Israel: It’s Not Our Fault Protesters are Dead Because We Shot Them- It’s Syria’s and Iran’s

Passing the buck and blaming people who weren’t holding the guns or firing them seems more than a little dishonest.

Thousands of Palestinians marched from Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank toward Israeli border positions on Sunday, hurling rocks and surging across one frontier before the Israeli army opened fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring scores.

But lest Israel be responsible-

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the demonstrators were challenging “the very existence of Israel,” and, in nationally broadcast remarks, he pledged that the country was “determined to defend our borders and sovereignty.”

Really?  The very existence of Israel is threatened by protesters?  That means that Israel is extremely fragile and weak because protesters haven’t destroyed any country in the Middle East, they’ve only toppled tyrants.  But maybe that’s what Bibi is afraid of.

Some Israeli officials pointed a finger at Syria and its ally Iran, accusing them of instigating the protests to deflect attention from the deadly repression of the anti-government demonstrations in Syria.  The chief army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, said Syrian and Lebanese troops had failed to hold back the demonstrators, who had arrived in busloads from Palestinian refugee camps.

Or maybe Israelis are blaming others in order to deflect attention away from the oppression of the Palestinians and the brutal murder of 12 protesters.  When protesters die in other countries Americans cry out in anger.   But not this time.  This time they’ll just buy the Israeli line and say ‘well those filthy people were trying to destroy Israel and they got what they deserved’.  Or at least that’s what the Christian Zionists will say.

6 thoughts on “Israel: It’s Not Our Fault Protesters are Dead Because We Shot Them- It’s Syria’s and Iran’s

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 15 May 2011 at 8:39 pm


    Once again you are a poor reporter! If one reads the whole article, and then maybe does some research, they can see that this was not quite as simple as you portray it.


    • Jim 15 May 2011 at 8:40 pm

      occams razor


      • Jim 15 May 2011 at 8:41 pm

        but i think if israel bombed the us or britain you would applaud and falsely exegete to justify it.


  2. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 15 May 2011 at 8:48 pm

    And you are certainly anti-Israel, and pro-Arab, as well as a reductionist and nominalistic thinker! 😉


    • Jim 15 May 2011 at 8:51 pm

      i dont know why i have to keep repeating myself (or why i bother)- i am NOT anti anyone. im for fairness. if israel treated the palestinians fairly i’d be all for it. if the palestinians didn’t fire rockets at israel and blow people up id be all for that too. it’s tiresome to hear israel endlessly defended even when it does wrong by people who have no sense of fairness or justice. frankly, the ‘israel is always right’ people annoy me.


  3. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 15 May 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I have never said ‘Israel is always right’, but I usually see their positions and situation, as I have lived there, and also have had some military aspects with them as a Royal Marine Commando (years past). So yes, I have my bias and admit it. But one has to side with those he feels closer to, and finds both truth and respect. I am pro-Israel unashamedly!


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