...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



A state that takes such steps is no longer distinguishable from a terror organization

"Will the blackout of Gaza bring down the Hamas government or cause the population to rally around it? And even if the Hamas government falls, as Washington wants, what will happen on the day after?
These are questions for which nobody has any real answers.
As usual here: Quiet, we're shooting. But this time we are not only shooting. We are bombing and shelling, darkening and destroying, imposing a siege and kidnapping like the worst of terrorists and nobody breaks the silence to ask, what the hell for, and according to what right?"

The legitimate basis for the IDF's operation was stripped away the moment it began. It's no accident that nobody mentions the day before the attack on the Kerem Shalom fort, when the IDF kidnapped two civilians, a doctor and his brother, from their home in Gaza. The difference between us and them? We kidnapped civilians and they captured a soldier, we are a state and they are a terror organization.
Gideon Levy/Haaretz (Israel)- 03.Jul.06
Missing entirely from the US media is that simple stark fact. The day before Shalit was captured a Palestinian doctor, and his son, were kidnapped from their home. The day before. So when the headlines and the ledes say "reacted" and "in response to" they're lying. Straight up lying.
Another Jewish voice of sanity in the midst of all this madness:
Richard Silverstein-Tikun Olam

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