- The Road to Ruad
- Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’
Fred Reed, Fred on Everything
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Smoke rises as flames spread across buildings after Israeli strikes in the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City. The airstrikes set off huge explosions that turned the night sky orange. Picture: AP
July 20, 2014 | I first heard the phrase in Phnom Penh during the siege: “The situation is hopeless, but not critical.” As Israel and the Moslem world claw at each other unendingly, I wonder whether the same diagnosis doesn’t apply. Perhaps I am wrong. I don’t see how.
To begin at the beginning: The Jews had long wanted a country of their own and, after Germany, understandably really wanted one. The problem was that all the countries were already taken except maybe Antarctica, so they conquered parts of Palestine by force of arms.
Fred Reed Fred, a keyboard mercenary with a disorganized past, has been published in Playboy, Soldier of Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Harper's, National Review, Signal, Air & Space, and suchlike. He has worked as a police writer, technology editor, military specialist, and authority on mercenary soldiers. He is by all accounts as looney as a tune.
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Israel Is Captive to Its ‘Destructive Process’ Chris Hedges, Truthdig
The belief that a race or class is contaminated is used by ruling elites to justify quarantining the people of that group. But quarantine is only the first step.