...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



from a targeted location:

AFP – Smoke billows from a targeted location inside the northern Gaza Strip during an Israeli air raid, as...

Israel tanks mass near Gaza as jets again pound Hamas
Israel pounds Gaza
for second day,

229 killed
Reuters – Palestinians carry a wounded Hamas policeman as others lie on the ground of their destroyed police compound...
Israeli Foreign Minister Says Hamas Is to Blame

Calls grow around world for calm in Gaza
Angry protests also took place in several cities around the world on Sunday against Israel after its air strikes in Gaza killed at least 270 people and wounded hundreds more.


Israel strikes demolish Hamas compounds, kill 192
Curse of the Suicide Bomber: One Sunday's Carnage:
The reports came in all of a sudden: Suicide bombings in four different parts of the world. The toll is not particularly high. But the geographical range reflected the depressing spread of the terrorist ploy — from Sri Lanka, where separatists mastered the technique to devastating effect...
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza, 271 dead
Fourteen children among 22 killed in Afghan attacks
Fourteen children were among 20 Afghans killed in new extremist attacks
Wal-Mart will begin selling iPhones on Sunday giving an enormous new range of distribution for Apple and ATT...
Captions below photos as they originally appeared.
I'm not sure if my job here is to point out the obvious, to me, propaganda of the presentation, or just leave it here as witness.
This is the work of sadists, and the gloating brag of sadists at what they've done. It's very disheartening, and that not least for where it leads, inexorably now.
Still, it's better to keep saying no.
These images and the writing that accompanied them are sets of lies, real pictures and factual paragraphs that contain nothing as clear as a complete falsehood, but lies just the same.
The war on Iraq had as much support as it did in the US because of exactly these tactics. Subliminal bullshit, selective release of graphic imagery set against what sounds like unbiased reporting, in the absence of any real context or balancing history.
Duplicity and great harm.
It's as though the Jews have given their innocence away to the Palestinians.

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