I've decided not to put this up at RedState [My colleagues have persuaded me to put this up at RedState: personally, I think that after a certain point you shouldn't give valuable front-page space to attacking hate sites, but the aforementioned colleagues were pretty vehement that I should do so in this case]. I'm pretty close to writing Vox off as an openly anti-Semitic website, and we don't give those things any traffic. Still... dear God but this article reeks: "Yes, Gaza militants hide rockets in schools, but Israel doesn't have to bomb them."
...I submit to all of you that when the first half of your headline concedes that one side is committing war crimes (a phrase that does not appear anywhere in that article), the second half of your headline should not try to find balance. There is no 'balance.' PJ Tatler summed it up pretty starkly: 'Hiding weapons of war in schools is a war crime, straight up. Targeting civilians intentionally, as Hamas does, is also a war crime.' If ordinary Palestinians don't want to get bombed in retaliation for these war crimes, then I suggest that they start shooting on sight the malignant sons-of-[expletive deleted] in Hamas who keep using them as human shields. Because that's the only way this is going to end: Hamas cannot survive in Palestine without the good will of the Palestinians.
I'm sorry, but I'm tired of the Left treating the Palestinians as children incapable of either agency, or the ability to make moral choices. No good will come of doing that.
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Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: Here's the thing about trying to prick my conscience with the thought of dead kids: it doesn't work if I think that you're a Jew-hating death-lover, or an apologist for same.
PPS: Jeff Bezos sometimes wakes up in a cold sweat, fresh from a nightmare where he had actually funded this tripe. Or so I assume.