Sunday, April 15, 2018

'God' Gets Down & Dirty in the Middle East

As Trump was mouthing his excuses for his decision to attack Syria, he asked his fellow Americans to "say a prayer for our noble warriors... as they carry out their mission," and "pray that God will continue to watch over and bless the United States of America." (Full text of Trump's address regarding airstrikes in Syria)

Meanwhile, in occupied Palestine, Trump's other half, Benjamin Netanyahu was cheering on the "holy work" of his snipers*, with the following result:

"Israeli forces injured around 1,000 protesters, 15 of them critically, on Friday as it used lethal force to crack down on demonstrations in eastern Gaza for the third week in a row. One Palestinian, 28-year-old Islam Mahmoud Rushdi Herzallah, was reported by the Gaza health ministry to have died after being shot in the back east of Gaza City." (Israel targets reporters, medics in Gaza protests, Maureen Clare Murphy,, 13/4/18)

[*Netanyahu says Israeli snipers are doing 'holy work', Alison Deger,, 12/4/18]


Grappler said...

How any self-respecting adherent to Judaism or any other religious faith can go along with this beggars belief. How can they reconcile the behaviour of Israel with commandments 6, 8, 9, and 10.

Grappler said...

"Noble warriors"? They used stand-off weapons launched from aircraft that did not come within range of either Syrian or Russian air defences. How is that noble?

Anonymous said...

Shot in the back, I wonder how they'll spin that? What am I saying, they managed to spin Sharif's killing (and they got that on film), this will be a walk in the park.