They Make A Desert And Call It Peace

Et tu, oh Israel?

” I can assure you the Israelis have no intention of reoccupying Gaza. They do not want the responsibility of managing the Gaza people. They will simply go in, kill as many young men(assumed to be Hamas) as possible and utterly destroy as much infrastructure and economic assets as they can. They will then withdraw and leave the people to their own devices. My nephew is a Golani captain and his unit is just outside Gaza the above is the essence of his unit’s orders.” jdledell

Seems to be so,

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the nation’s military to “intensify even further” the ongoing attacks on the Gaza Strip, which have killed dozens of people and hit several hundred targets in the past 48 hours. The Israeli Air Force bragged that they have hit more targets in the first two days of this conflict than they did in the entire week-long November 2012 one.

Update: I thought they just read The Register on air, but I am mistaken

In one stark example, ABC News’ Diane Sawyer misidentifies scenes of the aftermath of Israeli missile strikes in Gaza as destruction caused by Palestinian rocket fire.

As Sawyer segues into the segment, she says, “We take you overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today as Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky.” Next to her is video footage not of Israelis or even Israel, but of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza.

Sawyer then incorrectly describes an image of a Palestinian family gathering belongings in the smoking debris of a missile-hit home in Gaza as “an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can.”

They will of course apologize and correct, knowing full well that you are incapable of rethinking first impressions.

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