Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Israel is guilty of war crimes!

Israel is guilty of war crimes

"Israel is guilty of heinous war crimes in its belligerent war that it started against Hamas!" Someone actually said that on Facebook. I saw this while reading a post from a Facebook friend. The person who posted this, a fellow author, was once on my list of Facebook friends. I unfriended him because I found him to be a rabid anti-Semite and rather than go into debates with him about how ridiculous his statements were, I unfriended him.

In the latest comment I started by saying that first Israel did not start a war with Hamas. It never has. It never will. It is against our own humanity, but remember not against British, French, Turkish, Russian, American etc ideals. They do initiate wars. Belligerent? Do you know what the word belligerent even means? It means hostile and aggressive. When has Israel ever and I mean ever been hostile or aggressive? Any war has been defensive due to the belligerency of the other side and in the case of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas' continuous unprovoked attacks against Israel. Heinous war crimes? What war crimes? Who decides?

Marc Lamont Hill who claims to be an American academic, journalist, author, activist, and television personality and a distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, said on CNN: "The Iron Dome is exclusively a defensive mechanism, but what the Iron Dome does is it also takes away all of Hamas's military leverage which is very different than say, 10 years ago or 15 years ago in other wars like Lebanon, et cetera. As a result, it not only serves a defensive purpose but de facto serves an offensive purpose. It allows Israel to essentially assault and siege Gaza without any retribution or response on the other side. So again, to some extent, they are not just funding defense, they are funding an offensive war and ultimately an occupation. That for me, is the problem."

First of all, it will not be the first time that an imbecile became a professor, but did he really spew such absolute nonsense? Forget about the fact that this is not an offensive war, or that it is not an occupation or that it is not a siege, facts are not important with people who cannot see. He is trying to say that because Israel built a system to defend itself from Hamas rockets, it is a crime? In essence that means that if you wear a bullet proof vest that you designed to stop bullets from killing you, you are guilty of a crime? Or if you build a bullet proof car or a tank to protect you, you are guilty of a crime? Perhaps the only war crime is that very few Jews were killed. The Israeli army is called the "Israel Defense Forces" because it is a defensive force. We build technology to protect ourselves, while others build technology to destroy us. Mr Hill, I suggest that you do not use a Firewall on your computer. Why? It is a defensive force designed to keep others out. It was created by Israeli technology to stop cyber attacks. Do not use it, it is an offensive mechanism. Mr Hill, do not use any anti-virus software on your computer. Same reason and also designed by Israelis to protect us.

Actually all of you who hate us Israelis so much must stop using Firewalls or anti-viruses. Why stop there? Don't use mobile phones, or Intel-based computers either. That goes also for my former Facebook friends.

I wonder where Emile Zola is?
Is the so-called professor alone in claiming that the Iron Dome is a problem? No. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, claimed that Israel is guilty of war crimes because we did not share our Iron Dome with Hamas. She also accused the United States saying: "They have not only provided the heavy weaponry which is now being used by Israel in Gaza but they’ve also provided almost $1 billion in providing the Iron Domes to protect the Israels from rocket attacks. But no such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling.” Is she serious? Actually one blogger amusingly posted this today: "It is really unfortunate that, when they were being marched to the gas chambers, the Jewish victims of Nazi aggression did not contemplate the effect their deaths would have on the German death-camp guards. Certainly, they are guilty of not having found some way to protect the Nazis from the psychological consequences of being compelled to murder large numbers of human beings." Well, this Navi Pallay, who established the infamous 2008 Goldstone commission, in which every member of the commission announced Israel's guilt before the investigation. A typical case of who cares about facts.

Former US president Jimmy Carter accuses Israel of 'deliberate attacks on civilians' saying there was no humane or legal justification for the way the IDF are conducting this war.  Really Jimmy? We know your feelings about Israel. Nothing new. But why must people listen to what he has to say. It is like Israel listening to what former prime minster Ehud Olmert has to say. But Carter goes on to show what he means, "Three Israeli civilians have been killed by Palestinian rockets, while an overwhelming majority of the 1,600 Palestinians killed have been civilians, including more than 330 children. The need for international judicial proceedings to investigate and end these violations of international law should be taken very seriously." So now we understand the real issue. Three Israeli civilians were killed. No mention of the 64 soldiers killed  in the war, which is fine in war, but when talking about Arabs, he says "an overwhelming majority of the 1,600 Palestinians killed have been civilians". According to more accurate reports, 1000 of that majority were Hamas terrorists. But I guess Carter's main issue is that not enough Jews were killed.

Does anyone care about facts? Not really. In this conflict, pictures were displayed showing children who were killed once in Syria and then again in Gaza. Propaganda? Or maybe like the infamous Mohammed al-Durra incident which was staged and no one knows today whether al-Durra was actually killed or not. The US is equally to blame. There was an attack on Hamas terrorists on Sunday which was NEAR a school. Jennifer Psaki said in a statement, "The United States is appalled by today's disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which at least 10 more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed." Well, unlike the UN she said OUTSIDE. "The coordinates of the school, like all UN facilities in Gaza, have been repeatedly communicated to the Israel Defense Forces," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. "We once again stress that Israel must do more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties." So, she is at last admitting that we have standards which are far higher than the entire world. The IDF confirmed it had fired on a target "in the vicinity" of the school. "The IDF targeted three PIJ (Islamic Jihad) terrorists on board a motorcycle in the vicinity of an UNRWA school in Rafiah," the IDF said. However Psaki said the presence of terrorists near the facility could not excuse the attack. However, evidence is emerging that the Israeli strike hit outside of the school and the bodies were moved into the courtyard to make it look like Israel hit the school.” Will Obama apologize to Israel? Will the UN? Don’t hold your breath. “Sunday’s Gaza School Attack Now Appears To Be Staged,” by Jeff Dunetz, Truth Revolt, August 4, 2014.

There is ample evidence to show that Hamas uses civilians as shields. IDF forces in the Gaza Strip found a Hamas manual on “Urban Warfare,” which belonged to the Shuja’iya Brigade of Hamas’ military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades. The manual explains how the civilian population can be used against IDF forces and reveals that Hamas knows the IDF is committed to minimizing harm to civilians. As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, "We are using missile defense to protect our civilians, and they're using their civilians to protect their missiles." But this is not enough for the world at large.

You complain about the disproportionate destruction because of our Iron Dome defensive capabilities. Well, for the past 2000 years you have massacred us, whenever you felt the need for taking out your own aggressions. You passed laws against us, limiting our means of making a living. Forced us to convert or shoved us into a synagogue and burned us alive. Carried out pogroms against us. The Germans had true genocide and massacred six milliuon of us while you stood by, shaking your heads, not even letting us find shelter. Now we have our own country and when we are attacked in our almost 70 years, you do nothing to protect us. Well dear world, I hate to tell you, but we do not rely on you. If we are attacked by a bully, we may turn the other cheek for a while, but if we hit back, we will hit back hard. Very hard. We will make it so that you think twice before attacking us again. If you do not like that, then stop attacking us. Stop trying to kill us. I am sorry that I am not prepared to die simply because you hate us so much. Our only war crime and actually our only crime, is that not enough of us were killed.

Question, if there were more Jews killed than Arabs, would you shed a tear? To all my friends who hate us Jews so much, don't use Facebook to spread your hatred as that was developed by a Jew as well.

Oh and by the way, if Israel is destroyed, will you feel safer?