posted on May, 9 2013 @ 03:46 PM
So it seems the Brits are gathering together against Israel. Bizarre, to say the least.
What are the specifics that Israel is doing to the Palestinians? Very often you hear generalized statements against Israel, but when it comes to
specific events, they don't appear to be very monumental, compared to say, China's continued abuse of Buddhists in Tibet, Muslims in their western
provinces, suppression of democratic rights.
When you put things in proper moral order, things appear quite differently from how its being conveyed by those seemingly obsessed with demonizing the
For some, there are obvious economic factors for why Israel faces such discrimination while China, Russia, or Turkey don't. In the case of China, they
are simply too economically preeminent for smaller nations to criticize, and when they do, they are framed in a very restrained way: "We hope that
China allow greater democratic freedoms". But they stop short of an outright censure. China will not have it - and they have threatened to embargo
those countries who have the audacity to demand change (for instance, after the Tienanmen massacres) . Likewise, a prominent OPEC country like Saudi
Arabia can skirt criticism of many of its abuses because it provides a much-needed commodity to billions of people. A nations economy would literally
collapse if Saudi Arabia and it's OPEC cohorts decided to blacklist them.
So, I think people should understand International political attacks in this context: they are truncated by economic interests, or, conversely,
embellished by economic interests.
It seems to me that the ostracization that Israel experiences wouldn't be as great as it is were it not for the oil producing Muslim countries which
exercise such massive economic power.
edit on 9-5-2013 by nodtellary because: (no reason given)