Monday, November 19, 2012

Netanyahu's high-stakes game in Gaza

By Ramzy Baroud
Asia Times

"The last time Israel attacked Palestinians in full force many UN and international rights organizations said it committed war crimes worthy of international tribunals. None took place, thanks to the shield of the US government and media. Now Palestinian deaths will again buttress Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as an unbending guardian against "an existential threat" to the Jewish state. The truth remains irrelevant.....

Now that Israel is once more pushing its agenda as an American priority, the time is ripe for further escalation and for more saber-rattling against Iran, Hezbollah and whomever else Israel perceives as an enemy. Israeli causalities will be used to demonstrate Israel's supposed vulnerability, and Palestinian deaths will buttress Netanyahu's rightwing government as Israel's unbending guardian against those who continue to pose "an existential threat" to the Jewish state. The truth, of course, remains the least relevant. "

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