If you hope to be the truth shall set you free, then you in fact DO owe it to your readers to post FACTS and not propoganda. When you post "speculation" that Israel is behind 9/11, Mossad is behind suicide bombing attacks, and say on this very thread that Israel kills without thinking, you cannot hide behind the "I am not Israel's PR machine" comment. If you purport to TRUTH (and the word TRUTH is in the title of this site), then you owe it to your readers to actually post...TRUTH. You cannot hide behind the "I am not Israel's PR machine" statement and also call yourself "The Truth Shall Set You Free."
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
One more thing!
I want to state that just for fairness sake, I will say something bad about Israel that I mean. I believe that Israel committed atrocities in Lebanon. This was well documented in Thomas Friedman's book From Beirut to Jerusalem. The Sabra and Shatila massacres took place in Lebanon, by the Maronite Christians, with Ariel Sharon's knowledge and the Israeli army's protection of the Maronites. This is something which will be a black mark on Israel's history, that they can never fully make up for. Ariel Sharon, frankly, was a war criminal for those actions. There also was terrorism of the Irgun Gang in the formation of Israel, though in that instance, it was terrorism that occurred while there were Palestinian terrorists doing THEIR own thing. Two wrongs, however, do NOT make a right, and the bombing of the King David Hotel is not excusable, despite what the Palestinians did in Hebron and elsewhere. (EDITED TO CLARIFY: the bombing of the King David was done against the Brits, not the Palestinians, though it occurred amidst Palestinian terrorism against Jews) I want it to be known that my eyes are open with regard to Israel. I support them despite the Lebanese massacre and the actions of the Irgun Gang, because I see that, overall, the good that Israel does and has done far outweighs the bad. I don't want it to be said that I am not balanced on my blog. UPDATE: qrswave will not write anything good about Israel or bad about the Palestinians on her blog. Here is my reply to THAT.