JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ISRAEL WARNS JOURNALISTS NOT TO GO ON GAZA FLOTILA II – SAYS THEY MAY LOSE PRIVILEGES FOR BREAKING LAW – BUT THE UNSAID TRUTH   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Cowardly Israel doesn’t state the genuine (underlying) threat to foreign journalists.

The real threat is: foreign journalists on the Gaza flotilla risk being shot point-blank in the head.

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“The ignorance showed on this message board is unbelievable.”

No, it is your ignorance that is unbelievable.

Israel actually calculated the calories originally needed to barely sustain people.

All of Israel’s seemingly insane proscriptions – such as chocolate – were based on this calculation.

The world will one day realize what a shameful thing it has done in allowing itself to be brow-beaten into ignoring this savagery.

Israel wants those people gone, it doesn’t much care where, it doesn’t matter whether they have to leave everything behind, Israel just wants them gone.

Failing to get rid of them, it wants them starved into submitting to a kind of government whose only real responsibility would be to do Israel’s dirty work.

Hamas is only an flimsy excuse.

But Israel’s wretched treatment of Hamas – including assassination, kidnapping, and torture – surely tells us what Israel really thinks about Arab democracy.

Hamas was cleanly elected, and immediately Israel attacked them savagely.

We saw too with the fall of Mubarak in Egypt what Israel thinks of democracy for others. Leading figure after leading figure made shameful public statements supporting the notion that eighty million Egyptians should remain under dictatorship for Israel’s convenience.

Israel’s idea of democracy is that the roughly six million Jews in Israel get to vote and that the tens of millions around them must arrange all their affairs to agree with what the privileged Israelis expect. I believe that’s called imperialism, or at best international aristocracy.

Shameful, shameful, shameful.

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“It’s time the Israeli government get serious about negotiations. Instead, all we’re getting is bluster.”

While I agree with your sentiments, that last sentence is so inaccurate as to distort facts.

All we are getting is not bluster, it is serious criminal and unethical behavior on Israel’s part.

Piracy, assassination, kidnapping, and theft surely qualify as more than bluster.

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