Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What's really happening in Gaza

Completely aside from the merits of the grievances on the two sides, one side is militarily omnipotent and the other side crouches helplessly in fear— Richard Falk, "The Latest Gaza Catastrophe," Al Jazeera, November 18, 2012

° In the past few days we have witnessed, yet again, the "American superpower" groveling at Netanyahu's feet. When Netanyahu decided to again murder the Palestinian women and children of Gaza, to further destroy what remains of the social infrastructure of the Gaza Ghetto, and to declare Israeli war crimes and Israeli crimes against humanity to be merely the exercise of "self-defense," the US Senate, the US House of Representatives, the White House, and the US media all promptly declared their support for Netanyahu's crimes.—Paul Craig Roberts, "Puppet State America,", November 19, 2012

° The Muslims as terrorist, Islam as a religion of violence and hatred, the Jew as eternal victim, the Holocaust as a unique historical event, the uniqueness of which is echoed in the political manifesto of 'manifest destiny' and 'exceptionalism' of the United States of America, the 'good guys" of World Wars I and II, constitutes the current propaganda pastiche determining the limits of politically correct discourse. Any criticism against Israel is automatically translated into anti-Semitism and criticism of the United States is unpatriotic or even treason.—Lynda Burstein Brayer, "The Absolute Right of Palestinian Resistance,", November 20, 2012

° It is an ongoing assault on the Palestinian people. And especially the people of Gaza, which began a very long time ago and the plan is to effectively get rid of them as an entity.—An Interview With John Pilger: "Israel's Gaza Rampage: It's Not Just War,", November 21, 2012

° US President Barack Obama ... came up with this: "There is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders.... Obama's drones do rain Hellfires from Pakistan to Yemen—Pepe Escobar, "Obama the Pivot,", November 22, 2012

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