Let me recap for you what has been going on since Israel
began “defending” itself against the Hamas continued with its Final Solution of the Palestinians:
At least 1,600 Palestinians, most of whom are children, have been murdered since the start of hostilities on July 8 when Israel launched its drive to halt militant rocket fire on “its territory” from the coastal enclave by unleashing air and naval bombardments. Tanks and infantry pushed into the territory of 1.8 million people on July 17. Israel has been bombing schools, hospitals and pretty much every erect structure in Gaza, destroying at least 1,500 homes and displacing more than 18,000 people who have nowhere to go, resulting in a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. One that most of the world doesn’t give a fuck about because the victims are Arabs.
While Israel has been screaming that it is under attack, justifying its atrocities under auspices of defending itself, it has sustained merely about sixty-three casualties, only three of which have been civilians.
I want to point out once again that Israel’s rationale for the atrocities has been that the Hamas have been attacking Israel and that Israel is under some kind of an imminent threat, having therefore no choice but to attack back.
Yet magically, Israel barely sustained any civilian casualties while Palestine sustained more than 1500 civilian casualties, most of whom are children.
In all this time, leaders around the world have basically just stood by letting Israel engage in the casual murder of innocent Palestinians, including our gutless President, because something, something Holocaust, something, something accusations of antisemitism etc. In fact, the most we have seen coming out of any camp has been obligatory verbal admonishments of Israel’s atrocities. Nothing really of substance.
Until now, where one Israeli soldier has gone missing, prompting our President to take his balls out of his wife’s purse (or was it the Israeli Lobby’s purse?) to admonish Hamas, stating that they have clearly crossed the line and are to promptly return
one of god’s chosen people the soldier or else.
To make sure the Hamas and the world understand how much we value the lives of Israelis over that of Arabs, the U.S. Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel’s missile defenses (you know, from the money we constantly say we don’t have to put into social programs and to feed and insure our poor and hard working middle class folks etc.)
That is because the Israel Defense Forces suspect that 2nd Lt. Hadar Goldin, 23, was kidnapped and dragged into a Hamas tunnel during a battle that killed two Israeli soldiers. And we all know, while as many Arabs can be sacrificed for Israel’s genocidal ambitions, the life of an Israeli Jew is of utmost importance and cannot ever be compromised.
At a White House news conference today, Obama reiterated his support for Israel’s right to self-defense (ha!) while urging greater protection for Palestinian civilians (ha ha!! – because, of course he did. It totally makes sense for us to arm Israel to the teeth and at the same time ask, for good measure, that they not use those arms to slaughter Palestinians).
He called for the immediate release of the soldier believed to be captured by Hamas and said it would be hard to put together another cease-fire after a 72-hour humanitarian truce collapsed almost immediately after going into effect Friday morning.
He also cited Iron Dome as a concrete way the U.S. is helping “make sure that Israel is able to protect its citizens.”
Why we do not care that Palestinians should also be able to protect themselves against a peoples who have been erasing them off the map since 1948 is not clear to me.
See what is happening here, America? Israel slaughters and murders over 1,500 Palestinians, most of whom children and innocent civilians, and no one, including our government, has done anything about it.
One lousy Israeli soldier is missing and Hamas has crossed a line and we authorize 225 million in US aid to replenish Israel’s defense forces.
Are you still questioning that we are beholden to the Israeli lobby?
The lives of Arabs are clearly worth nothing but one Jew is missing and we have to send over money that we do not have from a deficit that our tax paying middle-class folks are carrying to aide in the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians.
Your tax dollars hard at work and yes I mean you, dear reader because chances are, you are part of the 99% that is paying taxes as I can guarantee you that the wealthy 1%er is not footing this bill here.
So, when the Hamas send out rockets that don’t kill anyone on the Israeli side in order to defend themselves against Israel and its apartheid regime, they are horrible terrorists and anti-semites trying to destroy the Israeli state. But when Israel sends rockets into Gaza destroying schools and murdering children, it is just the Israeli army doing what comes natural.
Nevermind that the Palestinians are the ones whose land were taken from them, that they are the ones who are subject to ethnic cleaning by Israel for the past sixty+ years, that they are the ones being currently slaughtered by Israel, let’s still call them and the entities defending them terrorists because doing so makes murdering the people they defend more acceptable.
Of course, it is important to point out that the assertion that the Hamas are terrorists is not something shared by everyone, especially not those living under Israel rule in an apartheid regime. Some view the Hamas as the leaders of an occupied resistance and thus not as terrorists. The difference between legitimate warring entities and terrorists is the difference between winners and losers. You win and have US backing, you are called a legitimate military of a legtimiate state. You lose, your land is taken away, you do not have US backing, the resistance efforts you lead are called terrorism. See how that works?
But, I guess defining Palestinian resistance via the Hamas as terrorism makes the murder of Palestinians more palatable and justifiable, for both Israel and our contemptible leaders here is the US, including Presdient Barack Obama.