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Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:30 AM Dec 2012

Son of Ariel Sharon Makes Frightening Gaza Comments

Gilad Sharon, son of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, has written a sickening op-ed in the Jerusalem Post expressing a desire to ‘flatten’ Gaza, and even, it seems, suggest using nuclear weapons against the impoverished refugees:

We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima – the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too.

There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. Then they’d really call for a ceasefire.


According to Sharon, there it no such thing as an innocent Gazan – they elected Hamas, so must be collectively punished for the actions of their government:

The desire to prevent harm to innocent civilians in Gaza will ultimately lead to harming the truly innocent: the residents of southern Israel. The residents of Gaza are not innocent, they elected Hamas. The Gazans aren’t hostages; they chose this freely, and must live with the consequences.


I try to keep personal emotion out of my analysis, particularly when it comes to the situation in Israel. I am of Jewish heritage, so was initially blindly pro Israel before I understood the complex history of the region. I decided to keep ethnic pride out of the equation when assessing the conflict, and now understand the situation to be a tragic example of colonialism and occupation – sadly on behalf of my own people. While I am able to distance myself from the tribal emotion of it all, I can’t help but feel utterly depressed when reading dehumanizing hate mongering by figures like Gilad Sharon – a Jew who should be ashamed of himself given the history of his own people.

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Son of Ariel Sharon Makes Frightening Gaza Comments (Original Post) Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
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BTW...I'm really not interested in what your not 'interested' in. Like I would reply to you other Purveyor Dec 2012 #2
"And he has the power to do what, precisely?" R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #3
He's the son of Ariel Sharon, and he writes op-eds for the Jerusalem Post. delrem Dec 2012 #5
Newsflash - there are neo-cons in Israel, just like there are neo-cons here in the US. Can you jillan Dec 2012 #4
So, let us stand together against them. nt delrem Dec 2012 #6
Yes - all of them. But when John McCain starts ranting about Iran or Syria, not too many jillan Dec 2012 #7
Post removed Post removed Dec 2012 #8
Kill them all, kill them all, kill them all. AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #9
Hiroshima and Nagasaki... Scootaloo Dec 2012 #10
right on. Ed Suspicious Dec 2012 #11
The Apple... ReRe Dec 2012 #12
What's cool is when these people speak their mind,... Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2012 #13
Horrible man LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #14
This blog post is over a month old oberliner Dec 2012 #15
Because he can and this isn't latest breaking news... Stand and Fight Dec 2012 #16
Woah. Solindsey Jan 2013 #17

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Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
2. BTW...I'm really not interested in what your not 'interested' in. Like I would reply to you other
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:45 AM
Dec 2012

than THIS...anyway.

Have a good night.

 

R. Daneel Olivaw

(12,606 posts)
3. "And he has the power to do what, precisely?"
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:04 AM
Dec 2012

Spread his poison under the name Sharon...just like his dear old dad.

delrem

(9,688 posts)
5. He's the son of Ariel Sharon, and he writes op-eds for the Jerusalem Post.
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:19 AM
Dec 2012

Don't tell me he has no power and influence. Don't tell me that his views weren't incubated in a totally mainstream Israeli culture, which elected his father to power.

jillan

(39,451 posts)
4. Newsflash - there are neo-cons in Israel, just like there are neo-cons here in the US. Can you
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:16 AM
Dec 2012

imagine what is in the papers all over the world about what John McCain has said?

Some people just want war. Period.

jillan

(39,451 posts)
7. Yes - all of them. But when John McCain starts ranting about Iran or Syria, not too many
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:28 AM
Dec 2012

people take him seriously. And lets hope not too many people take Sharon's son seriously either because the people of Israel do not want these f-ing wars, anymore than we want to be in any wars.

You cannot look at a country and think their leaders speak for the citizens. Just like the people of Iran who want peace, but are stuck with Ahjmedijad (spelling?!)
Just like the US under Dubya. He did not speak for me.
Just like my governor, Jan Brewer, does not speak for me.

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Scootaloo

(25,699 posts)
10. Hiroshima and Nagasaki...
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:22 AM
Dec 2012

Any person who want to use those as a defense of their position is no longer qualified to speak about anything involving other human beings. period.



Fuck you, Gilad.

LeftishBrit

(41,257 posts)
14. Horrible man
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:47 AM
Dec 2012

Hope that he doesn't ever get anywhere politically. A good example, if one needed it, of why the' hereditary principle' in politics is dangerous.

Stand and Fight

(7,480 posts)
16. Because he can and this isn't latest breaking news...
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:25 PM
Dec 2012

Furthermore, not everyone -- myself included -- has seen this. So, my hat's off to the OP, because otherwise I wouldn't have seen this.

Pray tell, why did you click on it? Perhaps because you thought it was an interesting title?

 

Solindsey

(115 posts)
17. Woah.
Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:58 AM
Jan 2013

Openly speaking in such a violent way is just scary. Sharon's spawn acting like the Terrorist he was nurtured to be. Trying hard to make your crazy daddy proud? How is talk like that not condemned by more well reasoned and sensible Jews? Replace Gaza with Tel aviv in those vile statements he made and you guys will suddenly give a damn?

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