"The great IDF stood here facing a disgusting and vile terror organization and signed an agreement with them. This is a big, unfortunate farce. We have given them great strength now."
Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Palestinians killed and injured in Gaza "deserved it." Noncombatant status gave them no immunity, he believes.
Dutch writer Leon de Winter advocates involuntary eugenics. He wants chemicals added to Gaza's water to sterilize Palestinians. He said so at an Wednesday evening Amsterdam solidarity meeting with Dutch Jews.
A November 19 Washington Times editorial headlined "Invading Gaza," saying:
"This time Israel should do it right".Cast Lead failed to solved the problem. Hamas still rules in Gaza." Half measures aren't good enough. "There can be no peace."
Indeed not because Israel and Washington won't tolerate it. Media scoundrels don't explain. They suppress truth, support lawlessness, and blame victims for Israeli crimes.
People of conscience get no say. They're denied op-ed space and air time. It's reserved for warmongering, support for pro-Israeli viciousness, and anti-Palestinian vitriol.
Advocates for peace, equity, justice, and liberation speak out best they can. Voltaire Network's Thierry Meyssan asked "Why a new war on Gaza?"
"Why now?" Israeli strategy is opportunistic. It "adapt(s) war objectives to the occasions that arise."
Israel wants Palestinian resistance weakened, not destroyed. Timing perhaps relates to other regional events. Neighboring countries are affected. Israel is impacted or fears it will be.
Pre-war exercises and Pillar of Cloud tested Israel's Iron Dome. It's effectiveness is exaggerated. It didn't function as intended when Hezbollah's drone approached Dimona, "or when it tested surface-to-surface Fajr missiles."
It's only able to intercept "fairly primitive rockets." Most more sophisticated ones land untouched. Take Israeli claims with a grain of salt. It wants adversaries to think it can foil them.
Michel Chossudovsky called attacking Gaza "Part of a Broader US-NATO-Israeli Military Agenda." Conflict beginning on November 14 was well-planned months in advance. Israel deliberately provoked it.
Victims are blamed for what Israel planned and initiated. The same scenario played out numerous times before. Western media claim Israeli attacks are "part of a legitimate counter-terrorism agenda."
In fact, Pillar of Cloud is Israel's latest naked aggression. Obama approved it. Washington and Israel partner directly or indirectly in all regional conflicts.
Attacking Gaza bears directly on "US-NATO-Israeli war plans pertaining to Lebanon, Syria and Iran."