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'Indiscriminate' Killing in Gaza Was Top-Down War Plan, say Israeli Veterans


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'Indiscriminate' Killing in Gaza Was Top-Down War Plan, say Israeli Veterans

Sarah Lazare, staff writer

The "massive and unprecedented harm" inflicted on the population of Gaza during last summer's 50-day Israeli military assault stemmed from the top of the chain of command, which gave orders to shoot indiscriminately at civilians, according to the anonymous testimony of more than 60 officers and soldiers who took part in "Operation Protective Edge."


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It appears Indiscriminate killing is not only is being done by Israel. We also have the Kiev Regime that shelled and bombed indiscriminately, Eastern Ukraine killing thousands. And now we have Saudi Arabia indiscriminately killing thousands in Yemen with US made Cluster bombs. That have been banned by over a hundred Countries. Apparently these people think there above the law (exceptional countries). And let us not forget the US use of drones that have killed in a indiscriminate fashion up to 2000 innocent souls.


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International Criminal Court: Are you listening?


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Even when the truth comes out from the source, AIPAC and its huge cadre of owned, ass kissing, sycophantic, begging, government officials will support any acts that Israel wants to carry out, no matter how heinous they may be. They have been conditioned that Israel can do no wrong, and the US must pay tribute to them.
* It appears to me that any rogue, Nazi oriented regime, almost anywhere in the world, will be backed by this government, no matter how brutal and cruel, as long as we can sell or supply them arms and, they will oppose our "enemies" i.e., anybody who disagrees with US policy or tries to defend themselves.
* I believe the old dictum was, "The end justifies the means." The Empire no longer fights that concept, it embraces it.
;-})


#6

Bernie is saying it's all Hamas' fault.

And besides, he's so good on domestic issues, don't you know. And he's taking on the 1%, don't you know. And there's no such thing as the perfect candidate, don't you know.

Truly disgusting. Yet the faux progressive out there will still support him.


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"'...kill every person" I can't imagine where they could get such terrible ideas from. But, somehow it does sounds slightly familiar. Where have I heard or read that before?
Wait a minute, was it here? "And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, ... and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites." (1Samuel 15:20 KJV) Or maybe here? "And he [Joshua]...utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron," (Joshua 10:39 KJV) or maybe here? "And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing..." 1Samuel 18:6 KJV) or even "...Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands." 1Samuel 18:7 KJV)
Looks like the big three of biblical slaughterdom, Joshua, Saul and David. Two of those guys some people are still naming their children after and holding them up as worthy of respect. You don't think the Israelis are aware of this, do you?


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The :US is killing people indiscriminately with the drones over seas and with police guns here at home. Our police are being trained in crowd control by the Israeli Mossad. They learn how to instantly shoot to kill. Works just fine to kep the Palestinians down and it will do the same here in the 'homeland'.

Wake up people. We need to change our government. Only 12% of Americans think Congress is doing a good job. Well, that means that 88% of the people must not vote to keep the corrupt in office. With those paid lackeys gone, we can replace them with good honest people. People with morals and ethics are not in office now. We need to find people like this to replace the crud in office now.


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Here is an excellent take down of BTS's European funded blood libel. If you are so sure of the report's truth, certainly following this link will not scare you.

http://ngo-monitor.org/article/europe_to_breaking_the_silence_bring_us_as_many_incriminating_testimonies_as_possible


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That anyone has to point this out to you says quite a lot, and none of it complimentary: your cite is from a self-interested Zionist, probably hasbarist, organisation. If your cite were offered in a court of law it would be regarded as self-serving, not in any way impartial or factual, much less a "statement against interest".

The question I have for you is: did you swallow that dreck, are you just hoping we're stupid enough to swallow it, or are you simply trying to muddy the water any way you can?

(That they proudly trumpet having received a prize named for Menachem Begin, an unindicted world-criminal, is virtually the definition of khutspa)

(New Palestine Party. Visit of Menachen Begin and Aims of Political
Movement Discussed. A letter to The New York Times, published in the
"Books" section (Page 12) of Saturday December 4, 1948

by Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, Sidney Hook, et.al.

TO THE EDITORS OF NEW YORK TIMES:

Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the
emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine.

The current visit of Menachem Begin, leader of this party, to the United States is obviously calculated to give the impression of American support for his party in the coming Israeli elections, and to cement political ties with conservative Zionist elements in the United States. Several Americans of national repute have lent their names to welcome his visit. It is inconceivable that those who oppose fascism throughout the world, if correctly informed as to Mr. Begin's political record and perspectives, could add their names and support to the movement he represents. ....)


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No surprise as to the facts but that Israeli soldiers are reporting it, that is new. Operation Cast Lead , the period between the election of Obama and his inauguration, was a genocide. Neither the outgoing village idiot or the yet to be installed dreck said anything. Gee, the lame duck and the unoffical dude evaded responsibility. How convenient for the murderous regime of the Nut n yahoo. The plan has always been to annihilate the Palestinians and simutaneously blame them for their extinction. Naturally, the NYT will parrot this propaganda.


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As early as september 2010 the Rachel Corrie trial heard that "in war there are no civilians" -- it’s what 'Yossi', an IDF training unit leader simply stated during a round of questioning on day two of the trials, held in Haifa’s District Court. “When you write a [protocol] manual, that manual is for war,” he added.
For the human rights activists and friends and family of Rachel Corrie sitting in the courtroom, this open admission of an Israeli policy of indiscrimination towards civilians -- Palestinian or foreign -- created an audible gasp... [AlJazeera]


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Lets start calling this what it is: the GAZA HOLOCAUST.

Lets make it a prosecutable crime to deny the GAZA HOLOCAUST. Nut-and-Yahoo is already on record as a holocaust denier.


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First of all didn't Israel create Hamas? The amount of War Crimes, Death and Destruction these above mention countries have caused. Don't even come close to anything Russia is doing relating to foreign policy. I give you exhibit A. Read the linked article. This General Breedlove is a Warmonger. And he is bringing the US and Nato closer to war with Russia. And speaking of US foreign policy. The US lacks
any kind of coherent policy. Especially the bellicose and vicious lies and attacks against Russia.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article41760.htm


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Which is why I have come to the conclusion that ALL militaries torture and commit genocide and war crimes.

ALL.

It's in their nature (like the old parable of the Scorpion and the Turtle.)

The only way to prevent it, is to disband the military, which is what Commander-in-Chief George Washington promised congress he would do at the conclusion of the Revolutionary war. He said "a large standing army was the biggest threat to free peoples everywhere and I shall shall dishband the Contenetal Army at the conclusion of the war." Paraphrasing.


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What does this say about the true nature of the Israeli peoples?; they are every bit as sadistic and inhumane as the Nazi regime that taught them terror; they will be remembered for this through all millenia to come, it is part of our duty to ensure that happens.


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What it says is that the murder that the Israelis complain about (genocide)every time somebody suggests they are the aggressors, the world should consider that the Germans were just playing by the rules the Israelis keep.


#23

Israeli is just the United States spoiled child, if the USA will not spank them, they should stand aside while the world does.


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"The instructions are to shoot right away," said an anonymous First Sergeant who deployed to Gaza City. "Whoever you spot—be they armed or unarmed, no matter what"
"They told us: 'There aren't supposed to be any civilians there"

So apparently the soldiers were ordered to kill civilians. Now if the "anonymous First Sergeant" cared to name his commanding officer who issued the order, there would be a good place to start questioning. Does "they" have a name.


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Anonymous claims from unidentified persons, but they must be true because...why? Oh yeah, because the Israelis are evil. Phooey


#26

Hamas is a government with a territory and an army--close enough to being a country by definition.