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    • new_york_loner
    • 27.12.09 | 16:12 (IST)

    Let's review the facts - A militant Rabbi is killed on Thursday. By the following Saturday, the Israeli authorities have not only identified the killers, but have boldly assassinated them with impunity, run a confirming ballistics test on a confiscated weapon and are already being absolved of any culpability by the USA. This is not how law-abiding democracies are supposed to operate in the 21st century. This is faith-based martial law. The murder of the three suspects were summary executions. This is not democracy, nor the rule of law, this is extra-judicial vendetta and the law of the jungle. Bibi keeps the fear level high and the hate level even higher, without the "justified" antipathy, he is nothing, and he knows it. This self-serving demagogue may lead Israel to absolute ruination, the trajectory seems about right. Shalom!

    from the article: Despite U.S. rap, Netanyahu says IDF will keep 'aggressively' defending Israelis
    First published 08:24 27.12.09 | Last updated 13:00 27.12.09
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