Who is responsible for that mass-murderous strike on the Al Ahli Baptist Hospital? It’s not the most important question arising from the genocide in Gaza, I grant you. That ‘honour’ goes to whether and how soon this tiny hell on earth goes region-wide and by that fact global.
What’s more, even in the event – off the scale unlikely as it seems to me – that it was indeed a stray Hamas rocket which mowed down hundreds of screaming civilians on October 17, it was the IDF’s already declared intent to slay indiscriminately …
We are fighting human animals and … imposing a complete siege on Gaza. There will be no electricity, no food, no water, no fuel. Israel Defence Minister, Yoav Gallant
The emphasis is on damage and not on accuracy … Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari
… which ensured that so many were packed into that compound in the first place. 1
Nevertheless, Brian Berletic’s podcast today appraises the atrocity not just to get closer to the narrow truth of whodunnit, but to deliver a masterclass in how Western war propaganda works. As more and more of us grow mistrustful of our governments’ claims – Saddam’s WMDs, Assad “gassing children” – the need to ‘launder’ them is being met by a rapidly evolving propaganda ecosystem. It takes in fake experts, ‘think tanks‘, armies of social media sock puppets and of course our systemically corrupt mainstream media.
Over to you Brian …
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- Though occasioned by the October 7 attack by Hamas, such comments as Gallant’s and Hagari’s have a longer pedigree. See “Gaza should be wiped clean with bombs!” Nor can I rule out a false flag element to that attack, though this now seems scarcely relevant. Whether Netanyahu’s deeply divisive regime was (to take the mildest form of false flag thesis) forewarned by Cairo but chose to ignore the warning is secondary to the fact of a Gaza calculatedly provoked. As Caitlin Johnstone put it:
The real goal has always been to … push an inconvenient people into an impossible corner and then when they push back hard enough say “Well, we did all we can and we learned you just can’t help these savages. They’re going to have to go.”
For more on Israel’s very own Final Solution, see Kit Klarenberg’s piece today on ICH, Zionist think tank publishes blueprint for Palestinian genocide. Its focus is a white paper produced last week by a faction within the ruling Likud Party, arguing for the total ethnic cleansing, via Egypt, of Gaza. In a finale that does nothing to dispel the false flag thesis – Israel’s 9/11, Pearl Harbour or, as Bruce Neuburger puts it yet more provocatively in CounterPunch today, Israel’s Kristallnacht – the paper concludes: