One of the things that fascinates me about our civilization today is how completely gullible we are.
We are being played by a bunch of sick, islamo-fascist psychopaths, and we don’t seem to really care. In fact, all that we really seem to care about is that there is some target that we can channel pent up outrage into. And nothing makes a better target than a tiny little country full of Jews in some nowhere backwater like the Middle East.
No really, it’s the perfect snapshot of who and what we’ve become. We abuse the abused and ignore the terrible atrocities perpetrated by some of the worst scoundrels in the world. And, on top of that, we are completely unaware of how the ‘rule of law’ has died, and we only await the obituary and final internment to make it official.
When it all falls apart, there will be some of who survive. To those future survivors, if you should ever read this, please make sure that you have a mirror around that you can gaze into while you repeat the following:
We did this to ourselves.
Sunday, February 19, 2012 | Ryan Jones
When the Gaza Strip’s main power station shut down for lack of fuel last week, Hamas predictably blamed Israel, and found willing collaborators in the mainstream international media.
But over the weekend, evidence surfaced that Hamas may be purposely keeping the people of Gaza living in literal darkness as a means of demonizing Israel.
Bloomberg reported on Saturday that Egypt had offered to deliver a hefty supply of fuel to Gaza to get the power plant running again, but that Hamas had refused because the fuel would be delivered via official pumping stations at an Israeli border crossing.
Up until the end of 2010, Israel provided nearly all of the industrial-grade diesel fuel needed by Gaza’s lone power station. Over 900,000 liters (nearly a quarter of a million gallons) was delivered on a weekly basis.
In January 2010, Israel closed one pipeline into Gaza after repeated terrorist attacks on the border crossing where it was situated, but built a new pipeline elsewhere that effectively doubled the amount of fuel Israel could provide.
But Hamas and the media smelled an anti-Israel story, and weren’t about to let the facts get in the way.