don't mistake the photo above for this week's time. it's from 1982.
i mean, really, can you imagine the MSM publishing such an
as my last post suggested, i'm getting really sick and tired of all the tacit (and not so tacit) complicity with israel's unchecked, unjustifiable aggression. i've noticed that the increasingly disappointing NYT, for instance, likes to mention (before retracting, apparently), that israeli victims of the current conflict were "drinking coffee" and doing other such human things before dying, unlike those masses of worthless lebanese, who were probably hiding katyushas under their beds. they can delete all the phrases they like, but googlecache don't lie:
in contrast to the stunning imbalance and resounding silence out there, i've been appreciating the critiques and analyses over at angryarab (who has taken some direct shots at the NYT), lenin's tomb, and juan cole's informed comment.
it is downright shameful that a mere 8 US senators voted against the resolution supportive of israel's attacks on lebanon. and it is downright shameful that over 80% of israelis support their government's policy of collective punishment.
if i were jewish (as is my wife, her family, and many dear friends of mine), i would speak in solidarity with bionicoctopus's sentiments of a year ago: NOT. IN. MY. FUCKING. NAME.
but i am an american, and contrary to what hilary says, i do NOT stand behind israel.
THIS. MUST. STOP.