with their Godzilla rockets, don’t claim anything “surgical” about them. They are meant to murder Israelis – any Israelis, man woman or child.
As, in truth, are the Israeli attacks on Gaza. But don’t say that or you’ll be an anti-Semitic Nazi; almost as evil, wicked, unspeakable, devilish and murderous as the Hamas movement with which – again, please don’t mention this – Israel happily negotiated in the Eighties when they encouraged this bunch of mobsters to take power in Gaza and thus decapitate the exiled super-terrorist Arafat. The new exchange rate in Gaza for Palestinian and Israeli deaths has reached 16:1. It will rise, of course. The exchange rate in 2008-9 was 100:1.
And what more can you say eh? Except to be silent is to be complicit.
Or just a coward.
Stop the rockets and the bombs. End the madness.
Save the innocent children...
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