Originally posted by John bull 1
“I don't know something called International Principles. I vow that I'll burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The
Palestinian woman and child is more dangerous than the man, because the Palestinian childs existence infers that generations will go on, but the man
causes limited danger. I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before
killing him. With one hit I've killed 750 Palestinians (in Rafah in 1956). I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the
Palestinian women is a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do.
(Ariel Sharon, current Prime Minister, In an interview with General Ouze Merham, 1956)
Now does this sound like a Nazi ???
The man you are defending said that.
I’m not defending a man, I’m defending the truth. It just happens that in this case, it is the same.
This thread was started with a slander against Ariel Sharon. Someone made up a lie, attributed a quote from some anonymous extremist to Ariel Sharon,
and because the lie fits someone’s political agenda, it got picked up and repeated hundreds of times on the Internet.
It took me all of five minutes to discover that Amos Oz never met Sharon, and that the interview was with someone else. Since this information is so
easily available, I wonder that this particular slander is so common. The answer? Because many people, for whatever reason, only apply their
skepticism in one direction.
I think it’s odd that when this dishonesty is pointed out, nobody stops and considers how much disinformation is out there. Nobody stops to think,
Hmmm, I was fooled by this, I wonder what else I’ve read that’s wrong?
Instead of learning a lesson in skepticism, I get more propaganda from
the same sources that produced the first falsehood. Hello?!
John Bull 1 your quote is fake too. Just like the Amos Oz quote, somebody made it up, and then because it fit an anti-Sharon political agenda, it’s
been picked up and repeated on a hundred or more websites by people whose skepticism only goes in one direction. You can find this quote in lots of
places, but none of them identify a source beyond saying it was an “interview” from 1956. Nowhere can be found such basic information such as:
1) What was the context of the interview?
2) Where was it published? Newspaper? Book?
3) It’s in English, who did the translation?
4) Who is General Ouze Merham? How come no mention of him can be found anywhere except as part of this supposed interview?
5) If the interview was in 1956, how come Sharon uses the term Palestinian
which didn’t become popular until the mid ‘60s?
The Internet is a great source of information. It’s also a great source of dis