Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Palestine Press Agency reports that there was a new round of tunnel destruction on the Egyptian border with Gaza.

Five tunnels, including those for smuggling of building materials and food, were dynamited, with white smoke visible from the explosions. The Egyptian army also flooded the tunnels with water.

The army also destroyed a house, apparently because it either hid the entrance or was used otherwise in the tunnel trade.

Which makes one wonder - how come there are no Rachel Corries bravely flying to Egypt to protect the houses of Rafah and the tunnel trade to Gaza? Where are the brave activists willing to use their bodies to protect Gazans from losing their lifeline (and Egyptians from becoming homeless)? How come no hordes of human shields from ISM to help their friends in Gaza from the Egyptian army who are placing them under siege? Where are the protests at Rafah for the closing of the crossing? For that matter, where are the filmmakers documenting Egypt's destruction of the tunnels and the cruel actions of the Egyptian army? Is Evergreen College offering college credit for students who want to travel to Egypt to protest? Where are the.................

I'm sorry. I couldn't finish the paragraph because I was laughing too hard. Brave protesters are only "brave" when confronting the ruthless, evil, inhuman IDF. They are more than willing to put themselves in danger when they believe that there is no danger.

They seem to lose their principles when the principles have any potential cost.



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