A Response to Killgore Trout and Other Opponents of Wikileaks

Killgore Trout12/13/2010 12:05:15 pm PST

re: #43 Barrett Brown

This person has since begun digging through my past work to look for criticism of Israel, so obviously I don’t consider our interactions to be productive and I don’t think he is interested in an honest discussion about Wikileaks.

Ah, I see why some might find your views on Israel and Palestinian terrorism of interest.

Israel President Claims Soldiers Did “Nothing” to Dead Passengers

Israeli President Shimon Peres views an incident in which Israeli commandos killed some unknown number of activists in international waters and injured dozens more to constitute a “humane” response to the flotilla’s attempts to deliver aid to the civilian population of Gaza.
First of all, it is demonstrably untrue that “any other army would have immediately used their guns.” Just like the Israelis, other populations are perfectly capable of producing armies that practice decent restraint; for instance, the British did not routinely mow down every Irish boy that threw rocks at their armored vehicles, and when hundreds of Jewish refugees attacked British troops who attempted - wrongly - to deter the voyage of the S.S. Exodus, the British did not immediately use their guns either, and, unlike the Israelis, managed not to kill over a dozen passengers in the process.

Here was LGF coverage of your “peace activists” and “passengers:….
Fauxtography: Reuters Deletes Peace Activists’ Weapon