Sunday, December 28, 2008

COSATU Condemns Israel: Pot. Kettle. Black

The Congress of South African Trade Unions have called the Israeli air raids into Gaza “criminal”. COSATU want the South African government to break diplomatic ties with “Apartheid Israel” and is also calling for sanctions to be instituted against it.

Mainstream media, or the “ministry of lies” as the great Frank from Queens calls them, obviously fall over their own feet to broadcast their version of the truth, burning into our minds the images of wounded Palestine children being carried to hospital. Civilians are being shown as bearing the brunt of Israel’s “illegal” policy of “collective punishment”.

Don’t blink, or you’ll miss the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), Media Review Network (MRN) and other South African Islamic groups jumping on the bandwagon.

COSATU have criticized the “balanced approach” of the South African government towards Israel and Palestine. They are told to learn lessons from the Apartheid struggle in South Africa. Policies developed in this era need to be drastically changed and South Africans have to boycott Israeli goods, since support for Israel is now proclaimed to be an “apartheid” action.

I have a few questions for these intellectuals based in that hub of crime, corruption, racial hatred, incompetence, anti-white hate speech and idiocy, to the rest of the world known as post-apartheid South Africa:

1) These air raids into Gaza - were they a retaliation of some sort, or did these Israelis just decide on some sunny day that this sounds like something to keep them busy with for a while?

2) Did the thought ever cross your mind (and I am making some assumptions here) that somewhere there are some Israeli children being carried to hospital?

3) Explain to me the concept of Israeli attacks being illegal and criminal, but the same actions from Palestine not being. Provided of course your answer to my first question wasn’t “just some sunny day”.

4) How come, whatever your answer to question 1 was (and sorry folks, this really isn’t a trick question), you call the actions of Israel illegal and criminal, but your big, fat, senile brother across the Limpopo border can exterminate a whole tribe, kill his own people due to utter incompetence over decades which resulted in a total breakdown of infrastructure and bash in the heads of his opposition party members and STILL he isn’t classed as a criminal in your books?

5) Exactly how are you qualified to categorise the actions of the Israeli nation as criminal? Is it because you yourself are so experienced at being criminal? I am just asking based on your wonderful track record and also that of your “brothers” in the ANC and the SA Communist Party. And please don’t tell me it is one of those cases where the Tripartite Alliance is neither tripartite nor an alliance - you can’t use this relationship when it suits you and hide it in the toilet when it is an embarrassment. Oh well, of course you can, but I don’t accept it - neither does any person with an IQ slightly higher than that of a carrot.

6) To these “religion of peace” supporters I actually have a statement rather than a question. You don’t qualify to call any other entity “criminal” or “illegal”. Not when you murder when it suits you in the name of your peaceful religion. You lost me at “hello”.

7) Even if you have by some miraculous sequence of celestial events managed to convince yourself that action against Israel is warranted, i.e. the policy changes and sanctions, how do you intend to convince the lesser carrots amongst us to authorise such actions when you veto every action demanded by those same lesser carrots against that dictator Mugabe? You see, the problem with dealing with lesser carrots is that they actually remember what happened the day before yesterday. Bummer, isn’t it?

And no, the title of my post really does not have any racial connotation to it. Just accept that from a lesser carrot.

4 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Well to be honest, COSATU has been more vociferous in condemning Mugabe than the ANC has been. I remember when the arms shipment was coming in from China for Zimbabwe COSATU said it was not acceptable and their workers would not unload that shipment. Their statements against Israelis do seem to be knee-jerk reactions without analyzing the whole issue. That whole issue is complex, on one hand Israel has right to defend itself. On other, why unleash this bombardment when they know innocent civilians will be killed and maimed? I do not have an answer, just throwing a question out there.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are sitting down FrankTalk: I agree with your comments totally except I'll go one further re: Israel/Hamas civilians.

I think Israel has shown enormous restraint in not going after Hamas' rockets with more force before which have been raining down in their 1000s for years and to wait this long is commendable on Israel's part. That civilians are injured is unfortunate, nobody including Israel wants that - except Hamas - it makes for great sympathy/ guilt viewing.

Did you notice that not one single MSM reported in detail on the 200 rockets fired into Israel in the week after the ceasefire was called off by Hamas? Just a minor mention and moving along.. And what about the Israeli woman killed in a rocket attack? Almost no coverage, the family of the dead woman was not interviewed, nothing, yet on Sky, BBC, and especially CNN it is wall to wall 24/7 coverage of Gaza, the screaming, running people in Gaza, crying babies etc.

I have no sympathy for the people in Gaza. They voted for Hamas. They support Hamas. They allow weapons and rockets to be stored in their homes, shit happens.

Hamas wanted a war with Israel, it is getting it.

Anonymous said...

You make some valid points here, but I am not sure, I think Israel might be overreaching here. I say so as one who is myself a Jewish person with relatives who live in Israel. I am no fan of Hamas, and I totally believe they should have left Israel alone after Israelis pulled out in '05. However, Israel, to be honest, does not have a good track record when it comes to respecting Arab and Palestinian human rights. I completely agree with going after Hamas to get them to stop the rocket attacks. But the question I posed to my Jewish relatives in email I will re-state here, why not initiate some type of police action to go after these Hamas terrorists instead of unleashing the massive bombardment where innocent women and children are getting killed and maimed? In a way this seems to me analogous to this: there is a neighbor shooting at my house, so instead of going after that particular neighbor I am going after everyone in the area, including women and children. I could be wrong of course, but that's how this appears to me at moment.

Anonymous said...

Israel has done that. It has sent in the tanks time and again and tried to knock out the rocket launchers but it hasn't helped. They keep coming. What more can it do?

The rocket launches is condoned at the highest level in Hamas, by the security establishment in Hamas therefore it goes to reason that if one takes out those facilities housing the officials, they will rethink their modus operandi.

The collateral damage is unfortunate but then it is Hamas that is keeping these rockets near civilians knowing full well that people may be killed if attacked. Hamas uses its own people as human shields as any terrorist entity is wont to do.

The thing is, Hamas wants the collateral damage in order to get sympathy. When only militants are being taken out, the Arab world keeps quiet but as soon as civilians are killed, they are obliged to speak up and thus Hamas wins on that score. This is all planned by Hamas. Look at the coverage it is getting.

Propaganda is the most effective weapon of war, don't forget.