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Susan L.M. Goldberg

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July 21, 2014 - 6:28 am
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Moral equivalence is dead. When Bill Clinton, the “international community”-blessed architect of Oslo, can blatantly declare

In the short and medium term Hamas can inflict terrible public relations damage by forcing (Israel) to kill Palestinian civilians to counter Hamas. But it’s a crass strategy that takes all of our eyes off the real objective which is a peace that gets Israel security and recognition and a peace that gets the Palestinians their state.

it is obvious that Hamas has finally shot themselves in the foot with the terrorists’ ideological weapon of choice. So, why do news agencies insist on reporting nothing more than body counts in evening news reports, as if the latest conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is nothing more than a sports game?

Clinton may be a pervert, but he isn’t stupid. He acknowledged the “public relations” battle because he knows that the press follows the cues given by Hamas, the terrorist organization that holds reporters in Gaza against their will. Unless they have the intellect of toddlers, these reporters cannot be blind to the brainwashing from birth that turns children into human shields. Nor can they be so totally blind to the rocket launchers hiding behind schools and mosques in residential neighborhoods. Yet, the best they can muster is a body count followed by sarcastic commentary like that of CNN’s Ben Wedeman: “There is no Iron Dome in Gaza to protect civilians.” Amazing. Toddler Ben gets a gold star for that stellar observation.

As my PJMedia colleague Ron Radosh so excellently pointed out, the intellectuals also have no problem fettering mainstream media with arguments of moral equivalence. All they need is the right costume and a little bathtub gin and they could easily chatter the night away as if they were on the porch of Gatsby’s mansion. That is how comfortable they are turning an international war against Islamic terrorism into the banal “one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter” claim. Like America’s “restless” President, these politicos prefer the comforts of today’s Weimar. No doubt they are taking fiddling lessons so they can be fully prepared when Rome begins to burn.

There is a reality on the ground that escapes the Hamas-controlled media: Israel loves life. Israel’s policy is to warn Palestinian civilians (or, as Hamas calls them, weapons in Operation Human Shield) to get out of the way before they drop bombs or conduct ground invasions. Israel sets up field hospitals to treat wounded Gazans. We know about these things because, much to the chagrin of the death-loving Hamas, they cannot control the Internet. Just as Israelis are winning the ground offensive, Israel-supporters are winning the ideological offensive through alternative news sources and, most importantly, social media.

This past Saturday, 200 anti-Israel protesters fell to the ground in Boston in a “die-in” meant to demonstrate the number of Palestinians who have been killed thus far in Operation Protective Edge. A number of Israel supporters attended the event and were cornered by the anti-Israel crowd. One Zionist, Chloe Valdary told the Times of Israel:

We really do manage to disrupt them and distract them when we show up. We show up and it’s in the media, so the public sees how hate-filled and incredibly deluded these Hamas supporters are.

We’ve caught onto the PR game and we play to win. Now it is our turn to Tweet with a smile and watch as the death-obsessed Hamas-brainwashed fools fall and take their wretched canard of moral equivalency down with them.

Susan L.M. Goldberg is a writer with a Master's in Radio, Television & Film and a PhD in Life who would be happy roaming the fields of Prince Edward Island with Anne of Green Gables, were it not for her strong belief in the axiom "all that is required for evil to prevail is for good women to do nothing." She prefers the career title "Renaissance Woman" and would happily be bar mates with Ann Coulter, Camille Paglia and Dorothy Parker. Her writing tends towards the intersection of culture, politics and faith with the interest in starting, not stopping the discussion. Follow her on Twitter @SLMGoldberg and @winegirlblog.

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Wait a minute. I recall the Palestinians ELECTED Hamas. Therefore, they must be just fine with how they operate. That being the case, when Israel decides they don't like being bombed and take action there are no "innocent civilians" on the receiving end. They can't have it both ways.
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Why don't they have a die-in for flight MH17? or for the 200,000 Syrians killed thus far, or for the untold number dead in the former state of Iraq? What do you expect anyway from Massachusetts, having blessed us with Ted Kennedy, John (ba'al) Kerry and Fauxcahontas.
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I would also like to add whenever you hear or read in the msm that phrase "anti-israeli protesters", I would wager that the majority of these protesters are arab muslims from these countries.
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One day, if our gullible western leaders don't wake up, this war with Islam will go old school and there won't be any pre-attack phone calls or field hospitals for the enemy. There will be war. War like Dresden, war like Tokyo, war like General Sherman's march to the sea. It is only war like that, that produces something called victory.
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Wait a minute. I recall the Palestinians ELECTED Hamas. Therefore, they must be just fine with how they operate. That being the case, when Israel decides they don't like being bombed and take action there are no "innocent civilians" on the receiving end. They can't have it both ways.
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Why don't they have a die-in for flight MH17? or for the 200,000 Syrians killed thus far, or for the untold number dead in the former state of Iraq? What do you expect anyway from Massachusetts, having blessed us with Ted Kennedy, John (ba'al) Kerry and Fauxcahontas.
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I would also like to add whenever you hear or read in the msm that phrase "anti-israeli protesters", I would wager that the majority of these protesters are arab muslims from these countries.
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I wouldn't bet my life on it. There are plenty of leftist college students and professors who have been consuming - or delivering - the moral equivalence Kool-aid for a very long time. I can easily imagine them outnumbering actual Muslims at any demonstration. I'm sure the actual Muslims get "pride of place" in terms of being positioned at the most visible (to the camera) points since they are so "authentic" in expressing their grievances.
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and most sadly and horrifying to myself- many of those "student leaders, profs, protestors, ...are JEWISH. Ironically we get to see the greatest of prog stupids: GAYS for GAZA- a place that cruelly arrests, tortures, blackmails young gay men to expose others for punishment, who are so loyal to code pinko left-thought they refuse to see what their own future will be here if we keep importing this "diversity". Suicidal Jews and gay libiots protest Israel the ONLY nation in ME who takes them
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