18 July 2014

Israel/Gaza conflict and its idiots

Yes, the war wakes up not only heroes and villains, but also idiots. Some of them quite entertaining, like that one:

Max Fisher (what is Max Fisher indeed?)
On some Internet venue called vox.com Mr Fisher produced an article with quite a headline:

Yes, Gaza militants hide rockets in schools, but Israel doesn't have to bomb them

Strangely, even with a sentence this long the author failed to make clear who (or what) it is that Israel doesn't have to bomb: the rockets, the schools or the militants?

But this is not the main point. Try to follow this paragraph:
Here's the thing, though: while incidents like this force Israel to decide between bombing civilian structures or allowing Hamas to use those structures as rocket storage depots, it does not actually force Israel to choose to bomb civilian buildings. It is entirely within Israel's power to not bomb civilian buildings.
Don't you feel something missing in the above? Yep, there is no explanation why should Israel pass over these buildings what, according to Mr Fisher and common knowledge, are used to store rockets. (But at least this paragraph cleared the question about what is it that shouldn't be bombed, so we've already one step farther down the road). No worries, here comes the answer:
Israel is strong enough to choose not to bomb a mosque and a center for the disabled in Gaza, as it did on July 12.
Let me see how it goes again: this Zionist entity is big and strong, what with all these nukes and planes and tanks and stuff, so why should they care about some rockets that some people want to launch at them (and notice, they also have that Iron Dome thingy...) and meanwhile keep these rockets in a mosque or a center for the disabled?

Imagine a criminal saying to the cop: you, pigs cops have all these guns, radios, cars an stuff, you are mighty powerful - do you mind if I shoot you in the leg?

Or a dog saying to Max Fisher: you are big and strong, you have these sunglasses on your head and this stick: do you mind if I bite you on your backside?

I guess every village must have its idiot, and Washington D.C. is quite a big village and merits more than one idiot easily...

P.S. From the only statement in Mr Fisher's bio page: "Founder, Rushmore Beekeepers" I gather that at some time in his career Mr Fisher was involved in music industry. It's a pity that music lost such a great thinker...

Hat tip: David Toube.


peterthehungarian said...

Snoopy you left out the best of this intellectual giant.
Educating his pupils about the basic facts of the I/P conflict he asserted (later deleted) that there is a land bridge between Gaza and the West Bank controlled by us Zionist brutes. His other amazing contribution to the discovery of historical facts is his brilliant observation: Jews began to live in Hebron during the "Zionist" years in the end of the XIX. century.

I'm familiar with the marketing of bridges over the Hudson at Brooklyn - Gaza bridges must be some very cool and fashionable objects of the market economy.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks Peter. I am sure there are more pearls of wisdom from that character, but my interest in him is, as you've guessed, of a passing nature. Thank you nevertheless, it is entertaining.

Dick Stanley said...

Max is the sort of idiot you find at Vox dot com. Don't miss his apologia for the rebels who, he says, shot down the Malaysian airliner because they weren't trained to use the anti-aircraft missiles they swiped from the Russians. Or something.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Yep. A moron of highest moronic degree, I have to say.

Lynne T said...

Truly a serious candidate for Doug Saunders' job.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

We should avoid wasting a talent like Doug Sanders.