US politicians call for religious war against Palestine
Genocide against Palestinians is the new bipartisan issue that both sides can get behind
After decades of Israel’s genocidal ethnic cleansing of Palestinians, the US announced that it unconditionally backs Israel’s right to defend itself and ramp up its massacre of Palestinians. It is the most unified sign of bipartisanship in our country since, well, the Ukraine war.
There seems to be a common thread.
After Hamas fired a missile (or as the Guardian might put it, Israel received the missile) into Israel this weekend, western media jumped to do its job: disseminate the government line and, as they did before the war in Iraq, sway public opinion into supporting a war against civilians.
And the best way to do this is to turn the enemy into “human animals,” as the Israeli defense minister puts it. So when an Israeli officer (who previously stated he wants to erase Palestinians) made unverified claims with no evidence that Hamas was beheading babies in the street, raping women, and killing hostages, CNN and co fulfilled the role of state media: without any further investigation, they broadcasted the story on every news show, headline, and push notification to alert Americans of the terrible human animals in dire need of more bombing.
And then celebrities put the Israeli flag in their bio. Just be careful you’re not accidentally mourning the death of Palestinian children, @Jamie Lee Curtis @Justin Bieber.
So when Joe Biden, Lindsey Graham, and Nikki Haley all agree that we should “level” Palestine, yes, it’s calling for a genocidal war crime, but more importantly, it’s showing the strength of nearly-forgotten US bipartisanship.
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