Didn’t kidnap anyone, didn’t kill anyone, deserving to die all the same

It’s only 1000 Palestinians. It’s not yet September The Eleventh in Gaza. Remind yourselves of that, and maybe you’ll feel better about it.

The total population of the United States is 313.9 million people. Suppose some Martian power invaded the US and started bombing it coast to coast from land, sea, and air and killed precisely the same percentage of Americans, namely 0.055 percent. How many Americans would that be? It comes down to 172,852 people – men, women, children, and even entire families.

Killing one half of one tenth percent of a large community is mass-murder. A dreadful atrocity. 80 percent of the dead have done nothing wrong by anybody’s standards. How can this be happening? Why would Americans be willing to tolerate it?

Claim that Hamas killed 3 teens is turning out to be the WMD of Gaza onslaught
Adam Horowitz and Phil Weiss on July 26, 2014 42

Truth is famously the first casualty of war, and the Israeli war on Gaza is no exception. Yesterday Jon Donnison of the BBC pulled the rug out from under the Israeli government’s pretext for the Gaza onslaught with a series of tweets about a conversation he’d had with Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld about the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June.

The boys were not killed by Hamas, Rosenfeld told Donnison, as he reported on Twitter:

It Turns Out Hamas Didn’t Kidnap and Kill the 3 Israeli Teens After All
By Katie Zavadski

When the bodies of three Israeli teenagers, kidnapped in the West Bank, were found late last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mince words. “Hamas is responsible, and Hamas will pay,” he said, initiating a campaign that eventually escalated into the present conflict in the region…

BuzzFeed reporter Sheera Frenkel was among the first to suggest that it was unlikely that Hamas was behind the deaths of Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrach. Citing Palestinian sources and experts the field, Frenkel reported that kidnapping three Israeli teens would be a foolish move for Hamas. International experts told her it was likely the work of a local group, acting without concern for the repercussions…

Today, she was proven right:

OH NO the justification for Israel making a slaughterhouse of Gaza is a lie. Doesn’t it always end up like this? Does anybody wanna split a pizza? If I remember my polls correctly, more than half of Americans now believe they were opposed to the Iraq War in 2003 when they weren’t. Alternatively, more than half of Republicans still believe that Saddam Hussein was somehow responsible for 9/11 when he wasn’t. We flatter ourselves that we’re a real smart bunch. We think we always know right from wrong, but we don’t.