15 February 2009

IDF probe: Cannot defend destruction of Gaza homes

The gangster state's enforcers - the IOF (Israeli Occupation Forces) - have apparently seen that it is impossible to defend the indefensible. No, not the brutal murder and genocide of hundreds of women and children:

"IDF probe: Cannot defend destruction of Gaza homes"
"Israel Defense Forces investigations into last month's offensive in the Gaza Strip indicate the army could face significant difficulties justifying the scale of destruction of civilian homes during the fighting. A military source involved in the investigation told Haaretz, "It's clear to us that in a small portion of the combat sectors immeasurable damage was caused, and that is very difficult to justify from a legal perspective, particularly if such justifications are called for in legal proceedings with international organizations."

Interesting though how they feel they will get into trouble for demolishing houses but not for murder...

"according to estimates produced by the security establishment, about one-third of those killed during the fighting were "uninvolved civilians," a figure which Palestinian sources put much higher.
The IDF believes this is a reasonable figure given the scope of combat, and that is roughly in line with casualty figures resulting from U.S. operations in Iraq and those of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
In most of the legal proceedings surrounding civilian casualties, the army intends to argue they represent "collateral damage," namely unavoidable consequences of an enemy hiding among civilian populations, or of mistakes in directing fire, such as in the well-publicized strike that claimed several members of the Abu al-Aish family in the Jabalya refugee camp.
Still, the massive destruction of houses is harder to justify in legal terms.

On another note, Benny Ziffer at Haaretz has an interesting explanation of why there is no "real difference between a journalist and a politician":

"Both operate under the delusion that they have an impact on reality, and both live in fear of the moment that they cease working and immediately fall into a deep hole, and their names are forgotten

A good example of the lunacy in the Zionist entity is this story of a man who believes he is the "savior (Goel in Hebrew) of the universe and is attributed godly and supernatural abilities"...

"Goel Ratzon, a man in his late fifties, lives with his numerous spouses, who have tattooed his name and portrait on their bodies...The women are subject to strict discipline. They are not allowed to communicate with men, be in physical contact with their biological family, eat meat, smoke, drink alcohol or dress immodestly...The names of every single of Ratzon's 89 children include his first name, for instance his son Avinu Ha-Goel (our father the savior) and his daughter Tehilat Ha-Goel (glory of the savior)....some of the women said they would commit mass suicide if anyone tried to harm their leader. They are all registered as single mothers, and live in separate quarters. Whenever Ratzon comes to visit, the children are required to kiss his shoes, and worship the tattoo of his portrait on their mother's arm. "

And just to remind us of the nature of the Zionist state, read this story of how Israeli soldiers "raped and killed Bedouin girl in the Negev."

"In August 1949, an army unit stationed at Nirim in the Negev shot an Arab man and captured a Bedouin girl with him. Her name and age remain unknown, but she was probably in her mid-teens.

In the following hours she was taken from the hut and forced to shower naked in full view of the soldiers. Three of the men then raped her.

After the Sabbath meal the platoon commander, identified by Ha'aretz as a man called Moshe who had served in the British army during the second world war, proposed a vote on what should be done with her.

One option was to put her to work in the outpost's kitchen.

Most of the 20 or so soldiers present voted for the alternative by chanting: "We want to fuck". The commander organised a rota for groups of his men to gang rape the girl over the next three days. Moshe and one of his sergeants went first, leaving the girl unconscious. Next morning, she complicated matters by protesting about her treatment. Moshe told one of his sergeants to kill her.

She was forced into a patrol vehicle with several soldiers, two carrying shovels, and they drove off into the dunes. When the girl realised what was about to happen she tried to run, but only made it a few paces before she was shot by a Sergeant Michael.

Her body was buried in a grave less than a foot deep."


pyotr said...

The cult described says nothing about the nature of Israeli society. Such cults exist all over the world. Citing this cult to demonstrate the nature of the broader society is a mark of immature and irresponsible writing at best. It shows the author is willing to use any anecdote about extreme behavior to make sweeping generalizations about complex matters.

David Sketchley said...

Thanks for your comment. You don't believe that a society that allows this form of madness says nothing about the nature of that society.

Well, of course, that's your prerogative to believe that, and its your point of view.

Kebz said...

What annoys me is the Guardian implication that this despicable rape and murder is a single incident of shame in Israel's past. They airbrush the hundreds of thousands of equally despicable acts carried out by this barbaric state.

pyotr said...

Thanks for your response. I find such cults utterly sad; perhaps there is a way to minimize them without impinging on freedom in general. Obviously, most countries and cultures have failed to prevent this type of exploitation and subservience. You damage your own efforts to criticize the infinitely more important issue of the military tactics used in Gaza by citing such a cult. In the awful story of the Bedouin girl, which at least has a historical connection to the Israeli military, the actions are obviously monstrous and unforgivable. It would probably be worthwhile to provide some background information on the soldiers in that unit.