a reply to: hoth12
You're right. I'm sad about it, but you're right.
Any event which occurs anywhere in Israel or Palestine is loudly trumpeted as Israel's fault and part of its plan to kill all Palestinians and annex
every square inch of Palestine.
From there, the same chorus chimes in, four or five posts, identical from thread to thread, about racism, genocide, war crimes, intentional murdering
of little children and babies, etc.
Then someone reasonable will come in, point out a few facts, and that poster will be swarmed by posters saying, "We want documentary proof of your
information," "It's an Israeli false flag," "They're not doing as much bad stuff as Israel," and "They wouldn't do bad stuff if it wasn't
They have recently added "I don't support Hamas, but they're justified because Israel is worse. Besides Israel created Hamas, and no, I have no
idea how to deal with Hamas so let them keep firing rockets."
The problem isn't so much that they're often wrong and sometimes posting lies, it's that it is so obviously just a war being staged to take over
this subject on ATS. The Israel supporters don't seem to realize it, but they're being attacked in the same way, by the same people, with the same
tactics, over and over again.
Certainly it's dishonest. Certainly they're reducing the chance of a serious discussion to near zero. But it's getting so blasted boring.
They've overplayed their hand. They're shedding believers due to the crudity of the propaganda attack.
Since we're not able to have an honest discussion now, what do we have to lose if management steps in and shuts the discussion off for awhile. If
they don't want to close it off for very long, they can just do it until the next Hamas rocket salvo.