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Human Shields

Posted By on January 7, 2009

As long as I’m rambling, there’s another thing.

“Human shields.”  Whenever they shoot, or blow up civilians they say the enemy was using them as “human shields.”

Israel has been saying this about Gaza.  Before that, Lebannon.  And before that, US spokespeople said the same thing about Iraqis.  I don’t know who gets credit for coming up with it first.

But just so we’re straight on this, what is it, exactly they expect them to do?

Gather in a nice, big, empty field, a safe distance from all civilians, and wait for the bombs to fall on them?

And who are these “human shields,” anyway?  Aren’t they just the families of the men who are doing the fighting?  Their neighbors, their children?  Do they really want them to be killed?

Or is it possible, just possible, that they’re fighting in their own, civilian, neighborhoods because that’s where the enemy tanks are?


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