Sunday, January 11, 2009

Double Standard

"Doctors in Gaza say the total number of Palestinians who have been killed since the aerial bombardment began Dec. 27, followed by the ground offensive a week later, is close to 870, roughly half of them civilians. Thirteen Israelis, including 10 soldiers and three civilians, have died."

Much has been said about the asymmetry between Israeli and Gazian casualties, so far the ratio is about two orders of magnitude more Gazians killed or wounded than Israelites. This allegedly due to the "disproportionate response" of the IDF. Perhaps the fact that the Government of Israel is more concerned with the lives of their citizens than Hamas is concerned with the lives of Gazians. Israel builds bomb shelters and warning sirens to protect its citizens from Hamas rockets while Hamas plants booby traps in schools, hospitals and homes to maximize civilian deaths when Israel counter attacks.

It is alleged that Israels blockade was an "act of war" that justifies Hamas rocket attacks. Two facts must be remembered: first the blockade was necessary to stop Hamas suicide bombers from crossing the border to murder Israelites, second Egypt - very sensibly - instituted a blockade of its own but no Hamas rockets are fired at Egypt.

And now for something completely wierd.

The Antichrist Dajjal will be a Reptilian Shapeshifter

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