“Then count how many times the word Qana appears.”

Shimon Peres (photo from AP) and Robert Fisk (photo from YouTube)

Shimon Peres (photo from AP) and Robert Fisk (photo from YouTube)

Source: Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana | The Independent

An excerpt from the above linked-to article by Robert Fisk follows:

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When the world heard that Shimon Peres had died, it shouted “Peacemaker!” But when I heard that Peres was dead, I thought of blood and fire and slaughter.

I saw the results: babies torn apart, shrieking refugees, smouldering bodies. It was a place called Qana and most of the 106 bodies – half of them children – now lie beneath the UN camp where they were torn to pieces by Israeli shells in 1996…

Shimon Peres, standing for election as Israel’s prime minister – a post he inherited when his predecessor Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated – decided to increase his military credentials before polling day by assaulting Lebanon. The joint Nobel Peace Prize holder used as an excuse the firing of Katyusha rockets over the Lebanese border by the Hezbollah. In fact, their rockets were retaliation for the killing of a small Lebanese boy by a booby-trap bomb they suspected had been left by an Israeli patrol…

…Peres announced that “we did not know that several hundred people were concentrated in that camp. It came to us as a bitter surprise.” …

It was a lie. The Israelis had occupied Qana for years after their 1982 invasion, they had video film of the camp, they were even flying a drone over the camp during the 1996 massacre – a fact they denied until a UN soldier gave me his video of the drone, frames from which we published in The Independent. The UN had repeatedly told Israel that the camp was packed with refugees…

Now we must call him a “peacemaker”. And count, if you can, how often the word “peace” is used in the Peres obituaries over the next few days. Then count how many times the word Qana appears.
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Jesus Christ told his followers that if they were part of the world, it would be fond of them, but because he chose them out of the world, that world hates them. (Robert Fisk, like so many on the Left, does not seem to care for Christianity or the Christian Bible.) That is, The godless world would ‘show’ it’s fondness toward those who are part of it. Today, Shimon Peres, who passed away at 93 and who was most certainly a part of this dark, godless world, is being shown a great deal of fondness just now, which Robert Fisk points out in his article titled “Shimon Peres was no peacemaker. I’ll never forget the sight of pouring blood and burning bodies at Qana.” In it, He notes how the major media everywhere is calling him a man of peace. They could call him a man of evil and it would mean the same thing, but we are not there yet. ‘Peace’ equals ‘winner’ and is something that won’t call forth a negative reaction from one’s offspring and a duped public. Robert asks, though, that we take note how often the worldly media mention Peres’s actual evil deeds – like Qana – in their praise for the man.

Some links, for those who care:

Palestine Solidarity Network


Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid

Canadians For Justice And Peace In The Middle East

Independent Jewish Voices Canada

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