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Mainstream Media is the Enemy of Humanity -- No One Asks Anymore WHY did Gazans Imprison Themselves in Gaza

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Jan 5, 2009 at 03:41

Mainstream Media is the Enemy of Humanity -- No One Asks Anymore WHY did Gazans Imprison Themselves in Gaza

Mainstream Media and their ignorance, disinformation and calumny is as much the enemy as the Islamists. The lies of the Media have to be fought with the same vigilance and energy. Without the support of this Media decrepitude, Radical Islamists, especially regarding Israel, would never have amassed the toxic power and influence they now have.

Never asked is WHY are the crossings in and out of Gaza closed as much as possible? WHY are Gazans not welcome to freely cross in and out of Israel or Egypt, for that matter?

When the reason for the current action against Hamas is given as the years of Rockets launched, especially after the current end of what they called the cease fire, the reply is most often that the

Gazans are only responding with Rockets to their occupation and blockade. Because they are so pitifully "helpless."

While the continued use of the word Occupation is clearly absurd, there is a blockade of sorts. It's true, Gazans are not freely permitted into Israel. Never mind the obvious that no country is to be told who it will let through it's boarders.

Never asked by the Media is WHY -- why isn't the Gaza crossing open.

The Anti-Israel and Anti-Jew world says that Hamas has the right to launch Rockets at Israeli civilians because Gaza is a "prison camp."

So they're saying Civilian Targeting is OK -- perfectly FINE -- just a nuisance -- when there is a grievance. (As long as it's only against Jews -- yawn.)

The MSM never contradicts or asks WHY the borders to Gaza are closed. Never. I never heard it once in response to the "prison" comment.

When Israel stupidly left Gaza, it was with one main idea. They left the greenhouses intact, with the false hope that with a now "unoccupied" territory, the Gazans would set their sights on building a society with the means to run economically well. After all, that's what the MSM and the peace advocates had been saying would be the wonderful result.

Never mind that the Gazans saw the Israel retreat as a Victory and were thereby encouraged and emboldened. Never mind that they destroyed the greenhouses and were seen triumphantly trampling them. Never mind that their victory dances (riots) celebrated not their new freedom, but the taste on their tongues of being one step closer to destroying Israel.

No one seems to recall that the PA promised (ha!) to take over guarding the crossings and prevent attacks on the trucks bringing trade. The Israelis promised to keep the crossings open as long as there were no attacks. There was even talk of a highway from Gaza to the West Bank.

That lasted about 2 weeks. Then the Gazans attacked the trucks. They even attacked a fuel station.

The Israelis told them that as soon as the attacks stopped, the crossings would be open again. But the attacks never stopped. The Rockets never stopped. Gazans traveled into Israel to do their suicide thing to murder civilians.

Then they blamed their use of Rockets on the closing of the crossings. Inversion.

Yet, the crossings did stay largely open -- only closing occasionally to attempt to encourage quiet for a time.

The Gazans imprisoned themselves -- that's the WHY that no one asks and no one answers.

The Gazans imprison themselves for one purpose only. Propaganda. They sacrifice the well-being and safety of their citizens -- using them in the cause of the Arab nations as they have since 1948 -- to provide the fodder for Propaganda which deligitimizes and will enable the eventual destruction of Israel and the murder of Jews. Media ignores this.

No "peace" people care about the welfare of the Gazans. Neither do the Islamic nations. Certainly not the Media. None of them ever has. If they cared, they would encourage them to settle down, stop making war, and build a society. If there was quiet and a change of attitude, there would be Independence, Peace and Prosperity. That's all it would take. Period.

The Israeli intentions offer the options that are actually the most caring. Options that would encourage a decent way of life. (I personally think this offer has been way too early, and agree with Dr. Pipes that nothing of the sort should be offered until there is a true and long standing change of heart.) But, the Israelis do and have continued to offer this.

If anyone else cared about those called Palestinians, they would encourage them to stop the violence, which harms themselves even more than the Israelis. If anyone else cared.

But then, that wouldn't satisfy vicarious blood lust of the Peace People, nor would it make headlines.

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