So, the U.N. team charged with finding some way to accuse Israel of war crimes during its Gaza operation has miraculously found a way to do just that.
And, also surprising, Gaza’s Palestinians are pleased with the outcome.
So, let’s take a look at some of the findings of the commission, which was asked to look only into what Israel did wrong during the three-week war in which combatants and civilians from both sides were killed.
First, in the report’s account, “some 1,400 Palestinians, including hundreds of civilians, were killed in the December-January offensive, which sought to stop rocket fire by Gaza militants on southern Israeli towns. Thirteen Israelis also died, including four civilians.”
See, the Palestinians were “killed,” and the Israelis “also died.” They weren’t killed, they just quietly fell over dead.
Right off the bat, we know where this is going, don’t we?
The 575-page report also said Israel used disproportionate firepower and failed to avoid civilian deaths. So, what’s proportionate firepower when intractable crazy people won’t stop firing at you? In what war did which country avoid civilian deaths?
And in suggesting Israel didn’t do enough to prevent civilian deaths, the report, perhaps unintentionally, acknowledges the Jewish state didn’t target civilians, as opposed to the incessant rocket fire from the Palestinian Arabs, which nearly always did.
And, since that conclusion was difficult to avoid, the report suggested that nearly a decade of constant deadly rocket fire might have also been unfortunate.
But the strongest condemnations, as always, were aimed at the Middle East’s one, tiny, non-Muslim state.
The report criticized Israel for deliberately destroying nonmilitary targets, citing a flour mill, a chicken farm and water pumps.
OK. So, it’s a war crime to destroy a chicken farm, even if terrorists are firing from inside it…
Hurling a rocket at a kindergarten, on the other hand – that’s fine.
I get it now.
And even as this one-sided report adds ammunition to the stockpile of those seeking justification for the murder of world Jewry, let’s take a peek at what was going on elsewhere in the world that sparked no outrage, no reports, no accusations of war crimes…
The Associated Press reported, on the same day the report was released, that “Yemeni warplanes hit a makeshift camp for civilians fleeing fighting between the government and Shiite rebels, killing dozens of people.”
An ambulance driver counted 120 people taken to the local hospital, among them dozens of dead, the story notes. Three other witnesses reported a similar number of casualties in the area north of the capital.
But it wasn’t a chicken farm, so…
Also on the day the United Nations commission condemned Israel as a war criminal, the AP reported that gunmen burst into a drug treatment center in a northern Mexican border city and shot to death 10 people, the second such mass killing this month.
Thank God it wasn’t a water pump, or they’d be in real trouble.
Also that day, Indonesia’s anti-terror forces were reportedly possibly zeroing in on the “hardline Islamist groups” responsible for suicide bombings on the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta in July which killed seven.
And in Kenya, the very same day, the AP reported that “most of the bodies of 32 Kenyans killed during a cattle raid in northern Kenya were buried in a mass grave.”
Dozens of people also were reportedly wounded in the raid, which was prompted by an influx of millions of people driven to seek food and water for themselves and their cattle during a prolonged drought there.
”Their cattle are dying, people are pulling their children out of school, malnutrition are rates are rising,” a relief worker said, according to the story.
No crime against humanity there.
No, clearly we need to concentrate our efforts on those monsters who are out there randomly destroying chicken farms, water pumps and flour mills, so we can make the world safe for…. What, exactly?
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