Noam Chomsky scrive una lunga analisi degli ultimi esiti della vicenda israelo-palestinese. L’articolo è piuttosto duro, straripante di fatti e riferimenti.
‘The attack had been meticulously planned, for over 6 months according to the Israeli press. The planning had two components: military and propaganda.’
‘The meticulous planning also presumably included the termination of the assault, carefully timed to be just before the inauguration, so as to minimize the (remote) threat that Obama might have to say some words critical of these vicious US-supported crimes.’
‘The claim that "our side" never targets civilians is familiar doctrine among those who monopolize the means of violence. And there is some truth to it. We do not generally try to kill particular civilians. Rather, we carry out murderous actions that we know will slaughter many civilians, but without specific intent to kill particular ones.’
‘The mantra that is endlessly repeated is that Israel has the right to use force to defend itself. The thesis is partially defensible. The rocketing is criminal, and it is true that a state has the right to defend itself against criminal attacks. But it does not follow that it has a right to defend itself by force. That goes far beyond any principle that we would or should accept. […] It is not a matter of "proportionality," but of choice of action in the first place: Is there an alternative to violence?’
L’articolo integrale di Noam Chomsky: (link a chomsky.info)