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Thread #129840 Message #2952422
Posted By: Jim Carroll
26-Jul-10 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Subject: RE: BS: New Israeli atrocity: attack on Gaza aid
Or perhaps you would prefer it from the Horse's Mouth; From the American Magnes Zionist:
Last summer I published a post in which I charted the different stages of Israel's cover-up of the illegal use of white phosphorus in the Gaza Op. You can read about it here. First, there was total denial of use; then the IDF admitted use but claimed that it was legal. When Breaking the Silence published clear testimonies of its illegal use, together with the physical evidence and testimonies of the Gazans, the response was to shoot the messenger.
Well, now, ribono shel olam, Israel has finally admitted to illegal use of white phosphorus in the Gaza Campaign in its reply to the Goldstone Report. We are even told what officers gave the commands, and that they were "reprimanded."
How many chances does the IDF get to change its story before people stop taking it seriously? And at each stage the Hasbara moonies parrot whatever happens to be the current version!
Will somebody explain to me why anybody should give any credence to what the IDF spokesperson says – even if it happens to be true?
By the way, there is evidence that there were other cases of use of white phosphorus besides the one referred to here