It didn’t take long after the Israeli bombing campaign started, for the usual suspects throughout the U.S and the world to start mounting their massive protests.
San Francisco, January 3, 2009 …………………………………NYC December 28, 2008
Washington DC, January 2, 2009 …………………………………Chicago, January 3, 2009
Paris (with car burning in background) Jan. 3rd……………………..……Rome, January 3, 2009
Spain, January 3, 2009 ……………………………………………………Turkey, January 3, 2009
Amsterdam, January 3, 2009 …………….London, January 3, 2009 ………………..Dublin Ireland, January 3, 2009
More rabid Jew hatred, here.
There is a propaganda war being fought, and as usual, the good guys are losing. The usual terrorist tactic of using civilian shields is having the predictable result, with the predictable outcry from a gullible public. As Israel warns houses of impending attacks, Hamas uses the intelligence to move women and children into the targeted areas. The newspaper coverage of the conflict has been abysmal, consistently favoring the Palestinian side.
Hamas still benefits greatly from media sympathizers who will unquestioningly run agitprop for Hamas and savaging Israel’s defensive actions. MSNBC is particularly awful at maintaining objectivity in US media. The British media is far worse and I wont even begin to get into the sewers and fever swamps of the state-run propagandists of the Arab world.
But the Israelis are pushing back:
The IDF is using Youtube to bypass the MSM. And the ADL is making available free posters and literature to anyone who wants to get the true story out.
And here’s an oped in the Wall Street Journal from Benjamin Netanyahu, today:
Imagine a siren that gives you 30 seconds to find shelter before a Kassam rocket falls from the sky and explodes, spraying its lethal shrapnel in all directions. Now imagine this happens day after day, month after month, year after year.
If you can imagine that, you can begin to understand the terror to which hundreds of thousands of Israelis have been subjected. Three years ago Israel withdrew from every square inch of Gaza. And since that withdrawal, our civilians have been targeted by more than 6,000 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza. In the face of this relentless bombardment, Israel has acted with a restraint that other countries, faced with a similar threat, would find hard to fathom. Israel’s government has finally decided to respond.
For this action to succeed, we must first have moral clarity. There is no moral equivalence between Israel, a democracy which seeks peace and targets the terrorists, and Hamas, an Iranian-backed terror organization that seeks Israel’s destruction and targets the innocent.
Here’s a video primer of the Middle East conflict courtesy of the Terrorism Awareness Project:
And via Ms. Underestimated, here’s Alan Colmes on H & C, getting pwned by a former Israeli special forces soldier:
This is encouraging:
NYC pro-Israel rally, January 5th Paris pro-Israel rally January 4th
More rallies are being organized.
Meanwhile, regardless of what Hamas leaders are saying, they are badly losing the real war.
Via Gateway Pundit:
Joe the Plumber is on his his way to Israel to be a war correspondent!
I love that guy!
Here’s a great article by Lisa Fabrizio at the American Spectator:
In a sane world, one faced with a religious cult that has been responsible for countless incidents of brutality and monstrous assaults on innocent life all over the world, we might see that world unite to rid itself of those responsible for these atrocities. As in WWII or the Gulf War, the civilized nations would put aside their differences and come together in the name of decency to defend the decent.
But in a mad, mad world, the perpetrators are lauded as “freedom fighters” and defended by “human rights” groups. Now, with renewed hostilities in the Gaza Strip, much of the world has incredibly decided that the fault lies with Israel, a people who in sixty short years have gone from earning the sympathy and respect of the world for enduring the Holocaust to being on the receiving end of its hatred and enmity.
In a world that claims to defend the lives of the innocent, any culture that encourages its women to become suicide bombers and straps bombs to its children and the mentally ill would justly earn the scorn and contempt of good men everywhere. Yet, in a crazed world, this behavior is incredibly excused by blaming it on the victims of such ungodly acts.
Read the whole thing.