dictatorship, Gaza, Hamas, kleptocracy, MEC, Medieval Political Absolutism, medieval v modern, middle east conflict, Soviet / post-Soviet politics, unfreedom
“On the streets of Gaza people have a sense of security – except when Israel attacks” — In defensive modes, preventive, responsive, retributive.
The Palestinians have long surrendered their dreams to propaganda, the PLO/PA, and Hamas as well as the corruption attending such governments that hold themselves beyond criticism.
From what sense of ethics, integrity, or justice were the greenhouses and synagogues of Gaza destroyed after departure in 2005?
Such rage would seem to have been set loose by officially and socially approved, promoted, and popular anti-Semitic incitement, the same that had Hamas in 2006 proclaiming to Palestinians that Hitler admired them as ideal revolutionaries (PMW: “Hamas: Hitler praised the Palestinians as models”).
Perhaps Israel should treat as poison the disinformation fed to the Palestinians and see the same receive an antidote in an honest telling, for Hamas fairy tales have only enslaved the Palestinians and gotten them to get themselves killed for show.
Posted to YouTube March 30, 2018. Ten more Palestinians were to draw fire and die, and the cause should be clear through what the cameras recorded in the way of “peaceful” demonstration.
One may marvel at the power of bad ideas and failed dreams to continue placing the innocent in harm’s way — and for the global press, the more souls corralled and misled into martyrdom, the better for sympathy and “understanding”, never mind the squandering of billions of dollars intended for Palestinian practical betterment going into the pockets of corrupt and venal leaders and their systems of patronage.
The Soviet Union dissolved in bankruptcy about 26 years, and yet the scenes remain much as Yuri Andropov must have seen them when promoting dictatorship beneath the cover of Popular Liberation Movements.
The peace camps of the west may have to soon decide whether they wish to remain in business by doing their part to sustain the middle east conflict on bogus claims; and Mr. Putin may soon have to decide whether he will take KGB and more general historic Russian barbarism forward with the cynical manipulation and destruction of every space in which Moscow has chosen to play.
Related on BackChannels
Set: “Palestinian KGB” and Other BackChannels Observations Related to the Middle East Conflict.” February 6, 2018.
Algemeiner Staff. “As IDF Thwarts Gun Attack on Gaza Border, Israel Warns that Palestinian ‘Return’ Protests are ‘Cover for Terror’.” The Algemeiner, March 30, 2018.
Danan, Deborah. “Gaza’s Millionaires and Billionaires — How Hamas’s Leaders Got Rich Quick.” The Algemeiner, July 28, 2014.
Menachem, Yoni Ben. “Corruption in the Palestinian Authority.” Jewish News Syndicate, March 10, 2018.
“Palestinians destroy synagogues in Gaza”. The Telegraph, September 12, 2005.
Palestinian Media Watch. “Hamas: Hitler praised the Palestinians as models.” May 18, 2006.
The Tower Staff. “Hamas Leads Violent March, Using Human Shields, at Israeli-Gaza Border.” The Tower, March 30, 2018.
Wikipedia. “Israeli disengagement from Gaza”.