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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Israel has just suffered a historic defeat.
One only had to watch the international news coverage.
BBC persisted in its typically awful reportage on the Israel-Palestine conflict during Israel’s latest rampage.
But tonight it had to acknowledge that the people of Gaza were out in the streets celebrating.
It desperately sought some “balance” by positing that “some people in Israel are probably also celebrating.”
CNN aired Christine Amanpour’s “exclusive” interview with Khaled Meshal.
Despite, or perhaps because of, her silly histrionics (“What do you want?” she tearfully pleaded), Meshal came across as remarkably articulate.
It could not have failed to register even on the terrifyingly stupid Abu Abbas that the PA Comedy Hour will soon be cancelled.
Meshal also explicitly endorsed a settlement on the June 1967 border, which won’t please the BDS/One-State cultists.
CNN then televised the Israeli news conference of Netanyahu, Lieberman and Barak.
They looked like three sixth-graders called down to the Principal’s Office, counting the minutes until the humiliation was over.
Israel suffered a double defeat.
Its announced goal when it went into Gaza was to restore its “deterrence capacity.”
But at the end of the day its deterrence capacity had been drastically reduced:
The once mighty Israeli army that caused the whole Arab/Muslim world to tremble could not even defeat the impoverished and weaponless tiny enclave of Gaza.
Israel demanded an unconditional and unilateral secession of Hamas “rocket” attacks.
But Israel had to accept a mutual ceasefire. It also had to make promises regarding the siege of Gaza.
It is highly improbable that anything will come of these Israeli promises, but still, Israel could not unilaterally impose its will.
Let it, finally, be said:
In praise of the ever-martyred but ever-heroic and ever-renascent people of Gaza.
May they live to see the full brightness of dawn.
Wimpy Israel has exposed its self again not only its psychopathy but also what a paper tiger it is. Even with full power over the US media, the once invisible power of Israeli propaganda has fallen. Chicken little and the boy who cried wolf should be required reading for Israeli politicians. Every TV talking head read their Israeli talking points but they failed anyway. No one listens to it anymore. And for once there was push back. RT, Presstv, Whatreallyhappened.com the Scott Horton Show, Boiling Frogs, this site and sites like this all over the web and all over social media told the truth and countered the Israeli megaphonies. Youtube could not delete videos quick enough and vimeo and other sites were there to get around the monopoly. I have been saying for 11 years now that if we can break the media monopoly we can fix everything. The greatest power the state has is the control of information. Onward for Palestine. Israel lost its election hopes in Romney, Israel no longer dictates or weilds complete control over American elections. The world has turned a corner where the angry screaming zionist cry baby is no longer being listened to. No one wants to hear their excuses and rationalizations any longer. But the economic damage and lost of life has still been done. We cannot let this happen again. A year or two from now Israel will just re-invade like they always do. oh so they hope. But without control of the press they cannot sell their lies to the world anymore.