The way Jews say
Cpl. Francisco Javier Soria Toledo
is not much about our species that would be considered
"loveable" by any objective observer. But to me the way
different cultures express their views of reality is one loveable trait of
humans that make us, well . . . so human. Jack Benny and Groucho
Marx were lovable because their Jewishness shone through and touched
every funny thing they said. And the same can be said about Danny
Thomas' being Lebanese and Ricky Ricardo being Cuban.
Their ethnicity was not the joke, but it made the joke funny, or
I guess it comes down
to the use of idioms, and metaphors, and the use of semantic variants of a
common language. But it also comes down to different filters that
are erected between people and reality -- people's ethnic
viewpoints. And it's not just comedy, no sir.
Take the example of the
Government of Israel (GoI) killing a young Spanish UN
peacekeeper, Cpl Francisco Javier Soria Toledo, in Lebanon
yesterday. The GoI attack was in retaliation for Hezbollah
killing two IDF guys, which was in retaliation for GoI killing 6 Hezbollah
guys and an Iranian general. But look at the AP
account written by Ariel Schalit and Zenia Karam,
presumably Jews, judging by their names. Their headline "2 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Hezbollah Attack"
completely ignores -- and thereby disrespects -- the dead
peacekeeper. And the article papers-over the fact that he was killed
by GoI. When referring to the dead Israelis, Schalit and Karam leave
no doubt as to who was responsible:
by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on
Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly
airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in
Syria earlier this month."
But when reporting Cpl.
Toledo's death, Schalit and Karam neglect to mention that it was Israelis
who killed him:
peacekeeper was killed in the border flare-up in southern Lebanon."
That's it. Twelve
words. Passive voice -- "was killed." Not
"Israelis killed a Spanish peacekeeper." No fingers pointing at
GoI. This is what AP calls "news??" According to what Schalit and Karam tell us,
Cpl. Toledo could have
been killed by Hezbollah, and maybe that's what they want you to think.
Lying by what one omits is as effective and as dishonest as lying by what
Israel-slanted AP article to the way RT
reported the same incident. The headline is "UN
peacekeeper, 2 IDF soldiers killed: Israel, Hezbollah exchange
fire." And as for reporting Cpl. Toledo's death, RT lays it
right out there:
however, cites military sources saying that Soria was killed by Israeli
mortar fired in retaliation for a prior attack by Hezbollah."
And speaking of the way
Jews say things, here is the GoI foreign minister, Avigdor Liberman's
response to the attack as reported by Peter Beaumont of the
attack Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, who was meeting
China’s foreign minister in Beijing, called on Israel to respond in a
'forceful and disproportionate manner' ”.
Yes, you read that
correctly -- "disproportionate manner". Did Beaumont quote
Liberman correctly? Apparently so, because many other outlets have
quoted the same words, including Harretz,
Business Times, and the Telegraph.
If Liberman did not mis-speak
or was not misquoted, then this appears to me to
be more or less an official acknowledgement of GoI's policy of violating
the Geneva Convention and international norms against retaliations
employing disproportionate force, which is precisely what the iJews have been doing
repeatedly since the 1930's without any sanctions or repercussions from
the civilized countries of the world. Now if only they would admit to
having that stockpile of illegal nuclear weapons the world would begin to
look at GoI as something other than a pack of liars.