HE STARTED IT…! IS FOR THE SCHOOLYARD…

November 17th, 2012

Glenn Greenwald writes:

A central premise of US media coverage of the Israeli attack on Gaza – beyond the claim that Israel is justifiably “defending itself” – is that this is some endless conflict between two foreign entitles, and Americans can simply sit by helplessly and lament the tragedy of it all. The reality is precisely the opposite: Israeli aggression is possible only because of direct, affirmative, unstinting US diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and everything it does. This self-flattering depiction of the US as uninvolved, neutral party is the worst media fiction since TV news personalities covered the Arab Spring by pretending that the US is and long has been on the side of the heroic democratic protesters, rather than the key force that spent decades propping up the tyrannies they were fighting.

One Response to “HE STARTED IT…! IS FOR THE SCHOOLYARD…”

  1. Jeff Hess says:

    Good morning all,

    We don’t allow He started it! or She hit me first! as acceptable reasons for striking out in anger on the playground, why the feck do we allow them to be used in the international areana?

    Do all you can to make today a good day,

    Jeff

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