This should have shocked me. It didn’t. Extremists almost always go the “smiting” clause for their perceived enemies. If there is a God? He certainly needs better editors than the plague of the planet called humans. Especially the unholy triad of religions that beget themselves off of the “Old Testament,” Christians, Jews and Muslims. No God of Creation would possibly tell any of these fuckers what the power hungry men who were his editors twisted his words into.
…an Israeli Orthodox “family magazine,” Fountains of Salvation, which suggests that Israel will create death camps for Palestinians in order to wipe them out like Amalek. The article attacks Israeli rabbis who dispute the letter recently circulated from pro-settler extremist rabbis which urged that no Israeli Jew rent apartments or homes to Israeli Palestinians. It chided them for being “politically correct” and refusing to do their jobs and educate the populace in the true path of Torah (which is presumably to hate Palestinians).
(snip – the money quote)
It will be interesting to see whether they leave the assembly of the Amalekites [Palestinians] in extermination camps to others, or whether they will declare that wiping out Amalek is no longer [historically] relevant. Only time will tell…
(a second source, since I am unfamiliar with either)
If that isn’t enough to twist your knickers? Go below.
The small village of Dkaika, inhabited by Bedouin shepherds, which had been there since Ottoman times was destroyed by the IDF in the West Bank, including a small school which was teaching their children English among other things. This was not a Hamas school, these people were no threat. The nearest school is about 25 km away… making it impossible for these children to ever get an education.
This is the village of Dkaika, about as far south in the West Bank as you can get. It’s a community of around 300 people, without electricity or running water, whose days are spent tending their herds of goats and sheep and trying not to attract the attention of nearby Jewish settlers.
On Wednesday, at about 7.30am, a convoy of military vehicles and bulldozers arrived to tear down 16 homes, an animal pen, a store and one of the village school’s classrooms. All were subject to demolition orders, granted because the structures were built without permission, which is almost impossible for Palestinians to get around here. Dkaika is in Area C, under full Israeli military and civil control, which accounts for 60% of the West Bank.
The teachers were handcuffed and blindfolded in front of their pupils before the bulldozers moved in. One girl, Mariam Odeh, 13, said she had been afraid the classroom would be demolished over their heads.
Twelve-year-old Nayfeh Ka’abneh lost her home as well as her classroom. That night she slept in a tent. “It wasn’t comfortable,” she said, shyly twisting the ends of her headscarf. “We want to rebuild our home.”
In another tent, with a rug laid over bare stony ground and a small fire burning in a corner, Fida Najada, 24, said she had no money to reconstruct her home. Her husband, who was tending herds far from the village, did not yet know it had been demolished. Pregnant and with a small boy clinging to her legs, Najada had no idea how long she would have to live under canvas.
How cruel, if not counter-intuitive to Israeli “security” is it to tear down a village of apolitical, autonomous shepherds? Those children we be left with no education, and horrific memories of the day the IDF ruined their very world. The fear, the horror… and ultimately the anger. This is the fodder from which Extremists are born. Congratulations, Israel, you just created enemies out of the ether. Think how differently those children would have grown up had the IDF come in, and say, provided electricity and running water to that town, like they do for the “settlements”? They would have created sympathetic allies, not fodder for resistance.
People in ignorance follow Extremists.
Now to Tunisia….
…many factors lead to its success, such as a well organized trade unions movement, and the most potent weapon in the Arab world, the youth.
Population ageing is widespread across the world, but most Arab countries have been experiencing a youth explosion. More than one third of them are now unemployed. Tunisia is a bit different since it is one of the few Arab countries that opted for a family planning policy initiated during the rule of its first president, Habib Bourguiba. Tunisia, however, has also adopted a development plan with a focus on higher education, leaving a large number of young college graduates unemployed.
An overview, from my understanding, is that President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was supported widely by the west, tied to the EU, and for sounding particularly (neo) liberal at first. Ultimately he created a fascist regime under which no protest or criticism was tolerated. Arrests, disappearances, and murders were rampant.
The one thing Ali did, however, was support educating the masses, and ended up with a generation of college graduates who could not find work. Impoverished, seeing how the Elites were raping their country, aided by the Wikileaks proof (somehow garnered through all the internet blocks) the people began to rise up to overthrow their oppressive government.
Way to go, Tunisia, educate people then punish them for wanting jobs, freedom of (or from) religion and then expect no revolt.
Cited as another “twitter” revolution by Americans, this is nowhere near that simple.
I find the tales united by one compelling structure, a case study for the “Think Tanks” funded by the Elites.
Religion is a necessary weapon – nothing more.
Keeping people entirely uneducated may cause extremist reactions – bad unless you NEED enemies to justify your militarization against a populace in order to steal their land.
Educate them too much, and they rise against you.
Golly, small wonder the US is trying to walk the razor wire between the two. Educate (read INDOCTRINATE) us “just enough” to make us useful pawns; yet not enough to be a threat.
That? And make sure you have a good kill switch and traceability for the internet – something already being put in place.
The center cannot hold, when the abyss between the haves and have-nots is growing exponentially Worldwide.
Have a nice day, eh?
they rode in on….