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Frankenstein vs. the Flotilla




America’s Frankenstein goes on rampage



The Israeli Defense Force attack on aid ships en route to Gaza is a serious crime. The Middle East’s belligerent and circumcised monster has, once again, enraged the entire civilized world with its blatant disregard for human rights and international law. Now all eyes are on its current keeper, President Obama, to see what we’re gonna do about it.

The answer: bupkis. Beyond a weak expression of “deep regret” and carefully neutral mumblings about “investigating the facts,” our country’s fearless leader has managed to avoid taking sides on the issue, pissing the rest of the world off even more.

Maybe he’s waiting a few days for our media to spin its magic and sway the self-absorbed American public to the side of Israel; it’s certainly trying. A perusal of mainstream coverage (little as it was, sandwiched between our ongoing oil debacle and Al and Tipper’s divorce) shows MSNBC, ABC, FOX, and CNN showing the IDF-released video with yellow circles drawn around tiny figures beating on an armored, armed soldier and throwing another overboard. Interestingly, this video is interspliced with selected footage seized from Al Jazeera cameramen, who were onboard during the attack, that shows an injured man on a stretcher and a woman passing along the wall with a bloody empty stretcher. Are American viewers supposed to think that the injured guy was an Israeli soldier?

The original Al-Jazeera footage, showing the IDF boats alongside the ship with reports of stun grenades and live rounds being fired before the IDF dropped in via helicopter to “play a little paintball,” is available to all news sources. However, the only video Americans see is the constantly-looped IDF footage; the only voices Americans hear are from Israeli government figures, who whine that their soldiers were attacked and had to defend themselves. Their voices in the ensuing two days have become even more strident, claiming that some of the aid activists were connected with al Qaeda through IHH (in English, International Humanitarian Organization), a Turkey-based operation that Israel has condemned since it aided Hamas.

On MSNBC’s “Dylan Ratigan Show,” philandering fill-in Eliot Spitzer led off an interview by calling the mercy mission “Hamas-controlled.” I’m not kidding. Hamas is the democratically elected government of Palestine, but the clear implication of that statement is that it’s only function is terror. It’s glaringly obvious that the mainstream media is well aware of who signs the paychecks, and truth won’t stand in the way of network-imposed propaganda.

While Obama and Hillary Clinton have made only carefully neutral remarks, members of the house and the senate have already started to make noise about “Israel’s right to protect itself” — an axiom which is wearing so thin you can practically read the Torah through it. According to Jake Sherman of Politico, “New York Democratic Reps. Anthony Weiner, Jerrold Nadler, Gary Ackerman, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.),” have all been loudly proclaiming their support, for Israel’s murder of innocents.

Weiner, in a spectacular display of sounding like his surname, told Politico, “I think that members of the United States Congress understand why the blockade was in place against Hamas and support it, once you start at that place, a boat that bows into the teeth of that blockade isn’t going to be viewed sympathetically, to the extent that any time that there is a flare-up of tensions, it’s bad for U.S. and Israeli efforts of peace. We obviously had a bad weekend.”

To clarify: anyone who dares ruin your weekend by carrying food and medical supplies to suffering people in an illegally occupied area deserves to get shot, stun-grenaded, tazered and beaten.

Weiner’s blithe Zionist rhetoric, the likes of which go routinely unchallenged in the mainstream American press, partially answers the question: “Why do they hate us?” We’re responsible for arming, funding and coddling the rampaging monster our lil’ buddy Israel has become. And instead of condemning our creation, we justify its crimes like some meshugga mother, whose children can simply do no wrong.

I don’t think a “time out” is gonna do it this time.

[Editor's note: we know Frankenstein was the man, not the monster, so shut up.]

  • Byron the Blub

    Who “signs the paychecks”, exactly? I’m assuming the Evil Jew, right?

  • http://www.buffalobeast.com/ D. Armenta

    Hey, Byron? Keep your anti-Semitic comments to yourself.

    The fact that you don’t know who the handful of gigantic corporations are that own *all* of the mainstream media news sources as well as Wall street lending and financing interests, and -gasp!-military contracts are, is exactly why I knock mainstream media as a reliable news source.

    You know, “conflicts of interest” and all that stuff.

    Don’t take my word for it, though. The Columbia journalism review site (http://www.cjr.org/resources/?c=ge) has a lovely details tool that shows you who owns what..

    .. which should amply explain why they don’t like us dumbass Americans to know stuff.

  • http://www.buffalobeast.com Edward

    A guy calling himself Byron the Blub who needs to be told about multinational conglomerates, GE especially, is something close to priceless.

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