It’d Take Hamas 4 Million Years To Destroy Israel

No-one much doubts that the IDF could make Gaza a bombed-out wasteland devoid of human life in a month at most, or about a microsecond if it decided to go nuclear. Via Paul Woodward, the math based on historical casualty rates shows that’d it’d take Hamas and it’s allies 4,477,714 years to do the same thing to Israel.

Woodward writes: “The fact is, over the last twelve years an average of two Israelis a year have been killed by rocket and mortar fire. Whatever the risks of premature death might be for most Israelis, being killed by militants in Gaza is probably the least among them.”

Let’s try to bear this in mind when listening to propaganda about who is genocidal towards who. Capacity matters.

Bonus Read: IDF T-shirts glorify rape and depict soldiers killing babies and pregnant women, or destroying homes and mosques – but “Don’t take this somewhere you’re not supposed to, as though we hate Arabs.”

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Steve Hynd

Most recently I was Editor in Chief of The Agonist from Feb 2012 to Feb 2013. My blogging began at Newshoggers and I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with some great writers there and around the web ever since, including at Crooks & Liars. I'm a late 40′s, Scottish ex-pat, now married to a wonderful Texan, with Honours in Philosophy from Univ. of Stirling, UK 1986. I worked most of life in business insurance industry (fire, accident, liability) including 12 years as a broker/underwriter/correspondent at Lloyd’s of London. Being from the other side of the pond, my political interests tend to focus on how US foreign policy affects the rest of the planet. Other interests include early and dark-ages British history, literature and cognitive philosophy/science.

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  • In the dominant-submissive paradigm, the “lesser”, the “other” is always demeaned and reviled.

    A shirt … depicting a bull’s-eye on a pregnant woman

    When one desires to destroy that what creates life, society has completely disintegrated.

  • Could the printing of clothing be viewed also as a means of venting aggression?

    Sasson-Levy: “No. I think it strengthens and stimulates aggression and legitimizes it. What disturbs me is that a shirt is something that has permanence. The soldiers later wear it in civilian life; their girlfriends wear it afterward. It is not a statement, but rather something physical that remains, that is out there in the world. Beyond that, I think the link made between sexist views and nationalist views, as in the ‘Screw Haniyeh’ shirt, is interesting. National chauvinism and gender chauvinism combine and strengthen one another. It establishes a masculinity shaped by violent aggression toward women and Arabs; a masculinity that considers it legitimate to speak in a crude and violent manner toward women and Arabs.”

    It’s all connected. Gender chauvinism does not exist in isolation. On the contrary, it is the foundation upon which the dominator/submissive/patriarchal/capatalist paradigm rests.

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