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Stop Saying 'If X Fired Rockets at U.S.': It's Racist, and Assumes We're Colonial

There are 27 comments on the Truthdig story from Jul 12, 2014, titled Stop Saying 'If X Fired Rockets at U.S.': It's Racist, and Assumes We're Colonial. In it, Truthdig reports that:

Is anyone else disgusted by the propaganda trick of trying to get Americans to sympathize with Israel's massive attack on the civilian habitations of Gaza by saying, "If the U.S. was subjected to rocket fire by X [usually Mexicans], what would it do?" This hope that Americans are racists and that their racism can be incited against the Palestinians ... (more)

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Brian L

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jul 12, 2014
There is nothing racist about defending yourself against hundreds of missiles being shot at you. What is racist is condemning Israel for doing it, just because it is Israel. I don't care if it is your mother shooting missiles at me. Who ever it is, would get a strong defense from me that will drive home the point that you don't get to be an aggressive, belligerent, destructive fool without paying a price which may possibly be death. You don't get to hide your war machines in civilian neighborhoods without you yourself being responsible for it causing the deaths of those you are using as human shields. Peace begets peace. War begets war. Simple concept.
paddyomalley

Bastrop, TX

#2 Jul 13, 2014
Brian L wrote:
There is nothing racist about defending yourself against hundreds of missiles being shot at you. What is racist is condemning Israel for doing it, just because it is Israel. I don't care if it is your mother shooting missiles at me. Who ever it is, would get a strong defense from me that will drive home the point that you don't get to be an aggressive, belligerent, destructive fool without paying a price which may possibly be death. You don't get to hide your war machines in civilian neighborhoods without you yourself being responsible for it causing the deaths of those you are using as human shields. Peace begets peace. War begets war. Simple concept.
Understand that Blacks are both racist and bigoted and love to blame the Jewish for their plight, even though the average BM won't get off his dead arse, go back to school, get a good job, and make something of himself. He prefers to have a gubbermint take care of him and his children and then blame Jews, whites, and slavery for his laziness. It would be believable if it weren't for the number of successful Black Women and the occasional Black males who are successful to mega successful, such as Dr. Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Colin Powell and a others.
Stag_R_Lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#4 Jul 13, 2014
Genocide!
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What goes begging here are the historical facts. If Israel, and that's a big IF ( b/c there's are questions about the capabilities or even the existence of effective rocket fire into Israel) but IF Israel is being targeted by rockets, the unanswered questions is WHY.
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Thus the comparison with the U.S. should be drawn as follows: If the American Indian, after having their lands stolen and forced to survive on remote reservations attack white American forces with bows and arrows (comparatively speaking) would the appropriate response be to use the most advanced technological weapons against them and with no regard for the disabled, sick, elderly or children?
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Clearly, in the case of the Palestinian, its self defense. In the case of Israel, it's genocide.
Stag_R_Lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#5 Jul 13, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
<quoted text>
Understand that Blacks are both racist and bigoted and love to blame the Jewish for their plight, even though the average BM won't get off his dead arse, go back to school, get a good job, and make something of himself. He prefers to have a gubbermint take care of him and his children and then blame Jews, whites, and slavery for his laziness. It would be believable if it weren't for the number of successful Black Women and the occasional Black males who are successful to mega successful, such as Dr. Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Colin Powell and a others.
I'm not sure how the above comments redlate to the topic, but the solution for those who back genocide against the Palestinians would be to stop begging the Black U.S. taxpayer for dollars.
Perfesser Coonass

UK

#6 Jul 13, 2014
Stag_R_Lee wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not sure how the above comments redlate to the topic, but the solution for those who back genocide against the Palestinians would be to stop begging the Black U.S. taxpayer for dollars.
shut up you stupid coon. what has it to do with you? The palestinians shouldn't have murdered the three israeli boys! now comes retaliation , while they whine "it's not fair" . A typical islamic attitude. go out there and fight for them, or be quiet.
Sunshine

Elizabeth, NJ

#7 Jul 13, 2014
paddyomalley wrote:
<quoted text>
Understand that Blacks are both racist and bigoted and love to blame the Jewish for their plight, even though the average BM won't get off his dead arse, go back to school, get a good job, and make something of himself. He prefers to have a gubbermint take care of him and his children and then blame Jews, whites, and slavery for his laziness. It would be believable if it weren't for the number of successful Black Women and the occasional Black males who are successful to mega successful, such as Dr. Ben Carson, Herman Cain, Colin Powell and a others.
Reading your post is sickening. BM and BW have always worked harder than you. You people are quick to point the finger but never really look in the mirror and face the truth about yourself. There is nothing special about you other than receiving aid time and time again for your so called suffering. Blk ppl don't even blame you for the Slave trade or profiting off the slave trade. We do not blame you for stealing our oil, Diamonds , Gold, Silver, History, Because we are too busy shooting and killing each other. I wish some of our Men would step up and stop acting foolishly but its your people who is distracting our weak brothers and sisters. The Media, The entertainment business, Drugs, Guns, Video games, Social media, Christopher Columbus BS and Same sex marriage that is destroying the world. The last time I checked Jews and White people are the same people. The difference is you may come from Russia,or Germany and others come from Ireland, Italy and Britain.
Zioni

Israel

#8 Jul 13, 2014
Stag_R_Lee wrote:
Genocide!
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What goes begging here are the historical facts. If Israel, and that's a big IF ( b/c there's are questions about the capabilities or even the existence of effective rocket fire into Israel) but IF Israel is being targeted by rockets, the unanswered questions is WHY.
.
Thus the comparison with the U.S. should be drawn as follows: If the American Indian, after having their lands stolen and forced to survive on remote reservations attack white American forces with bows and arrows (comparatively speaking) would the appropriate response be to use the most advanced technological weapons against them and with no regard for the disabled, sick, elderly or children?
.
Clearly, in the case of the Palestinian, its self defense. In the case of Israel, it's genocide.
When an Israel hater speaks of "historical facts" you know this will be funny and BS.

There have been hundreds of missiles and rockets fired at Israeli CIVILIAN areas. Hamas admit this, there are videos of it and Palestinians are celebrating throughout.

The question has been answered already. Hamas calls and acts for the destruction of Israel and killing Jews. Their own charter says this as do their leaders on a regular basis.(as do Fatah).
They use civilian areas as military bases which is a war crime.
They fire missiles from civilian areas which is a war crime.
They fire missiles at civilian areas which is a war crime.
They use human shields which is a war crime.

THEY ADMIT TO EVERYTHING I HAVE CLAIMED ABOVE YOU CAN FIND VIDEOS ONLINE.

The Arabs conquered the land and colonized it centuries ago. Interesting you ignore this historical fact.

You last sentence is a joke. NAME ONE COUNTRY OR BATTLE IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD WHERE THE ARMY DID MORE TO PROTECT CIVILIANS IN WAR???

Israel could have wiped out the Hamas leadership long ago if they were not using the central Gaza hospital basement as their main base of operations.

How is Israel intentionally targeting civilian if it dropped 1000 missiles on Gaza with only 150 dying??? Must be really bad shots. As for women and children. nearly 50% of Gazans are children and they are used or go themselves to be human shield for their terrorist leaders.

Israel treats 10,000 of Palestinians FOR FREE.
Israel at the moment provides electricity to Gaza even though the Palestinians owe the electric company $525,000,000.
Israel provides aid through the border crossing even though there is a battle waging.

Any other nation of the world would have wiped them out already. That is a historic fact.
Stag_R_Lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#9 Jul 14, 2014
Perfesser Coonass wrote:
<quoted text>shut up you stupid coon. what has it to do with you? The palestinians shouldn't have murdered the three israeli boys! now comes retaliation , while they whine "it's not fair" . A typical islamic attitude. go out there and fight for them, or be quiet.
Mt dollars, stupid!
jew

Tel Aviv, Israel

#10 Jul 14, 2014
I.D.F is the most human army in the world and you know it....
hypocrat liars
X-TREME BIAS

Miami, FL

#11 Jul 14, 2014
Israel should be defending itself from black African terrorist bent on rape, robbery, murder & kidnapping of it's citizenry by the filthy Somali pirates who support the Boko Haram jungle bunnies.
Stag_R_Lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#12 Jul 14, 2014
Zioni wrote:
<quoted text>
When an Israel hater speaks of "historical facts" you know this will be funny and BS.
There have been hundreds of missiles and rockets fired at Israeli CIVILIAN areas. Hamas admit this, there are videos of it and Palestinians are celebrating throughout.
The question has been answered already. Hamas calls and acts for the destruction of Israel and killing Jews. Their own charter says this as do their leaders on a regular basis.(as do Fatah).
They use civilian areas as military bases which is a war crime.
They fire missiles from civilian areas which is a war crime.
They fire missiles at civilian areas which is a war crime.
They use human shields which is a war crime.
THEY ADMIT TO EVERYTHING I HAVE CLAIMED ABOVE YOU CAN FIND VIDEOS ONLINE.
The Arabs conquered the land and colonized it centuries ago. Interesting you ignore this historical fact.
You last sentence is a joke. NAME ONE COUNTRY OR BATTLE IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD WHERE THE ARMY DID MORE TO PROTECT CIVILIANS IN WAR???
Israel could have wiped out the Hamas leadership long ago if they were not using the central Gaza hospital basement as their main base of operations.
How is Israel intentionally targeting civilian if it dropped 1000 missiles on Gaza with only 150 dying??? Must be really bad shots. As for women and children. nearly 50% of Gazans are children and they are used or go themselves to be human shield for their terrorist leaders.
Israel treats 10,000 of Palestinians FOR FREE.
Israel at the moment provides electricity to Gaza even though the Palestinians owe the electric company $525,000,000.
Israel provides aid through the border crossing even though there is a battle waging.
Any other nation of the world would have wiped them out already. That is a historic fact.
Rockets fired into Israel and become possible threats to civilians are intercepted thanks (again) to U.S. tax dollars.
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Bombing and shelling civilians is the warcrime. Check out Goldstone report. He's Jewish and agrees with me.
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Power and water, rightfully belonging to Palestinians. have been hi-jacked by Israel.
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Base of operations for refugees is not equatable to a nation having multiple bases--
at U.S. expense--for a modern army, navy and air force.
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Killing defenseless people is one thing, covering up the hateful act with lies is another! Your lies, I am saying, are worse than those Israeli forces who are actually committing the genocide--again at U.S. expense.
jew

Tel Aviv, Israel

#13 Jul 14, 2014
We have begun dropping leaflets above northern Gaza and sending cell-phone messages to Palestinians. The messages warn civilians to move away from Hamas terrorists and command centers, which pose a grave risk to their safety. Hamas has already urged Palestinians to ignore these warnings
Monkey Island

UK

#14 Jul 14, 2014
Stag_R_Lee wrote:
<quoted text>
Rockets fired into Israel and become possible threats to civilians are intercepted thanks (again) to U.S. tax dollars.
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Bombing and shelling civilians is the warcrime. Check out Goldstone report. He's Jewish and agrees with me.
.
Power and water, rightfully belonging to Palestinians. have been hi-jacked by Israel.
.
Base of operations for refugees is not equatable to a nation having multiple bases--
at U.S. expense--for a modern army, navy and air force.
.
Killing defenseless people is one thing, covering up the hateful act with lies is another! Your lies, I am saying, are worse than those Israeli forces who are actually committing the genocide--again at U.S. expense.
you really are stupid. Hamas is the clear aggressor here, constantly targeting israel.

The expenses for keeping palestine going are paid for by the USA, the EU and Israel! Hamas is a purely terrorist group. In the UK where I am reading your nonsense, supporting terror is a criminal offence, and I hope the FBI and MI6 are watching you.
jew

Tel Aviv, Israel

#15 Jul 14, 2014
Stag_R_Lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#16 Jul 14, 2014
jew wrote:
We have begun dropping leaflets above northern Gaza and sending cell-phone messages to Palestinians. The messages warn civilians to move away from Hamas terrorists and command centers, which pose a grave risk to their safety. Hamas has already urged Palestinians to ignore these warnings
Leaflets! Reminiscent of the shelling of the Jewish ghetto by the Germans during WWII. It's OK --according to you--to destroy people and their homes b/c you've informed them of the action beforehand.
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.In general, the effort to blame Hamas and other groups for the apartheid, displacements and oppression committed only by Israel(with the support of U.S. tax dollars) is--in and of itself-- a load of crap.
Stag_R_Lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#17 Jul 14, 2014
Monkey Island wrote:
<quoted text>you really are stupid. Hamas is the clear aggressor here, constantly targeting israel.
The expenses for keeping palestine going are paid for by the USA, the EU and Israel! Hamas is a purely terrorist group. In the UK where I am reading your nonsense, supporting terror is a criminal offence, and I hope the FBI and MI6 are watching you.
Do I need to mention, again, the $billions of U.S. dollars soaked up yearly by Israel. Besides, had Israel abided by the Camp David Acccord, or the 1947 United Nations agreement, there would have been no conflict.(Not to mention the numerous attempts by the U.S., Scandinavians and others to resolve this issue.)
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What you really want is to commit genocide against an entire people but you don't want folks to call i what it is. Unfortunately there is no other name for it: genocide is genocide.
UTB

Atlanta, GA

#18 Jul 14, 2014
My questions are these:

Why can't the Palestinians stop warring against Israel?

Why not put all of their energy into using more land as farms, and industry?

If they became self sufficient, they would have no time to worry about Israel.

Why aren't t the billionaire Arab Muslims not helping the Palestinians to become productive?

The Palestinians might as well give in, because if this continues, they're going to get liquidated.

The Six Day War, should have given them a good example!
Stag_R_Lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#19 Jul 14, 2014
UYB

If your goal was to escape reality, you've succeeded-magnificently.: D
UTB

Atlanta, GA

#20 Jul 14, 2014
Stag_R_Lee wrote:
UYB
If your goal was to escape reality, you've succeeded-magnificently.: D
In what way might I ask?
STAG_R_LEE

Scottsdale, AZ

#21 Jul 14, 2014
UTB wrote:
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In what way might I ask?
Yes, most certainly "UTB" you may ask!

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