Sunday, November 25, 2012

Bassam Mroue wants to show the White Man that he can be as biased for Israel as he

Souheil sent me this:  "So many enraging statements in this Bassem Mroue article

These 2 pearls:
"Hezbollah, like Hamas and other Gaza militant factions, maintains a rocket arsenal and regularly threatens to use it. It fought an inconclusive 34-day war with the Jewish state in 2006 that left 1,200 Lebanese and 160 Israelis dead." (emphasis mine)

and the horrible equivalency here:
"In the Gaza conflict, Israeli aircraft launched some 1,500 strikes on targets linked to the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers and other groups, while Gaza militants fired roughly the same number of rockets into Israel."

PS I don't mind describing the July 2006 war as inconclusive, but the notion that there is a qualitative or quantitative equivalence between Gaza rockets and the missiles of Israel is just plane wrong.  Mr. Mroue does not know (or wants to pretend that he does not know) that every Israeli "strike" entails many missiles and bombs.