By Ramzy Baroud
"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. "