Wednesday, November 21, 2012

It Is Not A War. It Is Murder...

says author Noam Chomsky

Chomsky Statement on Israel's War on Gaza

Prof. Noam Chomsky
November 17, 2012
(WASHINGTON DC) - The following statement by Noam Chomsky indicates a different stand toward Israeli aggression than Prof. Chomsky has revealed in the past:

"The incursion and bombardment of Gaza is not about destroying Hamas. It is not about stopping rocket fire into Israel, it is not about achieving peace.

The Israeli decision to rain death and destruction on Gaza, to use lethal weapons of the modern battlefield on a largely defenseless civilian population, is the final phase in a decades-long campaign to ethnically-cleanse Palestinians.

Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army… and calls it a war.

 It is not a war, it is murder.

When Israelis in the occupied territories now claim that they have to defend themselves, they are defending themselves in the sense that any military occupier has to defend itself against the population they are crushing. You can't defend yourself when you're militarily occupying someone else's land. That's not defense. Call it what you like, it's not defense.”


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Anonymous said...

love it

Anonymous said...

Well,the author has a right to say what she wants to say.Afterall this is a free country and world,right?

First the author has to ask her/himself why do the Hamas militants have to shoot the rockets into Israel in the first place.The author should have advised the militants not to give any excuses for the Israelis to bombard Palestine.But the author did nothing to that effect.So why big talk now?Go figure.

Anonymous said...

"It is not war.It is murder".

Hamas killing innocent Jews is not murder.

Israelis killing Hamas gangsters is murder.

The writer of this article must be bongkers and have his head examined by a quack.


anonb@2:09PM and anon@10:39PM : i suggest you go read about the history of Palestine and how Israel came about.

You are obviously very ignorant.