Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fernando Espuelas Runs for Cover, HPers Scoff

In a rare showing of the human side of the rocket attacks on Israel, Fernando Espuelas' story of being in Jerusalem during a rocket attack was published on the Huffington Post (and buried in the Israel section, of course). It's an incredible story, here is an excerpt:
"But even then my brain did not process what was going on. While most people were running away from the Wall, towards what I later learned are the bomb shelters in the colonnade that lines one side of the wide plaza, another group of men, in what I can only interpret as defiance, were running towards the Wall. Across the Jerusalem-stone lined ground, a cacophony of sirens, disembodied ominous warnings through loudspeakers, people screaming and religious men chanting their prayers, reverberated under, over and through me.

But, still, some very American part of me stood still in the middle of the maelstrom. In retrospect, my flight instincts have been severely dulled by the relative placid existence of living in a country like the United States, a country for which for millions of people terrorism is but an abstraction.

And then the dam broke. The plaza before the Wailing Wall is divided by perpendicular barriers separating the men from the women. Suddenly the barrier was opened by Israeli soldiers, and a similar stampede of women, their heads covered with black, blue, white and many other colored scarfs, rushed forward. They ran in my direction, many with children in their arms or being pulled by their hands, towards the shelters."
 Naturally, when confronted with this tale of human suffering due to war crimes, the HPers did what they always do: dismiss the suffering, change the subject, and attack the storyteller.

Unsurprising that these "enlightened" "liberal" "human rights activists" could care less about the human rights of the Israelis described in the article. Welcome to the Huffington Post.

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