Un-be-leev-able. That BBC headline, along with all of the mainstream reporting I have seen or heard, makes it clear that the Lebanese are unpersons. Each massacre-from-above, each precision strike on an ambulance, a UN post, or a residential structure are merely part of an overall dilemma for Israeli and American leaders on how to create a new Middle East. Indeed, if that is the project, then it obviously entails many tons of bombs dropped on civilians and their supporting infrastructure, as has been clear for some time. And this latest destruction is happening to the very country that these idiots where trumpeting as one of their democratic transformation successes.
One wonders how the average person can countenance such stupidity and such savagery, especially when it is presented as “defense” or worse, part of a struggle of the civilized against the evil terrorists. Or a cease-fire is predicated on a plan for sustainable peace, a meaningless phrase and yet another insult. Israel’s history of occupation and aggression, its relentless racist attitude toward its neighbors, clearly show that it has no interest in a sustainable peace short of Lebanon’s and other's acceptance of vassal status.
This is the global project for a hyper power and its client state, now running wild like children realizing there is nothing stopping their party once the parents leave town. Mass murdering hundreds, possibly thousands, destroying a country, and now the Qana massacre, and Bush continues to blather about “sustainable peace.” As if the whole conflagration wasn’t part of Dick and Rummy’s Long War that could last generations, as if Israel was not the aggressor and the terrorist in this conflict.
It’s easy to see that treating people as if their lives do not matter will eventually cause those people to enact a murderous price on the civilians whose nations are conducting the slaughter, and those deaths will be equally dismissed as “worth it.”
This is shaping up to be the most savage, hideous era in human history.
I think it’s time to order that Stupidity of Hubris bumpersticker. It will make an excellent epitaph.