Something’s always troubled me about the attitudes and discourse in the US regarding Israel’s ongoing crimes against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank – how otherwise caring, intelligent people rigorously maintain what Israel is doing is somehow justified, or that the conflict is somehow symmetrical. If you’ve seen people derail discussions by absurdly blaming “both sides” (while ignoring the fact the US is arming only one side), you likely know what I’m talking about here.
In the social media savvy Twitter-verse we now occupy, it’s virtually impossible to maintain the level of ignorance required to view the conflict as anything but slow genocide with periodic massacres.
— Dana (@deleiwa) August 29, 2014
Anyone studying the kill ratio alone will easily conclude that one side firing glorified bottle-rockets is little match against the other dropping US-made laser-guided 500 lb. warheads. Israel just wiped out over 2,000 lives in a matter of weeks, almost all civilians, while sustaining barely a few dozen deaths, almost all soldiers. This is not a war, this is mass extermination.