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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How the Term ‘Human Shield’ is Used to Justify State Sponsored Massacres

“Hamas is regularly described as 'Iranian-backed Hamas, which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel.' One will be hard put to find something like 'democratically elected Hamas, which has long been calling for a two-state settlement in accord with the international consensus'—blocked for over 30 years by the US and Israel. All true, but not a useful contribution to the Party Line, hence dispensable.” 
― Noam ChomskyGaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians

…we cannot address terrorism of the weak against the powerful without also confronting the unmentionable but far more extreme terrorism of the powerful against the weak.
― Noam Chomsky, Power and Terror: Conflict, Hegemony, and the Rule of Force

Abby Martin breaks through the propaganda rhetoric of ‘Human Shields’, calling out instances such as the second Iraq War and the current conflict in Gaza where the term has been used to demonize the entire demographics and populations subjected to being overthrown.

You can visit our Gaza article archive here.  

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