Tuesday, December 25, 2012

gas masks in Israel

Every few year, the Israeli government engineers a spectacle of distributing gas masks to its citizens to protect them from some impending chemical danger from an Arab or an Iranian attack.  Every spectacle of the sorts is known in Israel and outside of Israel as a cheap publicity stunt that is intended to exploit the holocaust for political purposes (which is a sport in Israel).  And every time, the Western media dutifully goes along with the propaganda ploy and circulates the images and headlines.  I mean, at what point someone in the West will protest and boycott the stunt?   But my favorite parts of the stunt is that some Israeli citizens are shown wearing the damn masks as if there was some attack and they are protecting themselves.  How dumb is Israeli propaganda? Less dumb than the Western media that goes along with it.