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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You're nearly a laugh but you're really a cry

A good article from al-Jazeera news on Israel's foreign policy and the threat it poses to israel's own survival.

A brilliant article on Israel and Gaza from the 7 January Guardian to which I was directed from Michael Berube's splendid blog American Airspace.

Use of chemical weapons against civilians: when Saddam did it everyone screamed "war crime" but Israel has decided it's perfectly legal so that's OK.

The Daily Mash lightens the tone somewhat.

2 Comments:

At 24 January, 2009 23:21, Blogger Jodie said...

When I first saw those air bursts on CNN I wondered what they were and started to do some research.

Any military adviser of the type CNN uses all the time should have pointed out what those things were from day one. It took me only an hour on the internet to figure it out, and then I was shocked.

Shocked that it was being used on populated areas in plain sight of the world press.

And shocked that nobody was saying anything.

Those are monstrous weapons. Made for fighting armored divisions. Not urban guerrillas surrounded by women and children.

 
At 25 January, 2009 23:47, Blogger Rob said...

To be fair to the world's press, they were at least reporting it (see for example the Daily Mail on 6 January. However, the first mention I can find on the supposedly pro-Palestinian BBC (yes, really), is on 15 January when the UN accused Israel of using phosphorus rounds when it shelled the UN compound. Presumably when they were only using phosphorus on Arabs in their own homes (rather than sheltering with the UN) the BBC didn't consider it worthy of comment.

 

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