I think I have a right to expect fair, honest, and impartial reporting as a consumer of a major American magazine such as Time Magazine -- not to read a political advertisement which claims to be a legitimate news story, but in fact is nothing than an anti-Semitic propaganda rant which smacks of the old and utterly fantastic blood libels against the Jews in Christian Europe that they were murdering Christian children to use their blood for the making of matzah. This accusation was often started by the clergy or nobility to start a pogrom against the Jews to have them expelled from their village(s) and take away their property.
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister, would be hard put to come up with a better propaganda than Time Magazine came out against the Jews in this story, "Voice from The Rubble" in its February 9, 2009 issue, pp. 32-33.
It paints Jewish soldiers as going out on a "picnic" to root out rocket squads after the democratically elected Hamas government in Gaza fired over 7,000 deadly high explosive rockets in Israeli civilian population centers over a couple of years, but instead they have nothing better to do with their time than to murder "deadly" female toddlers, and not to even shoot the father and mother and other adults nearby who may pose a real threat. The story is obviously a blood libel against the Jews for having the audacity and arrogance to defend themselves against such harmless merciful peaceful courageous civilian targeting Hamas rocket launcher terrorists and their overwhelmingly supportive civilian population.
Blood libels against the Jews are normal in the prejudiced bigoted discriminatory Arab and Muslim media, but we should expect much better of a magazine that has the stature of Times Magazine and gives such a distorted picture of the truth to serve its own selfish ends while concurrently smearing the reputation of the American media and the country as whole which is supposed to be the land of the free and the home of the brave and stand with those who aspire to these same ideals.
If the Canadians or Mexicans fired rockets into our territory as Hamas did to Israel we would utterly devastate their rocket launching sites and the surrounding supportive civilian centers that these terrorists are hiding behind in a couple of days -- not wait a couple of years to sustain massive property damage, human casualties, and a total disruption of life in the areas under terrorist attack. Our actions would result in massive carnage, but they are firmly justified on the basis of natural law. The general principle is if someone comes to kill you as the terrorist fighters and their supportive civilian terrorist population came to kill us in this hypothetical example then kill him first. Why is his blood redder than yours? Jesus' apparent pacifism does not apply here. Someone that comes to murder you is not your enemy that you should turn your cheek to per Jesus' urging, but an enemy of God that needs to be destroyed in order to preserve God's moral order on Earth.
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