Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The shyster's way of not telling the truth

The caption to this photo in the LA Times said: “Yatta, West Bank: Palestinians remove rubble after their home was reportedly destroyed by a bulldozer in the village of Yatta. The house, apparently located in a closed military zone where Israel exercises full control, was believed to be constructed without permission.”

Those equivocating adverbs--”apparently” & “reportedly”--along with the verb “believed to be” don’t really constitute a lie so much as an evasion of the truth. But of course equivocation is the shyster's sneaky way of dodging the truth. It isn’t preferable to the outright lie.

So let’s caption this photo without the evasions: Palestinians who have lived & farmed in Yatta, West Bank for generations are being forcibly evicted & their homes bulldozed by the Israeli military (IDF) under the pretense that Palestinians are squatting on live ammunition firing ranges belonging to the IDF. However, confiscating Palestinian lands for IDF purposes is one of the primary ways Israel uses to evict Palestinians so they can move in soldiers, tanks, bulldozers, & Zionist settlers with or without that special Jewish Y-chromosome. And in doing so, Israel is violating several international laws & agreements they are party to & are proving themselves a rogue & criminal state.

Support the Palestinians right to their own lands by boycotting all Israeli products (barcode beginning 729) & by demanding an end to all US aid to Israel. (Photo by Abed Al Hashlamoun/EPA)


  1. LA Times, New York Times, The Atlantic; the lobby's mouthpieces. Same excrement, different bottle.