Now that is has been established that red states are the poorest and that they take in the most in federal aid and give back less, let’s go over another fact that should surprise…
"This is commander. Anything that’s mobile, that moves in the zone, even if it’s a three-year-old, needs to be killed. Over."
Captain R, an Israeli army officer who repeatedly shot a 13-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza in 2004.
The Guardian reported:
"[Captain R] dismissed a warning from another soldier that she was a child by saying he would have killed her even if she was three years old. The officer… was charged… with illegal use of his weapon, conduct unbecoming an officer and other relatively minor infractions after emptying all 10 bullets from his gun’s magazine into Iman al-Hams [the child killed] when she walked into a “security area” on the edge of Rafah refugee camp…
The case came to light after soldiers under the command of Captain R went to an Israeli newspaper to accuse the army of covering up the circumstances of the killing. A subsequent investigation by the officer responsible for the Gaza strip, Major General Dan Harel, concluded that the captain had “not acted unethically”.
However, the military police launched an investigation, which resulted in charges against the unit commander. Iman’s parents have accused the army of whitewashing the affair by filing minor charges against Captain R. They want him prosecuted for murder.”
The Zionist narrative of “self-defense” breaks down pretty quickly when you know stories like this.(via america-wakiewakie)
Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.
Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.