A T-shirt printed at the request of an IDF soldier in the sniper unit depicting a heavily pregnant Palestinian woman in the crosshairs above a slogan reading “One shot, two kills.’
“…Dead babies, mothers weeping on their children’s graves, a gun aimed at a child and bombed-out mosques – these are a few examples of the images Israel Defense Forces soldiers design these days to print on shirts they order to mark the end of training, or of field duty.
The slogans accompanying the drawings are not exactly anemic either: A T-shirt for infantry snipers bears the inscription “Better use Durex,” next to a picture of a dead Palestinian baby, with his weeping mother and a teddy bear beside him.
A sharpshooter’s T-shirt from the Givati Brigade’s Shaked battalion shows a pregnant Palestinian woman with a bull’s-eye superimposed on her belly, with the slogan, in English, “1 shot, 2 kills.”
A “graduation” shirt for those who have completed another snipers course depicts a Palestinian baby, who grows into a combative boy and then an armed adult, with the inscription, “No matter how it begins, we’ll put an end to it…”
An extract above from a very disturbing story which shows the real mindset of Israeli soldiers, from the online edition of the Israeli daily newspaper ‘Haaretz’ here
Another story here explores how during Operation Cast Lead, Israeli forces killed Palestinian civilians under permissive rules of engagement and intentionally destroyed their property, as evidenced by soldiers who fought in the offensive.
Yet another story here
alleges that IDF soldiers were given orders to fire upon the rescuers of injured Gazan civilians! “Rules of Engagement: Open fire also upon rescue,” was handwritten in Hebrew on a sheet of paper found in one of the Palestinian homes the Israel Defense Forces took over during Operation Cast Lead.
More Israeli soldier’s stories here.
Following the damning testimony the other day from IDF soldiers involved in the January assault on Gaza that unarmed civilians were deliberately killed, claims by warmonger Ehud Barak that the Israeli army is the most moral in the world
are now at last clearly being shown to be insane.
More crackpot nonsense from crackpot Nazi Pope Benny on behalf of the crackpot global financial and power entity known as the Vatican.
Very avoidable widespread plague and death are fine, but the wearing of rubber johnnies isn’t!
Yap, that makes perfect sense! Well, in some insane nazi la-la land perhaps!
Pope Benny continued “… ya vol … achtung … ze Priests and Bishops never wear ze rubber johnnies when banging ze altar boys and almost none of ze altar boys become pregnant!”
Pope Benedict XVI has just made the most boneheaded and potentially dangerous statement imaginable.
“You can’t resolve it with the distribution of condoms,” he said to reporters in reference to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, “On the contrary, it increases the problem.”
There are roughly 22 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are that are infected with HIV, according to UNAIDS. In 2007, three-quarters of all AIDS deaths worldwide were there, as well as two-thirds of all people living with HIV. To tell these people that practicing safe sex is not only not beneficial, but actually part of the problem is irresponsible and just plain untrue.
Up until this point, Pope Benedict had not made a public statement regarding condom use. It is understandable that the Church’s official stance on sex is that abstinence is the best policy in disease prevention. However, his recent words could have dire consequences amongst Africans, particularly those who are devout Catholics.
Rebecca Hodes, director of policy, communication and research for the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa says, “… his opposition to condoms conveys that religious dogma is more important to him than the lives of Africans.”
“You’ve not been using ze rubber johnnies, young fraulein, have you?”
This is not the first time the Vatican has made misleading and harmful comments about condom usage. The late Alfonso Cardinal Lopez Trujillo, the former head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for the Family, caused a stir when he said that condoms may help spread AIDS through a false sense of security, claiming they weren’t effective in blocking transmission of the virus.
I think we can all agree that religious groups are entitled to their opinions about the best way to get into heaven, the best way to lead a pure life, and the best way to maintain relationships. It is when they start interfering in areas of proven science and health issues that they cross the line.
Further, by preaching that sex is only ok after marriage, and condoms are never ok, what is to become of men or women who are married to someone infected with HIV/AIDS? Are they supposed to maintain their marital duties, because the Church says so, and infect each other and their newborns? Not to mention married couples who already have more children than they can afford. Would the Church have them continue having babies, or just stop having sex? What sense does this make?
“Hey eunuchs, hold my f*cking dress higher”
I am appalled. To expect impoverished people to avoid contraceptives under threat of religious guilt makes the Catholic Church somewhat culpable in the continued death of millions of people. It is possible to preach against the so-called sins of the flesh while still advising those that would continue to have sex to protect themselves. No one argues that behavioral modifications are necessary in the overall battle against disease and unwanted pregnancy, but condoms are a huge step in helping to keep people safe.