Saturday, July 04, 2009

Jailed McKinney cries genocide, Cole yearns for Jeffersonian solution

McKinney, unlike the prisoners of her Hamas friends, is provided with the means to write editorials while in prison:
During Operation Cast Lead, U.S.-supplied F-16's rained hellfire on a trapped people. Ethnic cleansing became full scale outright genocide. U.S.-supplied white phosphorus, depleted uranium, robotic technology, DIME weapons, and cluster bombs - new weapons creating injuries never treated before by Jordanian and Norwegian doctors. I was later told by doctors who were there in Gaza during Israel's onslaught that Gaza had become Israel's veritable weapons testing laboratory, people used to test and improve the kill ratio of their weapons.

The world saw Israel's despicable violence thanks to al-Jazeera Arabic and Press TV that broadcast in English . . .
Meanwhile, Juan Cole is indignant:
US hostages held in foreign country on Fourth of July, including a former Congresswoman, after having been captured in a naked act of piracy in international waters after the Americans attempted to respond to a crisis provoked by crimes against humanity, as detailed by Amnesty International.

Once upon a time, Americans would have had the guts to mind such a thing.
The phrase about American "guts" links to a description of the First Barbary War, Thomas Jefferson's war against the Barbary Pirates. Didn't that war involve fighting Jihad with blockades? You can't fault him for bringing up irrelevancies.

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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