According to the Israel-First, pro-war, any-war crowd, if you so much as question the Israeli Army’s use of American WMDs against the civilians in Gaza, you’re a goose-stepping Nazi who wants to exterminate all Jews. And the only moral, rational choice for the Israelis is to kill all Palestinians. Think I’m exaggerating? See for yourself.
Let’s not forget that all this is taking place in occupied Gaza, which is Egyptian territory illegally seized by Israel in the Six-Day War. UN demands that Israel return the captured territory are effectively blocked by the DC empire. So much for the myth of DC’s support for the “integrity” of UN resolutions.
This mindless support for a DC crony and blind malevolence against any who resist American hegemony can only be described as sado-patriotism. How else to describe rants like this:
There are the usual photos of fat Muslim ladies with their mouths wide open in faux horror as they pose for the news cameras, and dusty wreckage of some Palestinian shithole recently renovated by Israeli ordnance. There are never any pictures of dead Israelis, or Palestinian rockets, or mutilated bodies of kidnapped and murdered Israelis. Even Fox News contributes to this gross imbalance in news coverage.
That’s because even Fox can’t sanitize this lopsided slaughter. But the rant gets better. See if you’ve ever encountered an expression of such malignant delight in the suffering and death of innocents as this:
As for you, Palestinians, who rejoiced when your fellow barbarians murdered 3,000 Americans in 2001, I rejoice in the righteous destruction and long overdue payback for your evil, your barbarian savagery, your murderous and false religion. You have earned every bomb and every bullet, and since we don’t practice Islamic finance, there will be a great deal of interest due with every payment. Enjoy.
And check out this comment from the site linked above justifying the slaughter of innocent civilians as an extension of DC’s first war of liberation:
But as the Gazeans (term?) haven’t stood up to Hamas, neither did the Southern non-slave owners stand up for the rights of blacks. They did not “deserve” the ravages of the Federal Army, but neither were they completely innocent, either.
That’s what empire-worship comes down to — the glorification of power, and the sniggering delight of unleashing that power against the sub-humans who resist it. This was made clear in a thread Free Republic published in the early days of W the Great’s conquest of Iraq:
crazyhorse691 ~ “”My children are terrified every time they see an American now.”"
Redbob ~ Now, if only we could duplicate this result throughout the arab world…
Or as Bluelancer so eloquently put it:
“200 years from now, I want their children’s children’s children to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead because their legends tell of fire from the sky.
I want them to hide in dark caves and holes in the earth, shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters crawling over the earth, spitting death and destruction.
I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with “If you don’t behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you”, and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obesience.
I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea .. the powerful ‘Mericans .. destroyed their forefathers’ wickedness.”
Feel the pride.