Kos Kid Roots for Palestinians, Takes Slap at Obama
A Kos Kid with the possibly ironic username of “Daisy Cutter” is weeping over the Israeli airstrikes against Hamas weapons dumps and training camps: Daily Kos: Israel’s ongoing war on Palestinian self-determination (EDIT: 200 dead, Obama: no comment).
With today’s news of IDF air strikes abruptly ending the lives of some 140 Gazans, I can’t help but feel an abject sense of horror at the fact that most Americans will probably find some way to blame the Palestinians for bringing this on themselves. Nevermind the fact that it was Israel who initially broke the ceasefire. Forget the fact that Israel kidnapped two civilians from Gaza before Corporal Gilad Shilat became a household name. Nevermind that Israel’s strangulation of the Gaza Strip began immediately after the so-called disengagement and before the electoral victory of Hamas.
I remain confounded by the American progressive movement’s widespread refusal to stand behind the Palestinian people as they are subjected to an endless barrage of colonialist, racist aggression.
I, on the other hand, see it as a rare sign of wisdom. Not all “progressives” are as gullible and blind as “Daisy Cutter,” apparently.
(Hat tip: Killgore.)