Gruesome Tales Surface of Israeli Massacres Against Families in Gaza Neighborhood
Visiting what remains of Shujaiya yields evidence of massacres and stories of impossible courage.
Open Letter to Israel’s Supporters: Where Do You Draw the Line Between 'Defense' and Atrocities?
As a human being, where do you draw the line?
Jon tries to have a calm discussion about Israel's ground offensive in the Gaza Strip;
If Israel was NOT occupying the land AND was working towards a peace settlement and were JUST responding to provocation then that is one thing, but by occupying the people & keeping them imprisoned and legally unarmed (allowing only terrorists access to weapons through smuggling) while continuously building settlements ... what they are pursuing is a policy of restriction, like we did with the Native Americans sending them to "reservations", Genocide will, ultimately, be the result. You can't restrict a people build settlements, kill their families and not expect a backlash to which you respond by killing even more people. We already did this with the Native Americans and nowadays seeing a full blooded Native is like being at a zoo. What we did was Genocide. What the Israelis are doing is following in our footsteps and what we are doing is funding them making us, at least partly, responsible to the Genocide of a people which is stretching out of decades as outright massacres seemed to be frowned upon.
Well, frowned upon till recently. With the GOP's media clout the Israeli's have managed to get away with massacres more and more frequently. At the very least we should revoke aid to Israel in protest of thier actions.
Note 1: There are a few individuals in the media that have integrity and, apparently, the freedom to report a large chuck of the events unfolding around us. But these few exceptions simply prove the rule. A few voices here and there can be drowned out (& often is) in a cacophony of voices parroting the weeks talking points.
Note 2: None of these people of integrity are on Fox News. Half truths can be just as harmful as outright lies.
Note 3: There may be more going on than meets the eye... George W. Bush to Raise Money for Group That Converts Jews to Bring About Second Coming of Christ
It probably began withRonald Reagan's executive order (12333) allowing the NSA to collect whatever information it likes which we learned about more recently under Obama with Snowden's "betrayal" which revealed nothing that any political historian didn't already know. Whatever actions were taken in the 1980's forever altered the landscape of American Democracy. FromReagan's criminal subterfuge to his funding death squads in South America (GOP sponsored Genocide), the Constitution was shattered and this was more or less, left uncovered by the media, betraying it's trust of the public, doing what it is specifically NOT supposed to do, i.e.believing the words of politicians while ignoring their actions. By the time Bill Clinton came along the GOP conservatives had destroyed the constitution and were busy unraveling all regulations that could restrict powerful and rich people from stealing and getting away with it. Bill Clinton took part in this by the advice by his master Alan Greenspan who was smart enough to be out of office when the results of his actions began to take proper effect.
To increase the level of their betrayal the GOP created Fox News to be their propaganda tool. They also consolidated all mainstream media channels by putting GOP members (even actual Senators! Making the creation of news for public consumption and 'doing the American peoples will' a joke) on it's board circumventing anti-monopoly laws (Links: CNN's parent company board - MSNBC seems to just have a plant or two or three), with conservatives posing as liberals and by silencing anti-GOP policy positions where appropriate (done under the GOP administration). The most interesting result of this manipulation is that although acts are being committed with the acceptance with approximately 50-65% of the population, this implicit permission of the people would not exist if the truth were told. Thus we are witnesses to the spectacle of the very rich thieves who are in a sort of public acceptance that the US is a sort of Oligarchy that takes actions for selfish interests and that's OK (all those of a tyrannical mind think like this due to a lack of empathy). So we get little treats of what the "upper echelons" of society think when people like Alan Greenspan come out and say bluntly, in a carefully outline autobiography, that the Iraq Invasion was for oil. After he wrote, checked, printed and marketed his autobiography his allies - Dick Cheney & the Neo Cons - made him retract his statement (kinda)... and THAT is good news. Although these people are intentionally stealing and/or profiteering using the armed forces, they can't get away with it if the truth comes out. Right now the GOP are hanging on by a thread with their entire strategy relying on the fact that they have createda cult of people who only listen to their media outlets. If that changes they are done for in a bad way. (Ironically, because of their tendency to believe thier leaders like preachers, the people who are religious and are most concerned with truth and honesty are also the worst citizens for a Democracy to have because of how easily thier leaders can manipulate them. Deep religious fervor in politics & genocide seem to go hand and hand. A little skepticism can go a long way.)
Anyways, right now the neo-cons have created such an alternate reality from what's on the ground in Israel and Gaza that we are literally funding an occupation of an innocent majority for the actions of a few which Israel itself have created with their policy of settlement. The outcome of such a policy is JUST Genocide nothing else. We have out own damn history to prove this, for gods sake!
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