We Have To Learn This Lesson
Well said in every respect. Yes, there are some on the left who support what Hamas has done, and while it isn't anywhere near a majority, it is still hurtful to Jews because we were comrades in arms around the issues of economic and social jsutice. We cannot and do not equate Hamas with Palestinians but recognize it as a genocidal, Islamo-fascist cult that wants to wipe out Jews (see their charter) and of course Israel. And no, it should not deter us from pursuing Palestinian national rights and restoring a liberal democracy in Israel and the U.S.
I completely agree. I will say that although I’m not a Biden fan in many ways, his responses thus far do seem to show brain and heart.
Hi Oliver, I subscribed just so that I can comment on this post. I just want to ask why every US president falls all over themselves to appear to be pro-Israel to the point where they totally ignore the fact that there's more than one narrative in this story. Specifically, why is the word "occupation" never uttered by Biden or anyone in his administration? Nor did you use this word in your post. Is it not obvious that it gives essential context to this war, as opposed to merely portraying the Palestinians as terrorists?
Agreed. And I love Kal-El photos
Well said, really wish we could slow down with selling weapons to genocidal regimes too. Even my country, Canada does this, it's infuriating!
Don't stop saying this, Oliver. When it comes to War, we must be vigilant.
Can we slow down the arms sales? We are producing and providing almost 50% of the weapon systems to include small arms.
We still produce bomblet bombs and have not signed the agreement to outlaw these weapons.
Children often find the ones that don’t go off.
Not all these “ systems” work.
I want a World Wide Stand down.
A peace conference.
In the 80’s I read a GPO forecast for WW3 . If you wanted to you could buy DOD pubs.
It all started with pin pricks and then it was on.
Great article Oliver. I appreciate your thoughtful position.
These past couple of weeks, I’ve been hearing a lot of people, TRYING not to point my finger at Jews here, but yeah, a lot of Jewish voices, saying things like “civilians have always been collateral damage in war”, and a lot about “ceasefire just gives Hamas time to reload,” and “We can’t be squeamish about casualties.” O yeah, and accusing anybody who doesn’t want innocent Palestinians killed as “antisemitic” and “pro-terrorist”. I’m really getting repeats of 911 in the media, and I’m scared Israel is going to blow this like we did.
Great piece. One ?: in the end of graph 4 you say "people just forget." You think it's some type of American specific amnesia or willful blindness to history? I lean towards to the latter. Thanks for the work.
Key note about lemmings going over cliffs into the sea. The helos being used to document the wildlife scared the poor critters, and they ran away to their deaths from terror. It is not their normal behavior. Never has been, nor will it continue. Just shows to go ya.
I'm all for a ceasefire, but without guarantees that ALL the hostages will be released and that there won't be another pogrom (because that's what Oct 7 was folks, a pogrom), then a "ceasefire" won't be worth the air used to say it or the ink used to print it.
Noah Smith suggests a three state solution for geographic reasons. That’s an idea to explore.