Friday, January 23, 2009

For Falk’s Sake

As a general rule, I try never to interrupt a man when he is making an arse of himself in public so this is all the pre-amble you get from me on this Jerusalem Post article:
Richard Falk, an independent UN rights expert, said there was compelling evidence that Israel breached basic humanitarian rules and the laws of war by conducting a large-scale military operation "against an essentially defenseless population." "There needs to be an investigation carried out under independent auspices as to whether these grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions ... should be treated as war crimes," Falk said. "I believe that there is the prima facie case for reaching that conclusion," he told reporters in a telephone briefing from California.
"This is the first time I know of where a civilian population has been essentially locked into the war zone, not allowed to leave it despite the dense population and the obvious risks that were entailed," Falk said. "The civilians in Gaza were denied the option of becoming a refugee." Israel, which has an obligation to protect the civilian population under its occupation, did not even allow children, women or sick people to leave the besieged territory, he added.

Denied the option of becoming a refugee – now, it’s an option??? Let’s use Falk’s suggestion for a moment and play what if. What if, Israel had opened its border to all the ‘optional refugees’ from the Gaza Strip? I bet you Falk would still be crying ‘war crimes” and waving his putz accusingly at Israel.

If you are reading this and asking yourself - why would he do that? You obviously fail to comprehend the fundamental nature of the Falkers of the world. You see, if Israel opened her southern borders to the ‘optional Palestinian refugees’ of the Gaza Strip they still would have been under rocket fire – just like nearly a million Israelis were from Hamas’ rockets, and hence, Israel would have failed to provide protection to the ‘optional Palestinian refugees’ from the Gaza Strip…

Now there was ‘one safe direction’ for the ‘optional Palestinian refugees’ to go where they would not necessarily be under IDF or Hamas fire but you won’t hear the Falk’s of the world name the country nor will you hear Egypt accused of failing to be humane for not opening their borders to the ‘optional Palestinian refugees’.

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