Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shoot first, ask questions later

The Israel "Defense" Force has again committed wanton war crimes. Please, conservatives, don't let the occurrence of the label "Israel" scramble your ability to think clearly and rationally. It does not matter what group thinks they have what claim on whatever basis to have the lines drawn on the map this way or that way. War crimes are war crimes. It's high time that American evangelicals took a clear stand on the side of morals, Christian morals, and stopped lending active, passive or other implicit assent to this Nazistic regime in Israel that conscientiously adopts its "Left Behind" role as supposed victim of unbelieving Muslim aggression to deflect all moral criticism of its actions, no matter how wantonly bloodthirsty or depraved they may be.

"Oh but the Muslims suicide bombers..." Doesn't matter what crimes suicide bombers commit, it doesn't justify war crimes.

"But, but the Muslims want to wipe Israel off the face of the map." Not true, but even if it were, it still does not justify war crimes.

Let me break it down in simple terms for you:

Nothing justifies the commission of war crimes. "Nothing" means "no thing" as in there is not one thing that can be put forward to justify what the IDF has done to the Palestinians (and, who knows, maybe even some of their own) in Gaza. Stop letting these bloodthirsty sociopaths scramble your brain with Left Behind imagery so that you won't ask why your government is sending weapons and billions of dollars to the aid of the Israeli government who turns these weapons on comparatively unarmed peasants. The lines on the map don't concern me. The wanton razing of villages, wholesale slaughter of innocents and "shoot first ask questions later" policies do concern me.

“Problems that arise from the initiation of force by government have a solution. The solution is for people of the world to stop asking officials to initiate force on their behalf. Evil does not arise only from evil people, but also from good people who tolerate the initiation of force as a means to their own ends. In this manner, good people have empowered evil throughout history." - Epilogue to Jonathan Gullible by Kenneth Schooland

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