There’s an element of racism in this – the idea that Israelis value life more and are therefore more sensitive to individual deaths.
If that were true, Israel would show its concern for life and set an example by not killing so many Palestinians, especially not so many Palestinian children.
But there is also a historic reality that in anti-colonial wars, the natives have had less to lose than their occupiers and far more to gain, and have been willing to make enormous sacrifices to achieve their liberation."
If Obama’s critics want to argue that releasing detainees is dangerous, it’s incumbent on them to explain why they never said a word during the Bush/Cheney era. [Link: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/were-war]
’Twas not a famous victory – but that’s what the Palestinians of Gaza are celebrating. There was much shaking of heads in the international media when the fireworks burst over that shattered land on Tuesday night. After more than 2,100 dead – about 1,700 of them civilians – and 100,000 wounded, what did they have to crow about? An end to the killing? Peace?
Read this. It’s worth your time.
The Palestinians living in refugee camps along the Israeli apartheid wall hold demonstrations to voice solidarity with the people in the Gaza strip.
And this. This is what it’s about, people.
The Pew Research Center also asked about the police response to the protests. Only a third of whites think the police went too far in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.
Only a third think armored vehicles rolling down the streets of Ferguson is going too far.
Only a third think police dressed in camouflage (for some inexplicable reason) waving military-grade assault weapons at unarmed civilians is going too far.
Only a third think lobbing tear gas and stun grenades at civilians—the very citizens they’re supposed to protect—is going too far.
Only a third think threatening reporters and calling protestors “f*****g animals” is going too far.
Only a third think treating black civilians like enemy combatants is going too far.
We have a problem. And the problem is that we won’t even accept that there’s a problem.