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    • 12.05.07 | 05:01 (IDT)

    "In the real world there are limits to how much genocide a state can get away with" Genocide, the real kind, is easier to get away with today than it has been any time since WWII. Rawanda, Darfur, Iraq, Liberia, etc. those that kill mass amounts of people for political reasons seem able to do so without any consequence whatsoever. The idea that Israel has or would commit a genocide is actually quite absurd. There is no doubt that the Palestinian population (those who are not Israeli citizens) are in a lousy position. But by no measure does that conflict rise to genocide. Nor, actually, does it rise to the level of even the top 20 conflicts of the last 50 years in terms of death, dispossession, and/or damage to infrastructure. The world is a nasty place. The San Francisco area is full of people who are aware of this. Unfortunately, a high percentage of those folks fixate disproportionately on Israel.

    from the article: The wheels did not turn
    First published 00:00 11.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.05.07
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