Strange? I thought Gazan’s were Semite?
Have you noticed that the religious nutcases immediately defend their indefensible killing by lashing out at anyone who questions their rationale? Zionist or Hamas terrorist. I see no difference.
The basis is the same. Where I do draw the line is not falling for the meme that insists that Israel is blameless. I am 47 years old and all I remember about this area is nothing but land grabbing and power mongering.
I watched Bill Moyers last night (see below) and then read at Glenn Greenwald’s place this morning and I am taken even further aback by how accusatory the culprits get. My Dad used to say (after someone farted in the car and a person complained), “Guilty dogs bark first!” It always got a laugh. But this issue isn’t funny and like the neocon apologists did after people began to bitch about Iraq, they accused us of all sorts of shit… most hurtful being that we are unpatriotic or immoral for not going along. Meanwhile the hypocrisy always easily eludes them that bombing people cannot be moral. This is a logical fallacy that these people have been able to brainwash themselves into believing.
From Glenn’s site (please go read the entire article):
UPDATE II: According to the Report issued on Thursday (.pdf) by the U.N.’s Humanitarian Affairs Office, more than 1/3 of overall Palestinian deaths are children (34% of the almost 800 total deaths), and a similar percentage of the more than 3,000 wounded are also children (34.8%).
To put that in perspective, note that the Russian invasion of Georgia — which was vehemently and universally condemned in the U.S. as an excessive and brutal response to Georgia’s assault on South Ossetia — resulted, according to the Georgian government, in total deaths on the Georgia side of 405 (220 of whom were civilians) and total number of civilians wounded between 200-250 (see page 10 of this Amnesty International Report — .pdf). The Russians agreed to a cease-fire accord after 5 days; the Israelis explicitly reject the U.N.’s call for a cease fire and continue to “escalate” after 14 full days (and counting) of full-scale air and land attacks on Gaza.
His point is that this indiscriminate bombing, for how else could they begin to “escalate” these atrocities as they are about to do, is killing as many innocents as it is anyone else. What we have done by allowing the Bush Doctrine to flourish without consequence is to say it is ok to other countries to invade and bomb with impunity (as long as it is in the guise of “terrorism”).
When the Military Industrial Complex was looking for a long-term enemy, they sure found one in the war on terror.
Rednecks: the very basis for each and every issue that plagues the world today can be be brought directly and laid at the feet of the MIC and the American people for allowing it to happen. It is us, the once defenders of liberty and peace, that have uncorked the Genie Bottle of rampant murder and carnage.
Now call your preacher and get him to tell you how immoral I am for being against murder.