Debating Israel’s Latest Bombing of Gazan Civilians

The following debate took place on my Facebook wall, after I shared a post from here

Rayn

Diana D.: Over a hundred rockets fired from Gaza at Israel yesterday, the day of the sabbath….

Rayn: Hmmm… You seem to agree that bombing civilians is wrong… But, it’s also important to recognize the fact that the right to life is actually natural-borne, and not a mere privilege of citizenship…

Diana D.: Those civilians been hijacked by terrorists. #freegazafromhamas

Paul K.: Dual Citizenship I bet, Today is my Sabbath are you throwing BOMB`s today

Rayn: The only thing that Israeli bombs free Gazan civilians from is corporeality… Terrorism is terrorism… Being targeted by it in any way should provide adequate knowledge of its utter illegitimacy, and total immorality. It is always a criminal act, no matter the motivation, and no matter the author. (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Got Priorities?

As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed, I discovered the following status update here, posted by Voluntaryist, Robert Higgs, and originally shared it to my own wall, along with commentary…

Robert Higgs: On any given day, the U.S. government murders innocent men, women, and children in various parts of the world or gives direct aid and comfort to those who do. From the American public comes barely a timid chirp of protest.

But let some nincompoop actress make a racist tweet, and all hell breaks loose. I hope no one is so dense as to imagine that I am defending the tweet, but I cannot help but notice how telling this event is in regard to the misplaced ideological priorities of the American public and the media who cater to it. Really, amigos, is a stupid comment on Twitter more important than your blessed state’s endless mass murder?

My Commentary: Got priorities?

The Pathology of Political Progressivism

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, after I posted a quote shared by an acquaintance…

Rayn:

“Political Progressivism in the USA is an ideology that currently holds it to be an egregious wrong to refer disparagingly to women but considers it hunky-dory to kill them and their children with drone rockets. The evidence in this regard seems to me to be a matter of record and beyond dispute.”

~Robert Higgs

“But, Obama dropped *humanitarian* bombs on the innocent civilians of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Libya, Syria and Somalia! Plus, democrats actually welcome any survivors of our ‘aid’ to come and live in America! Unlike those racist Republicans, the left cares about refugees!”

Obama-Led Drone Strikes Kill Innocents 90% of the Time in Afghanistan, in Just a Single Five-Month Campaign:
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/civilian-deaths-drone-strikes_us_561fafe2e4b028dd7ea6c4ff

Jeb Bush Recommends Obama Give ‘Tip of the Hat’ to Brother on Foreign Policy:
https://www.politico.com/story/2012/06/jeb-obama-owes-george-a-hat-tip-077155

US Drone Strikes Could be Classed as War Crimes, Says Amnesty International:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/22/amnesty-us-officials-war-crimes-drones

Ryan H.: I enjoyed what you added to the post. Nice work Rayn.

America’s Presidential Precedence of Murdering Civilians

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

If You’re Wondering Why Trump Can Just Bomb Countries, Ask Obama, Bush, and Clinton:
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/april/14/if-you-re-wondering-why-trump-can-just-bomb-countries-ask-obama-bush-and-clinton/

(Darius Shahtahmasebi) If you read closely between the warped headlines of the establishment media, you will eventually find the truth about Trump’s decision to strike the Syrian government: it was illegal.

Yet most mainstream media outlets clearly supported the strike. Many US allies also supported the strike, including so-called peaceful countries such as New Zealand, which stated the strikes were a“proportional response to a specific incident – the chemical weapons atrocity.” New Zealand also said they would consider sending troops to Syria if the American government requested them.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Spare us the theatrics, and please don’t bother feigning indignation if you were silent while any of these lizards were busy murdering civilians… You’re not virtuous, you’re not concerned with protecting the innocent, and you’re really only embarrassing yourself with your pathetic display of selective outrage, hypocrite…

In 2016, War Hawk, Obama, Beats His Previous Bombing Record

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Swan Song from a “Reluctant” Hawk:
https://www.cato.org/blog/swan-song-reluctant-hawk

(Gene Healy) President Obama will deliver his Farewell Address tonight to a capacity crowd in Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center. It’s the right venue for the speech, the president explained last week, because Chicago is “where my career in public service began.”

Indeed, it’s the city where, as a young state senator in 2002, Obama gave an antiwar rally speech railing against the “dumb,” “rash” rush to war in Iraq; and where, as a presidential candidate five years later, he promised to “turn the page on the imperial presidency” and usher in “a new dawn of peace.” And yet, 2008’s “peace candidate” will leave office as the first two-term president in American history to have been at war every day of his presidency, having dropped over 25,000 bombs on seven countries in 2016 alone.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Or, as his supporters say, “no scandals for eight years.” Pffttt! You can’t make this stuff up!

Perhaps, the war hawk should be awarded another Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts?

Oh, and Obama also prosecuted more whistle-blowers than all previous presidents, combined. Or, as he would call it, “the most transparent administration in history.”

Statists gonna State! Try voting harder, next time, voting cattle! That’ll *really* show the government who’s in charge!