Thursday, January 15, 2009

War crimes

Israeli apologists say "if the Palestinians don't want to be slaughtered, they should expel Hamas."

And if the hostages at a bank robbery don't want to be slaughtered by the cops when the cops open fire on the bank robbers, they should, err, expel the bank robbers? Even though the bank robbers have guns and, err, they don't?

The average Palestinian doesn't give a shit for any of this. They just want to live their life in peace. A CARE worker and his six children sleeping on the street because they'd rather be blown to pink mist by a bomb than die a slow and miserable death under the ruins of their home is a typical Palestinian. What is this guy, a CARE worker who specializes in running women's programs, supposed to do? Go up to the Hamas compound, which is guarded by a bunch of people with AK-47's and RPG's, and do *what*? Blaming him and his children for their own brutal death at the hands of an Israeli bomb is an atrocity. They are hostages to Hamas as much as the bank customers in my example above are hostages to bank robbers. If Israel's beef is with Hamas, they should send in soldiers to homes where Hamas leaders are and execute the Hamas leaders. Expecting unarmed women and children and CARE workers to do something Israel's own soldiers are apparently too gutless and cowardly to do is just *wrong*.

And before someone accuses me of having a double standard, I feel the same way about the Busheviks and their war crimes in Iraq such as the rape of Fallujah (*twice*). The whole lot of them -- the Busheviks, Hamas's leadership, Israel's leadership who violated the cease-fire on November 4 and incited the war to time with the U.S. holidays and the end of the Bush regime -- should get a fair trial for war crimes, then hung by the neck to die, just like the Japanese and Nazi war criminals at the end of WWII. They're all war criminals, in the end. Sad to say, they'll all die of old age, instead of swinging at the end of a rope like they deserve. So it goes.

- Badtux the War Crimes Penguin


  1. Umm, Badtux?

    I think the Muslim governments use the Palestinians as a distraction from their own failings. They don't encourage Palestinian immigration. And Palestinian territories had one of the highest birthrates in the Middle East. With the possibility of 4 wives and an average of 5 kids per breeding age female an my feelings on overpopulation?

    I don't have a whole lot of sympathy for either side here, frankly, I'm pretty fucking sick of them sucking the whole world into their game.

    The wealthy use religious/political leaders to divide and conquer and they have been since the beginning of "civilization."

  2. The leaders of both sides, in my opinion, are war criminals who should be hung from their necks from the nearest gallows (after a fair trial, of course!). That does not excuse the rhetoric coming from the Israeli side about how it's that CARE worker's fault that Israel is dropping bombs on the houses in his neighborhood. Uhm, the CARE worker didn't do anything about Israel, doesn't advocate violence about Israel, just wants to help women in the Gaza Strip with things like health services and so forth. He is a hostage to Hamas's leaders. But that doesn't matter when the bombs start falling, because Israel apparently believes killing hostages is fine and dandy as long as said hostages aren't, like, God's chosen people, Jews.

    - Badtux the Disgusted Pengin

  3. Lots of Americans won't say anything about the way things work over there because they closely parallel what went on here. "Settler" is not a dirty word in this country last time I checked.

    It's also pretty complex. The author of the HuffPo article I left in my last comment wrote a book called "Treacherous Alliance, The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States," was quite eye opening for me. It was a tough read for me, but worth it.


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