The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Israeli Video Games in Gaza

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Alison Weir reports on Israel’s targeted killing of children:

Death from a drone strike is not pretty. The small body is charred, ripped apart; internal organs are pouring out.

He had been riding with his father and uncle on a motorcycle in Gaza when the missile hit them. His 29-year-old father, a member of the Palestinian resistance, and 32-year-old uncle physician were also killed. Five bystanders, including a woman, were injured.

The missile was fired remotely by an Israeli sitting in front of a video screen and operating one of the many drones that periodically fly over Gaza and shoot Palestinians like fish in a fishbowl. The operators are usually female, the preferred group for this kind of desk job.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

August 23, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Now here’s the translation. “a member of the Palestinian resistance” = a wanted terrorist. Alison Weir, typically, appeals to emotion; and just as typically, neglects to mention some facts. I challenge anyone to try and engage in “resistance work” involving blowing up passenger buses, launching artillery rockets on (exclusively) civilian targets, and sniping at babies’ heads (now THAT is “targeted killing of children!) against ANY country – without getting killed sooner or later, with whatever bystanders happened to be next to you.

    Here’s one for you Alison: how do YOU suggest Israel defend itself from the Islamic terror? You are against precision missile attacks as these are not precise enough for your taste. Fine. Is carpet-bombing your preference, a-la-Dresden?

    The sad truth is that all these who complain of Israel’s “excessive” reaction to a century of Arab assault, deep-down don’t believe in Israel’s right to react – or to exist at all. Some of them just don’t want to say it. And some do, openly.

    Ari Ben-Yam

    August 23, 2011 at 10:08 pm

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