A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE
As Rob Kall over at OpEdNews tries to shape the story about the Israeli bombing of Palestinians in Gaza, he conveniently forgets 90% of the story, as he tries to, like Condi Rice and Nancy Pelosi, cast the blame for this atrocity on the victims. What Kall is forgetting (or simply omitting?) is that Gaza has been under siege for 18 months in a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions’ Article 33 (classified as a War Crime). This, after Israel, by right of what someone claims is “God’s will” has been slowly removing a people from their sovereign nation, by violence and starvation, for 60 years. Mr. Kall forgets to include that part of the story.
He tries to assert that America would do the same thing to Mexico, if they sent homemade projectiles over the border into Cali.
As I monitored the report that Hamas had ended the truce with Israel and of rocket bombs being fired into Israel, I was saddened, knowing the Israelis would not tolerate this. Sure enough, the call for a response was huge, just as it would be in any nation. Rob Kall, (progressive?)
If America wiped-out hundreds of Mexican cops and civilians, and injured another 1,400, all because a few angry Mexicans lob PVC and scrap pipe projectiles into our country, that didn’t even hit anyone… yes, that would be wrong and it would be a violation of the Geneva convention. But yes, Rob, I wouldn’t put it past this criminal regime to do something like that. So what the war-monger Bush does in a hypothetical situation justifies Israels criminal behavior? That’s an odd point of view for a liberal “progressive” now isn’t it?
The good news is that the “spin” article Kall put up on his main header, got about 165 comments thus far, and 99% of those, disagree with Kall.
This justification for slaughter is sad coming from you, Rob. Gaza is blockaded and has been for a long time. Israel is shooting into a cage.
Your pro “Z” attitude is revealing, Rob. (According to Rob’s guidelines I am not allowed to use the “Z” word). I had suspected over a year ago, when Rob refused to print my article on McCain/Huckabee and their connections to Israel that Rob had a pro-Israel (pro “Z”)agenda.
and my personal favorite… (curious that you can’t use the “Z” word at a “progressive” site, when our vice-president elect calls himself a Zionist…)
War crimes: Geneva Convention 1949 Article 33 ; Collective punishment, – eg in reprisals, – attacks on innocent civilians – punishment for an offense he or she has not personally committed.
After clearly being hammered on this thread by the vast majority of his readers, Rob does what people who have this point of view often do unfortunately, he starts accusing people of Antisemitism and then, when that also fails, he takes the thread off the main header page. He hides it.
So, Rob Kall attempted and failed to “shape the story”, like he advertises on his site that he can teach you to do for a couple hundred bucks per video tape.
His sophomoric attempt to spin this horrendous atrocity to make Israel look like the victims and their actions to be just like “any other nations” blew up completely on his own site.
I am glad I quit contributing to OpEdNews.
I knew what Rob Kall was all about, then, and hopefully he has exposed himself to more of his readers with this latest pathetic attempt of his.
This is the trouble when your readers are smarter than you are and your position is fundamentally dishonest.
Rob Kall makes money with his websites, and that is ALL they are about. OpEdNews is no different.
Hopefully more of his loyal readers, the ones who are really progressive liberals, will see this man for the charlatan that he is, and stop visiting his site and stop contributing to his pocketbook by writing articles for him for free, while Rob cashes the donation checks he asks for everyday in his emails.
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