The Palestinian resistance understands its enemy. It has learned through experience how to fight it. This is not good news for Israel.
Biden picks a war with Russia and loses, killing more than a half million. To compensate and get a "win," Biden enables the slaughter of defenseless men, women and children, leaving premature babies to suffocate.
Biden to The Hague.
Thanks Chris for your dedication and courage to report some semblance of truth. But after reading this latest piece, I need to take a small break and contemplate a world of peace. But I shall return hopefully holding onto whatever sanity I can as the world seemingly implodes in endless violence and hatred. My partner and I used to hold a peace vigil with a few others and my sign said: Imagine Peace Every Day. It seemed like a meaningless gesture but bearing witness to the possibility of peace is about all I have left to offer. I am powerless to stop the madness of those who have access to weapons of mass destruction and the willingness and eagerness to use them.
During WW11, if resistance fighters killed any German soldiers, the Germans killed 10 villagers for every German soldier killed. Israels' reprisal, on current numbers is more like 1,000 to 1.
Please tell me again, who are the Nazis here.
I wish I could be as sanguine about this as you Mr Hedges but I fear that the fact Palestinians have released a piece on the rules their fighters should adopt kinda says it all. Palestinians have rules about what they do but as we have seen with the recent and entirely unsurprising revelations that the bulk of the so-called atrocities on zionist civilians were committed by the idf to prevent hostage taking says it all. the zionists have no rules, the nonsense pushed out by zionists as revealed in Israel Shahak's tell all Jewish History, Jewish Religion (see https://archive.org/details/jewish-history-jewish-religion-the-weight-of-three-thousand-years-by-israel-shahak-126pgs/mode/2up ) shows that as far as recreating 'greater israel' zionists have no rules. Any amount of killing, rape, desecration is A OK as long as the jew doing it is doing so to bring about the seizure of all lands zionists believe was 'gifted' to them by their particularly cruel & asinine god.
“…various rabbinical commentators in the past drew the logical conclusion that in wartime all Gentiles belonging to a hostile population may, or even should be killed. Since 1973 this doctrine is being publicly propagated for the guidance of religious Israeli soldiers. The first such official exhortation was included in a booklet published by the Central Region Command of the Israeli Army, whose area includes the West Bank. In this booklet the Command's Chief Chaplain writes:
When our forces come across civilians during a war or in hot pursuit or in a raid, so long as there is no certainty that those civilians are incapable of harming our forces, then according to the Halakhah they may and even should be killed ... Under no circumstances should an Arab be trusted, even if he makes an impression of being civilised ... In war, when our forces storm the enemy, they are allowed and even enjoined by the Halakhah to kill even good civilians, that is, civilians who are ostensibly good.’”
No wonder these people seek to drag up hitler on any occasion, zionists' beliefs are even worse than anything that mob of nazi thugs ever dreamed up.
BDS, BDS, BDS! Palestinians will prevail.
let's not vote for bribed politicians!
their deception must be finished.
Very powerful stuff, Chris. As Will Rodgers said:
If you teach a person or an animal a lesson in meanness, don't be surprised if they learn it.
and our mystery source:
The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.
This essay offers a rare look at how Palestinian fighters see their struggle against a mightier, much better-equipped enemy (armed with all the latest weapons & by the world's biggest military power!). It shows these fighters have guts galore--& suggests plausibly that Israel underestimated them. I agree that the fight will be long & bloody until Israel admits to its long-time wronging of the Palestinian people. So many lives could be spared--& their own peace secured-- if they would do so sooner rather than later.
Bless you Chris for your powerful commitment to speaking the truth and educating the people so we can know what we are fighting for and what we are up against.
I am not worried about Israel prevailing. They will. They will destroy Hamas which is their goal. They have to because their survival depends on it. I am worried about all the leftist antisemites when this dies down and what their position will do to their ongoing lives, careers, etc. I support free speech, but there are consequences for such demonstrated hate. Maybe we can deport all of them to what remains of Palestine so they can make it better.
Three days ago I got this crazy idea that the one thing that could stop the bombing immediately, would be for Pope Francis to go to Gaza, to the Rafah Crossing and enter into Gaza with the Gazans. I believe this would change the dynamics as soon as such a visit was announced. I made a petition on change.org
If anyone thinks this might work, and would like to support it , please sign and share widely:
This is not instead of but in addition to anything else you may be doing. Given the craven behavior of the western governments, we have to look in new and more creative directions. I recognize obstacles, but although it might not work, maybe it's worth trying. Please sign and share if you can.
And forgive me if you've seen this before, and/or will again.
Thanks Chris, I must admit my knowledge of Algeria is completely lacking, imagine a million and a half murdered and virtually no one knows. It shows the power of propaganda and censorship that Chomsky and Orwell have tried to reveal to the ignorant sheep. The best of the best from the west, who put their lives on the line carrying out their work is the late Robert Fisk and yourself Chris. Dodging bombs and bullets in some respects is easier than dodging propaganda, smears and media black lists! Stay safe, we all love you!
>>[Israel] will pay an even higher price in Gaza.<< Good.
In 1991, with Operation Desert Storm(trooper), I was left hoping that the Iraqis could kill many times over the number of U.S. soldiers as they did. If the didn't (and they didn't), the u.s. would be emboldened. And look at the ensuing 30 + years. I did not want to see soldiers die, but I knew that without a steep price paid for our war of choice, the u.s. would continue. Now they use proxies to get out their blood thirst for imperial dominance. Israel, one of the proxies the u.s. uses to kill people darker than Casper (the ghost and Weinberger). Not that it matters as much, but, besides killing massive amounts of civilians, it also brings down the nation. I don't care so much about the u.s., we deserve this fate. The Jewish people world-wide do not deserve to have their symbol of the past into the future made into a hollow, soulless failed nation, but they will. That seems to be what is left of the amerikkkan way.
In this article I realized that how powerful a deceptive the narrative can be.
Fantastic image - Blood Meal - beautifully appallingly powerful! Thank you!
So many times I have heard commentators try to force Palestinian supporters into denouncing in their words "brutal bloody unimaginable slaughter" on Oct 7. I hear the same hasbara from people in Canada in my discussions/arguments with blind supporters of Judeo-fascism with absolutely no historical context. My response goes something like this " Yes I denounce the "unfortunate" death of the 800 innocent civilians ( 400 of the 1200 were IDF soldiers, police and border guards) and I refuse to call them "Human Shields". You can hear them gulp, pause and sputter. Then I quickly ask do you denounce the slaughter of 4500 Palestinian children, 3500 women and the siege that denies them food , water , medicine and reduce them to merely "human shields" yourself? Do you denounce Judeo-fascism and the ongoing Genocide verging on a Holocaust. Most are only armed with hasbara talking points and defenseless in defending themselves. Nothing puts off a rhetoric machine more than throwing a wrench in the unknowing thought process of stupid brain washed victims of infantile catechisms!
Help me out here. It is my impression that Hamas is something like Isis or Boko Haram.
Utter savages who are inspired by their Salafi interpretation of the Koran where all infidels should be killed. Is that not right? If my impression is correct, then Hamas is not a resistance with an aim of merit. It is a killer of all not aligned with their view. This is an irredeemable position and should be presented as such. I also think of the Netenyahu, Likud, and their militarists as savages.