Bibi Netanyahu, Palestine's next King Herod? How Many Babies to Murder?
24 July 2014
By Jane Stillwater
How can I say this politely? Not really sure, but here
goes. "Bibi Netanyahu certainly has killed a whole
bunch of children in Palestine lately. Does that
remind you of anything that happened in the Bible, in
this same Palestine, except years ago? 'When Herod
realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he
was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys
in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old
or under.' Does Matthew 2:16-18 come to mind?"
How many kids has Netanyahu killed in Palestine over
these past five years? I have no idea. Has he killed
more babies than Herod? Is this some sort of
competition to see how many mothers' tears can be
shed? It certainly looks like it.
"A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great
mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing
to be comforted, because they are no more." Has
Netanyahu outdone even Herod? We may never know, but
from the latest reports on NBC and CNN, it looks like
Bibi has won this competition for sure! http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/jul/16/gaza-israeli-strike-kills-four-children-beach-video
"But, Jane," you might say, "Bibi Netanyahu has such a
strong advantage. Herod didn't have access to Patriot
missiles or whatever those phallic-looking ICBM
thingies that Bibi has." All too true.
According to the Global Security Netwire, "Israel
manufactures and deploys technologically sophisticated
and diverse ballistic missile, cruise missile, and
missile defense systems. Several overarching themes
characterize Israel's missile program. First, Israel's
strategy of maintaining a 'qualitative military edge'
over potential adversaries motivated the country to
rapidly develop one of the region's [and the entire
world's] most capable missile production
infrastructures, and to deploy the region's [and the
world's] most advanced missile systems." http://www.nti.org/country-profiles/israel/delivery-systems/
And with American taxpayers paying for all these hot
new baby-killers, Netanyahu is sure to have the edge.
Roman-era swords simply can't compete with all that.
Old Herod had better step up his game!
And Hamas's funky short-range bottle-rockets also suck
eggs. They haven't even killed not even one child. But
then Hamas isn't out to kill kids like King Herod was
-- or like Bibi.
But actually, my money is on Netanyahu for winning the
baby-killing contest right now. Back in Herod's day,
Jesus, Joseph and Mary were able to escape off to
Egypt -- but now even the Rafah crossing is closed.
For Bibi right now, "slaughtering innocents" is like
shooting fish in a barrel. If you are a child in Gaza
today, you are trapped -- and it's not a matter of if
you are going to die but when. I'd say that Bibi
definitely has the edge. http://electronicintifada.net/content/egyptian-press-repeat-israeli-lies-sisi-keeps-gaza-border-closed/13581
To quote Seumas Milne in The Guardian, "For the third
time in five years, the world's fourth largest
military power has launched a full-scale armed
onslaught on one of its most deprived and overcrowded
territories. Since Israel's bombardment of the Gaza
Strip began, just over a week ago, more than 200
Palestinians have been killed. Nearly 80% of the dead
are civilians, over 20% of them children.... The idea
that Israel is defending itself against unprovoked
attacks from outside its borders is an absurdity."
Yet how come Herod is considered a vile and cowardly
villain for killing so many babies, yet Netanyahu is
considered a hero for doing the exact same thing? I
truly do not understand.
PS: I also don't understand why so many Americans are
always complaining about "baby-killer" abortions --
yet are totally happy when their representatives in
Congress pass laws that cheer Netanyahu's "Slaughter
of the Innocents" on. Huh? At what stage of in their
growth, exactly, does it suddenly become okay to kill
PPS: And these same anti-abortion Americans who cheer
on their boy Herod also cheer mightily when innocent
children are forced to languish at America's southern
borders, putting a whole new spin on the phrase,
"Suffer little children..." King Herod would be so
proud of them too.