I fired up Yahoo tonight when I got home and the above is what I see screaming at me from the Yahoo News tab.
It wasn't just a little headline like normal, but this was highlighted in light blue, bigger than the rest of the stories, complete with a picture of a woman looking forlorn with a tagline that says, "Thousands demonstrated against Israel's ground offensive on Gaza."
I have a few questions in my mind when I read this.
Why didn't we hear about any protests against Palestinian militants firing rockets on southern Israeli towns like Sderot? During the cease-fire, no less? Every day?
We never do. For some reason the liberal media doesn't run stories about the plight of Israelis who have to deal with this threat on a daily basis.
The conflict between Israel & the Palestinians goes back many hundreds if not thousands of years. The bottom line is that Israel is the rightful owner of its land. The Arabs/Muslims tried to wipe it off the map in 1967, but found out in six short days that Israel was nobody's bitch, and in fact, beat the shit out of Syria, Egypt and Jordan, and took land from each for it's trouble.
Since then there has been a constant stream of whining by the Arabs/Muslims that Israel "occupies" its land. In an effort to meet the Palestinians halfway, Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 amid violent protests from Israel's own citizens who had settled there but were forced to uproot their lives and move back into Israel.
The Palestinian response to Israel's withdrawal was more contempt and hostility. Militants dug in and began firing rockets into Israel from the Gaza strip. There was no tit for tat. No cessation of Palestinian hostilities against Israel. But Israel stood by its decision and let the land remain with the Palestinians.
Later, the terrorist group Hamas won Palestinian elections and took Gaza by force from the ruling Fatah party who was more moderate towards Israel. Though a cease-fire was instituted, terrorist rockets continued to rain down into southern Israel, maiming and killing innocent Israeli civilians.
So where are the news stories about that? Where are the fucking stories about protests against continued Hamas/Palestinian aggression against Israel?
I side with Israel because anyone with eyes, ears and a brain can plainly see that Israel does not want war. It is defending itself against aggressors whose only goal in life is to destroy Israel. If Israel wanted to, it could wreak havoc across the entire middle east and take ALL of the land it wants.
Israel is trying to play nice. The Palestinians are not. End of fucking story.